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Comment: Trying now! (Score 1) 324 324

There's a guy at work who wanted one, so we set one up. Then someone else followed suit. I decided to give it a try; my desk is not adjustable so I hacked something together. Seems quite nice.

It was slightly too high, so I fixed it by taking a 1U rackmount server that's purely scrap metal at this point and standing on that. So far very comfy.

Comment: Re:Nude == Rude? (Score 1) 171 171

Wow, are you off-base. I neither hate nor objectify women. And why do you assume "nudity" implies "female nudity"? What's wrong with nude guys?

I don't think nudity per se is a problem as long as it doesn't objectify or degrade anyone. It's perfectly harmless. Even depictions of sex, IMO, are quite harmless unless the depiction exploitative, degrading or violent.

Comment: Re:Nude == Rude? (Score 4, Interesting) 171 171

Ummm... wtf? Actually, religiosity in the US is correlated with teen pregnancy rates.

Top 10 states by percentage identifying as "very religious" are Mississippi, Utah, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma.

Top 10 states by teen pregnancy rates are: New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada, Delaware, South Carolina and Hawaii.

So 5 of the top 10 religious states are also in the top 10 for teen pregnancy.

Now please cite studies showing that "bombarding children with sexuality" (whatever that means) causes teen pregnancy,

Comment: Re:Nude == Rude? (Score 4, Insightful) 171 171

Right, because a 5-year-old is traumatized by stumbling across a picture of a nude dude, but is perfectly fine watching 15 people a day being blown away violently on prime-time television shows.

OMG, think of the CHILDREN! What if she accidentally sees a PENIS? OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!

And what if young Bobby accidentally sees a boob? OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!

Comment: Re:RAID and automated backups (Score 1) 297 297

I use Linux Software RAID-1. It's dead-simple and quite reliable with pretty decent performance. Disk is cheap enough that (especially for workstations) RAID-5 just doesn't make sense.

Even on a couple of our database servers that do have hardware RAID controllers, I basically disable them (except for the BBU) and use Linux software RAID 10. I do that because it doesn't require any special proprietary monitoring tools and again, performance is decent and quality rock-solid.

I wouldn't use software RAID for RAID-5, I suppose, but I don't typically bother with RAID-5.

Comment: RAID and automated backups (Score 1, Interesting) 297 297

This is why I use RAID-1 on all my machines (except laptops which unfortunately don't usually have space for two drives) and why I use automated backups to both on-site and off-site targets so I don't need to remember to do anything.

I know RAID won't protect you from user errors, software bugs or maliciousness, but the number of times I've had a disk fail and not had to worry about lost data is worth the price of admission.

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