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Eric Lortie
Attended Nova Scotia Community College
Lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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Fusion powered. Monkey Operated. Ginger Hipster. Internaught Constructicator.
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Hi there. Welcome to my profile. There was free coffee and complimentary cookies, but I ate them all.

If you're wondering where to put me, I'd probably fit in the following circles:

Web Design
Technology
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Cape Breton
Halifax
Maritime Provinces
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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Atheist and Theist discussions.
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Born in Halifax, moved to Cape Breton in 2009 when my wife graduated from university and got a job here (Neither of us is from the region). I used the following 2 years to get a diploma in web development from NSCC and am now I build websites and junk. 

I like comic books and making laser noises while shooting things with my finger. I am owned by 2 cats. My wife and I like to hike and fly kites in our backyard, which always gets us weird looks. I am extremely outgoing, except for when I'm not, and I'm much less annoying than I appear at first glance.

9 out of 10 people who are me feel that I am awesome.

Nothing I say should be taken seriously, except for the stuff that I actually mean.

I have a kick-ass job with a kick-ass company. My opinions are my own and do not in any way reflect the views of my employers. It would be fundamentally absurd to expect that a company have opinions as stupid as mine on as many ridiculous things as I do. Honestly, anyone who thinks otherwise lacks any and all objectivity and needs to smarten up. 

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  • Nova Scotia Community College
    Information Technology / Web Design, 2009 - 2011
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All you people wishing me a happy birthday are silly. My birthday was like 34 years ago or something. Duh.
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sorry my bad. 

Hope you had a great womb escape anniversary 
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The paypal API is down. Shenanigans.

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We're still in the very early stages of this technology and it's already blowing my mind out the back of my head and through the window and down the street to the pizza place.
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Kinect is a camera, a video camera in fact. People outside countries like the UK and the US are pretty reserved when it comes to surveillance. You can't even install a video camera in any way you'd like in Sweden because we care about the integrity of people. You need some really hard-to-get permissions to install a video camera outside your house and then it can't be facing certain directions depending on the neighbourhood.

So that and the, I'd say limited use of a Kinect is what's stopping it from being a success. The HoloLens on the other hand can be and will be a much desired tool for companies working with CAD-softwares.

Even my old workplace, a small lego workshop with 12 employees saw the huge possibilites with the HoloLens and they will probably get some depending on the price.

Even if the first generation leaves something to ask for, it needs to be released to the public to see what needs to be improved. :)

And being an MS fanboi? Nah. I'm a tech geek and love technology wherever it comes from.
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Last night Jon Stewart on The Daily Show did two whole segments about how the White House Correspondence dinner was a fluffy piece of distractive garbage that catered to the basest parts of that culture, including a Hunger Games reference... and then followed it up with an interview with someone from the new Avengers movie.

It was far from his finest moment.
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People still watch that?
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I finished Daredevil today and am just floored by how great of a job they've done on it. It started off as good, in my view, as Agents of SHIELD is now.

I've realized that I prefer superhero TV shows to movies. Superheroe movies don't have nearly enough character development as a result of the fact that they have to be blockbuster-y. Having a whole season to run with gives them way better pacing.


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I think Vincent D'Onofrio's portrayal of Wilson Fisk is the best comic-to-screen adaptation of a character since Ledger's Joker. He's simply fantastic.
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I'm just over half way through.  Loving it so far. 
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I'm pretty sure after this the Cookie Monster and the Hamburglar are going to team up to take over the world. Who is there to stop them now? WHO?!?!
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Boy howdy. I'm plum tickled at this here development.
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+Questions About The Nigger In Star Wars??  Sir are you okay? Have you been taking your meds regularly? Are you in need of assistance?
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STOP BEING ASSHOLES. EVERYONE. EVERYONE. JUST FUCKING STOP.
It's not often you hear about women being criticized for wearing skirts that are too long. But that's exactly what happened to one French teen, who was barred from attending class because her ankle-length maxi-skirt was deemed a "provocation."
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it's ridiculous. I i did not heard anybody making  the link with the lats h&m and zara collection
long skirt are in all magasines too. it's just stupid stigmatisation of everuthing they don't understand or know about
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I'd blocked the terrible, movie version of Deadpool out of my brain, but can't help but feel that he looks like he belongs in the same gang as Jared Leto's Joker. That's boding non-goodly.
It has been a sore spot with comic book fans that is only just now starting to be remedied after six years. I am speaking, of course, about the portrayal of Deadpool in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds are working to give Deadpool his due with their new film, a new video from ismahawk, the guys behind the Nightwing fan-series, finally puts Weapon XI in his place. The channel kicks off a new series t...
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I sure wish community action on the internet based around things that aren't sort of meaningless could find this level of success.
We're going to remove the payment feature from the Skyrim workshop. For anyone who spent money on a mod, we'll be refunding you the complete amount. We talked to the team at Bethesda and they agree. We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing.
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WOW. I honestly don't think anyone really expected that to happen. Gg valve
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Never stop being amazed at everything around you.
Hundreds of billions of stars are strewn like fairy lights in the dark cosmic ocean of the universe. Until 25 years ago, our observations of the beauty and destruction of the cosmos was obscured by Earth’s atmosphere—the Hubble Space Telescope has liberated astronomers from earth-bound worries like atmospheric turbulence.
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HOW DID THEY MAKE KUNG FURY BETTER WITHOUT DESTROYING OUR SOCIETY?

They're wizards.
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Had a run in with a faulty ATM resulting in me being shortchanged several hundred dollars. Called the 1-800 number and received friendly, professional service indicating the issue would be resolved soon and that I should go in to the branch. Went into the branch, spoke to a teller and was told an investigation was under way and the money would be deposited in my account if they audited the ATM and discovered things were wrong. A week went by and nothing changed, so I went in and spoke to the branch manager. She was fantastic and immediately addressed the issue for me, fully admitting that it was super unlikely I was trying to rip them off given that I'd been a client for decades and had half a dozen services through them, including mortgage and car loan. It was a refreshing amount of respect and common sense. I wish the ordeal hadn't lasted as long as it did, and I'm fortunate that I was financially stable enough to be able to survive without 1/3 of my paycheck, but overall the experience left me with a continued positive view of RBC.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Had a great meat paella, my friend had a vegetarian one he quite enjoyed. Friendly service and an overall great experience.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Golf course was the most visually stunning I've ever played, although it's easy to lose balls when your skill level is as low as mine. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful above and beyond I would have expected.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Went here for the first time with my wife, who'd been there before and spoke volumes about how good the food was. I was definitely impressed. I had the Moroccan chicken pizza and can't say enough good things about it. The chicken came in large, tender chunks which covered a lot of the pizza. The vegetables they chose mixed extremely well with the dates and other more exotic ingredients, and the Moroccan spices went very well with the whole thing. My wife had a wrap and she said it was tasty, which came with a hearty portion of lemon potatoes which were quite excellent. She even said they were better than the ones she makes at home. I disagree, but it's a close race, and hers are delicious. For delicious she had the baklava, which was excellent, and I had a lemon-basil tarte that was simply outstanding. It was busy, which apparently is normal, and service suffered a little because of this, but not to a level that was detrimental to our experience.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The best thing about a restaurant like this is the consistency of eating in a franchise restaurant. Pizza Delight, as a brand, has updated a lot of their menus over the past year and has improved. A year ago I would have rated them 2 stars. It's cheaper than Boston Pizza, with less selection, but can typically be counted on to be a fairly solid experience. The staff are always friendly.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Location is fantastic. The nearby Highland Links golf course is a must-play for any golfers nearby. Close to fantastic local activities, like Ingonish Beach and all of the hikes in the surrounding Cape Breton Highlands. The outdoor pool and surrounding pool area are a great way to spend an afternoon. You can't go 10 feet without seeing a magnificent view. The Lodge itself is an older building and doesn't have air conditioning in all the rooms. The rooms are a good size and, while dated, are quite comfortable. The beds and linen are comfortable. The food offered is hit or miss. I had the lobster sliders in the pub and it was one of the absolute best appetizers I've ever had. That being said, the scallops in the restaurant were one of the most disappointing things I've encountered in a fine dining restaurant. My wife and I paid around 200$ for dinner one night (including wine), which we had expected and would have been happy with... had the meal felt like a 200$ meal. It did not. The haddock was alright. Again, there's nothing bad with 'alright', but there is something wrong with 'alright' as part of a 200$ meal. Every single staff member we encountered was great, pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. The live music in the pub was great. I will absolutely go back in the future, possibly as soon as in the fall.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good arena. The ice gets a little watery earlier in the season after the Zamboni has gone through if it's humid out. Public Address system leaves much to be desired, sound quality is rather poor. The mens washrooms are probably the best washroom layout I've ever seen in a public arena, easily accommodating heavy traffic. Good location for concession stands/services, nice open space to prevent crowding.
Public - 2 years ago
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