Re: "HR" - there's your problem.
Yup, to a HR Manager, you are just Oil or Coal - Something required to get a project done and the leftover ashes are discarded at the end of the project.
1357 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
The whole Covid19 controversy is so politicized, that some people create fake scientific papers to advance their agenda and then withdraw it again later - knowing that the initial publication will be widely commented on, while the withdrawal will be mostly ignored: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/05/lancet-had-to-do-one-of-the-biggest-retractions-in-modern-history-how-could-this-happen
The trouble is that the Covid19 epidemic is completely politicised in the USA and UK. Everyone with primary school math can see that the epidemic is extremely exagerated by a factor of 10 to 100, starting with the ridiculous projection of Dr Neil Ferguson that millions will die. However, anyone who points it out in the media (the figures are pubic and for all to see!), gets shot down in flames online, gets death threats and may be fired from his job. Books and pamphlets about the overblown need for shutdowns and the true cost of ruining the world economy as a result thereof are totally not allowed to be published. Musk is simply calling that out.
All over the world - at least all 5 countries where I have lived - the cable companies offer a nice package, then proceed to gradually change the channel line-up untill you have only the unwatchable channels left and need to subscribe again to a new more expensive package to get back what you lost. So they are all sleeze balls.
Yup, an app like that is useless. It doesn't take partitions/walls/PPE into consideration. It will not be installed by 100% of the population.
The tests are mostly useless and a waste of time/money also.
If a doctor armed with a thermometer and a stethoscope cannot tell that a patient has pneumonia, then there is something wrong with the doctor.
Fortunately, the initial Covid epidemic scare is over. Someone just has to remind the fat lady to sing.
The virus will spread through the rest of the population and there is nothing we can do to stop it. A vaccine will only arrive after it spread to most.
So, forget about the virus and get on with your life.
Ayup, few people know where RS Components came from, but they didn't invent RS232. AFAIK that RS stands for Recommended Standard, unless it is maybe a backronym.
I had a similar but more modern conversation with a salesdroid: Do you have Lucky-Goldstar something or other... No, we have... There it is, Lucky-Goldstar... That is LG! Well, many years ago, Lucky bought Goldstar and became Lucky-Goldstar, LG... He then did a Google search to confirm what I said.
It is just amazing what incredibly craptastic code MS and Adobe wrote (and continue to write). It shows that they employ junior programmers with zero experience, no oversight and no code reviews get done either. It also shows that their bug fixes are equally craptastic. If it was me, I would start by auditing the libraries and provide macro wrappers to avoid common mistakes, then recompile the whole can of worms.
I tried Inkscape many moons ago and could not get going with it - could not figure out how to do the simplest things. More recently I tried it again and was pleasantly surprised. It works great on Linux, but proved impossible to install on my MacBook. Therefore I'd be very happy with a proper Mac version.
The trouble is that even if Boeing fixes all the currently known bugs, the certifiers will always find a new bug. There will be an endless succession of bugs like in the Windows OS. No certifier will ever want to sign this catastrophe off. What if it crashes again? They would not be able to live with that.
Small trial evidence suggests that Quinone helps if administered early enough. That kind of result is similar to other anti-viral treatments like Tamiflu. If you take it too late, the damage is done already and once you are dead, nothing helps, unless your name is Lazarus.
However, the Quinone works in conjunction with other things, notably Zinc and an antibiotic. Without those two, it does almost nothing. That is why there are all these attention seeking allegations of It Works! It Doesn't Work! The Sky Is Falling! We are All Going to Die! flying around. People are cherry picking results to criticize Trump or whoever else they want to criticize, but in the end they just make themselves look stupid.
In the mean time, the large pharmaceutical companies are ramping up production of Quinone and they probably know what they are doing better than a political journalist with a preconceived agenda.
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