Sunday, 14 February 2021

I Mentioned A Few Days Ago,

that I would soon be having a zoom meeting,

which everyone tells me is simple to do, but if it is that simple why do supposedly intelligent people mess it up? like this Minnesota congressman, Rep. Tom Emmer, who managed to be viewed upside down, or as my mother would say downside up, at a House committee hearing on camera during the House Financial Services Committee “Will the gentleman suspend?” committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) interrupted Emmer as he discussed job security during COVID-19, “I’m sorry, Mr. Emmer — are you OK?” she asked him as their colleagues audibly chuckled in the background, “I am,” he replied, “You’re upside down, Tom,” someone pointed out, and as I would say in the same circumstances, “I don’t know how to fix that,” Emmer admitted,

and even professors are not immune from the zoom hic-cup, take professor Dong Wang who was giving his students a lecture, the lecture went well for 2 hours, except, it was in total silence! a recording of the incident shows the end of the class, when Prof. Wang somehow unmutes himself as he asks the students: 'Do you have any questions?' There are nervous murmurings before one young man pipes up: 'Hi Prof, actually you were muted all the while so we cannot hear anything from you since 6.08.' 'Uh from what?!' Prof. Wang exclaimed – it being after 8pm on February 4. 'From how long did you hear?' the students told him that they only heard the first few minutes of the lecture before the professor's screen froze and he went silent, video shows the maths tutor exhaling rapidly and squinting as it dawns upon him that he's just wasted two hours of his Thursday evening, Prof. Wang made apologies and said he would repeat the lecture another time, 'OK, so maybe I have to redo this class sometime,' Prof. Wang said, Azusa Chan, who attended the silent lecture, told The Independent: 'Students tried all sorts of things to get his attention by unmuting and even calling his phone number. However, he did not respond and continued with the lesson, 'The participant count dwindled as time went on, as students could not contact the prof and had no other recourse. What you see here are 20 plus students who waited patiently for two hours for the prof to come back.' If congressmen and professors can get it so wrong, what chance have I got?

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