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Russell McOrmond
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The Competition Bureau is doing a consultation on their Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03715.html

Back in 2003 I made a submission http://www.flora.ca/competition2003/  .  While I have plans to make an updated submission, I wanted to provide links in case other people want to make submissions as well.
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Just sent the following to +HBO Canada as feedback:

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I am not willing to subscribe to a Canadian BDU, but want to get HBO.  Please consider adding an online-only option, preferably partnering with NetFlix.  I'd easily pay a second $10/month to get all the HBO content in a convenient way like Netflix offers.
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This is another one of those tied-selling cases where HBO is loosing money all over the place.  I know for a fact that I'm not alone in wanting to give them money, but thus far they are refusing reasonable options.

Thus far I wait until DVD's are finally released, or watch elsewhere (other people's home who may or may not have paid.  Most HBO content I've seen is with friends who also don't subscribe to a BDU).
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I received a reply from Customer Care <ccare@bellmedia.ca>, meaning the feedback only went to Bell and not to HBO.  This isn't helpful as moving away from BDUs like Bell is the whole point of my interest in an HBO online service.

She said she would be passing my comments to their marketing team, but being spammed by Bell isn't helpful to me.

I need to contact someone directly connected with #HBO 
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More amazing big-thinking by +Cory Doctorow on the design of moral hazards.
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For better or worse: 10 things that will be gone in our lifetime?
I was sent one of those  10 things that will be gone in our lifetime  list from a family member.  There are a variety of   (plagarized) versions circulating around for decades, but I decided to comment on this specific list.  Who the original author is seem...
I was sent one of those 10 things that will be gone in our lifetime list from a family member.  There are a variety of (plagarized) versions circulating around for decades, but I decided to comment on this specific list.  Who...
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Interesting -- still would love to get a project going to copy all my old 1541 (C-64, Vic-20, etc) and Amiga disks onto a current hard disk.  All that stuff is fading away, and will eventually be inaccessible entirely (if not already gone).
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I would love to subscribe to HBO online without having to subscribe to Cable or Satellite TV in Canada.  Any idea when/if that will become possible?  

I tried to send feedback to HBO Canada, only to receive a reply from Bell Canada... https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussellMcOrmond/posts/N434g2cs8x4
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Tried my Chromecast earlier. YouTube played, but my Nexus 4 crashed when I tried Netflix.. Hmmm - something not quite ready...
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I was sent one of those 10 things that will be gone in our lifetime list from a family member.  There are a variety of (plagarized) versions circulating around for decades, but I decided to comment on this specific list.  Who...
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Some year-end thoughts... posting to the DCC mailing list.
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Fish fingers and custard was enjoyed while watching Matt Smith's final regular episode of #DoctorWho
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Yup -- our "Fish Sticks" aren't quite the same as the "Fish Fingers" from England, but it was something that I really wanted us to do on that final Matt episode.  

As to "Ewww" -- it actually tastes great.   Maybe I have the right taste-buds for it or something...
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Internet/FLOSS Consultant
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  • Canadiana.org
    System Administrator/software developer, 2011 - present
    System administration of LAN and Internet servers, software developer (primarily Catalyst/PERL based web application)
  • FLORA Community Consulting
    Internet/FLOSS Consultant, 1995 - 2012
    Self-employed consultant http://www.flora.ca
  • Agriculture Canada
    2008 - 2010
    Configuration management, system administration
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Introduction
I have a hardware/software background and primarily get paid for related skills, but my passion is public policy.  Active in areas where technology, law and economics come together -- most recently focused on digital copyright, information/mental process patents, and new media/network neutrality.

A few years ago I was thinking of the past and started drafting a biography:  The life of one Hacker.

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Don't have a drivers license, been involved in computing since 1980s, Eastern Ontario Authorized Commodore repair-person in late 1980's, Linux user since 1993
Education
  • Carleton University
    1987
  • Garson Falconbridge Secondary School
    1982 - 1986
  • Nickel District Secondary School
    1986 - 1987
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Was here to see the building used for Torchwood 1 (Dr. Who verse..)
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Lots of Dr Who (verse), Merlyn and other scify/fantasy stuff. Oh, and stamps for collectors... :-)
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Nice way to organize menu: pick 2 or pick 3 (dessert) for a simple price.
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