If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion to just get 2 56k modems and 2 phone lines if all you want is twice the *bandwidth*. But if you really need better *latency* then you're still stuck with ISDN (or a more exotic technology like ADSL or cable modem). This is of paramount importance if you want to frag people in Quake.
I'll second Sean Yamamoto's recommendation for J.A. Henckel knives. They come in several flavors. The most expensive and most comfortable (at least of the varieties available at my local yuppie kitchen store) are the Vier Sterne (literally "four star"). Each knife will set you back $40-80 but you will soon forget the cost because you will be busy hand washing them. Just talking about them makes me want to go find something to cut... My only complaint is that the money-saving box sets don't come with an especially useful selection of tools. If you have to have a non-stick pan (and I do) you can't go wrong with T-Fal. As long as you don't abuse the surface you will be unable to stick anything to the pan. There's rarely cause to abuse one: you can clean off anything with a damp washcloth.
Actual E*Trade horror story:
The company I work for recently switched over to E*Trade's "Optionslink" captive broker program. They handle our stock option and ESPP (employee stock purchase program) shares. The day after our last ESPP purchase, the first under the new regime, hundreds of employees were unable to connect to the optionslink site. As far as I could tell they were down for the entire day, having crashed early in the morning due to high load. People wanting to sell their shares were forced to discover and use the touchtone telephone access line (which costs more). E*Trade subsequently refunded all fees for trades executed that day.
That was enough to convince me to choose another service do to my personal online trading.