Dake
seancurry
1/22/20
12:11 PM
53

Turn your phone to airplane mode and the server functionality of any app will reveal itself in time.

1/21/20
10:56 AM
6

Yeah...that trade paperback copy of the latest airport best seller isn’t going to have any resale value.  Maybe a quarter at a Friends of the Library sale (where they already have 50 other copies...)

1/17/20
12:32 PM
1

I tell my mom nowadays: those comic books and fantasy novels that I devoured as a kid/teen that she always wanted to throw out? They 100% helped teach me how to write. Those skills that I learned through that helped lead me to become a successful lawyer and are the reason I can pay the mortgage on her $2M house. Read more

1/17/20
2:38 AM
4

When weather is crummy and the pilots have to rely more on instruments rather than eyesight, the mandated distance between planes increases, which may make simultaneous operations on adjacent runways untenable

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1/17/20
12:06 AM
104

grow up? the airport is filled with monitors and maps, and from the picture it’s the middle of the night. Read more

1/16/20
9:35 PM
8

It’s not so much that Bose isn’t “better” it’s that is better by the same factor that it’s more expensive?  And in most cases, I’d say no.  

1/16/20
8:19 PM
52

If I ever win the Powerball, I’m taking one of these to Singer or ICON for the full duffel-bag-filled-with-cash treatment.

1/14/20
8:21 PM
1

On my inaugural visit to our town’s library at the age of six or seven I asked the children’s librarian if they had an Hardy Boys books. I was already an avid reader by then. I will never forget this, and it happened about a half-century ago. She said, dismissively, “No, dear, we don’t have that kind of stuff.” Read more

1/14/20
7:33 PM
263

An immature chubby baby with small hands who rolls around in a golf cart? Sounds like the perfect mascot to me.

1/14/20
3:58 PM
1

I’m (at times) a librarian in public libraries and so many times I had parents come to me saying their kid was a reluctant reader or they only read comics and I said that was great and comics were fine to read! I then showed them the Horrible Histories series (and Famous Dead People) because those are true historical Read more

1/14/20
3:57 PM
94

I like how an unproduced script now constitutes a “version” of a movie. All this version is missing is cinematography, music, sound effects, actors, pretty much the whole “audiovisual” element.

1/14/20
2:55 PM
6

That’s what someone from the school told my aunt and uncle when my cousin was having trouble - it didn’t matter if it was cereal boxes to start with, it just had to get him started.

1/14/20
2:02 PM
7

My elementary school had one hour of silent reading time every day, during which we were not assigned any particular books; we just had free run of the shelves, or anything we wanted to bring in from home, so long as we read something. Read more

1/14/20
1:35 PM
12

I was able to read before I started school. According to my parents my teachers in Reception tried to slow me down to the level of the other kids in class because I was too far ahead.
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