I bought her music before ever seeing her, I have to admit, when I first saw her (on Saturday Night Live), I was quite disappointed. My Adele was thin! :)
Improve TV host (now Price is Right host) Drew Carey.
I love how Drew Carey describes Africa as "being in the middle of the world". Maybe believing the world is flat is a more serious issue. :)
Alleged info on Palin
This needs to be solved. Also, I'm not sure about the one in Relvelstoke, it may be an urban legend.
At first, I tough Dubai got a Tim Hortons before Banff. But there may be a Tim Hortens at 100 Gopher street. However, it might be closed because it is a fire hazard. I guess people in Banff don't have the Internet because I can't get a straight answer. If there is a Tim Hortons in Banff, the Tim Hortons Gap is only 283km (but that can take you 4 hours in the Rockies!).
Agrandir le plan Last Tim Horons for 304 km!
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Remember, not all Tim Hortons are drive-thru. By the way, Tim Horton, the person, died in a car crash.
Skip to the end if you don't want the driving and parking part (note there is inexplicably no drive-thru at Tim Hortons Dubai). Note the guy eating a bagel. A bagel!
Agrandir le plan
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
Update (2012-05-15): You can watch, but you can't vote (unless you are there).
From the working draft of "Principles of solidarity" of the NYC Occupy Wall Street General Assembly.
-Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy;
-Exercising personal and collective responsibility;
-Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions;
-Empowering one another against all forms of oppression;
-Redefining how labor is valued;
-The sanctity of individual privacy;
-The belief that education is human right; and
-Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source.
To me, that sounds like communism...
Here is my list of TV to watch this year, with links to their Canadian web location.
-Pan Am. (CTV)
-Terra Nova (City)
-Desperate Housewives (CTV)
-The Simpsons (Global Sunday night or iTunes)
-The Office (Global)
-30 Rock (City)
-Parks and Recreation. (City)
-The Big Bang Theory (CTV)
-Modern Family (City)
-Raising Hope (City)
-The Daily Show (CTV)
-Saturday Nigth Live (Global)
-The Rick Mercer Report (CBC)
-Et Dieu créa, Laflaque (SRC)
-Acadieman (Télévision Rogers)
-The Amazing Race (CTV)
-Hockey Night in Canada (CBC), click with your glasses off so you don't see the score (or watch live).
-The Fifth Estate (CBC)
-The Nature of Things (CBC)
-The Passionate Eye (CBC)
-60 Minutes (CBS)
-Frontline (PBS). Some episodes not available in Canada.
-Nova (PBS). Some episodes not available in Canada.
-Documentaires de Radio-Canada.
-La facture (SRC)
-Diggnation (HTML 5, plays on iPad).
-Tech News Today, etc. (Twit.tv)
on Rogers, for ever! There is no simple way to unlock it without
So I've decided to to buy the 4S, unlocked, directly from Apple. If I
move or a company expands their network, or suddenly suffers from
congestion, I want (need?) the flexibility. Not being able to use my
iPhone at my new home, because I live on the wrong side of the
building, would be a costly mistake. And coverage varies incredibly
between Rogers and Bell/Telus.
But the cost. Ouch! Sticker shock is real when you pay up-front. $650
and a significant contribution to hospital care via the HST. Worse, on
the main Telus, Bell and Rogers providers, there is no price plan
advantage to having your own phone. For that you have to go pre-paid
or second tier (Koodo, Virgin or Fido). Note that the iPhone is not
compatible with Wind, Mobilicity or Vidéotron.
If you are like me, you don't talk on your phone much. You probably
don't need that much data either (text is not very data intensive at
all). But you could, you might. And as you probably know, cell phone
plans are relatively cheap as long as you get the right bucket. Spill
over and it will co$t you. Over-estimate your usage, you will end up
throwing your money out the window, every month, for the duration of
I have an extended battery pack for my iPhone 3G, I love the iPhone
and the Internet, but have never gotten anywhere close to using my 6GB
allowance, even when trying (Netflix and YouTube marathons, tethering
The coverage with Rogers in Moncton is great. But as most Maritimers,
I spend a significant amount of time out of the city. The Bell/Telus
rural data coverage is vastly superior in Atlantic Canada. So price
being equal, Rogers is out.
But being a Maritimer, price is of vital importance. Salaries are
ridiculously low here, so money is always an issue (I have colleagues
who use food banks to help the feed their kids!).
Spend some time doing your own research and calculations for your own
perceived "needs". With the Internet, researching prices is somewhat
easy (if you have a degree, you should do fine). But you will quickly
concluded that confuse-economics is alive and well in the cell phone
business, even more so with smartphones.
I've decided to go with the unlocked iPhone 4S from Apple and a Koodo
(aka Telus cheap brand) $15 Canada wide voice and flex data plan.
"It has come to my attention that there are thieves among us; this is never a good thing".
Do you have a gummy worm theft problem in your office? Apparently, I do. I'm pretty sure my boss has an office memo quota because his latest is about gummy worm thieves with a sincere promise to eventually catch and fire them. "These individuals have to go, they will eventually get caught".
According to the article, Amazon bought the English rights to the German book and sold 200,000 copies of it. Then, someone thought it would be a good idea to publish a paper version of it.
In case you were wondering, Gutenberg invented the movable printing press in 1439. So although the Hangman's Daughter didn't have this week's new Kindle Tablet, she could have had access to a book.
-32GB Sony: $678 (taxes incl.)
-32GB Blackberry Playbook: $677.99 (taxes incl.).
-32GB Motorolla Xoom: $565 (taxes incl.)
-32GB Toshiba: $565 (taxes incl.)
-16GB Samsung Galaxie Tab: $565 (taxes incl.)
-32GB Acer Iconia: $452 (taxes incl.)
-0.5GB Viewsonic View Pad: $334 (taxes incl).
-6 inch,1GB Kobo eReader, Touch Edition: $158.20 (taxes incl)
-6 inch Kindle (at Staples): $179.67 (taxes incl).
-3.5 inch, 32GB iPod touch: $360.47 (taxes incl).
NBC Nightly News had an hour long hurricanecast tonight in-lieu of news. NASA has a nice hurricane Irene photo. 90% chance of tropical storm winds hitting NYC this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.
iRobot on Myspace. So I feel for whoever decided "seach" was a word.
Truly ironic, because they avoided using a URL (that people can never
remember and ALWAYS get wrong). Telling people to search is a good
idea, as long as they are not confused by the "seach" typo and also
remember how to spell iRobot (not iRobo, iRoboto, or Roboti).
This is what 60 Minutes had to say about Top Gear.
Since cutting the cord, I can no longer watch Letterman episodes. Global Maritimes (digital HD Over The Air) doesn't even carry it (possibly thanks to evil NTV). However, thanks to the generous folks at CBS, they let this Canadian watch short clips, despite not being in the geographical target market of their online video advertisers. Even better, lets see if this works, I can embed my favourite clips in my blog!
By the way, the Daily Show and Conan are available, in their entirety, on the CTV web site.
Rabbit ears are set to join the Walkman, VCR and record player in the ranks of endangered household items.
And that's costing Edmontonians big bucks to keep up with the trends as they're being forced to upgrade their TVs in preparation for a sweeping digital transition.
Rabbit ears — the double-pronged, upward rising antennas popular among the elderly and the frugal — are set to become extinct as the CRTC prepares to make digital cable mandatory in the Edmonton market.
The CRTC is forcing most Canadian television stations to broadcast in digital in major Canadian cities, starting Aug. 31.
That means those receiving stations through rabbit ears or outdoor antennas will no longer be able to get service.
If they want to keep tuning into their favourite shows, they will have to get a cable box, digital converter or new TV. The cost will depend on the cable package.
Lorne Konelsky, who's selling a pair of rabbit ears on Kijiji, said, "They're an antique now. Those things are over 25 years old."
Konelsky recently found the gadget while helping clear out the house of his son's mother-in-law. She used them until she moved into a seniors home, he said. They're for sale for $5.
The ad's been static for months and just a few calls of inquiry have come in — mostly from people wanting to know what they are.
Until recently, married mom of three, Tena Trefz, used rabbit ears to catch the news and cartoons with the family. The two channels it provided was all she needed until a few months ago, when the family switched to cable.
"To us, it was a luxury. We never had it before," she said. "We didn't really feel the need for cable. We just decided to get it for fun."
Those being forced to make the switch have a right to be annoyed, she added.
"Now it's just being forced on people, (and) they have to switch. If you're getting two or three channels and that's all you really need, you might not want to pay for cable."
The matriarch of another Edmonton-area family said they're shelling out thousands to upgrade their TV systems in advance of the digital switch.
Tracy — who didn't want her last name used — said she and her Lacombe clan had been using rabbit ears up until a few weeks ago.
But when they moved into a new home, they decided to sign on to cable, and upgrade all their TVs in the process.
"We're splurging. We're going big. It'll be thousands."
While she might have otherwise been irked by the change, Tracy said the household move helped change the tone.
"It would have normally been a headache," she said. "But because this is a happy move, this is exciting."
While CRTC change will take effect Aug. 31, some stations have received a deadline extension.
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please do so in the comments here. :)
Ceci-dit, lorsqu'on lie quelques chose sur l'app Kobo en mode "nuit",
et qu'il y a une photo en noir et blanc...
En passant, vous pouvez maintenant télécharger gratuitement l'Acadie
Nouvelle du jour via le site de la bibliothèque (auparavant il y avait
un délais de trois jours). http://gnb.ca/0003
for the north of 49th American Indian reservation. Unfortunately, that
attention to detail didn't extend to Alaska...
Oh, before you hop on a short range plane to AAA rated New Zealand or
Australia, you might want to consider that the Pacific and Hawaii have
been chopped of this CNN map.
Now that we Canadians have Alaska, we might as well pick-up Greenland,
as Denmark no longer wants it (according to CNN map). France also has
some over-seas departments worth a look.
Finally, looks like the Falklen War was for naught; the island have
been reassigned by CNN Money to some non-AAA nation.
A while back I embeded some other cool public transportation videos, but Google Video closed down! Perhaps that is the best feature of a subway: relative permanency.
This is what can happen when you don't build a subway (Detroit only has a uni-directional people mover). :)
Now, if only they could do the same with their iPads and accessories. Also, note that even at par, it means the MacBook air (and new Mini) is more expensive on this Canadian side of the border. Based on US pricing, at time of writing the cheapest air should only be C$946. By the way, there is no duty on computers, so taxes are not the reason for the pre-sales tax price difference. And since Apple's computers are made in Asia, transportation to Canada is also cheaper, by boat or plane. Retail costs (labour and rent) and shipment to customers could theoretically be more expensive in Canada, but I doubt it.
However, before you drive to the USA to save $70 on a US$1599 Mac, remember that most US states, and some US cities and counties, charge a sales tax, and the price difference is only 4%. Also, your credit card company probably charges a 2.5% conversion fee. New Hampshire has no sales tax on computers, but does on restaurant and hotels...
However, if you are in Old Orchard and are planning on buying a MacBook Air or Mini, buying one in NH before you get back to Canada is a way to save a few bucks, assuming you don't care about the 141km detour to Salem or Nashua. You could instead buy an Apple computer at the nearby South Portland store, but because Maine sales tax is 5%, you would have to pay MORE for your computer if you declare it at customs (you have to pay HST on the entire price, including the Maine tax).
Deleware and Oregon are the only other options for Canadian Apple cheapskates (Montana and Alaska have no state tax, but no Apple stores either).