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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?
  17. 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
  20. 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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    Along the same lines (posted before) ...

    Along the same lines (posted before)

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-teeny-tiny-scientific-screwup-that-helped-covid-kill/

    tl/dr: the first head of the CDC was apparently the guy who stepped...
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    Which season?

    Which season?
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    I'm sure he finds her attractive, but if she...

    I'm sure he finds her attractive, but if she really did it for him don't you think he could have just built the giant penis and skip putting a rocket on it?
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    Fruitland, Payette, Weiser...Emmett? There...

    Fruitland, Payette, Weiser...Emmett? There really is a lot of farm land still waiting to sell out to developers between Caldwell and Parma. Eagle and Meridian were under-populated once. Some of the...
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    Probably. Congrats on the timing, at least! ...

    Probably. Congrats on the timing, at least!

    We keep hoping the wave has crested because my BIL and his wife have been meeting all those people in the offer stacks. A couple years ago he left...
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    Hopefully. Also McD's, Taco Bell etc. Robots will...

    Hopefully. Also McD's, Taco Bell etc. Robots will produce a more consistent product than most current fast food places and (unlike childcare) there's no redeeming value in teaching a kid to be a fry...
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    Another option on UI was doing your own home...

    Another option on UI was doing your own home remodel/flip. A couple of those around here. Much more lucrative than working for someone else for an extra $200/week. Why would you look back?

    The...
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    I understood the meaning, what I couldn't place...

    I understood the meaning, what I couldn't place was whether this describes an average Tuesday, Friday, weekday, day ending in "y" or all non-leap days. Gotta be somewhere in the middle, right?
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    Sorry, the answer we were looking for was: ...

    Sorry, the answer we were looking for was:

    What about the aliens?
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    I can't speak for anyone else, but personally I...

    I can't speak for anyone else, but personally I find that my need to see dollar balances go up has declined pretty dramatically as money has become meaningless. Once you realize that the more you get...
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    +1. I was hoping for something insightful but...

    +1. I was hoping for something insightful but that article actually reads like old news. I guess if you're interested at all you probably already know the score. It's pretty messed up that it's this...
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    What about the aliens?

    What about the aliens?
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    So be it. You feel kinship with others who want...

    So be it. You feel kinship with others who want to offload their risk to society because you want to offload your own. Too bad. Accept the risks you create. That's what personal responsibility means...
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    Oh it gets asked pretty often on the time scale....

    Oh it gets asked pretty often on the time scale. That's why I'd expect it to come up sooner among the random questions.
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    It took 42 pages to come to this question. That's...

    It took 42 pages to come to this question. That's surprising.
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    One for the win column: clean scan this week...

    One for the win column: clean scan this week marks 4 years with no evidence of disease for me. Hopefully just one more scan next summer.

    That's 9 clean results and it's amazing how much of a...
  46. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    That whole post should be stickied for anyone...

    That whole post should be stickied for anyone just starting the fight. Reading Meadowskipper's account makes me feel lucky that the few docs I dealt with who were off the mark were so obvious about...
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    Can't tell if you're describing a Tuesday or a...

    Can't tell if you're describing a Tuesday or a Friday

    Is this what people mean when they say they don't speak SFB?
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    These have kept me up at night. And made me inattentive and distracted in the day. And the stupid people who've been kept up at night worrying about stupid shit and then being distracted during the...
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    Same here. Note the past tense in my statement....

    Same here. Note the past tense in my statement. The word around here from young school kids was that they were fine with masks back when they had to wear them. Nobody still does, but the data on how...
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    They are switching the definition of "culture"...

    They are switching the definition of "culture" though, so maybe Planck will be right a little sooner.
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