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Display Name: Wocka
Member Since: 3/23/10

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It can't be Soylent Green for one glaring reason. It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people.

Is This the Food Of the Future?
9/16/10 05:31 PM

". . .[A]nd your iPhone could be sending a subtle message about you to your date."

I don't know about you but when I go out on a date, I tend to spend time focusing on my date and not my phone; my phone most likely isn't even going to leave my pocket. Also, your comment about multiple video game systems is ridiculous. Applying this line of reasoning to other items is equally outrageous.

For instance, someone has more than 20 books; they must spend all of their time reading and will never pay attention to me! Time to head out the door. More than one TV? This person must be a serious couch potato that does nothing but watch TV!

Get over yourself.

Do You Judge a New Date by Their Tech?
8/11/10 03:31 PM

"Exceptions to this rule include shooting sensitive government buildings like military bases. . ."

The way this sentence is written does more harm than good. It implies that other government buildings cannot be photographed, be they the White House, the Federal Reserve building, FBI offices, etc. However, this is not the case. The Photographer's Rights pamphlet, which you linked to, states that the photography of military bases and nuclear power facilities can be restricted; it does not note any other buildings or facilities.

There are quite a few instances where photographers have been harassed when they were photographing buildings from a public area; in these cases, the photographers were within their rights to photograph the buildings, however.

I don't mean to be overly critical of such a simple sentence, but I feel that it is very important for people to know their rights regarding this subject so that those rights are not trampled.

A great website that highlights issues of abuse by government officials and police regarding the subject of legal photography is http://www.carlosmiller.com

A Guide to Taking Pictures Without Breaking the Law | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/22/10 01:11 PM

I have been to the Cambridge Micro Center a few times. To be quite frank, I've had a horrid experience every time. It's not the store itself or the selection, but the salespeople. The store was understaffed, the staff is apathetic, and a lot of them make things up as they go along. Granted, there were one or two knowledgeable and friendly staff members, but they were few and far between. I will however admit that they offer good deals, often beating Newegg on prices for motherboards and processors.

Microcenter: The Dream DIY Destination Store Review | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
6/10/10 12:05 AM

I have had a first-hand experience with pine mouth. I've always enjoyed pignolias and have never had a problem with them until recently. I bought a bag from Whole Foods and ate a few raw while cooking up a recipe that called for them. The next day, everything tasted bitter. The bitterness persisted for approximately four days. The nuts in question originated from Asia. On the bright side, they might be a good dietary supplement -- nothing tastes good when everything tastes bitter. Except maybe an IPA.

Strange But True: Bitter Aftertaste from Pine Nuts? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/13/10 09:45 AM

I would like to cast my vote for option A.

Announcing The Perfect Workspace Contest Finalists! The Perfect Workspace Contest 2010 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
4/30/10 09:17 AM

The best tool for making mashed potatoes, in my experience, is a simple fork.

What Is the Best Tool for Making Mashed Potatoes? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/23/10 10:54 AM