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Feb. 1, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
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Insurance Recommendations?

I have off road insurance through Oasis. They have all sorts of options available.

http://www.oasisinsurance.ca/index.html

+1 for this. Pedal Power Insurance is their offering. It's not for everyone, but it's worth a look.

Feb. 1, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

On the non-fiction side of things, my suggestion would be Dan Ariely.

Well, now that I've read the chapter summaries on Wikipedia, I don't need to read the book… ;)

Kidding! Well, partially. I've encountered most of what he's saying in other places, like Freakonomics podcasts, Terry O'Reilly's Age of Persuasion and Under the Influence series, and reading about logical fallacies so I can better understand online trolls and Fox News.

Any other suggestions on the behavioral/social economics side of things?

Jan. 31, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

I have read an avalanche of Abraham! His "Long Price Quartet" was decent, and reads like a precursor to the Dagger and Coin series (although the two series are unrelated). I have also finished 3 of 5 "Black Sun's Daughter" books by M. L. N. Hanover, an Abraham pseudonym. They aren't as strong as his other stuff, coming off like a lite version of the Hellblazer comics. I'll skip the last two books, as they're just not that great.

Now what do I read?

Dec. 26, 2015, 9:03 a.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

This is the trouble with the holidays - I have read 5 books in less than two weeks. Started this on the 24th, finished on the 25th:

Good read, and sets up things nicely for the next Expanse book, due out in 2016 sometime. Good character development.

Next up is The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F Hamilton.

Dec. 24, 2015, 2:56 p.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

What an amazing writer and person.

Truth.

I just finished the last book in the Discworld series, The Shepherd's Crown. Sigh. :(

Dec. 15, 2015, 8:55 a.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

Book-related: The Expanse series now on SyFy [and Youtube], based on the James S. A. Corey space opera. There's enough material in the books to keep it going for years.

Dec. 14, 2015, 6:30 a.m.
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Books (not Boobs)

I'm on the second-last Discworld (Terry Pratchett) book. Should be wrapped up by next week.

Dec. 12, 2015, 9:14 a.m.
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mobile phone decisions...

If you like the M8, stick with it and sell the iPhone to pocket the $500.

Dec. 2, 2015, 7:11 a.m.
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Wednesday Mass Prediction

Cascadia.

Yes. Major exports: good times, cedar.

Another potential division:

Nov. 24, 2015, 2:54 p.m.
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Sony Action Cam HDR-AZ1VR vs GoPro HERO+

I put the video from my original comment on youtube. Everyone should be able to see it now.

Hmmm. That's really smooth for a helmet mount. Image stabilization for the win!

Nov. 23, 2015, 6:57 a.m.
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Sony Action Cam HDR-AZ1VR vs GoPro HERO+

MTBR did a shootout earlier this year: http://reviews.mtbr.com/2015-pov-camera-shootout-best-in-test-winners-revealed/2

I've been wanting to get a Sony or GoPro for a while. I have a 1st-gen GoPro, and it's kind of a piece of crap compared to anything currently on the market. I am leaning toward the Sony simply for the built-in image stabilization. The wrist remote is cool too.

Nov. 21, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
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keeping your vehicle's tires inflated

Is that your winter psi or door panel recommended psi? Seems almost low to me but I do run the tires higher/harder.

Door panel. Winters and summers are different sizes, I think it's 32 or 33 for summer and 28[?] for winter.

Nov. 21, 2015, 11:42 a.m.
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keeping your vehicle's tires inflated

I do a walk-around the vehicle every once in a while. Trusty Blackburn floor pump gets tires to 32.5 psi reliably.

Oct. 27, 2015, 7:24 a.m.
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Advice incorporating small business..

I set up my corp with a tax lawyer for ~$300, and you can probably find some company that specializes in it for about the same. As R'Mat says, the annual filing is a DIY thing, either online or at a registry. Having an accountant handle your books reduces [but sure as hell does not eliminate] your chance of being audited, and can save you money on GST payments.

Oct. 14, 2015, 1:36 p.m.
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Finally some GOOD news - Zoolander 2

Very yes

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