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Comment Re:I've spent a lot of time in retail (Score 1) 159

This isn't about MSRP but OSPR (Ordinary Selling Price Representation).

I know the linked article mentions MSRP but the quote they have:

“The Bureau’s investigation concluded that these claims created the impression that prices for items offered on were lower than prevailing market prices,” Canada’s Competition Bureau said in a statement. “The Bureau determined that Amazon relied on its suppliers to provide list prices without verifying that those prices were accurate.”

only mentions “prices for items offered on were lower than prevailing market prices,”
"Prevailing market prices" are not MSRP.

Comment Re: "captured" (Score 1) 197

This assumes that eating food with baking soda will release CO2. While most of the uses of baking soda is for leavening (which does release CO2) there are other uses of baking soda that doesn't release the CO2. This ingested NaHCO3 could be converted by the body into non-CO2 molecules.

Also, once the CO2 from coal burning is converted to sodium bicarbonate it could easily be buried so that it would meet your definition of captured. This would be a waste of a perfectly good product though.

Comment Re:When will it end (Score 1) 265

I think you may have some other problems. I have used it since upgrading to 10 with no problems. I have also installed it on client machines when Windows 8 rolled out (why they removed the start button then is beyond me) and they haven't had any problems with it.

Sure this is just my experience as well but from other posts here it looks like your experience is in the minority with respect to Classic Shell performance.

Comment Re:Data Speed and Cost (Score 1) 48

In Canada the major telecom companies (telephone, cable, satellite, wireless) collude like a mafia don's wet-dream. We pay outrageous rates for data regardless of its delivery method (cable, fibre, wireless, satellite) for slow download and even slower upload transfer rates. I recently augmented my cable ISP service with wireless ISP as a connectivity backup. In general, the wireless Internet service is no worse than the cable Internet service although the same price gets me 5 GB wireless and unlimited cable. The wireless service has tiers so as I use more than 5 GB I pay about CAD15.00 more for each upstream tier. If I dumped my cable Internet service then streaming videos (CraveTV, YouTube, and education / professional training) would get expensive pretty fast. The area in which I live is urban but not sparsely populated compared to Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver . There should be plenty of wireless bandwidth available to enable the wireless carrier to decrease the cost to the consumer; the service is HSPA+ (on a good day) and most (95+%) of my Internet usage is education, professional training, and career related. I am willing to pay CAD75.00 per month for true unlimited data (wireless) and based on past usage the typical bandwidth "consumption" tends to be less than 50 GB a month. Today the 50 GB costs taxes and fees. By the way, CAD75.00 is the current 10 GB data usage price plus taxes and fees.

So where exactly do you live that you think Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are "sparsely populated"? :-)

Comment Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 1321

Sorry, I didn't mean meet as in gather in one place just in the sense that the US electorate gather on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to vote (I suppose though if I amtrying to get all factual I should be more precise as well). ;-)

The only thing I was really trying to address is that the Electoral college hasn't actually finalized the election yet (I attached the link so that I didn't have to be exact). :-)

The media starts talking about the electoral results on election night since (so far) the electoral college has always followed the results of the general election.

Comment Re:Too late.... (Score 1) 436

I think you need to rewatch the video you linked. No where in there does Obama say that illegals and non-citizens should go out and vote. He does say that if you are a citizen with an undocumented family member that you should go out and vote because you aren't only voting for yourself but also representing these individuals. He clearly states several times that citizens should get out and vote not that illegals should be voting.
Now you may disagree with citizens of undocumented immigrants voting but that is on you.

Comment Re:How many of those... (Score 3, Insightful) 153

Microsoft is only counting machines that have been turned on (and I assume connected to the Internet) in the last 28 days as active devices. So the number of devices that have Windows 10 installed could be significantly higher than the number stated. If you haven't had your Windows 10 machine on the Internet in the last 28 days it wouldn't have been counted in the 400 million (so all those systems that had Windows 10 installed just to register the machine then returned to a previous version also wouldn't have been counted).

Comment Re:Die, IoT, die! (Score 1) 22

Actually just going to LED street lights eliminates a lot of light pollution. Before our town made the switch to LED street lights I could see the light pollution 10 miles out of town proper any night of the year. With the LED street lights I only see the light pollution produced if there is a low cloud cover or light fog.

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