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Comment Are you familiar with CR? (Score 1) 246

Apparently not


... our battery tests are not designed to be a direct simulation of a consumer's experience. Rather, we look to control as many variables as possible, then perform a test that gives potential users a reasonable expectation of battery life when a computer's processors, screen, memory, and antennas are under a light to moderate workload. This test has served as a good proxy for battery life on the hundreds of laptops in our ratings.

Comment God are you people serious? (Score 1) 432

If it's that fucking bad, just leave. Don't threaten to leave. Get a new job. It's not worth the time or effort to fix. Gaslighters are never going to get better and if this situation exists (for whatever reason), it's being tacitly allowed by those upstairs.

There's really no other option. I don't relish confrontation but don't shy away from it. However this is not a fight you can win and you look like a moron for trying. Being a passive bitch about it with all the CYA emails and documentation isn't going to help either. It's a huge time sucker and management almost certainly won't care. Grab whatever of your confidence is left, get your resume polished and be prepared to just walk out after giving two weeks notice.

Comment Your friends suck (Score 1) 449

And bothering to post this question is almost as bad.

Is computing as cool? No of course not to the self-described nerds who helped build it to where it is now. It's a lot more accessible and exponentially more powerful.

So instead of lamenting the past, appreciate what's been built and work to making the experience as pleasant as you found it back when you were younger.

Comment Why the fuck would Symantec analyze non-threats? (Score 1) 129

FFS who writes this? Of course an anti-virus company is looking for malicious scripts and most of those are going to *wait for it* be malicious. The 5% who aren't are likely abject failures. Symantec isn't knocking on Initech's door asking Jim from the Windows team for his powershell solution to deploy licensed software packages

Comment If your career hinges on social media (Score 4, Interesting) 186

I highly highly doubt it's a career. Or you could just be really, really shitty at your job. I made it about 2 paragraphs but had to stop when he was talking about some guy who felt the need to update his blog every 30 minutes. That's just an abnormal amount of anxiety and narcissism, not to mention an insane outlook on social media and modern life.

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