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1000's doctors agree hydroxychloroquine is best treatment

ChaosEngine says...

A recent episode of the excellent Science vs. podcast discussed this.

TL;DL "There is no such thing as a miracle drug. And that’s an important message for everyone to know, There are no miracle pills, that’s science fiction.

So we don’t know if chloroquine will save the day here. There’s some promising research - but then there’s some not so promising research. "

One Policy That Impacts Coronavirus Math

ChaosEngine says...

Once again, for a supposedly "civilised" country, many aspects of the US health system feel utterly barbaric.

Joe Biden - 17 Minutes Of Joe's Melting Brain

The Ad Trump has Threatened TV Stations Over

ChaosEngine says...

Possibly. Right now, it looks like COVID is deadliest to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

So, inner city inhabitants will be more likely to *get* COVID, but most of them will only suffer mild symptoms. Obviously, poorer people with less access to healthcare will suffer more.

It's hard to say what the ultimate effect will be in terms of voter demographics. Disasters can sometimes favor the incumbent, as the country gets behind its leadership, but Trump's handling of this has been a total clusterfuck. OTOH, *everything* Trump has ever done is a total clusterfuck and that doesn't seem to deter his supporters.

harlequinn said:

To be fair, it will mainly kill off inner city inhabitants who are in close contact with each other.

I.e. it will kill off his opponents voter base.

What Was Happening Before the Big Bang?

ChaosEngine says...

Yes, and marriage meant "man selling his daughter to another bloke" and decimate meant "to kill 10% of a roman century (which meant unit of 100 soldiers as opposed to unit of time)".

Definitions change, language evolves .... move on.

robdot said:

There is no observational evidence for any multiverse. The universe is the totality of existence. The universe,contains all that exists. That is actually the definition of the universe.

Joe Biden - 17 Minutes Of Joe's Melting Brain

ChaosEngine jokingly says...

Don't forget Trump ordering a private company to make medical equipment. It's the worst kind of teh socialisms!!!

JiggaJonson said:

Is it just me or do conservatives even exist anymore? This isn't conservatism, this isn't fiscal responsibility.

I gotta tell you, it's just too ironic that about 3 weeks after my personal favorite candidate, Andrew Yang, got laughed out of the room for having the idea of a universal basic income. It's ironic that those same people who scoffed and treated it like an impossibility, "That will never work!!! It's socialism!!! It'll cost too much!!! Obviously he's a joke and not a good or real candidate. How insane he must be, handing out money to everyone, tisk tisk. IT'S SOCIALISM LIKE NAZIS FROTHfrothFROTHfrothFROTH THEY WANT TO MAKE US NAZIS BY GIVING US MONEY!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"

===3 weeks later===

" We're sending everyone in America a check or direct deposit for $1,200 for individuals or $4,000 for a family of four. We think this plan is really a fantastic plan a great plan. This is the best thing we could do."

The parrots that understand probabilities

ChaosEngine says...

Keas are awesome. They're really cool and will actually open backpacks to get at your lunch.

I have no idea why NZ went with a boring flightless bird as the national animal when they have keas available.

DOOM ETERNAL: Doomguy arrives on Phobos.

ChaosEngine says...

Doom 3 is a completely different animal. DOOM 2016 is much closer in spirit and speed to the originals.

I really thought I'd hate the glory kill system (in fact, I'm on record here being deeply "meh" about it), but it really works to drive the player constantly into combat like a psychotic pinball on steroids.

Damnit, I think I'm gonna go home and replay it... again.

ant said:

One day, I will play the newer DOOM as a fan. I loved the classic DOOM games. DOOM 3 was OK.

DOOM ETERNAL: Doomguy arrives on Phobos.

ChaosEngine says...

Oh man, that's a hard question.

Classic Doom is probably the smarter game, in how it uses its weapons and monsters as puzzle elements.

But modern DOOM is just so goddamn metal.

Ultimately classic is the more important game and its' mulitplayer laid the ground work for online FPS, but in terms of what I'd play today... DOOM all the way.

ant said:

Do you prefer classic or the modern DOOM more?

Brian Cox - the only intelligent life in the universe?

GUNSHIP - Dark All Day (feat. Tim Cappello and Indiana)

This QUAKE Record Took 17 Years To Beat

The Rise Of Skywalker

ChaosEngine says...

That's the hilarious thing with the new movies.

TFA came out and everyone complained that it was just an update of a New Hope.

TLJ came out and broke with tradition and a very vocal minority hated it (the movie still made over a billion dollars... you can't say that everyone hated it).

WWANRGLD? At what point was Lucas not rich? Before A New Hope (even then he already had a few successful movies under his belt)? or do you mean before he was ridiculously rich (prequels? disney buy out?)?

It's possible that Kylo Ren will be redeemed, but it'd be very predictable.

Payback said:

More likely...

Episode 1-6 was the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of Anakin Skywalker.
Episodes 7-9 are the redemption of Ben Solo (his rise and fall seen through flashbacks).

Remember, Star Wars works best when people ask WWANRGLD?

(What would a not rich George Lucas do?)

The Rise Of Skywalker

ChaosEngine says...

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but @ant is right.

@lucky760, I really hope Rey doesn’t turn out to be a Skywalker. That would be boring.

I think it’s more likely that “Skywalker” will become a title for a new type of force user.

Payback said:

HAHAHA! With all respect and much love ant, you questioning a channel assignment just made my week.

Meanwhile at a Democratic Socialists Convention...

ChaosEngine says...

Meanwhile, in the civilised world, we’re ALL “democratic socialists” by US standards.

and it’s awful. All these fucking people walking around not going broke just because they get sick. It’s disgusting.

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