I was on vacation in Moscow in August with my wife, and we were taking the metro. Between stops she says: "Hey, I wonder who's bag that is?" Next to me, is a big-ass, full, black duffle bag. I looked around, and we are the only people in the vicinity. I was sure I was going to die, recalling the metro bombing five months earlier. We briefly mused as to whether it would be better to be right next to the bag, or at the opposite end of the car if it went off. Needless to say, we got off at the next stop. Luckily it wasn't a bomb, but I must admit that I wasn't particularly scarred the rest of our trip. Maybe vodka is the best anti-terror tactic? To this day I curse people who forget their bags though...
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Agreed. The "news" part is that it's widespread, whereas RNA editing was primarily known to occur in mitochondrial genes before.
And Land-o-Lakes butter...that's definitely American. And Ricky Lake.
Probably a trick of the Mercator projection...
Correct. Health is a provincial jurisdiction. There is the Canada Health Act that sets out minimum standards of care, and the federal government send portions of income taxes receipts to the provinces to spend on health, education, and other provincial affairs as they see fit. There is then naturally some variation between provinces in terms of coverage for procedures and drugs, but in non-core areas (e.g. Quebec is thinking of paying for in vitro fertilization treatments).
To dispell any myth, we do have extended health coverage in Canada, usually through our employer. This covers eyeglasses, prescriptions, and dental care.
Also, there is a private health care system in Canada too, but very few people use it. The main reason is that a doctor has to either be part of the public system, or private (can't take gov't money and patients'). You can't buy insurance for the private system, so it's all out of pocket. If people go there at all its for abortions, elective MRIs or skipping the joint replacement queue.
Discrete if you plan on developing algorithms or data structures
Vectors etc. if you plan on doing 3D graphics or physical process simulations.
During my programming career, I have used every math and stats I've ever learned in a course. So like tohers say, take both. By the way, discrete was my worst mark, but also where I learned the most.