I know it's Monday morning, but 12 cups? (see video)
72 posts • joined 9 May 2015
'Am not sure were you live but at the pilot training school down the road you have to do exactly that. Fly in a plane with completely blacked out windows and make it to your destination on instruments only. I believe it is obligatory for any commercial license.'
Well, not blacked out windows; otherwise the instructor would also have no view. However. essentially you're right.
@Ishtiaq, I'll join you if I may.
If I ever have to have Cisplatin infused again, I will think long and hard about it before agreeing (as I most certainly will). The loss of my sense of taste for nearly 5 months was exceedingly unpleasant. One of the other 'poisons' gave me Peripheral Neuropathy which I still have though now much less and slowly improving. My hair has also grown back and, guess what, it's got less grey in it than before.
So, to all fellow members of the Forlorn Hope, beer!
BTW You don't have to be in the army to fight in the war.
As one of the few commentards that has received chemotherapy, I feel I may well be suitably qualified to comment. Disclosure: I have Mantle Cell Lymphoma (diagnosed in August 2015) and have received the full range of chemotherapies usually used to (try to) combat the disease - RCOP, R-HD-Ara-C and RDHAP. None of these worked so I was given a monoclonal antibody (Ibrutinib) which seems to be effective. I am now officially in remission and awaiting an allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant.
My point is that I went through this with my eyes open. At every point in my treatment, I had the risks carefully explained to me and I was given the necessary time to digest them before making a decision. With chemotherapy your body may react adversely and they do everything they can to monitor this. It must be remembered, however, that cancer kills, no ifs no buts; all chemotherapies carry a risk, they're poisons after all. When you weigh the 100% chance of mortality within a year against the <10% chance of the therapy killing you, then I know which way I would jump.
As it is, the allogeneic SCT carries a risk of 20% mortality within a year from either infection (they kill off your whole immune system) or Graft versus Host Disease. Given the fact that it could extend my life by over 10 years, I have made my decision.
BTW @Richard Chirgwin, my heart goes out both to your wife and to you. Cancers affect the whole family, not just the patient.
"Perhaps in the world of WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange, anyone who contributes to a political party is by definition a part of the vast global conspiracy and deserves to be exposed to the kind of risks to their financial well-being that those unlucky souls will now almost certainly experience."
Er, isn't Wikileaks a political movement that also solicits contributions thus making itself a part of the 'global conspiracy'?
You mean apart from all the research, the re-engagement of hundreds of thousands of schoolkids in STEM, the hours of fascinating TV broadcasts and a general pushing of the envelope? Not a lot.
What has Anonymous Coward ever given us? PAHH!!
Mine's the one with the ISS reservation in the pocket
@AC, +1 for bringing back the memories.
My friends and I frequently visited the place in the 70's. We once smuggled my sister in and she managed to buy a round .* It helped that she smoked cigars and was as tall as me.
* Nellies was men-only, as was that place just off Silver Street in Hull. Can't remember the name atm. Must be old-age or the beer - take your pick
"It is a bug not a data breach."
So let's get this right:
1. We couldn't be bothered to check the code we updated. After all, it was only a small change; what could possibly go wrong?
2. It's only a data breach if those nasty hacker people do it. If we do it (and we're not saying we did) it's a minor operational error.
"I was told by a first hand witness that you can in fact buy oxygen when the high Andes train in Peru stops at 20,000 feet or so. The guy noted that if you didn't have the oxygen supplied, you would faint away if you stood up and walked around."
What utter bullshit! The Cuzco-Puno line rises to a maximum elevation of 14,150ft.
Yes, you can buy oxygen but I would doubt its quality and, anyway, you don't need it. If you have problems with breathing the best solution is a nice coca-leaf maté.
Finally, as for fainting when you stand up and walk, someone's yanking your todger.
@John G I,
Yes they do, but the failure here is not theirs. They have made a best effort. So it's no use shouting at the payroll minions. A swift call to your bank (who will be aware of the HSBC/BACS failure) will solve the liquidity problem and HSBC/BACS will be liable to pay any charges or losses incurred by you.
How do you like it when your network goes down and everyone starts shouting at you even though the fault was caused by some dickhead with a JCB?
'(Note. Some strange affects can be had mixing superhigh frequencies - see "john hutchison".)'
I call bullshit. To quote Marc Millis: "The 'Hutchison Effect' has been claimed for years, without any independent verification — ever. In fact, its originator can't even replicate it on demand."
'If Google loses there would be a precedent for copyrightable APIs which would mean that making things compatible would be a copyright violation.
The other thing is that it was totally avoidable. If Google hadn't used something Java-ish for Android the whole problem wouldn't exist.'
"Merchants can under the updates themselves manage P2PE solutions for point-of-sale locations, separating duties, systems, and functions between encryption and decryption environments, or pay a provider to do that for them."
Under the updates, merchants can manage P2PE solutions for point-of-sale locations themselves - separating duties, systems, and functions between encryption and decryption environments - or pay a provider to do that for them.
SMA (feeling particularly pedantic)
"Not that I approve that behavior, but that's what they do."
... and thank $DEITY that they do. When the brown stuff hits the fan, they have to call me or one of my fellow professionals. Hacked company is panicking. I name a figure off the top of my head and they agree instantly.
Mind you, it sometimes takes them an age to pay the invoice.
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