Some catholic expressions are swear words in Québéquois, one might think that church's history in the country might have something to do with it
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My company went form 1 day per week at the office to almost fully WfH, just having some days at the office to meet and greet (depending on teams it might be monthly, others once or twice the whole year) because even the weekly day at the office would be spent, apart from talking to each other in person, which was nice, in Teams meetings with clients - and at home it's a lot easier to do that.
I had the same issue during a PC intro course I was giving, one of the trainees thought of the cord as the little bugger's tail and had it under her wrist. After showing the correct way to use the device, no more problems. And that's the important part, that once taught, people shouldn't need to be schooled again on the same subject!
Re: Get the popcorn ready
Doing a little research never hurt anyone...
In Texas, the law that protects people from SLAPP lawsuits is called the Texas Citizens Participation Act. It protects your First Amendment rights, such as free speech, the right to petition (ask the government for help), and the right of association. It is often referred to as the “Anti-SLAPP law."
Bright spark techie knew the drill and used it to install a power line, but couldn't outsmart an odd electrician
Re: Never trust anything
When I bought my house, more than 15 years ago, I swapped the gas cooker for electric appliances, so the builder's pseudo-electrician prepared the wall sockets (or so I though) and plugged my new electric oven and induction hob. I had then a certified gas technician come to check on the gas pipes and close the one that fed the original gas cooker. Fortunately, he was also a certified electric inspector because, when looking at the hob's installation, he shuddered in disbelief. Apparently, the 7200W hob was connected to the wall socket using a poundland kind of plug, instead of being directly connected to a junction box. He told me the plug would have probably burnt and might have caused a major incident. So I asked him to properly redo the wiring and never had a problem since. Close call...
I've had tiny scratches on the screen of my phones, but never a cracked screen.
I once lent a used phone to my eldest daughter while her own was in the shop to repair the touch part of the touchscreen. She managed to break the screen the 2nd day she used it and I cannot understand how - I had dropped it several times but the rubber case always seemed to work as intended.
Phones may just dislike being used by teenagers and choose to end their life early...
They could do that, but do they care? There are so many stories of criminal actions by Uber/Lyft/Bolt/etc. drivers and awful (if any) responses by those companies and that only media shitstorms make them act.
"Because they value their costumers wellbeing and safety above everything else" boilerplate comment.
Re: This from a country
Europe as a whole does burn more coal than the U.S., around 60% more (if you consider Russia and Turkey as wholly European countries, and they are the 2nd and 4th worst offenders in Europe), but Europe's population is more than twice that of the U.S. (742 million vs. 340 million)
The U.S. consume a lot more than Europe, per capita - but not as much as Germany, though.
Re: Fairly obvious answer.
I generally agree with your comment, but the "Frail pensioners should be getting this, but don't force this on healthy 40-year olds" is just your opinion. Many young (even under 40) and previously healthy people had severe symptoms, and even died of it. It turns out that, in countries where healthcare is not a luxury, not taxing public hospitals with unnecessary extra cases was quite important to guarantee better treatment to those who got sick.
Unfortunately, it's not only PR people. My ex-previous boss (if wasn't my boss when I first told this tale, unfortunately he is again), who's a former techie, used to routinely unplug the wi-fi AP over his head because he "didn't want radiation around him like that". I tried reasoning with him but utterly failed, as expected. So I used to just plug it again when he wasn't around. WfH just solved that, thankfully.
Re: "that shouldn't matter if a company is practicing good access management." That would be true, but it's here that Bargury's experience as co-founder and CTO of Zenity, a low-code/no-code security and governance platform, comes into play: he says many companies aren't.
That's where the problem lies, because if it wasn't PowerApps it would be something else.