Re: No lazy stereotyping?
"Not a lot, mind - all it takes is just a little bit more than your PHB knows."
A. The monitor has an on/off switch, and is not the computer.
B. The big box under it, or under the desk, has an on/off switch, and is not a hard drive.
C. These two need to have a cable connecting them, plus each needs to be plugged into a power outlet, and both need to be switched on for proper operation.
D. If the computer is not connected to the network, either by WiFi or a cable, Facebook and linkedIn will not be available.
E. The wireless mouse and keyboard both need to be on if you want to use the computer.
a.Yes, they both have off/on switches.
b. They both also need batteries.
If the PHB uses a laptop, substitute these for A through C above:
A. It didn't update to Win10 again, did it?
B. Is it on?
Yes, that's different from standby or hibernating.
Yes, it will hibernate by itself if you leave it alone long enough.
C. When was the last time it was plugged in to recharge?
The above covers about 90% of the problems the PHB has encountered.
"Is our internet provider up?, and, "were they paid last month?" handles about another 9.9%
Did I leave anything out? ☺