New consumer technology generally moves East to West, look at how the newest cell phones originate in Asia and move through Europe to get here, while new entertainment products usually go West to East - Hollywood movies always show here first. » 2/11/14 2:36pm 2/11/14 2:36pm

In other news Gawker are changing their OAuth login system to force you to give them write access to your Twitter account. Seem like a case of badly misplaced priorities when their system is accessible to spammers like this guy. It's not like this is something new. Preventing spam is a security issue and should be… » 1/12/14 4:37pm 1/12/14 4:37pm

Somebody may have said this already but this article provides a nice summary of the advantages and disadvantages of each for anyone new to the game and wondering which way to go. I go for credit cards personally. I have a debit card but I only use it for if I need cash and for a local utility company that charges… » 1/07/14 5:34pm 1/07/14 5:34pm

This is a good idea. I could never find my lipstick or whatever when I kept my makeup in a pouch style bag. When my husband brought home a zippered lay-flat leather pouch he intended to keep his fishing hook things in I took ownership. It has double zippers so I don't need to fumble to open it. A quick sweep of the… » 1/07/14 5:30pm 1/07/14 5:30pm

I'm not color blind so I'm just guessing at this and I don't mean to trivialize anything. What happens if you use a green cellophane filter? As I see things (sorry, pun unintentional) it should act differently on green and orange light (blocking the orange and letting the Green through) and you should be able to… » 1/06/14 8:46pm 1/06/14 8:46pm

Doubling the sales tax is a crappy tip. If you want to double something then double the final check (before tax*) and move the decimal one place. Round up to the nearest dollar for good service, round down for meh. You've just left a 20%ish tip which, if you're a frequent customer will get you continual good service. » 1/06/14 4:34pm 1/06/14 4:34pm

Plus those guys write assuming the reader is as knowledgeable as they are. Just try following the average rooting instructions. They already assume you know, for example how to unlock the bootloader etc. You follow a bunch of detailed instructions then they throw in a one liner such as "now flash the kernel" then… » 12/22/13 6:26am 12/22/13 6:26am