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  2. chrisg

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Those are the basic "facts" that initiated this thread. Just as then I don't really know just how much credence to give it but given China's often more than somewhat reckless way of going about things I'd not be terribly surprised. In a different but telling vein I was reminded of some American rocket guys who were sent to assist in putting a western payload onto a Long March rocket in China. On launch the rocket toppled and came roaring up a valley to impact on a hill a couple of miles beyond where the Americans were observing. The dust had hardly settled before some senior Chinese military guy was denying it had happened "because rockets go up you see." The "dent" in the hill can apparently still be seen, somewhat more tragic apparently it killed a number of people in the miss-fire. They do have very different not to say inferior safety standards compared to what we would expect. Life can be very cheap in China, but it takes on a different complexion when they inadvertently or through carelessness end up exporting a virus if that is ever found to be the case. Cheers
  3. Rybags

    redeploying win10

    OK - I've sort of intended to try this again for a long time, not seriously having done it and using the resulting system for over 10 years. What could have helped is boot into Safe Mode on the old setup then go into device mgr and uninstall a bunch of key stuff like mainly chipset and drive controller related before the first boot on the new. Might still be feasible... force recovery mode by doing 2 terminated boots (like 3 seconds after the spinny crap starts) then choose safe mode. Of course that comes with the risk of corrupting the Windows install but then again so does this whole idea (or just boot from a Win10 installer to be orthodox about it) Other option - it was a fairly well documented trick I think mainly in the XP days and NFI if it worked well then or will work now. was to get into Regedit (or standalone boot alternative) then you just mass delete an entire tree - think it might be HKLM/Hardware ? Problem I foresee is you can end up with something you think is working/stable but could have problems lurking ready to surface. My advice before starting - if it's viable to boot "old" system then back up user files and email first. Then if it goes tits-up the process is a bit easier. There can be always niggly stuff you forget. An export of the Registry can sometimes be helpful e.g. lost software keys etc. Backup of those files can of course be done from another system but you often get the annoyance of having to take ownership of the folders first which can be slow. Hint - Hiren's Boot CD (and run from flashdrive) allows accessing such folders without that problem.
  4. eveln

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    ... it's a good thing I didn't use quotation marks
  5. aliali

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    On another forum I was reminded of
  6. eveln

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Unorthidox. it's a short one season series. Worth a look, if you're curious . I'm assuming it's a pretty fair depiction of Hasidic Jewish life in Williamsburg. on netflix
  7. scruffy1

    redeploying win10

    well, i finally got sick of the 2600k cold boot shenanigans, and i am pretty sure it;s the mobo getting old and flakey, so i went and bought ryzen before the world ends, or supply gets very expensive and tight and i live to regret not doing the purchase moved the guts of my old rig into an antec sonata 3 (i think) with the corsair 650 of questionable integrity, and running an ssd and 2tb hdd, plus onboard video seems okay till it explodes the initial video cable was a bit of a shock when i discovered the dell u2525h doesn't actually have dvi, but i eventually located the dvi>hdmi adapter all good nerds have in their stash, and then spat when windoze served me 1600 x 900 as max... although a few boots later it had automagically moved through 1920x1200 up to 2048x1152, a resolution i never knew existed.... 1440 will just have to wait, because an early trial of dropping in a 4 series amd card saw the machine fail to boot, and even the bios wasn't responding to input , so i',m on sparkling hd graphics 3000 anyway i digress.... the win10 i am using is a clone of the samsung 256gb ssd onto an older vertex 3 128 wide gap, but they will both be booting and the big question is - i know there are redeployment tools (at some expense) that will let me drop the sammy into the ryzen and the tell it to repair ? current install is on a z77 intel based board, the ryzen will be on a b450 that's a pretty big gap, but fwiw they are both ahci on sata3 , and i'm not going for m2 as a boot drive (yet) which will be a simple disk clone later given the hardware will be already deployed i don't expect perfection, but figure if it boots into the os i might be able to trick it into using dism command to tidy up the install is that even possible, or am i dreaming ? any other hot tips ? admittedly a clean install is not a tragedy, as all my important shizzle is on the hdd, or i can pull stuff from the vertex as a non-bootable plug in after i get the samsung going, but i'm lazy and a full install with my current shitty unreliable adsl2+ (that optus is investigating, in trying times) will make that more of a chore than usual help me, obi wan, you're my only hope !
  8. Jeruselem

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    This is the NY Post but some of stuff in it just fucking scary .... https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/dont-buy-chinas-story-the-coronavirus-may-have-leaked-from-a-lab/ And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them. You heard me right. Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.
  9. chrisg

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yeah, I think the point being made is that there have been a lot of Chinese ex-pats in Italy and Iran and perhaps even more significantly many are from the Wuhan region. I'd barely heard of Wuhan until this started but it is apparently something of a technical power-house in China. I can't say with areas not directly on the road project but last time I passed through Tanzania it was like little China so could be... That was about 15 years ago but I've not heard of there being any reduction in Chinese involvement. Cheers
  10. Jeruselem

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Actually Darwin does not have a lot imported mainland Chinese workers! There's a lot of Chinese people here (including me) but they are locals and not mainland China. Yes there are recent immigrants from China but not a flood of them.
  11. scruffy1

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    and fiji and other pacific islands in their economic influence? guess darwin and newcastle are fucked then that was lighten up, grrrrrl
  12. Jeruselem

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Um, does that mean Africa is in trouble as well ????
  13. chrisg

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    On a different note there is some explanation for why Italy and Iran have been hit so hard by CV and it relates to their signing on to the Chinese "Belt and Road" project, an ambitious 21st century "Silk Road." This article is somewhat slanted with anti-china propaganda but there are plenty of others out there singing a similar song: https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/17/iran-and-italy-are-paying-a-hefty-price-for-close-ties-with-communist-china/ Essentially it is making the point that both countries are heavily economically engaged with China on the project and have had large numbers of Chinese nationals in their countries, particularly and significantly in the Lombardy region of Italy working on the project. Like everything it can easily be colored by prejudice but it does explain why Iran and Italy have been hit so hard compared to other nations closer to the epicentre. Cheers
  14. LogicprObe

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Elevate the army to shooting on sight! That'll discourage the pricks!
  15. Rybags

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The beach scenes were/are a bit of a joke. Fair enough the 3 on a jetski, they were probably family who sit on the lounge and watch a movie together with greater chance of transmission there. But the rest of the activity... if you're doing physical stuff with the heavy breathing that goes with it, all the more chance. We're barely into the lockdown phase, so how will it be in 2 or 3 weeks?
  16. scruffy1

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    according to my understanding, it is not like flu - which does seem to be aerosol it is not as contagious as flu ttbomk but i've had a flu shot yesterday, and last year, so i have at least some protection from that source of potential death add : 85 cases and counting on the beaches; waverley for the win (!?) at 131, with sydney city a close 3rd to my area at 83 what a difference a day makes, 24 little hours.... (breaks into song)
  17. Rybags

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The thing I've not seen addressed is AC systems in buildings - I've worked in a sick building or two and working in an AC'd office environment is a surefire way to join the flu season so given this is supposedly transmitted in much the same way and 3 times as contagious...
  18. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That was the bit I was referring to. Sorry, should have made that clear initially.
  19. scruffy1

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    sure but in the absence of sneezing, or using a nebuliser, neither do people make mist just by breathing i'm not sure i understand the point you are trying to make
  20. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I am aware of that, hence the mention of misting sprays. Those don't blow steam, y'know.
  21. scruffy1

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    droplet is not airborne https://eportal.mountsinai.ca/Microbiology/faq/transmission.shtml » What is transmission by droplet contact? Some diseases can be transferred by infected droplets contacting surfaces of the eye, nose, or mouth. This is referred to as droplet contact transmission. Droplets containing microorganisms can be generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Droplets can also be generated during certain medical procedures, such as bronchoscopy. Droplets are too large to be airborne for long periods of time, and quickly settle out of air. Droplet transmission can be reduced with the use of personal protective barriers, such as face masks and goggles. Measles and SARS are examples of diseases capable of droplet contact transmission. » What is airborne transmission? Airborne transmission refers to situations where droplet nuclei (residue from evaporated droplets) or dust particles containing microorganisms can remain suspended in air for long periods of time. These organisms must be capable of surviving for long periods of time outside the body and must be resistant to drying. Airborne transmission allows organisms to enter the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Fortunately, only a limited number of diseases are capable of airborne transmission. Diseases capable of airborne transmission include: Tuberculosis Chickenpox Measles take it from dr paranoia here, 2 metres is probably not a bad distance unless someone hoiks a loogie at you
  22. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I can't help thinking that "6 feet / 2 metres" thing is a load of hooey. - The virus is droplet-borne, and can survive for a couple of minutes in that state. Ever walked past a mist watering system in even a slight breeze? You need more like ten metres before you can't feel it hitting you, and more in a stiffer wind.
  23. Jeruselem

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    You are dealing with a virus which has no symptoms in some people.
  24. eveln

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    no queues . mid morning it was, and given our usual efforts, it was damn early for us. It could have been 5.45pm re the people there. No sausage sizzle, no ladies selling raffles tickets, no stalwarts handing out " how to vote " stuff. probably the most civilised voting day I've experienced in a while. A guy on the door was limiting those for entry is all. but as I've said, that was barely necessary. I mean they've had it so's you can vote up to about two weeks before the actual day, so I'm guessing that's why the no crowd. Would be in the more populated areas they'd get "enforcers " on duty. we took our own pens. still had to lean on the same surface as everyone else though such a fucken pessimist aren't ya ?! ... what did scruffy1 say to me ? oh yeah ... Lighten up ... grrrr
  25. Jeruselem

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    They'll be a 2nd round infections when people go back to work in China.
  26. @~thehung

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    China got real serious about country-wide lockdown after Jan 24 it had 1300 cases at the time trajectories from a similar number of cases on:
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