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Comment Java Community (Score 1) 87

Do you think Java would have such widespread use if it weren't for the community projects? Java as a language hasn't changed much and the real innovation is coming from community projects like Groovy and Scala. C#'s language specification has changed and they're adding more features. Java's language is more stagnant. Would you change that?

Submission + - Jabba's Palace Mosque-like (nbcnews.com)

An anonymous reader writes: From the I-wish-this-was-an-April-fools-joke department, the Jabba's Lego palace is getting discontinued because it resembles a mosque. FTA "The minaret-like tower features machine guns." Without Bib Fortuna, Jabba wasn't able to navigate the cultural delicacies of his palace and it had to be destroyed without a Jedi this time.

Comment Encouraging Engineering (Score 1) 612

My daughter (3) has a great engineering potential. How do I encourage that in world where everyone wants to be reality TV star? My parents never fostered that and I became an engineer. I often wonder how things would be different had my parents done more.

Comment I Stand (Score 1) 347

I started using a standing desk a year ago and I won't go back. I bought this desk http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MS70Z2/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00. See my review for caveats because the keyboard tray isn't wide enough for mouse and keyboard. Yes, the standing will make your knees sore. I bought this mat and it does help http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EFK9KM/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00. I feel much better in general. My back pain went away and I feel much healthier in general.

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