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Dec 9 2019
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I do something similar. I got rid of the browser on my phone along with all social media apps and news apps. I kept my RSS reader. I figure it doles out a limited and curated selection of information, so it is not so bad to catch up with that without getting down any real rabbit holes. Read more

Dec 4 2019
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How do people feel about apostrophes to pluralize acronyms? It seems to be the norm, but it always bothers me. I only do it when I think it will be misunderstood without (basically, acronyms ending in a lowercase s, or acronyms which become different acronyms with the addition of a trailing s). Read more

Oct 16 2019
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You could probably even skip the part that matches the wipers to the music and just match the music to the wipers, that would be much easier.

Oct 4 2019
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Silly take. I have perfectly average sized man-hands, but I love my iPhone SE. it fits in my perfectly average sized man-pockets without feeling (and looking) ridiculous. And the benefits of being able to read more and look at more social media and watch movies are only benefits if you exist in a world-view where we Read more

Oct 1 2019
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They used to have them in San Diego (I think it is the first market they gave up on...) They were actually great, and I think they got good business, but the city kept restricting where they were allowed to park. Eventually, they had a hard enough time because people couldn’t easily park them and they gave up. It does Read more

Sep 18 2019
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X1 Yoga is listed at 3.08 lbs (49 oz) compared to the HP 2.2 lbs (35 oz). When you are talking about using something as a tablet, a difference 14 oz can really matter. A whole iPad is only 16-17oz (depending on model). Read more

Sep 18 2019
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This is (slightly) smaller and lighter than the X1 Carbon, and a 2-in-1 with active pen support. For the customer that is focused on portability and wants tablet functions, I don’t know if there is much competition. Maybe the new XPS 13 2-in-1, which looks very nice but weighs almost 3 lbs. Read more

Sep 17 2019
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I have done that one. If I know I am going to try a seat swap,  I try to find the most appealing seat to trade with.

Sep 16 2019
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If you are in bear country, windows won’t help anyway. A hungry bear will tear a car apart to get food inside. Always store your food appropriately (and outside of your sleeping space) in bear country.

Sep 6 2019
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A horse? Gasoline will get scarce pretty quick, but horse will carry gear well over various terrain and requires no industry to keep going.

Sep 6 2019
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I use plethora (numbering in excess) and myriad (uncountable amounts) all the time. What is wrong with them? They are concise words that give the listener a sense of scale. And existential (having to do with existence). Not sure the problem there, as long as you are using it correctly. I don’t use it often, but when I Read more

Aug 30 2019
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They could have done it 3DS style. Big screen up top, controls on bottom, with those neat low profile joysticks. I never actually used the 3DS, but I have read the joystick was not bad. They could even try to arrange the components so the device sits upright for use with external controllers. Read more

Aug 21 2019
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Well... insofar as Greenland is a part of Denmark, vastly larger, and largely covered with ice, that is a true statement, right?

Aug 21 2019
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Australia is considered a continent. The definitions of island and continent are generally considered mutually exclusive. Otherwise you can throw Antarctica in there. Read more

Aug 20 2019
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Is that true? My understanding is that wallets are protected with keys, but bitcoins don’t really exist. All you have is a balance on the ledger. As such, transfers are not really transferring a key. New blocks are needed to processes transactions and mining is the process of creating new blocks. Read more

Aug 20 2019
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Not a cryptocurrency expert, but I was under the impression that “mining” is actually the act of running the calculations needed for the transactions. In order to compel people to undertake this computation, a reward system is put in place. These rewards are the bitcoins you expect to get by mining. So mining and Read more

Aug 16 2019
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My last iPod was stolen out of my car and I couldn’t justify the cost of a new one at the time. By the time I could, they were discontinued and I had enough storage on my phone to hold my entire collection. But I still do miss it sometimes; dedicated music players were more graceful, in some ways. Read more

My last iPod was stolen out of my car and I couldn’t justify the cost of a new one at the time. By the time I could,

Aug 9 2019
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Standardebooks.org seems to have books formatted for kindle. You can look up the email address for your kindle on your Amazon account and send files directly to it as attachments.

Aug 5 2019
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San Diego: Burritos. And, distinctly, the California burrito. Despite its name, it seems to be more of a San Diego thing than a California wide thing. I have met many native Californians who have no idea what it is. Basically a carne asada burrito with french fries. It is better than it sounds. I could name a number Read more

Aug 5 2019
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NYC pizza is distinctive, and if you like the style, it is definitely done best in the NY region (Although I would argue that the suburbs have a lot of pizza better than that average NYC pizzeria these days. I guess it is a form of urban blight.) Even though I think NY pizza is a fairly simple style, I am always Read more