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SO this happened this past week:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/supreme-court-facebook-bc-douez-1.4174804

What gets my attention is this detail as quoted:

"The British Columbia Supreme Court approved her suit, but the provincial Court of Appeal stayed the case, saying it should properly be pursued in California, where Facebook has its head office.

The appeal court said all potential users of Facebook must agree to its terms of use, which include a forum selection and choice-of-law clause requiring that disputes be resolved in California according to California law.

In its 4-3 split decision, however, the Supreme Court found the clause unenforceable."


From Michael Geist:

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2017/06/supreme-court-rules-facebook-cant-contract-b-c-privacy-law/

A Candidate for Annoyance of the Week

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:36 pm
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The camera-ware on my cleverphone is on the blink. When I turn it on, I can see the video live from the "outward" lens, but...switching between lenses? Changing photography modes? Video footage instead of stills? Even taking stills?

Nothing.

I suspect this is fixable, but it might take a bit longer than I'd like.
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I didn't know this was an actual full-up song to be had. The band as shown here is an offshoot of the Sheepdogs of Saskatoon.

A quick note on reading...

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:42 am
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...that I just finished up the DS9 novel Enigma Tales by Una McCormack. Garak and Pulaski crossing paths, and...occasionally, metaphorical swords as well. Worth a few hours and a few dollars, I'd say.

tv-eh.com: New (Acting) CRTC Chair

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:35 pm
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So this happened today at the CRTC:

http://www.tv-eh.com/2017/06/19/minister-joly-appoints-acting-chair-of-the-canadian-radio-television-and-telecommunications-commission/

Is this a decision Canadian viewers, readers and listeners need to worry about? If so, why?

Divinity and Death

Jun. 18th, 2017 09:28 am
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Good morning, and good luck.

1. As an exploration of depictions of the divine to start this morning, and of indigenous perceptions of divinity...

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/arts/new-haida-exhibition-visualizes-female-supernaturalbeings/article35336452/

2. RIP Stephen Furst, of St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5 fame.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/06/17/sic-transit-vir-babylon-5-actor-stephen-furst-dies-63/
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Saw Wonder Woman today. Good movie.

The one minor annoyance? Seeing the current-as-of-today US Treasury Secretary's name listed as an "executive producer" in the end credits (but not the main-on-end credits).
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As far as the Qatar blockade goes, I think we all know the real target: Al Jazeera.

Tony Burman lays out that case:

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/06/17/gulf-blockade-target-isnt-qatar-its-al-jazeera-burman.html

Some Random Notes

Jun. 17th, 2017 07:28 am
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1. I just finished reading Babylon's Ashes from The Expanse series of novels, so I'm mostly caught up on the prose version. Excepting the various short stories, of course. Yet to start watching the first season DVD set, though, and would like to watch at least the first two episodes before the weekend's over.

2. The plan today includes finally watching Wonder Woman at a movie theatre.

3. Coping with assorted aches and pains in a low-volume continuing way. Welcome to normal human aging, Dwight.

4. Stuff you might want to listen to:

Alan Alda on Q

Josh Freed on The Current about queues

Clifford V. Johnson, Ph. D. on science depictions in movies and TV, which I particularly recommend for the interview's Agent Carter connection...

RIP Mike Chary

Jun. 14th, 2017 05:48 am
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I knew him going back to the Usenet days on rec.arts.comics.* and I found out yesterday that he'd died over the weekend.

Still taking that news in, to be honest. And I'm still holding something for a friend of his, and we never got around to setting the delivery up.

Blunder... I'm lame LOL!

Jun. 12th, 2017 08:18 pm
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So, I follow Iwan Rheon on Twitter, and he always posts Wales vacation tour stuff. One of the posts that came up in the feed was:



So my ass tweeted (without looking back to see what I tweeted.... LOL!)



I had a few other fun pokes at my mistake LOL! But even Iwan got in on the fun *is embarrassed!* :P

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From that Kingston Concert.

(no subject)

Jun. 11th, 2017 05:29 pm
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Haven't gotten a whole lot done this weekend aside from laundry and a couple of other house chores. And the weather, now in "heat warning" mode here in Ottawa-Gatineau, has been unhelpful in that regard.

More as I can think of it...
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