It's good for you that you had that experience. But in the interest of balance, let me say that I had exactly the opposite experience. I had to move after 5 years, and prices had dropped so much I had to bring money to the sale of my own house. I lost years of savings, because I did not get back my investment. I may… » 1/19/15 12:16pm 1/19/15 12:16pm

I'm still trying to figure out the constant hate for Keurig coffee. The very reason I like my Keurig is that the coffee it makes is better than any drip brewer I ever owned. I'm not 100% sure what the alternative is supposed to be. Most of the anti-Keurig articles I read are heavily biased, poorly balanced tests… » 1/14/15 11:13am 1/14/15 11:13am

It's everybody, not just the business owners. I have friends who just started a bar/restaurant. They tried a no tipping policy. But customers wouldn't pay the extra cost of the food. Because it has to be there. A new restaurant operates in the red, and there's no room on pricing. So, they had to go back to area… » 1/14/15 9:25am 1/14/15 9:25am

The funny thing is how angry audiophiles seem to get about it. It's like the subconscious buyer's remorse manifests in every internet article and comment on audiophilia. I can almost hear them frothing at the mouth. Well, I could if I had a 192 kHz, 24 bit recording. » 1/12/15 5:28pm 1/12/15 5:28pm

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 12/17/14 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