So what's the downside to energy conservation/diversification? I get that peak oil is mostly hype and paranoia, but why <i>not</i> work towards renewable, infinite sources of energy instead of using up a finite resource even if we don't know how finite it is? » 12/11/14 2:11pm 12/11/14 2:11pm

How does one even buy counterfeit tires? When it's time for me to shop for new tires, I go to either TireRack, Costco, or my local VA Tire and Auto. Anywhere I'd buy tires from can install them right there, and they have their own guarantee for them, so they're just as interested in selling me the genuine article as I… » 11/18/14 8:49pm 11/18/14 8:49pm

As far as anybody knows, Apple isn't trying to monetize the data by analyzing it to determine how best to advertise to its users. In fact, for the most part the data itself is anonymous to Apple. It's only a security risk if some third party breaks into Apple. » 11/10/14 4:59am 11/10/14 4:59am

Apple reportedly gets 15¢ on $100, or .0015% per transaction. One and a half thousandths of a percent. Effectively nothing. In volume it's big bucks, sure, but it's certainly not a cash grab that would make a retailer want to pass-the-buck to the consumer. » 10/29/14 12:19pm 10/29/14 12:19pm

I just got through watching THX-1138, and I can't help but notice a great many similarities between it and this video. The camera inside the "medicine cabinet," the medicated society, the concept of forbidden love between the man and the woman, the dystopian mindless production, even when he walks out into the sun at… » 10/01/14 12:39am 10/01/14 12:39am