"...where high-salaried techies have driven up rents" The "techies" didn't drive up the rent, the landlords drove up the rent because they could. Who the hell says, "Hmm, this is a nice place for $XX but I'd really rather pay $XXX for it"?
One whiskey and one beer? Yep, that's all we make here in Texas. Way to get to the bottom of that case Rockford.
Scientists prove that heat makes things hot and should be avoided when you don't want things to be, you know, hot.