Very happy to see something being done about this condition, been suffering with it for many years, onset after a pair of ill timed ear infections, condition has worsened over the years to the point I need white noise and music just to be able to get to sleep. I never bought into the homeopathic remedies, and knew… » 4/25/15 4:48am Yesterday 4:48am

If I didn't know better I'd say Gawker has it in for cruise ships in general. The vehemence and adjectives they use in the stories for these incidents seems like someone there had a bad experience on a cruise and they're painting the entire industry with the same broad brush. » 4/13/15 9:48pm 4/13/15 9:48pm

This brings to mind a situation I encountered while working at a transit bus driver here in Los Angeles, an acquaintance of mine had a young (17-18 yr old) friend who was a "busfan" or someone who is enamored by transit systems, equipment and such. He got arrested roaming around the Maintenance Rebuild Yard dressed in… » 4/04/15 10:55pm 4/04/15 10:55pm

The singular difference with Uber and commercial taxi services is the taxi companies make a diligent effort to screen drivers, as well as the drivers themselves have to have a police records check done in order for them to receive their medallion or city taxi permit. Uber drivers are basically independent from Uber… » 3/24/15 4:19pm 3/24/15 4:19pm

While Amazon offers some good deals I find that I can get prices on cables much lower on Monoprice.com they have a 10ft 28AWG HDMI cable for $3.99 and if you buy more they offer free overnight shipping as well. It's a toss up, but I find the convenience of Amazon or places like Monoprice delivering to my door much… » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

Anytime a movie can invoke a single line "Cow!" that becomes an iconic identifier for the movie you know you will become a classic that will endure thoughout time. There are so many movies like this. And I fully admit to loving Twister so much I had to obtain a copy of it just so I could show my partner who had NEVER… » 3/20/15 5:15am 3/20/15 5:15am

Most modern cruise ships don't discharge raw sewage into the ocean, most have systems that treat the waste, filter out the solids and burns it in a high temperature furnace and then bag the ash for disposal after docking. Same with the solid and food waste. Granted the engines do emit hydrocarbons, but most of the… » 3/19/15 1:55am 3/19/15 1:55am

I read regular paper books like now, just got Breakthrough by Jack Andraka. I also have a Kobo eReader and keep anywhere from 150-350 books on it so I can select what ever my mood is at the time, lots of SciFi, Mystery, Adventure, and the occasional biography and non-fiction. » 3/16/15 7:15am 3/16/15 7:15am

I find it a bit ironic that virtually all the "truthers" usually have a book, audio tape series, a website or a movie/video they're hawking to allegedly spread the truth about 9/11. You'd think after 14 years this would have been settled. But then again, there are still a lot of people that believe Elvis is still… » 3/13/15 9:15am 3/13/15 9:15am

Samsung has a neat feature called WIRELESS charging, with a compatible Qi charging pad all you need to do is plop the phone onto the pad (think putting it by your bed) at night and when you wake up it will be charged! No messy cords or plugs to deal with, no wondering where you left your charger. Simple and elegant,… » 3/01/15 4:40pm 3/01/15 4:40pm

The Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 both support wireless Qi charging, I have a S5 and have been using a Qi wireless charging pad since I got the phone. All you need to do is buy the Qi back cover for the device and the charging pad (both available on Amazon) and you're good to go. » 3/01/15 4:29pm 3/01/15 4:29pm

Well the whole thing has been blown up to be more than it is, the thief claimed to have taken the dress because he thought it was actual pearls, which if it had been real ones the dress would have been worth MILLIONS. Since real pearls go for hundreds of dollars. I can see the dress costing thousands because of the… » 2/28/15 10:48am 2/28/15 10:48am

I lived in Missouri too, party lines were all over town (population 2200) local calls were completed just by dialing the last 4 digits of the persons phone number you were calling. Long distance required speaking to an operator and giving them your phone number for billing. Always had landlines even when I relocated… » 2/24/15 6:27pm 2/24/15 6:27pm

For me it was the Dell Duo "flipscreen" laptop/tablet hybrid. Bought the whole bundle, computer, dock, case. But while it ran Windows 7, it was on a dual core Atom cpu that was sooooo slow, plus only 2gb ram, which slowed it down even further. Buggy, the touch screen kept quitting (driver issue) and forced me to… » 1/08/15 7:23am 1/08/15 7:23am