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Comment Re:My wife has facebook (Score 1) 227

This is so true. In fact you have just described your average newspaper site comments section. They are the worst for this. I consider myself at the centre of the political spectrum, right leaning fiscally and left leaning socially. It makes constructive political discourse, everywhere on the internet, pretty much impossible. Has anyone ever found a balanced political discussion forum?

Comment Re:Not in Canada (Score 1) 174

You can browse .com from Canada but good luck getting things shipped. Amazon.ca is even worse. Everything I have searched for is way more expensive on .ca, ridiculously so. Their .ca and .com sites may as well be two different companies all together. The only thing that is similar is the look and feel. Selection, price, shipping...you name it, it's a whole different experience.

Comment Re:Little bit of a knee jerk reaction (Score 1) 379

So many responses about getting Bob to be part of the solution and "tip toe'ing" around his fragile ego. This response right here is the best one. Presumably you are involved with this non profit to make a difference in relation to the goals of the organization. Who wants to muck around with document tracking systems. As Osgeld says, "Tidy shit up!".

Comment Re:uses? (Score 1) 97

I am definitely going to try Crossover tomorrow on my Linux Laptop. For the life of me I have not been able to connect my Slingbox to the Windows client under Wine. I have found some people who got it to work and have tried their instructions to no avail. Have also seen many people with the same issues as me that never did figure it out. If I can get it going with Crossover I will happily pay the $60.

Comment Re:Two words (Score 1) 349

I can say the same about Skydrive. I have Office 2010 home edition for the Windows laptop and use skydrive as well. The in browser version of office doesn't give everything that the desktop client gives but is a pretty worthy option in a pinch. Is plenty for most users. Also comes with 25GB of space (although 7 GB or something now). Just personal preference for me as Google docs just feels klunky to me. Again personal preference only. I have Libre Office on my Linux laptop and it seems ok too.

Comment Maple Syrup is awesome (Score 1) 399

When I was kid we used to go to my uncle's "cabane a sucre" (translates as sugar shack) on the outskirts of Sherbrooke to make the stuff. You need 40 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of syrup. Reduce it slowly, the longer you reduce it the darker it gets. I prefer a medium to dark but most of the places sell light. Makes sense as it takes less time. Pouring hot maple syrup over cold snow and eating it right away after it solidifies is one of lifes good things. Also bringing it to a boil and stirring it constantly turns it to sugar. That makes my mouth water.

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