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Grocery Store Tricks, Priced in Imperial, Weighed in Metric

So the other day i was purchasing some cherries, when I ran into a problem.  I had no idea how much the darned things were gonna cost me.  I went to a Loblaws SuperStore in Aurora and spotted these:

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Frost Quakes in Ontario CryoSeismic Event

After a mostly sleepless night (Jan 2-3, 2014) due to Frost Quakes, I thought i’d investigate more and find out if the USGS or the Natural Resources Canada to see if these seismic events actually made it onto any kind of an earthquake map.

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How Much Does Electricity for a 100W Lightbulb Cost in Ontario?

I was considering ditching the old desktop PC and considering using just a laptop from now on.  They consume way less power and I was curious as to how much electricity REALLY costs where I live in Newmarket, Ontario. The hydro rates are expected to rise 33% in three years, as just announced, so expect that 500W power supplies for normal everyday users will become too costly.  In fact, this Globe article suggests that the BASE price of power is going up almost 8 percent in the next five years….

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How Much Bandwidth does a new Apple TV (and Netflix) Take?

Boy, It’s a good thing i tacked on the extra 10 dollars for unlimited bandwidth usage from my ISP  – Rogers!! I was previously told that there would be an initial surge of data while the AppleTV downloaded it’s settings and set it’s caches.  I see no evidence of this, but I do see a “first few days” usage of about 17GB a day due to the “wow” factor and the “new toy” factor. Now we’re settling down into our daily routine and watching 3 or 4 HD shows and…

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