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National "Take Your Computer To Work" Day 40

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Today marks the inaugural 'Take Your Computer to Work Day'. First conceived by security researchers Michael Gough and Ian Robertson (the Thoughtful Hackers), this day has exploded in popularity and has now become a world-wide phenomenon. Says Mr. Robertson of its introduction, 'We always hear stories of how much productivity people gain by using their own mobile phones and tablets at work – by some studies, as much as 110%. We thought, wow, that is so smart and has absolutely no downsides. The next logical extension of that is to offer all our workers to bring in any of their computers, so we did.' 'The results were absolutely astonishing', said Mr. Gough. 'We were seeing user productivity up at least 0.5 times with Commodore 64's alone. Our database searches got faster with home-built white-box servers, and our janitorial staff was able to clean the restrooms twice as fast thanks to their TRS-80's.'"
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National "Take Your Computer To Work" Day

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  • I Love April 1 (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @05:10PM (#43333667)

    It's the time of year when editors purposely drive readers away from their own site with drivel.

    • by ruadatha (1161071)
      Completely agree - who would have though that deliberately obscuring the sample text would encourage me to simply stop reading at all. AMAZING!
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by ThurstonMoore (605470)

      Eat a dick Slashdot, April 1st sucks.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      1st one was funny. Now it is annoying. Come on. Your joke loses something when you don't know how to stop.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      I love April First. I don't even read slashdot anymore, but I have to come back here because I love watching everybody crying.

    • by Nick Fel (1320709) on Monday April 01, 2013 @05:37PM (#43333791)
      I hadn't noticed a difference.
    • I usually try to stay offline as much as possible and avoid all unnecessary human interaction on this day. Most of the crap that people do isn't even funny; it is just annoying.
    • by rjr162 (69736)

      No kidding, An April Fools joke should happen once and be done with (otherwise, the joke just becomes an annoying pain in the ass such as Slashdot today). The ROT13? Do it once, have a "ha ha" and be done with it.

      The other option, if you'd like to have something all day, is don't make it shoved into the users face. Do like google with the Doodle or map option, or like Proctor-Gamble with the Bacon Flavored Scope.. it's not their whole damn page.

      Then again, I guess that's asking for a bit too much from the g

    • by Darinbob (1142669)

      I have never understood why some people dislike jokes. Just because they're not necessarily works of genius, or even outright bad, that is no reason for all this hatred. If you don't like the joke you can just move on. One day a year, I'm sure you can bear it.

      Lighten up Francis!

  • ^^^ Somebody missed the 'free preview' offer :-)
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  • Seriously? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by BradleyUffner (103496) on Monday April 01, 2013 @05:32PM (#43333769) Homepage

    This is your worst April Fools joke ever. Not only isn't it funny, it has made Slashdot entirely unusable. In the past at least once you saw the joke there was a way to "turn it off" and get the normal site. I hope you enjoy all the reduced ad revenue and lost page views today. Was it worth it? This is almost enough to make me consider not returning.

    • by nadaou (535365)

      hey, at least in future years you can say that you were there for the great /. implosion of 2013.

      • by tehcyder (746570)

        hey, at least in future years you can say that you were there for the great /. implosion of 2013.

        It would be like saying you'd been at the filming of the Happy Days episode with the Fonz and the shark.

  • and it's all gibberish. Stupid fucking april fools assholery

  • On the train home tonight I noted a high prevalence of laptops. Me, I just stuck with my cell phone. I refuse to take my computer into the office.
  • Dunno about you, but for me, the word office is defined as that place where my computer happens to be located when I boot the 'work' image.

    • by tehcyder (746570)

      Dunno about you, but for me, the word office is defined as that place where my computer happens to be located when I boot the 'work' image.

      That's cool and everything, but in the real world people do indeed mainly work in offices. We don't commute just for something to do.

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