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Old 12-12-2021, 06:53 PM
 
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Singer/songwriter Les Emmerson passes away.
https://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/...-77-1.16688394

 
Old 12-12-2021, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This is nuts! Toyota plans to start a subscription service, charging a recurring fee to use your key fob to remote start your car:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLlzAv2GTdc

(I have no idea why the guy in the video is wearing a Moose Jaw tee shirt. He’s a Michigan lawyer.)
 
Old 12-13-2021, 06:03 AM
 
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They are quite simply taking a page out of the portable technology playbook. Buy an I-phone, well now you have to purchase a bunch of apps to use all it's best features.

Reminiscent of the old days in England of continuing to put coins in the in-house electric meter to keep the lights on. Our first visit to family over there involved us contributing to their coin dish in the front vestibule so that whomever was closest when the lights went off had a ready source of coins to put in the slot.

I believe that gentleman was wrong when he said introducing pay-to-play for the entire car would be unlikely. If car makers ALL get together and set the terms - it'll be a fait-accompli.

Think of the cottage industry of hackers doing work-arounds for customers willing to pay hugely to avoid being held hostage to drive their own dang cars.

This is an example in part, of the kind of stuff supposedly prompting creation of our vaunted CRTC to prevent, as later regards cel-usage, chicanery on the part of providers, whereas we have come to learn it had nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the consumer, but rather the gang of four domestic providers from the spectre of competition.

Last edited by BruSan; 12-13-2021 at 06:40 AM..
 
Old 12-13-2021, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Canada
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This article about the fob thing is for those who don't/won't/can't do videos: https://www.thedrive.com/news/43329/...iption-service

Toyota isn't the only one being shifty.

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Old 12-13-2021, 11:03 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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Singer/songwriter Les Emmerson passes away.
https://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/...-77-1.16688394
legend on my local music scene RIP
 
Old 12-13-2021, 07:00 PM
 
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legend on my local music scene RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql38vh2zz0&t=71s
 
Old 12-15-2021, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I'm glad I erred on the side of caution and made no intentional travel planes. So many friends have plans to travel outside of Canada in the next few weeks.

It's going to be interesting ( OK only to me ) to see which ones cancel, and which ones go. One left yesterday, before the announcement, for Spain. Hopefully they won't have to quarantine when they come back.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tru...cron-1.6286656
 
Old 12-15-2021, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm glad I erred on the side of caution and made no intentional travel planes. So many friends have plans to travel outside of Canada in the next few weeks.

It's going to be interesting ( OK only to me ) to see which ones cancel, and which ones go. One left yesterday, before the announcement, for Spain. Hopefully they won't have to quarantine when they come back.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tru...cron-1.6286656
Yeah this new variant could turn out to be a real pain in the ass.
 
Old 12-15-2021, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm glad I erred on the side of caution and made no intentional travel planes. So many friends have plans to travel outside of Canada in the next few weeks.

It's going to be interesting ( OK only to me ) to see which ones cancel, and which ones go. One left yesterday, before the announcement, for Spain. Hopefully they won't have to quarantine when they come back.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tru...cron-1.6286656
Yesterday both my husband and I had our third shots, courtesy of my pharmacist nephew who came to our home.

We aren't having a Christmas gathering in part because my brother's wife and kids refuse to get vaccinated and also because my mother thought it was too dangerous way back in September. I was prophesying back then that we'd be in a lockdown by Christmas which for a while started to seem like bull**** to me, but now I think the smartest thing to do would be to prohibit holiday gatherings. My only ambivalence comes from that I think people would ignore that.
 
Old 12-15-2021, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yesterday both my husband and I had our third shots, courtesy of my pharmacist nephew who came to our home.

We aren't having a Christmas gathering in part because my brother's wife and kids refuse to get vaccinated and also because my mother thought it was too dangerous way back in September. I was prophesying back then that we'd be in a lockdown by Christmas which for a while started to seem like bull**** to me, but now I think the smartest thing to do would be to prohibit holiday gatherings. My only ambivalence comes from that I think people would ignore that.
I'm going to a small gathering. The hosts only invited double vaccinated people, with a few that have had their boosters. Also it's a group of people that I socialize with, so no new faces.

The windows and patio doors will be open...bring a sweater

The food has changed, no shared food, except for a cheese plate, but the cheese etc are pre-measured and placed in paper cupcake molds, so no one touches another persons food.

I won't say long, but it's the FIRST gathering in a home since the pandemic began.

It's tomorrow, so I'll report back on how it went.

This year we're not having anyone over for dinner, on Christmas Day or any other time during the season.
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