Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan
And nobody knows anyways. Eggs are bad one decade and good the next. Carbs, Protein, HFCS, Red Dye #5, Gluten, etc., and on, and on....
You are, in all likelihood, going to survive at least 50 years, and less than 80. Fuck it. Eat what you want. Look like what you want. Smoke dope. Have fun.
WhatsApp Founder Used Unchangable Airline Ticket To Pressure Facebook
Worked for me. Maybe you're behind a firewall or proxy, or clicked the Back button, or an idiot. If you can't sign up, Soylent doesn't need you. Stick with /.
Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds
Outlook 2013 has a pretty neat feature that I think is part of what they call Mail Tips.
It basically gives you little "apps" that parse the email for certain item and give you options based on the text. Unsubscribe links (gives options, but I haven't clicked), dates (sucks at being useful), action items (barely useful), and I think addresses (haven't tried).
Maybe this feature forced google to go ahead and release it for Gmail. I hope the gmail implementation of dates and action items is better than the Outlook implementation.
How to Get Help Online (2013 Edition)
The subject says it all. Why would IRC and StackOverflow be on a short list of help for a beginner? Are they trying to figure out syntax for the C++ app they are writing, but just can't figure out how to adjust the screen resolution?
Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers
Going bankrupt doesn't do much good for employees in the long term. There is no doubt, companies have to make a profit or else owners, shareholders, employees and customers are screwed.
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
And only 2 of his 6 items listed equate directly to more money for the employee. They represented the following:
Bonuses = Money, Recognition
Salary = Money
Good Benefits = Security, Money?, Appreciation, Recognition and maybe more
Reasonable Metrics = Don't treat us like slaves, Don't treat me like a kid, Treat me like an adult who is trying to make you money so you pay me money
Pizza during Meetings = Cool Bosses, Relaxed Atmosphere, Not Cheap Bastards
Holiday Parties = Cool Bosses, Relaxed Atmosphere, Not Cheap Bastards
So again, only two are directly related to money. Benefits does indirectly equal more money, but most studies and such do not equate it to salary/bonus. Investment/belief in the product is another factor, but there are many people that work for companies and barely understand the product as it is not relevant to their daily duties. An internal helpdesk position would be a fine example. In fact the helpdesk guy cares more about the internal service they are providing as that is their "product". Using that example, it might be hard to justify giving up a well paying job with a stable company just because they released a crappy java application.
The reality is that there are many concerns when evaluating one's job: friends at work, social setting, management (direct and upper), money, benefits, location, product, job title, company "coolness" (thinking back when I thought I was cool because I worked at the buckle), and so many other intangibles. There is too much to try to break it down... this is really one of those things that even I, as a self-proclaimed lover of any type of systematic process, have learned is judged best by gut.
If you have been dreading a major portion of your job for more than 2 months, then it's time to move on.
California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps
As another /.er stated recently, do you realized how many courts would be needed for this libertarian ideal? The government would be just as big as it is now, therefore requiring just as much money and therefore wielding just as much power. But they would all be judges... you know those "activist" judges that right-wingers (cousins of the libertarians) always complaint about.
Not only that, it would make it so that the poor guy trying to find a job to support his family has to sue the company that took his last few thousand out of the account. The rich would have such a major advantage in this "take everyone to court" society you dream of...
Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support
I do... just not the ones posted to /.
Nebraska Scientists Refuse To Carry Out Climate Change-Denying Study
It sounds like a case of "begging the question".
Facebook Lets Beheading Clips Return To Its Site
Sometimes I wonder if the lack of "graphic material" has caused a dissonance from death. As a young kid my father killed pigs so they could eat (or at least watched it). He saw them get sick and die. Several family members died unexpectedly in his youth. He had real life experience with death.
Granted, I never did any of that as I didn't grow up on a farm, nor did I experience unexpected family deaths, and I came out pretty normal. Maybe it takes two generations. Even those in richer families 100 years ago were much more exposed to death than the average kid is now.
One of you psych grads now working in IT, does that make any sense?
Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees
You just described the /. user base.
British NHS May Soon No Longer Offer Free Care
Either this is complete bullshit or you guys have bigger issues than healthcare... because, you know, running water is pretty damn basic to a society.
From your dehydration link:
At Stafford Hospital – where up to 1,200 patients died needlessly – there were numerous reports of desperate patients resorting to drinking from flower vases because they were so thirsty.
If you don't have sinks that work, you need plumbers, not doctors. Also it seems this is a sensationalist headline (no way!) as these are from kidney failure, of which dehydration is a symptom.
A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?
Do you have one like it for democrats?
A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?
Excellent read. Thanks for link.
How PR Subverts Wikipedia
Wikipedia needs to embrace that companies want to get their products on a website with that much traffic - AND they want to control the content. I have been asked by my employer to get products/services/brands on wikipedia and I have experienced the annoying editors taking down items because it was on a copyrighted web page or source, or stating it was advertising, or other things. I even tried to be partial (maybe that's just impossible). I get it; they don't want blatant marketing drivel on a fact based site.
Embrace it or lock down who gets to modify your site. Locking down modification would be the worst thing wikipedia could do. So give employers a section or specially flagged pages that they can put whatever they want on it. Hell, charge for it and get rid of those banners begging for money.
Maybe at some point they can move on to extend, and then...
DOJ: Defendant Has No Standing To Oppose Use of Phone Records
So if it was government run, and it was a tax, the argument that it is unconstitutional goes away, correct?
Owner of Battery Fire Tesla Vehicle: Car 'Performed Very Well, Will Buy Again'
I have a question: Why do you need a 3,000 lb vehicle to transport you to the grocery store and back?
What a troll question as he was obviously using the weight and distance as an example of energy density. But you just have to make this about something other than the safety of gasoline and/or electric vehicles, don't you?
Now I have a question: How much gasoline does it take to push a 3,000 lb agenda?
Lockheed To Furlough 3,000 On Monday, Layoffs Also Kicking In
I am sure there are some excellent rebuttals that will be coming your way... many on a technical/procedural level that I will not attempt. I will however, give you an example that shows the absurdity of this line of thinking.
When/if Democrats/Libertarians get in power of the House, you have basically stated that they are allowed to "defund" any part of the government they wish. Don't like drone strikes, just defund it. Don't like the whole damn military, just defund it. Don't like national parks, just defund it. Don't like border patrol, just defund it. Don't like the FBI/CIA/NASA/etc., just defund it. Don't like a single program within any of those agencies, just defund it.
You have basically created an end-around to the entire democratic process and made the House the most powerful group of people in the country. Screw the Senate, the Executive branch, the Judicial branch and the People... it's all up to the House to decide what is law; after all if they don't like, just defund it.
Where is the check of power on the House?
Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom
"An employee can be made to pay a chunk of the premium — up to 9.5 percent of the worker’s household income — and still comply with Obamacare."
Plus you can find that in many other places. So a company can make an employee making $50,000 pay up to $395 per month for the coverage (employee coverage only). What insurance costs that much? It could be damn near free for employers! Now it may be that it's 9.5% of take home or something (I think it is but you can research it), so let's even say it works out to (35,000*.095/12) $275. Still not too much burden for the company to cover the remaining amount, if any.
Good employers already provide coverage much better than this. We give FREE insurance to those that select employee only (granted we screw those that select family coverage).
Insurance in general is incredibly expensive. It's also a total scam. Go to the ER, get the bill without insurance coverage of $10,000, then route through your insurance and watch the bill be miraculously reduced to $50 below your $2,000 or $3.000 deductible! It's a scam. The real solution is socialized medicine. I don't care what you think of the free market, insurance is not a good reflection of the free market. Again, it's a scam.
UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn
The whole internet should be an opt-in.
Good idea. It would be awesome if we implemented a system where you had to actually call up specified companies and request that they hook your house up to the internet. Maybe we could even set it up to have a monthly charge!
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