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Night offices

Why not put that space to use?
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Introducing night businesses. Businesses that cannot afford day- time rental payments rent business space at night time.

We can work at night time to keep the economy going.

chronological, Mar 26 2020

futurebird, not freebird. Nightshift_20Towers
similar but fancier. [blissmiss, Mar 27 2020]


       It seems that humans have a strong preference for being active in daylight; this is an evolutionary adaptation shared with many other species.   

       From a purely commercial viewpoint, the costs of delivering facilities at night are no less than- and may indeed be more than- daytime costs, so the pricing will probably be the same.   

       It will depend on the variable cost of night operation to the service provider.   

       Businesses operating at night, or 24hrs, are Baked and WKTE. What is the innovation here ? 24/7 hot-desking ?
8th of 7, Mar 26 2020

       Clever but I'd prefer not to hot-bunk my desk, thanks very much. Maybe if my office was like a Murphy bed so all my private stuff and chair could be locked and stowed into one wall, that would be great.
sninctown, Mar 26 2020

       Who here remembers, was it "Night Towers", or something like that by a woman that lived in NYC? It was a whole city just for people who worked night-shifts. (freebird?)   

       Nevermind, see link.
blissmiss, Mar 27 2020

       Sounds like a crash pad. Works great for people, but for businesses things get a little messier. You've got computers and servers and paper notes all over the office with sensitive (and confidential) information on them. You'd have to completely clean out the office at the end of every shift, log out of every computer, etc. Now, with Windows allowing multiple users to have their own sign in profiles on PCs, that might not be terribly difficult. But I don't know how secure that is, and you'd have to constantly worry about your timeshare business buddy hacking your information, leaving hidden spy cams around the office, etc.
21 Quest, Mar 27 2020

       // that might not be terribly difficult //   

       Not terribly difficult to hack, certainly.   

       Step 1: Boot Linux from a DVD or pendrive.
Step 2: Read all data from windoze hard drive.
Step 3: Enjoy.
8th of 7, Mar 27 2020

       The majority of windoze _lusers have no idea what secondary encryption is; besides, your're taking a block/sector/cylinder image, which you can dissect at your leisure. That's step 3.   

       Most SysAdmins despise them too much to be bothered explaining.
8th of 7, Mar 27 2020

       The sort of small-time low-budget organization that needs to use night-time office space because of cost pressures isn't going to have an IT department.   

       Not that they have much data worth stealing ....   

       We can confirm that data extraction by violent beatings is effective, but lacks subtlety. Not that that stops us doing it ...
8th of 7, Mar 27 2020

       You'd still have to worry about someone at the other company installing a key-logger in the keyboard, or hidden cameras. Less of a concern if you run completely different kinds of business so you're in absolutely no way considered a rival in your respective industries, but you'd still want to make sure they're at least as rigorous as you are with their employee background checks and info-sec protocols.
21 Quest, Mar 27 2020

       Perhaps the Catholic church could consult on that, given their stellar reputation for keeping kiddie-fiddlers away from choirboys, and meticulously investigating any alleged incidents...
8th of 7, Mar 27 2020

       We at 21st Century Quest Engineering wholeheartedly support and endorse the use of violent beatings for data extraction.
21 Quest, Mar 27 2020

       I'd be much more appreciate the ability to use lab equipment and medical equipment at night, rather than offices. Who needs offices, when people got a cyber-trucks?
Mindey, Mar 27 2020

       I feel night offices would be cheaper because they are second rate.
chronological, Mar 28 2020


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