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  1. Some developers seem to be loving Passbook. As for Siri, well, Google's voice support just seems better to me.
  2. Yeah, you probably don't need to. If you do, you can just get the Migration Assistant from Apple to do it. If it isn't much, put what you need on Dropbox or whatever and then get it back later. That said, I am surprised you say you have an external drive that isn't compatible with Macs. Is it using a weird filesystem?
  3. I'll admit that I'm a Colman's man. I always have a tin of Colman's English mustard in my pantry and I use it like some would use French's.
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    Looper

    For the first time in a long time, I decided to visit the cinema and saw Rian Johnson's "Looper". My verdict: I liked it. In fact, I think it might just end up being this decade's "why don't they make sci-fi like this?" movie a la "Gattaca", "Minority Report", etc. (Well, okay, "Moon" was probably that film, but "Looper" has more of a chance of being seen.) I can see that some won't like the tonal shift that comes in the middle of the film, which does lend some credence to the "two separate films" criticism, but it didn't bother me.
  5. Call me a heretic, but I do like Twenty20 cricket. Of course, that might be due to the fact that it's about the only cricket I can watch here in the US. Thank you, WatchESPN. ETA: That said, I could do with out the freaking mandatory powerplay. Just let the defense be what the captain wants.
  6. Yeah, I pretty much use VLC for all my video needs on my Air. QuickTime is just too simplistic.
  7. Yeah, they really are the best thing ever for dried beans and legumes. Just remember, no more than about 1/3 full and you might have to add some oil to prevent foaming.
  8. Well, Wired has you hooked up today as they just ran an article on window air conditioners. That said, I'm not sure you'll get 10000 BTUs with 8 amps. LG has a 10000 BTU unit, but it draws 8.5 amps; 8000 BTUs draws about 7 amps which might work with your wiring.
  9. Thanos isn't obsessed with death, he's in *love* with Death. I'm not too ashamed to know this as the Thanos arcs were some of my bread-and-butter as a teen.
  10. That video has been making the rounds, and it's fun. Parts I like: watching the Holy Roman Empire transform into the 1200, 1800, whatever number of states that made it up; the rise and fall of the Golden Horde; and the rise and fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Friends I've known are always surprised to learn just how large and powerful the PLC was in the 17th Century since it seems to get rare mention in European history courses they've (and I've) taken.
  11. I suppose Sachin in the Rajya Sabha is no less odd than University of Dublin having seats in the Seanad √Čireann. Upper houses in the Westminster system are kind of fun (as an outsider).
  12. By trusting us modelers. We promise to never use our powers for evil. Bwa-ha-ha! Thing I also learned from that article: Dickie Bird is still alive!
  13. Maybe you had wi-fi syncing turned on, but now you don't? Or maybe you need to troubleshoot it?
  14. Hurling or curling? Because hurling is always fun to me. Every one has a hurley (stick) and they can use them in tackles!
  15. Association Football 12% of games scoreless in Ligue 1 In 2010-2011 EPL: 29.21% of games ending in a draw 2.80 goals per game (90 min): 1 goal per 1900 s New winner?
  16. I usually end up going to speedtest.net. If the speed it reports seems low to you, try a different server near you. Some are better than others. ETA: Another good place is DSLReport's Test site.
  17. No, in that case, the very large corporation is probably using DRM. Most likely, the file has a signature that gets tested against some remote server or some key on your computer. Since only your computer has that key or your IP address is allowed access to that file, only you can view it. But DRM like that isn't really doable for us regular folk. I imagine it is quite pricey. Oh, and since that file has a signature unique to you, if you upload it, they know it's your file that was uploaded! And then come the subpoenas!
  18. Whoops. I got caught in latency. Hmm, so you want them to be able to view the files but not download them? I'd say a private YouTube upload is best for that. Note: there are still ways to capture a YouTube video, but if the recipient isn't that savvy, they might not try.
  19. If the video files are small enough, you might be able to just email them. Gmail, for example, allows 25 MB, but if they don't use Gmail, that could bounce on their end if their host only allows smaller limits. The way I like to send big files is through Dropbox. Dropbox is a "cloud storage" service that gives you 2GB of storage for free (and more for more money). Dropbox supports a "Public" folder where you can place files, get an URL to that file and then you can share that link in an email. But, that might be a bit to fancy for a one-off send. If you just want to send a single file
  20. I'm pretty much anti-inkjet at this point. I want one for photos, etc., but each one I try just frustrates me with the razor blade philosophy of selling. I've gone to just heading to Kinkos (or Fedex or whatever) and using their Sony PictureStations to print any photos I need.
  21. I once got a comment on some butter I'd served with bread saying how yummy it was. We both bought Land O'Lakes, but the difference was I'd bought salted butter when that person only ever bought unsalted. Amazing the difference, there. (Note: I do buy unsalted for baking, of course.) That's a great price! I need to see if my local TJ's carries it. More often than you think, Harris Teeter will run a sale on Kerrygold that is below the TJ's price. If you're in a Harris Teeter area, keep an eye out!
  22. Which division? Division II. Which, admittedly, does make this less of an accomplishment. Still, it's impressive that anyone at any division does this. And, of course, Pat Summitt is at 1071 and Geno Auriemma, in a decade or so after Summitt retires, might challenge her number if he keeps winning.
  23. Putting on my Crocodile Dundee hat: That wasn't lost, this was lost! Last night Herb Magee won his 923rd game as coach of the Philadelphia University Rams (45 years as coach). This now ties him with Don Meyer's NCAA record for most NCAA Men's Basketball coaching victories.
  24. I hope it's "You" again. Meaning "Me". (Only who can prevent forest fires?)
  25. I must be getting jaded in my old age because all I could read in that was "Pretentious pretentious pretentious...". Then again, I'm not the sort of person who'd pay many hundreds of dollars to fry my own egg. Bah, humbug.
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