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Comment 9/80 is awesome. (Score 1) 1055 1055

I work a 9/80 schedule right now. It's really good because:
1) You can schedule your vacations to coincide with your 9/80 Friday, so you don't need to take a vacation day that day.
2) You can schedule all sorts of doctor/dentist appointments for that day.
3) Gives you a day to catch up on doing stuff around the house.
4) It's super flexible, at least at my company. If I need to take a day off during the week for some reason I can just make it up on the 9/80 Friday I would usually have off. Or if I need to leave early for a few days out of the week, I can just come in on that Friday and make up the time.
5) I have never been pulled into work on that Friday, unless it was by my own decision.
6) On the Fridays that are not 9/80, it's exciting because you can leave an hour early!
7) I still have time to do whatever. Yesterday I went to the gym and out to dinner.

Comment Re:Why so serious? (Score 2, Informative) 210 210

You're right, AT&T locks you into a service. But you're wrong about the phone aspect. You can not just go in and get a new phone by signing a new 2-year agreement. You need to have had your old phone for a certain period of time (that varies by the type of plan you're on).

FishWithAHammer was saying that you can't upgrade without paying full retail price to AT&T, or by saving a bit of money buying it online. Either way, you're out a large chunk of money unless you're eligible to upgrade.

Comment Re:Encryption is good for security, bad for perfor (Score 4, Interesting) 480 480

I work with the DoD on a classified program. You're right, we don't use encryption on any of our desktops, but the only reason is because you go through 2 security gates with guards, then finally enter a closed room with a giant digital lock with a badge swipe and keypad on the door, not to mention a giant separately digitally controlled deadbolt in addition to the digital lock.

You better bet your ass that we use whole-disk encryption on any machine that would leave the building, though (such as laptops). And those are unclassified!

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay