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Nov, 2013

Lesson #19

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

I need to write more regularly, but I won't continue with this "What I learned today" thing for more than a month.

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Lesson #18

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

The brand-new General Electric dryer I purchased this week from Sears needed replacement parts before it was even delivered.

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Lesson #17

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

When it's zero degrees outside, I'm best off wearing gloves for my run.

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Lesson #16

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

In under a year, I have improved from being the slowest swimmer in my triathlon club to being the median swimmer.

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Lesson #15

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

Rob Ford is, judging from his television publicity blitz, unlikely to become the acceptable mayor he never has been.

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Lesson #14

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

In Greece and Turkey, a popular sport is Free-diving, in which a person with no equipment can plunge 80 metres underwater and then resurface, with a single breath.

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Lesson #13

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

Nowadays, mining Bitcoins on a regular computer costs more in electricity than it generates in Bitcoins.

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Lesson #12

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

Bitcoin "mining" is a misleading name, and "solving math problems" is a misleading description. It should be called Bitcoin "banking": spending real-world resources to validate transactions and earning a fee in return.

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Lesson #11

Posted November 21 in What I learned today

No matter how many times I think I learn this lesson, trains in Canada are always slower than I expect.

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Lesson #10

Posted November 14 in What I learned today

The CBC's Offshore tax havens explainer won the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Visualization, beating my CritterFile work for the Toronto Star.

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