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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Elros Re:Well (312 comments)

I've actually looked for one of these for use in my home office. Anyone have a brand or model that they have found good?

about 5 months ago

Interviews: Ask Jonathan Coulton What You Will

Elros Tom Lehrer (48 comments)

I've heard you referred to as a modern-day Tom Lehrer. What is your take on that comparison?

about 6 months ago

Paraguayan ccTLD Hacked, Redirected, Internal Database Leaked

Elros Re:Maybe it just isn't the best criteria (44 comments)

Well, normally, it is editors who can helps us with grammar.

But this is Slashdot... so I guess Google is our only hope.

Help me, Larry Page! You're my only hope!

about 7 months ago

Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs

Elros Re: Why? (269 comments)

Because Vegans like breakfast too?

about 7 months ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

Elros Re:States Rights (665 comments)

Then fulfill your responsibility for your child's education and quit outsourcing it to someone you find unsatisfactory.

Note that I say the same to anyone on any side of this debate (and a few others). If you don't find your child's current teachers/school/curriculum satisfactory than get up off your ass and give them the education you deem proper.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

Elros Re:Work on the basics (387 comments)

This line of thought should be translated into an XKCD strip.

about 8 months ago

Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

Elros Re: The unseen enemy (510 comments)


about 8 months ago

Workers Raise First Section of New Chernobyl Shelter

Elros Re:Nuclear... (149 comments)

Correct. In fact, Accident is the wrong word. World's worst nuclear _incident_, maybe?

about 2 years ago

Feds Ban 'Buckyballs' Magnets

Elros Re:Another "ban" (820 comments)

How about banning hydrogen dioxide too? It is extremely dangerous when in liquid form and kills a lot more people (kids and adults) when inhaled.

Did you by chance mean dihydrogen-monoxide?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Assembling a Linux Desktop Environment From Parts?

Elros Re:Openbox (357 comments)

Exactly. 13 years is half my life and I've used a computer nearly every day of the last 13 years. For the last 9, I've been on the computer more than half the day.

Granted, the AC does have a point. Find what interface you like and use it. Most of my computers have different interfaces due to the different tasks they are used for.

more than 2 years ago

Pancake Flipping Is Hard — NP Hard

Elros Re:Has anyone attempted to figure out... (260 comments)

You've got 2n flips, but you haven't accounted for determining the location of the next pancake. Granted, I still think that can be done in n^2 time.

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

Elros Re:Of course it does (1797 comments)

I should have noted that most of my family are teachers. I am the odd-ball in that I am a Software Engineer.

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

Elros Re:Of course it does (1797 comments)

As I am from the USA (Missouri) I am well aware of the state of our primary and secondary education systems. Fixing our High Schools would be one of those other changes that are necessary. When I see people entering an Electrical Engineering department that can't do basic algebra, it is quite clear that we have a problem.

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Wants To End the Federal Student Loan Program

Elros Of course it does (1797 comments)

In a lot of ways, they do inflate the cost of education. However, the quality is also going down. The bigger problem is that the demand is being artificially inflated at the same time. Nearly every job requires a BS or BA...even if they don't care which subject. A University should be a place of higher learning and research, not a factory for just the next step in education.

I agree that eliminating the student loan program will help. However, there need to be a lot more changes then that.

more than 2 years ago

Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

Elros Re:Still a grind (276 comments)

As a casual gamer, I am quite pleased with WoW over most MMORPGs. I can play and enjoy storyline and mechanics with out the pressure of focusing on the absolute optimum gear/rotation/etc. The grind is a lot less painful than it appears to be in most other games...until the top tier. However, if you want to get top tier in a week, don't play any MMORPG.

more than 2 years ago

Russia Close To Findings On Soyuz and Proton

Elros Re:Leaving ISS Uninhabited (62 comments)

Of course there is. It's a new type called an air-lock.

about 3 years ago

Will Apple's Lion Roar For Business?

Elros Re:"creative professional" (340 comments)

Would, you call the software engineer working on a product intended to be sold an "IT Professional"? After all, he does work with Information Technology.

I think the phrase correctly identifies those fields where creativity is the core of their job rather than a very useful side skill.

more than 3 years ago

Do Two-Screen Laptops Make Sense?

Elros Re:How about a no-monitor laptop? (262 comments)

Mac Mini anyone? Admittedly, only one display port, but maybe the next version?

more than 3 years ago

Dumpster Drive: File-Sharing For Your Digital Trash

Elros I didn't think it was April (79 comments)

Isn't this about 3 and a half months too late?

more than 3 years ago

There Oughta Be a Standard: Laptop Power Supplies

Elros Re:Study Design a Must (482 comments)

The thing is plugged in when I leave it. However, a few hours (and probably a few nudges from the cat) later, it's too loose and out of power.

more than 3 years ago



Source for how good a company is to work for?

Elros Elros writes  |  about 6 months ago

Elros (735454) writes "Is there a good online source (ideally user-driven) that rates how good a tech company is to work for? A lot of real information about a company's culture and work environment isn't available until at least the interview if not some time in to working there."

Therapist contractor data protection requirements

Elros Elros writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Elros (735454) writes "I will be working as a therapist contractor in various school systems. An iPad will likely be my primary mobile computing device. However, I am somewhat concerned about storing data in Apple's cloud or in Google Documents. This will be HIPA protected data. Unfortunately, a large and involved data storage and protection setup will not be feasible. What concerns/ideas would Slashdot readers have?"

Software Engineering tools taught by colleges

Elros Elros writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Elros writes "I am a recent graduate of a computer science department located somewhere in Missouri. I was rather disappointed to discover that I was taught very little of how to use some basic software engineering tools. There was absolutely no mention of revision control anywhere in the curriculum. Debugging tools were brought up briefly by a TA during a programing lab. I'm rather curious to know what other Slashdot readers have been taught (or would like to see taught) in regards to common types of software engineering tools."


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