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It isn’t UBB that is the problem. You understand that, right?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Technology

Usage Based Billing. UBB. The new 4-letter word of internet service in Canada. The CRTC is allowing the big providers to start charging for internet service based on the amount of bandwidth used. You know, like it used to be 20 years ago before marketers started offering “unlimited” packages and petitioning the CRTC to force […]

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Cephalopod of the Season: The Northern Taiga Octopus

Cephalopods, Entertainment, Math and Science

It being Cephalopodmas, it only seemed fitting to have an article about one of my favourite cephalopods: the Northern Taiga Octopus, aka Octopus sylva borealis.  I present to you this excerpt from the Field Guide to the Terrestrial Cephalopods of North America, third edition: 031 Northern Taiga Octopus Octopus sylva borealis Description: 14″ (36 cm) […]

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Astrology is bullshit

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

That title probably goes without saying for the bulk of my readers, but hey, some people get here by search engines. There are many reasons why astrology is bullshit: It has been shown to be no more effective than random guessing and cold reading It has no mechanism of operation No two astrologers agree It […]

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Scamming the scammer

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

It was a slow weekend at the Squid-o-dome, so I decided to actually read my spam to see if there was anything interesting. There wasn’t, of course, but hey, you never know. I did, however, receive this wonderful news: This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of 1,000,000 […]

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