I'm not sure that intelligence helps in any way to sort out which humans are worth saving.
I am wondering if you have lost sight of the goal a little bit. Goals and objectives can sometimes get a bit confused and we can lose sight of what we are fundamentally trying to do.
What is the goal of the flying car? To transport a person from A to B.
But putting this into more detail we start to break it down into a number of objectives, some of which will conflict. Our person wants to get there quickly, but we know that in order to get there at all there needs to be some degree of safety.
The "best possible solution" to transport a person from A to B will involve a balance of sacrificing speed for safety and vice-versa. If your customer specifically states he wants to be able to get from A to B as quickly as possible, it is your job not to take that literally and to understand what he really means is to get there as quickly as possible within the greater of what he considers an acceptable safety risk. It is also your job to understand that the acceptable safety risk is the greater of what he, you, industry and government standards state is an acceptable safety risk.
Being professional involves knowing what your client needs even if they do not say or know they want it.
I don't much care for the way some look down on the tradesmen that keep things running.
Around where I live I wouldn't say people look down on tradesmen per se, but rather the industry generally. Trades have a low barrier for entry and little regulation, as a result there is a large proportion who are frankly a bunch of charlatans. True craftsmen however are like gold dust, contact details are kept in a safe place and making recommendations that turn out good earns you favours.
I don't know what is available outside the main UK stores, but I only buy the main model Philips energy saving bulb. From my limited experience they are the only ones that do not require a noticeable warm up, have a decent light, they last for a reasonable length of time and they're also extremely cheap at John Lewis. I hardly find any other bulbs that manage any two of those.
I'm not surprised if they are also leading on LEDs in the mass-market.
(No I do not have shares in Philips, but I criticise companies often enough so I'll commend where its due.)
Yep, this was one of the major points in "the" corporate governance code in the UK.
Identify the core aims and objectives for the lab. What do you hope to achieve? How do you hope to achieve it? Your stakeholders will need to be cool with this, not least your funders and users. Everything follows on from this.
Identify the resources available. This is not just the hardware. You're going to need a room to house that lab. Electricity. Network? Internet access? Appropriately skilled staffing (likely volunteers). If you are not going to be regularly involved and on-site you may need a local to manage and champion the project. Are there going to be costs and how will you fund them?
Your choice in software might be largely dictated by the above. The relative merits of the software itself might not even be a relevant issue.
So, does NoScript work then? It disables flash unless you whitelist the domain it is coming from.
No that is not almost (or at all, in any way, shape or form) like a bribe. It is completely and fundamentally different from being a bribe, for the reason you state.
Forgot to mention that by running noscript, people like me are automatically blocking any adserving coming in externally, again unless we make the effort to whitelist it.
Is it practical to have ads coming from your own domain?
Myself and I assume many others, blacklist the likes of "ad.doubleclick.net". On sites I like, maybe I'll get around to whitelisting it on that page, but maybe not since I don't really want doubleclick tracking me. But when your ads are coming from the sites own domain then I'll have to be purposefully making the effort to block those ads; if they are not obnoxious I probably wont.
While you are at it, avoid having the likes of
If the loan was at an expensive interest rate or included specific terms for what it could be used for, then being able to repay the loan early is good news for Tesla and anyone with an interest in their success.
However if this was a cheap loan that was not tightly restricted, its an odd choice to repay cheap finance early. Didn't Tesla have anything good to put the cash on?
That is not very accurate from my experience. Opinions on Clarkson are broadly polarised in the UK.
Generally, most seem to view him as something of an opinionated oaf, with the difference being on whether this is found to be charming and entertaining or just stupid and loud-mouthed.
I think you're right to suspect that taking people out of the ads data reduces the value of those ads disproportionately. But I don't think your specific reason is much of a problem - they'd just factor it into the pricing.
Much more of a problem is that their ads and data are much less complete. They're having to add all these caveats and "we can" gets replaced by "we can't".
Mid-range TVs do all of this now, or you can point your webbrowser to any of the main tv providers.
Only thing to watch for is with the TVs, some of them take the piss with pricing on their proprietary USB wifi.
Moving a TV aerial should be a fairly straightforward DIY task unless you're renting, though you should be able to get someone in to do it for you quite cheaply and they should align your aerial for you too. If you still get a crappy reception, look into Freesat.
I think it is reasonable to consider that anyone who does not trust Adobe Reader is responsible for disabling it or installing an alternate reader.
Actually I wouldn't be surprised if the PDF-warning arose not in the interests of security, but from the days of dial-up internet and to advise it opens another application. Back in the day if there was a PDF to read I always used to download it as a file and then open it because Reader was a complete ass at trying to download pages as I was reading through it.