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Water Cooler / Re: New Consulting Role RC
« on: September 26, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »
Slap a cat on it, it's money in the bank.

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Water Cooler / Re: I'm not going to be able to afford this
« on: September 26, 2013, 10:36:00 AM »
that's what usually happens

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Water Cooler / Re: I'm not going to be able to afford this
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:47:25 PM »
>people hating

Legendarily so. I was featured in a book in the mid-90s.  My lone-wolf ethos goes back at least as far as my toddler years.

>Amazon intravenously.

Like I've said, Bezos calls me daily to be sure I'm OK.  But this is FAR worse. It's like crack. Kinda spooky, too. I just pinged "i see you" to a friend who put up some ads minutes before.  Now he thinks I'm working for the NSA.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I want a large Monitor: Suggestions
« on: September 25, 2013, 03:57:48 PM »
Lacks desk space, chunk.  Where would I put all my procrastination pile-files?  And those bezels bother me.  Drastic is probably up to 12 monitors nowadays but I never liked the idea of looking left or right in a multimontor setup. 

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I want a large Monitor: Suggestions
« on: September 25, 2013, 03:24:54 PM »
>big

It's more of a command center than a desk. U-shaped, about 9ft x 9ft x 9ft for the surrounding desktop  ...but  that's not really related, as the area I'm using for the big screen is normal desk size, though I do use an articulating drawer for my keyboard and trakball (VERY nice, highly recommended).

I currently have the screen about 3ft/1m away.

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Water Cooler / Re: I'm not going to be able to afford this
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:13:07 PM »
Then I'd have to deal with humans, Irish.  I'd rather be broke.

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Water Cooler / I'm not going to be able to afford this
« on: September 25, 2013, 11:29:52 AM »
So I wrote a search program which downloads craigslist ads (either nationally or regionally) then using rudimentary keyword filtering it ferrets through them to serve up things I might be interested in  ...cars, boats, rvs, tools, materials. It works and it's going to bankrupt me.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I want a large Monitor: Suggestions
« on: September 25, 2013, 10:48:31 AM »
>eye wander

The only problem is that standard desk height puts the top of the screen slightly too high.

>status thing

No, a vision thing.  8 or so years ago, I began having on-going minor changes in my vision that was giving me hell when trying to focus on a screen for 6-8-10 hours a day.  I'd get new glasses and they'd last for about 6 months before I started noticing problems again.  My glasses cost about $650 and are not tax deductible. My screen cost $1800 and is a legit business deduction.  No brainer.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Windows 8 - A Couple Weeks In
« on: September 23, 2013, 10:07:24 PM »
>dent

not even a scratch. maybe a small smudge in the dust.

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Water Cooler / You are the product
« on: September 22, 2013, 01:01:10 PM »
"LinkedIn gave a statement on Saturday to AllThingsD, Bloomberg, and the Los Angeles Times saying that it would fight the charges, which it believes are unfair."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/linkedin-sued-by-users-who-say-it-hacked-their-e-mail-accounts/

Interesting phrasing --unfair, not untrue.

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Water Cooler / Re: Scary
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:38:47 AM »
that would have sucked

>roll

As in OFF the plane...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Tybee_Island_mid-air_collision

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I want a large Monitor: Suggestions
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:19:50 PM »
>It's nice to huddle round as a group,

Put an Apple TV on it (100 usd)  and you can stream your demo to it from ipad, Works great. Ipad becomes a glorified remote.

>vivid

Not a problem with the Sharp.  I probably tweaked the settings.  The odd-sized resolutions can be a minor nuisance but even that is easier to manage now.  Before going to Win 8 I ran Powerstrip app, now I just use the resident display options.  There is another app I added a few months ago that I really like; it remembers your individual program's window sizing and desktop placement. Can't recall the name right now.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I want a large Monitor: Suggestions
« on: September 16, 2013, 07:35:48 PM »
i've been running a Sharp 42" hdtv as a monitor for 6 or 7 years now.  everything's gotten easier and cheaper re flatscreens during that time.  got an hdmi port on your computer just jack in a 1080p tv from wally-world.

40-45 inch is about right for a good working environment. 55 would be too large, i think.

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This one is for our resident metrosexual in Nottingham

Men with smaller testicles are more involved in bringing up their children, a study finds.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/10/testicles-testes-parenting/2792051/

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/04/1305579110

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Hardware & Technology / Re: PHP include pages cached by browser?
« on: September 06, 2013, 06:37:11 PM »
Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of external js files and had what I thought was a caching event happen with the php include.  Turns out it was a problem with a particular variable.

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