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Comment Laydown Desk And Pee A Lot (Score 1) 262

I'm not kidding. When I work at home, I use a laydown desk (basically a cot/lawn chair with some strategically placed pillows), and my monitor is placed on the edge of a small table, and I drink a lot of liquids (mostly water), so I'm constantly forced to get up and reposition. It's not the most efficient way to work, but it seems to have the least impact on my body. My keyboard is in my lap, and I use a bamboo tablet on a stack of books. I wouldn't be able to do this at an office, but if I was asked to work extra hours I would be working those hours at home anyway.

All that being said, hacks like this aren't really solutions. We all need to exercise and minimize our computer use, there's just no real way around that. I think this is all just damage control.

Comment Nice Title (Score 2) 277

"Or we would be, if it weren't for mobile pushing us back to client-side development.'"
Slashdot submission right before this one:
"Facebook iOS App Ditching HTML5 For ObjectiveC"

So it's neither long nor a death for fat clients after all?

Very good, Louis. Short, but pointless.

Comment Thank God! (Score 1) 309

If this is what is keeping him from producing more of that crap, then I'm all for it.

Although he clearly means he just needs cheaper animators in to throw annoying effects on the screen. If he just made the shows the way he made A New Hope, he wouldn't have this problem (or in our case, solution).

Submission + - Making Data Centers More People-Friendly (

1sockchuck writes: Data centers are designed to house servers, not people. This has often meant trade-offs for data center staffers, who brave 100-degree hot aisles and perform their work at laptop carts. But some data center developers are rethinking this approach and designing people-friendly data centers with Class-A offices and amenities for staff and visitors. Is this the future of data center design?

IT Worker's Revenge Lands Her In Jail 347

aesoteric writes "A 30-year-old IT worker at a Florida-based health centre was this week sentenced to 19 months in a US federal prison for hacking, and then locking, her former employer's IT systems. Four days after being fired from the Suncoast Community Health Centers' for insubordination, Patricia Marie Fowler exacter her revenge by hacking the centre's systems, deleting files, changing passwords, removing access to infrastructure systems, and tampering with pay and accrued leave rates of staff."
Classic Games (Games)

The Best Video Games On Awful Systems 272

Buffalo55 writes "For the most part, classic games manage to reappear on different systems. Just look at Nintendo. The publisher has done an excellent job bringing NES, SNES, Genesis and even old school Neo Geo titles to the Wii's Virtual Console, while Microsoft's Game Room brings the best of Atari's 2600 into the living room. Of course, not every console was a success. The '90s, in particular, saw quite a few flops from companies like Panasonic, Sega and Atari. Just because a system is a failure, though, doesn't mean all of its games suck. On the contrary, most of these machines have a few gems that fell between the cracks once the console croaked." What overlooked game on a failed platform would you like to see revived?
XBox (Games)

An Early Look At Halo: Reach 107

KatanAlpha writes "Based on all the information coming out about Halo: Reach, it seems that Bungie's basic philosophy has been: 'The sequels to the first Halo sucked. Let's fix that.' We've already seen a little bit of this with Halo: ODST, wherein Bungie returned to some of the core elements of Halo gameplay and ditched many of the changes introduced in Halo 2 and 3. Reach seems to continue this idea while trying to invigorate the franchise by introducing greatly improved graphics and additional gameplay mechanics."

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