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Bill St. Arnaud on rural broadband (Bonus)

Green IT consultant Bill St. Arnaud assesses the federal government's newly-announced Digital Canada 150 strategy for rural broadband.

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Spark - A museum that follows you around the webFeb 22, 2015 | 8:47Spark A museum that follows you around the web Audio
Spark A museum that follows you around the web Feb 22, 2015 | 8:47Artist Jeremy Bailey wants to follow you around online. That’s why he launched The You Museum, an experimental project that replaces banner advertisements with art.
Spark - Crowdsourcing better how-to videosFeb 22, 2015 | 6:51Spark Crowdsourcing better how-to videos Audio
Spark Crowdsourcing better how-to videos Feb 22, 2015 | 6:51With a quick web search, you can find an instructional video on almost subject. But researcher Sarah Weir says these videos don’t always provide the best learning experience for the user. So, she gives us a how-to lesson on how-to lessons.
Spark - Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’Feb 22, 2015 | 7:46Spark Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ Audio
Spark Social media without ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ Feb 22, 2015 | 7:46Dan Zimmerman found himself troubled by our popularity-obsessed social media culture. That’s why he created LikeBlockr, an app that allows you to use Instagram without seeing how many “followers” or “likes” you have.
Spark - The algorithm that knows you better than your friendsFeb 22, 2015 | 9:28Spark The algorithm that knows you better than your friends Audio
Spark The algorithm that knows you better than your friends Feb 22, 2015 | 9:28Researchers have developed an algorithm that gives you a psychological reading based on your Facebook likes — a reading so accurate, they claim, it could know you better than your closest friends. Contributor Lily Ames puts the algorithm to the test.
Spark - William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’Feb 22, 2015 | 15:28Spark William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’ Audio
Spark William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’ Feb 22, 2015 | 15:28Writer William Gibson joins us to talk about his latest novel, how our sense of history is changing, and whether we're actually living in a dystopian sci-fi novel.
Spark - 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and moreFeb 20, 2015 | 53:59Spark 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more Audio
Spark 276: William Gibson, banner ads as art, crowdsourcing better how-to videos and more Feb 20, 2015 | 53:59Sci-fi author William Gibson. An algorithm that knows you better than your friends. Social media without “followers” and “likes.” A museum that follows you around the web. And, a how-to lesson on how-to videos.
Quirks and Quarks - Future Arctic - 2015/02/15 - Pt. 5Feb 14, 2015 | 19:35Quirks and Quarks Future Arctic - 2015/02/15 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Future Arctic - 2015/02/15 - Pt. 5 Feb 14, 2015 | 19:35The new book 'Future Arctic" by Ed Struzik documents the fastest warming place on Earth.
Quirks and Quarks - The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3Feb 14, 2015 | 9:00Quirks and Quarks The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3 Feb 14, 2015 | 9:00The earliest record of human twins found in hunter-gatherer mother's remains from 7,700 year ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Fish Go Very Low - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 4Feb 14, 2015 | 8:20Quirks and Quarks Fish Go Very Low - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Fish Go Very Low - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 4 Feb 14, 2015 | 8:20A fish has been found 8.2 kms below the surface, deeper than any other.
Quirks and Quarks - The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3Feb 14, 2015 | 9:00Quirks and Quarks The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Earliest Record Of Human Twins - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 3 Feb 14, 2015 | 9:00The earliest record of human twins has been found from 7,700 years ago, dead from childbirth.
Quirks and Quarks - Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 2Feb 14, 2015 | 7:43Quirks and Quarks Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 2 Feb 14, 2015 | 7:43A fossil of a grass that includes a fungus associated with LSD may have been grazed on by dinosaurs 100 million years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Future Arctic - Notes From A World On The Edge, plus Oceans of Plastic, Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD, and more - 2015/02/14Feb 14, 2015 | 55:42Quirks and Quarks Future Arctic - Notes From A World On The Edge, plus Oceans of Plastic, Dinosaurs May Have Taken LSD, and more - 2015/02/14 Audio
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Quirks and Quarks - Drowning in Plastic - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 1Feb 13, 2015 | 11:01Quirks and Quarks Drowning in Plastic - 2015/02/14 - Pt. 1 Audio
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