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deborahh, to random
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This small town might be one of the best places to watch the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Ontario (Fort Erie)

https://www.blogto.com/travel/2024/03/fort-erie-solar-eclipse-ontario/

edwiebe,
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@deborahh With advice like this the place will be overwhelmed by drivers.

peterdrake, to boardgames
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Up and at 'em, people! These days aren't going to break themselves! #daybreak #BoardGames #GameStorm #climate #SeriousGames

edwiebe,
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@peterdrake Is it good?? I am waiting for my copy ... on back order.

gemelliz, to Canada
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"Holy fuck. Pierre can’t even stand outside the basilica and talk about Mulroney’s legacy without descending into slogans and electioneering"

@long17_de

edwiebe,
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@Richard_hoperestored @gemelliz Poilievre is much smarter than people want to admit. Animal cunning, social manipulator, an absence of conscience, and utterly cynical.

chris, to drones
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5 years ago “Door Dashing" in my small town was not possible, but conceivable.

Today Delivery-By-Drone is conceivable but not possible.

In 5 years the latter may be the norm, and the former, a short term blip in consumerism.

Frankly, I see delivery by drone as a good use of technology to eliminate wasteful car-based, low-wage jobs like food delivery.
#gigeconomy #Dashing #Drones #FoodDelivery
https://www.pcmag.com/news/wing-now-delivering-wendys-meals-via-drones

edwiebe,
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@chris I don't want to live in a world of drones buzzing around.

edwiebe,
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grivettcarnac, to Ottawa
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Why am I not surpised that the city of requires you pay a $25 fee to process property taxes when you pay by credit card... gunna probably figure out a different way to pay next time cuz that's fucking ridiculous

edwiebe,
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@grivettcarnac The credit company is charging the city so they aren't getting the taxes they are owed. You have to cover the processing fee so that the city gets the tax.

I guess they could raise everyone's taxes by the amount they need to recover for the few that use credit cards.

edwiebe, to cycling
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edwiebe, to random
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Solar powered pumps are removing groundwater at a reckless pace.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/solar-water-pumps-groundwater-crops

On the other hand, these farmers are just doing what farmers and others in places like North America have always done. Drain resources at a reckless pace.

edwiebe, to random
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Morning #borb. Golden-crowned sparrow. #Saanich

chetwisniewski, to random
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Public service ads are hard. Congratulations to the BC Securities Commission on incredibly smart and impactful awareness of crypto scams. HTTPS://cryptoscams.ca

edwiebe,
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@chetwisniewski Is this a joke? I’m not clicking the link to join the stream.

timbray, to random
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They’re thinking of changing the name of Powell River: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/name-change-powell-river-divide-1.7145873?cmp=rss

OK, but how about we do “British Columbia”? It’s a horrible name, picked by Queen Victoria in 1858, and the locals hated it even back then.

edwiebe,
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@timbray @jdd Technically the place was here and had names before it was put on the map.

thetyee, to random
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At the Alberta legislature Wednesday, former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi was surrounded by UCP members who were so busy setting their hair on fire at the prospect of Nenshi as NDP leader that government should send a water bomber to UCP headquarters.

Graham Thomson writes.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2024/03/14/Naheed-Nenshi-Loving-UCP-Freak-Out/?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial

edwiebe,
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@thetyee But what about Climate Change? It's likely that nothing significant will be said about it as he campaigns for the leadership.

edwiebe, to climate
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This week in our first-year course on #ClimateChange at #UVic we're looking at climate impacts and what can be done to mitigate or adapt to them. I like this figure from the #IPCC AR6 WGIII report.

Which branches of this tree do you think we'll follow?

histoftech, to random
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edwiebe,
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Brendanjones, to climate
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Blimey, we just hit 21.2°C global average sea surface temperature. First time that's happened in recorded history.

edwiebe,
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@Brendanjones It’s not global average … but it is bad news

edwiebe, to climate
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"This study finds that the warming Arctic is emitting a nearly comparable amount of this increased heat back to space, leaving the region’s net energy imbalance largely unchanged despite rapid ice melt. However, the Antarctic is NOT emitting more heat energy to space"

https://scitechdaily.com/antarctica-is-undergoing-a-regime-shift-new-research-uncovers-fundamental-changes-in-polar-climates/

#ClimateChange

edwiebe, to climate
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This is difficult but it's the right solution. As long as the government doesn't intervene to subsidize things in places where climate harms are increasing.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/climate/quebec-desjardins-flooding-mortgage-1.7129986

#ClimateChange

edwiebe, to climate
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"Overall, lithium-sulfur cells are the most environmentally friendly EV battery."

https://spectrum.ieee.org/ev-batteries-environment

#ClimateChange #EV

joel, to Signal
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#Signal is rolling out usernames, now out of beta!

edwiebe,
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@joel What is Signal?

edwiebe, to climate
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"We also found that more extreme rain over high-precipitation areas happens at the cost of expansion of dry areas—a further shift to extreme weather patterns."

https://phys.org/news/2024-02-cloud-clustering-extreme.html

#ClimateChange

edwiebe, to scifi
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My teen nephew wants to read more Sci-Fi. I gave him Ready Player One and he seems to have enjoyed that.

What are some good YA titles.

Not Fantasy titles. Those are just, not good.

kevinlovestech, to random
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The booking system on the hair salon website I used today is terrible. A garbage embed.

It's like they don't even test it first.

edwiebe,
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@kevinlovestech The one they use at #UVic asks for your State but only lists Provinces. I think the Saskatchewan parks campsite booking tool does that too. Or did.

kevinlovestech, to random
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Just booked my first professional haircut in 2 years for tomorrow. I just need it cut shorter every few months. Wear a ballcap and no one questions it. Mom has done it. She's gone house sitting.

Last time it was like $40 with tip, which is absurd.

edwiebe,
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@kevinlovestech I’ve paid someone for a haircut exactly once. I hated the whole experience.

edwiebe, to climate
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"This continued smouldering through the winter, I think, is very alarming to see"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68228943

#ClimateChange

peterdutoit, to climate
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