Re: "the concept of saving face"
Only twats bring politics in a non-political discussion. Keep your politics to your Labour Party meetings.
157 posts • joined 29 Mar 2017
Anyone who tried to prove that Damore was wrong is missing the point.
People should not be fired even if their views are “wrong”. It is not whether he was right or wrong which is the problem, it is whether people with the views someone else disagree should be losing their jobs.
Yonatan Zunger is a dick.
What an idiotic text. If the rule exists that nobody can do a statement that some people disagree with, why he was made to sit on a seminar he disagreed with? The seminar broke that rule in the first place.
Modern fascists use any excuse to punish everyone who disagrees with them.
Firing someone because they have different views than to his fascist.
The people who get excited about others fired for tweets and saying things in Western countries today would be reporting jokes to authorities or informing about hiding Jews if they lived in the Stalin’s Russia or Germany when it was ruled by National Socialism.
Interestingly, this is the exact argument Communist regimes always used to explain why protests against the regimes needed to be punished.
It was always about protecting the interests of majority from the minority that endangers them by their reckless acts and propaganda.
There are a lot of nutters out there. But who is to decide what is a “conspiracy theory” and what is not?
Today Facebook might block some idiots spreading conspiracy theories about the masts, but who would guarantee that next time it would not be just something the government does not want you to know?
I wonder how many people who couple months ago complained about privacy and criticised the government for experiments with face recognition are now ardent supporters of idea to give all these data to the government and companies like Apple or Google, just because of the virus?
This is exactly how fascism starts - just give it good enough excuse.
It probably the same as with Black faces - lack of contrast makes the recognition more difficult.
Some accents tend to have better contrast between words and sounds. I guess it makes “posh” accents easier to understand - it came by in a part of society that moved around more than the rest and, consequently, learn to speak in a way that more people understand them.
If we are going to stay immune for a very short time it is especially important for all the healthy people to get infected very quickly. This will kill the decease.
The last thing you want when tgg hg e immunity period is short would be to prolong the epidemic. This way it will never stop.
I have a Virgin Media router switch to modem mode connected to an Orbi mesh system.
I was fortunate to ensure that I asked an electrician to run Ethernet cabling when rewiring my house, so I needed only one satellite device on the other floor connected to the main one via Ethernet.
WiFi everywhere and the stationary equipment (like TV) having wired connection.
I am in London. My last job change was when I was 50 (it was couple years ago).
I got several job offers in a very short time choosing the one I liked at the end. But I am quite recent in terms of technical knowledge and latest technologies. It might be more difficult for someone with obsolete skills.
Virgin Media has an awful customer service.
I am without the Internet since last Saturday. I was browsing when it stopped. I looked out of the window and saw a Virgin Media van parked in a street and a guy walking around opening cable covers. So I thought he was doing some service and it won’t last long. Then the van left but the Internet did not appear.
I called the customer services immediately but all they could do was to make an appointment after Christmas.
It is so infuriating - their idiot engineer broke it (probably by mistake), but there is no way to contact him and make him come back and fix it. The call centre is staffed by people following a simple script who have no connection to people who do cables.
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