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Comment Re:Ugh.. (Score 1) 307

Funny thing is, 2 of the 3 parties who forced this election still haven't paid off the last one. The only party who can afford an election is the Conservatives. I am unsure of the Block's money situation though. Even funnier is that only the Block will remain about the same as for seats one. According to polls (if you actually believe them) the NDP and Liberals are going to have their collective asses handed to them after they have been severely kicked first. As for the UBB and CRTC, isn't it great that a government actually listened to the people it is supposed to take care of? I think Industry Minister Clement actually told the CRTC to change its ruling on UBB or it would be changed for them. Most of the federal bodies and their "leaders" are leftovers from the Martin/Chretien days, who were not exactly the cleanest leaders ever. But alas, it matters not, for they all follow the politicians mantra: I'll lie to get in power, I'll lie to stay in power, they will lie to get me out of power.

Comment Re:Already exists (Score 1) 606

I don't want to pee on your parade (but I will anyways) but it looks like you might be slightly exposed to the elements in that "car". When it gets to -40 degrees C (-40 degrees F for our American friends) like it can here in Canada, you may suffer slightly from frostbite. And don't get me started on the rain and snow and sleet and hail and bugs...

New Superconductor World Record Surpasses 250K 271

myrrdyn writes to tell us that a new superconductivity record high of 254 Kelvin (-19C, -2F) has been recorded. According to the article this is the first time a superconductive state has been observed at a temperature comparable to a household freezer. "This achievement was accomplished by combining two previously successful structure types: the upper part of a 9212/2212C and the lower part of a 1223. The chemical elements remain the same as those used in the 242K material announced in May 2009. The host compound has the formula (Tl4Ba)Ba2Ca2Cu7Oy and is believed to attain 254K superconductivity when a 9223 structure forms"

Comment Re:$0 to click and download a file (Score 1) 406

Downloading an ISO and knowing how to burn an ISO rather than copying the file across like they do usually when writing CDs (if they've ever even written one before) would be too much for some users.

Really? I don't think it would be that hard to read the accompanying readme.txt describing how to burn an .iso. They may be Windows users, but they aren't completely stupid...

Comment Greetings Dhali Lama... (Score 3, Funny) 470

I am Suleman , IT Manager of Zenith Bank, Lagos, Nigeria. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On June 6, 1997, a Foreign IT consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National IT Corporation, Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) request for twelve calendar months, for a secure OS. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Nigerian National IT Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Barry Kelly did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$26,500,000.00 has carefully been moved out of my bank to a security company for safe-keeping. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as an Foreigner to stand in as the owner of the money I deposited it in a security company in two trunk boxes though the security company does not know the contents of the boxes as I tagged them to be photographic materials for export. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the as the owner of the boxes. The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperworks for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and this will guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address.And also send your Telephone and fax numbers so that we can have a smooth communication. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Awaiting your urgent reply via my email. PLS REPLY TO MY PRAVATE BOX suleman775@mailsurf.com Thanks and regards. Dr.Suleman .

Comment Re:Dear Iranian nation (Score 4, Funny) 923

Well first off every Canadian knows that there is no way we are going to irradiate our beer. And for sure there is no way in H E double hockey sticks that we are going to irradiate it and then strap it onto a rocket and shoot it out of the country. Don't even get me started on the bacon... mmmmmm bacon....

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