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H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

*newscaster voice* they're calling it the sex variant, and it's when you get hosed, in the rear end. tonight, at 9

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Penisface
Jul 17, 2008

"I am Albino. You wish to see me?"


H.P. Hovercraft posted:

*newscaster voice* they're calling it the sex variant, and it's when you get hosed, in the rear end. tonight, at 9

dicks out for covid-69

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


https://twitter.com/Alicia_Smith19/status/1466820411287552016

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


strange to see how this is being discussed in south africa and israel vs in the us media.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...


wait a minute. this post makes it sound like the omicron variant is not going to result in the total collapse of civilization. it doesn't even suggest that this is the one that rips through all the vaccines and kills you dead the moment you step outside your bedroom. this isn't in line with my miserable attitude! those scientists must be lying!!

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


Sagebrush posted:

this isn't in line with my miserable attitude! all media coverage on every new variant

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




this reminds me of how the H1N1 strain in 2009 started out being an oh no pandemic and then mutated enough to be mild but virulent. now it's just another seasonal flu variant you get a shot for sometimes

hopefully this is the start of SARS-CoV-2 being just another thing you get a shot for every fall

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011

Running no point.

when I click on that tweet, why are all the related tweets extremely chuddy?

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



knox_harrington posted:

when I click on that tweet, why are all the related tweets extremely chuddy?

the related tweet is also about covid but one being boosted in the chudosphere

in short twitter sucks

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007

Living the Dream


Sagebrush posted:

wait a minute. this post makes it sound like the omicron variant is not going to result in the total collapse of civilization. it doesn't even suggest that this is the one that rips through all the vaccines and kills you dead the moment you step outside your bedroom. this isn't in line with my miserable attitude! those scientists must be lying!!
The thing that's going to make everyone go literally insane following this poo poo is that almost *none* of the twitter scientists that everyone has been following since Delta blew up really talk about efficacy vs infection vs efficacy vs severe disease/death. The first thing you can eyeball a bit on early data (and that will change as more data comes in), but severity for unvaxxed vs fully vaxxed vs boosted/etc is something that's gonna take longer. The thing all these people are talking about is efficacy vs infection.

The former we don't have solid numbers on yet, the latter we have almost nothing on because you have to wait to see.

I actually doubt that it's milder- but I also doubt it's any worse for severity. Incidentally full vaxx didn't really do a good job of preventing infection by Delta- it's just that it prevented severe disease extremely well still but people don't really talk about it.

Like this is bad and I'm worried about it because why wouldn't you worry at least a bit about it, but man the posting has been extremely bad.

carry on then
Jul 10, 2010


Fabricated posted:

efficacy vs infection vs efficacy vs severe disease/death

vs fighting polygon team (x30)

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


Sagebrush posted:

wait a minute. this post makes it sound like the omicron variant is not going to result in the total collapse of civilization. it doesn't even suggest that this is the one that rips through all the vaccines and kills you dead the moment you step outside your bedroom. this isn't in line with my miserable attitude! those scientists must be lying!!

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kitten emergency
Jan 13, 2008

get meow dis wack-ass
crystal prison












on one hand, the world health organization. on the other hand, this guy. hm.

kitten emergency
Jan 13, 2008

get meow dis wack-ass
crystal prison











c-spam covid thread poster: itís the same picture

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


kitten emergency posted:

on one hand, the world health organization. on the other hand, this guy. hm.

my entire point is that the media is fear mongering and blowing it out of proportion!

DELETE CASCADE
Oct 25, 2017

i haven't washed my penis since i jerked it to a phtotograph of george w. bush in 2003


on the one hand, smoke dope. on the other hand, smoke dope every day

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan




DELETE CASCADE posted:

on the one hand, smoke dope. on the other hand, smoke dope every day

:hmmyes:

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





DELETE CASCADE posted:

on the one hand, smoke dope. on the other hand, smoke dope every day

https://youtu.be/B_jcxsE1Ahg

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

robots are wise and have much to teach us

kitten emergency
Jan 13, 2008

get meow dis wack-ass
crystal prison











post hole digger posted:

my entire point is that the media is fear mongering and blowing it out of proportion!

oh, well, yeah.

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010

we are going to have worse and more chaotic waves of mass death


:toot:

College Slice

drat i lost most of my gangtags :(


at least it's a huge tower again

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

~this is me posting irl~


The_Franz posted:

yeah, but you can join any of the branches for this purpose. why specifically the marines in these cases?

i think it varies. my perhaps over-reductive answer would be that the marines are presented as the most glamorous of the armed services. there's that truman quote about the marines having the best propagandists in the world or something like that.


i remember a hilarious post poking fun at the navy somewhere years ago on the forums where someone described the platonic ideal of each of the branches:

army: hard soldiers facing down the soviet horde in the fulda gap
air force: creepy ultra-WASPs planning maximally efficient air strikes
marines: dudes slaying lava monsters with swords
navy: a grizzled old salt stumbling down the boardwalk with a liquor bottle in one hand and a prostitute in the other
(i can't remember if there was one for coast guard lol)

shoeberto
Jun 13, 2020

which way to the MACHINES?


Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

(i can't remember if there was one for coast guard lol)

Navy's room mate who's always stuck DDing.

shoeberto
Jun 13, 2020

which way to the MACHINES?


Covid booster report: I got moderna on friday night after getting pfizer for the first sequence. It absolutely kicked my rear end. Feeling a bit better today at least.

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








are they boosting Moderna with half dose or full dose?

shoeberto
Jun 13, 2020

which way to the MACHINES?


Dunno. I overheard the pharmacist say something about how the dosing is different for the booster but I didn't get any specifics.

Eeyo
Aug 29, 2004



yes, moderna is a half dose. moderna had more rna to begin with (maybe why it was associated with more side effects?), so they cut it in half. moderna started with 100, pfizer is 30.

iíd guess that the formulation matters too (as in the lipids and the manufacture process), so idk if 3x in the original moderna translated to 3x activity.

and the rna sequence itself probably matters too with respect to how much of the spike protein gets made by your cells.

EIDE Van Hagar
Dec 8, 2000

Beep Boop

the moderna booster is a lower half dose, yes. dose 1 and 2 are .5ml, booster dose is .25ml

those are 100 and 50 μg, respectively, for the .5mL and .25mL doses.

EIDE Van Hagar fucked around with this message at 16:31 on Dec 5, 2021

EIDE Van Hagar
Dec 8, 2000

Beep Boop

Eeyo posted:

yes, moderna is a half dose. moderna had more rna to begin with (maybe why it was associated with more side effects?), so they cut it in half. moderna started with 100, pfizer is 30.

iíd guess that the formulation matters too (as in the lipids and the manufacture process), so idk if 3x in the original moderna translated to 3x activity.

and the rna sequence itself probably matters too with respect to how much of the spike protein gets made by your cells.

yeah mrna has basiclaly a counter on the end of it that counts down to destruction of the mrna molecule.

itís got a repeating sequence at the end of the rna molecule, each time it passes through a ribosome to make a copy of the protein, one copy of the repeating countdown sequence is chopped off. once there is none left, the rna gets destroyed and consumed by the cell. so rna in one vaccine might make 5 protein copies per rna molecule, another might make 10.

this is a normal mechanism in your cell because rna doesnít last long on its own (which is also the reason for the super cold vaccine fridge requirements). in the cell mrna gets destroyed intentionally before it breaks down on its own and starts loving and makes bad copies of the proteins

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

:cheers:



Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

(i can't remember if there was one for coast guard lol)

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad





https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/05/1059828993/data-vaccine-misinformation-trump-counties-covid-death-rate

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



itís always been a death cult, itís just now we have receipts

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp



these are all accurate and i laughed at the marines one

kitten emergency
Jan 13, 2008

get meow dis wack-ass
crystal prison












lol

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004




oh the deaths chart is much funnier when you go to the website

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007

Living the Dream


GOP betting on gerrymandering working still in the face of the electoral strategy of "letting a pandemic kill our voters at like a 4:1 ratio to democrats"

Jabor
Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem

Fabricated posted:

GOP betting on gerrymandering working still in the face of the electoral strategy of "letting a pandemic kill our voters at like a 4:1 ratio to democrats"

Deep red states will stay deep red, yes.

Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


Jonny 290 posted:

these are all accurate and i laughed at the marines one
it's pretty wild how dumb you'd have to be to be considered the dumbest branch of the us armed forces

rotor
Jun 11, 2001

Official Carrier
of the Neil Bush Torch

 
 
 
 
teh butts


Kenny Logins posted:

it's pretty wild how dumb you'd have to be to be considered the dumbest branch of the us armed forces

man do i ever have some stories

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Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





Fabricated posted:

GOP betting on gerrymandering working still in the face of the electoral strategy of "letting a pandemic kill our voters at like a 4:1 ratio to democrats"

they're right

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