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Account Administration encouraged not to restore hacked characters {WoW}

Jan 8th 2010 3:51PM I'd like to note to all who say "Blizzard should make authenticators mandatory", they cannot. I'd like it if they did, and sent them out to every player, but due to US law and international treaties, they cannot ship these devices due to the hashing functions in them to certain countries. If everyone can't have them, they cannot make it mandatory.

What's Your Restaurant Wine Sweet Spot? {Slashfood}

Mar 18th 2009 8:50PM I agree with James. I can't seem to be able to get myself to buy any alcohol at restaurants anymore. It's just too expensive, especially when I can get it cheaper and drink it in the comfort of my own home.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a BeBook e-reader! {Engadget}

Mar 17th 2009 5:24PM I'd fix the economy by giving everyone ice cream. I think it'll work... except for the lactose intolerant.

Official-looking Kindle 2 pictures and pricing leak out {Engadget}

Feb 6th 2009 11:23PM Put me on the me too bandwagon. I love the form factor (and dare I say, the sharp-edge design of the current Kindle, things are just too curvy these days) of the current Kindle. Although, my beef with this design is that the screen is too small to the rest of the device. I'm hoping for an upset on release day.

Baby steps: new solar cell efficiency record isn't awe-inspiring {Engadget}

Jan 27th 2009 8:32PM Bzzt! Order of magnitude error. It's more around 30%, give or take 5% either way.

Are you a Recipe Sharer or a Recipe Horder? {Slashfood}

Nov 30th 2008 12:54PM For me, I don't share all too often, mostly because I'm not often asked (many of my friends and family don't cook, a shame). There is another aspect to it as well, many of my recipes don't have a written incarnation, others started as a written recipe but have evolved from that to something better without being written down and the measures stripped from it. (I do a lot of eyeballing the ingredients when I cook).

I am also cautious about who I do teach my recipes to. It's more of I'd like to make sure they are able to do my ideas justice. There are friends and family of mine out there who will make inappropriate substitutions and won't be able to estimate the proportions right. And as far as strangers getting my recipes... wouldn't you like to know ;)

Amazon takes a stand to eliminate wasteful, hard-to-open gadget packaging {Engadget}

Nov 3rd 2008 10:00AM @uo:

Actually, for Amazon to have fewer box sizes is far more economical and less wasteful. To have a custom sized box for nearly every eventuality, they'd need to have hundreds of different sizes and have enough stock to keep them going for so many months between production runs. This would waste far more money than the few extra cents paid to UPS for a slightly bigger box to be shipped. Plus, each production run has both fixed and variable consumptions, and fewer production runs reduces the fixed costs.

Sure the box my take up more space in shipping, but it reduces the overall load density that the truck, plane or train has to carry which will reduce fuel usage. And as far as the brown paper, that's far, far more recyclable than the [insert expletive here] plastic foam packing peanuts Newegg uses. For the love of god, Newegg, either switch to paper or use the corn-based peanuts! At least with the corn peanuts, when I get my order, I can throw them in the laundry room sink and spend 5 minutes in glee as they get washed down.

DirecTV confirms HD DVR / receiver glitch, apologizes profusely {Engadget}

Oct 8th 2008 11:39AM Bobby, actually for those of us who only spend a limited amount of time in front of the tube, it is very annoying. I tend to watch about an hour of TV after I'm done with work before I get to doing my homework, and having 50% of that time being taken up by rebooting my DVR is annoying. Especially when the thing is just sitting at "acquiring satellite info (97%)" for 15 minutes (after the 15 minutes it took to get to that point).