top Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan
We walk to our box and sometimes pick up the mail when we are on the way home from other errands. We've have a cluster box for over 20 years. I see no reason to have people manually deliver the arbitrary bills and junk mail to my door. It seems like a waste of time.
about a year and a half ago
top At my current place of employ, snacks are ...
I work from home -- so all my food, entertainment and necessary hygene needs are provided.
top Twitter's Vine App Ready To Bomb Internet With GIF-Like Videos
The subject says it all...
top Mysterious Planet May Be Cruising For a Bruising
For the observable time of 2032, this means it already happened.
top Brazil and Peru Dispute
It's just another way to further entrench branding to the point that the Internet will be "owned" (in a marketing way) by 4 or 5 companies.
top The Data Crunchers Who Helped Win The Election
It's nothing new and has been around for 20+ years. Anytime data is siloed in separate systems, you need to consider this technique.
top New Cable Designed To Deter Copper Thieves
The Skin Effect at 50 or 60 cycles is negligable.
top Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones
I think that the consensus is that a conversation with a passenger is different from that with some one on the phone - as the passenger is aware of the same environment and you both automatically adjust the tone/pace of the conversation depending on the current conditions. I.E. the passenger will generally keep quiet when you are performing a complex maneuver. That is not to say that passengers can not be a distraction, just that in general a phone conversation is a worse distraction that most passengers.
I would agree with you about the passengers being aware and automatically adjusting the conversation if they are adults who drive as well. But try getting your kids to stop chattering at you is quite another thing.
top Discovery's Final Launch Successful
It doesn't matter if it's money well spent, I know logically it's time to let them go. But I'll still miss them.
top Minutes I spend on the phone, on a typical day:
I telecommute 100%. My coworkers are all over the world. We use IM, Email and phone as appropriate. We commonly elevate text threads on IM or Email to a phone calls. Once the phone call is complete, we may follow up the conversation with written specs etc if necessary.
top Las Vegas Hotel Vdara an Accidental Death Ray
Ah.. I have an idea a simple 7 step plan for profit:
1. Build crazy concave building with highly reflective glass
2. Insure building has an acute focal point for sunlight in the afternoon
3. Build pool deck at focal point to insure maximum people density
4. Sell bathers and “sun worshipers” some “protective” solar cells
5. Wire ‘em up to the utility grid
6. Sell the electricity
7. Profit. $$$
top I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __
You insensitive clod!
Now, get off my lawn...
top How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?
I speak the binary language of moisture evaporators and load lifters. So would that make 3?
top There is no...
Oz... where are you when we need you...
top Where I am now, it's ...
Yeah... any hotter or wetter and you might as well be a lobster in a pot.
top Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter
Hmm... I read yur post as "The cost of sheltering dwarves for food."
Dwarves... the other white meat??
top Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':
I used to sometimes write the "00" years as 2K1..2K9.. now I'll have to waste another char and make it 2010...
top Massachusetts Police Can't Place GPS On Autos Without Warrant
I would think that is is preferable to track a suspects car (at a distance) using one of these devices than to persue them at close range causing a "high speed chase". A number of innicent persons have been hurt as a result of police persuits. Not every police department can have a helicopter ready for these due to cost constraints.