UTC == GMT
UTC is the French for GMT as they couldn't bring themselves to use the Great British Correct Proper name for Real Time.
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I was working as a sysadmin a few years ago. We were about to replace a server, but in the mean time, HP rented us a few extra CPUs and memory boards for a couple of months until the new server was delivered.
All the software products are licenced per CPU, and some poor girly in Admin was very upset that they could get the CPUs to us the next day, but that the licences wouldn't be available for another week. Was this a problem? I assured flustered girly that we could probably manage somehow without the licences, as long as the CPUs turned up on time. Which they did.
And then the following week, we got a pallet delivered. Which contained, exactly as above, large cardboard boxes containing 2 sheets of paper, per CPU, per product. I seem to recall they were even in antistatic enclosures - but my memory must be playing tricks.
Even worse, at the end of the loan, we had a sternly worded letter that all products must be returned in pristine condition in original packaging. We had obviously kept the packing for the CPU and memory, but the licence stuff had been disposed of immediately. Luckily, there was an inkling of intelligence and humanity somewhere within HP, and our cavalier disposal of the packaging for the licences did not have any consequences.
Arithmetic is probably not their strong point if they think that 2.4% is infinitesimally small. Consumer price inflation is about that rate, and I wouldn't call that infinitesimal or even particularly insignificant.
If 1 in 40 (ish) of the words you use falls into a certain category, that of abbreviations, that is going to be noticeable.
"We have to make sure it doesn't get bigger still and that the performance and the battery and the compatibility we're driving on the things that we need to drive hard to improve."
How does someone who puts together sentences like this get permission to run a bath let alone a multinational company?
Or is it some sort of automated quote generator, like Buzzword Bingo?
Email has no security. It might be reliable - but getting less so due to the quantity of spam.
As a former email system admin, I had the ability to look at any email while it was stored in our queue. I had no interest to do so, but sometimes a mail will stick in a queue if there is something wrong with the address for example. In that case, you might look to see if there's something obviously wrong. Addressed to Amason.com, for example. Or sometimes badly addressed emails can loop back.
To repeat, unencrypted email has no security. The chances of someone looking at it are low, but only due to the volume of email in general.
I have sent passwords by email, but not with reference to the account to which it relates. Normally I would send the account name by email and the password by phone.