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coronavirus
« on: March 15, 2020, 04:45:15 AM »
Is everyone else experiencing major world changes from it? Paypal mentioned it. A few people in my city has it now. All the shelves are bare in all my stores, the humans are hoarding. Presidents are getting it.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 05:31:49 AM »
Same here. The strategy seems to be to get supplies now, so you don’t have to leave the house as much later, so that we don’t get sick all at once, which would overload the hospitals and prevent people with complications from getting adequate care.  The best case scenarios I can think of are, either we make it go through the population in a slow, semi-controlled way, so that everyone has the opportunity to receive appropriate medical care, and then society can go back to normal once the majority has acquired immunity the regular way, or a vaccine is developed which would be even better. I hope people manage to be nice to each other despite the stressful situation.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 05:56:02 AM »
I was kind of hoping that nobody was going to mention it here because it was the one place on the internet where we didn't have to hear about it until now. I worry because I have elderly relatives who would be vulnerable to it, and I have friends who are living in countries that have failed to handle the crisis competently, such as Iran and the USA, but I'm not concerned for my own safety.

It's annoying because I was supposed to be in New York this week but that trip will have to wait for another day. At least I'm currently in a country which is handling the crisis better than just about any other place I know of. Every building has had airport level security for as long as I've been living here and it's been weeks since you could go anywhere without having your temperature checked multiple times.

Today the guards in the shopping centre were armed with bottles of disinfectant in addition to their sub-machine guns, pump action shotguns, and K-9 units. Don't even try to steal the toilet paper here. :D Luckily for me, everything I could possibly need, from the best coffee to the latest hardware, is available just a short walk away, elsewhere in the complex.

I hope everyone stays safe and if you do catch it, don't pass it on.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 08:26:26 AM »
My country is on lockdown like most EU countries. All big events are wisely cancelled and people are called on to stay at home as much as possible because this virus is crazy contagious and kills 1 in 50. It is important to slow the virus' spread so that hospitals don't get overwhelmed beyond capacity, seeing as many patients require two weeks in intensive care to recover.

The hoarding is doing more harm than good, it disrupts the flow of supply with excessive demand, leaving other people without any supplies to buy when they return from work. There is no shortage of goods, you can go shopping like normal until you get sick. If you do get sick, there is still no reason why you can't ask a neighbour or friend to drop off groceries at your doorstep, or use delivery services.

For me, there's not much difference. I just program at home all day and go out to shop once a week. I just take care not to touch anything outside without (touchscreen) gloves, and wash my hands more often. I once caught a nasty flu from a hand rail at an AI conference, I'm not falling for that again. My parents are volunteers at an elderly home so I don't want mass murder on my conscience.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 09:34:58 AM »
Stay safe, friends.

Do not meet people.
Do not touch people.
Wash your hands before and after any interaction, with hydro-alcoholic gel.

Oh, and don't steal toilet paper.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 04:19:00 PM »
My region was virus free until yesterday when there were three cases reported. There's a rush to buy things from the supermarkets and delivery slots are all filled up when usually there are some available. I'm being cautious and not going out to populated places unless really necessary.

Stay safe everyone.

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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 06:35:44 PM »
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Oh, and don't steal toilet paper.

Oh, is that why my mom has large toilet papers lined up in the living room near the hallway.

I haven't got sick for, idk, 10 years! I don't go out though very much, barely!
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 02:30:31 PM »
The word spread fast, you know. If everyone worked on AI data compressors like they did on Coronavirus, we'd have actually stopped ageing by now already. Don't you feel horrible? Don't be lazy.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 05:29:51 PM »
Perhaps they can slow the onset of death but they can no more stop aging than they can stop the sun from rising.
Everything and everyone dies...
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 07:05:44 PM »
Wellll...

Let's just say you wouldn't want to live forever.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 07:37:34 PM »
Imagine putting your wife in Cryonics and removing her in 90,000 years? She'd still feel the same, soft skin, and could be repaired in the brain technically and get the same machine back in use.
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2020, 07:57:03 PM »
Wellll...

Let's just say you wouldn't want to live forever.

I would like to have that as an option though. But I don't think tolemeres are the way. They serve an important function by protecting you from potential cancers, limiting the number of times a cell can reproduce itself.

For example a bit of solar radiation can inhibit a skin cell's ability to sense its neighbors, so it goes into replication because it thinks its on the edge of a wound.  The result is usually only a mole thanks to tolemeres serving their purpose and halting the replication of this cell.

The impression I get is your life span would decrease if each cell only had several lives/replications, and it would also decrease if each cell had billions or trillions of replications available.

They talk about it on here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb5hZLw44s
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2020, 05:23:13 AM »
All the stores are shutting down, all the schools, all the clinics, the stock market has crashed. Evolution is taking a dip :|
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2020, 03:08:49 PM »
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

150,000 humans (unalive unconscious machines from evolution) die each day, it's fact. These 7.5K dead are just old people they had their eyes laid upon too long. I'm skeptical still.

The S curve though is scary on that page...hmm....

puny earthlings are so weak, ignorant in fact
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Re: coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2020, 09:00:37 PM »
Don't fret it "puppy"...your day is coming!

Meanwhile, check this:
https://ncov2019.live/
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