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That's giving a lot of credit to
1) The manager for having the correct metrics to truly judge if the employees' "side projects" are actually useful and
2) The employees doing "something" extra without neglecting their original responsibilities for additional visibility to management and leaving the other 8 to pick up the operational slack
In many cases, the 8 people doing the job of 10 are more deserving of promotion than the 2 twats working on some "revolutionary" bullshit.
Re: Buy from the Mfr
The low cost per hour is irrelevant if you can get the same utility & entertainment for half the price. No one is arguing that buying a smart phone isn't useful. The argument is that out of 30-50 cents/hour, you're paying 15-25 cents per hour for a logo (and the "design", and the notch, and the 56 cameras, and the "battery life", and the... bla bla bla, I've had both).
Re: World of Warcraft
The fear over World of Warcraft is about the independent subscription vs Gamepass.
Not sure how much it could change things, but it could make WoW cheaper on Windows than Mac.
WoW players on the other hand fear what could happen if WoW through the Gamepass isn't profitable enough for MS, and what that does to the in-game shop (which is currently only cosmetic).
Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground
FCC sucks its teeth, clicks its tongue, says: Yeah, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Verizon gleefully sold your location data. Guess we should fine them?
HP Ink: No way, Xerox. We're not accepting your takeover. Well, we'd never say never. Maybe even maybe? Hello, you still there? Please?
Re: "the current Xerox acquisition offer is not in the best interest of HP shareholders"
On the other hand, it's often advised to not hold too much of your employer's stock in your 401k. You already "invest" your future earnings in the company so it is better to diversify into, for example, an index fund. It's also a gamble that your employer will outperform the market during your entire career.
Fake docs rock real docs: Ex-Wall St guy accused of conning medics out of £27m for bogus cryptocurrency fund using faked paperwork
Tech can endure the most inhospitable environments: Space, underwater, down t'pit... even hairdressers
Re: Surprisingly ...
And then you find a site that tabs out to invisible fields and you curse the developer and all his ancestors. Worst if it happens between username and password, but also bad if it happens from address bar to the first useful field.
Sidenote: the fact that F6 on most modern browsers selects the entire address field is probably the most life-changing thing I learned in the past 5 years.
NASA's Christina Koch returns to Earth as the longest-serving woman astronaut – after spending 328 days in space
Re: Question : What's more import ?
I agree with the sentiment, but you have to fix the underlying cause first. Record holders for this type of thing are disproportionately male because they historically had more opportunities. If this is fixed and women are given the same opportunities to break records and pass milestones, then the distinction becomes unnecessary. Until then, women deserve recognition for making these achievements despite the odds stacked against them. No one would write/publish/read an article titled "person fails to break longest spaceflight record".
Top tip: Using AI to detect alien civilizations is dangerous because if it spots anything, even just a blurry blob, people are going to go nuts
Re: AI could easily spot things we miss
The point of the article isn't that we shouldn't use it, it's that we have to be careful with it.
Current (dumb) AI is so good at finding garbage that we risk spending more time debunking its findings than developing new and actually useful methods of finding alien life.
Virtual reality is a bonkers fad that no one takes seriously but anyway, here's someone to tell us to worry about hackers
No backdoors needed: Apple ditched plans to fully encrypt iCloud backups after heavy pressure from FBI – claim
Whoa, whoa... Tesla slams brakes on allegations of 'unintended acceleration' bug: 'Completely false and was brought by a short-seller'
Missed a few
"As I was making a 90-degree turn to park, your record would certainly show that I pressed the breaks [sic] during the turn. The only way I could have put the car in the high acceleration - that my wife and I noticed - would be that I lifted my feet[sic? I only use one foot at a time on a given pedal] from the break [sic] and instantly pressed very hard on the accelerated [sic] paddle[sic]. I cant[sic] understand how that be[sic] feasible. If the record does not show this precise pattern, than[sic] it points to a potential software flaw."
I'd send it to corrections, but it's mainly mocking the petitioner.
If at first you don't succeed, pry, pry again: Feds once again demand Apple unlock encrypted iPhones in yet another terrorism case
No wonder cops are so keen on Ring – they can slurp your doorbell footage with few limits, US senators complain
The Feds are building an America-wide face surveillance system – and we're going to court to prove it, says ACLU
Re: Good riddance!
> They do appear to have actively and vociferously announced that they utterly refuse to use preferred pronouns, after also repeatedly calling someone by a pronoun they really didn't like, despite being asked not to.
I'm curious to know where you got that idea. The mod was fired for asking for clarifications about the new policy. Namely: is it OK to avoid pronouns altogether, to use examples gender neutral examples while not referring to the "asker" at all. She didn't say she would misgender people purposefully, she asked if omitting gender altogether was acceptable.