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Comment Re:Hands on Wheel? (Score 1) 152

Actually they don't. Severe shoulder, arm, and back pain is a big deal for truckers. I'm a massage therapist. I've worked on guys who were in "level 10" pain. Real agony.

I've seen issues with the muscles: Teres major, Teres Minor, Latissimus Dorsi, Deltoids, Trapezius, Scalenes, Extensors and Flexors of the forearm, Triceps. (not the bicep very often tho), corocobrachialis. Oh and infra and super spinatus and levitor scapula.

http://dotphysicalutah.com/faq...

Plus the muscles: gluteus max and min (but not med), multifidus, erector spinae/spinalis, quadratus lumborum and psoas major.

http://www.crengland.com/truck...
http://realtruckdriver.com/3-c...

The best position would be in a comfortable char with your arms resting but not crossed watching the road attentively with little "attention" quizzes where you had to tap a button when a light came on. And with the machine observing you were in a capable state-- not falling asleep or looking away from the front for over 10 seconds at a time.

Comment Re:Distracted (Score 1) 152

I don't think there was any fire. He was beheaded I think. Pictures of the Tesla make it clear it went under the trailer and the top of the car was ripped off clean at the body of the car.

The car then continued driving and swerved right? to the side of the road and stopped against a tree (not sure if it was braking or if it hit the tree or both).

Comment Re:Hands on Wheel? (Score 1) 152

Rather than "hands on wheel", it should be "eyes looking towards road ahead". My tablet can tell if I'm looking at it. The car should be able to see the driver is in the seat, looking forward, with their eyes open.

Reasonable gaps of a couple seconds should be allowed since humans are supposed to look around but that's just a programming detail.

So say the car realizes the driver hasn't been looking forward for a certain number of seconds, it warns the driver, starts slowing down and attempts to hand control over to the driver.

Really dark sunglasses would be an issue. And sunlight was an issue in the florida crash.

Still, holding your arms up for hours is a recipe for pain.

Comment Re:Dude plays race case, threatens upper managemen (Score 5, Interesting) 253

Maybe it was a legitimate complaint?

Holding passwords hostage isn't the answer, but nothing inherently wrong with bringing attorneys into it. No company wants to hire or even interview tech workers over 45, and Slashdot is happy to talk about lawsuits with regards to that issue.

Comment Edna Snowden? (Score 1) 785

I highly doubt that the evil white man BRADLEY Manning would have gotten any mercy from The President. The only "rights" that Obama seems to care about are women's rights, black rights, gay rights, trans rights and whatever other "special persons" rights. White men be damned

Maybe Snowden should start identifying as a female to get his pardon?

Comment Re:Good. Now pardon Snowden. (Score 1) 785

By that standard, we'd need to kill dozens of people based on Snowden's leaks and they were not even fired.

And given Mr. Trumps extreme antagonism for Russia in 2014 but extreme love for Russia by 2015, I suspect he'd end up in front of a firing squad as well.

I think they've got something unforgivable on him. Like video of the violent rape of a teen girl. Something that even a pardon won't really fix.

Comment Re:DVD's costing $15-49 is killing DVD sales. (Score 1) 301

There is only value to ownership when you are going to reuse the item.

Otherwise, you are just prepping yourself to be on the next season of "Hoarders".

I stopped buying DVD's when I found I was rewatching less than 1% of what I bought.

As I get older, I rewatch less.

There is a glut of entertainment right now. I can spend 20 hours a week on Youtube (Lindybeige, Primitive Technology, official Music Videos, Stunning things like 10,000 japanese singing "Ode to Joy" in german, the Young Turks) and not even scratch the surface.

Comment They have it backwards (Score 1) 301

Someday long before Netflix was even started (Blockbuster was still big), I realized I was spending $60 a week on DVDs which i would watch once and then go onto the shelves.

For a while, I would wait until they dropped to 5 bucks and buy them then.

I stopped buying that day and have bought 3 DVD's since (one of which- Inception- I thought I would watch a lot but actually I watched it twice).

Netflix didn't stop me from buying DVD's.

I really hate the pricing model for DVD's. As I get older, I rewatch and reread less and less content.

Comment Re:Say flippin' WHAT? (Score 1) 280

Trump certainly said things that were wrong, but did he lie, or was he mostly just running his mouth on topics about which he didn't have much of a clue?

The article talks about him being more "genuine" than his rivals. There's a difference between saying something that's not true when you know it's not true(telling a lie) and making a false statement when you are "genuinely" uninformed.

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 296

Not surprised to see you have a UID of less than six digits, as your understanding of technology is a decade outdated. https://www.statista.com/chart... might be illuminating. Basically, it shows that P&S cameras aren't popular anymore.

But to respond:
1) How often you do you see people using digital cameras instead of phone cameras? Enough that every computer needs to accommodate them?
2) Every camera over $200 will have Wi-Fi, and it's been that way for years now. It's very easy/automatic to use. Every DSLR has WiFi, even the cheap ones.
3) Low end p&s cameras have sensors barely any larger than a smartphone. Regardless of their merits, though, empirically people have transitioned away.
4) By that reasoning, why did they get rid of the VGA port, or the DVD drive? Having little-used ports be available as a cheap dongle seems like an intelligent compromise.
5) Micro-SD cards are sometimes used for phones, and this makes them more popular than SD cards.

My wife has the pro and it's awesome. I agree that they should have had a USB 3.0, but really it doesn't get in the way of her work

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