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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Standing/Walking Workstations?

undecim Re:Treadmill desk (204 comments)

I've been looking at setting up something like that as well. Though ideally mine would convert to a sitting desk as well. I've tried the standing desk thing before, but I found it difficult to play any skill-based game, such as an FPS while standing. I can't imagine walking can be any better for my accuracy.

more than 2 years ago

Cost of Pre-Screening All YouTube Content: US$37 Billion

undecim Re:How do they filter porn then? (345 comments)

Well porn is pretty easy to identify, and most of it is reported by users, rather than actually being screened. It's completely against the Youtube TOS, so when its found, it's quite clear that it should be removed.

Copyrighted material on the other hand, isn't immediately identifiable. If you do have some perfect algorithm to separate copyrighted work from original work, you still need to make sure the person uploading the copyrighted work doesn't have permission to do so... Then we're not even touching on e.g. using a song as background music for a video, what constitutes "fair use" etc.

more than 2 years ago

PR Firm Unwisely Tangles With Penny Arcade

undecim Re:Don't pick a fight (419 comments)

I like the backlinks one.

more than 2 years ago

LHC To Narrow Search For Higgs Boson

undecim We Haven't Failed (99 comments)

They say the data helps narrow the region of the search because it excludes some of the higher energy ranges where the Higgs boson might be found

"We haven't failed a thousands times. We've just found a thousand ways NOT to make a Higgs Boson"

more than 2 years ago

Linux Kernel Power Bug Is Fixed

undecim MS (145 comments)

Red Hat has devised a solution for the ASPM Linux power problem by mimicking Microsoft Windows' power behavior in the Linux kernel.

I'm sure Microsoft will ignore this.

more than 2 years ago

Indie Devs Upload Their Own Game To The Pirate Bay

undecim Piracy is still the best option (227 comments)

the game characters wear pirate hats

So even when there is no DRM involved, pirated games are STILL better than paying....

(on a serious note, I'll try the pirated game, since it should be legal if they're the ones I'm downloading it from, right? If I like it, I'll consider buying the less-awesome version; In other words, this was a successful slashvert)

about 3 years ago

Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

undecim Not complicated (359 comments)

Not a complicated answer, but that was my closest option...

Screw time zones. Use UTC.

about 3 years ago

Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

undecim Rolling (284 comments)

Why don't they just switch to a rolling release?

Or, better yet, have a rolling release, with major changes (e.g, desktop environment changes, like from GNOME to Unity) every 2 years, when they are doing LTS releases now. That way, we can keep the cute alliterations.

about 3 years ago

Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

undecim I guess... (284 comments)

I guess breaking your system twice a year just isn't enough?

about 3 years ago

Review of IBM's Original Personal Computer

undecim Re:Scroll Lock! (154 comments)

Actually, the part that made me envy it is this:

The IBM monochrome monitor is a very high-quality 11.5in green phosphor device with an anti-glare screen.

I wonder if I can get it in laptop form.

more than 3 years ago

Researchers Debut Proxy-Less Anonymity Service

undecim Re:Bad assumption (116 comments)

The idea is that the ISP providing the service is in a friendly country that hates censorship. They can connect to any website that goes through that ISP to use the Telex service.

more than 3 years ago

Researcher Claims Magnets Can Affect Blood Viscosity

undecim Re:Too late (175 comments)

I seriously doubt those are powerful enough to see any medical effects from their use. It's like the vitamin content in Vitamin Water and Sobe drinks: A good thing, but not nearly enough of it

more than 3 years ago

Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For You?

undecim Re:would have happened anyway (333 comments)

A change to your sleep pattern is hardly a small change biologically. We may not understand everything about sleep just yet, but we do know one thing: It's damn important.

A change in your sleep schedule changes your biological clock, which helps control many complex biological processes. Even small changes like that can confuse the body and cause it to do things wrong.

more than 3 years ago

Open Source Guy Takes the Hardest Job At Microsoft

undecim Re:Assimilation (325 comments)

Or, you know... Microsoft has more than one person making decisions.

They're a big company. There are a lot of people making a lot of decisions, and I doubt that every one of those people see eye-to-eye.

The questions is: Are those trying to work with FOSS really trying to improve cooperation in contrast to the rest of the company, or are they just a little behind the rest of the company on the "embrace, extend, extinguish" plan?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Kills AutoRun In Windows

undecim Re:XP now more secure than Linux? (340 comments)

Also the "dominant OS gets more virus theory" doesn't hold water. Linux is the most dominant OS amongst servers and yet doesn't get more virus or worms.

Not "dominant OS", but "dominant desktop OS"

Servers are generally run and maintained by those with enough common sense that writing viruses to target those people are a waste of time. Desktops on the other hand are used by people of all technical caliber, and so there will always be some set of users that are dumb enough to run random pieces of software.

Remember that fake screensaver that was on When Ubuntu becomes the dominant desktop OS, we will see a lot more like that.

more than 3 years ago

Anniston, Alabama To Censor Employees' Facebook Pages

undecim The Constitution??? (338 comments)

The Constitution??? That's just too liberal!

(If you are unfortunate enough to live in Alabama, the above would be funny)

more than 3 years ago

Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

undecim TOS (693 comments)

I'm pretty sure Bing is breaking some rules in 1.4 and 1.5. I'm no lawyer though, so I have no idea what Google can do except make Bing stop.

more than 3 years ago

Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

undecim Re:Terrible. (693 comments)

They are profiting from Google's wheel, and taking from their profits, when Google is the one that puts and continues to put effort into improving their search results. In fact, Microsoft specifically started Bing to compete with Google, and on top of that, MS is using Google's work to do it.

more than 3 years ago


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