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2013-02-03 12:06:25 AM
www.healthcare-informatics.com

/oblig
 
2013-02-03 12:30:52 AM
I'd like it until I tried to stand up in a hurry and forgot it was over me.
 
2013-02-03 12:40:00 AM

davidphogan: I'd like it until I tried to stand up in a hurry and forgot it was over me.


The space over your head is open. It seems really well designed.
 
2013-02-03 01:02:45 AM

quickdraw: davidphogan: I'd like it until I tried to stand up in a hurry and forgot it was over me.

The space over your head is open. It seems really well designed.


It looks like the edge of it's right over your head, so if you're not careful it could be kind of painful.
 
2013-02-03 01:49:03 AM
It works for congress.
vscdn.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-02-03 01:51:28 AM
Came here for Get Smart

Leaving pleased.
 
2013-02-03 01:53:04 AM
MOOPS!
 
2013-02-03 01:54:01 AM
Everyday I am thankful I have my own office. It is an immense improvement from being in a cubicle.
 
2013-02-03 01:54:31 AM

fusillade762: /oblig


Shakes tiny fist
 
2013-02-03 01:54:42 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-03 01:58:16 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-03 01:59:47 AM
But...there's no door. It's also see-through, so it's not even like you can strip down and work naked at the office. Do they even come with a trapdoor at the entrance option?!
 
2013-02-03 02:01:01 AM
Isn't the idea of working anywhere but onboard a submarine so you can leave and breathe whenever you like?
 
2013-02-03 02:02:39 AM

calbert:


Dont fart in the gimp suit
 
2013-02-03 02:07:17 AM

fusillade762: [www.healthcare-informatics.com image 550x419]

/oblig


I of course voted Smart.
 
2013-02-03 02:07:50 AM

quickdraw: The space over your head is open. It seems really well designed.


Only for concept photographs. In real world you'd have clean the damn thing almost every day. You want to do that? And have to get specialized products to clean it as most 'window cleaner' solution will eventually fog the plastic. Dust and static electricity on plastic would make it a allergy magnet, not to mention low air flow and CO2 build up in the dome..and a person gives off both heat and humidity. without a good airflow, they'd be very uncomfortable.
 
2013-02-03 02:08:22 AM
Looks like a 1970s idea of what the future would be.
 
2013-02-03 02:09:51 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

I'd work it in her



Link
 
2013-02-03 02:11:06 AM
One fart and your entire DAY is ruined.
 
2013-02-03 02:11:51 AM
I"d so take a sharpie and draw pictures of penis' on that thing.
 
2013-02-03 02:14:38 AM
I've worked in an office setting with dozens of cubicles. The walls were about 5 feet high and carpeted to reduce noise.

It would be easy to make them almost as tall as the ceiling in your building and put a door on them. I would have given my left nut for some privacy and the ability to get work done without being bothered by someone walking by wanting to talk every 30 seconds.It got so bad that 3 people got fired for walking around talking to every employee they passed. It wasn't just their work that wasn't getting done. It was everyone's because those assholes were stopping everyone else from getting shiat done.In an office setting there is no need for cubicles being open for people to talk. With every cube having a phone and computer with email and messaging we don't need the openness. Even small distractions can cause a serious drop in productivity. An office with cubicles or open desk plan just begs for people to walk around and talk all day instead of working.With that being said, everyone does not need a private office. A tall cube with a door, yes. A door that is glass or wood with plexiglass. Having a private office would be good for some but many would take the opportunity to play facebook games or watch movies. Unfortunately a large portion of workers have trouble with self starting and motivation. That's why there are supervisors to keep them going and the supervisors have supervisors to make sure they are keeping track of what's going on in the office.I hated people stopping by my cube bothering me constantly. I also hated that every asshole within 4 cubes of me had to yell the entire time they were on a phone call. The more important the call the louder they would talk. It was all a show to let people hear them "working hard."I think I just hate the entire "office ecosystem." I want to go to work and do my job. My boss tells me what he needs done and I go do it. That hardly ever happens in an open office plan. I think there were 55 or 60 cubes in my area. I could stand up anytime of the day and there would never be less than 4 people standing around doing jack shiat. Many times as many as 8 or 10 people wandering around doing fark all and causing others to stop their flow of work.In the end I just work better when I'm alone.
 
2013-02-03 02:23:11 AM
Desks with built in angry domes?  Want.
 
2013-02-03 02:31:00 AM
Because I would be the asshole on fark you read about who figured out to release sarin gas from the bubble.
 
2013-02-03 02:38:15 AM
we're all already working in a bubble...
 
2013-02-03 02:42:19 AM

He Who Shall Not Be Named: I've worked in an office setting with dozens of cubicles. The walls were about 5 feet high and carpeted to reduce noise.

It would be easy to make them almost as tall as the ceiling in your building and put a door on them. I would have given my left nut for some privacy and the ability to get work done without being bothered by someone walking by wanting to talk every 30 seconds.It got so bad that 3 people got fired for walking around talking to every employee they passed. It wasn't just their work that wasn't getting done. It was everyone's because those assholes were stopping everyone else from getting shiat done.In an office setting there is no need for cubicles being open for people to talk. With every cube having a phone and computer with email and messaging we don't need the openness. Even small distractions can cause a serious drop in productivity. An office with cubicles or open desk plan just begs for people to walk around and talk all day instead of working.With that being said, everyone does not need a private office. A tall cube with a door, yes. A door that is glass or wood with plexiglass. Having a private office would be good for some but many would take the opportunity to play facebook games or watch movies. Unfortunately a large portion of workers have trouble with self starting and motivation. That's why there are supervisors to keep them going and the supervisors have supervisors to make sure they are keeping track of what's going on in the office.I hated people stopping by my cube bothering me constantly. I also hated that every asshole within 4 cubes of me had to yell the entire time they were on a phone call. The more important the call the louder they would talk. It was all a show to let people hear them "working hard."I think I just hate the entire "office ecosystem." I want to go to work and do my job. My boss tells me what he needs done and I go do it. That hardly ever happens in an open office plan. I think there were 55 or 60 cubes in my ...


I briefly worked in the office of a staffing agency, and I have a similar feeling to the layout. We had the kind of cubes where there was only about a foot divider; enough to stop sneezes but not talking to each other. I admit I was probably worse than the one guy who sat near me, but at the same time I had to listen to him and my boss make recruiting calls all. Day. Long. Along with the 'office worker' recruiters across the room. My job mostly consisted of filing, so even though it was boring, listening to them prattle on all day was mind numbing. The week or so I spent doing a special project in an empty office away from everyone was glorious.
 
2013-02-03 02:51:08 AM
Force-field or GTFO!
 
2013-02-03 02:55:22 AM
We already got that over here.

It's called Fox News.
 
2013-02-03 03:09:21 AM

Vector R: But...there's no door. It's also see-through, so it's not even like you can strip down and work naked at the office. Do they even come with a trapdoor at the entrance option?!


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2013-02-03 03:13:05 AM
Who wouldn't want to work in an acoustically stifling environment. That'll only add 30% more stress.
 
2013-02-03 03:25:39 AM
Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.
 
2013-02-03 03:28:26 AM

HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.


A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need
 
2013-02-03 03:38:29 AM
I put my pets in those things.

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I do have to say though... they are cute when running around. :)
 
2013-02-03 03:49:31 AM

Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.

A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need


I have a buddy that sleeps under his desk at work.  No alcohol or anything... he just treats afternoon naps as a personal religion.
 
2013-02-03 03:57:09 AM

HotWingAgenda: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.

A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need

I have a buddy that sleeps under his desk at work.  No alcohol or anything... he just treats afternoon naps as a personal religion.


There've been a few times I've gone out to the parking garage, set my cell phone's alarm, and taken a nap during a lunch break. I'm a believer.
 
2013-02-03 04:22:22 AM

Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.

A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need

I have a buddy that sleeps under his desk at work.  No alcohol or anything... he just treats afternoon naps as a personal religion.

There've been a few times I've gone out to the parking garage, set my cell phone's alarm, and taken a nap during a lunch break. I'm a believer.


There's this leather couch in my office that made me believe in lunch hour naps.

.....seriously, how can an hour of sleep make you feel so good?
 
2013-02-03 04:27:07 AM

cowgirl toffee: I put my pets in those things.


I do have to say though... they are cute when running around. :)


Have you ever put a tatantula in a hamster ball?
 
2013-02-03 04:34:34 AM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

/suprisimg number of GIS ending in "moops"
 
2013-02-03 04:41:43 AM

Oldiron_79: cowgirl toffee: I put my pets in those things.


I do have to say though... they are cute when running around. :)

Have you ever put a tatantula in a hamster ball?


No. But I do have hedgehogs that love to run around in the big run arounds.
 
2013-02-03 06:00:55 AM
The thinking behind the bubble desk is that offers the worker privacy

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/if they can see me fapping, it's not private
 
2013-02-03 06:40:08 AM
Not a good idea. How will my co-workers be able to smell my farts?
 
2013-02-03 07:06:04 AM

ModernLuddite: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.

A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need

I have a buddy that sleeps under his desk at work.  No alcohol or anything... he just treats afternoon naps as a personal religion.

There've been a few times I've gone out to the parking garage, set my cell phone's alarm, and taken a nap during a lunch break. I'm a believer.

There's this leather couch in my office that made me believe in lunch hour naps.

.....seriously, how can an hour of sleep make you feel so good?


America is one of those hell spots that works against itself, negatively. In nature animals in the wild will rest in the afternoon. In some countries people have the good sense to rest in the afternoon, some places because it's the hottest part of the day. Children in day care and kindergarten have an afternoon rest period. A 'cat nap' does one a world of good. Look at the young co-workers, new parents who are walking dead because of sleep deprivation. Sadly the ruling class in America prefer to work their slaves into an early grave instead of letting common sense prevail.
 
2013-02-03 08:05:17 AM
If those things were a little tinted, they'd be truly awesome
 
2013-02-03 08:06:37 AM

KrispyKritter: ModernLuddite: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Notabunny: HotWingAgenda: Forget the bubbles.  I just want to have that awesome ginormous flat tabledesk.  I am constantly in need of more horizontal space around me, and that looks beautiful.

A 3-martini lunch will help you find all the horizontal space you need

I have a buddy that sleeps under his desk at work.  No alcohol or anything... he just treats afternoon naps as a personal religion.

There've been a few times I've gone out to the parking garage, set my cell phone's alarm, and taken a nap during a lunch break. I'm a believer.

There's this leather couch in my office that made me believe in lunch hour naps.

.....seriously, how can an hour of sleep make you feel so good?

America is one of those hell spots that works against itself, negatively. In nature animals in the wild will rest in the afternoon. In some countries people have the good sense to rest in the afternoon, some places because it's the hottest part of the day. Children in day care and kindergarten have an afternoon rest period. A 'cat nap' does one a world of good. Look at the young co-workers, new parents who are walking dead because of sleep deprivation. Sadly the ruling class in America prefer to work their slaves into an early grave instead of letting common sense prevail.


Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun.
 
2013-02-03 08:13:17 AM
It wouldn't work. The coworkers who take every opportunity to drop by your cubicle to chat about the cute thing their cats did last weekend tend to not get subtle hints. Get in a bubble, and they will drop by to knock on your bubble until you emerge, and then chat about the cute thing their cats did last weekend.
 
2013-02-03 08:15:55 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Who wouldn't want to work in an acoustically stifling environment. That'll only add 30% more stress.


yeah, i could imagine whatever noise you make within would be more noticeable to you. not to mention, even if you are quiet, there might be some white-noise like listening to a sea-shell, since its made out of plastic and not a sound absorbing material. line it with foam and it might be different.
 
2013-02-03 08:41:20 AM
Here's something new, go find a different farking job.
 
2013-02-03 08:53:03 AM
A much more subtle way to say "The company will now harvest your body heat as fuel."
 
2013-02-03 08:53:08 AM
A bubble? NOT literally.

More like: working behind a windshield.
 
2013-02-03 08:58:21 AM
I understand that an oven company in Amsterdam retooled their facility to produce the "bubbles".

/I'm actually producing bubbles right now . . .
 
2013-02-03 09:09:19 AM
reminds me of 1999 when i was watching the NASDAQ bubble take off while listening to Eiffel 65's Europop album and the track "living in a bubble" came on..
 
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