This is the answer. Build a single, un-battery-backed voltage adapter that will source USB5v and buy an Anker 15000mah battery pack. Then you have the best of both worlds - you can charge your battery pack from most anything, and not worry about the LiPo insanity. But it will cost more than $10 :D » 7/30/14 10:11pm Yesterday 10:11pm

Most of the things I want or buy are all about how I can use them, what I can do with them. I can't think of anything I want 'just because'. I don't buy jewelry, I hate spending money on clothes, etc. I buy some "toys" - by "toys" I mean things I enjoy using that produce nothing valuable, like my quadcopter - but… » 7/30/14 11:54am Yesterday 11:54am

When I first saw "The 4-Hour Work Week", I thought it was a scam. Then I read it. Ferris is entertaining, thoughtful, and relentlessly ebullient in his descriptions of tactics for handling one's workload. Few people are going to go "full boat" and build his '4-Hour empire', but it's FULL of great ideas that you can… » 7/29/14 6:19am Tuesday 6:19am

There's a big difference between "We've never enforced this" and "We have no intention of enforcing this". The fact is that the vast majority of people don't pose a competition risk. But if they decide you do, they will enforce it. Of course, some companies know they don't have any 'secret sauce' and the non-compete… » 7/29/14 6:15am Tuesday 6:15am

Agree. Also, my truck shuts itself down when oil pressure drops (we found this out because it was one of the 5.4 liter Chevrolet engines that used oil between changes. They ended up replacing the rings and gaskets and it stopped, but my wife called me and said it said "Oil Pressure Low! Engine will shut down in… » 7/25/14 2:20pm Friday 2:20pm

Yeah, don't try this at Target. Last year I bought a shitty little Sony point and shoot because I wanted to take pictures and left my DSLR at home, thinking, if it sucks too bad, I'll return it. Came back into the store (because it's terrible - my iPhone takes better shots, ffs), the customer service folks were like,… » 7/25/14 10:30am Friday 10:30am

I think that the point was not that the person didn't like children; it's that they went out of their way to make evil faces and screw with people they don't even know simply because of some neurotic twist of their own brain. Yes, it's neurotic to "hate" children; you were one once, get over it. You're entitled to… » 7/25/14 9:29am Friday 9:29am

Some research suggests they can also help lose weight (when taken to extremes LOL). You gotta burn a lotta calories to bring all that body back up to idling temperature.

Also, sorry, but I can't help myself... *regimen. Unless you're in the army, in which case: As you were. » 7/24/14 3:57pm 7/24/14 3:57pm

LOL - did my time in a call center support job. Some certain beeps will raise the almost impossible to resist urge to repeat "Thank you for calling Gateway 2000; My name is Steve. May I have your name and your Customer ID, Please?"

There are some good points here. I'd add a couple from my experience. Sometimes, you… » 7/16/14 12:07am 7/16/14 12:07am

I *never* delay sleep just to avoid sleeping. I sometimes stay up too late because I'm doing something engrossing, whether it's watching a movie or working through the trigonometry to try and get the goddamned hexapod foot to move in a straight line, or whether it's just because someone is wrong on the internet .... » 7/15/14 12:33pm 7/15/14 12:33pm

Also, these are statistical results. Individual results vary widely. I have so many projects I want to do that dropping a few million in VC on me would make me ecstatic for a long, long time, even if it didn't change my lifestyle outside the "job". » 7/15/14 11:40am 7/15/14 11:40am

I'm not certain how Esquire could mansplain anything, since it appears that it means "when a man explains something to a woman"; and I gotta presume Esquire's target audience is guys. I think McLarry's right; this is a gratuitous use of the word, likely because it scores well in SEO. » 7/15/14 2:36pm 7/15/14 2:36pm