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  1. Thread: Finally covid

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    Re: Finally covid

    Omicron BA 6, they are saying. I thought we were still at BA 5.
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    Re: Rush, AI, and concentration camps

    You guys suck...
  3. Thread: Finally covid

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    Finally covid

    My symptoms started early this morning. A colleague from Frankfurt arrived to visit us on Saturday. Silvana drove her here from the airport, 3 hours, and then her symptoms started and lasted 2 and...
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    A couple of times on Dalia we went back to fetch a hat that blew off. Once we were going wing-and-wing in a 25 knot breeze, but the hat floated so it was retrieved. To me they were great...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    The problem is that people's standard varies. Some are overly ambitious, and will always make trouble if "prevented" from pursuing that ambition. Some are venally competitive and always want "more"...
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    Re: More from the language police

    I am not a gringo, LW. You are. ;)

    If you came down here you would be quite powerless, and if people didn't like your face they would call you gringo besta, and steal your lunch. I am told it...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    And that Lysychansk was the very tip of a deep salient, surrounded on three sides by consolidated Russian positions with easy logistics. Strategically it was a waste of troops and ammo for Russia. ...
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    Re: More from the language police

    Gringo.
  9. Re: Other Anglo colonies, what's the story of your independence?

    And then you have the colonies of Anglo colonies.

    The Phillipines, Cuba, PR, PNG...
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    Re: More from the language police

    Come on, man*, give me a break.

    No one is ridiculing it. It is intrinsically ridiculous. It is so ridiculous that you yourself didn't quote it, because to simply quote it exposes how ridiculous...
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    Re: More from the language police

    It's how mindless propaganda is done.

    It is not how it has to be done, nor how it should be done.
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Come now. You can do it for $100 a day, or even less. For $1000 a day you get top luxury.
  13. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    Average age...

    What's the mean age?
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Yes. And labor descended from slavery. Progress has been made.



    Including by exterminating "vermin" like top predators.
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    Re: More from the language police

    Of course they do.

    Pro-life.

    Greatest hoax.

    War on terror.

    Femenazis.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Some do. Those are harmless. The problem is the huge moronic mass of them who are simply voting as they are told. You know, like the ones who vote for Trump or Bolsonaro because of their Christian...
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Let's not exxagerate the contribution of hunting. Species are protected from extinction in national parks and other protected areas. Game ranches help to some extent - some more than others. They...
  18. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    So how long are they used on average in rich countries?

    I don't see too many cars more than 10 years old on US roads when I visit. Most look less than 5 years old.
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    Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    I agree. Like you said elsewhere, it is probably innate in a lot of people.

    My hope is that religion will become ever more fragmented and toothless. It is the big organized religions, nationwide...
  20. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    To the environmental costs of building a 2 ton hunk of metal and plastic, running it on fossil fuels for a few years, and then throwing it away and buying a new one.

    If a refrigerator lasts 20...
  21. Thread: $47,000

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    Re: $47,000

    $ 47K is cheap. It is only this cheap because externalities go unpaid.
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    Anyway, isn't it supposed to be the "brave hunter"? Where is the bravery if one of them doesn't get trampled by a buffalo once in a while?
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    This is correct. South Africa in particular benefits a lot from hunting. The hunting ranches preserve habitat where all the non-target species can live.

    That said, sexual tourism also generates...
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    Re: More from the language police

    As long as the dream police doesn't...
  25. Thread: AI

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    Re: AI

    I base my opinion on the fact that none of the demo AIs out there have anything approaching general intelligence - they each excel at some very specific and circumscribed tasks only. And to do so...
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    Re: More from the language police

    :D

    See? You get the point.
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    Re: More from the language police

    Would you think it appropriate if I called you a body with a penis?
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    Re: More from the language police

    I think the article is about biological women wanting to be called women but being called stuff like "bodies with vaginas".
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    More from the language police

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/03/opinion/the-far-right-and-far-left-agree-on-one-thing-women-dont-count.html



    Wait, it gets worse:
  30. Thread: AI

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    Re: AI

    I put general AI in the list of things that are over-hyped and nowhere near happening. Remembered when they sequenced the human genome and in ten years all diseases would be cured and we would have...
  31. Thread: AI

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    Re: AI

    It's not actual intelligence. It is a simulation of intelligence created by sifting through massive amounts of data.

    It will speed up automation, but that's been happening for a while. It will...
  32. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Yes, that is how it went down in Rome as well.
  33. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    You all are too mixed up. At best you would get a partition, as in of India. That was fun. But more likely, unless you fix your outdated system, you will get something like this:
    ...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    and yet...
  35. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Which is all that really matters.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    At least Kitchener's army was trained before being thrown to the front - not that it did them much good. Didn't Kitchener fight to keep them from being squandered in 1915?
  37. Thread: Pretty Rocks

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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e0/Sugarloaf_Mountain_as_seen_from_the_up_river%2C_Christo_Redentor_seen_in_background.JPG/1280px-Sugarloaf_Mountain_as_seen_from_the_up_river%2C...
  38. Thread: Pretty Rocks

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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Uluru_Panorama.jpg
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The NYT on signs that Ukraine is running out of trained soldiers:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/02/world/europe/russia-ukraine-war-volunteers.html
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Poor sheep...
  41. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    Just hit ALT-b for bobbys questions. :D
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    Re: Biden goes lower and lower

    I bet Joe has a single-tap shortcut for that post...
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    Re: Proclamation The First

    Yes, bobbys won.
  44. Thread: Nupur Sharma

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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Wiki:
  45. Thread: Judicial Coup?

    by George.
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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    It is not really an honor system. It is a system based on the assumption that if it came to violence the majority is likely to win, but with high costs for both sides. It is logical then to skip...
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    Re: Biden goes lower and lower

    30 replies to a wordy cut and paste that no one even read. I wish I could pull that.
  47. Thread: Nupur Sharma

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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Used to be you actually had to do something to stir up violence and make the opposition look bad. The Nazis had to march and break windows and beat people up. Nowadays you just say or tweet...
  48. Thread: Judicial Coup?

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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    I don't think your voters are that misinformed. Even with your ridiculous undemocratic elections, where citizens can be actually prevented from voting, the Republican party would never hold the...
  49. Thread: Judicial Coup?

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    Re: Judicial Coup?

    Funny, I almost always agree with stuff you post.
  50. Thread: Nupur Sharma

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    Re: Nupur Sharma

    Why do people want to read Trump's actual words, or any other politician for that matter?

    I personally like to think for myself. I don't accept that people get to be "triggered" into violence by...
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