* Posts by Nickckk

14 posts • joined 16 Feb 2016

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

Nickckk

No one knows the science

You are making scientific conclusions when you say,

"Unfortunately for folks in UK, while the explanation is coherent, calm, well-reasoned and plausible, it is likely to be a repeat of the disastrous "herd immunity" approach the government initially backed as a way to explain why it didn't need to go into a national lockdown. That policy was also well-reasoned and well-explained by a small number of very competent doctors and scientists who just happened to be wrong."

The truth is that no one knows enough to make such judgements. Have a look at what Professor Michael Levitt has to say about an alternative to national lockdown and using distancing measures along the lines of Sweden. Levitt has more experience than most in this epidemic. The 30+ mins makes good listening, particularly when you're at home with time on your hands

https://unherd.com/thepost/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-the-covid-19-epidemic-was-never-exponential/

Your scientific judgement can't be made.

Nickckk

Your scientific judgement can't be made.

You are making scientific conclusions when you say,

"Unfortunately for folks in UK, while the explanation is coherent, calm, well-reasoned and plausible, it is likely to be a repeat of the disastrous "herd immunity" approach the government initially backed as a way to explain why it didn't need to go into a national lockdown. That policy was also well-reasoned and well-explained by a small number of very competent doctors and scientists who just happened to be wrong."

The truth is that no one knows enough to make such judgments. Have a look at what Professor Michael Levitt has to say about an alternative to national lockdown and using distancing measures along the lines of Sweden. Levitt has more experience than most in this epidemic. The 30+ mins makes good listening, particularly when you're at home with time on your hands

https://unherd.com/thepost/nobel-prize-winning-scientist-the-covid-19-epidemic-was-never-exponential/

Baffled by bogus charges on your Amazon account? It may be the work of a crook's phantom gadget

Nickckk

Cancel the account challenge

I stopped using Amazon with their devious and out of order default to Prime on transactions. I was able, once I found out they were charging my credit card, to get a refund but I tried to delete the account but that proved a challenge. Seems you have to negiotiate with Amazon to put your case for account removal. Anyone else tried to do this?

Weather forecasters are STILL banging on about 5G clashing with their sensors. As if climate change is a big deal

Nickckk

Frying tonight (or when it arrives)

https://youtu.be/WBpZFqR6Qzk

Gather round, friends. Listen close. It's time to list the five biggest lies about 5G

Nickckk

5G as a frying the body radio technology

Try this

https://youtu.be/WBpZFqR6Qzk

It could be you: National Lottery hands £16m to England's Jodrell Bank

Nickckk

Astro

An astronomical amount surely ed?

Brit MP Dorries: I gave my staff the, um, green light to use my login

Nickckk

Red

Red light surely, ed?

Quebec takes mature approach to 'grilled cheese' ban

Nickckk

Fromage Correspondent ...

Should be signed From age correspondent in Mapleland

Skype for Business is not Skype – realising that is half the battle

Nickckk

Not for me

Microsoft did a great job of turning me off Skype. And a number of colleagues who used it. No wonder they bury user number in Office

Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

Nickckk

Anyone not had this?

Happened to all 3 of the family. Is there anyone out there who hasn't been required to sign in again?

EMC/Dell deal respectfully caps the minicomputer age

Nickckk

Wang from Ch11 to transformation

Indeed Joe T headed up Wang out of Chapter 11 and transformed it with the skillful acquisition of Olivetti's international systems business to form Wang Global. Then surreptitiously sold to Getronics and there's another story. He did well from the venture as you would expect of of Joe T. And then onto EMC ....

Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

Nickckk

You need to be prepared for any eventually with the Win10 beast.

12 July when KB3172985 (OS Build 10586.494) was applied, the system was wrecked. I had to resort to USB and lost all data.

As far a Amazon is concerned, I've ditched my Kindle. When I want to do a free download, Amazon routes it via itself and wants to charge me. It's not so much a tab as a business model for Amazon.

BT sees 35% sales gain as it digests hearty EE meal

Nickckk

Reform the BT Group to resolve the OpenReach issue? Sounds like Groundhog day

Streetmap's lawyer: Google High Court win will have 'chilling effect’ on UK digital biz

Nickckk

Time to regulate

The market dominance of Google means it's time to regulate. It's a big animal and this needs to be done at European level. The reference to the EU Competition Commissioner gives the right route. Just like the telco incumbents and the law passed to regulate from which we have openreach split off and a competitive field in telecoms / broadband, the same move needs to happen to Google. (Facebook, Apple too). El Reg, start a campaign. Go for the MPs who quizzed Google over its tax and give them this regulation prize to aim for.

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