Stephen Taylor was confused this morning. If he read my blog instead of dismissing me as a bother, he wouldn’t be so confused. He thought the Federal Court Robocalls judgement was saying that no Conservative could have been involved, because the judge had said he’d seen no evidence suggesting that. I can’t factually explain why the judge couldn’t make the logical inference that a secure database controlled tightly by the CPC, could only be used by authorized and known individuals. The judge ruled CIMS was the database used for election fraud in 2011. It is not a leap to conclude (Read more…)
Poi spinning makes you look 100% cooler, even if you bash yourself in the face by accident.
It’s been more than 701 days since Elections Canada first became aware of a nation wide malicious robocalling scheme to misdirect non-Conservative voters away from legitimate polling stations for the May 2, 2011 election where Stephen Harper swept to power as a majority government.
I don’t think Michael Sona, who has been charged by Elections Canada, can be fully responsible for the robocalls made in Guelph on behalf of Conservative supporters, nor could he have had sole access to phone numbers used in other parts of the country. I’ve documented the technical reasons behind these beliefs, over the past 13
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It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and here’s another paradigm-shifting presentation. As an educator Sugata Mitra’s presentation is thrilling, because I know firsthand that the current education system is outdated and failing many children needlessly. Enjoy!
I went to a show tonight with Jesse, after buying a monthly membership at CrashBang Labs (which is in the same building as The Club at The Exchange on 8th Ave.
Real excited to have my song Leaves are falling featured on tonight's episode of @CBCArcticAir! Tune in at 9pm // @Gharv @SaskMusic— Zachary Lucky (@zacharylucky) February 28, 2013
You can listen to Zachary Lucky online or in Saskatoon very soon.
Dan Geortz was also good. His song about being sold to the circus he footnoted as fiction, especially since his dad was in the
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I grew up thinking that Killer Robots From Venus was a pretty amusing song. Now that we’re living in 2013, the ‘future’, we have to seriously contemplate the implications of building robots that can kill as their intended purpose. Our next-future expectations depend upon what we choose now. I’m not okay with building Terminators, just because have have the technical capability. We should be seriously concerned, even if we don’t think a Skynet scenario will play out as it did in the movies. The consequences are dire and deadly even if the machines don’t ‘decide’ to turn against their human
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Apple is infamous for making hardware that only they can easily support or provide accessories and repairs for. This irritates long-standing Apple customers who’ve bought into the latest round of iJunk, the iPad Mini and iPhone 5, because the charge port has changed to yet another type, and matches neither Androids or previous Apple phones and iPods (nor Blackberries which use the Android micro-USB standard).
Besides designing their hardware with Apple-specific, unique ports, they also write software designed to keep competing software off of them. To remove this software, or break it, is known as “jailbreaking” an iPhone. The latest
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There’ve been several Canadian media organizations investigating the RoboCon election fraud scandal linked to the Conservative Party. In February, Postmedia broke the story by tying the many localized reports of misleading phonecalls together by unleashing details of the mysterious Pierre Poutine alias. At that time they also reported there were emails from Elections Canada staff [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: CBC vs. Postmedia vs. Elections Canada #RoboCon
Arguably, the biggest winner on election night in the U.S. wasn’t Barack Obama, but the nerdy Nate Silver. Silver is of course the statistician who fed reams of polling data into his laptop and correctly predicted how every state voted, including the tie in Florida that eventually flipped to Obama.
But as remarkable as Silver’s predictions were, he insisted it was nothing compared to what
If you have an Intel Centrino wireless adapter, and get a Blue Screen of Death, update the driver to version 15. 13.x and 14.x can generate BSODs especially when connecting to commercial Access Points, like Alcatel’s. netw5ns64.sys (or related errors) come up on the BSOD screen. Windows doesn’t update to the latest Intel driver, that’s [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Intel Driver Error Causes Blue Screen of Death
An interesting, long lecture from Canadian copyright expert Michael Geist, given at the U of Sask. recently. ADDED: Here’s a little on open government, as presented at the U of Regina . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Geist on Copyright vs. Internet
Lawrence Martin was really close to having an outstanding article about the 2011 election fraud. Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of the evidence against the Conservative Party of Canada, despite listing some of it in the words of the unlovable election goat Michael Sona. Martin slipped by claiming the proof isn’t [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Globe Almost Takes Down Conservatives #RoboCon
It’s a national disgrace that 18 months after the criminal phonecalls that ruined the 2011 election, there have been 0 people charged with the fraud of misdirecting voters to fake polling locations. The urgency to solve this just isn’t there in Elections Canada or the RCMP, even though we know the browser session for Prescott matches the one used by Poutine.
There’s also no plausible reason to use the same proxy for legitimate robocall setup, as Poutine did, yet that’s something that Prescott’s computer did as well. Since he took payment from Conservatives for the legitimate Racknine robocalls, we can
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A well known Wood Mountain resident passed away recently after a long cancer illness. Sherry Mielke was a friend of my family, and it’s not going to be the same visiting my parents’ home. I grew up working with Sherry’s computer requests, and building computers for her and her family who lived just down the street. The town just won’t be the same, driving by her and Bill’s place and knowing she’s not there.
Condolences to her family, and gifts in honour of her can be made to: “Sask. Cancer Agency, gift to support Allan Blair Cancer Centre or Screening
Have you committed a crime? No? You’re still in a police database somewhere. It’s not supposed to happen according to our laws, and according to American law, but it’s happening and it’s called TRAPWIRE. 9/11 is often the excuse used, but it’s actually simply the state using its latest tech toys in the most obvious way possible, which is why Orwell wrote fiction about it. It didn’t take a whole lot of imagination to dream up a world where our every move is government monitored. Yet you can expect that crime will not be eliminated in such a world.
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As the Senate considers a bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity, some questionable numbers keep creeping into the discussion.
We’ve equipped Mars with a laser. Our latest rover there, called Curiosity, actually shoots fricken laser beams from its head. How cool is that?
Is there a scientific purpose in aiming the rover’s laser at Earth and detecting the flash here? I think there must be. We could use it as confirmation that SETI’s laser detection scheme from a distant solar system would be viable. I seriously hope NASA is prepared to conduct this experiment.
Make sure the laser doesn’t zap a part of the rover itself. MAA doesn’t cover self inflicted LASER damage.
– Curiosity Killed the Cat.
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The FBI is expected to shut down temporary servers today to stop DNS changer malware allegedly causing havoc on the Internet. Your machine could be one of the 9,000 Canadian computers in the line of fire. If it’s affected, that is.
Affected computers will lose access to essential Internet services. Queen’s University associate professor Thomas Dean explained how to tell if your computers is jammed: “The computer will start up, but when you try to use your mail or try to use your browser, you are going to get some kind of error message.” Such as: “Cannot find this
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I’ve witnessed two big American 4th of July fireworks shows, in New York ’02 and San Diego ’10. The San Diego show two years ago lasted at least 20 minutes, and we watched it from a hill near PB. While there we also heard people talk about ice blocking down the hill, one story resulted in someone bailing out and the ice block hitting a car. Charges ensued for that failed sledder. – It should look like this
Last night’s show in San Diego was a spectacular failure, with a computer program accidentally setting off every firework at once, instead
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Originally posted on Back of the Book
Imagine buying a house, and being locked out of the basement. That’s what digital locks do too. If you’ve been following Canadian politics, particularly the new Copyright Act (Canada’s DMCA) Bill C-11, you’ve heard of “digital locks”. A digital lock, or Digital Rights/Restrictions Management (DRM), is a technology added onto a product you purchase, which keeps you from using the product how you would expect to be able to as an owner. Media sold to you with DRM, is more accurately described as ‘rented’, because it has limited access to important digital
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Originally appeared on BackoftheBook.ca
How can I write this without sounding, well, paranoid? I believe the RCMP is watching too many people, and abusing its resources. There are plenty of signs this is taking place, and it worries me. The police should not be monitoring Canadians without having a reasonable suspicion that criminal acts are imminent or are taking place. It is not a valid reason to pay police to watch all activists, especially ones who peacefully oppose prevailing political governance. Are we not a society free to disagree with our government?
Here’s an incomplete, but startling, list of
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In Grade 10 I read The Chrysalids, a John Wyndham science fiction that starts out describing an agrarian culture where they talk of God-like old people who could move the Earth into walls and hills. There were enough clues in the first chapter that I soon figured out that the book was describing the future, but many kids in my class didn’t comprehend the fiction. It was too far fetched for them to even consider in fiction that humans could regress in our technological abilities and knowledge. What could cause that sort of disaster, they hopefully wondered.
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Thx! RT @kady: Meanwhile, if you've lost the thread of the #robocalls plot, the intrepid @laura_payton has you covered: is.gd/Xzrnby— Laura Payton (@laura_payton) May 16, 2012
There’ve been a few days of no new news reported in the robocalls criminal investigation. What has been said today in CBC, while factual, does make one claim that is disputable.
With the public paper trail cold for almost two months, there’s still little that’s certain in the Elections Canada investigation[...]
Alison’s preemptive retort says it best:
The trail is not so much ‘cold’ as overwhelming.
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@saskboy Will you ever learn that PMSH simply doesnt plan and execute Robocall-kindacrap? #notthatkindaPM @leaderpost— Carol Husband (@CarolHusband) May 11, 2012
“The Conservative Party can say absolutely definitively it has no role in any of this.” – Stephen Harper, PM, in the House of Commons this year (see video at 2:00). The following information demonstrates that the Right Dishonourable Prime Minister is a liar.
Further confirmation breaking yesterday where I must point out that Carol’s plaintive cry for mercy for her Dear Leader, has to be ignored. Sandy’s too, because Canadians have waited long
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