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  • KnuttinAtoll 25 Mar 2020 16:50:41 8,140 posts
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    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    yegon wrote:
    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    All day. Some cunt, all. Fucking. Day. With a drill.
    I'm locked in, having to work through this shit.
    Fuck me. You couldn't wait a fucking week.
    Have you got any noise cancelling headphones? King of the Hill level obsession with lawn mowing where I live, sometimes I just bung on my Sony XM3s and it drowns it all out.
    I have man, well, they do a decent job, but all day with them on/in just fucking hurts. I've never found a pair I can go hours on end with.
    And certainly not all. Fucking. Day.
    I can sympathize. Last year our neighbour below renovated their whole apartment, which took almost 4 solid months. Had to get some construction grade earmuffs (noise cancelling headphones were no good) to be able to cope as I WFH full time.
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Mar 2020 16:52:27 15,797 posts
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    Nowhere near as bad but it can relate to Stevas. My upstairs neighbour managed to talk continuously from 10am to 4pm the other day. She didnt even pause for lunch.

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 16:52:56 25-03-2020
  • TheSaint 25 Mar 2020 16:55:23 19,573 posts
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    I found some pretty good videos on youtube explaining how to cut your own hair without just going 1 all over.

    I'll probably get the wife to watch them and see how we get on. Always got the option to shave it all off if things go pear-shaped.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Mar 2020 16:56:19 2,765 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    yegon wrote:
    AboutHalfaStevas wrote:
    All day. Some cunt, all. Fucking. Day. With a drill.
    I'm locked in, having to work through this shit.
    Fuck me. You couldn't wait a fucking week.
    Have you got any noise cancelling headphones? King of the Hill level obsession with lawn mowing where I live, sometimes I just bung on my Sony XM3s and it drowns it all out.
    I have man, well, they do a decent job, but all day with them on/in just fucking hurts. I've never found a pair I can go hours on end with.
    And certainly not all. Fucking. Day.
    I can sympathize. Last year our neighbour below renovated their whole apartment, which took almost 4 solid months. Had to get some construction grade earmuffs (noise cancelling headphones were no good) to be able to cope as I WFH full time.
    Yeah, I should add, probably wouldn't be so bad if I could also skive like this twat is, but I can't, I have to concentrate as I still must WFH (no netflix holiday for me) - and you know as well as I do, trying to concentrate through gritted teeth because you're having to drown out some inconsiderate cunt's noise with music turned up uncomfortably loud is sometimes just not possible.

    He's still fucking drilling.
  • SolidSCB 25 Mar 2020 16:57:22 12,497 posts
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    I tried using a YouTube video to cut my own hair during my student days.

    Let's just say by the time I was done I resembled Stone Cold Steve Austin more than I did David Beckham.
  • X201 25 Mar 2020 16:59:57 20,695 posts
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    I had the noise problem once
    Had to buy a set of ear defenders so I could concentrate
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 17:02:33 24,937 posts
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    Bit worrying that they haven't announced the deaths.
  • Blackmarsh63 25 Mar 2020 17:04:22 3,275 posts
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    Wow. 400,000 have volunteered.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Mar 2020 17:06:08 24,937 posts
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    Just for a split second there my arse clenched as I read that.
  • Blackmarsh63 25 Mar 2020 17:07:32 3,275 posts
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    Bad timing. My bad.
  • Lotos8ter 25 Mar 2020 17:07:43 2,993 posts
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    @Decks yeah, bloody hell.
  • X201 25 Mar 2020 17:12:28 20,695 posts
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    Am I being far too cynical in wondering why the "Protect the NHS" bit is in Conservative blue?

    Also: Why are the Lib Dems being told to "Stay Home"

    Edited by X201 at 17:12:41 25-03-2020
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Mar 2020 17:14:13 15,797 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Bit worrying that they haven't announced the deaths.
    Me too.
  • X201 25 Mar 2020 17:16:56 20,695 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    Bit worrying that they haven't announced the deaths.
    Me too.
    I think the plan is that Boris doesn't do the bad news.
  • Blackmarsh63 25 Mar 2020 17:18:54 3,275 posts
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    6 in scotland ,5 in wales.NI up to 7 Spain 738 Italy 683

    Edited by Blackmarsh63 at 17:22:29 25-03-2020
  • General_Martok 25 Mar 2020 17:20:05 1,236 posts
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    Boris doesn't look so good...
  • mrpon 25 Mar 2020 17:23:29 36,224 posts
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    That guy reminds me of shrunken head guy from Bettlejuice.
  • Malek86 25 Mar 2020 17:29:41 10,092 posts
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    Contagions in Italy keep going down, so that's good, but they aren't going down fast enough to convince me that it might mot just be another fluke.

    I mean, if the whole country goes into sudden lockdown, after the customary 2 weeks period shouldn't you then see a sharp drop in contagions, rather than a downtrending curve?

    Edited by Malek86 at 17:30:22 25-03-2020
  • ZuluHero 25 Mar 2020 17:32:53 8,753 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    Boris doesn't look so good...
    I don't think he quite expected this during his term.
  • senso-ji 25 Mar 2020 17:33:41 10,086 posts
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    Depends on how those people are being tested - it might be that testing is only starting to ramp up, but the overall infection rate may be dropping quickly.Really difficult to tell until a month or two have gone by and you are seeing a consistent trend in either direction.
  • richardiox 25 Mar 2020 17:36:10 8,630 posts
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    @Malek86

    It's not just about the numbers going down it's the fact they're no longer growing exponentially. So in that sense we can say that yes, lockdown and containment definitely does work.

    As to why it hasn't started downtrending more... depends how seriously people took the lockdown.

    Also as they reckon 70% of the spread happens in family homes/extended family even under lockdown this thing can still grow for a while. Especially if the family home also includes grandparents etc

    So the fact your numbers have stopper soaring day on day is hugely positive.

    Another worrying option is the 5 day average for exposure to symptoms (or 14 max) is wildly wrong. But I don't think that's the case.
  • Dirt3 25 Mar 2020 17:43:25 1,016 posts
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    37 year old UK diplomat dies of CV in budapest :(
  • AboutHalfaStevas 25 Mar 2020 17:52:13 2,765 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    General_Martok wrote:
    Boris doesn't look so good...
    I don't think he quite expected this during his term.
    People keep saying this, but I still see the same mess of a human whenever he's on TV.
  • ZuluHero 25 Mar 2020 17:56:14 8,753 posts
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    He didn't expect to actually have to work though ;)
  • Tonka 25 Mar 2020 18:39:20 30,820 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    I mean, if the whole country goes into sudden lockdown, after the customary 2 weeks period shouldn't you then see a sharp drop in contagions, rather than a downtrending curve?
    If you look at the increase as a percentage you'll see a big drop. From a bit above 25% a day to around 8% the last two days.

    But it's 8% of a much larger number. Things are definitely going in the right direction
  • ZuluHero 25 Mar 2020 18:45:03 8,753 posts
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    Ha, just saw the public health warning advert, telling people to stay indoors, then they followed it with a Coop advert of a young girl running around a forest.

    Cruel.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 18:45:51 25-03-2020
  • richarddavies 25 Mar 2020 19:13:29 7,668 posts
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    Have they announced figures for how many more positives today?
  • EMarkM 25 Mar 2020 19:16:18 4,945 posts
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    @richarddavies Not in any update Ive seen yet.
  • Trowel 25 Mar 2020 19:40:25 23,404 posts
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    Apologies if posted already, but I'm sure we're all getting well acquainted with the BBC News intro...

    https://twitter.com/sophiasgaler/status/1242419440899231750
  • Your-Mother 25 Mar 2020 19:47:27 4,293 posts
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    We (Idaho) just went into full shelter in place. Considering were way down the list on confirmed cases, were way ahead of other states. Looks like were also going to have the national guard enforcing it, so one step short of martial law.
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