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Comment Believe what you want... (Score 1) 110 110

Believe what you want. This is just bad statistics. Are there any real epidemiologists or statisticians in the study that claim it's 100% effective?
If there were only 16 cases in the delayed vaccination groups, you simply do not have enough information to calculate the real efficacy.

Comment Tail wagging the dog. (Score 0) 267 267

It is not the IT department's place to tell the users what sites are appropriate---let alone how long they should be able to access them.
Sure, blocking access to sites may reduce the IT department's workload. However, the money-making part of the company has their job to do.

Comment Wrong person for the job? (Score 1) 154 154

If you are hiring a bricklayer to do the work of an architect, or vice versa, you probably have the wrong person for the job.
If you are hiring a script kiddie to doe the work of a software engineer, or vice versa, you probably have the wrong person for the job.

Just keep in mind that in many areas, using an unlicensed engineer on certain projects is illegal. When is software engineering going to finally step up to the plate?

Comment messed up or unkempt (Score 1) 517 517

I have been using win7 and win8.1 on many windows systems for several years without noticing this kind of slowdown.
Something is either messed up or unkempt.
Uninstall stuff you don't use, make sure the registry is OK, and keep the PATH trimmed. Also, keep your non SSD drives defragmented.

Comment What else is new... (Score 5, Funny) 110 110

So what else is new? Most "Global Business Leaders" don't know much about anything else, yet some succeed due to blind luck and sheer force of money.

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude." "You must be an engineer," said the balloonist."I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."
The woman below responded, "You must be in Management." "I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?" "Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

Genius is ten percent inspiration and fifty percent capital gains.