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This might be of interest - on the assumptions that go into models of diseases
at 12:26 1 Apr 2020

Why it's hard to get right and how changing one or two variables can have a big impact.

https://unherd.com/2020/04/how-likely-are-you-to-die-of-coronavirus/?=frlh

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EADT piece on the retirement of Greater Anglia's old trains
at 12:09 1 Apr 2020

Actually some detail in here, like local newspaper used to manage.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/last-passenger-locomotive-in-east-anglia-1-6584993

What it doesn't say is that GA will still be running the really crappy trains alongside rail replacement buses at weekends for the next 20 years.....
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A virtual tour of the Faroe Islands on BBC website
at 08:04 1 Apr 2020

A minor distraction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/faroe_islands_postal_service
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Has anyone posted the goats in Llandudno on here yet?
at 09:55 31 Mar 2020

It seems that with the locals staying inside local wildlife is colonising the town.



The whole thread is great.



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Today's XKCD is rather important as well as brilliant
at 08:04 31 Mar 2020


https://xkcd.com/2287/

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Some good news on Covid-19
at 15:55 30 Mar 2020

Limiting interactions has started to show in reducing infections. A long way to go yet (and testing is still needed) but....



https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/COVID-19/

Edit: to add that because the UK took action later the impact is less here than elsewhere.
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Thoughtful long read on state capacity in the UK
at 10:53 30 Mar 2020

It is an intensely political question, a decade of ideological 'austerity' has weakened whole swathes of the UK state and the consequences of that show when it is under stress. The failure of politicians - of all parties - to convince the public that paying more tax for better public services is a good thing is also key. Even Corbyn's one real success in changing the terms of the debate was largely predicated on the idea that it would be other people paying more tax.

https://members.tortoisemedia.com/2020/03/30/chris-cook-coronavirus-nhs-at-capac



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Derby in need of a £30 million loan apparently
at 08:29 30 Mar 2020

Watch them try and blame this on Covid-19 rtaher than years of reckless spending.





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Virgin Media now giving the option to pause Sky Sports
at 15:45 25 Mar 2020

Just a form on the website:

https://www.virginmedia.com/help/thinking-of-leaving/talk-to-us

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Morning All - Anyone got any plans for the day?
at 07:08 24 Mar 2020

Oh....

I'm going to go for a 5km walk at lunchtime or early afternoon but that's basically it. Stay safe all.
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This is good, grim though what might happen if you catch Covid-19
at 15:51 20 Mar 2020

Pay attention to health advice people.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/the-story-of-a-coronavirus-infection.htm

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If ever there's a week for the TWTD Friday pub it's this one
at 15:01 20 Mar 2020

So, what is everyone drinking and what we putting on the virtual juke box?

I'll start with a very drinkable beer from a Suffolk brewery:




And a slightly pertinent song:






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Someone drove a car into Barcelona airport shouting Islamist slogans
at 11:29 20 Mar 2020

The timing is magnificent,.



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A critique of the UK government's overuse of data
at 15:16 19 Mar 2020

It is a critique but it's interesting, it's not that the government is totally wrong but is making some big, unquantifiable, assumptions.

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2020/03/uk-government-approach-coro
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Interesting interview with historian Richard Evans on historical epidemics
at 10:44 19 Mar 2020

I'm not sure it tells anyone anything new here but, perhaps, the point here is that decades without serious pandemic diseases are very much the historical exception.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-governments-respond-to-pandemics-like

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Really good BBC long read on Shipbreaking
at 16:32 17 Mar 2020


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/ao726ind7u/shipbreaking

There's a programme on it too which might keep people entertained for a few minutes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gjyz

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Euro 2020 Suspended then (n/t)
at 12:36 17 Mar 2020

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Right, best pubs in Bristol then?
at 15:08 13 Mar 2020

Given I’m down for the weekend regardless we’ll need something to do tomorrow.

Obviously the King Street Brewhouse but what else?
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A hero for these troubled times
at 09:56 12 Mar 2020



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