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by Tyler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 119
Views: 1854

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

If it was man made, they would have made it better." Just because a virus escapes containment in a research lab doesn't necessarily mean it was engineered. I imagine a level-4 infectious disease research facility has lots of samples for study. IMO it makes for a plausible conspiracy theory mostly b...
by Tyler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 119
Views: 1854

Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Feel free to share any conspiracy theories you have, or have heard about, that relate to the novel coronavirus in some way. The most plausible one to me is that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab when scientists there sold lab animals for food in local wet markets. https://www.marketwatch.com/stor...
by Tyler
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 43824

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

We got a lot of engineers here, right? Why even give the impression this is doable in a quick fashion? Even if you took an existing design, you still have to source and create parts, PCBs, make tooling, test fixtures, etc, etc. Engineer here. The car manufacturers are not necessarily talking about ...
by Tyler
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1361
Views: 27891

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

All models are wrong, some are useful Sure. Without getting into the blame game, I'll simply point out that evidence is mounting that things aren't nearly as bad as we've been led to believe. As new information invalidates old models, life could get back to normal faster than many people are predic...
by Tyler
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1361
Views: 27891

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/the-scientist-whose-doomsday-pandemic-model-predicted-armageddon-just-walked-back-the-apocalyptic-predictions/#disqus_thread I saw that. The most egregi...
by Tyler
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1361
Views: 27891

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Apologies if this has been posted already, but here's a (potential) positive development: A recent Oxford study estimates more than half of the UK has already been infected. That sounds bad, but (if true) is actually great news: According to a team from Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious D...
by Tyler
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 96
Views: 2331

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

That's really great to hear you're recovering. You earned that shirt! I also appreciate you updating us along the way.
by Tyler
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1361
Views: 27891

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Apologies if this has been posted already, but here's a (potential) positive development: A recent Oxford study estimates more than half of the UK has already been infected. That sounds bad, but (if true) is actually great news: According to a team from Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Di...
by Tyler
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 43824

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

I don't think there are "untouched" places in the USA where an Easter restart would be a good idea. If not Crane County, then where? That horse left the barn weeks ago. You don't have to be completely virus-free to avoid a shutdown with widespread masks, testing, and treatments. It will take time, ...
by Tyler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 43824

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

Whether that turns out to be the plan or not, specific lockdowns for troubled metropoles makes good sense. Yep. BTW, some states are already catching on and placing restrictions on travelers from New York City. I expect more will get on board soon enough and potentially even forbid travel from cert...
by Tyler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 43824

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

What’s all this about an Easter plan? Is that a bit early to go back to work? I’m interested in reading the details. My observation is that too many people fall into the fallacy that the whole country must surely be just like the neighborhood outside their own door. Media personalities are not immu...
by Tyler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 340
Views: 43824

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

“I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/nsc-pandemic-office-trump-closed/2020/03/13/a70de09c-6491-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html A rebuttal: "No, the White House didn't 'dissolve' its pandemic response office. I was there." (The original w...