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Jul 13, 2008

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sheep-dodger posted:

there's a whole cinematic universe of thin [colour] lines:

pour one out for the brave dispatchers

I choose to believe that these things follow hanky code protocol. If you show the striped flag hanging out of your left pocket, that means you're a top/giver of whatever the color code means; your right pocket means bottom/receiver. So having, say, the red striped flag sticker on the right side of your bumper means you're totally into being carried out of burning buildings.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Huh, wouldn't have expected that to disappear. Here, I rescued the image from cache:

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Jul 13, 2008

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BrigadierSensible posted:

Are there other nations versions of this sort of thing?



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ed-offence.html

It's most common in the US but this particular bit of tastelessness has indeed spread to other lands.

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Jul 13, 2008

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WARNING: revealing the following spoilered image will bombard you with radiation of over 600 terahertz! That's thousands of times higher-frequency than 5G signals!

Really, not joking, this actually will throw that radiation right at your face. Uncover with care:


As you've probably guessed, ~600 THz is ordinary blue light. Technical-sounding terms don't necessarily equal dangerous.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Inceltown posted:

If you're not following poo poo closely you might not understand it but the BCG vaccine is looking like it is a vaccine against COVID.

So according to your source, when you say "the BCG vaccine is looking like it is a vaccine against COVID", you mean that it might be partially effective, maybe, in a statistical sense, if you data-mine hard enough.

Inceltown posted:

It's looking way better than anything else right now though.
...
It's literally the most promising lead we have right now.

Except for, you know, all the actual vaccine candidates being developed and tested in labs all over the world right now.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Inceltown posted:

Yes, there are a poo poo tonne of vaccines being developed around the world right now and absolutely none of them are safe for mass deployment.

Correct, that is indeed what "in development" means. But odds are good that at least one of them will prove out as safe and effective, and we'll all probably have an armload of it by the end of next year. These vaccines under development, designed for maximum effectiveness against this particular virus, are what is actually "literally the most promising lead we have right now", if I may use your term.

The TB vaccine may indeed prove to give partial protection, and if so, we could see it given to frontline medical workers (or even general populations) for that reason. But at best it's a stopgap, not the way forward.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Data Graham posted:

At the same time though, I think it's kinda a bad look for PopeHat to use twitter as a place to vent about his kids. Complaining about your kids/pets/things whose behavior is your responsibility seems like a bit of a self-own.

"My cat meows to be let out of the room, then immediately paws at the door to be let back in! This looping short circuit can only be broken by his mortal enemy, the vacuum cleaner."

"It's really inappropriate of you to be ranting and complaining about your own cat in such a public forum. Perhaps you shouldn't have taken on the responsibility if you weren't ready for it."

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Jul 13, 2008

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Phy posted:

One of Tyson's heroes is Carl Sagan... maybe he's been dead too long for me to remember what he was really like, but I can't picture Sagan looking at some rando's photo of the closest available astronomical object, and then turning his head to the side, sticking his tongue out and going "THHHPPBBBPPT" while doing a big broad thumbs-down

If we're being charitable toward NDT, he might have thought he was saying something more like "Great photo! Looks to me like you used a such-and-such lens, because you'd be hard pressed to get a pic like that from a regular cellphone camera. Am I right?" and was just tone-deaf to his own dickishness.

I was willing to cut Tyson a lot of slack as the various stories about him started coming out, precisely because of his association with Sagan (who was one of my childhood heroes). But he just can't seem to stop being a creepy jerk, over and over.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Should have split everyone at the Harry Potter party into choleric, sanguine, melancholic or phlegmatic, and only the Ravenclaws would get it.

(Knowing trivia means you go into the "smart" house, right? Right.)

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Jul 13, 2008

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Garrand posted:

It doesn't seem like it's traveling anymore, I think it's been in gbs over a month

Hello, it's called self-isolation, lots of threads have cancelled travel plans lately.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Henchman of Santa posted:

Imagining this person getting extremely mad at Chicago sports radio

https://twitter.com/l4nzhan/status/...5415446534?s=21

"...so when my unit arrived in Vietnam, we landed at Da Nang, and---"
"Grandpa! You can't say things like that anymore!"

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Jul 13, 2008

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Six-Of-Hearts posted:

Was it this thread talking about someones mom who went all jesus crazy one day and threw out his magic cards and stuff? I'm completely blanking on where that conversation went. I'm sorry this probably makes me the idiot of social media

It was in the AUG thread over the past couple days. Started about here: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post504382988

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Jul 13, 2008

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kdrudy posted:

Something had to open up his eyes

But he still had to make the effort himself, no one's going to drag him up.

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Jul 13, 2008

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T-man posted:

Im not drinking her iced tea anymore

Or watching that old Twin Peaks show she was in.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Skwirl posted:

Also, at least in English, none of the days of the week are named after planets.

The Sun and the Mo[o]n used to be considered planets, since they too moved with respect to the "fixed" background stars.

Ugly In The Morning posted:

The gently caress planet do they think Wednesday is named for?

The planet that the Romans (and we) named for Jupiter Mercury, the Norse named for Wodin.

e: Fixed the quote. Also fixed something I misremembered about ancient astronomy there.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Absurd Alhazred posted:

In Hebrew, both Biblical and Modern, the days are just just called "First Day, Second Day,..., Sixth Day, Sabbath". None of them are named after planets or gods.

I'm just glad the planets don't really get re-named for stuff in contemporary religions anymore, or we'd have NASA sending orbiters to the moons of Jesus, and launching another Moses rover to look for signs of ancient life.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Push El Burrito posted:

Which day is owned by Uranus?

International Men's Day, but that's only a coincidence due to another holiday that falls on the same day.

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Jul 13, 2008

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The best thing Joe could do at this point is to go into hiding and not say a drat word through November. Just stay a "generic Democrat" in most people's minds and let the election be 100% about Trump.

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Jul 13, 2008

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One incident could be an outlier. This can only be resolved through experiment: keep bringing in more babies until the dog has mauled a sufficient number of them to establish a good statistical baseline. Only THEN draw your conclusions and decide the dog's fate.

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Jul 13, 2008

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JacquelineDempsey posted:

I stopped following BoingBoing ages ago when every other post was "information wants to be free, support the EFF!"; meanwhile they'd "disemvowel" any comments that politely questioned someone's view on a topic. (Disemvoweling was leaving the comments up, but they had a script mods could use that took all the vowels out of any critical comments, so you had to struggle to read them.) Hypocrites, all around.

Eh, it's no weirder than Forums Cancer.

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Jul 13, 2008

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FFT posted:

He had a scoped pellet gun for dealing with birds in grocery stores and showed it to his guests. He was seen from the ground with it which prompted the call to the police.

A guy I know once got a rather energetic visit from a SWAT team one evening when he and some friends were repairing a paintball gun and test-fired it in the driveway a few times, which was misinterpreted by the old lady across the street. Fortunately, the incident ended without anyone getting murdered by the boys in blue. (The fact that all of them were white was, I'm sure, a total coincidence.)

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Jul 13, 2008

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oldpainless posted:

Nobody calls it “the Pearl complex” they just call it “the Pearl”

Something something never let it fall into your clutches!

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Jul 13, 2008

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Splash Attack posted:

i legitimately thought this guy was a parody because "why would i support a company that hates me?" is so close to getting as to why people are protesting.



For like the first half I was sure it was the OP himself doing a parody, then I started worrying that people would take it out of context so that it wasn't obvious he was joking, then I finally figured out I'd been had by Poe's law and this was a genuine video that the guy had found.

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Jul 13, 2008

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CharlestheHammer posted:

I don’t get what’s wrong with that statement

Three things jump out at me:

1. They're implying that the incident was Floyd's fault, by bringing up the possibly-counterfeit $20 bill along with Floyd's recent unemployment. As if he'd been driven to sufficient desperation to try to pass a fake bill, as opposed to having gotten the thing in change somewhere and just never looked closely at it, which is a lot more likely.

2. They completely sidestep the issues of systemic racism and brutality in the police force. (But how important could those be here?)

3. At a moment that calls for a response along the lines of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take this anymore", they came out with a "Here are some proposed alterations to tax policy and budgeting" statement. Tone-deaf to say the least.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Remember the cyclist who assaulted those kids on video for putting up posters along a bike trail? He's been identified and arrested. And surprise! It's NOT the guy that Twitter helpfully "identified" and demonized all over the Internet.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/us/p...trnd/index.html

CNN posted:

In a statement released through his attorneys, Brennan apologized, saying he recognized his "outrageous behavior" was "unacceptable and wrong."

"I am sick with remorse for the pain and fear I caused the victims on the trail and online," he said, adding he was cooperating with authorities. "I am committed to making amends by addressing, through counseling, the underlying issues that led to my abhorrent behavior."

Brennan said he was "dedicated" to working to bring peace to the community and justice to "all victims of racism and police brutality."

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Jul 13, 2008

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OwlFancier posted:

Then he should be doctor macro porn wolf account. Which only adds further confusion.

I feel like rearranging the words would change the genre. Like doctor macro wolf porn wouldn't be quite the same thing as wolf macro doctor porn.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Manuel Calavera posted:

He's not a real wolf but he is a real doctor, he is an actual doctor.

He'll show you what he knows and you can tell him if you think he's getting better with the porn.

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Jul 13, 2008

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canepazzo posted:

I think this tweet might possibly have me angrier than anything Trump tweeted recently. Jesus Christ.

https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1270345875911573504

Got to love a headline that's effectively a quadruple-negative. People who are against not being against black people should not buy the tea. (I think.)

Better summary: Racist chud praises brand for not supporting BLM, brand responds with "screw you, we totally do".

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Jul 13, 2008

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mind the walrus posted:

I don't feel bad using this opportunity to and point out that I've never loving liked Black Books or the IT Crowd. They're the British Applebees of humor. Yeah sure they're not the worst and some of the staff is clearly elevating things, but the core is rotten and it's puzzling why so many people latch on like they're these venerable comedic/cultural landmarks.

IT Crowd had some great bits that have become justifiably famous, especially when it stuck to its roots as a workplace comedy. I'm thinking of things like the new emergency number, the goth living in the server room, or Jen being given The Internet. But those are interspersed among a whole lot of episodes where the entire joke is "ha-ha, [character] is acting feminine and/or gay!" Sometimes it's in the same episode: the one with Jen breaking the Internet has a particularly infamous B-plot.

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Jul 13, 2008

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AlbieQuirky posted:

Wait, what happened to Mrs. Butterworth? Is she Ms. Butterworth now or something?

She has put away childish things and is now going by her adult name:

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Jul 13, 2008

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Splicer posted:

Pretty sure they mean no visible labia minora. There's a weird incel myth that visible labia minora is a sign of loving too much.

Time to haul out an old classic:

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Jul 13, 2008

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GreenMetalSun posted:

There's a complicated list of 'rules' that make a female Disney character either 'A Disney Princess' or not.

They're just gatekeeping because they don't want to admit Princess Leia to the club.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Hollandia posted:

I mean you could focus on the valknot or you could just look at the pattern of swastikas around it. Unless I’m missing something.

I often visit a hundred-year-old office building that has that exact same pattern molded as trim around the elevators in the lobby.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Lottery of Babylon posted:



The red line is a literal reflection of the blue line around the 50% mark—data point for data point—what gives?

"makes me doubt the entire pic tbh"

Not even wrong.

The only way to generate such a close 1-to-1 correspondence in data sets that *we perceive as unconditionally complementary to each other*-- AKA a metaphysical bias-- is to take one profile, subtract it from 100% and plot the result.

If the authors had legitimately polled every state in question we would clearly see distinctive "noise" that distinguishes the plots.

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool."-- R.P. Feynman

In other words, this plot implies a zero margin of error in the data gathering methodology.

It's bad form to just say "source your quotes", so I'll expand on that a bit and say that this little analysis makes no sense whatsoever and I do hope you're quoting an idiot on social media here.

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Jul 13, 2008

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Lottery of Babylon posted:

Why might a drop in proportion of new cases in states under one party’s leadership NOT NECESSARILY mean that there is a simultaneously *corresponding* rise in proportion elsewhere?

It's looking at the daily case count. And graphing what percent of those cases were in red states vs. blue states, as determined by the party of the state's governor. Since all the states fall into one of those two categories, then , a drop in one DOES necessarily mean a rise in the other.

You're arguing that a graph that's barely more complex than Skittels Amount doesn't have enough shades of nuance to draw conclusions that it's not actually claiming to draw.

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Jul 13, 2008

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goblin week posted:

You're arguing with a gimmick account barely more complex than the guy who just posted the letter q over and over

Lesson learned, disengaging.

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Jul 13, 2008

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PetraCore posted:

Yeah you can't uncarve a mountain

Has someone contacted the manufacturer of Spackle for a feasibility study?

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Jul 13, 2008

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Len posted:

Well how are you going to be ready to defend your home during a break in if you don't have unsecured guns just everywhere?

Like Joe Tweaker breaks in and says give me your valuables he isn't going to wait for you to go to the gun safe, you have to be ready now

https://i.imgur.com/3uw7dna.mp4

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Jul 13, 2008

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I wonder if he scheduled the wedding on WhenHub™.

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Antigravitas posted:

Want some even worse Marx?


Get Rid Of Your Gut And Podcasting is destined to be a classic of our time.

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