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Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 53

Buses, definitely not. I'm not sure why the politicians can't figure out that no one rides the bus because it takes way too long to get anywhere - it isn't a question of letting them drive on the shoulder of I-35 or not. Light rail, on the other hand .... that's public transit that can work in KC.

Comment Re:It's their own fault. (Score 1) 443

Your experiences at Borders were a lot different than mine. Barnes & Noble was always the snobby bookstore in my area, Borders was normal and laid-back. Some of that may have been location, but it was also reflected in their pricing differences and general employee demeanor. Half-Price Books fills the used book niche pretty well. Books-A-Million fills the "here's some books, maybe there's something decent in the pile" niche. I'm going to miss having a normal book store around.

Comment Re:Honestly... (Score 1) 282

You suggested the police just print up a weekly map of geocaches, and refer to said map whenever someone calls in a suspicious package .... and I need to come back to reality? Mkay. In case that wasn't clear, up your meds, champ.

Comment Re:Honestly... (Score 1) 282

Seems to me that they are taking the "not my problem" way out, because frankly, it ISN'T their problem. The geocachers are the ones with a suspicious-looking hobby, it's incumbent upon them to make sure they don't alarm people.

Comment Re:Turkish Delight (Remember Narnia!) (Score 1) 152

In the case of a capped or limited internet connection, that certainly seems like a good policy for you to follow. as such, i can see the limitations of Steam having some impact on you. I'm lucky enough to have an unthrottled connection, so it hasn't affected me.

I'm not sure blaming Steam because your ISP wants to limit your connection is completely accurate, however.

Comment Re:Wrong place (Score 1) 457

Call it what you like - incandescent light fills the room in a more uniform nature, and with a more visually and psychologically pleasing mix of color.

Perhaps I, and others, equate incandescent with "natural" light because the brightness is at least closer to sunlight than the weak output of either CFLs or LEDs. I've used both alternatives at various points in their technological evolution, and I remain unimpressed with the results.

I use a single CFL bulb in my home - in the garage. It's remained lit for going on 3 years now, and it serves that function well. Garages aren't meant to be visually pleasing; I don't read there, for example. But in places where I do read, sunlight or incandescents are my only viable option.

You say incandescents aren't cheaper - but they are. I can buy a 24 pack of type A's for the price of two or three CFLs, and maybe half a decent LED fixture. I've found the difference in electricity costs is minimal.

From a technological standpoint, I'd love to advance my lighting needs past burning metal filaments, but aesthetically, I just can't.

Comment Re:Why Walmart and not WholeFoods or Trader Joes? (Score 1) 229

Trader Joe's is the alleged nirvana of retail grocery shopping. It got it's start in California, which should tell you what you need to know about it.

I'm the same as you on the "don't talk to me, just tell me how much I owe and let's move on" camp. I think it's wonderful that some people feel the need to form deep personal bonds with their cashier - I am not among that population.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga