Since moving to New Brunswick, have a uni-tuner PVR. Contrary to a VCR, you can watch a recorded program while recording an other. You can also pause live TV. But I was used to Ontario where Rogers uses Scientific Atlanta's two tuner model PVR. Two tuners is way better because, like a VCR, you can watch a live program while recording an other. You can also record two programs while watching a pre-recorded program. You can also watch one live station and have an other in picture-in-picture.
Anyway, I felt like crying when I found out the bad news about New Brunswick. If I wasn't living in an apartment, I would have opted for Express Vu who offer said two tuner digital video recorder.
Rogers is using the single tuner model because of legacy Shaw equipment at the head end (Shaw and Rogers swapped some territories a few years ago). The Shaw equipment was Motorola. Motorola does have a two tuner model, but Rogers has been dragging it's feet.
According to my source, the two tuner model is being tested in New Brunswick as of today. I don't know any other details.
Perhaps more soon at the excellent digitalhome.ca
So if you cheat on your taxes this year, don't tell me. Let the guilt grind your sole.
By the way, in my experience as a civil servant enforcing rules, people who get cought tell on everybody else. The best way not to get cought is not to tell anybody.
I'm still not sure most people want (or need) the World Wide Web away from their home and work computers, however. And indeed, the mobile World Wide Web is the main reason to get an iPod touch. An even then, it will only be as mobile as your local Wifi networks. And no Flash player capability.
Still, the ability to purchase music from the throne (mobile itunes store) is the killer application that people should try (granted, you could do that with a laptop as well).
Any way, the following commercial doesn't feature a toilet...
Note the possible confusion: you only need one iPod touch to do ALL those things.
160 méga octets plus tard, je peux maintenant utiliser un clavier Canadien-français sur mon iPod touch (merci à Circa CFD). Donc plus de "space" ou de "return" offensant (les accents, comme avant, ce font en pesant pour une seconde une lettre et en glissant sur l'accent approprié).
Avis à ceux qui croient que cette correction indique que le iPhone s'en vient au Canada très bientôt. Une source sûre ma indiqué que ce n'est pas le cas.
Il y a certainement quelque chose de plus que les mots "espace" et "entrée" dans cette mis-à-jour de 160Mo. Mais quoi? Sûrement une annonce à ce sujet bientôt. Attendez-vous à sortir votre carte de crédit (comme ce fut le cas pour la mise-à-niveau 1.1.3).
The French Canadian keyboard is otherwise identical to the American and British Qwerty keyboards. With all three keyboards on the iPhone or iPod touch, to make an accent, you hold the key down and then scroll over. With a computer keyboard, the French-Canadian version (which you can add in Windows) is vitall as otherwise making an accent requires pressing a series of keys (such as alt130 for the accent aigu "é").
So the "space" and "return" on the keyboards used by French-Canadians was a bug. Pat on the back for Apple for fixing this bug less than 5 months after the release of the iPod touch in Canada (how many years did it take to resolve on the Apple II?).
Was it a 160 MB bug? No. What else was included with the update? Nobody knows. No other "features" as far as I can tell. My last 160MB update (1.1.3) was a letdown as well. Almost nothing changed with that one untill I unlocked the features with the $20 upgrade fee. I suspect iPod touch users will be expected to fork over more money this week when Apple announces the new "exciting business applications" next week.
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Street View is the coolest thing since the iPhone. Just when you thought the idea of virtual reality was a fad that would never materialize, Google presents one of coolest features on the Internet: the ability to view streets from a vehicle's perspective.
You can't travel through Europe just yet. But if you were afraid of venturing into the ghettos of New York City, now is your chance.
Yet although Mr. McCain's children and some friends were angry and disappointed with him at the time, they rally around him today. No candidate could be luckier in his choice of an ex-wife than Senator McCain, and he must be the only politician around who could cheat on his wife and divorce her and still get her support and her campaign contributions today. Even her friends rave about him. (P.O.W. to power broker, a Chapter Most Telling)
Anyway, I have, and this is an actual quote from someone who is quite smart when he knows what he is talking about:
"I like Harper and Hugo Chavez."
So at the risk of sounding equally clueless, here is my bold perdiction: Non-smoker Christian Barak Obama will be elected as the next president of the United States. It won't even be close. The man will win in a landslide.
7PM Atlantic Time, February 22nd, 2008, Altavistagoogle is predicting Barak Obama will be elected the next president of the United States. Feel free to quote me.
If the firmness of the bold perdiction isn't enough to convince you, here are the justifications.
1.Youtube: Obama has way more convincing clips on Youtube. Watch "Yes we can" and try not to vote for him. I dare you.
2. Obama is from Hawaii. Nobody remembers where McCain is from because he is too old.
3. The chances of Bill Clinton getting an other you know what in the Oval Office are nil if Obama wins. People like that.
4. As a black man raised by whites, Barak Obama appeals to xenophobes as well as to the tolerant.
5. Please, no more Vietnam stories.
According to my source who should know, the Iphone is not coming to Canada any time soon. Granted, he could be lying, but I doubt it.
In the interim, here is the solution: take iPod touch, duck tape a small phone to it, add a camera (use Velcro) and voila! You have a perfectly usable iPhone (assuming you live and work dowtown Moncton or Fredericton (for the free Wifi), or never leave your home (for your wireless home network)).
Here is an amusing visitor statistic:
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The guy in this Newsworld clip (November 2007) is not my source.
The yellow kermit is not my source either.
Serbia now has same population as Quebec. New and improved Kosovo now 142nd most populous country in the World.
Hyundai Canada introduces Quebec-only Accent
MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - In celebration of its 25th anniversary,
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. is offering savings of $3,600 to Quebecers on all
models of its highly popular small car, the Hyundai Accent. For a limited
time, both hatchback and sedan models will start at $9,995 beginning Monday,
February 11, 2008.
"It is our Silver Anniversary and we wanted to give something back to our
customers," said John Vernile, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai
Auto Canada Corp. "We recognize that Quebec is one of our most-important
markets, and it is a small-car market. What better way to celebrate than to
offer a special discount for Quebec?"
The special edition Accent will have unique badging commemorating the
company's 25th anniversary.Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles
are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and
serviced through more than 165 dealerships nationwide.
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|IP Address||192.197.82.# (Canadian House of Commons)|
|ISP||Canadian House of Commons|
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and cheese kurds. Donair is an adapted
Turkish/Greek/Lebanese/Turkish-German dish kind of like a gyros or
kebab. Really, it is a gloriefied meet loaf. And you can forget the
lamb or mutton you find in other regions, here in Moncton, we prefer
beef and/or pork. Donair is nowhere near as popular in Moncton as in
Halifax, so in these parts, you will find the "meet" on pizza. With a
side order of poutine please.
When you add to the mix the fish and chip joints, you have and
incredibly unique mix of fast food places in Moncton: Donair, taco,
sub, burger, fish stcks, poutine, fried chicken, wraps. All this with
an ethnic population of about zero. Go figure.
WHEREAS raising the age of consent from 14 years could assist in the prosecution ofadults who buy sex from young people because it would permit a prosecution for sexualassault without the necessity of proof that there was payment of money or otherconsideration;THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Canadian Association of Police Boardsurge the Federal Government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the ageof consent to sexual activity from 14 years to 16 years for those offences enumerated ins. 150.1.WHEREAS raising the age of consent from 14 years could assist in the prosecution of adults who buy se* from young people because it would permit a prosecution for se*ual assault without the necessity of proof that there was payment of money or other consideration;THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Canadian Association of Police Boards urge the Federal Government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the ageof consent to se*ual activity from 14 years to 16 years for those offences enumerated ins. 150.1.
Perhaps the strongest policy argument against raising the age of consent from 14 to 16 is that it would place unprecedented limits on the sexual freedom of young persons. Hence, proponents of such a change may be challenged to provide empirical evidence demonstrating that adolescents under 16 are being sexually exploited or, alternatively, that the incidence of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases among that age group calls for an expansion of the existing prohibitions. It must be noted that simply raising the age of consent to 16 would criminalize sexual activity between adolescents that is now legal. Because the modern sexual assault provisions of the Criminal Code no longer depend upon proof of intercourse, such an amendment could allow a 16-year-old to be prosecuted for virtually any sexual contact with a 15-year-old boyfriend or girlfriend.
Canadian Youth, Sexual Health and AIDS Study (says average age for first intercourse is 14.1)
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
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Walk-ins are welcome Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
The good news for those of you outside Atlantic Canada is that you don't have to deal with the phone or cable companies to get your hi-speed Internet (you don't even need a phone line). The bad news is that the prices for satellite high speed Internet, below, are similar regardless of the reseller:
|Monthly Service Fee||$59.95||$94.95||$194.95|
Equipment & Installation Fees
Includes a satellite dish, modem and professional installation.
- With a monthly contract: 999.00 (one-time)
- With a 3 year contract: $599 (one-time) OR $23.00/mo. for 36 mths.
Click here for a list of satellite Internet resellers in other parts of Canada.
Satellite Internet is not appropriate for voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services such as Skype. Online gaming would not be ideel either. But it is more than fine for web surfing, streaming videos (such as Youtube) and e-mail.
OK, now for the rant. I live in town, why is MY MONEY (via tax dollars and CRTC imposed fees), going to pay for subsidising Internet service in rural areas? New Brunswick did it, so has the city of Ottawa and many others. Rural residents already cost the rest of us a fortune thanks to road maintenance. Now we are paying to extend high speed Internet to their rural homes, despite the fact, than ALL rural Canadians have relatively affordable satellite Internet access available to them. Worse, those Canadians in the southern parts of Canada (95% of the population) have the choice of two different satellites (Hughs, formerly Directway, and Telesat)!
Update: 2008-02-08. Thanks to commenter Bruce for pointing out that Directway is now called Hughs. Post amended accordingly.
So is it the same for the Internet? Do couples read my blog in tandem. Do they email my "articles" to all their friends? I know that some people arrive at Atlavistagoogle from their email. How many more don't bother showing up, as the text is all in the email?
Anyway, as my counter approaches 20,000, I've decided that the multiplier is 100.
Which brings me to my favorite Google search result: two million people. Of all the searches for "two million people", my humble blog is currently number two! Wow. Why on earth would someone make a search for "two million people"?
epm.net.co ? (Colombia)
200.116.173.# (EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P.)
EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P.
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two million people
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Anyway, for the curious, hear are the eclectic results for Two Million People :
-Expensive loans forcing two million people into debt-
-ALTAVISTAGOOGLE: Two Million People- [ Traduire cette page ]
Two Million People. Two Million People. That is, very roughly, the number of people that would have been born in Canada had the Supreme court of Canada not ...
-P. Sainath: Two Million in "Maximum Distress"- [ Traduire cette page ]
A Letter to the Israeli People: We are All Led by Mad Men. Illinois Students Against the War ..... And that nearly two million are in "maximum distress. ...
-The Prevalence and Costs of Diabetes- [ Traduire cette page ]
MORE THAN TWO MILLION CANADIANS HAVE DIABETES. By the end of the decade, ... People with diabetes incur medical costs that are two to three times higher ...
-Are there really two million people using Second Life ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
21 déc 2006 ... Virtual world Second Life broke through the 2m sign-ups barrier last week - but how many of those users ever go back? By Bobbie Johnson.
-BBC NEWS UK 'Million' march against Iraq war- [ Traduire cette page ]
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to voice their opposition ... although organisers put the figure closer to two million. ...
-Two million people 'not entitled to sickness benefit', says top ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
Almost two million incapacity benefit claimants should not be getting the money, the Government’s welfare adviser warns today.
-La Gran Marcha: The Sleeping Giant Awakes : LA IMC- [ Traduire cette page ]
The Los Angeles Times estimates 500000 people turned out; .... and that the Spanish media reported one and a half to two million participants. ...
-Learn More Be A Witness- [ Traduire cette page ]
Since 2003, almost two million people have been displaced by a campaign of genocide undertaken by the Sudanese government against the people of Darfur. ...
-Survey: 2 million bank accounts robbed - Online Banking- msnbc.com- [ Traduire cette page ]
Nearly 2 million Americans have had their checking accounts raided by criminals in the past 12 ... People who do their online banking at public computers, ...
-February 15, 2003 anti-war protest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia- [ Traduire cette page ]
The StWC claims that this translates into 1.25 million households and thus supports the estimate of two million people, assuming that more than one person ...
-Migration Information Source - The Central American Foreign Born ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
There are over two million Central American foreign born in the United States. .... Of the two million foreign born from Central America, 817336 were from ...
-Medical Bills Leading Cause of Bankruptcy, Harvard Study Finds- [ Traduire cette page ]
3 fév 2005 ... We waste one-third of every health care dollar on insurance bureaucracy and profits while two million people go bankrupt annually and we ...
-Laos: 'Secret War' Still Killing Thousands - Worldpress.org- [ Traduire cette page ]
14 nov 2006 ... Laos had only two million people then. And we were later told that the U.S. and its allies dropped three million tons of bombs on us." ...
-Aid boom brings olive oil and cornflakes to Darfur - Times Online- [ Traduire cette page ]
8 oct 2007 ... While two million people languish in Darfur’s humanitarian camps, canny Sudanese businessmen are making a killing from the foreign aid ...
-Worldwide AIDS & HIV Statistics Including Deaths- [ Traduire cette page ]
By the end of the year, an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS. The year also saw more than two million deaths from AIDS, ...
-Two million people, many of them managers, bullied at work- [ Traduire cette page ]
7 nov 2005 ... Two million people, many of them managers, bullied at work: Management and Business News.
-Saddam Hussein killer file- [ Traduire cette page ]
Kill tally: Approaching two million, including between 150000 and 340000 ...... The prosecution alleges that about 182000 people were killed during the ...
-BrewTube - New York Times- [ Traduire cette page ]
4 fév 2007 ... If after a year, between two million and three million people between the ages of 21 and 34 are visiting each month, “It would put us in ...
-Nearly two million people in Northern Ireland pay £231 millon in ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
Nine out of ten taxpayers in Northern Ireland – nearly 2 million people - will pay £231 million in unnecessary tax this year, according to research from IFA ...
-Touching People’s Lives: Two Million and Counting: Microsoft ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
19 avr 2007 ... Microsoft passes the 2 million mark with Windows Starter, using technology innovation to bring digital literacy to beginner PC users in all ...
-About sight loss - changing the way we think about blindness- [ Traduire cette page ]
There are around two million people in the UK with a sight problem. This means that while wearing glasses they are still unable to recognise someone across ...
-Almost two million drought-affected people will need relief food ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
Johannesburg WFP launches an appeal for US$78 million to provide emergency aid to 1.85 million people in the first half of 2005 in three drought-affected ...
-Nearly two million 'wrongly' get benefit - Times Online- [ Traduire cette page ]
A few private-sector "consultants" will make fortunes, while nearly two million people on under Â£80 a week will be made destitute. ...
-UK National News - Two million people 'risking their sight'- [ Traduire cette page ]
More than two million people in the UK are at risk of needlessly losing their sight through treatable eye conditions, according to a new report.
-Apple: 2 million copies of Leopard sold - Engadget- [ Traduire cette page ]
According to Apple, Leopard sold two million copies in its first weekend, .... So all those people acting like these 2 million sold units came all came from ...
-You are now one of about TWO MILLION peopLe who have a cardiac ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
You are now one of about TWO MILLION people who have a cardiac pacemaker implanted. Thanks to this tiny device, people with heart rhythm problems can enjoy ...
-Two million people a year killed by air pollution, says WHO- [ Traduire cette page ]
6 oct 2006 ... Two million people a year killed by air pollution, says WHO
-Online Radio Networks Reached More Than Two Million People In ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
The latest ratings for Internet Radio streams have been released from Arbitron, the survey company that keeps tabs on who is listening to what.
-More than two million people now own a second home in Britain ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
More than two million people now own a second home in Britain - and up to a quarter of them could be in the Westcountry. Figures from the Office for...
-Green Technology News- [ Traduire cette page ]
Worldwide it is estimated that two million people − more than half of them in developing countries − die every year from air pollution. ...
-CNN - Famine may have killed 2 million in North Korea - August 19 ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
"Two million would be the highest possible estimate," Kirk said. ... The famine has left North Korea's 23 million people largely dependent on international ...
-Pol Pot, Pol Pot Massacre, Pol Pot Genocide, Cambodia Genocide- [ Traduire cette page ]
At Phnom Penh, two million inhabitants were evacuated on foot into the ... Starving people were forbidden to eat the fruits and rice they were harvesting.
-One in four Britons is out of work- [ Traduire cette page ]
The latter group includes more than two million people who are on long-term sickness benefits as well as students, people who have taken time off work to ...
-ReviewJournal.com - News - CLARK COUNTY POPULATION: 2 MILLION- [ Traduire cette page ]
And as the people keep coming, the improvements required to accommodate them grow ever more ... "Two million is a huge number, and it's a major milestone. ...
-Planners wonder: What if two million people moved in? Light ...- [ Traduire cette page ]
More than 200 architects, planners and landscape architects had six hours Saturday to figure out how to squeeze another two million people into Greater ...www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com/forum-topic/