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Pandemic (Part 1)

A recent blog post Bring Out Your Dead brought up a topic that comes up in a number of Family Trees that I have traced.  This looked at the effect of various Pandemics on modern history, and this has lead me to write up in this blog post covering the surprising effects of Pandemics on the people of Great Britain. 735 more words


The Blackest Week: A century ago, Silverton lost one-tenth of its population to Spanish Influenza

The following is excerpted from River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster. This month marks the 100 year anniversary of the pandemic sweeping through Silverton, Colorado, and killing about 10 percent of the population.  1,245 more words

On This Day in Dallas: Oct 12, 1918, Mayor Lawther Bans All Public Gatherings in Effort to Slow Spread of Spanish Flu

America entered World War I on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it began in Europe. News of the war dominated the headlines, so when young and formerly healthy soldiers began to fall ill from an influenza virus in spring of 1918, the public was not particularly alarmed. 735 more words


Pandemic By Roger Ley

I realised something unusual had happened as soon as I entered the lab: dead cotton rats littered the floors of many of the cages. I hadn’t expected fatalities so early. 614 more words

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Pandemic - A solo play-through

I thought it would be interesting to post a solo play-through, one where I try to portray what I’m thinking and why I make the moves I do. 5,799 more words


Defending Against the Cyber Attack Threat Model

If you have watched the movie “Outbreak”, or “Contagion”, you would be aware of how serious health epidemics can be contained.

The crux is to know exactly who has been in contact with who, who the alpha is, and then quarantine those infected and those with contact with the infected people, and monitor. 196 more words


September Geekiness

September, always a strange month -the summer holidays draw to an end and the kids head off back to school. It’s a downer kind of month – the autumn colours are not quite with us, but the days are drawing in and temperatures dropping. 2,756 more words

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