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The Vaccines at the Opera House Queen East this evening.
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One sign has "UP Pearson" (the airport train) and points straight ahead, the other has the same information (well, "UP Express" this time) but points left. The logic seems to be that, before the doors, you must go straight for at least one inch before turning left.

I think all arrows pointing left here would make more sense.
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Recommended to me on that other social platform apparently because my stream had a conversation (that I couldn't participate in) about people changing their minds on the BBC when they forego all Beeb services for a few days.

Anyway, I'd never seen this before, it's great.
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Where does Quantitative Finance Robin Hood get his massive net worth?
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Website of the new holding company, Alphabet, that has Google as a subsidiary.

I didn't find the"Hooli" link (reference to the TV show Silicon Valley) but supposedly it's there somewhere.
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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Surprisingly comprehensive report on the possibility of Toronto hosting the games, including what London 2012 cost, and just how much money it took Montreal 30 years to pay off in the wake of the 1976 Olympics (it was $1.5 billion, an astronomical amount if that's 1970s dollars!)
The Pan Am Games are spurring talk of a Toronto bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Does the city really stand a chance?
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Spotify has 25 million paying subscribers. Apple is hoping to get to 100 million paying subscribers over time. Apple Music seems to be available in more countries than Pandora (3 countries), Spotify (50-60 countries), Google Play Music (58 countries) and Rdio (85 countries). Apple Music has launched in about 100 countries and about 10 million people are thought to have created free accounts in the first month since launch.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2953652/mac-apps/can-apple-music-keep-its-10-million-users.html
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I guess you pair off R.E.M. with "80s indie" but this reads so wrongly...
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Rail infrastructure can feel antiquated in Southern Ontario. But the train we were on coming back from Niagara Falls (the NYC train) got up to this speed according to an app on my phone.
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Thanks for the +1s everyone! G+ is not dead :)
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Joshie calls routers "chromecasts". Interesting... :)
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I could say the same to you :)
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Elm Street this evening.
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iTunes + Apple Music may be a toxic hellstew.

Personally, I had some trouble coaxing my laptop iTunes client to manage my phone's music after a bunch of updates of all software involved (actually most problems were when the software components were some old/some new), but I haven't noticed a hellstew yet, and I do have some downloaded Apple Music content mixed with my 3,000 other songs...
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