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    • Gwenllian I'm really glad your presentation is beginning to gel the way you want it to. I wish you all the best with it. I'm sure your delivery will be excellent. I hope you have a substantial audience for it. Thanks so much for mentioning justeat.ca. I'd never heard of that before, but now that you've mentioned it, I think I might give it a try. I actually find people's addictions to certain online games to be rather scary. The amount of time they spend on them is mind-boggling. A friend of mine calls World of Warcraft World of War-Crack. I've not had a problem with the CNIB's website. Mind you, I didn't try to get on today, but I was on there quite a bit yesterday with no difficulties. I'll have to check it out later.
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    • Gwenllian I never thought this sort of thing would happen in Canada either. I can only thank God that this act was not more highly organized. I'm not trying to minimize the death of the reservist soldier, but if this gunman had had more comrades or had organized his movements even more, so many other people could have lost their lives. People don't realize it, but ISIS is killing mainly Muslims in the middle-east: both Sunis and Shiites. We here in the West tend only to hear about the Americans or the Brits who are beheaded by terrorists. And now that Canada's fighter jets have joined in the fray, even more innocent civilians are going to die. I agree with your friend Steve that this is a serious ethical problem. I also agree with you that there may be a backlash against honourable Muslims.
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    • Gwenllian It's unbelievably scary that this guy got into the heart of democracy with a long rifle. He entered right into the Hall of Honour where the conservative and NDP caucuses are. Somebody was really asleep at the switch. In fact, perhaps we all have been to some degree; I don't think anybody really imagined that this sort of thing would happen. I just found out this evening that the gunman was on the same terrorist watchlist as the man who ran down the soldiers in Quebec. Their passports were seized so they couldn't make mischief overseas, but they obviously were able to do a fair amount of damage in their own countries. Very sad and frightening. There are eighty-eight more people on that list; one wonders what they are about now and if there will be copy-cat attacks.
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    • Gwenllian I'm so glad you had such a good experience, and that you actually got to meet Robert Sawyer. I've read one book by Tanya Huff, and I must confess that I quite liked it even though it was, yes, vampire ffiction. It's actually the only vampire fiction I really enjoyed. I did like a couple Anne Rice books, but much preferred the Huff. I've heard really good things about Union Burger. In fact, I keep hearing adverts for it, and they always make me hungry.
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    • jackie_rumble Welcome back! ☺
    • Gwenllian I'm so glad you're back! I know I've teased you before about your profuse number of posts, but I've actually really missed seeing Boos from you in my timeline. I've been hoping that all was going well in your life, and I'm so happy to hear that you've had such a nice Thanksgiving. Just so you know for future reference, you can record a Boo with any software and upload the file via the website. You don't actually have to use AudioBoom's recording tool. The file uploader is super easy to use. I still read Braille books, because I honestly take comfort from holding the physical volume in my hand, but I do understand why many people choose not to. Those Fighting Fantasy gamebooks sound amazing! I would have loved those when I was a kid.
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    • Gwenllian That dream is hilarious! It's amazing what the subconscious can dredge up when it wants to. I'll steer clear of your spatula in case you flip out. Ha ha. ☺ It's worse than that, she's dead, Jim! ☺
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    • Gwenllian Ah, I remember the Apple 2E very well! Good old Echo and BEX. Echo used to mispronounce so much stuff! It was actually quite funny. Too bad you couldn't get a real, physical prize from the leprechaun in the Great Escape. ☺ OH man, WordPerfect 5.1 was awesome! People swore by it for years! I've heard that some people still have it floating around and use it via a DOS emulator. I have such fond memories of DOS games. We wants Fallthru back, precious! I wish there was a way to convince Paul Deal to make a Windows port of it, or perhaps a cross-platform port like Thomas Biskop did with ADOM.
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    • Gwenllian My mum and I were at Mapleview Mall in Berlington this morning when it opened, and there was a ton of people lined up outside the Apple store trying to get the iPhone 6. The crowds were nuts! I don't know why people always have to have the latest and greatest gadget as soon as it comes out. I'm going to wait a couple months until a few of the bugs get ironed out. I might end up getting an iPhone 5S though, if I can get a good deal on it. I know iOS8 will work fine with it, and I won't mind having a slightly slower processor. We'll see what happens.
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    • Gwenllian You got Nanaimo bars, you lucky sod! That is my favourite dessert of all time. I hate you now. =P Sounds like your dad had a very nice birthday party despite the late arrival of the oriental comestibles. Thanks for posting; I really enjoyed this, dessert envy notwithstanding.