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  1. Poll: I always thought Janssen was Belgian prior to...

    I always thought Janssen was Belgian prior to being acquired by J&J.
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    What about encoding the screen output to H264 in...

    What about encoding the screen output to H264 in real-time, and streaming it through DLNA/UPNP to the bedroom? Most network media players support these protocols.
    You'd probably get a bit of lag...
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    is there a particular reason to go for HDMI over...

    is there a particular reason to go for HDMI over ethernet vs. just hooking up a media player that supports 4K in the bedroom?
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    Just because we don't know much about Covid-19,...

    Just because we don't know much about Covid-19, doesn't mean that general containment will be the best strategy.
    There are many downsides to containment - aside from tanking the economy: People are...
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    My call for deconfinement of the general...

    My call for deconfinement of the general population except for the elderly and with underlying conditions holds for the current situation. Figures released so far show acceptable risks for the <50...
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    In France prior to the general confinement, the...

    In France prior to the general confinement, the messages conveyed from medical experts and government officials was 'it's only a bad flu'. As a result, most of the general population didn't take it...
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    The healthcare system would not have been...

    The healthcare system would not have been overloaded if there had been a better and earlier focus on confining the elderly and people with underlying conditions.
    Germany has shown this is feasible....
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    At what point does it become acceptable to...

    At what point does it become acceptable to destroy your economy to get lower death rate than what is considered a bad-but-acceptable yearly death rate from flu ?
    Politicians are short sighted/too...
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    So do you want daily deaths for a bad flu year...

    So do you want daily deaths for a bad flu year too?
    Pure sensationalism imo...
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    Less broad confinement, but better confinement...

    Less broad confinement, but better confinement for >50 and implementing proper protocols (i.e. regular testing of all personnel in healthcare/elderly care, better yet: isolate them with the...
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    - CFR

    - CFR <50 is very low. We might have been able to weather the outbreak by merely confining the >50 cohort of population. This would have reduced the need for a lot of ICU capacity
    - just in time...
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    Not sure if there are reliable mass-produced...

    Not sure if there are reliable mass-produced antibody tests yet.
    The one recently used in the Netherlands had a 10% false positive rate, which is good enough for detecting the progress towards herd...
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    I'd rather catch the virus and be (temporarily?)...

    I'd rather catch the virus and be (temporarily?) immune rather than fear everyone and anyone. CFR is very low for those aged <50
    In fact, I and my family may have already had it. We all had flu-like...
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    obviously my point was that the wide difference...

    obviously my point was that the wide difference in observed policies around Covid-19 is not just based on culture and automatically the best fit for the given challenges in each jurisdiction. Just...
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    Doubt that it is just a matter of adhering vs....

    Doubt that it is just a matter of adhering vs. not adhering. First of all, adhere to which regulations exactly? The Swedish? Dutch? American (which state)?

    There's a lot of variation between these...
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    I don't think this thing will go away until...

    I don't think this thing will go away until enough people have had it to reach herd immunity. It's hard to control the optimal rate of spread, especially since any effects will take about 14+ days to...
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    Just watched Le Prenom, not bad and like Au Poste...

    Just watched Le Prenom, not bad and like Au Poste ! and Le diner de cons it looks like an adapted theater play.

    Btw do you know Le père Noel est un ordure ?
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    Just watched 'Le diner de cons', absolutely...

    Just watched 'Le diner de cons', absolutely hilarious :)
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    yup have watched and fully endorse 'Au service de...

    yup have watched and fully endorse 'Au service de la France'.
    Will check the others..
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    By the time this is operational, the peak has...

    By the time this is operational, the peak has long passed. Perhaps good for bringing back production capability on your own soil. Same for any vaccines (although it won't hurt to vaccinate the 70+...
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    Not a big fan of series, they tend to stop when...

    Not a big fan of series, they tend to stop when the concept has been beaten to death rather than stopping at the height of the series. As I don't know when this switchover point happens (it's usually...
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    The US has even more critical care beds per...

    The US has even more critical care beds per 100.000 adults than Germany does, so they'll probably be (relatively) alright.

    It's most of Europe that's really screwed, as the ICU capacity cannot...
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    The goal of most western countries is not to...

    The goal of most western countries is not to contain, because we don't have the right society and/or authoritarian government that can implement the required measures that would also involve...
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    and just 2 days later we're at 949 cases. At...

    and just 2 days later we're at 949 cases.

    At this speed, the authorities will probably strongly recommend self-quarantining the elderly and people with underlying risk factors, remote working for...
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    Some thoughts: - a pandemic is inevitable at...

    Some thoughts:
    - a pandemic is inevitable at this point, there are too many countries with uncontrolled infections (italy, iran, south korea)
    - Chinese numbers are not reliable (as usual), which...
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