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  1. it was glorious - a deserved win
  2. ah I feel it still applies - we need carnival and culture in any 'new' economy.
  3. second wave, different thing, G614 instead of D614 - https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200925/D614G-mutation-now-the-dominant-variant-in-the-global-COVID-19-pandemic.aspx
  4. Great review Neil - this is what I hoped festivals would do to get by - glad to hear it worked and as you say: "If folkies can stop singing for the sake of the music, then anything is possible."
  5. It was - no indoor sports of more than six - bugger
  6. It it's anything like last year - full lockdown?
  7. Exactly = let's just give everyone a Universal Basic Income forever - no more furlough, no more dole - much better plan.
  8. you'd have thought so - but Boris doesn't always tell Parliament everything - but that is why I put next few hours.
  9. The problem with this plan is the infection rate of the virus - globally it's been linearly infecting a million new cases every 3-4 day - if it was like flu it should have been increasing at least slightly exponentially. That makes this globally a slow spreading virus compared to something like flu, and slow moving virals tend not to mutate so it would be unlikely to evolve or lose its potency for years. A new seasonal flu by comparison can from first case infect up to a billion humans in an average year (365 days). Where as Covid at the speed it is infecting humans around the
  10. judging by the other Nations the sectors being looked at are the sectors where outbreaks have occurred. Wasn't it the Welsh who read their whole list out of sectors where transmission occurred - and how they intended to mitigate it, wish the English would be a bit more transparent like that.
  11. To be honest I think the hospitality industry closedown is a right Tory mates back scratching - many pub and restaurant chains ran their businesses with no cases. However Tim Wetherspoon's empire had 22 establishments epicentre outbreaks, so to ensure their mates uneasy alliance stays on board - they thought they'd level the playing field by tarring the competition as well.
  12. Gyms and leisure facilities are currently as I type putting forward the case to be allowed to stay open - the final decision on gyms won't be known until 8pm - for those of us that run sports clubs it's a nail biting next few hours. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2020/09/21/gyms-leisure-centres-pushing-stay-exempt-new-lockdown/
  13. exactly as Neil says above the shift to dole payments is pretty comparable - and of course if we stopped paying for trident that would free up £2.75 billion a year.
  14. I'm looking forward to living in an anarchy induced Artificial Intelligence overseen freeport overspill car park in a rogue state - it sounds wonderfully dystopian
  15. the winter of discontent: https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/britains-coming-winter-of-discontent-what-it-looks-like/
  16. Most times at End Of The Road it’s been lovely weather, pretty warm too. i kinda hope the change of date would negate bucket listers, assuming the capacity may have to be reduced this gives me a chance at least of getting tickets. Quite optimistic that this could be a goer, some good acts usually touring at this time of year too. fingers crossed this will happen if it needs to.
  17. This is a great story I've just found about this set: "That Summer we were invited to play some festivals in Europe. First up was Glastonbury. It rained all week leading up to the Glastonbury Festival and the field turned to mud. Our shoes were hosed down before we went on, to clean off the mud we had picked up backstage, where the Happy Mondays were kicking a football around. I looked out at people wearing plastic bags on their feet We were the first band on the big stage on day one, playing at noon to thirty thousand people. I should have been terrified, but I wasn't. The pe
  18. Galaxie 500 - Friday 1990, Pyramid. Was putting the tent up in front of them in the Pyramid field by the tree whilst thinking our neighbours look like they've been here months!
  19. I think the Mendip Climate Emergency Management Plan which is coming into force now may make a lot of difference, legislation to support and enable the transition to zero emission transport in the district, and zero waste will be the Festival's only stumbling blocks - as they're so good in energy, food provision, recycling, and land use. It's the changes in transport use that could prove interesting, and may mean ticket holders review their ways of getting to the Festival, or reconsider - and that may free up tickets to those with a greener ethos. I did ask for an interview with the festi
  20. https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/elderly-to-be-quarantined-for-four-months-in-wartime-style-mobilisation-to-combat-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR3MVqs3ItG52qgy8d8maAsBuShI6b0RPHsbXLDFDPVKpBz7mhkvQrCDiQI
  21. There’s good news this morning we are now up to 19 people recovered. The media are intent on focusing on the negative statistics. It’s in French but I found out from here: https://coronavirus.politologue.com/
  22. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.07.20021154v1.full.pdf Computational and Statistical Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico (PDF linked above) have estimated the latest transmission potential R0 value is likely to be between 4.7 and 6.6 - that's just nuts.
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