Re: Windows 10 will be the last version
"That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week"
Article is dated 7th May 2015. That Was The Week That Was
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In a lottery you lose the cash invested, the rate of return depends on the number of other tickets purchased, the security of both depends on the business running the lottery.
With Chia the value invested in HDD depreciates as with the resale value of the HDD, the rate of return depends on the amount of disk space allocated by other users, the security of value is er nil
With UK premium bonds the value of the investment is maintained in cash terms (depreciates by inflation), the return per bond is at a set, known, rate and the entire setup is guaranteed by HMG
Also income is tax free.
They're not very alike.
There IS a piece of work underway, supported by the Gates Foundation, to support vaccine tracking through the use of 'quantum dot technology' within the vaccine does.
This research is being undertaken by one of the foremost institutions in the States, MIT, and has the potential to be highly valuable in low-income, low tech settings.
It is worth being aware of when discussing with anti-vaxxers so that they do not surprise you with "evidence"
FWIW the underlying piece of info from which this conspiracy grew is a project to store some medical information onboard following vaccination.
"researchers developed a new type of copper-based quantum dots, which emit light in the near-infrared spectrum. The dots are only about 4 nanometers in diameter, but they are encapsulated in biocompatible microparticles that form spheres about 20 microns in diameter. This encapsulation allows the dye to remain in place, under the skin, after being injected."
A fantastic project which has triggered the technophobes everywhere
Surprised not to see mention of the shareware prog we bought back in the ?early 90s - AsEasyAs
And why AsEasyAs? well Lotus-123 geddit?
I taught myself the back end from the Manuel (written in West Coast geekese as I recall) and wrote a macro that took the csv output from our invoice runs, data in our product files and table for salesforce ("force" ha, haha, oh god) and calculated gross and net profit (an anaylsis missing from our otherwise handy dbase app).
We shared this out on a monthly basis leading to the classic observation that "1/8th of fork all is fork all"
"I don't get that bit. Why? It's present and spreading in countries where their winter temperatures are higher than our best summer temperatures. I'm guessing there must be some wholly counter-intuitive reason for it bit I can't for the life me work out what it is."
Because when it is cold, windy and wet we shut our windows and spend more time indoors. We take the bus to work rather than walk or bike.
The dispersal of virus vectors outside is very significant but in the still air of a sealed home or office.....
As some other wise person has said, it WILL spread until a very high proportion of the population have had it. The only thing, ultimately, that can stop that happening will be an effective vaccine with significant uptake. Until then all we can do is slow the spread to the point where our economy can support our medical service to treat the casualties.
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