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Covid-19: "Just the facts, Ma-am".
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Reinettes
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March 14, 2020 - 4:41 pm

I don't spend much time online, but when I am online I'm interested in factual, accurate, scientific information....  As a public service FYI, I thought that some of you might be interested in reading the following article in order to better understand the current situation related to the Coronavirus, and why it needs to be taken seriously:  

<https://www.nature.com/article.....-8&gt;

Sadly, this brief article appears to be the first site that I've encountered which states very clearly, and accurately, what to me has seemed obvious from the start, and which should be just as clear to anyone who has a background in science vs. hearsay.  It's what old-timers used to call "Common sense."  🙂

Reinettes.

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Pugs
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March 14, 2020 - 5:27 pm

Thank you so much for your consideration.

But .... when I go to the link, I get a Not found error.  Is it one of these?

How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?

Coronavirus latest: WHO says Europe now epicentre of pandemic

Take care,

Pugs

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Reinettes
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March 14, 2020 - 6:02 pm

Pugs,

Thanks for the "heads up."  I simply copied the URL and pasted it, so I don't know what went afoul.  I revisited the site and again simply copied the URL to post here, so in theory we can at least try again.  The article is posted on NATURE and is entitled:  "How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?"

<https://www.nature.com/article.....-8&gt;

Please try again and see if the re-posted URL will get you there.  I'd hate to think that I have a hacker tampering with my postings. Confused

Reinettes.

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GH
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March 14, 2020 - 6:39 pm

Try http://www.nature.com, the link to the article is on the left.  Or use the link below:

https://www.nature.com/article.....20-00760-8

Thanks, Reinettes, for the link, it was informative and interesting.

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Pugs
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March 14, 2020 - 6:41 pm

Reinettes said
Pugs,

Thanks for the "heads up."  I simply copied the URL and pasted it, so I don't know what went afoul.  I revisited the site and again simply copied the URL to post here, so in theory we can at least try again.  The article is posted on NATURE and is entitled:  "How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?"

<https://www.nature.com/article.....-8&gt;

Please try again and see if the re-posted URL will get you there.  I'd hate to think that I have a hacker tampering with my postings. Confused

Reinettes.  

Still get this message

Sorry, the page you requested is unavailable. The link you requested might be broken, or no longer exist.

Do you get to the page when you use the link you've posted?

I see the problem now!  The link you are posting, are you using the post link button in the 4th box in the top row? The first one of the two in that box?

The "&gt;" at the end of your link should be the ">" character.  Some how when it is posting for you it is converting it to the "&gt;" stuff. I don't remember the words for that from my html class.

And I previewed this post, and even though your link looks correct here in the edit box, which is how I saw the issue, it still shows it wrong in the preview box.  I tried fixing it in this post by copying the link and inserting it using the link box in the edit tools I mentioned above, but it still shows up wrong in the preview panel.

I'll try it here.

How much is coronavirus spreading under the radar?

It would appear that for this link, text is needed in the display text box when posting the link. Hmmm.

Take care,

Pugs

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Reinettes
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March 14, 2020 - 6:59 pm

Well, very interestingly, When I was about to post the link and I had pasted the copied link address, it appeared as it should have.  However, after I posted it, somehow it amazingly showed-up with the additional tail-end of : "&gt;"

That is to say: ampersand, gee, tee, semi-colon.

Something smells funky in computerland.  

I suggest just going with Nature dot com to get to the article as GH has suggested.  It would appear to be the easiest way of finding the article.

...What a whackadoo world we now live in....  🙂

Reinettes

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Rooney
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March 14, 2020 - 8:36 pm

Reinettes said
Something smells funky in computerland.  

The whackiness has to do with the old world web standard in the netscape era verses microsoft around the time that each company had court battles going on. Which I remembered happening around the time win-98 came about with IE-4.

Because I paid so much attention to unicode and html coding back then I know what the real problem is. Since your copying text with an apple and pasting text into an environment that doesn't properly translate your pasted characters you are essentially having a similar problem that was recently discussed between James and yourself with the "cents" symbol.

The real issue here is knowing more. Learn to go into using the html edit box which will open up in one standard text and take away erroneous tags such as the false start and ending points to your link because they will show up there. When fixed then finish posting.

The alternate way that might work if you wanted to avoid learning the html view is to open any web pages text form and then copy only the proper text sequence to avoid the nuisance characters then paste that in your post.

If you wish I can teach you here what a proper string of text should appear like but I think it's already been covered.

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Pugs
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March 15, 2020 - 8:36 am

Rooney said

Reinettes said
Something smells funky in computerland.  

The whackiness has to do with the old world web standard in the netscape era verses microsoft around the time that each company had court battles going on. Which I remembered happening around the time win-98 came about with IE-4.

Because I paid so much attention to unicode and html coding back then I know what the real problem is. Since your copying text with an apple and pasting text into an environment that doesn't properly translate your pasted characters you are essentially having a similar problem that was recently discussed between James and yourself with the "cents" symbol.

The real issue here is knowing more. Learn to go into using the html edit box which will open up in one standard text and take away erroneous tags such as the false start and ending points to your link because they will show up there. When fixed then finish posting.

The alternate way that might work if you wanted to avoid learning the html view is to open any web pages text form and then copy only the proper text sequence to avoid the nuisance characters then paste that in your post.

If you wish I can teach you here what a proper string of text should appear like but I think it's already been covered.  

Thank you Rooney for the explanation.

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