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Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 622

by nblender (#49531655) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
Not to mention that most (all?) rental companies will not appreciate you driving their rental SUV down a dirt track with tree branches brushing against the side of the vehicle and bringing it back with pin-stripes...

I'm not Bear Grylls but I also enjoy driving offroad to get to beautiful places without starting a 3 day hike.

Comment: I don't really see the point. (Score 4, Funny) 407

by nblender (#49528531) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead
As a software developer in my late 40's, I have no trouble concentrating. I can go long stretches without any

holy shit! a Squirrel just hopped from one branch to another outside my office window! A grey squirrel... Let me look that up on wikipedia...

dammit, DNS is down... I wonder if there's a new bind exploit? I should look it up. I'll use my phone because DNS is down.

Oh look! A text message!

whoa! There goes the squirrel again!

Comment: Re:this pisses me off about modern business (Score 2) 177

by nblender (#49496473) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees
It's fairly common for the company to let you grab your coat and lunch and accompany you while you walk out of the building. It's an awkward situation all around... At the place I'm currently working, they make appointments for you to return to clean out your desk during the evening hours, when nobody else is around.

Comment: the only watch I'd have a use for .... (Score 1) 389

While reading this post I wondered what features I'd want in a watch that would convince me to actually wear one..

Here's the only thing I can think of:

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ML-600-Antistatic-wrist-strap-Esd_60119127934.html

A watch that doubles as an ESD strap.

Thinkgeek, are you listening?

Comment: Re:If "yes," then it's not self-driving (Score 1) 362

by nblender (#49190129) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
I've only blown once. It was after a 4 beer in 3.5 hour get together with friends... I wasn't drunk but could feel a bit of a buzz.. Nothing serious... Anyway, I blew .025.

I don't know if it's linear but now that I know what .025 feels like, I shudder to think what kind of fool would consider driving at .08...

The good news is that I know if I stick to my personal 'rules' (established when I was a teenager), I will never blow over.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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