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Please help me out- I'm looking for a small module that was probably intended to be used with some microcontroller or single board computer.
The module had a plug for an USB memory stick and a simple 8 bit parallel interface on the other side. Any 8 bit processor could easily access this parallel interface (as an I/O port for example) and get access to the memory stick. The neat part was that this was not a low lwvel interface. Instead of reading or writing raw sectors, the processor could request or write files and the chip on the module would handle the stick's file system. It did not even cost very much and is effectively all the hard disk a small 8 bit computer could ever hope for.
The problem is that I can't remember what the module was called and searching brought exactly 0.0 results up to now. Can someone point me in the right direction?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
I just found out Natuurmonumenten (Nature Monuments) has three directors that together earn €479,000 a year
I'm supporting them for €8 a month, meaning almost 5000 people have to support them year round, like I do, just to pay these ridiculous salaries.
Just to put that into perspective, the average salary of the working population in the Netherlands is €36,900.
These directors make more than four times the average salary (the highest earner is close to five)!
So while people are volunteering and gifting for their cause they make four to five times the salary of those who do the gifting.
I get that these people have to earn a living to eat, but with "just" €80,000 they have a very good salary as well and it would leave €239,000 extra for THEIR charity.
That's almost 10,000 of the €25 donations they're asking now to restore the moorland.
It seems my gift is supporting rich CEO's rather than the cause I signed up for.
I might stop giving altogether and start a "charity" myself
Too bad most CEOs of "charity" make this kind of money.
There seem to be only a handful of CEOs who make below €100,000 (in the Netherlands)...
But at least they don't all have THREE CEOs making such money
I think plenty of those average earners are very well suited for the job and they'd be happy with €60,000 becoming €80,000 when they get more experience.
Of course I wouldn't because I'm not about to take a salary cut
I'm thinking of quitting, but there's not really an alternative either.
They're still doing good work DESPITE (and not thanks) to those CEO salaries.
So the people who want to restore nature are forced to first pay those salaries or give nothing at all
And I'd agree with you. But those who decide the salaries are either those who receive them, or are "influenced" by them - just like politicians in the UK (who give the same explanation when they give "ten times the rate of inflation" salary increases to themselves while freezing wages for police, firemen, nurses, ...)
To be honest, if people who give money to the charity don't quit and explain exactly why, the salaries will just keep on going up, and proportion of donations that goes to the actual "work" of the charity will go down.
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I don't remember who or what it was, but some dude, I believe CEO of a hospital, did a very lousy job and almost made the hospital go bankrupt.
Got about 2 million as a "thanks" when he left
Why is it that the honest hard working employee doesn't see that kind of money in a lifetime, but some CEO gets it FOR MESSING UP!?
I don't have a problem with Amazon, Shell or Philips earning these kinds of salaries, they're clearly for profit organizations (although it's just sad that the richest person on earth is mistreating and underpaying his staff).
But it's just plain wrong when it's charity or a hospital (or any government organization).
The governance of charities is a worldwide problem. Corruption, inflated salaries, and other problems are well known. This is why I try to donate to causes where:
The person(s) managing the charity are known to me, either personally or by reputation
These persons do not get a salary for managing the charity
This means that I give to small charities, who actually give most of their income to the poor who are their raison d'etre. If this means that I don't support the "Save The Planet" type charities, so be it. I'm quite sure the planet is quite capable of saving itself without my help.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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It's not so much "save the planet" as "save my direct environment" (which happen to collide a bit)
I've stopped giving to the poor in Africa altogether for a couple of reasons, our gifts destroy the local economy, corrupt governments get the most of it, we're destroying the incentive for them to do something about it themselves.
At least that's what I keep hearing.
I'm currently giving to children cancer research as well.
Their CEO makes a very good living as well.
All in all, it's not easy doing the right thing
Best of all is to get out their and do some actual work.
But that means I'd have to leave the house, so no thanks
That could be an element of it (it isn't, in this particular case, though).
Clues do normally contain a literal definition at one end or the other and the rest is word-play that could lead you to the same answer.
So if we had a clue like:
Wild cat passage of play (3)
A passage of play could be an ACT, wild cat would give us anagram of CAT - which again would lead to ACT.
Follow round terrier (3)
Would give us DOG as a terrier is a DOG and follow round also means to DOG.
So the answer is effectively double-clued and you're looking for something that's in there twice. So your approach is actually right (find a 7 letter word - preferably not "scrotum" - that either means a convict or a small place and see if you can the rest of the clue to fit it).
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
I just don't usually see the clues.
Sometimes because my English just isn't good enough (like I didn't know that "to dog" means "follow round").
So anyway, I take it CONVICT wasn't correct (luckily, I wouldn't want to be up tomorrow)
Although (taking another shot at it)... A nasty little place could be a duct, leading to CONDUCT?