Yes this quite a bit, tried on a Steam free weekend and then paid the $4 and change sale price to get the game and all DLC. Now I am a little sad I didn't splurge and get the 4 pack and give it away to friends.
Yes this, after a month of 'You singed up for information' from various who knows what that I didn't sign up for. When I pressed for info it sounded like someone with a throwaway email was scamming for something or just being a dick. We gave up the land line. Hell for less than the land line cost alone I get more minutes than I generally use and caller id, and voice mail, and unlimited text, etc and 98% of the landline calls were robocalls of some sort or weekly messages from the school. It wasn't worth keeping and Qwest wondered why I didn't want to keep paying $40 a month for that.
Well one desk/office/whatnot in one timezone, the boxes I actually work on all over the damn planet. So which counts?
Yeah where I work it would be a big umm good luck with that cause you don't have the desk space for all of us to begin with, which is why we got pushed to telecommute in the first place and now after getting outsourced (I still do the same job just different employer on the paycheck, and hey I can actually say no not in the contract fix your own code now as well) we are now not just scattered across several sites/counties in one state but scattered across the U.S. so even if we end up with a desk 'on site' somewhere I am still not going to actually see any of my direct coworkers.
Thanks to my current work position I am out of on call rotation, so other than the odd big outage or emergency (well customer needs it yesterday) server build I rarely put much extra time *knock wood*. But due to long ago lack of desk space the company decided to push server admins in to telecommuting cause a cable internet is cheaper than desk space. Not that they pay for it anymore and there is still no permanent desk space but it is cheaper than gas on the 40 mile round trip if I had to drive it every day. My biggest problem is remembering to get out every day for a walk or something, while I am good at locking the work machine/setting away at quitting time sometimes it is a yeah still the same old walls I have been looking at all day stir crazy that really gets to me.
Wait people socialize here? What internet are you using?
Yes THIS! Reading the summary I was thinking wait just about all commodity hardware is made in bloody China right now. How is singling out lenovo going to stop anything?
Or maybe it is because I work at place with SOX/HIPAA/DOD/etc requirements. Even though I am vendor I have to use the customer supplied device as I admin their servers and thats what security will allow for me to do my work. I don't have admin rights on the supplied laptop itself and everything is whitelisted to run.
Every time I hear about this at least from my side of the fence of IT support I just think of the support and security nightmares. Also if the company wants me to install their stuff on my personal pc. well they can buy me one. Same goes for a phone. They need to call me as an employee they can provide a cell phone too.
I would be nice to leave comcrud but it looks like I am just shy of the coverage. I think this is awesome though. Even if I end up moving out of the area by the time it gets more coverage this really should be public utility.
You only get the advertised sale price if you use their "club card" which has your personal identifying information plus now your spending habits, etc.
You could do what I do, find one on the street and use it. Oh sure I don't get the gas bonus from QFC but they get crap for their data. Also a lot of cashiers are happy to hand you a card and throw away the information sheet. So yes you get tracked but as anonymous coward basically.
Or they do what the did to me, Hey you used your credit card with us to buy some gas at a place near work instead of home and that is suspicious so we are locking your account. Can't dispute, can't close it. It is here forever locked down till your grandkids die (or paypal dies whichever comes first).
At least I didn't actually have any funds in it.
I hope they die soon.
Yeah 4 days a week the commute is amble down the stairs with coffee in my jammies and crank up the vpn. On Friday I get up early shower, etc. and commute about 20 to 40 minutes depending on traffic to the local data center to be a rotating warm body on site in case someone actually needs to touch a server.
There's a reason wristwatches supplanted pocket ones.
Fashion trends are cyclical.
After enough years, everything old is new again.
Fashion has more to do with men wearing wrist watches in general, they were considered too feminine till WWI when the watches worn by the pilots caught on. I honesty have been considering a pocket watch to replace my 10+ year old Fossil. We don't think too much about it as we grew up with it being normal.
Hell half of my high school teachers would have been fucking well expelled as well.
Heck privacy shield, vpn, NO DO NOT LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER AT MY SCREEN, etc are all basic telecommute rules for my day job. So yeah I guess if I have to check something and use the work laptop to do it when I am out and using the library/starbucks/whatever I guess I am a terrorist.