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Comment Stand and shift, don't walk (Score 1) 340

I have been on a treadmill desk for 4 years now. I highly recommend the standing up part, but not the treadmill part, and probably not for the reason you think. Does walking make it hard to type/think? Not really, not for me. It's the walking posture that's the problem. The real problem with the treadmill is that with your shoulders locked facing forward to type and use the mouse, your walking posture gets really poor. I have hurt my calves several times due to the awkward way I have been walking (not swinging my arms and rotating my shoulders like I should, for example). If you can go hands-free the whole time, it may be great for you, but I am personally switching to a Fluidstance level (ordered it a couple months back, should arrive soon...I hope). Just standing and you tend to "stand hard", leaning on your joints in a way that gets painful. You need to keep shifting your weight around to really make it work well.

Comment Re:That's impossible (Score 1) 317

It's not impossible at all -- Spartan is a copy of the IE engine code, repackaged as a Metro app and will be updated on an ongoing basis through the Windows App Store model. Anything that doesn't work in that space like ActiveX/COM, Browser Helper Objects, etc. are all stripped out.

IE11 will also remain in Windows 10, with good ole' MSHTML.DLL and all that other cruft that developers (and parts of Windows itself) have been taking hard dependencies on for 15+ years. It will receive security updates, performance improvements and so on, but it will not be updated at the pace of Spartan.

Maybe shipping two browsers with the OS will upset some people, but this should actually work out pretty nicely.

Intriguingly, I cannot tell whether you mean to be serious, funny, or sarcastic. I simply don't know enough about windows to tell...

GNOME

GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode 267

Hot on the heels of the Gtk+ 3.8 release comes GNOME 3.8. There are a few general UI improvements, but the highlight for many is the new Classic mode that replaces fallback. Instead of using code based on the old GNOME panel, Classic emulates the feel of GNOME 2 through Shell extensions (just like Linux Mint's Cinnamon interface). From the release notes: "Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these features can be used individually or in combination with other GNOME extensions."

Comment Stop the heterophobia (Score 1, Interesting) 1174

I think that "anonymous reader" is a hypocrite. I believe it is "stupid" and "hateful" to call someone stupid and hateful for sharing their personal belief that homosexuality is damaging to the nation.

I'm sick of the heterophobia and hypocrisy that's so popular in the media these days. "If you don't believe that homosexuality is a normal thing that's absolutely wonderful for everybody then WE ATTACK YOU! ...but don't you dare attack us. That violates our rights."

Guess what? I believe that homosexuality is flat out wrong as well. So flame on.

Jerks.

Comment NIH (Score 4, Funny) 1154

(Sigh) I guess I'll just have to rewrite the whole thing from the ground up. I'll just avoid making any bugs or bad design decisions, and make sure everything loves all aspects of everything I code. I'll just write a new bootloader, kernel, drivers, utilities, compiler toolchain, windowing system, desktop productivity software, and some cute cat apps.

Should take a week or two.

Comment Re:The Patdown Procedure Was Horrifying For Me (Score 1) 219

Though I select the scanner in my case, I completely identify with your feelings -- I had them too. It was overwhelming. Thank you for your comment. It prompted me to write a letter requesting my elected officials help eliminate this new terror, a copy of which I sent to both my State's senators and to my representative in the house.

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.

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