Prime has me hooked (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Amazon increases free shipping minimum order to $49 on 2016-02-29 14:03 (#15GJX)

When gas prices soared to the point when I factored in travel to the store to buy stuff. Do I spend $10 in gas for a $8 part? I found Amazon Prime to be a big cost savings on items that I could wait for. We were having Amazon ship stuff because not only was the online price cheaper, we also didn't have to pay for gas. (We live 30 minutes away from the largest city and 60 minutes from large metropolitan shopping centers.) Now, even though gas prices have hit a 10 year low, we still have Prime and continue to use it. We still drive for groceries, but other non-food items all come from Amazon. From clothes to carbon gaskets. I do 100% of my holiday, anniversary, and birthday shopping through Amazon. In our household Amazon holds a brand recognition to that of Google.

I hope it was worth it (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Apple ordered to bypass security lock which wipes data after 10 tries on 2016-02-28 13:51 (#15DEJ)

This was a one time deal and I hope it was worth it for the FBI. Because Apple is about to button up their OS so even if it is court ordered to break into a device they cannot. Hince, they will attempt to make the perfect black box apparatus. I expect Android to follow suit. Windows, well to much is at stake with the amount of government contracts and vendors they have. Expect that to be the least secured.

I cannot (Score: 1)

by in Would you go totally off the grid on 2016-02-16 15:12 (#144C8)

Being that I make 100% of my living being on the grid, I cannot see myself off the grid to sustain my expected living comforts. Living off the grid is one of those romantic views that is glamed up. The reality is it's dirty and hard living.

Bio-manufacturing (Score: 2)

by in 3D-printing for live blood vessels on 2015-12-08 13:21 (#X191)

What the difference between bio-manufacturing and 3-D printing artificial organic matter?

Re: Missing option (Score: 2, Funny)

by in The Best Bond: on 2015-12-02 13:12 (#WDCK)

You mean the void that binds.