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Comment Re:WTF is OneNote? (Score 5, Informative) 208

It's a tabbed version of WordPad that allows you to paste in images, spreadsheet snippets, text etc, but has Deep Hooks in to Sharepoint to create things like programmable checklists for manual tasks that email out the results. It's been around since at least 2007. In the right hands it's very powerful but most people ignore it.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 169

Yes. The 'how' is very important.

If a plane suddenly crashes mid-flight, and I'm due to fly on that same model next week, I'd be concerned. If the crash was due to a fundamental flaw in the fuselage, I'm cancelling my flight. If it turns out the crash was due to the plane flying over rebel-held lands and being shot by a missile, my concern about my flight from Maryland to Vermont is greatly reduced.

Comment Re: Great (Score 1) 87

"you can only extract 20% of their capacity from them before you damage the battery by sulfating the plates."

You're confusing two issues, I think. Sulfation happens if a lead acid battery is kept in a (partially) discharged state for too long (weeks). That will happen with deep-cycle batteries as well.

The issue with starter batteries is that the plates are thin and tend to crumble during a deep discharge, when a large fraction of the lead plate is electrochemically converted.

Comment Re: one side of the story (Score 1) 710

So she should shut up about what she considers harassment even if it continues after she leaves?

Ever think that she might be doing the other employees who may have or would have experienced the same things a favor?

You don't think that it never occurred to her that blowing the whistle might limit her own future employment opportunities?

Comment re:she's a nutcase (Score 1) 710

If the hula hoop thing were the only incident then I would agree with you. However, you have to look at it from her perspective having experienced everything else that she says went on prior to that. She seemed to endure a great deal of harassment over things that had to do with who she was dating and who she didn't want to date. Would this have happened to a guy? I don't think so.

As far as the party goes, I think if you go to a bar with a bunch of coworkers and the bar turns out to be a meat market, well... don't go there again if that kind of behavior bothers you. If on the other hand, it's a company event, -that's a little tougher.

Comment Re: one side of the story (Score 1) 710

Doesn't matter if she's good or bad. If her code is removed, she should be given an explanation. She said that the guy she rejected began to routinely pull her code without any giving any reason at all, or even telling her it was removed.

Someone else said it, but I'll repeat it. Individually you could write the things she experienced off as bad behavior on the part of particular people. Collectively it must have made working there a nightmare. Lots of people here have identified the hula hoop incident as nothing more than men and women acting like men and women sometimes do at parties. That doesn't mean it doesn't make some of the people there uncomfortable. I've seen it. It's one thing to go to bar with some co-workers knowing it's a meat market. It's different when it's a company event.

And again, while that incident alone might not be a particular concern, lump it in with all the other stuff that happened to her and you've got a problem with culture of the organization.

The key question is would any of this stuff have happened if she were a guy?

Comment Re:Antiseptic Mouthwash Raises Heart Attack Risk (Score 1) 63

Funny. Years ago I thought I remember research that said the reverse. Can't find it though - Google seems crappier nowadays (you just get zillions of hits for the 2014 item).

Even reduce premature births: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/...

Generally periodontal disease seemed linked to higher heart disease: http://www.webmd.com/heart-dis...
So maybe the particular mouthwash used was bad?

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