Blackberry used to make some of their phones in Mexico. My BB Passport was made in Mexico.
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"...Busang's gold resource was estimated by Bre-X's independent consulting company, Kilborn Engineering (a division of SNC-Lavalin of Montreal), to be..."
Interesting that SNC was involved in shady stuff back then. Not surprising when you consider the legal mess SNC is in these days.
"Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent research centre in foundational theoretical physics located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1999. The Institute's founding and major benefactor is Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Lazaridis."
Anyone remember another company that Mike L started a long time ago??
Research In Motion.
He's a very smart guy.
I started seeing website rendering problems when a non-google browser was following links provided by google search. A lot of the links were wrapped in something Google was calling Amp. The problems disappeared after updates were released for those other browsers.
Google was claiming that wrapping results in their Amp tech improved the world (or something like that). Maybe they meant it improved their world.
AMP was why I switched to duckduckgo for searches.
A long time ago.... I used to get calls that a monitor was blank. After having them check all the usual suspects (is it plugged, power light on, etc) I would end up driving to their site.
It turned out brightness was turned down as far as it would go. Easy to fix and of course no one admitted to touching tne brightness button.
As time went on I was still getting those calls and it was always the brightness (or dimness haha). It turns out they were accidentaly pressing that button whenever they moved the monitors. The button was located under the front edge of the monitor which was the perfect spot to grab the screen when it needed moving.
At work we would refer to it as the dim bulb problem.
That's happened to me.
I've got a blu-ray box set of the original Planet of The Apes movies that became unviewable after I updated the firmware on my blu-ray player.
It was the only movie in my collection that was affected. I didn't update the firmware in our other blu-ray player and the movies are still viewable on that unit.
My Toshiba laptop that has an internal blu-ray won't play any blu-ray movies anymore either.
DRM is a disaster.
My Dad's oldish Subaru Imprezza is all FDT.
It seems weird being in car that has manual windows and manual door locks.
It'll probably last forever... no fancy stuff to break.
Hmmm... just realized it has an auto tranny, so it's not completely FDT.
Maybe FDT will be seen as retro/hip/trendy some day.
I quit using Stack Overflow a few years ago because of the attitude of its members.
For example, I'd ask a question about how to do something and there were generally 2 types of answers I'd receive.
1) If you don't know that you shouldn't be here, or
2) Try this method, it "should" work. The code fragment shown would either be incomplete, be incomprehensible or simply wouldn't work.
Other times when I wouuld offer a solution to a newcomer and I would be raked over the coals because my code wasn't efficient enough for the elitist trolls that live on Stack Overflow.
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