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Samsung ATIV SmartPC: Be very careful when buying in Canada

Among the Windows 8 devices I have been very anxious to see are Samsung’s ATIV SmartPC line. There are two main versions, the 500T, powered by an Atom processor, and the 700T powered by a Core I5 processor (note there

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Posted in Rant, Samsung

The Value of an Education, New Brunswick Style

UPDATE: To make this farce even better, it appears that for this year’s calculation rules have re-classified my two adult sons as dependents (including one who has not lived at home for 3 years). Neat how the government can on

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Posted in Education

So the iPad comes to Canada – whither 3G?

So I see that they have announced iPad availability in Canada for May 28, with pre-orders starting May 10. I am of two minds about the iPad. On the one hand, I think it is really a consumer-oriented toy, missing

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Posted in Cool Stuff, My Menu, Trends

US vs Canadian Healthcare – a follow up

A few weeks back I posted on my personal experience with US versus Canadian Healthcare This week, I received the paperwork from my insurance company to sort out the expenses for my adventure in LA. Just to refresh your memory,

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Posted in Customer Service, Health Care, Rant, Society

Another thought on health care…

Well, I am sitting here writing a blog post because I am not at the hospital with my son for his jaw surgery that was scheduled for today. It was cancelled because the surgeon was called in for an emergency

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Posted in Health Care, Personal

US vs Canadian Healthcare – a story of personal experience

As anyone not in a coma knows, there is a great deal of debate in the US right now about Health Care Reform. During this debate, there are many references to the Canadian Health Care system, typically by Americans who

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Posted in Customer Service, Health Care, Rant, Society

Kindle 2 not coming to Canada? Who Cares?

  Kindle 2 not coming to Canada | Quill & Quire So, Kindle 2 is coming to 100 countries worldwide, and Canada is not one of them. Certainly not surprising. From the quote in the above post, it would seem

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Posted in My Menu, Stupidity, Trends
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