This all seems pretty hysterical. The FCC's XML exports are not the official record of the proceeding, the ECFS docket is. So if you wonder whether your comment was received, look it up on ECFS. Whether or not a comment appears in some XML file doesn't mean a damn thing—unless and until you find a comment for which… » 12/19/14 3:40pm Friday 3:40pm

Oh balls. That means I feel like I have to actually go out and find a theater showing this to express support for not giving in to, effectively, terrorism. Only I have no desire whatsoever to actually see this drecky piece of trash. » 12/17/14 3:05pm Wednesday 3:05pm

He doesn't explain that well. You are correct that the stud 0 and stud 1 are not 16" OC. The reason for that is if you want to lay a sheet of drywall, you would want 48" to be the center of a stud, so you cheat the stud on the end. Yes, it means the insulation won't quite fit perfectly in the first gap, but hell, you… » 12/17/14 10:26am Wednesday 10:26am

So when are you guys going to do a "how to" on this stuff? Or is there a good tutorial somewhere? I don't think I'm doing something like this tomorrow, but it might be fun to do more than just a string of lights on the eaves. » 12/16/14 9:11pm Tuesday 9:11pm

I buy my bacon from a small butcher shop (Red Apron). It will certainly not win any prizes for cost savings, but it is the best bacon I've ever tasted. Oddly, ATK rated Oscar Meyer middle of the pack for branded bacon, but their test showed that the same brand (even the same formula) tested differently depending upon… » 12/16/14 7:32am Tuesday 7:32am

On the plus side, our X3 had the typical BMW road feel. On the minus side, the automatic tranny had a pretty clunky, nonlinear feel to it. Always felt like it shifted in the wrong spot and always lurched a little. And we had ours worked on a few times. That said, it was a pretty functional ride—it didn't hold a candle… » 12/12/14 12:15pm 12/12/14 12:15pm

Can you provide some support for the notion that "[a] very large portion of that infrastructure was subsidized with taxpayer dollars"? As far as I'm aware, the only government subsidies for Internet services have been a paltry $2B in stimulus funding (which the big ISPs refused to take because of the conditions… » 12/11/14 11:57am 12/11/14 11:57am

I picked up the Phillips Hue lights on a whim for the TV room—I really just wanted individualized control of the can lights in the ceiling given the room use, and this was cheaper/less time consuming that wiring in switches. But, I have to say, it has been fun. With a copy of Hue Disco, the 6 year old has been having… » 12/11/14 11:25am 12/11/14 11:25am

While I agree with the silicone spatula, I prefer the Mastrad ones—http://www.amazon.com/Mastrad-All-Pu.... They are silicone end-to-end, which means the wood handle and the silicone end never come apart, and the socket where the wood handle goes isn't some spot for strange mold. Also comes in a convenient "spoonula"… » 12/08/14 4:57pm 12/08/14 4:57pm

Part of it is also just observational. I don't think I spent a lot of time considering whether I had a good day or a bad day until I regularly starting asking my kid how his day was—and what the best part of his day was. At some point he also started asking me and I think I started having better days as a result.… » 12/08/14 1:46pm 12/08/14 1:46pm

Can someone tell me WTF happened to Nat Geo? Is the channel really associated with the magazine of my youth? While I actually like a good Rube Goldberg machine, it seems like 99% of what is on their cable channel would have been anathema to the exposing-people-to-the-world type of ethos that was the magazine back in… » 12/08/14 1:05pm 12/08/14 1:05pm

This is the bottom of the cabinet itself? So there is space under it where the toe-kick is? This probably would have allowed the cut, as long as you have the room to swing the ass end of the multitool around inside the cabinet. Not sure what you are trying to replace—just the cabinet bottom? If you were able to cut… » 12/03/14 7:59am 12/03/14 7:59am