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    admin got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in In Northern Italy, 60 volunteers who thought they'd never suffered COVID-19 gave blood. 40 of them tested positive for antibodies to the virus.   
    Then why do we end up with hotspots like N. Italy or Madrid where so many people get really sick and die? Surely it should be "everywhere" (approx) if that's the case.
    Maybe people in hotspots suffer from a higher viral load which might increase the severity of the symptoms?
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    admin got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in Skype's demise   
    Skype did fail to innovate and adapt despite having quite the headstart.  
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    admin reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in Skype's demise   
    I like Zoom.
    I grew to hate Skype.
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    admin reacted to Michael Krewson in MIT analysis of respiratory pathogen emissions highlights that CDC's 6 foot social distancing rule is based on an outdated model of transmission, suggest new model & need for better masks   
    Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions: Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19 (MIT Analysis)
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852
    Welp, that 7-8m photo is definitely nightmare fuel, and the video just made it worse. The cloud just hangs in the air at around 20ft.

     
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    admin reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in MIT analysis of respiratory pathogen emissions highlights that CDC's 6 foot social distancing rule is based on an outdated model of transmission, suggest new model & need for better masks   
    VERY important article !
    ....makes me think of what I often thought about to prevent space suits in direct sunlight in a vacuum from overheating, as a person worked in space, or on the Moon, etc.
    In principle, a simple beach umbrella, which in space would be weightless, and nearly so on the Moon.
    A high tech, ultralight version with a transparent canopy to break up the velocity of the exhalation droplets?
    Home Depot sells an 18volt battery powered Ryobi electric fan, that can be hand held.
    As you are talking with someone, just have the fan blowing into his face, and blame it on the coronavirus.
    Try not to laugh.

    If you don't mind looking like a super klutz, hang this around your neck blowing away from you to change the trajectory of all exhalation droplets.away from your mouth, nose, and eyes.
    .... beats dying.
     
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    admin got a reaction from edvanguerra@hotmail.com in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    The US has less than one million inpatient acute care beds. You read that right. Source, American Hospital Association:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. What will happen is cots in gymnasiums.
    Next, if 50m Americans get COVID in the next several months (which is not impossible short of Wuhan scale quarantine) then 5m will require hospitalization. Setting aside we don't have the facilities, this will bankrupt the private insurance world. Goodby private healthcare model - it's toast. Even the reinsurance world will collapse.
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    admin got a reaction from Isabella in All U.S. banks will now never go bankrupt no matter what!   
    The Federal Reserve Board on March 15, 2020 announced that starting March 26, 2020, no U.S. depository bank will need to keep fractional reserves of any kind. We are talking 0% reserves.
    No matter how big their gambling losses in the derivative markets become (and they are rapidly piling up), they can stay in the banking business forever. U. S. Government will never shut them down.
    And if they should "temporarily" run short of a little cash to pay the light bill and their executive bonuses, they can confiscate all of the depositor's money with a "bail-in", no questions asked.
    Zero fractional reserves also allow all banks (big and small) to create an endless supply of money for themselves. There will be no control on the U.S. money supply. It's going to start "raining money" very shortly.
    https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/reservereq.htm
    - reddit comment
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    admin got a reaction from Isabella in Bitcoin and The Law of Supply and Demand   
    If you think about it.... why is Manhattan island so valuable compared to other islands?
    Location, location, location.....
    And in the cryptocurrency world most have decided that Bitcoin is that location.
     
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    admin got a reaction from 4Jah2me in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    @The Librarian 
    You know it's never good when a public health scientist starts off a tweet with "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD."    
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    admin got a reaction from Space Merchant in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on Wuhan virus deaths
    Tencent briefly lists 154,023 infections and 24,589 deaths from Wuhan coronavirus

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many experts question the veracity of China's statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Tencent over the weekend seems to have inadvertently released what is potentially the actual number of infections and deaths, which were astronomically higher than official figures.
    On late Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Tencent, on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker," showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.
    The number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300. Most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.
    Moments later, Tencent updated the numbers to reflect the government's "official" numbers that day. Netizens noticed that Tencent has on at least three occasions posted extremely high numbers, only to quickly lower them to government-approved statistics.

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    admin got a reaction from 4Jah2me in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @Leander H. McNelly No. It had nothing to do with Watchtower in this case.
     
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    admin got a reaction from 4Jah2me in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @TrueTomHarley Actually.... it was rogue lawyers looking to sue people who post other people's photos in this case.
    In the past they only had to ask .... maybe file a DMCA request to the admin of the site......that was all that was necessary.
     
    IP Lawyers in Europe and elsewhere have upped their game to skip the normal steps above straight to sending out threatening cease and desist letters with "penalties" they are asking for in the thousands per photo.
    Needless to say for such low budget sites like this one..... you do the risk / reward calculation in your head.
     
    Hence.... closed to new members..... and closed to the public and hopefully their snooping attorneys.
    I am hoping the ad revenue from existing users will pay for itself / storage etc....
     
     
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    admin got a reaction from Anna in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @Leander H. McNelly No. It had nothing to do with Watchtower in this case.
     
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    admin got a reaction from Anna in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @TrueTomHarley Actually.... it was rogue lawyers looking to sue people who post other people's photos in this case.
    In the past they only had to ask .... maybe file a DMCA request to the admin of the site......that was all that was necessary.
     
    IP Lawyers in Europe and elsewhere have upped their game to skip the normal steps above straight to sending out threatening cease and desist letters with "penalties" they are asking for in the thousands per photo.
    Needless to say for such low budget sites like this one..... you do the risk / reward calculation in your head.
     
    Hence.... closed to new members..... and closed to the public and hopefully their snooping attorneys.
    I am hoping the ad revenue from existing users will pay for itself / storage etc....
     
     
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    admin got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @TrueTomHarley Actually.... it was rogue lawyers looking to sue people who post other people's photos in this case.
    In the past they only had to ask .... maybe file a DMCA request to the admin of the site......that was all that was necessary.
     
    IP Lawyers in Europe and elsewhere have upped their game to skip the normal steps above straight to sending out threatening cease and desist letters with "penalties" they are asking for in the thousands per photo.
    Needless to say for such low budget sites like this one..... you do the risk / reward calculation in your head.
     
    Hence.... closed to new members..... and closed to the public and hopefully their snooping attorneys.
    I am hoping the ad revenue from existing users will pay for itself / storage etc....
     
     
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    admin got a reaction from TrueTomHarley in Reddit Will Not Have to Hand Over Identity of Former Jehovah's Witness   
    @TrueTomHarley Actually.... it was rogue lawyers looking to sue people who post other people's photos in this case.
    In the past they only had to ask .... maybe file a DMCA request to the admin of the site......that was all that was necessary.
     
    IP Lawyers in Europe and elsewhere have upped their game to skip the normal steps above straight to sending out threatening cease and desist letters with "penalties" they are asking for in the thousands per photo.
    Needless to say for such low budget sites like this one..... you do the risk / reward calculation in your head.
     
    Hence.... closed to new members..... and closed to the public and hopefully their snooping attorneys.
    I am hoping the ad revenue from existing users will pay for itself / storage etc....
     
     
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    admin reacted to JW Insider in This is a demonstration of how how electricity finds the path of least resistance...   
    At my dad's electronics lab we used to take a large Tesla coil and let the sparks fly out of it holding up a 2-by-4 the same way as above, and watch one of the sparks (like a constant little bolt of lightning) catch onto the board and start to burn a river of carbon until it got too close to our hand. Another thing the Tesla coil could do (besides making my sister's long hair stand on end) was to light up an unconnected fluorescent bulb that I was merely holding in my hand up near the sparks.
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    admin got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in Bitcoin and The Law of Supply and Demand   
    Think of it like "digital gold"
    Does gold "Produce" anything?
     
    Or imagine buying up many of the top level domains of the "Internet" back in the day...... and how much they are worth nowadays.
    Digital "real estate"
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    admin got a reaction from Isabella in Bitcoin and The Law of Supply and Demand   
    The law of supply and demand is an economic model used to determine the price of an asset in a market.
    This law of supply and demand will therefore lead to an economic equilibrium for the price of an asset as well as the volume of trade.
    An existing asset in limited quantity for which demand would be strong would necessarily see its price increase if we stick to this law.
    Indeed, strong demand from buyers would allow sellers to sell at a higher price.
    Bitcoin Block Reward Halving Countdown
    Reward-Drop ETA date: 12 May 2020 08:51:29
    The Bitcoin block mining reward halves every 210,000 blocks, the coin reward will decrease from 12.5 to 6.25 coins. 
     
    Total Bitcoins in circulation: 18,219,288 Total Bitcoins to ever be produced: 21,000,000 Percentage of total Bitcoins mined: 86.76% Total Bitcoins left to mine: 2,780,713 Total Bitcoins left to mine until next blockhalf: 155,713 Bitcoin price (USD): $9,894.90 Market capitalization (USD): $180,278,027,883.75 Bitcoins generated per day: 1,800 Bitcoin inflation rate per annum: 3.67% Bitcoin inflation rate per annum at next block halving event: 1.80% Bitcoin inflation per day (USD): $17,810,820 Bitcoin inflation until next blockhalf event based on current price (USD): $1,540,759,616 Total blocks: 617,543 Blocks until mining reward is halved: 12,457 Total number of block reward halvings: 2 Approximate block generation time: 10.00 minutes Approximate blocks generated per day: 144 Difficulty: 15,546,745,765,529 Hash rate: 112.90 Exahashes/s  
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    admin reacted to Queen Esther in Amante del Amor   
    Luis Miguel DVD Sevilla 1992 Amante del amor HQ
     AMANTE DEL AMOR :  Luis Miguel
    Hermosa canción de amor ...
    Lo escuché por primera vez en 2011 y estaba
    atrapado, si...  ❤♥☼♥❤
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    admin got a reaction from Isabella in Ulcerative colitis: bacteria findings raise hopes for new treatment.   
    So cool....
    inflammatory bowel diseases could be treated by introducing these “missing” acids into the colon.
    Dr Aida Habtezion, a co-author of the study from Stanford University, told the Guardian the findings suggest a new approach to treating ulcerative colitis could be developed, based on introducing microbes or the substances they produce. 
    Many patients find current treatments do not work or have side-effects. “I think it brings another mechanism, a natural way, in which we can reconstitute and hopefully treat our patients,” Habtezion said.
    Writing in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, the team report how they studied two groups of patients who had had their colons removed and pouches created. For one group, of 17 patients, this surgery was to treat ulcerative colitis whereas for the other group, of seven patients, it was because of a different condition that does not involve inflammation.
    Certain bacteria in the gut are known to convert bile acids, produced by the liver, into other substances, called secondary bile acids – these substances have recently been suggested to have an anti-inflammatory role.
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    admin reacted to James Thomas Rook Jr. in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    Covid-19 NOT being life threatening is a challenge?
    To do what, count legs still standing up, and divide by two?
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    t's NOT a pandemic because (  .... so far .... ) the Corona virus,  Covid-19, or Wuflu, by whatever name it is called daily, has affected about 80,000 people as of today's date, and "only" killed about 2700 people.
    This means the death rate is about 3% ... even including the worst countries where treatment to keep you alive is minimal, while your body mounts a defense ... and the very old and infirm  are included in those statistics
    It has symptoms like the common cold, or at worst, the flu .... part of the Corona family of "common cold" viruses, this one being labeled No. 19.. 
    It's a respiratory disease in humans.
    So far, that number of deaths .... is "reportedly" less than the "regular" variants of the flu.
    Please feel free to check what I think I know, as my sources may have a hidden agenda.
    The WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that as of today it does NOT meet the criteria for a pandemic.
    To put this in perspective, Malaria, caused by mosquitos, KILLS ABOUT 100,000 PEOPLE A MONTH, continuously, worldwide. And has ... for a very long time.
    My guess is that if you treat Wuflu with a CONSTANT barrage of treatments as you would for someone with severe asthma, who also has the "normal" flu, it is VERY survivable.
    Statistics are made up of mostly those who do NOT have these resources, and by lack of resources, and education, are relatively doomed in advance.
    THis whole thing reminds me of when William Randolph Hearst, once the owner of the nation's largest newspaper chain, artificially created news to sell newspapers, and eventually convinced the American people to demand Congress to declare war against Spain, who owned Cuba at the time.
    He telegraphed his reporters in Havana, who had nothing to write about the supposed atrocities of Spain against the Cubans, to provide photographs, and he would make up the atrocities,
    His telegram stated " "...you supply the pictures, I will supply the war".
    In the newspaper business " If it bleeds, it leads!" ... and headlines sell papers.
    ... same thing.
     
     
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    admin got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    @The Librarian 
    You know it's never good when a public health scientist starts off a tweet with "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD."    
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    admin reacted to TrueTomHarley in 5G temperature scanning robot can now be found at many train stations and airports across China   
    Cats go crazy with the red pointer ones. I’ve seen cats climb halfway up a room wall trying to catch that dot.

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