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    Snooker

    http://www.championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk/format/ does indeed appear to be a tournament with multiple group/league stages. Which does have the advantages of players getting multiple matches rather than turning up and being knocked out after one match, also you might have more chance to keep...
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    Mandatory 14 day quarantine to be introduced in the UK from 08/06/2020

    When you've got thousands or tens of thousands of infections happening every day within the country, a few hundred imported cases get lost in the noise. If we've managed to get the spread down such that it's manageable to track and trace every new case, then restricting the import of cases...
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    Your first experience of foreign train travel

    The first I can definitely remember was as a child the family holiday including overnight Motorrail from Calais to the South of France. Not the greatest of experiences, in a 6 berth compartment with two strangers. Middle of summer so the windows were open, felt like every time I got close to...
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    Should the government have relied on Neil Ferguson’s advice

    Reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic_in_the_United_Kingdom there do appear to be some common threads with today, containment and contact tracing abandoned as unworkable and a discussion on the effectiveness of wearing masks. One notable difference is the availability of...
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    Should the government have relied on Neil Ferguson’s advice

    The cleaned up version is available athttps://github.com/mrc-ide/covid-sim The description says the model is written in C++, though there appears to be some Python and R to support it.
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    Cloth masks, scarves and bandanas to be 'encouraged' with no compulsion

    Is it emphasis from government, or the media keep asking them about masks so they feel they have to respond?
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Grant Shapps on Question Time last night was talking about Beeching reopenings, so at least some bits of government are still working on the assumption of a return to some sort of normality.
  8. J

    COVID-19: School Closures

    Elsewhere I’d seen the suggestion that actually the younger children would be the most likely to go back. As the virus effect seems to correlate with age they would be the least affected and potentially less likely to pass it on, even if they can’t manage social distancing. The other point was...
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    Supermarkets and Covid-19

    My understanding is all the supermarkets have been prioritising vulnerable customers so if I’m getting a slot it’s not at their expense. I have been shopping mostly in Lidl as the closest supermarket to me. But I don’t have a car currently so there is a limit on what I can buy. Getting a...
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    Supermarkets and Covid-19

    I'm hoping the supermarkets will keep ramping up their home delivery capacity. Tesco is the only one I've managed to get any deliveries out of and that's been only 2 in however many weeks. The others all refuse as I'm not in the vulnerable category.
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    Drop in passenger numbers sees train services cut

    There is no requirement that only Key Workers travel. If your employer hasn't been required to close and you can't work from home, then travelling to work is still a legitimate thing to do.
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    Coronavirus: Is this the end of physical cash? Will we go completely electronic?

    Though one reason for a lender asking to see evidence of what your spending is on is to gauge how much resilience to a change in circumstances. If you're spending all your money on essentials for life you're going to struggle much more if your income is reduced compared to someone with lots of...
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    Great Western Electrification Progress

    One has been included as of Windows 10.
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    Posture tips for laptop users

    Dell’s XPS laptops were infamous for the ‘nostril-cam’. They shrank the bezel around the screen so much so there wasn’t room for a camera in the traditional spot above the screen. Instead it was below the screen so almost guaranteed to be looking up at you. (The latest models have fixed this)...
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    Coronavirus: Is this the end of physical cash? Will we go completely electronic?

    Then the FSCS steps in and covers the deposits in the bank.
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Sure, a measure of diplomacy is required. But ultimately if a number of people are due to be on leave who are critical to the running of the business as has been stated, then the leave needs to be cancelled. I assume the people who would normally provide cover are off sick, self-isolating...
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Er, surely it’s just a matter of the manager telling the employee that their leave is cancelled? Or do you have an utterly stupendous employment contract where the employer has given up their rights under the Working Time Regulation for this with no exceptions? (...
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Assuming their leave is shorter than the time remaining until it’s due to be taken, then cancelling the leave would be the obvious answer. It’s up to the employer when it’s taken and if these people are that critical then it’s not unreasonable to prevent them taking it now. The statutory...
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    Government Financial Support for Individuals - General Discussion

    How would you handle people with multiple jobs if that was the scheme?
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    Great Western Electrification Progress

    It’s been suggested in the past that quadrupling Oxford down to Kennington Junction at least would be necessary to run services along the Cowley branch.

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