If only it had a hardware keyboard so one could type messages more than 28 characters long without massive frustration.
What's wrong with a standing desk? I hardly see how it's bad to let people use the desk that suits them best.
Ride a bike to work. If you're between 8 and 15 miles away this is perfect, but short of that biking to work and then hitting the gym really quick on my lunch helped me drop about 40 pounds.
Your broader point really strikes a chord - I find my friends have a hard time understanding why I would spend $500 on taking a class at a community college (after about 6 of them my career improved immeasurably thanks to the skills earned) or $1000 getting a visa to work in a different country (which is cheap, really), yet they seem fine with spending boatloads of cash on a fancier car, or eating out all the time. To each their own, and if that's what they want to do then good for them, but I don't get their surprise.
The Coronado bridge near San Diego is now toll-free. And hey, I cross the Liffey on the Ha'Penny bridge pretty often, and it only had a toll until 1919!
Want to sound like a fourth grader shilling their science project? Use exclamation marks in your summary.
Even though I am sympathetic with the author, that is some of the shittiest writing I've seen in a while, which is telling considering the level of writing on the internet. "It's not bad because it's good" is hardly a compelling argument.
Most of the videos are of a large, panoramic view and grossly overexposed, so you can't see much. This one is a much, much better picture. http://youtu.be/4ifn8LJl5n0
Good points, that 1) programming classes do not a CS degree make and 2) Poly's Physics department leaves something to be desired. I still have greatly enjoyed my online classes; perhaps when I am less embittered towards university I'll go back for something I enjoy (if they'll have me). As far as "why physics" - I had unrealistic, romantic notions about understanding the universe, and was pushed into the field by my mom. In retrospect, I should have dropped out. (I am, of course, the anonymous coward above; I was logged out at the time)
The point being that if 80% of people work 100% of the time now, maybe ~100% of people could work 80% of the time and enjoy life a bit more.