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  1. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    This may be broadly useful.

    This may be broadly useful.
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    Poll: Fixed

    Fixed
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    The armada wasn't happy with the results or the...

    The armada wasn't happy with the results or the quality of the study? Without seeing it, that does seem like it has room to meet the recipe for "no statistically-significant" results as a feature of...
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    For entry requirements a 10-180 day old positive...

    For entry requirements a 10-180 day old positive test was the golden ticket for Canada, sounds like the same for US?

    See also:
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    I'm not aware of one, either, but it's worth...

    I'm not aware of one, either, but it's worth noting that we'd still want better research on a lot of aspects even without these specific biasing issues. That linked Nature article is getting a lot of...
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    Looks like news, to me: a man bit a dog....

    Looks like news, to me: a man bit a dog. Certainly not useless, but the "dog bites man" stories might just have stronger evidence to support them.
    ...
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    Poll: Keeping them even safer than school children is...

    Keeping them even safer than school children is how you know the training is working.
  8. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    It's not often you find a wagon that still has...

    It's not often you find a wagon that still has 700k left in it. Strong buy.
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    I guess docking a US warship at Odesa is not...

    I guess docking a US warship at Odesa is not unlike handing them things at a polish border crossing, but I can see where lots of people would claim that's escalation, given Germany, Bunny, et al. I...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    My understanding is that Turkey can block entry...

    My understanding is that Turkey can block entry to belligerents during a conflict. That seems to leave a gaping hole for non-belligerent escort ships. But what port would they go to? Particularly if...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    "Some of the skills you’ll learn are: ...

    "Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    Calculating target locations manually and electronically
    Handling ammunition
    Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
    Artillery tactics...
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    This is exactly why we should be focusing on...

    This is exactly why we should be focusing on cutting demand. We're 2 years out from being paid to take oil off their hands when demand fell far enough. We need to stop being ok with buying $6 gas and...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    There are Americans blogging on the ground. I'm...

    There are Americans blogging on the ground. I'm sure CIA can go where they need to. Dubious that CIA has many personnel that are better trained on MLRS than Ukrainian soldiers.
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    Scan around NIH etc and you'll probably find...

    Scan around NIH etc and you'll probably find several studies looking at a 1% solution of Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo. I haven't kept up on their results, but I was looking for something like...
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    Poll: And any other thread about my rights vs. your...

    And any other thread about my rights vs. your rights. Big Tobacco trained us well.
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    That's familiar: my wife had "allergies"...

    That's familiar: my wife had "allergies" Saturday, test Monday was positive so Paxlovid Tuesday. I woke up with some nasal drip Tuesday but tested negative (and again Thursday). Seems like that and...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Never again--to us. Other people aren't us. ...

    Never again--to us. Other people aren't us.

    TBF, those aren't the missiles I'm looking for. I think we should be sending HIMARS.
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Here's a point: if you think buying more from bad...

    Here's a point: if you think buying more from bad actors is the way to get them to change and that buying less makes them poorer then maybe communism was never really the problem in the first place....
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    Poll: We should be more creative. Definitely should be...

    We should be more creative. Definitely should be sending our occupier-killing arms to Ukraine, but stalemates outlast wars so it might not make that vaunted list in the long run.

    How about this:...
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    The 80's thrad is with you

    The 80's thrad is with you
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    I expect they regard cleaning up the mess as the...

    I expect they regard cleaning up the mess as the next century's problem. As the "unnamed scientist" knows, short of hacking it and taking over control, the Starlink system is simply too big to be...
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    Poll: Scroll up to those numbers, though. What makes it...

    Scroll up to those numbers, though. What makes it seem like there's VASTLY more terrorism aimed at schools outside the US? Media coverage, possibly? Certainly there are other forms of terrorism, but...
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    Poll: Thank you for this. Civility is so underrated in...

    Thank you for this. Civility is so underrated in these troubled times and basic ritual politeness can be very comforting while we wait our turn.
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    It is, and this is too, but you'll appreciate it...

    It is, and this is too, but you'll appreciate it (hard to believe the change in a few decades):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmgPp_nlok
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    With a strip of scorched earth between the...

    With a strip of scorched earth between the artillery pieces and no one approaching the border from either side. Land mines, loitering UAV's, barrage balloons and randomly located missiles sitting...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    The difference between an interview of a Russian...

    The difference between an interview of a Russian soldier/POW and a Ukrainian civilian/hostage is absurdly stark:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OlenaHalushka/status/1527611047233953792
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    This sums up the relationship between those shows...

    This sums up the relationship between those shows reeeeeaal well in the nineties. ER, too.
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    Helps to remember Jerry hates sitcoms, including...

    Helps to remember Jerry hates sitcoms, including his own. No question they opened the door for a broader spectrum of things that just focus on funny and actively try to avoid any moral take....
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    And also true: the USD has value even though the...

    And also true: the USD has value even though the metrics used to predict value for crypto predict otherwise. If the metrics we follow bring us to this, of what use are the metrics?
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    Woulda been the wrong decade when it came out....

    Woulda been the wrong decade when it came out. They hit a stride in the middle of the run that makes some of the first season hard to watch in comparison.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    That was a surprisingly good read, right through...

    That was a surprisingly good read, right through to the comments (probably the surprise). Thanks!

    From the comments: "My Hungarian father, who escaped Hungary as a young man, called them "filthy...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Word

    Word
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    ...begins every clusterfuck of foreign policy,...

    ...begins every clusterfuck of foreign policy, imperialist and isolationist alike.
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Any chance that swapping hubs came with a little...

    Any chance that swapping hubs came with a little brake drag?



    Always a fly in the ointment!

    Fluid fade (via boiling) is definitely a thing and contributes to mineral oil not being used as...
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    They may have started in the 80's but there's...

    They may have started in the 80's but there's really no denying they owned the 90's. One night of the week there were 30 guaranteed minutes of laughter. Much of it thanks to that dude on the right.
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    They know some things and there are things they...

    They know some things and there are things they don't know and have no way to know with certainty. You're not going to hang them by claiming they could approximate better, even if that's true.
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    Poll: I'm not your guy, buddy.

    I'm not your guy, buddy.
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    If you don't see any red flags associated with...

    If you don't see any red flags associated with counting so-called bot accounts by checking to see how many followers of @POTUS have been inactive on twitter since about the time that account switched...
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    Poll: So the way that irony (including sarcasm) works...

    So the way that irony (including sarcasm) works is that the literal meaning of the phrase is the opposite of the actual meaning in context. For example, French cars don't actually get their own laws...
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    Poll: Oy. My bad assuming you'd see the humor....

    Oy. My bad assuming you'd see the humor. Nevermind. Just go practice your two-footed driving, I'm sure it will all work out.
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    Poll: You're going to roll the car if you spin into a...

    You're going to roll the car if you spin into a ditch. Even most French cars can't roll over just from turning too hard. It's end-swapping you want to watch out for. Or just stick to 75.

    You...
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    Poll: Take your time, we're just rounding up the...

    Take your time, we're just rounding up the popcorn. Go ahead...
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    Poll: Let's keep this to what we know: those places...

    Let's keep this to what we know: those places have legalized assholery. Their capacity for and quantity of assholes could be anything. For all you know, they have plenty of room for more.
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    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent...

    Damn that looks good. I've been killing my recent cravings by adding a little coconut cream, almost anything sour and whatever's in the fridge. May be time to get legit.
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    My most memorable foods have always been weird...

    My most memorable foods have always been weird things friends made. In the 80's it was microwaved hot dogs with cheese in a tortilla. For the 90's it came early--in the decade, but also in the...
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    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we...

    We agree about Twitter's variety. It's how we filter it that differs. Incredibly.
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on...

    I'm pretty bad at finding things a second time on Twitter, but I believe I saw that captioned photo almost a week ago showing all of those Russian vehicles.

    So just calling them Ukrainian seems...
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    I prefer credible information when I'm picking...

    I prefer credible information when I'm picking investments. You might think differently. Whether that's ok or not appears to depend on timing.

    What I'm seeing with the auto-credible is that if you...
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    So many many prominent people in this industry...

    So many many prominent people in this industry can be wrong. And other people can make money proving that. Which makes what happened to Luna essentially deterministic: when was in question, but not...
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    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can...

    It's seriously shocking to me that anyone can steal food without significant risk of poisoning over there right now. Seems like a really basic form of resistance that just conveniently happens to...
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