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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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Dr. Squid’s Toolbars and Spam

Security, Technology

I am Yahoo! Yahoo!-Man That Yahoo!-Man. I do not like that Yahoo!-Man. Would you like some toolbar spam? I do not want it, Yahoo!-Man. I do not want your toolbar spam. Would you like it here or there? I do not want it here or there. I would not like it anywhere. I do not […]

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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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How has your life changed in 20 years?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology, Travel

It’s relatively early in the morning, and my sleep-addled brain is just starting to absorb the caffeine from the large Royal Blend.  I was thinking as I rode up the elevator, about various things, and for some reason my mind wandered onto how much has changed in 20 years… What was I doing, what was […]

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