Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Most ISPs advertise their speeds in Megabits (Mbs or Mbits/s) and not in Megabytes (MB/s), which is what most download speeds are calculated in. A megabit is 1/8 of a megabyte.
This can be very misleading when testing your connection speed. Are games downloading at ~5MB/s? Well, you more than likely have roughly a 40-60 Mbit total bandwidth connection and not a 50MB.
2. If you bought a PS3 from an authorized retailer, you have a month to claim a $65 refund.
It’s due to a class action lawsuit involving a security update. The original PlayStation 3 had the option for an alternate operating system, but the slim version of the console released later removed that feature as part of a security update. This resulted in a class action lawsuit which was settled in 2016. It allows owners of the original PlayStation 3 to claim a $65 payout by submitting a claim form.
You can submit a claim form here.
To be eligible, you must have purchased the console from an authorized retailer, provide your PlayStation username and the serial number of your system. The deadline for submitting a claim is April 15
3. If you previously canceled a Sling TV subscription that was associated with a Roku account, your subscription may have been re-activated without your knowledge.
4. HR is about saving the company cash and may not always be looking out for your best interests.
5. The difference between BCC (blind carbon copy) and CC (carbon copy) when sending emails.
Carbon copy (or courtesy copy) essentially means that you are adding recipients to an email and that you want that info to be known by everyone in said email. This is common in emails that involve group projects, where multiple people are working together and/or to keep other people in the loop of what’s happening or what has been done.
“To” and “CC” work the same way. Everyone can see everyone in these fields.
BCC (blind carbon copy) is similar to CC, except that anyone in the “To” and “CC” fields cannot see anyone listed in the “BCC” field, or if anyone was even listed there. However, anyone listed in the “BCC” field can see everyone listed in the “To” and “CC” fields. IF there are multiple people in the “BCC” field, the cannot see each other as well.
When to use BCC
- Usually, if you’re experiencing employee issues and want to keep your boss/HR involved in the paper trail, this is a fairly common method.
- If you’re sending a large group email, BCC will not reveal every email you sent this too.
In regards to email etiquette, the “To” field is usually reserved for who the email is directly for and the “CC” field is generally reserved for people that are the “FYI party”. This can vary depending on work culture, etc.