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  1. Australia has been deporting convicts to New Zealand! https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/08/i-was-petrified-the-new-zealanders-deported-from-australia-despite-decades-working-there
  2. http://www.moggmogg.com/ mogg is housed in an old red brick former jewish girls school on berlin’s august strasse, designed by alexander beers in 1927.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.cbs7.com/2020/07/08/west-texas-doctor-goes-viral-with-claim-of-covid-cure/ “I just want to caution everybody to be careful,” Dr. Larry Wilson, CMO at Midland Memorial Hospital, said. “If it’s being described as a silver bullet, if you’re hearing about things that are just so perfect that it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” In the aforementioned interview, Bartlett also claimed that other nations, like Taiwan, have been using a method similar to his, and that it’s the reason that country only has seven COVID related deaths among its 24 million people. “That’s seven people dying out of 442 total cases,” Wilson said. “Which is about a 1.5 percent mortality rate, which isn’t different from the mortality rate in Midland. So there hasn’t been a reduction in mortality [in Taiwan]. And the reduction in cases is related to social distancing, face coverings, and protecting oneself from exposure.”
  4. it is all about the pistachio nuts.
  5. These should be worth a few million in China.
  6. These travel bubbles are not tourist friendly.
  7. I have to stay with her. COVID-19 isolation rules.
  8. Special deals for Thais and farang with work permit!
  9. So how big are the houses of these police commanders?
  10. baa99

    Seven groups of Falang

    What about those of us paying to save the sick buffalo?
  11. baa99

    Seven groups of Falang

    Isn't that the 400K baht question?
  12. baa99

    Seven groups of Falang

    The Chinese will pop the bubble.
  13. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    This is what happens when a healthcare system collapses from COVID-19 cases. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/18/879927134/india-reports-record-spike-in-covid-19-cases-but-nixes-another-nationwide-lockdo India reported a record spike in coronavirus cases Thursday, even as the prime minister ruled out a new nationwide lockdown. With 12,881 new infections registered, it's the first time India's daily tally has exceeded 12,000. For most of this week, only the United States and Brazil have been adding more new cases daily. The Health Ministry confirmed a total of 160,384 active cases Thursday, and 12,237 deaths since the pandemic began — in a population of nearly 1.4 billion. But testing rates are very low. Hospitals in the biggest cities, Mumbai and New Delhi, are overflowing. Social media is flooded with desperate pleas from families searching for COVID-19 tests and hospital beds. Patients, unable to get admitted, have died in parking lots outside clinics and hospitals. India has about one doctor per 1,500 citizens. In rural areas, where two-thirds of Indians live and rely almost solely on government hospitals, the ratio is one doctor to more than 10,000 people. The World Health Organization's standard is one doctor per 1,000 residents. While government hospitals are overcrowded, some of India's elite private clinics are charging up to $950 a day for intensive care with a ventilator. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected media reports that his government is considering another nationwide lockdown, and told a gathering of chief ministers that they should be looking to minimize restrictions in their states. Despite Modi's stance, individual states maintain their own restrictions. The southern state of Tamil Nadu imposed a fresh 12-day lockdown on Monday. Nationwide, schools remain closed and international air travel is halted. Local restrictions on shopping and traffic remain in containment zones — neighborhoods with high concentrations of COVID-19 cases.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Not hard at all! Part of the scientific process is to publish papers so other experts in the field can examine the techniques and results. If flaws are found then the authors are asked for additional information or the paper is retracted. In the case of the Lancet paper, the private company involved in the study would not provide the data so others could verify the results. Now what has happened during this pandemic is a lot of preprint studies have been read by the mass media. This is before the papers have been reviewed and scrutinized by experts. So the possibility of errors is higher in preprints.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    ... follow the science ...
  16. I think the VAX11/780 was the last mainframe computer built using TTL standard parts. I learned Dartmouth BASIC on an IBM 370. The system was accessed remotely with a Teletype terminal with a paper tape printer and reader.
  17. Air pollution in China kills more than 500K each year. China is the 2nd largest economy in the world, so its global influence will remain. For example, Australia will remain a colony of China.
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