When we adopted a couple kittens eight or so years ago, the written questionnaire was pretty comprehensive—it included a certification that we weren't adopting the kittens for sexual purposes. The mere fact that someone decided it was a sufficient problem that it warrants a useless certification troubles me to this… » 10/31/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Why: I'll throw in a vote for the Pasquini Moka. I own two of these (better half likes decaf regularly)—and I think the older one is about 15 years old. They get used multiple times a day, every day. They still function like new. Once you take the time to get the grind dialed in, they consistently produce great ground… » 10/30/14 7:57am Yesterday 7:57am

Unlimited can't mean unlimited. The outer limit is defined by [highest data rate in mbps] x 31 days x 24 hours x 60 min. x 60 seconds. Glad my taxes are getting wasted chasing bullshit fines to protect consumers who are too stupid to read the fine print. » 10/28/14 1:48pm Tuesday 1:48pm

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 10/24/14 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 10/22/14 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 10/20/14 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 terms… » 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 DAC,… » 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 of… » 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 point… » 9/26/14 3:43pm 9/26/14 3:43pm