I think you're looking at some of this stuff the wrong way. I think very few people are looking for a reward. They're looking to have _their_ voices heard. Unfortunately, thanks to the stigma of white privilege, it is taken as boasting. They're not saying, "Gee, what a good person I am", they're saying, "Look, there… » 12/17/14 4:15pm Yesterday 4:15pm

I didn't read all 100+ replies, but kudos Internet on holding a rational, calm discussion about personal preferences. I mean, it almost brings a tear to one's eye. I will say as my own contribution that I have little to no desire to customize my phone. I prefer to pay a company to spend literally billions on UI… » 12/11/14 10:47am 12/11/14 10:47am

See, the problem is that you're not using the internet correctly. You cannot express any interest in anything unless you want to be labeled a "fanboy". Expressing an interest in or curiosity about something instantly labels you, and it apparently means that you hold that thing flawless and divine. This is especially… » 12/08/14 5:38pm 12/08/14 5:38pm

Where's the cutoff for autonomy then? Most of these "rc toys" have a microcontroller doing a good bit of the flying. Most of the DIY quadcoptors (which now sounds funny to me, because drone has become common usage, love it or hate it) use some kind of microcontroller board. The human input is directional, but speed… » 12/08/14 12:58pm 12/08/14 12:58pm

In this post I learned that descriptive monikers are not allowed. I never even once got the impression that "superstorm" was supposed to be an actual designation. I'm willing to poll the public on that one, too. There seems to be a trend in your articles to assume the public is less intelligent than they probably are. » 10/30/14 5:46pm 10/30/14 5:46pm