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Comment: Java Community (Score 1) 87

by eljefe6a (#44257989) Attached to: Interviews: Ask James Gosling About Java and Ocean Exploring Robots
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?

+ - Jabba's Palace Mosque-like->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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."
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Comment: I Stand (Score 1) 347

by eljefe6a (#41250659) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?
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.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer