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Comment Re:Always used to use Newegg (Score 4, Interesting) 174

I've found that searching for components on NewEgg is much easier. It's almost impossible to search for anything on Amazon that's not totally mainstream. I just put together a PC for a media server, and I purchased everything from NewEgg. They were either cheaper or I could actually find the products quickly. I don't really want to read page "1 of 234" containing random products with no relation to what I searched for. Thanks amazon.

I hate all their "marketplace" sellers (although NewEgg is doing this crap, too.) Amazon is becoming crap of late. Reviews are useless in many cases, partly because they group tons of similar products into a single "product" (especially bad with movies.) I was searching last night for LotR on Blu-Ray and their descriptions don't even say what's on the extra discs. Useless. And marketplace sellers sell cheap knockoffs that mess up reviews of genuine products. I've ordered a product based the description only to get something else. The seller then says "oh some other seller changed the description." What's the point of having descriptions, then, if any idiot can change them?

NewEgg is still pretty decent to deal with and getting someone to help you is MUCH easier than with Amazon. Everyone I've done a chat with at amazon was totally clueless. One even re-ordered my order for no apparent reason, which I then had to return. Amazon is becoming the Mos Eisley of shopping anymore: a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Good luck trying to find decent coin batteries, Lion batteries, chargers, etc. They sell them, you'll just never find them.

Comment Re:The fact none of you care says more about (Score 1) 104

I'm betting an absolutely huge majority of traffic on Twitter is completely pointless and inane ... "I'm going to the bathroom", "the poop is coming out", "meeting Bill and Larry for drinks". That's not "people with a life", that's inane and pointless drivel.

I think you forgot #bm #whatarelief

People trying to make sentences out of hashtags has to end.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 570

No, while sucrose is indeed made up of 50% fructose and 50% glucose, they are joined by a bond. Thus they ARE very different than HFCS. That extra bond changes how the body metabolizes it. Plenty of testing demonstrates this.

Fructose is indeed found in fruit, but fruit has many other compounds that affect the body.

Human metabolism is annoyingly complicated.

Comment Re: GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 570

Ever used a Britta? They are nearly useless. They filter almost nothing and are similarly high profit items for the filters. They don't even rate them for how well they filter anymore because they are useless. I had a Britta and junked it because it didn't even filter out the chlorine taste. Many other filters are much better and come with detailed performance metrics.

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