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The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports that Bell Media President Kevin Crull banned CTV media properties from including CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais in coverage of the recent TalkTV decisions. The report indicates that Crull ordered the head of CTV…
The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports that Bell Media President Kevin Crull banned CTV media properties from including CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais in coverage of the recent TalkTV decisions. The report indicates that Crull ordered the head of CTV News to stop including Blais in coverage following an interview on BNN, which led to the cancellation of an interview with Don Martin and dropping him from local news stories (he was included in t...
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"  The notice falsely warns that the recipient could be liable for up to $150,000 per infringement when the reality is that Canadian law caps liability for non-commercial infringement at $5,000 for all infringements. "
 
Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has been in place for less than a week, but rights holders are already exploiting a loophole to send demands for payment citing false legal information. Earlier this week, a Canadian ISP forwarded to me a…
Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has been in place for less than a week, but rights holders are already exploiting a loophole to send demands for payment citing false legal information. Earlier this week, a Canadian ISP forwarded to me a sample notice it received from Rightscorp on behalf of BMG Rights Management. The notice, which is posted below with identifying information removed, must be forwarded to the subscriber or the ISP ...
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I learned about unattended-upgrades so that's a win.
Here's our guide to a handful of common approaches to securing access to your Linux-based web and application server. You'll learn about adding two-factor authentication, changing your SSH port, activating a firewall and more. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Web Development, Web Server, Linux
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http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/Francais/parl_cesd_201410_00_f_39847.html
" En 2006, le gouvernement a annoncé pour la première fois son intention de réglementer les émissions de GES dans le secteur pétrolier et gazier, mais il ne l’a pas encore fait, même si c’est dans ce secteur que les émissions augmentent le plus rapidement. "

Yeaaaah right.
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Nouveau rapport de la commissaire à l'environnement : progrès insuffisants en changements climatiques
http://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-channel/video?clipId=462143
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/ID/2546419412/

Rapport complet : http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/Francais/parl_cesd_201410_f_39845.html
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Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand discusses a report on Canada's failure to limit emissions in the oil and gas sector.
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Having setup a Windows laptop recently, a few MacBooks and several ChromeBooks, the difference is ridiculous.

ChromeBooks, so boring.
 
A New Chromebook

I’m bored. My wife’s new Chromebook arrived today and I was psyched to set it up for her. I’m the guy who does that stuff around our house. Her Samsung Chromebook’s screen had gone bad on her, working only when she positioned the hinge just right, and I had ordered the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 with the HD screen and 4GB of RAM. I let her unbox it and reminded her what our wifi password is. She typed in her Gmail address and password, and that was pretty much it. 

“Is that it?” she asked. 

“That’s pretty much it,” I said. 

The only tinkering I got to do was to put it on the Beta channel and switch the screen viewing ration to 1:3 so that the clock and icons on the shelf were more readable. This took all of one minute. 
Now she has a working computer and I’m bored. 

Windows 10 came out today, Microsoft taking the bold step of skipping over the odd-numbered releases despite those being the only ones that have ever worked well and diving into the darkness of the even numbers. I remember getting new Windows machines. With those I knew that I had a good couple hours of removing bloatware, installing software, updating anti-virus, and so on. Microsoft knows how to make for a fun first day with a new computer. 

These Google guys have it all wrong. Five minutes. Hell, not even five, and the machine is up and running, ready to do whatever she wants to do with it. 

“This is great,” she said. 

“Yeah,” I said, my head shaking, my voice falling. “It’s great.” 

I’m bored. There’s just nothing to do. So I pull out my Chromebook Pixel, open the lid, watch it boot automatically, log on, and in a few seconds I’m ready to write a short post about how bored I am with these damn Chromebooks. Almost bored enough to get a Windows machine again. Or a Mac. But no. I’m bored, but I’m not crazy. 
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My favourite was getting a machine replacement from tech stop and putting it in as I was calling someone for their phone screen. I logged in, connected and in the two minutes of idle chatter that's starts an interview got into the skated Google doc we were going to use. A moment later, my theme, bookmarks and apps all synced.

I came out of the interview with a fully setup computer having gone in with a brand new one. without taking away from the interview
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One of my best voted meme is:
  ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED:
  Nexus 4 order took so long to process
  my credit card had time to expire

where I mocked our own colleagues for delays in shipping the Nexus 4 in late 2012 early 2013. :) My card had indeed expired while waiting for the order to be fulfilled.
 
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg wrote a book titled "How Google Works". I haven't read the whole book yet, but I'm in it, which means I can finally tell the world about one of my Google 20% projects: Memegen :)

"In October 2010, a couple of Google engineers named Colin McMillen and Jonathan Feinberg launched an internal site called Memegen, which lets Googlers create memes — pithy captions matched to images — and vote on each other’s creations. Memegen created a new way for Googlers to have fun while commenting acerbically on the state of the company. In the fine tradition of Tom Lehrer and Jon Stewart, Memegen can be very funny while cutting to the heart of controversies within the company. [...] It’s fun, and can only occur in a permissive environment that trusts its employees and doesn’t defer to the ‘what happens if this leaks?’ worrywarts. It’s impossible to have too much of that kind of fun. The more you have, the more you get done. [...] Before coming to Google, Colin was a cofounder of reCAPTCHA, which makes a software application that helps websites ensure their users are people and not bots. It’s that thing where you read distorted text and enter it into a box. But certainly his greatest accomplishment is Memegen."
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, ...
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Having fun with FLIR Lepton on a Raspberry Pi. I used old parallel IDE cable to connect the breakout board to a breadboard. Works surprisingly well.
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Think about the children is always a good way to strip privacy protection from Canadians. When even the mother of a little girl who committed suicide due to bullying thinks the bill against bullying is wrong, there's an obvious problem. :(
 
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before the…
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before the committee last week, but one person who will not appear is Carol Todd, the mother of cyber-bullying victim Amanda Todd. Ms. Todd wrote to me yesterday to express her dismay at the committee process with ...
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“Google has provoked a lot of emotions and in some cases…some kind of irrational emotions, of this leviathan that will eliminate all our freedoms, all our privacy, all our rights,” Mr. Almunia said. “And I think it isn’t logical.”

While comments are comments, this one made me chuckle;
"  Unemployment in Spain is 25%. In France it is over 10% and has been going UP since 2009. I guess the problems in Europe are all caused by Google's search results. "
Europe’s antitrust chief criticized what he called the “irrational” response by European politicians to his probe of Google, and said separately that more investigations of sweetheart tax deals with multinational firms may lie ahead.
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" [Montréal's metro] is North America's third busiest subway system (behind New York and Mexico City) serving 1,256,200 passengers per weekday. "
 
On this day in 1966 the Montreal Metro system was officially opened. on Montreal became the 8th city in North America and the 26th in the world to have an underground transportation system.

The original Metro system had 26 stations on 3 lines. Construction began in 1962 with the Green and Orange lines ready in 1966. The Yellow line, which brought passengers to Expo 67, was inaugurated on March 31, 1967, just before Expo opened.

Currently the system now 68 stations on four lines totalling 69.2 kilometres (43.0 mi) in length, serving the north, east, and centre of the Island of Montreal with connections to Longueuil, via the Yellow Line, and Laval, via the Orange line. It is North America's third busiest subway system (behind New York and Mexico City) serving 1,256,200 passengers per weekday.
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Comment from Jason Bonham is spot on:
"(...) My kids are growing up not ever knowing what TV is and why you’d need channels and a schedule for anything.
And much like the Free Official Music Videos on YouTube, the value of Video in my kids minds is pretty much $8 per month.
Good luck selling to the next generation. You haven’t even lost them because many don’t know who you are. "
 
Canadian regulatory hearings are usually relatively predictable affairs with scripted presentations and well-rehearsed speaking lines to most questions. During the recent two-week Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on the…
Canadian regulatory hearings are usually relatively predictable affairs with scripted presentations and well-rehearsed speaking lines to most questions. During the recent two-week Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing on the future of television regulation (dubbed "TalkTV" by the CRTC), Chair Jean-Pierre Blais expressed frustration on several occasions with the unwillingness of witnesses to veer much beyond their pre...
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"Google’s Android operating system—the world’s most popular mobile platform, running on twice as many devices as iOS—has featured full-device encryption since 2011, and Google has never had backdoor access to those encrypted files."
If we aim to preserve an "equilibrium" between government power and citizen privacy, we should accept that it will occasionally close one as well.
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  • Google Canada
    2007 - present
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Travaille sur Google Chrome - Infrastructure
Introduction
Googler travaillant sur Google Chrome.

A écrit du code utilisé par plus de 400 millions d'humains et probablement quelques robots.
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Le toit de mon duplex peut supporter un spa de 5 tonnes; j'ai mangé du pop-corn au bacon dans la salle de nouvelles de Radio-Canada.
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  • Université de Sherbrooke
Le choix est limité mais excellent. Le seul problème est que c'est fermé le lundi à l'année et le mardi l'hiver. Se préparer pour prendre la nourriture pour emporter à moins d'arriver très tôt. D'ailleurs le parc Moussette est juste à côté alors c'est parfait pour aller manger sur le bord de la rivière lors de journée ensoleillées avec un thé glacé pour emporter. Même propriétaires que chez Odile.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Nourriture excellente. Heureusement il n'y a pas trop de gens qui y vont encore (Juillet 2012) alors il est possible d'avoir une place assise même si on arrive après midi pile. L'endroit est très petit mais accueillant. L'été la terrasse double le nombre de places assises. Même propriétaires que chez Edgar.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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