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  1. From twitter: They used to joke that economists do it with models. I guess epidemiologists do it with Staats.
  2. Epidemiological study in early April on the Swedish approach suggested around 40,000 deaths at the start of May and 100,000 at the start of June if they didn't change course and go hard lockdown. 'We employed an individual agent-based model based on work by Ferguson et al.2...' https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.11.20062133v1.full.pdf
  3. I completely agree. Why just limit it to 8pm on a single day? Makes no sense. Clapping should occur at all times throughout the day to show full appreciation of our NHS. Perhaps the only people who shouldn't clap are those with the symptoms of the virus. As they're not clapping, they can be avoided, hence no need for lockdown.
  4. The mosque closed last Thursday. https://www.mylondon.news/news/east-london-news/london-coronavirus-whitechapel-mosque-cancels-17952649
  5. axolotl

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    If there's a prompt then it could be that whatsmyip is using HTML5 geolocation which can get a location even when going through a VPN: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/130790/how-can-html5-geolocalisation-bypass-my-vpn
  6. Thanks. It's a React app. I use Mapbox GL JS with Ordnance Survey's Open Zoomstack for the maps, Deck GL for the data visualisations and Express with Arango DB for the back-end. I decided on Arango due to it having decent location queries, but didn't use them in the end. By converting the location data into geohash areas and storing and querying those areas the queries are much quicker.
  7. Interesting idea onlyme, thanks for that.
  8. Over the past few months I've been building a map-based web app that displays localised data on things like house prices, schools, crimes, employment, broadband speeds, flight paths, doctors, road traffic accidents, flooding and more. The idea was to show various data items on a single map that a user could filter depending on what they are interested in. For instance, you can use the app to show localised house price trends over the past 10 years, or crime rates and trends for various crimes over the past year, or flight paths and heights over an area and how they change during the day,
  9. According to Wikipedia, Belmarsh is often used for the detention of terrorists. It's a category A prison used to hold 'those whose escape would be highly dangerous to the public or national security.' Jeffrey Archer was imprisoned there.
  10. In the video Stiglitz states that: 'The fact is that we will be experiencing, in the next couple of years, our first trillion dollar deficit'. Not wanting to disagree with a 'Nobel prize winning economist', but a 10 second internet search informed me that the first trillion dollar deficit was in 2009 ($1.4 trillion), with further trillion dollar deficits in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (https://www.thebalance.com/us-deficit-by-year-3306306) Am I being thick, or do I need a Nobel prize to get to Stiglitz's level of economic understanding?
  11. I really don't know how her kids are going to cope. Having to jump over an 'impassable' waist high hedge to play in a park where someone told them 3 years ago they weren't allowed to play in. Poor her and her poor kids. I guess they'll just have to play on the adventure playground that's literally across the road. Or perhaps they could have a go on the athletics track and football pitches run by a charity that their house backs onto. Or maybe pop into the climbing center that's next door, but you probably have to pay for that, so maybe not.
  12. A group of disaffected SNP radicals watched the in flight documentary on Carlos The Jackal before going crazy and demanding the plane be diverted to their homelands. Now the So-Called BBC and BA are trying to cover it up for the sake of Brexit?
  13. I would have thought the Dems only option would to accept that maybe they were wrong. But why have a double down when you can go full on triple down?
  14. I predict he has a fight on live TV with a large number of Trump supporting dwarfs in orange wigs who will continually pummel his face with giant inflatable hands whilst he screams 'He's a traitor, he's a traitor!' again and again until he succumbs to the pain and wets himself. Or something.
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