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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. So the plan is to train children perseverance so they can persevere in their training? What happens in severe cases where a child doesn't have enough perseverance to get through the perseverance training?
  12. I thought it was another suggestion for what to put on the DOSBODs mug.
  13. I agree with the idea of buying little. I'm not a fan of buying something for the sake of buying it. Traipsing round the shops looking at tat has no appeal. I will use what I have until it needs replacing.
  14. Hypocrites. Those who get angry at Grenfell, but insist in not getting angry at the Manchester bombing. Who pore over the motivations for the murder of an MP but look the other way when the motivation is a certain religion. Who go on a quick skiing trip to the Alps and tweet from their iPhone the dangers of climate change. Who would report in a heartbeat any abuse to a child, but look the other way when it comes to FGM. Who think that global warming is the number one issue facing mankind but insist on open borders. Who go to the Calais jungle and get all teary for the cameras and insist we hel
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