Plus, some of the games in that bundle (which is called the Humble Origin Bundle 2), come with separate codes for Origin and Steam. The Origin versions are conveniently combined into one redemption code (well, convenient unless you wanted to split between different EA accounts).

Origin gets a lot of hate, but I… » 4/22/15 3:44pm Wednesday 3:44pm

If you’re lucky enough to have parents who can and will pay for college, don’t squander it. If you’re burnt out from high school and don’t want to go, but they insist it’s now or never (or, now they’ll pay; later you’re on your own), then just take it easy for your first year. If you enjoy English but hate Math, knock… » 4/09/15 1:19pm 4/09/15 1:19pm

I've noticed Target doing something tricky this Easter season. Usually, their themed candy is full price until the day after the associated holiday. This year, almost all of the Easter candy is marked as something in the area of "10% off." Some items actually are about 10% cheaper than I remember them last year,… » 4/02/15 8:41am 4/02/15 8:41am

Just buy a tent and go to your nearest state of national park. You can do and spend as much or as little as you like. Get a tent site for ~$20-$30/day and if you just want to go hiking during the day and start a fire at night to cook s’mores, you’re set. If you want to rent a canoe (or rowboat, or pedal-boat), most… » 3/30/15 11:26am 3/30/15 11:26am

"Everybody's MacBook breaks."

What an hilarious concession. My eight-year-old Toshiba still runs beautifully. I've only ever replaced the battery and RAM, and those for upgrade purposes early on (the old parts were fine though). I carried that machine everywhere with me for a solid five or six years, too. » 3/12/15 4:02am 3/12/15 4:02am

Yeah, that is totally disgusting. I very rarely get sick, but I make absolutely certain not to eat without washing my hands. If the nearest place to wash my hands has any doors or elevators in between where I must go to eat my food, I will use my elbows, and I absolutely do not care what people think.

I've seen flu… » 3/09/15 1:12pm 3/09/15 1:12pm

I've done the cup of water, but I've got to say, there is a better way. Here's what you do:

1. Get yourself two clean paper towels, and moisten both. You don't want to wring them out too much—leave them just shy of dripping wet.
2. Place one paper towel on the plate; place the pizza on top of the paper towel; place… » 3/06/15 12:07pm 3/06/15 12:07pm

It is actually Windows 7, but if it's any consolation (and this is coming from a former IMAX 70mm projectionist), the sound systems used to synchronize digital audio to IMAX film, even today, runs on Windows NT 4.0. That's because some key elements of timing rely on a specific delay resultant from the combination of… » 3/05/15 6:56pm 3/05/15 6:56pm

"...the service integrates with your Amazon account so your progress on physical books and audiobooks are synced..."

Assuming by "physical books" you mean digital books purchased specifically for Kindle, then, yeah. Although—and I don't think many people would think about this—you can't sync between Kindle and Audible… » 3/01/15 9:21am 3/01/15 9:21am

Oh dear god. If this ever ends up in stores they need to put it in a special room along with the pork rinds, pickled pigs feet, head cheese, and chit'lins. Then they should put a brightly-lit red warning sign above the door and hang some of those gross thick rubbery-plastic dangly things instead of a door, to make… » 2/23/15 7:11am 2/23/15 7:11am

Excited to look into this and see if it can help with an odd issue I've been having. From the sound of it, possibly not, but I'll download it and check it out when I have time just to be sure.

For me, I have an Advanced Launcher Kodi shortcut on my home screen to launch Steam, and Steam is set to open in Big Picture… » 2/11/15 10:22am 2/11/15 10:22am