Typical piece from The Onion, not to be taken seriously at all. So here are my top five new features.
- Full vertical integration with Apple Gasoline
- Sleek, unobtrusive airbags
- Windshield features four times as many pixels as reality
- Compatible with most major roads
- Comes with couple of cool Apple stickers
In other news news this Apple Car rumor has been getting far too much press lately to be ignored.
via Features Of The Apple Car | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.
I always love reading XKCD’s What If… piece every week and by far this is my favourite part of this week’s Alternate Universe What Ifs. The ones in bold being particularly appealing to my sick sense of humour.
According to a report by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the top ten leading causes of injury in the workplace are as follows:
• Lightning strikes
• Curses (ancient + modern)
• Ant bites
• Spider bites
• Bites (other)
• Natural causes
Maybe, in a few years, when we are all forced into electronic shifting, a soothing voice will emanate from the lever. “Really? You want an even easier gear? You don’t have one so get your fat ass off the saddle, get in the drops before I auto-shift you into the big chainring and leave you there. And you call yourself a Cyclist.”
via Velominati › The Hail Mary Shift.
One the most recent reminders as to why I still read the Velominati blog. No reason to TL;DR here, there is always a payoff. Thanks Frank & Gianni
“It takes fewer and fewer people to do something pretty dramatic in this world. You give people the capability and you would be surprised what they come up with.”
-Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs
This is great piece about what the last 10 years of smartphone development has really been about: Connecting everything together
Leaving a pleasant note of encouragement or a decent tip may be enough to turn their day around.
No way, leave a loonie or a penny and there is no mistaking that they need to pick up their game. However if you work in the service industry and don’t bring your A-game then you deserve to be reminded in the wallet. I don’t know of any other jobs apart from civil service where you can be rewarded for not actually doing a good job.
I know it’s a hard stance but just think about the number of times you have been chewed out for missing a deadline or not catching the error before it went out. If your daily motivation is being patted on the back by strangers who think they know you then you need to re-evaluate what your doing and why you are still doing it.
via How Much to Tip for Good and Bad Service, According to an Ex-Waitress.
Apple surpassed RIM as the top mobile phone manufacturer in Canada said Bloomberg on Thursday. Data from IDC and Bloomberg suggests Apple shipped 2.85 million handsets in 2011, while RIM shipped 2.08 million. This is down from 2008 when RIM out shipped Apple almost five to one.
via Apple iPhone edges out BlackBerry in Canada | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
The idea is to reduce delays and allow the AMT to add six more trains per day to the Vaudreuil-Hudson line when the work is complete in a few years.
But it’s only a temporary fix and what the West Island really needs is a who new set of tracks splitting the narrow burrow even further. Expect to see green space along the powerlines north of the 40 come up in the plans and then get swiftly kicked out again.
via $20M for West Island train improvements – Montreal – CBC News.