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Mario Stargard
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This is just so fascinating to watch. Can't wait to see how it ends. 
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It will end with a successful print test page no doubt. Emacs ended that way to.
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So, there's apparently a particular hashtag trending on Twitter after the Olympic gold hockey game today. This one made me smile. 
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Yep, you have to like that one.
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Nintendo should look in the mirror. It's nobody else's fault that their product isn't worth buying anymore. Instead of pointlessly chasing pirates they should work with Valve to create a Steam machine with their Nintendo controller and publish their library there. Or come up with their own plan for success.

What a shame it would be to everyone if their titles were only available by piracy.
 
Nintendo Wants to Block Pirate Websites and Punish Game Pirates http://ow.ly/2DQKlU
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Essentially what I run an emulator for, the classics ... Like you say a steam box would solve their problem
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So, they're watching the SuperBowl over here, and they start playing what I know as "Zombie Nation". It's played a lot at Hockey Games too. This is a pretty good tune and I know it from the band "Grendel". Turns out this is a cover of a song called "Kernkraft 400" by a band named Zombie Nation.

And now the kicker: This is itself a remix of the theme music from a Commodore 64 song from the game "Lazy Jones", which I played heavily in my teen years.

Huh, culture really is an accretion process.

So, here it is.
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@Mario Stargard : It is actually that tune written by my friend David Whitaker! :-) On the Commodore C64... and yes...@conchudo12345 that is 99 luftb.
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With that much changing lets hope more issues are not introduced :)
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Lunetterie New Look
1100 Rue Bouvier, Québec, QC G2K 1L9
Insurance scam...

My experience with New Look at the St-Laurent Shopping Centre was very poor. I've been going to New Look Eyewear for several years, and the treatment I got from them this time was quite horrific.

My prescription changed and I needed new lenses. I have 2 pairs, one for regular use, and the other for reading. This story is for my reading glasses...

I walked into the St-Laurent store with my new prescription. The sales lady tried very hard to sell me new frames. My frames were only a few years old, so I said no. She tried to convince me my frames were broken. The unusual part of this, my reading glasses were still in my purse. She hadn't even seen them yet..

If they were broken, she never showed me. She got upset with me when I didn't want to spend an extra $200-$300 on new frames.

Of course, the frames broke while the lab techs 'were doing nothing to them', so I had to purchase new frames. I can only speculate and imagine what happened to them... And I still forced to purchase new frames...

I called another New Look store and asked them what the life expectancy of their frames are. The manager replied, about 2 years, because that's what the insurance companies will pay.

That's when the light bulb went on. I don't have insurance, so I have to pay for this from my pocket. I've spoken to the manager, and she insist my frames were broken, and since I didn't buy new ones, it's my responsibility to purchase new frames.

I've been wearing glasses for about 35 years, and replacing my frames on an average every 10 years. I've never had a frame break while replacing lenses before. Needless to say, I've been scammed and there's nothing I can do about it.

Now, for my regular glasses...

These frames are actually newer than my reading glasses by 5 months. She also tried to convince me they were broken and I need to replace the frames. Fortunately, they didn't need to be sent out like my reading ones and the lenses have not yet come in (the order was placed almost 4 weeks ago). I brought the frames to my regular glasses to a few opticians, and they said my current frames are in excellent condition and are NOT broken.

This supports my suspicion that New Look is running an insurance scam.

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. What if New Look does the same thing with my regular glasses, breaks them? I'm looking at being without glasses for several weeks. Without them I can barely see, which means I can't work and no income for several weeks.

The only solution was to dig out a very old pair of frames (which are also in excellent condition. I have them looked at as well), and order replacement lenses with my new prescription with a different optician.

I just hope no one else gets scammed like I did...

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Why are some Olympic sports "Women's" and others "Ladies'"? 
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Wow. Municipal networks impossible to build in many states, blocked by telecommunications industry. Maybe Canada should build one to compete with the big three if they're really interested in providing competition as they said they were in yesterday's budget. 
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Ha!
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Valve conducts surveys on gaming platforms. Here's the results so far of the most current one.
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Ya, if you want the big names you go for a console or windows by default
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And, for the first time today, I heard what bitcoin was trading at on the radio during the market report, on a commercial Rock station. 
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Came here during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for a quick supper between games. We had the burger platter which also has fries and salad, which we enjoyed. Fries were very fresh and crispy. The salad was iceberg with cucumbers, tomatoes and Italian dressing. I ordered a Boreal beer from the tap and my wife had a glass of wine. She described it as tasting as though it had spent several months in a box. A woman at a neighbouring table said the red was worse. We sent it back and she ordered a beer. Overall, very happy.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
What a charming Motel. The rooms are nicely renovated and well maintained. The establishment is clean and the owners are welcoming. I would happily stay here again.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Stopped here with the RV on the way to Gaspé. What a nice campground. We were about the only RV there for the two nights we stayed. Hookups were water and electric. There's a sewage service, but you have to ask for it and they bring you around to a sewer in a restricted area so you can dump. Really nice people, plenty of activities, campground consisted mostly of tenters. There's a restaurant with liquor license, showers, and common flush toilets. We participated in a two hour paddle down the Bonaventure River, one of the best salmon rivers in the world. Had a blast. Would come back.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food is consistently good, and very tasty. Wicked salt and pepper squid. Tender and yummy beef with black bean and flat noodle. Huge chicken balls. Restaurant has a large aquarium stocked with fish on the menu.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
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Charming restaurant. Styled like a cabin or cottage. Waitress was friendly. Food was slow coming from the kitchen, but very yummy. Good cheeseburger and fries.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Stopped in while on holiday for lunch. Had the fisherman's soup which was impressive. Had the platter sampler which was a nice selection of fish and shellfish. It was good, but not great. Came across as just a bunch of steamed fish. Needed sauce which would have given it a theme or direction. My fault, I think. Should have had the table d'hote. Maybe next time. Service was excellent and very friendly. Recommend you try this place.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I'm not sure why this place isn't busier. The location is good, and the food is pretty good. I had the vermicelli with spring roll and shrimp on sugar cane, and my friend had Pho. The veggies in the vermicelli were fresh with a nice mix of mint and cucumber. The meat in the Pho looked as though they had cut it themselves versus some of the other places that just use fondu meat. There was more marbling, but also more flavour. We finished with a hot coffee and condensed milk which was tasty. As for the service, it was good. Both waitresses were working the same tables - all of them; they looked like they might be mother and daughter. We were served with a smile at all times. The food came out in what I consider to be a reasonable amount of time, not too long, and not too short. The food looked made-to-order. The restaurant decor was pleasant - the shop was bright, the artwork appropriate and tasteful, and the paint on the walls seems relatively recent. The prices are slightly higher than some of the surrounding competition, such as Saigon Pho down the street, but I'm not sure why. The food, although good, doesn't stand out the way it does at Van Van's on Holland. I was curious, however, that the menu did not list Pho first as most Vietnamese shops do. I'm wondering if this restaurant actually specializes in dishes from a different part of Vietnam. If they do, they should say so as it would be one way to differentiate themselves in a busy marketplace. I'll be back. Well, I went back several times, and I have to say, that my experiences are all positive. Food is good, and I will keep going back.
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