Category: Just For Fun

Category: Just For Fun

What If You Could Pick Your Seat When Buying a Movie Ticket?

I’m currently in Bulgaria and recently went to a screening of the latest Indiana Jones movie. Since my wife and I decided to go to the movie with a group of friends on a Saturday night, we thought it best to buy the tickets in advance. When we went to the box office to purchase

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PC Gaming Is Expensive and a Hassle, But I’m Lovin’ It

So Paul’s latest comparison between PC and console gaming has created quite the firestorm. His financial analysis shows that console gaming is, in fact, cheaper even if plenty of commenters take issue with his assumptions. But an important piece is missing from his analysis, which swings the vote even more so toward the console side:

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Twitter Review: Waste of Time or Extremely Valuable?

So I finally gave in and started using Twitter this past weekend (if you’re on Twitter, follow me at twitter.com/bobcaswell). What is Twitter? It’s a mix of instant messaging, email, Facebook, and text messaging. It’s a network of users that follow each other. Here’s how it works: Tweet

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What’s Your Google / Microsoft / Yahoo Usage Breakdown?

Given the rumor that today is the day for Yahoo to speak on the pending Microsoft take over, I thought I’d revisit the question I originally asked a year ago. Of the big three, what services do you use from each? But first, I feel compelled to point out that at this same time last

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Email Signatures with Famous Quotes: Amusing or Annoying?

The popularity of adding some sort of quote as part of your email signature is on the rise (see discussion here and here). But some can be taken differently than intended. For example: “Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act

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HD DVD Still Winning Price War vs. Blu-ray: Player & 10 Movies $219

(*Update* The deal mentioned in the title is over, but Amazon has an even better deal: HD DVD player & 7 Movies for $132.) Today I came across this article by Joel Hruska at Ars Technica in which he links to this Blu-ray deal on Amazon and says the following: “Samsung is hoping to tilt

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Why Are Companies So Horrible At Pre-sales Customer Service?

I have a standard rule of thumb: any product that sells with a warranty usually becomes a product I have specific questions about before I’m willing to make the purchase (especially technology/electronics). But what are my options for getting these questions answered? If I want answers now, I have to check out an FAQ. (Has

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