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Using a long-exposure photography technique, Xavi Bou captured bird flight patterns in his series Ornitographies. Unlike other motion analysis which preceded it, Ornitographies moves away from the …
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Here I am in early 1986 playing on my 1973 pinball machine. It's been bouncing around at the homes of some cousins, and now it needs a new home. I want to get it, but it's in Hamilton -- I need to figure out transport to Ottawa. If I can figure that out, maybe the kids will have a new toy...
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I like the new Google Plus, just like the old Google Plus...
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Telecom giant expressed a nonchalant attitude to the ruling allowing competitors to use its fibre networks, but now claims that it will suffer massive losses
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"CC BY-SA 4.0 now one-way compatible with GPLv3" http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/46186
The declaration increases interoperability of the commons for games, hardware designs, and more In January we officially opened a public consultation (blog post) on CC BY-SA 4.0 unilateral compatib…
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Today's xkcd is the new "On the internet nobody knows you're a dog" 
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At the grocery store, John bought 13 lemons that cost 89 cents each. He normally would not buy so many lemons, but he spotted a coworker from afar...
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The main headline on this article, "Bear parts trafficking sting nets B.C. acupuncturist", is a pretty decent garden path headline -- each of the first five words could be a verb or a noun. Fun.
A Coquitlam, B.C., acupuncturist has pleaded guilty to trafficking in bear gall bladders as part of a sting operation allegedly prompted by a desperate mother's search for a cure for her son's severe epilepsy.
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Earlier today, a friend posted on Facebook a message I’ve seen and heard a lot lately — to be honest, I’ve said it myself: Please vote, but if you don’t like anybody enough to vote, at least go spoil your ballot. I’ve repeated for years what I learned in…
Earlier today, a friend posted on Facebook a message I've seen and heard a lot lately -- to be honest, I've said it myself: Please vote, but if you don't like anybody enough to vote, at least go sp...
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Just got on the beta for this Chrome extension I've been waiting for since WIRED wrote it up. When you turn it on, Trailblazer tracks your browsing and creates a map of the sites you visit and tabs you open along the way, so you end up with a map of that browsing session. It's not always on -- you turn it on to build a map of how you find information. I think it will be good for research; we'll see!
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Ottawa-based lawyer working in internet and telecommunications law.
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  • TekSavvy
    Director, Regulated Agreements, 2015 - present
  • Industry Canada
    Policy Advisor, 2009 - 2015
    Policy Advisor, Digital Policy Branch at Industry Canada, on the National Anti-Spam Coordinating Body, the team responsible for the policy behind Canada's Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)
  • University of Ottawa
    2006 - 2009
    Manager of the Law and Technology Program in the Faculty of Law
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I am a lawyer based in Ottawa, working in internet and telecommunications law. I used to be an internet policy advisor at Industry Canada, focusing on anti-spam policy and cybersecurity. I also used to be more interest in how collaborative and social technologies are reshaping industries and communities, but I’m increasingly disillusioned and disinterested in social technologies. Now I’m looking for more connected technologies for misanthropes. This is my personal account, and what I post here represents my personal views and not the views of my employer. Obviously.
Education
  • University of Ottawa
    LLB, 2002 - 2005
  • Yale University
    MA Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 1998 - 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Cognitive Science, 1997 - 1998
  • McGill University
    BA Mathematics, 1993 - 1997
  • University of Adelaide
    Mathematics, 1996 - 1996
  • Ontario Science Centre Science School
    1992 - 1993
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Acupuncturist caught in bear parts trafficking sting
www.cbc.ca

A Coquitlam, B.C., acupuncturist has pleaded guilty to trafficking in bear gall bladders as part of a sting operation allegedly prompted by

Bell playing politics with your Internet bill by appealing CRTC ruling
www.theglobeandmail.com

Telecom giant expressed a nonchalant attitude to the ruling allowing competitors to use its fibre networks, but now claims that it will suff

Figure 1
figure1.com

Free photo sharing for healthcare professionals. View a growing library of high quality clinical images and safely share your own.

Business Phone Systems & PBX, Business Internet And More From NEWT
business.fibernetics.ca

Find the right managed PBX business phone system solution for your business, fast business internet, cloud hosting and more. Lower your mont

Short documentary puts World War II fatalities into context
boingboing.net

More people died in World War II than in any other conflict in history, yet it can be hard to conceptualize that massive loss of life.

xkcd: Keyboard Mash
xkcd.com

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for

Sketch comedy team performs all-new episode of Seinfeld, and it's pretty...
boingboing.net

Thanks to the fine acting talent of the wonderful sketch team Bellevue, Susan is back!

Hahaha vs. Hehehe - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

I’m a big real-life laugher, and in recent years, in e-mails, chats, and texts, I’ve become a big “haha”-er.

Cloudmark’s 2015 Q1 Global Threat Report | Cloudmark Security Blog
blog.cloudmark.com

Cloudmark provides carrier-grade messaging security and infrastructure solutions for the world's most demanding fixed, mobile and social net

Targeted ads give Internet users the creeps - Advertising - BizReport
www.bizreport.com

Consumers feel that targeted ads that follow them around the Internet are too personal and worry how the data for such targeting was collate

Save the Link, Save the Internet
savethelink.org

Break links and you break the Internet. Help us save these critical building blocks of the web.

The Real Agenda behind Bill C-51
thewalrus.ca

Buried behind the government’s simplistic anti-terror talking points is a desire to liberate CSIS from its dysfunctional relationship with t

Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City) - SCC Cases (Lexum)
scc-csc.lexum.com

Case name, Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City). Collection, Supreme Court Judgments. Date, 2015-04-15. Neutral citation, 2015 SCC

It's Time for Mandatory Voting—And We Have the Technology to Do It
gizmodo.com

The voting system in the US is deplorable. Not only is our methodology outdated, we have the lowest turnout rate of any developed nation. Th

Contributor by Google
www.google.com

Introducing Contributor by Google. An experiment in additional ways to fund the web.

Trailblazer – Never get lost.
www.trailblazer.io

Trailblazer is a Chrome extension which turns your messy online research into a glanceable map. Take a deep breath, close your tabs, and nev