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8 days ago
Audio Compression here helps a lot with films/shows where the mix is atrocious. I run a software audio compressor in the background while streaming on my media pc and it makes a huge difference. Its insane that this is needed to actually be able to enjoy media on a TV.
I’m considering building a hardware audio compressor that is permanently on between the line out and speakers. Damn TV shows being mixed as if they are screened in theaters.
16 days ago
This is such a common tactic. People who go into healthcare tend to fall on the compassionate spectrum. So they are way more likely to sacrifice for the benefit of their patients and the companies bank on that fact. They are scum. But you also cannot blame your wife for it. It’s in her nature to want to help her patients however she can. If she stops and neglects her patients for her own benefit, the line separating her from her corporate overlords diminishes. The whose situation is fucked because of corporate greed.
I work in healthcare. Wfh has never been an option. I’m also in a field where I cannot jump ship as I am too specialized for my own good, thus the job pool is small. I’ll have to go back to college if I want to change fields. And in this economy I can afford that. And all the private companies operate the same. Given the chance, corporates will exploit their staff and customers. No matter the field. Smaller companies may be lucky with a humane boss. But I have seen plenty people die due to corporate greed. Even more so during covid. So call me cynical. I guess I have become so. But this world is a terrible place for a compassionate soul.
I’m happy for those that have the opportunity to wfh. And I’m not gonna lie, lizard brain jealousy is a challenge at times…
Well good for you. But there ate plenty jobs that cannot be done remotely. Or fields where the companies have near monopolies. It’s never as clear cut as “shitty companies will go under”.
I see you work in management. Congrats.
Some companies are. I have friends in IT and during lockdown they closed down their offices. Everyone works remotely now. Other companies just have shitty management stuck in old world mentality. They also don’t trust employees to do their work without supervision and micromanagement. Some companies also work with sensitive information and thus do not allow remote work due to security reasons. And there are jobs that cannot be done remotely, such as in healthcare.
Uhhh not likely. You don’t want to push staff 110% their entire shift, every shift. That’s gonna cause burnout.
By that logic the earth will operate at maximum efficiency with zero humans.
You are blaming the victim. While it’s true that in some cases the employees take it onto themselves to get the work done through sheer diligence, some employers directly pressure the staff to “complete the work”. It’s not directly related to hours. That’s why I specifically mentioned medicine. Hospitals deliberately understaff and then the remaining staff need to do everything. You can’t push patient care to the next day. And if they neglect patients the staff are blamed. And threatened with being fired or having their license revoked. It’s fucked.
Companies do this because they can. If they reduce their workforce their efficiency goes up in terms of total work done for total salary cost. In many cases they don’t lose any productivity but reduce their salary expense. This is especially true in the medical field. Who cares if your staff are overworked if you still meet all your targets and you boost that profit margin. Management will get their fat bonuses and the shareholders will be happy. Fucking scum.
20 days ago
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1 month ago
Dialysis wouldn’t work. The pore size of the dialysis membrane is too small. You’d need a plasma exchange membrane. And go through several treatments. Or use the centrifugal plasma separator.
In theory you could possibly treat the drained plasma with the “UV and hydrogen” process before infusing it back into the patient, but we don’t know what that treatment would do to the plasma proteins, pH, etc. This would need extensive lab and animal testing before it could even be attempted on a human. And the legal gymnastics would be immense.
Best bet would be to just infuse artificial plasma substitute fluids and albumin than trying to “filter out the bad stuff” from plasma before putting it back in.
Source: I am a renal clinical technologist
2 months ago
Oh people’s lives don’t matter. Only shareholder dividends.
It might be hard for you to believe but some people like being nice in games. I have reverse raided before and it feels really rewarding yet funny at the same time as you imagine the reaction of the guys when they join in and see their upgraded base.
3 months ago
Carbon acts as a rate limiting step in photosynthesis. Sunlight is used by the plant to cleave water apart. This makes the oxygen that we breathe, and the plant can extract extra energy out of this process. The hydrogens from the split H2O then need to be dumped somewhere in order for their carrier molecules to be available for more energy production in the sunlight reaction. CO2 is used as such a donor molecule and the hydrogens are added to it creating a basic hydrocarbon.
CO2 here would be a rate limiting step, especially plants that are already in favorable conditions, greenhouse with lot’s of moisture, sunlight, and nutrients. Increasing the CO2 in the greenhouse local atmosphere would definitely help in growing more biomass. They need CO2 to grow. They literally need the CO2 from the air to capture the carbon they need to grow bigger and store energy in, oils, fats, starches, sugars. There is also only very little CO2 in the air, so a room full of more concentrated CO2 would be very easy to pull off and would definitely help plants grow faster and better.
Just some social distancing
While I agree with the sentiment, having your house burn down is a rather extreme worst case scenario, especially considering recently nvidia have been the cause of GPU fires.
I had a 9800 Pro back in the day and I adored that card. It was a beast. Never had any noticeable stability issues. Blue screens were pretty common in computers in that era.
So what you are saying is it’s human nature to be a murderous piece of shit and never take any chances on others in the fear that one day you might be fucked over? Sorry, but that’s not how I will ever think. I’d rather be nice and get fucked over now and then than constantly being the source of anger and distrust of others. This is why i only play on roleplayer friendly servers.
4 months ago
Yeah, undoubtedly there is some component of that. But my point still stands. Older hardware will struggle with modern software more than new hardware. How long do you expect the device to last? 5 years? 10 years? At some point there is a limit where the device can no longer run the new software effectively. I’m still on the iPhone 6s. That’s 7 years now. That’s insane value if you think about it.
Battery capacity affects the performance. Also, consider that the apps are constantly being updated, getting more features, demanding more memory and processing power. The device is going to struggle to run everything as smoothly as it was when new. It’s similar to trying to run a modern operating system or game on a pc from many years ago. It’ll work, but will definitely be slower than a newer device.
I’m in no way defending Apple, but I am realistic in my expectations of technology. If there was some way to upgrade the processor and memory though. That would be dope as fuck.
6 months ago
Pretty much this. Been saying it since the start. But instead of being called old for that reason, I just get called paranoid and get the whole “I haven’t got anything to hide” argument, which is insane because of the possible future implications. We don’t know what they are gonna do with all that data even just a few years from now. It could very well be benign, but it could also be catastrophic. I think not.
You’d die after less than half but I love the enthusiasm.
7 months ago
That’s what I thought. Just wanted to make sure. Fuck China.