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Comment: Re:UPS (Score 1) 233

by drainbramage (#48434381) Attached to: What is your computer most often plugged into?

You nailed it.
I've got a UPS for each of my home computers, cable modem and router, TV and phone,security cameras etc.
Just using the ones from Costco when they go on sale.
Lots of 1 second to 20 minute outages are no longer a problem When new they seem to last an hour..
I ordered up thee SLA batteries to replace the ones in my oldest UPS's, should be good for another couple of years.

Comment: Re:Wiring (Score 1) 52

by drainbramage (#48085697) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Designing a Telecom Configuration Center?

Sounds like you work for a wireless company, or something small and or new.
Color coded cables that are labeled please.
Hey Barney, which wire is going to the extranet, intranet, Lilo port?
What's that? They all look the same? Bummer.
Bringing in various colors is not difficult nor does it appreciably change your costs you racist!

+ - Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, not Pipeline->

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FrnkMit (302934) writes "Challenging a previous story on tech diversity, a writer interviewed 716 women who left the technology field. Her conclusion: corporate culture, and the larger social structure, is the primary cause they shook the sand of the tech industry from their shoes, never looking back. Specific issues include a lack of maternity policies in small companies, low pay which barely covers day care, "jokes" from male coworkers, and always feeling like the "odd duck". In reality, there are probably many intertwined causes: peer pressure at the high-school and college level, female-unfriendly geek culture, low pay, a lack of accommodations for pregnant/nursing mothers, the myth of "having it all", stereotype threat, and repeated assertions that women aren't biologically suited to writing software and therefore there's no problem at all."
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+ - Windows 10 brings back the Start menu->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft two days ago disclosed its next operating system.The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store."
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