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Have we reached a tipping point in the importance of broadcast news to Canadian politics?

Between former journalists being investigated for corruption in the Senate, the CBC's lack of transparency, click bait and listicles becoming the norm for online reporting, the Toronto media' swear on Rob Ford, and now this, what audiences do broadcasters hope to retain?

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/canada-election-2015-ndp-threatens-to-pull-out-of-broadcasters-debates-1.3175720
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Don't know if trolling terrorists, or  newly built Parliament building.
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An automatic phonograph is a state machine in which functions can be disabled (and hopefully documented) using masking tape.
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Between the increasing brain damage in Apple's user interfaces (which I've complained about a lot here) and Apple's internal contradictions about about privacy (of course they'll fully encrypt the device; the important stuff is in the cloud), I'm tempted to be done with Apple for a while.

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/14/10/20/003257/if-youre-connected-apple-collects-your-data

(Posted from my eighth and possibly final Apple device.)
fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the ne...
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Dear #apple: Just because you don't like file systems (and have never been good at designing them) doesn't mean that your file search feature can be this bad. 
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Dear #Apple Yosemite: If I wanted to use a broken late 1990s build of GNOME, I would have installed it.

Thank you for randomly opening apps in full screen mode with no obvious way to change that setting, and for hiding the dock at the same time, and for making new Finder windows sometimes opening in full screen mode, and sometimes not.

While I can Cmd+Tab out of that, but the interface is in no way intuitive or obvious.
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If the G+ mobile app required me to scroll through everyone on my list to find the people I want to share with, like the FB app does, I wouldn't have time theft to share anything at all.
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I almost considered installing an alternative to Finder before deleting 5 GB of QuickLook cache files. 

For reference, having a 5 GB of QuickLook cache means that screenshots take 20 seconds from being created to Finder showing the new file on the desktop, and a further 15 seconds to be able to be renamed, with CPUs pegged at over 180%. 

http://www.cultofmac.com/227473/save-space-on-your-hard-drive-delete-system-logs-and-quicklook-cache-files-os-x-tips/
There are many files that help make your system usable, but they can build up over time. System logs, for example, keep track of usage, errors, and service
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iPhone: Want to reply to an e-mail and include an attachment from a different received e-mail? Nope.

(Which of the following things should the "Copy" command for an e-mail attachment copy to the clipboard? a) the attachment; b) an image of the icon indicating that the e-mail has an attachment. If you guessed b), you use an iPhone.)

#uxfail  
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+MarketingProfs

No, I will not part with my email address before seeing your content.

In the 30 seconds it would have taken for me to type my email address, check the confirmation e-mail, click the link, and find your content page again, I have already scanned search results in three other open tabs to successfully find what I need.

Those other sites get my e-mail address because they demonstrate that they can provide value upfront. I do not come away from a nag page with any interest in "MarketingProfs", especially when competitors like +Cedar Management Consulting International, +DeRuiter Consultancy, and +Bearing Consulting do fine without spending resources to erect barriers against new relationships.
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Apologies for the off-putting experience, +Ben Li. We absolutely appreciate the feedback though, and have already been considering trying something new in that respect. This definitely helps to solidify that decision to make a change. Hope you'll give us another opportunity to help you find the information you need next time you're looking.
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IS researcher, policy worker, recovering designer, ex-journalist, and sometimes a biologist.

I'm also not afraid to discuss interpretations of QM, Schumpeter, and the Regency era.
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    Information Infrastructures, present
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    Open Source Innovation
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