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An Open Letter to The City of Ottawa

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

To all the people in Ottawa and any councillor who may be thinking on this – people who want the city to ban handguns, or who want the federal government or the province to ban them: What, exactly, do you hope to achieve? Handguns are nearly banned in Canada now. There are a *LOT* of […]

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VPN – What does it really do?

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

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably noticed that Netflix in Canada is kind of sucky relative to Netflix in the USA.  Or perhaps you’ve hit a video link on some web site only to be told that the content is not available in your country.  Geography-based content rules are *REALLY* annoying… doubly […]

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Things I don’t want

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Today, I noticed I had some Skype message notifications in my Windows Notification area.  This mildly pisses me off because I don’t run Skype all the time and thus feel there is no valid reason to be receiving Skype messages.  Microsoft, apparently, feels otherwise. Since they’d been there for a while, I figured it was […]

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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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