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Message 100371 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 9:39:33 UTC

Brrr, the official English translation of the explanation blurb for the Dutch Corona virus app is bad. I automatically read it with a heavy accented voice in my head.

CoronaMelder is the official Dutch coronavirus notification app, developed under supervision by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The app digitally helps Municipal Public Health Service’s (GGD) with their source and contact research.

The app warns you when you’ve been near someone who has coronavirus. That way, you can protect yourself and the people around you. And we can keep the number of infections in The Netherlands as low as possible. Using this app isn’t mandatory. But the more people use the app, the better it works.

During the development of this app, we took accessibility into account. See our accessibility statement for more information.

How does the app work?

You only give access to your Bluetooth data
CoronaMelder uses Bluetooth to see when you’re near other people who have the app. The app doesn’t use any personal or location data. So it doesn’t know who you are or where you’ve been.

You get a notification after you’ve experienced a higher risk of infection
The app sends you a notification when you've been near someone for at least 15 minutes who later turns out to have corona. That person must be using the app as well.

You can warn others if you turn out to be infected yourself
Did you test positive for the virus by the GGD? You can then use the app to warn the people you’ve been around during the time you were contagious. This warning is completely anonymous as well.

What makes the app safe and anonymous?
* You don’t have to enter any personal data like your name or email address.
* All contacts are anonymous. If you run into someone, your phones exchange random codes using Bluetooth. This is how the app measures the duration and the distance of the contact. The codes never includes information about who you are and where you’ve been.
* The codes you exchange via Bluetooth are only saved on your phone. They’re automatically deleted after 14 days.
* App users cannot be traced by the app’s makers, the government or other users. Everyone is always anonymous. Both the infected people sending out a warning with the app and the people getting this notification
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Message 100382 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 18:08:27 UTC

Grumble...:-(
Someone messing with the boards?
Been logging in every day, reading new posts.
Just logged in to find 5 threads with new posts that doesn't have any.
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Message 100384 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 18:13:57 UTC

Is someone has been moving/hiding posts then this can happen - very confusing to us poor victims of such reality :-(
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Message 100386 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 18:30:08 UTC - in response to Message 100384.  

I know. But considering the threads, find that hard to believe, for example, "Will Dragon lift off today?
Can't imagine that having posts moved.
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Message 100397 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 20:44:25 UTC

No, but spammers are no respecters of subject, they just want to annoy people.....
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Message 100398 - Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 21:02:28 UTC - in response to Message 100386.  

The cookies for older threads will eventually decay, making old threads that are still open pop up like new threads. Happens to me too.
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Message 100400 - Posted: 22 Aug 2020, 0:37:00 UTC

Weirdness and I don't think it is all cookie related, seems to be more related to server backups. If it was cookie decay then all of the very old threads would be showing as unread, but they aren't.

I do know spam removal will mark new messages in threads, because there was one even if it was deleted.

Now individual messages in a thread may be a different story than the thread itself.
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Message 100407 - Posted: 22 Aug 2020, 16:13:59 UTC

Mozilla Firefox on Android changed to a completely new browser. Which meant I immediately lost my extensions - because no updates for the ones I use - and the top sites I used. It will also keep all tabs open when I close the browser. They say it's quicker than the previous one, so why am I waiting for over 15 seconds per page for something to load?
Can't go back to a previous version either, because then it will make a new user ID and I have to start over again anyway.
I don't mind making new apps, but make sure you finish it before you release it. Now it feels like Breakpoint, which is still broken on all sides. I'm about to ditch FF for Chrome.
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Message 100462 - Posted: 25 Aug 2020, 10:34:41 UTC

Grumble: New ryzen computer arrived this morning. Reciever missing from Logitech mouse/keyboard box.
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Message 100463 - Posted: 25 Aug 2020, 11:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 100462.  

For Want of a Nail the battle was lost ...
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Message 100464 - Posted: 25 Aug 2020, 12:51:24 UTC - in response to Message 100462.  

I was in this situation once.
Turns out that the tiny little receiver was stored inside the mouse, in the battery compartment.
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Message 100466 - Posted: 25 Aug 2020, 14:14:52 UTC - in response to Message 100464.  

Yup, either there, or it's in the keyboard.
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Message 100468 - Posted: 25 Aug 2020, 18:55:22 UTC

Yup, either there, or it's in the keyboard.


Actually stuck into a little slot in the box. I had already looked in the mouse. XUbuntu now installing.
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Message 100497 - Posted: 27 Aug 2020, 16:52:59 UTC - in response to Message 100407.  

Just got the forced update to the latest Mozilla Firefox on Android few minutes ago and ALL my adblock and anti tracking extensions won't work unless the addon developers update their code to work with the new version of Firefox. 🤐

Then there's this "politically incorrect" statement from the developers on the what was upgraded broken page:
Firefox is removing terminology from the browser that has been identified as derogatory or exclusionary. We’re listening to conversations happening within the Mozilla community and in the world at large, and are paying attention when people tell us that some terms we use in Firefox exclude and damage people.


I don't need my web browser to kiss the a$$ of the PC people.
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Message 100499 - Posted: 27 Aug 2020, 18:43:19 UTC

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Copying data from old core2duo to Ryzen. Every other thing I do, I seem to use the wrong mouse so the pointer doesn't move!
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Message 100504 - Posted: 27 Aug 2020, 18:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 100497.  

We’re listening to conversations happening within the Mozilla community and in the world at large, and are paying attention when people tell us that some terms we use in Firefox exclude and damage people.
In other words, those pesky adblockers that block everything must go. It's very weird that uBlock Origin had an extension ready at launch time (in July) and that we're now at the end of August and other blockers still aren't updated. But then uBlock doesn't block all adverts, it allows some that it considers 'needed'.
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Message 100530 - Posted: 31 Aug 2020, 20:25:43 UTC
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No power to usb3 ports at front of case. They will read USB sticks but not external USB3 hard drive. Will phone PCSpecialist in morning to find out if this is something put together wrongly or a design flaw.

Edit: Pretty sure it is a mistake putting it together. Now need to decide whether reading MB handbook will be quicker than speaking to them on the phone. Really don't want to send it back and have to wait.
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Message 100531 - Posted: 31 Aug 2020, 20:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 100530.  

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No power to usb3 ports at front of case. They will read USB sticks but not external USB3 hard drive. Will phone PCSpecialist in morning to find out if this is something put together wrongly or a design flaw.

Depends on the hard drive. Some older drives need auxiliary +5V power because the standard 900mA on a port is not enough to start the drive spindles. I have one like that. A 2.5" spinning rust drive in an external enclosure. Have to have both the USB-B connector and a secondary 2.1mm coaxial power plug plugged in before the drive is able to transfer data.

Also check your BIOS for a setting to supply battery charging capabilities to your USB3 ports. Normally, the front mounted ones.
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Message 100533 - Posted: 1 Sep 2020, 5:25:02 UTC - in response to Message 100531.  

Also check your BIOS for a setting to supply battery charging capabilities to your USB3 ports. Normally, the front mounted ones.

Thanks, didn't realise you could do that on modern motherboards. Don't think the old one had that capability.
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Message 100569 - Posted: 2 Sep 2020, 0:18:54 UTC

Not sure if it'a grumble or glory the the message boards here have changed their color scheme they look very Setish.
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