“To put it into further perspective: it will pass about 5,000 miles inside the orbits of all geosynchronous weather, communications and GPS satellites that modern technology rely on. Not only is that microscopically tiny in relation to the size of the solar system, but I would call it a very close shave. Definitely too close for comfort.”
“Makes sense to me. They probably took a look at how he broke his foot. That he broke it doing a purely boneheaded dare devil stunt might have been the disqualifying factor. Seems to me like there is more to this claim than has been made public.”
“I agree with you about both Joshua & Christine. It is unfortunate that he won't be making it into the finals because a final cook-off between Christine & Joshua would have been incredible. However, overall his egg performance was the worst of the three in the pressure test. His omelet came out looking (and apparently tasting) more like a crepe, his poached egg was borderline and his soft boiled egg wasn't just raw -- its yolk was cold. Frankly, I was shocked & saddened by his results.”
ClamClamBam on Jul 22, 2012 at 14:48:11
“Monday they're bringing back some eliminated contestants (including Josh) and the final 6 get to choose who gets to return to the show.”
“In my experience-based opinion, CCleaner belongs on every Windows PC because of its options. I first installed it in 2008, and it just keeps getting better. I love the fact that it lets me decide which cookies to keep and which to dump. Also, it allows users to decide how in depth its cleaning process is, with options from superficial (the fastest) to extreme (overwriting each byte deleted 35 times).
Another free program I recommend is FileHippo.com's Update Checker. This program can be set to run automatically at start up (or manually whenever you want). It checks a wide range of programs and utilities, then lists those that have updates, including Beta updates, available. The website also hosts a wide range of freeware, organized by functional category, that can be easily downloaded.”
p47riot on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:49:59
“Fanned, faved and seconded! I found Filehippo a few years ago and it is one of the first apps I install when setting up a new Windows system. If you are a fan of freeware/open source, then Filehippo is a great complement!”
“I am definitely looking forward to the return of Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash (both TNT), Royal Pains, Burn Notice (both USA) and the final six episodes of TNT's The Closer.
Besides everything Gordon Ramsey, I plan on giving Craft Wars (TLC), Dallas (TNT), Saving Grace (NBC), Perception (TNT), Political Animals (USA) and Major Crimes (TNT) a try.
Everything else --- including the Olympics --- as Eric Cartman of South Park likes to say "meh."”
“Digging around the Sy Fy website, I did come across a trailer stating that both Aphas and Warehouse 13 are coming this year, as part of their "Powerful Mondays" line-up, but they don't say when they are coming. Most likely they will premier after Eureka and Lost Girl end in late June or early July.”
“You just hit the nail on the head. Society (especially in the US) seriously needs to lighten up on this whole issue. A person's character, talents and abilities should be the only things that matter. Who they are (identity-wise) and what they are (orientation-wise) should not amount to a hill's worth of beans.”
“Hmm . . . if a person walking their dog gets stopped for a papers & ID check, won't the dog be required to display its ID & papers? If so, and the person's papers are OK, but the dog's aren't, will the dog get arrested for obstruction?
A logical extension to this inanity: will a person carrying their trash out to its curbside dumpster also be required to carry papers? Will trash bags now be required to have "papers"? For that matter, next summer, if this is still in place, will people be stopped and shaken down for mowing their lawns? Clearly no one put much real thought into this.”
“I notice the Intermountain West & Pacific Northwest states failed to make the list, which is a mistake. I speak from experience: Idaho State University and Pocatello, ID definitely belong on the list. Life in Pocatello is so depressing --- especially in the winter --- that the City Council, in 1947, passed an ordinance requiring residents to smile whenever they are out in public. On top of that, the nearest urban area of any real size is Salt Lake City. 'Nuff said.”
LiberalScoop on Nov 26, 2012 at 15:48:58
“Oh, I don't know about that. I got my B.A. at Boise State and my M.A. at University of Washington. Nice schools, nice towns. ISU isn't one of the lofty schools, but it does the job if you go there to study.”
Donald Kinge on Nov 26, 2012 at 15:47:08
“Some see a rural campus in the wilderness as a positive - it all depends on what you want. If you want an urban campus then maybe ID isn't the place to go.”
Cards423 on Nov 26, 2012 at 15:38:54
“Do people get tickets, get fined, or get arrested if they don't smile? What a silly ordinance.”
Nov 9, 2012 at 14:26:07
“Thank you, Dr. Winter, for sharing these very down to earth perspectives on the need for sleep. I suspect that we, as a nation, would be healthier (and maybe happier) if the media and others would just discard all of the "everybody needs (fill in the blank.)" Everybody's physiology is different, so it is only natural that everybody will have a different need for sleep.
Along with the amount of sleep, another factor I have noted is what time I get to sleep. When I get to sleep before midnight, the next morning, I feel like my night's sleep was better than those nights when I am up past midnight. Why midnight seems to make a difference this way is a mystery to me.”
hp blogger Dr. Christopher Winter on Nov 9, 2012 at 22:57:44
“Thanks for reading my article Heather and the thoughtful comments. Don't have an answer for you about your midnight observation though. Once again, I appreciate your feedback.”
“I completely agree that this storm was not a Divine punishment over perceived lifestyle "sins" in America. Every storm, no matter how large, is the result of atmospheric conditions & forces that allows it to develop. Thus, human-caused environmental degradation is a much more likely culprit. Now, can the Fox News crowd understand or accept this fact? I'm not holding my breath (although I can always hope.)”
Oct 6, 2012 at 16:54:03
“I would want to watch this new adaptation of Emily Bronte's immortal classic before commenting on it in depth, however Mr. Kim's review has me feeling intrigued about it.
I have loved Wuthering Heights ever since I first read it and wrote a term essay on it in college. I have seen several of the cinematic adaptations that have appeared through the years, and I still consider the 1939 version, starring Merle Oberon as the adult Cathy and Lawrence Olivier as Heathcliff, to be the cinematic gold standard. It will be interesting to see how this interpretation measures up.”
May 26, 2012 at 14:17:16
“I completely agree with Lisa's analysis of Drop Dead Diva and Alphas. Lifetime's summer hit captured my with its pilot and refreshingly different plot arc set-up. Delightfully, every season has improved on preceding seasons, and I expect that season 4 will not disappoint. Now the question is: will Jane reveal to Grayson that she's really Deb?
Alphas proved to be a refreshing addition to Sy Fy's line up last year. From its complex plot to its very tasteful portrayal of individuals with unique abilities and its sensitive portrayal of Gary's Asperger's challenges, this drama succeeds on multiple levels. I am relieved to finally track down its second season premier date.”