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Comment Re:Treadmill desk (Score 2) 204

I've had a treadmill desk for about a year now. I started with a standing desk but found my legs got too stiff being still so I hacked up a $150 used treadmill. This has completely changed my work life. I had horrible back problems which made me question if I could continue as a developer. I had tried different chairs, desks, postures and had some success with software timers which forced me to move around every so often. After a few weeks of the treadmill desk my back was feeling better. After a few months all problems were gone.

I usually walk between 1-2 mph and have no problem typing and concentrating. The main drawback is that my work station is the treadmill desk and I can't sit. When I get tired I take a laptop to the couch (I work from home) but I'd rather be able to stay in one place were my good setup is. There are some desks which raise and lower mechanically which I plan to get at some point. http://www.treaddesk.com/">This company has some but they are expensive.

With the addition of an arduino I also geek out with data from the treadmill.

Comment Re:Small business (Score 1) 2115

Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't any money that is put into the business tax deductible? Meaning if a company makes 400k and puts 200k back into the business they pay taxes on only 200k (The profits). As I see it, higher taxes are an incentive to spend more money on the business because you don't pay taxes on that money.

Comment Re:It Can Get Worse... (Score 1) 154

The other replies to your post already noted that this service does not store any data on the phone. Here is text from their site: https://squareup.com/security
  • Card numbers, magnetic stripe data, or security codes are not stored on Square client devices.
  • Applications developed in-house are subject to strict quality testing and security review. Web development follows industry-standard secure coding guidelines, such as those recommended by OWASP.
  • Card-processing applications adhere to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Level 1.

Comment Re:Great. And Flash continues to be a plague (Score 1) 139

Its not like Adobe is creating a whole new proprietary flash player or other technology. Its just a video player. They are using (the to be flash replacement) HTML5 as a flash replacement. As the article says, other companies are already doing the same thing with their players. Adobe just made creating the same kind of dual players easier for all.

Comment Re:Let Them (Score 1) 1123

Personally if I was able to tape encounters with police it would help with trust. I've had more good encounters with police than bad and am very happy that they are there when you need them. But whenever dealing with police I would like to have a recording. Not just to keep people nice but to have a record of the event.

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