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by Ken Shabby
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Essex County Council have got their wish. We will be moved to tier 2, the same as areas in the north and London. The neighbouring unitary authority (Thurrock), who’s main hospital is Basildon is remaining on Medium (Tier 1). This whole thing of flopping responsibility to Councils is going to end up...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 13 Oct 2020, 9:03 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

"Ministers were warned three weeks ago that the country faced a “very large epidemic with catastrophic consequences” unless they took immediate action by imposing a two-week “circuit breaker” lockdown to reduce the spread of coronavirus." Oh well. A day of announcing nothing much from the Governmen...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 12 Oct 2020, 2:58 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Sounds like they (gov) are making it delibratley confusing - surely not..... I don’t think it’s that - it’s just that what they’re trying to legislate for doesn’t suit itself to legislation (well certainly not a in a free society) plus the guidance is incredibly detailed and complex as a result of ...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12:34 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Not sure if the below is what your after Keith https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities I can count at least four contradictions/ambiguities within tha...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 7:01 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I am sure putting this responsibility into the hands of people themselves - the Majority of people would be truthful and responsible. .... That is exactly the same attitude displayed by those ignoring recommended Covid precautions. This isn’t a dig, but I thought these were laws. Or have I got that...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 11 Oct 2020, 9:33 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Whatever the way forward is, the current lockdown policy isn’t sustainable as a means of combatting COVID-19. It’s like trying to stop water flowing downhill with your bare hands - you’ll stop some of it, some of the time, but it’ll get through eventually. If we don’t have an effective vaccine withi...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 3:31 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Two thoughts for the day - 1) Here's an idea for every family how about if we had our own covid test machines like we have diabetes test machines, they could prove that a person is clear or not - would be a persons passport and proof - would take away any doubt - what you think? 2) The flu jabs, wh...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
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Views: 304579

Re: The Angry Thread...

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/oct/08/apollo-13-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-review Probably "justified" by the line from the actor portraying the film director in the Robert Redford film "The Great Waldo Pepper" who says "I'm not interested in showing the facts; I want to show artistic truth"...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 168
Views: 29832

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

I finally got round to having a look at the ‘hate page’ just now. How weird - I mean, Big Jet TV can be a bit of an ass but it hardly deserves that. And the obsessiveness of the page is really creepy, even to the point of monitoring Big Jet’s viewing figures and calling them out as suspicious when t...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10446

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

We don’t have much of a track record in the UK for preserving the really big aircraft, so the fact that the Beverley has been saved (hopefully) at all should be seen as a positive. Hendon and Southend got shot of theirs and I was fearing the worst for this, the last one. As a previous poster has sai...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 7:06 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

From War of the Worlds (in case anyone hasn't read / seen it the alien invaders eventually died of common human infections) very visionary! For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 6:26 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

From War of the Worlds (in case anyone hasn't read / seen it the alien invaders eventually died of common human infections) very visionary! For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 8:34 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The title of this thread is COVID-19: YOUR THOUGHTS AND ITS EFFECT ON YOU. So after six months, this is my own little personal ‘audit’: 1. I have been working from home for six months. 2. I could not go on holiday this year. 3. I don’t go to football matches anymore. 4. I don’t go to rock concerts a...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 12:52 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54431900 Words fail me, they really do. Still, at least they and their Mum, plus three friends, could go to a pub afterwards and sit close together at the same table. Who makes up these rules? What science are they based on? What science says it...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 9:19 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

It will be a bit embarrassing if this turns out to be a problem with using an old version of Excel. I recall many years ago using Excel (2003 I think), and that had something like a 64,000 line of data limit, which we hit a couple of times. I think that limit went a lot higher with Office 2010. You...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 7:18 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I’m amazed that an entire pandemic in England is charted in Excel, I’m amazed that they think a mid-00’s excuse of “a technology glitch” will wash, and I’m amazed that heads aren’t already rolling. As someone who has spent over a decade working in the public sector, and having to put up with numero...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 04 Oct 2020, 10:18 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I know HMG gets a bum-wrap on Covid but to its credit it has published the daily data for Covid ,including hospital admission stats, every day throughout the pandemic: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/?_ga=2.246492868.1125168543.1601801558-194546310.1598471409 These show that for England, hospital a...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 04 Oct 2020, 8:42 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

12,872 That would be dire reading if it weren't for the caveat I posted above, though I doubt I'd be the first to suggest this Government hasn't always been honest so who knows? Tomorrows figures, being sunday, will be naturally lower and Monday the same. So we must wait for Tuesday to see if there...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 8:02 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Johnson now blaming the public, “everybody got a bit complacent and blasé.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54392187 Nothing to do with his mixed messaging, requests to go to the pub and eat out to help out and shambolic test, track and trace then? I haven’t met up with any friends, nor been to a pub...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 10:05 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Don’t worry folks - R number now falling according to the experts at Imperial College. Mind you, it was the same experts that forecast 500,000 UK deaths back in March, so you might want to get the cruet set out when considering what they say. Oh, hang on ... there’s another group of experts saying ...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 01 Oct 2020, 7:14 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Absolutely ridiculous. A resignation matter. Her Wikipedia page is worth a look. Margaret Ferrier[1] (born 10 September 1960)[2] is an independent politician and hypocrite. Standing for the Scottish National Party, she was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West i...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 01 Oct 2020, 8:22 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Don’t worry folks - R number now falling according to the experts at Imperial College. Mind you, it was the same experts that forecast 500,000 UK deaths back in March, so you might want to get the cruet set out when considering what they say. Oh, hang on ... there’s another group of experts saying t...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11:53 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

[quote=iainpeden post_id=902142 time=<a href="tel:1601461909">1601461909</a> user_id=355] We've just had somebody out to measure for a new carpet (landing and stairs if you're really interested) and the conversation moved around to how busy the company were at the moment, how they were having diffi...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 8:30 am
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
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Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Any kind of national lockdown would be suicide for the future of the country. It was reported today that tax could go up by 7p in the pound to pay for the crisis so far. Some people strangely just want to give more and more control to the government, in the belief they know what they are doing and ...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 1:19 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192663

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

One thing's for sure there are very few false positive deaths. So the death rate across the world has been a consistent 1 / 33 of cases although we know cases cold be far higher than 33 million. Extrapolating that to 7 billion inhabitants in the world is over 200 million deaths. Given the uncertain...