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Title: 26/03/80
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 03:46:32
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 03:47:23
In Yorkshire all the roads signs have been stolen.

Police are looking for leeds.
Title: Re: 26/03/80
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 08:17:44
Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Well, why not get on the computer and help with a giant weather digitisation effort?

The UK has rainfall records dating back 200 years or so, but the vast majority of these are in handwritten form and can't easily be used to analyse past periods of flooding and drought.

The Rainfall Rescue Project (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/rainfall-rescue) is seeking volunteers to transfer all the data into online spreadsheets.
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 08:20:30
10 things Greece does better than anywhere else

Greece is spending her National Day -- March 25 -- in a coronavirus lockdown that Greeks have been remarkably compliant with.

Even the normally popular daily services to mark the pre-Easter period of Lent have been abolished, while weddings and baptisms are being postponed.

But those who know the country well aren't surprised about its adaption to the restrictive measures -- because we Greeks are some of the most health-obsessed people on the planet. Even if it was an English academic who came up with the world "hypochondria," it's surely no coincidence he turned to the Greek language to create it.

To help lighten up these dark times and to celebrate the country's special day, here's a fun look at the other things Greece does better.

Not to be taken too seriously. Well, maybe the shouting and smoking bits can be! :cig:
Title: Re: 26/03/80
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 13:17:09
Bye 'eck, a bit of good news about coronavirus:

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an increased number of people to open up their homes to pets in need of adoption.

On Monday 23 March, it was announced that the UK had been placed in a state of lockdown, meaning that members of the public can only leave their households for specific reasons such as going to the supermarket or doing one form of outdoor exercise a day.

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

For the week starting Monday 16 March, the animal shelter found forever homes for 86 dogs and 69 cats.

This marked a considerable increase from the same week last year, when 42 dogs and 29 cats were adopted.

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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 @ 23:53:37
Online fraudsters exploit Covid-19 fears

The cybercrime unit of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) has warned the public about a spike in online fraud and fake news regarding the Covid-19 epidemic.

Among the methods employed are fake websites, e-commerce platforms etc that pretend to sell high-demand products such as masks, gloves and antiseptics.

Interested buyers are asked to prepay orders by wire transfer to bank accounts, usually overseas.

Phishing scams are also used, which entail perpetrators sending emails purportedly from national or global health authorities containing links or attachments with supposed useful information on the pandemic.

In this way, they try to either steal user login credentials or install malicious software on the recipient’s computer.