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Sep 9
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I imagine it’s not so simple - for instance, to explore the deep ocean you can bring an entire industrialized ‘village’ to the location, with heavy equipment, machine shops, etc. Read more

Sep 3
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There’s a really broad market of speakers between the $5 dollar store specials you mention, and a $100+ “Marshall.” For instance, I’ve got a nice Huawei that really pumps out the volume, and the battery lasts for hours and hours, and it’s microusb. The startup sounds are obnoxious, but how often do you really have to Read more

Sep 1
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And what, exactly, do any of these speakers bring to the table above and beyond what a cheap ~$30 speaker does?

Aug 25
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Luckily I’ve been remote for ages, and many of my peers have been too. We haven’t leaned into video at all with the new changes -- but many of my friends who previously worked in an office are now sitting staring at video walls for hours a day, and it makes me wonder if their typical office days were so ineffective Read more

Aug 25
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Nothing personal, but the whole spiel makes me certain you’re at one of these companies or otherwise related, quite likely in the sales area.
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Aug 24
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Direct answer — That plus self led online instruction is how the entirety of my ongoing education and professional development has occurred for the past 15 years. Read more

Aug 24
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I was more speaking to the problematic business usages of the network, producing the massive volume of wasteful traffic.

Aug 24
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If a million companies weren’t staring at each other’s cat’s buttholes on Zoom in order to find new and creative ways to waste time in meetings, the internet and service wouldn’t be so swamped that those with actual need of video were stuck without service.

Aug 24
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My theory after a few decades of corporate IT — the bean counters know the infrastructure folks will describe worst/best case scenarios (if we get maximum signups, and loose half the redundancies on launch day ... ) so they’re used to shaving say 10-20% off the top and insisting on it being done cheaper.
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Aug 24
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What’s with the obsession with video? I’ve been remote for years. My company’s marched through a variety of messaging platforms, most recently Skype and then Teams. We’ve had video capabilities for years, but seldom used it. The C-Suite folks like to make us stare at their sculpted grins during town halls, but all of Read more

Aug 24
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I’m sure the numbers seen in March and April don’t match the numbers seen today, with months of preparation. Many school systems did not jump immediately to video schooling - that took weeks and months to phase in, and some early adopters were abandoning it as new districts came online. Read more

May 21
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Last I looked they would issue prorated refunds.

May 17
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Well, all good except for the secrets. No secret China could replace the lost capacity - the sanctions are more like throwing an Olympic swimmer in the pool to drown.

May 15
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Thing is, it’s really a legit topic to cover -- the author just makes strangely inconsistent claims. They really phoned this one in.

May 8
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I’ve migrated to Authy because Google took far too long to provide any sort of improvement to their offering. 

Apr 28
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On the first part of your statement - agreed, that’s what I was trying to say. We cannot test everyone, only the ones that have a high liklihood of having antibodies. Read more

Apr 27
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We have no where remotely near the ability to test everyone. An immunity passport is a stopgap effort to work around limited testing access and reliability - the antibody test is simpler and the candidates are easily drawn from those who volunteer with a description of COVID-like symptoms. They won’t be able to Read more

Apr 27
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It sounds to me like they are bundling services to unemployment agencies, to provide to their consumers. Guess the idea is supplying retraining materials for those out of work.

Apr 27
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The immunity passport doesn’t help with contact tracing since A) the immune are not *believed* to be viable carriers (so their movement data is useless information) and B) the immunity passport proposals don’t track where the people go, it just provides them with a ‘permission slip’ to take exposure risks like moving Read more