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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Imrik Re:Standing Desks? (176 comments)

The suggestion was desks that converted between states easily. Around here the best I get is a desk that's not quite tall enough to stand at comfortably and a chair that's too tall to sit in comfortably. Taken together, it's roughly equally comfortable standing or sitting.

about three weeks ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Imrik Re:What's "Easy" About This? (176 comments)

Why would you want to work somewhere else when you can get paid for just sitting around? If you're worried about the company going out of business, there's not much difference between looking for a new job now and looking for one later.

about three weeks ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

Imrik Re:Around or on top of millitary bases? (237 comments)

Not necessarily, they could have been allowed to make it easy to feed them false information.

about a month ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

Imrik Re:sensationalism, ahoy (237 comments)

As long as they don't feel the need to respond that is. Unless that sort of approach becomes common it's almost trivial to figure out who's talking to whom.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:Privacy (455 comments)

Unless you mount it on a hat or helmet the camera should be looking at the wall anyway.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:Unintended consequences? (455 comments)

Officers are generally expected and in some cases even instructed to let some people off with a warning for minor violations.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:"Accidentally" (455 comments)

In cases A and B the recording would support the officer's story. Case C is a reasonable explanation for why it stopped working, but not for why it started working again. In all cases the recording that would have happened should be assumed to be detrimental to the officer.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:"Accidentally" (455 comments)

If you are required to have recordings of your activities and those recordings aren't available, they may be assumed to be in favor of the person not responsible for the recordings. In this case, that would be whoever the officer is interacting with.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:"Accidentally" (455 comments)

That's already how the police in the area here handle audio recordings. That isn't to say that there aren't problems with the system, a request for a recording may end up being stalled long enough for the automated deletion to remove the recording before it gets flagged.

about a month ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Imrik Re:"Accidentally" (455 comments)

Let them turn it off whenever they want, but if the camera is off and something happens, the officer may be assumed to be lying about events.

about a month ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

Imrik Re:So... outsource ALL OF IT (74 comments)

They just have to work shifts, taking turns being the guards.

about a month ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

Imrik Re:Don't worry, if they encrypt it... (74 comments)

It's only unbreakable through a computer science approach, it's still vulnerable to social engineering.

about a month ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

Imrik Re:The blame lies with Oregon (212 comments)

Given Oracle's reputation, I doubt they noticed the hit.

about a month ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Imrik Re:ignorance (303 comments)

So you are of the opinion that these chemicals were used in the US with full knowledge of what they would do to the ozone layer?

about a month ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Imrik Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

Because the Democrats are backed by corporations that profit from "environmentally friendly" legislation.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Imrik Re:No, you don't need AV, even on Windows (331 comments)

While I agree with the general sentiment, it would be more accurate to say that you've never noticed a virus or malware on the machines, rather than you've never gotten them.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Imrik Re:End state and private capitalism. (331 comments)

Excessive reproduction isn't really a problem in countries with relatively high standards of living, lack of reproduction is closer to being a problem.

Illegal immigration wouldn't be a problem if the basic income were only provided to citizens. Especially if it meant that jobs paid considerably less.

The bigger problem is paying for it. Since workers wouldn't need to be paid as much, employers would be the likely targets. However, taxing by headcount would result in under-the-table employment. Taxing by income would be bad for companies with few employees as they wouldn't be able to take advantage of the savings.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Imrik Re: End state and private capitalism. (331 comments)

The experiments in large scale communism have been the opposite of what the GP requested. They typically have reinforced selfishness and greed even more than capitalism as they are needed to survive rather than just to thrive.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Imrik Re:Or don't be... (561 comments)

How about, what's the percentage of qualified job applicants?

about a month and a half ago

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