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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2012, 11:36:34 PM »
Stop hijacking this thread you 2 , useful information only like someones password through the paywall  ;)
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2012, 06:21:17 PM »
Open Sesame  ;)
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2012, 02:12:50 PM »
Stop hijacking this thread you 2 , useful information only like someones password through the paywall  ;)

This number is a key that will get you in.

009884050

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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2012, 02:23:46 PM »
Speaking of restaurant reviews, didn't "two fat guys" used to be Heavy and Hefty? Or maybe Hearty?

One of them is now Portly. What's going on?
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2012, 09:12:11 PM »
This number is a key that will get you in.

009884050

Either no one figured it out or your all not the thanking type. :-X

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« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2012, 10:38:39 PM »
Either no one figured it out or your all not the thanking type. :-X

As it needs an entry in two fields (one of which appears to be a pre-registered email address) I'm guessing people thought one wasn't enough.  :-\
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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2012, 03:09:22 PM »
What? I think i must be missing something.
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« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2012, 03:17:01 PM »
What? I think i must be missing something.

Missing something from my comment or the one before?
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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2012, 04:31:20 PM »
Both  :(
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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2012, 07:39:39 PM »
Both  :(

Useta posted that this number 009884050 would get you in.

When nobody posted great, thanks very much, it works a treat he suggested we weren't grateful or that nobody had worked out how to get in.

My post commented that the website requires a password and an email address.

Even if that number was valid as a password, an email address was still needed and that email address probably needed to be one the site recognised. Most likely as belonging to that number as well.

Useta may well be a genius and that number he gave can be decoded to provide password and email address.  :laugh:

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« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2012, 11:35:18 PM »
or he uses lots of bath soaps  :-\
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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2012, 02:14:16 AM »
sorry I ment salts not soaps  :-[
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2012, 11:40:16 AM »
No genius is required, nor is a e-mail address.

To me, every site has what I call 'doors'. All that is needed is to find that right door and enter that code/password.

I will get back shortly with a way to get in.

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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2012, 11:53:27 AM »
Why show the whole world?

Look under Members section.

Enjoy.

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« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2012, 01:34:21 AM »
Thank you for the explanation  as i was missing details here.
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2012, 01:43:10 PM »
So access has proved possible.

I do however miss the opportunity to comment on content.

Recently there has been discussion about the naming of the street leading to the new MHS. Today, for example, there's a letter complaining of a reader making a patronising comment and then he finishes his letter making a patronising comment.

Anyway, the street was named after an American poet and there is a view that it should be named after someone with a local (or at least Canadian) connection.

What is this teaching our kids, the argument goes?

How about that there's a world outside Canada? That insular thinking is something I associate with the USA, not Canada.
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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2012, 01:52:59 PM »
There was a letter from someone who said that when he approached a stop sign or red light, he deliberately stops close to the kerb to block cyclists from getting by.

I'd love to respond.

I might politely ask whether he follows every traffic law - never uses a cellphone while driving, always drives within speed limits, never goes through a red light etc. Or whether he expresses frustration at being unable to turn right because in front of him is a car blocking his way.

Look, there's really no harm in cycling safely past a few cars stopped at lights. You're just jealous that a cyclist is moving ahead of you. For that little stretch of the road. Why not consider the rest of your journey when you're beating the cyclist.

The writer freely admits his action causes some cyclists to ride on the sidewalk instead. What an idiot. >:(
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2012, 02:58:22 PM »
So access has proved possible.

I do however miss the opportunity to comment on content.

Recently there has been discussion about the naming of the street leading to the new MHS. Today, for example, there's a letter complaining of a reader making a patronising comment and then he finishes his letter making a patronising comment.

Anyway, the street was named after an American poet and there is a view that it should be named after someone with a local (or at least Canadian) connection.

What is this teaching our kids, the argument goes?

How about that there's a world outside Canada? That insular thinking is something I associate with the USA, not Canada.



The street is to be named Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.My favourite poet bar none.

I have heard objections  from Anglos that this is Frenchifying ? because Longfellow did write Evangeline.

 Wow, no kidding. He writes one poem about Acadia and so he is labelled pro French. His 'Works' include poems on many Nations.

Get a life.


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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »
There was a letter from someone who said that when he approached a stop sign or red light, he deliberately stops close to the kerb to block cyclists from getting by.

In a way that is a good idea. He stops the often careless cyclists from scratching his car when they pass him on the inside as they blow through the red light or stop sign.
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2012, 09:50:14 PM »
Wow, no kidding. He writes one poem about Acadia and so he is labelled pro French.

OMG....I had frog legs and snails cooked in garlic. Is that a torch carrying mob I see approaching?  :laugh:
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« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2012, 01:42:34 AM »
OMG....I had frog legs and snails cooked in garlic. Is that a torch carrying mob I see approaching?  :laugh:

That mob might be half Italian...

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More cycling letters
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2012, 12:59:25 AM »
Apparently when you get cut up or knocked off your bike by a car it's very easy to just note the number and report it.

So you're in the gutter, maybe your leg is stuck in the frame or there's a big puddle you landed in. Maybe your arm or leg hurts. Perhaps you have shopping and it's rolling away from you.

But forget all that....use your photographic memory (or look for pen and paper) to record the number. That leg hanging by a thread at the knee can wait until later.
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« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2012, 02:38:41 AM »
Holy poop, Bristol. You sound like you have bad cycling memories in Moncton. I do, too. I'm still recovering from heart attack #7 so I don't pedal so much lately. I'm always willing to listen to other cyclyst's stories. Moncton motorists are getting better with regards to yeilding to cyclists. When it comes to busy roads I think some Moncton motorists would rather suck moose dick than slow down for a baby cairrage crossing four lanes of traffic in a FLASHING CROSS WALK.
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« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2012, 09:37:00 AM »
Holy poop, Bristol. You sound like you have bad cycling memories in Moncton.

Not at all. It was just the idea in a couple of letters that taking the number of the car that nearly killed you was a simple matter.

Aside from the odd rig or bus (remember them?) that goes by and moves back over a little too soon and the sunken drains, it's a doddle.

I particularly like the way people let me pull out to go straight across or left at the top of my street. They're not neighbours. It happens even when there's nothing behind them and nothing coming the other way and it's clear two seconds later.

Sometimes there's traffic both ways and someone will stop even though they know I can't go on until the other side stops...so they wait for that.  :)

I did notice a difference when I started wearing a helmet.

Getting cut up, cars going by too close, cars driving/parked in cycle lanes, drivers 'anticipating' the lights changing...all regular dangers back in Bristol.

I'm always amazed when I see negative comments about driving standards here. All I can think of is that people must remember when a man with a flag walked in front of cars!! :D

Of course, there's the odd idiot but compared to Bristol (probably most of the UK as I doubt Bristol is any worse) there are not many.

Even in Montreal where there was a lot more traffic it was good. Mrs B and her family used to make comments about people driving without care but as I always said to them, what about all these cars stopping at every turning in their street? There was a school but it was a very long street and drivers slowed at the very least. Every turning.

It's like Kendra going towards Mapleton near the NB Power place. There's a four way stop where the road dips. As you approach you have a clear view in every direction. Drivers can see there's nothing coming from any of the three directions and it's 100% save to drive on. But they stop before going.

Amazing.
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Re: The Times and Transcript
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2012, 08:58:46 PM »
From a letter in the paper today:

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I've heard of women getting dozens of abortions throughout their lifetimes.

I've heard the moon is made of cheese. Doesn't make it true.

Think about it. One dozen = 12. Dozens is plural. More than one. So that means at least 24. You believe there are women (plural) who have had more than 24 abortions each.

I suppose it's possible there might be 2 or 3 in the world out of 6,973,738,433 based on last year's records.

I did some googling. An anti-abortion site found one woman who had 15.  From Puerto Rico but now lives in Denver.

That was the best they could do. Only NINE short of the second dozen.

She's on several websites. Perhaps the writer knows her.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2012, 01:11:06 AM »
Maybe they were twelve sets of twins, eight sets of triplets, or six sets of quadruplets.
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« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2012, 07:41:02 PM »
This may not be the fault of the T&T as it was from Canadian Press.

Headline - Demise of coin to cost taxpayers a pretty penny.

Redeeming circulating pennies will cost $7.3m a year.

The article talks about how redeeming the unused coins will cost money. Repeatedly.

Only near the end of the article does it mention that the "losses" are partially offset by recycling the metals.

Then at the end it gives the reason for scrapping the coin - namely that it costs more to produce than it's worth and that when that saving is included, even with the initial costs of redeeming the coins, it is actually a saving. Then an even bigger saving.

So it saves money rather than costs money, as suggested by the headline and the opening paragraphs.

Shoddy.
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« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2012, 09:03:53 PM »
Why not just leave the pennies alone. If it costs too much to make them, then stop making them. If it costs too much to dispose of them, then just leave them be. When it comes to supply and demand we have more than enough of them already. Most people have no use for pennies, some just tossing them away. That leaves even more for the rest of us who still like pennies.
If my purchase comes to $20.02 and I pay a twenty dollar bill and 2 pennies, who cares? If you don't want them then STFU and GIVE them back to me. Don't expect me to give you a twenty dollar bill and a nickel. It always bugs my butt when a merchant forces me to pay a couple or few extra cents because he doesn't deal with pennies. Why not round the price off so I pay a couple or few pennies less? Sounds like good customer relations to me.
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« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2012, 11:23:43 PM »
Good riddance to the pesky thing.

They are the reason my wallet is broken in the coin pouch. A perfectly good wallet broken by too many coins and now they fall through into the notes part.

And the reason pants pockets get broken.

I'd happily round the bill up to the next 5c (even though it may actually be the nearest rather than the next) as it's probably cheaper and clothes will last longer.  :)
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« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2012, 11:44:06 PM »
Oh geez, you poor old broken down stud. Your valuables killed by a pocket full of pennies. Do you realize you can toss the frigging things away, then they will be us penny picker's problem. You can kiss them goodbye as we pick them up. I'll always pick them up.
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