June 2011

James Ron, a former professor at Carleton University, has written an interesting piece on the situation faced by bureaucrats who personally object to the policies of the government of the day. It is an interesting read. One major justification he leaves out is the view that while a particular policy might seem objectionable to the […]

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From above

2011-06-29

in Daily updates

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In the case of Canada Post, the use of back-to-work legislation to end the labour dispute seems inappropriate. Quite likely, it is a violation of the right to collective bargaining that the members of the union possess. Losing postal service has not been a catastrophe. It definitely wasn’t too problematic before the management-initiated lockout. As […]

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DreamHost is a pretty good hosting company. They aren’t super easy to use, but they offer a lot of configuration power and good value for money. I get some glitches and downtime, but they have mostly been very solid. If you are thinking of setting up a website on a server you largely control yourself, […]

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If you think your computer is secure because it is a Mac, you are dead wrong. The latest patch for OS X – 10.6.8 – contains 29 patches for security holes that allow arbitrary code execution. Any of those holes could be used to totally own your computer, circumventing any antivirus or encryption software you may […]

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