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Renewables In Sparsely Populated Regions of Canada

“We’re committed to managing emissions as we rebuild the electricity system to meet the needs of our growing province. We’ve set a target of 50% of generation capacity from renewables by 2030. To achieve this goal, we will double the … Continue reading

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Trump Lie Of The Week

“We’re building the wall,” he said. “In fact it’s going to start very soon. Way ahead of schedule. It’s way, way, way ahead of schedule.” See Trump promises border wall ‘soon, way ahead of schedule’Imagine going to a “conservative” gathering and … Continue reading

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Portrait Of A Trump-Supporter

“The FBI is now investigating possible motives for the crime at Austins Bar and Grill, with race among them. A bystander told the Kansas City Star that just before opening fire the gunman shouted: “Get out of my country.” A barman … Continue reading

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Juneau, Alaska

“The City and Borough of Juneau (/ˈdʒuːnoʊ/ JOO-no; Tlingit: Dzánti K’ihéeni [ˈtsántʰì kʼìˈhíːnì]), is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city … Continue reading

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Ventspils Controls Costs With FLOSS

“the city has replaced more and more costly proprietary software solutions by open source alternatives, gaining substantial savings, says Raitis Roze, deputy director at the city’s IT department. “We also implemented open source IT management tools, enabling us to manage … Continue reading

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Austrian Schools

“As well as all the small problems with our Windows installations, hours lost in updating Java, Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and so on, Microsoft turned off the KMS server in Vienna and this introduced new problems with the key management service. … Continue reading

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Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux

“”Employees are not satisfied with our IT,” Reiter told a council meeting on Wednesday morning, citing a report he had commissioned from Accenture. “More than half are not happy.” Accenture’s report, which included a survey of Munich council staff, did not … Continue reading

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TDF On Munich

“According to the report, only a minor percentage of users (between 18% and 28%, based on different applications) had severe issues related to software, which could be solved by migrating these users to Windows and MS Office. Incidentally, 15% of users … Continue reading

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Threats Are Easily Made But Hard To Keep

“American farmers sent $2.4 billion of corn to Mexico in 2015, the most recent year of available data. In 1995, the year after NAFTA became law, corn exports to Mexico were a mere $391 million. Experts say such a bill would … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully In Canada

“While governments have money to spend on things such as electric car-charging stations and light rail transit, that spending will do little to benefit seniors.” See Time for seniors to stand up to governmentsI stumbled upon an article written a few … Continue reading

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Working Against Workers

“In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed … Continue reading

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Working Overtime In Washington State

“The court has received appellants’ emergency motion. Appellants’ request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied. Appellees’ opposition to the emergency motion is due Sunday, February 5, 2017 at … Continue reading

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