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    My organs might be safe !

    Essentially China is bluffing, which they often do. China is not and has not been for quite a while self-sufficient, it needs to import food and raw material to feed its people and its industries. Tell me, where else in the quantities they need are they going to source them, other than from Australia ? That is actually a very dangerous place for us to be in given the amount of investment that they have here but at the moment, with diplomacy, we can keep it level and even gain a little advantage. We are however somewhat more isolated than we are used to, given the distractions our U.S. ally has, any involvement by them could easily be an over-reaction which given the personalities of the two sides, personally I have very little trust in the Chinese leader and none in the U.S one, we need to be careful, very careful. We do not want to be a spark that ignites a conflict and if you do not think that could happen I suggest you pay more attention in History. Cheers
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Boeing now say they will resume MAX production this month with deliveries due to resume in August. https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing-737-max-return-covid-19-airline-demand-travel-calhoun-recovery-51589213836 Seems a little premature being FAA have not signed off yet but they probably have good confidence. What is at odds is an admission they probably over-produced , that jars with turning out more. However subject to certification SouthWest, who are an exclusive 737 operator, have inked a lease-back deal with Boeing so that should allow some aircraft to be flown away. What is far less certain is how soon air travel will recover from Covid. The U.S. is still the biggest market although Asia is fast catching up, if America opens up too soon, and it seems they will, that could hamper any airline recovery. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    There's really only so many ways you could do it. The Indian one seems more intrusive but they are claiming that GPS tracking was intentionally included. What Google/Apple are doing will most likely be better but it was a case of getting an app out pretty quickly whilst we had the lull before relaxing the lockdown. Google/Apple are more focused on the American need. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Indeed it is but politicians were not really aware, nor probably did they need to be, that developing the client was done, pretty obviously, in tandem with the server and I have the distinct impression that originally it was all sitting in one code repository that they had been going to release. Now it has been separated and all good. I suppose some wiley hacker could still cook up a spoofed client to mount an attack on the server end but you would have to hope they are well protected from that. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    But until it was pointed out to them the security implications they were going to release it all. It produced a significant explosion from the government security folk who are actually pretty good. Another example of why marketing should stay away from tech Moving on looks as though Russia is getting hit hard but regardless Putin wants to open the country back up, which some regions are disagreeing with. It's getting difficult to see who is taking a leaf out of whose book, Putin or Trump... Cheers
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    NBN - Is it too expensive?

    Yeah, it's because you CAN elect not to take up NBN right up until they cut you off as part of reducing support for the ageing copper. I had a little note on it when I first moved in here but the copper was of no particular interest to me since I use mobile for all voice, So, had to accept HFC which is ok but retarded, they may as well have pulled fibre really. The half-assed intent is to get all voice off the legacy copper but they wont ante up for FTTH or even FTTC. Very, very short-sighted to the point of myopia but given how much the National Debt has blown out with Covid it is likely all we will get for decades. I can't say I like the implications of 5G or whatever comes next but it maybe our best option Cheers
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    starving African children

    ....I am saying nothing apart from most definitely not having a "Dark Ages" view of women, anything but... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hmm, So they played safe and did not release the back-end - good. Cheers
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    starving African children

    Forget it, she's just deluded, end of story. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Damn TMFP, can only send good wishes and hope he is ok. Cheers
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    Got myself a flu shot

    It's somewhat a roll of the dice, any vaccine should depend upon inactivated elements of the virus (although more recent enhancements are changing that) sufficient for your T4 cells to identify and be ready to deal with it if a future infection occurs. That's the model as currently understood but some people do have adverse reactions to a vaccine, rare but not zero. Just why they occur is very complex and can range from psychosomatic to allergenic. I've one friend here who was rendered legally blind by a chickenpox vaccine years ago but that is astonishingly rare. That's part of why rushing a vaccine to market can be a bad thing, most trials are run on relatively healthy individuals, that does not account for those compromised in whatever way. Which is why a vaccine this year is very unlikely, although it is possible with some of the interesting alternative methods to induce immunity, unfortunately most all of those are far from proven. Cheers
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    starving African children

    Yes I was not replying to your comment, I endevour to as little as possible, I was simply remarking that children are very delightful, magical creatures but your choosing not to have any was your right. How you get my making pedophile comments out of that...But you have an uncanny knack of misreading most anything and flying off the handle. Cheers
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    starving African children

    Dear oh dear, talk about being back on a soapbox - I neither said nor even vaguely implied such a thing nor would I ever. Perhaps it should be asked just what you've been imbibing. Cheers
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    starving African children

    I do believe that Jesus also was reported to have said suffer the little children to come unto him... Children are magical Eveln, your loss with your life choice but it is your choice. I've actually had Messenger chats with DMB, he's totally normal away from the Bible Cheers
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    i see dead people

    RIP Little Richard, tbh I was amazed you were still around. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Because Bluetooth has much greater range than social distancing, agreed, but there is also the time component. It's complex and it is being both made up and evolved as we move through this thing but the early indications are pretty good on the app. The enduring problem is always going to be we will not know if anything is successful or not until we can look back, hence the need for abundant caution. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    What gets me is they STILL do not seem to get social distancing. Have a look at the video - no real evidence of it, let alone masks. Stupid is as stupid does... Cheers
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    Post Apocolypse ( coronavirus )

    That is a rather two dimensional way of looking at it. This is, in terms of infecting humans, a young virus, evidence suggests it may werll mutate to being benign very quickly. There is no guarantee of that but it is a desirable outcomes whilst the search for a vaccine continues. Cheers
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    Post Apocolypse ( coronavirus )

    Push doors, no issue, pull can be. Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    The States seem to be leapfrogging each other a bit with pools. S.A. which has not been as strict in most anything overall as W.A. has made no move yet on re-opening pools but there is an update due tomorrow. W.A. is reopening pools from tomorrow but with no more than 20 patrons at a time. For some larger pools that would almost be "take a ticket" and restrict time but even then may not be financially viable. It's all a case of excessive caution being far preferable to having to clamp down again. Germany has learned that the hard way with having to re-enforce lock-down in some regions. Cheers
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    All the public pools here are closed, I do find it a bit difficult to justify given how much chlorine they use but I'd guess it is more the social distancing issue. They are expected re-reopen soon but with number and time limitations. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hmm, The inadequacy of U.S. virus protection protocols is becoming evident, first a valet and now Trump's spokeswoman has it. He's pretty much wishing it upon himself but I seriously do hope he does not succumb, I'd really not wish corona upon anyone. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's true Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hmm, Whilst I liked original NCIS I cam to prefer NCIS LA after a while. The huge and still rising death toll in America is a symptom of several things not least the fumbling about of Trump and his ineffective task force but also exacerbated by the healthcare system and the lack of any real social safety net. Despite it all they still seem not to have learned, Trump is still looking for someone else to blame when he should start by looking in the mirror. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I have very mixed memories of it ali, perfectly happy to take your advice. Cheers
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