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Comment: Re:30" 2560x1600 (Score 1) 375

by Internet_Communist (#33097892) Attached to: How Big Is Your Primary Display?

right now i've got mine setup with a 20" 1600x1200 monitor next to it, on it's side, so that it matches up with the 2560x1600 perfectly. So basically 2560x1600 + 1200x1600. Much nicer than usual for monitors with 2 separate resolutions!

It's pretty sweet, although getting a 2nd 30" is very tempting! I don't think it'd fit on my desk though. We use a variety of 30" monitors at work and the S-IPS panels in the dells are definitely the better of them...

Comment: 30" 2560x1600 (Score 1) 375

by Internet_Communist (#33039412) Attached to: How Big Is Your Primary Display?

i love me 2560x1600

dell 3008wfp ftw...the LG panel used in these is spectacular

ive also used the samsung 305t which is discontinued now, the PVA panel wasn't quite as nice as the S-IPS LG panel...

There's also the 27" Dell U2711 which uses the 2560x1440 panel of the iMac 27", another good contender these days, but i like the extra resolution of the 30"

Comment: Re:That didn't take long (Score 3, Insightful) 690

by Internet_Communist (#32985422) Attached to: Industrial Marijuana Farming Approved In Oakland

I don't know if you're serious or not, but that's completely ridiculous for pot quite honestly. and most studies on pot and driving actually showed that people were more cautious, it does not have the same type of coordination effects of alcohol regardless of what some people may tell you.

quite honestly any restrictions on pot if it were made legal i'd expect to be equal or less than alcohol, since alcohol is a much more dangerous drug anyway.

and you know what, people who abuse stimulants (adderall is pretty much one step away from crystal meth) are some of the worst addicts I've met, don't even talk about them in the same paragraph...pot is completely different. you don't burst out into abusive fits of rage when you smoke pot like I've seen people do while hopped up on meth...

if you want people to hang around a real addict, they won't be pot smokers. Real addicts do a lot more than something as relatively harmless as pot.

Comment: Re:drug testing? (Score 1) 212

by Internet_Communist (#32937882) Attached to: Feds To Help Train 50,000 Health IT Workers

I never said I was taking anything nor did I claim to be better at "handling my substances" than anyone else as you seem to imply by your driving analogy. It's anecdotal because this is a single personal account a friend and not a scientifically significant subset of the general population or a representation of much of anything at all except for that specific person's issues.

I mean, maybe the laws are there to protect, but quite honestly i don't know what your friends taking, but the laws protecting people from pot are hardly justified given that it's a hell of a lot less dangerous than the legal alternatives like cigarettes or alcohol. Further perpetuating misinformation about the effects of drugs is not going to help this any. I reckon even the "weak or poorly insighted" are not going to be so much more blinded by pot than those with some super-human substance-intaking abilities that you seem to imply exist...Sure you might see the person who's a "n00b" at it act all silly or what not, but the placebo effect is a powerful thing.

Ever seen those scientific studies where they give people "alcohol-free" beer and don't tell them, and then watch as the people proceed to talk louder and act stupid even though no alcohol was actually involved?

Fact is, people are dumb all by themselves, blaming the drugs is just an excuse...and if that person's use of drugs is making then even more dumb, then it's just an extension of that person's inherit stupidity.

Comment: Re:drug testing? (Score 1) 212

by Internet_Communist (#32937148) Attached to: Feds To Help Train 50,000 Health IT Workers

maybe, but the fact they are getting busted means they probably aren't being very responsible in the first place....and anecdotal experiences hardly speak for everyone...but even so I'm not sure you're really disagreeing with me - if their job performance is shit then that should speak for itself should it not?

as for company image, i haven't seen too many cases where people getting busted for drugs listed the company they worked for and what not, not unless the person was a high ranking official in the company that people otherwise knew anyway...this is not really something you could predict, and quite honestly if it wasn't for all the broken drug laws this wouldn't even be an issue anyway...in either case I don't think this justifies drug testing one bit.

Comment: Re:drug testing? (Score 1) 212

by Internet_Communist (#32936934) Attached to: Feds To Help Train 50,000 Health IT Workers

well i've got a decent paying job with benefits and they don't drug test, so maybe i am limiting my options, but it hasn't hurt me any. Our employee handbook actually focuses more on addiction and rehab and stuff like that which I actually think is somewhat respectable. I'd much rather work for a company who is realistic than one who decides to violate the employee's privacy right from the start, it doesn't really speak well for the company and it's not the kind of place I'd want to work for...

Comment: Re:drug testing? (Score 1) 212

by Internet_Communist (#32936904) Attached to: Feds To Help Train 50,000 Health IT Workers

yep that's pretty much the point i'm trying to make - people should be judged by how they perform their jobs, not on what they do outside of their jobs. Some of the commenter's here acting as if someone who smokes pot is an inferior person is just hilarious and goes to show how ignorant the masses can be. Sure too much of anything can be a bad thing, but losing a job cause you smoked some pot at a party 2-4 weeks ago (the amount of time it could potentially show up on a piss test) or something is just retarded and completely unjustified regardless.

Comment: Re:Power Drain (Score 1) 698

it's basically true. I used to have comcast, I believe my plan was 7mb down and 384kbps up. Then they suddenly came out with "power boost", and magically i was getting about what they advertised now, 12mbps/2mbps! But, after a few minutes of use at that speed it would just slowly lower back down to the rate I had before. Good job comcast, you made your service last just long enough to pass a speed test at high speeds comparable to FiOS and then slowly throttling the packets back to where it used to be 3-4 years ago BEFORE powerboost.

Since a speed boost is really only useful if you're downloading large files (since they take the longest anyway) this is really just a big pile of marketing bullshit to make comcast seem faster than it really is. Quit playing games and upgrade your shit, comcast.

It wouldn't annoy me so much if they still advertised their old speeds with "power boost" but the fact they're still doing this now is a joke. If you can get FiOS in your area, do so.

Comment: Re:Evoluent Mouse all the way (Score 1) 460

by Internet_Communist (#29032239) Attached to: I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most

I have a coworker who uses one of these. They seem to like it, I tried it but it's not for me. I don't really have wrist pain issues, though I've started to wonder if the people who are helped by this kind of mouse are people who previously used the palm grip? it seems ever since they started trying to make mice ergonomic it really just promotes people resting on it when they shouldn't. I've always held the mouse with the claw grip and I've never had any problems. for reference: http://i42.tinypic.com/11il9jt.jpg

I rarely ever put my weight on my mouse with that grip although with the palm grip you almost have to. In fact, with the palm grip to move the mouse you basically have to move your wrist. Almost like as if you turned your head every time you wanted to look around, instead of just moving your eyes. I bet your neck would hurt soon enough.

Once you use the claw grip for long enough you can make many movements with your fingers only and with almost no wrist movement at all. However, this also means you generally want to use a smaller mouse, rather then the gigantic supposedly ergonomic ones. I used to use the plain old logitech optical mouse (then later an mx300). these mice all tend to be the smaller ambidextrous kind and are not "formed" to your hand in any way.

Same thing with keyboards, a lot of these ergonomic ones all have giant wrist rests and seem to promote resting your wrists on it even. They almost all say "don't rest your wrists while you type" in the manual too, which is pretty funny. As if that'll stop the inevitable. My favorite keyboards are old mechanical switch keyboards (buckling spring are 2nd fav...) but anything that isn't retardedly large and without a rest is fine. I use a pretty basic logitech keyboard at work and it's generally fine.

good posture doesn't hurt either. if you're sitting all hunched over...you know what to expect.

Comment: Re:Remove food, remove rats (Score 1) 1032

by Internet_Communist (#26835645) Attached to: How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?
hah, i used split loom tubing (split flex?) for keeping my cat from my chewing cables. Well that solves one problem...

that stuffs been used in the auto industry for many years and it works pretty darn well.

Still, keeping my cat off the cables is not that hard, and it's ceased to be a major problem, i imagine mice/rats are a lot harder to control and can get into much tighter spaces. I ended up spraying the cables with something nasty and that helped as well. I saw mentions of pepper spray and what not, I've never tried it for mice but it's worth a shot.

I can't agree more with the food source thing, a certainly family member of mine can't figure out why there's mice constantly on the kitchen counter when there's regularly a pile of compost sitting on there waiting to be hauled out...at least we have a cat...

I've used electric traps before, supposedly a bit more humane, but eh whatever, even regular traps can't be half as bad as the random things we've done to those things in the lab...

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