My friends and I have wondered if, as a famous director, you get to a point where you're so famous and everyone is so convinced of your brilliance that no one is around to tell you no anymore. And really, all along, everything was so great because there was a sane person in the background saying, "No, of course you… » 3/02/15 8:28am Monday 8:28am

Personally, I see a viral phenomenon as a teachable moment - overconfidence in personal perception writ large for everyone. You can't trust your brains to tell you the truth, folks. What you feel, see, hear, and remember is a fragile lie. You KNOW you saw a ghost, but you didn't. You KNOW you felt God, but you didn't.… » 2/27/15 5:19am 2/27/15 5:19am

Literally just bought a slow cooker a month or two ago. Went with TheSweethome's recommendation and haven't been disappointed so far. Honestly, I was considering a much more expensive one before reading their tests, and I'm happy I didn't get it now. They're such simple machines, so it doesn't really make sense to… » 2/21/15 8:22pm 2/21/15 8:22pm

I'll be that guy. I think Firefly will retain its cult status and continue to be enjoyed by new viewers. It takes place in a far flung future with a largely encapsulated culture, so I think it can avoid contextual pitfalls. It was also cancelled before its time, which I think will lend (has already?) to its reputation. » 2/18/15 7:57am 2/18/15 7:57am

Professional developer here, as well as a recovering math idiot. While there's certainly programming that requires a good amount of math, I wouldn't call anything other than the most basic algebra necessary for the majority of programming jobs. I'm talking solve for x kind of algebra. Most programming jobs are writing… » 2/07/15 11:37am 2/07/15 11:37am

I'm not sure they're incorporating the heart rate data into the estimated caloric burn accurately or at all yet. I had a day where I walked a total of like 11 miles and the app said I could almost 2k extra calories that day. Now, 11 miles is a long way, but there's no way that I believe I could eat an EXTRA 2k… » 2/04/15 2:04pm 2/04/15 2:04pm

You folks, more than any other Gawker site imho, are just killing it with the sub blogs. Between the main page, Hackerspace, Two Cents, Vitals, and now Skillet you have managed to create a Venn diagram of my interests. Well... I still need io9 for some stuff I guess. Regardless, bravo. » 2/03/15 12:44pm 2/03/15 12:44pm