Is this really common or is this a case of a vocal minority? In other words, among the millions of people in the comic culture, is it a fraction of a percent of people behave this way or a substantial number? I mean, yeah, being an asshole is bad, not disputing that, but is the implication that geeks are assholes to… » 8/28/14 5:00pm Thursday 5:00pm

I think it's extremely practical to have a school day that starts later. There's a great clinging to tradition with regard to "business hours" and the like. Just like people don't learn at the same rates, people don't sleep at the same times. Too often do business owners and the government ignore research for too long… » 8/26/14 6:55pm 8/26/14 6:55pm

Good list! Especially #1. It's great to have the option to do almost anything with a computer that you would ever want by getting a moderately powerful desktop PC, which will outclass all but the priciest of laptops, which could cost you $1,000 or more over a desktop + laptop. Not to mention that it is essentially a… » 8/23/14 9:59am 8/23/14 9:59am

Writing non-leading questions can be tough at times, but I've found most surveys do so quite well. That said, surveys try to ask one's opinion on things with far more subtleties than a simple 1-10 ranking would allow for. Where does "don't ban it, but keep them outside and away from entrances and other places where… » 8/17/14 9:07am 8/17/14 9:07am

I see people nominated 2/3 of the actual best cards. Chase Freedom is arguably better than Capital One Quicksilver considering the rotating rewards, though there is the fact that 1.5% going towards everything makes things simpler and you already have Discover, which does similar things as Chase Freedom. Personally, I… » 8/17/14 8:54am 8/17/14 8:54am

I watched about half, and it was slow. And not in a way that could be construed as meaningful; it just repeated a lot of the same information over and over again and had tropes galore. The main character seems artificially put together, almost like someone took everything that could make someone a "tough girl," from… » 8/10/14 9:56pm 8/10/14 9:56pm

The PS2 is definitely the king of this kind of retrospective. I'm happy Sony has taken the initiative to put some of the best PS2 titles up for sale and sell them, during sales, for a reasonable price. The Dolphin emulator keeps me from having to buy a Wii, which I'm glad for, but PS2 emulators still prove inadequate… » 8/10/14 7:42pm 8/10/14 7:42pm

Good thing one doesn't cause the other. Not good that overeating is the norm. Hard to say what can be done about the national attitude toward nutrition. Companies finding every way to make their products more addicting and doesn't help. Nor does our education system. » 8/10/14 1:08pm 8/10/14 1:08pm

"Afford" is a subjectively interpreted term. Sure, "regular folks," meaning people of the first world, likely have the money to buy this. However, "regular folks" would choose not to buy it and instead use their money wisely. In other words, they cannot "afford" it over other purchases more fiscally worthwhile.… » 8/07/14 11:42pm 8/07/14 11:42pm

Eh, you can put Windows on it. It's an Ultrabook. Who cares what OS it has when the hardware is what one should look at, not the OS. I mean, sure, if you want Mac OS, the path of least resistance is to get a Macbook. But, if you want Windows, the best performance for the price is going to be a Macbook Air, especially… » 8/03/14 10:49am 8/03/14 10:49am