It was released in 1989, and made the band almost instantly famous in Canada; although it was also released in the United States, there was little reaction to it there. Many of the songs on the album are now considered classics, and are staples of various formats of Canadian radio.
"38 Years Old" is a fictional account of an escape from Millhaven Penitentiary in the band's hometown of Kingston, Ontario, although many people still mistakenly believe it refers to events from singer Gord Downie's life. "New Orleans is Sinking" is perhaps the band's most well-known song. When performed live, Downie often goes off on an ad-libbed tangent; a popular bootleg of a live version has him singing about swimming with orcas (this version is known as "Killerwhaletank").
Instead, the phrase “up to” refers to speeds attainable under ideal conditions, like when a D.S.L. user is near the phone company’s central switching office.”They don’t deliver what’s advertised, and it’s inherently deceptive,” said Dave Burstein, editor of DSL Prime, a newsletter that tracks the broadband industry.
ISPs advertising an ‘up to 8Mbps’ service without explaining that many people will be unable to receive these speeds are misleading consumers…35 per cent of people who live more than 3.8 km from an exchange, would be unable to get more than a 5 Mbps connection.
The reason it is so difficult to come up with real alternatives to these practices that consumers would demand is because these “up to” “less than” “more than” etc. is because of all the choices out there, these are the ones that aggregate consumers find the most acceptable.
In mathematics, the phrase "up to xxxx" indicates that members of an equivalence class are to be regarded as a single entity for some purpose.
In group theory, for example, we may have a group G acting on a set X, in which case we say that two elements of X are equivalent "up to the group action" if they lie in the same orbit.
Normally however, the queens are considered to be identical, and one says "there are 92 (= 3 709 440/8!) unique solutions up to permutations of the queens," signifying that two different arrangements of the queens are considered equivalent if the queens have been permuted, but the same squares on the chessboard are occupied by them.
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