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Comment Re:Bias from personal preference (Score 2) 183

We've came to the same observation. We still want some collaboration between members and currently have a few large open spaces with a lot of desks, and we've found out from feedback from everyone involved that if there are sectioned off areas with 4-6 desks each the distractions are much lower (we've tested this at a different site.)

Comment Re:I'll stick with HDDs for now (Score 1) 167

Not necessarily the case. I have taken apart multiple desktop and enterprise/server grade drives to remove platters.

Every enterprise/server grade drive I've taken apart has slightly different construction inside - circuit boards are a different design, and the magnet/head assembly is MUCH beefier in the enterprise/server drives. It is, however, disheartening seeing over the last decade or so how cheap the manufacturers have become in construction of these drives.

Comment Re: Non-removable battery (Score 1) 111

My G4 phone has been great. I'm now at 21 months of use (and I use my phone a lot for work, I drain the battery completely before the end of the day) and it's now just starting to show signs of battery degradation. I remember hardly using it at all the one weekend (2 days) and it only dropped to about 82% or so.

I guess when the battery finally gives out on my G4 I'll have to consider one of those big arse batteries.

I had two Samsung phones prior (S1 and S3) and both phones showed signs of battery fatigue at the 13-14 month mark. By the 24 month mark the OEM batteries on my Samsungs were useless.

Comment Re:Is this the internet? (Score 1) 53

Where I work (~120 employees) I've noticed more Android phones than iPhones, probably 65/35 with Android winning out. We do have people move from one platform to the other, but I've noticed more people going from iOS to Android than the other way around.

Last few people I asked why they switched. When they went to Android it was cost. The few people switching to iOS from Android said they were given a free iPhone (as in: no contract renewal, they were literally given the phone from family/friends. They said they wouldn't have changed to iPhone otherwise.)

That's still 40 or so iPhones here. Four to five years ago we had more iPhones than Android phones.

Comment Re:For comparison (Score 2) 210

most people have forgotten the distinction between a search bar and an address bar

Yep. Just last week I saw someone searching for their bank through Google rather than typing it in the address bar. I explained why it's bad to do that in layman-friendly terms and all I got was a blank stare.

It doesn't help that some browsers are combining the search and address bar; these really should be kept separate.

Comment Re:Another opportunity to rape customers - sweet! (Score 1) 139

" and it might bill the holdouts for the full retail cost of the phone."
Which Samsung I'm pretty sure already technically paid them off for.

How can you be so sure? I am thinking based on such actions that Samsung will not reimburse Verizon at all until the phones are retrieved from their customers.

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