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32 GB versus 32GB: Almost everyone is writing it wrong

Dec 17th 2010 9:43AM I can live with the creative omission of spacing, but what really crawls under my skin are blatant grammatical errors.

And punctuation errors... ugh! I guess you could say I have a severe case of apostrophobia

Also bloggers who use "learnt" or "whilest" because they perceive those words as brainy.

What's in Your Meat? FDA Reveals Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Dec 15th 2010 5:21PM We could make a huge dent in this problem if we only fed cattle what they should be eating - ruminants are not made to subsist on the lousy diet of grains - predominantly corn - that we feed them. Switching a cow from grass to grain is so disturbing to the animal’s digestive system that it can be lethal if not done gradually and accompanied by massive doses of antibiotics.

And grass-fed beef is nutritionally superior for us consumers.

TUAW review and giveaway: Just Mobile AluPen stylus

Dec 8th 2010 12:21PM NoteTaker and Brushes

Chicken Nuggets: The Ugly Truth?

Oct 6th 2010 3:36PM We're not big fans of most fast food anyway, but we're much more in favor of the chicken strips at Chick-fil-A simply because they aren't made from pulverized, processed chicken puree like most nuggets are. CFA's chicken is obviously real bits of chicken. Of course, I have no idea regarding the source of the chicken and just how far from being organic it is, but hey, one battle at a time.

Guitarists: Win a Guitar Sidekick from Castiv and TUAW

Oct 5th 2010 3:46PM "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd

Molecules vs Marketing

Sep 28th 2010 2:22PM I believe what you're describing is commonly referred to as "mouthfeel" by foodies.

Although I'm not a drinker, I've noticed the same with regards to vodkas: better vodkas seem to have a more syrupy - or as you said, less watery - consistency.

And I found out the hard way that you can't substitute real cranberry juice in a Cosmopolitan-drinker's favorite beverage. Even aside from the flavor difference, Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail (which is more sugar than anything else) has a mouthfeel that real juice does. This does not make for a happy Cosmo fan.

GM Ventures, Itochu invest $4.2m in Michigan battery company Sakti3

Sep 10th 2010 12:21PM Not sure I'd agree much with that line: "...[GM is] clearly a global leader in vehicle electrification."

Remove Wallpaper Faster with These 5 Shortcuts

Aug 26th 2010 5:23PM By the way, as Jo & Scott mentioned, I've found that you can work the old paper off easier and in large chunks if you DON'T score it. Once you've scored it, it seems as if you've guaranteed that the wallpaper is only going to come off in aggravating, time-consuming, little shreds.

And again, I especially like the hot water & vinegar trick because it won't damage the carpet, hardwood, or other flooring when it dribbles. Your room may smell slightly of tossed salad for a couple of hours, but that's about the extent of the fallout.

Remove Wallpaper Faster with These 5 Shortcuts

Aug 26th 2010 11:44AM I'll second the opinion that DIF is a waste of money.

The hot, hot water and white vinegar solution works very well and poses no health or discoloration risks to you, your clothes, or flooring. Start peeling slowly, dabbing the hot vinegar water liberally behind the portion you've pulled away from the wall. Remember to discard your solution and mix up a new batch pretty often since the water will get kinda gummed up with the wallpaper adhesive goo.

I have a theory that, since all guys hate wallpaper (and its removal) with a passion, it must be the WIVES who are so keen on the horrid stuff or else the paint & hardware stores wouldn't keep selling it. So, be sure to make your wife do at least half of the wallpaper removal so she'll think hard & long before suggesting that you add wallpaper to any other room! And if I ever meet one of those decorator sorts from DIY or HGTV who're always pushing wallpaper, I'm gonna belt him one!

Review: 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

Jul 15th 2010 12:48PM I'll never understand why automakers create these mammoth, hulking vehicles and then chew up such a significant portion of the interior with useless, bloated consoles that end up making the massive cabin feel cramped. You've got a whole bed in back for storage - you really need that beastly console in the front?

Another thing that doesn't make all that much sense is that the quad cab design seems to suggest that you need a vehicle suitable for commuting - carrying people - not hauling loads of cargo. I see dozens of these kinds of behemoths on the road each morning and rarely are there even two, much less four or more, occupants.

Mostly, these kinds of vehicles seem tailor-made to tap into and perpetuate GM's well-crafted male vehicle-market mindset: by golly, if you're not driving a big-ass, rubber-burnin', God Bless America, gas-guzzling truck, well, Bob Seger & John Mellencamp are going to come to your house, whoop yer puny ass, drink your beer, and prolly take your girlfriend!


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