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  1. Coronavirus discussion thread

    Where I'm living we're entering lockdown. My employer told me to stay home (with pay), my complex closed all the common areas and the office isn't conducting face-to-face meetings anymore. All this and the number of reported cases in my area is still in the single digits.
  2. Coronavirus discussion thread

    Influenza is unstable on surfaces. It lasts for only a few minutes on the skin, which means there's much less opportunity for hand-to-face transmission. Meanwhile SARS-CoV-2 appears to last for hours or days on many surfaces. It can survive suspended in the air for hours. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/covid19-days-surfaces-experiment-findings/story?id=69569397 Since it can spread without symptoms, anything except a proactive quarantine isn't terribly effective. This allows for sudden spikes in regional death tolls without a high infection-fatality rate, and also explains why it's so dangerous for the elderly--by the time it starts killing people, the general community has already been exposed.
  3. Coronavirus discussion thread

    The Diamond Princess quarantine represents a unique social experiment, as we have a population that was thoroughly tested and thus where we know both the total infected as well as the total dead. 5 weeks after the start of the outbreak, 7 had died. A total of 619 were infected. This allows us to compute a fatality rate of 1.1%. https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-03-07/diamond-princess-passenger-dies-bringing-ships-death-toll-to-seven-nhk https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/quarantine-on-covid-19-cruise-ship-may-have-led-to-more-infections https://cmmid.github.io/topics/covid19/severity/diamond_cruise_cfr_estimates.html But this is an overestimate for the general population, since the ship's population skewed elderly. Adjusting for this puts the estimated death rate in the (Chinese) general population at ~0.5%, which is more deadly than the seasonal flu ( ~0.1%), but not "100x" so. Note that all the deaths observed in this particular sample were in people aged 70+.
  4. Coronavirus discussion thread

    Some experts are predicting that this infection will become endemic--that is, a large proportion of the population will be exposed sooner or later. If you're in a susceptible population, this infection is dangerous. So is the seasonal flu (which has a staggering death toll each year). But normally our health system is equipped to handle the seasonal waves (we also have vaccines for the flu that provide a degree of protection). The danger here is less the threat of infection and more the rate of infection--as well as the behavioral and social consequences of fear.
  5. Coronavirus discussion thread

    COVID-19, the infection, is a systems-level threat. Unless you fall in one of the susceptible populations for pneumonia, you're not personally at high risk. The main risks here are: The infection spreading rapidly through susceptible populations and overwhelming healthcare systems: Critically-ill patients with COVID-19 who would have survived with proper care end up dying. People with other conditions also end up dying because they couldn't get proper care. The response itself causing as much harm (or more) than the disease: Every response has an opportunity cost--often, a human cost. Quarantines and other commercial restrictions (voluntary or government-imposed) cause people to lose their jobs. Panic-buying of surgical masks create shortages where they're actually needed. Financial markets crashing causes people at or near retirement to potentially lose their livelihoods. Anything that creates or exacerbates poverty could have long-term consequences on human health. At this point in the spread of the infection, there is no silver bullet. Under-respond and you get 1. Over-respond and you get 2. We can't know in advance exactly what the appropriate response is, but even the hypothetical optimal response will incur some degree of harm. All we can do is listen to experts and hope our respective public health systems know what they're doing. Since most of the risk most individuals will face is not from infection, but from systems-level effects, what we can each do personally is limited.
  6. Lamunation Release

    That's outright bizarre that they'd charge so much for the engine license that it's more economical to just port the game to a different engine. So much of the eroge industry seems to operate in a Bizarro World that defies common sense.
  7. Spoken as a true Dead Apostle of the ancient Fuwa ways. What is dead may never die!
  8. Have you tried Textractor as an alternative to VNR?
  9. It looks like the main updates are custom tags/filtering, more elaborate privacy settings, and a new field for personal notes?
  10. Unfortunately, risk of disappointment--or even project implosion--is part of the crowdfunding experience. Never back more than you're willing to see disappear with nothing to show for it. Don't back companies you don't trust. Don't back with any expectation of timelines being met or delays being properly communicated. Companies have no obligation to refund your money if you aren't satisfied. If you have concerns about any of the above, you shouldn't be pledging in the first place. That said, clearly Sol Press is in pretty dire straits if a few thousand dollars is more important to them than their company's reputation. It sounds like their main concern right now is stopping the bleeding rather than long-term health.
  11. Texthooking issue, ITHVNR, ITH

    Try this H-code. I found it by searching the game's JP name on Google: "母三人とアナあそび agth". http://www.vnr.cn/a/163.html /HSN0*28@E8714:mother3.exe
  12. Arunaru not working anymore with mangagamer

    I don't know what you did but you broke the Internet.
  13. What to license It's a basic supply and demand problem. What's available, how much it costs to sell, how much you can expect to sell at what price. The best deal isn't necessarily the most-wanted title. Licensing Mosaics can be a major sticking point. Some companies don't want to release an ero version overseas at all. Timeline The process goes at the rate of the slowest step. In many cases, this is the interface between the JP dev and the English localization team. God help you if you encounter problems that only the devs can fix, and they see your project as their lowest priority (typical).
  14. Mangagamer and Minori News(?) to be announced soon

    Oh, I'll take a guess! MangaGamer will start developing games using minori's IPs, and minori will sell them! With the power of friendship, they'll do together what they failed to do alone!
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