"On a bike"?
What kind of superfluous waffle is that?
Precisely the kind if thing that drives people who aren't Terry Wogan mad...
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To these people you DO have to be a genius to see it. It really does seem that they didn't grasp exponential growth, and needed Tim Gowers to tell them!
Now I suppose that it's "cool" that Cummings could call on Dr Gowers, even if it's not his area of expertise. But it's shocking that before he did so the people in charge of our response to the virus had so little understanding.
It's almost as if a degree in classics doesn't prepare one for solving problems of a more scientific or mathematical nature...
Tom Cruise skulking round the galley, chatting up the steward waiting for an unattended moment so he can access the ethernet
Plugs iPhone into ethernet port (good guys always use Apples).
"It's running on NT4... this might take some time!"
10 seconds later...
Proceeds to by-pass pilot controls, fires up the aircraft sim interface on his phone, and safely lands the plane at LAX.
No more fanciful than Independence Day.
"No shit, Sherlock" or "Fail" would be more appropriate.
This really isn't complicated, so much so I'm amazed at the level of delusion of people who advocated herd immunity, letting it rip, or piling bodies up by the thousands.
Like the people who say the first lockdown did nothing because covid is seasonal. Startling insight into a disease that had only been around for six months. And completely at odds with the experience of southern hemisphere countries...
Either deluded... or evil.
A million seems an obscene waste because it's just one person.
Meanwhile each day millions of people "waste" 10, 30, maybe even 50 quid on funfare rides.
Just think what we could do with all the cash if only people stopped spending it on enjoying themselves...
It's not as if a million is a significant contribution to Blue Origins costs - it's just a drop in the ocean. Meanwhile (US) taxpayers hand over billions to Boeing.
Or you could look at whether a person has voted to pay more tax. I must admit I benefit from Tory tax reductions, but I vote in the hope of a fairer system of wealth distribution even though it will cost me.
I choose to believe, however, that we'd all benefit from a fairer society. So I suppose you could say that my voting habits have a degree of self-interest.
Proper disciplinary measures should be in place, but only for actual transgressions. Certainly not for the potential that he might be offensive.
Of course he might have been a complete dick and deserved the boot.
But this has nothing to do with his actions, it's all Apple's PR machine attempting to firefight claims that the company hires sexist men, and by association is itself promoting sexist attitudes. I imagine they paid him off to go quickly and quuetly.
Damage done though. Apart from the obvious question of why this didn't come out before he was hired, there's also the accusation that when they interviewed him they decided he'd fit in well with the team...
And they sign you up to a year's free Experian subscription, supposedly so you can monitor your credit rating just in case bad people start taking out loans using your credentials, and default on them.
But now Experian haz all your data, and we know what happens next...
Paris, coz we know there will get messy.
To be fair that's not AI.
Stop and search more black youths and you will find more black youths carrying knives...
So stop and search more black youths! And find more knives...
The data suggests that black youths carry knives. Of course the preponderance of white youths carrying knives is unknown because they don't get stopped in the first place.
Nothing to do with AI, just simple racism.
"Important infrastructure you have there... by the way, you owe us $500m"
"No we don't "
"OK, make it $40m."
"Ok, $28m, final offer. Pay up or we cancel support"
The court case really should be "Oracle fraudulently try to bill $470m they accept they aren't owed."
So now we haz all the fish.
Except we don't because part of the deal was that EU boats can still fish in our waters. And land their catch in the EU so they avoid the paperwork "our" fish require if they are to be exported to the EU fish markets.
Got to admire Boris's ingenuity using EU trawlers to export our fish to the EU bypassing customs checks.
Grin through clenched teeth, congratulate the lucky punter, use it as an example to encourage others - "Bet with us, you too could become a millionaire!"
Then turn on your suppliers, get the code fixed, get damages to compensate for wonky software and slap the NDA on them.
Deloitte's dodgy accounts don't explain why due diligence wasn't completed, and indeed how the unfavourable preliminary was ignored. HP is buying a smokescreen "the accounts were wrong, we were misled". How true this is, and indeed how much the incorrect accounts were responsible for a multi billion over evaluation are moot points. Though if it were true maybe HP wouldn't have settled for 45M...
HP are also buying dirt on Lynch "sèe, even the auditors say he's a cheat".
Finally, it's an easy win. Deloitte want to sweep it under the carpet coz it makes them look bad. And HP don't want to put Deloitte on the hook for billions, coz then they'd come out fighting and point out a few home truths HP wouldn't like.
Divide and conquer. Deloitte are already done with...
Don't think Lynch will get the "here's some cash, but I don't admit to doing anything wrong " option.
I suppose "tester" doesn't sound sexy enough compared to "chaos engineer".
Just more bullshit bingo.
Like every time Bozza calls schools safe but "vectors for transmission "... you just know he's thinking "Fucking look at me, using words like vector, I'm so clever".
I think we can agree that there are some excellent lecturers and some not so good. So when I said Prof Top Expert I meant the one who gave the best lectures.
If they are all being delivered online then why should one student shell out the same amount for lectures of lesser quality?
Students are getting their lectures online, so why do they have to get them from second rate lecturers in second rate universities even though they still have to shell out the same 9 grand that students at the top universities pay for first rate online lectures?
Instead, why can't they all log in to Prof Top Expert's lectures?
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