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    Yes, because the US federal government is known...

    Yes, because the US federal government is known for its thriftiness. :p
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    Flixy - I want to be clear, I wasn't critiquing...

    Flixy - I want to be clear, I wasn't critiquing you personally, I was more surprised that explicit guidance allowed people into other's homes, rather than having a recommendation of zero overlap,...
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    Hmm. So I think it's a little bit of a stretch to...

    Hmm. So I think it's a little bit of a stretch to call it a holdover from royal prerogatives, nor was it included in the text of the Constitution willy-nilly (it's not an amendment, it's part of the...
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    I'm not sure why anyone cares one way or another?...

    I'm not sure why anyone cares one way or another? It's just a desk.

    To be honest I never really understood fine furniture or antiques. It always seems like way to much to pay for a table or desk...
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    That's a pretty old sig, GGT. I think I added it...

    That's a pretty old sig, GGT. I think I added it while I was working on a team that had people trying to develop computational models for blood flow in complex situations (e.g. aortic regurgitation),...
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    Huh, I'm not sure what the official guidance is...

    Huh, I'm not sure what the official guidance is in my state right now, but I don't think I've been in anyone else's home since March, nor has anyone outside of immediate family (and our summer nanny)...
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    Wait a second, you're officially 'allowed' to...

    Wait a second, you're officially 'allowed' to have guests inside your home?
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    The issue isn't the storage conditions...

    The issue isn't the storage conditions themselves, it's the differences in how each vaccine is handled, stored, dosed, etc. Making sure the right patient gets the right drug at the right time is...
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    I spoke to my sister yesterday and she had some...

    I spoke to my sister yesterday and she had some thoughts that are relevant to recent discussions in this thread. For context, she runs a large hospital that is administered by the federal government...
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    Hmm, I'm of two minds. If you've read Tolkien his...

    Hmm, I'm of two minds. If you've read Tolkien his books are full of interludes for songs, poems, chants, etc. He uses it to set the mood of a scene and at times it can be effective. When I first read...
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    There is a difference between hoarding and...

    There is a difference between hoarding and planning. For a two dose regimen, you have to make sure you will be able to meet future demand based on expected supply; otherwise you risk compromising...
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    Yes, the central government should not be using...

    Yes, the central government should not be using their last dose to give someone dose 1 if they aren't sure they'll be able to provide dose 2. They absolutely should have a reserve in place based on...
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    This comes down to a failure of coordination by...

    This comes down to a failure of coordination by whoever is supplying the vaccines. If the central government provides clear guidance and commitments about when vaccines should be available and what...
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    An old bandmate of mine is now an NPR reporter in...

    An old bandmate of mine is now an NPR reporter in DC. She's posted some absolutely crazy stories and photos from Wednesday. People are pretty unmoored from reality.
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    All of these are reasons to value Tesla at higher...

    All of these are reasons to value Tesla at higher valuations than an established auto company. A valuation of $830 billion, however, is larger than the valuations of Toyota, Volkwagen, Daimler,...
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    I've been dumbfounded by Tesla's performance in...

    I've been dumbfounded by Tesla's performance in the last 6 months; frankly I just don't understand how the company could possibly be worth that much money, unless they somehow end up becoming the...
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    My wife and I watched both seasons of I'm Sorry...

    My wife and I watched both seasons of I'm Sorry over the last week or two. It was pretty funny, I don't really know Andrea Savage at all, but she was pretty solid.

    Too bad they cancelled the third...
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    I really don't understand people who are actually...

    I really don't understand people who are actually educated who get caught up in the conspiracy nonsense. Voting for Trump, sure, I can see. But believing in these 'stolen election' claims that are so...
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    Ah, I'm not sure why that's super relevant, but...

    Ah, I'm not sure why that's super relevant, but now I understand your distinction. Which also explains why you didn't have Taft or Hoover.
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    Uhm... George HW Bush?

    Uhm... George HW Bush?
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    Turnout was very high for this election. I don't...

    Turnout was very high for this election. I don't know whether Trump's rhetoric suppressed his base's turnout much, but I doubt it. I suspect this is more to do with a successful GOTV operation by...
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    Yes, I believe rural costs are higher. I imagine...

    Yes, I believe rural costs are higher. I imagine Comcast and the like amortize their costs over all their customers to an extent but I'm probably getting a cheaper rate than someone in the boonies....
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    This was clearly written by someone who works in...

    This was clearly written by someone who works in a field where you have to make unsubstantiated assumptions on a regular basis... and likely by someone who hasn't had the frequent experience of...
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    Are you seriously telling me that if you purchase...

    Are you seriously telling me that if you purchase internet alone - without TV or phone - you are charged a regional sports fee? That is crazy.




    Sorta 'standard' ~100 Mbps internet is usually...
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    I do not understand. I currently pay Comcast...

    I do not understand. I currently pay Comcast (sorry, 'xfinity') $98/month for 300 Mbps internet. That's the only line on my bill. I don't have any of the bullshit fees you get with TV or phone...
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