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    OK, I know many on here loathe the BBC and everything they do, but they are carrying out an experiment about a pandemic, starting today. If you download the app, it will anonymously track your movements over a 24 hour period, the more people who download it, the better the results.
    The scientific researchers are trying to see how a flu virus would spread through the country and maybe come up with ideas on how to stop the spread


    There’s an app for Android & iPhone.
    BBC Four - BBC Pandemic

    ...and if you live in Haselmere, they are doing a 72 hour study.
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    why don't they just get everyone's location data from the mobile phone companies ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    why don't they just get everyone's location data from the mobile phone companies ?

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    Well, firstly they’d have to request it and get all the permissions to do so and then they’d have to interpret it.
    By doing it using an app they can get the relevant information direct from the phones of those who sign up
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    I wonder how long it will be before computer viruses start to infect people.
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    I was working for a company associated with pharmaceuticals when the swine flu epidemic broke out. Some of the briefings were rather worrying. Fortunately, it turned out to be not so bad. Just 25000 extra deaths worldwide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    I wonder how long it will be before computer viruses start to infect people.
    With all this internet porn, probably not that long Xog...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I was working for a company associated with pharmaceuticals when the swine flu epidemic broke out. Some of the briefings were rather worrying. Fortunately, it turned out to be not so bad. Just 25000 extra deaths worldwide.
    One bad flu pandemic and that's all the old Brexiteers done with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    One bad flu pandemic and that's all the old Brexiteers done with...
    One good flu pandemic and that's all the Remoaners done with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    One good flu pandemic and that's all the Remoaners done with...
    Old Brexiters (and old remainers) are in the demographic to be killed off by a pandemic. So there will lots of people pissed off that their inheritance has gone to the cats' home.
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