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About 02Sled

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  • Location
    Etobicoke / Port Severn
  • Main Riding Area
    Port Severn
  • Club
    Baxter Snowriders
  • Sled
    2015 Arctic Cat ZR 7000 El Tigre
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2008 Arctic Cat Jag Z1 2004 Grand Touring<br /><br />
    Wife's sleds - 2002 Legend 600, 2004 Legend 1000 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 7000 El Tigre
  • 14/15 Mileage
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    Computers/technology, sledding, boating, fishing, horses
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  1. 02Sled

    I quit

  2. 02Sled

    any body heard fron the ofsc board meeting

    What about the countless tourism / service businesses that benefit from snowmobilers at a time of year when they would have little or no business otherwise. Many don't contribute in any way. As for Craig... I don't ever recall hearing a useful radio spot or reading a useful article. Now... Groomer Guy... much more useful and enjoyable reading
  3. 02Sled

    any body heard fron the ofsc board meeting

    Perhaps it's similar to District 7 / Muskoka Snowmobile Region. Where Snowcrest and I believe Hill & Gully were not part of the grooming association.
  4. 02Sled

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    It used to be that if you had a factory installed trailer brake system on your truck and you activated the electric brake switch manually without a trailer on the back it would activate the truck brake lights. You wouldn't slow down and solid on brake lights were much more obvious than the tap of the brake pedal. I haven't checked on the new truck. It may be more intelligent than it used to be and not activate the brake lights unless a trailer is connected. I know it's smart enough now to know when a trailer is connected, check the lights and deactivate the backup alert system.
  5. How about a mattress not tied down at all. Not the first time to see a mattress on the roof of a car driving through the city with 4 arms out the windows holding those little rope handles on the sides
  6. If Foyelet suddenly grew and had a population base / demand large enough to support the infrastructure and costs for cell phone and internet it would be provisioned. Business tends to look for opportunities to make money. Not so much lose money. When those cities have "sprung" up in the middle of nowhere they have primarily occurred due to a demand for labour. It could be typically mining or lumber and some temporary such as a town or village to support a construction initiative such as a railway or road. By the way it seems that those middle of nowhere cities / towns are seeing declining populations in spite of their marketing efforts to grow the population by promoting the town for retirees. Look at Elliot Lake. 2011 they had a population of 11,162, in 2016 that had fallen to 10,498 and of that 4,000 were over the age of 65. (38%) Of that 4,000 approximately 1/2 are over 75 years old. Imagine what the population would be had they not done all that marketing and promotion to seniors to move to Elliot Lake where they could buy a house for so much less than they could sell their southern Ontario home for.
  7. Data centres rely on redundancy for continuous availability. Redundant power, cooling processing and communications. If one component fails the remaining infrastructure picks up the load. That is why most servers run at 40% or less of normal capacity. Two servers for one system at 40% capacity, one fails the remaining server picks up the load of the failed processor and now runs at 80% leaving 20% capacity for spikes in traffic. Google and likely Facebook based on their sheer size and processing needs have a unique redundancy model. They don't really rely on redundancy within one site rather they have multiple data centres where those data centres are the redundancy. One data centre goes down the remaining data centres absorb the processing load. Using outside ambient temperature for cooling has been increasing significantly in North America, taking advantage of free cooling. Our data centre did just that. During the colder late fall, winter and early spring months the closed loop water/glycol used for cooling ran through outdoor "radiators" with a fan blowing the outdoor cold air over the coils dissipating the heat and cooling the liquid which is then circulated back into the building for server cooling. Big difference in the size and distances to travel. Sweden at 447,435 sq. km. is less than half the size of Ontario at 1.076 million sq. km. From the southern capital of Stockholm it's a 10 hour drive to the site, and now for the big difference between Foyelet and Lulea... the population. LuleƄ has a population of ion of 76,700 compared to the 177 people in Foyelet. That population base provides a work force to operate and maintain the data centre. I guarantee you it's not going to happen in Canada in a town of 177 where only 117 of them are under the age of 60.
  8. And when one of those server has a failure the will wait the couple of days for someone to get there to fix it and then another couple of days for the part to arrive while the tech hangs out in a hotel waiting for the part, possibly longer in winter rather than the usual SLA of being on site within 2 hours. Not going to happen.
  9. The nature of ACs business model, marketing, sales and customer support is indeed VASTLY different than that of a motel in a town of 177 with only 81 residences and only 117 of those are less than 60 years old. I would bet there isn't one technology based business in Foyelet
  10. You're marketing and business model are a lot different than the small town restaurant, motel, grocery store. You're dealing with a high tech environment. We are talking the small town of Foleyet west of Timmins. Population 177. Something tells me there isn't a whole lot of high tech industry in a town of 177 and 81 private dwellings. 60 of those 177 are over 60 and not likely heavy internet users or reliant on it. That leaves a total of 117 that may want to use it. There are alternatives such as satellite for those that feel they need it. There are lots of small businesses that don't need internet to survive. Do you really believe that the local grocer in town needs internet. A local gas station/restaurant in Port Severn has a credit/debit machine. It works on dialup for authorization.
  11. Internet and cell service are not essential to the survival of a business. Lots of small businesses do not have internet or websites today and they are even in more populous areas. I f having internet access while snowmobiling is a necessity then we have a problem. From a safety perspective there are alternate solutions available. How did anyone manage to go snowmobiling in those areas before internet or cell phone. It may be a tool/service that the community finds highly desirable but not a necessity.
  12. Debit and credit transactions can be done without internet. Lots of places it is still a dial up to a phone number. Just like you can do banking on the phone still.
  13. Early 80's we were driving to the rodeos with a crew cab 1 ton dually with an 8 ft box towing a 40 ft fifth wheel 4 horse trailer with living quarters in the front. If if I could get an 8 ft box on the F150 with the crew cab I'd get one in a heart beat. I've got the 6.5 ft now but too often miss the longer box. I had the shorter box on one when you couldn't get the 6.5 and it was useless
  14. If you had an F250 or 350 crew cab you could get the 8 ft box. I believe you can in the GM and Dodge heavier trucks as well
  15. About 2 hours ago 400 southbound off ramp to hwy 12 the OPP had a truck and trailer pulled over. A not great shape older 1/2 ton pickup pulling a "heavy equipment" flat bed trailer like this with a ditch witch like this on the trailer The truck looked questionable alone and definitely not equipped to pull that trailer. The rear springs were bottomed out. Looking at the way it was sitting I doubt he would have had a lot of real steering control. The front end was getting real high.