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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 24th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By adagio
Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 18th, 2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,312
Posted By adagio
I'll likely be getting my wish for a green...

I'll likely be getting my wish for a green Christmas. If it's going to be white I always hope the snow falls before Christmas Eve. I travel outside the city every year and have had my share of white...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,019
Posted By adagio
I usually have $60 - $100 on hand but nearly...

I usually have $60 - $100 on hand but nearly always pay by debit card, except if shopping online, then it's a credit card. I haven't been inside a bank in at least 6 months. If I need cash I get cash...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,831
Posted By adagio
Fabulous news for both coasts!!

Fabulous news for both coasts!!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 15th, 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By adagio
I much prefer the idea of a monorail over a...

I much prefer the idea of a monorail over a gondola.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By adagio
True enough but if weather is REALLY bad they are...

True enough but if weather is REALLY bad they are shut down. A few examples off the top of my hat are freezing rain storms, blizzards, high winds.

I think the idea of these gondalas are cool but...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 12th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 59,504
Posted By adagio
Longest I've ever been without MobileMe has been...

Longest I've ever been without MobileMe has been 3 - 4 hours.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 7th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 10,578
Posted By adagio
McGuinty didn't really win. He only got 37% of...

McGuinty didn't really win. He only got 37% of the popular vote. That means 63% voted against him. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,797
Posted By adagio
It's the day after and it hasn't fully sunk in. I...

It's the day after and it hasn't fully sunk in. I refuse to imagine a world without Steve. Damn cancer!!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 5th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By adagio
I knew this day was coming but it's hard to...

I knew this day was coming but it's hard to swallow now it's happened. RIP Steve. I owe you a lot.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 29th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By adagio
I say stick with the Apple toys. Why? The apps....

I say stick with the Apple toys. Why? The apps. Developers will continue to work on apps for the iPhone and iPad for a long long time. Many apps are now for both iPad and iPhone. For the most part...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By adagio
Like I said... iPad and Kindle are two different...

Like I said... iPad and Kindle are two different markets.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 29th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By adagio
You folks seem to forget Apple will soon have...

You folks seem to forget Apple will soon have some kind of Cloud service as well.

For me an iPad is a no brainer. iOS will work seamlessly between all my Apple products. Many of my iPhone apps...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 19th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732
Posted By adagio
Hooray! Looks like it's taken awhile to shut this...

Hooray! Looks like it's taken awhile to shut this place down.

Sick puppies ! Paws R Us Kennel ! (http://canadiangoldens.com/showthread.php?4050-Sick-puppies-!-Paws-R-Us-Kennel-)!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,948
Posted By adagio
Well said, ehMax. I've been shocked and dismayed...

Well said, ehMax. I've been shocked and dismayed how this thread has been derailed. I'm even more shocked that some of the perpetrators were folks I held in high regard. There's a few loud mouths I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By adagio
Macfury a privileged white male? hahaha!! Wrong...

Macfury a privileged white male? hahaha!! Wrong CM.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 13th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By adagio
That's hilarious and I wouldn't be surprised if...

That's hilarious and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bit of truth in that. Glad I'm retired so I can play all I want. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 10th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,872
Posted By adagio
Perhaps these poor "downtrodden" should serve...

Perhaps these poor "downtrodden" should serve their sentence helping aid workers in Somalia then they'd get a taste of what REAL poverty and desperation is all about.

No excuse...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 10th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,872
Posted By adagio
Many of these riots are taking place in...

Many of these riots are taking place in relatively good neighbourhoods. How does police harassment = theft of 52 inch TV or burning down someone's home or small business? I'm guessing the cops have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 10th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,872
Posted By adagio
The underlying problem is an all too pervasive...

The underlying problem is an all too pervasive sense of entitlement everywhere. They want it all and they want it now. Apparently the Blackberrys they currently own aren't good enough. These folks...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 9th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By adagio
Yes, bought a hundred shares at $72. Bought 100...

Yes, bought a hundred shares at $72. Bought 100 more at $121 but sold them at $162. Wish I had cash yesterday to purchase more.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,748
Posted By adagio
My plan before retirement was identical to...

My plan before retirement was identical to Sonal's except if we chose to put into company shares it was $2 for every dollar I put in. I went the share route and did fairly well at the time. Glad I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I'm glad DrG spoke up. Discuss politics or...

I'm glad DrG spoke up. Discuss politics or policies all you want. Physical attributes whether it's being overweight or a crooked mouth or whatever have no bearing on the person's attributes. I was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 6th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Anyone who is worldly and travelled at all would...

Anyone who is worldly and travelled at all would realize that folks usually name the closest large city centre when asked where they live. My family who lives in King City will always state Toronto...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 29th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By adagio
I suffer from vertigo. I would pass out.

I suffer from vertigo. I would pass out.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 59,504
Posted By adagio
I know someone similar to Max's brother. She was...

I know someone similar to Max's brother. She was totally into her BB and rabidly anti Apple, even to the point of refusing to buy an iPod. That's all changed. She won a iPad through a FB contest....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 26th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 59,504
Posted By adagio
RIM has a problem...

RIM has a problem (http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2011/07/26/iphone-5-would-be-bought-sight-unseen-by-35-surveyed/?reflink=yhoof)

This article emphasizes RIM has a problem. They needed...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,761
Posted By adagio
Oh no, kps. I'll be thinking of you and hoping...

Oh no, kps. I'll be thinking of you and hoping all the best.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,654
Posted By adagio
+1 apology appreciated

+1 apology appreciated
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,654
Posted By adagio
Why would you wish cancer on anyone? Probably...

Why would you wish cancer on anyone? Probably just me but I find your last sentence disgusting. I'm not a fan of Mr Layton but I wish him all the best with his fight against this scourge. I feel...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 23rd, 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I don't recall it being suggested that ALL...

I don't recall it being suggested that ALL libraries be shut down. I think there are some that could be. I know of one barely used that could easily be shut and almost no one would notice.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 18th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,739
Posted By adagio
Condo owners really get nailed under the current...

Condo owners really get nailed under the current taxation system. We pay as much for our small footprint as many single family homes. It's even worse for those living downtown where values are sky...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 17th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,739
Posted By adagio
You think so? How do you know this? Do you...

You think so? How do you know this? Do you honestly believe all those who live downtown work there and all those outside the core also work downtown? How presumptuous. I invite you to my condo one...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 17th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,739
Posted By adagio
What is your definition of a "real" Torontonian?...

What is your definition of a "real" Torontonian? I wasn't aware those in the 905 area could vote for Toronto mayor? When did this change?

Those living in the core need to get over yourselves and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 17th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,739
Posted By adagio
He might not be YOUR Mayor but he's definitely...

He might not be YOUR Mayor but he's definitely MINE. He's not perfect but he's trying to sort out the years of mess. Good luck to him!!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 7th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By adagio
He's a menace. Every news article I've read...

He's a menace. Every news article I've read states the cyclist ran a red light. The pedestrian was crossing on a green light.

I've nearly been mowed down myself by insane cyclists going through...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 4th, 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By adagio
Great photos! Thanks

Great photos! Thanks
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 27th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 17,170
Posted By adagio
I'm not surprised the members weren't allowed to...

I'm not surprised the members weren't allowed to vote. I don't have a grudge against the majority of the workers.

When I was in college I worked the inside post office. I can tell you the union at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 25th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 59,504
Posted By adagio
I'm curious. What exactly is RIM's strategy? I...

I'm curious. What exactly is RIM's strategy? I haven't been able to figure it out lately.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 25th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By adagio
Have a wonderful birthday!!! marg

Have a wonderful birthday!!!

marg
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,541
Posted By adagio
LMAO!! I'd forgot about making those ashtrays in...

LMAO!! I'd forgot about making those ashtrays in class. Then we'd paint them with lead based paint.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Free swimming lessons didn't exist outside of...

Free swimming lessons didn't exist outside of "Toronto" before amalgamation.

I remember bread and milk delivery at Keele and Wilson. Milk was best in the winter when you could scoop the frozen...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 23rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I never had free swim classes and neither did my...

I never had free swim classes and neither did my daughter. Only the original city of Toronto had free classes. It's simply amazing that my kid is an excellent swimmer while never attending a swim...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I'd skip the parade too if I had a cottage to go...

I'd skip the parade too if I had a cottage to go to. It's Canada Day long weekend for cripes sakes. Long weekends are precious and not so long ago I spent every single one up north. If I could flee...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 15th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I have personally spoken with Rob Ford twice,...

I have personally spoken with Rob Ford twice, once before the election and once since. Yes, he does return phone calls. I found him personable and professional. My local councillor on the other hand,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 15th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Sonal, wonderful reply. You're bang on with your...

Sonal, wonderful reply. You're bang on with your assessment of the problem of public housing. The city currently has hundreds of unusable homes and also have many of them located on prime properties...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 14th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I couldn't care less what name they add to the...

I couldn't care less what name they add to the station as long as the original name remains as well. If the city can grab some corporate bucks then I say go for it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,032
Posted By adagio
I am willing to pay a small premium, and often do...

I am willing to pay a small premium, and often do so, for goods manufactured in North America. When it comes to items made in China I buy from whoever has the best price no matter which store it is....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,032
Posted By adagio
I don't boycott Walmart. I wonder how many of you...

I don't boycott Walmart. I wonder how many of you have been in one lately? I've been very surprised at the number of "Made in Canada" items. Yes, I do ALWAYS check labels to see where stuff is made....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 29th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,543
Posted By adagio
I'm retired from my job as a laboratory...

I'm retired from my job as a laboratory technologist in the special chemistry dept at what was once Canada's busiest medical lab. I loved my job for the first 25 years but the last 4 were a drain....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 29th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By adagio
I won't change a thing. I have 2 cups when I get...

I won't change a thing. I have 2 cups when I get up and that's it for the day.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 24th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,148
Posted By adagio
Say what? What a load of BS.

Say what? What a load of BS.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 20th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By adagio
Born in Toronto as were my dad and his dad and...

Born in Toronto as were my dad and his dad and grandfather and great grandfather. Original family came to Montreal area in 1721.

Mom is from England. (war bride)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 19th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,202
Views: 334,728
Posted By adagio
Given unemployment/no research funding is the...

Given unemployment/no research funding is the likely outcome if proven there is no AGW, I'd be supporting the theory too if my livelihood depended on it. It's the same with cancer researchers. Yes,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,202
Views: 334,728
Posted By adagio
Yeah, it amazes me that those who have drunk the...

Yeah, it amazes me that those who have drunk the AGW koolaid assume the rest of us want polluted rivers and soot filled skies. I can't understand why seemingly educated people cannot discern the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 10th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,192
Posted By adagio
MF is quite correct. You might save a few dollars...

MF is quite correct. You might save a few dollars by using a bit less fuel but those savings are quickly eaten up by inflation caused by high fuel costs. Already restaurants are revising their menu...
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By adagio
I'm not optimistic either. Seems like the kiss of...

I'm not optimistic either. Seems like the kiss of death for Skype which is a shame since I use it a lot when travelling out of country. Hope I'm wrong.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
GT, you could very well be right. Ford's...

GT, you could very well be right. Ford's popularity hinges on what the municipal economy is like but you missed my point. No one gives a rats arse about scandals unless it costs them personally.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Just read this article in the G&M which ties in...

Just read this article in the G&M which ties in with what I was trying to say. The electorate assumes politicians are crooked and accepts there are shenanigans no matter which party it is. There has...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I think you'd be amazed how few do.

I think you'd be amazed how few do.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Adscam was about misuse of taxpayer's money. (see...

Adscam was about misuse of taxpayer's money. (see my comment about pocket book). How many really care about how much Ford spent of his OWN money? Other than a few folks here who didn't vote for him...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Some folks just don't get it. Just like Iggy and...

Some folks just don't get it. Just like Iggy and the Liberals didn't get it. The electorate doesn't give a damn about scandals. They care about results and how policies affect them and their pocket...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,163
Posted By adagio
No, they don't get it.

No, they don't get it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,163
Posted By adagio
I would consider Iggy extremely manipulative and...

I would consider Iggy extremely manipulative and arrogant. I don't watch TV so never saw any of the attack ads everyone speaks about. I only know this man as someone who came out of nowhere and was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,817
Posted By adagio
Did someone notify Mulcair with this news? What a...

Did someone notify Mulcair with this news? What a dimwit.... and he's the one who's going to babysit the Quebec youngsters.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 6th, 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,266
Posted By adagio
I got the short form. 1) What would the...

I got the short form.

1) What would the voluntary section have to do with schools? The mandatory form asks for number and ages living at your residence as well as languages spoken. Could they not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,562
Posted By adagio
I'll take that bet! ;)

I'll take that bet! ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
My only regret with the election outcome is that...

My only regret with the election outcome is that Bob Rae won his seat. It would have been icing on the cake if he'd lost. If the Liberals truly want to rebuild then they must distance themselves from...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
What's with Iggy not resigning? I swear, that man...

What's with Iggy not resigning? I swear, that man has zero class. Just shows what a power hungry jerk he is. The constituents in his riding always took a far back seat. He was parachuted into this...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 3rd, 2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
When I went to the advance poll I didn't think...

When I went to the advance poll I didn't think there was a chance my vote would matter. It was a Liberal stronghold and that of the Liberal leader. I hoped for the Etobicoke-Lakeshore result. Iggy is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 2nd, 2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,564
Posted By adagio
This is wonderful news! Glad the bastard is dead.

This is wonderful news! Glad the bastard is dead.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 30th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,227
Posted By adagio
Some friends in England told me they had quite...

Some friends in England told me they had quite the street party. Apparently many gallons of beer were drunk along with numerous bottles of wine and bubbly. Everyone was in great spirits. They live in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 29th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,227
Posted By adagio
I thoroughly enjoyed the wedding. I wonder how...

I thoroughly enjoyed the wedding. I wonder how much it cost to rent those thousands upon thousands of "rent a flag-wavers"? ;)

My friends across the pond seem to be enjoying themselves so not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 29th, 2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,227
Posted By adagio
I'm awake and getting ready to welcome some...

I'm awake and getting ready to welcome some neighbours over for English breakfast and tea. Dress is pj's and tiara for the ladies. This is going to be a blast. I don't understand those who begrudge...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 23rd, 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
This rise in NDP popularity has me wondering, if...

This rise in NDP popularity has me wondering, if elected, will Bob Rae cross the floor to the NDP which is where he rightfully belongs anyway.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 18th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By adagio
Thanks for posting the link. I'm so excited they...

Thanks for posting the link. I'm so excited they have finally started production. The wait has been too long.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 16th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By adagio
Amazing photography!

Amazing photography!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 15th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 59,504
Posted By adagio
I said this long ago, RIM is a one trick pony and...

I said this long ago, RIM is a one trick pony and they are sinking. It's too bad. I'd love to see a Canadian company flourish but the folks running that place have zero vision or creativity needed to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By adagio
+1 Few of those living in TO know a speck of...

+1

Few of those living in TO know a speck of reality about those who live north of them. This thread is proof of it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 5th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,994
Posted By adagio
Here's a few tips. The day of the week you travel...

Here's a few tips. The day of the week you travel makes a huge difference. If possible fly on a Wednesday. When checking prices look really late Tues night or early Wed morning.

Here's some links...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,940
Posted By adagio
"Green" taxes affect everyone even if you don't...

"Green" taxes affect everyone even if you don't drive a car. It will increase the price on every single thing you consume, even your food.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 4th, 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,940
Posted By adagio
I posted the link on my FB page. I want everyone...

I posted the link on my FB page. I want everyone to know what they are in for if they vote Liberal. We're already paying through the nose in Ontario because of McGuinty. Lying #*&)^%'s
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 2nd, 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By adagio
Really scary. I'll be flying Westjet 737 to Punta...

Really scary. I'll be flying Westjet 737 to Punta Cana in June. Hope I don't see any blue sky above my head on my flight.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 31st, 2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,395
Views: 124,693
Posted By adagio
Interesting, thousands like myself managed to...

Interesting, thousands like myself managed to work AND take care of our daycare needs without expecting you or any other taxpayer to pay for it. We chose to have one child because it was what our...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 12,650
Posted By adagio
I've been reading various comments in the news....

I've been reading various comments in the news. It's speculation for sure but this isn't the first time this has been bandied about. It makes some sense so I never dismissed the idea out of hand.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 23rd, 2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 12,650
Posted By adagio
I've read talk if the Liberals win that Bob Rae...

I've read talk if the Liberals win that Bob Rae will be finance minister. I shudder to even contemplate it. I hope your riding at least votes for the NDP candidate so that won't happen.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 23rd, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 12,650
Posted By adagio
I live in the biggest parasitic's riding... Iggy...

I live in the biggest parasitic's riding... Iggy the goofus. No worries, he will be reelected. If Bozo the clown were running for the Libs here he would win. Heck, if Harper were to cross the floor...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 22nd, 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,249
Posted By adagio
I had a good laugh at the ignorance....

I had a good laugh at the ignorance. unbelievable. No wonder some folks are in a panic over nothing.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 21st, 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,249
Posted By adagio
I can understand why ordinary folks would be...

I can understand why ordinary folks would be fearful. They hear the word " radioactive" and freak. The media has hyped this up and blown out of proportion. It's sad that so many are getting upset and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 64,704
Posted By adagio
Why bring up the abortion issue? The PM has...

Why bring up the abortion issue? The PM has repeatedly said over and over again that status quo remains. The only ones fixated on this seem to be the Liberals. They like to trot out this boogyman...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 14th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 136,773
Posted By adagio
I used to be a huge fan of windmills until my...

I used to be a huge fan of windmills until my visit to the Hawaiian islands. My Hawaiian friend escorted me throughout all the islands for almost three months. The one glaring thing I saw constantly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 14th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,759
Posted By adagio
Someone else pointed out, the press is lapping up...

Someone else pointed out, the press is lapping up this nuclear stuff. Sells lots of papers or generates plenty of clicks.

I worked all my life with radioactive isotopes. The general population...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,534
Posted By adagio
People don't respect the power of water in...

People don't respect the power of water in movement. It's the same thing with hurricanes and the surges that come with them. The hurricane wind itself didn't destroy New Orleans and the coast of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 13th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,534
Posted By adagio
I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of photos of...

I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of photos of the devastation. It seems so surreal. It's the kind of stuff you see in a Hollywood movie then laugh thinking it couldn't be real. Unfortunately it...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 11th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,534
Posted By adagio
I wasn't going to post this for fear some may...

I wasn't going to post this for fear some may think I'm crazy but a few days ago I predicted a large earthquake somewhere in the ring of fire. My good friend in Hawaii jokingly said Japan was next. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 11th, 2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,534
Posted By adagio
Unhappy Massive quake and tsunami hit Japan

Wow!! Incredible amount of damage. I hope this link works okay. There's a link to live footage from Japan.


BBC News - Tsunami hits north-eastern Japan after massive quake...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 10th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Will you be upset if he doesn't?

Will you be upset if he doesn't?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 10th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By adagio
For those interested this is my favourite...

For those interested this is my favourite website. Scroll down and click on images to enlarge. There are some interesting movies too. There are links on this page to live webcams which can be awesome...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 8th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,770
Posted By adagio
I used to be a big fan of CFL's. When they first...

I used to be a big fan of CFL's. When they first came out they worked as advertised and lasted for years. Ever since governments have decided to ban incandescent bulbs the CFL's are crap, lasting no...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 4th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By adagio
Insanely fun to watch!!

Insanely fun to watch!!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,904
Posted By adagio
I was surprised to see it will be 9 years in...

I was surprised to see it will be 9 years in August for me. I don't post all that often but I do read almost everyday.

I've been fortunate to meet a few members from this forum either in meet ups...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By adagio
The key is to start young. I started buying...

The key is to start young. I started buying shares with 5% of my income every month from age 23. When I was "downsized" at 53 I was almost unemployable except for Walmart. At that time no one wanted...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,720
Posted By adagio
These are great, keep them coming!

These are great, keep them coming!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 26th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,720
Posted By adagio
Here's the most recent photo taken with my iMac...

Here's the most recent photo taken with my iMac camera.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 25th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,211
Posted By adagio
Before I retired I used to get sick at least 3...

Before I retired I used to get sick at least 3 times a year, specially in the winter. I had my first cold in 3 years just before Christmas.

I truly believe the difference is because I'm not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 24th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,202
Views: 334,728
Posted By adagio
:clap:

:clap:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By adagio
The images from this latest quake are horrific....

The images from this latest quake are horrific. :yikes:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
Ah, so someone understands well what I wrote. ...

Ah, so someone understands well what I wrote.

Time will tell, eh?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By adagio
groovy!!!

groovy!!!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 11th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
+1 My family was very close to an Iranian...

+1

My family was very close to an Iranian family when they first arrived in Canada after fleeing the Ayatollahs. They told us repeatedly the young people never counted on the horror to come. They...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 7th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Miller. Price he paid to end the last strike....

Miller. Price he paid to end the last strike. #*&^%$(*&^%$
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 7th, 2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I don't particularly care if there is little...

I don't particularly care if there is little savings. The bonus is there will be no chance of a repeat performance of old folks being harassed trying to drop off garbage during a strike. The union...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 7th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
That's news to those who live in Etobicoke. Night...

That's news to those who live in Etobicoke. Night and day difference in service. I'll let you guess which one is better.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,992
Posted By adagio
I'll be going for sure. This has been a long...

I'll be going for sure.

This has been a long time coming. There has been talk of an aquarium for a couple of decades. It always got sidelined for one reason or another. It's an expensive venture...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
I really hope you're right, Max. What worries me...

I really hope you're right, Max. What worries me is some strong fundamentalists are in the thick of things now. Time will tell.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
I see Layton is getting all puffed up about the...

I see Layton is getting all puffed up about the government charging $400 for the flight. He's barking up the wrong tree. Taxpayers should not be on the hook like we were in Lebanon. The majority...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
Perhaps some research before posting wrong...

Perhaps some research before posting wrong information is warranted. I have to wonder why you'd think this misinformation was true or was it "wishful" thinking?

Canadians are being asked to sign...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,808
Posted By adagio
I know everyone is clapping and cheering for...

I know everyone is clapping and cheering for "democracy" but they better be careful that they may get something they didn't bargain on. I have a really bad feeling this isn't going to work out for...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By adagio
Be warned about the addiction!! Yes it works...

Be warned about the addiction!! Yes it works splendidly on my 27" iMac as well as my iPhone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By adagio
My first reaction was this fire was no...

My first reaction was this fire was no "accident". I presume we're not alone. However, to be fair, it is possible since it was abandoned there were unauthorized occupants inside who caused the fire....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Great news! Imagine, politicians doing what the...

Great news! Imagine, politicians doing what the electorate voted for.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 14th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By adagio
I'll be more than happy to say good-bye to the...

I'll be more than happy to say good-bye to the penny. It's outlived it's usefulness.
Forum: Mac Masters Dec 14th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,446
Posted By adagio
No kidding. I miss my G5 this winter. It used to...

No kidding. I miss my G5 this winter. It used to warm my feet under my desk. Had to buy a heater to replace my G5. :D
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 5th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Where did I say it was to downtown? You make...

Where did I say it was to downtown? You make assumptions based on your myopic view of the City of Toronto. Yours is the mentality of the downtown dwellers and the reason why Ford won the election by...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 5th, 2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
I'm drooling over those dream TTC subway maps. We...

I'm drooling over those dream TTC subway maps. We can laugh and giggle all we want over them. That's what it is going to take to get cars off the road.

Just supposing right now it's -10C. I have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 3rd, 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 183,719
Posted By adagio
Rob Ford is wrong. Let the homeless die. Poverty...

Rob Ford is wrong. Let the homeless die. Poverty Inc will then have to find some other form of government handout. "Poverty" has become big business in Toronto. The money spent on the homeless issue...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 3rd, 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 62,884
Posted By adagio
The cloud mysteries....

The cloud mysteries. (http://www.climategate.com/henrik-svensmark-the-cloud-mystery) Very interesting and worth watching.

"Although Denmark’s top climate scientist, Henrik Svensmark was only a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 3rd, 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By adagio
MM, understand your rant. Wish you luck because...

MM, understand your rant. Wish you luck because you need it dealing with city politics. It's gone absolutely insane in Toronto these last few years. It's nothing but another tax and money grab on car...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 1st, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,461
Posted By adagio
Great! An app every Canadian should have.

Great! An app every Canadian should have.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,479
Posted By adagio
Get the bear spray and worry about legalities...

Get the bear spray and worry about legalities later.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 30th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,353
Posted By adagio
I'm getting hungry again reading this thread....

I'm getting hungry again reading this thread. Must get dish of ice cream.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,353
Posted By adagio
I figured I would be the only one slacking off...

I figured I would be the only one slacking off from the kitchen. Sounds like it was pizza night for a few folks.

I have a really great local pizza and Italian food place called Pizza Thyme. Every...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,353
Posted By adagio
It's beyond me how anyone can eat that stuff....

It's beyond me how anyone can eat that stuff. It's NOT edible. ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,353
Posted By adagio
I really love pork roast dinner. If only I lived...

I really love pork roast dinner. If only I lived closer...

Tonight was pizza night. I had my first solid food in 4 days. I've been sick with the flu. My diet has been almost entirely liquid. Thank...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 23rd, 2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By adagio
I don't find any of this shocking. Many students...

I don't find any of this shocking. Many students no longer attend university because they want to learn. They are there because they have to in order to get a job. Too many are pushed the university...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,460
Posted By adagio
Circuses? There is no rule you must be miserable...

Circuses? There is no rule you must be miserable ALL the time.

Even through the war years in Britain when London was bombed the people still found time to occasionally smile and even have fun...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By adagio
Yes, it's the stuff that's a problem. I'm glad I...

Yes, it's the stuff that's a problem. I'm glad I have an 1100 sq ft condo. I can't imagine living in less now, yet I did, for 32 years. My old single family home was only 750 sq ft. That house always...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 17th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,460
Posted By adagio
I'm really happy to see William choose a...

I'm really happy to see William choose a beautiful AND intelligent woman and can't wait to watch the Royal wedding. I must be one of the few who didn't like Diana. I thought she was a blonde air...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 4th, 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,852
Posted By adagio
If you have your heart set seeing the Falls I...

If you have your heart set seeing the Falls I think you should do as Sonal suggests. Head to Niagara Friday evening. Stay overnight then return to Toronto early Saturday morning. If time allows you...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 2nd, 2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,037
Posted By adagio
What would you think if a black guy showed up as...

What would you think if a black guy showed up as a "white" KKK. Would this be acceptable and/or funny? Just curious since this did happen years ago at a party I attended.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 1st, 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,852
Posted By adagio
Simply have a stroll up Yonge St or along Queens...

Simply have a stroll up Yonge St or along Queens St W. Check out Kensington Market or Chinatown.

Another interesting place is the Distillery District (http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 29th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Hey, we're all different. I lived on Queen for a...

Hey, we're all different. I lived on Queen for a year and a half. It was cool being down there for a while but it isn't for me. The novelty wore off and I'm glad to live close to the border. I have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 29th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Why do you laugh at the truth? The municipalities...

Why do you laugh at the truth? The municipalities were jumping in glee for getting rid of their education costs.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 29th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
I've something else to add. When Rae was in power...

I've something else to add. When Rae was in power unemployment skyrocketed. Businesses packed up and left. They'd had it with being taxed to death. Harris really turned the Province around and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 29th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Ah yes, some Harris bashing. He did what he had...

Ah yes, some Harris bashing. He did what he had to do after the Rae years. THAT was a sorry mess that left the province in dire shape. The Rae years were very dark years for those of us trying to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Thanks for this link. Very interesting how the...

Thanks for this link. Very interesting how the voting pattern seems to correlate to subway access. Theres's a definite pattern to class of workers too. I enjoyed reading many of the comments as well....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
I've been reading quite a bit of sour grapes over...

I've been reading quite a bit of sour grapes over this result. Several commenters in various papers have mentioned that Ford didn't win the "REAL" Toronto. There's a disconnect here and I'm not sure...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Ditto: exactly as expected

Ditto: exactly as expected
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
hayesk, interesting you mention about tax...

hayesk, interesting you mention about tax increases. Ford said taxes would have to increase but he felt they should be in line with inflation. It was Smitherman who campaigned that he would freeze...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 27th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
They'll be packing their own lunches.

They'll be packing their own lunches.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 27th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
This is not anecdotal. My neighbour voted for...

This is not anecdotal. My neighbour voted for Rob. This person is gay, part visible minority, usually votes NDP and is a union member. He is one person I least expected to be a Ford voter.

You'd...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 26th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
YAWN... old news. ;)

YAWN... old news. ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
+1

+1
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Gary, Ford's support comes from a wide spectrum....

Gary, Ford's support comes from a wide spectrum. Many of his supporters are new Canadians who are just as likely to rent as own. Ford had huge support from small business owners and property owners...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
I think the message the voters gave was pretty...

I think the message the voters gave was pretty clear and I believe each of the elected councillors have heard it too, no matter which side of the spectrum they sit on.

What's amazing is new...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 25th, 2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Not only did Ford win big..... many of the little...

Not only did Ford win big..... many of the little piggies at the trough have been ousted. Incredible.

Amazing what this city can do when they bother to get mobilized and vote.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 20th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
What's shocking but not at all surprising is how...

What's shocking but not at all surprising is how personal attacks against Ford and Pantalone about their personal appearance are cool with you folks. Says a lot about the character of some people....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Obviously many folks are cool with the status quo...

Obviously many folks are cool with the status quo since that's exactly what they'll get with all certainty if Smitherman gets elected. He owes a LOT of favours now for those labour endorsements. I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
I see the unions have come out and publicly...

I see the unions have come out and publicly endorsed Smitherman. He owes a lot of favours now. Glad I voted for Ford. I'll be happy if Rob does one single thing if elected... toss the garbage workers...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 18th, 2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
The Toronto elites are those who treat the public...

The Toronto elites are those who treat the public purse as if it is their own. They wine and dine on the taxpayer's dime.

Miller was elected because he is smooth talking and has nice hair. He had...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 17th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,788
Posted By adagio
Yup, really disgusting but I'm not surprised....

Yup, really disgusting but I'm not surprised. This has been one of the nastiest campaigns I've ever seen here. Not sure which has been worse, The Star or the G&M. The Toronto elites are afraid they...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,625
Posted By adagio
I don't honestly believe Ford can cut the...

I don't honestly believe Ford can cut the council. What I'm hoping his election will do is keep those who get elected just a little bit honest and careful what they're spending money on. If nothing...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,625
Posted By adagio
Someone needs to clean up the sense of...

Someone needs to clean up the sense of entitlement that pervades city hall; the councillors, the employees and every self interest group with their snouts in the trough. I don't expect miracles but...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By adagio
True, but those rural folks in Tennessee would be...

True, but those rural folks in Tennessee would be the first to cry blue murder if their taxes were raised to actually pay for those services.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 11th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By adagio
I don't know about now but 10 years ago the rural...

I don't know about now but 10 years ago the rural taxes in Tennessee were ridiculously low. I used to know someone living there. They only paid a couple of hundred dollars a year in county taxes.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 10th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,625
Posted By adagio
vacuvox, I hear ya. I grew up on a farm belonging...

vacuvox, I hear ya. I grew up on a farm belonging to one of the original pioneers of Downsview (a Toronto suburb in North York). My grandfather sold the land to suburbia bit by bit until there were...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 1st, 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By adagio
That's awesome! I love Google street view. It...

That's awesome! I love Google street view. It came in handy planning a trip to the Mayan Riviera last spring. It's also a wonderful "experience" for places you'll never likely visit. That new...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,905
Posted By adagio
+1

+1
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By adagio
So glad to hear you are okay. I think most of us...

So glad to hear you are okay. I think most of us were very worried about your situation.

I'm happy the troops are going in to help you folks get some of your roads cleaned up and mended. I gather...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By adagio
I'm thinking of him too. What a mess!! Lots...

I'm thinking of him too. What a mess!!

Lots more videos and photos of this disaster (http://www.cbc.ca/nl/blogs/seen/stormcentre.html)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 20th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By adagio
It isn't.

It isn't.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 20th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By adagio
Try living in South Etobicoke and see what our...

Try living in South Etobicoke and see what our roads look like. It is a city wide thing. No councillor has the power to get their roads fixed. Have you seen the state of the schools in the rest of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 20th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By adagio
If this comes true, and I hope it does, it will...

If this comes true, and I hope it does, it will be an interesting 4 years.

I'll be honest and say I didn't usually check out the candidates for councillor that much but this election is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 16th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,331
Posted By adagio
Not everyone in the sciences thinks they are...

Not everyone in the sciences thinks they are "special", only a few.... BUT... they are a loud and vocal few.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,331
Posted By adagio
It is not unusual to be told not to discuss your...

It is not unusual to be told not to discuss your work with the media. I was a medical lab tech with the team working on blood samples during the SARS outbreak. We had reporters trying to ask us...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 62,884
Posted By adagio
Thanks FeXL, I jumped in and waded through that...

Thanks FeXL, I jumped in and waded through that article. Lot's of interesting info there.

The more we research the more I realize how little understanding mankind has about how nature works....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 18th, 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,175
Posted By adagio
I'm wondering the same thing. Hopefully it will...

I'm wondering the same thing. Hopefully it will ship sooner than stated.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 14th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 62,884
Posted By adagio
Haven't you figured it out yet? When it's hot......

Haven't you figured it out yet? When it's hot... that's climate. When it's cold.... that's weather. Smarten up, eh? ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 62,884
Posted By adagio
Many of us HAVE been following the money and it...

Many of us HAVE been following the money and it all leads towards an AGW scam.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,441
Posted By adagio
Imagine a movie in ultra fast forward. I had...

Imagine a movie in ultra fast forward. I had images of special moments with my parents, brothers, husband and daughter just wizzing by. Somehow in my mind I was trying to reach out to them all at...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 11th, 2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,441
Posted By adagio
I nearly bought the farm in Panama. I'm virtually...

I nearly bought the farm in Panama. I'm virtually a non swimmer. I was standing in hip deep water when I was sucked out away from shore. I thought I'd surly die but luckily a fellow on a jet ski came...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,458
Posted By adagio
Good for him. Nice exit. Next they should charge...

Good for him. Nice exit. Next they should charge the passenger for failing to adhere to airline rules and safety guidelines.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 7th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By adagio
bob, something definitely wrong with the camera....

bob, something definitely wrong with the camera. Hope you can get a replacement soon.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 6th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By adagio
That's the thing, for my daughter and I this new...

That's the thing, for my daughter and I this new iPhone has everything that was on our wish list. When we first saw all the specs we were elated.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 6th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By adagio
I was going to sell my old iPhone but have...

I was going to sell my old iPhone but have decided to keep it as my travel mate. Up to now I've been using it in Airplane mode with available WiFi. The decision to be made is whether to keep it as an...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 6th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By adagio
For those with a 3Gs the iPhone 4 is a nice step...

For those with a 3Gs the iPhone 4 is a nice step up. For those of us with 3G phones, it is a huge leap. I mean HUGE!!!

This rush for the new iPhone was inevitable. It will happen every 2 years for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 5th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By adagio
I don't have a problem with good graffiti but I...

I don't have a problem with good graffiti but I draw the line at mindless, ugly tagging.

I see the freight trains outside my window everyday. Some of the diesel engines are painted up too. There's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 5th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,164
Posted By adagio
They "might" be okay if really well cooked but I...

They "might" be okay if really well cooked but I wouldn't take the chance of getting ill.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 1st, 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,964
Posted By adagio
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 1st, 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,964
Posted By adagio
How are you folks getting that screenshot of your...

How are you folks getting that screenshot of your battery usage?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 1st, 2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By adagio
I ordered one of the other cases and it won't...

I ordered one of the other cases and it won't ship until Sept 14th. I don't care, it's free.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,491
Posted By adagio
Which is my SIM number? IEMI or ICCID?

Which is my SIM number? IEMI or ICCID?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,491
Posted By adagio
When I go into "About" on my iPhone I'm now...

When I go into "About" on my iPhone I'm now getting a message "SIM not provisioned". Does this mean something didn't get entered right at the store or is it still pending on Roger's server? How long...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,578
Posted By adagio
As far as I'm concerned right after Apple knew...

As far as I'm concerned right after Apple knew there were problems with Rogers and Fido they should have started issuing claim checks to be used over the next week. They could easily set stock aside...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,942
Posted By adagio
Gary, I should have come say hello. To be honest...

Gary, I should have come say hello. To be honest I wasn't 100% it was you. Didn't want to look like an idiot if it was some stranger.

I'm not convinced things will be a whole lot better tomorrow....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,578
Posted By adagio
It was bad enough today I was thinking of...

It was bad enough today I was thinking of switching to Bell. If I didn't still have 1 year left on my Rogers contract I would have jumped ship.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 30th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,942
Posted By adagio
12.5 hours later, got our iPhones. What a...

12.5 hours later, got our iPhones. What a nightmare of a day. Now we wait for the thing to activate.

This system with Rogers has to change. There's no way I'll line up again that's for sure. To...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 29th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By adagio
gmark, I remember that store opening well. Might...

gmark, I remember that store opening well. Might be back to door #4 Friday morning if I can get there early. ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By adagio
My Costa Rican friends aren't opposed to this....

My Costa Rican friends aren't opposed to this. Drugs, and the cartels have become a huge problem there and the country is not equipped to handle the situation. CR is being used as a conduit for the...
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