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The 16 March 2020 Imperial College paper, entitled, Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce Covid-19 mortality and healthcare demand, has been one of the most influential papers in shaping policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Most countries have responded in a manner advocated by the paper.
Which still baffles me. Only one model, not peer-reviewed or scrutinized as one would expect from "scientists". (I posted similar news to you a few days ago)
You'd expect anything other than severe criticism from a site titled "lockdownsceptics.org"?
Having had a fair amount of contact with (and having to clean up!) academic code, as well as (very successful) modelling code written within corporate environments by engineers/researchers who aren't software developers by trade, I think this post is pretty accurate & relevant.
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
My lease company called two weeks ago.
My contract is ending in October and they wanted to know what new car I wanted.
I told them my current car is WAY to expensive, €475 a month for a Peugeot 208.
It used to be A LOT cheaper, but I switched lease companies (because I switched employer), the contract was changed a couple of times and then it went from my employer over to me because I didn't want to pay an €8000 fine.
If I got the same car now it would save me €150 A MONTH, so go figure.
For the record, I currently drive less than 10K km a year, so my car is literally gathering dust most of the time.
Anyway, I told the salesman and he said a new contract would be a lot cheaper because it wouldn't have a history.
I said I already made my choice for another lease company, but the salesman asked me to give him a chance.
I gave him the chance and he came up with an offer that would just as expensive as the other company.
So I asked him if he could do anything about my current car, but he couldn't and instead he could subtract €15 from the new contract, which made it a pretty good deal.
I told him I'd think about it over the weekend.
Unlucky for him, I found an even cheaper company.
So I just called the guy to tell him I've made up my mind and I'd go for the cheapest option, which wasn't them.
A good salesman would have congratulated me, tell me he regrets my choice to leave them and wish me all the best with my new car (what else can you do, I've clearly made up my mind?).
Not this one.
He says he feels like it's personal and not fair because he made an effort for me.
Also, this is not how they do business so I didn't need to come back if my new lease company is not what I thought it would be.
I'm not a salesman, but when I lost a sale I went over to the customer and gave the manager a bottle of wine and the team a Christmas treat.
The next sale went sour too, but I thanked them and told them I hoped to see them back in the future.
And some months later they came back and I got a small project from them.
That's how it goes, you win some and you lose some, but you never lose your cool to a customer!
Not this guy, he acted like a crybaby and burned this bridge
here they got a car sharing scheme (little electric hatchback things) for those times you need a whole (well being small really like half) car. I'll admot not tried it yet, but they say once you're registered it's way less hassle than traditional rentals (and no 3-day minimum crap, can even do 1/2 days.)
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Not in my lifetime
I can't go to customers halfway across the country on a brommer
Besides, I hate the damn things with their noise and I imagine driving them is hella cold.
We have no car sharing schemes here in these rural areas.
I think we have GreenWheels or something in the city, but I've never used it.
A lease is not the same as a rental, in that I'm leasing for five years straight which you'd never do with a rental
I'm guessing there are some tax differences between rental and lease as well, like a (business) lease car is partially added to your (private) salary.
I've never considered rental, but I want my car to be available whenever I went without having to pick it up halfway across the city first.
Like for groceries or when going to work on a rainy day (if I'd cycle to the rental first I'd be halfway to work ).
Then buy it new instead.
Assuming a three year lease, 475pm is 17K - which is around 1K less than the purchase price of a new one (rrp)
At the end of the contract, you have sod all, they have a car worth 8 ~ 10K in perfect condition (because they will charge you to fix any damage, even if they don't actually do it) and that's all bunce. OK, you have to add on costs for servicing, tyres, probably insurance, but you also get to exercise your haggling skills in terms of reductions / upgrades on sales staff that haven't seen a customer in months due to social distancing and lockdowns ... it's worth thinking about.
Wow - I just spotted your reply to lopatir: 5 year lease?
And you aren't "customer of the month" every single month with a nice clock and a birthday card?
Can I strongly suggest you sit down and take some quality time with a spreadsheet before you sign on any more dotted lines? Please?
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