@Ahuka Just been listening to TWiV where they were talking about the potential vaccine(s). They pointed out (as have others) that a vaccine may give 'sterilising immunity' meaning you can't catch COVID-19 again, or it'll give disease prevention meaning you can catch it but it will be very mild. Trouble is there's a likelihood that people with a mild case will be just as dangerous to others as people with the full disease since they'll be shedding virus. Masks will then continue to be needed!

@archer72 No problem. I can fix such things pretty quickly, but if you're like me you prefer the simpler path rather than complexity πŸ˜ƒ

@Ahuka Yes indeed. I think both my daughter and I watch that one.
Time for somebody to do another HPR show on YouTube recommendations?

@Ahuka Excellent! My daughter has just finished her MSc in Science Communication at Edinburgh University (awaiting her results), so I'm pointing this out to her too!

@Ahuka A clever bit of science communication regarding the effectiveness of masks in relation to COVID in particular: youtube.com/watch?v=Y47t9qLc9I

@Ahuka Glad you're finding the channel informative. His calm and professional style was helpful to me when trying to understand and come to terms with this pandemic. I'm certain a lot of his audience think the same!

@Ahuka Thanks for all the contributions. It's great to know we can rely on you. However, as you say, it would be good to hear from some of our other hosts and from HPR listeners, who I know have a lot to tell us.

@Ahuka Never used Evernote, I quite like Wikis, but each to his own!

@Ahuka Let me know if you need any other information. I quite enjoy writing database queries (I'm a nerd)!

In my case, as I think of a show idea, I add it to a database which I also use to maintain a page on a local MediaWiki instance. It's useful be able to run queries against this DB from time to time.

@Ahuka Just sent you the results of a query on the HPR database via email.

@Ahuka Listening to TWiV 658 where they discuss the paper that followed the HongKong SARS-CoV-2 reinfection case that the news media were treating as apocalyptic. The TWiV team were much more rational in their analysis I thought. It's a case of protective immunity (mild symptoms) not sterilising immunity (complete eradication of the virus). I'd settle for that from the vaccine!

@klaatu @clacke @Stoori I'm no expert I'm afraid. I started using Asciidoc in 2012 I think. I keep journals of various projects since my memory is poor. One journal now totals over 12,000 lines and Asciidoc was struggling with it. When Asciidoctor arrived I was able to process the whole thing without trouble. What I do know is that the Asciidoctor documentation is very good and always answers my questions, though they are usually simple ones!

@Ahuka Yes :-) I'd say you are certainly doing your bit to keep HPR alive and well! Thanks for that.

@clacke @klaatu @Stoori It's my understanding that Asciidoctor is a reimplementation of Asciidoc, written in Ruby, with a number of enhancements, including being a lot faster. See asciidoctor.org/docs/user-manu

@Ahuka We have the next three weeks fully allocated, so no hurry, but anything in the period thereafter will be appreciated.

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

@Ahuka Ken thinks he has identified the problem. Did you by any chance hit the 'back' key to upload show 2 after 1 had finished?

@Ahuka I see the three shows as having been uploaded. However, their states are not properly recorded in the database. Ken made a recent change in that area so that might be the reason. I have messaged him about the anomaly and will update you when I have more information.

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