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Comment Re:I'd say not so much (Score 1) 284

The engineering (EE and Mech) and CS research group who I do IT for use TeX (specifically LaTeX) extensively. There are several groups where the professor basically tells their grad students "you are expected to learn and use LaTeX if you are part of this lab". We do have some people using Word + MathType, but they are certainly a large minority. I used to do IT for the CS department at the same University. LaTeX was the most important package to have installed on all the grad student machines, I don't think a single one used Word.

Sure, I have yet to meet a humanities student that uses or even knows what TeX is, but it is certainly alive and well in science and engineering. You could say the same thing about Matlab.

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Comment Re:Now ... (Score 1) 894

Um, no. We use plain-old cane sugar in pretty much all soft drinks and most sugary desserts up here. Most of our HFCS comes from sweet foods imported from the States, which we don't actually eat that much of. Our tastes tend to be slightly different.

Comment definitely public transit in Montreal (Score 1) 1137

Public transit is $68 a month, while parking alone is $24 a day for a meter (assuming an 8 hour work day) or around $15 for a private lot, if you can find one that isn't full.

Generally the public transit takes about the same amount of time during rush hour. It's even often faster as sometimes you end up wandering around for 15 minutes looking for a parking spot.

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