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Questions, and Answers, from the man himself

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Deano’s answer to: “Why don’t content providers and service providers who make money through ads always provide a paid alternative (what would they lose)?”

One easy way to provide a paid vs. ads system would be to streamline under a single business model. One example would be a user generated content site that allowed users to "be their own advertiser", and pay in proportion … Continue reading

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Deano’s answer to: “Why wasn’t Obama invited to the royal wedding?”

Since the British are secretly holding onto Michelle Obama's Scottish Birth Certificate, there was general agreement to just go low-key on the matter, and hope no one notices… Why wasn't Obama invited to the royal wedding?

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Deano’s answer to: “Why and how do disposable razor blades go dull?”

A lot of this depends on the thickness of the blade, and the hair it's cutting. In my experience, regardless of the tactics I use, I notice a significant difference in blade sharpness immediately after the first use if I've … Continue reading

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Deano’s answer to: “How many shaves should I expect from a Gillette Mach 5 blade?”

I would tend to measure in terms of "shave weeks/blade". The main variables are the thickness/amount of hair to be cut, and the regrowth rate. Personally, Mach 3 gives me 1 shave week/blade… Whether I shave daily, twice a week, … Continue reading

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Deano’s answer to: “Is there any real advantage to using a razor with more blades, or is it just marketing mumbo-jumbo?”

In my own experience, transitioning from "old school" dual blade razors and/or electrics, using the Gillette Mach 3 was a revelation in how much closer and smoother a shave I could get with little effort, and how fewer times I … Continue reading

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Deano’s answer to: “What’s the cheapest place to buy Gillette Fusion and Gillette Mach 3 Turbo blades: Safeway, Walgreens/Long’s, Costco, or elsewhere?”

I would expand on Dylan's answer, and suggest that buying such blades online will, in most cases, prove as cheap or cheaper than a similar purchase at the retailers/wholesalers mentioned. That said, there are several "Costco multipliers" that people forget … Continue reading

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