Links 18 February 2020

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Leith van Onselen
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    • Yes, they obscenely rich. But, are they happy? I’m talking a small child eating a McDonald’s ice cream cone happy.

      • Mining BoganMEMBER

        Well, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett do have the McDonalds gold card. Wazza I think seems happy. He’d go an ice cream any time. Not so much Gates. He always looks miserable.

      • gates may have a lot but he is missing more than ever to relise his great plans …
        what makes people unhappy is the gap between plans and reality ….

        money can help with many thing but definitely not to escape human nature

        BTW. did I say that “self-made” billionaires are much more likely to have great plans that require much more money … otherwise they wouldn’t be billionaires …

        maccas happiness is only possible among third generation wealthy, a generation that spends the wealth …

        • Gates has a chip under his skin and would like everyone to share this happiness …. self licking ice cream cone thingy …

          Whilst were at it his CORE [tm] was never about Education, IP of it and its income streams by propriety hard and soft ware is a whole another thingy … all your data is mine …. ev’bal snicker ….

          BTW goes to church and gave at the office, regular pillar of the community …

          • It’s he’s got a chip on the shoulder. Witch means not perfect. He’s getting under my skin. This means someone is annoying the shat outer you. Learn your colloquial australian slang get it right lizard king

          • There’s no flies on skippy but you can see where they have been. This means you are clever and they can see we’re you learnt this trait.

        • Mining BoganMEMBER

          There was a border collie running with us at training last night. There are no words to describe the joy this dog showed at running with 30 people that encouraged her to go faster and faster.

  1. Central banks’ influence on economies is diminishing – FT

    That should make some around here cross eyed.

  2. blindjusticeMEMBER

    RE – SARS , a related bug and how it can be like Dengue if you get it a second time and hence Covid-19 could be too:
    We found that higher concentrations of anti-sera against SARS-CoV neutralized SARS-CoV infection, while highly diluted anti-sera significantly increased SARS-CoV infection and induced higher levels of apoptosis. Results from infectivity assays indicate that SARS-CoV ADE is primarily mediated by diluted antibodies against envelope spike proteins rather than nucleocapsid proteins. We also generated monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV spike proteins and observed that most of them promoted SARS-CoV infection. Combined, our results suggest that antibodies against SARS-CoV spike proteins may trigger ADE effects. The data raise new questions regarding a potential SARS-CoV vaccine, while shedding light on mechanisms involved in SARS pathogenesis.