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But someone that pays that much is probably more likely to use them more than the average person uses regular headphones. So more wear and tear means it still fails.
I definitely use them a lot, they're usually with me where ever I go (and they certainly aren't pocket sized head phones, biggest reason I bring my laptop bag to work everyday is so I have somewhere to put them). I bought a cheap pair to hold me over until I got my primary ones replaced, not having access to headphones really throws off my day.
And the cord seemed decent enough, it was one with coils like a phone cord (can't think of the term right now...), so unlike some of my previous headphones it wasn't damage from accidentally getting them caught on stuff and yanking the cord too hard (though in my experience that usually causes damage where the cord and earpiece meet). It was a little long for using them on the go (they were marketed at DJs, who aren't particularly mobile when they're working), so there might have been a little extra stress on the cable because I kept half the cord stuffed in my pocket so I wasn't tripping on it (so it bent back into my pocket instead of going straight out), but I tried to keep it slack at the plug.
Everyone in one [redacted] department of 20 people was asked to keep detailed time sheets. The department is entirely overhead - there is no client billing. A single person was put in charge of the database. The data was meticulously entered and carefully managed.
Data was collected for more than a year.
After nobody asked to see the data they all stopped tracking time. They all knew it would be this way.
Until we develop a way to subtract the time wasted from the department head's paycheck this sort of nonsense will continue. Either that, or corporal punishment of some sort needs to be applied.
How is a department head supposed to make sense of the numbers anyways? They don't know how long a task takes so how can the timesheet be an aid? What are they teaching in management school these days?
I don't care if someone wants to go off to a corner and waste his own time but when idiotic policies begin screwing up my work day I start to get a little bit upset. We need a way to punish people who enact bad policies - not just managers but politicians and so forth. There needs to be some accountability for being a freakin' moron.
Edited: Edited to fix a spelling error so the local grammar nazi can sleep tonight.
They need to justify their existence, because most of the time they don't do anything that contributes to the revenue stream.
Look, we all know the suits get paid to look and smell good, attend pricey events at the Marriot, and to hand out vacuous awards to people when they retire. That's all good, I don't care if you get 10X my salary to do that. Congrats - you @$$ kissed your way into a do-nothing job for which you are grossly overpaid.
All I ask is that you don't forget the dream. You worked hard to get to where you don't have to do anything so remember that - remember that you've worked yourself into a do nothing job which means you aren't supposed to be doing anything.
Accept the fact you're a leech, a parasite, a fraud, a gasbag - and enjoy the ride. The moment you forget that you are supposed to be doing nothing is the moment you begin to make mistakes.
I'd rather remove porn site viruses from one of the three company laptops you have at home then get an email from you enacting a new policy. Be a good little boy and watch teh pretty ladies and stay the hell away from management books, conferences, magazines and so forth. The choice is simple: When given the choice between porn and policy for the love of productivity please go with the porn.
We spent four months creating design documentation which resulted in a schedule being created in MS Project, with each task being assigned a resource and hours needed to complete the task. We've been working on the code for almost six weeks, and nobody seems to care how much time we're spending on a given task.
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There are a variety of reason for a company to record hours;
If they have government contracts (or are a subcontractor) it may be a requirement - which would explain why the company itself doesn't review the data, they are just checking the contractual box knowing it will be there if they are audited.
They may be trying to build a data base that can be used in the future for planning/scheduling/estimating. They may have planned to collect several years worth of data before they used it.
Or the guy that had big plans for the data has been promoted / left the company and forgot all about it!
The embedded chip might be able to tell us where the Lost Sock Universe is. It might be able to tell us whether there is life after death...
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I think that's actually another severe case of the stormtrooper effect. The Cylons, just like the stormtroopers in Star Wars, are supposed to be the toughest guys they have, usually appear in large numbers and still can't hit the broad side of a barn when a camera is pointed at them.
Or perhaps it's just Heisenberg. Something like ' When a stormtrooper's or Cylon's laser shot is observed, you can determine when he's going to fire, but not where it's going to hit'.
In the case of the Storm Troopers, it's actually pretty simple. What the clone masters didn't tell Palpatine was that the storm troopers would have a giant creche mind. Therefore any one storm trooper would fire from the point-of-view of some random storm trooper in the vicinity, making it almost impossible for him to hit any target unless he was in single combat.
The same thing may be true of the Daleks, I don't know.
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A student throwing paper airplanes in class was asked by the teacher during detention to write on the board the sentence, 'I will not throw paper airplanes in class.' 500 times. He then writes this
Open Windows Explorer. Go to Organize->Folder and Search Options. Choose the tab page 'View'. Try to find the check box 'Hide protected operating system files'. Uncheck the check box. Click 'Apply'. Go to C:\
You can hide it, disable it, or delete a link to it, but you can't "delete" the recycling bin, Windows won't let you delete the underlying system folder (or if it does, it will just recreate it next time it needs it) that would imply you're putting that folder inside itself, which isn't directly possible.
The easiest way to delete a System Protected File/Folder is to boot with a Linux live CD. Other way is to give to yourself the ownership of the folder you want to delete, but that may fail, because if a file is in use it may not let you delete it.
The two protected folders I can think one person may want to delete, due to virus for example, are System Volume Information (you will lose all restore points, one SVI exists in root of each partition, even if not supervised), and $Recycle.Bin. Both folders will be recreated at next boot, but their content won't return (for good if you suspect virus).
These advise (if I can name it that way) are for the common of humans. Linux Gurus and Chuck Norris don't need these cheap tricks .
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