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    #21
    I can get a McDonalds delivered to the front door in a few minutes why can't I get a set of tests delivered the same way?

    take a test when pinged. Take one when you get to work.

    The test and trace is Hotel California you can check in but never leave so if I check in at a coffee shop at 7am on my way to work I can apparently be infected by someone eating their evening meal.

    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #22
      They were giving out boxes of tests by Earls Court tube station a couple of weeks ago. I did consider grabbing some to keep to hand but for some reason decided against it, can't remember why.

      EDIT: oh yes, I remember - the lateral flow tests are a crock of tulipe that's why

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        #23
        Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
        EDIT: oh yes, I remember - the lateral flow tests are a crock of tulipe that's why
        No they serve a specific purpose.
        Originally posted by MaryPoppins
        I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
        Originally posted by vetran
        Urine is quite nourishing

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          #24
          Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

          EDIT: oh yes, I remember - the lateral flow tests are a crock of tulipe that's why
          False positives are very rare (approaching 99% efficacy) but there is a big issue with them providing false negatives (not far off 50%).

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            #25
            Originally posted by vetran View Post
            I can get a McDonalds delivered to the front door in a few minutes why can't I get a set of tests delivered the same way?

            take a test when pinged. Take one when you get to work.

            The test and trace is Hotel California you can check in but never leave so if I check in at a coffee shop at 7am on my way to work I can apparently be infected by someone eating their evening meal.
            Get your own QR code so you can check in when you go to your office. Due to being a contractor the office site just happens to be at your home....
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #26
              Originally posted by Paralytic View Post

              I've a niece who got the £500. Just finished college, working part time at the local golf course, furloughed, got pinged (out with friends, one who tested positive) and got £500. Was free money to her.

              This was a few weeks ago. She's self-isolating again (family member has tested positive) - don't know yet if she's reapplied/will get it again.
              She's obviously good at completing paperwork.

              Maybe she should be looking for a job with more prospects - the NHS has a few.
              "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                #27
                Originally posted by Paralytic View Post

                False positives are very rare (approaching 99% efficacy) but there is a big issue with them providing false negatives (not far off 50%).
                But you use them instead of no test, not instead of a better test. Meaning they catch 50% of unsuspected cases.
                I was wondering when we say they are 50% accurate in this scenario does that mean it's an error per test, or that if you get a false negative and take 9 more tests in a row, they'd all be false negatives?
                Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                Originally posted by vetran
                Urine is quite nourishing

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by Paralytic View Post

                  False positives are very rare (approaching 99% efficacy) but there is a big issue with them providing false negatives (not far off 50%).
                  The company I am working for manufacturers a component for the lateral flow tests.
                  i recently found out the manufacturing plants are still running on Windows XP!

                  They were slowly upgrading them but then COVID hit and they didnt want to cause any downtime so they left them, they are now starting back up the upgrade work.

                  Oh and there are only 3 people who know fully how the systems work...and all but one have retired!

                  Its so bad its funny.

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                    #29
                    Originally posted by vetran View Post
                    I check in at a coffee shop at 7am on my way to work I can apparently be infected by someone eating their evening meal.
                    That's because you work 15 hour days at below minimum wage at the coffee shop
                    I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by MonkeysUncle View Post

                      The company I am working for manufacturers a component for the lateral flow tests.
                      i recently found out the manufacturing plants are still running on Windows XP!

                      They were slowly upgrading them but then COVID hit and they didnt want to cause any downtime so they left them, they are now starting back up the upgrade work.

                      Oh and there are only 3 people who know fully how the systems work...and all but one have retired!

                      Its so bad its funny.
                      I really hope you're not suggesting that's why they only have a 60% success rate for detecting positive cases.

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