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Comment I have the VariDesk (Score 1) 340

It works really well. I got one for home, and my work purchased one for me as well. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

The problem is not sitting or standing, the problem is being in one position for a long time. I usually "Work" around 16 hours a day. 8 hours for the job, and 8 hours for fun. A combination of sitting and standing at various times is a MUST.

Comment Easy: Use Public Funds You must be net neutral (Score 1) 132

If a corporation does not use and has never used public funds for infrastructure, then they can do whatever they want. If they use public funds to setup an area monopoly they should NEVER be allowed anything other than Net Neutrality, or lose their area monopoly.

Broadband should be defined as anything 10Mb and above, continuous bandwidth. So they cannot use DSL as a competitor (If it is below 10Mb still), or UseNET as it is not continuous throughput.

With this straigh forward definition, all this back and forth will go away. If a company wants to do crazy things with bandwidth, then customers will have options to go to.

Submission + - Best way to counter Online Posts

gral writes: A friend of mine is the recipient of a rather ridiculous online smear campaign. They are taking half truths and posting things about him on Facebook and other locations. He has tried to get Facebook to remove the posts and they did, but the user simply took a screen shot of the post, and added it as an image on the site.

He has an online business and if people look him up, he doesn't want to have to explain these posts every time. Nor, does he want to lose business outright because they see these posts about him.

What are the options for getting these things taken care of? What is the most effective way to counter online slander?

Comment This is not union, this is the businesses (Score 1) 1103

They want to lower cost, so they pass the charges to have accounting payment etc on to the employee. My ex-wife got a minimum wage job once, that paid on one of these cards. Cash withdrawl $3. You could only withdrawl half of your check at a time up to a certain amount, so you got charged about $6 no matter how much you made. Then you also had charges to move the money to a REAL account etc. She quit the same day, because we calculated it up and found that for her $140 / week she only made about $100 with all the fees etc.

Comment Cool... If this goes for Oracle... (Score 2, Interesting) 475

I can see MORE innovation going to countries that have not setup copyright along with the USA. Java being completely dead, companies like Microsoft going after everyone on US soil that "Infringed" on their API by implementing it. Apple going after.... Oracle going after...

I guess IBM should watch out.....

I guess the good news is that if Google puts their weight behind Python or some other language then it will actually tag along with the success that Android has already become. The better for the language whichever it happens to be. Of course, they could also just fix up their Go language as well.

Companies can really be stupid sometimes. All in the name of protecting their "Shareholders" I guess.

Comment Re:that's funny (Score 1) 672

Sadly, I have been involved with several scares with my wife's medical over the last 2 years. After spending $3000 in Co-Pays and several 10s of 1000s in payments from insurance. We probably could have got a better diagnosis from the gardener.

BTW, they came back and said, "She was having problems with gas, and may have some ulcers."

Comment Sadly I Live in Tennessee (Score 1) 672

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
- Isaac Asimov

The problem with letting this kind of stuff in, is that science is OK with being wrong, that is part of science. If people decide there is no reason to consider something anymore, because their god made it happen, then anyone that does question could be burned at the stake. (Oh sorry, wrong millennium.....)

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.

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