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The Coronavirus Thread

Discussion in 'Serious' started by d_stilgar, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Even if I trusted the app creators [which i don't]... or the apple/google api being used [also nope]

    None of the smartphones in the household support the app.

    Plus unsolicited sms with a link? classic scam territory.
     
  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Part A, yes.
    Part B, no.
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    what I wouldnt give.jpg
    "A mars bar and croissant?? What wouldn't I give to be sent a mars bar and croissant!"
     
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  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    No, and no. The missus has had the text, but I don't think she's installed it.

    In my case, there wouldn't be much point: I'm not really leaving the house at the moment!
     
  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    As far as I know the apple/google api is being used (now). I didn't get a text but I have installed it. It seem very lightweight with minimal permissions and simply gives you the information gathered by the contact tracing api and the option (as an extension of that) to check in to places with a code. Everything regarding sharing data with the government/NHS is optional as far as I know and can tell.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Still doesn't matter as none of the smartphones in the house support Bluetooth LE, and by extension, the app.
     
  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Indeed, I was just addressing the other misconceptions.
     
  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    From Wednesday in the North East there's now no meeting anybody anywhere indoors who isn't in your household/bubble.

    But you can still go to the pub with strangers.
     
  9. enbydee

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    I got an email saying to install it as I'd provided my email to the nhs previously, if I hadn't I'd have got a text. I went for drinks with friends on Sunday and the venue required the app to be installed and you to check in at the venue in the app to be admitted.
     
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    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Both Mrs A & I received the text but aren't going to use it.

    She's using Zoe, which seems a good resource
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Are you sure? bc Boris isn't -

    EDIT: He appears to have asked an adult [or what passes for one in Westminster]...

     
  13. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Is that one of the many parody accounts?

    Scanning, scanning... nope, holy sh*t he really said something that dumb.
     
  14. ModSquid

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    Darn. Beat me to it.

    Wassat then? My HTC phone app is probably not the same one she's using, unless she's making a montage of covid highlights.
     
  15. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    This is the one, I think you use it as journal and tell it how you are regularly

    https://covid.joinzoe.com/
     
  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Aye it's just indoors, outdoors is recommended against too but it's not restricted.

    But yeah it's a bit fugged up to say the least, ask a different MP get a different answer.

    Plus the whole at the request of local authorities was crap, they didnt even get a heads up.
     
  17. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...repared-to-rebel-over-coronavirus-act-renewal

    Of course their threat to rebel would probably be taken more seriously if they hadn't blinked on the Internal Market Bill.:rolleyes:
     
  18. RedFlames

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    2020, a year so stupid you can't even trust Tory rebels to twist the knife:lol:

    Greater consultation power? So they'll get 5 extra minutes on the Beeb to moan about how they have no power to actually do anything.
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Only essential travel in the NE.
    But you can leave or enter the area for a holiday.

    My OH couldn't go for a pizza with her friend tonight.
    They were going to have it after the pilates class they both go to, which they still could go to and did.

    Ok. Super sense.
     

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