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    Who said anything about perfectly safe? There...

    Who said anything about perfectly safe?

    There is nothing where the risk is zero. Existence is inherently risky. The idea that something is only a good idea, or can only be done, if the risk is...
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    Is it that bad in reality? The media made...

    Is it that bad in reality? The media made Fukushima look bad and HBO put together an excellent miniseries on Chernobyl, both captured popular imagination. But how bad is nuclear power compared with...
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    It's strange that Fukushima still receives so...

    It's strange that Fukushima still receives so much attention since not one death can be attributed to the nuclear accident.

    Whereas the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami killed +20,000 people...
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    Where's the trick? After all you yourself say GME...

    Where's the trick? After all you yourself say GME is "still up a ludicrous amount from a year ago." If you're claiming I always "present extrema" (can you even provide another example?) aren't you...
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    Due to Quebec curtailing the amount of hydro...

    Due to Quebec curtailing the amount of hydro Bitcoin miners are allowed, Canadian miners are increasingly relying on fossil fuels from Alberta. Ever since China banned BTC mining the industry as...
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    The safest plan is to ignore the advice of...

    The safest plan is to ignore the advice of internet strangers and do what the manufacturer/FDA recommends. That said, there are two main opposing things to consider. The first is the more time...
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    Bitcoin doesn't work as a business payments rail....

    Bitcoin doesn't work as a business payments rail. 93% of El Salvadoran companies are reporting no bitcoin payments because while Salvadoran's have joined the Chivo network, a centralized payment...
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    What false equivalence? Aren't there lots of...

    What false equivalence? Aren't there lots of people, including corrupt bureaucrats and politicians, foregoing vaccines and instead touting drugs like Regeneron because they don't trust institutions...
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    If a person thinks $712 for a 5 day course of...

    If a person thinks $712 for a 5 day course of Merck pills costs too much or $2,100 per dose of Regeneron is ridiculous then stick it to Big Pharma, corrupt bureaucrats and politicians by getting a...
  10. If you like westerns Tim Blake Nelson is very...

    If you like westerns Tim Blake Nelson is very good in Old Henry.
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    The article asks if we should stop turning...

    The article asks if we should stop turning ordinary fries into freedom fries with just a cough by doing the sorts of things we should have been doing all along, not full pandemic measures:


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  12. William Shatner is about to be the oldest person...

    William Shatner is about to be the oldest person ever blasted into space. Here's everything you need to know: It's not looking good for the astronauts accompanying Shatner....

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  14. This is so dumb that it's probably not worth the...

    This is so dumb that it's probably not worth the click. Still, you gotta love Jason Kidd's commitment:

    https://twitter.com/korkedbats/status/1446258806040694784
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    While it's undoubtedly true a lot of people are...

    While it's undoubtedly true a lot of people are being left behind, I would argue the root cause is the slowing overall pace of innovation. It's one of the reasons why I tend to focus less on the...
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    If the feds are going to regulate crypto...

    If the feds are going to regulate crypto accounts, in particular interest bearing accounts, that begs the question whether there will be some sort of FDIC insurance. I think both are a bad idea: no...
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    According to your glassnode source ‘2% of...

    According to your glassnode source ‘2% of Network Entities Control 71.5% of All Bitcoin’. While other more recent analysis shows Bitcoin's ownership concentration is much higher: About 95% of...
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    I suppose you mean Bitcoin is similar to TCP/IP...

    I suppose you mean Bitcoin is similar to TCP/IP in that it allows packets of data to travel through the network. But the fact remains, unlike TCP/IP and DNS, Bitcoin is crypto 1.0 and is inefficient...
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    Yesterday was Leif Erikson day. Unlike tomorrow...

    Yesterday was Leif Erikson day. Unlike tomorrow when we recognize the guy who made a mess of calculating the Earth’s diameter by crediting him as the only person at the time who knew the earth was...
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    While I agree as a matter of principle, it's a...

    While I agree as a matter of principle, it's a little aphoristic, and aphorisms are only easy to understand when you skip the explanations. It’s sort of like saying "trust the science" when knowing...
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    Following up on the vaccine related myocarditis...

    Following up on the vaccine related myocarditis discussion — it's very rare and usually mild. The vast majority of cases are mild and people recover quickly:

    The risk of developing inflammation of...
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    There's a growing body of evidence from both lab...

    There's a growing body of evidence from both lab results and real world data that an adenovirus-vector vaccine 1st, followed by an mRNA 2nd dose results in a better immune response than 2 doses of...
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    I don't know, folks here have posted articles...

    I don't know, folks here have posted articles with similar themes about how the only way to beat anti-vaccine trolls is by openly and honestly discussing vaccine data. How scientists need to be...
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    They're doing it out of an abundance of caution...

    They're doing it out of an abundance of caution because they have more Pfizer data: “Based on the precautionary principle, we will in future only invite children and young people to receive [the...
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    Associating concerns about environmental...

    Associating concerns about environmental pollution with vaccines doesn't make sense because the health risks due to airborne pollution from tires are well documented. To say that because some of...
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    While it's true we don't know everything the...

    While it's true we don't know everything the constant refrain that we don't the long term risk of the vaccines is overstated. The risks associated with vaccines are almost entirely short term risks...
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    Hillary Woke Up This Mornin'...

    Hillary Woke Up This Mornin'...
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    While it might seem strange to highlight...

    While it might seem strange to highlight JPMorgan's take given Bitcoin is often marketed as rebellion against a crooked financial system, according to the latest research the bluster is mostly...
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    Not only are unvaccinated hospitalizations...

    Not only are unvaccinated hospitalizations outnumbering the vaccinated in TNKen's graphic, but research shows vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 are older, have more pre-existing conditions,...
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    Not true. If you had been following along you'd...

    Not true. If you had been following along you'd know that according to randomized population testing from the UK, apples-to-apples vaccination is not only more dependable but also outperforms...
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    Why compare two unlike things? Why not include...

    Why compare two unlike things? Why not include the risk of injury with both?

    Because according to a new study the cardiovascular burden of COVID-19 a year after infection in comparison with the...
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    An update to the earlier discussion: United...

    An update to the earlier discussion: United Airlines says very few employees resisted its vaccine mandate — in the end they fired only 232 of 67,000 workers as 300 additional people changed their...
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    More insidious is the current alt-theory...

    More insidious is the current alt-theory vaccinated people are filling morgues, not the unvaccinated. I chose not to ask but I suspect the person who mentioned knowing someone in the FLA...
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    Yeah while your body builds stronger protection...

    Yeah while your body builds stronger protection from additional encounters, all the evidence points to an upper limit. Once that limit is reached, even though a booster can still cause the immune...
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    I'm not sure it matters but I don't think "it's...

    I'm not sure it matters but I don't think "it's obvious you had plenty of immune response left over from the last round" is the right way to think about it.

    Because it's not so much "left over"...
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    I think everyone should have the option to get a...

    I think everyone should have the option to get a booster shot if they want one. The harsh reality however is regardless of vaccination status, severe breakthrough cases and deaths remain skewed...
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    To add to that, the flu has a massive animal...

    To add to that, the flu has a massive animal reservoir — including swine, pigs, duck, birds, waterfowl — where mutations are constantly happening in close contact with humans. So far and unlike the...
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    Yeah, I guess the question is what's the takeaway...

    Yeah, I guess the question is what's the takeaway with today's Kaiser Permanente data? Is this significant new info?

    Kaiser's results are inline with what we've seen in Israel, UK and elsewhere:...
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    Nobody really knows why the waves occur but...

    Nobody really knows why the waves occur but things that impact the overall size (magnitude) and duration along with other effects are understood.

    Even though the waves explode and subside,...
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    FWIW, an article from last May on the Yankees...

    FWIW, an article from last May on the Yankees outbreak, two recent studies showing transmission among the vax'd is much lower then unvax'd, and antibodies elicited by SARS2 mRNA vaccines are at a...
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    That all trolls are actually bored cats huddled...

    That all trolls are actually bored cats huddled around a stolen computer, taking out their hatred of humanity the only way they can?
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    Ideally ignoring the trolls works. Plus, funny or...

    Ideally ignoring the trolls works. Plus, funny or clever trolls are also one of the things that can be great about this place.

    Sometimes though the trolls are pushing an agenda and they'll keep...
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    You're describing a recent phenomena. Even though...

    You're describing a recent phenomena. Even though he's always been this obnoxious, I've ignored Skid for years and so have a lot of other people in the Utah threads, in fact I've never before engaged...
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    For the uninitiated, Skid acts like a toad licker...

    For the uninitiated, Skid acts like a toad licker in every Utah thread ala Rog. Make the ban permanent.
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    Last year Alabama recorded more deaths than...

    Last year Alabama recorded more deaths than births. Alabama's population shrunk for the first time in history.
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    A FAQ: No vaccine is perfect. No vaccine is...

    A FAQ: No vaccine is perfect. No vaccine is perfect; even the best will see post-vax infections at some rate. When there's a lot of virus around due to lower at large vax rates (like now), there's...
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    ^ Heh, it's all about the framing I suppose but...

    ^ Heh, it's all about the framing I suppose but that's essentially what the VA study discused in DB's Atlantic article found.
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    I've made the same point myself. But let's avoid...

    I've made the same point myself. But let's avoid the fallacy that because some people are in the hospital "with covid as opposed to from covid" means hospitals are lying about severe Covid and ICU...
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    No single lab result will tell you how immune you...

    No single lab result will tell you how immune you are to Covid-19. That includes measuring spike protein antibodies. There is no magic number. Antibody tests are not validated for that purpose.
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    From the previous page, according to UK data...

    From the previous page, according to UK data getting an mRNA vaccine after having Covid cuts the risk of infection in half.


    Also from the previous page, the chart summarizing the UK study data...
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