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    I thought he was arguing for a -8. But I do tend...

    I thought he was arguing for a -8. But I do tend to overestimate.
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    Trolling may be in the eye of the beholder, but...

    Trolling may be in the eye of the beholder, but he has thoroughly embraced nonsense ever since his predicted dry spot got all flooded out.
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    Holy shit indeed. That could be huge.

    Holy shit indeed. That could be huge.
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    Blame the CDC/OSHA: your employer is implementing...

    Blame the CDC/OSHA: your employer is implementing a system to monitor employees' health, per their instructions. Temp is the only aspect of your health they can monitor at no cost, so that's their...
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    FFS. NCSkier offered an example of a speculative...

    FFS. NCSkier offered an example of a speculative situation that would have changed the context. Given that video, any such hypothetical pretty much has to involve pedophilia and impossible police...
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    It may be a mistake, but this post brings the...

    It may be a mistake, but this post brings the funny. Thank you sir!
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    Thanks Danno.

    Thanks Danno.
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    Disagree. You gotta stay protected All.The.Time ...

    Disagree. You gotta stay protected All.The.Time

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTnlJulPwqk
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    Nah. Yelling 'fuck you' to cops is protected...

    Nah. Yelling 'fuck you' to cops is protected speech. Better to clearly violate the civil rights of a black man than to set up a white guy to invite the ACLU over.
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    Wear a GoPro. Post footy. Seriously, though,...

    Wear a GoPro. Post footy.

    Seriously, though, concentration of cooties in his house isn't going to be homogenous. But if he likes stripping down and rubbing his fleshy man-bits on the swamp cooler...
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    I'm sure there are people here who know better...

    I'm sure there are people here who know better than me, but I wouldn't worry much about a spot with full sun getting moist/warm air from a swamp cooler. UV and time for the plants. Otherwise, how...
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    Agreed. The major difference between the...

    Agreed. The major difference between the protesters and the police in terms of getting them to talk is the existence of an organized structure of representation. The protesters have none because they...
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    I fully agree with that. But the greatest threat...

    I fully agree with that. But the greatest threat to cooperation is an "us vs. them" mentality. I'm not saying it's true everywhere, but if the Minneapolis police choose to be represented by people...
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    If you're downwind, you mean? It does a little...

    If you're downwind, you mean? It does a little but it's also important to note that dilution happens both with time and distance. Particles don't travel straight, they bounce off each other and twirl...
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    That's probably true. The protests probably have...

    That's probably true. The protests probably have no end, either. On the other hand, after lots and lots of destruction, everything is different. Cooler heads eventually prevail but what has to happen...
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    Reagan fired the air traffic controllers' union.

    Reagan fired the air traffic controllers' union.
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    One start that mayors and local politicians can...

    One start that mayors and local politicians can do right away: outlaw police unions. Just end them. Anyone who wants to keep his or her job without union representation can stay on and everyone who...
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    So cops are going to shoot...back? You're saying...

    So cops are going to shoot...back? You're saying they'll be shooting back. I just want to make sure I understand that part. Because I think the protesters might argue that would be an improvement...
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    Right. And while it seems obviously dangerous as...

    Right. And while it seems obviously dangerous as brothisweek noted, it's hard to guess when it ends. Given the current politicians I don't see anyone going out on a limb against kicking the can one...
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    That's awesome! It's been a while since I've...

    That's awesome! It's been a while since I've passed that theater, but we'd been wondering lately if it's being put to use. Very cool to see that.
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    That right there is why no honest person can say...

    That right there is why no honest person can say "it's just a few bad apples." If that guy gets the majority of votes then the bad apples are in the majority. It's not true everywhere, but it's true...
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    Fair point about coverage, so maybe the...

    Fair point about coverage, so maybe the much-loved POCs would be short there. But anything thicker than lycra should keep a brake lever out, shouldn't it? Hopefully. The '18 thread still has good...
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    Excellent. It was a good rant and well-stated....

    Excellent. It was a good rant and well-stated. Art of War reference seems quite pertinant on several levels, not least the admonition to choose battles that are to your own advantage and expect the...
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    Bump for powdork's ventilated knee

    Bump for powdork's ventilated knee
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    Damn, dude! Just about any of them should help...

    Damn, dude! Just about any of them should help with that one. Hope you're doing better!
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    ^^Unemployment makes a big cut into that, though....

    ^^Unemployment makes a big cut into that, though.



    I lean this way, too, but another alternative is "don't fight the Fed." If the taxi driver and the shoeshine boy are the last money in, ok,...
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    Smart looters. Get the stuff with warranties.

    Smart looters. Get the stuff with warranties.
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    New Zealand would be the people who killed it,...

    New Zealand would be the people who killed it, though, wouldn't they? Or are they still waiting for a case or two to resolve?

    I think they've won, though. At this point they can test anyone coming...
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    No data for my county. New cases announced here...

    No data for my county. New cases announced here last week but no data on testing that I can find anywhere. I keep hoping that site will offer something but still nada.
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    Temporarily--reducing COVID without killing off...

    Temporarily--reducing COVID without killing off the virus probably only lasts as long as the behavior, as oldgoat pointed out recently.

    I think it should be possible to at least come up with some...
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    Solid plan. Negative pressure in the duct means...

    Solid plan. Negative pressure in the duct means you won't need wax rings, too. Sneaky smart right there!
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    It seems like if we know the above for certain...

    It seems like if we know the above for certain then we know that at least on a statistical basis reducing the amount of exposure helps. Right?
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    Yeah, I think translation might make it hard to...

    Yeah, I think translation might make it hard to tell what they actually think the cause is. And I'm certainly not trying to discredit anyone. The article just seems to state it in a way that implies...
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    The doctors quoted describe changes in...

    The doctors quoted describe changes in presentation of COVID-19 using terms that imply changes in SARS-Cov-2, but the two things are distinct. A change to the virus should be detectable genetically,...
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    Hell yes. This is the kind of thing we need to...

    Hell yes. This is the kind of thing we need to move back toward normal. Well, that and good pressure at the hydrants, I guess.
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    We lack wax rings on our ducts, but if the fan is...

    We lack wax rings on our ducts, but if the fan is really needed I do tend to open a window. Sometimes it takes a little work to convince my wife that the open window shouldn't be the one right next...
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    Now I'm curious: what do you mean by ridiculous?...

    Now I'm curious: what do you mean by ridiculous? Did you shave a track for the edge of the mask?
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    Or just roll on to P100's and we'd only need to...

    Or just roll on to P100's and we'd only need to replace/produce the filters. USG spent enough money buying N95 sterilizers from Battel that they could have built a factory from a green field by now....
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    Yup. And population density. Ironically, it seems...

    Yup. And population density. Ironically, it seems that proximity to China actually turns out to be an advantage.
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    It's worth noting that Japan has been less...

    It's worth noting that Japan has been less draconian than the US in most respects. Helps to be ready up front, obviously, but nearly universal use of masks that are designed to work instead of for...
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    This post is not valid. Economic arguments are...

    This post is not valid. Economic arguments are quantitative, not qualitative, because choosing the best path always requires comparing actual numbers. You haven't offered any. You can stop now.
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    Entire reasoning of that is based on a very...

    Entire reasoning of that is based on a very unlikely combination: if those infected gain immunity it's because antibodies work (let's say we are 98% confident of that). If antibodies work and there...
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    That and fulfilling the social contract is what...

    That and fulfilling the social contract is what incents people to keep working past 40. If life expectancy fell to 55 the cost to keep 52 year olds on the job would skyrocket. Same thing happens if...
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    Two things: if Abbot tested 1200 samples and...

    Two things: if Abbot tested 1200 samples and found 99.5% specificity that's significantly better than 99%. Second, what matters is the actual spread among the tested population, not the spread among...
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    Too many pages to go back now, but one claim was...

    Too many pages to go back now, but one claim was that not more than 600% of New Yorkers were infected. I mean we know that's not true by now, right? Had to be at least 700%.
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    And there it is. Buster, do you have a big red...

    And there it is. Buster, do you have a big red button on your desk?

    Still waiting for that one, first stab at a quantitative economic analysis of killing more for a better economy.
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    That's what this moment needs: a little more...

    That's what this moment needs: a little more absurdity! So bizarre.
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    Yup. Kids who were on the street in Seattle...

    Yup. Kids who were on the street in Seattle report all was peaceful until some of the people near them started breaking things and would not be dissuaded by the still-peaceful majority. Too...
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    Wacky timing. I am having a very similar issue on...

    Wacky timing. I am having a very similar issue on a similar aged Kenmore, but not that model. My wife has decided that it's not worth the time and I think she's right, but the one she ordered is a...
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    Why would the police want to help you tell them...

    Why would the police want to help you tell them apart?
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