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    And since it's the NFL, I'm equally unsurprised...

    And since it's the NFL, I'm equally unsurprised that they scheduled his suspension to produce the comeback in Houston and just waited to see if public opinion would swing back.
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    I used to work for an old friend of the Wizards...

    I used to work for an old friend of the Wizards of the Coast guys, who had lots of thoughts on their model (every third one was a regret--the houses on the coast were pretty nice). Garfield's...
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    I think the pope is more hopeful than...

    I think the pope is more hopeful than historically accurate. Is leaning into Russian bigotry to try to get them to reject an even worse aspect of their culture such a bad move? Rewriting their...
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    Apparently it's still a thing, but now you wait...

    Apparently it's still a thing, but now you wait for the starving orcs to chase a bunny.

    https://twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1596975902633574400?cxt=HHwWgICq9enHzKksAAAA
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    "In Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman...

    "In Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that ministry officials were shocked by the news of Makei’s death."

    Maria is saying Russia claims responsibility.
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    Cover your cough and keep your distance from...

    Cover your cough and keep your distance from hacking people predates COVID, too. Unfortunately, so does the overzealous crusade against miasma as an allegedly superstitious belief, hence my...
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    LOL @ "the existential threat that occasioned...

    LOL @ "the existential threat that occasioned Putin’s invasion of Ukraine..."

    Tankies gonna tankie.

    If NATO wanted to kill Russians they had a perfect opportunity with the landing of Russian...
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    Yup. The ring of truth in that description is...

    Yup. The ring of truth in that description is strong. And of course the guy's not an intern anymore, either.
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    The hand washing is interesting...

    The hand washing is interesting statistically-speaking. The study looked at self-reported levels of hand washing and found correlation to moderate levels but no strong evidence for an increase at...
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    As Mazderati noted, no penalty on Roths up to...

    As Mazderati noted, no penalty on Roths up to original principle. Seems like the rules are even more favorable now, but at one point you had to have the account open for 5 years before it was totally...
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    Lots of people with a Roth IRA that's been open...

    Lots of people with a Roth IRA that's been open for a while can withdraw up to the original contributions without penalty. Downside is not putting it back in, but if you have EF money sitting...
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    Just in time for Christmas shopping: “How to...

    Just in time for Christmas shopping:

    “How to Tankie” is the anti-imperialist’s guide for the modern world. This book guides you on correct ways to argue against colonialists, war-shills and...
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    A good O-line for Russ is not the same as it...

    A good O-line for Russ is not the same as it might be for other QB's. He needs people who can block on a scramble without holding when he changes direction. That was very much an up and down prospect...
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    It looks like MEK was very much supported by USSR...

    It looks like MEK was very much supported by USSR through most of its existence and Russia after that for a while. And lately probably the US at times. Strange bedfellows indeed.
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    Russia sells their equipment on the black market....

    Russia sells their equipment on the black market. Yes. Documented point of failure, known to everyone. Why do you bring it up?
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    They know RW is coming back. The coaching staff...

    They know RW is coming back. The coaching staff and O-line are expendable.

    Russ wants to be the man and he's not going to come out telling them to hire him a better line, but the quality and depth...
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    He's in sync with the Russian disinfo set....

    He's in sync with the Russian disinfo set. They've been hitting those points again lately and, surprise! That whole echo chamber suddenly cares about Iraq.
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    Nah. The dude who took the time to slow the video...

    Nah. The dude who took the time to slow the video down and found that the Russian fired at least 4 shots before anyone shot back was also asking. Lots of others, too. Yours is just the only dude who...
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    I wasn't suggesting different numbers would be...

    I wasn't suggesting different numbers would be better, I'm more curious how reliable you expect sources to be. Like polling in Russia, the potential consequences for answering wrong are likely to...
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    Did you find a source you'd trust for those...

    Did you find a source you'd trust for those numbers? My understanding is that admitting to anything--even Shia Islam--can be fraught.

    I used to work for a family that had emigrated from Iran and...
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    There are definitely differences in religion that...

    There are definitely differences in religion that play a role there and a major question is going to be how well the revolutionaries can tolerate and trust each other. Iran is much more diverse than...
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    Master strategist.

    Master strategist.
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    This guy gets it.

    This guy gets it.
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    He's not asking to understand their code. He's...

    He's not asking to understand their code. He's telling them to bring by a prop they can use for him to look smart. Then he'll evaluate their ability to see how smart he is and to explain what they...
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    Sure. And do you expect that others ought to...

    Sure. And do you expect that others ought to agree with this? I've been slow to accept it, being at least mostly human, but after a long struggle it struck me that part of accepting reality as it is...
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    It seems like you might think humans use...

    It seems like you might think humans use intelligence for some useful purpose besides trying to impress and manipulate each other. This understanding is not as common as one might hope.
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    On that route also: Tollgate, OR's Spout Springs...

    On that route also: Tollgate, OR's Spout Springs should be begging for some skin traffic. And a TR so we can all sit back and ponder how we'd make a go of small ski area ownership. Again.
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    Wow, that doesn't look like manipulation at all,...

    Wow, that doesn't look like manipulation at all, does it? Hopefully rod can comment on the dividend plan when he stops by with his next dose of copium.
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    Easy for you to say. I bet you don't own any of...

    Easy for you to say. I bet you don't own any of Gazprom or Rusal.
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    A lot of people are dying, though. And losing to...

    A lot of people are dying, though. And losing to NATO instead of Ukraine and rag tag volunteers and old western stuff is Pootin's offramp to retaining power while ending the war and eventually paying...
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    "It" was probably 3: a Russian missile on a...

    "It" was probably 3: a Russian missile on a trajectory at or near the Polish border (but the far side of an AD battery anyway), and 2 Ukrainian S-300's sent after it, one of which probably...
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    Nothing unusual. If ya get that and the flu shot...

    Nothing unusual. If ya get that and the flu shot at the same time there's often been some sort of coupon or some such. That was nice. Flu arm more sore seems average. Doesn't make you invincible for...
  33. As that patient, I agree. More defensive...

    As that patient, I agree. More defensive medicine, well-targeted, would be less expensive. In lots of ways.
  34. This is very probably the greatest feat in the...

    This is very probably the greatest feat in the technical climbing discipline, which happens to be my favorite. Movie could be better and all, but that was awesome. TFP
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    Based purely on my reading of this thread I'm...

    Based purely on my reading of this thread I'm under the impression that this statement would apply to PCR tests but not RAT. If I have that wrong hopefully someone will correct it.
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    So sorry to see this. Your comments on changing...

    So sorry to see this. Your comments on changing goals and re-focusing on what matters ring familiar. I've never been satisfied with my descriptions of that for anyone who hasn't experienced it....
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    FIFY. Adding a booster of the original mRNA...

    FIFY. Adding a booster of the original mRNA vaccines did better against delta transmission than 2 shots did against original (at least in the studies quoted for asspen's perusal here, late 2021). ...
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    He's just a middleman brokering the deal to sell...

    He's just a middleman brokering the deal to sell Twitter to the "lenders." He'll make a few dollars before chapter 11.
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    Import taxes on Russian goods can be applied...

    Import taxes on Russian goods can be applied unilaterally. Just like tariffs, but they're recovery. Could take a generation or two with interest. It would be best if Russians had an option to pay it...
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    He sent them HIMARS.

    He sent them HIMARS.
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    Cono can't even finish a post blyating about...

    Cono can't even finish a post blyating about being called names without blyating people names.

    In other terrorist non-appeasement news:

    "Ever wonder how Russian cruise missiles find their way...
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    At first glance I didn't think anyone would want...

    At first glance I didn't think anyone would want Brady at the deadline--unimpressive lately and no long term upside. But the 9ers are win-now and couldn't he fit the scheme?
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    Should it be the speed of light plus the speed of...

    Should it be the speed of light plus the speed of the truck carrying the treadmill? That feels like it makes more sense somehow. But I'm probably ignoring something about mirrors on the belt or SFT.
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    There's probably also a statistical contribution....

    There's probably also a statistical contribution. From the discussion portion:

    "Although the analysis was stratified by time since last vaccination during each lineage predominance period, the...
  45. Thread: Ask the experts

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    You sound like you want to get all heretical here...

    You sound like you want to get all heretical here so I'm just going to encourage that with 2 suggestions: Teflon tape (seems a little optimistic, but why not?) or a nice little bead of...
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    We're just going to ignore the 8 or 10 drives...

    We're just going to ignore the 8 or 10 drives that obviously started a hard burn deceleration pointing right at us since the Hubble shot?
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    It's like they're expecting to lose Crimea in a...

    It's like they're expecting to lose Crimea in a minute or two.
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    I'd go so far to say the two aren't even...

    I'd go so far to say the two aren't even connected. He wants to appear irrational so people will be scared. It works on a few people (as we know), so he keeps doing that. His miscalculations have...
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    Most useful goal in the game is convincing the...

    Most useful goal in the game is convincing the opponent you're not rational--convincing your idiot friends of the same seems to be an unfortunate side effect.
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    Vibes. Were you a competitor?

    Vibes. Were you a competitor?
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