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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2020, 05:32:54 AM »
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/coronavirus-origins-genome-analysis-covid19-data-science-bats-pangolins?fbclid=IwAR3VmmM5wNqvnfxjKyHdL1nzmJK_MngSw4QYs9w3PPqHFxWuiOONUznc650

Interesting.

If this is the wet markets AGAIN then that's half as unacceptable as china purposefully/accidentally releasing it. This is what, the 4th time something like this has happened? All because of what? These gross bastards gotta have their dry-aged arangatang asshole served medium-rare? I mean come on. Did china have a change in heart with their authoritarianism when it comes to consuming bat wing sushi that kills people? A lot of negligence here, and I hope the world remembers.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #106 on: March 23, 2020, 06:41:28 AM »
If you try to look at info on the web, they call it 500 different things. I wish they would pick ONE thing and call it that consistently. Just saying "coronavirus" is quite inaccurate.

Interesting article there. As it states, in order for the two suspected viruses to combine, the host would've had to have been infected by BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY. Nasty habits aside, that bit of information seems to suggest to me that the likelihood of it's origins being a "boneheaded accident" has dropped, and the statistical likelihood of it being an intentionally engineered combination has increased.

You can say, "Well what does a govt have to gain by releasing this on its own people in order to spread it to the ultimate target?" Maybe. But that doesn't rule out that some other bad actor could've put it into the wild, someone who doesn't operate entirely on logic and reason. Remember that Chinese cult that released saran or ricin (I forget which) into the subway?

Just thinking out loud really. I still think it's probably just a dumb accident caused by someones filthiness. Someone send Greta Thunbergs little angry emoting ass to China to get them to clean their nasty shit up and get on board with the climate change initiatives.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 23, 2020, 07:05:10 AM »
Nasty habits aside, that bit of information seems to suggest to me that the likelihood of it's origins being a "boneheaded accident" has dropped, and the statistical likelihood of it being an intentionally engineered combination has increased.

This article claims to "know" that the virus wasn't man made.

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-not-human-made-in-lab.html
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 23, 2020, 10:57:32 AM »
The numbers are coming in. The US is seeing a LOT more younger people getting infected than other countries. Some people will blame vaping, some will blame trump, but really our younger folks just don't give a damn about anything including the spread of this disease. It's not exclusively "millennials", I know a lot of us "older" millennials well into our 30s aren't doing that stupid shit. I have a dumb coworker that REFUSES to get her temperature taken(no touch laser on forehead) by the new company policy because the mass hysteria is a joke to her. All the while, she just returned from partying with spring breakers in Florida on her time off. And because this country is getting so PC and she's a woman, management is all working from home to accommodate her so she has the office to herself (She is not a supervisor).

 :lolsign: :lolsign: :lolsign:

Anyway... It seems to be, but not limited to, folks from 19-28 that are REALLY not giving a shit about distancing themselves.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2020, 11:13:52 AM »
There's an easy fix for that attitude if the boss has the balls for it.
1. Employees will not be permitted to enter the workplace unless you aren't running a fever.
2. Your temperature will be taken at the door prior to your entry to any company facility.
3. If you are running a fever you will be ordered to work from home or take sick leave with doctor certification that you are ill.
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5. If you refuse to allow your temperature to be taken for any reason you be terminated for cause.
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8. No exceptions will be granted regardless of age, sex, race or other factors.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2020, 12:10:07 PM »
Kinda cool - "The fight against coronavirus goes nuclear: Folding@Home Now More Powerful Than World's Top 7 Supercomputers, Combined"

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/folding-at-home-worlds-top-supercomputers-coronavirus-covid-19


I turned it loose doing some "COVID-19" related work on my GPUs over the weekend.

Pretty sure the temperature in my office went up a few degrees. :smiley_aayb: (The fans sure got loud.)
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2020, 12:35:25 PM »
There's an easy fix for that attitude if the boss has the balls for it.
1. Employees will not be permitted to enter the workplace unless you aren't running a fever.
2. Your temperature will be taken at the door prior to your entry to any company facility.
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6. Employees shall maintain 2 meters personal distance at all times while the national emergency is in effect.
7. Employees violating safe practices as established by company policy will be terminated for cause.
8. No exceptions will be granted regardless of age, sex, race or other factors.

It should be easy, and I agree with you, BUT... It's not always like that. People just tread carefully around women because they'll go to HR and win every time. I have a coworker that got a text from a project/contract manager stating "You're an APE, you need to get it together and do your job". She's black, went to HR about being called a racist slur, an "APE" (Assistant Project Engineer). She won and got promoted. In the 9 years I've been in this company crap like that happens ALL the time. I have seen many instances of it to varying degrees.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2020, 01:45:08 PM »
I have a coworker that got a text from a project/contract manager stating "You're an APE, you need to get it together and do your job". She's black, went to HR about being called a racist slur, an "APE" (Assistant Project Engineer).

WOW. That's like being a black guy named Chuck Spears. How many thousands of his coworkers have been fired by now? :D

Other than 1 trip for groceries, I haven't left the house for jack shit since the 13th. I don't think I'll die if I get it, but I don't know that for sure. And even if I don't die, I could be someone elses cause to get it and THEY could die. And not enough people are thinking about it in those terms. Right now, the data suggests you probably won't die from it if you're under 60. But that's only "probably". You're essentially playing russian roulette, only the prize is you get to keep the life you ALREADY have, and if you lose, you fuckin' die. Not really a wise gamble. So yeah, for the sake of everyone's favorite grandma, stay the fuck home. All my grandmas and grandpas are dead, but I'm still courteous enough to not try to kill anyone elses.

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« Reply #116 on: March 26, 2020, 04:29:57 AM »
moving this to politics
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« Reply #118 on: March 26, 2020, 11:39:33 AM »
At first when he kinda awkwardly paused after asking people to be nice in the comments... I thought it was going to be a comedy video.

Nope. Nothing funny. Nothing at all. It's so depressingly UNfunny. This is why I want to hit Trump in the fucking face with a sledgehammer. Everything he says is pitching the notion that we're doing great, we need to keep doing just like we are, we're fine, shit's getting better, it's gonna be a-okay. NO. We're NOT. They shut down New York, but as soon as they said they were going to, everyone GOT THE FUCK OUT and dispersed all over the place, taking their fucking infections with them. :frustration:
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« Reply #119 on: March 26, 2020, 12:49:20 PM »
Yeah I've been pissed over that too. Things will be back to normal easter my ass. Maybe the zinc, z-pack, and hydroxychloroquine trio actually works well when taken together. The media is certainly trying to discredit it....idk. Look at what this random dude says. No, I don't presume this to be the truth from some dude that is probably pretending to be a physician:


https://youtu.be/7h9UXkDaI5A
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