The office had a router go down once because of a literal bug that got caught in the blades of a fan and jammed it.
I've seen forced promotions. Without any salary change, even. Literally a case of the president pointing to one guy and saying, 'I'm sick of talking to you." Then pointing to that guy's co-worker and saying, "You. You're his boss. You talk to me in his place now." End of story.
This always surprises me. I know how contentious the physical sciences are, and from what I understand the soft sciences are even worse. I'd expect lots of people with differing opinions would be out to refute studies contradicting their assumptions. Maybe the flow of income makes this less possible?
My small-town library has some, but not many, and most were checked out, and the pool consisted of primarily pop new releases. I found literally zero ebooks there that I was interested in when I tried to use the system the first time.
The downtown Portland Apple store had heavily decorated employees. Of the ones I noticed, more had ink, piercings, and hair dye than did not. But that's downtown Portland, so probably not the best example, just happens to be the only one I've been in lately.
I've been thinking it ties in to other parts of their naming scheme, like Surface. "Use Edge on Surface." All they need is a Microsoft Corner or maybe Internet Bevel and they can capture the lucrative carpenters market.
Well, you guys have convinced me to dig it out and give it another shot. If a Windows reinstall doesn't work, maybe I'll try Ubuntu, just to play around.
It did work okay for a few months. I wasn't using it that hard, just some word processing and light games (I'm talking NES emulator, maybe as advanced as the original Torchlight) and I was initially happy with it.
Hmm. I experienced frequent crashes that eventually drove me away. Like every 5-10 minutes if trying to download anything, and maybe "only" once an hour if not using the network. I tried a lot of basic tech support (drivers, patches) but I admit I got frustrated before trying a complete reinstall, which might have been called for.
Honestly, my Acer Aspire One is the PC that taught me that. Odd that it's Acer which thinks they're going to be the last one standing. I'd have a hard time being convinced to buy another of their computers.
Don't forget: "Mercury!!!!"
I was going to mod you funny, but you forgot that the best is when you make a poast proast sandwich. Don't forget the glass of beer, prost!
But people do it anyway. So it's really an *extra* distraction, because it's one more thing to monitor. I've seen people drive a stick with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other, while shifting and adjusting the radio. It's scary.
In my house we had a set of encyclopedias from around 1952, the year my mom was born, plus about ten addenda for the years 1953-1962. In 1988 I needed to do a report on nuclear power plants, and was first confused and then very amused when I realized my encyclopedia didn't even have an entry for those things. It was one of the first times the encyclopedia had completely failed me.
I do suppose the addenda made it partially self-correcting.
I've seen this headline about 5 times in the last 24 hours, on a variety of media. It's certainly good for advertising, if nothing else.