I'm using this at work now... It took some time to get configured, but now that I have the bindings set up the way I want, It's the fastest, most powerful, most grin-inducing desktop I've ever had the pleasure of working with. »
Driving 3 miles one-way out of your way to save 5 cents on gas. Depending on your car's tank size and fuel economy, you would save as much as a dollar, or potentially come out worse. My car takes premium (3.80 gallon here), gets 32 MPG real-world, and has a 12 gallon tank. 12 cents per mile means 72 cents to drive… »
"*is black and qualified to comment*"
Fuck that. You're a human being, and as such you are entitled to your experiences and perceptions as a human being. You are therefore qualified to comment. I will do my best to assess the merits of your commentary on their content, and nothing else. »
You need to absorb energy to detect something. A camera, for example, absorbs reflected light to form an image. Microphones record energy (vibration) waves. If an atom gives off a photon, it gives off energy and changes. Because the act of observing changes the system. At this level, looking means changing. »
I don't know about port replicators, but I do know about gaming: If you're using the embedded HD Graphics chip only, then you should be looking at more casual games (Monaco, Don't Starve, etc.). Tomb Raider and Skyrim may run at lowest settings, but the framerate will still be mediocre at best. So, depending on the… »
For a house cleaning service, you're not directly paying them for the supplies. You're paying them to come to your house and clean. Comparing the cost of somebody coming to your house and providing a service vs. just the supplies is an insane comparison. Last time I did a deep house cleaning, it was $250 for 4 people,… »
Done the Miracle Berry thing before. You can get them from ThinkGeek. They're trippy as hell. Just be warned: Eat a lemon, it tastes like lemonade, but you've still just eaten a raw lemon. Do that a few times in a short period with various foods and bits of your anatomy other than your tongue will be less than… »
"Can you do better than that?" leaves room for them to say "No", which is not what you want. "I'm sorry, but to close this deal you'll have to do better than that" is a bit nicer, but every bit as pointed and strong.
The other part that goes with this is: You have to be willing to walk away if they can't do better than… »
For those who use Android devices (not sure about iStuff), check out Warmly. It works great for me. Starts with birds gently chirping, and slowly builds to louder sounds which can't be ignored. Also turns on the screen with an orange glow, so there's some light stuff going on as well. Probably not as nice as the $60… »
"I guarantee that none of the white people who have read this story believe that this act is racist. "
White. Horrified by the racist act of these students. Frustrated at your racist response lumping all "white people" together. Some of us are actually trying to find equal ground and fight for equality. Are you? »
Warmly, a really great app: Much gentler alarm clock, starts with quiet sound, slowly builds to audio you can't ignore. Much better than beeps/buzzes/ringing/etc. »
Part of the reason it got responses, right here: If you're looking for casual sex, part of the point is to not have to deal with the personality. »
No, basic is NOT a good starting language any more. Its completely procedural, doesn't do things that people are actually interested in, and promotes poor programming behavior. »
1) Avoid e-bay on things that are easier to make frauds of or cheapen (Hand bags, perfume, some collector's items)
2) On Amazon, filter search results to items sold from and shipped by Amazon
3) If Amazon doesn't have it, try the manufacturer directly. Many will have a list of official resellers. For example: Wacom… »
Might not actually be a robot. Could be a human operator (Say... in India) clicking on a selection of MP3s. That way they can answer questions, stick to a script, have a "real" person to write things down, and avoid the dreaded foreign accent. »