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Building that metaphysical interface: a dockumentary

By BOB McCASKILL If you live on a waterfront property, you must have a dock. The pleasures of swimming, boating, fishing, sunsets, and cocktails are all enhanced by a dock. But a dock is more than a useful platform. A dock is both a practical and metaphysical interface between the land and the water, fresh... read more

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Ammo, amas, amat: A liberal loves guns

My Big Plans for SHTF Day, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Glock Model 17 Nine-Millimetre Semi-Automatic with Trijicon Night Sights, Maritime Spring Cups and a Wolff Competition Trigger Kit. By CONTRARIAN I have an office downtown in a major Canadian city. I have a few eclectic items strung around it... read more

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Your BlackBerry is making you dumber

By JOHN SWIFT These things are amazing. They have certainly changed the way that I live and work. Having so much information at my fingertips always and everywhere and having the ability to find out more things on the fly is proving to be a fantastic facilitator. I like to think that one of the... read more

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$1,000 for a desk chair? Are you kidding?

Well, no, we’re not. Just give it a try. In the early ’90s Herman Miller decided to try a new approach to designing the perfect office chair. The Aeron chair is the result of two decades of research into the phenomenon of sitting by industrial designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick who worked with no... read more

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The iPod is more than you think it is

  BY JOHN SWIFT Τhe iPod is many things. A marvel of design and of engineering. For the entertainment industry  a commercial and continuing earthquake. A game- and habit-hanging bundle of inventions. A portable private universe and  cocoon and, finally, at once a portal for and a symbol of the digitization of life. One day... read more