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COVID-19 Memes/Humour/Uplifting Stories (Read First Post)

  • 20-03-2020 9:48am
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    Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    In an effort to add a little ray of light through the dark clouds, I wanted to start a thread where people could come and have a little chuckle, look at some memes and read some uplifting positive stories about how people are coping with COVID-19.

    I think as a nation, we tend to use laughter as a coping mechanism in difficult times. In this crisis, it's no different. So post your funny (Corona) stuff, uplifting stories around this awful situation and heart warming pictures below.

    Hopefully this will give you a little escape from the relentlessness of what's happening.

    Some simple ground rules:
    1. This should be obvious, but the theme of this thread is COVID-19. See the YLYL thread in the Cool Vids & Pics & Links forum for the regular stuff.
    2. Pics/Memes/Uplifting Stories only. No Chat! Chat will be deleted so you're wasting your time and energy writing it.
    3. Since this is such a fast moving forum, mod focus will be on the more serious threads. We don't care about reposts, so please don't report them. Just keep scrolling.
    4. No serious stuff. This is a a light hearted thread.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E




  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,613 ✭✭✭✭ whiskeyman


    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/health-pharma/irish-project-for-easy-to-assemble-covid-19-ventilators-bears-fruit-1.4205999

    Probably lots of similar groups all using their knowledge and experience for the greater good.


    Irish project for easy-to-assemble Covid-19 ventilators bears fruit
    Open Source 3D-printer ventilator project has prototypes ready to be validated by HSE
    Wed, Mar 18, 2020, 16:25
    Charlie Taylor

    “It would be good to have something ready to go that has parts which are either 3D-printable or use components that are easily available and even already used in other devices.”
    “It would be good to have something ready to go that has parts which are either 3D-printable or use components that are easily available and even already used in other devices.”


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    An Irish project to develop easy-to-assemble mechanically operated ventilators that could be used in the treatment of patients with Covid-19 is progressing well. It now has prototypes ready that may be validated for use by the Health Service Executive from as early as next week.

    The Open Source Ventilator project is the brainchild of Colin Keogh, a 3D printing expert from UCD’s school of engineering who has previously appeared on Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” ranking of leading innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. The project is seeking to develop a working ventilator that can be built using 3D printers and off-the-shelf components.

    Mr Keogh told The Irish Times he thought it would be unlikely the finished product would be used by the HSE itself unless in extreme emergencies as they likely have sufficient equipment. However, he added it could be used in an emergency locally and also in other countries that don’t have as many resources.

    “We’re confident it won’t be needed here, but if we get terribly unlucky then it would be good to have something ready to go that has parts which are either 3D-printable or use components that are easily available and even already used in other devices,” he added.

    ‘Better safe than sorry’
    “We want to have something ready rather than be starting from scratch. It is very much a better-safe-than-sorry scenario,” Mr Keogh added.

    As Covid-19 spreads across the globe, there is a shortage of ventilators in many countries. The American Hospital Association, for example, has estimated 1.9 million US citizens may need to be admitted to intensive care units (ICU) due to Covid-19, with 960,000 requiring breathing support on a ventilator. It is thought there is nowhere sufficient equipment currently available.

    The idea for the open source ventilator project arose after Gui Cavalcanti, co-founder and chief executive of Silicon Valley-based company Breeze Automation, posted on social media asking for experts to collaborate to develop much-needed medical equipment that could be built quickly and cheaply. Some 300 computer engineers, scientists, doctors and researchers are now involved in projects globally.



    Innovation projects
    Mr Keogh and David Pollard, his co-founder in the recently founded company Sapien Innovation, decided to get busy working on an Irish-focused project and teamed up with Conall Laverty of the highly regarded internet of things start-up Wia to kick start the initiative.

    “We decided we’d focus our efforts in Ireland. We have worked with the HSE before on innovation projects, and someone heard about what we were doing and got in touch and said they would consider testing any device that we came up with,” he said.

    “We have six prototypes that are ready to be manufactured and tested with validation by the HSE likely from next week.

    “Developed countries may be able to cope with Covid-19, but emerging nations may find it that much harder to overcome. So our overarching goal is to develop a functional medical device that will be certified for use in extreme emergencies,” Mr Keogh said.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Not necessarily humourous, but something I just came across this morning for the kiddies. Completely free too.
    Really great idea, and should help keep kids distracted for a good few hours if they get into it.

    https://stories.audible.com/discovery
    https://bookriot.com/2020/03/19/audible-launches-audible-stories-for-children-and-teens-while-school-is-out/
    Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free service that offers educational and entertaining audiobook content for kids, teens, and families. There are titles for beginning readers like Stone Soup and Winnie the Pooh, and for older readers, there’s Jane Eyre or The Call of the Wild, along with titles from authors like Dan Gutman, Ally Carter, Leigh Bardugo, and Julie Kagawa. In addition, there’s also fun educational content like children’s song collections. These and hundreds of other titles are available free of charge—no catch, nothing to buy. There are titles across six different languages, and it’s set up for kids through teens with easy-to-navigate categories, plus a section of literary classics.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,541 ✭✭✭ cython


    Samuel L. Jackson has a helpful PSA for everyone in the current climate (NSFW audio):

    https://twitter.com/SamuelLJackson/status/1245778791592366082


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,201 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    I'll get the ball rolling.



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    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,201 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,312 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Threads merged


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    The Boards Mods and servers getting ready for 6pm today



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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,967 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    A couple met on neighboring balconies during the coronavirus lockdown in Verona, Italy — where the tale of star-crossed lovers is set — and now they’re engaged to be married.

    Michele D’Alpaos, 38, said it was love at first sight when he spotted Paola Agnelli, 40, performing a violin rendition of the Queen tune “We Are The Champions” to lift neighbors’ spirits on her sixth-floor terrace in mid-March, the Washington Post reported.

    https://nypost.com/2020/09/24/coronavirus-romeo-and-juliet-who-met-on-balconies-plan-to-wed/


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,244 ✭✭✭ xhomelezz


    New HSE guidelines, finally using language everyone understands:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,550 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie


    Time we resurrected this thread


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Reddit Ireland

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    The "government" are one big Meme


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    rolling on the floor laughing ^


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