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Comment Re:Does it account for greedy homeowners? (Score 1) 115

Um, there is a local block that admittedly had a major speeding problem (through a park), and in the active section of the park, they put in no less than 5 speed bumps, about 50-75 yards from each other. The road USED to have a 30MPH speed limit, but was lowered (Like the rest of NYC) to 25MPH. If you take those speed bumps at even 20MPH, you WILL take out your suspension even in a truck with a heavy duty suspension. MAX you can take those bumps safely is 10MPH. Now 1-2 of them would keep you down to 25MPH for the whole stretch, but 5? Come on guys. Folks are now bypassing taking streets with houses and kids - at 25-30MPH. They effectively lowered the max speed of the safest road to 10MPH, and left the road with the kids at 25MPH - smart move

Comment Does this shock anyone? (Score 1) 143

Does it shock anyone? Most folks just want to use their phones, use the email and SMS, and play a few games. They can't be bothered. Heck, a lot of folks have to have techy person setup their email other than a Gmail/Apple email, as they have no clue, and they have NO clue how to change their password either

Comment Re:Fake science/sloppy science (Score 1) 331

The problem is, there is often consensus without duplication, or actual peer review. "If X says it is so, then I agree". The RIGHT answer is "I don't know, but X says it is so"
Consensus without duplication of experiment, or at LEAST running your OWN models on the other person's RAW data (if it is too hard to duplicate the data) is herd following

Comment uh huh (Score 3, Insightful) 660

And most of those 60K plus workers are machine learning people earning less than 130K/year? The program cuts won't hurt those guys. They WILL hurt the guys coming in at 60K (the minimum) who are replacing the 45-50 year old programmers earning 100-140K, that they are replacing at less than half the cost, that said 45-50 workers have to TRAIN to do their job

Comment Re:Who Has EVER Trusted Government Data? (Score 1) 460

Heck, Yesterday's news (from Friday's release) that there was a "bug" that under reported Not for Profit university student loan default rates, but the same bug didn't effect "for profit" schools, and almost the entire difference in the data was the bug. But because of that, we don't hold not for profit schools to the same rules as for profit. Gee, maybe it is because some of the biggest names, including Ivys would have been charged...

Comment Been Green Before (Score 1) 142

Back before Windows 3.1 (Yes, I was running windows then, in fact I was on the 3.1 beta) there were no GPFs, they WERE UAEs (unrecoverable application errors). The screen was green

BTW, there was actually a joke on the Beta forums, when one of the Devs said "I promise you will NEVER get another UAE, but that is because we renamed them GPFs"

Comment Re:Here (Score 1) 303

Hate the Aeron, but I'm a big guy. I don't really like mesh chairs. I happen to like Bodybilt

Back when I used to get this asked all the time it was

1)Good chair
2)Good Monitor - back then, multi monitors was unknown, today I'd say monitors, and I'd say budget putting them on VESA arms
3)Good keyboard. I have a bunch of model Ms - the original IBM ones feel slightly better than the current Unicomps, even if made with the same molds/gear. Three of them are back at Unicomp right now getting cleaned/overhauled. How many companies will clean/restore a 25 year old keyboard (One has a Mfg date in 1992. another 1999, one early 2000s)
4)Good mouse, but these days, that is easy

Basically it comes down to ergonomics

Now as you are building a building, put that rack, and anything like it in it's own room/closet, and SOUNDPROOF it. You'll be shocked how much noise really effects things. It is part of the reason I build my own PCs, to put the quiet gear in, not necessarily the fastest. I don't need blazing video, a nice, relatively slow card that is silent is more important to me

I used to be an audiophile, so you would think I want super audio - nope, just background.

A quiet HVAC system if you are building your own building.

Good lighting. I've had bosses look at me strange when I show up with my own tracklight to setup what I like
Basically it is "Make your work space someplace you want to be"

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