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by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: Corona Capitalism

The "ugly" produce thing is bullshit / a scam. As recounted by multiple people on twitter, the idea that there is produce that is just left to rot unused solely because it doesn't look good enough for a produce display is complete bunk, because there are multiple processed uses for everything. It d...
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Corona Capitalism

That stuff you tried and love or hate while living the 'rona life. Do Like: Factor prepared meals. Especially while i'm doing surgical recovery, it is a high quality way to do portion control and eat not bad food. Just do microwave, the oven over cooks everything. Love: my online butcher. I use Port...
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 32012

Re: PS 411

There's nothing to read. It's an upcoming podcast series. Ah. so s/read/listen/ and otherwise my statement holds. The producer is pretty decent. She did early work for Planet Money. It will have a slant but probably will be fair. Unless she’s gone insane with culture war over the past year or so.
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10102
Views: 619008

Re: Petty annoyances

I "won" a Hello Fresh gift thing from work worth 8 meals or something. I found their customer service infuriating. They wouldn't let me use the second set of 4 meals without signing up for a plan with payment out of pocket even though that's totally not what the gift thing said. The 4 meals we got w...
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 10:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8067
Views: 526854

Re: Orange is the new President

No idea. He seems to think it's "of the people".
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1096
Views: 103749

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yes, but he goes very far trying to make that case when racism can explain it readily. You don’t have to find every other possible explanation before you ever accept it might be a thing at all.
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

Their best is good, their median is blah their bad is really bad. Mostly it's predictable libertarian 101 stuff with a few writers doing more interesting takes. Welch has really grown on me.
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1096
Views: 103749

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm team Kmele in the sense that I think his construction is mostly the correct one, but I'm team dhex in the sense that I understand what he's going to say and he just goes too far in "there's no such thing as racism" direction too often. That said, I always try to imagine holding that set of views...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

That was a dumb take I agree. It struck me as a knee jerk.
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 10:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

To me, this means we are facing a) living with outbreaks and addressing locally, b) locking down face to face life for 18 months, 2 years or even 5 years and bearing those economic, isolation, quality of life consequences, or c) that's it. No c. The fact that most of Europe is off of lockdown and n...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 09:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

I'd like to migrate to the part of the national discussion where we just acknowledge our preferences with the costs. On everything but also particularly in Covid19. It sounds so obvious to say just wear a mask or don't gather inside. Spelling out that you could mean 5 years or honestly there's no gu...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 09:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31483-5/fulltext "The majority of the Spanish population is seronegative to SARS-CoV-2 infection, even in hotspot areas. Most PCR-confirmed cases have detectable antibodies, but a substantial proportion of people with symptoms compat...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

What's the current state of the herd immunity discussion. Didn't I see a week or more ago that we think herd immunity isn't going to be a thing at all because of low persistence of antibodies? Some big Spanish study?
by JasonL
17 Jul 2020, 13:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9146
Views: 457676

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Way too rolly for me. I had one and hated it.
by JasonL
15 Jul 2020, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 858
Views: 69661

Re: Random covid-19 observations

it's the undergrowth
by JasonL
15 Jul 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1449
Views: 89523

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

Mo wrote: 14 Jul 2020, 01:36 That site is about visa free travel. Right now Singapore isn’t allowing anyone not from the short list of countries to enter as a visitor. So there’s no visa free travel to Singapore for most of the world now.
China?
by JasonL
14 Jul 2020, 18:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 797
Views: 72716

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

If you think BLM represents a significant rebellion in America, just try to take the whole idea of canon away from nerds and star wars.
by JasonL
14 Jul 2020, 09:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1096
Views: 103749

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

An underappreciated element of the who is pro black people thing is the degree to which black folk are often religious. I can totally see up to a certain point with trump a view that's like are the donkeys what my pastor really wants me to do?
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 398598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Yeah, you get skyr, this kinda blah lamb soup, gimmick foods like the fermented shark and ... hotdogs and hamburgers. Also bread. Good bread culture.
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1096
Views: 103749

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I thought at one point the escalation would be tit for tat GWB followed by Obama, but Trump winning gave us definitive positive escalation in that the resistance is far more intense than even the GWB hate, which I see as approximately comparable to the Obama hate. I'm now thinking it's just escalati...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 398598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I was pretty late in life before I had a good hotdog. Kind of stunning if you are used to ballpark and Oscar Meyer junk. Iceland sneakily enough has a really good hotdog culture.
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1096
Views: 103749

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Meta political question: is some of the left's, um, excesses simply a reaction to Trump such that if Trump loses sanity returns in some degree? Meta meta political question: Or, is the lesson going to be that this is how you deal with opposition and the next Romney-esque moderate or any random assor...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47785

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

You seem to think it's some kind of gotcha that other people with different views are also buttheads, even if they have to keep it quiet whereas right now this religious movement can be shouted from the treetops. If I think both are buttheads but one has the steam right now to go unchallenged, and I...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47785

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Why do you think you get to apply other policies I disagree with as something I endorse. Stop doing that. No company big enough to have an HR department can apply religious tests to employment and you know that. And in a country where 88% of businesses have fewer than 20 people and are, as a result...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2020, 15:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 47785

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Why do you think you get to apply other policies I disagree with as something I endorse. Stop doing that. No company big enough to have an HR department can apply religious tests to employment and you know that.