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    The coaches lose interest?

    The coaches lose interest?
  2. Daaaamn that is gorgeous. I guess the smoke has...

    Daaaamn that is gorgeous. I guess the smoke has it's upsides?
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    Particularly Biles. The GOAT talk may be nothing...

    Particularly Biles. The GOAT talk may be nothing if she felt compelled to continue just to be a rep for the other survivors who still haven't gotten an independent investigation of the org. That's...
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    Biles may have delivered the ultimate FU to USA...

    Biles may have delivered the ultimate FU to USA Gymnastics by giving it her best shot and coming apart under the pressure. Couldn't have been clearer if she'd done it on purpose.

    Like Kramer said...
  5. Where is the chest freezer? Making ice is...

    Where is the chest freezer? Making ice is definitely not free, it takes as much energy as an AC unit to move the same energy out of the water (probably more, since it's going colder) and the heat...
  6. Aw man, that's a rough call. Cheap flights...

    Aw man, that's a rough call. Cheap flights between ABQ and someplace? Or does that violate the premise? I only have nieces and I think I'd crumble. Thanks again man, great to meet you.
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    I think it's required

    I think it's required
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    That states my question better, thanks. It's kind...

    That states my question better, thanks. It's kind of moot in some ways if the mRNAs are so much better, but I'm curious anyway.
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    That's a pretty 911. Kind of a sad drive but I...

    That's a pretty 911. Kind of a sad drive but I guess at that price it makes sense. Jewels not tools?
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    No protection at all? Weird look for the Olympics.

    No protection at all? Weird look for the Olympics.
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    How many snipe would you say you've bagged over...

    How many snipe would you say you've bagged over the years? :fm:

    Thanks for your perspective on the current state of things with CNAs. Where are you, if you don't mind saying? The need is...
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    Yes, it's been discussed. The C part of CNA is...

    Yes, it's been discussed. The C part of CNA is interesting, though. It really shouldn't be possible to get a license or a certificate saying that you can do a job without demonstrating some knowledge...
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    Just for now, though. Maybe she's the answer to...

    Just for now, though. Maybe she's the answer to Fermi's paradox. Well, her and a few friends, obviously.
  14. Will check schedule/thread. You've been killing...

    Will check schedule/thread. You've been killing it so far! I may just do some work on the weekend and see if I can free up some time Monday.
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    I ran across this study out of Saudi Arabia that...

    I ran across this study out of Saudi Arabia that looked at co-infections and I'm curious to hear the experts' thoughts:

    https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12985-021-01594-0
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    Filtration is not the primary benefit of masks....

    Filtration is not the primary benefit of masks. The reason they work better when worn by the infected is that they slow the spread of exhaled particles. Filtration reduces that number in proportion...
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    That actually sounds like a great reason to keep...

    That actually sounds like a great reason to keep the guy--assuming GiBo really does feel that tinge of uncertainty he's probably safer. That extra wariness is hard to generate.
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    IDK. I'll take a person that's capable of...

    IDK. I'll take a person that's capable of learning. There are a lot of things to get wrong and demonstrated ability to learn is rare.
  19. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    That is a very interesting development. I wonder...

    That is a very interesting development. I wonder if they have non-compete agreements with all their employees so they can't be hired by another contractor? An employee owned company where the "right...
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    There's a part of me that wants to say this last...

    There's a part of me that wants to say this last statement kind of justifies the editors' stance, but I think it's more accurate to extend your position further and say that NYT readers are more...
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    Good stuff. This bit here requires the caveat...

    Good stuff. This bit here requires the caveat that we would expect 1/2000 over the same time period and given the same level of exposure. So how many will get a breakthrough case in their lifetime or...
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    I'm sure I've responded to him more than makes...

    I'm sure I've responded to him more than makes sense so I finally parked his answers in the troll thread. IDK if that's better. On some topics there are honest-thinking people with similar issues who...
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    Early days lasted much too long. On the upside, I...

    Early days lasted much too long. On the upside, I discovered that hand sanitizer removes pine pitch, which is going to be useful for the rest of my life!
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    Again: defensive is a subset. You're...

    Again: defensive is a subset. You're hyper-focused on it but I never mentioned it. If I wanted to be a projectionist I would come up with an explanation for your repeated error. If I want to avoid...
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    It's on here. I wouldn't say I'm watching. I...

    It's on here. I wouldn't say I'm watching. I could have sworn I just heard them say that Trinidad and Tobago had people swimming in mercury. So I might not be at my most attentive.

    Mostly I just...
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    OK, sure. You still haven't really clicked...

    OK, sure.

    You still haven't really clicked that link, have you? You can admit it.
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    Is there ever really a good moment to be reminded...

    Is there ever really a good moment to be reminded that the easiest lie to tell is to build a randomly controlled trial to study a rare event using a too-small sample and then (predictably and...
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    ^ Violent agreement, yes. I think I'm...

    ^ Violent agreement, yes.



    I think I'm still smarting a little from the 6 microns = droplet fiasco. It's been a weird year.
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    The lowest form of math is still math, so...

    The lowest form of math is still math, so certainly not writing it off. It's the best tool every time we don't have something better. But it's a good idea to keep in mind that there is sometimes...
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    This x1000. Statistics are the weakest form of...

    This x1000. Statistics are the weakest form of math. We use them when we can't build a model any other way because we don't understand the phenomenon well enough.
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    I posted it. You found it. You whined and cried...

    I posted it. You found it. You whined and cried but it's still there and you can go look. The password is Yes.
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    It's very unusual to find someone so thoroughly...

    It's very unusual to find someone so thoroughly committed to misunderstanding math in all of its various forms. His innumeracy is rivaled only by his commitment. Once I knew him only as the author of...
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    That's a lot of words and denial just to concede...

    That's a lot of words and denial just to concede the fact, but thanks for getting there eventually.

    I'm not going to address the irrelevant stuff, cause I'm not going to read it that carefully...
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    Incorrect. I'm supposing nothing, but thanks for...

    Incorrect. I'm supposing nothing, but thanks for providing another example. I'm basing this on what you literally described: the thoughts of people who are not yourself which you claim to know...
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    Are you saying you didn't click the link or that...

    Are you saying you didn't click the link or that the link you posted omits the relevant information? This is why we can't have nice things.
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    Would you mind saving me a little time on this?...

    Would you mind saving me a little time on this? Did these people have symptoms or spread it to anyone or just test positive to a sensitive test?
  38. Thread: Havanna Syndrome

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    Valid point and quite likely part of why it's...

    Valid point and quite likely part of why it's still a "mystery." $250 and some Lars Erickssong signature hoodies with genuine aluminum lining might be money well spent.
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    You should read the link. Imagining you know...

    You should read the link. Imagining you know others' thoughts is the definition. Defensive projection is just a subset.
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    Saving time is important. ...

    Saving time is important.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/projection
  41. Thread: Havanna Syndrome

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    Masers used microwaves before lasers were...

    Masers used microwaves before lasers were invented. Getting a reflection to hit the detector may be a little more challenging if the aim is good since flesh absorbs it. Line of sight, though.
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    Tell me more about this AI. Can it trim posts...

    Tell me more about this AI. Can it trim posts down for quicker reading?
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    Then it's a homeless crackhead going the wrong...

    Then it's a homeless crackhead going the wrong way in the bike lane on a stolen mountain bike.
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    They taught this in driver's ed BITD: separate...

    They taught this in driver's ed BITD: separate the hazards. Lot of flunkies behind the wheel, apparently.

    This morning I got to watch an anus with out-of-state plates pull out to pass me as we...
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    Lulz. Best is not relevant but now we have a...

    Lulz. Best is not relevant but now we have a relevant one and it's not the best but trust me....

    There's a thread in polyass for ronjon. It's super polite and respectful and stuff. Something about...
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    Kayak seat back pad for Lars Erickssong?

    Kayak seat back pad for Lars Erickssong?
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    Heh. That's where I stopped, too. At least he...

    Heh. That's where I stopped, too. At least he makes it easy to know what to filter: as soon as he offers a conclusion or opinion you know the rails are someplace in the rearview.
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    Wasn't his was more amusing, though?

    Wasn't his was more amusing, though?
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    Similarly, has there ever been a vaccine that was...

    Similarly, has there ever been a vaccine that was studied for long term side effects before going into widespread use? (HPV, maybe? Sort of?)

    Seems like we have about 2 or 3 less months of...
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    When I looked myself it was 900k excess deaths,...

    When I looked myself it was 900k excess deaths, but that was a while ago. During that period my car insurance issued everyone a check as a refund for less driving. Suicides were down and medical...
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