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Member Since 21/04/2012
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good strategy! The above estimates are actually somewhat conservative, at least given the fairly benign investment environment over the...
06/10/2021 - 22:45
This very much depends on how long is the 'remainder of my working life'. The lesson is to 'start early'. Using the example of...
02/10/2021 - 08:28
There's been a lot of 'de-emphasis' of AZ in Qld, to the point of trash-talking from the Queensland health department, but AZ - a vaccine...
15/09/2021 - 17:43
Quite. The customer could present a clean-wiped computer with a fresh installation ('nothing to see here!'), and then use an alternate...
09/09/2021 - 06:05
My apologies @repeat, I wrote in error. I installed VirtualBox as well, but unfortunately due to inadequate access to /proc/modules, I...
29/08/2021 - 16:55
DavidFong replied to DisabledUser229012 on [AMA] COVID ICU Doctor in Sydney [closed]
Yes, and if ICU beds are depleted, the stress levels on both sick patients and family members (and hospital staff members) will be quite...
28/08/2021 - 11:54
Thanks for your interest in this question, @Shacktool. You are right, population statistics are not always immediately instructive about...
28/08/2021 - 11:34
Yes, it is good that Pfizer first-dose vaccine effectiveness does not appear to deteriorate significantly if increasing the dose interval...
27/08/2021 - 21:52
I agree, that, of the '4 to 8 week' range currently recommended in NSW to have an AZ vaccine, I'd opt for 8 weeks, especially since the...
27/08/2021 - 19:14
Steroids (e.g. dexamethasone) are also cheap, even cheaper than ivermectin (for human use), and yet have been researched and now...
27/08/2021 - 18:59
There is a reason why the University of Melbourne/RCH (and other) figures quote a 'spread' of uncertainty around the point estimate (which...
27/08/2021 - 16:25
Thanks @Thithlord, I'm a vaccinator (and a GP), and I work in a community health service which, other than the GP practices, has multiple...
27/08/2021 - 15:57
Yes, as @shatter mentioned, it is still recommended to be vaccinated (though there is also a recommended gap, talk with a vaccinating GP,...
27/08/2021 - 15:34
If you come from a computer science background, and think that nothing is truly random, can I cautiously suggest to be careful of...
27/08/2021 - 15:30
The first dose of either AZ or Pfizer vaccine provides more than 50% of the protection (against delta-variant) of the full two-dose course....
27/08/2021 - 15:19
Well, I didn't have an AZ vaccine, administer AZ vaccine to my parents, and administer AZ vaccine to hundreds of patients for fun, even if...
27/08/2021 - 15:14
@ATangk, interesting stats. Delta-specific information available from the weekly vaccine update from the University of Melbourne/RCH...
27/08/2021 - 15:02
Yes, I read an article where a doctor is treating an ICU patient with unvaccinated COVID patient (who later died), and it came to mind that...
27/08/2021 - 14:51
Perhaps it is worth considering that these 'dedicated field hospitals' had electrified wire fences, and security cameras facing *in*....
27/08/2021 - 14:45
Actually, a single dose provides more than 50% of the protection of the complete 'two-dose' course. I think one-dose is *very* worthwhile,...
27/08/2021 - 14:18
There is no shortage of vaccination clinics open on weekends. The administration of the vaccine is mandated to be free, even in clinics...
27/08/2021 - 14:10
As mentioned, being a relatively cheap and well-used medication (in both public health and veterinary medicine), the idea of ivermectin...
27/08/2021 - 14:02
This particular Chromebook (Lenovo 5i), and probably every other recent Chromebook, does have Google-supported Linux containers (Crostini),...
24/08/2021 - 10:48
Yes, I will at least run Windows in virtual machines, because there are applications I develop for that are only available in Windows, and...
23/08/2021 - 22:50
I have this i5 Flex. Other than the browser and Android apps, I also run Linux apps (using the Google-supported Crostini containers). Some...
23/08/2021 - 17:23
After getting this Chromebook, I use it more than my Windows laptops. Admittedly, I use Linux by preference on my desktop machines, and...
23/08/2021 - 13:51
Already mentioned is the possibility of using VirtualBox to run a 'full windows' installation. (though you'd want to upgrade the NVMe, I...
23/08/2021 - 13:41
As an R user - and once a volunteer teaching assistant in a course teaching randomized-control-trial methods with the help of R - I can...
11/07/2021 - 20:44
I do give credit to the Whitlam (Labor) government for the bravery to formally and publicly change discriminatory practices allowed and...
06/10/2020 - 11:14
Historically, the White Australia Policy *was* employed against Europeans who were not sufficiently 'white'. For example, in the early 20th...
06/10/2020 - 07:05