EnochWalked: Oops, I forgot what happens when I put an "s" inside square brackets. Anyway, add this to the list of: genocide in Xinjiang, breaking the Joint Declaration on Hong Kong, spying on the world with 5G/TikTok/Zoom, and creating Covid in their labs.
Jun 20, 2021 8:29:39 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: covid app - it's part of google play store, as a change to that app's software, which means that if you want it off your phone, you also have to remove any way to use google play store. but wait! there's more!
Jun 20, 2021 11:28:04 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app, cont. The app is opt-in, so even though they snuck it onto your phone, it is not turned on unless you want it on; and you have to install a state provided app for it to work.
Jun 20, 2021 11:29:18 GMT -6
yardstick: re covid app, cont. 2: my concerns are: how long will it take for an app to get updated to not notify you that it is opt-out, and because it is a core-app like google play store, you are not allowed to remove it because your phone wont work if you do...
Jun 20, 2021 11:32:40 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 3: (like google play store). You did notice they didnt add a new app, right? they changed an app that is core to the phone by adding a feature to it.
Jun 20, 2021 11:33:46 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 4: the article tells you how to turn off the app, and if you search for it in your phone there is information about it and how it is used. I like the part where they basically say that even though they and other users cant track you...
Jun 20, 2021 11:36:32 GMT -6
yardstick: re covid app cont. 5: the govt can; by implication: (paraphrase) even though google, apple and other users cant track your location, as soon as you turn on bluetooth and it pings other users who are being tracked via their GPS...
Jun 20, 2021 11:39:39 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 6: Your location can be generalized by the range of the bluetooth devices that others are using, whose GPS is turned on on their phone...
Jun 20, 2021 11:40:24 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 7: so yes, by implication and with plausible deniability you can be tracked, even though "only public health authorit[y apps] can use this system"
Jun 20, 2021 11:42:07 GMT -6
yardstick: re: covid app cont. 8: and generally, since it is the authorities most people do not want tracking them, therein lies the problem.
Jun 20, 2021 11:52:03 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Excellent analysis and explanation, thank you yardstick!
Jun 20, 2021 13:18:09 GMT -6
EnochWalked: groups.io/g/mpml/topic/83645454 "This new object, 2014 UN271, is not just unusual, but radically exceptional among all known bodies in the Solar System". "its orbit takes it [as close as] just beyond the orbit of Saturn" (11x the Earth-Sun distance)
Jun 20, 2021 13:20:54 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "given how exceptionally red it looked in 2014 precovery images ... [it's] almost undoubtedly the largest Oort Cloud object ever discovered- almost in dwarf planet territory!" "could possibly reach magnitude 13 in early 2031"
Jun 20, 2021 13:22:38 GMT -6