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RE: If you thought the UK was a police state (still not sure why you'd think that)

Police take the knee..

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 10:20

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Spain deaths yesterday 2
UK 324.
It's really quite frightening how our government seem to be demonstrating their ineptitude on a daily, if not hourly, basis.

A track and trace training story...
I know of similar stories of people I know who volunteered to be one of the helpers for government. No, they weren't called upon.
Still, I assume we're at level 1 on the Nandos scale now as the vulnerable can go out soon too. What could possibly go wrong?
Not that they have told the GP's of these people though - headlines appear to be far more important than actual patient care.
More and more false hopes, more and more scientists saying things are happening too early and more and more police forces saying the lockdown is basically being ignored now.
Still I believe horseracing will be back soon. Ignore that we're still recording thousands and thousands of cases a day.
Literally carry on regardless.

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This item was edited on Sunday, 31st May 2020, 15:51

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"It's okay, next year you can just go and edit this post to be whatever right is, and then blatantly lie to people in a press conference about how you knew and said it all along!"
That's just not fair, the man's done nothing wrong.  Ethically, legally, morally, nothing so stop that.  Unless I've mistakenly assumed you were referring to something else of course.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

There's sixty plus who don't agree with you.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I suppose you can bold all you like, but when someone drives 25 miles to test their eyesight (nevermind way over 200 for some much further family) instead of maybe one, when you couldn't justifiably drive that far at the time for anything like that and someone sees no wrong in it it's a futile exercise to even question it.
I'm trying imagine a scene of Joe Public being stopped and saying he was testing his eyesight and that being deemed OK in anyone's book but... hmm.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Who has advocated that?
Besides the government indirectly.
Whereas the police have said he may have broken the rules you directly said as a resuult of what they said you believe what he did was fine.
Nobody has defended what anyone else has done either as far as I know - and I really don't see the issue in expecting the chief adviser to the PM to respect the rules and laws in place. Even if he predicted the whole thing. Depending on the datetime stamp of his blog you read....

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Oh you mean that 'Setting an example' kind of thing?
To be honest, anyone who thinks all he did was fine (they even have local family) and driving with a suspected eye problem is too blinkered to see any other way.
He doesn't even regret it.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

The mindsets of people opposed to the government or what Cummings did?
And to be clear then, are you of the opinion that what he did was fine or not?

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Not at all, it's simply recognising the mindsets of too many people in the country, something the government has repeatedly demonstrated they have no grasp of.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"I think after the Cummings fiasco, we are all deciding, stuff it, we are out for the day, and to ell with the lockdown"
Nail on the head, he's single-handedly done untold damage - and been praised for his actions.  So many people will have a 'f*** it' attitude afterwards.

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This item was edited on Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 15:25

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Lots of that I agree with - but it completely and utterly misses the point.
The point is that he had done what is (and was) supposedly strictly forbidden and many 'common' people have been fined for.  Not only has he been treated very differently, it has been defended too.  This didn't only happen a few days ago during the slight relaxation of things, it was a month+ ago - and was, in parts, denied too.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

What do you mean editing? He knew all this was gonna happen and wrote it down!
Oh, erm..

Emily Maitlis had them squirming last night still trying to defend him.
I believe the government are also going to review the fines they issued due to childcare issues - because otherwise there would be different standards and we can't have that now can we?

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RE: Monitor mount question

That's the receptacle where you would fit a Kensington lock to secure it to a table etc. and stop anyone nicking it...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

My dad was really poorly a few weeks back and they were sending an ambulance for him. He really struggled to breathe.
Then a doctor called and spoke to him and said it sounded like the onset of Corona but not to get an ambulance and if it got any worse to do so - and to arrange a test. Couldn't get one initially within 40 miles but then got one more local.
Did it (a drive in) and two days later got the result - 'Unclear'..?
Tested again 4 days later and it was negative. So none the wiser really.

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RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

I pretty much agreed with this review and thought it was a 6 or 7 kinda game.

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This item was edited on Sunday, 24th May 2020, 23:11

RE: [VIDEO] Captain Picard returns

That is a review of something that is the length of a film?
(I have no idea if Captain Picard is a film)

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RE: Virtual Escape Rooms

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"On Sunday I managed to escape to a garden centre briefly."
Did you meet up with anyone?  Maybe take a picnic?

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RE: Virtual Escape Rooms

The HP one, while not relying on any real HP knowledge, was decent enough but I really enjoyed Mr-X.

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Virtual Escape Rooms

We did an Escape Room a few months back and it was brilliant.
Just been looking for something similar online and there seems to be a few.  They do charge so am researching a bit into which are good.
While doing this I came across a little Harry Potter one (thought Pete may enjoy) and another called Mr-X.
The Harry Potter one was quite quick - but the other I really enjoyed and took a bit longer.
Links:
Mr-X
Harry Potter

Anyone done any of these things before - recommendations?

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RE: Reliable HDD brands

Cheers, appreciated.

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RE: Reliable HDD brands

Hurry up, I wanna read the latest figures.

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RE: Reliable HDD brands

Sorry mate, I'm waiting for Rob to post it.

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RE: How Epic got such amazing Unreal Engine 5 results on next-gen consoles

Not clicked your link yet but watched the video yesterday and not seen anything like that for real time before.
Absolutely amazing detail and effects.
Designing games where you know there's a ridiculously quick SSD to deliver the data will, I'm sure, change many elements of game design (no need to go through certain doors or lifts/elevators... to load a level etc...) but again, it will be a few years before most games will look anything clost to this I feel.
Still, wow....

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RE: [VIDEO] The Book of Mormon (play)

We had our date moved to one we couldn't attend.
I gave them another option and they moved it for us - more expensive seats but didn't charge so happy about that.

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[VIDEO] RE:The Trump Presidency



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This item was edited on Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 22:18

RE: [VIDEO] Windows 7 RIP

Microsoft make their money from Office subscriptions basically now instead of Windows.
Pretty sure they don't sell any data.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

So now we're allowed to go and sit in the sun on an unlimited scale.
What could possibly go wrong (in England as the other home countries have not followed this at all!!)??

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Difficult to comprehend just how much of a f*** up the government have made of this with pretty much every decision they needed to make.

A bit of a summary though:.....

December 31st China alerts WHO to new virus.

January 23rd Study reveals a third of China’s patients require intensive care.

January 24th Boris Johnson misses first Cobra meeting.

January 29th Boris Johnson misses second Cobra meeting.

January 31st The NHS declares first ever ‘Level 4 critical incident’ Meanwhile, the government declines to join European scheme to source PPE.

February 5th Boris Johnson misses third Cobra meeting.

February 12th Boris Johnson misses fourth Cobra meeting. Exeter University published study warning Coronavirus could infect 45 million people in the UK if left unchallenged.

February 13th Boris Johnson misses conference call with European leaders.

February 14th Boris Johnson goes away on holiday. Aides are told keeps Johnson’s briefing notes short or he will not read them.

February 18th Johnson misses fifth cobra meeting.

February 26th Boris Johnson announces ‘Herd Immunity’ strategy, announcing some people will lose loved ones. Government document is leaked, predicting half a million Brits could die in ‘worse case scenario’

February 29th Boris Johnson retreats to his country manor. NHS warns of ‘PPE shortage nightmare’ Stockpiles have dwindled or expired after years of austerity cuts.

March 2nd Boris Johnson attends his first Cobra meeting, declining another opportunity to join European PPE scheme. Government’s own scientists say over half a million Brit’s could die if virus left unrestrained. Johnson tells country “We are very, very well prepared.”

March 3rd Scientists urge Government to advise public not to shake hands. Boris Johnson brags about shaking hands of Coronavirus patients.

March 4th Government stops providing daily updates on virus following a 70% spike in UK cases. They will later U-turn on this amid accusations they are withholding vital information.

March 5th Boris Johnson tells public to ‘wash their hands and business as usual’

March 7th Boris Johnson joins 82,000 people at Six Nations match.

March 9th After Ireland cancels St Patrick’s day parades, the government says there’s “No Rationale” for cancelling sporting events.

March 10th - 13th Cheltenham takes place, more than a quarter of a million people attend.

March 11th 3,000 Atletico Madrid fans fly to Liverpool.

March 12th Boris Johnson states banning events such as Cheltenham will have little effect. The Imperial College study finds the government’s plan is projected to kill half a million people.

March 13th The FA suspends the Premier League, citing an absence of Government guidance. Britain is invited to join European scheme for joint purchase of ventilators, and refuses. Boris Johnson lifts restrictions of those arriving from Coronavirus hot spots.

March 14th Government is still allowing mass gatherings, as Stereophonics play to 5,000 people in Cardiff.

March 16th Boris Johnson asks Britons not to go to pubs, but allows them to stay open. During a conference call, Johnson jokes that push to build new ventilators should be called ‘Operation Last Gasp’

March 19th Hospital patients with Coronavirus are returned to care homes in a bid to free up hospital space. What follows is a boom of virus cases in care homes.

March 20th The Government states that PPE shortage crisis is “Completely resolved” Less than two weeks later, the British Medical Association reports an acute shortage in PPE.

March 23rd UK goes into lockdown.

March 26th Boris Johnson is accused of putting ‘Brexit over Breathing’ by not joining EU ventilator scheme. The government then state they had not joined the scheme because they had ‘missed the email’

April 1st The Evening Standard publishes that just 0.17% of NHS staff have been tested for the virus.

April 3rd The UK death toll overtakes China.

April 5th 17.5 million Antibody tests, ordered by the government and described by Boris Johnson as a ‘game changer’ are found to be a failure.

April 7th Boris Johnson is moved to intensive care with Coronavirus.

April 16th Flights bring 15,000 people a day into the UK - without virus testing.

April 17th Health Secretary Matt Hancock says “I would love to be able to wave a magic wand and have PPE fall from the sky.” The UK has now missed four opportunities to join the EU’s PPE scheme.

April 21st The Government fails to reach its target of face masks for the NHS, as it is revealed manufactures offers of help were met with silence. Instead millions of pieces of PPE are being shipped from the UK to Europe.

April 23rd - 24th Government announces testing kits for 10 million key workers. Orders run out within minutes as only 5,000 are made available.

April 25th UK death toll from Coronavirus overtakes that of The Blitz.

April 30th Boris Johnson announces the UK has succeeded in avoiding a tragedy that had engulfed other parts of the world - At this point, The UK has the 3rd highest death toll in the world.

May 1st The Government announces it has reached its target of 100,000 tests - They haven’t conducted the tests, but posted the testing kits.

May 4th The number of NHS staff that have died from Coronavirus overtakes the number of British Military personnel that died during the Iraq War.

May 5th The UK death toll becomes the highest in Europe.

May 6th Boris Johnson announces the UK could start to lift lockdown restrictions by next week.

May 9th Government misses its 100,000 tests a day for seventh day in a row.

How f***in' sickening.

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RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

Batavia.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"Are you 100% confident a switched off smart phone cannot be tracked "
Well it's not 'really' switched off in there (and an old article too), it's been hacked/has a trojan.

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