"The effects of those actions are often not much fun for customers of acquired companies."
It's not exactly a barrel of laughs for the employees either.
1208 posts • joined 12 Dec 2014
I've spent my time jobbing around the globe, and loved every minute of it. I'm all for removing barriers for entry for people who bring real value to the table by virtue of their skills and work ethic.
When it comes to attracting suitable talent to the UK, I see no sense in limiting the candidate pool to a few select universities. That just smells of yet more elitism and "jobs for the boys" from BJ's intimate circle.
Just like every person who bought a few more loo rolls when the pandemic started, or driver who tops up their tank in anticipation of expected fuel supply problems.
The result is the same.
Each separate case seems perfectly reasonable when considered in isolation, but really it's just selfishly prioritising anticipated needs over other people's actual immediate needs.
"looking at liquid cooling as a way to cut down on energy consumption"
Assuming that the laws of thermodynamics didn't change whilst I wasn't looking, just how much truth is there to this? In terms of energy expenditure, just how wasteful is air cooling?
The same amount of heat energy has to get moved from A to B, regardless of the medium.
"plan the message, send the message, go home for the [night]"
A fair few commentards, like me, would have worked along very similar lines back in the day.
Write & polish your code. Submit it to the overnight processing queue on the mainframe. Only find out the next day just how badly bugged it all was.
If the crypto-currency bubble were to burst overnight, who in the "real" world, apart from criminals and the gullible, would suffer?
I imagine there must be a few pension & investment funds out there that include crypto as part of their portfolio, but hopefully none that depend on it.
Like you, all correct, although for the first few that I saw I had to take a bit of time to decide. After 20 or so I've started to fly through them, taking only a second or two to choose.
Sounds like prime AI/Machine Learning fodder to me, so I imagine that it won't be too long before we have AIs generating images that don't contain the obvious giveaway artefacts.
"the average workday span (the gap between first and last meeting or chat) for the average Teams user had increased by 46 minutes"
Since when was the gap between your first & last meeting of the day a meaningful measure of anything?
Personally, MY "workday span" is the the time I spend in the office added to the time I spend commuting, which has gone down considerably since mostly-working-from-home thank you very much.
As long as a chatbot is also able to give me useful contact details when it knows it can't answer my question then I won't complain too loudly. A few do this, but they're overwhelmingly in the minority.
The majority of them are just inferior versions of FAQs. At least with an actual FAQ list you know when you've got to the end.
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