244 posts • joined 17 Aug 2009
Re: Yukon Ho!
Well Yukon if you want to, but I'll stick with being a freetard.
Re: Canadian Orgies
No, they don't happen because we can't decide if they're a federal or provincial responsibility.
The smartphone's advantage
Just got a smartphone and for someone of a certain age I can predict one of its best uses will be to supplement my aging ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what's the word............................. memory: names of people in particular, for someone who works in various venues.
Re: Lose face never lose rabbit OK
No China expert here, but I recall reading that the Chinese leadership has been admitting mistakes recently, unlike their previous behaviour. Still no freedom of expression for the masses though.
"out of the woods"
There are woods on the moon?
"The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said at the time that the rover was having trouble because of the "complicated lunar surface environment"."
Well, there's your problem.
Meanwhile in Canada
Similar situation in Canada. You can choose ADSL or cable, but there are substantially only one of each in a geographical area. The three biggies (with a fourth lacking a cell division) own our cable, phone lines, internet, cell phones, and most of the tv, radio, cable channels and newspapers. And their corporate owned gov't is slowly strangling the CBC, the only alternative radio and tv. It isn't healthy for a supposed democracy.
"a software fault that can make the car slow down"
Years of urban driving in Vancouver have taught me that "Toyota" is Japanese for "slow." So how is this a problem?
Trevor, I applaud the effort, but what makes you think Harper and CSEC will obey the spirit of a Supreme Court ruling. They have already shown they won't on other issues. As has the BC gov't yet again over another issue (teachers' ability to bargain class size.) They blithely ignore the rulings or legislate around them.
I'm afraid the Kanuckistan label is becoming truer than I would like.
Smartphone newbie, as of yesterday. I was influenced both by the good reviews of the OS here and from my son, a veteran of two Android phones, at least one of which he rooted. Anxiously awaiting Wind (a minor player here in Canada) to provide their update to 10.2.1. The Q10 will only cost me $200Cdn on a 2 year. Not dead yet, really, it's feeling so much better..............
Re: Playing the Ball and not the Man Delivers a Great Game and in AI, Perfectly Matched Play.
Ming the Merciless sees what you did there, amanfromMars 1, and will brook no further taking of his Name in vain. You have been warned.
Re: Nationalize it!
US private healthcare: 17.6% of GNP and they don't cover everyone.
Canada: 11.4% and we cover everyone. Germany 11.6% UK and Japan: under 10% 2010 figures
If you want to promote your puerile " private is always better" tripe, find a situation in which it actually applies.
Re: Age realated Dislike Disorder here too.
Age related Dislike Disorder
Thanks Scott. I'm going to use that, since it applies to me frequently now.
Did not bother to look up the details, but the US has forever had a restrictive policy on sugar to keep the domestic monopoly rich.
Thanks for the accurate local info.
Re: "Bated breath", dammit
One of the best comic lines on Canada's former PM Jean Chretien, reputed to speak neither official language well, "I yam waiting with bait on my breath..............."
Credit to the Double Exposure satire duo.
to make a clean escape.
It's 2013 and they need a supercomputer to tell them where the crap in the air is coming from?
Many of the issues ckm5 has identified in SF apply to Vancouver, Canada as well -- limited land area, retirees from the harsher climates east, Asian immigration and investment. I think the root cause is the current unacknowledged policy of unlimited human growth. Vancouver was a nice small city 50 years ago. Now it has accrued many cultural benefits from the immigration and expansion, but it is suffering from the congestion and excessive land costs (which affect both residents and businesses) that growth has brought and it's rapidly getting worse. Do we really want every place on earth turned into Hong Kong or New York? That is what unlimited growth will eventually bring us.
I had MRSA a few years ago. From a quarter-sized hole near my knee treated at a hospital my leg from knee to ankle turned dark red and swelled up like a balloon. It took over a week of daily visits to emergency for an IV antibiotic to kill it. Antibiotics are losing the battle against MRSA and other stronger, deadlier resistant infections. I'm surprised that this news was not headline material on the radio and tv broadcasts.
Thought that was Russia, in recent times. Now it they'd just restricted their targets to outside Russia, they might have been left alone.
There's a card in the window of my favourite card shop. It says "Zombies Eat Brains."
And below it says, "You're Safe."
Re: Message to mobile operators
The downvoters need to realize that when a retailer buys from a distributor there is a price based on quantity. Buy 1 to 10 the price is x. Buy 100 the price is x minus something. Buy 1000 it's less yet. When you get into really large quantities, you're into negotiations and bargaining.
I don't support Apple and the hardball tactics employed here, but you have to see the industry practices that underlie them. I want a BB Q10, and its sad to see how a small operator in the market gets muscled out.
Re: No idea
Swedish airbags? Thought they were Bulgarian.
Re: Way too fugly....
"So long as it remains completely customizable, it'll be ok"
This is precisely why I use FF. The rounded corners will interfere with my bad habit of many tabs open. I too have customized FF to cram what I want into the toolbars and minimize the space they use. Leave those parts alone and fix the memory leaks again. The extensions and control (Tab Mix Plus) are essential to this FF user.
Then perhaps you're not old enough to have noticed your feet getting bigger.
Re: where there's a will
"The whole world is in a (sic) energy crisis"
More like a population crisis. The amount of energy easily available is relative to the population needing it. Consider the Filipino mother sheltering her 8 (!) kids in the concrete roofed school from the hurricane. How long is that rate of growth sustainable?
$14m for failure?
And this in a world where bankruptcy can leave workers with unpaid wages and lost pensions?
Why do we keep voting for parties that support this injustice?
Sherman, set the Wayback to before the fire.
Re: "Giant" is not a valid metric unit
The Canadian football field is bigger and wider. Sniff.
Re: What it will take to kill this and what should be able to do
If you'd like some expert help with antennas, let me recommend this Canadian site with a forum on OTA including quite a bit on antennas:
I haven't built one yet, but I intend to since I live on a hill with a good line of sight to transmitters.
"It can't be serious, certainly when I think of redheads* the last thing that comes to my mind is disdain."
Never been with any, then?
"You can dick with my privacy as much as you want as long as I can keep my guns and have no affordable healthcare."
The US lacks a real opposition party, so I'm not surprised that this news attracts little to no media attention. They have democracy theatre, not a real democracy.
There's a fly in my diatom soup.
I had outboard Dolby B units I used on reel to reel, and used Dolby B and C on cassette. The comments on dull highs probably apply to pre-recorded cassettes. They certainly didn't to my recordings. If the recording gear or the original recording is crap, results will be crap, Dolby or no.
Do the Hokey-Pokki
From the description and considering the app store component, NOT. There are other alternatives.
Why would you want to leave San Francisco and go to LA?
Replace the people with machines.
And are the machines programmed by machines?
Apparently around San Francisco, the term used for those wearing these is "glassholes."
While most linux users will be more savvy than the average, there will be the "I installed linux for the wife/girl friend/elderly parent" users. For them, safety will reside in how careful they are at clinking links, downloading attachments, and saying yes. Until now most of those risks involved Windows exploits from which they've been immune. This development does open possibilities, however small.
Pah. Wake me when we get to Firefox 187. In a couple of months.
"gets through the Pearly Gates"
Cute euphemism in an article about genetics and ancestry.
It speaks pleasantly. When it can clean and organize a house, I want one.
And if it had been an alien, first contact could have been:
"Take me to your leader."
And the reply, "Brzzzzztt"
@ tom dial
Upvoted your post but the 300 pound gorilla is not nuclear power, it's population and the ideal of never-ending 3% annual economic growth. If this planet were expanding 3% annually, this might not be an issue. But it's finite, it's no longer 1880 with a pre industrial revolution size population. Wars, famine and disease used to keep this in check. Pity.
Now that I've actually read the article, a comment about BC. Death by firearm most likely if you're involved in the drug trade. Next most likely to be by the police. Anecdotal only, no stats to back this up. Far more likely to die in or from a car.
Most of the recent deaths I know personally among workmates -- from smoking.
good, twisty bit of road
I have two corners I love on the way home at night at 1 or 2am, and I can see if there's anyone coming, urban area.
For the rest, this is what track days are for.
Re: Haven't you watched
Beat me to it, damn 15 hour days. Would have said, "Avoid Midsomer, the murder rate is frightful."
However, they're all solved within an hour and a half.
Re: Plastic Vs Aluminium
Theatrical lights use what I believe to be teflon wire to the sockets, where it gets quite hot. The jacket on this wire is tough. It's been in use in the theatres I work in for over 20 years, and I would never describe it as brittle. Quite the opposite.
Re: Chronicles of the Burning Boeing
Upvoted just for "Burning Boeing."
Great achievement. Now, in keeping with Canadian Tory tradition, PM Harper will move in, kill the project and destroy all the hardware. (Diefenbaker, Avro Arrow)
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