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by Tortoise
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68006

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Aside from the leftist power-grab aspect, I also think companies and other organizations are afraid of lawsuits and bad PR in a way that they weren’t in previous times. Maybe it has something to do with how quickly bad press and boycotts spread in the age of social media.
by Tortoise
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

Good points, dualstow. In recent months, my brother and I have been texting each other much more, so one of the main reasons I don’t like him to text me links to long videos is because if I don’t watch the video immediately, it gets buried in an avalanche of subsequent texts and is a pain to look up...
by Tortoise
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1385
Views: 255973

Re: Stock scream room

Last time I saw him here, he was threatening to quit his job since some of his coworkers were refusing to wear masks. So maybe he’s been busy with that.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 834
Views: 24087

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

That’s some hard-hitting tabloid news!
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Some 2020 General Election Polls
Replies: 181
Views: 6725

Re: Some 2020 General Election Polls

It's not as black and white as you put it Sophie, is it? Of course I don't want crime to run rampant. Or defund police. Never said that. But as years and years of killings have shown in Chicago, with more and more cops, there is some other root cause to this issue. I still believe no child wants to...
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 834
Views: 24087

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Not bad! While we’re on the topic of official forum foods, movies, etc. — Long ago in this forum’s prehistory, I posted about how James Bond is a metaphor of the PP:

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by Tortoise
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Google services are failing
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Google services are failing

Is this just me or have others been having issues? Some services like hangouts never worked properly. But lately.... I've been using Googe calendar for years as have a bunch of other people I know, but it started misbehaving a few months ago . [...] Gmail has been losing emails lately. [...] Today ...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2787
Views: 596234

Re: The GOLD scream room

Seen on the Bogleheads forum. Too good not to share. ;D "Are bonds worth it?" "yes of course you have to be diversified!" "Are negative yielding bonds worth it?" "yes, for the diversification value. Yield is not so important." "Is gold worth it?" "no, gold has no yield" :o Knuckleheads cognitive di...
by Tortoise
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 677
Views: 56624

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

As if 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, Kanye West has announced that he plans to join the presidential race.

Given that Kanye is likely to siphon more votes from Biden than from Trump, his presence in the race might give Trump an even better chance of winning.
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Schools and Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: Schools and Covid

In this morning's news, Washington's governor Inslee has declared that schools will reopen in stages, in a manner sensitive to social inequities. White children will be the last to go back. I'm kidding you not. Once again, how is this legal? Can someone provide a link? A quick Google search isn’t t...
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 834
Views: 24087

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 pm
I guess you'll have to use a traditional balance to test for phonies. No ring test for that, i.e. no ding from a dong.
Unless you’re this guy.
by Tortoise
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

The splitting of messages is a phenomenon of different carriers having limits on characters and is extremely annoying. Almost as bad as the new Apple feature of 'liking' a text which quotes an entire message if you have Android. It's actually not the splitting of a long message into multiple SMS te...