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"The Far Future—Coming Soon"

By admin - Published on Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:51

"Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. When you get there, you retrieve a dude, bring him to 2015, and then walk him around and watch him react to everything. It’s impossible for us to understand what it would be like for him to see shiny capsules racing by on a highway, talk to people who had been on the other side of the ocean earlier in the day, watch sports that were being played 1,000 miles away, hear a musical performance that happened 50 years ago, and play with my magical wizard rectangle that he could use to capture a real-life image or record a living moment, generate a map with a paranormal moving blue dot that shows him where he is, look at someone’s face and chat with them even though they’re on the other side of the country, and worlds of other inconceivable sorcery. This is all before you show him....."

Read more: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html

"CBC Toronto camera captures company employee copying electronic keys"

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 08:30

"For $35, nearly anyone can copy an electronic key fob and get access to dozens of Toronto condo towers, a CBC Toronto investigation has revealed.

CBC Toronto used hidden cameras to show how easy it is to do.

Toronto businessman George Laczko is the director of FobCopy, a walk-in and mail-in business near Bloor and Sherbourne streets that copies different types of fobs — small electronic key tags that give people access to condo towers and their common areas like lobbies, gyms, pools and even change rooms."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/condo-key-fob-copy-1.4151490

"What happens to your warranty if a company goes out of business?"

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 08:12

"What happens to a warranty

Customers may feel uneasy based on recent history.

Ben Moss, a Canadian jewelry company that went into liquidation last August, told customers that their lifetime warranties would no longer be honoured.

But Katherine Hutt, national spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau, says that warranties are usually accounted for when a company is undergoing a restructuring.

“In general, warranties are liabilities of a company and are factored into bankruptcy proceedings,” said Hutt.

....... Has the company offering the initial warranty declared bankruptcy? If so, verify on the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada Outreach and Complaints site or by calling (toll free) 1-877-376-9902.

Malhi says that if no trustee is appointed in a bankruptcy case, consumers may wish to consult with a lawyer to see if they have any legal right to compensation. In Ontario, they can also contact Consumer Protection Ontario toll free at 1-800-889-9768"

Read more: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/happens-warranty-company-goes-business-125332752.html

"Vulnerable residents 'trapped' in interim care home"

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 08:10

"An incontinent man with Alzheimer's repeatedly left in soiled clothes. A head injury not reported to the patient's family. Seniors held in an old, deteriorating building with no sprinklers.

The allegations of neglect and substandard care are contained in letters the families of five patients at a nursing home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., sent to Health Minister Eric Hoskins earlier this month.

The nursing home — Cedarwood Lodge — was opened in 2015 to ease overcrowding at the local hospital by providing temporary stays for alternative-level-of-care patients — those taking up hospital beds because they can't live independently and don't yet have permanent care arrangements."

Read more: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/vulnerable-residents-apos-trapped-apos-150004779.html

"Ageism. The one prejudice we aren’t afraid to flaunt: Teitel"

By admin - Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 15:29

"What’s lost in the housing narrative of struggling students and young parents is the reality that Toronto isn’t just expensive for millennials; it’s expensive, period. For young and old and anyone in between. Yet just try to find a roommate in Toronto if you're older than 35, writes Emma Teitel."

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/05/18/ageism-the-one-prejudice-we-arent-afraid-to-flaunt-teitel.html

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