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Comment Re:The stock market (Score 1) 113

Forget about trading. Just invest and watch your account go up. The stock market is up 200% over the past 6 years, and it's nowhere near done. After having 2 huge crashes in 8 years (2000 and 2008), the central banks will NOT allow another crash so soon - that would wipe out all confidence in the system and they can't have that.

Comment Need this feature for Firefox *window* icons (Score 1) 151

I don't just have one Firefox window open with tons of tabs. I have multiple Firefox windows open, each with tons of tabs. If I start hearing noises, I might look at all the tabs and not see the sound icon. So I have to then switch Firefox windows and keep looking. I need a sound indicator on the Firefox window icon in the taskbar.

Comment Re:In short? (Score 1) 318

You must be a manager.

> It's also not a win/win, and here's why: > 1) Most people are not most productive at home. In fact, most people are significantly less productive at home due to many more distractions around them.

There are many distractions at the office too. Loud co-workers chatting on the phone, etc.

> 2) Commuting (at least relatively short commutes) has been shown to be a good way of clearing your brain, and getting it into or out of work mode. It doesn't really hurt productivity unless you're doing it for hours.

Commuting has been shown to increase stress levels.

> 3) Skype does not make communication with coworkers a snap. It imparts a major cognitive overhead.

Well most companies give their workers a telephone at their desk, and Skype is no different than that. Actually, Skype is better than that because you can see the other person and their facial expressions.

> 4) Communication does not just come down to a few meetings a week that could (with more effort) be done via Skype. By working at home you remove any chance of corridor conversations, which typically, are by far the most productive communication in an office.

It probably evens out. There are probably as many useless corridor conversations that waste your time, as there are useful ones.

Comment Re:In short? (Score 1) 318

You must be a manager. > It's also not a win/win, and here's why: > 1) Most people are not most productive at home. In fact, most people are significantly less productive at home due to many more distractions around them. There are many distractions at the office too. Loud co-workers chatting on the phone, etc. > 2) Commuting (at least relatively short commutes) has been shown to be a good way of clearing your brain, and getting it into or out of work mode. It doesn't really hurt productivity unless you're doing it for hours. Commuting has been shown to increase stress levels. > 3) Skype does not make communication with coworkers a snap. It imparts a major cognitive overhead. Well most companies give their workers a telephone at their desk, and Skype is no different than that. Actually, Skype is better than that because you can see the other person and their facial expressions. > 4) Communication does not just come down to a few meetings a week that could (with more effort) be done via Skype. By working at home you remove any chance of corridor conversations, which typically, are by far the most productive communication in an office. It probably evens out. There are probably as many useless corridor conversations that waste your time, as there are useful ones.

Comment How can mods take over the site? (Score 1) 385

I'm not a reddit user and wonder how all these mods are locking up pages? Presumably the mods aren't employees, so the employees can just remove mod privileges from the problem mods and unlock all those pages. If the mods are employees, then fire them.

Comment Bitcoin "came crashing down"? (Score 1) 359

"The currency is currently worth $250. ..... which began the year at less than $20 and peaked at ten times that by early April – before it all came crashing down." So it started 2013 at less than $20 and went up ten times. That would put it around $200. Now it is $250, and you call that "crashing down"?

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