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Comment: Bad (Score 1) 323

by Subm (#47918989) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

If you twist the EULA
If you push your album on me again
If I could delete it, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go

If I could throw this
Overreaching iPhone to the wind
Leave this walled garden
See Apple and U2 walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could like speech and beer
Make my software free
I'd lead your marketing away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

Delete it! Go!
And so to fade away
Delete it! Go!
And so fade away

I'm quite annoyed
I'm quite annoyted
Wide awake
I can't delete it
Oh, no, no, no

If I could delete it, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go...

This desperation
In temptation
Let it go

And so fade away
Delete it! Go!
And so fade away
Delete it! Go!
And so to fade away

Comment: The problem is being at a desk all day (Score 1) 312

by Subm (#46778805) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

"'If you look at the late 19th Century,' he says, Victorian clerks could stand at their desks and 'moved around a lot more'. 'It's possible to look back at the industrial office of the past 100 years or so as some kind of weird aberration in a 1,000-year continuum of work where we've always moved around.'"

If you look at any time in the past million years of our history, I doubt you're going to find a time when people stayed nearly perfectly so still for so long, standing or sitting. We even sit still when we travel from one place to another, which I can guarantee never happened before, even when we rode horses.

The difference between sitting at a desk all day or standing at a desk all day seems to me like the choice between someone punching you in the face or slapping you in the face. The position of the hand is small compared to someone hitting you in the face.

If you're at a desk all day and took a car to get there, whether you sit or stand seems to me a negligible difference compared to how anyone you inherited genes from behaved, except, maybe, when they were sick or about to die. I suspect that before the industrial revolution even when people sat around, they still moved around a fair amount relative to today.

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.