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  1. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Oh, and California is not immune to wackiness,...

    Oh, and California is not immune to wackiness, either (but at least our wacks aren't in public office): Some guy tried to ram the hospital ship parked near Los Angeles, by running a freakin'...
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    Speaking of southern governors, the guv of...

    Speaking of southern governors, the guv of Georgia is going shelter-in-place, because he just found out, one day ago, that Covid is contagious even from people who aren't showing symptoms. He quoted...
  3. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Well, it's of utmost importance that Alabama does...

    Well, it's of utmost importance that Alabama does things differently from California, because Alabama is NOT California! Wait, let me find the quote...
    Oooh, sick burn, "y'all"! That guv, she owned...
  4. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Jesus, the grid and everything. Gotta love China;...

    Jesus, the grid and everything. Gotta love China; looks like the opening frame of a Devo video. But I guess it's working for them, so kudos.

    Just looked at the latest numbers. Holy fuck,...
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    I mainly know him for his work on the brilliant,...

    I mainly know him for his work on the brilliant, vastly under-appreciated (rock-bottom viewership ratings all the way through its 4-season run) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which he was one of the lead...
  6. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Probably a bit too early. This guy seems to have...

    Probably a bit too early. This guy seems to have been the CO ski country super-spreader (shortly after skiing in northern Italy, which this article doesn't mention), and he was at Vail about 3 weeks...
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    VelociPastor. Yes, that's right, VelociPastor....

    VelociPastor. Yes, that's right, VelociPastor. Christian holy man watches his parents die ("Hi Mom and Dad", they're standing next to car, he reacts to explosion, plain street scene with text overlay...
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    Interesting link; I should say, interesting if...

    Interesting link; I should say, interesting if true. Among other things, it shows resource use in NY state maximizing just 8 days from now, on 4/6, but quite a bit later, 4/24, in California, and all...
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    I was really down for a good week and a half. I'd...

    I was really down for a good week and a half. I'd spent weeks watching for The Storm (that would be like nothing else since December; this is California), watching it materialize on the forecast,...
  10. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Yeah, I definitely stand corrected on my weeks...

    Yeah, I definitely stand corrected on my weeks ago attitude of what's the big deal, it's outdoors and I'll be wearing gloves (I never did get up to ski, as it turns out, not since January). The...
  11. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Whole Foods went way downhill, in terms of...

    Whole Foods went way downhill, in terms of keeping stuff in stock, not long after Amazon bought them, well before this Corona thing.

    Out here (Bay Area mid-peninsula), it's been pretty reasonable...
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    Harvey Fucking Weinstein caught Covid at Rikers....

    Harvey Fucking Weinstein caught Covid at Rikers. (edit: They're saying that he may have brought it into prison with him, having obtained it from hospitals or elsewhere.)
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    Rand Paul should draw comfort from knowing that...

    Rand Paul should draw comfort from knowing that the Invisible Hand Of The Free Market anticipated and prevented the spread of Covid as best it could.
  15. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Yup. We have no idea what we're dealing with, how...

    Yup. We have no idea what we're dealing with, how much of the proverbial iceberg is invisible underwater, because testing is so limited and unevenly applied. And even as testing availability ramps...
  16. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    You're wrong, mostly. "Data", in typical...

    You're wrong, mostly. "Data", in typical conventional usage, in modern English speaking society (as opposed to 2nd century Latin speaking society), is what's known as a collective noun, which in this...
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    Ween has some great horrible disease songs,...

    Ween has some great horrible disease songs, though perhaps too specific to fit Coronavirus:

    - Mister Would You Please Help My Pony ("He's down in the dirt would you help him, I think it's his...
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    Keep Your Distance ...

    Keep Your Distance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4mU9Wh8yRs
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    Ventilator Blues ...

    Ventilator Blues

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4oBJxjnTS8
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    I saw SNOT DR a week or two ago.

    I saw SNOT DR a week or two ago.
  21. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Update: Hard closure now, nobody allowed in YNP.

    Update: Hard closure now, nobody allowed in YNP.
  22. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Good to hear; sounds like they're reacting to the...

    Good to hear; sounds like they're reacting to the bad publicity, at least somewhat.
  23. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    GameStop is staying open...

    GameStop is staying open, because they consider themselves "essential retail" (another article confirmed that Bay Area GameStop stores are indeed open this week, in obvious defiance of the local...
  24. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Yosemite NP closing all lodges, restaurants,...

    Yosemite NP closing all lodges, restaurants, shuttle buses, ranger programs, museums, and other indoor facilities other than grocery stores. Trails and campgrounds remaining open.
  25. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Yup, pretty much. I stepped out for groceries...

    Yup, pretty much. I stepped out for groceries late morning and was shocked by how quiet the streets were. Just now looked at traffic on Google Maps, and everything's green, open, even the downtown SF...
  26. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Oh, and Bay Area update, part 2: It's not just...

    Oh, and Bay Area update, part 2: It's not just toilet paper any more. There's a feeding frenzy at our suburban Safeway, with entire shelves cleared out, lines going out the door, and so on. This was...
  27. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Bay Area suddenly got pretty hardcore....

    Bay Area suddenly got pretty hardcore. Mandatory "shelter in place", though with a raft of exceptions, for things like grocery shopping, restaurant takeout, travel to care for others, etc etc.
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  28. Not sure if this got mentioned, but Homewood is...

    Not sure if this got mentioned, but Homewood is closing tomorrow as well. That makes everybody, as far as I can tell (China Peak's website is claiming that they plan to reopen this Thursday, for what...
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    I may have to daytrip to BV this week, seeing as...

    I may have to daytrip to BV this week, seeing as how Tahoe shut down (as I mentioned in the Tahoe topic, Homewood, if they stay open, is going to be too crowded to be worth it, what with all the...
  30. No word from Homewood, but why bother, Ellis lift...

    No word from Homewood, but why bother, Ellis lift was already closed for the season, and the rest of the hill will be mobbed, assuming they stay open.

    Oh, and Royal Gorge XC is closing; Tahoe...
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    So, I just watched Avalanche Sharks (currently...

    So, I just watched Avalanche Sharks (currently streaming on Hoopla). We’re talking supernatural sharks that live underneath the snowpack around California’s Mammoth Mountain (filmed on location), and...
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    Finally finished it. Pretty rare for the last 10%...

    Finally finished it. Pretty rare for the last 10% of a novel to be that much of a slog. Okay, the last two (short) chapters were pretty good; not a smashing ending, but it worked well enough.

    I...
  33. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Truth be told, my wife texted it to me in full,...

    Truth be told, my wife texted it to me in full, and at first, I assumed it came from an authoritative source, bolstered by how nearly all of it jibed with things I'd read elsewhere. At least I did...
  34. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Good article about why you probably should worry...

    Good article about why you probably should worry about this a bit less.
  35. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Ice machines in restaurants are supposedly...

    Ice machines in restaurants are supposedly fraught with contamination issues, just in general. And yet, I love ice in my drink, so... whatever, gimme some ice.
  36. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    This, supposedly, from a Jack Farless at Army...

    This, supposedly, from a Jack Farless at Army Corps of Engineers. Seems legit and reasonable, so I'll pass it along:

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS

    1. If you have a runny nose and sputum,...
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    I just watched Chasing Trane, a docu about, of...

    I just watched Chasing Trane, a docu about, of course, the life and music of John Coltrane. I loved it; I mean, how can you go wrong listening to an hour and a half or so of Coltrane music (plays...
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    Oh, and there's this... ...

    Oh, and there's this...

    Guy in Florida went to China, for work, came back with flu symptoms, worried that it might be COVID, went to doctor, turned out to only be the flu, and, surprise! He owes...
  39. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    \ Iran deputy health minister tests positive for...

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    Iran deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus
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    Whoa, score! Avalanche Sharks, Ice Spiders, and...

    Whoa, score! Avalanche Sharks, Ice Spiders, and Frozen are all available on Hoopla, which you may have free access to if your local library system covers it. Avalanche Sharks looks like the "winner"...
  41. Thread: Better Call Saul

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    It's been announced that the season beginning now...

    It's been announced that the season beginning now (not the previous season that finally got loaded to Netflix) will be BCS's second to last season. In other words, next year's season, season 6, will...
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    Yeah, Born To Run is one of those songs where I...

    Yeah, Born To Run is one of those songs where I still remember where I was and the experience of hearing it for the first time. I'm still going with Thunder Road, though; not as overplayed, and wow,...
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    I pulled out the old Thin Lizzy, and most of it...

    I pulled out the old Thin Lizzy, and most of it sounds pretty dated, but damn, Running Back To You Again is a great song.

    Lots of George Thorogood, how about I’ll pick It Wasn’t Me.

    Someone...
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    I read it too, and liked it. Kind of random,...

    I read it too, and liked it. Kind of random, escapist, and not exactly deep, but a good fun read.


    I'm about 9/10 of the way through Neal Stephenson's latest, Fall. I'll say more when I wrap it...
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    I can’t get too enthusiastic about Downhill...

    I can’t get too enthusiastic about Downhill (though I'll probably eventually watch it, because skiing). I saw Force Majeure, and I liked it well enough, but, one, I wasn’t crazy about it, and two,...
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    Ha ha, plate o' shrimp, I just listened to It's...

    Ha ha, plate o' shrimp, I just listened to It's Only Rock & Roll nearly all the way through (and a good chunk of Exile fairly recently). Still holds up; if you're too jaded, it's your loss.

    Yeah,...
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    Having seen Turturro's Romance and Cigarettes...

    Having seen Turturro's Romance and Cigarettes (which, unlike this new effort, the Coen Bros produced), I'm expecting Jesus Rolls to be interesting and quite possibly something I'll be glad I saw, but...
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    iOS (Screen Time, in Settings) and Windows 10...

    iOS (Screen Time, in Settings) and Windows 10 (account.microsoft.com/family) both have pretty good mechanisms, in the OS, for restricting access to certain times, limiting daily time, restricting...
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    Yeah, if you got modern hardware past a certain...

    Yeah, if you got modern hardware past a certain point there, you should be able to keep upgrading to secure Linux versions for quite some time; I suppose the limiting factor will be when browsers...
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    If you have a 10-year-old Linux box that's...

    If you have a 10-year-old Linux box that's 32-bit, I don't think that's being maintained any more either, nor can you download upgraded 32-bit Linux versions past a certain vintage, as far as I'm...
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