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1/: Every day, we are inundated by horror stories around the virus. It seems as if we were facing the greatest health crisis of humankind. Nevertheless, the situation should be kept in perspective — a ⬇️thread⬇️ about life-expectancy and why the measures make everything worse.
2/: The mean age of death of people dying due to COVID 19 is 80.4 (82.5 female & 78.8 male) in the United Kingdom. The average life expectancy in the #UK lies around 81 years. In #Germany, casualties were on average 82 years old (life expectancy: 81 years)…
3/: The situation was different during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Back then, the average age of death of infected people was 28, while The average life expectancy was about 56. That’s as if COVID-patients would die with 40 years nowadays.…
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The most ridiculous article ever on #Cycling in #London appeared in the increasingly absurd Tory Weekly, The @spectator ... by Paul Burke. (@paulburkeradio) - an advertising copywriter.

And it's just so laughable it deserves a thread to debunk it's idiocy. Image
@spectator @paulburkeradio "Of course cycling is inherently right-wing"

He's not even trying to be ironic. He means it.

The 'Right Wing' can claim to ownership of many activities .. cycling is not one of them.

I have no data either way but my experience is that cyclists tend to be centre or left-ish. Image
@spectator @paulburkeradio Cyclists apparently "terrorise motorists with violently bright and flashing lights .."

Not ever seen this. Ever..

Perhaps he means legally safe, approved and recommended lighting, ideal for catching the attention distracted car drivers on their phones .... Image
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It is impossible for me to process the level of #facepalm I have just witnessed from @Bell's #business #fiber #internet alone, so you all have to share in this experience.

The fiber optic box for my #SMB internet service has a power supply with a built in UPS. Handy, right?
Internet is a critical service, and the entire device is under 25 watts, so building even a small UPS into the power supply will let it run for a very long time in the event of an outage! Great idea! Laptops and phones work when the power's out, so should the internet!
Wrong. The UPS is there for 911 phone service. So someone has actually gone to the trouble of designing a device that *knows* when the power has gone out, and continues powering the phones, but cuts the ~5 watts internet connection.

I don't have phone service. Just internet.
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Anyone else starting to see a pattern at @Marvel lately? Are all their superheroes surfing the #LGBTQ “rainbow wave” or are their writers just out of fresh ideas?

#LGBTQMCU #MCU #comics #marvelcomics #marvelstudios #marvelisoverparty
It’s not ALL gay. Galactica has a daughter and she’s pregnant...

The silver age of comics wasn’t even this dumb.

#facepalm #marvelisoverparty #Marvel #marvelcomics
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Even according to Pelosi's own admission, the salon did their duty. They said "we can take one person at a time" and they did.

I don't understand why Pelosi is hostile towards them for giving her exactly the service they said she would give.
She got baited by a Trump tweet about her not following rules???

Oh lord..You don't have to act like you follow all rules all the time. We all have broken rules. Image
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No surprises because treasonous #IMPOTUS45 with his thuggish follower cult continues to betray 🇺🇸 democracy & I just do not understand @FBI and @ODNIgov 🤦‍♀️
Did not know that treasonous #IMPOTUS45 is also an ardent Stalinist, however, not surprising with his pimp sitting in #Kremlin 🤦‍♀️😎
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Privacy pillaging at its worst.
This time from @Paytm - wants access to my 'Phone State', which may be understandable, but also wants to read all my SMS-es.
Why? "We need to verify your mobile device."
Zero respect for privacy.
Do they even understand the concept of privacy?
If you try to log in via the browser, it asks you to scan a QR code from your app.
In other words, if you don't let @Paytm read all your SMS-es, they will lock you out of your own account.
Brazen lack of respect for user #privacy.
It's like they don't give a damn. Image
#facepalm is perhaps the most dignified response here.
#privacy #tech Image
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“Why do companies ask data structure&algorithm questions? It’s not like you’d use this day to day...”

At my past 3 companies - Skype/Microsoft, Skyscanner, Uber - I needed to use them to write some code, and *especially* to understand things. Here’s some examples. A thread.
At Skype, building Skype for Xbox One, the platform was missing a bunch of basic libraries. We built a navigation framework on top of WinJS that needed to keep track, and in some cases, traverse the DOM tree. #Trees, #DFS, #BFS
Also at Skype, one of the devs was obsessed with performance. For the contact list sorting, he built his own algo. I used the O(n) approach to tell him why this was silly. Then built a faster version. Then we benchmarked the built-in sort which was faster #sorting #facepalm
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Der nunmehrige #Lockdown Aktivismus div. Regime ist nur wegen eines wissenschaftlich völlig unhaltbaren #PCR Fake-Tests möglich. Niemand ist "infiziert" od. "krank", weil er auf positiv getestet wurde...

Die warten nur auf eine fatale #Impfung.

#COVID19 #COVID1984 #PLandemie
Check es selbst mit der downloadbaren xcell #Maske, wie unsinnig die Behauptungen div. Regime zu #COVID19 unter Bezugnahme auf den #PCR Test sind:…
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India Today is so gung ho.

The more of this diya enthusiasm I hear, the more annoyed I am.
And the constant replay of the video message. What nightmare is this?

Now a psychologist explains why the lights are important.

Faking it till we make it... never.

Getting angrier by the minute.
And now the anchor (I have fled to another room and can hear) is suggesting that people chant mantras...
My issue is neither with diyas nor with prayer. It is with state-orchestrated spectacular performance, especially as a substitute for concrete action.
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This excellent well- researched article on #COVID needs to be widely circulated, translated into as many languages as possible! DO READ!

This is damn scary! 😞…
In other #CoronaVirusUpdates from India, we have educated idiots who should be punished for these kind of crimes! Wonder how many people she infected along the way! @GoogleIndia please fire this dumb employee!

Ugh! Image
Yes! Humans please stop eating dead animals! 😷😷😷

#CoronaVirusUpdates #ViaWhatsApp Image
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Ah, I see the new narrative will be to blame the state (aka civil service) if brexit isn't marvellous ... of course, if it is marvellous then that will be entirely down to Gov of the day / Biz despite "the state" ... yawn.
... as one of those "reformists" behind the "better for less" paper (2010), it helps if people understand the importance of the civil service and why "business" and the imported dogma of outsourcing had created a mess ...
... critical in improving Gov are two key components - transparency and challenge - which is why Spend Control is so important.

Gearing up a narrative of "let us blame the state if brexit fails" is such a #facepalm
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The legend TVG created the ragam Thendral தென்றல் - sa ma1 da1 sa - sa da1 ma1 ri1 sa - in yesterday’s concert I planned on singing this, ended up adding pa to both aro/Ava, the result was sa ma1 pa da1 sa - sa da1 pa ma1 ri1 sa - decided to call it Pudiya Thendral புதியதென்றல்
At the Indian Fine Arts I wanted to sing the Dr BMK creation Mahati, ended up singing the wrong Ga - so another raga was born - sa ga2 pa ni2 sa, sa ni2 pa ga2 sa - after much discussion/thinking decided to call it Murali #ragaevolution
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Čokolády v blockchaine alebo Čo vie a čo nevie blockchain?

Vlákno 🔽🔽🔽
Nedávno sa prehnala internetom nenápadná správa, že slovenská čokoláda Lyra sa spojila so slovenskou blockchainovou firmou Decent a vyrobili prvú blockchain čokoládu.…
Keďze bežný "Franta uživatel" netuší, čo je to blockchain, a už duplom nie čo je to blockchainová čokoláda, začítajme sa, čo o tom píšu samotní *autori*. Bude to dlhšie, ale vydržte na konci čaká sladká odmena...

(zvýraznenia sú moje)
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#FacePalm Bariatric
More kids should get weight-loss surgery, even some preteens, pediatricians say… via @statnews
@statnews Bariatric surgery = nutrition deprived forever.

Teens should be taught to eat healthy, nutrition rich foods in proper quantities, exercise daily, finde new outdoor physical activities to enjoy, & get 8 hrs of sleep nightly.
@statnews @BabeReflex_8 🤦‍♀️
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Görünüşe göre Türkiye tabanlı yeni kurulan bir Modern Sanat müzesi (Odunpazarı Modern Müzesi) kendi markasını oluştururken markalarımı kopyalamış.

Instagram üzerinden olayı takip edip bu resmi oluşturan kahramana teşekkür ederim (her kim ise). 🖤

Sessiz kalmayın. Image
Looks like a new Modern Arts museum based in Turkey decided to copy my brand identities while forming theirs.

I would like to thank the hero (whoever they are) that tracked down this event and created this image. 🖤
Image translation: "OMM is opened on September 2019, showcasing the works of Pak's colleagues and friends. They refuse to respond to requests about this brand similarity, and delete related social media comments."
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Less than a month is left to the commemoration of the #HitlerStalinPact, that opened gates to the Second World War in #Europe! Those two bastards created hell on Earth or #Bloodlands to use @TimothyDSnyder term. #NeverForget… via @guardian
@TimothyDSnyder @guardian The neglected history of the #WarsawUprising. "Churchill & Roosevelt wanted to keep Stalin happy, thus they endorsed his lies about @katyn1940. Roosevelt apologized to Stalin when the exiled 🇵🇱 govmt. demanded @ifrc investigation of the crime!"… via @WSJ
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Ce sondage est très instructif : près de 9 personnes sur 10 pensent que les autorités françaises ont "menti à la population en lui faisant croire que le nuage de #Tchernobyl s'était arrêté à la frontière" ()
Et si je vous disais que c'est un mythe? #thread
Si je vous demandais de retrouver une déclaration émanant des autorités françaises affirmant que le nuage n'est jamais passé sur notre pays car bloqué par des vents contraires, vous ne le trouveriez pas.
Tout simplement parce qu'aucune communication officielle n'a dit cela.
Cette croyance populaire tire son origine d'un mélange de plusieurs éléments biaisés ou sortis de leur contexte, et doit sa persistance tantôt à des médias en quête de scandale, tantôt aux humoristes, tantôt à certains politiques ou associations anti-nucléaires.
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1. Here are some bold statements on what I think culture is.
2. Here are some case studies I've selected to prove my statements.
3. Here is my conclusion that my bold statements are right.
... almost every business book on culture that I've read so far. The lot. Shocking field.
I do love those that wax lyrically about the importance of seeing through a cultural lens and then provide no mechanism of perceiving context.

The art of strategy / culture / leadership requires an understanding of context ... for answers read my book, no maps provided etc.
I didn't honestly expect to find a field that was loaded with more mystical thinking, magic frameworks and blahs than strategy ... but culture has certainly come up trumps here.
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When was the last time a company with a ~$4B mkt cap traded up on a quarter in which they 1) burned $1.0B (not a typo), 2) guided the next quarter to be much worse (-25% worse than both Q1 actual & Q2 consensus on top line)? Thread on the disastrous $NIO quarter. $NIOQ 1/
The most amusing part of the cash burn is that I estimate a "true" run-rate quarterly cash burn in Q1 was *only* ~$650M (still awful). From their 20-F, we know they spent at least $200M & more likely $300M+ of the gross proceeds from the $750M convert immediately $NIO $NIOQ 2/
What did they spend it on? ~$200M on "zero-strike call option transactions" in which the company bought back ~27M shares @ ~7.50 and an undisclosed sum on a capped call transaction. So they spent AT LEAST 27% of gross proceeds immediately and possibly closer to half $NIO $NIOQ 3/
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gaes ku mau cerita soal pengalaman ngeganti status dari kawin tercatat jadi belum kawin di kartu keluarga (nope, ga kebalik) sekalian ngasih kritik dan saran buat pemprov @DKIJakarta soal penanganan sentralisasi data status ini.
jadi desember kemaren ade sy nikah terus mau ganti statusnya di KK maka diurus lah ke pak RT. tau2nya di KK baru status sy ikutan berubah juga jadi kawin tercatat (like wtf, calon aja kaga punya gimana tau2 bisa tercatat??)
kata pak RT kantor kelurahan yang mencetak KK itu ga bisa ganti karena cuma dapet datanya doang, jadilah kita ke kantor suku dinas kependudukan dan catatan sipil (selanjutnya disebut dukcapil) jakarta timur buat minta ganti.
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So I wanted to encrypt some files. Thought about using 7z+password. Stackexchange folks said "Didn't review it but it should be fine. You can browse the code yourself". So I did. After a few mins I noticed they use 8byte "random" IV. Yes, half of IV is zeroes. But it gets worse.
Aside from the fact that 7z XORs plaintext with zeroes, I was curious about the "RandomGenerator" which generates IV. That's when I vomited. The first comments say "This is not very good random number generator. Please use it only for salt." It is not used only for salt.
Yes, it uses PID and time(null) as seed. Yes, this is 7zip's random generation code running on your computers in 2019. More "cursed" code below. #7zip #encryption #facepalm #randomness #entropy #RNG #crypto #cryptofail
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X : What do you think of ... mutter, mutter ... bexit.
Me : #facepalm. I want to read the whole agreement, mull it over and examine paths. I'll do that this weekend. There are all sorts of hidden gotchas in it.
X : Such as?
Me : Arghhhh.
from my notes last night, I'll just pick one. Combination of Article 107 TFEU, Article 127(6), Article 89, Article 174, Article 95(1) would mean that in effect it would be impossible for UK to have an industrial policy without agreement by the EC. There are lots of gotcha's.
With any negotiation, it's not the articles alone but the combination of articles that shows the real effect. I'll look at the weekend. Too busy today and my brain is not in gear enough (bit of a cold) for this.
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X : Oracle is more than databases.
Me : #facepalm. Learn to read between the lines. Amazon is going after the whole ERP / SCM space circa 2020. This is just signalling to the market.
X : I don't see why, this is just databases.
Me : #facepalm. Try launching cloud services in a space when your competitors can say "you don't even use your service, you rely on our products" ... Amazon thinks way ahead, it's in for the long haul, this was always coming.
X : Do you think we will see a decline of Oracle?
Me : No, not yet. They'll play a game of sweat and acquire i.e. sweat existing assets (e.g. synergies!), acquire to replace declining revenue, rinse and repeat. Lots of divs and share buybacks on offer to keep the price high.
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