Monday, December 31, 2007
Globe and Mail: Calgary cracks down on trans fat|
I recall in Toronto Star: Burger King worst for trans fats:
In response, Burger King Restaurants of Canada called it “one of the highest priorities” for the company to make its restaurants free of added trans fat by the end of next year, starting in Calgary on Jan. 1.
The above text makes it sound like Burger King decided to roll out the non-trans fat cooking oil in Calgary first for no particular legal reason - just an arbitrary business-related reason.
But now, there's the article about Calgary's switch to non-trans-fat cooking oils for ALL food establishments:
That quick hit of greasy food to ease the New Year's Day hangover will come with an unexpected bonus in Calgary as the city becomes the first in Canada to regulate use of artery-clogging trans fats served in restaurants.
Burger King - always second-place to McDonald's and now we see why. They just can't get their act together unless there's government legislation involved. Lazy or apathetic - take your pick.
Globe and Mail: The dark side of booming TV sales|
At the end of the article about what to do with old CRT-style TVs, there's this nugget of info (summary - they recycle as much as possible as opposed to the old method used on Black & white TVs - dump them in the landfill):
By the numbers
Discover: Long Live Closed-Source Software!|
Comments to come, just wanted to put this thing up so I wouldn't forget.
But back to that dingy bachelor pad near MIT. When Richard told me his plan, I was intrigued but sad. I thought that code was important in more ways than politics can ever be. If politically correct code was going to amount to endless replays of dull stuff like Unix instead of bold projects like the LISP Machine, what was the point? Would mere humans have enough energy to carry both kinds of idealism?