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 Yesterday 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

I've been doing this since iPhone 3G/iPad3. It hasn't shortened the life of my batteries any. By the time I upgraded each phone (3g-4-5) at the end of 2 years, the battery charge lasted about as long as could be expected given the software upgrades and increased demands, and charging cycles over the course of 2 years… » 9/23/14 3:11pm 9/23/14 3:11pm

Last time I bought a car, I told them, "You have 2 choices. You can either take that frame off, as well as any decals advertising your dealership, OR, you can give me a discount equivalent to what a billboard company charges per square foot for as long as I own the car. Now, in a crowded market like this, a billboard… » 9/16/14 5:24pm 9/16/14 5:24pm

It's worth mentioning that you can have the best of both worlds with regard to the rescue/purebreed argument. In our area there are several rescue operations that specialize in certain breeds. My partner and I opted for a Lab, but it would be just as easy to get a Pit, JRT, Boxer, Greyhound/Whippet, etc. » 9/10/14 6:51pm 9/10/14 6:51pm

Perhaps another consideration is what the consequences of removing that wall, even if it's not load bearing, will be. If you take out a basement wall, then the joists above it are unsupported. They may not bear the structural load of the house, but the upstairs floor will probably start to creak after a while,… » 8/29/14 1:54pm 8/29/14 1:54pm