While that's true, they also tend to have more folks just wiped off the face of the planet than we do (or at least, more than we have end up reported...gotta throw that in for the more paranoid among us). Kim Jong's uncle, for example, would have wound up in prison here whereas over there he was just eaten by dogs (if… » 12/20/14 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

While an interesting concept, basic baking really doesn't require any extraordinary voodoo. Where most people go wrong first time around is that they don't read the recipe through before starting...so they don't notice things like dough needing a couple of hours and punch downs to rise completely, or that the butter… » 12/20/14 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

What I find amazing about this whole thing is that I had absolutely ZERO desire to see this movie. I'd barely heard anything about it, and had no intention of wasting my time or effort to go to the theater and watch. I mean seriously, voluntarily watching James Franco? » 12/19/14 2:18pm Yesterday 2:18pm

I don't disagree with your point, but I think that the media (or, more specifically SOME media outlets) are trying to calm the storm a bit now, particularly as media is taking a hammering for their part in riling up an already riled world. Saying "the child" or "the 12 year old" over and over again will take an… » 12/19/14 9:19am Yesterday 9:19am

It's all a matter of effort vs payoff. If you're using TOR to look for and download movies for personal use, it's pretty damn unlikely anyone is going to give enough of a crap to spend the time, effort, and money to come after you. If you're running a drug ring, kiddie porn site, or trying to hire people to kill… » 12/17/14 2:11pm Wednesday 2:11pm

The problem, looking at it as someone in tech for a fortune 500 yadda yadda etc etc blah blah blah, isn't that there aren't still some folks who want them. It's that the percentage that want them is small enough that many companies are moving away from them altogether. We still have a handful of BBs (mostly in Asia)… » 12/17/14 10:49am Wednesday 10:49am

OK so I'm a good white person. You've pointed out all the things I should not do, but haven't helped me to understand what I SHOULD do. If I show too much interest in a particular "racial" event, I'm now being told that I'm a bad-good white person. If I don't show interest, then I'm a bad-bad white person. » 12/17/14 10:13am Wednesday 10:13am

"More importantly though, such missions contribute to the character of the nation," - that's a problem right there because it's not something you can see, taste, or touch. We have an awful lot of problems down here on Earth. Until you can come up with a FUNCTIONAL reason why space travel is needed, you'll always have… » 12/15/14 7:55am Monday 7:55am

I dislike the availability of breathalyzers for personal purchase. I also dislike that some bars now offer blow tests. If you've been drinking, and you've been drinking enough that you're concerned about your BAC, just don't drive. If you feel buzzed and you blow under the limit, are you really going to get behind the… » 12/12/14 8:49am 12/12/14 8:49am

Between the two, going strictly by looks, I prefer the retro styling of the Triumph Scrambler myself...but I'm also not much of a sportbiker...I mean, my normal ride is a vulcan 1500, which is about as sporty as my fat ass 15 minutes after leaving the chinese buffet...but the Duc does have a pretty neat look about… » 12/11/14 2:15pm 12/11/14 2:15pm

"In fact, I would like there to a sister football league called the Drunk NFL"...I actually want to go one better. I want an NFL where all players are drug tested, and if they are found to be clean, they are immediately banned from the league. Yes, you heard me, PEDs are not only allowed, they are REQUIRED. You could… » 12/09/14 5:23pm 12/09/14 5:23pm