I too am a fan of root beer. A friend makes his own, but not from the pre-made syrups. He steeps sassafras root (carcinogens be damned!), mint leaves, vanilla, and other tasty ingredients, then filters and carbonates it and lets it rest for a while. My wife refers to it as lick-a-tree root beer due to the low sugar content, but I enjoy the taste.
What about something like Robocode, that requires programming to compete in the game?
Unless you can develop a backlight that can switch polarizations easily and quickly (or a filter over the TV that can switch back and forth), how would the TV produce alternating polarized images? It's easy at a movie theater, you just have two projectors, each with their own polarizer. It could be done with a projection type TV (such as with a polarized color wheel for DLPs), but I'm not sure how it would be accomplished with a direct-view LCD or plasma TV.
When watching 3D movies, I tend to go cross-eyed and get a headache very quickly. I think it's because everything I'm seeing is on the same focal plane, but my eyes attempt to adjust for parallax based on different apparent distances of objects. I had to walk out of Avatar 3D after about 10 minutes, I just could not watch it like that. Does anyone else experience this?
In California, home of the rolling stop, we also have many double right turn lanes at the end of freeway offramps, where the the two rightmost lanes are for right turns. Californians have come to behave (erroneously) as if a right on red is legal from either lane. Rather than educate the drivers, cities have begun installing NO RIGHT ON RED signage at these intersections.
Where is such a turn prohibited in the vehicle code?
21453(b): Except when a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, a driver, after stopping as required by subdivision (a), facing a steady circular red signal, may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street onto a one-way street. A driver making that turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to any vehicle that has approached or is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the driver, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to that vehicle until the driver can proceed with reasonable safety.
22100(a)(3): Upon a highway having an additional lane or lanes marked for a right turn by appropriate signs or markings, the driver of a vehicle may turn right from any lane designated and marked for that turning movement.
You come to the light at either of the right-turn lanes, you stop, and if it is safe to do so you may make a right turn.
I use something similar to run speaker wire to my rear speakers. I have it run up the side and across the top of a doorframe to the corner of the room, then it goes up to the ceiling, and along the ceiling/wall edge to the speakers. It blends in fairly well.
You can also pull up the edge of your carpeting and stuff cable under it (along the walls works well, but I wouldn't do that across a hallway or doorway), or remove your baseboards, cut a cable path into the drywall, run cable through it, and replace the baseboards.
I had XM radio for several months, and liked it quite a bit. Then Sirius and XM started working on their merge, and XM ditched several channels in favor of Sirius programming. The channels I listened to on XM had real DJs, playing music that I liked about 95% of the time. Afterwards, all the channels I listened to were gone and had been replaced with automated playlist channels playing music I liked about 5% of the time. Whoever was building those playlists had nowhere near the ability to tie together a long stream of songs, it does take some skill and knowledge of the music to be able to make a cohesive playlist. I tried for about a month to like the new format, but I just couldn't get into it and cancelled my subscription. For me, it was Sirius's programming that killed XM.