When he finished writing it, he ran after the mailman and asked, "Can you please deliver this letter for me?". The mailman replied, "Uhh, it doesn't have a stamp." My brother said, "You don't need a stamp to deliver letters to the Prime Minister."
Two weeks ago, the reply arrived in the mail. My brother was overjoyed.
I've posted this before but it bears repeating:
Shutting down discussion and debate like this is so fucking dangerous.
Mill presents a pretty compelling argument about this in Chapter 2 of <em>On Liberty</em>.
Here's the "SparkNotes" version (linked to the relevant part of the summary). Basically:
>...even if the popular opinion is true, if it is not debated it will become "dead dogma." If truth is simply held as a prejudice, then people will not fully understand it, and will not understand how to refute objections to it. Dissent, even if it is false, keeps alive the truth against which it dissents.
This is why it is vitally important to have these discussions, especially in Universities. We're literally going out of our way to kneecap ourselves and blunt the only weapons we have with which to fight bad ideas and achieve real progress.
So let me get this straight:
Bell, Rogers and Videotron were the ones who searched his house, not LEO.
The search lasted 4 hours longer than it was legally allowed to.
Defendant was forced to answer questions under duress.
Defendant is forced to sign over passwords to email/social media. Again not by LEO, but Bell, Rogers and Videotron.
Defendant was denied right to counsel.
Fuck Rogers, Fuck Bell, Fuck Videotron and Fuck Canada for letting this happen.
Ready for this sub to rage? I've been working out of the Rogers building downtown Toronto (not for Rogers, mind you):
Have you seen the survey the Cons posted on their Facebook page about it?
How is a survey like that supposed to advance their understanding of their constituents opinion about the subject? Its really not. It's meant to mould it.
Canada is literally the fatherland of tax fraud. Canadians basically invented off-shore accounting and we are notoriously bad at persecuting corporate/individual tax evasion.
There will be no repercussions.
Here's a nice article from the Star about the 75-240 billion dollars wealthy canadians avoid paying taxes on each year.
For a country of only 30 million people that's quite astounding.
I just listened to a podcast about this exact topic and I've been trying to find it but I can't remember who made it. Ultimately though, tax evasion in Canada is basically legal if you take the necessary steps. Our oversight agencies charged with investigating these issues are absolute jokes that do nexy to nothing at all.
EDIT: the podcast was by Canadaland, Thanks to inhumantsar for the link https://player.fm/1tXJgk
Canada has no federal oversight agency to investigate tax evasion, corporate or private.
Tax evasion is so systemic here that banks like CIBC and TD have been/currently are implicated in illegal activities and have faced/are facing legal repercussions as a result. And the funny thing is, nobody really even talks about it.
So basically, if you're a rich Canadian that isn't evading taxes, you are a minority.
For anyone interested in some deep reading on the topic check out:
Canada: A New Tax Haven: How the Country That Shaped Caribbean Tax Havens is Becoming One Itself by Elain Dewault
Very good. I love the sentiment. Now, if you want it to actually be read, go through and delete about half of the words. Make sure you can print it on a single sheet of paper with lots of whitespace.
Seriously, think very hard about your core arguments, and delete everything that does not contribute. EG, is it really important that the PM read paragraph #3: "I know this message may not be read personally..." ?
You are a good writer. You could improve things by buying and reading a copy of Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style", something that I also have to be periodically reminded about.
Good luck and thanks for the inspiration.
Lifehacker claims some stores tie in facial recognition with your phone's Wi-Fi to track you from start to finish in their stores.
Check out Cerberus for Android! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lsdroid.cerberus&hl=en
Once I left my phone in a restaurant, and the waitress tried to unlock it. I only realized when I got back to the office and pictures of her face were sent to my email inbox with every failed login attempt. I've never been more eager to return to a restaurant!!
You can also record voice, forcibly dial a number, take screenshots, videos, pictures from both camera, you-name-it.
A lot of Canadian university campuses today use something like this, which fills water bottles but can also allow direct drinking. You can still drink without a bottle.
I went digging around for dirt on this group because anyone who claims to be non-partisan usually isn't. As it turns out, no union or corporate connections. The person running it in fact has a lot of experience working with nonpartisan organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the UNHCR .
Android app doesn't appear to be on the Play Store yet. They take a few hours to show up. But it's on iOS!
Edit: For those who've had the app before, yes your data/pokemons will remain. It's tied to your Google/Pokemon Trainer Club account, not the app itself.
Servers seem to be down right now. Check status here.
Also visit /r/pokemongo and /r/PokemonGoCanada!
Edit: It's apparently on the Play Store now.
Edit: Servers are back on!! (5:25pm EST)
There aren't really any. The only people that get shit on are lying anti vaxxers with fake vaccination documents and whatever the fuck this bullshit is.
The thread OP is pulling shit out of his ass. That's all.
I liked the one where a kid and her mom were under witness protection, and the dad used the "ah lost ma kid" routine on FB to find them. It worked.
Net neutrality is not enough.
The real solution:
Ryan Oram, Head of the National Canadian Broadband Initiative
Just remember there's a $100,000 bounty offered by Wikileaks for the full text of the TPP. It's scary how much crap the government tries to pull behind our backs (considering they were elected to represent the interests of the people not the opposite).
.. and specific pages on Arhive.org get visited very rarely. Doesn't mean it still isnt valuable to understand history and patterns.
I, for one, would rather pay more to store previous research than to pay researchers to recreate it; if it was even possible.
Sorry for the PDF, but check out the last election estimates by age group:
Do we want marijuana legalization on the agenda? There's a reason the grey lobby is driving this country - they're the only ones who understand what it means to vote, and how shitty life is without a vote.
EDIT: okay seriously, why does this post get downvoted? Who does that?
This is United Front in action - China's self-described "magic weapon", a special unit of it's government working to influence Western perception.
The Financial Times had a great article on it, here.
>This has given a boost to United Front efforts to woo overseas Chinese. Even though more than 80 per cent of around 60m overseas Chinese have taken on the citizenship of more than 180 host countries, they are still regarded as fertile ground by Beijing. “The unity of Chinese at home requires the unity of the sons and daughters of Chinese abroad,” says the teaching manual.
>It recommends a number of ways in which United Front operatives should win support from overseas Chinese. Some are emotional, stressing “flesh and blood” ties to the motherland. Others are ideological, focusing on a common participation in the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese people”. But mainly they are material, providing funding or other resources to selected overseas Chinese groups and individuals deemed valuable to Beijing’s cause.
There's also a new book all about China's attempts to influence Canada, called Claws of the Panda.
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The media is doing an excellent job of covering the fact we're allying and supporting a state that sponsors ISIS and other extremist groups. The Intercept just called out the BBC for their cover up of this as well.
The Saudis have openly admitted that they are funding the "Army of Conquest" which consists of terrorist groups like Al-nusra (al-qaeda affiliate). The BBC covered this up.
The bill would make it mandatory for telecom providers, ISPs and search engines to monitor, store, retain and not disclose e-mail, Internet and telephone communications at the request of law and security officials. **No warrant necessary.**
Welcome to 1984. Good thing we have options.
Yeah, there's only one tiny problem with forecasting what would happen if the election were held today.
Wow, thanks for all of the upvotes everyone! You might also enjoy this piece I wrote about what it's like being a city dweller going snowmobiling for the first time... https://medium.com/jamess-blog/3b480a75f867
You need to get out more and stop with the self pity. If you don't like something about yourself or your life, only you can change it, so change it already.
At 21 and working, you have some disposable income. You can, for example reduce the amount of pot you smoke and spend some of that cash on social outings. Sites like meetup.com can help you find groups of people doing fun stuff near you.
Ask yourself: what am I interested in? Maybe you've always wanted to paint, garden, code, sing, dance, sculpt, or build stuff. It doesn't matter where in BC you live, some of those things are happening every month in your town. Maybe you're more of a personal actions type. In that case, local political parties are always wanting volunteers to help out, or maybe a local charity could use your help: a food bank, an environmental action group -- whatever it is, get involved.
You're lonely and depressed because (in your words) all you do is work and get stoned. Your life is a series of choices, so maybe it's time you made some better ones.
I don't say any of this to be shitty. Rather I'm trying to be encouraging, so please don't take it negatively. You alone have the power to make your life better. Friendships don't happen in a vacuum. You need to go out and make them, and that means putting the pot down and going to places where the people are.
Just in case any of you want to use it as a phone notification sound or ringtone: https://mega.nz/#!JR5FGZyQ!GVzl-HdIQhJZQRxcOHwttwsr338iWsOLIfA1IXAsn58
Note: Click on Download through your browser, you don't need to install anything on your desktop/laptop.
That won't happen. Toronto and Vancouver (and a lot of Chinese-Canadians) ridings were huge in getting the Liberals re-elected. There is a decent book about how the Chinese government works to encourage ethnic nationalism among Chinese-Canadians.
The current government will not risk alienating this demographic, which another country is simultaneously using to subvert them. Canada's "sunny ways" have put it between a rock and a hard place and we don't really have a way out other than accepting Chinese influence in our politics for the time being and coming to terms with the idea that we may have to proactively work to limit Chinese immigration and investment to this country moving forward (India too, but that's a future issue).
TL;DR for VPN's - Private Internet Access seems to be the general consensus most times. I got it a year or so ago, and for $40 for the year I'm happy with it. Also works on mobile which is sweet, but it EATS up data on your phone when you're not on wifi.
Now? It's been going for around five-six weeks.
Took PureVPN 2-3 days to fix. I'm back to using U.S. Netflix in Canada.
Seems to be because PIA is based in the U.S., while my provider is based in Hong Kong and they don't give a damn about American laws.
So I've had one for months now thanks to a friend with American contacts, and I have to say it's pretty awesome.
The holy grail for me was when Plex finally opened up support for it, which they did recently. Plex + Chromecast is like the god-tier combo for home media consumption. I can not recommend it enough to my Canadian brethren who can now readily obtain a Chromecast.
>Why does there have to be "a war" against everything?
It is being overused... But the general original concept goes as follows:
>When a "war" is declared on something, it means that the protagonists will not accept a negotiated settlement and that only the accomplishment of their goal will be an acceptable outcome.
This is a bit like when the Germans wanted to reach out to the Allies in the final days of the Second World War under the delusion that the Allies would accept a negotiated end of the war in order to save the lives of their soldiers. That didn't work as the Allies would only accept an unconditional surrender... The Allies were "at war" with Nazi Germany and would not settle for anything else than complete victory and the destruction of the Nazi apparatus.
But the "war" on drugs that aimed to eliminate all illegal drugs with no exception has failed, with pot legalization making huge headway lately, we can see that wars can also be lost.
A "war" on single use plastic though is winnable through the complete elimination of those through a replacement scheme with new (and old) technologies and containers that are more respectful of the environment.
No so long ago, crackers at the grocery store came in thin cardboard boxes with bags made of waxed paper.
Meats were cut in front of the customers and were wrapped in reddish waxed paper.
All liquides were contained in glass bottles and some mustard and other condiments were sold in glass containers that doubled as mugs and drinking glasses once empty and cleaned.
So even if the term "war on something" is overused and has lost much of its meaning, it still conveys an idea of unshakable determination.
Also Kodi isn't what provides this content. These are addons provided by other people. So Kodi is just as much a platform as the Android OS it runs on.
The Kodi project is really worried about how their name is being connected to piracy.
The Scottish pretty much founded Canada.
I mean, you can downvote it if you want, but those of Scottish heritage made up the majority of our most important historical figures, from politicians and businessmen, to explorers and scientists, artists and journalists, etc.
ExpressVPN was raided by the Turkish government and they didn't keep logs.
That's just one example. Look for a VPN with actual credibility and you'll be safe-ish.
1000% more safe than bell that's for sure.
Here's the thing, people have known that Hola was using users as exit nodes for a long time; anyone who didn't know this isn't someone that you should be taking security advice from. That said, you probably shouldn't use Hola even though the chances of it getting you arrested for someone else's downloading is unbelievably small (especially in Canada), and if you did I really doubt they would be able to get a conviction. There are a lot of much better options out there and if you're going to be using a VPN to either torrent or to bypass Netflix / Pandora / ~~Hulu~~ / etc. then you really should just bite the bullet and get something like Private Internet Access that is not going to fuck you over and only costs like $3 a month. Peace of mind is worth $36 a year.
edit: apparently Hulu doesn't work with PIA
School teaches us we must reach a minimum word count. The implicit message is that quantity trumps quality, but that's seldom true anywhere in life.
The person reading your words has limited time and patience. Best way to prevent them from running out of either resource: keep it brief.
If all that was too many words for you, try this instead:
> I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
Yes, they do sell some junk, and sure there are better brands, if you fancy paying over $1,300.00 for a Festool router, almost $700 for their random orbital sander or over $300 for their glorified piece of MDF
But to call Bosch, Dewalt or Phillips junk is a bit of a stretch.
I have number of tools I bought from CT. Many of their own brand. As a hobby woodworker I have been pleased with the quality and durability. One of their routers I have, is about 9 years old. As good as the day I bought it. I smile every time Dewalt router owners complain about the failing switches in their router.
CT is a Canadian success story. I know it is fashionable to crap on them, but they are among the few businesses that are still actually Canadian.
> Watching the Trumpster fire down south is a fun distraction, but that's exactly what it is, a distraction.
Bingo. The Trump regime is putting the USA through a "Disaster Capitalism" side-show at the moment while the GOP trash regulations and stuff theirs and their friends' pockets. Now would be a great time to read The Shock Doctrine, or maybe the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
"President of the Imperial Galactic Government
The President is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.
An orange sash is what the President of the Galaxy traditionally wears.
On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had. He spent two of his ten Presidential years in prison for fraud. Very very few people realize that the President and the Government have virtually no power at all, and of these very few people only six know whence ultimate political power is wielded. Most of the others secretly believe that the ultimate decision-making process is handled by a computer. They couldn't be more wrong."
I believe Google Flights is powered by ITA Software (after Google bought them).
ITA has a service called Matrix which is very powerful and comprehensive for flight searches. To get the most out of it you need to read up on how to do searches, but it's great if you don't necessarily want the fastest or cheapest flight.
e.g. if you want indirect flights with long stop overs because you want to spend a day somewhere, it's great. Or if you want to fly on a weird combination of airlines in weird classes to maximize your airline points.
It'll show you a lot of combinations of flights that other websites will filter out for being stupid or too similar to other flights.
Gotta ramp up that fear, eh?
I don't know how anyone can support a party that follows the Goering Method:
>Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
To easily switch back-and-forth I just use the extension "Media Hint". It's free, installed in seconds, and works flawlessly. Also gives access to other US-only sites.
Shhhhh, don't tell anyone.
Link: https://mediahint.com/ (Firefox and Chrome only)
"Hello, ExpressVPN? This is the legal department at Shaw. SHAW. The internet and cable company in Canada. CA-NA-DA. That big state up north. Yeah, anyways, one of our customers up here is using a lot of our bandwidth and it seems they have a port open with encrypted traffic to your servers in LA and even though we have no jurisdiction in the state of California and even though you're not breaking any laws in your country and even though they are your customer and you are bound by a privacy agreement with them, we would really really like if you could ... " >[CLICK]<
The lack of a go-getter spirit and international outlook that makes it difficult for us to create internationally-recognized brands that reach outside North America.
European nations smaller than us (Sweden, The Netherlands, etc.) have recognizable global brands, while we're happy having companies like GM Canada, IBM Canada, etc. and a bunch of resource companies that no one's heard of. Our only global brands are Blackberry, Nortel (defunct), Scotiabank, and a few others. Canada punches way below its weight in global entrepreneurship.
This issue was explored in the book, "Why Mexicans don't drink Molson" 
It's interesting that her Rate My Professors page has complaints about this going back to 2012. Even students who like her question the validity of her information.
Check out this site, it's not a definitive list to whether your e-mail has been compromised or not but if it appears in their lists then it probably has at one point. My e-mail from high school that I only use to sign up to dubious sites has been exposed in at least 4 separate data breaches.
This is why it is vitally important to have these discussions, especially in Universities.
Check out Canada's Worst Driver vs America's Worst Driver.
The former is not exactly educational programming, but it can somewhat qualify as edutainment.
The latter has people winning cars, and ~~Truckasaurus~~ Robosaurus destroying the cars of the losers.
Have to admit, having moved to PR last year, that this is a spectacularly beautiful city when the sun's out. I mean, look at this on Highway 16 towards Terrace from WikiTravel. The problem is that the sun's not out all that much. :)
"Must speak their truth"
Sounds like another way of saying they must express their opinion about the matter because someone else has another version of the truth. Just like this article is an opinion piece by an author of the Stephen Harper biography (so he might have a bias), "their truth" is little more than their opinion.
People were calling the Jody Wilson expense article yesterday a smear campaign and I don't disagree, but this too is the other side trying to smear and keep the only issue alive that ever gave the conservatives a chance to win.
Anyway, here's some of what the author thinks about Harper.
>As one of the important prime ministers in the life of our nation, Stephen Harper reshaped Canada into a more conservative country, a transformation that his opponents tacitly admit will never be reversed. Under its 22nd prime minister, Canada showed the world a plainer, harder face. Those who praise Harper point to the Conservatives' skillful economic management, the impressive new trade agreements, the tax cuts and the balanced budget, the reformed immigration system, the uncompromising defence of Israel and Ukraine, and the fight against terrorism. Critics--pointing to punitive punishments, muzzled scientists, assaults on the judiciary, and contempt for parliament--accuse the Harper government of being autocratic, secretive, and cruel. - Link
Try telling me the conservative party doesn't have this journalist in their pocket.
Because it fits the definition:
>Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.
I agree with you on some points, and disagree on others. It's important that people have their true face on their photo ID. No drivers licences with burqas, okay? Great. If someone wants to wear a weird thing on their face, that's also fine, as long as it truly is their own choice. On part of the French anti-burqa law is a provision to prosecute male family members that force women to wear the burqa or similar. I agree with such legislation.
I don't think we need basic anti-mask/anti-burqa legislation for the wearer. I recently learned that NYC has an "anti mask" law:
Someone had mentioned in that other post that Paypal added 2$ to the account, so you cant close it. However you can donate that 2$ pretty easy.
I just gave mine to Libreoffice:
the worst part is that the email was pretty inane and generic. i would have expected to see that content in a 'what happens next' article in any media outlet.
consulting is such a scam/sweet gig.
~~$468~~ $213 ~~round trip~~ flight from Montreal to Port au Prince. They're about to get $643 A MONTH from the Quebec government, just send them home.
> Really don't know who these people think they're helping by whitewashing the danger Islamic extremism poses.
Nor does Yasmine Mohammed, who poses that very question in her new book on the topic, <em>Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam</em>, which I'm very much looking forward to reading.
That editorial seems heavily biased. I think you can argue either side based on what metric you use for “success”. Here’s another take from a Canadian ‘70s experiment:
>When researchers looked at the data twenty-five years later, they discovered the experiment had been a huge success: the hospitalization rate went down by 8.5%, kids performed much better in school, domestic violence was down, as were mental health complaints. And the only ones who worked a little less were new mothers and students (who stayed in school longer).
Personally - I don’t think we should be looking at this in terms of success/failure. The day will come when robots and AI can do everything a human can do, and for 1/1000 the cost. I don’t know if we’ll be there in 50 years or 100 - but it is coming.
Experiments like this give us an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the inevitable.
Can you find me a single, defendable, example in which an online petition has successfully created any real change outside of internet communities themselves?
since asutralia is more "round" i am sure its tough to actually comprehend... a lot of people dont realize the maps we all grew up with are scaled in such a way that things at the bottom of the map appear smaller than they really are... check this out.. its australia's true size on top of canada.. bigger than you thought eh? http://thetruesize.com/#?borders=1~!MTc0MjIxNTI.NjY2OTIy*MzYwMDAwMDA(MA~!AU*MTQ0MjIwMDk.MjE1MzE2MzU)Mw
This is why every website should be using SSL at this point. There's really no reason not to have a secure connection. You can get free SSL certificates from EFF so cost isn't even an issue.
In general I've notice a lot my generation (late 20s early 30s aka "millenials") have really poor spending and financial planning habits. I have always been rather frugal (but not cheap) and have been recently been able to afford a new house in Toronto this year. All my friends are complaining that they will never afford a house in their life time, it's too expensive and so on. While complaining they will regularly go out 3-4 times a week to bars and restaurants easily spending $500 a week on food and drinks, and all drive Audis/Mercedes/BMWs while paying crazy high rent in a swanky condo downtown. I know I make the same amount as them, but too many people are concerned with how rich they look vs. how rich they actually are. Too many people are "above" living beneath their means. I attribute a lot of it to my parents, but also being a loser and reading tons of books like "The Wealthy Barber" and "The Millionaire Next Door" as a teen and aggressively saving since I was 14.
Austerity is doing good things for Blackberry it seems.
Austerity sucks but it beats bankruptcy
This is a good sign that they have shrunk to a size that is sustainable and now they can work on improving.
This is great; means Blackberry will very likely survive because of austerity.
Except there's a difference between borrowing money for infrastructure and borrowing money to create new programs or expand existing programs.
If I borrow $1B to build a bridge, that bridge will be around for 25 years, and I only need to spend a little (compared to what it cost to build it) every few years to maintain it.
If I borrow $1B to run a program, the only way that program continues for 25 years is if I fund it for 25 years.
This is why economists usually say that it's good to run deficits to build infrastructure, but not good to run deficits to run programs.
That being said, there is certainly something to be said for programs that will create a good economic ROI. The Quebec daycare plan that the NDP plan is based off showed really good ROI for the economy there, which means that they are recuperating some of the costs of the program.
It's certainly possible to borrow money for a program and have that program eventually pay for itself.
I would highly recommend listing to the Canadaland Commons episode of debts and deficits, as it really goes into this concept far more than I did here.
EDIT: removed an extra word.
That's bullshit. Out coverage map looks much the same. Large areas of no coverage where there are no people.
Claws of the Panda - Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada
^Required, very dry, reading for all interested in our relationship/history with the Chinese government.
Remember: It's the Chinese Communist Party we're against. Not Chinese people.
There are already winterized outdoor Spigots. They are installed on most new homes in Canada. The valve extends about 12-16 inches into the home to avoid freezing.
Here's a short historical piece about <strong>Banishment and Exile</strong>, which is what we are discussing here.
Exile and banishment, prolonged absence from one’s country imposed by vested authority as a punitive measure. It most likely originated among early civilizations from the practice of designating an offender an outcast and depriving him of the comfort and protection of his group. Exile was practiced by the Greeks chiefly in cases of homicide, although ostracism was a form of exile imposed for political reasons. In Rome, exile (exsilium) arose as a means of circumventing the death penalty (see capital punishment). Before a death sentence was pronounced, a Roman citizen could escape by voluntary exile. Later, degrees of exile were introduced, including temporary or permanent exile, exile with or without loss of citizenship, and exile with or without confiscation of property. The Romans generally determined punishment by class, applying sentences of banishment to the upper classes and sentences of forced labour to the lower classes.
From the Anglo-Saxon penalty of outlawry, English law developed the practice of banishing criminals as an alternative to capital punishment. By the 18th century, English convicts were being deported to penal colonies in North America and Australia. The first convoy to take the 15,800-mile (25,427 km) trip to Australia departed on May 13, 1787, with 730 prisoners. Banishment and transportation to Australia ended in 1868. In the 20th century, exile was frequently imposed for political offenses, a notorious destination being the Russian region of Siberia, especially during the era of the Soviet Union.
Someone posted something like this showing 800gb and a bunch of asslickers were claiming it was 'illigitimate' use.
I have a friend who was using a cellular data service as her primary internet and she had a 50 gigabyte cap. But she still managed to hit it just watching youtube videos. 25 sounds horrible.
The other day I calculated that it works out to about 76kbits per second, barely faster then a 56k modem over time -- so the amount you could download is only a little bit more then what you could download with a regular modem going 24/7, if you didn't want to hit your cap.
I also calculated that Rogers (who I think had sent the other letter) Gave about 30% of it's annual income back to investors as dividends, instead of investing and updating it's infrastructure. With a cap that low, they're probably wanting to use the same infrastructure they setup during the modem days.
I looked up Primus Canada's wikipedia page and apparently they went bankrupt a few years ago. Oh, and:
> As of June 2010, the Better Business Bureau has given Primus Canada's Nova Scotia office an "F" rating for a number of issues including failure to respond adequately to customer complaints initiated through their service. The "F" rating is the lowest possible rating given by the BBB and refers to customer service over the past 36 months.
YAY FOR LOCAL MONOPOLIES!!!!
Canoe is simply another outlet for Sun News Network. I've never been able to stand the layout or the content, as well as the canada.com network. Wiki Alexa
It's amazing that anytime I see a "news story" criticizing the CBC, it traces back to SUN. We need a "SUN blocker."
Windscribe is a good Canadian owned one. It has a free service that has a generous amount of data for the free one. You can tweet and get about 15GB per month or you can watch /r/efreebies for when they offer codes you can redeem to up it to 45 or even 50GB per month.
Of you can buy a "lifetime" (10 year) subscription like I did for unlimited badnwidth. The only things they log are that you connected to the VPN at all and how much bandwidth you used (to keep track of the free service) but they don't track what you're doing with that bandwidth.
Even so, that's only half the story.
Does shooting 2" foam darts at people with a toy gun meant for 8 year olds warrant a violent takedown, arrest, and multiple criminal charges? The guy was fully compliant with the officers and the officer's response was completely unwarranted.
Both people can be wrong here, but I think most would agree that the officer's violent response was way too much and is what people should be outraged at.
NordVPN all the way. They released an audit report earlier this month proving that they don't keep logs; they are also based in Panama where keeping logs is not a legal requirement.
Private Internet Access is US based and has been asked to reveal their logs in the past, but never did. Whether they keep them or not is still not confirmed, so a subpoena could be problematic for their clients if push comes to shove.
Something to keep in mind!
They took Google Street View to my home town of Ross River, Yukon, and for some reason drove way up the Canol Road with the car. I imagine they turned back when they figured out that they really weren't going anywhere and were likely to run out of fuel.
Based on the deal including an IP chapter. Once we agree to the IP terms set out by the TPP, we won't be able to introduce more reasonable terms without violating the agreement. Whatever we agree to will be locked in as the new minimum status quo as long as the deal exists.
With companies like Walt Disney and Time Warner along with various pharmaceutical giants backing the deal, there's no reason to expect anything positive. In effect it will likely be just one more step towards permanent copyrights and patents becoming the norm.
Canada has let in between 25,000 to 30,000 refugees every single year.
The fact that we're only accepting Syrian refugees for this year makes very little difference in anyone's life. My city took in 300 refugees so far.... honestly I'm more worried about the aboriginal and Somali gang problem than anything they could possibly drudge up.
If this bothers you, learn to use OTR with Pidgin and Adium and use GPG in your email clients. You can't trust telecoms, but you can trust your own encryption standards. This is the sad reality of our times.
I love that the government may have all my chat/email history -- but the truly important stuff is just garbled for them.
> Dear Toronto, Conservatives won ten seats in our city, each with less than 50%. With runoff voting, they would have won one (York Centre).
Special Ballots will still be allowed by mail or in person at the returning office. Just no more campus or other 'special collection centres'.
Via CBC's Kady O'Malley clarifying the details with Elections Canada https://twitter.com/#!/kady
As well, really enjoying Kady's coverage of the election.
Get these Re-usable straws instead of trying to act all offended or entitled.
Literally the only people impacted by the ban on disposable straws would be people who make their living selling them.
I got a letter only because I didn't check to see if my VPN was on. I guess the servers were down or something. Other than that, yeah no letters. I'm also on Teksavvy and I don't think they care much about dealing with this stuff.
I use Private Internet Access fyi.
The TPP advances at least two of what Canadian author Naomi Klein described in her 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, as the three "trademark demands" of neoconservatism — 1) the privatization of all the activities of government and the elimination of the public sphere, 2) government deregulation of corporations and 3) deep cuts to social spending, the virtual elimination of all social safety nets and most health and education spending:
A secret letter leaked by WikiLeaks revealed that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Canada Post could be sold under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
> For what, exactly? Having competition?
Loss of expected future profits
> ISDS tribunals introduce a mechanism by which multinational corporations can force governments to pay compensation if the tribunal states that a country's laws or policies affect the company's claimed future profits.
From what I can see the mostly blow up pipelines, assholes to be sure but the right-wing seems to have more of a militia motif that makes them intrinsically more threatening.
In the States Bundy is a perfect example. Show me a bunch of leftists taking over a Marineland with an armed coordinated assault to free the whales.
What leftist can compete with Timothy McVeigh? I guess maybe the Wearthermen back in the 1960s? I don't think they took down whole buildings however.
I've only got NordVPN to work. Thanks to Google's crackdown on adblocking, the version of it that is on the Play store no longer blocks ads though and it has to be downloaded directly from their we site to get that feature.
PIA for me always seemed to have periods where they couldn't bring new servers online fast enough to bypass blacklists. So you'd get a week or so of usability then it would stop working for geobypassing a few months until they got newer IPs that got around the blocking.
I think I only managed to watch one series on Netflix that way because I didn't have enough time. NordVPN seems different in that it is rare I can't use it to stream stuff. I don't know if that is because they aren't as popular as PIA but they seem to be targetted less tha PIA was. At least in my experience.
Even less popular VPNs might be the better way to go, if that's the case.
If you plan to torrent even if it’s fully legal content I’d highly recommend a VPN service. I use it on all my devices including my phone and never turn it off. It has multiple uses but it will hide your activity, at least with one more extra layer.
I’ve been using ExpressVPN for about three years and would recommend them. I believe it’s about $100 a year and have never regretted getting it.
Get a VPN, but not a Canadian-based VPN. Canadian-based VPNs are subject to the same data disclosure laws as Canadian ISPs.
Private Internet Access seems to be the most popular VPN on Reddit. Use their Stockholm server - Sweden has very strong privacy laws.
Oh, sweet summer child...
You've never dealt with a reef tank. 1000+ watts of metal halide lighting is extremely common, several hundred watts of circulation pumps, protein skimmers, heaters, etc. . Oh, and if you think you're having a lid on that sucker, chances are "no". That's all perfectly legal and can't get you evicted. I've personally worked on systems that have over 2000W of lights and at least half that in accessories. That's to say nothing of the hazards that go with marine organisms, palytoxin is no joke.
Now you want to talk about the safety of growing? My whole setup comes in at less than 700 watts. 520W in total lighting (on timers) and the rest is fans and exhaust. My lights use about 3.5 amps of total headroom on the breaker, the fans add maybe another amp. I could talk about startup surges for ballasts or constant current controllers, but considering your fridge or freezer has a much bigger surge for the compressor startup, let's not.
The humidity in the house is actually considerably less than when I ran my last two aquariums, same with the power bill. Don't be a moron, buy a dehumidifier if you need one.
Oh and if you want to talk about smell? I carbon filter; my anti-cannabis inlaws don't notice a damn thing. It's not hard or even particularly expensive to do this. This filter will do a 4 plant grow no problem and will last about a year to a year and a half of near-constant use: https://www.amazon.ca/VIVOSUN-Inline-Control-Australia-Charcoal/dp/B01MSEVQ3J/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1530731772&sr=8-4&keywords=vivosun+carbon+filter
The guy who wrote ''Requiem for a Dream'' wrote a book about a guy framed for a rape, that the cops who arrested him committed. I didn't spoil it, as that all happens right in the beginning. Most of the book is the framed guy's thought process as he is sitting in jail waiting for trial.
A masterpiece that literally makes the scariest book you ever read look like a My Little Pony episode. Not kidding. The horror of all horror books, period. Nothing comes near it.
Selby's best book * The TLS * A terrifying journey into the darkest corners of the psyche * Guardian * Selby deploys street slang, common speech, argot and scatology to create a high poetic art...it seems to derive from the greatest American poetry--Whitman, Pound, Williams, and Olson * The Nation * One must be grateful to Selby for his fatal vision and strong, original talent * Newsweek * 'Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America.' * New York Times Book Review * It's absolutely horrific ... but just about the most powerful novel I've ever read * The Times *
Don't say I didn't warn you! It will rip your head open and shoot flame throwers into your skull.
And here is his Facebook page if anyone else is interested in joining in
People aren't outraged because they see this as exactly what we've come to expect from politicians. "Just another crook" they say. It's not that everyone is apathetic, it's that the whole system is organized to make us feel like we cannot affect the outcome no matter what we try. See this ted talk on apathy
Modify Headers Add-On for Firefox.
Once installed, add the following header (don't add quotations):
Header name: "X-Forwarded-For"
Header value: "22.214.171.124"
Enable it, and enjoy videos from Comedy Central, and some other American-only sites. Doesn't work for Hulu though, they actually check the real originating IP address, not just what the header says.
Be sure to turn it off when you're done; using that IP address on other sites can cause confusion for some web services you might actually want to legitimately represent yourself on.
The reason Bell and Rogers pushed for UBB is so they can raise the cost of Internet for those who use Netflix in Canada.
After all, according to Sandvine Netflix takes up ~~95%~~45.7% of all internet bandwidth in Canada.
This is easy to see as Bell and Rogers both provide TV as a separate service. They are NOT gonna make it easy to use just the Internet for all your TV needs...
Pro-tip: stop drinking Tim Horton's coffee. WAIT! Hold off on that down-vote, hear me out...
Now here's the kicker:
Some of them idolized the Columbine shooters
Shallow-existences.tumblr.com - is the deceased
Cockswastika.tumblr.com - the female in custody
People say it all the time, whole fields of social science rely on this falsehood as pillars of their models. Multiple psych textbooks I’ve read over the course of my career ramble on about how any differences are cultural or environmental blah blah blah despite the ever mounting evidence this is completely false.
Please explain to me how evolution modifies the genome of the Inuit to adapt to the cold but leaves unscathed differences in the following categories:
Etc etc etc
The idea that these stop being affected by evolution about the time that early modern humans gtfo’d out of africa, despite intermixing with other hominids including different types of neanderthals, while being affected by evolutionary factors including but not limited to:
The beginning of speciation effects (allopatric, peripatric, parapateic, sympatric)
Is insanely unscientific. If different populations do not change genetically over time despite vastly different environments both social and natural then evolution in humans is debunked.
Have a read and prepare for a paradigm shift bucko.
Do not wear a scarf, wear a face mask instead. You can breathe without any condensation formed and your face and your neck are covered.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust.
>"Why letting the bigots spread their hate is the best option for our universities"
Here's the "SparkNotes" version (linked to the relevant part of the summary).. Basically:
This is why yes, it is important to let the bigots say whatever they want (with limits on calls to violence, of course). Especially in universities.
The slides are not out of context. Here is the 2012 version of her vaccine lecture in its entirety. http://www.filedropper.com/hlth102-vaccines The entire course is a huge pile of health woo scraped from the internet. Pretty much the only thing she missed was chemtrails. http://www.filedropper.com/hlth102lecturenotes2012
Thanks - my own feeling is that e-petitions do nothing.
Calling, writing letters, and raising hell in person do accomplish something. Imagine if Egyptians had stayed home and 'signed' epetitions... I know, I know... but you get my drift.