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    Localised Swine Flu Outbreak!

    Ripley "I say we take off, and nuke the site from orbit. It's the onyl way to be sure!"

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    That has to be the most knee jerkingly waste of technician time I have heard of yet! where do you start with someone this mal-informed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    Localised Swine Flu Outbreak!

    Ripley "I say we take off, and nuke the site from orbit. It's the onyl way to be sure!"
    ROFL. Classic. Better than my hand gel idea.

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    Although I can appreciate people have concerns/worries, little thought has gone into this request. It's a well known fact however that computer keyboards have more germs than the average toilet. Toilets are or should be cleaned everyday in a school whereas keyboards are not generally speaking.

    I do think it's a good idea in general to clean computers more (than most schools I visit), but everyday is a little OTT; and as you've pointed out, this is going to take hours and hours with lots of machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Oh no, I have Swine Flu! Somebody call a Hambulance
    It's ok I have some oinkment for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It's a well known fact however that computer keyboards have more germs than the average toilet. Toilets are or should be cleaned everyday in a school whereas keyboards are not generally speaking.
    That's also true of the human mouth, even with regular cleaning.

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    I'm wearing a poncho and sombrero to work.

    Walk around sneezing for a bit will mean I'm swiftly sent home for the day.

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    Why not just issue every child and staff member with a personal slave that walks 2 steps behind cleaning everything that the person touches, handrails, doors, phones hey we could even wipe there arses for them............Doh! i forgot we do that anyway

    he he he

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    anti-bacterial spray. Spray on and wander off. Job jobbed.

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    Or a sterile bubble for all users with thought control for the computers, or we could close all schools and public places impose a curfew and a state of emergency get the army on every street corner and have a shoot to kill policy........

    But what if the army get it?



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    Looks like you need these Washable Keyboard - buy at Firebox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    I'm wearing a poncho and sombrero to work.

    Walk around sneezing for a bit will mean I'm swiftly sent home for the day.
    Remember BSE when we just piled up all cows that might be hazardous and burned them? I reckon we should do that with any person who might possibly have flue, any person dressed as a Mexican, any person that comes up with daft responses to flu, basically, any person that irritates me :-)

    Is that OK ?? :-)

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    My school have issued some antibacterial wipes for each ICT suite with a poster asking students to clean the keyboards and mice between users - although I cant help finding that slightly ironic when only a few students will touch a particular mouse/kb during the day but ALL will use the same door handles to get in and out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Oh no, I have Swine Flu! Somebody call a Hambulance
    I tried to call the Swine Flu helpline but all I got was crackling.

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    Part of my Arsenal is a small paint brush. Great for getting those crumbs out from between the keys.

    I use it on my own keyboard though. Wouldn't dream of of going around all the workstations and I think the OP should tell whoever it was that asked them to do it, to go and flush their head down the toilet.

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