People are excited because of what this capsule can do, not how it looks. It is designed for missions out of earth orbit while the shuttle was LEO only. Yeah, it doesn't look as futuristic or work like a more future based design, but that was never the goal, efficiency and science over design. » 12/08/14 12:28pm 12/08/14 12:28pm

There is this whole idea of "international dick-wagging" that goes on when blowing up targets like this. Basically, countries want to show ISIS that "we have big jets and we can blow up anything, including your shitty dump trucks". Sending a drone is more efficient, yes, but sending a jet also sends a message of fear. » 11/04/14 12:43pm 11/04/14 12:43pm

A lot of eBay auctions start like this. "New MacBook Pro! $25!" and as you can see, there are still 9 days left in the auction. Check on the very last day. The price usually rises up to be about 75% of the actual price. So this is just a marketing device to grab attention. » 7/28/14 4:24pm 7/28/14 4:24pm

How was the performance? Did it look like 30 FPS in the demos or was it more like a Killzone 3 on PS3 controlled at a 24-25 FPS level? Also, could you describe non-graphical performance? I have the Tegra 3 Nexus 7, and while it can play intensive games without a problem, the CPU is meh. Would you expect the same out… » 7/22/14 9:33am 7/22/14 9:33am

I personally don't like buying used headphones, just a cleanliness thing I have, otherwise, audio gear like speakers and other things you mentioned is a great idea. I also like buying monitors second hand, but only if I can get a 24-hour trial period, that way I can make sure there are no capacitor problems that cause… » 7/16/14 11:46am 7/16/14 11:46am