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Comment: Re:Old news... (Score 1) 585

by thracky (#26857713) Attached to: Automation May Make Toll Roads More Common

What's interesting and different about the 407 ETR though is that it is NOT owned OR operated by the government, but is owned and operated by a consortium of private companies.

This consortium consists of Spanish company Grupo Ferrovial and its subsidiary Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, SNC-Lavalin, and Capital d'Amerique CDPQ, a subsidiary of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. It was sold by the province of Ontario in 1999 to the tune of 3.107 billion dollars.

Comment: Re:Same as 4th grade (Score 5, Interesting) 613

by thracky (#26785073) Attached to: My handwriting ...
I have the exact same problem actually. When I was going through school it became such an issue that I was failing everything simply because it wasn't legible. So I saw an occupational therapist, was diagnosed with an inflexibility in my wrist and was told regardless of how much I practiced, my writing would never get better. So I became the only 7th grader with a laptop at the time.
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+ - FCC drops morse code requirement for amateur radio

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balloonpup writes "On February 23, 2007, the FCC dropped all requirements to learn Morse Code (warning, PDF) for all amateur license classes. All existing technicians will be upgraded to tech-plus privileges, and many others who have taken the General or Extra class written tests will be automatically updated to those classes without the code. More information can be found at the Amateur Radio Relay League's website."

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