Not saying this isn't actually really exciting, but that's the metric in at least 90% of use cases.
Hey Gamer Gate -supporters-.
I'm a 44 year old white male gamer. And I do NOT support your mess. You don't just affect a couple of younger women when you act like asses. You affect entire groups. If all of the rest of this is TLDR; then so be it
FWIW, I was downloading Doom on floppies before most of the "Gamer Gate" jerks were born. I was playing MUDs and MOOs before most of the people on
I built many years of great income out of that self-knowledge and I still gamed. I was injured and ended up disabled. But
However I rarely talk about gaming anymore. And I have to specifically avoid some games, or at least some servers, to avoid the worst of the worst. These days I am truly reluctant to even admit playing newer games due to Gamer Gate idiocy.
When I'm playing an MMO that has younger, usually male, voices on our raid server I use HEADPHONEs. Not because I care about not sending speaker feedback, my system is better than that, but because I get flat out embarrassed by some of the crap people say both jokingly (but with them often still agreeing with it and hiding it as humor) as well as matter-of-factly. I don't need my wife or our housemates hearing that crap.
Don't like SJWs? Well, as frustrating as it can be when someone fights microaggressions instead of getting to the core problem, the people supporting Gamer Gate (or who are part of the culture and support its basic morals by not disagreeing when someone who is vocally supporting them lashes out) CREATED many SJWs. Both sides have become so polarized that nothing good is getting done.
Good on SXSW for realizing that they allowed themselves to be bullied
If there was a good way for an older gamer to show a younger gamer the reasons why they are wrong and how badly it is going to affect their own lives once they've fully grown up, I would. But there really isn't. Yeah, I can stop gaming with a few people and explain why (which I've done)... or if I'm leading the gaming group I can punt you when you refuse to shape up (also done)
Get of my gaming lawn. Believe it or not you WEREN'T here first and the people who were are sick of this.
There was a time when the rest of the gaming population could stand geeky-proud about our gaming. Now we avoid even mentioning it because we DON'T want to be in the middle of this mess. If you don't like the way people are attacking you back then realizing they're reacting to you. If you get a kick out of it then you really are the problem. Cut it out. Grow up.
As a man I'll take issue with that. Some of us actually prefer a civil work environment as well. This isn't about men vs. women. It is people who never learned how to hold back when they're about to be an asshole vs people who realize they can do better things with their time. There's always a middle ground, but based on her work history I'd say she gave it a shot but others never matured.
Linus and other kernel devs have done some really damned cool things. But they also got really lucky getting to stake out a place where they don't have to give a shit about basic workplace behaviors. Too bad they didn't decide to grow up a bit more because I think Linux would have gone much larger places by now had the childishness of key people not turned off many other people from jumping into development.
I installed win 10 Pro as an upgrade last week from 7 Ultimate. Then I did a clean install after just to be as meticulous as possible. I don't know whether the office 365 ad was in the first round after upgrading, but I guarantee it's there on the fresh install.
I fresh installed with as many of the privacy options disabled as initial setup allows. Office 365 notification ad still appeared. I was able to go into notification preferences and disable the notification later on. Not a big deal but yes, it is done in a way many normal users won't quickly find. And I do have the "get Skype" apps.
Did you ever do a fresh install of final version or just upgrades? I wouldn't be surprised to find that they never would have shown if I'd just done the upgrade and not nuked it after for a fresh install.
Kernel is still a major gating factor in many cases, so while they "only" support kernel/X rolling updates, that's substantial and means the post above yours was correct-enough to be valid for the post it responded to.
Soft skills would be much harder for them to determine via automated systems. This is their way of skimming for a few specific skill sets and obviously is not the only way to apply for a job at Google. Given that of the 4 Google employees (past+present) I know personally 3 of them would have fallen into a soft skill set by my connotation (able to grasp new things quickly but not necessarily deep dive level on most of them)
Right on. Because when we know there is no better solution and the current implementation is lack luster we need to keep status quo.
To "First World Problems"
For the original question
* Not a recliner, but for helping your back similar to how an exercise ball does but with more support for long coding, I have used a "SwingSeat" at my desk for a decade or more (http://www.swingseat.com/). This was good enough to get me by until the last round of surgery (which was actually a success) made it too hard to sit upright all day.
* A "Zero G" chair, like the ones by Human Touch (I use a Human Touch Perfect Chair), a bit pricey but not awful. Combined with a laptop table that can raise and angle the laptop you can actually do the vast majority of your work from a completely reclined position.
* For a desk, rather than reclining all the time, I assembled a custom desk from Anthro using their Console line that has a tray that can raise and pivot from sitting to reclining (which actually needs to be raised higher than sitting) to standing (great for those of you who don't have partial leg paralysis, good for me on rare occasions). The desk is HUGE but dang, it does everything. It is the Console with full pole extensions bringing it to almost 6' with monitors on a shelf 8" higher than the shelf that hosts the keyboard tray. Which means the monitors can raise up to standing position as well. I can, if I use a trackpad to avoid mouse problems, use this in combination with the Perfect Chair as a rigged solution similar to the next one.
* I couldn't afford this, or at least I could have before I needed it, but can't now. But if you can, the desks from ErgoQuest are perfect. And some of them are inexpensive enough to be not tooooo awful on the budget (if I had the money I spent on the SwingSeat, Anthro Console and Perfect Chair I could afford an ErgoQuest). You can -sometimes- find these on Ebay but not usually from someone willing to ship and often not for significantly less than having the right one built to your specs.
And given that most of the people I know who have a machine still stuck on XP are using them for things that the POS version was built for (but before it was made available), this hits the exact audience Microsoft intended for POS. Not all vendors are willing to update to POS, and not all businesses can realistically rebuild their own systems and reinstall everything (or even have license to). This is the lesser of the two evils (use updates for a different version of Windows or have your embedded/POS/industrial PC vulnerable to attack). I strongly doubt Microsoft will go after anyone for this except possibly -vendors- who do the hack commercially. They may find a way around it and stop it from working, but they're not going to go after consumers if the consumer has a valid XP license. If they don't have a valid XP license, they're already breaking bigger laws, and MS would have gone after them if they could anyway.
Thanks for a good thread to the OP and reply from you
I'm recently on disability and plan to use what time I can sit at a desk to be the back-end programmer for my wife's web site (she has a brick and mortar art gallery, so online presence is important but not a full time or even regular part time job). I spent a few years hacking Perl scripts up for web sites in the 90s but since then let what little I have self-taught rot in my brain. This subject is one I was ready to post, but in the vein of purely unpaid hobby work. It will be useful
I havent been here for years!
Minor counterpoint: I've had a couple of OCZ SSDs. Both are 2 years old and still running smoothly. However I -did- have issues with them reformatting themselves randomly when they first came out until I found a firmware patch for them. Since then no worries.
However, there are plenty of manufacturers out there. One disappearing isn't really going to affect anyone but their stock holders and employees.
Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine