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  1. Thread: Singing

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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...
  2. Thread: covid-19

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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...
  3. Thread: covid-19

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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...
  4. Thread: covid-19

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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...
  8. Thread: teevee sucks

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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...
  13. Thread: teevee sucks

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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....
  14. Thread: covid-19

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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...
  15. Thread: teevee sucks

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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...
  16. Thread: teevee sucks

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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...
  17. Thread: teevee sucks

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    By paying for internet and not TV or phone. I've...

    By paying for internet and not TV or phone. I've done it for years with both Comcast and RCN.
  18. Thread: teevee sucks

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    GGT, so cut the cord. Millions of people have,...

    GGT, so cut the cord. Millions of people have, including I'd wager much of this forum.
  19. Thread: covid-19

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    The Guardian's explanation for why the US health...

    The Guardian's explanation for why the US health authorities have rejected this approach is because we're litigious?!
  20. Thread: covid-19

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    There are data and empirical justification for an...

    There are data and empirical justification for an EUA. There are not for a substantial changes to dosing schedules.
  21. Thread: covid-19

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    (double posting but totally different topic) ...

    (double posting but totally different topic)



    There was an amazing article about my town in Slate a couple weeks ago. I have fortunately avoided this drama because our daughter is not attending...
  22. Thread: covid-19

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    There are two separate concerns here: 1. We...

    There are two separate concerns here:

    1. We have no data on the duration and extent of efficacy between the first and second doses if the second dose is given late. The data is extremely thin in...
  23. Thread: covid-19

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    RB, I have seen every public scrap of data on...

    RB, I have seen every public scrap of data on these trials. 10 days of a reduced incidence of events doesn't tell you shit.

    I wish the UK luck.
  24. Thread: covid-19

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    This is not how immunology or clinical trials...

    This is not how immunology or clinical trials work. Immunology is fiendishly complex and the exact mechanism and extent of immunity can be greatly affected by route of dosing, dosage, vector, and...
  25. Thread: covid-19

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    Huh, really? I haven't been blown away by US...

    Huh, really? I haven't been blown away by US preparation or ramp up, but most of my network in patient care settings has already received their first dose, and now I'm already seeing people getting...
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