My dog barks in her sleep - adorably high pitched barks, too, considering she's over 100 pounds of muscle. The weird thing is, though, that she never barks when she's awake. The only noise I ever hear her make while awake is that half yawn half whine sound she makes when she really wants me to open the door. » 8/21/14 3:06pm Today 3:06pm

Honor Harrington. Right before the war broke out between her own Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven she destroyed a Havenite Q-ship that was attempting to set off an indigenous revolt on a Manticore protectorate planet. Since Haven couldn't publicly admit that they'd secretly had a warship in orbit, they… » 8/20/14 3:39pm Yesterday 3:39pm

Telling people something is a charity auction and only giving 10% of the proceeds to charity is a bit like telling someone something is a beef burger... and it only being 10% beef. It's deliberately misleading people in order to make more sales. I wouldn't be surprised if it fell under criminal charity fraud, honestly. » 8/20/14 11:50am Yesterday 11:50am

And this thread was about people who claim that it isn't rising at all, so why are you commenting on it again? Given your posting history, I'm sensing some Quixotism on this subject. These people most certainly do exist - I've had conversations with them right here on the various Gawker blogs. » 8/20/14 8:34am Yesterday 8:34am

Well, you'd probably start noticing the taste, the same way you can tell a Brita filter is past its expiration date. But to be on the safe side, it'd probably be best to just replace it on a regular schedule. Most activated carbon filters need to be replaced every 6 months to a year, I think. » 8/20/14 7:55am Yesterday 7:55am