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    Which is the point I’m making comparing BBS and...

    Which is the point I’m making comparing BBS and CMS. Bulletin Boards need no special skills to create content, so people create it for you.

    Facebook makes huge amounts of money and gives you...
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    Since watching the film "Octopus: making contact"...

    Since watching the film "Octopus: making contact" (Amazon Prime), I just can't bear the sight of them being eaten.

    It's a wonderful film about a natural sciences professor building a tank in his...
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    Could be that they can't be arsed to update it. ...

    Could be that they can't be arsed to update it. Which is where "user generated" content is king.

    One wonders if a bulletin board system (BBS), such as we're looking at here, would be better for...
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    FB's fine for people happy to be products in the...

    FB's fine for people happy to be products in the zukerberg empire.

    Websites come up in Google et al. You own the content, etc., etc.
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    Or just do a Xenforo forum - TapaTalk will create...

    Or just do a Xenforo forum - TapaTalk will create one for $5/month - https://www.tapatalk.com/tapatalk_groups

    You don't need poncy design or graphics; just a place to put info and control access...
  6. Thread: Hand sanitiser

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    Isn't it all about control of the masses? Work...

    Isn't it all about control of the masses? Work like dogs now and you get your just deserts later. Interesting that a lot of tyrants use similar techniques, a lot of those "democratic people's...
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    Some decent fish and chips. It's mostly about...

    Some decent fish and chips. It's mostly about the batter.

    There's a massive difference between good and bad fish & chips.
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    I'm sure the virus believes in god(s) - just pray...

    I'm sure the virus believes in god(s) - just pray and it'll not come your way.

    Darwin's such a bastard.
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    How come the pressure's so low on medical O2?

    How come the pressure's so low on medical O2?
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    Being cynical, in the UK it could be that...

    Being cynical, in the UK it could be that someone (senior?, accountant?) decided to save money on testing and the resulting CYA response?

    Hopefully, after all is done and dusted with this...
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    I truly hope it's not that cock Cummings blocking...

    I truly hope it's not that cock Cummings blocking "the message".
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    The challenge is that we don’t know the numbers, ...

    The challenge is that we don’t know the numbers, the classic statistics problem. We need far more widespread testing, literally millions per week, so then we'd know who has it and who had it. Then...
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    Listen to Lord Sumption - former justice of the...

    Listen to Lord Sumption - former justice of the Supreme court - on the World At One today (Radio 4, 30th March) - around 17m in.

    "The real problem is that when human societies loose their...
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    You mean the furloughed ones that haven't...

    You mean the furloughed ones that haven't anything else to do as their employers go bust.
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    However, we all depend upon the economy to...

    However, we all depend upon the economy to provide wealth to do the things we both need and want. Such as paying for our social needs and funding our retirement.

    Until this month -- Black March...
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    Maybe try https://www.newscientist.com/ Other...

    Maybe try https://www.newscientist.com/

    Other recommendations?
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    So we're now not allowed to analyse some of the...

    So we're now not allowed to analyse some of the core data for which our economy's been locked down on?

    For whatever reason you've ignored his quite valid points about the doubts in how the current...
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    Went for a country drive late afternoon* today. ...

    Went for a country drive late afternoon* today. Very quiet, especially noticable around a beauty spot that's normally rammed with people. Saw more pheasants than people. On a B-road we couldn't...
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    Now for some more reading. Same pathologist, ...

    Now for some more reading. Same pathologist, this time questioning the basic numbers: those with the disease, those dying of the disease and when. It's particularly important to count those that...
  20. Comparing the image noise at high ISO values; ...

    Comparing the image noise at high ISO values; which one's quieter, which one's more sensitive?

    This shows a side-by-side comparison:...
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    I've been happy with the Anchor 189 torch which...

    I've been happy with the Anchor 189 torch which has a tight and wide beam.

    To be honest, I prefer a tight beam which is formed by lenses rather than a reflector which creates a softer halo...
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    Umbilical torches are permanently connected to...

    Umbilical torches are permanently connected to the diver so even less likely to be swallowed by Neptune's locker. They'll also be a little lighter and have a much longer battery life, useful for...
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    One size doesn't fit all. If sticking to the...

    One size doesn't fit all.

    If sticking to the roads, going round the block here is 5 miles in any direction. Loads of county to walk in and unlikely to meet anyone. Nearest supermarket's a 15...
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    The police are going to need to do this with...

    The police are going to need to do this with compassion and common sense, lest it descends into a police state. There's a vast difference between the needs to protect people in large urban...
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    50:80 Was taught by a well known instructor...

    50:80

    Was taught by a well known instructor and author who uses this for all types of diving. It optimises deco time. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.

    Spent last season...
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