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Comment: Re:Fucking Cyclists are ruining the future. (Score 1) 174

by Uzuri (#46982577) Attached to: Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

See, this is something I didn't know. I just moved to a place with a lot of bicycles two years ago. I've had to watch myself and relearn how to drive. I would have NEVER guessed that you're supposed to merge into the bike lane. We didn't have them back home; you only cycled on the road if you had a death wish.

Comment: Re:The article is BS (Score 1) 670

by Uzuri (#45681541) Attached to: Diet Drugs Work: Why Won't Doctors Prescribe Them?

Goodness, you're unlucky on the calorie front. I'm 5'6", 165, though I do walk 2.5 miles every day (but I'm also female, which should ding me on the metabolism front). All those calculators try to put me at 1600 a day, sustaining -- but I was losing significant weight at 1800. My own figures have me thinking that 1900 - 2000 will actually be my break-even point (I'm aiming for 155; I was thinner that that once and people thought I was ill; lots of muscle on me).

Comment: Re:The President should be pleased (Score 1) 118

by Uzuri (#44352601) Attached to: A Scientist's Quest For Perfect Broccoli

I second (third, fourth, whatever we're on) this.

I grew up in farm country; I'm now in one of the densest parts of the US in a tiny little studio apartment.

I'm growing strawberries, blueberries, peppers, and cucumbers indoors to get a shot at that taste. I don't get much, but what I do get is precious as gold. I can stand by my strawberry in complete bliss eating a single fruit. Farmers markets fill the rest of my cravings.

Comment: Re:Details? (Score 1) 219

by Uzuri (#42286687) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

Thugthrasher, you nailed it, just replace "Sales" with "Communications" (subtle, subtle difference).

This is a setup that's becoming a bit more common; the web dev acts as a translator between IT and their embedded office while strictly supporting their embedded office. It works well, but it does result in some interesting issues for t'boss.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Interviewing your boss? 1

Submitted by Uzuri
Uzuri (906298) writes "I'm soon going to have the experience of interviewing an individual to be my direct supervisor. I have in mind several things to ask already, especially since I also have the strange position of working as a technical person in a non-technical office and want to be able to be certain that the interviewee understands exactly what that means without coming off as hostile or condescending.

What sort of questions would you ask/have you asked the person who was to be your boss? What sort of tells would you look for? What's out of bounds?"

Comment: Re:Does Boston really smell that bad? (Score 1) 179

by Uzuri (#42195431) Attached to: Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In Boston

If Cambridge has the same problem (and I assume it does, just as old, just as outdated, and they're always digging up the streets), you DO smell it all the time, a whiff here and there.

You learn to ignore it. Not that that's a good thing, but calling in because you got a sniff of something that might be gas or might be the neighbor's garbage isn't going to go over well and is eventually going to get you labeled as a kook so when you DO sniff a real problem your number has already been blocked.

Comment: Re:Observed this many times in women... (Score 1) 293

by Uzuri (#41956421) Attached to: Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa

You may have won the genetic lottery there -- everyone's a little different. Also, you will see changes throughout your life, get ready for the roller-coaster now. It's all especially variable for a few years at the beginning and a few years at the end, but everything from pregnancy to stress to nutrition can result in changes right smack in the middle of your life, too.

As a young woman* I had severe depression with my cycle, but hormone treatments basically smooth out all those bumps. Irritable wasn't the word, ready to leap of bridges was more like it. I also suspect part of it's psycho-social, as you said, because depending on how bad it is, you can do things to affect it and make it better.

And the fellow's post above (below, wherever the hell it is) was interesting, too, in bringing up that it's quite difficult to be in touch enough with yourself to notice subtle changes in behavior that someone else might be able to see.

Good luck! I do hope you never develop the emotional affects, they're no fun!

*Holy crap, did I just write that? I'm only 30? I think I feel the depression coming back.

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