That's why i do it - it's expected!
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At most I get like 400MB/s for an advertised GB connection.
400 megabytes per second (MB/s) is 3.2 Gb/s (assuming 8 bits per byte) – what are you complaining about?
If you mean "megabits", that's "Mb/s".
We can offer 6-18mbps down and 1mbps up, on a single line.
Fuck, you're all at it! The symbol for mega is "M", not "m". "m" is the symbol for "milli" – i.e., 1000th. "1mbps" means one millibit per second, i.e., one bit every thousand seconds. Remind me not to get an account with your ISP.
My broadband speed is only like 25mb/s which is way faster than 56k modem [......]
No it's not, 25 millibits per second is 40 seconds per bit – way slower than 56 thousand bits per second.
Maybe you mean 25 megabits per second: 25Mb/s.
I fail to see where any of this is saving me much time or effort compared to what I can do today.
It'll be like Slashdot's autorefresh gimmick - maximum annoyance for minimum benefit. It interrupts my reading to save me absolutely zero effort.
[......] just can't get the hang of that awful, awful Mac wrapper around the supposedly Linux core.
There's no Linux core to OSX - it's some type of BSD. But i agree, OSX is horrible, like Ubuntu's Unity.
I did a bit of documentation work for Wordpress a few years back and found them very helpful and easy to work for.
Because Photoshop is THE standard. GIMP lacks several key features for commercial use.
Just like ArcGIS is THE standard for GIS software - but it's a nasty, clunky, ugly piece of shit and open source QGIS pisses all over it.
there's a whole bunch of people i've encountered who [......] have never heard of specific programs they could use (i.e. firefox, open office)
I find it disturbing how many people i encounter who don't even know what a web browser is - even though they use one every day.
True. The median person thinks they're intermediate too.
Coincidentally, a Facebook friend posted this video of the place: Baotou toxic lake.
As i suspected, it's a standard - although huge - tailings dam. Anywhere there's a metalliferous mine, you'll find one (or more) of these. I've only worked in one mine (in Australia) and their tailings dam had been incompetently built and managed - and it leaks into the surrounding soil and water table. I suspect they're like that everywhere, as mining companies only care about money, not the environment, and governments turn a blind eye.
The dust masks worn by the people in this video are rather melodramatic - and useless. It doesn't look dusty and the masks will have no effect on the sulfur dioxide and other gases given off by the tailings.
The first place i would go would be to my staff. There's only a few of them, just ask them what they want from a manager - that'd be a fucking first!
[......] dipped in silver nanoparticles to instill conductivity [......]
1. gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind.
2. put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops.
Which sense of instil did you mean?
According to the poll. the average person thinks they are average.
The poll says nothing about average. "Intermediate" != "average". Although according to this poll so far, the average person thinks they're intermediate.
It sounds like a standard mine tailings dam to me. You can see it on Google maps? So what? You can see much smaller tailings dams all over the world on Google maps. Yeah, they're disgusting, but we'd need to completely stop using metal to get rid of them.
The important thing is not that it's a tailings dam, but how it's constructed and managed - and there's no hint of that. A properly constructed and managed tailings dam shouldn't be a major environmental issue, but a poorly constructed or managed one is a disaster. I suspect this falls into the latter category (most of them seem to), but it would be nice to have some details.