I played a ton of dota2 before quitting right before TI3. I felt my sanity cracking more and more every game, having to listen to people yell at each other (half the time, they weren't even right). TI4 got me excited again and I tried a few games. Same old 'kill yourself faggot', 'uninstall noob', and 'report… » 8/06/14 2:46pm 8/06/14 2:46pm

This is a pretty common myth. First, you can't just sell one type of meat as another, that is illegal. Sometimes substitutes exist, like imitation crab meat, which is just cheap white fish shaped like "crab" but it is clearly labeled as such. I have never seen any actual evidence that backs these statements up, it… » 6/19/14 9:33am 6/19/14 9:33am

There are service monkeys, called "Helper monkeys", often for quadriplegics. I think you don't see them as much because A) there are not that many quadriplegics , B) They are expensive and take a long time to train. I have no idea but I imagine its harder to fully train a monkey to be as helpful and docile as a dog… » 6/11/14 2:57pm 6/11/14 2:57pm

On a flight to Seattle a few year ago, the Dragonball:evolution was the in flight movie..and I watched it out of boredom. Halfway through, they announce that they made a mistake, and they were actually supposed to be showing some other movie..which they then put on....and we only made it halfway through that before… » 6/06/14 2:10pm 6/06/14 2:10pm

Same here. My dad starting reading the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to me at a very young age. I started to read them myself once I was able, which was still pretty young. I remember always carrying one of them with me, in addition to my original GameBoy of course. » 6/02/14 2:47pm 6/02/14 2:47pm

Because tech workers in San Francisco aren't part of the 'real world'? I also live in the midwest AND I bike to work and the grocery store. If it is cold, I wear more clothes. If it is hot and humid, I wear less. It really isn't hard. Also, you aren't "adding a huge chunk of unpaid time" to your work day. You… » 5/09/14 12:48pm 5/09/14 12:48pm

Seriously, this dismissal of graduate degrees is frankly a bit sickening. If you have no idea what you want from life and you are using grad school to put off that internal discussion AND you are actually paying for it, then no you shouldn't go to grad school. However many people get paid to go to grad school (well,… » 5/09/14 2:42pm 5/09/14 2:42pm