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Blinkin online shoppin - don't expect yr payment to go through at Sains without
at 22:47 31 Mar 2020

massive problems. Tried to amend my order for tomorrow's delivery for an hour, no joy. Rang them, was on hold to get through for 1hr 15mins, eventually got through at 10.30pm - they close at 11pm. Verified by Visa not working & not bank's fault (another 30 mins on hold to speak to them!) - they said nothing wrong w. my cards or their systems, just Sains payment system simply overloaded by volume.

Cleared cookies, cache, browsing history etc. which worked when had same problem placing original order, but didn't help this time. Guy I spoke with after getting through was able to process payment manually.

Needed to add chicken to order as light food for ill dog, on top of everythng else, had to take him to vet this eve. There's a canine virus going round as well apparently! but I'm worried he may have underlying condition as he's elderly & lost quite a bit of weight over past couple of months :(
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Another bit of good news; Mercedes F1 engineers create ventilator alternative
at 23:24 30 Mar 2020

...for Covid_19 patients -

(don't click to play the video in this link, it's only the text that's relevant)

https://www.newsweek.com/mercedes-f1-engineers-ventilator-alternative-coronaviru
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International Space Station fans
at 23:16 30 Mar 2020

Interesting stuff, thanks Newcy :)
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Those of you spellbound by the PR stunts
at 15:10 30 Mar 2020

N to the T

F to the O.
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I feel for those that have lost their jobs, I really do.
at 14:06 30 Mar 2020

"ritually prayed" - subconscious link to Hampstead's "It's OK, God will save me!" thread?

But yes, agreed.

Does you posting mean you're feeling a bit better? Hope so.
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It's Ok God will save me, and me, and me, he'll save us all...
at 13:52 30 Mar 2020

Re how temperature affects Covid_19, I read an article couple of days ago (in Live Science I think) which suggested that humidity played a bigger part than temperature in the virus' ability to spread. Basically it said that both very dry & very humid atmospheres enabled it to spread faster (hence high number of cases in Iran, eg), whereas just moderate humidity tended to check the spread - 50% was given as ideal for slowing it down.

Temperature does play a part in that with, iirc, temps above 25C helping as long as the humidity remains mid-range. I can't find article atm, will look later, but this touches on same thing, tho I haven't had time to read it right through yet.

https://www.indiaspend.com/early-studies-claim-heat-humidity-will-slow-down-covi
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It's Ok God will save me, and me, and me, he'll save us all...
at 13:26 30 Mar 2020

Even so, when you see someone entering a temple in India saying that it wasn't possible to catch the virus there because it's a holy place ... and that person is a medical doctor by profession ... (on BBC or ITV news recently).
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Keir Starmer shadow cabinet
at 12:16 30 Mar 2020

Burgon would be the new Abbott if given a front bench role.
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As the days gone on..steadily feeling worse.
at 12:13 30 Mar 2020

Hi Debsy - I'm not a medic but that doesn't sound like the Covid_19 virus.

Hayfever season started *very* early this year, I've had it for the past 2 months (started a thread on here a few weeks ago if you search my username, several other people were experiencing same).

When I rang practice nurse for a lactose-free alternative to Piriton, she said she had it badly too - tree pollen, particularly birch trees, are the culprit. She gave me the tip that a smear of vaseline under both nostrils when you go out helps by trapping the pollen.
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What’s your favourite new forum feature?
at 12:03 30 Mar 2020

Incorrect - I was promoted as the new 007 in the upgrade
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What is the answer to Coronavirus?
at 23:22 29 Mar 2020

Where's the "eating Stilton provides immunity" option?
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As the days gone on..steadily feeling worse.
at 23:12 29 Mar 2020

That sounds bad, badadski (sorry!).

Also wish you better very soon
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As the days gone on..steadily feeling worse.
at 23:09 29 Mar 2020

On the bright side, just think how much worse you'd feel if Town were still playing & we'd lost to Bristol Rovers 0-3, to Portsmouth 0-2, and we were now 13th in the table ...

Seriously Homer, sorry to hear this, wish you better very soon.
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Keir Starmer shadow cabinet
at 22:56 29 Mar 2020

Hilary Benn is a must have, I'd have expected him to be voted in as leader if he'd been willing to put himself forward at any point. Surely one of the most capable people Labour have, always speaks with great authority, and is widely respected both within Westminster and outside it.
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Server upgrade this evening at 9pm
at 17:14 29 Mar 2020

In your dreams sunshine!

I've a funny feeling I'm going to regret posting that ...

*thinks: edit now or when ignore list has got to more than 10?
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Server upgrade this evening at 9pm
at 17:01 29 Mar 2020

Sex
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I'm beginning to wonder if the planet, or Mother Nature, knows how to look after
at 15:56 29 Mar 2020

True, & I must say I hadn't thought of it from that point of view, but I still think of it as at least a 70% negative for the youngsters - albeit that might change in time, depending on what kind of world emerges at the end of all this.

Us oldies are having negative consequences too of course - isolation, dying alone, possible food shortages - but the couple of people I've spoken with in person about it feel, like me, quite resigned & fatalistic - we've had our time etc etc. & are just concerned about those we may leave behind.

I'm probably currently influenced by experiences of son of close friend who's married with 2 young-ish kids, is buying & renovating a house while they rent another, so he's got double outlay. He shelled out over £15K in renovation materials which he hasn't yet received from a company who's now shut down & may not survive. Had to lay off the team of builders he had in. He's an independent self-employed film producer who built his company up from nothing, no parental or other help. Says he'll get little from the Chancellor's package, and that he feels like everything he's worked for over the last 15 years is going to zilch :(
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Anyone ever clippered their own dog? Any tips?
at 12:50 29 Mar 2020

Me & mine too, in exactly the same boat! He's not usually done till mid-May tho, as we live high up in Yorks Dales where it can still be v. nippy till end of April & he spends a lot of time outdoors.

I'll be v. interested to see how you get on!
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I'm beginning to wonder if the planet, or Mother Nature, knows how to look after
at 12:46 29 Mar 2020

Yes :(

There's a big unspoken in all this - younger generations are being asked to make massive, massive sacrifices for 70plusses, who a century ago would just have died, and that would simply have been considered as part of the natural order of things.

Introducing this philosophical slant very, very gingerly!
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I have the Lurgy
at 12:37 29 Mar 2020

You too Homer - and GB & Deano - gws
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