'at least we aren't American'
Take off, eh!
236 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Take off, eh!
I couldn't believe the 10 things that happened next and DESTROYED <pro/anti political view> using these common household items and kitten gifs.
It's a decommissioned coal power plant. That smokestack is still one of the tallest structures in the country at over 700'.
Just out of frame to the left is a cement factory and another Toronto landmark:
The Ashbridge's Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Not to worry though. You'll hardly notice over the smell of the harbour. As part of Lake Ontario, you'll also note that even in the sketch nobody's swimming.
Sounds like it's going to be great place to raise a family!
Two different credit reports depending how you write your address?
That actually sounds like good feature!
...if it's not connected to the internet.
Forget the cost of new hardware/anti-virus. What's the cost of employees wasting time?
I've got several consistently underperforming help desk staff on final written warnings for watching YouTube playing browser games for hours on end. Now they'd rather stare off into space than use remedial training materials to become competent.
2 of them have even gone to HR to complain about how unfair it is to expect them to do what they're paid for!
The cheapest solution is to run 2 networks and have most devices have no outside connection.
He made it all about the interaction between the 2 of them and getting compensation for his expense.
Should have filed it as class-action to get everyone in the theater reimbursed.
Always is a strong word.
I've been to 3 major hardware chains here in the last week, not a single light bulb among hundreds that isn't made in China.
As an atheist not of the militant/evangelical variety (which is all too common on the internet) I approve this message.
I remember the memes when Star Wars Galaxies (of all possible games to do so) briefly released a patch that overwrote the Windows, rather than the game, boot.ini file.
You flew out of Toronto? You know it's not a long drive to fly out of Buffalo right?
Not just lower surcharges, but the ticket itself is always at least $100.00 CDN cheaper and 1/2 the price for parking.
Probably less total travel time too given how much faster customs is at the border instead of the airport.
When a Big Brother article has a Facebook button on the page.
So...business as usual then?
Certainly an efficient way to win a war, but seems like a violation of the Geneva convention.
I always found our own sales and marketing types caused far more problems than vendors.
The minimum wage everywhere is always $0.
If government regulation prevents an employer from hiring someone without paying them more than they're worth, they don't hire them at all.
This is why jurisdictions like Portland see a stampede of entry level employers for the exit when they drink the 'living wage' koolaid.
Yelp isn't a viable business in the long run, so Talia needed to leave anyway. A shame someone who thinks she's should be paid lots of money to do media for a reputation company, wasn't bright or savvy enough to realize trying to publicly shame an already reviled company could only impact her reputation, not theirs.
...gaming since 1981 and somehow 20 years experience, not each, but combined?
You've got a 100-sided coin that lands the same way 64% of the time?
Perhaps could be made to work the other way too. Within a secure network, regardless of credentials of the user/admin trying to run something, refuse to run any code other than by whitelisted authors.
“Some people will say, 'Freedom of speech, Freedom of speech', These are foolish people."
Well, hopefully that's enough to finally pull the wool off his supporter's eyes and end his clownshow of a campaign.
I fail to see how anyone, other than public employees and self-serving politicians, benefit in any way from inserting the corruption and inefficiency of government into charity.
I believe the only appropriate response to your proposal is "Shut up and take my money!"
Clearly you don't know very many humans.
The ONLY reason to even have electronic voting instead of physical ballots is to make tampering with the numbers easy.
Doesn't even need another network or country. Guess what your provider does when you call them to activate your replacement phone? They delete the old IMEI to add the new one thus removing the block. There is no master list of blocked devices. Only purpose of blocking is to keep them running up your usage bill until you get the new phone.
Wireless internet is always a bad idea for a whole host of reasons, signal attenuation being one of the main ones. Even if you were to put up an antenna mast tall enough to clear the trees around the house, you should still expect it not to work for much of the rainy season and work poorly when it's just humid.
"only put things on facebook that you would be happy published in the national newspaper"
Metadata, you might want to look it up. Facebook knows you better than you know yourself.
They even know how big an idiot you are.
...maybe if Facebook, Apple and Google are very publicly sharing everything with the FBI that might finally be enough to wake the sheeple to demand those companies stop tracking everything.
People like their amusements too much.
Good lord! They're making Clippy robots!
"The Falkland Islands will be a barely habitable wilderness, afterwards"
Excellent expose and analysis piece.
If the merits were adequate, they wouldn't need to bother with a trade show.
When private groups redistribute money, that is charity, when government does it, that is socialism.
The former organizations can be extremely helpful and effective, the latter is always inefficient and wasteful (and not just when it comes to redistribution).
Mental exercise - what if, over a decade, all social programs were phased out, all tax rates were lowered proportional by the amount spent on them, and replaced with mandatory donations to charities of the taxpayer's choosing in the same portion of income.
Well, yes, though I'm curious, why httpS for recipies?
As long as nobody gets any ideas about glasses that run Power Point.
...but is it just me or does the blade (and mini-blades) look to be somewhere between jagged and flaming vs the all the movies/cartoons/book covers we've seen up to this point?
To learn that an app with the sole purpose of facilitating casual sex with strangers would have a surplus of creepy guys.
Did he actually read the email? Or was it a simple and effective way to educate users (at least a little bit) about data security?
I can't tell if Barry is completely un-self-aware, or a brilliant meta-troll.
I hope the latter. If so, well played sir. If not, well, he probably won't understand this post anyway...
...or read it.
I'm Canadian, but largely similar for driving/vehicle purchase habits.
You can stop right there for a big part of it. It's a 16 hour drive at highway speed to my sister's place (and much, much longer in snow). With several more hours past each other to the East/West borders of the province we both live in. Hell, it's 100 km just to get across the Toronto suburbs.
Yes there's a lot of city folks buy gas guzzling SUVs either as status symbols, to feel safer in a larger vehicle or just to be higher up and see what's ahead in rush hour traffic. Outside the major centres though, anyone who drives a Smart car is a moron who's not going anywhere once winter comes.
I'll attempt to paraphrase Mr. Smith.
Money is a unit of measure.
Unfortunately, while the value of the unit was slightly variable in his time (coin clipping, etc.) in the modern age it is extremely variable. Whereas 340 years ago individual crooks clipped individual coins, now the Federal Reserve clips every single dollar on a daily basis. Economies of scale! (No I'm not arguing for a return to the gold standard)
Thumbs for that. I must now endeavour to incorporate this into conversation regularly. Regardless of the actual topic, it's just too good not to use.
...vague promises of changing the world accompanied by glowing praise and financing from all kinds of tech related bigwigs and business...
...we got Segway scooters.
"That's like Barack Obama asking me for a loan."
With US federal debt an unfunded liabilities closing in on $125T I found that quote amusing.
Still, while I'm skeptical overall, there is some merit to the argument that LHM may want investors because they're looking at a spinoff as it would be very much non-core business. They'll just hold onto the patents for any custom materials developed.
Investors and speculators are both shareholders but their interests are often mutually exclusive. There tend to be fewer speculators but they're usually louder and more often the ones being catered to.
Related: If the execs are pushing EBIDTA numbers as the headline rather than a footnote, SELL! Someone is trying to obscure the real health of the company
Well, let's see, they could have deleted the post from their privately owned website but chose not to. What was your point?
Heh.So basically saying 'Here be dragons'.
I approve this nod to ancient map making tradition.
...worth of fraud.
Another 6 billion lawsuit settlements and 12 in lawyers fees?
No wonder Lowe's shares are up lately.
The word you're looking for is sand.
...the iWatch is just an undersized PlayBook with a wristband attached.
That and "policy-based evidence-making tricks".
"A real solution would be to start with making different political choices: the state taking charge...and actively mandating how we live our lives."
What could possible go wrong?
When in all of human history has that approach had a result other than going disastrously wrong on an epic scale?
Nothing is more adverse to change, more inclined to treat symptoms not problems, to cover up problems and mistakes, and to punish whistle blowers, than government. The most sure fire way to prevent resolution of any problem is to give responsibility for dealing with it to people whose pay depends on the problem continuing to exist, and whose position & advancement on it continuing to get worse.
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