for alternatives, I prefer Carbon Copy Cloner and Transmission over Crash Plan and Utorrent. CCC is completely donationware with great features and the fact that you can make a bootable/restorable backup to a drive is awesome. Transmission seems to have a cleaner interface though it doesn't have RSS support… » 7/12/12 8:25am 7/12/12 8:25am

whitson, have you done the "chrome os only" bit before? as in using it exclusively for a time period to test it's viability as a standalone desktop experience. I don't remember if you only did a review or not. would you be interested in that kind of project? » 5/29/12 1:19pm 5/29/12 1:19pm

this may or may not be true depending on your local theater. I've been to several midnight shows crammed with obnoxious middle and high school kids who won't shut up. they either talking/yelling at each other constantly, or getting up and down walking in and out of the theater. it's terrible. maybe it's just a bad… » 5/23/12 12:47pm 5/23/12 12:47pm

killing root servers does not have an immediate effect on the internet. most of the lookup tables are already cached on local resolvers many times over and it's very rare for a request to go all the way back to root. just google the last time root servers went down and you can see internet performance did not dip in… » 5/23/12 3:07pm 5/23/12 3:07pm