Feeds

Readers' letters Proud Canadian slams Reg

The pen is mightier than the baseball bat

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

MS Canada on slippery slope
Be funny and win a toboggan

Oh dear, we've upset the Canadians again. Ric Bresee, who declares himself to be 'a proud Canadian' has got himself all discombobulated over our bit of toboggan fun:

While I understand your notable envy with the recent promotion offered to Canadians by Microsoft, I find your character assassination insulting and your obvious belief in stereotypes a certain sign of ignorance. Unlike your own tiny island, Canada is a vast expanse covering almost every known climatic type. From the heights of the Rockies to the flatland Prairies, temperate rain forest to desert, Canada has it all. Not many Canadians live within 1000 kms of a "slippery slope". And to suggest that a typical Canadian office worker would go after work with a baseball bat in hand, presumably seeking violence, is a statement of such bigotry that I must assume it is born of jealously. Yes most Canadians trace their roots back to someone smart enough to leave the U.K., but even our hooligan ancestry doesn't show itself in modern Canadian society. We have, in fact, improved upon our origins.

We may be a small island, but we do have something going for us - a sense of humour. Oh yeah, and we don't speak French. Not anywhere.

Best of the rest

MSWorld® - An Orwellian vision of the future
Smoot - can you handle the truth?
Flash ad clampdown slur
McCarthy sees the light
Your moonrock's in the post...
Fish fancier rescues liquid PC

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Are you a fat boy? Get to university NOW, you PENNILESS SLACKER
Rotund types paid nearly 20% less than people who didn't eat all the pies
Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT
... said an anon coward who we really wish hadn't posted on our website
Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS
'Will put smiles on faces worldwide', predicts corporate PR chief
Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city
Belgian booze pumped from underground
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Amazon: Wish in one hand, Twit in the other – see which one fills first
#AmazonWishList A year's supply of Arran scotch, ta
Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team
Can you imagine the scene? 'Hey guys, it's your new owner – WTF is that on your desk?'
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.