Also useful are the free contact lens cases you get when you buy Alcon Opti-Free contact lens solution from costco. If you feel the need to _actually_ replace your contact lens case every time you use a new bottle of solution, then repurpose the old case instead of throwing it away. Also good for holding small screws… » 7/09/14 7:45pm 7/09/14 7:45pm

The energy savings I calculated I would get from sending back my Cox cable box is what prompted me to buy a HDHomerun Prime (on sale ~ $90), reuse an old laptop for Windows Media Center, plus reduce my $10/monthly cable box rental to $3/month for a Cable Card. The HDHomerun is paid off in about 10 months after energy… » 7/05/14 12:12pm 7/05/14 12:12pm

There is someone at my workplace who sleeps in a restroom stall. Its been going on for years, but I have no desire to figure out who it is. If they need sleep that badly, they must have a busy home or after-work life, either by or not-by choice. I just try to remember that everyone has their story, trials and… » 6/09/14 9:45am 6/09/14 9:45am

Any Vancouver, BC folks around? I will be in Vancouver next week for 5 days and was wondering if anyone has suggestions on getting my phone internet access while on the go. I've considered just relying on free wifi in the hotel and cafes, but it sure would be nice to be able to look up a google map while on the road.… » 5/15/14 10:16am 5/15/14 10:16am

I bought the black coiled audiotechnicas back in April with this very same deal. The ones I received seem brand new even though they are billed as refurbs. They arrived the same week I ordered them, too. I am coming from a pair of Klipsch Image Ones and also a pair of Sennheiser HD 428s. After stretching out the… » 5/13/14 5:04pm 5/13/14 5:04pm

Depending on how you define "nature" our automated Mad Max world has a remarkable affector — wealth. On the grand scheme of things, you could call it "survival of the richest" whereby a wealthy 80-something-year-old retiree buys the safest "self preserving" Autocar as a means of transportation. Now on to our scenario: » 5/12/14 5:35pm 5/12/14 5:35pm

Ok, as one of those "ethnic" friends, seriously, DO this. I love the opportunity to introduce more authentic foods to not-the-same-culture friends/relatives/strangers. You're getting the wrong message thinking that you're being invited to stoke someone else's ego. » 5/12/14 9:31am 5/12/14 9:31am

I've started skipping news articles with questions as their headlines. The ones I've been trolled into reading never answer the question. When I'm reading news, I'm looking for a statement, facts, and a conclusion. Perfect example: "Why do more people like strawberry over feces flavor?" and by the end of the article,… » 4/25/14 8:29am 4/25/14 8:29am

The un-observant on ramp mergers are bad too... the ones that seem unable to adjust their speed for a smooth merge. Or worse are the cell phone on ramp mergers, who probably would have the skill to adjust their speed properly, if only they weren't paying more attention to their phone. » 4/08/14 3:44pm 4/08/14 3:44pm

DANG! Back around the early 2000's this was exactly the digital camcorder I was Jonesing for. I believe Sanyo made the original one, but the off-brand ones were always the only ones within my budget. I never ended up getting one, but looks like that was just my good fortune. » 4/08/14 12:52pm 4/08/14 12:52pm