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Comment Re:WHO World Health Organisation data (Score 2) 102 102

You should compare the rate of accidents, not two unrelated values.

Maybe there are 10000 drones in the world, and 100 accidents every year, which gives a ratio of 10%.

How much cars do we have in the world ?
I very much doubt cars have such a high rate of accidents.

Perhaps if you multiply the number of drones by a factor of 10, you'll be able to count deaths.

Comment Re:Does indeed happen. (Score 2) 633 633

Any theories on why this is happening?

My thought is it might be culture thing, unless the new hire is coming on as a team lead or manager they're probably going to be working under someone in their 20s or 30s. I'm wondering if this is simply a case of people feeling weird having a subordinate 10-20 years younger than themselves or bringing a 45 year old onto a team with a bunch of twenty-somethings.

It's not about bringing age, but rather experience, or even wisdom.
When I was working in video games, I frequently went to companies where, only by myself, I was doubling the experience of the whole team, because I had 15 years of experience in game programming (I started at 20).

In fact, it's a matter about what the company values.
If the company values experience, you'll find a diversity of people.
If the company values technology, you'll only find young male guys.
Sadly, most tech companies are obsessed with technology, and don't hesitate to hire "assholes" because they don't care about the human factor.

Comment Re:Missing ingredient: consumers (Score 1) 391 391

More exactly, problems start to arise when money stagnates.

As long as money flows (even by avoiding taxes), the economy profits from it, since what is called "economy" is the amount of money that circulates.

When the money concentrates in the hands of a few people or when the money is not spent into local economy, that's when the economy starts to collapse.

Comment Re:And the question is... (Score 1) 391 391

I am wondering how soon the management will realize that they can replace most humans if not all, by robots and be done with the productivity loss, slacking on the job, etc. problems ?

That won't happen, because a psychological effect.

Let's suppose that the managers realize that a robot can do a man's work at a fraction of the price.
They might believe that it's better to fire all their team and replace it with robots.
But this endangers their own jobs, since they won't have to "manage" anymore.

Let's take the place of a manager:
"If they replace all the people below me, I'll be the next one to be replaced".

Comment Re:Vulnerabilities in keyless ignition feature .. (Score 1) 97 97

In France, a group of english robbers stole around thirty expensive Range Rovers.

The technique is called "mouse jacking".
And what's worse is that the insurance won't compensate the victims, since there is no trace of burglary.

Comment Re:Hotmail's whitelist is an effective system (Score 1) 55 55

In fact, it's pretty easy to figure what happened.
If your IP has been blacklisted, check the DNSBL.
For example, with this site: http://www.dnsbl.info/

Then go to the sites that block your IP and ask to be whitelisted.

You can be blacklisted for a lot of reasons, like sending too much mails in a short amount of time on the same site (in France, we have an ISP that considers a mail is spam if you send to 10 people of their domain in a single mail), or somebody tagged your mail as spam, or it uses patterns that are considered as spam, or you send an email to a fake user.

Emailing can't be trusted, so you have to accept that and stop fighting companies that block your emails.

Comment Re:Five is plenty (Score 2) 159 159

I use different sleeping cycles.
During the workdays, from monday to friday, I sleep between 3 and 4 hours, but I meditate during 2 hours and I don't nap.
During the weekends, I sleep from 5 to 7 hours with some napping, because I meditate a lot less (probably 15 minutes).

Several years ago, I was sleeping 6-7 hours every night, but I was always tired.
I started meditation 4 years ago, and everything changed from this moment: I'm never tired, I listen to my body (no abuse), and I have a deep sense of joy.

Deep meditation is equivalent to sleep.

Comment Re:take care of yourself and you will look good (Score 1) 285 285

My appendix was removed 35 years ago ;D
I believe that my gluten tolerance was reduced because of a combination of gluten consumption (I was a heavy bread eater) and antibiotics.
But who knows really ? Since I inherited from all the bad genes from my parents.

Comment Re:take care of yourself and you will look good (Score 1) 285 285

I agree that the "gluten-free" fad is ridiculous.
But I have discovered that I was gluten-intolerant completely randomly, since even my doctor said that I was suffering from IBS, and provided me drugs which never solved my problems.

They conclude that common sense must prevail to "prevent a gluten preoccupation from evolving into the conviction that gluten is toxic for most of the population."

You make it sound as if Di Sabatino and Corazza were debunking gluten, while they are doctors specialized in celiac diseases.

The conclusions of the above sentence are:
1) if you have problems with gluten, it doesn't mean that people around you will also have them. It's a belief.
2) gluten may be toxic, but not everybody suffers from it.

Comment Re:pardon my french, but "duh" (Score 1) 288 288

What you wrote reminds me of the difference between monochronic and polychronic cultures:

We are all both polychronic and monochronic at various degree in our lives.
Pehraps you mother values relationships, so abstract interfaces go against her interests.
To simplify her life, you should try to use large icons with people on them, doing various actions.
It'll be probably less abstract for her, since she memorizes what she can, so she's limited to her knowledge, while you are limited by your curiosity.

Oh, and the young designers are so proud of their level of abstraction, that it goes against basic usability.

Comment Re:Outside help (Score 1, Flamebait) 431 431

You are partly true, since it's a national sport to avoid taxes.
I read that in one of the greek islands, a lot of taxi drivers were "officially" blind.

The real problem is that Greece has to spend 13% of its GDP to pay for its retirees.
It almost twice as much as other european countries, and it will gets worse because the population is older than most other countries, with a lot of unemployment for young ones (probably whose who are leaving the country).

Since everybody wants to profit from the current system, I very much doubt that the problem will solve without cries.
The IMF lost 1.6 billions of euros, so I also doubt that Europe will continue subsidizing the current system.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner