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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19712918
Posted by abecedarius (karma: 5439)
Post stats: Points: 326 - Comments: 28 - 2019-04-21T16:35:44Z
#HackerNews #joe #mate #office #the
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Google Docs will let you edit Office files | TechRadar
Working with Microsoft Office files in Google Docs is about to get a whole lot easier as Google has announced that it will soon add native support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint to its online word processor.#computing #GoogleDocs #office #MSOffice
Up until now, you could view files from Microsoft in Google Docs but had to convert them to Google's format before you would be able to edit, comment or collaborate on them inside its web app.
Best LibreOffice extensions to boost your productivity | The Windows Club
Although LibreOffice is packed with rich tools, its possible that some of the features you need may not be available by default in LibreOffice. However, you can tailor the functionality and customize the Ofice suite to your needs and preferences using a specific add-on to the existing program called extensions. Extensions optionally extend the capabilities of an Office suite to add a new feature to the program or make the existing platform much easier.#computing #office
Aber das spannendste an dieser Story ist eher, dass Microsoft den Edge (für Windows und macOS) auf einem Linuxsystem baut. Und in den Kommentaren meinte sogar jemand, dass Microsoft auch #Windows und #Office unter Linux baut.
Haha, das wäre ja was: Windows wird auf einem Linux Buildserver gebaut.
‘Secret’ #DMV office serving #California lawmakers would be closed under #GOP proposal
It’s all but impossible to find for those who don’t know what they’re looking for.
#Room-121 rests at the end of an #isolated #hallway across the street from the #Capitol, is locked at all times and has no signage whatsoever. The only indicator of its existence is a peephole outside the front door.
The #special #Department-of-Motor-Vehicles #office is closed to the #public, and if one #Republican gets his way, it will be #closed to the #lawmakers and Capitol staff members using it.
“There’s a #secret #DMV across from the state Capitol with streamlined service that’s only #available to #members of the #Legislature and a select group of #political #insiders,” said Republican #Assemblyman #KevinKiley of #GraniteBay. “This is supposed to be a #government of the #people, by the people and for the people, not an #oligarchy where a #gilded #political-class enjoys #privileges that aren’t available to the people that we represent.”
How to enable dark mode in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and Office | Android Authority
Although dark mode originally appeared in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update released in 2016, a more recent update expanded this mode throughout the system, including File Manager. It’s simply easier on the eyes — especially when you’re working in low-light conditions – by replacing all the white backgrounds with gray or black.#technology #computing #windows #edge #office
Many of us would gladly take advantage of a free computer tune-up from a big-name retailer.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19506228
Posted by minimaxir (karma: 34533)
Post stats: Points: 142 - Comments: 61 - 2019-03-27T21:27:36Z
#HackerNews #computer #depot #fake #gave #office #results #scans
Most of us manage basic computer safety on our own. We keep security software and firewalls up to date, and ignore pesky pop-up ads about computer health. Many of us would gladly take advantage of a free computer tune-up from a big-name retailer. We wouldn’t suspect the tune-up might be a tech support scam.
But according to a recent FTC complaint, that’s exactly what happened at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. Many customers who took their computers in for a free “PC Health Check” at Office Depot or OfficeMax stores between 2009 and November 2016 were told their computers had malware symptoms or infections — but that wasn’t true. The FTC says Office Depot and OfficeMax ran PC Health Check, a diagnostic scan program created and licensed by Support.com, that tricked those consumers into thinking their computers had symptoms of malware or actual “infections,” even though the scan hadn’t found any such issues. Many consumers who got false scan results bought computer diagnostic and repair services from Office Depot and OfficeMax that cost up to $300. Suppport.com completed the services and got a cut of each purchase.
Office Depot, Inc. and Support.com, Inc. have both agreed to proposed settlements with the FTC to resolve the FTC’s allegations. This press release has details about the terms of the proposed settlements. The companies will be prohibited from making various deceptive claims and will also turn over a total of $35 million to the FTC, which the FTC expects to use for refunds. If the FTC can give refunds, we will publish another blog with details.
The FTC has information to help you manage security online. Read about ways to keep your computer security up to date. Learn how to avoid, discover, and get rid of malware that may download viruses onto your computer or cause it to crash. If you find malware was installed on your computer, you can report it to the FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.
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Google announced today it will expand its office space in Taiwan with a new complex in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The space will be in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park, about a 20-minute drive…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19492694
Posted by jrwan (karma: 922)
Post stats: Points: 188 - Comments: 59 - 2019-03-26T15:27:14Z
#HackerNews #add #and #complex #google #hundreds #jobs #new #office #open #taiwan #will
Google announced today it will expand its office space in Taiwan with a new complex in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The space will be in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park, about a 20-minute drive away from its offices in Taipei 101. Google currently has 2,000 employees in the country and plans to hire several hundred more, with an emphasis on hiring more women, said Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president of hardware, during a press conference today.
The complex will also play an important role in Google’s Intelligent Taiwan project, which it announced in May 2018. Last year, the project trained about 5,000 students in AI technology and 50,000 digital marketers.
In the wake of Project Dragonfly, Google’s controversial project to build a censored version of its search engine for China, close attention will be paid to what the company does in Taiwan and its other hubs in Asia. Google reportedly halted Dragonfly last year, before employees told The Intercept that they had seen evidence of continued work on the project. A Google spokesperson said there was no link between those issues and the expansion of its Taiwan offices.
After Google completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of a large part of HTC’s smartphone unit at the beginning of 2018, Taiwan became its biggest Asian engineering hub. Google pulled out of China in 2010, citing censorship issues, and the revelation of Project Dragonfly, an apparent reversal on its earlier stance, was met with controversy internally by Google employees. The company’s potential re-launch in China was also one of the main topics of questioning during CEO Sundar Pichai’s House Judiciary committee hearing in December.
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Before you go knocking walls down or dismantling cubicles in the name of collaboration and productivity, peruse the results of this new survey. Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19482159
Posted by Corrado (karma: 2323)
Post stats: Points: 145 - Comments: 120 - 2019-03-25T13:15:09Z
#HackerNews #hate #office #open #spaces #workers
Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?
According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially those toiling in an “open” office setting.
The survey, which garnered responses from a diverse cross-section of 1,000 U.S. workers, found that 76 percent of Americans “hate open offices.” The top reasons cited included:
* Lack of privacy (43 percent) * Overhearing too many personal conversations (34 percent) * Cannot concentrate (29 percent) * Worries that sensitive information can be leaked (23 percent) * Can’t do their best thinking (21 percent)
Despite a recent trend of employers tinkering with barrier-free offices, community benches and desk clumps, the science is not sanguine about open workspace productivity. Some have even called such layouts a “disaster.”
What is it workers want, then? Eighty-four percent of Bospar’s respondents said working from home would be ideal. Nearly 60 percent cited “not having to commute” as a top reason for wanting to work remotely, and 41 percent indicated that they’d be more productive working from home. Thirty-five percent said that remote work would enable them to produce more “thoughtful” output.
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As Bospar executive Curtis Sparrer put it: “An overwhelming majority of Americans want to work in quiet places, but they can’t do that in today’s open office environments.”
Workplace environment appears to be a hill that many employees are willing to die on—or at least take a pay cut over. According to the survey, “Eighteen percent would pursue a new job to have a workspace they like better, and 9 percent would petition to work part-time in an environment they do like.”
Amid the clamor for more collaboration, connectivity, corporate camaraderie and increased participation, companies are inevitably alienating some workers. Most, it would seem, would prefer to work in a quiet, non-distracting atmosphere. That might be the most universally desired and appreciated work perk of all.
You can learn more about Bospar’s research here.
Topics: Marketing, Media Relations
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here's the video: https://bit.ly/2u61qOW
"Remove Kebab" xD
A shitposter has gone sicko mode on Moslems at multiple sites in Christchurch, New Zealand. He livestreamed the whole thing.
Stuff.co.nz:#Remember: lone individuals committing #mass-murder has historically not changed anything and is never the answer. You shouldn’t do this because it doesn’t accomplish anything and you can go to #Valhalla any day but the longer you live the more trouble you can cause before you exit. Do not go shoot up a #synagogue, #mosque, #law-school graduation ceremony, political #office, #newspaper, #television station, #abortion clinic, #drug den, or #transgender surgery center. I know we all are laughing at how #funny this is. As much as I laugh hysterically as I watch these #disgusting #Moslem #invaders to white countries die, #revenge is far more effective if you have enough #supporters to make it #systemic. Unfortunately, today we do not. So please, I beg you, don’t do this.
One person has been arrested, but police believe there may be other offenders involved in the fatal shootings of at least nine people at two mosques in Christchurch.
Sources say nine people have been confirmed dead following the shootings at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Ave and the Linwood Masjid on Linwood Ave.
That being said, of the #mass-shootings I have seen this is by far the #funniest one of them all. So many #memes are going to be borne of this. It is so explicitly #Internet that it will be tangled up into our #culture irrevocably forever. This #dude is already a #folk-hero to so many, and we have to agree that what he did was indisputably #heroic in the #classical #sense. It is not an uncommon thing for #heroes to act #foolishly. The odds are people are going to #crowdfund #statues and #memorials in #honor of this guy. This dude is #funny and #joking around, which makes him seem far more #funny and #personable than the #death-cult #invaders that he is #slaughtering…
#rofl #humor #fun #lol #shooting #MassShooting #NewZealand #Christchurch #BrentonTarrant #fol #hero #Brenton #Tarrant #GTA #GTA-NewZealand #muslims #muslim #invasion #repellent #KebabRemoval #RemoveKebab
One of the last top-tier venture firms to resist coming to San Francisco has apparently decided that it’s time to make the move. According to a source familiar with the thinking of Andreessen…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19362301
Posted by rohanmahajan (karma: 58)
Post stats: Points: 103 - Comments: 103 - 2019-03-11T20:07:51Z
#HackerNews #andreessen #horowitz #office #opening
One of the last top-tier venture firms to resist coming to San Francisco has apparently decided that it’s time to make the move. According to a source familiar with the thinking of Andreessen Horowitz, the firm is opening a San Francisco office later this year.
The WSJ had reported on Friday that the firm has signed a leasing agreement to move into 180 Townsend Street in the city’s China Basin neighborhood, not far from where the San Francisco Giants play baseball. (The park was known until January as AT&T Park; it has since been renamed Oracle Park.)
Our source says that the firm will not be shuttering its expansive offices on Sand Hill Road, where it set up shop immediately after opening for business in 2009. This person adds that a16z, as the firm is known, doesn’t plan to rent out an entire building. (Worth noting: 180 Townsend features more than 41,000 square feet.)
The move is notable, even amid a years-long trend of Silicon Valley venture capital firms that have opened offices in San Francisco and, in doing so, shifted the industry’s center of gravity 45 minutes north.
True Ventures was among the earliest venture firms to come to the city, originally setting up operations along the city’s waterfront and later moving its office to the popular South Park neighborhood, which is also now home to Kleiner Perkins, Accel, General Catalyst and New Enterprise Associates, among others.
Firms have also turned to the city’s Jackson Square neighborhood, roughly 1.5 miles away, on the other side of San Francisco’s financial district. Among those tenants: Jackson Square Ventures, NextWorld Capital, Catamount Ventures and Sway Ventures.
Andreessen Horowitz has long seemed happy to exclusively operate out of Menlo Park, not opening another regional office, and not entertaining the idea of opening a New York office, even as many of its peers were doing so years ago.
Our source says the firm began thinking more seriously about opening a second space in San Francisco at least a year ago before more recently deciding to pull the trigger. Undoubtedly, it will ease a long commute for some of its 150 employees, many of whom live in the city and will be dividing their time between both offices once its San Francisco location opens.
Clearly, the firm also wants to get closer to the founders it works with — and wants to work with — many of whom also prefer San Francisco to sleepier, if less crowded, parts south.
Leasing commercial space in San Francisco is as pricey as it has ever been. As the WSJ noted, citing data from the real estate group Cushman & Wakefield, office rent in San Francisco reached a record $75.57 per square foot in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 6.4 percent from the same period in 2017.
In addition to Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator looks likely to move to San Francisco this year; as we reported last week, the investment firm and accelerator program is currently searching for the right space to set up shop.
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Dutch @firstname.lastname@example.org newspaper revealed that #Microsoft #Office leaked data from Dutch government workers to US servers, including the subject of emails & document text content
... is it time for a tea-break yet? A new study has revealed that the average office worker is only productive for just two and a half hours a day - but what are the main distractions that keep us…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19198384
Posted by rubinelli (karma: 1699)
Post stats: Points: 74 - Comments: 36 - 2019-02-19T12:14:26Z
#HackerNews #average #day #hours #less #office #productively #spends #than #the #worker #working
New research from the UK’s largest money saving brand has revealed that the average UK office worker is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes out of the working day; with social media and trawling news websites labelled as the main distractions affecting employee productivity each working day.
It seems that the average office worker spends a considerable amount of time procrastinating during their working day, as less than 3 hours is actually spent working productively; according to the results of a study.
The study, conducted by www.vouchercloud.com, polled 1,989 UK office workers all aged over 18 as part of research into the online habits and productivity of workers across the nation. All respondents currently worked full-time in an office role.
Respondents were initially asked, ‘Do you consider yourself to be productive throughout the entire working day?’ to which the majority, 79% admitted that ‘no’ they weren’t. Just a fifth, 21%, believed that ‘yes’ they were productive throughout the day.
The study asked then asked respondents, ‘If you had to state a figure, how long do you think you spend productively working during work hours on a daily basis?’ The results of this revealed the average answer to be ‘2 hours and 53 minutes’ of actual productivity in the workplace across all respondents.
The study then looked at the activities done instead of work, asking, ‘What are you guilty of spending time doing during the working day rather than working productively?’ and asked respondents to select from a list of potential options, which revealed the following top 10 distractions. Respondents were allowed to select more than one option if more than one applied:
1. Checking social media – 47%
2. Reading news websites – 45%
3. Discussing out of work activities with colleagues – 38%
4. Making hot drinks – 31%
5. Smoking breaks – 28%
6. Text/instant messaging – 27%
7. Eating snacks – 25%
8. Making food in office – 24%
9. Making calls to partner/ friends- 24%
10. Searching for new jobs – 19%
In fact, making food and eating snacks took up more time than was expected – during an 8 hour working day, the average employee admitted to spending 25 minutes preparing and consuming snacks and beverages, with tea rounds (making hot drinks) taking up a lot of the total.
Respondents who admitted that they were guilty of ‘at work distractions’ were asked how long they believed they spent on each one during the course of a working day, which revealed the following averages when taken from all respondents:
1. Checking social media – 44 minutes (spent doing this during working day)
2. Reading news websites – 1 hour 5 minutes
3. Discussing out of work activities with colleagues – 40 minutes
4. Making hot drinks – 17 minutes
5. Smoking breaks – 23 minutes
6. Text/instant messaging – 14 minutes
7. Eating snacks – 8 minutes
8. Making food in office– 7 minutes
9. Making calls to partner/ friends – 18 minutes
10. Searching for new jobs- 26 minutes
Respondents were then asked, ‘Do you think that you could get through the working day without partaking in any distractions?’ to which only 35% admitted that ‘yes’ they could. The remaining 65% of respondents believed that ‘no’ they couldn’t. Of these, 54% explained that they made the working day ‘more bearable’, so felt their productivity for the rest of the working day ‘benefited from the intermittent breaks’.
Chris Johnson of vouchercloud made the following comment:
“The modern workplace has an awful lot to distract us with, especially with our phones at our desks and tea to be drank. The times that we revealed in the survey, however, are still a surprise – perhaps we’re letting ourselves get distracted far too easily, with our productivity being dented as a result. “Taking a break once in a while is by all means okay – in fact, many high profile business leaders recommend taking regular breaks in order to make you more productive. But, taking calls from your friend or partner and checking social media might be pushing your luck…”
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