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National "Take Your Computer To Work" Day 40

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Today marks the inaugural 'Take Your Computer to Work Day'. First conceived by security researchers Michael Gough and Ian Robertson (the Thoughtful Hackers), this day has exploded in popularity and has now become a world-wide phenomenon. Says Mr. Robertson of its introduction, 'We always hear stories of how much productivity people gain by using their own mobile phones and tablets at work – by some studies, as much as 110%. We thought, wow, that is so smart and has absolutely no downsides. The next logical extension of that is to offer all our workers to bring in any of their computers, so we did.' 'The results were absolutely astonishing', said Mr. Gough. 'We were seeing user productivity up at least 0.5 times with Commodore 64's alone. Our database searches got faster with home-built white-box servers, and our janitorial staff was able to clean the restrooms twice as fast thanks to their TRS-80's.'"

Comment: Re:Thanks! (Score 1) 340

by h0dg3s (#40940491) Attached to: Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked

That was one of the things they realized with D2, the reason it stuck around was the multiplayer, they just got the idea that the whole thing should be multiplayer. starcraft has less of an excuse because there's no meta economy in starcraft.

And then they gimped the multiplayer to 4 player instead of 8 and made the game entirely too linear. I stopped playing after 2-3 weeks. I doubt they care though, they already suckered me out of my money.

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