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Tankless Water Heater? Yes or No?
Maybe. We heard they don't hold up well in very hard water, which we have. We opted for a high efficiency tank model that lets us vent out the side of the house via PVC, which saved us a lot on installation costs compared to running a flue up to the attic. - Brian Johns
Also, that 50 gallons of fresh water is part of my earthquake survival plan. - Brian Johns
Yes. I love mine. Takes a while to heat up in the shower, but it will run for ever. - Me
yes. - Lnorigb
Word of mouth around here is mixed. Have heard reliability and maintenance can be a bigger headache. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
RT @JamesFallows: Scottish turnout super high in part because *every vote counts equally*. Reason #625 to dump Electoral College in US.
Mebbe, but I doubt if our turnout would go up appreciably if we dumped the Electoral College for most elections. Apathy is apathy. If we had a vote in California about seceding from the U.S., I bet California's turnout would be record-breaking too. - Stephen Mack
Of course, some of that apathy is deliberately encouraged. It's not like we deliberately set aside time as a society to do this, or expect that work or commerce should briefly halt to see it accomplished. Polling places are often extraordinarily inconvenient for large parts of the population, portions of which are at massive disadvantage when attempting to even register to vote. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, it's a good point. I'd love to see us implement a national voting day holiday (which other countries have had for years). - Stephen Mack
Certain segments of the political spectrum encourage apathy with such statements as "they're all the same" etc and by making voting a more arduous task then it needs to be.... Make Sunday polling day and tell them that football doesn't start tell the votes are tally'ed.... - WarLord
I'd love to see a voting holiday (a real holiday, as in only emergency personnel have to work, and people get paid leave) as well as a lot more polling places (with special emphasis on currently underserved areas, like reservations and very poor neighborhoods.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I support Stephens call for a national drinking^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H voting holiday! (which is apparently how some folks in countries with such holidays respond... :/ ) - Ken Gidley
A holiday is interpreted as a "travel and get away" day. So that would conflict with voting. - Louis Gray
We vote on a Saturday. Works for us. - Johnny from iPhone
You vote on a Saturday? How do you get people to show up? They can't put a TV show on Saturdays. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Also, voting is done at almost every public school (close, easily accessible by public transport), there is pre-polling options like electoral officers taking voting stations to nursing homes and hospitals. - Johnny from iPhone
Eric. We have compulsory voting (which I wholeheartedly support) but they also have a sausage sizzle and jam stores so you do it on the way out or back from your weekend stuff and grab a snack. - Johnny from iPhone
...and he's gone. - Steve and 4 other people
Oh sorry. - Louis Gray
RT @chriseng: It will be a major fail if Twitter adopts Facebook's "filtered feed" approach.
If you want the truth, use RSS. - Brian Johns
OMG, no, don't let that happen. - Laura Norvig
RT @dierdrelewis: #Ferguson is ground zero for modern crowd-control Dictator-style in what used to be the land of the free @Opferguson
RT @McFunkypants: AAA games amaze me. Look at that subsurface scattering and physically based GI lighting on volumetric particles.
Can anyone spot the elephant in this room? (CC: @tivodesign) My primary viewing is almost 100% netflix.
RT @tivodesign: We need more Beta testers with Android devices. Sign up at and email your device info to margret at tivo dot com.
RT @lightnarcissus: If #Ferguson is any sign, the War on Terror has become internalized within this nation.
RT @rbullwinkle: “…these streets, quiet as a sleeping army, send their battered dreams to heaven for the mother’s restless son…“ -Paul Simon #Ferguson
Can someone help me understand how dumping ice water on famous peoples heads helps save other non-famous people with ALS?
I would rather see a video of them writing the donation check. ;) - Janet
As someone who lost someone close to me from ALS and has tried to raise awareness/money for over 5 years, it's good that at least some attention is being paid to it. Even if a few people actually donate the cash, it's more than if the ice bucket challenge never happened. - Johnny from iPhone
Taylor Swift did it with 25 other friends and donated $2500. The video has over 200,000 likes in 2 hours. - Johnny from iPhone
This from Salon on that very question: The truth about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” via @Salon - WarLord
I get what the two negative people said in the article but ALS/MND doesn't have a large attention share to detract from and raising money for it is hard. The dude's dad died and he isn't a fan? My boss's husband died from it and she's a massive fan. - Johnny from iPhone
RT @astro_reid: Unreal #EarthArt – not clouds. These spirals are Pacific Ocean currents in sun glint.
RT @freebsdgirl: A prgrmr started to cuss Because getting to sleep was a fuss As she lay there in bed Looping round in her head was: while(!asleep()) sheep++
RT @JoeDotDeveloper: A programmer left his rich parents to pursue his dream of creating orchestral music. He favored composition over inheritance.
RT @voxdotcom: Hands up, don't shoot: The images that define #Ferguson's protests
RT @nelson: Even my very last ISP service experience with @sonicnet was great; cancelled my account with no fuss. Feel bad, but cable is so fast…
You don't need Facebook or Facebook Messenger (or Twitter for that matter). Just ininstall it all.
And TALK on my phone like some kind of animal???? - Andrew C (✔)
you don't need a messenger yo - Todd Hoff
We're going camping. Forecast is high of 100F for the whole week. Oh please help me now.
RT @aanand: Spider-Man Spider-Man Melt some sugar In a pan Milk and eggs In a bowl Bake for 60 Let it cool Wait No that’s flan
I wish. - Stephen Mack
Turns out it was the sound of boiling oatmeal that I thought was raindrops. - Steve and 4 other people
Mmm raining oatmeal. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
RT @simonw: Mapbox GL for the web is one of the most impressive things I've seen in a long time (works best for me in Firefox)
Coming back from Vegas makes the Bay Area seem strangely humid.
It's not you. It's me. - Louis Gray
Our offices are just as freezing cold as the typical Casino, which is a good thing. - Steve and 4 other people
RT @simonfl: Guys, the old Foursquare app was too big too fail. That's the real reason we had to break it up in two separate apps.
degree omega degree
I used to be excited about WordPress version updates. Now I'm just annoyed.
Vegas smells weird
NYC smells like pee. - Big Joe Silence
Ah, the smell of cigarette smoke and despair. - Victor Ganata
To me it's basically the smell of industrial sanitizer and maybe an amalgam of body sprays. - Steve and 4 other people from Android
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