The thing that has always driven me crazy about grid connected solar has been that when the grid loses power, you lose power, despite having giant panels on your roof that generate electricity. After Hurricane Sandy we had no power for 6 weeks. It would’ve been awesome to have solar and the battery backup. This is… » 5/01/15 3:08pm Friday 3:08pm

My favorite Roger Mayweather moment: Mayweather vs. (underdog) Rocky Lockridge. Mayweather came to the ring in sunglasses. Keep in mind, back then, no one had flashy entrances. Music blaring etc. etc. So coming out in sunglasses was a total arrogant dickhead move. This fight has one of my favorite endings ever.
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I had a Windows Phone for 2 years, and it definitely has the best OS of any phone I have ever used. But NO APPS! It’s a catch-22. No one would develop apps because there were no users, and there were no users because there were no apps. Hopefully this announcement changes that in a big way.
Also, the Zune desktop was… » 4/29/15 12:11pm 4/29/15 12:11pm

It’s not that “genetic modification” is bad, but many of the current applications of it are absolutely terrible. The monoculture of Roundup ready soy is definitely bad. Monocultures in general are bad. When a pest becomes resistant to the defenses for a crop they wipe out the entire population rather than just a… » 4/29/15 10:37am 4/29/15 10:37am

That’s crazy talk. The power companies spend money to create energy. If you paid money for solar panels on your roof, and you feed that power back to them, you should get paid for it. I see absolutely zero reason how you could even argue against that. “you provide nothing of use to the grid.” Really? you are providing… » 4/23/15 1:45pm 4/23/15 1:45pm

5 dollars for a footlong sounds like a great deal right? But the foot long has like 8 really thin slices of lousy cold cuts and 4 triangles of cheese. 4 two dollars more (sometimes only a dollar more) a real deli will give you a hero with like a pound and a half of boar’s head, quality, meat on it. It’s big enough to… » 4/23/15 10:43am 4/23/15 10:43am

It feels like Apple and MS have reversed roles. Apple is now the one that should be considered the non-innovative company that walls off competition. Meanwhile MS is the one working on good products that are getting the smaller market share.
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