A101 wrote:Might just be payback, after all the RN did it to them many years ago
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I generally go into movies expecting a break from reality. I find that I am better entertained if you expect the movie to take liberties with how the real world works. I few hours to turn your brain off and just relax. I generally agree. For me, it's a scale. Certain types of movies I am more lenie...Jump to post
The Hunt for Red October was great both as a book and a movie. If you can accept that they are similar but not expected to be exactly the same you can enjoy them as they are.
And, yeah, WAY too much in Red Storm Rising for a movie. But a miniseries... yeah, that'd be cool.
The winning streak Pfizer is on is just stunning. Never seen anything like it. They can do no wrong. They were so far behind Merck for a COVID19 treatment, and here they are getting FDA approval ahead of Merck. https://www.yahoo.com/news/fda-authorizes-pfizer-covid-antiviral-171546957.html And in an...Jump to post
In a clearly related development the UAE has suspended talks with US over purchase of F-35 fighter jets, a deal worth $23bn! https://www.ft.com/content/7ab35684-d536-4908-89d6-a730d844c8d6 What's that got to do with the dates for the Red Flag exercises in 2022 ? Maybe hit the wrong thread?Jump to post
MacArthur had better PR and name recognition. He isn't my favorite general...let's just leave it at that. I've long been an avid reader of military history, particularly World War II, but until the last few years had been predominantly a consumer of European theater material. I've spent a lot more ...Jump to post
It's the way of history; time passes, people who were alive die. No one is alive now who was around for the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. We celebrate that day (sort of) each year, but we struggle with "negative" days like the attack on Pearl Harbor. Perhaps in the f...Jump to post
Just did lunch this year rather than dinner. MUCH better experience. Everyone showed up on time, nobody got too drunk that they became a hassle to handle, everyone helped clean up. In my lifetime I can't even remember us having done Thanksgiving dinner. We're an early-bird family. We've generally b...Jump to post
Well, we do Thanksgiving lunch, not dinner. But today's spread was Honey-brined turkey breast Yukon Gold mashed potatoes Buttered peas & sliced carrots Traditional cubed bread stuffing Candied sweet potatoes And, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert... specifically, our family's recipe, which is u...Jump to post
This situation, as it develops, reminds me more and more of this genius who bought a helicopter...you've all seen the vid, but just cuz this guy crashed, doesn't mean we grounded all helicopters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwwKoz8Diw How in the world have I never seen that? That is... amazing.Jump to post
EstherLouise wrote:Indian cell centers with workers using American names. A guy with a full and thick Bengali accent who says his name is Mike Wilson. Yeah, sure.
I probably need to upgrade my PC itself before I upgrade to Win 11. I waited until the last few days of Win 7 being supported before I switched to Win 10. Win 10 has been fine, but still think 7 was better. I haven't upgraded my desktop in probably 8 years aside from a new graphics card 6 years ago....Jump to post
I'm well aware one can get Covid19, my relatives hospital has gone into crisis mode as so many staff had breakthrough infections, vast majority from unvaccinated children, all minor infections BTW. They just cannot go into work which put the hospital in crisis today. But we know hospitals in low va...Jump to post
$700 per treatment course (per link)? Wow. Worth it to not die, but two doses of AZ to a hundred people has a better return in my opinion. Oh, I'd take it, but I'll still follow the full Swiss cheese model. Lightsaber I feel compelled to reply to this again even though we had this same exchange 2 w...Jump to post
fr8mech wrote:Cats, on the other hand, just provide you with disdain.
Aesma wrote:the dystopian horror show you have in the US.
There is a pub here in the Sydney area that has a burger called Royale with Cheese, but there is no egg on it. The only thing I can think of is that it is a play on their name as the pub is called The Royal Albert. Pulp Fiction aside, I could've sworn I've seen other places call a burger with a fri...Jump to post
Never heard of a Royale Burger. I'm trying to find it online, but it may be either not called that outside of a particular restaurant chain I know it from (Steak n' Shake) or it may legitimately be called that but because of Pulp Fiction every attempt to locate a "royale burger" ends up s...Jump to post
What is it with Brits and Aussies? When I first moved to Sydney 7 years ago or so, Dominos had a pizza with a hotdog and mustard stuffed crust. Then Dominos had a Philly Cheesesteak pizza that looked nasty, but the commercial asked "What is a New Yorkers favorite...cheesesteak!". Now Domi...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Indeed they do, one of the worst must be a deep fried Mars Bar.
What scares me is the truckers. I personally expect them to protest in a way very similar to prior French farmer protests. I'm for vaccines but with logistics as badly messed up as it is, a vaccine mandate for truckers might be too interesting for the holidays. Lightsaber Which is why in my positio...Jump to post
I only care about the opening theme. Two things I look forward to: Who is singing the opening Bond theme and who is playing Super Bowl Halftime? Billie Eilish sang the theme and released it last year. I love it. Her sultry vocals are fantastic. I don't know about the movie or plot but Billie Eilish...Jump to post
If you watched the film she relinquished her 007 license and it was given back to Bond. She's now 00X. 007 and James Bond are linked, they are one and the same character, messing with the formula would bomb like the all female Ghostbusters, or a female Dr Who, or now Indiana Jones being played by a...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:If you do buy the 104, don’t try this at home.
Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Misery and The Mist are the best King adaptations. LA Confidential and Out of Africa are also among my favorite adaptations. The Fly wasn't bad either - I love the Jurassic Park book series but the movies had way too many su...Jump to post
From what I've read, Merck's Molnupiravir was already under development pre-pandemic as an anti-viral drug for a variety of other viral diseases. It got repurposed as an anti-COVID treatment during the pandemic. Not by Merck, as I understand it, but, yes, it was. Still, to get from development to c...Jump to post
I am amazed by the speed of its development. Or is this normal in bioscience these days? It's definitely not normal for Merck. One of the most conservative players in big pharma. Legitimately surprised they're ahead on this. But, sounds like Pfizer and Roche aren't really that far behind, and appar...Jump to post
This medication is exciting and as long as it is started in the viral phase of the disease, which I would take to be the first seven days after symptom onset, should work well. It targets an enzyme called RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), which is the enzyme that all RNA viruses use to replicate...Jump to post
I believe that the number of breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalisation in the UK is very small although 2/3 of the population is fully vaccinated and that the number of breathrough deaths is tiny. I think that the ~30K new cases a day occur disproportionally in the unvaccinated. I have reques...Jump to post
As someone born and raised in the Chicagoland area and having a dad who grew up on the southeast side I always get a chuckle when people talk about Chicago style pizza. Growing up I never once had "Chicago style pizza". It was always thin crust baked in a brick oven. If you had asked me a...Jump to post
My understanding is this is given well before the hospital. Yes, I'm aware of breakthrough infections. It is one reason I am an advocate of booster vaccinations and for vaccines to be developed for variants. But it is the cost/benefit I question. At $700/exposure, I question the benefit. If it were...Jump to post
This is used at exposure?!? What an expensive way to avoid two $3 AZ jabs?!? :boggled" https://nowthisnews.com/news/pfizer-tests-covid-19-pill-as-preventive-medicine errr... I'm not thinking this will help many. And it is a new experimental medication versus a vaccine given to billions... Hmmm...Jump to post
It could also be used for other coronavirus infections, and possibly other viruses as well. The scientific paper on how the drug works are here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-021-00657-8 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-021-00651-0 I've read that Merck has already gone and started ma...Jump to post
Merck is moving to seek a EUA for their oral antiviral COVID treatment after a Phase 3 study showed “compelling results”, prompting the halt of the study and the quick move to seek approval: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/01/merck-to-seek-emergency-authorization-for-oral-covid-19-treatment.html Merck...Jump to post
I prefer the New York thin style pizza. If I wanted a Chicago style deep dish pizza I’d order a piece of lasagna… I am definitely a thin-crust guy. I just cannot wrap my head around deep dish pizza. It's just way too much. While Pizza Hut certainly isn't the pinnacle of pizza, one thing they do tha...Jump to post
PixelPilot wrote:China will win without a single (conventional weapon) shot fired.
Aesma wrote:Afghanistan is bankrupt and begging for money to buy food, how would they afford Chinese support/aircraft ? And to do what ?
I didn’t get to see the towers fall until over a week after they fell. I was going over maintenance plans for some repair work that needed to be done aboard the destroyer of which I was a crew member. After the second plane flew into the World Trade Center, the radioman walked into the wardroom and...Jump to post
It's always hard to read the archived topic from 9/11 here. Amazing to have something like that frozen in time. I was a freshman in high school. I was in-between 1st and 2nd period. In the hall, I heard someone mention something about a plane hitting the World Trade Center, which sounded weird; I wo...Jump to post
12 minute time lapsed to two minutes from Waverly Tennessee https://twitter.com/joshbreslowtn/status/1433443311990317066 That flooding happened fast. Original is in this story. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2021/09/02/video-shows-how-fast-water-rose-waverly-tennesee-floods/5699548001/...Jump to post
Seems like it was a fun night at EWR. https://twitter.com/billritter7/status/ ... 1313005570
They got 3.24 inches (8.23 cm) of rain in 1 hour around 8-9pm local.
When I drove to Penn State a few years ago, I stopped at a rural gas station that had only one store clerk. The pump was an older model, so I needed to go in, leave a credit card (or predetermined amount) then fuel up. I remarked about this to the clerk (it had been years since I last saw those pum...Jump to post
nkops wrote:The worse part is when you grow up in NJ (like myself) , you get used to not pumping your own gas.. then look like an idiot the first time you try self-serve in another state