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Epidemic Calculator

Interessant en verwarrend, op Github:

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Ikea and Pizza Hut make a lifesize version of the little tables that come in pizza boxes

Ge-wel-dig:

The table is apparently designed specifically around the proportions of a pizza box, to dispense with the balancing act that usually ensues on a lot of furniture when a delivery arrives. And with expert follow-through from the creative team, the table even comes in packaging that mimics a pizza box. And Pizza Hut are simultaneously bringing the retailer’s most famous foodstuff to its canvas, offering a new Swedish meatball pizza.

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Netflix Party

Lijkt me wel handig, nu:

Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.

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Coronadingen

Ik probeer er niet té veel over te lezen, want anders word ik helemaal zot. Maar als mij iets opvalt, ga ik deze post af en toe bijwerken met links en quotes.

Marc Van Ranst, 16 maart 2020:

De piek zal nog niet voor deze week zijn. Die is moeilijk te voorspellen, maar we zitten er nog zeker een maand vanaf. En dan ben ik nog optimistisch. Hopelijk kunnen de maatregelen het afvlakken.

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Steven Van Gucht, 19 maart 2020, Het Laatste Nieuws:

We gaan ervan uit dat dit nu wel moet werken. We zullen het effect pas over een dag of tien beginnen te merken, als er een knik in de curve komt. Dan kunnen onze hospitalen het aan. We maken de eerste evaluatie op 5 april. En dan hoop ik dat we op 6 april terug een pintje op een terras kunnen drinken, want daar snak ik ook naar (lacht). Maar: de maatregelen te snel loslaten, houdt ook het risico in dat het virus weer opspringt.

Laura Lezza, Getty Images:

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3 Ways The Next 2 Weeks Could Go: Even The Best Case Scenario For Sanders Doesn’t Look So Great

Nate Silver:

Unless something big changes, things will get very out of hand for Sanders very soon.

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The Digital Attention Crisis

Wat een talk!

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You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

James Hamblin voor The Atlantic:

With its potent mix of characteristics, this virus is unlike most that capture popular attention: It is deadly, but not too deadly. It makes people sick, but not in predictable, uniquely identifiable ways. Last week, 14 Americans tested positive on a cruise ship in Japan despite feeling fine—the new virus may be most dangerous because, it seems, it may sometimes cause no symptoms at all.

Opvallend:

Lipsitch predicts that, within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said.

En:

The emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this outbreak is a new seasonal disease—a fifth “endemic” coronavirus. With the other four, people are not known to develop long-lasting immunity. If this one follows suit, and if the disease continues to be as severe as it is now, “cold and flu season” could become “cold and flu and COVID-19 season.”

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Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals

Gurman voor Bloomberg:

The web browser and mail are two of the most-used apps on the iPhone and iPad. To date, rival browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox and mail apps like Gmail and Microsoft Outlook have lacked the status of Apple’s products. For instance, if a user clicks a web link sent to them on an iPhone, it will automatically open in Safari.

*Finally*

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How ‘The Mandalorian’ invisibly reinvented film and tv production

Zotjes:

But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was made represents a far greater change, perhaps the most important since the green screen. The cutting edge tech (literally) behind “The Mandalorian” creates a new standard and paradigm for media — and the audience will be none the wiser.

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Wernher von Braun in his office

Zo cool. (via Reddit)

Natuurlijk geen immense fan van de man zelf. Zie de Wikipediats.