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I have a family member who worked at Nortel (well, Bell-Northern before it was swallowed up). He was laid off, then rehired but before long his entire division was sold to Alcatel. There were complications with his corporate pension, but aside from that I don't think he could be happier to be done with Nortel for good.
The foot not human, perhaps a vulture's?
"Remains found in a shoe near Campbell River, B.C., Wednesday are not human, the B.C. Coroners Service said Thursday.
"The BCCS, along with a forensic pathologist and an anthropologist, examined the remains and determined that an animal-paw skeleton had been inserted into the shoe with a sock and packed with dried seaweed, according to a press release."
It was on the Colbert Report last night
The 'water canon' is closer to a super soaker than anything else The guy is a hilarious crackpot, though.
I use AEI, a DSL wholesaler that gets its lines from Bell. This really does feel like a slap in the face.
This isn't the only case where Bell ignored the best interest of their customers, either. They haven't spent enough on their infrastructure and to try to fix things they've dragged their feet on speed upgrades. We're still stuck at 5Mbit/s* connections in metropolitan areas. I yearn for ADSL2.
*Up to, rather. Mine peaks at 3Mbit.
Re: The Lives of Others
It's not only the US. It turns out that the RCMP here in Canada has a secret database devoted to 'national security' that is filled mostly with unsubstantiated rumours and unproven suspicions.
The red squiggles will show up in Firefox with XP, too.
Ever watch Dirty Jobs on Discovery Channel?
When Mike tagged along with an exterminator for a day at an infested trailer, the guy mentioned that the roaches are attracted to most electronic equipment. To prove his point, he picked up the cordless phone base and rapped it against the counter top a few times.
I couldn't believe the number creepy crawly bits that scrabbled out for safety. Seems the brown flecks by the speaker was a buildup of roach shit, too.
inconsistent behaviour on Bell's part
Other articles covering the story mention that the guy with the giant bill has received warnings from Bell when he was going to be billed an extra $100 over his regular rate. This time there was no warning that anything was out of the ordinary until the damage was done.
Re: Canadian Record Industry?
While the Rest Of Canada might put out a band every now and then that's able to score a hit, a substantial chunk of music bought in Quebec is home-grown. They might not be known in the English-speaking portions of North America, but they're still there.
If you (or the author) had bothered to look into the guy's history, you'd see he had the same job under Bush as he did with Clinton, and that he was the only member of the executive branch on 9/11 who has apologized to the families of the victims for the failures of the government.
Yes, he seems to have zany ideas here, but that doesn't mean he's a Republican shill. The right-wingers in the US treated him like a pariah after his testimony about the Bush administration's blind eye to the threat of Osama.
re: "Sponsored link"...
"And now a word from our sponsors" was a common euphemism for advertising on radio and TV shows back in the day. I have no doubt my grandmother could make the connection.
too many great ones
"Donuts, is there anything they can't do?"
"Relax? I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or-- *ugh*-- only two synonyms? Oh my God, I'm losing my perspicacity!"
"This enormous woman will devour us all!"
David Brin strikes again
Seems like we're one step closer to Glory Season.
Homer's brain is buffered from the skull by a larger than normal layer of fluid, while the French guy's brain is plastered to the skull by liquid pushing from the inside.
I bet he further differentiates himself by scarfing down on croissants
The 1024x1024 version is available here:
Are you sure about this?
"UK HDTVs more commonly display 720p and 1080p images at 25fps, while US screens run to 30fps. In each case, the result is a movie that plays faster, with sound at a higher pitch, than it would in the cinema."
I find it hard to believe that North American HD-DVD and BD players are speeding up films by 25% because they can't do the hi-def equivalent to 3:2 pulldown.
The money Lowtax was raising was going towards the Red Cross, but Paypal wouldn't allow it because it couldn't see what SA was 'selling' and froze the account. They gave him the opportunity to transfer the account holding to the United Way, but Lowtax didn't like the amount of money that charity skims from donations. He ended up refunding the donations in disgust and asking people to donate individually.
CRTs can do HD, too
"By targeting the individual red, green and blue colours of each pixel, however, the displays can be scaled to support HD resolutions."
They aren't exactly slim, but there have been CRTs (both computer monitors and TVs) capable of displaying HD content for years.
From what I've read, Divx is comparable to the H.264 and VC1 codecs that are standard on the next-gen video discs. If you're willing to put up with a 4.5Mbps bitrate for your video then I guess DVDs aren't a bad choice for you.
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