I spoke with a retired person who worked in pharmaceutical research. She isn't concerned about the virus and mentioned that serious cases in young age may be related to increased alcohol consumption. She's wrong. I mean, alcohol consumption isn't the most salubrious activity, but 58,000 Americans d...Jump to post
But NYC is probably the worst hit place on the planet. You’re likely right. The worst place impacted in the world has a sub .5% death rate. Worse then flu? Yes. Bubonic plague? No. Interesting thing is, the apocalyptic scenario that was expected of the US did not materialize, despite many here expe...Jump to post
On the other hand, while everybody is crunching numbers on Covid, no one seems to bother to quantify the human cost these extreme measures will have. Considering the fact that deciding life/health vs. Economy is part of the day2day business of governments your are almost certainly wrong, and it was...Jump to post
An interesting controversy is brewing over Youtube removing the interview of Dr. Erickson shortly after posting it, although it gathered several million views before being taken down. It is still available here, and is well worth a watch: https://www.turnto23.com/news/coronavirus/video-interview-wi...Jump to post
I saw some posts on here about the virus mutating into a far less virulent form as time goes on (because evolutionary selection prefers those that do not kill their hosts). Approximately how long do you expect that time to be? In fact, it has already happened.(1) A team from Zheijiang University to...Jump to post
The worst case scenario numbers have been published for quite some time. But I'll go beyond those. Even if we had 100 million deaths it's still inconsequential in a world of 7.5 billion. Only about 1.3% of the world population. You really think the world economy would just shrug off losing that man...Jump to post
An interesting controversy is brewing over Youtube removing the interview of Dr. Erickson shortly after posting it, although it gathered several million views before being taken down. It is still available here, and is well worth a watch: https://www.turnto23.com/news/coronavirus/video-interview-wit...Jump to post
When ranking stupid things observed during COVID, I think Donny T has a leg up on the competition...
Then again, when it comes to stupid things in general, he's in a class of his own.
Probably because they prefer using the light of day for preparations and the massive amount of construction that goes on around the site. It's just quieter at night, and there's no workers around to risk bombing with stainless steel shrapnel. I wonder if they also manage slightly slower heat transfe...Jump to post
The whole dance is just a bit sickening to me, but I suppose that's just the way it works now, especially since many industries, especially aviation, have been the victims of governments' unpreparedness in this case. What is sickening is the attitude that "unpreparedness" is instinctively...Jump to post
And in a shocking twist, a Starship prototype (SN4) has passed cryogenic testing without blowing up...
Ah yes. This is the time when large companies and corporations break out the tissues and start coming up with the sob stories of how they're on the verge of collapse after a 10 year run of record profits just to see what juicy 'rescue package' they can get from their government. 2008 all over again...Jump to post
Ah yes. This is the time when large companies and corporations break out the tissues and start coming up with the sob stories of how they're on the verge of collapse after a 10 year run of record profits just to see what juicy 'rescue package' they can get from their government.
2008 all over again.
I don't follow these guys at all, but I was under the impression that they both spewed a similar kind of wretched toxic bile to their viewers; the Fox News usual mix of untruthfulness or distorted truth with a heavy dose of anger-inducing partisan hatred and opinionated bullsh#t... Did their coverag...Jump to post
Someone made an angry poo again this morning...
Is there a 'Noble Prize' for the stupidest thing said on twitter?
Populism never ends well...
A cool video that explains Covid-19 testing to a level even my puny brain can understand.
I agree on principle, but disagree with the timeline. In most places where there has been a long term lockdown, while the measures have worked in plateauing then reducing the number of casualties, the decrease in number of new cases and deaths is now very slow. So slow that it would take many more ...Jump to post
so apparently, satellites provided by US intelligence agencies found Fatty Kim's private train on the north side of NK near Kim family private resort area. it's been there since the 21th. China has dispatched, a crew of Dr.'s to go to NK to check on his health. I guess this happened once before whe...Jump to post
This is particularly ironic, considering that one of FR's modus operandi was to extort European states, regions and cities for subsidies in exchange for service to these places and 'jobs'...Jump to post
If true, the struggle for power created by the sudden vacuum might generate a lot of instability, which may not be good news for NK's neighbors. It would be interesting to know if China is readying its troops near the border to try and prevent a mass refugee influx in case it all went ugly. The line...Jump to post
Some common sense based on facts not flawed models from a Doctor from Stanford university: The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be entering the containment phase. Tens of thousands of Americans have died, and Americans are now d...Jump to post
And you are really expecting us to hold lock-down out till a vaccine? There isn't a single place in the world where this is the plan. And there is nobody who thinks this is a reasonable idea. The whole point of a lockdown is to gain control over the virus. It is clear, worldwide, that a lockdown wo...Jump to post
Well today was an argument against opening up the economies again https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ 103,000 + new cases. Highest yet world wide. 37,000+ in the USA Highest yet in the USA. The numbers of one day do not a trend make. Covid is a game of data, and the least we can say is that ...Jump to post
I can't really see why a vaccine or effective treatment could not be developed. The more a disease upsets society, the more society will devote resources to fight it, and this is one of the most disrupting disease in human society since the invention of modern medicine. You can bet that massive inve...Jump to post
Are you not aware that something like 98% of coronavirus patients make a full recovery? We could only wish in our wildest dreams that car accidents were that survivable. They are. Over 99% of people survive car accidents. More than 38,000 people die every year in crashes on U.S. roadways. The U.S. ...Jump to post
I'd say a good 50% of drivers in the US should never have received a license. In Florida we have people 95 and over still driving. They are dangerous and far more of a threat than a healthy person spreading germs. Why is one ok but not the other? Because medical science figured out how to fix you u...Jump to post
It looks like CX might go from - broadly - Airbus for regional (a330) / Boeing for long haul (777) to - broadly -Boeing for regional (781)/ Airbus for long haul (a350).
The only thing time doesn't change is change itself...
Here we go with the false equivalencies again... Whether a driver is fit to drive or not should not be based on your own judgement. Given that I think little of your reasoning abilities and that you seem to easily become emotional and angered, I estimate that you shouldn't drive either. But neither ...Jump to post
The face mask is not meant to protect yourself, it is meant to protect others. Do your libertarian views allow for putting others in danger because you want to do as you please? Most people in China or Asia do not wear mask. Only when they are sick or in times of epidemic. What is it with you and m...Jump to post
It's my perception that some are enjoying the misery and the increase in government control that the virus brings. As a libertarian I truly believe in my body my choice. I support a woman's right to choose up to the point of viability, I support all drug use, and I support the right to kill yoursel...Jump to post
Things will go back to the way they were. People forget and naturally revert to their natural selves with time. It takes a little longer the longer the trauma, but it happens in the end. In any case, no infectious outbreak of late happened in the workplace (i.e. office). They all originated from the...Jump to post
Francoflier : I don't have an answer but you see what's happening in France. The government has proposed a "partial reopening" date, then plans to work on the details in the meantime, floats ideas, etc. For each idea, you have two camps forming : - camp 1 : is the government crazy, murder...Jump to post
I did a bit of research after I posted and indeed stumbled onto some tank footage from early in the Falcon 9 program. I wish they'd make it a more prominent feature of their launch broadcast, especially around MECO and re-ignition for re-entry and landing burns, though I don't know if it might still...Jump to post
Maybe like so?:
The video shows some very brief shots of what appears to be the inside of a propellant tank when they cut out to different views. I imagine these are engineering cameras, and not necessarily meant to be viewed by the public, which is why it was interesting to see a few glimpses of it (I suppose ther...Jump to post
Austria sees a 90% drop in infections since April 6,2020 mandatory mask rule. Czech Republic and Slovakia have very low infection rates with their DIY mask campaigns. https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/25410/20200421/austria-90-drop-coronavirus-cases-requiring-people-wear-face-masks.htm I hope r...Jump to post
I'm interested to know what proponents of strict lockdowns propose as far as exit strategy. Lockdown in the UK is not all positive in terms of communal health. For example, 'body repair' surgery (eg replacement hip, knee, cataract etc procedures) has been halted. More seriously, people with possibl...Jump to post
I'm interested to know what proponents of strict lockdowns propose as far as exit strategy. We keep hearing about stopping everybody's lives for an indeterminate amount of time, seemingly regardless of any unintended consequences or the possibility of less extreme measures to contain spreading, yet ...Jump to post
If you combine China's obvious dishonesty about the true nature of the disease initially, the very likely fudged numbers they published, the way they manipulate the WHO by tying their contribution to political conditions and the fact that most epidemic outbreaks of late seem to originate from their ...Jump to post
Of course, it needs to be done intelligently, and I'm afraid that, in the US at least, there is nowhere near the level of brainpower in the current administration to do this properly. Cue the orange gas bag claiming that the US has 'passed the peak' when figures plainly show that it hasn't. The lat...Jump to post
I have pushed that we open when we can, but now is not the time. We have barely fattened the curve, and everyone wants to open the economy? We took a disease that is capable of spreading at a rate of doubling every 2-3 days, and have made it basically flat. "Opening" the economy means wha...Jump to post
However dumb people are now pushing to restart way ahead of when it would be prudent. There are still 25,000 new cases a day, and over 2500 deaths just today in North America. If we keep at that level, then we will have 75,000 deaths in 30 days. That's uncalled for, and there are shades of gray her...Jump to post
Maybe start by not destroying the organisation that is in charge of handling large scale public health issues... (...to fund a tax cut for the rich). https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/24/trump-cuts-undermine-coronavirus-containment-cdc-watchdog-report The part where they removed the CDC e...Jump to post
zanl188 wrote:Boeing opts for OFT reflight.
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2020-04-06 ... ext-Flight
It also wasn't the builders or designers fault. Another screwed up test procedure allowed low pressure in the bottom tank. That thing could have supported ten times as much weight if it had been pressurized right. Has that been confirmed or is still speculation at this stage (from Musk's tweet)? Ma...Jump to post
https://spacenews.com/stratolaunch-announces-hypersonic-vehicle-plans/ It looks like they plan on developing a reusable hypersonic vehicle to be launched from the carrier airplanes (up to three at a time, in fact), for research purposes. This sort of confirm what most people thought they were going ...Jump to post