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Daily reported COVID-19 cases, by continent

I really hope the chart for COVID-related deaths doesn't spike as much as this one for cases has. The second lockdown is going to be too late for so many. All too predictable and entirely unnecessary.

Posted 3rd Nov 2020 @ 16:35

Moment for iPhone 12

This is exactly what I had in mind accessory wise for the new MagSafe feature of the newest iPhones.

Proprietary (M)Force magnet array and grip pad for even more strength (Patent Pending)

Crucial bit of text from the individual product pages, it will hopefully give people a bit more confidence. The lack of strength within the various MagSafe accessories from Apple was surprising. Probably best to wait for the reviews but they look promising to me.

This cold shoe mount is the most interesting to me. there's a compatible mic or portable light you can use with it. Interestingly, that then brings to mind reverse wireless charging... charging AirPods is the case I see cited most often, another phone second. But if reverse charging was powerful enough to do either of those, perhaps it would be enough to power accessories like this, removing the need for batteries or wires.

Price: $19.95+

Posted 3rd Nov 2020 @ 12:11

Masks Work. Really.

Yesterday, I linked to a piece on how coronavirus spreads through the air. Today, here's a great article on how effective masks are at capturing coronavirus particles.

It's a great explainer and yet again I'm sat here wondering why masks haven't been made mandatory in the western world or why anyone is refuting their effectiveness. If you're not going to wear it to protect others, then wear one to protect yourself.

Posted 3rd Nov 2020 @ 09:12

Raspberry Pi 400

The Raspberry Pi has always fascinated me and it's extremely accessible. I have a couple of Zeros at home, $5 computers that you can extend in a number of ways. The biggest problem I've encountered has always been around the peripherals with some keyboards and mice needing more power than is available. I've been through more power adapters and peripherals than I'd like but I have a set that work but this new offering takes all of the headache out of it.

At £67, it's an unbelievable price for a computer.

Posted 2nd Nov 2020 @ 12:32

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

I saw this shared many times last week, it's an excellent visualisation of various social situations to illustrate just how quickly the virus can spread.

The modelling assumes a worst case scenario, but it's one of the best examples I've seen. As much as we miss eating out and socialising why would you bother if the risk to your health could be so high?

And why aren't masks mandatory in the UK? In all the examples, the number of infections falls by half with that one act of kindness. Until we change our habits, it's not going to get any better, is it?

Posted 2nd Nov 2020 @ 11:00

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