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Helpful things you can do from home
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:08:45 AM »
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At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Well, why not get on the computer and help with a giant weather digitisation effort?

The UK has rainfall records dating back 200 years or so, but the vast majority of these are in handwritten form and can't easily be used to analyse past periods of flooding and drought.

The Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer all the data into online spreadsheets.

You're not required to rummage through old bound volumes; the Met Office has already scanned the necessary documents - all 65,000 sheets.

You simply have to visit a website, read the scribbled rainfall amounts and enter the numbers into a series of boxes...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52040822

It's not wonderfully exciting but according to the BBC  will assist with planning for future flood and water-resource infrastructure.

Can anyone else come up with better ways to help people from home?

Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 09:22:02 AM »
Donate to the Trussell Trust.

Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 01:28:47 PM »
I donated to the Aonang Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand because those heffalumps still need to eat even if there are no visitors.

Rest assured this is an ethical sanctuary and not one of those ones that make them paint stuff and let 30-stone Americans ride on their backs.

I look forward to the knighthood when this has all blown over.

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Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 02:07:17 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52040822

It's not wonderfully exciting but according to the BBC  will assist with planning for future flood and water-resource infrastructure.

Can anyone else come up with better ways to help people from home?

What's to stop people from entering incorrect numbers?

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Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 02:14:11 PM »
insult centrists on twitter

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Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 03:06:45 PM »
Petition on Change.Org to get Boris to respond to 6 key demands from NHS staff.

http://chng.it/KfDhb45GrQ


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Re: Helpful things you can do from home
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 03:52:15 PM »
I have been spending most of my free time reporting the price gouging on ebay for santizer products, as well as emailing the CMA for cases around.

Ebay has made it quite easy for you to report price gouging.

Here are some choice listings so please report them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Pack-of-Dettol-All-in-One-Disinfectant-Spray-Lemon-Breeze-400ml-c3/324108438995?hash=item4b765e4dd3:g:gLUAAOSwOQNebn8y

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Pack-of-Dettol-All-in-One-Disinfectant-Spray-Crisp-Linen-400ml-New/133371609415?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D200971d4d007483c8ec3d900f09e8a32%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324108438995%26itm%3D133371609415%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A7809e5d4-6f76-11ea-b2d2-f65f58ec766d%7Cparentrq%3A1775ab9e1710a4d0e19ca131fffeb644%7Ciid%3A1

For reference these are £3.00 a pop!

The starting price for the top one was 99p, and there are 28 bids for it, one of which made it jump from £33 to £500! Has the seller actually done anything wrong if people are bidding stupid amounts for it?

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