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by Number 6
19 Jan 2021, 21:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3151
Views: 296581

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Queens Gambit
by Number 6
15 Jan 2021, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 00:41
Number 6 wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 21:31 Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
Oh man. Number 6! I liked you a lot. Looking forward to reading the more recent thoughts.
Thank you, and likewise.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3210
Views: 263501

Re: What are you reading?

I started The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin last night. Pretty good so far; I will definitely say she is a punchy, impactful writer. Having read two things by her now, one thing that really stands out is her habit of using the second person in her writing (although I will certainly admit that could be...
by Number 6
11 Jan 2021, 16:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 17701

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

What am I missing?
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 21:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1542
Views: 125693

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

I have made the comment repeatedly that my profession and those who work alongside of us arent academically inclined as a group. This group is composed of nurses and techs of all kinds. The observation is rarely received well. Of course they’re academically inclined. They once memorized a bunch of ...
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1542
Views: 125693

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

Part of the issue, I think, is that the lower levels of medical education (sub-MD and BSN, and perhaps, sub-RN) are very much technical school based. Those who can memorize and regurgitate do just fine, but end up coming away with little, if any, scientific understanding. This is especially true amo...
by Number 6
07 Jan 2021, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

We don’t have enough tests (still). Because so much transmission is by asymptomatic or presymptomatic people, the only way to make that work would be with very, very widespread testing repeated frequently.
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

On one level you guys are of course right. On another level, we're talking about something that will go down in history books, and I can't fault someone in the military for hesitating before committing troops. In the end, they did agree to send troops (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics...
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Plus, apparently the DOD said "nah, we don't think so." to both the Capitol and DC asking for the National Guard to be deployed. How is that not part of a coup? (TV is the source of the Capitol information) https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1346910572122492935 I might be missing something, but...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1492
Views: 101617

Re: Setec Astronomy

This could admittedly go in a whole bunch of threads. I got home yesterday and discovered I'd received something in the mail, which I was not expecting, and the return address was "Ingram Micro CFS", which didn't provide a clue. Opening it, I discovered a Google Nest Mini with a note saying "Happy ...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617231

Re: Orange is the new President

There's nothing new there. Trump and his maga minions have been insisting that this thing is really just the flu since the beginning. And when the numbers indicated something else, then they pretend the numbers are fake. Now, they're doing it the other way, pretending that a few scattered cases of a...
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 13:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5073
Views: 391931

Re: Food

Warren wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 11:43
JasonL wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 10:52 This all sounds terrible. I'm not a soda/Coke guy though. Not really since college or before.
It's a pre-puberty thing.
I mixed well into my third decade.
Of course, I just started shaving last week.
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65820

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 12:09
Number 6 wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 11:53 Edit: Also, that whackaloonery in the above post. And, for some reason, rabbits.
Probably because rabbits multiply quickly. But I prefer to believe it's because Lennie loved to pet them.
Can we tell them all to look at the rabbits?
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65820

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Oh, and in the next tweets, he basically said that Roberts hasn't sued him for libel because Roberts can't defend himself against the accusations. These people are going to get Waco-ed, and it's going to be the only thing that forces them back underground. I think it is the inverse: They are going ...
by Number 6
28 Dec 2020, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

In general, I'm much more pessimistic about people and society in general, and America in particular. -My view of American style rugged individualism is more jaundiced; while I once embraced it whole-heartedly, I now tend to view it as often leading people to actions and views that simply can't work...
by Number 6
21 Dec 2020, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

If we're going there in terms of who "deserves" the vaccine, I'd have absolutely no problem with a commission to comb through social media and anyone who wasn't taking it seriously is at the very back end of the line. I'd add "or at all ever" but we need the herd protection thing (which is why the ...
by Number 6
20 Dec 2020, 18:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1043
Views: 101508

Re: the list of those things which are not food

It is also being reported by the NYP. Make of that what you will. I believe that Spam is a real thing in Hong Kong. There's a place we used to order from regularly that had some spam dishes on the menu. Probably a post-war British protectorate thing. Spam is an overly belittled food. The only thing...
by Number 6
14 Dec 2020, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Homo (Economicus)
Replies: 39
Views: 1305

Re: No Homo (Economicus)

I have a set of beefs with behavioral economics and modelling "irrational" outcomes, but I sincerely doubt those beefs are made into chicken or whatever de-beefing entails by way of a different system of mathematical modelling. My main concern with these things is they don't account for the individ...
by Number 6
10 Dec 2020, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Over 50% of the FDNY said they wouldn't get the COVID vaccine if the department offered it. This despite the data showing that firefighters are much more likely than average residents to be infected. If I were mayor, I'd be saying, "You can take the vaccine*, or you can look for a new job" but I do...
by Number 6
10 Dec 2020, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Jeff and various of his colleagues might be among the first to receive the vaccine, after medical workers, because they are "essential workers" who work on-site. Whereas I'll be among the last vaccine recipients: under 65, no co-morbidities, and no super-important job. Which means there is going to...
by Number 6
10 Dec 2020, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Jeff and various of his colleagues might be among the first to receive the vaccine, after medical workers, because they are "essential workers" who work on-site. Whereas I'll be among the last vaccine recipients: under 65, no co-morbidities, and no super-important job. Which means there is going to...
by Number 6
08 Dec 2020, 21:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And all the damned Reds going on about how they're willing to die for Trump. Damn, I hope that shit is performative. Part of me hopes it isn’t. It will take exactly one violent encounter between armed Trumpsters and the National Guard with orders to return fire to put a quick end to the revolution....
by Number 6
08 Dec 2020, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1810
Views: 161999

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Eric the .5b wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 20:09 And all the damned Reds going on about how they're willing to die for Trump.

Damn, I hope that shit is performative.
Part of me hopes it isn’t.
by Number 6
29 Nov 2020, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 34459

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

Given that people refuse to stop going to bars and restaurants even as the pandemic grows exponentially, no, I don’t think so.