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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #225 on: October 06, 2020, 01:39:05 PM »
But I really liked this bit.
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The 'world beating' Serco Test and Trace system is being run on Excel instead of database software - which has caused the latest issues.

Next they'll tell us it's run on Windows 95 and they manually back it up on floppy disks each night.
You never know... ;D ;)
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #226 on: October 06, 2020, 01:46:05 PM »
Another month of going nowhere.

Google just showed me my travel activity for the month of September.
Everything is within walking distance.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #227 on: October 06, 2020, 01:56:04 PM »
But I really liked this bit.
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The 'world beating' Serco Test and Trace system is being run on Excel instead of database software - which has caused the latest issues.

Next they'll tell us it's run on Windows 95 and they manually back it up on floppy disks each night.
lol, but Win95 may be more robust to malwares than latest systems ;D

But we can't laugh this thing here in Japan, it is said officials still uses Faxes to receive positive cases of COVID from institutions... :-X ::)
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #228 on: October 06, 2020, 07:57:29 PM »
But I really liked this bit.
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The 'world beating' Serco Test and Trace system is being run on Excel instead of database software - which has caused the latest issues.

Next they'll tell us it's run on Windows 95 and they manually back it up on floppy disks each night.

lol, but Win95 may be more robust to malwares than latest systems ;D

Well as far as I'm aware there are still many departments in the Health Services still using XP as the bespoke software would need to be rewritten (massive time and money involved).  In the meantime (if I remember correctly) they are paying through the nose for continued XP support.

But we can't laugh this thing here in Japan, it is said officials still uses Faxes to receive positive cases of COVID from institutions... :-X ::)

Sad, but true and I would guess others could well be in the same low tech situation.  Low tech but possibly still effective no computer required to compile them, pencil and paper.  But then again, wouldn't faxes be harder to hack :)
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #229 on: October 23, 2020, 09:18:27 AM »
The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/10/22/world-health-organization-and-wikimedia-foundation-expand-access/
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