I figured out what you meant. But maybe the downvotes are because you defended emojis!
(I didn't downvote you, I might add).
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I thought it was eleven-ona.
Given a bit of thought, yes, I-Lona is the correct interpretation but at first glance (which is what most people do before deciding) you see the first I and recognise correctly that it's an I, then see the second one, which appears to be the same, so "it must be Eye-Ona" job done.
Agree, the issue here I think is not that Atos are charging - that's what they do and to be expected by any software consultancy. The issue is that the NHS chose to outsource this kind of work, thereby incurring such costs instead of covering them in house by salaried staff.
It sounds like whoever broke this story thinks that free software "just works" and doesn't need any work to install, test, validate, etc, seems like they're looking for a stick to beat Atos.
I have no connection with any parties in this story. Just seems like Atos are not necessarily the bad guys here.
"...Using the exploits PTP found to pwn an in-flight 747 would be impossible in practice..."
"...Moreover, though PTP declined to reveal more details when we asked about the system and particular aircraft involved, we were told the IFE system is now no longer in use in any 747 still flying today..."
Do they really "lose it as they pass high gravity objects"?
I know they lose material but is it really related to high-gravity objects, the implication being that they are "sucking" material off the comet? Gravitational force is proportional to the masses of both objects so such objects would affect the comet itself just as much as the loose material, no?
AntiVax is analogous to the shouting Fire thing though, because the more people there are in a society that are not vaccinated, the more danger other members of that society are put in.
It doesn't only endanger those who are not vaccinated but also allows mutations and variants to more easily develop and endanger those who have been vaccinated.
I heard something about that recently, it seems that some companies set up to supply power at wholesale variable prices, because under normal conditions this is cheap. At least one of these suppliers, when they realised what was going to happen (ie. their customers would be hit with bills for thousands of dollars worth of now-expensive wholesale power) tried to warn customers, ie. said "drop us now".
Sadly many of these customers were not in a position to read email or switch power suppliers at that moment due to the weather conditions.
Indeed, "dummy" means a non-functioning replica, which is where both the baby's dummy (pacifier) and the dummy data meanings come from. Nothing wrong here.
Using it to mean a stupid person is an insult but are we really suggesting banning the use of any word that can or has ever been used as an insult in another context?
While it's nice to try to compensate the consumer for overcharging, does anyone think that an iphone would have been £30 cheaper without this issue? They are priced at a specific point decided by marketing, eg. if they want to sell it at £500 they won't be selling it at £470 just because the chips were a bit cheaper.
I read that twitter thread yesterday morning and what is notable is the number of people reporting similar types of errors on their medical records or during interactions with healthcare workers. One person was told by someone literally standing next to her that she was a foot shorter than she actually was.
Actually Atheism isn't a hypothesis. It's the default state until the hypothesis ("one or more gods exist") is shown to be likely to be true. As in not believing in various other things, until one gets a good reason to do so. I don't need a hypothesis that there are no fairies at the bottom of my garden either, unless the default state is that they exist.
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