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from kfur: (I traced back with my computer--I'm a comp. tech)

what a load of crap. if you've had a bad experience with a company, that's fine. you don't need to lie.

i've been interested in a lounge chair from these guys, but as they're also an seller, it's probably best to go through amazon. free prime shipping, and if it's no good, amazon will handle the return no questions asked.

Lexington Modern – Designer Furniture & Fried Chicken?
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9/5/11 09:42 PM

you guys offer a lot of ridiculously dangerous electrical advice. and that shady site you're recommending (which appears to just be a listing of everything on ebay with the word "cord" in its title, including duvet covers and pool cleaning pumps?!) has a safety notice that is a blatantly unattributed copy & paste job. not to mention it says absolutely nothing about what should be the obvious danger of wrapping electrical cables in fabric.

Fabric Cord Cover: Cable Concealment in Plain Sight | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/19/10 12:11 AM

i'd bet you have more to worry about sparks from the housing than heat from the lamp. frayed paper edges like that catch quite quickly.

DIY Book Lamp Gives Light to Old Books | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/9/10 11:25 AM

hilarious link-bait, and over a week late as well. all of this recent press traces back to two sentances in that completely unsubstantiated bloomberg story. not even the assumption that exclusivity ends in december is really substantiated. none of this takes into consideration manufacturing issues, as aj mentions, or how completely pointless a CDMA phone would be to a world market that is dominated by GSM.

Apple doesn't make radio chips, there would be no point in them doing so, and while there are network-spanning chips available from the likes of Qualcomm, they are rather cost-prohibitive and don't provide a clear benefit in a GSM world. Apple's best and most likely path is to wait out the LTE transition for a year and capitalise on the LTE radios' GSM/HSPA backwards compatibility to offer a phone that works on every network the existing iPhone works as well as Verizon and everyone else's 4G LTE networks. most major LTE rollouts are just getting started at the end of this summer, and while Apple could jump on that immediately, it's more likely to be something to consider for next june.

crazier things have happened, but "analysts say" iphone-to-verizon stories took on the air of pump and dump stock schemes years ago.

Verizon Will Sell The iPhone in 2011 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/9/10 11:22 AM

keep in mind the bamboo touch does not ACTUALLY support multi-touch. like some laptop touchpads (some with old macbooks may remember hacked drivers did this), it uses a trick to make a guess as to how many fingers are on the pad. however this is limited to two fingers and you will never see more than two finger gestures on this device. also because of this, its tracking of two finger gestures is sometimes a little flaky. that said, it's a great pen-based tablet, especially for the money.

there have been rumours and leaked photos of an actual external multi-touch touchpad by apple, so that's another thing to keep in mind.

Bamboo Touch Ditches the Pen | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
6/12/10 02:01 PM

What a completely blatant scam artist.

Have You Experienced Health Issues Caused by Tech | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
6/4/10 07:57 PM

fastmac was selling these for $10 not too long ago, what happened?

USB 2.0 is on its way out, anyway. by the time you get them and get around to installing them, you'll be staring at 3.0 devices on this very blog :)

The U-Socket Dual USB Wall Socket | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
6/3/10 12:40 AM

Little portable washers like these have been around for a while. Haier and Avanti make ones you can get state-side, Avanti being the better of the two. You can get them on Amazon, even.

Clatronic Washing Machine Is Small Perfect For Renters | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
3/28/10 11:25 PM

ugh. please do not paint tile.

Easy Painting Tips for Not So Easy to Paint Surfaces Canadian House and Home | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/21/10 11:33 AM

...and here's the Thai FDA's hazardous liquid export listing to verify its prallethrin content:

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Castro Mosquito Vaporizer: Indoor Bug Protection
9/15/09 01:28 PM

Nomat is brand name of Prallethrin from the Thai company, ARS. It is not carcinogenic, but it is listed as moderately toxic, causing eye and skin irritation, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some severe reactions, fluid in the lungs and seizures.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Castro Mosquito Vaporizer: Indoor Bug Protection
9/15/09 01:24 PM

what a load of crap. thanks but no thanks, PR guy.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY Spider Control Solution? Good Questions
9/2/09 11:48 AM

those things are a bunch of baloney, and i'm really surprised to see them recommended on a technology blog. the FTC has gone after manufacturers of such devices a number of times because there is zero scientific evidence to support their efficacy. they have since changed their marketing language, and you will notice no direct claim of effectiveness - that should be a warning sign.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY Spider Control Solution? Good Questions
9/1/09 12:28 PM


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Multimedia Seat: Perfect Complement For Your Home Theater
6/25/09 11:04 AM

sounds like a great place to install a key logger.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Escape With iMac-Equipped Hotel Rooms
8/27/08 05:44 PM

yeah, with shipping to the US this comes out to $142 USD. :(

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Lexon Jet FM Clock Radio
5/30/08 01:31 PM

a tip for those smelly fingers: if you have a stainless kitchen faucet, rub your hands and finger tips on it while washing them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Knife Skills: How to Mince Garlic
5/29/08 07:19 AM

i weep for the guy that has to replace one of them, but damn that is hot

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Bocci 22: The Outlet for Minimalists
5/19/08 11:54 AM

oh, and while the basic argument is pretty backwards, it's also worth noting that these home filters cannot remove the trace pharmaceuticals in the first place.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Take Back the Filter Campaign
5/6/08 12:37 PM

and what a wonderful cycle it creates to make more waste and excuse it by pointing out existing pollution.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Take Back the Filter Campaign
5/6/08 12:30 PM