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0) Cisco would need to be sure that none of their staff is actually infiltrated and working for a TLA. Which I find hard to believe considering the importance.
"That guy" is Eric Meyer, and his blog post might have become a "thing" because he is rather known in the field. I'm not specifically addressing this to LaurenCates, but rather those that gave Meyer some flak here on
You are right. Most people apparently don't push hard enough when performing their first CPR, I guess that's what our instructor meant when he said that broken ribs (as a result of CPR by non-professionals) are usually caused when pressure is not applied to the sternum from the top. Nonetheless, he continued to underline the importance of a timely help, no matter how small, even if not performed perfectly or professionally.
The instructor also touched all of the other points you raised (including the first round of CPR). For the better part of the day he covered what to do when no AED is available and you are on your own with a patient. I really liked this class. None of us is a pro after a day-long course, but it really conveyed the message that even us lay people can make a difference until the trained professionals arrive.
In Italy it is now obligatory for sports clubs to have an AED and certified people who can use it. I took a day-long CPR/AED class just two weeks ago, together with other members of our club. The device is actually really easy to use - press a button, listen to the directions, place the pads and hope for the best. But when the machine can't produce a shock (for the reasons outlined by QQBoss above) one still needs to perform CPR, and that's what the biggest part of the course was about.
I second QQBoss and encourage everyone to take a First Aid/CPR/AED class. You can't do anything wrong - once a person is unconscious and is not breathing normally, it is just a question of time before they completely shut down. By acting immediately and administering First Aid until the cavalry arrives you can help raise their chances of survival and minimize possible collateral damage and recovery time. Should you crack a person's rib during CPR you were probably doing it wrong, but the fact that they are able to complain means that you have contributed to saving their life (and in many countries/jurisdictions you are protected by Good Samaritan law).
Also, by splitting up TFA it would result in two manageable articles (about the size of TFS) for those with attention impairments.
Panting trees will lower our margins or even ruin our business.
What if we make them breathe slowly?
Transferring 100 TB @ 100 Mbit/s would take about 12.5 days
1TB == 1048576 Mb
1TB = 8e+6 Mb (Mbit). Transferring 1TB at 100Mbit/s takes about 23:18 hrs (overhead excluded), so 100TB would take more than 97 days.
If you were a billionaire you would probability be in the same country club as those turkeys and have a vested interest in the mater.
I don't know why a billionaire would be interested in the turkeys' mother but hey, whatever floats your boat.
Probably referring to the ESA engineer with a fashion problem.
Make it into the US version of Takeshi's Castle and have the wannabe perpetrators pay an entrance fee. Whoever makes it to the innermost circle is allowed to play a round of cardboard-tank-with-mounted-water-gun against 2 members of the POTUS' security detail. Also, make sure the web-streams are pay-per-view, the nation has a deficit to cover!
a twenty-billion dollar moat that was defeated by the ex-Olympic pole-vaulter turned terrorist.
I can see the new scare campaign: "Think of the pole-vaulters!"
If the alternative is to give someone else one and cash in on it...
Never was a username more opportune...
A private entity cannot enforce anything upon the populace, nor can they promulgate laws based on their ratings.
I respectfully disagree, just think of the way copyright has been "enhanced" over the past decade(s) by private entities like the MPAA, RIAA and their international counterparts. Private entities may not _enforce_ the respective laws, but they have designed them, pushed them through, and they make sure that the "enforcers" do their job. The populace most certainly has other problems to deal with and has not called for these laws.