Pill pushers' password
Is the pharmacopeia included in dictionary attacks?
I tend to use passwords like methotreXate2,5mg.
Easy for me to remember, (hopefully?) not very likely to pop up in a brute force dictionary attack
360 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jan 2010
"If I were in charge, Israel would never get another dime of aid from the US until they GTFO of all occupied territories."
I quote Yuval Noah Harari here:
"In the mid-2000s, Israel unilaterally retreated from the entire Gaza Strip, dismantled all settlements there and returned to the internationally recognised pre-1967 border.
Instead, Hamas took over the Gaza Strip and turned it into a terrorist base from which repeated attacks were launched on Israeli civilians. "
Read his essay here:
I once flew from my tiny Caribbean island to Costa Rica via Miami. Immigration officer asked why I was going there if I already lived in a tropical paradise. I explained the island was eight square miles, if you didn't get off every once in a while you got island fever. He may have smiled, I was allowed to proceed.
Many years ago when I still worked in retail pharmacy we had a payment rejected by a health care insurer on the grounds of it being a duplicate claim. What happened? The idiots used one policy number for one family and used date of birth as the underlying identifier. So when the twins picked up their anticonception on the same day their only logical conclusion was that we were defrauding them.
And speaking of twins: around the same time there was this moron who had given his just born twins the same initials. Should have been removed from parental authority, as you convict your offspring to a life of administrative fuckups.
Lack of understanding of chirality was not the root cause of the thalidomide disaster.
The thalidomide currently still in clinical use is still a racemic mixture.
( (RS)-N-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidyl)-ftalimide, note the RS)
Lack of mandatory rigorous testing procedures was.
I have to use it at work because of Office365.
Every time I open a new tab I get presented with a page full of crap: the lowest common denominator of what people apparently (or according to MS) find interesting.
Celebrities, influencers, football, Formula 1, cycling, royalty, fashion, questionable dietary advice. None of these hold any interest to me.
One can click those tiles and choose "do not show content from" or "not interested in this", but go a holiday for a week, or work on another PC and the same crap shows up again next time you log in.
Say about Chrome what you will, but at least it presents me with an empty tab when I open a new one.
(On desktop. On mobile it shows suggestions, but they tend to be at least according to my interests)
The most pointless dialog box in Teams is when I log in.
A dialog box pops up and asks me if I want to stay signed in.
Every fekking day I tick the box "Do not ask this again" and click NO.
And every fekking next day I get the same dialog box again, despite my previous day's choice.
Is this stupidity or arrogance on M$'s side?
I was on call for a large pharmacy supplying medication to nursing homes. Sunday morning 5 am, phone rings. "I need to put in an urgent order for medication". So I first enquired what was needed, as sometimes they try to order trivial stuff like vitamins, or things they have an emergency supply of, like antibiotics. Turned to be Parkinson medication, which is sort of a worst case scenario, as not only do you not want to skip it, it is also very time critical. So next question: when does it need to be administered?
Managed not to swear and went back to sleep.
"If we're talking about repurposing existing turbines in coal plants, there's unlikely to be much of a district to heat"
You can transport the hot water over quite a distance. In The Netherlands, waste heat from industries in the Rotterdam harbour is (going to be) piped to The Hague.
I've once (in the nineties) driven a tractor (an agricultural one) that had brake and accelerator swapped.
Apparently not uncommon for that type of vehicles. Got used to it surprisingly quickly, as usually one's foot is on only one of the two at any given time.
That being said: back in Europe from thousands of kilometers driving in Australia for weeks I would turn on my windscreen wipers when I wanted to signal a turn and vice versa.
"Alt-Space-X maximizes a window in an instant, and the same keystroke works in Unity or in Xfce – but it doesn't in KDE Plasma"
Take a look at the System Settings in KDE. There are more keyboard shortcuts than anyone could possibly remember for almost every possible action and (almost?) all of them can be customised.
Computer is sleeping now and me almost, so can't check, but I'm pretty sure if you want Alt-Space-X to maximise a window, you can make it so.