I think perhaps some sarcasm was missed there pal! Even conspiracy theorists rarely claim that flu is eradicated!
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The issue being that their approach (and the approach of herd immunity in general) will have value if we still have to social distance/isolate up until the point where a vaccine is ready. Time will tell; we certainly can't call which approach was better at this stage (and to claim one approach was "right" or "wrong", as they did in the article, shows a laughable level of ignorance).
But this isn't correlation, is it?
The asthma caused the medical team to be more attentive
That extra medical attention caused the improved pneumonia outcomes
Therefore, asthma is on the causal pathway, no? A corrolation would be having an inhaler, which is only corrolated with having asthma, rather than causing it, and so is not on the causal pathway, if I understand correctly.
I'm a little confused. Every distro I've ever tried has made it possible to switch desktops - just select the one you want (of those you've installed) from the drop-down menu at login (at least with most of the graphical login managers I've seen).
Is the news here that they've added a script to install another and change which is your default? That doesn't seem earth shattering, especially as newbies are less likely than most to want to switch desktops.
With regards to food, I agree it can feel like the "ethical" brands are just PR exercises at times, but often looking a little further can yield actually better products (in terms of ethics - I'm not going to argue that the most delicious products aren't often the least ethical...). There IS a range of ethicality (?) out there, but it's hidden amongst the mislead and the misleading.
I don't know much about this phone but surely, given the premise, the creators will do a better job than those that openly don't care about the provenance of the materials/welfare of the workers in the supply chain? Better, while not perfect, is still better.
If it was part of the brief to prevent mails being sent to large numbers of people, and they failed to deliver the brief, then that would suggest a cock-up on their part, no? I know reply-all is an enraging habbit, but usually it's a rare mistake - just not rare enough in 500 million rolls of the dice.
Sure, he doesn't have to be touchy-feely, but he could have made exactly the same point without being offensive. There's nothing wrong with "This is a bad idea because of ..., I will not be accepting this into the kernel".
I feel it's common to confuse straight talking and being offensive in the tech sector. Hell, I've certainly been guilty of it myself. However, it's really important to remember that if we want people to be innovative then they need confidence, and so it's not helpful to knock people's confidence when one of the new ideas that they have turns out to be an awful new idea. My feeling is that there's no place for shaming in any of this.
@cornz1: Doesn't this remove the only common revenue stream for the websites you use? Would you pay for an ad free version? Personally, I'd like to know how much they'd have to charge (for an ad free version) to break even as if it isn't too high I'd really value this (and it would encourage me to use the site I'd paid for, etc.).
I had experience with fast.co.uk in the past and they were excellent. Knowledgeable, polite, quick, would call back, etc. . If you don't mind a little more expense I'd thoroughly recommend them. I'm with VM at the moment and I'm just counting the minutes until my contract expires.
he was referring to the fact that this new standard annoyed foss fans as it merely duplicated the functionality of odf. It would have been much more straight forward for the foss community if MS had simply adopted odf but MS said that odf lacked features it wanted. Believe who you like on the mis/match of features of odf/ooxml.
So you're saying that because the companies are rich and powerful enough to boss around a central government (I'm assuming here that we accept that a lot of the measures in place to keep big companies big were 'encouraged' by big business in the first place. If you disagree then we can amicably part ways here) and make a mockery of the legal system then the central government and the legal system are to blame? What do you think would happen if they weren't there? Would it not be true that the big businesses would become so powerful that they took the role of any sort of government, without all that pretending to care about people.
Even in this country (uk) the media is far too pro Isreal. At most there's a one sentence mention of the military op which prompted the retaliatory rocket launch which scared a child and surprised three cats in an Isreali town.
I don't support the military strikes of Hamas on Isreali citizens but a quick tally of casualties in virtually any time period (within the last 20 years) shows how laughable it is to call such attempted genocide a war.
Oddly, just because the murdering *astards aren't pointing their weapons at us doesn't mean I approve of them. While I agree that what the military wing of Hamas is doing is wrong I believe that the mass murder perpetrated by the IDF is also a very bad thing. On a much larger scale. While the "media shows are Palestinian kids in hospitals without mentioning that hamas were using said kids for propaganda purposes by putting them in the line of fire", it's hard not to as those crafty Hamas keep sneaking civilians into major cities/schools/hospitals! Damn them! The current leadership of Israel are taking the hard line because they're murdering, land-grabbing ****s.
Given that it's actually Israel who've broken all of the recent cease fires, Israel forces its youth to take part in aggressive military operations and also commits crimes against humanity how do you justify your support? I just hope you're a troll.
They're giving out the fines from the previous year. If there are no fines there's little reward. So what they're actually encouraging is what disgruntled yank proposes, provocation!
This actually sounds like a good idea. I didn't think governments were supposed to have those!
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