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  • Not-a-reviewer 26 Mar 2020 08:08:30 6,183 posts
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    I wonder how many people have to die before his supporters turn on him. Iím still seeing people comparing it to car accidents and blaming democrats, Iím not sure how they get away from that.
  • PazJohnMitch 26 Mar 2020 08:10:44 15,689 posts
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    Not-a-reviewer wrote:
    I wonder how many people have to die before his supporters turn on him. Iím still seeing people comparing it to car accidents and blaming democrats, Iím not sure how they get away from that.
    They will not. Just see how hard they defend the right to have the means to shoot school children.
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2020 08:18:39 93,610 posts
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    This is pretty fucking shameful too.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1242949236762738692
  • PatrickEwing 26 Mar 2020 08:49:41 2,453 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    This is pretty fucking shameful too.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1242949236762738692
    Gutting to hear all that, I own a small CNC machining company and have 6 machines same as he refers to at the end sat doing nothing after all orders either finished, cancelled or deferred. I completed the form on.gov.uk for the call to arms but nothing by reply at all.
    Only 4 staff but we can churn out thousands of small turned parts you may find in medical equipment in a matter of days if machines are sat idle

    Iím an engineer, Self promotion / sales isnít my forte, wonder if itís worth a google ads campaign
  • Trowel 26 Mar 2020 08:55:50 23,304 posts
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    The Newsnight report said that the majority of ventilators are needed in the next two weeks to align with the projected peak, but none of the equipment made so far will be tested and ready. Even the much trumpeted Dyson contract doesn't start until April :/
  • X201 26 Mar 2020 08:56:04 20,571 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    This is pretty fucking shameful too.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1242949236762738692
    Gutting to hear all that, I own a small CNC machining company and have 6 machines same as he refers to at the end sat doing nothing after all orders either finished, cancelled or deferred. I completed the form on.gov.uk for the call to arms but nothing by reply at all.
    Only 4 staff but we can churn out thousands of small turned parts you may find in medical equipment in a matter of days if machines are sat idle

    Iím an engineer, Self promotion / sales isnít my forte, wonder if itís worth a google ads campaign
    A donation to the Tory party seems to be the correct route in.
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2020 09:00:20 93,610 posts
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    Water cannons ahoy!
  • sport 26 Mar 2020 09:03:13 15,875 posts
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    Extra beds on the garden bridge. It's lovely out.
  • elstoof 26 Mar 2020 09:05:35 25,584 posts
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  • elstoof 26 Mar 2020 09:05:35 25,584 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    This is pretty fucking shameful too.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1242949236762738692
    Gutting to hear all that, I own a small CNC machining company and have 6 machines same as he refers to at the end sat doing nothing after all orders either finished, cancelled or deferred. I completed the form on.gov.uk for the call to arms but nothing by reply at all.
    Only 4 staff but we can churn out thousands of small turned parts you may find in medical equipment in a matter of days if machines are sat idle

    Iím an engineer, Self promotion / sales isnít my forte, wonder if itís worth a google ads campaign
    Hush you, Dyson are using this as a promotional tool so donít go trying to distract any attention
  • Derblington 26 Mar 2020 09:08:47 32,924 posts
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    My WFH is extended until end of April, so 5 more weeks.
  • Dirt3 26 Mar 2020 09:17:12 984 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    This is pretty fucking shameful too.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1242949236762738692
    Gutting to hear all that, I own a small CNC machining company and have 6 machines same as he refers to at the end sat doing nothing after all orders either finished, cancelled or deferred. I completed the form on.gov.uk for the call to arms but nothing by reply at all.
    Only 4 staff but we can churn out thousands of small turned parts you may find in medical equipment in a matter of days if machines are sat idle

    Iím an engineer, Self promotion / sales isnít my forte, wonder if itís worth a google ads campaign
    Where abouts are you based ?
  • PatrickEwing 26 Mar 2020 09:26:55 2,453 posts
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    @Dirt3
    Manchester
  • Dirt3 26 Mar 2020 09:28:04 984 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    @Dirt3
    Manchester
    OK. That's a bit far up for me but thanks for responding.
  • Blackmarsh63 26 Mar 2020 09:31:06 3,138 posts
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    :eek:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/johnnymup/status/1243082740888752128
  • arty 26 Mar 2020 09:40:19 709 posts
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    I have an elderly female neighbour who lives alone and has a string of old gammons that come to "visit" her. And they are still doing it. Every day!
    It's really winding us up that we have been in complete lockdown for over a week for THEIR benefit and these old cunts just carry on like nothing is happening. I don't get it.
  • X201 26 Mar 2020 09:40:46 20,571 posts
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    When Hencock/Govt. say "8 million pieces of protective equipment delivered"

    What are they defining as a piece?

    Are they counting a box of 100 gloves as 100 pieces?
  • JoelStinty 26 Mar 2020 09:44:16 8,798 posts
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    Just reading up on the ventilator links above. That is pretty shocking. But not surprising. And I expect it be another story that will just float on down the river with no consequences.
  • Wavey 26 Mar 2020 10:06:29 1,014 posts
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    My bus is full of old people today.. They just don't give a damn !
  • X201 26 Mar 2020 10:11:06 20,571 posts
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    There's another development coming in from Italy regarding ventilators.

    C-PAP machines rather than just being an interim measure are actually an effective treatment in 50% of cases and also do not cause an increase in associated infection to health staff.

    Source: The World Tonight 25/3/2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gmgr
    Section starts at 29:20


    So next question. How many C-PAP machine do we have?
  • Velocityraptor 26 Mar 2020 10:21:46 21 posts
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    Debatable, closer to 20% in our small sample set and the fact is that the 80% who don't do so good crash in spectacular fashion needing a shotgun intubation. Not pretty.

    Don't get me wrong we're doing it, but in practice is a little less useful. Probably a thing we'll reserve for people who weren't going to get intubated anyway is my prediction.
  • RyanDS 26 Mar 2020 10:21:54 13,191 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    There's another development coming in from Italy regarding ventilators.

    C-PAP machines rather than just being an interim measure are actually an effective treatment in 50% of cases and also do not cause an increase in associated infection to health staff.

    Source: The World Tonight 25/3/2020
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gmgr
    Section starts at 29:20


    So next question. How many C-PAP machine do we have?
    I have 3! An old one in storage, my newish one I use every day and a portable one I use when travelling.

    Bids start at £3,000!

    Edited by RyanDS at 10:22:15 26-03-2020
  • Syrette 26 Mar 2020 10:30:15 50,550 posts
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    Desperate for normality in my day to day existence already, here.

    Don't get me wrong; I'm healthy and so are my family, so I appreciate that.
  • Tonka 26 Mar 2020 10:31:51 30,649 posts
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    arty wrote:
    It's really winding us up that we have been in complete lockdown for over a week for THEIR benefit
    It's not for their benefit. They are the ones that will be unplugged when active tax payers start stacking up in the ER. It's for society at large. It's for the doctors and nurses that hopefully won't have to be away from their families for months. It's so that they won't have to make the decision to unplug. It's for the relatives of those that might die. And it's for the "young" and "healthy" of us that still might up needing to be hospitalised.

    It's for people with complicated births, or cancer, or broken legs or ruptured appendicitis or severe epilepsy etc etc.

    It's still frustrating that a large portion of society don't join "the fight". "Oh, I've led a good life" doesn't give you the right to be selfish.
  • Frogofdoom 26 Mar 2020 10:36:39 16,223 posts
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    654 more deaths in spain.
    8500 new cases

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 10:36:57 26-03-2020
  • ZuluHero 26 Mar 2020 10:48:35 8,641 posts
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    So we ran out of milk this morning, so my partner (yes, the same partner who I said wanted to go out so desperately 'to a woods' yesterday) said she'd walk to the corner shop to get some (like 300m away), but some knob-head started hurling abuse at her from his flat so now she's in tears.

    Thanks a lot douche-bag.
  • EMarkM 26 Mar 2020 10:51:46 4,922 posts
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    @ZuluHero Sorry to hear that, Mr. and Mrs. Zulu.

    One thing rears its head more than others at times like these: the extreme.

    The world is populated with surprisingly large numbers of decent folk AND twats.
  • X201 26 Mar 2020 11:03:17 20,571 posts
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    Sorry to hear that Zulu.

    It seems like the nation has gone from "It's only flu, nothing to worry about" mode to Judge Dreadd "I am the law" in 24 hours.


    (Insert smutty comment about taking her to the woods to cheer her up)
  • MrFlay 26 Mar 2020 11:04:42 4,386 posts
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    Work (local gov) is switching to 12.5 hour shifts every second day. No union consultation either. I'd be happy to work my normal hours but most of my work deals with the public who aren't going to be able to get in contact outside our regular hours. It doesn't make much sense.
  • PazJohnMitch 26 Mar 2020 11:06:02 15,689 posts
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    Mum has now been moved to a visitation restricted ward. So I got turned away when I tried to see her this morning. (Fully understandable).

    Walking home knowing I might never see her again I got sworn at by a jogger for walking across a bridge she was running across. (I was already halfway across the bridge when she reached it).
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