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  1. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Because cowards don't like to be accountable. We...

    Because cowards don't like to be accountable. We could be South Korea in all this, but because our "experts" have to be part of the Trump family instead of actual competent professionals, many will...
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    Nope, WeWork didn't meet the conditions of the...

    Nope, WeWork didn't meet the conditions of the tender offer.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2020/04/02/softbank-terminates-3bn-tender-offer-for-wework-shares/amp/
  3. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Testing is such garbage in the US there isn't a...

    Testing is such garbage in the US there isn't a good data set to go off. I'm now up to 5 people I know in 3 states that almost assuredly have it/had it and couldn't get tested. Even deaths are...
  4. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    It's been posted and makes a bunch of wild...

    It's been posted and makes a bunch of wild assumptions (like we continue to isolate well) so the numbers are very low vs likely reality
  5. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Methinks that modeler is bunk as it only assumes...

    Methinks that modeler is bunk as it only assumes 80k deaths, far below any estimate I've seen.
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    When it comes to financial markets - yeah:...

    When it comes to financial markets - yeah:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/03/31/175864980/book-news-shakespeare-was-a-tax-evader-and-food-hoarder-researchers-say
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    Ford, Dodge and Chevy doing 0% for 84 months on...

    Ford, Dodge and Chevy doing 0% for 84 months on 2019s right now, so you could get a C7 at 0%
  8. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    To some extent, it may not matter, as you can...

    To some extent, it may not matter, as you can release people with antibodies to do things immediately if the numbers are high enough. Alternatively, if they're the deep minority, you keep them home...
  9. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Mmmmmmm, give me more of that whataboutism. ...

    Mmmmmmm, give me more of that whataboutism.
    Real question: should the government act to contain or limit the impacts of a virus that hospitalizes ~10%+ of those infected and kills 1-10% based on...
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    Putin just wants to year down anyone he perceives...

    Putin just wants to year down anyone he perceives as doing better than Russia. Trump is a useful idiot on that mission.
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    Eh, they're just different. The lack of...

    Eh, they're just different. The lack of meaningful regulation has let them move faster on horizontal and vertical integration for the big players (Ali etc), but it's a wholly different ecosystem 100%...
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    Not yet, but depends on how you define high -...

    Not yet, but depends on how you define high - sp500? Dow?
    Tons of factors in play and most analysis I read (more market scale strategy stuff) has been expecting a recession for the past 1.5 years....
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    From what I've understood, the Cayman is in the...

    From what I've understood, the Cayman is in the running for beat drivers car ever. So, people not stuck in the past?
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    We have them at my company and the janitors have...

    We have them at my company and the janitors have to spray them down multiple times a day.
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    Oh God no, those stink so badly.

    Oh God no, those stink so badly.
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    I'm more of a scotch guy, but sounds like some...

    I'm more of a scotch guy, but sounds like some group whiskey drinking is in order
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    Items don't gain mass support until they're...

    Items don't gain mass support until they're trusted and easy to use. Given that most block chain investment is in platforms and trusted chains between large payment processors/enterprises, bitcoin...
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    Man, Bitcoin libertarians are the worst. You know...

    Man, Bitcoin libertarians are the worst. You know block chain is primarily useful for supply chain right?
    Also purely digital currency with no protections will always fail because auth is too...
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    You mean super?...

    You mean super?
    https://www.hellosuper.com/pricing

    Bitcoin isn't dead, but crypto is a pain in the ass to deal with and a lot can be broken soon by quantum computing methods or brute Force state...
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    Steve Bannon isn't dumb, he's just devoid of any...

    Steve Bannon isn't dumb, he's just devoid of any care for his fellow man
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    Having visited both a bit, biggest questions to...

    Having visited both a bit, biggest questions to answer:
    1. Are you ok with not seeing any sun for 3 months straight?
    2. If yes, are you ok with an insular and passive aggressive social scene?
    If...
  22. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
  23. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Have tried the new Volvo's and the SQ5 (basically...

    Have tried the new Volvo's and the SQ5 (basically a macan), both way too soft/fwd biased. It's sad as Volvo has a killer interior
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    There's minimums to flammable material as part of...

    There's minimums to flammable material as part of commercial kitchen equipment install specs. All I know is regardless, it's a good way to get denied if your house ever burned down.
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    You'd need to build to commercial code to have...

    You'd need to build to commercial code to have any chance, which likely means fire suppression system as well.
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    Real commercial stuff also has less fireproofing...

    Real commercial stuff also has less fireproofing as they expect it not to be placed against flammable surfaces.
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    I think technically ~3 hours? I got up in two as...

    I think technically ~3 hours? I got up in two as someone from my work conference had gotten there much earlier and his buddy bailed on him. It's a very chill line filled with people drinking beer and...
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    Finally hit Franklin's in Austin - lives up to...

    Finally hit Franklin's in Austin - lives up to the hype 100%.
    Now I want to buy an offset....
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    Eh, MS has more stuff catered to gov-style...

    Eh, MS has more stuff catered to gov-style engineering. Not really a huge surprise.
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    Haggling is a waste of time and they likely know...

    Haggling is a waste of time and they likely know the local market prices. If they're so cheap and easy at auction get someone to buy you one there and deliver it. I think the typical cost is 1-1.5k...
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    Really? That's not even the good utZ salt and...

    Really? That's not even the good utZ salt and vinegar - it's all about the salt and malt vinegar ones
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    Last I knew he's pretty busy with family+work.

    Last I knew he's pretty busy with family+work.
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    Nah, looking at what it's gonna cost to support...

    Nah, looking at what it's gonna cost to support them as they didn't plan ahead.
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    Sadly Trump voters have outdone everyone in that...

    Sadly Trump voters have outdone everyone in that category.
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    Also funny to see people still think millennials...

    Also funny to see people still think millennials are kids. Most are in their 30s now
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    It's ok, the boomers are retired and stopped...

    It's ok, the boomers are retired and stopped listening years ago so you can speak freely
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    Lol, you should really cut down on the Fox news....

    Lol, you should really cut down on the Fox news. A lot of Boomer salt here.
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    Meanwhile in NH my water table is so high I have...

    Meanwhile in NH my water table is so high I have to use pump-up septic.
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    The waves at the beach were fun to watch but...

    The waves at the beach were fun to watch but that's about it
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    Once rural America gets decent internet there...

    Once rural America gets decent internet there will be a case for universal remote work that may bring down peak prices in cities. until then no chance.
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    I worked remote for two years. It's ok, but I...

    I worked remote for two years. It's ok, but I like seeing people and being able to actively whiteboard stuff etc.
    I could do it again, but already have a sweet deal going in a good location so can't...
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    Depends on classification in the privacy laws...

    Depends on classification in the privacy laws (resident vs work performed in). Also vdis suck ass due to latency issues.
    Also doesn't help the gov sniffing issue, as there's certain countries you...
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    It's only the tip of the iceberg. Compliance reqs...

    It's only the tip of the iceberg. Compliance reqs around employee info are getting more restrictive (due to gdpr and similar laws) so companies that have it together or are large and have to deal...
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    Culture is hard to build fully remote, and most...

    Culture is hard to build fully remote, and most companies are terrible at culture and communication. On top of that different state regs can be a shitshow as some require paid leave and others don't...
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    Also, something that Benny alluded to: all the...

    Also, something that Benny alluded to: all the good jobs are largely in the expensive cities. Also, in many cases to progress or even survive in your industry you're limited to just a few cities to...
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    Also, new England will be fine. Coastal...

    Also, new England will be fine. Coastal communities will have some work related to sea level rise, but many have the money to address. Most other problems are related to either aging infrastructure,...
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    NH has a lot of high incomes, this high fed tax....

    NH has a lot of high incomes, this high fed tax. I do fine and have zero issue paying more in tax, but I'd like a lot of the bullshit depressing tax rates for the ultra wealthy like cap gains closed...
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    Actual successful people know they could be...

    Actual successful people know they could be successful again, it's the frauds and kids of success scared of taxes.
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    Eliminate cap gains being a different tax rate,...

    Eliminate cap gains being a different tax rate, restore inheritance taxes and repeal Trump cuts (ideally Bush as well) and all revenue problems go poof. Flat taxes are regressive.
  50. Time is a bitch. Too many of us grew up/stopped...

    Time is a bitch. Too many of us grew up/stopped being self destructive/realized our hidey hole had a clear window to the world on it.
    Hope all are doing well.
    -one from the background
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