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by sophie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2158
Views: 68080

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The lockdowns were reasonable at the beginning, when it was about preventing hospitals from being overrun. That is no longer an issue and hasn't been for months. I truly don't understand what the rationale is now. sophie, my attitude is exactly yours, but the mantra has started again, if the rise c...
by sophie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where would you move?
Replies: 46
Views: 1130

Re: Where would you move?

I live in one of those North Texas Suburbs. People are moving here in droves but personally I don’t see the attraction. The weather is terrible. It is 10pm as I write this and the temp is 92 with a “feels like” of 100. The “feels like” during the day is 111 and that will last until October. North T...
by sophie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: Google services are failing

Lastpass now has all those features, and I would suspect that any password manager can be hacked. I routinely use it to auto generate nonsense/strong, unique passwords. Ironically, websites (e.g. hospital/medical, also Apple and Treasury Direct) that force you to remember and type in passwords end u...
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

It'll be interesting to see how all this plays out. One thing that's definitely changed and I think for the better: unplanned phone calls are now considered rude. You're supposed to text first to make sure the person is free to talk. This is not unlike the 1970s when answering machines were introduc...
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: Google services are failing

What did you like about 1password compared to Lastpass, Mountaineer? Curious.

Lastpass works fine for me. The only peeve I had is that it doesn't always fill login screens so you end up having to do it manually. (Of course now there's a second peeve: incompatibility with Safari.)
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: Google services are failing

Thanks for the comments! It'll be Firefox for me. Safari is fatally flawed on its extension support. There are two that I use constantly: Lastpass (password manager) and save to Zotero (reference manager/bibliography generator). Those are deal breakers. And note, neither of these works with Brave.
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: Google services are failing

Rather bold article from WSJ today: https://www.wsj.com/articles/quit-chrome-safari-and-edge-are-just-better-browsers-for-you-and-your-computer-11594558801?mod=hp_lead_pos8 This is the year, people. It’s the year I challenge you to pack up your bookmarks and wave bye-bye to Google’s browser, and pic...
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Missouri couple who defended home have rifle-seized
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Missouri couple who defended home have rifle-seized

This is nuts.... Isn't Missouri one of the states with "stand your ground" laws? I definitely hope this goes to the Supreme Court - that would go very far toward settling the question of what "stand your ground" and "self-defense" really means. It would be very helpful in NYC for sure - we are in se...
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2158
Views: 68080

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Another related thought - I went to a party last PM given by members of my division for someone who is leaving to take a director position elsewhere. Everyone at the party was either an MD or a nurse practitioner, and all of us have spent time in and around COVID patients. I expected to hear and see...
by sophie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2158
Views: 68080

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Bill Nye Is Here to Demonstrate That Face Masks Get the Job Done https://time.com/5865625/bill-nye-coronavirus-masks/ I found this one a bit more satisfying. https://www.chemedx.org/blog/demonstrating-effectiveness-mask-wearing-liquid-nitrogen I don't get it. All I see in the video is condensate fr...
by sophie
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Second passport?
Replies: 29
Views: 463

Re: Second passport?

You offering dualstow? ;D

Vinny - I'm as American as it gets i.e. a mongrel. 1/2 Palestinian, 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Italian. The 1/4 Italian just happens to be precisely what is required for the Italian passport (patriarchal descent). Feels a little like cheating but hey, I didn't make the rules.
by sophie
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Roger Stone Freed by Trump
Replies: 42
Views: 357

Re: Roger Stone Freed by Trump

Along the lines of unrelated incidental findings that turn up in the process of a search/investigation.... What happened to Bill Clinton. Ken Starr was toiling endlessly to find something to charge him with in relation to the Whitewater real estate deal, and just happened to stumble on the Monica Le...