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    Small Business Lobby groups have been lobbying all governments successfully for decades for exemptions to corporate dismissal laws. Small business gets rid of employees far far more frequently than corporate in a downturn. It's just not the same numbers so it doesn't get the media attention.
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    I beat you both by a bit. And I'm still here, still actively kicking Nich's arse and will still be here when the lights go off. I've also been part of / am part of a number of forums outside of here. DIfference is that I don't mention it because it has no bearing on here. We don't have a say in what our playground is built on, and should perhaps just consider ourselves incredibly blessed to still have a playground at all that allows us to roam free like the wildebeast.
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    Nope doesn't happen. I grew spuds and swedes for fresh market and the last year I grew spuds for that company they had installed brand new equipment to automatically grade the produce as it went through the factory. So instead of a dozen people grading the veges you had one bod keeping half an eye on the line in case the machine missed a bad spud or it actually broke. Packing was pretty automated too so nowhere else in the production chain for them to go. On the picking side, spuds still need a tractor operator and at least two people on the harvester, but that's waaaaaaay down from the dozens farmers used to employ to hand pick the spuds after the tractor mounted spud lifter had been through. Swedes where still hand picked when we did them (crew of about a dozen on a 13 acre paddock) but now are all machine harvested and graded apparently. As for the smartarse unskilled labour comments by some, they might consider it unskilled but from doing some myself and working with other pickers etc it is actually a skilled job, just a different skill set to sitting on your arse in an office. A good example is the Swedes. A new picker or slacker would do 2 half tonne boxes a day if lucky. Someone with a bit of skill and knowledge could do 3 or 4 boxes a day and the swedes in the box would be trimmed better. So don't blather on to me about "unskilled" labour.
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    Does them a lot of good if their homes are under water doesn't it? Every time I think the current clowns have hit rock bottom they seem to come up with some way to increase the cringe factor and confirm they haven't got a single bloody clue about anything.
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    Yeah that RAM kit is fine. Any that have CL17-18-18 or lower in the spec. Lower the better with timings.
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    I'd stay with X570, since you don't have do the BIOS shenanigans for the CPU compatibility in the future.
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    Just another distraction. Every time that dipshit pipes up with another bit of controversial bullshit, real stories get pushed to page two. It'd be nice if folks could learn the reflex to ask what we should be talking about instead of the latest harebrained hand grenade.
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    Metrics. I talked to the execs at those companies first and got their staff numbers. Me and my mate put together a couple of simple breakfast deals and using existing data worked out what percentage of consumption each would play. From there it was easy. Approached suppliers asking what price they’d do for guaranteed x sales. Got their prices and negotiated further. Split the discount offered in thirds and took two thirds as a dollar value off the retail price. Still ended up making more in profit percentage terms because original markup was in place and we’d just negotiated. My mate sorted some sort of FOB system. Each company’s employee got one. We set the per-user price the companies would pay. Each employee would tap their FOB and show their building pass. At the end of every month, he’d bill the companies.
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    Haven't opened it yet, was going to wait until my team were all together to try it out! Then if I don't like it I won't have two open bottles.
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    Why, back in my day, SMF would never have let this gross injustice happen.
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    NAhhh mate, I'll out live you by more than a mile ... my staying power is truly phenomenal
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    I dunno. You want us to side with Australia but are ok for our politicians to not side with our purported aims. I wish people had such low expectations for me when in the workplace.
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    a khadas tone board in simple terms, a dac for geeks, featuring : XMOS: XU208-128-QF48: 8 xCores, Core Share up to 500 MIPS DAC: ES9038Q2M 32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC Sampling Frequency: PCM: Up to 768KHz @ 32bit DSD: Up to DSD256 @ 1bit Audio Formats: APE2/FLAC/OGG/WAV/ACC/ALAC/MP3/WMA Line Out: 1x Red RCA for Right, 1 x White RCA for Left Mounting Holes: Size M2 x 5 S/PDIF IN: Up to 192KHz USB-C Port: Power Supply(5V/500mA) & USB 2.0 Data Dimensions: 82.0 x 74.5 x 17.0 mm Compatibility: Windows PC/ Linux PC/Mac OS/XRaspberry Pi read more about it here : https://www.khadas.com/tone-specs i am so looking forward to trying this out as the next step from my xonar hdav
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    Oh please. FFS this is still a country that will allow full unadulterated criticism of itself. And thank christ for that. When our pollies are being utter dicks on a world stage they need to be called out for it. This has nothing to do with the creds of other countries' pollies.
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    If anyone is interested, I ended up using the select library to allow for full duplex communication rather than worrying about creating multiple threads. https://docs.python.org/2/library/select.html
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    Is now a good time to mention that I absolutely hate baked beans of any kind?
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    Chris if I punch you in the dick and then you punch me in the face, are you antagonising the situation? i just wanna set a baseline...
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    China threatens the sale of US debt, pressures US businesses invested in China's market, uses boycotts, restricts critical imports and exports, and employs predatory practices. In 2017, the Chamber of Commerce urged the White House to "use every arrow" in its quiver to ensure a level commercial playing field in China but added the caveat that "some of these points of leverage could be counterproductive to us". Translation: "don't screw us, or else". The Chamber spent $87m lobbying politicians and that money makes them listen. China's impact on US businesses means that they run scared - and this means China shrewdly pits the US business community against the US government. But yeah... sure.... it's all Trump's fault.
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    You (and millions before you) have thusfar failed to demonstrate this claim. For 50 years, a million dollars was available to anybody who could demonstrate a superpower. Nobody did.
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    Was lucky enough to get myself two bottles of this bad boy today! First batch Archie Rose Rye Malt whisky! One for me, one as a reward for my team for killing it already this quarter. Can't wait to get it in my hand and then promptly into a tumbler!
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    I actually know a LOT about these things, because I used to sell (con?... nah a lot of it was real, but there certainly was SOME placebo...) 'Elitist HiFi gear'. We're talking "If you don't have $30k, and you want a 2.0 stereo, you're in the wrong shop". Anywho, the TLDR is that most of the power conditioners are bogus, but there ARE a few that actually do their thing. There was this neat device that was basically a speaker, connected to an AC power plug, with a crossover set at 50~60hz (where our power is meant to be). Anything outside of that, would work, well, just like AC waves into a speaker do. Loud, horrible, distorted buzzing. It was actually interesting to me to be able to go to each of our different brand power boards and see which ones kept power\noise out of the circuit. And while anything compact (class D) was pure placebo, and most Tube amps 'filter' themselves by design; some of those Class A\B amplifiers that run on direct AC voltage, did in fact care noticeably if the power was clean. ANYWAY, about the only brand that cleaned it 100% was THOR. Coincidentally, they made the speaker device also, but it certainly worked (I was able to find other boards that were also silent). Out "Really good shit" used to run off of a PS20 https://www.thortechnologies.com.au/product-category/power/ But you do NOT want a $2k filter for a $500 TV now do ya The solution to our customers turning their noses up to that, was their passive range; https://www.rio.com.au/product/b8f-power-board-thor/?adTribesID=24dbad984f963486b5916a99cbeadb57|adtribes|7149&utm_source=Google Shopping&utm_campaign=Google Shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=7149&utm_content=HJFeed&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjK_Q55XH4wIVg4BwCh1QSwf0EAQYASABEgLoU_D_BwE Those "Smart Filter" power boards were killer. Silenced my little speaker tool, and took the "Max volume hum" out of the Class A\B amps. Benefit of those power boards is that that usually filter COAX as well; so you can get SOME protection from indirect lightning strikes, and if things like light switches are killing the TV, it'll also filter any noise getting into the 'ground' of your house. Worth a note; I get nothing out of this nowadays, and it wasn't that company whom I worked for (they've since closed down); so it's nothing but the fact that they gave me a tool to test them, and was impressed.
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    i dont think we have a lot to fear when it comes to AI. the 'stop button problem' in the video i posted above is goal post shifting nonsense. a key point is that we will not understand the workings of the AI "minds" we create. but human misuse of AI in the near term is far more scary to me than independently 'malicious' AI, especially as enlisted by the military-industrial complex. i believe we will have non-sentient machines that people will start treating as alive loooooong before it is close to being true, and that in itself is a pandoras box. our susceptibility to self-sabotaging social engineering is the most immediate vulnerability. in any case, we will advance in tandem with the machines. it is already the case. there are few of us left on the planet that dont already define their use, from axes to microwave ovens as integral to the human experience. we are already cybernetic extensions of the base organism. these objects arent mere accessories, but deeply woven in. it would be hard to argue, for example, that the invention of the printing press did not permanently alter human consciousness, certainly memetically, if not (to draw a long bow) perhaps biologically, through epigenetic inheritance. while it is always fun to imagine how quickly we might regress after an apocalyptic event, functionally, as units of a newly roided up social organism, after the printing press we were no longer the same ape. a smart phone is just Babbage's difference engine with more cogs, in a smaller enclosure. the difference engine doesnt think, it is a process of human thought in permanent form in much the same way that writing is, to quote The Dark Crystal, "words that stay". so it goes that no matter how alienating "AI" may become, it is ultimately an expression of human intelligence. interacting with it will make us smarter than we were before, just like reading this post :P
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