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Comment Re:Only? (Score 1) 134

Productivity is calculated by dividing the units of output completed by hours of input. So yes Productivity is based on working time.

So please re-read my post to see why it is still completely consistent.

You're obviously not a Project Manager nor work for a corporation because your example is pure bullshit. The simple fact is if you knocked on someone's door they would tell you in a polite way to fuck off while they finish their work. Because if they stop work on their project in order to help you they would fall behind. So your example is pure bullshit.

Oh you sound like one of those special flowers who think they can work in isolation. Well that practice would get you very quickly let go from most of the places I work at, especially in multi-disciplinary groups that have to work together in my line of work. But it's good to know the past 15 years of my working life has been "bullshit". I didn't realise until you said so random internet citizen. Thank you for your insight into how other people are supposed to work.

Comment Re:Wow I've just had a crazy Idea!! (Score 1) 75

The ability to charge at 500mA is everywhere.

Wow are you living in the dark ages? No the ability to charge at 2A is everywhere. I can't go to a shopping centre without seeing charging points at the mens couches while their wives are shopping. Pretty much every car I get into has a USB socket that puts out 2A. Lots of computers in the past 5 years had a high speed charging options. Hotels have them next to their beds and at the desks, they are starting to show up in new houses, in small shops etc etc.

Comment Re:motivation (Score 1) 187

Yeah, he'll never get around, for example, to orders reducing regulatory burdens. Oh, right! Already done. Or any movement at all to start to undo the financial stranglehold that Obamacare has put onto people forced to fear IRS enforcement if they don't go broke buying insurance they can't use ... oh, right! Already done, with more under way. I guess we could run down the long list, but you already know it and you're pretending you don't so you can engage in more lefty denialism. Carry on! It obviously is your coping mechanism.

Comment Re:Back? It never left. (Score 1) 198

Hopefully you'll teach them how to think for themselves.

That's a natural part of it, but we don't have the ability to test every scientific fact that is published. So when all the textbooks, wikipedia, the majority of astronomers and the actual association responsible deciding what to call something decide Pluto is not called a planet, the options are to go with it or disprove it manually. I certainly will not be teaching someone to just say "what do these experts know anyway, this one person thinks differently, by the way pass the kale, David Wolfe says it cures cancer and what do scientists know anyway."

Comment Re:we've been stuck at 4 core for too long (Score 1) 276

And the USB 3 and the onboard encoder and the benefit of the graphics card on chip and the new security features. While we're at it why not talk driver support since there's far newer equipment that doesn't have drivers available so who knows what you end up with.

Nope thanks. You can have your old xeon, I'll just buy something modern which works.

Comment Re:For variable values of "practical" and "relevan (Score 1) 127

No you're missing the point. Social engineering and a trust model is not a systemic failure in the sense that the attack is replicatable with any kind of certainty. A broken hash function however is.

You break a hash function, it's broken.
You trick a guy into giving you a certificate to break the chain of trust, doesn't mean you can do it again when that cert becomes revoked.

Comment Re:Only? (Score 4, Interesting) 134

The Japanese put in a lot of hours, but not much of that is "working". Japan's productivity is only 60% of America's.

Productivity is a measure of output for a given workforce, not working time. Japan's problem isn't one of people surfing the web at work, it's arcane hierarchical structures getting in the way of getting things done.

I remember working at one of our offices in Tokyo. Very simple task, we found a better way of doing something but to do that we needed another department to briefly do something for us:
USA Approach: Walk over, knock on the door, "Can you quickly do this for us?", "Yeah sure", "Thanks"
Japan Approach: Walk to your boss, sell the idea. He walks to his boss, sells the idea. His boss walks to his boss who oversees enough of the company that now the other department falls under him, he asks his way down the chain to see if it works. Eventually it gets to the bottom, person says "yeah sure". Up it goes again, over it goes again, yay we have approval. Walk over, knock on the door.

No time to surf the web when your productivity suffers due to the horrendous inefficiencies of the workplace.

Comment Re:Wow I've just had a crazy Idea!! (Score 2) 75

so you could have several

Shit no. Why would I want to carry around batteries? Give me a larger charge and a faster recharge time. USB ports are everywhere. The ability to charge a battery is everywhere. And if you really get stuck just plug a charging device into the USB port since you're clearly not against carrying something around. They have higher capacities than phone batteries anyway.

Comment Re:Call me crazy... (Score 1) 75

Funny, I was about to post that my Samsung Galaxy S7 already has a 3000 mAh battery, and it is rarely enough to go a day and a half without charging. 4500 mAh might give me 2 days. Just in case, I keep a fully charged solar panel 20,000 mAh battery in the car, which should keep me going about a month in normal Oregon weather, and would keep me going indefinitely in a desert.

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