36 thoughts on “Sunday’s Papers

  1. Nullzero

    BoJo has the cure, good old British spirit. By jove I think he’s got it. Spiffing. A good old fashioned stiff upper lips Knocks coronavirus for six. Splendid.

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  2. Toe Up

    “British spirit will beat the coronavirus.”

    Hold off on researching a vaccine boffins, we just need to get some Vera Lynn, pork pies and a soupçon of racism and all will be well.

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    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      Thankful our government has acted appropriately and deserve some credit for this. Hopeful it prevents a massive outbreak here.

      A vote for SF is a vote for murder.

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      1. GiggidyGoo

        They’re acting appropriately now (at last), but not from the start, and that will be remembered.

        In the meantime, someone said that Varadkar contracted it, and the virus went into quarantine

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        1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

          Thankfully our government are taking advice on when and how to act from medical professionals and epidemiologists, and not from cranks on the Internet with an axe to grind.

          Remember a vote for SF is a vote for murder.

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          1. class wario

            really embarrassing person. pity that posting non stop political propaganda can be done from home so easily

  3. Verbatim

    The Post, “Public to be asked to opt-into a mobile tracing app” this is horrendous, made my heart stop, need to get off the grid.

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    1. GiggidyGoo

      We are all being tracked already, like it or not. (That was how the gardai established the whereabouts on a particular day of Elaine O Haras killer)
      Doesn’t matter whether you click ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ – your phone location is being tracked permanently by the service provider at a minimum.

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      1. some old queen

        A child was murdered in Cork in 2005. The mobile was located by means of triangulation which means the distance measured from three masks was projected as circles onto a map, and where they overlapped became the location- this can be done with any mobile as long as it is switched on.

        Problem was, the battery had gone dead a couple of days after the murder and yet, they were still able to read it. The official statement from the mobile company was challenged by technical experts at a certain local university and the mobile company were forced to admit that the phone omitted a second signal, EVEN when switched off- and that was 15 years ago.

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        1. Cú Chulainn

          Not quite the full story. If you remember at the time the IRA were on ceasefire but still had arms dumps. A major one was known to be in East Cork. Tragic for the family, but the Garda knew exactly where the child’s body was. Nonetheless, the army were called in and scoured for the arms to no avail. Soon thereafter those arms were put beyond use.

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          1. some old queen

            You are saying that the Garda knew where the body was but left the body there and let people continue doing their own searches?

          2. Cú Chulainn

            I’m saying they knew where the body was and the army moved in to search for an arms dump. The second signal was added to give the army cover. Quick question: how long did it take from the boy going missing to the second signal connecting ?

          3. some old queen

            Its a long time ago Cú Chulainn so memory fading but, I would remember if the searches were called off without a body being found?

            This was explained to me in the context of the technology I was studying btw so- I probably don’t have the full story either.

        2. Cian

          SOQ I’m going to ask you for evidence that the “mobile company were forced to admit that the phone omitted a second signal, EVEN when switched off-“.
          Cause that sounds like total and complete rubbish to me.

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          1. some old queen

            Ok well, that incident obviously cannot be verified.

            A quick browse throws up this sort of thing from the Washington post but- given the current controversy over Huawei’s kit and that the US is refusing to use it, more likely inbuilt than installed.

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-growth-fueled-by-need-to-target-terrorists/2013/07/21/24c93cf4-f0b1-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html

            At the time the core question was actually how it was powered and suggestions were made that there is a small second battery installed but, I would tend towards it being powered by the original. Again, there was and is no way of testing this without expensive outlay but because a battery cannot power a mobile does not mean it cannot power a faint pulse- for quite a long time.

          2. Cian

            I’m going to give that a nope.
            If a phone is switched off and it is emitting a signal that is strong enough to reach a mobile mast “every second” then it is more than strong enough to be detected. Every other security website would be shouting about how our mobiles are tracking us when they are off. So unless you can provide direct evidence that someone has tested a phone and it is constantly emitting a signal it is a big nope.

          3. some old queen

            I never said it is every second- I have no idea how often the pulse is omitted. It is you who are thinking inside the hz frequency box.

      1. f_lawless

        ..and maybe your neighbours too!. Whipping people up into a heightened state of fear and urging them to inform on those around them encourages a Stasi-like environment.

        Over in Northamptonshire:
        https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-52052830

        “We are getting calls from people who say ‘I think my neighbour is going out on a second run – I want you to come and arrest them’.

        “We have had dozens and dozens of these calls.”

        “The force has also been getting reports from people whose neighbours are gathering in their back gardens,”

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  4. Janet, I ate my avatar

    I was wondering why so few posts today and then I was like oh yeah it’s the weekend, whatever that means :)

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  5. Ringsend Incinerator

    Sam Smyth’s wedding is front page news? WHO FUPPING CARES! He wouldn’t be an Irish Daily Mail columnist by any chance?

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      1. Cú Chulainn

        Boris Johnson no more has covid-19 than the man on the moon.. and if there was any doubt before, stories spun like this prove it..

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  6. f_lawless

    Very informative interview regarding the coronavirus with Dr John Ioannidis: “professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data science at Stanford University School of Medicine, professor by courtesy of statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) at Stanford University”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6MZy-2fcBw
    He talks about the importance of basing measures to tackle coronavirus on sound data. In there, is also a very plausible explanation as to why Italy (and specifically Bergamo) has been impacted so highly

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