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Are you asking about for home power? An electric... 153 Views / 7 Replies  
Are you asking about for home power? An electric grid supplement?

I built a home with the less sexy and lesser known "passive solar" design, so I use relatively small amounts of energy and get...
Posted by design219, on Jul 9, 2014 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. There are a lot of opinions on the web, but... 774 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes. There are a lot of opinions on the web, but it's hard to know who's just a fanboy and who has something against a company or product for some weird whatever reason. I thought there might...
Posted by design219, on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The one thing I really like about the Volt is the... 774 Views / 36 Replies  
The one thing I really like about the Volt is the gas generator. Until a system of changing batteries or charging stations become reality, I would want at least the option for farther range.
Posted by design219, on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, Honda and Toyota are at the top of my list... 774 Views / 36 Replies  
Yeah, Honda and Toyota are at the top of my list for quality. I've never owned a Honda, but have friends who have had great experiences. I've owned 3 Toyotas, 2 Volvos and a Volkswagen, and have had...
Posted by design219, on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Where are you getting that figure? I'm not seeing... 774 Views / 36 Replies  
Where are you getting that figure? I'm not seeing that Compare Side-by-Side (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=30919&id=26425) (estimates from owners)



I basically agree, I...
Posted by design219, on Jun 25, 2014 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Any Prius owners here? I'm considering 774 Views / 36 Replies  
My '97 Camry is approaching 230k. I'm thinking used (2010+) Prius, but if anyone has good / bad experiences I'd like to hear them. Gas prices are a motivation. I have also had great luck with Toyota,...
Posted by design219, on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What did George Washington say to his men before... 862 Views / 31 Replies  
What did George Washington say to his men before crossing the Delaware?

Get in the boat.
Posted by design219, on Jun 6, 2014 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Creepy, but awesome. Google Street Views taken of abandoned Fukushima zone 484 Views / 1 Replies  
In The New York Times: Google Street View Captures Ghost Town in Fukushima’s Evacuation Zone (http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/google-street-view-captures-ghost-towns-of-japan/)

Seems...
Posted by design219, on Mar 28, 2013 at 03:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But tin is much, much cheaper. 336 Views / 14 Replies  
But tin is much, much cheaper.
Posted by design219, on Jan 4, 2013 at 05:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't understand the value of gold. It's a bit... 336 Views / 14 Replies  
I don't understand the value of gold. It's a bit rare and it doesn't tarnish. It's not that strong, but it's easy to make stuff out of. But otherwise, why is it of value?
Posted by design219, on Jan 3, 2013 at 09:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had not seen this show until very recently... 3,866 Views / 139 Replies  
I had not seen this show until very recently (holidays) and now I'm up to date.

I have to say it sucked me in and I've enjoyed it very much. I'm looking forward to it starting back up in...
Posted by design219, on Jan 2, 2013 at 05:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's looking like they got the wrong... 7,236 Views / 574 Replies  
Yeah, it's looking like they got the wrong brother. It seems to be Adam.

It's so easy to jump on facebook and grab people now.
Posted by design219, on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've got to talk to my kids in a couple hours... 7,236 Views / 574 Replies  
I've got to talk to my kids in a couple hours when I get home from work.

What to say without tears?
Posted by design219, on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
7473/width/350/height/700[/IMG] A bacterium... 7,101 Views / 131 Replies  
7473/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

A bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod.
Posted by design219, on Dec 11, 2012 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't wait to see where this goes. 568 Views / 3 Replies  
Can't wait to see where this goes.
Posted by design219, on Dec 9, 2012 at 07:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is also the Santa factor. 666 Views / 40 Replies  
There is also the Santa factor.
Posted by design219, on Dec 6, 2012 at 02:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Possible "orgainics" found. ... 505 Views / 18 Replies  
Possible "orgainics" found.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/organics-on-mars-curiosity-rover_n_2232436.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
Posted by design219, on Dec 3, 2012 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That was interesting, thanks for sharing. 208 Views / 4 Replies  
That was interesting, thanks for sharing.
Posted by design219, on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mars curious... What have they found?!!! 505 Views / 18 Replies  
So they are saying this discovery is "one for the history books." But they won't say what it is until sometime in December.

So, does this sound like scientific hyperbole, or maybe their idea of a...
Posted by design219, on Nov 21, 2012 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I... 918 Views / 65 Replies  
I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I would. I made the mistake of listening to too many reviews that were glowing, so my expectations were a bit high. But, I'll watch it again. Craig is, to...
Posted by design219, on Nov 15, 2012 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I didn't know it made a difference whether... 235 Views / 15 Replies  
Okay, I didn't know it made a difference whether male or female. I thought my wife could get one to so our kids would know their background... but maybe I should see if her brother would. Thanks for...
Posted by design219, on Nov 9, 2012 at 09:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, this. I suspect that what little I've... 235 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes, this. I suspect that what little I've discovered about my family history is somewhat dubious. I have an aunt who is convinced through genealogy research that we are descendants of Pocahontas,...
Posted by design219, on Nov 9, 2012 at 09:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Haha, no, those are cheaper! 235 Views / 15 Replies  
Haha, no, those are cheaper!
Posted by design219, on Nov 6, 2012 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
DNA testing for heritage. Anyone done this? Recommendations? 235 Views / 15 Replies  
The prices seem to range from around $100-$300 with a number of companies doing this.

I know almost nothing about how this works (or how well) but I want to get the most for my money. I'm not...
Posted by design219, on Nov 6, 2012 at 08:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, there's always the next one. :err: 675 Views / 57 Replies  
Well, there's always the next one. :err:
Posted by design219, on Oct 31, 2012 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of the locals are having sport with the news... 675 Views / 57 Replies  
Some of the locals are having sport with the news folks.

http://www.tntmagazine.com/news/weird/video-shirtless-jogger-in-horse-head-becomes-hurricane-sandy-viral-sensation
Posted by design219, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is she sure it was a wolf? I ask because... 3,014 Views / 178 Replies  
Is she sure it was a wolf? I ask because supposedly there are no wolves left in the Smokey Mountains anymore. There was a re-introduction effort in the 90s, but it ended in failure and the remainders...
Posted by design219, on Oct 19, 2012 at 03:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: So, does Mrs. mattyb have any say... 3,014 Views / 178 Replies  
:lol:


So, does Mrs. mattyb have any say in this arrangement? (with the cat, that is)
Posted by design219, on Oct 19, 2012 at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My kitty just turned 20. Pretty old for a cat.... 3,014 Views / 178 Replies  
My kitty just turned 20. Pretty old for a cat. She has always lived in door and eaten only relatively good (Iams) kitty food.

I've never had a problem sleeping with a cat in the house. You do...
Posted by design219, on Oct 19, 2012 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I enjoyed the pilot episode up until the end. I... 371 Views / 18 Replies  
I enjoyed the pilot episode up until the end. I mean, seriously, so very hard to believe.

The acting seems fine. As expected, most actors are a little too pretty to be realistic, but I can...
Posted by design219, on Sep 29, 2012 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
THANKS! And, as I suspected. 365 Views / 10 Replies  
THANKS!

And, as I suspected.
Posted by design219, on Sep 18, 2012 at 05:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sooooo... anyone seen the royal naughty bits? 365 Views / 10 Replies  
And do you have a link? :p
Posted by design219, on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, weird, try my game app, Nesen Probe. It's... 363 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, weird, try my game app, Nesen Probe. It's free. And weird. :err:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nesen-probe/id377766693?mt=8

It was made just for fun, to see how a weird game would go...
Posted by design219, on Aug 24, 2012 at 03:02 PM, in iPhone Apps
Whoa. Okay, if that number were in a... 668 Views / 12 Replies  
Whoa.

Okay, if that number were in a decimal form, the numbers would go on without end. It might never reach the goal of "2", but there is no limit to the ever increasing number. Sort of mind...
Posted by design219, on Aug 9, 2012 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there infinite space between two points? 668 Views / 12 Replies  
I had a math teacher tell me in high school (35 years ago) that there is always a space between any two points. I follow that. But is it a fallacy to think that means an infinite amount of space...
Posted by design219, on Aug 9, 2012 at 05:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What I don't get... The thing has 17 cameras, but... 289 Views / 24 Replies  
What I don't get... The thing has 17 cameras, but none over 1600x1200 resolutions!

You would think with spending over 2 billion dollars we could get some higher definition.
Posted by design219, on Aug 6, 2012 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More images coming in! ... 289 Views / 24 Replies  
More images coming in!

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Posted by design219, on Aug 6, 2012 at 03:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This seems completely plausible to me. I used to... 239 Views / 4 Replies  
This seems completely plausible to me. I used to have some late nights with the computer, and those seemed like less happy times. Then again, it might have been less happy because I HAD to have late...
Posted by design219, on Jul 27, 2012 at 06:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And? You have lost any shred of credibility. Go... 3,151 Views / 224 Replies  
And? You have lost any shred of credibility. Go away.
Posted by design219, on Jul 26, 2012 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought it was a mistake not being able to see... 2,269 Views / 59 Replies  
I thought it was a mistake not being able to see Bane's mouth. I found not seeing his lips move when he talked very distracting. I couldn't help thinking it was all dubbed. Even the accent was a bit...
Posted by design219, on Jul 22, 2012 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, this is your main point in reviving this... 3,151 Views / 224 Replies  
So, this is your main point in reviving this thread? Did you read the previous pages of this discussion?

Here is the point: A symbol can, and does change meanings over time... like the swastika...
Posted by design219, on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a 13 year old who has written a couple... 118 Views / 12 Replies  
I have a 13 year old who has written a couple stories, and what she had written is rather amazing. The thing I credit is her reading. She reads voraciously, to the point it's difficult to find...
Posted by design219, on Jul 8, 2012 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Long live html5! 514 Views / 11 Replies  
Long live html5!
Posted by design219, on Jul 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
After many years, I started to re-watch TNG on... 1,106 Views / 38 Replies  
After many years, I started to re-watch TNG on Netflix the other night, and within the first couple minutes I realized why I couldn't stomach it...

...
Posted by design219, on Jun 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right on. Politics used to be at least semi... 1,395 Views / 116 Replies  
Right on. Politics used to be at least semi interesting, if not exactly enjoyable. Now...
Posted by design219, on Jun 6, 2012 at 02:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yea! Glad you're back! Where have you been? ... 286 Views / 2 Replies  
Yea! Glad you're back! Where have you been?

And who the hell are you?
Posted by design219, on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I thought he was dead too. He was pretty... 351 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, I thought he was dead too. He was pretty insightful to say the least.
Posted by design219, on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd second "Tiny Wings," it's a lovely little... 768 Views / 10 Replies  
I'd second "Tiny Wings," it's a lovely little game.

At the risk of sounding spammy :lol:, I'd also recommend one of my own apps, "Food Fight!". It's free with no ads. Fine for any age, and...
Posted by design219, on May 31, 2012 at 03:34 PM, in iPhone Apps
Newspapers! I used to buy one almost every... 369 Views / 18 Replies  
Newspapers!

I used to buy one almost every day. That one reason alone makes my iPhone worth every penny. No more paper wasted, no more ink on my fingers, and I can find almost anything I want to...
Posted by design219, on May 30, 2012 at 09:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
whoa, this is a rather hypnotizing read. Thanks... 789 Views / 34 Replies  
whoa, this is a rather hypnotizing read. Thanks for the link.
Posted by design219, on May 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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