2020-03-27

US coronavirus cases top 100,000, doubling in three days

I thought that it would take longer to get to this point. If we have 100,000 known cases, then we likely have a million+ in reality.

I wondered where I could take a vacation so as to avoid COVID-19, but there is no place to hide.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/us-coronavirus-cases-top-100000-doubling-in-three-days.html?fbclid=IwAR20AAHeLcdLlzkWMWkyGgteLCz_pF-r6kluW1tpbodiRbbKvD9W8FIu2L0

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state | World news | The Guardian

Fact check: Did coronavirus originate in a Chinese laboratory?

COVID-19 update.

Nine days ago we were at 37 cases.



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2K versus 4K and 8K

When 4K TV's first came out, some people pointed out that your eyes can't see in 4K. (I know mine can't.) I bought a 4K TV anyway on a Walmart Black Friday sale at a great price.

The 4K designation is a bit deceptive because the 4K refers to the number of horizontal pixels. In the past, video resolutions were designated by the number of vertical lines. Therefore, just so we are clear, 4K is 2160P, and 1080P is 2K.

Old tube TV's broadcast in 480i, which means the video was only 480 lines, and the TV takes two 1/60th of a second cycles to draw the entire screen.

The most you can get out of broadcast TV right now is 1080i. The old TV shows that dominate broadcast TV were recorded on videotape, which is 480i, so that how they are broadcast today. Blu-ray disks are typically 1080P, and DVD's can be as low as 480p. There is a special Blu-ray format that is 4K, but you need a Blu-ray player that supports it.

When movie theaters started using digital projection, the format they used was 2K, and some later movies were shown in 4K. I am one who sits on the front row of a theater when everybody else sits 2/3 of the way back. (That's kind of nice for me actually.) Even with a giant screen in front of me, I can't notice any lack of resolution with a 2K or 4K projection.

My favorite computer resolution is 1440P, which is technically 2.5K, and this is what I use now. This is an ideal resolution for playing games. The Apple iMac that I own is capable of 5K, which is overkill on Apple's part because it doesn't make sense to have that much detail on a 27-inch monitor.

On my computer, I routinely watch videos that are 720P and I never notice any lack of clarity.

So now the industry is developing 8K TV's, which is insane. Your eyes will not see the difference, and there's not going to be any content available in 8K. The new videogame systems that are coming out this year are also going to support 8K, but likely just for content and not for games which will be in 4K instead. Right now you can buy a 98 inch Samsung 8K TV for $79,000. This is insane.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

The plan for the next couple of months

2020-03-24

A girl six years old | Bossanova guitar playing

Are Solid State Batteries About To Change The World?

Neil Diamond “Hands.. washing hands”

Dems Get SLAMMED for Blocking Coronavirus Relief Package

This video at 2:40 is priceless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8HYlFQUmUM

WONDER WOMAN 1984 delayed... Summer movie season cancelled

Unexpected Discovery: Ultra Dense Planet Outside of Galactic Plane

2020-03-22

ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/



On Wednesday it was 39 cases, at which time I predicted that it would be hundreds of cases in a week.  No doubt, there is more testing being done. I have felt borderline sick for 2 days.

2020-03-20

My GERMAN Culture Shocks as An AMERICAN

Nudity, World War 2, & learning German – Q&A #askagerman | German Girl in America

Number of cases outside China

This new graph is a bit complicated but on March 9nth the number of cases outside of China was 28,000. One week later it was 84,000. Four days later it is over 150,000. 


 

Manhattan bike tour - Coronavirus edition.

I watched this two nights ago.  I found it interesting because I have never been to New York, nor do I ever want to go there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkV-x3SWNlE

What pisses me off about proposed airline bailouts.

ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: Indiana Novel Coronavirus Map

There have been 79 cases detected so far and 2 deaths. Two days ago the number of detected cases was 39, and five days ago it was 15.

https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/2393.htm?fbclid=IwAR0lG1RyDHuXoklOr4LwAzOBelr-MLoRemIMjEXHDkR40qLFz955yeNDl24

2020-03-18

Re: COVID-19



On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 9:08 PM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
A week ago I wasn't aware that there were any cases in Indiana. A week ago I wasn't worried. I knew that things would change in a week, but things changed faster than I expected. As far as I can tell, people are trying to do the right thing, but I'm not sure where we will be a week from now. Instead of 39 cases, we will likely be talking about hundreds.

My neighbor lady called to see if I am okay since I live alone. I am of course fine and I talk to family every day, but it was a nice gesture. We both offered to help each other if we need anything.

It shows that we will get through this. People will help each other. We would rather that things were different, but the actions we take could save many lives.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com


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COVID-19

A week ago I wasn't aware that there were any cases in Indiana. A week ago I wasn't worried. I knew that things would change in a week, but things changed faster than I expected. As far as I can tell, people are trying to do the right thing, but I'm not sure where we will be a week from now. Instead of 39 cases, we will likely be talking about hundreds.

My neighbor lady called to see if I am okay since I live alone. I am of course fine and I talk to family every day, but it was a nice gesture. We both offered to help each other if we need anything.

It shows that we will get through this. People will help each other. We would rather that things were different, but the actions we take could save many lives.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com