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by Mo
27 Mar 2020, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7523
Views: 352104

Re: Orange is the new President

Just because a crisis leads to a short term bump in the President’s popularity doesn’t mean it will help in the upcoming election.

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/10/arch ... risis.html
by Mo
26 Mar 2020, 08:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Here’s some evidence that there’s an undercount in deaths. One town in Italy has 120 more deaths this year than the long term average, only 30 were attributed to COVID.

by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Except that’s what the stories say. I just googled a NYT article on it and it literally said “without action by governments and individuals” related to that projection.
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

The overloaded ICUs are going to lead to a number of non-corona deaths because people that would normally be able to get an ICU bed and saved are more likely to die. It’s also entirely likely there will be fewer flu deaths due to social distancing and better hygiene. Also, all the million+ death sta...
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

My point about the Chinese data thing is that Epstein and a lot of others with the low end death cases use China, and only China, as their bull case for how low the numbers can be kept. Also, fuck Boeing. Their CEO said that if equity was a condition of the bailout, they’d find the money elsewhere. ...
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Even 5,000 is likely to be far too low. Consider that US deaths were at 201 on Friday, 417 Sunday night, and now we're over 500 before end-of-business on Tuesday. As for those 47,000 cases -- those are only the confirmed ones, and a tiny number compared to the vast majority of people who have NOT b...
by Mo
24 Mar 2020, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

That reason interview with Richard Epstein aged super poorly. It took a week to hit his projected 500 deaths in the US. I guess now he’s shooting to reclaim the family name.
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

They suspect that there is immunity conferred because of related viruses like SARS original flavor.
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

This feels like something dhex made up as a way to make fun of Staten Island.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/staten-is ... -warnings/
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

So far so good. Though to be fair I don’t know how far along I am in it. My fever hit on Friday and peaked at 102.9. Since then it’s been hanging around at 101.5ish. No serious cough and no shortness of breath. I am very achy though YIKES! Glad you're past the worst of it. I don't know if I've hit ...
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 10:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

So far so good. Though to be fair I don’t know how far along I am in it. My fever hit on Friday and peaked at 102.9. Since then it’s been hanging around at 101.5ish. No serious cough and no shortness of breath. I am very achy though
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 08:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Jasper wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 08:21
WTF? Why wouldn't they want to test you? Is UK having a shortage of tests as well?
Because it wouldn’t change the treatment right now which would be rest and isolate. He said I can get it if I want one, but not worth the expense (private doctor). He said he could send me a home test in the post.
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 07:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

My doctor has diagnosed me as most likely having COVID 19, but not scheduling me to get tested.
by Mo
22 Mar 2020, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 38
Views: 500

Re: This is how you get guillotines

dead_elvis wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 15:23
I'm just curious, are blind trusts a real defense, or are they more of a fig leaf?
Depends on the person and the trust. I would say largely fig leaf.

by Mo
22 Mar 2020, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 38
Views: 500

Re: This is how you get guillotines

I guess this is a good thing? Burr Invites Ethics Probe of Stock Sales After Virus Updates No. That’s the Senate, doing a slow walk wrist slap and NGAF. If he had asked for the SEC to look into it, he’d be serious. I get the beef with the FDA, but the thing is South Korea had the same restrictions ...
by Mo
21 Mar 2020, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Also, Italy is the second oldest country in the world. The thing is the part of Italy being hit is the wealthy part of Italy that is more like Northern Europe, rather than the southern part.
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 20:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64909

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Spirit!!!!
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Pham Nuwen wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 19:38
Does anyone else think that Mo has a doomsday shelter out in the sticks now?
AirBnB bitches.
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

Jennifer wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 17:48
Smart move, Mo. Does your company still have people coming into the office (even if just a skeleton staff), or is everything being done remotely?
We still have some people coming in because we literally have to. I will leave it at that.
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

We’ve decided to skip town and head out to the countryside for a couple weeks
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

My impression was that flu is pretty bad, even in healthy people. It won't hospitalize them, but it still sucks noticeably worse than a mild cold. Or maybe a whole bunch of people have flu but think they have a mild cold? That’s because we don’t test asymptomatic or mildly sick people with the flu.
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64909

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

BTC has been falling through the floor and I don’t think the halving event is going to help much. And looking at the DXY’s current movement, the dollar is looking pretty good. Gold is in the same place it was before COVID hit the news.
by Mo
18 Mar 2020, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 64909

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

So lower right?

Thankfully crypto is safe ....
by Mo
17 Mar 2020, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 711
Views: 12108

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

I think contra the predictions that this event will turn people away from remote work. People will now associate remote work with social isolation and stir craziness. In a normal, non-pandemic situation, you could still go and get human contact, but now? As a result, that’s the mental link a lot of ...
by Mo
17 Mar 2020, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3033
Views: 137788

Re: I just don't get it

People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable? IIRC Mo suggested the all the way to the floor design used in the UK has .....