November 27th, 2020

Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Хорошие новости! -- Vaccine skepticism emerges as early test for Biden. Public opinion polling shows only a slim majority of Americans are willing to trust a first-generation vaccine. Those numbers are significantly lower among Black and Latino respondents — two of the hardest hit demographics. In new polling from Ipsos released Tuesday, 51 percent of respondents said they will take a vaccine immediately when one becomes available.
Ну что, слабо устроить вакцинацию по почте и привить негров фиктивно?

Между тем, бывшие единомышленники: Several states — mostly with Democratic governors — and the District of Columbia have announced the formation of committees that would further vet any vaccine reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. “We don’t take anyone’s word for it. We will do our own, independently reviewed process with our world class experts," California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said last month when announcing the state's panel. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who has frequently clashed with Trump, had a similar message. "Frankly, I’m not going to trust the federal government’s opinion,” Cuomo said when he announced his state’s panel in September. In an interview with The Washington Post this week, Fauci said he understood why the governors might be suspicious, but he urged them to trust the process.
Mr. Twister


Фил Джи: If we take the Pope at his/her/zir/their word, after coronaplague is a distant memory shouldn’t it be illegal for people to drive to a Catholic church? When it is quite easy for people to participate via Zoom, if “protecting health and saving lives” is the #1 goal, why let anyone subject themselves and others to the risk of an accident on the roads? A person killed from a car accident is just as dead as a person killed by COVID-19 (and, in fact, the loss of life-years is likely to be much higher due to the much younger age and better health of the average car accident victim). God is everywhere, according to the Catholic religion. If we #FollowThePope, why shouldn’t the government protect health and save lives by forbidding anyone from driving to church in order to find God?
belgium fries

Ой (интересно только пианистам)

Первый раз вижу в Qt очевидный маразм. Как известно, размещением виджетов в окне управляет лейаут окна. В него можно запихивать сами виджеты, а можно другие лейауты -- для создания сложных дизайнов рекурсивно. Так, у класса QGridLayout есть методы addWidget(QWidget) и addLayout(QLayout), а также обобщённый addItem(QLayoutItem). Как и следует ожидать, QLayoutItem это абстрактный класс, означающий "нечто, размещением чего управляет QLayout". У него, естественно, есть специализации QWidgetItem, QLayout, и еще QSpacerItem (используется для заполнения пустого места).
Внимание, сюрприз: методом QGridLayout::addItem(QLayoutItem) нельзя пользоваться для добавления виджетов и лейаутов, что особо оговаривается в документации: Warning: Do not use this function to add child layouts or child widget items. Use addLayout() or addWidget() instead.