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    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent...

    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent cravings by adding a little coconut cream, almost anything sour and whatever's in the fridge. May be time to get legit.
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    My most memorable foods have always been weird...

    My most memorable foods have always been weird things friends made. In the 80's it was microwaved hot dogs with cheese in a tortilla. For the 90's it came early--in the decade, but also in the...
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    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we...

    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we filter it that differs. Incredibly.
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    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on...

    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on Twitter, but I believe I saw that captioned photo almost a week ago showing all of those Russian vehicles.

    So just calling them Ukrainian seems...
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    I prefer credible information when I'm picking...

    I prefer credible information when I'm picking investments. You might think differently. Whether that's ok or not appears to depend on timing.

    What I'm seeing with the auto-credible is that if you...
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    So many many prominent people in this industry...

    So many many prominent people in this industry can be wrong. And other people can make money proving that. Which makes what happened to Luna essentially deterministic: when was in question, but not...
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    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can...

    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can steal food without significant risk of poisoning over there right now. Seems like a really basic form of resistance that just conveniently happens to...
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    Speaking of which, why is it that all decade...

    Speaking of which, why is it that all decade discussions go straight to music and not food?

    Tacoma cuisine in the 90's was probably limited to The Old Spaghetti Factory or hiding from the aroma...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    https://youtu.be/ekp9dmXM7Qs Coin toss between...

    https://youtu.be/ekp9dmXM7Qs

    Coin toss between here and the bitcoin thread
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    The number of actual pathological liars is...

    The number of actual pathological liars is non-trivial.
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    It was a good read. I came away thinking that the...

    It was a good read. I came away thinking that the con artist has the easiest entry point in communities with deep addictions they want to share. I think passionate people are probably easier to...
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    That's actually closer to censorship, ironically....

    That's actually closer to censorship, ironically. But yeah, editing created a less diverse message and fact checking reduced both outright lies and spin. We were better off when we all agreed that...
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    Leroy, take a gander at this very concise...

    Leroy, take a gander at this very concise description of the Russian playbook:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics

    Particularly, note the 25-year old description of the...
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    Amazon has an imported product for that: ...

    Amazon has an imported product for that:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rather-Russian-Than-Democrat-T-shirt/dp/B07HFTZHL9
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    IDK. Looks like the perfect spin cycle. Do...

    IDK. Looks like the perfect spin cycle. Do Ukrainians specialize altitude-sensing triggers?
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    Maybe my cynicism has evolved, but I don't think...

    Maybe my cynicism has evolved, but I don't think he has to be the smartest person in the world to have a solid system in place: it's not that he used inside information to time his sale, it's that...
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    You want control of what they do with them? That...

    You want control of what they do with them? That would be stupid.
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    I just can't believe it took this long to...

    I just can't believe it took this long to realize: I only need to carry 4 when I go to Canada. The weight savings alone will be worth it.
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    Negative sum games are yet another thread.

    Negative sum games are yet another thread.
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    What happens when the Koch brothers die? ...

    What happens when the Koch brothers die?








    (Noting the pregnant pause.)
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    You guys are hard core, man. Cut nickels sound...

    You guys are hard core, man. Cut nickels sound like they'd have at least 4 points. Probably sharp. Tell ya what, we still have em down here, so if your guy finds the science first you post it up and...
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    I took this to mean that the pubic nature of the...

    I took this to mean that the pubic nature of the ledger is a net benefit. Is that correct? And if so, how is that maintained if borrowing and derivative contracts can take place in dark pools? Is...
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    You being Canadian and all I figured we'd need...

    You being Canadian and all I figured we'd need some smaller denomination since nickel change got rare. Pocket meat?
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    Your beliefs are up to you, I don't wanna get all...

    Your beliefs are up to you, I don't wanna get all wrapped up in that. More likey more goodie and all.

    But there are definitely people who get a (small?) exposure and their immune system catches it...
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    Why don't they make the whole tank out of the...

    Why don't they make the whole tank out of the turret?? [/TomHanks'SeinfeldVoice]

    The location on that looks promising. Need to deny that road.
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    Maybe, maybe not. Probably better protection than...

    Maybe, maybe not. Probably better protection than that for a while after a booster, but for how many will that be enough to keep it below the threshold of a positive test? Or symptoms?

    I know of...
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    Yup

    Yup
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    We didn't nuke the Chinese even when they invaded...

    We didn't nuke the Chinese even when they invaded NK and took on US soldiers directly at the Chosin Reservoir. During a UN-sanctioned intervention.

    These things are all made up.
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    I wanted to give you a chance to Google it for...

    I wanted to give you a chance to Google it for yourself first. But since you've had that and chosen not to do it (keyword hint: "KHN Pentagon cost at-home tests" would get you there)
    ...
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    FFS. According to KHN the Pentagon spent "nearly"...

    FFS. According to KHN the Pentagon spent "nearly" $2B for 380M tests, or about $5 each on average, for those who own a calculator.
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    DYOR = you can't sue me. Or anyone, because...

    DYOR = you can't sue me. Or anyone, because there's no one who's responsible. So DYOR. NFTs belong in that bucket:

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/769/the-reluctant-explorer
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    Did you toss him the five pennies, though?

    Did you toss him the five pennies, though?
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    Funny you should mention, my wife just discovered...

    Funny you should mention, my wife just discovered Kona, Kentucky this morning. I'm sure the downsides are negligible.
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    Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
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    That's always how I've tried to value it: if the...

    That's always how I've tried to value it: if the supply stabilizes (aka never, since it eventually goes down) the global black market and evasion of local currency laws markets should establish its...
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    Not food. Food keeps you alive, so hodling and...

    Not food. Food keeps you alive, so hodling and consuming provide utility. What other items are like that?



    Ok. Please provide your definition of growth (not in price). Preferably one which...
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    I'm curious if that's purely artillery or if they...

    I'm curious if that's purely artillery or if they were mopping up with Javelins or something else? The first hit in the second video (rocket-like flare out the top) and then the speeder getting taken...
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    This last reads like an apology for a virtue. ...

    This last reads like an apology for a virtue.

    To put the summation simply: BTC is a negative sum game because the sum is:

    $in - $out - costs

    Where costs are electricity, mining hardware etc....
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    Look back further than Georgia to when Putin had...

    Look back further than Georgia to when Putin had the FSB stage actual false flag terrorist attacks to blame Chechnya and cement support among Russians. We tend to ignore that or take their word that...
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    Realizing this is a comparison of relatively...

    Realizing this is a comparison of relatively small risks, given the above, does vaccinating pre-pubescent boys to 3 doses before puberty present the lowest total risk?

    I'm recalling earlier...
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    Strongly agree. But I do wanna root for something...

    Strongly agree. But I do wanna root for something ironic before it's all over, so LSL's scenario sounds awesome.
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    Might that make a vaccine work better?

    Might that make a vaccine work better?
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    Fair point with the studies. Does the...

    Fair point with the studies. Does the differential diagnosis process arrive at psychosomatic as an explanation if all of the things you test for are eliminated?

    It seems like if that's the case...
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    You see how from the outside this would be...

    You see how from the outside this would be indistinguishable from you gaining a personal experience bias and then spending a few years building on that through confirmation bias, right?
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    It's not a propoganda effort, though. Twitter has...

    It's not a propoganda effort, though. Twitter has a character limit. Orc has 3 letters.
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    There are other fictional villains that could be...

    There are other fictional villains that could be used, but LOTR is uncannily applicable (probably not accidentally). Sacrificing large quantities of untrained cannon-fodder of "lower races" with...
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    I think better communication is key to mitigating...

    I think better communication is key to mitigating these situations--whether that means getting the point across better or just recognizing when to break off the conversation. In that sense, much...
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    Call me a cynic, but I think the reason they...

    Call me a cynic, but I think the reason they evacuated the civilians alive is that Russia took them as prisoners and they plan to grill them for information about the plant's defenses. I hope I'm...
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    Thanks, that's helpful. Similarly, the challenge...

    Thanks, that's helpful. Similarly, the challenge being a patient is often figuring out when to advocate harder for yourself and when to accept the expert opinion.

    I'm not sure how it applies any...
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