When COVID-19 hit the UK earlier this year, it quickly became clear that something needed to be done to help stem the tide of infections. There needed to be a way to track COVID cases across the population, to figure out what areas had the most infections, and to encourage those in said locations to isolate to minimise further effects.

But gettig that data was not an easy task. After all, the initial attempts to keep the virus under wraps meant it’d spread to much of the world, and the initial lacklustre government response in the UK made it worse, with millions potentially infected after the initial ‘herd immunity’ plan fell through.

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Recently, a very interesting glitch was supposedly found in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Caused by entering the springs in Shangri-Spa, the glitch would seemingly prevent the player from progressing with the game, since the relevant cutscene that usually played would not occur.

This resulted in a lot of posts about a game breaking glitch in the game, with complaints that their save file was bricked as a result of such.

However, as it turns out, this wasn’t actually the case. No, there isn’t another game breaking bug in Shangri-Spa, and you can’t ruin your save file there.

Instead, what actually happened was that their consoles got affected by Joy-Con drift, and THAT broke the game. …

As the old internet adage goes, you should never read the comments.

This is because the comments section is apparently an unmoderated cesspool of hatred and idiocy, with comments on social media sites and content sharing platforms like Facebook and YouTube supposedly being the worst of the worst.

But is this really the case? Are internet comments really that bad?

Honestly, I don’t think they are. In fact, I think comments and comment sections are some of the most unfairly maligned aspects of the entire internet, and that most of the hatred people have them is way overblown.

And I think that’s the case because people don’t realise one thing about them. One thing that makes all the difference in how the comments for an article or video turn out. …

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