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Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.


Smellrose

The current event is that it's December and we're almost free of the stupid year.

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Shaddak
Nov 13, 2011



This accursed hell year will never end, December makes no difference.

Leavemywife
Feb 7, 2012

Taking the term "Koopaling" to a whole new level since 2016.


I saw Obama was arrested, and this is clearly important news.

Anarcho-Bidenism
Jun 24, 2011







I'm EST and there's still 10 minutes left you power hungry clown

Steezo
Jun 16, 2003
Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!




Is it still infrastructure week?

Acebuckeye13
Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP





Ultra Carp

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




31 days left in 2020, anyone want to make bets on what other stupid things will happen this year?

Already covered:
Record shattering hurricane season in the Atlantic (one town got in 2 warning cones at the same time!)
Leads to my favorite experience of the year,
evacuating from the NC Outer Banks during a
pandemic
(I called it the “coronacaine
clusterfuck”)
Record breaking wildfires (US and Aus, at the very least)
Mentioned earlier, but bears repeating: COVID
Kobe Bryant’s helo crash (that was January!)
We came close to war with Iran, repeatedly
US started aiding Taliban vs ISIL
Deaths of Chadwick Bozeman, John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
CAROL loving BASKIN
George Floyd (and many others )
Election clusterfuck (senate control is still up in the air!)

What else have I missed?

Obligatory “John Oliver blows up 2020” video for everyone’s enjoyment:

https://youtu.be/w405p8GeTps

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


November lasted almost as long as march

Leavemywife posted:

I saw Obama was arrested, and this is clearly important news.

Hard to believe it was the same month as the election....

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.


Smellrose

sharknado slashfic posted:

I'm EST and there's still 10 minutes left you power hungry clown

I live in the middle of the Atlantic.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





lousy smarch weather

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers


Icon Of Sin posted:

31 days left in 2020, anyone want to make bets on what other stupid things will happen this year?

Already covered:
Record shattering hurricane season in the Atlantic (one town got in 2 warning cones at the same time!)
Leads to my favorite experience of the year,
evacuating from the NC Outer Banks during a
pandemic
(I called it the “coronacaine
clusterfuck”)
Record breaking wildfires (US and Aus, at the very least)
Mentioned earlier, but bears repeating: COVID
Kobe Bryant’s helo crash (that was January!)
We came close to war with Iran, repeatedly
US started aiding Taliban vs ISIL
Deaths of Chadwick Bozeman, John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
CAROL loving BASKIN
George Floyd (and many others )
Election clusterfuck (senate control is still up in the air!)

What else have I missed?

Obligatory “John Oliver blows up 2020” video for everyone’s enjoyment:

https://youtu.be/w405p8GeTps

Don't forget Luca winning the election in Nz by unanimous vote

Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



Comrade Blyatlov posted:

Don't forget Luca winning the election in Nz by unanimous vote

RIGGED ELECTION!!!

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus


I think I'm ok with that rigging.

Kesper North
Nov 3, 2011

EMERGENCY POWER TO PARTY

I wanted frigging in the rigging and there has been none.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus


Sweet! I got a phishing email that got past the regular gmail screening. AT&T Thanking me for my 'order' with an email of att-services.cn.597067815@genericdl.att-mail.com


my kinda ape
Sep 15, 2008

Everything's gonna be A-OK


Oven Wrangler

ded posted:

Sweet! I got a phishing email that got past the regular gmail screening. AT&T Thanking me for my 'order' with an email of att-services.cn.597067815@genericdl.att-mail.com




I get so many phishing emails, mostly claiming to be from Paypal and Apple. Most of them are super obvious and they send like 3-4 in a day to make sure you don't fall for it. I want to contact them and tell them to gently caress off but I'm afraid they'd just put me on the list of addresses to focus on or something

Almost never get any other spam though. Occasionally I'll get a really good phishing email and I actually kind of like those because at least they're interesting.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Tiger King was released three years ago and you can't convince me otherwise.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus


my kinda ape posted:

I get so many phishing emails, mostly claiming to be from Paypal and Apple. Most of them are super obvious and they send like 3-4 in a day to make sure you don't fall for it. I want to contact them and tell them to gently caress off but I'm afraid they'd just put me on the list of addresses to focus on or something

Almost never get any other spam though. Occasionally I'll get a really good phishing email and I actually kind of like those because at least they're interesting.

This one looked very good actually. Except for the email address and the fact when you hovered over an image in the email it changed to 'download now'.




Oh and thinking about that OBAMA WAS ARRESTED bs, Obama is like the only black man on the planet who doesn't have to worry about getting killed by a cop. But that is only because of his secret service detail.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012




This is what a leap second looks like on most clocks that support them, in the UTC timezone.

We’re not getting one this December because the discrepancy created by Earth’s slow rotation, relative to the reference period circa 1900, hasn’t built up to the point where adding a second would help synchronise things.

In fact, Earth’s rotation has lately been faster than it was in twentieth century, and we’re not entirely sure why. The general trend is that it slows because the Moon’s stealing our momentum. The speedup we are now experiencing must be due to changing mass distribution in one way or another, but degrees to which Earth’s interior layers, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are involved is an open question.

There are many variables, we don’t have a good understanding of all of them, and we don’t have good historical measurements.



This is a graph of the difference in the length of the day versus the ideal of eighty‐six thousand four hundred SI seconds, as measured by atomic clocks. Units are seconds.



Ditto, but only the last five years

For a comparison of the magnitudes involved, the complete melting of the Greenland ice sheet would bring that water closer to the Earth’s axis by an amount that would result in a speedup of two milliseconds.


tl;dr: Earth is spinning faster and we don’t know why.

But the changes are tiny and it’s probably not foreshadowing catastrophe. For all we know, the same weird things were going on in the time of Julius Cæsar; he just didn’t have cæsium atomic clocks to compare against.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus


Hotter planet = less dense = more speed


Might be something that simple.

piL
Sep 20, 2007
(__|\\\\)

Taco Defender

Seconds are getting longer.

ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus


The Monolith is a giant troll.


https://abcnews.go.com/US/monolith-...ory?id=74465679

quote:

The monolith that mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in the Utah desert was removed from its location in the middle of the night over the weekend while a similar structure showed up in Europe, according to officials and witnesses.

It's now in Romania.

Comrade Blyatlov
Aug 4, 2007


should have picked four fingers


Woofer posted:

RIGGED ELECTION!!!

Not at all, we just threw out every vote that wasn't for him per standard practice

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your move...'cause mine's gonna be ugly.

The "obelisk" looked errantly like one of the stands that used to hold up those "futuristic" AT&T phones with the dot matrix screens that you'd see at larger airports back in the 80s and early 90s.

Top marks go to clickbait headlines that started with "mystery metal" to imply they were something other than garden variety stainless steel, too.

Arc Light
Sep 26, 2013




Don't worry, guys. We'll have the 'rona under control in no time. Just gotta drop those pesky constitutional barriers between church and state.

Oklahoma Governor Stitt declares Dec. 3 as statewide day of prayer and fasting for Oklahomans affected by COVID-19

quote:

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he is declaring Thursday, Dec. 3 as a statewide day of prayer and fasting for all Oklahomans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Oklahomans have always turned to prayer to guide us through trials and seasons of uncertainty, and I am asking Oklahomans of all faiths and religious backgrounds to join together with me on Thursday,” said Gov. Stitt. “I believe we must continue to ask God to heal those who are sick, comfort those who are hurting and provide renewed strength and wisdom to all who are managing the effects of COVID-19.”

Verbatim from the executive proclamation, dated 30 November:

quote:

Whereas, when we unite in prayer, we are reminded that there is no burden too heavy for God to lift or for the state to bear with His help. 2 Chronicles 7:14 proclaims that, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land;"

Now Therefore, I, Governor J. Kevin Stitt, do hereby proclaim December 3, 2020, as "Oklahoma Day of Prayer and Fasting" in the State of Oklahoma

A statewide mask mandate? No, that would be ridiculous. As of 30 November, a mere 1,743 people have died of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. They presumably didn't pray hard enough.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Platystemon posted:

But the changes are tiny and it’s probably not foreshadowing catastrophe. For all we know, the same weird things were going on in the time of Julius Cæsar; he just didn’t have cæsium atomic clocks to compare against.

seems like a fuckup on his part



e: oh wow it's not based on that. Neato

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



Current clocks are two generations of 20 beryllium decay.

Coasterphreak
May 29, 2007
I like cookies.

ded posted:

The Monolith is a giant troll.

wait did anyone think otherwise

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



I expected it was just some locals (broadly speaking) having fun, not that it was a worldwide campaign.

Riot Carol Danvers
Jul 30, 2004

It's super dumb, but I can't stop myself. This is just kind of how I do things.


Platystemon posted:

I expected it was just some locals (broadly speaking) having fun, not that it was a worldwide campaign.

Judging by the finish on the Romanian one, they're not related except that someone took advantage to make it interesting.

Spoggerific
May 28, 2009


https://www.npr.org/sections/corona...nown-study-says

This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone, but covid had likely been circulating around the US in December, weeks before the first reported cases in China, and nearly a month before the first official case in the US. Covid antibodies were detected during an analysis of blood donations made near the start of the year.

quote:

Researchers found coronavirus antibodies in 39 samples from California, Oregon, and Washington as early as Dec. 13 to Dec. 16. They also discovered antibodies in 67 samples from Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin in early January — before widespread outbreaks in those states.

EDIT: The link to the study in the NPR article doesn't work, so here's a working link if anyone wants to check it out. https://academic.oup.com/cid/advanc...iaa1785/6012472

Spoggerific fucked around with this message at 12:08 on Dec 1, 2020

As Nero Danced
Sep 3, 2009

Alright, let's do this


This year's felt like a decade. God I hope 2021 is boring, whoever said "may you live in interesting times" is an rear end in a top hat.

What's left on the natural disaster checklist, volcano?

A Bad Poster
Sep 25, 2006
Seriously, shut the fuck up.



As Nero Danced posted:

This year's felt like a decade. God I hope 2021 is boring, whoever said "may you live in interesting times" is an rear end in a top hat.

What's left on the natural disaster checklist, volcano?

Were coming up on the 10 year anniversary of the March 11 tsunami. Seems like the right time for the Cascadia fault to go.

Woofer
Mar 2, 2020



My thoughts on 2020

Jarmak
Jan 24, 2005
When I hear people talk about "the rich" I mentally replace it with "the Jews." This shows that everybody else has a problem with anti-Semitism.

Spoggerific posted:

https://www.npr.org/sections/corona...nown-study-says

This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone, but covid had likely been circulating around the US in December, weeks before the first reported cases in China, and nearly a month before the first official case in the US. Covid antibodies were detected during an analysis of blood donations made near the start of the year.


EDIT: The link to the study in the NPR article doesn't work, so here's a working link if anyone wants to check it out. https://academic.oup.com/cid/advanc...iaa1785/6012472

That's interesting cause I was the sickest I've ever been in my life for the last two weeks of December, but have always written off any possibility it was COVID because of the date. Still probably wasn't but it is crazy how much it hits all the right marks: got better for a couple days before getting way way worse, really hard time breathing at the worst point, and the worst fatigue I've ever felt. I even called my parents in a panic at one point and made them drive half-way across the state because I was alone with my 2 year old and thought I was going to lose consciousness or need to call 911.

It was the first time being sick ever made me feel scared. Like I've been on a 4-man SKT running a 102 fever with the medic freaking out about whether he had to call in a bird or if I'd be able to walk out before the sun came up and this was on a whole other level (see also: why you don't take someone running a 100 degree fever on a loving SKT in late November just because an E6 is too important to fill in for a specialist machine gunner)

Also where I live/work/go to school and my family situation if there was any virus in MA in Dec it's not implausible for me to have been exposed.

Still probably not but it feels nuts.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008




As Nero Danced posted:

This year's felt like a decade. God I hope 2021 is boring, whoever said "may you live in interesting times" is an rear end in a top hat.

What's left on the natural disaster checklist, volcano?

Volcano, tsunami, and meteor (which has been threatened this year a few times). There have been some decent earthquakes around the world this year, last one being ~7.0 and hitting Turkey right before our Election Day.

LongDarkNight
Oct 25, 2010

It's like watching the collapse of Western civilization in fast forward.

Oven Wrangler

I still have hope that 2020 can claim Kissinger and Queen Liz.

bird food bathtub
Aug 9, 2003



College Slice

Icon Of Sin posted:

Volcano, tsunami, and meteor (which has been threatened this year a few times). There have been some decent earthquakes around the world this year, last one being ~7.0 and hitting Turkey right before our Election Day.

gently caress it, go big. Yellowstone do your thing.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!


Pillbug

Arecibo fell

https://twitter.com/PlanetTreky/sta...9603182593?s=19

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Hot Karl Marx
Mar 16, 2009

Politburo regulations about social distancing require to downgrade your Karlmarxing to cold, and sorry about the dnc primaries, please enjoy!


Fun Shoe

Legal Eagle has been helpful to understand these trump "lawsuits" better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-nblE8ps2M


that sucks

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