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Feb 11 2013
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I recently dumped my Canon setup in favor of an E-M5 rig and can't say enough good stuff about it. My full kit is *half* the weight of what I used to carry with the Canon and every bit as capable (more capable, really, since my two bodies were 1 and 2 generations old). Read more

Feb 4 2013
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Would I? No. But my wife and I still get by on 3 cars with a combined value of $15K in spite of the fact that we earn enough to buy a couple new bimmers. You're way past 'rational' choice mode any time you buy anything that depreciates as fast as a new car. Read more

Feb 1 2013
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"I tell ya, from 20 to a hundred you can chew anybody's ass"

Jan 28 2013
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Automatic transmission only, and not a particularly great one at that.

Jan 22 2013
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As RottenOyster gets at, the scholarly research suggests that it has a lot to do with how your passenger modulate their language and the pace of the conversation depending on traffic conditions and the "I'm paying attention to something else" body language you're giving off. Read more

Jan 22 2013
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You, sir, get the troll-of-the-day award.

Jan 22 2013
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The very-very-cold start problem has more to do with the fact that all your engine components are made of different materials and have different thermal expansion coefficients. Oiling isn't really the big issue, assuming you're using more-or-less the right oil for your climate. Any old synthetic 5w30 will flow just Read more

Jan 22 2013
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"Who cares if food tastes good? It's nourishment, not something for enjoyment."

Jan 22 2013
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It actually isn't cramped. Like Doctor Who's TARDIS, it's interior dimensions are larger than its external dimensions.

Jan 22 2013
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Do you see the photo? Do you think that big air cooled flat-12 came out of a Chinese tractor? Oh, I've got it! Those velocity stacks are just a cosmetic cover over a Subaru flat-4!

Jan 21 2013
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I go the whole nine yards. Whole disk encryption. SSH tunnels and key-based authentication, password recovery email addresses kept off my portable electronics, no automatic logins from portable electronics. STRONG passwords. Lots of different IP addresses. Lots of different identities. VPNs. Two-factor Read more

Jan 15 2013
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If you're that paranoid, you're going to LOVE /var/log on any unix system...

Dec 20 2012
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I agree with this. I've got an iPad3, iPad2 and have had all the iPhones. I love my N7, though. Read more

Dec 20 2012
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If you want to talk about the 2nd Amendment, you need to remember it's there specifically to provide for a well armed militia capable of going up against an actual army in a meaningful way. If you want to ban #2, you should dispense with the 2nd Amendment.

Dec 18 2012
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"The RS5 eats up hundreds of miles of highway at 85 MPH without any issues whatsoever." Read more

Dec 12 2012
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"They're assholes because they're born of assholes who never correct asshole behavior because they don't even recognize how asshole-y it is." Read more

Dec 6 2012
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My RAW file collection is about 60,000 and goes back to 2003. JPEGs off of phones and P&S's are probably another 10-20K. They all live in a year/month hierarchy and are backed up to crashplan and drives located in my office and my wife's office and my parent's house. iPhoto has only recently gotten to the point Read more

Dec 6 2012
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I'm a little surprised by Waze's absence as well. Free+Good = Amazing.

Dec 6 2012
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I've jumped from the mid-range (XXD) Canon stuff I've used since 2003 over to the OM-D and love it. On top of the usability improvements over an SLR (easy manual focus w/ legacy glass, WYSIWYG viewfinder, wicked fast autofocus, live data overlays in the viewfinder, live bulb mode, etc) the size is just unbeatable. Read more