Monthly Archives: March 2011

Amazing: Contempt of Parliment and Nobody Cares!

I’m amazed, frankly.  Our for­mer fed­er­al gov­ern­ment (it’s elec­tion time in Cana­da right now) is guilty of many uncon­scionable trans­gres­sions.  Some of these are legal like the elec­tion fraud where­by the Con­ser­v­a­tives were able to spend many mil­lions more than … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Via Rail to Montreal (and back)

I’m tak­ing the train today (Jan­u­ary 14th) from Oshawa to Mon­tre­al (and back).  While we could have dri­ven (I cer­tain­ly have before) and we could have flown, the Via Busi­ness class tick­ets were cheap­er than the coach air­fare.  Add to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Explosion Proof… Fridge?

Since I post­ed my first Lab­Safe­ty post a few days ago, I’ve antic­i­pat­ed that one or oth­er of my fam­i­ly was going to men­tion explo­sion proof vac­u­ums.  This has­n’t hap­pened yet, but since it will, I decid­ed to post about … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: SpaceChem

When I think of pro­gram­ming sys­tems that use two-dimen­­sion­al grids to arrange items that are “exe­cut­ed” when the pro­gram is run, I think of Ami­gaV­i­sion. Where you can envi­sion a “cur­sor” mov­ing line-by-line through your one-dimen­­sion­al code in more nor­mal … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Electronic Safety Scoreboards!

I’m going to start a brand new sec­tion today — in fact I’ll start a new sec­tion and sub­sec­tion.  Lab Safe­ty is a com­pa­ny that sells prod­ucts for prob­lems you did­n’t even know you had.  I have a lot of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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MMS: Multimedia Messaging Stumble

There’s many car­tels left in the world that artif­i­cal­ly inflate prices. Today we’re going to talk about SMS. It does­n’t take high­er math­e­mat­ics to real­ize that SMS as data trans­fer is hun­dreds of time more expen­sive (at 5 cents per … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Most Popular Thing (on this site)

The most pop­u­lar thing on this site is Volde­mort.  Prob­a­bly not entire­ly what I have to say about Volde­mort (although that has been pop­u­lar enough to draw sev­er­al cute com­ments).  The sin­gu­lar largest draw to this site is the pic­ture … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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British TV: Quality Over Quantity?

If I think seri­ous­ly about what I’m watch­ing these days, much of it is pro­duced in Britain. It got me to think­ing about why such a small coun­try pro­duces so much good TV.  It’s not just Doc­tor Who and Torch­wood, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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