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Jerzy Jarmasz
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Good points by both John Oliver & +Shane Birley!
 
Yes, this is so true. I have been arguing for years that the impression we have about news being free is just plain wrong. We have always paid for news and we should continue paying for it. We should be funding the #cbc  to prevent this type of invasive "advertising" from killing the entire news infrastructure.

Don't read organizations that support "native advertising". Support them by paying for what they should be doing.

#news   #nativeadvertising   #advertisements  
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The ugliness of TouchWiz finally got to me. Now running CyanogenMod 11 variant SlimKat W03 v11 on the SG Note 2. (model info is wrong with this ROM, though).
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One thing I really like about the custom CM11/Android 4.4.2 ROM by +Emmanuel Utomi I'm running on my HTC MyTouch 4G Slide is this album-art lockscreen thing. Works for podcast players too. Very slick, nice touch.
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If I mute enough Dr Who posts, will these stupid "what's hot" posts stop appearing in my timeline? Geez...
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" In fact, classroom interventions based on rigorous scientific evidence are surprisingly scarce." Ugh. Not a sentence you want to hear, what with all the training & education fads circulating out there, both in adult & child education. The "learning styles" myth in particular is quite tenacious...
There is a shortage of rigorous research into teaching methods, and results are poorly disseminated among teachers
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very interesting! a little late for me :=(
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Job cuts and a shift away from TV and radio services at the CBC have Canadians wondering: what is the future of our public broadcaster? What do you think the cultural landscape will look like in 5 or 10 years? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cbc-to-cut-back-supper-hour-news-in-house-productions-1.2688409
The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, says CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.
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Welcome to Birmingham, England - where pilots have white knuckles and steel balls. This eleven minute video highlights the skill and focus that is demanded from pilots who fly here. So, find something to bite down on, and imagine yourself flying in the back of one of these planes!
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And this is ever so slightly scary... If the science behind this is solid (hard to tell at this point), it's a veeerry good reason to keep your kids away from violent video games.Hesitate to speculate about wider social implications, but it makes you think...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204101716.htm
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Tweaked a friend's Samsung Note 2 & put the Google Experience launcher on it. One side-effect of this: it really highlights how UGLY the Samsung TouchWiz icons are!!
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Today's the day! Let's start the online discussion to help build a #ConnectedCanada! Your OpenMedia.ca team is going to be here until 5pm EST today - let's get this started!

SOUND OFF: How do you think we can make digital services (Internet, TV, Cell phone) across Canada more affordable?
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Happy New Year! I was going to try to keep my head in a book to end 2013, but instead I did one of my favourite new activities: installing custom ROMs on Android phones. Updated an old Samsung Galaxy Tab to the latest unofficial CyanogenMod 11 variant, and put this unofficial CM10.2/Android 4.3.1 variant on my main phone. Can't wait for a stable CM11/Android 4.4.2 release for the MyTouch 4G Slide in 2014! (Yes I'm a geek) :-)
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I Administer stuff in the realm of science & technology.
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    Human-factors specialist, present
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Enthusiast of underpowered, unreliable European mobile devices in west-end Toronto.
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Small-time human-factors bureaucrat trying to get by in west-end Toronto without trying to get too angry at the powers that be. Technology, especially mobile, is a welcome diversion from the daily grind. I seem to have a predilection for underpowered, unreliable European equipment. While my online presence is mostly about my neighbourhood (currently Bloorcourt/Bloordale), City Hall, and cell phone stuff, I have been known to drone on about my vegetarianism and raising my kid.
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Possibly the last Nokia N97 user in Canada (well, only intermittently)
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  • Carleton University
    PhD, Cognitive Science, 1997 - 2003
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