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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
People have discovered that after hour 24, there are no more hours left. Suddenly, you can’t get ahead by outworking the other guy, because both of you are already working as hard as Newtonian physics will permit.
Damn Seth makes a good point. And don’t forget what Steve said about being at the intersection of Technology and Liberal Arts.