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hpr3172 :: A ramble with the Pentland Squires (part 2)

Second half of the chat between MrX and Dave Morriss

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Duration: 00:49:43


The two HPR hosts based in Edinburgh got together over Mumble on the evening of Sunday 23rd August 2020 to have a chat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the second half of the conversation. For the first part see HPR show 3167.


Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Digital data versus pieces of paper
    • Dave is using a Google spreadsheet shopping list which he can share with his kids who are shopping for him
    • There’s still a desire to keep things on paper though
    • The tendency to hoard bits of paper
  • Using Windows
    • Multiple (virtual) desktops on Windows 10, a counter-intuitive design
    • Outlook as a mail client (with Exchange) is very poor compared to open source options
  • The current pandemic
    • Lockdown controls exposure to the virus and limits cases
    • Fewer cases means the health service can cope better
    • Sheltering keeps vulnerable people safe until a vaccine is available
    • Herd Immunity is when the majority of people are immune to the virus and don’t transmit it to vulnerable people
    • Long-term effects of COVID-19
    • Asymptomatic carriers of the virus
  • HPR listening and contributing in the time of COVID
    • Current times tend to make it harder to keep up to date with shows
    • It’s also harder to make time to make contributions at the moment
    • Issues with motivation
  • Miscellaneous
    • MrX’s car needing attention due to rust
    • Dave’s anecdote of his neighbour losing power late one night


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