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    Once again, Lex seems to be signal boosting...

    Once again, Lex seems to be signal boosting anti-establishment Q-adjacent nutters. I'm sorry I clicked this link.
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    I'd like to see a serious attempt at this. I can...

    I'd like to see a serious attempt at this. I can come up with many reasons why it wouldn't work, but it's still an excellent PR move.
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    Too funny. Russia should go home before Ukraine...

    Too funny. Russia should go home before Ukraine installs that Captcha on Russian territory.
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    Buried in the comments, he explains the physical...

    Buried in the comments, he explains the physical principle. An explosion on the ground produces an acoustic wave that travels (up) through the atmosphere. When it vibrates the ionosphere, the...
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    Thanks for these insights. Nothing like an...

    Thanks for these insights. Nothing like an airbase mysteriously blowing up.

    One set of pictures showed 3 craters near the damaged planes, estimated at 20+ meters. This guy:...
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    Am I allowed to laff? I did. Let's hope CDC...

    Am I allowed to laff? I did.

    Let's hope CDC stops dicking around gets their butts moving.
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    Question about Russian gas. Do they have gas to...

    Question about Russian gas. Do they have gas to export?
    There's much talking head chatter about the severe reduction in Russian gas exports to Europe, and potential shutoff of same. E.g. this DW...
  8. Some parts get cold (fails to climb above 70)....

    Some parts get cold (fails to climb above 70). Also there's been rain in various parts recently. All the way north, and south in Death Valley. Cold and rainy? Where's my sun and seasonal drought?
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    It's a serious consideration. The Afghans seem to...

    It's a serious consideration. The Afghans seem to have chosen that approach. Or at least fate lined up such that they have it. And living as a Russian doesn't seem that terrible. I think most of them...
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    Russia sentences US teacher to 14 years for...

    Russia sentences US teacher to 14 years for cannabis smuggling
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61849579

    Same basic setup. He's lucky BG showed up. Some chance he'll get to serve his...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Peacenik enlightenment: Level 1. Violence is...

    Peacenik enlightenment:
    Level 1. Violence is bad, war is evil, we must not fight. We must disarm.
    Level 2. Oppression is bad. Violence is bad, war is evil, we must not fight... unless there is no...
  12. Ran the heater the other day. And it tried to...

    Ran the heater the other day. And it tried to rain a few days later. Considered posting in the Turn thread.

    Sorry y'all overheating
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    Need more information. To my loose reading,...

    Need more information.

    To my loose reading, Russia is applying its laws in a consistent manner. But I'm not a Russian lawyer nor drug smuggler. The only thing unusual about the case and sentence...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Get off my lawn! blyat!

    Get off my lawn! blyat!
  15. Blanco lirio, aka Juan Browne on Youtube, pilot...

    Blanco lirio, aka Juan Browne on Youtube, pilot and reporter, thinks it's most likely the copilot fell out by mistake while leaning out the back ramp, checking the wheel damage.
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    Upthrad a bit...

    Upthrad a bit
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/347609-Monkey-Flu?p=6645812#post6645812
    The trend I used is now steady for 2 months. Might have slowed slightly, but it's still...
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    Oh, this will work great! On the plus side, most...

    Oh, this will work great!
    On the plus side, most everyone knows about masks for infectious diseases. On the minus side, 50% will refuse, and the other 50% don't wanna.

    Projecting this out a few...
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    People starting to recognize problems. Among...

    People starting to recognize problems. Among them, monkey pox becoming endemic in rodents. Despite its name, rodents are the best host....
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    Don't think it's a stretch at all, but exactly...

    Don't think it's a stretch at all, but exactly what happens. The replacement forest is densely packed trees that support crown fires. And the recently cut areas regrow with dense brush that carries...
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    This week's TWiV clinical update, about 5 minutes...

    This week's TWiV clinical update, about 5 minutes in, Dr. Daniel Griffin discusses Monkey Flu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wed87EbYroQ&ab_channel=VincentRacaniello
    tl,dr: we're not testing...
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Somewhere, I saw commentary on her actions to...

    Somewhere, I saw commentary on her actions to stabilize the Russian economy, and the comments were quite complimentary - her actions appeared effective (Ruble recovery, other stuff I forget), while...
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    Russian economy looks pretty bad in Toadman's...

    Russian economy looks pretty bad in Toadman's Yale economics slideshow. Russian long term economic outlook also looks pretty bad. Maybe starting wars is a bad idea
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    I'm not buying the idea that Russia needs to be...

    I'm not buying the idea that Russia needs to be reduced to a third-rate state. Its war with Ukraine has shown it already is third rate. The only thing keeping Russia has in the pro column is they are...
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    I don't like weighting single studies too much,...

    I don't like weighting single studies too much, but this is the #fear thread, and some have recently posted of their avidity for infection. I also don't have the skills to evaluate studies....
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    I don't think gloves are the solution here. Maybe...

    I don't think gloves are the solution here. Maybe love gloves on the MSMs. However, if we'd all worn masks when there were only 4k Covid infections in the entire country, our infection trajectory...
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    I saw something suggesting the virus doesn't...

    I saw something suggesting the virus doesn't survive long in sewage. Presumably that means sewage detection is finding inactive virus or parts.

    However, it survives months or years on fomites....
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    Exponential. The technical explanations of...

    Exponential. The technical explanations of vaccine properties, while edifying, continue to miss the point. The observed monkeypox behavior is 10 times growth per month. If we don't quickly slow and...
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    Maybe I missed a critical sentence from RA, but I...

    Maybe I missed a critical sentence from RA, but I find his position reasonable. Until society or science changes something, Covid is going to circulate. So we each weigh risk vs reward of various...
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    Summit - thanks for doing something useful. ...

    Summit - thanks for doing something useful.

    What size is this subgroup of a subpopulation, say in the US? What's the likelihood of variants emerging that spread outside this subgroup if most of...
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    The thing with nuclear energy is the same amount...

    The thing with nuclear energy is the same amount of material produces 1000x as much energy as chemical energy (gas, coal, etc.). And while there is some long lasting waste, there's comparatively very...
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    About 20 minute into tonight's PBS newshour , an...

    About 20 minute into tonight's PBS newshour , an epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves opines on Monkey Flu, and how the government is bungling the response. Starting with lack of testing... where have we...
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    Indubitably. I chose the vaccination route...

    Indubitably. I chose the vaccination route myself. However, most unvaccinated people have been infected by now, which provides similar protection in future infections. I'm positing that without...
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    Yep. The best path forward for Americans is...

    Yep. The best path forward for Americans is blunder ahead doing what we feel like, hoping that scientists and other leaders will fix any problems before they get too bad. It's worked ok for most...
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    I generally agree with this. Except the last...

    I generally agree with this. Except the last part. Prior infection provides protection similar to vaccination against future exposure, so societal impact would be similar. The part that seems to...
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    I intend to minimize my chance and frequency of...

    I intend to minimize my chance and frequency of infection until folks like whomper's precious SIL are swimming across pools. So far very few in my circle have been infected. If I take that as 5% over...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Not entirely new. The US Civil War was also a...

    Not entirely new. The US Civil War was also a spectator sport. Smart phones were a bit ungainly back then, but they did shoot some photos.
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    It's not deadly enough to make any difference....

    It's not deadly enough to make any difference. Besides, there should be selective pressure towards those who get infected. Probably overlaps with those having kids. Again though it's not deadly...
  38. Can't tell how steep that is. Given the fault,...

    Can't tell how steep that is. Given the fault, Ima guess it's steep and not that stable, and those properties on the top are already on borrowed time. Rustle up some articles on slides and slumps and...
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    No. I'm staying home or going outdoors with few...

    No. I'm staying home or going outdoors with few people.

    I respect society has decided it's ok to gather and get sick. I think they're stupid. But that applies to many other things they do, too.
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    Won't someone think of the mbots? Poor mbots made...

    Won't someone think of the mbots? Poor mbots made one post and already getting JONGed
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    I'm Zen thinking about the empty spaces - where...

    I'm Zen thinking about the empty spaces - where the armed forces aren't. Someone should accept Russia's proposed new world order, and annex large chunks of eastern Russia. There's really no reason a...
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    One of the twits I follow suggested USAF is...

    One of the twits I follow suggested USAF is concerned about its budget. They need to get some fighters into the action fast, before they lose the close air support budget to HIMARS and drones....
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    heh. Ok then, was not expecting the partition of...

    heh. Ok then, was not expecting the partition of Germany, but I guess it fits with the rhyming history concept.
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Suggested talking point: Maybe we should settle...

    Suggested talking point: Maybe we should settle for Russia gets half of Poland and Germany gets the other half. Russia will stop there, right? Can Russia have Romania too? Oh, and Finland? After all,...
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    Maybe you can read that between the lines. I'd...

    Maybe you can read that between the lines. I'd say that Biden has the problem that if he states and pursues a clear policy goal, half of government will oppose it and it won't happen. Maybe internal...
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    Cono forgot to quote this part "this is a war...

    Cono forgot to quote this part "this is a war where right and wrong are extraordinarily clear"
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    Boathouse employees wear cloth masks indoors....

    Boathouse employees wear cloth masks indoors. Outdoor employees, not always. I know nothing of the orgy, wasn't invited. Next time I'm there I'll ask to see what their thoughts are on home vs...
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    Don't know how to post pictures any more... San...

    Don't know how to post pictures any more...
    San Antonio Rd north from Mountain View. Start walking when it ends. 5 miles of levee trail through wetlands and bay breeze and bay mud. Views of the...
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    Visiting the local lake/boathouse to rent a SUP /...

    Visiting the local lake/boathouse to rent a SUP / boat, I always double mask when ordering at the outdoor counter. Been wondering if that's overkill. Yesterday I'm there, and they are short employees...
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    Maybe since rod and cono support the idea of...

    Maybe since rod and cono support the idea of conquest for new territory and resources, the US should go grab a chunk of eastern Russia. Lots of forest there, and a nice oil patch. Our oil companies...
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