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Other Conspiracy Theories / Re: COVID-19
« Last post by molesworth on Today at 07:49:42 AM »
Cambo, you sir are a complete idiot.
That pretty much sums up my response as well.

This is NOT a seasonal flu virus - it's not even in the same virus family.

Two key numbers explain why this is a disease which needs to be taken seriously, r0 - the rate of infection spread, and the Case Fatality Rate (CFR).  For influenza, r0 is around 1.3, while for Covid-19 it's somewhere between 2 and 3, so the latter is going to spread much more quickly and result in much higher infection rates in any given population.

Infected individuals can spread it even before symptoms appear, and because a lot of people are asymptomatic after infection, they aren't aware they might be spreading it.  (Some estimates say that 10% of most countries' populations are already affected, but likely asymptomatic.)  The longer average incubation time compared to flu increases the likelihood of spread as well.

The CFR is also much higher, being something like 0.1% for flu, and between 1% and 3% for Covid-19.  Taking these two figures together, and the lack of any effective vaccine or treatments, the worldwide impact of Covid-19 is going to be devastating.  Anybody downplaying it, or saying it's some sort of insane government conspiracy needs to take a long, hard look at where they're getting their information from, and maybe learn a little bit of real science.

Oh, and since this is the "Other Conspiracy Theories" sub-forum, I've just read a report that telephone engineers in the UK are being harassed and abused by people who think the roll-out of 5G is the cause of the disease, not a virus!  They're even setting fire to cell towers, just when people need connectivity more than ever.  (And of course there are the usual celebs backing and publicising these idiotic ideas.)  <shakes head despondently>
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Announcements / Re: Banned members
« Last post by LunarOrbit on April 03, 2020, 08:00:48 PM »
I have banned Pluto666 since it is cambo.
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Lunar "Grand Prix" upscaled to 4K 60fps
« Last post by molesworth on April 03, 2020, 01:08:42 PM »
Thanks for this.  You're making quarantine binge-watching easy.
Absolutely!  Between these and The Expanse, it's like actually being in space  ;D

And thanks to apollo16uvc for the great work.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by grmcdorman on April 03, 2020, 12:00:07 PM »
That's the end result of his "America First" policy. 3M is objecting, pointing out that doing this may lead to retaliations (of course). Not that that's likely to move Trump, diplomacy for him is a club with rusty nails.

Not the only current issue in US/Canada relations either, the US border service is taking a different (and more relaxed) view of the border shutdown (specifically, that it only applies to vehicular/ground traffic; air and sea are OK). Canada views it as applying to everything, which to me makes sense.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by LunarOrbit on April 03, 2020, 10:44:01 AM »
I'm not a religious person, but I hope Donald Trump burns in hell for eternity. With friends like him, who needs enemies?

3M says Trump administration has ordered end to respirator exports to Canada
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Lunar "Grand Prix" upscaled to 4K 60fps
« Last post by apollo16uvc on April 03, 2020, 07:16:09 AM »
Uploaden this last week, got blocked by automatic copyright ID.

Source is certainly raw MXF files from archive.org, not Discovery.

My dispute has since been rejected by the claimant. I can make a dispute again but i don't know what to do now...
 



Fucking BS
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by Peter B on April 03, 2020, 05:51:15 AM »
Here's an interesting article on how Trump could (technically but legally) steal the next election:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-can-donald-trump-cancel-the-us-2020-election/12105346
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: Lunar "Grand Prix" upscaled to 4K 60fps
« Last post by Zakalwe on April 03, 2020, 05:22:39 AM »
6fps 16mm interpolated to 24fps on the left.
TV footage on the right.

Test with incomplete TV footage, looking for more.

Plan to eventually add Hasselblad photos



Audio source: YT, RetrospaceHD



The quality of that is amazing!
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by AtomicDog on April 02, 2020, 04:52:14 PM »
President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that nurses and doctors in New York, the area in the U.S. hardest-hit thus far by the coronavirus outbreak, are stealing and selling facemasks and other protective gear meant to keep them safe as they handle an unprecedented influx of patients sick with the disease spreading across the country.

"Where are the masks going, are they going out the backdoor?" Trump said, implying that healthcare workers were smuggling personal proteective equipment (PPE) out of hospitals for resale on the black market.

"There's something going on. I don't think it's hoarding. I think it's maybe worse than hoarding," the president added, telling the assembled reporters to look into it.

Really? He is mentally unstable, surely?

I watched a video the other day of someone going around New York to show how deserted the streets and public spaces have become. And at one point he shows some guy selling face masks on a street corner for $1. Now, I am in no way saying that doctors or nurses provided the masks to that guy (that would be ridiculous), but it is suspicious that he had so many. Did they fall off the back of a truck?

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Down here in Atlanta last night, a medical office was broken into. The only things stolen were masks and PPE.
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General Discussion / Re: The Trump Presidency
« Last post by LunarOrbit on April 02, 2020, 11:59:12 AM »
President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that nurses and doctors in New York, the area in the U.S. hardest-hit thus far by the coronavirus outbreak, are stealing and selling facemasks and other protective gear meant to keep them safe as they handle an unprecedented influx of patients sick with the disease spreading across the country.

"Where are the masks going, are they going out the backdoor?" Trump said, implying that healthcare workers were smuggling personal proteective equipment (PPE) out of hospitals for resale on the black market.

"There's something going on. I don't think it's hoarding. I think it's maybe worse than hoarding," the president added, telling the assembled reporters to look into it.

Really? He is mentally unstable, surely?

I watched a video the other day of someone going around New York to show how deserted the streets and public spaces have become. And at one point he shows some guy selling face masks on a street corner for $1. Now, I am in no way saying that doctors or nurses provided the masks to that guy (that would be ridiculous), but it is suspicious that he had so many. Did they fall off the back of a truck?

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