Out of the Blue

As usual we're having a fine old time with Jedi the Jindo, whose stay with us began last night. The only real negative about his visits is that they relegate me to sleeping on the couch. He's used to sharing the bed at home, and this will not fly with MrsBlue. This is in part because of her asthma and her allergies to some animals (though not specifically dogs), and in part because, well... dog on the bed. Also, in stark contrast to the late, great Gunnar-man and Hudson the wonder dog before him, Jedi usually needs to go out for a pee in the middle of the night, so the whole couch deal accommodates that. This all leads to a pretty disrupted night, so I'm operating on under four hours sleep at the moment. The good news is I can handle this for a short while, but it will catch up to me soon enough.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 20, 2020, 21:48
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Rigs wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 19:47:
Is anyone else getting this in Chrome? It just started popping up tonight and Blues is the only site it does it with.
My guess is its related to this and you use Google Chromes built-in password manager.
Give https://haveibeenpwned.com/ a whirl to see how many times your email has been involved in a breach.

Blue talked about it here.

Edit “the TLDR” version
You are using a a password and email combination on bluesnews that has been previously breached/leaked on the web.
On a good note, it has nothing to do with this site.

This comment was edited on Feb 21, 2020, 09:55.
“The time has come for us to move beyond seeing public health as the ax in the display case, where the sign says IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS.”
Pandemics don’t end because the economy is suffering and we want them to.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 20, 2020, 19:47
Rigs
 
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Feb 20, 2020, 19:47
 Rigs
 
Is anyone else getting this in Chrome? It just started popping up tonight and Blues is the only site it does it with...


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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 20, 2020, 19:16
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 18:48:
Time to make the crash tests harder.
They should be, they probably won't be -- the lobbyists will see to that...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 20, 2020, 18:48
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Feb 20, 2020, 18:48
 
Time to make the crash tests harder.
“The time has come for us to move beyond seeing public health as the ax in the display case, where the sign says IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS.”
Pandemics don’t end because the economy is suffering and we want them to.
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Re: Handwashing
Feb 20, 2020, 18:45
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Feb 20, 2020, 18:45
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 17:24:
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 17:11:
Any idea why they would do that? If I were running that hospital these people would be fired and banned form ever working with sick people again... even I, someone doing IT, wash my hands 10 seconds for soap and 10 seconds for rinsing... it's fucking BASIC COMMON SENSE no?

Blegh
A Qualitative Exploration of Reasons for Poor Hand Hygiene Among Hospital Workers: Lack of Positive Role Models and of Convincing Evidence That Hand Hygiene Prevents Cross-Infection
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Re: Handwashing
Feb 20, 2020, 18:32
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Feb 20, 2020, 18:28
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Feb 20, 2020, 18:28
 
Hmmm this is a more recent study. A bit different than the one I remember, but still abysmal:
Study shows hospital hand hygiene rates may be worse than reported
But compliance rates fell from more than 90 percent to 30 percent when the human auditors were relieved by automated surveillance, creating infection risks for patients, the study's authors said.

The researchers compared human and automated methods of surveillance in an Australian teaching hospital over a period of two years. Automated surveillance consisted of hand hygiene dispensers at sinks and bedsides recording hand hygiene by touch, while human surveillance was direct observation of healthcare workers by human auditors.
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Feb 20, 2020, 18:09
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All depends on if you're a slob or not. I'm pretty fastidious and wash my hands all the time. Keep a clean house, etc. Anyone who's ever gone house hunting/home with someone from a bar/had a roomate knows that far too many people aren't just slobs, they're fucking pigs. I can't count the times over the years looking at houses with friends, etc. we were just flabbergasted that people actually choose to live like swine.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Feb 20, 2020, 17:24
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Feb 20, 2020, 17:24
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 17:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 16:51:
I doubt they polled bars an hour before closing time. Alcohol may screw with the numbers.

Heh - and nightclubs too!

Remember the studies they did at (Western) hospitals? They even tried automated handwashing systems, with cameras all around. Even when the nurses/doctors knew about the cameras, they still gamed the system by *pretending* to scrub and wash for 20 seconds.

Any idea why they would do that? If I were running that hospital these people would be fired and banned form ever working with sick people again... even I, someone doing IT, wash my hands 10 seconds for soap and 10 seconds for rinsing... it's fucking BASIC COMMON SENSE no?

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Re: Handwashing
Feb 20, 2020, 17:11
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 16:51:
I doubt they polled bars an hour before closing time. Alcohol may screw with the numbers.

Heh - and nightclubs too!

Remember the studies they did at (Western) hospitals? They even tried automated handwashing systems, with cameras all around. Even when the nurses/doctors knew about the cameras, they still gamed the system by *pretending* to scrub and wash for 20 seconds.

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Re: Handwashing
Feb 20, 2020, 16:51
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 16:33:
Huh, that handwashing article is extremely America-centric. Those numbers look good to me - better than expected even! The gender gap seems pretty small. But then again, I travelled around the world. Outside of North America is...not good.
I doubt they polled bars an hour before closing time. Alcohol may screw with the numbers.
“The time has come for us to move beyond seeing public health as the ax in the display case, where the sign says IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS.”
Pandemics don’t end because the economy is suffering and we want them to.
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Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights
Feb 20, 2020, 16:50
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Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights Feb 20, 2020, 16:50
Feb 20, 2020, 16:50
 

I certainly hope it's not all psychologists... Because goddamn is that article dumb and ignorant of the history of sci-fi.
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Feb 20, 2020, 16:33
 
Huh, that handwashing article is extremely America-centric. Those numbers look good to me - better than expected even! The gender gap seems pretty small. But then again, I travelled around the world. Outside of North America is...not good.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 20, 2020, 15:24
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Blood started leaking into a man's apartment after his upstairs neighbor died.

Always rent on the top floor.
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Feb 20, 2020, 13:17
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Fan of <insert anything here>? Snobs have you in their sights...as they always have. Pretentious assholes look down on people who don't share their tastes? Shocker. Rolleyes
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Feb 20, 2020, 12:36
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celebrated author Ian McEwan dismissed science fiction as the stuff of “anti-gravity boots” rather than “human dilemmas”

Said by a man who very clearly has never read any sci-fi, but wrote his own book to proclaim himself the king of the genre he hates.

Every time these entitled assholes and psychologists say that scifi is about living in a fantasy and dressing up as princess leia to avoid the sad life of entitled layabouts, they are not only insulting 90% of all scientists and engineers, but they are pissing them off.

If not for us scientists and engineers who adore scifi or grew up looking at the stars and dreaming of the possibilities - Mr. Ian McEwan - you'd still be living in the dirt, breaking your back for the aristocracy, without the ability to read, let alone write!

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Feb 20, 2020, 11:25
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TIL Finding trapped water in geodes is not an unusual experience.
Actual mri of that brain
Blood leak, yep, that’s disgusting. Apartment managers aren’t born that way but it doesn’t take them long to achieve that level of greatness.
“The time has come for us to move beyond seeing public health as the ax in the display case, where the sign says IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS.”
Pandemics don’t end because the economy is suffering and we want them to.
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