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Old 10-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #5001
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People who drive through Sea Island may have noticed they recently re-paved Russ Baker Way for the stretch from Miller Road to Gilbert. People who commute regularly also may or may not have have noticed they changed their lane setup going Northbound after re-painting.

I definitely noticed this coz it was far more inefficient, causing unnecessary lane changes than the set up before and causing congestion for my commute to work. So I decide to email city engineering wtf they were thinking...

It turns out that I had discovered the city had made a mistake re-painting the lanes

So yeah, they're going to eventually re-paint the lanes to the original setup

Here was the old vs new lane setup if anybody's curious:
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lady lends son-in-law money to start a business...he refuses to repay her, and buys a new audi...
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just sell car?

At least that way, she teaches him a lesson and gets some money back.
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People who drive through Sea Island may have noticed they recently re-paved Russ Baker Way for the stretch from Miller Road to Gilbert. People who commute regularly also may or may not have have noticed they changed their lane setup going Northbound after re-painting.
I was driving down bridgeport RD bridge off ramp towards Vancouver today. Some construction nut jobs moved a concrete barrier on to the double right turn lane right before the russ baker/miller intesection. The inside lane was blocked completely , so glad I took that at around 11ish and not 830 in the morning.


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So i checked my shaw bill today, over $100 for the basic internet, and basic cable. Anyone have any ideas to what company i can switch to? These prices are so fucking outrageous.
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Telus. There's an offer where new customers get TV and Internet for $30 + tax for 6 months.
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^^ My grandma's Telus has gone done 7 times in the last year..

Make sure your in a very good service area. She clearly isn't.
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God damn cable company........... my PVR has lost its scheduling and all settings. I have to reboot and start all over. Unless, the problem is on their end. I hope it's them and not my PVR dying. Anyone else have this issue? I had my favourite programs scheduled to record and now they are wiped out.

Error message on screen says, "This feature is temporarily unavailable"....... something like that. The channels work and all.
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Sounds like your PVR is dying.. I just replaced mine last week. (for different reason)
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^thanks......... I have to record stuff for my mom, as she's a big NHK fan.
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I'm with Shaw and I've had similiar message popping out while also saying it's currently in offline mode. Another message usually pops up after a little while saying the system is back online and my PVR list is still intact. Not sure what the problem is though.
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I'll call home and see if the problem still exists. It started last night and was still misbehavin' this morning.
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Called home and it's working again. Damn that Shaw. WTF? I pay good money for service that sucks ass. The alternative is not much better........... oh well.
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My PVR acts weird from time to time but I just leave it. I think I'll let my friend who works at Shaw know, he's pretty good.
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^Last I drove by, it was some hybrid hotpot/karaoke place, that looked shady as fuck. I think it was called O'Point.

Have no idea if any of it is still open though.
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Let me guess this is Shaw's Motorola DCX3510 PVR? These units are a disaster, so many people have been having issues with them, time to upgrade to a better unit.
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Anyone know the details on the restaurant that is open/opening in the old Lester's on Kingsway?
I think it's the same one that used to occupy the whole building. But now they have some kind of chinese restaurant for half of the building and hybrid hot pot/bbq for the lester half of the building.
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Heard on the traffic report on the radio that there was a plane crash in Abbotsford today? Couldn't find anything on google... Anyone know what happened?
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Yup.

A private plane had its landing gear malfunction. The pilot performed a belly landing on the airport runway, and walked away without injury. Pretty minor.

Pictures here:Emergency landing at Abbotsford Airport - Abbotsford News
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ah. good thing they still take pilot training seriously, so he knew what to do.... I wish we had better driver training, may end up with less retards on the road
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ppl in Richmond should be ban from owning a dog.
they never pick up their dog sht, i find giant turds everywhere around my building, and today what do I find in the lobby?

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At least that way, she teaches him a lesson and gets some money back.
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