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Guess which country this refers to..
Twitter said it was "broadening our definition of harm" to tackle tweets, images and video content that contradicts guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information, in an effort to prevent users spreading false cures and conspiracy theories around the virus.
I'm reminded a post of mine about the importance of hand washing was removed because it was considered too controversial..
And when I asked about if paracetamol was a good or bad thing, well, all hell broke lose then, messages got deleted and I got a big telling off by lots of people for asking difficult questions.
Only one message of support that perhaps the research I was pointing to, had a point..
I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories and quack cures, but sometimes there is an element of truth here and there which we should at least explore, because yesterdays quackery, could be tomorrows mainstream solution to something.
And now, we can't even mention practically anything that isn't 'authorised' today !
Baring in mind, yesterdays out of date official advice, isn't allowed to be spoken about either..
Suddenly countries of freedom, are less free than the least free countries..
How long before you get arrested for suggesting COBOL would be a good solution after all..
I'm reminded of one person I know who was in charge of a computer system for a mayor company, and they retired them..
And they was the only person who knew how it all worked !
Since then they have lurched from one mayor computer failure to another, and are now looking at going bust. :-(
I guess we'll be going back to Chinese Whispers at this rate..
Someone's dating site profile:
"I care about the environment"
"You must have a car"
I'm guessing they mean an electric car filled by your own personal solar array, whose materials was not mined by child labour in some far away country.. ?
Anyhow, I asked them if they would date someone with a solar motorbike..36
The chocolate ration has gone up..
It's 1984 all over again I notice:
You try and help by asking questions, or suggesting solutions, and your posts get removed on the grounds of fake news !
As the official message changes almost by the hour, what you was allowed to say yesterday, is suddenly not allowed today.
I guess all I can do is sit back and watch idiots die due to their own stupidity.
I want my free market capitalism damn it !
So, where does one go to buy things that are in short supply ?3
How many ventilators do you need per 1,000 of population ?
Where I am, we have one per 4,700 people..
So, how many more do we need..
I would ask elsewhere, but it appears every medical forum I ask such questions in, is infected with assholes who are just abusive and refuse to answer the question, even though they are highly medically qualified and experienced.
It's almost as if, they don't want us to know how shit the situation really is !
Being how here is full of logical, intelligent folk, who are good at looking at the numbers, what answers might you give for this ?11
I notice when someone doesn't like you on Facebook, they start reporting everything you post as spam..
Would Facebook do anything about that ?
What is needed of course, is a better system, where what you post, stays put !6
So far I can't get a non-abusive answer to this question in the medical forums I've asked, so on the off-chance someone here either knows the answer, or knows someone who knows the answer..
Before I go and venture elsewhere, like:
So, my question is:
Paracetamol and Asprin not suitable for COVID-19 virus suffers ?
The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, who is a qualified doctor and neurologist, tweeted on Saturday: “The taking of anti-inflammatories
[ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection.
In case of fever, take paracetamol.
Yet here it says:
10 minutes and 30 seconds in roughly he mentions about Paracetamol /
Aspirin / Ibuprofen and something else I'm not familiar with name wise, to avoid as they lower body premature.
So, correct answer is ?
(Ignore the rest of the sites content, this is just about the old fashioned approach to dealing with viruses.)
> Fever management:
> Evidence vs current practice
Which to me, points towards you wanting to keep your temperature high enough to help your body kill the virus, not to lower it, unless its above say 42c..
I hope others here can see / understand my question, and don't just automatically dismiss it in very unkind words as a load of shit.
If the idea is wrong, I'd like to know why, with a decent technical answer !
My concern is the wrong medical information is being given out, and it is up to people like me to question things.
Because if I don't do it, who else is ?8
Oh goodie, I get to try out the new Facebook..
It's going to be soo much better than the old one right..
I mean, improved fonts, who couldn't fuck that up !
Ok, so the font is shit, but maybe its just my monitor..
I see they took the opportunity to make use of all that wasted white space, NOT !
So, in a nutshell, worse than the previous effort, as they try and make it more "Apple" like..
No, it needs to be more DOS like !11
Remember to design against theft..
Oh Man, This Genius Guy Created a Robot to Steal from Vending Machines
I bet the Ori never had this issue with their version of Origin..
Latest update, we are back to blank pictures and no text again, grrr !
The previous updated, fixed it, and now they have broken it again.
Doesn't anyone test things first !10
You know how some folk can be, overzealous about rules when they are in charge of something..
Well, I found myself in a Facebook group which outlaws 'likes' !
I'm amazed !
Going back to Jan 22, I'll have to waste my time removing members that can't loose their social addiction to use the LIKE and emoji buttons. Viewing this page will still be available, but posting and comments options will cease.
I imagine that some new and current members will still disregard the rule. For our current members, nothing will change. Our 1301 membership will probably drop 90%. This will result in a more streamlined.
I really want to ask why, but I fear I'd be banned from the group !
I did suggest a way to automate the process, so I might get banned for trying to be helpful !8
I don't know if its just me, but today I notice that Facebooks notification list has shrunk considerably and only displays the last 61 items, I wonder why ?
The only thing I've done differently in the last 24 hours was report two posts for harassment..
Not against me, but someone else !
Facebook responded back pretty quickly within a few hours, rather than weeks, but in neither case did they agree with my view that posting pictures of someone's underwear with derogatory comments was harassment.
So, maybe if you complain, they limit your notification list so you can't see so much to complain about..
Or it was just coincidence and they just happened to shorten everyone's notification list..8
So that is why strangers want to send me videos/etc. on WhatsApp then !
Not that I could ever get it to install mind you!
Jeff Bezos' cell phone was hacked in 2018 after he received a malicious WhatsApp message from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, months before the National Enquirer exposed his affair, it has been claimed.
The Amazon billionaire received a video file containing malicious code from Mohammed Bin Salman's personal phone number, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.
According to forensic examination of the phone afterwards, the message was sent on May 1, 2018. Within hours, a large amount of data from Bezos' phone was extracted. There is no detail of what kind of data was taken.
However, there does not appear to be any reports of the vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.
Apart from the one above maybe..
So, be careful out there !7
I thought this bit of history might interest some.
So, better check Grandma's typewriter..4
So, a year of Tinder Gold, my review:
End of review.
Well, actually it did provide a bit of useful information that can hopefully enable me to get a date in the future, but in essence, it wasn't particularly any good at getting me an actual date, let alone a relationship !
In case you are wondering, what great secrets did I discover:
Geographical boundaries effect dating, eg. no one wants to date you on another island..
Transport is vital.
Athletic body and strength is vital.
(Minimum weight lift 100 lb I suspect..)
Disposable income is vital.
No debt is helpful..
Financial assets are helpful..33
You know how one group always hates other groups.
Cyclists hate car drivers.
Car drivers hate cyclists..
2 wheeled cyclists hate those with 3 wheels..
Well today I saw an argument spill forth from boat owners, those with one hull hating those with two !
FX [ Swears.. ]
AMD graphics card, headless Windows 10, latest W10 update, now only 640 x 480 resolution available !
Time to get and try:
> HDMI Dummy Plug,Headless Ghost,
> Display Emulator
Be warned !9
I was reading this:
> A chatbot pulled me out of a 'really dark place'
Oh that sounds interesting I thought.
Plus I thought, what idiot can be influenced by what an AI says..
Then I thought, oh I wonder if this will be an AI I can legally swear at without getting into trouble..
So off I go to find it..
So, first I land here:
Ok, so I don't have Apple or Google Play to play with, I wonder what GRYT Health is, lets click on it..
Well, that doesn't really tell me a hell of a lot what gryp , oh wait, gryt means..
Now if I really was in a dark place, could I think be bothered to fill out all the various create account details in the first place..
Then it takes me to where I can click on the chatbot.
Only it won't let me chat until email verification has been done..
No problem, I used a real email address, so it should be with me in a few seconds right..
A few seconds pass..
A few minutes pass..
A few hours pass..
Now I'm depressed from bloody waiting !
This is not how to design a system designed to help people who feel sad..22
I thought it worth repeating the wisdom I spotted there:
"That's what the Test Track at Velim is for"....methinks that modern managers, project managers and beancounters need reminding of this.
My experience lately is that when folk of their ilk hear 'apply all the edge cases', what they hear is 'blahhhhh blahhhhh blahhhhhh un-necessary time and cost' and promptly chop those 'edge-ish' bits out of the test and/or approvals plan.
I'm lucky enough to have had a diverse and very enjoyable career testing things for a living, in an organisation where you were *expected* to try and break the thing you were working on (within sensible limits).... the rational being that if it went wrong in-service, it would be seriously inconvenient for users, if not downright Goddamn dangerous (Think national-scale 'phone infrastructure - no 112/911 service=big problems!).
We were well paid to have a negative attitude towards 'Product Whatwever' in those days - actually a realistic attitude from a Systems point of view - which was endorsed by the C-Suite as necessary for product quality. The attitude was that if Joe Public doesn't have an issue then we've done the job right.
Most of the time, we would end up fixing an issue, even the 'Very Low Probability, Medium Impact' ones on the (proven!) assumption that if Mr. Sod can stuff it up, he will.
With this modern 'continuous delivery' way of working, I find the 'edge' cases get ignored as a fix is seen as 'only a software update away' - no matter that the poor sap trying to use the thing has to wait weeks/months/forever for a fix.
Nobody wants to take the time and trouble to create a robust product any more, and it's hard to take pride in your work (About 50% of my output at the moment is crap, because 'timescales' and workload).
The world is increasingly run/managed by people who have absolutely no idea of the technicalities and complexity of modern systems.
Here endeth this rant.
I can't figure out if its google that is infected, or this website, or my machine.. (Only tested it on 2 PC's so far.)
Any pointers welcomed !
Appears for sure in MS Edge browser and Internet Explorer. (So make sure you have antivirus running/etc. or a sandbox machine/etc.)
I think the problem is with google...
Click on 'images'
Then click on the first picture.
Then click on the preview/etc. pane on the right in google, which takes you to the diamondestates website
Then click on the right arrow in the picture on the diamondestates website to go to the next picture, and bingo a popup !
Related URL's it takes you to include:
> Analysis Report deloplen.com/afu.php
Useful input welcomed, and if anyone wants to inform the infected site they have an infection, please feel free to do so !
Last few times when I've tried to do that, people haven't understood me very well, and nowadays I'd worry they would think I had planted it, when I just want to tell them they have an infection !
I suspect its the diamondestates website, but if you go their directly, the infection doesn't popup, it only appears to happen if you go via google.8
You know how 1/3 of us die from cancer..
It's lottery time !
Is that lump in my testicle cancer or not ?
Has it spread ?
Will I die before I finish typing this out..
Who knows !
I can't die yet, I haven't finished my App's !
I'll keep you updated.
Obviously, if I don't, I died..36
Trying to send email to someone who is using Office365 for their email hosting.
Outgoing email server IP address is blocked..
Had to phone up the company and tell them, obviously they wouldn't know if anyone else couldn't email them unless they too phoned and asked how come they aren't answering their emails !
I wonder how many customers they are losing because of it !20
The surgery appears to be a success !
When you are too poor to afford proper medical care, you have to DIY..
I got myself one of those USB microscopes so I could examine the site in more detail. (Hard to reach and see as it was on my bottom !)
Anyhow, I successfully cut out the lump myself, didn't bleed to death in the process, and it hasn't grown back after several months, so I call that a success !
The wound site is now healed.
Didn't use painkillers, so it hurt a bit..10
Note, if you are going to include an auto-update feature, make sure it works..
I had to go and download the latest client and update manually to fix it.
I guess you just can't get the staff these days..
Ok this is getting silly now.
Since when did folk forget how to pack stuff for postage ?
It started off with parcels poorly packaged, not enough bubble wrap, and arriving with damaged items inside.
Today, the latest example beats the rest.
A cardboard box with the item inside, lose, no packing..
The outside of the cardboard, covered in bubble wrap !
No folk, the bubble wrap goes inside the box around the item you are sending..
And use more than one layer of the stuff !!!
Like 5 to 10 layers kind of thing..3
So, finally after a very long time, I get a new keyboard (Ok, the previous one is 35 years old..), so lets see how technology has progressed in that time shall we..
First off, I'll need to plug it in..
Mm.. no spare USB ports..
No problem, I'll just go on Ebay, and buy some more !
They are expensive aren't they..
No problem, I'll buy this older cheap one..
When it arrives, I find out its wired up differently to what I need, so..
Rewire it, which takes ages of course.
Not having the best soldering iron, or anything really to hold the work with (Where did that rusty thing with lots of clasps go I had earlier!) and the only piece of wire I could easily find is covered in black goo, oh well, we can clean that off our hands afterwards..
Now, to plug in the new USB ports, I have to take out half of the inside of my PC..
So... that takes a while.
I seemed to have disturbed something, since now it wont' boot and complains of floppy drive error..
As a temp fix I unplug the floppy drive and disable it in the BIOS.
Now it boots..
Lets install the driver/etc.
Antivirus software pops up, is unhappy about a file in the driver !
Google about it..
Install an earlier version of the software.
Run application, it works !
Adjust colours from pulsating make you seasick colour scheme to solid damp colour.
Reboot to see if colour sticks..
It does !
Place keyboard on desk in just the right place..
No I mean, it moves about, from front to back !
Why is it not flat !!!
Actually, I forgot to mention I need blu-tak anyhow, to keep the two halves together, since it hasn't got a locking mechanism to hold the numberpad to it..
It's a 80/20 keyboard, or I should say, a 20/80..
So, what else do I not so much like about it..
Well, the font is too small !
It's way smaller than my previous keyboard and I really need to put my glasses on to read it...
Unlike my previous one, which was designed for old folk with less than perfect eyesight !
And the cable..
It comes out the back, in the middle..
Not the back and to a side..
And it leaks light everywhere !
It needs a skirt / cover around the keys..
(3D printer time.. which could also help hold the numberpad in place at the same time !)
Keys are rated for what, 50 million clicks or something, so should last me till I die..
Assuming something in it doesn't fail before then..
I guess no one does replacement key caps for it with a bigger font then..
So, the perfect keyboard still hasn't been invented yet !
Maybe in a few years I might design my own then..
Oh the keyboard, its an Asus ROG Claymore:
A couple more issues..
The capslock key is too wide..
The enter key is too wide..
So, how does it feel / sound compared to the old IBM Model M I used before..
It feels newer..
Maybe not so loud.
Though I'm pretty sure, everyone complains about blue keys being loud. :-)
It should be a little kinder on my fingers, need a little less pressure too.
And I now have this huge space on the right for the mouse to play !
(I got a new mouse recently too !)
Modern technology is so reliable..
I used to have a 30 year old CRT colour monitor, tube eventually wore out..
Got a brand new LED monitor, less than 3 years old, picture goes..
At least these days there is YouTube to try and fix your own TV..22
When you are trying to buy something on Ebay and the seller doesn't listen to your communication for a picture of the actual product they are selling, because its really important for you to get the right model !
And of course, in their description they don't mention the model number..2