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Generally speaking, those one to two hour press conferences make me sick. We have a saying, "Boasting stinks". I have had a need to air out my living room every night the last week or two, even though I usually turn off halfway.
Tonight I decided to sit through it to the end. So that it wouldn't be at total waste of time, I switched my wireless keyboard off, so that I could first brush it off on the surface with a stiff brush. Then, section by section I flipped the keytops of - I can't do then all at once; then it would take the whole night to get them all back in the right place.
If you haven't done it before, you'd be shocked by the amount of hairs, breadcrumbs, and soils that have collected under the keytops! Especially if you've got a dog or a cat in your household. (I haven't had a dog for fifteen years - after that, my keyboard cleaning has been reduced from once every six months to once every three years.)
In an abstract sense, there is a connection between the sound from the press conference and what my stiff brush removed from the keyboard. After I got all the dirt out, the operation of my keyboard has become much smoother, much more reliable. I like it a lot more that way, after brushing out the dirt.
It's a sad day. The little breadboard Zwölf is only a few weeks old, but it's days are already numbered. Elves are immortal, so that's only an inconvenience. Without any work to do, I spent the whole day drawing schematics, programming a PIC microcontroller and drawing up a circuit board. Once I have that PIC running and tested, the BreadZwölf will be scraped off the breadboard and be reborn as the ProtoZwölf[^].
How do you like the picture of that pointy eared supermodel that I found stole in the internet?
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.
Normally, I don't post links to "paid for" games / books bundles, but ... this time 100% of the payment goes to "go to support organizations responding to COVID-19. For example, delivering protective gear to safeguard healthcare workers and providing medical care to infected patients."
The games aren't new and shiny, and nor are the books, but you may find enough to keep you amused while on lockdown - especially if it lasts as long as they are suggesting ...
Or you could just search for "covid-19 how to help" + a location, and give money or assistance where you know it's really needed, rather than to whomever this American company decides to give your money.
Besides, all the games I (know that I) want out of that lot, I've already got on GoG, and I can't read, so I don't want books.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Why do you hate America so much, and love communist China? I'm sure most of the members on this site will find this disturbing, whether they say it or not.
Don't count me on that one.
I like China as few as I like America
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I don't hate America (particularly South America). I'm certainly not overly fond of US corporations, or of a certain-coloured person who lives in a certain-coloured house, but they, as far as I'm concerned, aren't the perfect representatives of "real" US citizens (who are 90-odd per cent good people).
As for China, the idea that I "love" it probably stems from the fact that I don't have the immediate knee-jerk "CHINA BAD!" reaction that US citizens have had drummed into them (which, by the way, I see as being both distasteful and racist), so if I say something that is honestly good about the country or its people (who are also 90-odd per cent good people), the reaction from US citizens is that I'm a commie-lover.
But, for example, there's nothing commie-loverish about stating plain truths like: Chairman Xi has saved a lot of lives by being a hard-nosed pragmatist and making the right decisions, while the "ME-ME-ME!" activities of a certain-coloured person who lives in a certain-coloured house will probably lead to the unnecessary suffering of a lot of his own people.
Actually, if given a choice between communism and the kind of ardent capitalism that the West is currently suffering under, I'd choose option C: "Just leave me the f*** alone!" -- I don't subscribe to newsletters from either.
So don't expect me to insult the Chinese, every time I open my mouth, because I haven't been subjected to the same anti-Chinese propaganda that you have; and don't expect me to say too many nice things about US corporations, which mostly don't deserve nice things to be said about them.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
and don't expect me to say too many nice things about US corporations, which mostly don't deserve nice things to be said about them.
There are thousands and thousands of examples of "bad" corporate behavior, more of it emanating from the US than I'd like, but certainly lots of examples from every other country where corporations exist. But to condemn all or most American corporations is little different from the
immediate knee-jerk "CHINA BAD!" reaction
My wife works for a very large US insurance company. They were way out in front of getting their employees into a work from home set-up and they've donated an awful lot of money to fight COVID-19. I retired from a large bank and have heard from people I used to work with there that the bank has been similarly aggressive about protecting employees and about charity. These 2 corporations are not alone.
My point is simply that you are using a REALLY broad brush when you condemn the behavior of most US corporations