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by Painboy
Yesterday, 19:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1278
Views: 105602

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

I'm certainly not jumping to any conclusions. There's still a great deal of science left to do. It's a complex problem. If it was a simple problem we'd have figured it out by now. My only beef is with those who walk around acting like there is a firm understanding of how this all works, or that ther...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 15:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2720
Views: 217049

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Gale Sayers. He ran like a gazelle, but is line had more holes than a calendar. I think he ran as many yards back and forth across the field as he did forward. I am of the opinion that he should be ranked a little higher amongst the all time greats than he generally comes in at. Well his career got...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The guys with guns have shown themselves to be completely and utterly intertwined with one side of power. What I go back and forth on is whether they're Team Red's dobermans, i.e. something that Team Red might use to hurt people if shit goes down, or Team Red's chihuahuas in purses, i.e. something ...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1278
Views: 105602

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

With public health responses around the world predicated on the assumption that the virus entered the human population with no pre-existing immunity before the pandemic,4 serosurvey data are leading many to conclude that the virus has, as Mike Ryan, WHO’s head of emergencies, put it, “a long way to...
by Painboy
23 Sep 2020, 19:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8126
Views: 405538

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Uncut Gems Not only is Adam Sandler unfunny, he also can't act. I took am a bit vexed at the positive reviews this got. Sandler is actually fine - he normally plays self absorbed assholes, and this wasn’t out of that range at all. But the overall production just seemed so amateurish, from the way t...
by Painboy
23 Sep 2020, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 541
Views: 46593

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

How Boomer parenting fueled Millennial burnout It is about how many Baby Boomers’ hands-on, sometimes overbearing approach to parenting was the product of the anxious economic milieu that they came of age in and how many Millennials’ overbooked upbringings set them up for burnout later in life. Thi...
by Painboy
23 Sep 2020, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1278
Views: 105602

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

How low of an infection rate confers herd immunity will depend, in part, on what sorts of activities are spreading it and whether the highest-risk activities are allowed. There's evidence suggesting that merely exhaling without a mask is less dangerous than singing or shouting without a mask. So 22...
by Painboy
23 Sep 2020, 18:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1278
Views: 105602

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1308805166632767494 Uh...I don't think Paul is alone in that. There is a lot of gathering evidence that for COVID 19 that level may be all you need to get it under control because of the way it spreads. It's not anywhere near as contagious as measles. So it doesn't re...
by Painboy
23 Sep 2020, 15:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Battlestar Galactica Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 2389

Re: The Battlestar Galactica Thread

Apparently, ol Col Tigh is in bad shape https://www.gofundme.com/f/michael-hogan-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all But..... Not sure why a guy in a union and who lives in Canada needs an online fundraiser for medical bills. Yeah I saw that and was wonde...
by Painboy
22 Sep 2020, 22:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2720
Views: 217049

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Bummer. The Gunstar from The Last Starfighter is still one of my all time favorite spaceship designs.
by Painboy
17 Sep 2020, 22:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1340
Views: 121114

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Garak, Archer, Rutherford, Neelix.

Well Garak and Archer would make a good team I think. No idea who Rutherford is. I'm sure Garak could engineer something to happen to Neelix beforehand.
by Painboy
16 Sep 2020, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1340
Views: 121114

Re: Star Trek Wankery

dbcooper wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 08:58 A 7 hour breakdown of the Dominion war.

https://youtu.be/9eAkr6Lhhsw
What some people get up to in their free time.
by Painboy
14 Sep 2020, 20:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Perfectly normal, perfectly all right. Trump suggests he would 'negotiate' a 3rd term as president because he is 'probably entitled' to it And the likelihood of that actually happening? Insignificant. While this... Democratic insiders set up a 'war room' to quickly kill the filibuster is much more ...
by Painboy
13 Sep 2020, 17:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Who were the ~200k Americans who died on Obama's or Bush's watch? C'mon. Nobody in charge was going to be able stop or even change the course of this pandemic barring some sort of preternatural clairvoyance. There was just too many unknowns. And more and more it's being shown government policy has ...
by Painboy
12 Sep 2020, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Who were the ~200k Americans who died on Obama's or Bush's watch? C'mon. Nobody in charge was going to be able stop or even change the course of this pandemic barring some sort of preternatural clairvoyance. There was just too many unknowns. And more and more it's being shown government policy has ...
by Painboy
12 Sep 2020, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The worst thing I have to say about the Trump administration is probably Money Printer Go Brrrrr. That's the worst thing, even though we're talking about the guy who did this . The whole "government policy of savagely and permanently traumatizing infants and children as a means of discouraging asyl...
by Painboy
12 Sep 2020, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2720

Re: Fire

With the smoke in the atmosphere it's quite Blade Runner-like out in my neighborhood right now. Although the picture doesn't quite do it justice.
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by Painboy
08 Sep 2020, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1266
Views: 110021

Re: Putin on the Writs

The fact that he is wearing a karate gi is what really makes it special.
by Painboy
07 Sep 2020, 17:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 38929

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Also not to be pervy but Courtney Henggeler (Larusso's wife) is currently Queen of all MILFs IMHO.

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by Painboy
06 Sep 2020, 20:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 38929

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Cobra Kai is actually pretty good. It's not anything that's going to sweep the Emmy's but it's definitely enjoyable. They made an interesting decision to keep the "rules" from the films as opposed to updating to more modern conventions. So a novice student can become a skilled fighter with a few mo...
by Painboy
04 Sep 2020, 21:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1672
Views: 138140

Re: I may want to see that?

I'm a huge fan of the Jack Reacher novels, and I don't know if it's possible to really properly translate them to the screen because the most compelling part (for me) is being inside his head and seeing what he responds to and how. Like, he's not autistic, but it's a similar level of divergence fro...
by Painboy
04 Sep 2020, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1008
Views: 81253

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I get that the US, particularly the right-leaning part of it, has a fetish for the military and soldiers. What I don't get is why the right isn't out for Trump's blood for the obvious disrespect he shows for those killed in combat. When there is a non-zero chance the other side will support things ...
by Painboy
03 Sep 2020, 22:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 76718

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

A NBER study on whether non-pharmaceutical interventions actually had a significant effect on transmission. We document four facts about the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide relevant for those studying the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on COVID-19 transmission. First: across all coun...
by Painboy
02 Sep 2020, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 76718

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Another interesting COVID theory. A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged: A closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis According to the team’s findings, a Covid-19 infection generally begins when the virus enters the body through ACE2 receptors in the nose, (The ...
by Painboy
01 Sep 2020, 23:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 794
Views: 65692

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

This was cute. Deepfaking Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams into Solo. Only the different voices really blow it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3uH4Xw4Xo