AFAIK in the American legal system
British Columbia is in Canada, not America.
My understanding is that AdBlock on Chrome doesn't work the same as it does on Firefox. On Firefox it blocks the downloading of black-listed items; on Chrome it just blocks the rendering. So your browser still makes bandwidth-wasting requests to ad-brokers, and sends and receives cookies to them, you just don't see the results. Which is not really the same thing.
The macro versions evaluate their arguments twice which can be a trap for the unwary, e.g: min(foo++, bar) increments foo twice if you are unlucky. Inline functions solve this issue without the overhead of function calls.
Between FF1 and 2 the option box to disallow 3rd party cookies vanished.
In FF 3.6 the Tools|Options|Privacy dialog has a checkbox labeled "Accept third-party cookies". It has been there for a while.
There isn't a single decent client application made in Java.
It works pretty well most of the time for me. There are several algorithms used for program break detection. The ones that seem to work best are blank frame detection and station logo detection. I find it works well on Discovery, A&E, CBC Newsworld and Speed TV (blank frames), and AMC and other movie channels (logo detection down in the black letterbox bars). It works passably on network TV but tends to get a bit confused when they run the final seconds of the show and the credits in a sidebar next to station promos.
You don't need to charge to enforce time limits. It is perfectly possible to have a "Max stay 1 hour" rule (enforced by ticketing or towing violators) without needing to charge everyone who doesn't overstay their welcome.
Canada probably has roughly 10 million Facebook users, or about half a percent of the Facebook usership.
Ten out of 200 is five percent, not half.
On-street meters in downtown Vancouver still take quarters and loonies.
Canadian's don't carry cash. Period. At least not Canadians under 30. This is one area in which the US and Canada are vastly different... cash is now hardly used for any transactions in Canada anymore, at all.
I think perhaps you are overstating the case. I rarely have less than a couple of hundred dollars in my wallet, and I see people pay with cash in supermarkets and so on probably around one third of the time.
And if you never pay for anything with cash, how do you accumulate change for parking meters and such?
The logic is quite simple: if you can't live without something, then get a guarantee in writing, and pay the premium for that extra service. In Gmail's case, there is no premium service, so you'd better start looking elsewhere.
Actually there is. Gmail is available as part of Google Apps for Your Domain. Premier Edition costs $50 per user per year and offers a 3-nines uptime guarantee.
Goodbye, Chinese 'bad electrolytic capacitors'!
Hello, American 'bad salmonella peanuts'! Corruption and shoddiness exists the world over.