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Comment Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

That's a really cute argument but the fact of the matter is that if Canada were to decide to levy a fine agaisnt Netflix it would have to pay if they want to keep having canadian customers. It doesn't take much imagination to figure out all the ways in which we would screw with Netflix like making their service unavailable in Canada. Frankly, we wouldn't be missing much, we saw a mention of this on the news at a bar and everyone was like, oh well it wouldn't be a huge loss their Canadian service is kind of useless anyway.

Comment Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 0) 324

We don't force you guys to do business in Canada but if you're going to do it you have to play by our rules. Honestly, all the previous posters claiming the CRTC was toothless and all about supporting monopolies are so wrong, they usually get their way and most of the recent changes they forced have been in customers favor. Example:

CRTC wireless code comes into force: Canadians can cancel their contracts without penalty after two years : Slapping down internet throttling by ISP and net neutrality violators: etc.

Comment Re:More importantly (Score 1) 393

It's the dry climate they have in many parts. I'm Canadian too and "newer" cars last an incredible amount of time now ( well by Canadian standards anyway ). I had a 2001 car that I gave to my sister in 2013 and it had some small rust spots on the hood but nothing like the flingstone floors and speed holes of the past that you would've had at that point.

I got a 2005 afterward and it's pristine except for a spot that was badly repaired after an accident that's starting to rust.

Comment Re:More importantly (Score 1) 393

I like the idea of electric cars but yeah that price had me laughing pretty hard. I had an engine switched for 3k here ( that was a really cheap and dirty job ) but for 5k I could've gotten a much better quality replacement. Then again I wasn't going to invest 5k in a 12 years old econoline even if it ran fine.

Comment Re:Correlation is not causation (Score 1) 270

I fail to see how COBOL would teach you about the architecture of computers... It's not like it's a language close to the metal.

Also, I had the unfortunate "opportunity" of learning Cobol in University, I was in the last class taught before they retired the mandatory class. It's like any other programming language in University, after one semester of class you know basically nothing and it covers stuff you could've picked up in a few days of self teaching on the internet.

Comment Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 270

Depends on your field. In the video game industry, an engineer showing up with a suit for work is automatically viewed with suspicion for various reasons. It's just not part of the culture.

I mean, the CTO of the whole mobile label at Electronic Arts was wearing Jeans on a good day so.. Different industries, different standards, suits make you look unprofesionnal in my industry.

Comment Re:Not Aluminum? Not a good sign. (Score 1) 247

Like the parent said, the ph of concrete become more and more neutral as the years go by. Here in Quebec pretty much all the old bridges, pedestrian bridges, etc built in the 60s-70s need to be teared down because they're basically 100% concrete and the rebars have swollen make them lose chunks all the time. As you can imagine that's not a very positive experience for cars going under those bridges.

As for sacrificial materials, well the whole point is that they get "sacrified" ie: eaten up before the metal you want to protect. At some point depending on conditions, your anode will have been fully corroded, galvanized or whatever the reaction is. So, it's not going to be indefinitely. I had a to swap the anode on a 4 year old water heater for example because of the water composition here.

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