Re: I Just Don't Get It
ByteDance does want to sell. https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVCPKADT7
135 posts • joined 19 Feb 2017
Hi AC, any proof of Russian (Chinese, Nork, Iranian, check the appropriate) involvement? Didn't think so. Creating a false external enemy to draw attention from the internal problems - this trick goes back as far as Pharaohs and may be further. Your gov't as usual is f***ng with you, and you stupidly follow the lead. Wake up. "There's no spoon."
Actually, percolation collapses if the individual "cells" *resist* percolation with probability p > p_c. That's why the epidemiologists talk about "herd immunity", achieved at about 60% level of immune population. But tracking app doesn't make you immune, so this model is not applicable. The applicable model would involve characteristic times of infection transfer, probability of transfer detection, and characteristic times of reaction ("catch all possibly infected and isolate them"). Spread of contact tracking app will only give you probability of transfer detection.
GDPR (most probably) does not apply, because the data collected for the model training do not contain personally identifiable information. The model is trained not to tell your mouse movements from my mouse movements, but to tell a bot imitating mouse movements from you or me actually making these movements. At least that's what I understood from their explanations.
Attacks on critical infrastructure (especially during national emergency) should be classified as terrorism and dealt with with extreme prejudice. As if the attackers were blowing up the tube stations or derailing the trains (because those contribute to the virus spread).
If the law enforcement doesn't stop this madness now, coming on it as a ton of bricks, the tube stations and trains may be next.
It is totally useless to preach to the lunatics and try to educate them. They are lunatics. They should be caught and eliminated from the society.
The "celebrities" and other blowhards giving good advice to the terrorists should also be eliminated from the society for terror propaganda.
This is serious, folks, human rights or not. The lunatics have no human right to terrorize other humans and must be eliminated.
Never seen a box of masks made in USA or Europe. Have an old box of masks (don't remember why I bought it a while ago, but it shirley came handy now), it's made in China. So much for "cleaning out worldwide stocks of western-made PPE". I call BS.
Somebody should explain to the carriers that the only thing they need to do to solve this problem is to stop accepting SIM switch requests by phone. No additional costs involved, and they are all white and fluffy, and can scream about it in their advertisements. Profit!
X220 was the last known good X series Thinkpad. Still very decent keyboard, built like a tank, fully repairable and upgradeable, i7. Bought it refurbished for $160, spent another $150-160 on upgrades (added SSD, upgraded HDD, added RAM), and voila - best machine for my purposes for under $500. Use it extensively for five years already and expect to use it at least another 10.
Multiply it by 2, as I got two of them - for my wife and for myself.
X230 and after - don't even bother. Keyboard (famous Thinkpad keyboard!) devolved to total crap, to begin with. Also unreliable. Bought new X230 for my wife, and she had a year of pain running to the repair shop now and then, until I ran into those refurbished X220s.
A COBOL programmer got rich in the end of 20th century, fixing the Y2K bugs in various systems. He decided to spend his money on trip to the future, and bought deep-freeze sleep until the year 100000.
He awoke, surrounded by people in white gowns, and asked: "Wow, is it year 100000?" One of the doctors said: "No, actually, we had to wake you up earlier. You see, it's year 9999, and we found your CV, it says you know COBOL...?"
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