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by midtskogen
16 Mar 2020 13:51
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

I think the following actions make sense: ⋅ Work from home policies for everyone who can do it. ⋅ Switch to remote teaching in universities, high schools and schools for pupils aged 12+. ⋅ Strict isolation policies for hospitals and homes for the elders. ⋅ Act...
by midtskogen
16 Mar 2020 13:18
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

There is a need to explain the 0.7% death rate of South Korea versus the 7% death rate in Italy.  Two factors are important for the latter case: Who get tested, and hospital capacity. Clearly, the testing rate influences the numbers.  If mainly people on their deathbed get tested, you'll get a very ...
by midtskogen
16 Mar 2020 06:01
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

What are your thoughts about the mortality rate?  I think this is a big issue.  If it's low, towards that of regular flu, it seems clear that what the world is really facing is a panic epidemic spread by media.  If the mortality is above 5% as some data might suggest, then clearly the world must not...
by midtskogen
15 Mar 2020 06:03
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2596

Astrobiology Poll

33068 The thing I have doubts about is the long term viability of technological life....they do bad things to the planet and the only real answer to that is a space-faring civilization.  I believe that we are a ticking time bomb unless we do that ourselves and not being able to colonize space becau...
by midtskogen
13 Mar 2020 05:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

The "cure" is the human immune system. Quarantines and isolation are effective, but also costly.  Norway decided to shut down this week after we got several hundred cases with people coming home for ski resorts in Italy and Austria.  The schools in Norway had a winter break in three differ...
by midtskogen
12 Mar 2020 14:46
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

TitanGuy wrote:
Qr Bbpost Didn't the chinese cure most of their infected people?

No.  Very few need treatment, not much can be done anyway.  The Chinese effectively quarantined people and areas, which stopped the virus from spreading in those areas.  South Korea did the same. 
by midtskogen
11 Mar 2020 02:55
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2596

Astrobiology Poll

Yes, once there is a Cambrian Explosion event , I think social  life is very likely, i.e. animals that communicate and socialise, perhaps almost unavoidable.  Since a CE event is rare and requires much time, conditions for further evolution are likely stable.  Animals that become capable of explorin...
by midtskogen
09 Mar 2020 04:01
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 9147

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

The mortality rate seems somewhat uncertain.  I've seen figures around 2%, but it may be far lower.  Currently, 169 in Norway have been infected and all, except one person with a pre-condition who has been hospitalised, have experienced mild symptoms.  This might partly be because the vast majority ...
by midtskogen
08 Mar 2020 03:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2596

Astrobiology Poll

I'm copying Wats' reply substituting with my own answers (numbers rounded down). A1 19  There is/has been ETL in uni B1 17  There is/has been ETL in MW C1  3  There is/has been ETL in SS A2 18  There is/has been complex ETL in uni B2  16  There is/has been complex ETL in MW C2  2  There is/has been ...
by midtskogen
27 Feb 2020 05:12
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 350
Views: 78904

Unusual weather

A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost what kind of winds did Dennis have?

I don't know, but the worst winds were off shore, so whatever was actually measured, was probably not so extreme.
by midtskogen
24 Feb 2020 01:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 407
Views: 94906

Show off your work

32911 What these trees go through is amazing. Especially higher up and on ridges, where they get wind-blasted and encased in snow.  It's impressive that they can withstand the weight.  Snowy winters can be a serious problem for pines in Norway.  Under a load of snow they will lean and get even more...
by midtskogen
22 Feb 2020 08:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 407
Views: 94906

Show off your work

Fascinating how those trees manage to survive there.  I'm assuming a short but warm growth season?
by midtskogen
22 Feb 2020 08:17
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 189482

Totally off-topic thread

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by midtskogen
14 Feb 2020 09:14
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 350
Views: 78904

Unusual weather

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