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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1925 on: April 01, 2021, 11:49:42 AM »
I think its got more to do with 'panic stations - lockdown'... then a piss poor excuse to end it early
Spot on Bird.

Kev,  Say what you want, water off a ducks back mate, being on the outside looking in,
I have to question her actions and motives, listen to her words, she is condescending in her tone and arrogant.
But apparently that appeals to her voter base ;)
That's Just my opinion of her.
 
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1926 on: April 01, 2021, 11:58:10 AM »
Spot on Bird.

Kev,  Say what you want, water off a ducks back mate, being on the outside looking in,
I have to question her actions and motives, listen to her words, she is condescending in her tone and arrogant.
But apparently that appeals to her voter base ;)
That's Just my opinion of her.
 
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1927 on: April 02, 2021, 04:14:03 AM »
The skeptical part of me (which is a lot given my line of work) wonders just when all this juicy tracking information is going to be compromised and used in a manner that it was not intended?  Its not a case of "if" but "when".  Many people will probably not care (who cares if I went to Maccas at Dubbo at 1734 on the 2/4/2021 etc etc and someone finds this out who is not authorised), to those that are concerned but don't understand the implications, to those that see this as a real concern.
These "bread crumps" are invaluable to those who wish to exploit them. 
I'm lucky that I rarely need to go to a place that requires sign in whether it be via QR code or paper based so I am yet to to fill one out. 
Whilst I fully understand the good intentions the sign in/registration processes, I just don't trust it.  There are other ways of managing the risk.
And please don't misconstrue this as "selfish" or any of that crap - I just have a different view on the whole thing based on my experience.

As long as one has a smart phone there being tracked by marketers . Don’t need to worry about the service/covid app. Same as those who worry about google home devices listening . Again if you have a smart phone have enabled an microphone in an app your being listened too . FB is the worst try it rattle on about a particular subject you’ll get the targeted ads! Happened the other day to me some talking about some arse at work who stinks of BO blah blah an hour later advanced BO treatments start popping up lol. Even your home IP address is matched up to your emails for those spam mails. No escaping being tracked today other than 100% off grid.
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1928 on: April 02, 2021, 04:15:37 AM »
Blues Fest has been binned.

Good call I think, sad for vendors and patrons but wise
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1929 on: April 02, 2021, 06:23:28 AM »
Good call I think, sad for vendors and patrons but wise
Local businesses are naturally disappointed, having family & friends there, they believe it was the right thing.
 
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« Reply #1930 on: April 02, 2021, 08:12:31 AM »
As long as one has a smart phone there being tracked by marketers . Don’t need to worry about the service/covid app. Same as those who worry about google home devices listening . Again if you have a smart phone have enabled an microphone in an app your being listened too . FB is the worst try it rattle on about a particular subject you’ll get the targeted ads! Happened the other day to me some talking about some arse at work who stinks of BO blah blah an hour later advanced BO treatments start popping up lol. Even your home IP address is matched up to your emails for those spam mails. No escaping being tracked today other than 100% off grid.

You know the story behind this.   This program was developed by a bloke in the US military, and was going to be used to eavesdrop on "enemies"...
But after seeing some fellow officers huddled around a computer screen eavesdropping on normal people at home doing some "stuff" in front of their computers that they had no idea of the camera being turned on by the hackers, the bloke tried to get the system shut down.
They wouldn't shut it down so he threatened to blow to whistle on it and as a consequence he is believed to be in hiding overseas somewhere.
Can't remember his name, but google it if you want.

We were around a campfire talking about this exact subject one night and next morning the article on it popped up in a news feed on Facebook I think it was..
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1931 on: April 03, 2021, 07:51:12 AM »
As long as one has a smart phone there being tracked by marketers . Don’t need to worry about the service/covid app. Same as those who worry about google home devices listening . Again if you have a smart phone have enabled an microphone in an app your being listened too . FB is the worst try it rattle on about a particular subject you’ll get the targeted ads! Happened the other day to me some talking about some arse at work who stinks of BO blah blah an hour later advanced BO treatments start popping up lol. Even your home IP address is matched up to your emails for those spam mails. No escaping being tracked today other than 100% off grid.
This nay be true IF you blindly install apps of thus nature and then proceed to use their default settibg.  There are plenty of ways to reduce this interference.  This argument is often put forward i.e but if you use Facebook, Google, etc, etc ,you are being tracked so it's pointless doing anything and who cares if they know that I am interested in "topic X".  The subsequent gradual loss of privacy in small increments can be described as "salami slicing".  As they say, "if something is free, you are the product".  I choose not to be a product.
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1932 on: April 07, 2021, 12:36:25 PM »
I don't use the app. I just turn my camera on (iphone) and hover over the qr code thingy and a website link comes up that you just fill in your details and bob's your uncle. Remembers you as well so saves me typing

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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1933 on: April 07, 2021, 02:32:14 PM »
I don't use the app. I just turn my camera on (iphone) and hover over the qr code thingy and a website link comes up that you just fill in your details and bob's your uncle. Remembers you as well so saves me typing

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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1934 on: April 07, 2021, 02:52:43 PM »
I had the Astrazeneca jab no 1 last week.  Apart from the usual mild pain in the arm about 9 hours later I got most the the "Common Side effects"
Started with tiredness, then muscle pain, mild head ache, nausea and joint pain the full blown chills. 

Woke up the next morning feeling okay but tired.  Throughout the day I was 50/500, but even getting up from the computer and a short walk in the office took it out of me.  Took a few days to get back 100% by which time I had a mild cold from camping. 

Jab 2 in 3 months woohoo.

I normally do well with vaccinations, mostly only a slight pain on the arm.

If Covid is anything like those side effects I definately don't want it. 
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1935 on: April 07, 2021, 03:02:06 PM »
arm or arse..... LOL  ;D

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« Reply #1936 on: April 07, 2021, 03:59:22 PM »
If Covid is anything like those side effects I definately don't want it

It is, but much worse.

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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #1937 on: April 09, 2021, 07:43:17 PM »
If Covid is anything like those side effects I definately don't want it.

A friend of mine and her father got it and said its the worst ilness she's ever experienced.  She's never felt that crook she said. Thankfully they both pulled through.
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