Just to vent—my bitcasa bill is going to go from $9.99/yr (grandfathered unlimited account) to $999/yr. While I'm storing about 2TB and my costs are uneconomically low, that's a pretty stiff increase. I've looked at the LH reviews, and will probably switch before they force the change. Just PO'd. Considering… » 10/24/14 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

This is pretty well ingrained in me too, even though I used to see it as a kid. I remember being shocked out of my skull going down to Mexico and seeing pickup trucks going by with a dozen small kids in the bed... » 10/22/14 6:27am Wednesday 6:27am

For all you folks thinking that the encryption lock to physical security analogy is improper, consider that there's pretty good evidence when someone has broken down your front door. That doesn't exist in the digital world—you don't think that raises an additional cause for concern and potential for abuse? » 10/20/14 9:58am Monday 9:58am

I have never been more happy than the day I turned all my finances over to my wife. I hated doing bills, budgets and keeping track of stuff. I trust her—I did, after all, marry her—and she has more time than I do to fool with this stuff and keep on top of it. I know roughly where we are financially and where in… » 10/08/14 10:17am 10/08/14 10:17am

I have speakers. And amps. What I want them to do is provide an inexpensive module to connect to my DAC—just a little box with Ethernet in and coax digital out. Yes, I know they have the CONNECT. But that puppy is $350, which seems outrageous when the PLAY:1 is $200 and has to have all that in it, as well as a… » 10/01/14 2:38pm 10/01/14 2:38pm

As much as I like my Wiha drivers and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone, I'm not sure I'd put them in any toolbox labeled an "inexpensive." For the types of applications most people have for jeweler's screwdrivers, I'm guessing a run of the mill $5 special from Home Depot would work... Buying a full set… » 10/01/14 7:23am 10/01/14 7:23am

There are two issues here—moving it up and down and locking it into place once positioned. I don't think you want hydraulics or a motor holding it in place once it is at the right height. Besides, I don't think you are going to find hydraulic or electric solutions capable of holding it in position at your price… » 9/26/14 3:43pm 9/26/14 3:43pm

In the intervening five years since I posted in this thread, I've actually used a variety of meat slicers, both the cheap consumer ones and commercial units. I can't recommend either at this point for serious cooks. The commercial ones are a bit of a chore to clean, but the real killer is that they generally will… » 9/25/14 9:38am 9/25/14 9:38am