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Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?

ForestHill Get a tall office chair (347 comments)

How about getting an office chair that is tall enough to use to sit at the standing desk?

more than 2 years ago

Apple Intends To 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing

ForestHill Re:Steve's Right (396 comments)

They've literally got students (and to a smaller sense, professors) by the balls.

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

about 3 years ago

Mazda Stops Production of the Last Rotary Engine Powered Car

ForestHill Re:Fuel efficiency (359 comments)

I think he's using gallons from the other side of the Atlantic from you. 42mpg (US gals) for an AWD turbo diesel is very respectable

more than 3 years ago

Electric Cars May Be Made Noisier By Law

ForestHill Re:Why trust your ears? Unless you're blind that i (620 comments)

lastly but not least... unless the car is accelerating the biggest noise is the road noise (pavement vs vulcanized rubber). Last I checked, electric cars don't solve this problem. If you're relying on Engine noise to determine if a car is coming, you're already fairly screwed.

This is really just not true. I spend a lot of time on a road bicycle during the warmer months, so cars are passing all the time; and hybrids in electric mode are dead silent coming up behind you, frequently scaring the crap out me and my team mates. All other vehicles make audible noise. Not sure if it's the engine, the engine fan, or what. But you definitely hear it on internal combustion engines and not on hybrids in full electric mode.

more than 4 years ago

Gmail Moves To HTTPS By Default

ForestHill Re:Will Yahoo! follow suit? (275 comments)

In that respect, there's no such thing as "LAN security." THe cafe is really no less secure than anything else WRT your email's readability. Even if you're at work behind a corporate firewall, you should be similarly nervous. That email was in the clear across the internet. Even if it came form another coworker, a 3rd party at work could be snooping. Treat unencrypted email as if anyone could read it. 'cuz they can.

about 5 years ago

Firefox Mobile Threatens Mobile App Stores, Says Mozilla

ForestHill Re:Just like we never use desktop apps anymore... (278 comments)

Sure is, but I check my gmail with an IMAP client. Facebook with an iPhone app (and sometimes their web page, too.)

more than 5 years ago

Firefox Mobile Threatens Mobile App Stores, Says Mozilla

ForestHill Just like we never use desktop apps anymore... (278 comments)

Yeah, that's why the vast majority of apps we all use on a daily basis on our computers are web apps. Or not. In fact, for me, there's not a single web app I use on a daily basis...

more than 5 years ago

Linux Not Supported For Democratic Convention Video

ForestHill There are other ways... (794 comments)

You could just go watch CNN's flash video instead. Presumably the other networks each have one as well.

more than 6 years ago


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