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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
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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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Do you like authentic and jamtastically delicious music? Check out this track by one of my awesome coworkers with his band.
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This is a fantastic cover, and a solid example of why I think Churches are so great. They were awesome at +OSHEAGA​ this past year.
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+musicsuxnowadays its not a bad rendition, im sure if they had made an EP of it or just practised the song more it could sound be better, but not bad.
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This is one of the best articles I've read in a long time. As someone who has criticized Kanye, it applies to me, and I don't know that I'm able to disagree with much of what it says.

There's a LOT of stuff about Kanye I didn't know that paints him in a better, or at least less of a "he's a douchebag for the sake of being a douchebag", light.

I suspect a lot of folks will stop reading at "white mediocrity vs black excellence", but I strongly urge you to read about some of the examples there. This is something I've always sort of been aware of, though I've never seen that term. Black artists and performers definitely have a harder time than white ones.

As far as Kanye goes, well... the truth is, as always, is probably somewhere in the middle. 
 
Thoughtful and thought provoking.
Kanye takes more heat than anyone. Post-Grammys and "SNL" 40, we're finally seeing his critics for what they are
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There is that old maxim that a black person (or woman, or other non-white male) needs to work twice as hard as a white person to get the same recognition. There is certainly truth to that.

I think, though, that what this incident highlights is less that than the utter stupidity of award shows. Judging widely disparate acts on who knows what criteria? How can you even pretend to be an objective judge of Beck vs. Beyonce?
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I really like my job, but I don't think I've ever reacted this positive to it. 
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ARGH.
According to reports on social media (via The AV Club) from people in the audience at the taping of his latest episode, Jon Stewart has announced he'll be leaving The Daily Show.
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I'm wondering who will take over for him. My money is on Jason Jones/Samantha Bee.

Not just because they're fellow Canadians.

IMO, they did a good job hosting the night Jon wasn't able to.
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I'm surprised to see a civilian version of this before a military one. I guess there isn't a military, or military contractor, that is as interested in advertising that they've done this.

Because  you know they totally have.
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You don't think they're going to tell you about Skynet do you?  You're only going to hear about it when they're patrolling the streets.
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This is a weird level of douchey politics, and its not readily apparent why that's the case.

If this were really about transparency the information would simply all be publicly available. That it's coming out in a strange, antagonistic half-measure is purely a political tool and a complete corruption of the mindset their political spin will put on things.


Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has personally ordered documents from all general freedom of information requests be publicly posted, despite serious concerns from the civil servants responsible for implementing the new policy, CBC News has learned.
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Any folks south of the border hear about this event, at all? This is the first I've heard of it.
Eighteen months ago, a Virginia man was shot by police while standing at his suburban front door with his hands raised. The facts are clear and barely in dispute, but no one seems to want to do anything about it, Neil Macdonald reports.
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Yeah, this was this summer. I am never going to the states again.
And I sometimes think this is a bad century to have kids in.
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The publisher of a video game that features scantily clad, hyper-sexualized women beating the ever-loving hell out of one another... has asked the modding community to be "good and moral" with the mods they make on PC.

Presumably, judging by the publishers exhibited goodness and morality: anything goes, modding community!
Series' first PC port could be its last if mod community doesn't behave.
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Wait a second, he did make Xtreme Beach Volleyball 1 & 2 with the wacky boob physics, right? 
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Further proof that, while there are similarities, Canada and the US can be wildly different places.

(Sun News is essentially Fox News.)

I also find it wonderfully uplifting that of the 5.1 million possible viewers, the network only attracted on average 8000.
CBC News has learned that the cable news television channel Sun News Network will shut down early Friday.
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Less Ezra is always a good thing.
I didn't see this coming but boy was I happy when I heard it.
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Wow. So artist. Such innovation. Very groundbreaking.
I am Kanye West. But you already know that. You know who I am, and you know what I’ve done. You know that I am the most impactful creative individual on the fucking planet. I’ve reinvented the rap game more times than I can count. I am Warhol, I am Shakespeare, I am Tesla, I am Disney. I am light...
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Don't get me wrong this my guy, very intelligent,, musical genius,,, but this is the animal the game created,,,, some can handle it some can't and the level he's on most can't #MONSTER
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There's a hilarious irony in a bunch of millionaires telling us to "take action against the seemingly indomitable power of corporatist-totalitarianism within the world’s leading liberal republics."

The music industry is one of the worst offenders when it comes to rampant, self-centered capitalism. And while I like a lot of rap, I hold no illusions about the fact that mainstream rap is the epitome of that mindset. 
Eminem, Ice Cube and Korn Team Up with Anonymous to Call For Global Revolution.
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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 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Had a great meat paella, my friend had a vegetarian one he quite enjoyed. Friendly service and an overall great experience.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 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 - a year 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.
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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.
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