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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Scutter Re:victorian clerks.. (307 comments)

The whole hierarchy of office chairs has always baffled me. You have three general classifications of chairs (and they're usually labelled as such at the store): Executive, Manager, and Secretary. The Secretary chair always sucks. It's the cheapest model, doesn't usually have arms, has thin or no padding, and it's flimsy. The Manager chair is the most comfortable. It's ergonomic, has adjustable armrests, lumber support, etc. The Executive chair, which should be the most luxurious, is almost always the most uncomfortable but it's always covered in slippery leather. Other than that, it's straight-backed, never high enough for the desk, and heavy.

It makes no sense that the degree of comfortableness that you are allowed to have is actually a class system in a modern office. I get that a business owner wants to control costs and expensive chairs are expensive. But wouldn't you want your employees to be as comfortable and healthy as your budget will allow? Why is a secretary less deserving of arm rests or lumber support than a manager?

2 days ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

Scutter Re:How would you like it? (322 comments)

Pretty much every retail employee on the planet already has to deal with this, but without the ability to have a mysterious hardware failure at (in)convenient times.

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

Scutter Re:Having a private pilots license (269 comments)

You have no idea what you're talking about.

about two weeks ago
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Contact Lenses With Infrared Vision?

Scutter Re:Not practical as contact lenses (99 comments)

Exactly. I'm not sure why it needs to jump directly to contacts. Why not just regular sunglasses? The article even says "...that makes infrared goggles so cumbersome." So, great! Now you can pack all of that down into a standard pair of glasses that you can easily put on and take off, even when your fingers are filthy from crawling in the dirt during combat.

about three weeks ago
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Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots

Scutter Re: Ivory tower much? (195 comments)

The article pretty much just says that the flower pots were merely a symptom of a much larger problem - that the developers spent far too much time on graphics and not nearly enough time on fun, story, stability, playability. They were not blaming the failure on the flower pots.

about a month ago
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Origins of Blarney Stone Revealed

Scutter Re:In other news... (47 comments)

If you're going to let a little piss get in the way of your fun, you're in for a boring life.

about a month ago
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Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

Scutter Re:My bank enforces stupid passwords (162 comments)

My bank just implemented a new password policy. "Between 6-10 characters, the first two should be 'XX' and the rest must be letters and numbers, with at least one of each type". I just finished sending them an e-mail in which I included a helpful link to some rainbow tables.

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

Scutter Re:Fairly simple solution (349 comments)

You can set any DNS you want on your computer. You don't have to use the one handed out by the ISP's modem or router.

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

Scutter Re:Fairly simple solution (349 comments)

That's not a solution, that's a workaround. The author is clearly trying to define the actual problem and make a supposition as to the cause, not just find a way to make the symptoms stop happening.

about a month ago
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PC Game Prices — Valve Starts the Race To Zero

Scutter It's not free (212 comments)

The "race to zero" has done nothing but create a wasteland of crappy "freemium" games. Dungeon Keeper is the culmination of developers' efforts to move the pricing model away from initial purchase and into in-app purchases. The practice has absolutely decimated gaming. I don't necessarily see Steam's move as a good thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

Scutter Synology NAS (146 comments)

This may be overkill for your needs, but I have a Synology NAS that does this. It's got a Dropbox-like app called Cloud Sync to sync all your devices with your NAS (and will sync WiFi-only for your Android if you want). It also has a separate photo app that will auto-upload your photos to your NAS. It includes many other apps that might interest you as well.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business

Scutter Re:Sad news (204 comments)

Because only a tiny percentage of PC users want to use (or have even heard of) Linux. Like it or not, we are in the minority.

about 2 months ago
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California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps

Scutter Re:If they charge $15,000 for a ten week course... (374 comments)

"Is there a specific price point at which regulation should be automatic?"

Any financial transaction. This is fairly standard.

Why? Should garage sales be regulated? Why does the government need to be involved in every facet of your life?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Scutter Re:What kind of idiot (822 comments)

"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy."
  - Nancy Pelosi

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Scutter Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

FTFA: He could now effectively be held responsible for around $6,000 in assistance already provided by the state along with future child support payments.

The question you should be asking is "Why should everyone else have to pay for it?"

about 3 months ago
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SCOTUS To Weigh Smartphone Searches By Police

Scutter Re:Sure, allow it (201 comments)

If you want to allow the police to look through your phone without a warrant, you're more than welcome to. I would appreciate it if you'd leave the rest of us out it.

about 3 months ago
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SCOTUS To Weigh Smartphone Searches By Police

Scutter Re:They should allow it (201 comments)

Ah, decided to go with "douchenozzle" anyway, I see.

about 3 months ago
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SCOTUS To Weigh Smartphone Searches By Police

Scutter Re:They should allow it (201 comments)

If there is enough evidence for arrest, then there is enough evidence TO GET A GODDAMN WARRANT. Does the Fourth Amendment mean nothing to ANYONE anymore?

about 3 months ago
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Dallas PD Uses Twitter To Announce Cop Firings

Scutter Re:Unlikely to last (118 comments)

I'm more concerned with the amount of criminal activity listed in the spreadsheet. These are just the ones that have been caught.

about 3 months ago
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Dallas PD Uses Twitter To Announce Cop Firings

Scutter Re:Unlikely to last (118 comments)

The department isn't a corporation and they are public employees. The time for police to keep things behind closed doors has long since passed.

about 3 months ago

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New-Kyooler?

Scutter Scutter writes  |  more than 11 years ago

It's pronounced "'nü-klE-er", dammit! Friggin' rubes. If I'm going to be vaporized, it's *not* gonna be by someone who can't pronounce the name of the goddamn weapon!

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