Spending has nothing to do with it. Way too many people have clearances that don't need them. You can have a Secret clearance your entire career and never once actually use it to access classified information. Meanwhile, I think the bar for what's considered TS is set too low. There should be an escalating approach… » 3/27/15 12:49pm Yesterday 12:49pm

A file is just a starting point. You use a file to remove a large amount of material. Then you can switch to a puck or stones. Either one will remove the striations left from a file. It's especially useful in the nicer axes as their rockwell hardness is usually through the roof. So sharpening them to begin with takes… » 3/26/15 11:18am Thursday 11:18am

I like the Anovas, but I'm concerned about the depth that it would reach on some of my pots. Larger stock pots are inherently taller. Requiring you to have the water level much higher to reach the "minimum" water line. I've also looked at the Sansaire brand at Sur la table, and it's difficult to compare the two from… » 3/25/15 4:44pm Wednesday 4:44pm

"And Lara still hasn't used that damn crate; not once."

A bit passive aggressive, aren't we? lol. Just kidding. Got my GF some wipes for the Bassets so they don't get that Basset 'scent' so quickly. She made me buy them, and I'm the only one using them. She's a master of manipulation. » 3/24/15 5:17pm Tuesday 5:17pm

It feels good to revive a consumer electronic that 99% of consumers would have otherwise tossed. I remember when I repaired my Samsung TV. It was just soldering a few replacement capacitors, but damn if felt good. She's going on 8 years old now, and still has a great 1080p picture.

I can be so cheap sometimes. » 3/24/15 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm

I'd like to see a Tumbler set up by US cyber intelligence services that does nothing but post equivalent information about these cowards. It's technically not illegal (in their host countries) what they're doing, but ridicule would be just fine. Additionally, let's put a small "cyber bounty" on each of these accounts… » 3/23/15 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm