Makes sense to me. Even the iPad is taking a hit in sales, with phablets moving in on the tablet market. Surface is already working hard to carve out its own market niche, and the Nexus 7 has already cashed in on the novelty of a 7 inch tablet just about two years ago now. There's no room for a mini. » 7/22/14 7:25pm Yesterday 7:25pm

Why 30? Why not 20! Why not say 10? Hell, we could do it by tomorrow! We have an inappropriately small understanding of how the brain works in order to be able to replicate or transcribe it digitally (assuming neurochemistry could even be mimicked in binary), but sure! We can arbitrarily decide when the necessary… » 7/21/14 8:51pm Monday 8:51pm

I've had a lot of cats come through my household, and there's always some that are much, much happier being outside. So I wouldn't generalize that 'cats are fine indoors,' some cats are fine. And others will fight you tooth and nail for their perceived right to go out. And I can safely say my longest-living cats are… » 7/20/14 6:57pm Sunday 6:57pm

Whenever I go to the movies with my family, the rest of us argue over who has to sit next to my sister, as she simply cannot resist pulling out her phone and texting away. She did so once at a live performance of The Importance of Being Earnest when we were in the second row! It was embarrassing, and she frankly sees… » 7/19/14 6:12pm Saturday 6:12pm

Three seasons in and all the adults still seem to be incompetent. I'm still waiting for that Iroh moment where their facade gives way to some actual display of skill or justification for their respected role in society: Beifong has assumed Toph's former title as police chief but keeps getting her ass kicked; Tenzin is… » 7/19/14 12:35pm Saturday 12:35pm

Someone read my horoscope today: on the 24th of July, there will be a "solar return", meaning the sun has returned to the position it was at on my birthday, which means I will be especially lucky this year. Ignoring the fact the horoscope doesn't know the age of the reader, consider that the Solar System takes 230… » 7/18/14 1:30am Friday 1:30am