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To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

I only go out once or twice a week, soI will leave it off and hope the
reminder re-appears when I'm leaving the house.

----

Also I bought some Basic AAA batteries from Amazon and the mailing label
had in bold fairly large text “Not restricted as per special provision”.
Other things were in the bag too and I'd bought 9V batteries just a few
months ago and there was no such message, so I had to look that up, but
it's definitely because of the batteries. Every 12 batteries came in
its own shrink wrap.

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On 1/11/21 7:15 AM, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.


How does it know if someone has Covid? What alarm goes off if it
senses
Covid? I can't get that image of the Lost in Space robot out of my
head. DANGER
DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON

Some cut.
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On 11/01/2021 07.15, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

I only go out once or twice a week, soI will leave it off and hope the
reminder re-appears when I'm leaving the house.


No, it will not. How can it know you are leaving home?

I have BT on full time, and I stay most of the time at home. No impact
on battery, I get to bedtime with 2/3 of battery left.

I need BT when I get to the car, and I prefer not forgetting to switch
it on.

----

Also I bought some Basic AAA batteries from Amazon and the mailing label
had in bold fairly large text “Not restricted as per special provision”.
Other things were in the bag too and I'd bought 9V batteries just a few
months ago and there was no such message, so I had to look that up, but
it's definitely because of the batteries. Every 12 batteries came in
its own shrink wrap.


And what does it mean?


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Cheers, Carlos.
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On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:01:17 AM UTC-5, Dean Hoffman wrote:
On 1/11/21 7:15 AM, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

How does it know if someone has Covid? What alarm goes off if it
senses
Covid? I can't get that image of the Lost in Space robot out of my
head. DANGER
DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON

Some cut.


These apps just keep track of other phones that have the Covid app on them
that come near your phone. Later if someone with the app on their phone learns
that they have Covid they can voluntarily put that into the app and then all the
people who had the app on their phone, who were near the infected person's
phone, get notified that they were near someone who was Covid positive.
From what I've seen not many people are using it. I don't
because so few people have it that there is little value. For it to really achieve
effectiveness there would have had to have been a national plan, encouraging
everyone to use it. That didn't happen because we have a federal govt that
refused to have any national plan at all.




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On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8:48:12 AM UTC-5, Carlos E.R. wrote:
On 11/01/2021 07.15, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

I only go out once or twice a week, soI will leave it off and hope the
reminder re-appears when I'm leaving the house.

No, it will not. How can it know you are leaving home?


With GPS. Or seeing wifi hotspots change. But I agree, I don't think it's likely
that it will give an alert that BT is off just because you leave home.




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On 01/11/2021 07:15 AM, micky wrote:
Also I bought some Basic AAA batteries from Amazon and the mailing label
had in bold fairly large text “Not restricted as per special provision”.
Other things were in the bag too and I'd bought 9V batteries just a few
months ago and there was no such message, so I had to look that up, but
it's definitely because of the batteries. Every 12 batteries came in
its own shrink wrap.


Some batteries have to be labeled as HazMat. I eventually kept the
laptop but when I was going to return it to Amazon the return label to
be printed out included a red hazmat notification.
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In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:47:18 +0100, "Carlos E.R."
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On 11/01/2021 07.15, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

I only go out once or twice a week, soI will leave it off and hope the
reminder re-appears when I'm leaving the house.


No, it will not. How can it know you are leaving home?


Well it's a little computer. It should know. Google or something
knows everything.

But what I meant was, When I'm leaving the house and I turn the phone on
again, I hope the reminder re-appears.

I have BT on full time, and I stay most of the time at home. No impact
on battery, I get to bedtime with 2/3 of battery left.

I need BT when I get to the car, and I prefer not forgetting to switch
it on.


Now I have a reminder. At least if it shows up again.

----

Also I bought some Basic AAA batteries from Amazon and the mailing label
had in bold fairly large text “Not restricted as per special provision”.
Other things were in the bag too and I'd bought 9V batteries just a few
months ago and there was no such message, so I had to look that up, but
it's definitely because of the batteries. Every 12 batteries came in
its own shrink wrap.


And what does it mean?


They need to follow some sort of rules to ship batteries. They must have
been made for Li-ion batteries. I'm not at all convinced they apply to
alkaline batteries or AAA batteries. But even if they do, Amazon solved
any problem by shrink wrapping them in groups of 12 so no + could touch
a - end. Clear, rather stiff shrink wrap. Maybe that's not the right
word.
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"Dean Hoffman" wrote in message
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On 1/11/21 7:15 AM, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.


How does it know if someone has Covid?


It gets told that they tested positive.

What alarm goes off if it senses Covid?


It doesn’t work like that.

I can't get that image of the Lost in Space robot out of my head. DANGER
DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON


Some cut.


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"Carlos E.R." wrote in message
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On 11/01/2021 07.15, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

I only go out once or twice a week, soI will leave it off and hope the
reminder re-appears when I'm leaving the house.


No, it will not. How can it know you are leaving home?


Any decent smartphone knows that with the gps.

I have BT on full time, and I stay most of the time at home.
No impact on battery, I get to bedtime with 2/3 of battery left.


But that varys with the phone, some do much worse than that.

I need BT when I get to the car, and
I prefer not forgetting to switch it on.


----

Also I bought some Basic AAA batteries from Amazon and the mailing label
had in bold fairly large text “Not restricted as per special provision”.
Other things were in the bag too and I'd bought 9V batteries just a few
months ago and there was no such message, so I had to look that up, but
it's definitely because of the batteries. Every 12 batteries came in
its own shrink wrap.


And what does it mean?



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On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:01:17 AM UTC-5, Dean Hoffman wrote:
On 1/11/21 7:15 AM, micky wrote:
To save battery, I turned off my bluetooth, and I got a notification on
the cellular startup screen with a red sun and the message "Exposure
Notifications inactive. To use this feature, turn on bluetooth."

I had to google to be reminded of what it meant. It refers to exposure
to covid and since a) I have the app that keeps track of whether I'm
near an infected person, and b) I turned off bluetooth, it complains.

How does it know if someone has Covid? What alarm goes off if it
senses
Covid? I can't get that image of the Lost in Space robot out of my
head. DANGER
DANGER DANGER WILL ROBINSON

Some cut.


These apps just keep track of other phones that have the Covid app on them
that come near your phone. Later if someone with the app on their phone
learns
that they have Covid they can voluntarily put that into the app and then
all the
people who had the app on their phone, who were near the infected person's
phone, get notified that they were near someone who was Covid positive.
From what I've seen not many people are using it. I don't
because so few people have it that there is little value. For it to
really achieve
effectiveness there would have had to have been a national plan,
encouraging
everyone to use it. That didn't happen because we have a federal govt
that
refused to have any national plan at all.


Even a national plan doesn’t help with aerosols.



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