52. The merchant or the manufacturer shall not make the validity of a conventional warranty conditional upon the consumer using a product which is identified by brand name, unless at least one of the three following conditions is fulfilled: (a) the product is supplied to him free of charge; (b) the warranted goods will not function properly unless that product is used; (c) the conventional warranty forms the object of a separate contract entered into for valuable consideration. 1978, c. 9, s. 52.
As it has been shown over and over, Keurig DRMed coffee makers work just fine with non-Keurig coffee pods. So...is Keurig supplying pods for free in Québec? Or providing some other 'valuable consideration'?
FTL: "Data show that there is accelerating fragmentation of care of seriously ill Americans at the end-of-life. Dying patients continue to be hospitalized and subjected to ineffective therapies that erode their quality of life and their personal dignity. Doctors' attitudes have hardly changed in the past 23 years despite the passage of the PSDA. Our data show that doctors they have a striking personal preference to forego high-intensity care for themselves at the end-of-life and prefer to die gently and naturally. This study raises questions about why doctors provide care, to their patients, which is very different from what they choose for themselves and also what seriously ill patients want."
I suppose rich people have too much money to think for themselves, eh?
If the expensive (or even cheap) hotel I was staying at is charging anything, I feel insulted, as it demonstrates that they think I'm a fool.
And actually, I would be a fool if I paid (really?) $1K/day for WiFi... Jeepers, for a thousand dollars you could buy a no-contract cell phone, a no-contract/burner SIM card, and use the phone as a WiFi hot-spot. Bonus: you don't have to worry about whether the hotel set up the security well (usually they don't).
My fingertips ache just thinking about tapping on a hard surface at 40 wpm (that's rapping a desk surface about three times a second). These guys must be bible-method typists.
And with no tactile feedback?
Engineers spend a lot of time and effort to provide tactile feedback. In the seventies, a lot of effort was put into photographic cameras so that the user could feel the point where, if the pressed the shutter down 'just a hair', the camera would shoot.
Likewise, for keyboards. There's a reason that these schemes keep failing. The public really doesn't want them.