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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    - Thermal optics.

    Makes finding food far easier at night.

    - Printer.

    Neighbours want an inordinate number of "lost cat" posters printing for some reason.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    moving up the stack a little from electricity and running water, I think that access to the internet is the only thing that makes the lockdown bearable or even workable at all.

    Imagine pre-internet how we would have had to cope...

    Listening to the radio or TV to find out what the hell we were supposed to be doing.
    No video calls to your family and friends.
    No working from home, so most of us would probably now be unemployed or on unpaid leave by now.
    No online shopping at all.
    No streaming entertainment.
    No games to play that you didn't already have sat in a box on the shelf and you'd be playing on your own (I rephrased that from "playing with yourself"...).
    Not to mention that the government, healthcare and scientific communities rely on it for getting/sharing all the info related to the pandemic.

    Probably a lot more that hasn't occcurred to me, but I think we are extremely lucky that this crisis didn't happen pre internet.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

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    Imagine pre-internet how we would have had to cope...
    I lost a lot of time to Chuckie Egg back in the day, I'm sure I could again now in a pinch.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I lost a lot of time to Chuckie Egg back in the day, I'm sure I could again now in a pinch.
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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    MS Teams for where I work. I am one of the production floor bods so we are using teams to keep in touch for those working from home. We had already upgraded a lot of our kit to surface hubs to allow better international working, and we were involved early on in the outbreak because the conference in Singapore was ours.

    For home hasn't really made much difference, got a tent in the garden to chill in and been tidying my garage workshop a bit. If work does shut for a bit, which is unlikely because we make parts for ventilators and medical gas plants, I could easily spend a month sorting the garden/shed/garage. After that build a sunroom down the end of the garden with enough room to sleep in and house a wood burning stove. Did spend a couple of hours today sharpening axes and billhooks.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    The Internet is the obvious one. It has greatly facilitated keeping up an income. I've actually primarily used the good old-fashioned telephone - albeit an electric one - for catching up with friends and family though.

    I'm also appreciating that I invested in a good home office setup over the past few years, as well as that my apartment has a dishwasher. Which has always been nice, but I've been cooking at home more than ever in the past month.

    And of course the basics such as electricity that have been with us since considerably before the 1950s.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    cat6 cables.

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