Thursday, February 27, 2020

5, não mais

5, 12, 13
6, 8, 10
6, 25, 29
7, 15, 20
9, 10, 17

Triângulos com perimetro igual à área.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

UV light

The average bacterium will be killed in ten seconds at a distance of 15 cm from the lamp in

American Ultraviolet Germicidal Fixture

Friday, February 21, 2020


Está-se a ir abaixo. Verdade. É só olhar e ver.

O mais interessante para mim é que se não me dissessem, certamente descartava a minha própria observação. E é, de facto, evidente.
Que raio se passará? Em dias?! Os astrónomos - que se habituaram a dizer o que lhes apetece - porque quem lhes vai provar o contrário?! - não sabem nem um décimo do que julgam saber.

Sunday, February 9, 2020


Cambada de idiotas.
A única coisa que fazem é ler tarot.
Profetas do nada. Ignorantes completos. Doidos varridos. Baratas tontas.
Racionalidade: zero.
Cambada de idiotas.

E ainda ninguém sequer deu conta que o RR é "eu, eu, eu, eu" e não quer saber de mais absolutamente nada. É muito bom rapaz, e tal, mas não passa de um pirralho. Muito bem educado. Muito bem comportado. Esforçado, até; mas, um pirralho.

Afinal, o PSD é de esquerda ou de direita? (de um jornal)

Reality Rambo

29 mortos e 32 feridos

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Overwhelming $$$



A de lá tem cara de ser barata mas a de cá tem cara de ser cara.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

A realidade a ultrapassar a ficção

Ao olhar para a televisão, vi uma mulher, de máscara sanitária, a falar para as câmaras.
Tal e qual como nos filmes de terror ou nos livros de ficção. Só que pior.

Aos idiotas que dizem ser contra o Acordo Ortográfico:

Sim, é assim que se escreve ficção.

Update: Malaysia reports first citizen infected; Belgium confirms first case

– A 41-year-old man, who travelled to Singapore for a conference, has become the first Malaysian to be infected by coronavirus. The Malaysian is one of the two new cases confirmed while the other being a Chinese national aged 61. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to ten, including nine Chinese nationals.
– Belgium has confirmed its first coronavirus case after one of the nine individuals repatriated from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.

Death toll rises to 427; Hong Kong reports first death

– Deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus have surged to 427, as of the end of 03 February. The number of confirmed cases reached 20,623, while 646 infected patients have recovered.
– Hong Kong has reported its first death case, marking the second one outside mainland China, following the Philippines. A 39-year-old man who travelled from Wuhan died on Tuesday in Hong Kong.
– Medical staff strike in Hong Kong continues, while the city closed more cross-boundary control points to China and left two only points open.

03 Feb:

Australia brings back 243 citizens; Hong Kong medical staff on strike

– A Qantas aircraft carrying 243 Australian citizens and permanent residents, including 89 individuals aged under 16, from Wuhan has landed at RAAF base Learmonth in Western Australia.

– Hundreds of hopsital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the closure of the city’s border with China to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading.
– The 1000-bed Huoshenshan hospital built within ten days for coronavirus patients in Wuhan is now ready.
– Novel coronavirus has claimed 362 lives so far, including one in the Philippines, as of the end of 02 February. A total of 17,386 cases have been recorded globally. Of the 17,238 cases reported in China, 2,296 are severe.
– India reported a new coronavirus case on Monday, taking the total confirmed cases in the country to three – all from the southern state of Kerala.
– US confirmed two new cases late on 2 February, rising the nation’s total to 11.

02 Feb:

Death toll soars to 305; First coronavirus patient outside China dies in Philippines

– Coronavirus deaths have gone past 300 as of the end of 01 February, with China reporting 304 deaths and the Philippines confirming its first death of a 44-year old Chinese man from Wuhan city.
– The Philippines case also marked the first death outside China, since it first broke out in Wuhan city on 31 December 2019.
– Coronavirus infected cases have soared on Saturday with over 3,000 new cases, taking the total to an alarming 14,413, according to Chinese health authorities.
– Suspected cases are nearing 20,000 mark, standing at 19,544 as of 01 February.
– Chinese government called for culling of chickens in Shaoyang city following an H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hunan province.

01 Feb:

Death toll hits 259; Coronavirus reaches Russia, Spain, Sweden

– With 46 new deaths in China, the toll has reached 259, while the number of infected cases has touched 11,374 across a total of 26 countries.
– Spreading its roots further, coronavirus reached three more countries as of 01 February. Russia reported two first cases while Spain and Sweden reported one each.
– US denies entry to foreign nationals who have visited China in the last two weeks.
– No deaths are reported outside mainland China.
– Australia on Saturday announced that it would bar entry to non-citizens coming from China.
– In a sigh of relief, Chinese health authorities announced on 01 February that 243 coronavirus had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Friday.

31 Jan:

Death toll hits 213; WHO declares global emergency; UK confirms first cases

– Death toll from the virus has touched 213 and the number of infected cases increased to 9,776, as of the end of Thursday.
– First coronavirus suspect in New Zealand announced.
– NHS England chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the UK.
– Thailand reported its first case of domestic transmission, while China sent flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia.
– Mongolia and Singapore closed their borders to China to contain the virus.
– WHO emergency committee has declared the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern.

30 Jan:

Russia closes 2,700 mile border; US reports first domestic case

– Russia has reported first suspected case, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to immediately close 2,700 mile border with China.
– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US has confirmed its first case of person-to-person transmission.
– The number of deaths from the virus have reached 170 as of late 29 January, with a total of 7,783 people infected, of which 7,678 are in mainland China.
– India and the Philippines have confirmed their first cases, while Italy confirmed two cases.
– The number of affected countries so far is 23, including China.
– A plane has taken off from Portugal to evacuate people from various European countries from Wuhan. The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab confirmed UK citizens will be evacuated tomorrow morning – Spanish nationals will also be simultaneously repatriated as part of a joint operation between the two countries.

29 Jan:

Death toll touches 132; UAE and Germany confirm four cases

– As of the end of Tuesday, China has confirmed 132 deaths and a total of 5,974 infected cases, including 1,459 new cases. At least 86 cases are reported in other countries.
– Finland has confirmed its first case.
– Four members of the same Chinese family in the UAE have been infected with coronavirus, while Germany confirms three more cases taking its total to four.
– US evacuates nationals from Wuhan, India to send plane tonight to airlift 250 citizens from Wuhan.
– Australia has confirmed a second case in Victoria and a first in Queensland bringing the confirmed Australian cases to seven.
– New Zealand will join Australia to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan in China.
Australian researchers have become the first to recreate new coronavirus outside of China.
– UK plans to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan. British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China.

28 Jan:

Japan, Taiwan and Germany report first domestic transmission

– Japan, Taiwan and Germany confirm their first cases of domestic transmission of coronavirus.
– Japan sends a chartered flight to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens.
– Germany and Cambodia have reported their first cases late Monday, marking a further spread of the deadly virus to newer regions.
– China has issued the latest coronavirus update, confirming 107 deaths so far, followed by 4,515 confirmed and 6,973 suspected cases.
– In an attempt to limit the spread of virus, Hong Kong plans to limit the transport with mainland China from 30 January.
– Chinese researchers are exploring the use of natural products and their traditional medicines to combat coronavirus.
– China has suspended trading on its two major stock exchanges, Shanghai and Shenzhen, until next Monday to prevent panic selling as coronavirus fears grow.
– Air Canada and Finnair have cancelled some flights to China.
– White House may suspend flights to China.
– Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival for Chinese nationals.

27 Jan:

Sri Lanka reports first coronavirus case; More countries look to evacuate nationals

– Sri Lanka has reported its first coronavirus case of a 40-year old woman tourist from Hubei province in China, a senior Sri Lankan health official confirmed on Monday.
– Spain and Portugal are the two new countries after the US and France that are looking to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan city.
– US, Taiwan and Singapore have announced their respective fifth cases of the deadly coronavirus, while South Korea reported its fourth.
– Malaysia has imposed a temporary ban on Chinese visitors from the city of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province.
– The death toll has increased to 81 and the confirmed cases in China to 2,744, with about half of them from Hubei province.

26 Jan:

US, France to evacuate nationals from Wuhan; WHO changes risk to ‘high; Mexico confirms first case

– The US government has announced a special flight between Wuhan and San Francisco to evacuate all American citizens from the stricken city on 28 Jan.
– The US has also confirmed its third case in Orange county, California, while Shanghai reported its first death of an 88-year old man from the deadly virus.
– Mexico reports its first confirmed case, while Ivory Coast is dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus.
– France is preparing to evacuate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan by air, as the country already reported three confirmed coronavirus cases.
– Hong Kong and Taiwan have tightened restrictions against visitors from Hubei province.
– The World Health Organization revised its previous report on China virus saying that the global risk from the virus is “high” and not “moderate”.
– China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday morning that the country has reported 15 more fatalities on 25-Jan, taking the toll to 56 and reported cases to 1975 thereby raising alarm across the globe.

25 Jan:

Hong Kong announces health emergency; Canada, Nepal report first cases

-Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared a health emergency in the city over coronavirus and announced the extension of school break until 17 Feb. Hong Kong cancelled all official visits to China, as the city reported five confirmed cases as of Saturday.
– Canada has reported its first “presumptive” coronavirus case of a 50-year old man who returned from Wuhan, China on 22 Jan, while a Nepali student returned from China tested positive for the new coronavirus.
– Death toll rose to 41 while confirmed cases touched 1320 globally, according to WHO. Of these, 1297 cases were reported in Greater China and 23 were reported outside China.
-China bans wild animal trade until the coronavirus outbreak eases.
-Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) increased the preventive measures at the railway stations and train compartments.
-Airports Council International (ACI) World issued guidelines ‘Advisory Bulletin: Transmission of Communicable Diseases’ for airports to adopt necessary measures against the virus.
-Cruise operators including Royal Caribbean and MSC, have suspended cruises to China.

24 Jan:

China implements further travel restrictions; Starts building temporary hospital

-China has imposed travel restrictions on some more cities such as Chibi, Zhijiang, Huangshi, Xiantao, Enshi, Qianjiang and Xianning, according to the People’s Daily newspaper.
-Chinese authorities have initiated construction on a new temporary 1000-bed hospital in Wuhan’s Caidian district with a plan to complete it in a record time of just six days. With high level of safety and protection in place, the new hospital will treat patients of the deadly virus in isolation.
-Toll has increased to 830 confirmed cases in China with 95 patients remaining in critical condition.
Restaurant chains Starbucks and McDonald’s have announced shut down their stores in China’s Hubei province.
Airports in Malaysia, Canada, Thailand and Uganda implemented different measures to screen passengers who may be infected
Thailand has suspended flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Wuhan until 4 February.
Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority has started temperature screening at all checkpoints on 24 January.

23 Jan:

China implements travel bans; Singapore confirms first case

China has suspended travel to and from Wuhan city. Hours later, authorities have put two more cities, Huanggang and Ezhou, under a travel ban.
-Doctors used a robot to treat the first US coronavirus patient.
-WHO met again and postponed decision on international health emergency declaration of the deadly virus.
Several US companies have announced plans to develop drugs and vaccines to combat the virus.
-Beijing cancelled Chinese New Year celebrations.

22 Jan:

WHO hold on declaring international health emergency

-The virus has infected over 500 people and led to the deaths of 17 people.
-Airports across the world step up screening of passengers coming from Wuhan.
-WHO officials met in Geneva to discuss the need for declaring coronavirus as an international health emergency and decided to wait further.
-Central China’s Henan Province imposed a ban on sale of live poultry to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading. The virus was first identified at Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, the capital of neighbouring Hubei province.

21 Jan:

US confirms first coronavirus case

US has confirmed its first coronavirus case. The victim, said to be in his 30s, has been admitted at a hospital in Washington upon his return from China.
-China has increased the number of coronavirus infected people to 300 people.
-The virus reached Australia, which announced its coronavirus case. The victim, living in Brisbane, was tested positive with coronavirus after returning from Wuhan city.
-Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US have already started working towards a vaccine against the new, deadly coronavirus.

20 Jan:

First case detected in South Korea

-Airports in several countries across the world have begun screening of patients showing symptoms of coronavirus.
-China has announced the third death from the deadly virus and over 100 new cases, raising concerns ahead of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year holiday, which begins on 25 January.
-A total of more than 200 cases have been reported in various cities of China.
-A Chinese person who arrived by plane from Wuhan to South Korea was detected with the virus.
-Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the virus has to be contained.
-Chinese health experts have confirmed that human-to-human transmission is affirmative.
-One British tourist in Thailand is feared to be infected with coronavirus.

17 Jan:

China reports second coronavirus death

-China has reported the second fatality, with the virus claiming the life of a 69-year-old man in Wuhan.
-US has initiated screening of passengers arriving from Wuhan at San Francisco, JFK and Los Angeles airports.

15 Jan:

First confirmed coronavirus case in Japan

Japan has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in a person who stayed in Wuhan.
13 Jan:

First confirmed coronavirus case in Thailand

Coronavirus has spread beyond China, with Thailand reporting the first case of a Chinese woman, returning from a visit to Wuhan, and diagnosed with flu-like symptoms.
11 Jan:

First coronavirus death reported

A 61-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital on December 27 with suspected fever, dies from the virus in Wuhan. China revises the number of people infected with the virus down to 41.
9 Jan:

Coronavirus genome sequence released

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 2019-nCoV is the agent and made the genome sequence available to the world. The new virus is associated to the SARS-CoV group.
8 Jan:

First suspected coronavirus cases in Thailand

Four suspected flu-like cases have been detected at Chiang Mai International Airport.
7 Jan:

Virus identified as coronavirus 2019n-CoV

Chinese authorities have identified the virus, called Coronavirus, which is a family of viruses including the common cold, SARS and MERS. Temporarily, this new virus is named as 2019-nCoV.
6 Jan:

SARS, MERS and bird flu ruled out

Initial investigations into the outbreak ruled out bird flu, seasonal flu, SARS and MERS. The Chinese authorities have reported that the number of suspected cases touched nearly 60 with seven being in critical condition. Human-to-human transmission has not been confirmed yet by the health officials.
5 Jan:

WHO advises against travel restrictions

WHO has issued a statement that advised against applying any restrictions of travel or trade with China based on the information available.
3 Jan:

Passengers screened at Wuhan Airport

Passengers arriving from Wuhan airport to Changi airport were put through temperature screening following the flu-like outbreak.
1 Jan:

Wuhan market identified as outbreak hub

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a seafood market in Wuhan as the suspected hub of the outbreak and the market remained closed since then.
31 Dec:

First cases detected

China has alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) of several flu-like cases in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province with 11 million population. Patients have been quarantined and health authorities commenced work on tracing the source of the flu.