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    dgul got a reaction from stop_the_craziness in Covid Thinking   
    The trouble is, there an asymmetry in the response vs punishment for getting it wrong.
    Ie, No-one will be fired for removing a bench.  Someone might get fired for not removing a bench.
    What's more, you won't be able to be fired in the future for removing a bench in the past (ie now), because you've always got the defence that it was 'best policy' at that point in time.
    So, as far as 'management' is concerned you just can't do too much at the moment.
    [There's a name for this sort of thing -- I can't recall, but it is a known phenomenon]
     
     
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    dgul reacted to Whowhywhen? in I wish that we'd be shown toys like these in our schooldays   
    Precisely this sort of shit that put me off ever entering the forces.  In any other job you can always just walk away.
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    dgul got a reaction from wherebee in I wish that we'd be shown toys like these in our schooldays   
    So, they have a problem with kids being taught engineering by engineers, using tools like small robots:

    But they don't have problems with young children being taught about complex sexualities (long before they reach the age of sexual curiosity).
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    dgul got a reaction from A tremendous # on the lung in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    And they're still not presenting the data from these ongoing trials.
    We're not even getting updated data from the original trials (ie, how many of the trial participants have had covid between the original trial results being released and now).
  5. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Van Lady in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    We've got a population that is all #ILoveScience but doesn't actually understand the science.
  6. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from ad_ceng in I wish that we'd be shown toys like these in our schooldays   
    So, they have a problem with kids being taught engineering by engineers, using tools like small robots:

    But they don't have problems with young children being taught about complex sexualities (long before they reach the age of sexual curiosity).
  7. Lol
    dgul reacted to honkydonkey in I wish that we'd be shown toys like these in our schooldays   
    Perhaps the children can learn there’s more than 100 different missiles. 
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    dgul reacted to invalid in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Or even how many of the original participants have died. Our of the circa 20k that were given the vaccine some must have died by now.
    Same goes for those vaccinated in the Uk, some surely must have died by now given they are mostly the very old and frail?
    Not saying that the vaccine will have killed them of course*, just that some must have died.
     
    * well, that depends on if they died within the 28 days.....
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    dgul reacted to JoeDavola in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Probably because they're the ones least likely to save it. A way to stimulate the economy.
  10. Agree
    dgul reacted to RJT1979 in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Why are doleys getting more money? Surely they need less with lockdown
  11. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from invalid in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    And they're still not presenting the data from these ongoing trials.
    We're not even getting updated data from the original trials (ie, how many of the trial participants have had covid between the original trial results being released and now).
  12. Agree
    dgul reacted to the gardener in Covid Thinking   
    Indeed. And this is how you get the Healthcare, police, local authorities etc all (unwittingly) in on the act. They all feed off each other and you end up with the madness of crowds. People like those on this forum are but a few voices drowned out by the roaring of the masses. 
  13. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from the gardener in Covid Thinking   
    The trouble is, there an asymmetry in the response vs punishment for getting it wrong.
    Ie, No-one will be fired for removing a bench.  Someone might get fired for not removing a bench.
    What's more, you won't be able to be fired in the future for removing a bench in the past (ie now), because you've always got the defence that it was 'best policy' at that point in time.
    So, as far as 'management' is concerned you just can't do too much at the moment.
    [There's a name for this sort of thing -- I can't recall, but it is a known phenomenon]
     
     
  14. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from sarahbell in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    And they're still not presenting the data from these ongoing trials.
    We're not even getting updated data from the original trials (ie, how many of the trial participants have had covid between the original trial results being released and now).
  15. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Conniption in New Zealand   
    There seems to be an entire class of people that aren't living in the same world as me.
    During this global pandemic where I'm not allowed to do something simple like have a haircut, you have a couple spend 4 months travelling around Spain and the Netherlands, come back to NZ do a short spell of quarantine and then spend a week travelling from Auckland down to the south of North Island.  
    Isn't there a middle ground that would work?
  16. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Great Guy in Covid Thinking   
    The trouble is, there an asymmetry in the response vs punishment for getting it wrong.
    Ie, No-one will be fired for removing a bench.  Someone might get fired for not removing a bench.
    What's more, you won't be able to be fired in the future for removing a bench in the past (ie now), because you've always got the defence that it was 'best policy' at that point in time.
    So, as far as 'management' is concerned you just can't do too much at the moment.
    [There's a name for this sort of thing -- I can't recall, but it is a known phenomenon]
     
     
  17. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from onlyme in Covid Thinking   
    The trouble is, there an asymmetry in the response vs punishment for getting it wrong.
    Ie, No-one will be fired for removing a bench.  Someone might get fired for not removing a bench.
    What's more, you won't be able to be fired in the future for removing a bench in the past (ie now), because you've always got the defence that it was 'best policy' at that point in time.
    So, as far as 'management' is concerned you just can't do too much at the moment.
    [There's a name for this sort of thing -- I can't recall, but it is a known phenomenon]
     
     
  18. Agree
    dgul reacted to the gardener in Covid Thinking   
    These people are dangerous. They get a (stupid) idea put in their heads and they will out-compete each other in a stupidity contest, going further and further into insanity measures. 
    All that was needed was the government to point them at the (imaginary) problem (Covid-19) and off they fucking go into full-on clown world. 
  19. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from the gardener in Covid Thinking   
    Much of the response to Covid is the result of a long 'logic chain' where the end result isn't actually related to the original point*.  You see this in the closure of car parks, banning of sales of alcohol, etc etc.
    [* I've not heard of the 'correct' name for this.  Perhaps it should be 'Chinese Logic' (ie Chinese Whispers) except that that's racist]
  20. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from geordie_lurch in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    And they're still not presenting the data from these ongoing trials.
    We're not even getting updated data from the original trials (ie, how many of the trial participants have had covid between the original trial results being released and now).
  21. Informative
    dgul got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Alternatively, perhaps they know that there's trouble brewing and this approach maximises profits before they're forced to stop...
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    dgul got a reaction from Chewing Grass in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    And they're still not presenting the data from these ongoing trials.
    We're not even getting updated data from the original trials (ie, how many of the trial participants have had covid between the original trial results being released and now).
  23. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from Chewing Grass in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Alternatively, perhaps they know that there's trouble brewing and this approach maximises profits before they're forced to stop...
  24. Agree
    dgul got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Wales is fucked   
    Yes -- add in the welfare class and the retired and you'll have over 50% of the population very happy with the current situation.
    In fact, doubly so -- as those in the real economy have been hammered, increasing the relative wealth of the public sector.
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    dgul got a reaction from twocents in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus January 2021 onwards (Part 5)   
    Alternatively, perhaps they know that there's trouble brewing and this approach maximises profits before they're forced to stop...
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