Newegg: Axe the Price-Available-at-Checkout policy.

Newegg: Axe the Price-Available-At-Checkout PolicyI buy things at Newegg. I have found them to be a trustworthy merchant. However, they’ve just instituted a new policy that I find irritating on a number of levels. When I see an item for sale, I want to know how much it costs. They have just instituted a “Price-Available-at-Checkout” policy. This is different from their already inconvenient “See-Price-in-Cart” practice, where some items are set so you cannot see the price until the item is in your cart. Continue reading “Newegg: Axe the Price-Available-at-Checkout policy.”

The Skinny On Obesity – UCTV

Back in 2009, a doctor named Robert Lustig was the first to put himself out on a professional limb and say we have problems with sugar in a Youtube video called Sugar: The Bitter Truth. It was a very long lecture using a lot of science terms that probably scared away half the audience out of fear of learning something hard and scared the other half numb with incredulity. In the original video he says that sugar (fructose especially) is the toxin that is causing our obesity epidemic. Continue reading “The Skinny On Obesity – UCTV”

News Coverage as Shocking as News Itself

Police Line at Colorado Movie TheatreI find myself as slack-jawed by the news coverage as I am by the news conveyed. Every news franchise – every minute – every news segment – rehashing the same ugly incident over and over. If I were actually at the incident, might this merely reinforce any existing post-traumatic stress? Yes, it hits close to home, but by continually telling us every nuance of what happened – or might have happened – from every bystander’s perspective, do we inure ourselves and our children to even worse future events? Worst is when they show us how the perpetrator did it. Now every sad sack off his meds knows how to do the same, giving us copycat fame-seekers. What was once nationwide atrocity is suddenly common morning news. Continue reading “News Coverage as Shocking as News Itself”