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
And what, exactly, do any of these speakers bring to the table above and beyond what a cheap ~$30 speaker does?
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
I was more speaking to the problematic business usages of the network, producing the massive volume of wasteful traffic.
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.
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.
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
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
Last I looked they would issue prorated refunds.
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.
Thing is, it’s really a legit topic to cover -- the author just makes strangely inconsistent claims. They really phoned this one in.
I’ve migrated to Authy because Google took far too long to provide any sort of improvement to their offering.
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
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.
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