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Spill at Kinder Morgan station near Kamloops, B.C., was larger than first stated by province

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Ministry of Environment originally said the May 27 spill at the Darfield station was around 100 litres. In fact, it was 4,800, the company says.

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dnorman
8 days ago
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Shocker. More pipelines! Oops.
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Texas school shooting victim had spurned suspect's advances, girl's mother says

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School Shooting Texas

A teenage boy charged with shooting and killing eight students and two teachers had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother says.

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dnorman
29 days ago
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This was not “driven by rejection.” It was a loser incel who felt entitled to another person’s attention and committed mass murder when he didn’t get it. Let’s not frame this as a rejection story - that leads down a path that tries to minimize rejection to try to prevent mass murders. It’s ok, daughter, just date him and maybe “provide him with access to sex” - it’ll be better for everyone if you just do what he wants. NOPE.
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'We want to be understood': Trudeau, Couillard to face opposition to Lac-Mégantic rail bypass

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Sandra Jacques and Denis Gabourie

Residents affected by the route chosen for the rail bypass in Lac-Mégantic, Que., have posted protest signs around their homes. They found out this week that a new track to keep trains out of the downtown area has been approved, with Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard set to announce it officially in front of the train station at 9 a.m. ET.

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dnorman
38 days ago
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"hey, we're sad about all of the people who were killed when a train full of petroleum blew up downtown, but we'd rather that happen again than have a train near our house. OUR HOUSE! MADNESS!"
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Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

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Notepad, the text editor that ships with Windows, is not a complicated application. For many, this is its major advantage—by having virtually no features, it cannot go wrong—but especially for software developers, it has often proven an annoyance.

That's because Notepad has traditionally only understood Windows line endings. Windows, Unix, and "classic" MacOS all use different conventions for indicating the end of a line of text. Windows does things correctly: it uses a pair of characters, the carriage return (CR) followed by the line feed (LF). Two characters are needed because they do different things: the CR moves the print head to the start of a line; the LF advances the paper by one line. Separating these is valuable, as it allows for effects such as underlining to be emulated: first print the text to be underlined, then issue a CR, and then print underscore characters.

Unix, however, uses a bare line feed to denote that a new line should be started. Classic MacOS (though not modern macOS) uses a bare carriage return for the same purpose. Given the meaning behind the CR and LF characters, these operating systems are both obviously wrong, but sometimes wrongness is allowed to prevail and persist.

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dnorman
40 days ago
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software shouldn't have to accommodate the design of 100 year old hardware. text editors are not typewriters. most text in a text editor likely never sees a printed page anyway.
Calgary
spongbeaux
40 days ago
Preeeetty sure he's being facetious when he says it's "correct". Just because you don't like the way it's done doesn't make other ways incorrect (that's kinda the joke)
dnorman
40 days ago
you're right. my sarcasm detector got stuck on the bit about windows doing something correctly.
spongbeaux
40 days ago
Haha, touche!
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The Bering Sea’s ice is falling off a cliff

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Bering Sea satellite view

After a much warmer than usual winter, the ice in the Bering Sea, between Alaska and Russia, is at less than 10% of what is considered normal.

The ice disappears every summer but never so early. It’s the latest sign of what scientists have been calling the New Arctic — a novel landscape that’s replacing the ecosystem that has existed at the top of the world for millennia. Arctic temperatures are rising at a rate twice that of the global average, which means that for the foreseeable future, the region will continue to showcase the effects of climate change at their extreme, with repercussions across the world.

I mean, just look at that chart!

Historical Bering Sea ice level

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dnorman
46 days ago
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Scariest chart I’ve seen in awhile.
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Consent to be part of K-12 Alberta school curriculum, premier says

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Rachel Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says more initiatives to combat sexual violence are on the way and will include teaching the concept of consent in schools.

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dnorman
47 days ago
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this is fantastic. we should also be talking about this openly with our kids.
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