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Comment Re:I'm not a runner, but... (Score 1) 169

Show me some science backing up this crazy belief that running with headphones is more dangerous than sitting on a sofa watching TV while eating a bag of chips.

We're comparing running with headphones vs. running without headphones, not running vs. sitting on couch eating junk.

Here's the study that produced the figures mentioned a few posts above. Headphones are definitely an extra risk. We may choose not to be worried by that risk and we can say it's small compared to other risks, but let's not say the extra risk is zero, because that's false.

Comment Re:I'm not a runner, but... (Score 1) 169

I never wear headphones while running, whether I am training or running, no matter where I'm running.

On roads, it's just dangerous.

On trails, in a park or in wilderness, I'd rather listen to the environment.

In races, it's especially discouraged. You should pay attention to the pace of fellow runners, and you have to listen to any alerts the organization might issue.

Comment Smartwatch 3, if you tolerate only headphone sound (Score 1) 169

I have run a number of marathons. The Sony Smartwatch 3 has great features, supports Bluetooth Smart for pairing with a HR monitor (I strongly recommend Scosche Rhythm+, by the way) and tracking apps, e.g. Endomondo.

I don't wear headphones or listen to music while running (by the way, race organizers discourage headphones during races). So I want a loud alert for intervals, in other words, I want a device with an external speaker, which the SW3 doesn't have. So I just use a Geonaute 510 tracker watch (el-cheapo European brand, but has a feature set similar to that of Garmin Forerunner 220) and Scosche Rhythm+ HR monitor.

DC Rainmaker has many and very comprehensive reviews of sport watches (smart- and non-smart), sports gear, etc.

Submission + - Slashdot Poll: Year of Linux on the Desktop? 2

An anonymous reader writes: Year of Linux on the Desktop?

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2000-2005
2006-2009
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Comment Re:Let's face it... (Score 1) 260

I agree that an alternative religious figure probably existed, but I was talking about the existence of the purported biblical Jesus.

We can speculate a cult leader or preacher existed. We have no evidence that he did the deeds narrated in the Gospels. I'm all for historical curiosity. However, this small piece of information is not terribly relevant to faith and religion. In particular, it's not relevant to a claim like the one made by the AC to which I replied (the claim that we have evidence of Jesus' resurrection).

Comment Re:Let's face it... (Score 1) 260

We have no physical evidence whatsoever and no reports of Jesus from the time when he supposedly lived. It's not believable that an agitator with such a strong following and influence could have lived in the Roman Empire and gone unrecorded. The Romans were serious record-keepers. The earliest non-Christian references to Jesus surfaced decades after the gospels, when Christianity was already a thing, and the gospels are obviously a fictitious tale.

Comment Re:30 years and the same annoyances (Score 1) 119

And... a minor clarification:

One way to prevent Excel from automagically guessing how it should treat the pasted data is to set the destination's cells format to "Text" before pasting (rather than the default "General")

...and paste using the "match destination formatting" option.

Comment Re:30 years and the same annoyances (Score 1) 119

One way to prevent Excel from automagically guessing how it should treat the pasted data is to set the destination's cells format to "Text" before pasting (rather than the default "General"). Then, after pasting the data, some manual formatting is necessary, but at least you won't get unwanted roundings, nonsensical string-to-date conversions, scientific notations, etc.

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