Sounds sort of sour grape-y. I recall at least one part of the video where he's showing his kids helping. I think he's also sufficiently attuned to kids needs—at least what he's expressed about developing games to stimulate creative play—that his kids probably don't lack for attention. I'm guessing this also gives… » 7/31/14 5:53pm Yesterday 5:53pm

I'm not sure I get having three monitors like this. I've tried three and didn't like it. Basically, your field of view is such that you have to start rotating your head to see what is on some of the monitors. And in his set up, based on where his head is likely to be, he's looking at the two outside monitors way… » 7/31/14 9:08am Yesterday 9:08am

This. I've always maintained side projects and felt like it made me a better person. Part of the rationale for me, at least, is that my vocation is very intellectually demanding and the cause and effect is very attenuated. I work and concentrate hard, but the end result can be years away. As a result, I tend to… » 7/29/14 3:16pm Tuesday 3:16pm

There is an Oblique Strategies app that I had years ago if you don't want to spend lots of cash. I found that OS is more for musical inspiration, and while I understand those that say you should analogize, I've never found it really useful for my problem solving. » 7/28/14 10:57am Monday 10:57am

I use an accurate scale. Put mixing bowl on, zero out. Add flour, zero out. Add next ingredient, zero out. And so on. Cheaper, probably more accurate to boot. And I get to use my own, cheap containers for staples like flour... It is a neat idea, but sometimes old school is more practical. » 7/28/14 1:51pm Monday 1:51pm

Anyone else bothered by this? I'm not sure if I like the idea of rating passengers at all, but I have a bigger problem with it not being transparent. While in an ideal world passengers would all be nice people who don't puke in cars, this system seems sort of ripe for abuse. What if a racist Uber driver… » 7/28/14 12:44pm Monday 12:44pm

Seems odd that in a shop that otherwise seems well equipped—two full size woodworking benches, a high end (Powermatic) stationary disk/belt sander—he wouldn't have access to tools that would make this a lot faster (and probably safer). I'd have made the long cuts on a table saw using a rip fence and the short cuts on… » 7/28/14 8:10am Monday 8:10am

I was kind of shocked at how picky they were. I can understand not wanting to have to deal with disposal issues if people start bringing in tangled balls of romex, 3" square pieces of drywall, or old 2x4s with nails. But my local place won't take pavers that aren't palletized, less than full sheets of drywall, used… » 7/25/14 12:58pm 7/25/14 12:58pm

Better yet, position fan so it blows air out the bedroom door into the rest of your room, which will cause the replacement air to be pulled in from the open window, instead of having the replacement air being pulled in from your bedroom door, which may mean hot air from other parts of your house. » 7/25/14 6:53am 7/25/14 6:53am

Pro-Fit is the only solution that provides me with drop in charging capability in an iPhone 5S mount. With one hand, I can slide my phone into the mount and it plugs into a lightning connector and starts charging. The mount is discreet and, with the dash mount that I bought (one that screws into the dash behind a… » 7/24/14 4:59pm 7/24/14 4:59pm

Any air in the packaging will cause freezer burn, so the crumpled paper thing seems a little silly to me. I'd go with the what Breyer's ice cream used to do—put some cling film on the surface of what you are freezing before sealing it up. » 7/24/14 11:11am 7/24/14 11:11am

So. Just to be clear. The same people that want network neutrality are in favor of Netflix being able to install their servers in—essentially—a preferred position in the ISP's network? How does someone else who doesn't have the scale of Netflix compete against Netflix when Netflix has this type of structural… » 7/23/14 11:11am 7/23/14 11:11am

Is anyone else bothered by the physics of this? If you have a several dozen balloons, aren't you dividing the water pressure in the hose up among them? So if it takes, say 0.5 psi to inflate a balloon, isn't it going to require 18 psi to inflate 36 balloons simultaneously? Are you going to need a pressure washer to… » 7/22/14 2:55pm 7/22/14 2:55pm