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by Vortex2
Fri May 08, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

PS You write/post far too many words. You have posted 1702 times in the 16 months you have been here. You of all people should not criticize other members for how often or how wordy their posts are. And who are you to judge in any case. There is such a thing as netiquette . Screens are more suited ...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

So almost without exception we remain crouched in lockdown, a frozen state that addresses our terror of death by banning nearly everything that makes life worth living. Oh nonsense. This hiatus is a time for reflection & reorganisation on a personal, social, political & economic level. PS Y...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

Get COVID-19, forget about ever joining the US military
“During the screening process, a reported history of confirmed COVID-19 will be annotated ‘Considered disqualifying’“
Tin foil mode: what do they know that we don't?
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

HMG data as at 7th May As of 9am on 7 May, there have been 1,534,533 tests. There were 86,583 tests on 6 May. 1,139,626 people have been tested and 206,715 tested positive. As of 5pm on 6 May, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 30,615 have died. This new figure includes deaths ...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

African poaching major increase .. ???

A friend has mentioned that conservation in Africa is being hit badly as animals of all types are being taken for meat ... due to lockdown?

Anyone else heard this?
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

Just been out on first longish run in weeks to pick up emergency vet medication. (In rural Cotswolds) * Lots of cyclists around * Lots of couples walking dogs * Several small groups of Eastern Europeans wandering around * Most shops shut - except supermarkets and petrol stations * Very few masks in ...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

It's a fascinating technical/statistical challenge. Still walking the dogs and occasionally doing the allotment here, so effectively distanced - not been to any shop since 12 March. Could sustain that for some time yet, but I suspect the coming 'easements' may reverse the progress and risk local ou...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

British fudge: https://off-guardian.org/2020/05/05/covid-19-is-a-statistical-nonsense/ I'm tired of articles written by those who start off with an axe to grind. Many seem to want to insist tha t "it's only the flu", "they would die anyway" etc. Maybe these smart arses should vi...
by Vortex2
Thu May 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

British fudge: https://off-guardian.org/2020/05/05/covid-19-is-a-statistical-nonsense/ I'm tired of articles written by those who start off with an axe to grind. Many seem to want to insist tha t "it's only the flu", "they would die anyway" etc. Maybe these smart arses should vi...
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

The head of Sweden's no-lockdown coronavirus plan said the country's heavy death toll 'came as a surprise' A Ferguson clone ... is there a special factory turning these geniuses out? https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-sweden-lockdown-chief-says-high-death-toll-was-surprise-2020-5?r=US&...
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52557718 Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany's goal of slowing the spread of coronavirus has been achieved, so all shops can be reopened as lockdown restrictions are eased. Bundesliga football has been given the green light to resume and schools will gr...
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

I was hired to rework the UK software modelling the Chernobyl plumes ... I had to give up ... 1000s of lines of bad FORTRAN in huge files. Was that the NAME model by any chance? Rings a bell ... but it was a long time ago .. 1986. Their software team (Physicists who taught themselves 'software' ......
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

A review of the code behind the Imperial model that probably pushed us into lockdown at the end of March. It's not exactly an endorsement... https://lockdownsceptics.org/code-review-of-fergusons-model/ Ha! That's great. In previous lives I've been a software developer in both industrial and academi...
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

HMG data as at 6 May As of 9am 6 May, there have been 1,448,010 tests. There were 69,463 tests on 5 May. 1,072,144 people have been tested and 201,101 tested positive. As of 5pm on 5 May, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 30,076 have died. This new figure includes deaths in al...
by Vortex2
Wed May 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7905
Views: 246740

A review of the code behind the Imperial model that probably pushed us into lockdown at the end of March. It's not exactly an endorsement... https://lockdownsceptics.org/code-review-of-fergusons-model/ I've taken a good look at that site. As might be expected from the name they tend to slant all an...