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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #225 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 #226 on: October 06, 2020, 01:56:04 PM »
But I really liked this bit.
Quote from: Extract
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 #227 on: October 06, 2020, 07:57:29 PM »
But I really liked this bit.
Quote from: Extract
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 #228 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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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #229 on: October 26, 2020, 03:56:25 PM »
UK researchers to explore human challenge studies for COVID-19
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/206893/uk-researchers-explore-human-challenge-studies/
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #230 on: October 26, 2020, 05:09:49 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #231 on: November 06, 2020, 11:31:06 AM »
Pushing back against IoT attacks intensified by Covid-19
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #232 on: November 10, 2020, 10:40:11 AM »
I could not even think that the Coronavirus would overtake me and my family so quickly!

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #233 on: November 10, 2020, 10:49:10 AM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #234 on: November 10, 2020, 02:41:22 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #235 on: November 11, 2020, 02:06:20 PM »
Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #236 on: November 11, 2020, 08:05:16 PM »
Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html

A really good article which really needs to better disseminated when you consider what some think is a face mask. 

Plus why it is important for all to wear, especially the young, who feel invulnerable or don't show symptoms or generally feel well.

Which brings it to, why should they only be needed when in shops, when only a very short time is spent actually in shops and taken off when outside but still mixing with large numbers of unmasked people.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #237 on: November 21, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
Here in Germany, it is discussed whether the lockdown should be continued until Dec 20.
I just don't see a point in ending it before Christmas as there will be many families and larger groups celebrating together and then the whole procedure will start again in the new year.

Nevertheless, I hope all of this will be over soon. Until then, stay safe and wear a mask!
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #238 on: November 21, 2020, 03:09:16 PM »
Here in Germany, it is discussed whether the lockdown should be continued until Dec 20.
I just don't see a point in ending it before Christmas as there will be many families and larger groups celebrating together and then the whole procedure will start again in the new year.

Nevertheless, I hope all of this will be over soon. Until then, stay safe and wear a mask!
You can't stop life and put it on a shelf till some miracle happens.
Life goes on. It always has and always will.
Stay safe, take precautions but, continue to live and love life.
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