Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ottawa To Reverse CRTC Internet Billing Decision, Student Calls 911 Asking If He Could Get In Trouble For Growing Pot, Weird Career Path Of Super Mario, EA Saves Day For Dead Space Fan

Today is Saturday, February 5th, and it looks cold outside. I'm not going to check for you. Tonight is UFC 126 and I am hoping Forest Griffin and Ryan Bader win their matches respectively and I am thinking if Anderson Silva can get Vitor Belfort he may be able to get a victory from the ground game. Tomorrow I am going to a concert, so I will be posting an all video blog tomorrow of my favourite subscribers newest videos. So maybe you will find my favourites of interest. I might through in old videos I enjoy from The Station as well. Anyhow, enough jibber jabber here is your news.

Ottawa To Reverse CRTC Internet Billing Decision

Earlier in the week, the CRTC made the decision to bring in usage-based Internet billing on small ISPs. This will not be so anymore as a senior Conservative government official has said: “The CRTC should be under no illusion —  the Prime Minister and minister of Industry will reverse  this decision unless the CRTC does it itself. If they  don’t reconsider we will reverse their decision.” Since the CRTC is an independent agency, its decision to start usage-based billing can be reversed by government. When the CRTC pulled this stunt there was an outrage around the country and everyone rushed to sign the petition against it. Tony Clement, an Industry Minister, received a large amount of emails about the CRTC's actions and he said, "Frankly, a decision like this is clearly not in the best  interest of consumers. This is a bread-and-butter issue.” The issue of the CRTC trying to set monthly limits came to a head last week as the CRTC denied ISPs the right to offer unlimited bandwidth plans. Although the idea caused an uproar, major ISPs say usage-based billing is fair because it means there is more money made. Many consumers and big businesses are relying more and more on the Internet to download videos, documents and software they need. Rogers even stated that its customers are using forty per cent more data each year. The president of Consumers' Association of Canada, Bruce Cran, said the CRTC decision is "nothing but corporate gouging by Canada's monopolistic communications companies." John Reid who is the president of CATA Alliance said, "This has to be a decision that Canada makes — that  it wants to be the best in the world in the provision of high-speed Internet. You don’t want to stifle the sort of richness that comes from using high-speed Internet." Either way if the CRTC reverses the plan themselves or the government steps in, this idea of usage-based billing should not be allowed.

Student Calls 911 Asking If He Could Get In Trouble For Growing Pot

Students in Connecticut aren't very smart these days, as one stunned the police dispatchers when he called up 911 and asked how much trouble he could get into if he was growing marijuana. They told him he could get arrested and he said "thank you" and then hung up. Little did he know, police traced the call and arrested him because he had drug growing equipment and marijuana in his house. The twenty-one year old, Robert Michelson, was taken into custody at the Farmington police station and was released on bail. He left swearing at police officers. After he was arrested Michelson admitted to have spent hundreds of dollars to buy everything he needed to grow his marijuana online. His bail was five-thousand dollars and he will be in court next week on the charges of marijuana possession and other crimes. The report also says "Michelson was released on bond and left the police station, but not before giving the dispatchers two middle fingers, presumably for doing such a good job." All you kids should learn from this. Ask the Internet when you have dumb questions like this.

Weird Career Path Of Super Mario

I found this on but I will just run through the time line of Mario's roles and games in chronological order:

(1983)Cement Mixer - As Seen In: Mario's Cement Factory (Game & Watch)
(1983)Bomb Runner - As Seen In: Mario's Bombs Away (Game & Watch)
(1984)Monkey Tamer - As Seen In: Donkey Kong Circus (Game & Watch)
(1985-1998)Demolition Specialist - As Seen In: Wrecking Crew (NES), Wrecking Crew '98 (SNES)
(1985)Tennis Referee - As Seen In: Tennis (NES, Game Boy)
(1985)Pinball Accessory - As Seen In: Pinball (NES), Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance)
(1989-2011)Pilot - As Seen In: Alleyway (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
(1989)Pirate Deck Hand - As Seen In: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
(1989)Secret Agent - As Seen In: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
(1989)BMX Racer - As Seen In: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
(1990)Spanish Guitar Player / Snake Charmer / Bull Fighter / Tribal Hunter - As Seen In: Qix (Game Boy)
(1991)Juggler - As Seen In: Mario the Juggler (Game & Watch)
(1992-1998)Chef - As Seen In: Yoshi's Cookie (NES), Game & Watch Gallery 2 (Game Boy)
(1993)Hunter - As Seen In: Yoshi's Safari (SNES)
(1995)Archaeologist - As Seen In: Mario's Picross series (Game Boy/SNES)
(1997)Treasure Diver - As Seen In: Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy)
(1997)Fireman - As Seen In: Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy)
(2004)Toy Tycoon - As Seen In: Mario vs. Donkey Kong series (Game Boy Advance)

For pictures of the games go to the link above.

EA Saves Day For Dead Space Fan

A fan of the Dead Space series, Ashley, was excited for the sequel and when she bought and started playing it her dog knocked over her X-Box. In the bump the console took, the game also took enough scratch damage that is was unreadable. She got on Twitter and then contacted someone at EA who previously responded to her Dead Space tweets. Then the EA employee asked her for her address and not only did they send her a new Dead Space 2 copy, but it was signed and also with it was a custom sketch of the Isaac Clarke scolding Ashley's dog. How cool is that of EA? I think they are pretty nice to have sent her that. Means they care about their customers.

That's it for today, tomorrow won't be so long. As I said above. Have a great rest of your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. It's too bad Dragon Age was a pile of shit waste of money. Are they going to draw a picture of all the money I spent on that and send it to me too? Otherwise, what a bunch of gentlemen.