Yeah, no. Singapore was fun that way. In Sentek city there's a grocery store and they got in a load of durian and the whole concourse smelled funny for the rest of the week. I liked all the signs on the transport and taxis "No Durian" LOL. » 3/27/15 12:36pm Friday 12:36pm

I never automate payments of any (significant) size. Habit I developed when I was much younger and made a lot less money, and had to decide which check to pay each bill with each month. If you don't use "autopay", it eliminates most of the problems you describe here. » 3/27/15 10:06am Friday 10:06am

"Indeed, it seems that all diets do work; the hard part is finding one you can stick to. In order to determine a diet's overall sustainability, go through Dr. Freedhoff's checklist below and assign an enjoyability score of 1-10 before you decide to try the diet:"

If you use the same standards applied to other… » 3/27/15 9:08am Friday 9:08am

It's always possible to trade time for money/savings. My wife constantly combs the craigslist free stuff - though we don't have time to go get it, usually, and it's gone by the time we do. If you've got time to sort through and organize coupons and search for sales and visit multiple stores you can save a *lot* of… » 3/20/15 6:43am 3/20/15 6:43am

First, let me point out that first study doesn't correlate calories consumed to weight loss; only notes that both diets reduced caloric intake, but LC reduced it *more* than MC. This does not equate to "calories are all equal".

I've noted in other conversations here that when I snoop through Google Scholar and other… » 3/16/15 6:26pm 3/16/15 6:26pm

To be fair, that M3 and all three lenses probably fit into a box the same size as your Canon + superzoom! LOL. I'm amazed that there is a real live film camera there. I always wanted a Leica M3. Pretty much the pinnacle of mechanical camera design, IMO. But digital caught up with film before I made enough money to own… » 3/16/15 6:07pm 3/16/15 6:07pm

I think a theme emerges as I read down through this list. Most of these are verbal colloquialisms that people tend to include in their writing because they write like they speak. They are typically expressed in a certain tone of voice intended to convey a certain subtext that's lost in the spare reality of textual… » 3/12/15 8:14pm 3/12/15 8:14pm

Easy. You're not. You just do it when you don't have a (edit) *compelling* reason not to.

I say this as someone who's been with the same person for thirty years. But whatever you think it's going to be like? It won't. I've watched people "settle down" time after time, and listened to their descriptions of what it will… » 3/12/15 7:57pm 3/12/15 7:57pm

Are we really under the impression that there won't be an adapter for folks who really, desperately want to use a USB mouse and a charger at the same moment? This thing is for road warriors who want to travel light. If you're a desktop-replacement screen-real-estate must-have-particular-usb-mouse user, get the Macbook… » 3/09/15 7:57pm 3/09/15 7:57pm

I've been playing with bone conduction drivers from PartsExpress (cheap, cheap, cheap). Sound quality never exceeds "eh, ok", but it does two things: allows you to hear the sounds around you, and allows you to hear your media even when the environment around you is extremely loud. » 2/11/15 6:43am 2/11/15 6:43am

Meth is an amphetamine. There was a recent study that caused quite a bit of a kerfuffle in the drug abuse resistance community because it demonstrated that meth is *just* amphetamine, no more (or less) dangerous than other amphetamines. Those who are paying attention know that Adderal is amphetamines, and it… » 1/16/15 8:49pm 1/16/15 8:49pm