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    Money & Finance reacted to Isabella in New coronavirus variant: What do we know?   
    The rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus has been blamed for the introduction of strict tier four mixing rules for millions of people, harsher restrictions on mixing at Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales, and other countries placing the UK on a travel ban.
    So how has it gone from being non-existent to the most common form of the virus in parts of England in a matter of months?
    The government's advisers on new infections have "moderate" confidence that it is more able to transmit than other variants.
    All the work is at an early stage, contains huge uncertainties and a long list of unanswered questions.
    As I've written before, viruses mutate all the time and it's vital to keep a laser focus on whether the virus' behaviour is changing.
    Why is this variant causing concern?
    Three things are coming together that mean it is attracting attention:
    It is rapidly replacing other versions of the virus It has mutations that affect part of the virus likely to be important Some of those mutations have already been shown in the lab to increase the ability of the virus to infect cells All of these come together to build a case for a virus that can spread more easily.
    However, we do not have absolute certainty. New strains can become more common simply by being in the right place at the right time - such as London, which had only tier two restrictions until recently.
    But already the justification for tier four restrictions is in part to reduce the spread of the variant.
    "Laboratory experiments are required, but do you want to wait weeks or months [to see the results and take action to limit the spread]? Probably not in these circumstances," Prof Nick Loman, from the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium, told me.
    Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55388846
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    Money & Finance reacted to Isabella in This is my favorite ad   
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    Money & Finance got a reaction from admin in Waymo   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  is set to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in the coming months.
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    Money & Finance got a reaction from JW Insider in Aliens might notice us if we shot a giant laser at them, study says   
    And this would be a good thing? 
    Have you ever seen a movie where this ends well? 
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    Money & Finance reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in Blind Cowboy   
    That's nothing...
    In 1985 I was in San Francisco, and in broad daylight was robbed by a blind armed robber, with sunglasses, and a .38 caliber pistol in one hand, and a white tipped cane in the other hand.
    I stil remember those chilling words ...
    "Stick 'em up!"
    " ... are they up?"
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    Money & Finance reacted to Arauna in High-tech stalking: Phone apps let domestic abusers spy on their victims with ease   
    Thanks for creating awareness. 
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    Money & Finance reacted to TheWorldNewsOrg in NASA before PowerPoint, 1960s   
    #NASA #1960'S #chalkboard
     
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    Money & Finance reacted to JW Insider in Article from 1982 on future of gaming   
    There was a time in 1982 when there were
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. . (symbolics.com, bbn.com, and think.com) The full article from which that picture above is taken does a much better job overall:

    But the NSF actually made predictions in 1982 that came a lot closer to reality for the year 2000, not so much about gaming, but the effects of the Internet in general:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. -----------quote from article until the end of the post---------------------
    We don't call it "videotex," but this sounds about right. The National Science Foundation report in question also made some surprisingly solid predictions about the Internet's broader societal and economic impact:
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    Money & Finance reacted to TrueTomHarley in Vintage soda cans   
    They never take the signs down out in the backwoods. From last year:
     

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    Money & Finance reacted to TrueTomHarley in President William Jefferson Clinton poses for a picture with a White House intern (1995)....   
    It may be that she said something nasty to the Pres and she has been tagged for ‘Abuse.’
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    Money & Finance reacted to JW Insider in President William Jefferson Clinton poses for a picture with a White House intern (1995)....   
    Does she have to wear that A around her neck for the rest of her life?
    (Not sure if that's a reference to Samuel Taylor Coleridge or Nathaniel Hawthorne. I guess it all depends on what the meaning of "A" is.)
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    Money & Finance got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in A credit score is an "I ❤️ DEBT" score, and you don't need one.   
    @James Thomas Rook Jr.  Similar to the Aristocrats in France lecturing the Parisian factory workers on the importance of cleanliness.
    While the lesson may be true....
    It may not be an option for a vast majority of common people.
    "Let them eat cake!" 
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    Money & Finance reacted to SciTechPress in Instagram Passwords Management   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content.  said it stored millions of Instagram passwords without the proper security measures.
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    Money & Finance reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in Instagram Passwords Management   
    Why would anybody care?
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    Money & Finance reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in A credit score is an "I ❤️ DEBT" score, and you don't need one.   
    Very true.
    I wish I had enough money to never have to buy ANYTHING on credit ... but sometimes I have to pay to rent the future.
    I would much rather have 60 million dollars in liquid assets, and a credit rating of ZERO.
     
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