Harper vs Hackers

I don’t want to have one of those blogs where the writer features news articles and writes an uninformative blurb with a hyperlink to the real news, but this story was too amusing to pass up.

A mischevious someone used some sort of remote communication device to reprogram electronic signs on several Toronto-area GO Transit trains to display the repeating message “Stephen Harper eats babies.”

Harper doesn’t eat babies: GO Transit

Amusingly, the “Right Honourable” Stephen Harper is unofficially featured in the new Ghost Recon game – as a cadaver. The premise has the Canadian prime minister assassinated at a summit meeting with the American and Mexican presidents. (a recently occuring real-world event) The Ottawa Citizen quotes an Ubisoft senior co-ordinator, asking Canadians not to be offended (we’ll try our darndest), saying. “Basically, for the game, the Canadian guy was the only one that we could actually sacrifice in the story.”

Prime target: Canadian PM assassinated in video game

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Who is Brian really?
I live in Toronto, Canada, and work for an IT firm. That's about as much real-world info I'm comfortable divulging here. What you read on my blog is the real Brian, but, for the sake of freedom of speech, I feel most comfortable leaving a gulf between my cyberspace and meatspace personae.

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My ridiculous job title is "Marketing Specialist" since I wear so many hats at work. I'm a technical writer, a specialist in enterprise search technologies, an electronic forms designer, a newsletter author, system administrator... but I'm in the Marketing department so for the time being I'm stuck with this inauspicious title.

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