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Evolution demands its toll. -t 94,621 Views / 542 Replies  
Evolution demands its toll.

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Posted by turtle777, on Today at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: No. It's more the act of having to reach to the... 1,214 Views / 36 Replies  
No. It's more the act of having to reach to the iPad )iPad in landscape, sitting in from of me on desk), twisting the hand, and touch the side of it.
It recognizes the fingerprint fine, but FaceID...
Posted by turtle777, on Yesterday at 11:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Yep. FaceID is a big headache with masks. I... 1,214 Views / 36 Replies  
Yep. FaceID is a big headache with masks.
I miss the good old days of TouchID - it was quick and unobtrusive.

On balance, if I had the choice, I’d take TouchID over FaceID on my phone.

On...
Posted by turtle777, on Yesterday at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it’s too early to tell. One... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
I think it’s too early to tell.

One advantage that Trump’s MAGA has is that “bringing jobs back from China” is now more accepted and evident than before.

Even Trump haters see that the single...
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 7, 2020 at 06:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm working from home. Maybe I should start... 120 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm working from home. Maybe I should start drinking now.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 7, 2020 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. Unfortunately, this was the the expected... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Yep. Unfortunately, this was the the expected outcome.,

If only politicians would have to suffer more often from their stupid ideas.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 6, 2020 at 07:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, no I see that the door handle to the... 275,932 Views / 1,166 Replies  
Yeah, no

I see that the door handle to the PWL hasn’t been disinfected lately. Not touching it.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Begs the question - which is more ridiculous: ... 275,932 Views / 1,166 Replies  
Begs the question - which is more ridiculous:

- the ask itself
- the idea that criminals would suddenly give a shit when politely asked

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 5, 2020 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You didn't mention the best part: he was aiming... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
You didn't mention the best part: he was aiming for A NAVY SHIP !!1!1one :lol: :lol: :brick:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 2, 2020 at 02:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do you think they don't contain coughs ? ... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Why do you think they don't contain coughs ?

Sure, I can see that someone with a very violent cough whose head is shaken violently might "unseat" the mask, but generally, N95 masks will protect...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 28, 2020 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But but but, masks don't work unless worn in a... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
But but but, masks don't work unless worn in a hospital setting ?!?!?!

I'm glad people finally coming around.
If everyone wore masks (even just surgical) everywhere, plus the measures that are...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I bow to Oreo, who in his infinite wisdom... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Well, I bow to Oreo, who in his infinite wisdom doesn’t even have to show sources for his “facts”.
His opinion is fact.
I at least tried to source things, from credible sources, too. But shit, it’s...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 25, 2020 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, you could just admit what you said days ago... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Or, you could just admit what you said days ago is wrong.

I’m not saying that other measures are not important.
You continue to put words in my mouth.

iI’m hammering home one point, and you...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this should be taken with a grain of... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
I think this should be taken with a grain of salt. Two reasons:

a) airborne vs. particle-spread is not a binary condition. It's a continuum.
The transmissivity of SARS-COV-2 in relation to...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ok, I want to revisit the "face masks don't work"... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Ok, I want to revisit the "face masks don't work" debate.

Here's a study from the US National Institute of Health (NIH):

"Modeling the Effectiveness of Respiratory Protective Devices in...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, it's pretty clear that China is lying. 0... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Well, it's pretty clear that China is lying. 0 new cases is completely unbelievable.
Further, nobody knows how many deaths have been reported as "pneumonia-related", rather than COVID-19.
The only...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As always, you are accusing me of things that I’m... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
As always, you are accusing me of things that I’m not saying :stick:
Where did I say this ? Quote me !
Why can’t you just read and stick to the facts.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 22, 2020 at 09:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure you guys have thought this thru. ... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
I'm not sure you guys have thought this thru.

HOW exactly would you actually GIVE the money ?

The Federal Government can't just send checks - there is not centralized register with everyone's...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know if this is a nefarious plan, or just... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
I don’t know if this is a nefarious plan, or just trying to be practical.

How do you hand out free money, but still ensuring people are not taking advantage or double dipping ?
Tying it to tax...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 20, 2020 at 08:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's so @#$%ing stupid. It's not even clear... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
It's so @#$%ing stupid.

It's not even clear how much immunity people build up. In order to get to herd immunity that act as proper firewalls, 70-80% of the population have to get it and gain some...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 19, 2020 at 01:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Current Work Situation - Covid-19 (Poll) 1,214 Views / 36 Replies  
So, talk about your work situation after SHTF.
I’m working from home now, full hours, but that might change soon. I expect reduced hours.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 18, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More and more signs point towards asymptomatic... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
More and more signs point towards asymptomatic spreading having been underestimated:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-spread/index.html

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 17, 2020 at 04:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are moving the goal post. I never argued... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
You are moving the goal post.
I never argued social distancing is not needed to not effective.
I believe it is, and I practice it.

You and Glen make weeping statements about the ineffectiveness...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh boy, so wrong. Asymptomatic spreading is... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Oh boy, so wrong.

Asymptomatic spreading is THE feature of SARS-COV-19.
By the time people show symptoms, they have been contagious for many days, some of them 2-3 weeks.

How can you spread...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree. To that end, the government could... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
I agree. To that end, the government could nationalize stock. Or enact laws that limit supplies to the general public.

But don’t tell me lies to coax me into doing something you want me to do....
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, as with all of your assertions above, you... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Well, as with all of your assertions above, you have no data, but make bold claims.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 06:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Succinct, but absent any data or good arguments... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Succinct, but absent any data or good arguments to further the claim.
These were regurgitated talking head points, but logically incoherent.



SHOW ME THE DATA from journals or studies !

Or...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 06:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correct. I purchased a painters goggles that can... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Correct. I purchased a painters goggles that can be worn over regular glasses.



The most overlooked positive benefit from wearing ANY mask is that it will serve as a reminder NOT to touch your...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 03:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bullshit. It’s not my problem that the... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Bullshit.

It’s not my problem that the government isn’t prepared.
And thanks for admitting that the whole “ masks don’t protect” is a lie, borne out of the failure to prepare.

I would love me...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 16, 2020 at 01:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, that’s garbage information. It completely... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Sorry, that’s garbage information. It completely downplays the positive effects.
I’m not listening to officials about that either. They just say this because they failed to stock up / prepare, and...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 15, 2020 at 09:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Glad I cancelled my business trip to Mexico... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Glad I cancelled my business trip to Mexico tomorrow.
Don’t want to come back to this.

When I returned from Costa Rica a week ago, I had a N95 mask in my luggage. Didn’t use it, but if I were...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 15, 2020 at 01:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What’s happening ? I thought airline traffic... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
What’s happening ?
I thought airline traffic plunged. Are these people returning from Europe after the flight ban was enacted ?

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 15, 2020 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s almost too late for most of the Western... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
It’s almost too late for most of the Western world if Hopi g for a benign outcome.

Think about China: they shut down Wuhan when it only had 443 cases, and the whole province Hubei with 60M people...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, my company has now asked all office workers... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Well, my company has now asked all office workers to work from home until further notice, expecting to be at least 4-6 weeks.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 13, 2020 at 09:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s not what I read. It was about people... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
That’s not what I read.

It was about people that were hospitalized, “recovered” (symptoms and testing ? - not sure), and then had symptoms again days later.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 13, 2020 at 09:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is that definitive ? Do you have a link ? I... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Is that definitive ? Do you have a link ?

I read about re-infections in China and Japan.
Perhaps this was due to the two strains.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Absolutely, My motto in these times: beat... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Absolutely,

My motto in these times: beat the crowed - panic early :)

I stock up on a kinds of non-perishables as long as I have room.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol: I use TP after I take a crap. -t 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
:lol:

I use TP after I take a crap.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 11, 2020 at 07:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The forum finally lowered its standards to my... 94,621 Views / 542 Replies  
The forum finally lowered its standards to my ceiling.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 11, 2020 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fixed that for ya: Clipped by another plane.... 94,621 Views / 542 Replies  
Fixed that for ya:

Clipped by another plane. Assembled in China

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Interview with doctor who’s overseeing ICU... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Wow. Interview with doctor who’s overseeing ICU beds in Lombardy, Italy.
After less than three weeks of outbreak, their ICUs are maxed out.
And that’s after they added 200 ICU beds. That’s crazy....
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 10, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Biden: “We cannot win this re-election — excuse... 6,657 Views / 60 Replies  
Biden: “We cannot win this re-election — excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”

https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1236461268594294785?s=20

:lol:

Edit: it’s now being said the...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 9, 2020 at 02:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Confused Biden Calls Himself "Obiden Bama... 6,657 Views / 60 Replies  
Confused Biden Calls Himself "Obiden Bama Democrat”.

https://t.co/TE18cVYjKb

:lol:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 8, 2020 at 03:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m on my way back from Cost Rica. Bought a... 8,799 Views / 100 Replies  
I’m on my way back from Cost Rica.

Bought a few bags of Tarrazu beans that were dried using honey process (not water washed, sun dried leaving mucilage on the beans).

Looking forward to the...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 8, 2020 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, this guy is not known to be an alarmist. ... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Well, this guy is not known to be an alarmist.

Dr. Richard Hatchett,
- sat on the White House Homeland Security Council in 2005 - 2006
- principal author of the National Strategy for Pandemic...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 8, 2020 at 03:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You can’t successfully self-isolate for many... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
You can’t successfully self-isolate for many weeks without some sort of “prepping”.

Also, who says dooms day has to be a zombie apocalypse ?
70%+ of all API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient)...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 8, 2020 at 09:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Serious cases requiring hospitalizations seem to... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Serious cases requiring hospitalizations seem to be in the 10-20% range of cases that tested positive.

So if the CFR (case fatality rate) in total is about 3.5%, it indicates that you have a...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 8, 2020 at 09:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sigh. Another “the flu is also bad” post. I... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Sigh. Another “the flu is also bad” post.
I would have expected better from you, since you (AFAIR) worked in the heath care field.

The issue is the high number of serious hospitalizations that...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 7, 2020 at 07:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That doctor doesn’t seem to have too much... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
That doctor doesn’t seem to have too much knowledge.

There are two basic type of masks:
- surgical masks
- respirator type masks (N95, P95, N100)

Surgical masks are strictly used to stop...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 7, 2020 at 10:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here’s a latest example of government propaganda,... 6,396 Views / 301 Replies  
Here’s a latest example of government propaganda, incl. the WHO.

They say that using face masks are useless, can have adverse effects, or could even have negative effects on your own health.
...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 6, 2020 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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