Monthly Archives: January 2010

Rely on the Internet?

On a Monday morning earlier this month, top Pentagon leaders gathered to simulate how they would respond to a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at paralyzing the nation’s power grids, its communications systems or its financial networks. from the New York Times … Continue reading

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i know why people wear toques now.  when your hair is short, your head gets cold.  it’s and odd feeling.  i have to find mine.  well, my toque, that is.

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On the value of music

This is a conversation I had on a forum.  It’s a little disjointed because you’re only seeing my half of the conversation.  I can’t find the rest of it. FBM posted: “In Canada, that’s not happening and it’s not happening … Continue reading

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Stupid corporations

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/01/08/nb-bathurst-crash-lawsuit.html Not every day do you see a company do a 180 in the face of massive online protest.  But it is happening more often and it is doing wonders to expose the stupidity of large corporations.  Legions of CBC … Continue reading

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Body scanners are coming! (and they won't do jack)

In the wake of the attempted bombing of a plane Christmas day, the Canadian government (along with the U.S., Britain, The Netherlands, etc…) have announced the installation of full body scanners at airports.  So if you like to fly, now … Continue reading

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The End of GITMO

This is sort of interesting.  This is the text of the Presidential order to close down the prison at GiTMO. Section 3 The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and … Continue reading

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