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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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). :)