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1 hour ago, Sociotard said:

I think a civil servant should have fallen on his sword, but was protected instead.

 

1 hour ago, Sociotard said:

my compatriots are too bloodthirsty to allow it.

 

Yet you're calling for (metaphorical) blood over this screw up. It wasn't the guy who clicked the wrong thing from a pull down menu who needs a new career. It's the UI designer for a critical system and the moron who approved that designer's work who should consider new careers. Firing the guy who fell victim to their incompetence would be petty.

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3 hours ago, Badger said:

Yeah, it is kind of easy to drift into poltics at that.

Honestly, I feel we should be able to Critizes Trump without someone bringing up "one party state" and "big conspiracy" stuff.

 

Trump the human being in power is a issue, that has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat. Or even being American. I am not a American, and I am worried sick about that guy.

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British multinational construction and management services company Carillion has collapsed and is undergoing "compulsory liquidation" -- i.e., everything they still have that's worth anything is being auctioned -- which seems likely to recover only a couple of percent of the company's obligations, from what little I have seen.  They don't seem to have much going in the US (though, of course, stockholders in the US just like all others will lose whatever investment they had), but that's about the only place they didn't.  Lots of shouting going on in UK media right now.

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It's a sad story, but I suspect it will be an old one. Too rapid growth, followed by cash flow " issues". Maybe the Directors underused the company, possibly charges will be filed.

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4 hours ago, Christopher said:

Honestly, I feel we should be able to Critizes Trump without someone bringing up "one party state" and "big conspiracy" stuff.

 

We should be able to criticize any U.S. president without bringing up conspiracy theories or "aid and comfort to the enemy" BS.  Slamming the president's actions and policies is a fundamental American duty. It just needs to not go off into the weeds with birtherism or other flat earth nonsense.

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12 minutes ago, Bazza said:

Swedish Hospital reports Natural Cycles 'contraceptive app' to regulator after 37 unwanted pregnancies

 

Instant poll: what ending would be the most amusing to append to that?

  • In one week!
  • Among girls Death Tribble snogged
  • In section 243 during last weekend's Steelers-Jaguars game
  • In the frozen foods section of the local Piggly Wiggly
  • Involving four dropbears, six jackalopes, and the casts of three Mexican soap operas
  • ... Foxbat wiggles his eyebrows :eg:
  • ... cross-talk with an app for fast pizza deliveries is rumored to be a contributor
  • all due on Groundhog Day!

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1 minute ago, Cancer said:

 

Instant poll: what ending would be the most amusing to append to that?

  • In one week!
  • Among girls Death Tribble snogged
  • In section 243 during last weekend's Steelers-Jaguars game
  • In the frozen foods section of the local Piggly Wiggly
  • Involving four dropbears, six jackalopes, and the casts of three Mexican soap operas
  • ... Foxbat wiggles his eyebrows :eg:
  • ... cross-talk with an app for fast pizza deliveries is rumored to be a contributor
  • all due on Groundhog Day!

 

Make a poll. Also if you can think of others as well--more poll options! 

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16 minutes ago, Bazza said:

Swedish Hospital reports Natural Cycles 'contraceptive app' to regulator after 37 unwanted pregnancies
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/16/16895978/natural-cycles-contraceptive-app-unwanted-pregnancies-complaint

 

A bug perhaps?

They say: 100% -93% = 7%.

700.000 users times 7% = 49.000 possible unwanted Pregnancies.

 

Considering I was conceived despite my mother being on the pill, I can personally attest to those error quotas. And those are only in case of proper useage.

 

Even the 93% alreaady seems to beat all the others:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27275788

And that quote was apparently certified by TÜV Süd. People responsbile from quite some high danger stuff. If I read it right, this is the category this App falls under:

https://www.tuev-sued.de/topics/health-medicine/healthcare-medical-devices

 

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To nobody's surprise, Russell M. Nelson has been named the LDS Church's 17th President.

 

What is a surprise is that Thomas S. Monson's Second Counselor, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, was replaced in the First Presidency by Dallin F. Oaks. Uchtdorf had become a beloved figure among lay believers. He is a German former pilot, and well known for using aviation references in his talks. Since the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles makes those decisions in private (believing they are doing it with divine guidance), we will never know why Uchtdorf was demoted. (He remains on the quorum, whose members are appointed for life.

 

Of the three members of the First Presidency, the youngest is 84. President Nelson is 93.

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