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April 16th, 2021, 19:39
Good one, bkrueger. I see there are a lot of things to delve into, but I fear some of it would eventually belong to the you know what forum here, which I don't visit.

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April 16th, 2021, 19:40
@a pibbur But what if we take the number of living organisms into account? Aren't there more prokaryotes (or even just bacteria) than eukaryotes?

And I say "organism" on purpose, to avoid comparing the number of cells, which could probably not live independently in the case of the eukaryote

PS: I honestly don't know the answer, I'll try to find out

EDIT: the number of prokaryotes is apparently estimated to be 4 to 6 10^30, it's harder to find for eukaryotes because most articles are focused on the number of species and not the number of organisms. Which is understandable if we haven't identified them all…
Given their relative size and complexity, it's probably safe to say the prokaryotes win
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April 17th, 2021, 12:51
I was underestimating them, there are unicellular eukaryote organisms (named protists) such as protozoa, unicellular algae, fungi or yeast. That makes them very courageous cookies.

No estimate found, even on the number of cells. But I'll argue that most of them have a prokaryote inside (the mitochondrion). So those bacteria and their cousins win there too with flying colours, even by counting the number of cells

Humans are insignificant, just one species, negligible mass and number of cells in comparison, and even each of those lives in symbiosis with what was probably a prokaryote. But maybe the comparison of this TV show makes sense 1) because we are the "dominant" species and thus we need to compare the rest of the living world to us, and 2) as an insignificant species we threaten quite a lot of others.

Anyway, always found that fascinating

PS: makes me want to watch again the wonderful series on Earth and nature by Attenborough.
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A thing you don't need to know :

It's a list of all fictional Microsoft companies :

https://social.technet.microsoft.com…-material.aspx
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Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Women awarded $32,000 for being excluded from lunch at work.

Link - https://thetakeout.com/pizza-fridays…lar-1846859928
If you read the linked article though, the judge found there was a "campaign of victimization" after she had reported an incident of sexual harassment, which had been upheld. Being excluded from the special lunches was just an aspect of it. The award was mainly for lost earnings, after having been unfairly squeezed out.
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Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Deleted my post moving on good day.
Very good move! If only people like Trump would start to do this with their posts too…
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Don't worry I've done more then that.

Adios everyone time for me to move on from this forum.
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Don't worry I've done more then that.

Adios everyone time for me to move on from this forum.
That would be a pity because I like your gaming-related posts very much.
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Yeah, the point is just that this story is re-reported by The Takeout, which is a food site, and so focuses on the pizza aspect. But the details reveal that colleagues were also hanging up on her and refusing to take her calls. That's making it impossible for her to do her job. I suspect the pizza lunches were mainly significant because they were organised by management, which is evidence of management complicity and culpability, putting the company on the hook.

I'm just saying I don't think it's the laughable story implied.
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Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Yeah, the point is just that this story is re-reported by The Takeout, which is a food site, and so focuses on the pizza aspect. But the details reveal that colleagues were also hanging up on her and refusing to take her calls. That's making it impossible for her to do her job. I suspect the pizza lunches were mainly significant because they were organised by management, which is evidence of management complicity and culpability, putting the company on the hook.

I'm just saying I don't think it's the laughable story implied.
Yeah, having read that article that seems like proper management supported bullying. Will leave it at that, since this isn't the political forum.
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Originally Posted by SveNitoR View Post
Yeah, having read that article that seems like proper management supported bullying. Will leave it at that, since this isn't the political forum.
Yeah, I wasn't thinking about it as a political issue - just that as a legal issue, it actually seems pretty reasonable.
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Yeah, I wasn't thinking about it as a political issue - just that as a legal issue, it actually seems pretty reasonable.
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply you meant to be political, just that what I wanted to write about it would definitely be political.
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… And why did everyone ignore my own posting ??? …
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A more on topic reply.

I recently watched a Swedish TV show where they looked at the effects of skin care products through semi scientific testing.

A decent self selected sample got to try different skin care products in half their face in a double blind fashion for 8-12 weeks. They tried different types in different experiments. They also had a non TV sent group which was properly randomized.

The objective results from skin measurements were that a few products had a small effect, but almost every time the placebo (a cheap, very fatty skin lotion) had identical or better effects.

They also asked the participants to guess which half of the face of other participants got the treatment. In this case the result was 50-50, ie other people can't tell the difference.


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When it comes to skin care use a fatty, cheap lotion, use sun screen/avoid the sun and don't smoke. The rest is a waste of money, unless you enjoy the ritual of using expensive products on your skin.
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‚€¶ And why did everyone ignore my own posting ??? ‚€¶
Because my apparently insensitive post bothered them more.

As for your post if was very informative but every major company uses aliases and shell companies. Most usually are just a phone # and one employee. It's very intriguing.
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Yesterday, 19:03
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Sorry, I didn't mean to imply you meant to be political, just that what I wanted to write about it would definitely be political.
I have to admit that I thought Couchpotatoes post to be meant political, since I smelled the undertone of "see how far political correctness has brought us, that women get compensated for not being invited to a company event".
If he really meant it purely as a joke, I would probably have to apologize for my earlier posts on the topic.
On the other hand I can't imagine how somebody can find the story funny or bizarre without having this connotation in mind.
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Yesterday, 19:07
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
… And why did everyone ignore my own posting ??? …
Which posting?

Reminds me of the story, where somebody visits a psychologist:

Patient: My problem is, that everybody ignores me.
Psychologist: Who is next, please?
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Yesterday, 19:43
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… And why did everyone ignore my own posting ??? …
I saw it, but got side tracked by the other posts. It's pretty funny and weird that someone took the time to compile that list.
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Yesterday, 20:47
Originally Posted by bkrueger View Post
I have to admit that I thought Couchpotatoes post to be meant political, since I smelled the undertone of "see how far political correctness has brought us, that women get compensated for not being invited to a company event".

If he really meant it purely as a joke, I would probably have to apologize for my earlier posts on the topic.

On the other hand I can't imagine how somebody can find the story funny or bizarre without having this connotation in mind.
Well, in a way most things are political. And I also assumed he meant it like that, but I'm not sure. He enjoys semi trolling sometimes, and sometimes jokes, and sometimes it's serious. It's hard to know with him sometimes.

I'm glad you're around @Couchpotato. You're a good dude, even if you sometimes accidentally (?) step in the muck on sensitive subjects.

That reminds me of when I unwittingly annoy my wife, sometimes. When I discover new, interesting facts I'm usually too excited to think about how other people might interpret it as me giving an opinion on the subject, or even find it interesting.
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