Is it just me... my brain keeps auto-correcting
366 posts • joined 15 Oct 2009
I had a black mug with the NASA worm logo in gold - awesome (although you couldn't microwave it) I bought it at the Kennedy Space Centre.
Sadly the mug was broken recently.
A contractor friend of mine, Trevor, once asked me "Cool, where did you get that from?"
I replied "Nasa". We both smiled.
Sadly Trevor died a few years later.
RIP Nasa mug.
Exactly what I was thinking. if you use up all you wee to make concrete and poo making bricks (literally "shitting a brick") then what are you going to use for soil to grow your potatoes when you get left behind after an evacuation (no, not that sort of evacuation...)???
Thanks for the link to the nl site although it seems quite old article:published_time" content="2020-03-03T15:51:00+01:00 I hadn't actually seen any announcement that NL had started using it in ICU, but if they are so much the better. If you can post up more timely references that would be of great interest.
I know the posted data is very sparse and unreliable - for example the UK was posting only 20 patients in ICU for days on end, then updated to a new (but still too low) figure of 163, which is also static. How can we have 260 dead and only 163 in serious condition? The stats are obviously wrong somewhere.
There are several Chinese papers evaluating different treatment regimes with various combinations, accessible from that link.
Yes the Chinese figures are almost fully resolved at near 4.2%, at least until the next wave of outbreak starts when they relax controls a little too much..... But that does include a big wodge of deaths upfront before they worked out the best treatments.
My reason for posting isn't really about Chloroquine per se, I'm more concerned that the UK is not promoting such treatments - at least for the general populace. So - let's go back to the In Vivo study that is the passage of Covid-19 through the UK population, and publish the results in a year or two.
The couple took one teaspoon each of fish tank Chloroquine phosphate, I calculated around 6000mg each if it was pure, not counting other contaminants. As a comparison, standard antimalarial dose is 250mg once every 3 days.
Just because someone takes an overdose of something does not negate any beneficial effects at a "Normal" dose.
Oh and the words "Chloroquine phosphate" come from quoting the UK government website, look at the site address, .gov.uk.
The Chinese (small scale) trials have not yet been published and we won't see the results for 4 months now.
Follow the links through https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bst/advpub/0/advpub_2020.01047/_article
I suspect and have heard anecdotally that the trials we curtailed on ethical grounds for not withholding treatment from the control group. But maybe not - this is China after all.
See the death rate in China now compared with the number of people in ICU - it's tiny, and has been for many weeks now.
Belgium started using chloroquine 5-ish days ago, and Netherlands doesn't. Two neighbouring countries, similar demographics and ethnicities.
Compare "Outcome of Cases (Recovery or Death) in Belgium" graph here:
with the same graph for NL:
Stark, isn't it?
UK still doesn't use it (in ICU anyway) - look at our graph.
The time for clinical trials is over. And we should have the stock somewhere in the UK because:
List of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK. Updated 25 February 2020 ... Chloroquine phosphate.
The first ventilators that were invented, I am sure, were as good as what we are going to be home-brewing and hardware hacking, yet they saved lives.
We now have cheap control electronics and real-time pressure sensors, CO2 sensors etc. as opposed to mechanical control. It must be possible to do a half-decent job.
I think you're missing the point. An attacker can own their own PC and refer it a gazillion times, each time leaking out a bit of the private key.
Once they have the private key, it can be applied to _your_ computer, probably remotely too, to whatever API's or connections are exposed. And there are quite a few, from what I have read.
The "computer says no" is a common theme too for other Govt agencies.
If you flag up a problem that stops you filing a return, for example. they will hide behind (what they think is) technical jargon, and use it to pull the wool over the judges eyes in the courts too.
I am amazed the Postmasters succeeded in their case, well if you can call it succeeded, a 10k average payout for many years of inability to work ANYWHERE with a criminal record is flabberghasting.
When I got the notification email in my gmail account, just strip off the 'noreply' from the email address.
I think you will find, as I am domiciled in the UK, that the laws of England and Wales will now be applicable to our service agreement, rather than U.S. jurisdiction.
Further to that, GDPR will still be applicable in the UK. I have not heard that this law will be repealed.
I was wondering if SpaceX will be monitoring the four during training?
All we need is for one of them to take over the controls (SUCH AS THEY ARE) during the mission and complete the missing part of 9/11, except this time from orbit with 3-6 tonnes of stuff hurtling down on the White House and no prospect of stopping it.
Or.... maybe we do.... ????
I don't think that has been true for quite a while.
I contracted for over 20 years and went back to permie when the rates just didn't stack up against permie salaries (after figuring in the benefits of course). I then dipped back into it between permie jobs to pay the bills.
Contractor rates took a big dip in the early 2000's (down from £55/hr to £40/hr) and I haven't heard of them fully recovering in real terms, but as I haven't contracted in over 10 years maybe some current contractors can update us?
Like I keep saying, if the contractor sitting next to you doing the same job is being paid massively more, then YOU are in the wrong job, look for one with a better salary.
Then they aren't doing it right - when we did it back in 1999 we were inside, nice and warm in the lobby, green carding our MP's (and going for a pint afterwards, on expenses, of course).
Must admit thinking the writing was on the wall though as Andrew Lansley didn't really give me many assurances.
And so 20 years later we see the death of computer contracting (taking with it similar professions, I imagine).
As for the comments above - I still paid NI. A few pounds a year over the threshold, enough to guarantee my state pension, the wife's maternity pay etc etc.
"Netgear included HTTPS certificates [and private keys] in its firmware so customers didn't get scared off as browsers unable to connect to the internet threw up error messages and warnings when they couldn't authenticate the HTTPS connection to routerlogin.com"
Beggars belief really!
Well I am one (permie) and I did exactly that, although it was roofing building and plumbing rather than painting. The Mrs does the painting and decorating (which she does as a business too).
Even when I used to be a contractor, garage hourly rates were so high that the calculation to do jobs on my car meant I usually did them.
As for the wage slave above on £27k a year - if you're in computing, you're in the wrong job! For god's sake go on the job websites and get something that pays as much as your contractor colleague!
It's either websites telling me what browser I must use as older ones are "unsupported", or browsers telling me which websites I can use.
I am thinking it's about time for me to build my own from source, and then I can put whatever ID string in it to fool the websites.
After all, I regard the whole lot as intrinsically unsafe, and keep the various browsers being used for "different things" and different laptops/phones firewalled from each other already.
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