commented on T-Mobile Ditches Phone Contracts Altogether
I was going to chime in, but I'd have basically written the same as @16, though in may case I'm using an unlocked iphone (ATT unlocked it for me once I was out of contract). The only thing I'd add is that the overage charges on minutes are very reasonable. So if I go over my 100 minutes (I usually don't thanks to Google Voice/talkatone) it isn't a big deal. in fact, even if I go waaaay over and talk for 450 minutes (what I had with ATT before) my total bill is $65, which is still better than ATT was.
However, these new plans from Tmobile are really good prices. Particularly for families with a lot of lines. I'm glad Tmobile is exerting some competitive pressure on the market, it is good for everyone. Thanks Obama administration for scuttling the merger between ATT and Tmobile. If that had happened we'd be getting none of the fruits of competition.
commented on Because Putting Your Hands Deep Down the Pants of a Greased Up Muscle Stud Is Called...
A couple more thoughts. Some commenter on youtube said that it seemed like "play-fighting" and was strangely gentle. Maybe it looks gentle because it's all in slow-motion? Didn't look gentle to me. Plus, these bouts can last 30-40 minutes. My wrestling matches lasted 6 minutes and left me utterly, utterly spent. These guys are exhausted, and it is like two boxer in the 15th round. They are moving a bit slower.
commented on Savage Love
Dan does this at no charge! If you don't think you are getting your monies worth, you don't have to read it. Bitching about lack of new content is super bitchy.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Plan Ahead and Plan B
A condom can be on and it can be ON. If you just roll it on and go, the pre-come and lube that most condoms come with can be pretty slippery. After the comdom is on, grab your cock, pull it out away from your body, and roll it ALL the rest of the way up to the base. Done like that, I can pretty much guarantee a condom won't come off. In fact sometimes it's even hard to get off when finished.
commented on Ubuntu Arrives at the Future for Tech
God damn it, Paul! Stop trying to cover tech! I love reading your book and movie reviews, and like your political writing as well. But you just don't know shit about tech!
For example, "Microsoft and Apple both seem to be trying to reach the point where they have one operating system that runs on everything" is just wrong. Microsoft is attempting that with Windows 8, but they are getting bitch-slapped for their efforts. Apple is most certainly not. They divide their OS between OS X on the PC and iOS on mobile devices. Yes, I'm aware that iOS uses a similar kernel and some of the unix underpinnings are shared with OS X, but they are vastly different at the public API and UI level, and it would be silly to argue that they are "one operating system".
p.s. I shall allow you to review e-readers.
commented on Straight Guys More Depressed and Stressed Than Out Gay and Bi Guys
I'm straight, and honestly, I don't really give a shit whether someone mistakes me for gay. Who might worry about that: homophobes, closet-cases, and homophobe-closet-cases.
Except for homophobes, I don't think people who are 100% straight really stress about being mistaken for gay too much. It doesn't even occur to a 100% straight dude that anyone would think any different. Plus, if Lindsey Graham and the Pope can live as presumptively straight, then anyone can.
My explanation? Some of the "straights" sampled in the study are really closet-cases which skews the average stress levels of the straight group off. I think what is really stressful is being in the closet.
If that explanation isn't right, then I think @1 might be right. Queer people have multiple partners more often and get laid more, both of which conceivably relieve stress. I know I feel more relaxed about my life since my wife and I opened up our relationship 5 years ago.