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Nick OHara
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Interesting discovery. I know there are a few features available in my car that I never use because it's too much hassle to set up and maintain the data (storing my personal address book so I can reference them in the navigation system, etc). However, I'm sure car makers are coming out with all this new tech for the same reason Google/Amazon/Apple do; they're not sure what new tech will stick and what won't.

Also, the survey didn't ask the question, did any specific tech influence your decision to buy the car? I'd bet a car loaded with tech will cause someone to view said car as more advanced, and therefore better, than a competitor's vehicle who isn't as loaded. This leads me to believe car companies will be coming out with new tech that shows well in a showroom and is a neat party trick, but doesn't inherently improve the driver/passenger's experience. And that's not good.
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This is an incredible performance. I had heard this song was intentionally created to be physically impossible to sing without editing. The Fifth Element singer sang every note but they were edited in the correct order.
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+StonedinFocus Only the aria at the beginning was written back then, not the 'impossible' part
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Excellent TED Talk from Mike Rowe back in 2009.
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Quite the awesome creation! The "light speed" icon is the most baffling of all.
 
This. Is. Awesome. 

Be sure to hit the source link to see an excellent, scrollable web page showing the distance between objects in the solar system. 
In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the...
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As the father of a two week old, this sums up the reactions I get from my coworkers who have older children.
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I read this with the intent to find the holes in their logic, but then I realized I've already seen this happen in the airline industry. I used to always get my plane tickets through sites like Expedia, but now airline sites have wised up and offer deals just as good as those comparison sites. And if you call you have a greater chance of getting free upgrades, etc.

The main lesson: the best deals are achieved through effort. Effort used to mean calling/driving/walking to various stores to determine the best price, but comparison sites removed that effort, and therefore removed [some of] the savings. So now you have to find other means of finding deals.
 
Price-comparison websites should help lower prices. But left unchecked, they may raise them http://econ.st/1Micfyx
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This is on my "Once I win the lottery" list
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This is my favorite kind of prank.
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Ban uber! For the safety of our kids!
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Definitely seeing this soon.
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It's very good. I didn't know what to expect going in. My children loved it.
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This place rarely disappoints and is exactly what you'd expect from a sports bar and grill. Lots of nice, big TVs showing a variety of sports, and the wait staff has generally been very good, or at least not bad. EDIT: I cannot remember when I wrote that review, but as of early-2014 the place has gone downhill dramatically. Their food is not as good as before, and their wait staff seem like they're unhappy/bitter.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Sometime during mid-2014 the management staff was switched out and the place got noticeably better. Employees were nicer and more on top of things. Bathroom is always clean. Only complaint, it's loud. The really high ceilings seem to amplify the noise of the soda and other drink machines so there's a dull roar in the place at all times.
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reviewed 5 months ago
It's a local chain with this location "specializing" in pork. I haven't sampled much of the menu, but what I have had was as good as expected. The atmosphere and wait staff are excellent, though it can get a little loud when busy due to its very open nature, so don't plan on private conversations over a meal. Also, I eat here for lunch a few times per month and the food quality is very consistent. Two complaints: 1. The parking lot is very small. It probably fine for dinner, but at lunch the nearby Jimmy Johns is busy and uses up the little extra parking available. 2. Around late-2014 they switched from Heinz to their own ketchup. It's slightly sweeter and I've gotten used to it, but if given the chance I'd have them switch back. More restaurants seem to be doing this so it must be a cost saving measure.
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We went here because the famous Maui Revealed guidebook recommended it very highly, and i can see why. Very professional staff, excellent facilities, private beach front to ensure privacy to luau guests, and outstanding food and drinks. Oh, and the show was top notch as well. We even had Miss Hawaii do a hula before the main show as a surprise. More expensive than hotel luau's, but you get a lot more value.
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I walk here for lunch quite frequently. After a few weeks the staff started to recognize me and now they've started making my sandwich as soon as I walk in the door. They're very friendly and good at their job, plus they seem to know how conversational you want to be, not being too talkative or too quiet. Food quality is also been very consistent, only occasionally getting slightly old bread (usually when I get a late lunch after 1:00pm).
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Great view, but the everything else was over rated. Thankfully we were early and didn't have a wait, but I've heard waits can reach over an hour. Go elsewhere.
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reviewed 6 months ago
I (30) and my wife (28) have stayed here twice together (2011 & 2015) and she stayed here with her family back in 1995. There's a reason for the repeat visits. While the units aren't the most modern looking, they work like newer ones (WiFi steamed HD video quite well). The pool is fine, but kids probably won't like it all that much, but we don't use the pool since the beach is a 10 second walk away. Ultimately, we keep coming back because it's a great value. $300/night for a studio with a full ocean view during peak season is excellent. We love Ka'anapali because of the 2.5 mile long, well groomed beach and the culture of Whaler's Village and nearby Lahaina. Our favorite activities are walking the beach and eating lunch on our balcony watching the whales <1 mile from shore.
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