Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?
1. The check is in the mail.
2. I promise I won't come inside you.
3. I hate Word.
Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
I sorta switched to a standing desk by elevating the old drafting desk I use to it's highest level of ~38" from the floor. I have a crappy drafter's chair when my feets get tired (linoleum floor) so I alternate about half the time between seated and standing.
But more than my feet forcing me to sit are my wrists. I can't do to much keyboarding or intensive mousing without my wrists starting to ache. The desk surface is about at my belt level, so my wrist / arm included angle is about 150 or so. Not sure what to do about this problem.
FBI Drone Deployment Timeline
We need transparency via reporting requirements and guidelines that give full information to the public.
At the end of the day, you're still relying on foxes properly filling out their TPS henhouse reports.
Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
Dense enough (for me anyways) to take my mind off my hind brain hate/fear of flying.
Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
Anyone else recall a sci-fi short story (I think by Frank Herbert, but maybe not) about a woman who worked at a weather office. Her boss finally died after his practice of deeply inhaling the local polluted air, waiting for clear air from China (one day, it stopped and so did he).
One of the side stories was a character who was a member of the Religion of the Month Club. The tagline was: "How can you be sure African Bantu isn't the True Way!!?"
Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge
The fly in your ointment is that most small town cops are former bullies and still fully-formed sociopaths (as evidenced by his actions against the victim).
Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Try the Scandinavian countries instead.
The one reason progressive socialism seems to work in the Scandinavian countries is this: homogeneity. When your neighbor has fallen on hard times, the benefits they're receiving doesn't matter to you because you're both genetically the same tribe. When there are different 'tribes' involved, it all falls apart very quickly (and exploited by cynical politicians currying the racism buried deep in every human hind brain).
Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity
Well, personally my first thought after reading the summary was "but how do you trust the BIOS?" A few years ago I'd have immediately said that's conspiracy theory and dismissed it (along with the other items you listed). But after a year of exposure to the Snowden and RSA revelations and everything else, it pains me to say these NSA questions aren't so far fetched any more.
We need a Harry Tuttle to show up at night in our apts to offer us an alternative BIOS chip.
Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket
Learning nothing from history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dane-geld/
Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan
$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack
Then give them a medal for exposing, yet again, the criminally shoddy work of a corporation that managed to explode an entire neighborhood.
Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code
The problem is that we have many millions of people with NO useful skills. They are also mostly untrainable, or they wouldn't have ended up skillless in the first place. In the past, our economy had a place for these people. The future is likely to be different.
But instead of an enlightened, Roddenberry-esque future with time freed up by automation to pursue creativity, the politics of the evergreen American Puritans will ensure those without a job will still be perceived and treated like sub-human trash, harassed and killed by corporate Pinkertons called 'the cops'..
UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country
Try very hard not to be a minority in the United States. And stay away from Skittles.
Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor
Nah, Dennis miller is a conservative former comedian. Back when he was still doing comedy, it was pretty centrist, with the social aspect leaning a bit to the left.
After 9/11 made him shit his pants, he started being conservative, and stopped being a comedian, opting to move his "big words and obscure references" style into punditry, where it works about as well as you might expect.
I suspect his reaction to 9/11 was just like Karl Rove's: he danced a jig when he realized it could make him rich.
Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield
Right before this announcement, there were stories of California fire officials asking golfers to be careful when using the now rather common titanium clubs in the rough, as the sparks generated when duffers hit rocks with them can last long enough to start a dry brush fire.
So again; what happens when such sparks encounter spilled fuel from a conventional car involved in an accident with a Tesla? (Here come the downvotes).
Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7
Not much room needed for the projectiles, less danger of a powder room exploding, fine. But none of this seems to even mention: what is generating the massive amount of electrical energy required per shot? Not to mention rate of fire - how much time is needed to generate that power for each shot? That this is a very quiet elephant in the room implies it's pretty bad on both counts.
LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems
As long as they can still hit the drive-thrus / fly-thrus, they'll be fine.
Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"
This will take the senior citizen's favorite game "Farmer's Market" to a whole new level of interaction!
Last Month's "Planet X" Announcement Was Probably Wrong
Hopefully they will name it something beginning with "P" so mnemonics like "My Very Easy Method, Just Set Up Nine Planets" and so on all work again, or has anyone come up with a good one for the current 8 planet setup?
Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients
Next dismiss the imaginary, un-provable, invisible man in the sky and we can really start to make progress as a species.
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