Tuesday too

12.  Yes, we’re all individuals

11. It’s in the url

https://eatonrapidsjoe.blogspot.com/2020/05/about-those-disaster-recovery-plans.html

10.  Went down to Georgia



9. Crazier and crazier

Formula E Driver Disqualified After Cheating in Virtual Race

8.  And this is the point

There’ve been many postings on those dying of other causes within people’s families because they could not get treatment … all over this pandempanic.

7. Sinclair Scientific calculator

https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/this-classic-calculator-was-literally-reverse-engineered-from-the-bare-metal

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Tuesday too

  1. Distant Relative
    May 26, 2020 at 17:05

    This is bizarre, imho.

    “What in the giant slush fund is this?

    The Giving Pledge, created by Warren Buffét & the ever so giving B&MGatesFoundation have signed up over 204 billionaires in 23 countries to donate more than half their wealth to “charities” when they die..”

    https://twitter.com/TitanJenn/status/1265295755323064326

    Just supposing this organisation was short of a bob or two for some project or other would they wait for the demise of one of their members knowing they were on a promise – get something on account? Just wondering like…

  2. Andy5759
    May 26, 2020 at 18:03

    12. What a stirring sight, to see the massed ranks of the Queen’s Own Beekeepers Brigade in full dress. Never seen in mufti.

  3. bgc
    May 26, 2020 at 19:16

    8. William Briggs gives UK official data that looks like about 25,000 *extra* people per week are currently dying (after subtracting birdemic deaths) – i.e. in just a couple of weeks, greater than the total official number of virus deaths.

    See under ‘Perfidous Albion’

    https://wmbriggs.com/post/30862/

    Totally expected and predicted, for obvious reasons; patients not able to see doctors, not being diagnosed, not being treated, not having treatment courses (including cancer) completed, few operations done, drugs running-out etc. in sum, Health Services have substantially shut down, and what little is attempted is self-crippled by the untested hypothesis of social distancing.

    How to make a routine flu pandemic into an international tragedy. Job Done.

  4. Doonhamer
    May 26, 2020 at 22:41

    #12. Are there 72 of them there? The one on right hand side, third from front looks quite pretty.
    #7. The Sinclair calculator was good. It did not seem slow because there was nothing to compare it with. It was hard on batteries. And as article says, it just had to be better than A slide rule. In engineering if you needed extreme accuracy then you were working too close to tolerance to be safe, given that all your materials, components etc. Did not have extreme accuracy.
    A freind, colleague, had an HP 35 of which he was very proud, but he did use it. Both in work and in his hobby, astronomy. He was single and could afford such things.

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