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  1. These are products I am personally familiar with that I recommend based on my experience with them. Signing up through the link provided will financially support the site. Brim Mastercard - Brim Affiliate link This is a Canadian Credit Card. (of course, using the link does not allow me any access or information about who used it) Standard credit card features; insurance, points, etc. A long list to review on their site including secondary cards and free global wifi. The one thing that's different and the reason I got the card is that it does not charge an extra charge for foreig
  2. Good guess - I make it 0.35 seconds in actual consumption. When you add in cooking, washing and waste I'd bet you're right there.
  3. Is Brad a hand-puppet? The indigenous communities had plans to invest up to 1 billion dollars in the project which would have, essentially, provided a revenue stream which could have lasted generations along with 600 million dollars in Indigenous supplier contracts and employment. As far as the concern for safe drinking water Brad may wish to visit this site (scroll down to the map): Note: the green dots are completed projects and the red are currently being worked on. Click through some of those and tell me that we aren't w
  4. Unfortunately it's even worse than transgender women invading women's sport: A transwoman who raped a female in an horrific attack has been jailed for 15 years – but could still end up in a women’s prison I dare anyone to read that article and try to argue that society hasn't gone too far down this path.
  5. Now we are talking my language And not ONE tax $$$ required ! Well, we don't know that. Seems like an interesting idea but what does it cost? They're going to have a tough time completing against standard concrete blocks which, in my part of the country, cost 3 bucks each. I realize there are significant costs aside from the cost of each block and I think most people would even be willing to pay a little more for the "Byblocks". How much more is the question. (That's where the tax dollars come in).
  6. Seems like you should be buying an electric car then?
  7. In response to your link I'll say this; Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut.
  8. The media still doesn't have their narrative staked out and I don't know what to think - am I supposed to be happy that we are rid of the toxic Payette (except for the gazillion in pension she will collect for the rest of her life) or mad about Trudeau and his band of idiots for putting her there in the first place? Someone please help me in case I get asked for my opinion at the Tim's tomorrow.
  9. Hours into his presidency, Biden has already ousted three of his predecessors’ most unqualified and corrupt appointees. Good stuff - wouldn't want to have grossly unqualified, incompetent and self-serving people in positions of power. Maybe Biden has something to teach us after all and "by us" I mean Canadians.
  10. I do not recommend looking for a Oneplus One. This phone is 7 years old (I looked it up). When I bought it it was in particularly good physical shape and therefore made a good candidate for the operating system replacement described above. The odds of you finding a similar phone are low. I gave my story as what is possible not what's probable. This is not a procedure that an average person would be able to handle. As an iPhone user I definitely do not recommend it for you. An Android user who is familiar with sideloading an apk from a non-google app store - that's the person w
  11. boestar; I think my opinion on Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft can be easily discerned from observing my efforts to avoid them but I do realize there are some people who find some or all of their products and services to add value - I'm not judging, just discussing options. A lot of people will say; "I wish I could reduce my reliance/exposure to these large corporations but don't know how." My purpose is simply to provide a place to discuss the "how" for those who are interested. You are quite right about the irony of posting a Youtube video while complaining about Google. U
  12. Hi Eddy; I'll expand on this tomorrow but just a few comments now. I'm no expert on iPhones but from what I've read the Apple ecosystem is very secure but not private - Apple has access to much of what you do (not your data but your meta-data) but, if you follow the best protocols available (for Apple) you're pretty safe from outsiders accessing your stuff. The Oneplus1 is an old phone - probably coming up on 10 years old. I bought it for a hundred bucks and it runs virtually like a new phone. The reason for this is that the operating system (Lineage) has no connection to Google and t
  13. Jaydee; I'm not commenting on the choices you make. Some people find facebook to be a valuable addition to their life and that's fine. My purpose in starting this thread is to discuss security and privacy - from that POV, there is no way to make Facebook private or secure. Closing some of the blockers is like catching "most" of the mice in your basement or patching "most" of the holes in your boat. Again - make your choices as you see fit - I'm not criticizing.
  14. Jaydee - I hope you realize the "correct" answer is to burn any device that you've ever used for Facebook and never sign in again, right? Any change you make to your facebook settings is superficial and does not affect the underlying issue. Changing your facebook settings is like painting flames on your Chevette - looks good but has no real effect.