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Archive for February, 2016

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There is no such thing as “cyberbullying”

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules, Security

The time has come for people to wise-up.  Despite the media outcry for harsher laws, there is no such thing as “cyberbullying” and it’s well past time people owned up to that fact.  Here is an important thing to remember: We already have harassment laws! Yes, Canada and all civilized places already have laws about […]

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Ad blockers versus consumers: The battle is escalating

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I was reading this article at the BBC today: Ad blockers: How online publishing is fighting back. The article suggests an ongoing, and escalating battle between online publishers, and the creators and users of ad block technology. It suggests that online publishers are threatened by the use of ad blockers. I say: Good. It’s been […]

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Purple Monkey Dishwasher: First prank call in 25 years – Feb 18th 2016

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules

… Wow. A bona fide prank call. I didn’t think you could do that anymore what with call display (enters Phone number in Canada411, does reverse lookup). Hmm, Teal Crescent in Orleans. Hey I know where that is, I bought an old Xbox from someone on that street ages ago… Source: Purple Monkey Dishwasher: First […]

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How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Politics and Activism

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can’t believe we won. Source: How We Won the War on […]

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