I’ve literally started an open data set of all the Lower Mainland shootings (complete with Calendar View). I was getting annoyed at not being able to see a complete view of what’s going on. https://www.notion.so/robinmonks/0da991652caa406f9a38015ffecfd65f?v=d60241b8721343698a4a6a17123c89e7
No printers are cheap. Anet A8
I bought one, built it in about 8 hours from watching a video, there is an incredible support group on FB. The cost to print that part was probably .05 cents, if that.
I love that 3d printer, also by building it you learn about it and how to fix it. I almost considered a $2500 Lulzbot, I am glad I didn't.
What's your bidget? ;)
I'd highly recommend this one, hooks up to the water supply. Totos are the best but you'll need an electric outlet nearby. This is from Amazon unfortunately, but don't know where to buy this locally. It's great!
Luxe Bidet Neo 180 (Elite Series) - Self Cleaning Dual Nozzle - Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment with Strong Faucet Valves and Metal Hoses https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00A0RMQ1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wD52xbYSPD7X4
Soooooo yummy!! Seriously check this place out if you have a chance. I had a bannock burger with fries and a wicked aioli dip.
There used to be a really cool FN restaurant called Liliget Feast House on Davie that was truly unique. I googled and the mom/daughter who ran it have a cookbook about FN food.
When I was in Kelowna, I ate at Kekuli Cafe that was awesome and delicious - bannock, both sweet and savory.
Why isn't it more popular? Probably all kinds of reasons like colonialism, loss of heritage and culture, loss of physical grounds for hunting and foraging enough to scale up for a food biz. Lilliget had a plank dish with things like moose, deer (I think?), salmon, fiddleheads, a wild berry dessert. It was good and clean eating, although expensive to source I bet.
The only place I've seen a significant amount of FN food was around Arizona/New Mexico - I visited the Navajo areas, little towns, and had Indian tacos like 3x a day.
Holy Crap! This twerp works for the Provincial Government, as a counselor, at ... wait for it ... WorkBC.
Here's their email address, to let them know how thrilled you are that our tax dollars are subsidizing immigrant slavery ...
Hopefully, someone's getting fired.
“The Thin Red Line is a symbol used by firefighter and paramedics in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen officers and to symbolize the relationship of the Fire Department in the community as the guardians of the citizenry from fire and misadventure. ”
The Freecycle Network™
- a grassroots nonprofit movement of people giving (and getting) stuff for free in their neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free.
If anyone wants to take aerial photos of this from a kite, (or drone if you have one), sign up for this google group and leave a comment expressing your interest.
If anyone official tries to minimize the extent of the spill or impact wrongfully, its good to have some public citizen-led documentation in the form of aerial images. We will be able to stitch the images together later to make a map.
If enough people are interested in pitching in, maybe we can rent a boat to drag our kite+camera around the bay to comprehensively capture what is going on, and if not I might go to Kits Beach and fly my kite from there (I also might go to the beaches down town, but with sea planes landing frequently, that requires a lot of extra work making the proper notifications to air transport authorities. Might only be worth it we can get a boat).
If anyone wants to volunteer to drive their own boat with a small group around the bay, that would also be fantastic!
Also necessary would be old cameras to send up on the kites (ones you dont care much about, just in case they get dunked). The best camera I have is a smart phone and we can probably do a lot better than that!
(PMs are ok for commenting, but if you want to participate in the mapping, please sign up for the group to keep in contact)
Got it on amazon ca for forty bucks! I've recommend it to all my friends.
Garant EPSS24 Yukon Ergo 24-Inch Ergonomic Sleigh Shovel - Blue https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001FD3HQU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TE5Lyb4M7VXXS
While we're on Amazon recs, check out these ice Cleats. They're absolutely life saving for Vancouver post-snowfall conditions
BINGUO 12 Teeth Anti-Slip Traction Cleats Grips Crampon for Snow and Ice Safe Protect Shoes Boots https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0176EMAKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_II5LybJJZNT31
I spend a lot of time in BC Parks and I'm AGAINST getting rid of parking fees. This is a great PR move for Clark, it sounds great, but Parks needs that money. I haven't heard anything about the government stepping up funding for parks to offset the loss of revenue.
Garibaldi Park's staff, for example, has been slashed over the years so that they now have only a small handful of awesome, dedicated Rangers who are tasked with patrolling a park larger than 58 countries.
If the government wants to step up funding AND make parking free, then hey, that's awesome, but personally, I'm perfectly happy paying parking knowing that it goes to helping Parks do the awesome job they do considering how cripplingly underfunded they are.
The book they're discussing is well researched, covering 3 decades of the Triad gangs and CCP agents using Macau Casinos and Great Canadian Gaming casinos to launder money
It's referencing all the lawsuits and interviews with RCMP officers and casino employees that were involved in many of the known cases of laundering money through Great Canadian Gaming, which was sold late last year to a NY hedge fund.
Posting as a follow-up to the previous thread telling everyone about the breach. As mentioned on the previous thread, there isn't much pressure on large corporations to protect this data.
The reason this is related to Vancouver is lots of local venues and booking agencies use Ticketfly - if you purchased a ticket via Ticketfly, you could be a part of the 26 million impacted.
You can search your email address on this website to confirm if your info was leaked.
If only common sense was practiced more universally. Whether they or anyone else agrees with the legality/illegality of it or not across the entire municipality, they could very easily go to any of the many other roads that aren't filled with houses and hidden driveways all around. There are plenty of long boarders coming down from Seymour, Burnaby mountain and sometimes Cypress even. Why take the risk with your own life when you'll be a fly squashed against a driver just not paying attention, or as bad if not worse, a small kid running out of a driveway. Some risks aren't just worth it.
And the same conclusion applies for the officer, who could have certainly dealt with it a bit better instead of swerving in the middle of the road.
I'm sure going down Seymour (or the many other roads with no intersections or houses, etc.) the exciting nature of the sport would be equally rewarding while a lot safer and less of a headache for everyone involved - https://vimeo.com/80317575 (for example)
> Which rail lines ran out to UBC?
u/gandalfthegourmet is incorrect. There weren't rail lines out to UBC.
There were streetcar tracks, but they were in the road -
Craigslist already has a warning that you should meet people in person and avoid sending money online.
"Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts."
I don't work for Amazon, but I work with Amazonians a lot. (I maintain the FreeBSD/EC2 platform.) If I had to describe their corporate culture, I'd say two things:
They're results-driven, and expect results. People are expected to Get Things Done, even if it means working far longer than "normal" hours.
It really really matters which team you end up on. Some teams are great; others are completely dysfunctional. The bad reviews you see are from people who were unlucky and landed in dysfunctional teams. The good reviews you see are from people who were lucky and landed in good teams.
I had to double check the URL to make sure this wasn't a Beaverton article.
> Norman Kunc keeps an eight-inch piece of flexible food-grade plastic tubing in his pocket. He uses it as reusable straw, so he doesn’t have to get plastic ones every time he goes out.
Cool, he's already got a solution to the non-existent problem.
> Browne, who is a legally blind photographer, was also concerned about the burden that people with disabilities could face if they had to pay for reusable straws out of their own pockets.
Now you're fucking with me. Forgetting the blind photographer part, reusable straws aren't going to break the bank. Here's a set of 6 with a cleaning brush for $6.38 shipped.
Accessability is a real issue, let's not make a single-use plastic straw ban the hill that we want to fight for. That's just silly.
Here is Salvation Army Canada's positions on a wide variety of fun topics as of Feb 2013
Some of my favourite quotes include
"We believe that the family is ideally rooted in the biblical concept of a marriage covenant of one man
and one woman." and
"... living fully in accordance with biblical standards calls for chastity outside of heterosexual
Jingle your bells somewhere else, this mall don't want em.
No need to go to a cafe! Chai is my everything...my comfort. So easy to make!
Boil in small pot for approx 7 min. Add evaporated milk and boil for a little longer - watch it or it will spill over. Strain, add brown sugar. Enjoy :)
I use Private Internet Access using a Raspberry Pi so that I can watch Netflix using my Apple TV. Switching countries is very easy.
There's a lot of talk about the Portuguese model but it's not a free-for-all, and it contains something that Vancouver, BC, even Canada if not the West generally, has done very poorly: harm reduction and treatment.
In Portugal if one is seen or found shooting up in a public place, for example, they're issued a ticket, a sort of non-criminal summons, to an appointment with a counsellor. At that appointment an assessment is done to determine the user / addict's health, resources, whether they're in danger, and so on. Counselling is offered and treatment is available, and apparently it's available right now. You can simply walk into detox, no wait, no hoops to jump through, no Trainspotting projectile vomiting by yourself in squat or flophouse to choke on your own.
I highly recommmend the book Chasing The Scream - it explains a lot about the current state of addiction and its political origins.
The current model with its focus on policing, which should rightly be a last resort rather than a sort of gatekeeping for errant children disobeying Nanny, with the rest of the heavy lifting being done by non-profits on skeleton crews due to half their staff on stress leave (this, from before the coronavirus) is not working.
Here’s what you want to do:
1) get a cheap Home Depot belt sander and knock a little off each side with an 80 grit belt.
2) Wet sand with a block. Despite its questionable reviews, I prefer the Motorguard Holey Terror. Sand in a circular motion, and use a wet rag to wet the surface and clear the slurry away.
3) Work your way through 120, 240, 400 and 600 paper. USE A BLOCK AND A BROAD CIRCULAR MOTION SO YOU DON’T MAKE ANY DIVOTS.
4) Polish with 1200 grit wet, and you’re done.
Source - in college I bought, lived aboard and restored a couple of wooden boats. That led to a finishing job in a joinery shop. We outfitted a conversion that took first place in Monte Carlo, and part of my job was taking catalyzed polyeurethane with orange peel from the spray booth and giving it a mirror finish without burning through to the sealer. I know a thing or two about finessing resin.
There’s a book about the Penthouse
> Few Vancouver nightspots evoke such a fabled history as the Penthouse Nightclub. The after-hours watering hole for the famous and infamous, the Penthouse was opened in 1947 by brothers Joe, Ross, Mickey, and Jimmy Filippone and soon became the place to see and be seen in Vancouver in the 1950s and '60s. Acts like Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, and Duke Ellington regularly performed on the Penthouse stage, and the venue was one of the few in town not only to welcome African American entertainers, but to house them as well, at a time when Vancouver hotels refused to. Audiences often included visiting stars such as Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper, and many others.
> In the 1970s, the Penthouse became infamous for its exotic dancers, resulting in a colourful, lurid history involving vice squads, politicians, judges, and con men, and culminating in the murder of Joe Philliponi, known as the "Godfather of Seymour Street," in 1983. However, through decades of evolving social mores and changing cultural styles in a city constantly trying to reinvent itself, the Penthouse has somehow survived, a testament to its storied history and the fortitude of the Filippone family that still owns it.
> This first-ever book on the Penthouse includes recently unearthed photographs, police documents, and untold stories, kept under wraps over the course of sixty-plus years―until now. It is also the story of an immigrant Italian family starting a new life in a new country, and the changing times and attitudes of a port city coming of age.
> Rife with nostalgia and just a hint of scandal, Liquor, Lust, and the Law reveals a glamorous and slightly naughty view of historic Vancouver after dark
I did extensive research on this recently, and the best value for something that works great with fire smoke was this one:
Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier 3 Stage with Two Washable Pre-Filters, Particle, Carbon Filter, Captures Allergens, Odors, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B073WJL99W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_B5DRBTW2X73656FK6DTZ
I read a lot of reviews that did before and after tests of air quality and this one was near the top for performance. I bought it from Amazon and there was an option to buy in monthly instalments of $77/month instead of $400 all at once. No interest by the way.
Lots of Vancouverites need to understand the true cost of the government giving away so much land without user fees. I suggest reading the seminal tome The High Cost of Free Parking
>free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles now consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking – namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking. Such measures, according to the Yale-trained economist and UCLA planning professor, will make parking easier and driving less necessary. Join the swelling ranks of Shoupistas by picking up this book today. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again.
“Secure your own property”
Can cut 3/4 inch steel rebar in under 30 seconds.
Am I hiring a private security detail for my bike?
Being comfortable with the idea of being a single renter takes a lot of anxiety off my shoulders, let me tell you.
But "investment!" In The Four Pillars of Investing, William Bernstein shows that housing prices in the US between 1890 and 1990 (Case-Shiller Home Price Index) rose at about the rate of inflation. You were saying real estate is a good investment? I'd rather get rich slowly with value investing, using diversified S&P/emerging markets/bond/REIT index funds and ETFs and reinvesting the dividends. Compound interest is humanity's greatest invention; move over, wheel.
"Buy in or be priced out forever!" Residential RE is overpriced in Metro Vancouver. It's much cheaper for me to rent than it is to own. It just makes financial sense.
"Don't you want to have something to give to your kids when you die?" How about the vast fortune I accrue from getting rich slowly?
"Don't you want to raise a family?" The world is overpopulated as it is. The idea that I have the God-given right to 2 kids and a single family home in Kitsilano is a relic of the past. In fact, its death started in the 1970s, when, after Dave Barrett's NDP government started the ALR, Vancouver city council looked to Arthur Erickson's "Project 56" as the way forward--dense, walkable, transit-oriented communities; building up, and not out.
In addition, kids are expensive. Not to sound like one of those maniacs from /r/childfree that murder their kids by locking them in hot cars, but why would I want to have kids in the most expensive city on earth? More kids means a larger place, and larger places mean more to spend in rent. I'd rather pay $900/month for a bedroom in Yaletown with awesome roommates, than $2500 for a 3 bedroom house or $1800 for a townhouse. Don't forget about daycare which is extortionist in BC.
No. Look at slide 24 in link to the study from the article.
They were exclusively looking at Chinese names to determine if someone was foreign. The study targeted a specific group of people and made assumptions based on their names.
They assumed that if you have a Chinese name you are foreign. The author said that himself in the quote I initially provided.
Also, after looking at the slides, I can confirm they used last names only.
Using this methodology, everyone in the city with the last name Lee, Wong, Chan, Liu, Lam, etc. would be considered foreign.
Hmmm, I'm not sure, but if you can sit them down for 2-3 hours a day and go through FreeCodeBootCamp: https://www.freecodecamp.org/
That should do well.
Having them create a Wordpress blog or a small game would be more experience they get than a student in a University / College (1st - 2nd year).
I'd say apart from having to wait a few more seconds to make a right turn, these lanes present no problems and are a step in the right direction for Vancouver. I wish politicians like Anton and Rob Ford (Toronto) would stop making these into such a wedge issue.
We do, however, need to focus on other areas besides the downtown core. Bike-friendly streets in Vancouver are decent, but we could really use more public transit. The only way to get most people out of their cars and into the future is to make transit an attractive service.
For anyone interested in pushing for transit expansion and service improvements, there's a facebook page called 4TransitNow
I can 100% guarantee that comments on that page will be seen by people at Translink and City Hall.
If you look at the longer term forecast. The next three days is projected to have the hottest temperatures for the year. https://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/vancouver/v6c/july-weather/53286?year=2021
This week is only time when overnight temperatures are above 20C.
So glad we don't have wildfire smoke with this heat.
Yes they do...
Most people are too picky and self absorbed to be in a relationship. Relationships involve a lot of giving and a lot less taking than the rabidly individualist culture we have moved into. I doubt its a vancouver specific thing.
I recommend reading a book called "Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love" https://www.amazon.com/Attached-Science-Adult-Attachment-YouFind/dp/1585429139
which explains pretty well why people are often not compatible with eachother and yet constantly seek out these same sorts of incompatible people. Break the cycle!
> warns of a high concentration of ground-level ozone, which is expected to stick around until at least Monday as residents endure an extreme heat wave.
> Avoid strenuous outdoor activities during mid-afternoon to early evening, when ozone levels are highest, especially if breathing feels uncomfortable
Check out how hot we are compared to the rest of Canada and America.
I used Maperitive to download and export OpenStreetMap data as an SVG file. Then I hid all unneeded layers in Adobe Illustrator and painted the roads black. That's it :)
I made all of these up!
But anyway, do you have an argument or are you hiding behind accusations of "whataboutism?"
I noticed some restaurants are now packing my left over food in aluminum foil.
Before styro was popular, I remember
aluminum containers were used for takeout.
Fold packs https://www.amazon.ca/Chinese-Boxes-PAGODA-Fold-Pak/dp/B00LBA0XWI
stainless steel containers were tried at some Yaletown restaurants decades ago. Forgot the name. https://www.netzerocompany.com/products/the-munchie-box-40oz-1200ml-stainless-steel-bento-box-with-removable-divider
I think that is a good idea. We have a household of 4-5 (gas heating, hot water, I work at home with a power-hungry computer running 12 hours a day) and largest 2-month Hydro bill has been $190 in the last 5 years.
Biggest consumers in our house: laundry, cooking, spot electric heating in winter.
Log onto your BC Hydro account, drill down to daily (hourly) usage, and see if there is a constant drain or spikes. We're typically running 3-6 cents/hour overnight. Is your baseline somewhat higher - if so, this might be an appliance that is plugged in.
You could buy an electricity meter and run through what you have plugged in: https://www.amazon.ca/P3-P3IP4400-Electricity-Usage-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU/ - run a fridge/freezer for a couple days to get an average.
I use a combination of TransitDB for bus schedules and Google Map's saved offline areas for routing.
Bootcamps are a huge waste of money. For starters get into CS50 from Harvard (https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-harvardx-cs50x) it's free, teaches a lot. If you see that some things makes sense and you want to dig deeper then look into https://www.freecodecamp.org/
Pay will be on the lower end in the beginning. And nobody cares what school you attended. We only care what you did in the past (any side project will do if you don't have experience), how fast you can learn and how's your attitude.
Software development is fun but it's hard. You have to have butt for it - meaning you need to sit and do damn work.
Smoke is not your concern typically in mid-September. Cooler temperatures and rain is more a concern.
I recommend keeping your plans at this time.
Looking at the long term forecast. Looks like mixed conditions.
Android app is live too, just not currently easily searchable. Needed to go to the BC gov dev profile to see all the apps they've published, and it's in that list.
Works great. Only confirms vaccination status and gives the user's name to cross reference another piece of ID with
I got a honeywell one of amazon a week ago for my allergies. I was skeptical it was working but then I shut it off one night and the next day I woke up and was sneezing for hours
You know their address. Order them one of these (or something similar) with a friendly note asking them to keep it down.
I'm glad you had a good time. As care for my fellow Vancouverite, I'd strongly recommend getting quality hearing protection if you want to keep enjoying shows in future (i.e. you want to be able to hear the shows in future).
If you don't want to spend a lot of money, get a quality pair of reusable earplugs off Amazon.
If you're willing to spend a bit more, look into custom earplugs. Look for the models made for musicians.
Weather Underground forecasts the cloud cover during the eclipse at around 80%
I don't think it's likely to be visible.
I've been having the same thing. If you check the vancouver pollen forecast it looks like we're in for some suffering for the next little while. Even if you're indoors.
Edit to add that yes, for me, this feels like spring hayfever even though its all indoor dust and nothing to do with flower pollen. No amount of vacuuming has seemed to help!
I think one of the layers of limbo must be that you're forced to be a stock model in innocent looking pictures and scream WTF when you see how they've been used:
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 758209996
Two happy girls and guy lying on the floor after dance party in confetti
Guys, I did my master's thesis looking at the issue of full regional mobility pricing. Basically, if property taxes are replaced by this form of tolling to pay for infrastructure, everybody wins even in people in the suburbs. The reason: you can vary the tolls to essentially eliminate congestion which is a huge cost on everyone. Also, a lot of the tolls will be paid by freight vehicles which pollute more and damage roads more.
You can see the presentation here
>~~Men~~~ EVERYONE still produced testosterone ~~after reassignment surgery,~~ Whether FEMALE or MALE
Though this was common knowledge but I guess not. Here's a source.
So being that we want to reduce stigma and start improving and saving lives why have all of the articles about Spike avoided specifying about the circumstances in how he died? Was it dirty supply? Too much after a period of abstinence? Chasing another high after being brought back by Narcan? Did he test his drugs? If not, any reasons he was not able to test them? Was he using alone and if so, why did he not using something like the Lifegaurd App? Was he with friends who didn't have any Naloxone on hand? This is not to blame the victim either; With all these options on hand a VERY experienced user should have been better prepared than most with all the supports we have, so where did we miss?
Advocates might choose to hand-wave these questions away as it detracts from the orgs goal of safe supply, paid for by the government, with no limits on amounts. Another dead dude who will be missed and advocates will use as a pawn to pitch their motives.
Hi apartment strata-doomed friend! Have you checked these out? They sit inside on your window sil - they may not create a full 100% seal height-wise but they keep most bugs out and cats in! They stock some sizes at Canadian Tire if you hate Amazon.
Here you go
Or this one if you want it faster
Some other important points:
Communication Plan: Develop one with the family in case you're separated. Know where to go and who to contact (ideally a contact that is out of the province) if and when power and cell service goes out.
Take a first aid course.
Solar powered/Hand-cranked Radio and flashlight. We have Midland ER210
Try Weather Underground for citizens' science weather stations.
I tend to use Windy because it has some awesome visualizations.
I feel this! It's been an uphill battle with my parents for over a year. It's taken them way too long every step of the way to understand and recognize the severity of this thing. Early on they were forwarding me posts on facebook that (cleverly) manipulated the data to downplay the severity of the virus. Repeated rounds of calling out the misinformation and trying to point them to legit sources of information caused a bit of a rift in our family for a while, because they thought my sisters and I were making accusations and shaming them. It got bad for a bit but we're coming out of it, and they are vaccinated now and behaving much more responsibly.
So much of the struggle stemmed from Facebook. My boomer parents are the generation that are targeted the most viciously by misinformation campaigns, because they are the most susceptible to it. They grew up getting their information from news media that was leaps and bounds more honest than it is today, and now they struggle to recognize how easy it is for someone to post harmful and manipulative content that seems legit.
You're Wrong About did a great episode that dives into this a bit. Highly recommend giving it a listen: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1112270/7585768-the-anti-vaccine-movement
Edit Oh you were being serious. Let everyone have cake and everyone is to be a senior developer then! Its about the average not the exception.
The rave shopping cart I built for the Bike Rave uses a Raspberry Pi to play MP3s and do some of the lighting control.
Buy an over the air antenna to see if you can receive some channels. This is hit or miss depending where you live.
Apple TV - Movie rentals for ~5 bucks. Decent Netflix player
Get a cheapo Android tv box. If you're handy with technology you can install an app called Kodi and run plug-ins with free stuff. http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_202595.html
Download stuff on your laptop and play it on your tv
The pipeline will be built, the Feds have the power to override Horgan with the Constitution Act "for the general Advantage of Canada".
Horgan is just grandstanding for his voters in the face of a foregone conclusion.
I've heard this argument from a few people. Mostly current or ex- cops. The thing I don't get about this argument is how they don't see that it's a textbook case of nirvana fallacy. No one is saying that legalization of drugs will eradicate organized crime. But there is absolutely not enough untapped criminal sources of income to replace a product worth $400 Billion worldwide.
Therefore if you legalize drugs you would drastically reduce the prevalence of organized crime.
It doesn't help that in our society (not just Vancouver, but North America in general) most opportunities for socialisation come from commercial activities (catching a movie, going out for drinks, grabbing dinner). When I lived in Portland, this wasn't a huge issue. Even my underemployed friends could occasionally go out for drinks or dinner. This is because the cost of living is much lower and on top of that, there are food carts in Portland where you can get a giant bowl of delicious food for $5, and bars that serve $1 beers from time to time. You can run to the liquor store and grab a half-decent 26 for $10-15, or a case of beer for $12-18.
From what I can gather, wages are only marginally higher in Vancouver than Portland for most people I know (university student-aged folks), so there's a huge divide. In Portland, I could grab dinner and a few beers for ~$20. Last time I went out in Vancouver, I ended up blowing $60 without even trying. Considering most of my friends have jobs that pay $10-12/hr, that's some pretty serious cash. Now that I'm going to UBC, fuggetaboutit. No way can I afford to go out only working 2 days/week. As a result, I'm hanging out on reddit instead of with the people who invited me to go out yesterday. I haven't even bought any alcohol in months.
tl;dr: The Rent is too damn high (and pretty much everything else)!
> I do not currently own or have access to a phone so contacting places for clarity is not possible
Anyone with a Google account can call out to any North American phone # for free - https://hangouts.google.com.
It's not normal culture here for businesses to give "by the day" updates on their websites or social media. Phoning is always best.
14 in stock for $19.99 at Canadian Tire on Grandview & Boundary.
Or, these arrive tomorrow with Amazon Prime (free one-day shipping, as long as you're not in North Van).
The way to spot fake positive reviews is usually by looking for date clustering and lack of variability in the ratings.
I am sure it's just a coincidence when 100 people gave a 5 star rating on May 7th, and that none of them bothered to leave a comment. And if you click on a couple of them you'll see that they are from New York, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Ohio...
They must be wonderful if people travel from across the world to use their services.
Either that or someone is using Amazon Mechanical Turk (https://www.mturk.com/) for fake reviews. Nah...
You said, and I quote:
> Have you been to Palm Springs in August? It’s always this temp or hotter there.
> Daily high temperatures (...) rarely (...) exceeding 45 °C.
It's not even often this temperature in Palm Springs.
As someone whom spends a alot of time in the bush in and around the lower mainland I shudder at the thought of opening up all the old FSRs.
If you have ever been out behind Mission on the Lost Creek FSR or along Stave and Devils Lake on Burma Street/Florence Lake Road you would understand my fears. Just one group recently pulled 70, 000 lbs of garbage from the east side of Stave Lake and I know of several other groups including the district of Chilliwack that pulled similar amounts from the west side.
As nice as it would be to drive to your destination rather than hike in, it simply allows really uncaring and thoughtless folks to seriously damage the land cost us all money in clean up and remediation.
Maybe some, but an acquaintance of mine stole a purse from the Bay. Someone took a picture of him, put it on Facebook and he's now been arrested.
Hey, here's a link to an existing thread in the Google Maps forum: https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/topic/maps/64JSMPKe7kg/discussion
I encourage you guy's to go hit the "Me too!" button so we can get a quicker response on this from Google.
Recently found out the libraries have made available an app so residents can read/listen to their ebook/audio book catalogue.
Burnaby library uses an app called Libby and it’s great.
I think Vancouver library uses a different app created by the same company.
I would rather head over to Amazon and order a Bidet jet spray:
I moved here from the States 18 months ago, so I have some insight into your current situation.
Shaw isn't that expensive - $55 a month and it's blazingly fast (most of the time)
Cell phone - I like Fido. People will give me shit for this, but hear me out. The reason why this is great for you and I is that Fido has a $30 addon to their plans that lets you use all those minutes to call the US and Canada without any extra charges. If you're going to be calling back to the US a lot, this is a hell of a deal (saves me a ton of cash every month). Most places max out at 3 year contracts, but you can still get 1- or 2-year contracts. You'll pay $50-100 more for an iPhone, but the freedom to upgrade a year earlier is probably worth it. If you aren't going to be calling the US a lot, there are companies like Mobilicity that offer $40 unlimited everything plans - they just nail you on long distance and roaming.
Internet - if you're anything like me, you used Hulu in the US a lot. And Netflix (Canadian Netflix sucks - they don't have license rights for 1/10th of the programming they have in the States. Solution! For $5-10 a month, you can sign up for VPN (I use StrongVPN). It masks your IP, making it appear as though you're in the States, so Hulu and all that works. It's really easy to set up, too. If all of that is too much, you can still use to watch whatever you want. And for now, torrenting isn't technically illegal here (yet) (disclaimer, I am not a lawyer).
Anyways, welcome to Vancouver! As someone who lived all over the US (from when I was 18-27), I think you've landed in just about the best place you can possibly live (unless, like me, you like watching football - then good luck finding anyone to watch with!)
I can't speak for u/spennyboo, but the You Need a Budget service ( https://www.youneedabudget.com/) offers similar functions to what they're describing.
It's been quite helpful in keeping track of what's spent where. I won't say that it's fundamentally changed my personal approach to budgeting, as I was already quite frugal before starting to use it, but it's been a net positive -- particularly for planning future expenditures.
Edit: There are a variety of free alternatives to You Need a Budget that serve similar purposes, but I can't presently find a link to the current leading contender. If it surfaces, though, I'll share it here.
For anyone posting these, adding the date (and even time if you can) and place (or just general area for privacy) that it went missing will increase odds of success.
edit: also just an example, I was bored and poked around the sites to look for this one (zippo), but came across this post on FB Marketplace of some other dude turning in a stolen orange Rocky Mountain Soul to the property office, but he just titled it "this bike was stolen". Unless the owner really dug around it's unlikely they would come across that.
And as far as I can tell, the VPD makes no effort to contact the shops and track down the owner. (And if this isn't the case, someone please speak up and correct it, the silence on all this shit is speaking volumes.) So unless you do the legwork yourself, you'll have no idea where it went, and it will get auctioned off.
Seems to me people with anger issues are as much a safety hazard as dumb cyclists.
P.S. Any reason why you posted a 102-second video when the 'action' took place in the first 25 seconds?
Check out the air quality map on Windy.com - switch to NO2 readings and it's extremely high - I've never seen anything like that before.
Anyone know what could cause this? A huge leak of something? Is there a haze downtown?
As someone suggested, there are lots of beautiful mountains and areas to hike and explore around Vancouver but with that being said, the Rockies are beautiful and also worth a trip. If you want to make the trip to the Rockies, I would suggest renting a car in Vancouver and driving to Banff/Canmore area on your own. It's a long drive (8-10hrs) but beautiful at that time of year and you can take your time. You can also drive through the Okanagan--Wine country! You can camp or stay in cheaper hostels throughout the area and hike on your own if you do enough research (http://www.everytrail.com/browse.php?activity_id=5&city=Banff&country=canada&state=Alberta). If you plan to hike on your own, make sure you read all signs, warnings and head out prepared with everything you need.
Some companies also offer tours for day hikes if that's what you're looking for : http://www.banfftours.com/banff-activities-and-tours/summer/hiking/classic-hikes
If you have 2 weeks, you could do this (possibly even a trip into Calgary for a night for Stampede if timing is right) in about a week and still have a week left to explore Vancouver and surrounding area
As you wish:
You might want to use headphones, as the stereo effects are pretty essential. Made entirely from 4 samples (the three I uploaded and one other you'll recognize pretty quickly) in CSound, which is a C-based "sound programming language". So, the "score" for the composition is about 350 lines of C-like code.
COULD SOMEONE FOR THE LOVE OF FUCKING JESUS H CHRIST POST NUMBERS SHOWING THE ARSENIC DOSAGE IN ONE SERVING OF RICE COMPARED TO THE CURRENT MAXIMUM SAFE DAILY DOSE AS REGULATED BY THE FDA OR HEALTH CANADA?
(Sorry for all caps, but as a scientist the lack of a simple table or obviously stated numbers in that article makes me simultaneously call "bull shit" and irrationally irate in a manner that makes me want to do distinctly antisocial things like throw kittens through windows and burn ants with a magnifying glass in the noon-day sun. The article is full of science reporting fail. Whoever wrote that should be taken out in to a soccer field and executed Mao-style with a single bullet behind the ear.)
//resumes analysing micrographs with imageJ
EDIT: Chart with comparison here: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/11/arsenic-in-your-food/index.htm#recommendations
Note that the dosages per serving are very slightly higher than the recommended maximum safe limit for As in drinking water. Maximum safe limits are usually 10^3 to 10^6 lower concentrations than what the lowest known dose of something that causes any health problems. In short, it's a really fucking conservative number. Odds are the partially oxidized hydrocarbons and trace heavy metals coming out of the car exhaust you are exposed to every day in the city is far more damaging than the trace amounts of As in your food.
///triple end rant. I'm having a beer.
i went back through my history just to find this for you
There's floss holders you can get on amazon where you just wrap your floss around it. So you can reuse the stick! And it's really sturdy too.
Ninja edit: My husband has this one; it seems to work really well.
This all seems pretty suspicious to me on the couple's end. If their story is true, and the guy was still puking in the stall at 9:50pm, I assume they wouldn't have left the restaurant until 10:30pm or so. RCH is probably a 20-25 minute drive away with parking time on a Friday night. So they're turned away from RCH and leave probably around 11-11:15pm. Now, where do you get a urine drug test done immediately that close to midnight, besides at a hospital?
The girl was super shady and vague about this on the FB post when someone asked a similar question and just said the RCH staff gave them "options" lol. To my untrained eyes the test looks suspiciously like this kind you can get off Amazon. I wouldn't be surprised if this couple happened to have some of these tests just laying around. And if you're not a drug user, why would you have them in the first place?
hand held AQI monitor and another device I got from alliexpress.
plus there is a slight breeze coming from the water too, measurements were taken without the breeze
Yeah I agree.
Op: next time someone moves in, on the day if possible give them a pack of felt pads (or leave them in the apartment with a note), ask them nicely to put them on their furniture. https://www.amazon.ca/X-PROTECTOR-Premium-Colors-Furniture-Various/dp/B01D93Z9ZA
Goes along with, "here is my number, if you see a leak please call me straight away" and other landlord things.
Private Internet Access.
They're user friendly, my set up took less than a few minutes. I paid for the month though at the moment, TorrentFreak will have their annual review of VPN services done at the end of the month so I want to wait until I commit.
What's nice about PIA is that there is a lot of servers to use and I haven't really had any slow downtime. I was using a Japanese Server to purchase something earlier today... a bit laggy but overall it worked out fine in the end.
Mini guide for Android users:
Direct google play link:
Or search for U滴快车 on the play store (not sure about Apple).
First text box, you enter in your phone number (10 digit worked for me), then it'll text/SMS you a code, enter that code in the second box, and click on the button below it, and you're done.
Haven't gotten further than that yet, though, as I've yet to actually call a car.
In Surrey at King George and 80 - super easy to book for appointments for tomorrow.
I didn't care how far I had to go. I'd drive all the way to Chilliwack if I that was the closest place.
The small sample size of 172 homes, localized to a single region, is a little weak statistically.
I'm curious about the use of non-anglicanized Chinese names, however. I understand the charges of racial profiling; statistically speaking, though, how would it invalidate the data set?
Mathematical and cultural insights-- especially in reference to naming-- are definitely welcome.
Here's the case study for reference:
uber is doing very well, so i would argue that no one is holding them back. perhaps their biggest threat is other ride share companies like lyft. but don't worry, they are using dirty tricks to deal with them too.
Uber Accused of Booking Thousands of Fake Rides to Mess with Rival Lyft
or maybe their own drivers are their worst enemy.
Uber drivers kick off 'Global Day of Protest'
The ride-sharing app's drivers in the US and London are complaining about fee hikes, fare cuts and the lack of a tip option.
If anyone's curious about the Barkley Marathon, there's a decent documentary on Netflix:
My favourite parts of watching ultramarathon documentaries is watching the athletes cram their faces with cheetos, pop, etc.
I know Campbell but it was https://www.drupal.org/u/g%C3%A1bor-hojtsy and it was this http://phpconf.hu/roadshow/2004/dunaujvaros/program.php/Drupal presentation. (Also note Campbell is a newbie compared to Gabor and me, only
12.5 years on drupal.org, Gabor has two years more, me one and a half.)
I would think that you would be better off staying on highway one.
The other thing is to take the train, it would be 15 minutes longer than what you listed.
This place on Fraser sells awesome veggie samosas two for a buck. Meat ones are $1/ea.
Maybe they will cut you some kind of deal if you want a whole bunch.
Hey, you ought to head on over to r/van on facebook and you will definitely meet people.
There's a dive crawl this Saturday (details in the group, or here), if you're looking to meet people out in the wild.
Perhaps not hike-in, but we've found this book pretty informative:
Buy the book Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden, it has a TON of information on PCOS and how to help treat it. PCOS has 4 different root causes, each is reversible but getting to the root cause of yours is key to recovery. I cannot stress enough how much this book will help you. Please give it a read, it is life changing. I am sorry you have such a terrible experience. Good luck!
Period Repair Manual on Amazon.
Hey, I've spent the last few months programming, and my friend, a history writer has been compiling hundreds of photos, locations, and deep history on spots all over Vancouver for this app.
We're just getting started and love all the feedback we can get, so please let us know what you think!
It's available on both Android and iOS right now.
I use Trigger with the Tag Reuse Plugin.
Trigger is what you write the tasks with, you need the Reuse plugin to erase the Compass ticket first.
Check out this area, specifically along A Log Lies On It, Rain Dancer/Cove Runner, and Sponge Bob. I walked past multiple bushes when I had the dogs out this morning. FYI: the trails are muddy at the moment. You can also find a few Holly bushes along the paved municipal paths in the area if you would prefer to stay out of the mud.
Indian River Drive just past Coldwell is the best places to park to access the trails in the area. Ignore the local vehicles only sign, no one is checking.