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Comment World's first? (Score 0) 102

I have seen a bounce house before. They're actually pretty common. Bounce houses have some rules about rough play, but can still be used by astronauts. So this is definitely not the world's first inflatable room, for astronauts or otherwise. Perhaps this is "Space's First Inflatable Room"? Or more accurately LEO's first.

Comment Re:BSD is looking better all the time (Score 0) 747

based on what I saw on my last job, competent Linux system admins run Linux and/or Windows

I kind of followed what you were attempting to get at, until you spewed this drivel.

No competent Linux SysAdmin will ever voluntarily run Windows. They would rather ask for a 3270 Session onto a damn Mainframe ^H LinuxOne server before considering Windows as a viable alternative...

And since I've been a Linux SE (amongst some other things) for 18 years and, am, apparently (according to your blather), a "Python-writing hipster trendroid" as well, I may know a thing or two of which I speak here.

PS. Yes, I do indeed program in Python. And Perl. And C. And Shell Script. And, for all my sins, in Javascript and PHP. But not Java. Or C-Hash. God, no, never Java or C#!


Researchers Claim a Few Cat Videos Per Day Helps Keep the Doctor Away 59

bigwophh writes: A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests that watching videos of cats may be good for your health. The study pinged nearly 7,000 people and asked them how viewing cat videos affected their moods. Of those surveyed, over a third (36 percent) described themselves as a "cat person" and nearly two-thirds (60 percent) said they have an affinity for both dogs and cats. Survey subjects noted less tendencies towards feeling anxious, sad, or annoyed after watching cat videos, including times when they viewed the videos while at work or trying to study. They also reported feeling more energetic and more positive afterwards. There may have been some guilt from putting off work or studying to watch Internet videos, but the amusement they got from seeing the antics of cats more than made up for it.

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