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by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Oh, and let's give a nod to the good work of some from within the chess community. Dr. Neill Cooper has started a fascinating Youtube channel, in which he attempts to teach remotely the differential and integral calculus of the A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics syllabuses. There is one asi...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

For those interested in actual expert prediction, Imperial College, in collaboration with the WHO, released a very readable paper with estimates for final death tolls, based on various suppression strategies. The paper is The Global Impact of COVID-19and Strategies for Mitigation and Suppression . I...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

(I will permit myself, just this comment, but I think your "side" could do a lot better, and is doing poorly for reasons of reflexive bias that Jonathan Rogers has pointed out, and from decades of running down essential services, including what was the once immense logistic capability of the army, w...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

It's alright, David. I saw your attempts earlier to give hope for a future for the chess community, before being dragged off into politics.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Anyway, in a final attempt to bring this thread back on topic, I will repeat.

Keep well, keep safe, everyone. Let's meet and play chess again in better times.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

And as for "offshoring manufacturing", it was jobs for the boys as usual, as the companies of well-known Tory donors and Brexit campaigners, with no prior experience, were given the job of manufacturing and supplying medical ventilators to the NHS, whilst small specialist manufacturers with stock in...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

This thread isn't getting much better. At least the moonhowling with their tanks have stayed silent for a period. But we have had the benefit of a Michael Gove tribute act leading to a defiant statement that the death rate will be less than 0.1% of the infected, damn the experts and their mathematic...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Yes, but this is not disease is not the "original" SARS. The death rate of this disease is still subject to research by the qualified, but despite wild assertions here and no doubt elsewhere, it is not 10%. I do not wish to minimise the risks, but lurid scaremongering is not useful either. There are...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Not sure why I waste my time in here. Because you wish to engage in propaganda, egotism, politics and the abuse of statistics? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0695-z The Coronaviridae Study Group (CSG) of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, which is responsible for develo...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Covid-19 is SARS. The Dragon is not the Sveshnikov, even though they are both Sicilian Defences. SARS-CoV is not SARS-CoV-2, nor vice versa, although they are distinct and identifiable strains of one species of virus which infects horseshoe bats. Nor are the human diseases that these distinct and i...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

MODS: please, please shut down this thread. I promise never to wish people on this forum well again. Just make the cretinery stop.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

Thanks, John. I'm sure you're right.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Re: Worrying times

You write a message of general goodwill and fellowship to all on the ecforum, and within a few hours, it is overwhelmed with gibberish from conspiracy theorists, Brexit weirdos (with their obligatory dismissal of all expertise) and general idiots. I really give up on trying to love one's neighbour. ...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25931

Worrying times

Keep safe everyone. Love to all.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 3391

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

As for suspect games not being graded, there is an argument that any game played online is 'suspect'. Your suggestion is therefore that any online game is liable to be one in which someone is using an engine, or involves a weaker player seeking advice from a stronger player. That is simply nonsense...