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Comment: Ok, just how much warmer? (Score 0) 170

by RyanSpade (#29834605) Attached to: The Risks and Rewards of Warmer Data Centers
I'll bite... We all know that a couple of degrees can save a good bit over a years time. (Somewhere around 5 to 10% IIRC) Will a couple of degrees make that much of a difference? Likely not in the general lifespan of the equipment. Will A LOT of dgrees make a difference? I'm willing to bet so.

Comment: Seems to make sense to me. (Score 5, Insightful) 103

by RyanSpade (#29021823) Attached to: The Right Amount of "Challenge" In IT & Gaming
I'd like to agree with TFA. The more I wreck my brain at work, the more likely I am to give it a break at home. On the flip side, The more bored I am from 9 to 5, the more likely I am to want to challenge myself. Just in the same way as I find myself more drawn to do carpentry or art work, when I've been fillout forms and doing repetitive, monotonous tasks at work just to get the feeling of "creating something." You've gotta flex all the "muscles" of your brain to get a good workout. Mashing buttons and using quick reflexes are just as important as creating long term strategy, or plotting which Civilization to play politics with. Life is all about finding that balance, and sometimes games vs reality is a great way to do it.

Comment: Re:Eating out (Score 1) 366

by RyanSpade (#23490978) Attached to: IT Workers Are Getting Fatter
There's nothing wrong with "eating out." You just have to be smart about what you eat when you are out. I eat out almost every day of the week, sometimes twice a day, and have actually lost weight doing it. Here's a little tool to help show you ways to eat smarter when eating out. http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/restaurants/

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