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Why, exactly, is marijuana illegal?

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

I was thinking about this recently, and since the topic of legalizing marijuana is currently hot in political circles, here’s an observation… Here in Ontario, I can make alcohol for home consumption.  In fact, I can make as much as I want.  Some years ago I had the opportunity to acquire a 4700 gallon stainless […]

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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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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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Force Apache to use strong cryptography

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve been poking at this for a while, but with some testing via Qualys SSL Labs, I’ve finally been able to devise the incantation that makes Apache only use strong cryptography.  Before pointing it out, some background is probably necessary. As anyone, users or webmasters, is probably aware, “https” uses encryption, and that encryption has […]

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