Subaru and helicopters
Cool.... so my next Subaru might be a helicopter.
I wonder if a Subaru Bell 412EPX will still have the turbo hood scoop?
184 posts • joined 1 Sep 2014
Don't worry a new Blackberry/android phone is supposed to be out later this year. Made by an American company (Onward Mobility) using tech licenced from Blackberry.
I read a book about rise and fall of Blackberry (RIM) a few years ago. When the RCMP were moving into a couple RIM's former research centres they discovered all kinds of spy stuff hidden in the building. They think it was feeding back to China and helped them accelerate their "research".
I wrote an app several years ago to help students learn Canadian Railway signals. It didn't ask for any info and it didn't have any ads.
After year or so Google suspended the app declaring it was malicious. No explanation and nothing I could do about it.
Maybe Google didn't like the app because there weren't any ads??
Our Canadian banking systems sound like they're very similar to the European ones. I can transfer money all over the place instantly with only occasionally a small service charge.
A few years ago we sold some used equipment to a US company. Actually getting the money took quite a while after it had been sent. Yes, faxing was involved between the US bank and our bank.
US cell service seems to be behind the times as well with their use of CDMA tech instead of GSM.
Way back when I was a programmer/analyst we were developing financial software and it *had* to be accurate.
These days the investment statements that my wife gets from her bank don't add up. For example the statement will show Total Dividends $27.52 and the first dividend (of many) shown is $45.60. I called the bank last Spring to complain about it and they gave some rambling bullshit answer. They obviously didn't have a clue what they were talking about and the Total Divs line disappeared the following month.
Well guess what just reappeared on the latest statements? Yup, Total Dividends line is back and it still doesn't add up.
The bank involved is CIBC (in Canada).
Hmmm..... just had a slightly evil idea.... At tax time I'll report her dividend income according to her bank statements. When Revenue Canada sends a nasty letter about unreported income I'll play dumb and send them copies of the bank statements.
I was doing the same thing with about 50 PC's until an enthusiastic employee wondered why the computers were left on all night. I told her she could turn the screens off but leave the computers on in case we needed to update them overnight. That worked for a while until noticed the seti logo in the tool tray on most of the computers.
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