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Brett Legree
Works at Epoch Six Nuclear Incorporated
Attended McMaster University
Lived in Deep River Ontario
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Just a tiny harvest tonight - much more to come.

We've also been enjoying tomatoes, hot peppers of various kinds, and wild raspberries (when the bear doesn't eat them).

Looking at the squash patch. We'll be eating a LOT of squash this winter...
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I'm half Irish, so I guess I have no choice about the potatoes!

True enough - even if we "could do better" I think we're still doing very well, and it can only get better.

One thing is for sure, it is a nice thing to do at the end of the day.
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Don't mess with Mom.
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I think the time has come when there should be a dedicated key for emojis on keyboards which pop ups a soft emoji keyboard on display. How else can I express my reaction to this post.. HAHAHA?
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Should "we" really be distinguishing between mobile operating systems and desktop (laptop) operating systems any more?

I remember when Microsoft Word for my desktop was smaller than 100 MB - and here we are, Word for Android is 103 MB (!)
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Last time I tried Android-x86 (4.3 I think) on an Ultrabook (Core i5-3xxx) the Intel IGP benchmarked on par with Tegra 4 in the graphics tests, which is now old hat just like the 'Bridge chipsets from Intel. Let's face it, if you actually want to play real games, you should be using a desktop with a serious GPU or a game console.

The software environments being what they are, PC games are rarely made with shitbook IGPs in mind.
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Part 2, perhaps.
Today, simply, I present recent images of the Earth, as seen from above. Shot from as close as a few hundred feet away, or as far as a million miles, the variety and beauty of our home planet depicted in these photos continues to amaze.
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This video shows the iOS 9 "two-finger trackpad" better than anything Apple demonstrated, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygf9jHF7QqE

How long until this is on Android keyboards?

(I say that because I want to see it there!)
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Makes me wonder if any eventual "pro" iPad will have external trackpad support.
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Unlike Om, my LTE is always faster than my "high speed internet" at home.

I'm not complaining, just an observation.

(I'll take healthcare, fresh air and lots of space between my neighbours and I in exchange, thank you very much.)
Today was one of those mornings. When I woke up, I found that my Internet connection was on the fritz. No worries—there was network maintenance at my ISP, Webpass, last night, so perhaps there was a need to reboot the devices and the routers. I did that dutifully. Twice. Nothing happened. Since it was way...
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+Brett Legree
Sorry for you.
Hope it break or get "terrorismismfied"
Here I'm blessed with full fibre to the home and full 4g at home & cottage since 2012 and LTE since 2013. :/
By Hell Canada LMAO
Buuuut I had so much issues with the customer service , Hell indeed.
I have so many discounts because their mistakes & incompetence I just can't switch it would be ridiculous! 
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to new Hell Canada customers don't give them your credit card # or pre-authorize payments it could get messy fast...
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Just "watching" (reading) the Motorola event and thinking, "Yeah, it's a new world", as the crowd in NYC are watching video screens showing Moto execs presenting live from Sao Paolo and London.

(i.e. we're not the centre of the universe anymore, kids...)
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For phones customers are expected to actually buy outright, we never were, relegating outright purchases to the lowest-of-the-low (I prefer to think smartest-of-the-smart), pre-paid customers.

In Europe, South America, Asia, customers have to pay for phones in full, which places an emphasis on value, not carrier-subsidies.
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This looks like WAY too much fun.
Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively-built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet.
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A friend of mine did it one year... It seems insane, but looks like it could be a ton of fun.
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BMW i3 as basis for an Apple car? Could happen.
Apple and BMW have engaged in negotiations over Apple’s interest in using BMW’s i3 electric cars as a basis for its own electric car project, according to a new report from German publication......
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+Chet Gurevitch I don't think the comparison is fair. Lamborghini isn't serious about smartphone market like Apple is for cars. It's a long term bet for Apple. That's why buying patents make sense . Apple products are not THAT ridiculously priced. Lamborghini didn't face any lawsuits either AFAIK. Apple prefers control and that's why patents and making their own car would make sense.

Similar things apply to Google as well. Google has been investing in broadband and carrier though these have nothing to do with their core business. I am sure they require patents here too. If Google can do it, so can Apple. I just don't see the willingness from Apple's side to do more than they can. 
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It's all we've got, folks.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory—a project which began in the 1990s—just sent back its first photo of Earth, and it's beautiful.
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You're right - definitely would be good to get rid of a lot of extra stuff on my phone these days... ;-)
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Okay, that's just cool - running Doom inside of Doom.
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There is nothing that Doom cannot be run on.
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Nuclear Facility Site Inspector (Nuclear Engineer)
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  • Epoch Six Nuclear Incorporated
    Director, Operations, 2010 - present
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    Nuclear Facility Site Inspector, 2010 - present
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    Chemical Engineer, 2000 - 2010
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Deep River Ontario - Hamilton Ontario
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I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us. We have come so far as a species, and yet, we are closer to our ancestors than we realize. We are all "barefoot cyborgs".
Introduction

I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us, and I believe in using the right tools for the job.

I run a technical communications consulting company and a cyber security consulting company.

Effective. Efficient. Secure.

These are the words by which I live, work and play.

I am a computer hacker (white hat) by passion, a nuclear engineer by trade, and a chemical engineer by training.

I have never stopped learning, and I never shall.

I am married to an amazing woman and have four beautiful children.

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I am a devoted husband and father of four, I work full time as a nuclear engineer *and* I run two consulting businesses, yet I still have time to spare - time is what we make of it.
Education
  • McMaster University
    Chemical Engineering & Management, 1989 - 1993
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