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by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: You can opt out of this subforum
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: You can opt out of this subforum

Aha! A way to monetize the forum!
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 127
Views: 12036

Re: Signatures

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:34 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Dualstow, if I don't make it back you can have all my gold. It's buried under the shed.
I’ve been. Paradise it ain’t. O0 Good food, though.
Are we talking about China or under the shed?
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: You can opt out of this subforum
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: You can opt out of this subforum

And now there's another update: a member has requested that the delay be reduced, and let's go ahead and try that. It's now set to 30 minutes instead of 2 hours. This is all an experiment. Let's see how it goes.
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: You can opt out of this subforum
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: You can opt out of this subforum

Apparently the previous update wasn't posted here and it should have been. It was posted here: https://www.gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11710&p=218319#p218272 and consisted of: Update: we've been able to hack something together so that there's a rate limit on the subforum rathe...
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4287

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

FWIW to some of you, the "vaccine" was developed using tissue from aborted babies. There's a very informative interview on Issues, Etc about this: https://issuesetc.org/2020/12/10/3452-the-covid-vaccines-and-cell-lines-derived-from-abortion-dr-tara-sander-lee-12-10-20/ This interview isn't about co...
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's long past time that we had common-sense bat control!
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: It's long past time that we had common-sense bat control!

Hal wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:48 am
Maybe you should copy the laws from "Danistan" (Victoria) ::)

Ban cricket bats..... Thats not very British.

https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-le ... ng-weapons
Wow... They specifically ban self-defense? Why would that be?
by Xan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin - they coming for you
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Bitcoin - they coming for you

bitcoininthevp wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:13 am
...spy on their transactions...
Doesn't Bitcoin keep a complete record of all transactions forever and ever?
by Xan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4287

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Vaccinating nursing home residents will definitely provide the most bang for the buck, but that hasn't even started yet. Certainly not trying to quantify the relative values of different people’s lives, but arguably, all else equal, the life of a child is worth more than the life of an 80 year old ...
by Xan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?
Replies: 144
Views: 2978

Re: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prior#Adverb Adverb prior (comparative more prior, superlative most prior) (colloquial) Previously. Synonyms: ago, hitherto The doctor had known three months prior. I had based my comment on the fact that these two dictionary sites don't list an adverb form of "prior"...
by Xan
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4287

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

When 10% are vaccinated, that's 10% of the population who can forget about the virus and are doing their normal things. When it's 20%, that's twice as good. 40% is twice as good again. It isn't an all-or-nothing proposition about us crossing some threshold: even if we don't cross whatever herd immun...
by Xan
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4287

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

I'm not sure what y'all are talking about. Maybe it's different in CA or NY, but here, all the constraints are self-imposed. My kids' indoor bounce place is closed because people don't want to go there. Nobody's hosting or attending dinner parties because they think it isn't a good idea. I think res...
by Xan
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4287

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

I don't truly understand vaccine hesitancy. Group A: You think that COVID is the worst thing ever. For sure you'll want the vaccine. Group B: You think that all this masking and distancing and shutting everything down is an overreaction. Don't you also want the vaccine? Group B knows there's no perf...