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Forum: Lounge 2022-01-23, 17:23
Replies: 1,650
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Coming soon, no doubt...

From: Florida Department of Health

To: All Hospital Administrators, Chief Medical Officers, and Chiefs of Surgery

Subject: Mask mandates

It has come to our attention that you have policies...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-23, 16:08
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
What makes a mathematician a great one? ...

What makes a mathematician a great one? Different people have different criteria.

Two things I would look for areEnlarging the scope of mathematics by creating new areas or disciplines Advancing...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 16:50
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Talk about coercion...

Orange County Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino put on leave for encouraging Orange County Department of Health employees to get vaccinated...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 16:08
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
He wasn't vaccinated and died of COVID. I might...

He wasn't vaccinated and died of COVID. I might start referring to him as "Meathead".[/QUOTE]So says TMZ. I note that the announcement of his death on Facebook says (my emphasis)EDIT: TMZ says he...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:59
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I think it is:Spell checker...

I think it is:Spell checker trouble?[/QUOTE]"When, then, did he come?" is how it was printed. Since The Sign of the Four was first published in 1890, I think we can rule out spell checker trouble.
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:37
Replies: 333
Views: 38,009
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Some of this sounds like the atrocity at...

Some of this sounds like the atrocity at Oradour-sur-Glane, described in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=555752&postcount=143). I subsequently re-learned something I had long...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:07
Replies: 36
Views: 593
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
BZZZZT! -- Sherlock Holmes, to Dr. Watson, in...

BZZZZT!
-- Sherlock Holmes, to Dr. Watson, in The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (Chapter 6)

I'd say Archimedes is definitely in the running.

There is a property of real numbers named...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 20:21
Replies: 333
Views: 38,009
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei...

As SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia, Heydrich was a very important Nazi.

He was...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 17:03
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Herd immunity seems to be the Swiss army knife of...

Herd immunity seems to be the Swiss army knife of excuses for not trying to get as many people as possible vaccinated.

In days gone by, proposals such as the "Barrington Declaration" argued that...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 15:19
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to...

Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to "convince" someone who's been brainwashed that their beliefs are wrong.

I have had people tell me that they feel they're protected because they eat...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 13:22
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So, you passed on a false claim as fact because...

So, you passed on a false claim as fact because you considered it a waste of time to check the link you gave us, to see whether it was actually true.

This appears to be a textbook example of...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 22:09
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:goodposting: I'd say a WAPO op-ed...

:goodposting:

I'd say a WAPO op-ed definitely qualifies as "other than a late-night talk show host" though some may say there's a strong resemblance :smile:

Luckily, no actual policy proposals...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 21:54
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Perhaps the meaning of the rating "Labeled...

Perhaps the meaning of the rating "Labeled Satire" was not clear to you...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 15:39
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Proposed by" who, exactly? Late night talk show...

"Proposed by" who, exactly? Late night talk show hosts?Whose "proposal?"

Your whole premise is bogus. Choosing not to get vaccinated isn't a "political or religious view," it's a course of...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 15:36
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That was what the Tournament required. ...

That was what the Tournament required. Unfortunately, AIUI it isn't what Australian Immigration requires.

The "mouthing off" part did play into the re-cancellation of his visa. The Immigration...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 14:03
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Not quite. As I understand it, Australian entry...

Not quite. As I understand it, Australian entry requirements say you have to provide proof that you are either vaccinated against COVID, or are medically unfit to be vaccinated. He didn't have...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-19, 17:59
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So, you're saying that refusing to get vaccinated...

So, you're saying that refusing to get vaccinated should be presumed to be a political decision. Interesting.

As it is, however, deaths of unvaccinated COVID patients - whether due to refusing...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-19, 15:33
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In the wake of the recent SCOTUS ruling that...

In the wake of the recent SCOTUS ruling that scuttled the Federal regulatory vaccine mandate for large empoyers, outdoor and work apparel company Carhartt has reiterated its company policy that...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-19, 13:43
Replies: 99
Views: 11,206
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Speaking of human life expectancy... MTBF: A...

Speaking of human life expectancy... MTBF: A Complete Overview (https://www.reliableplant.com/mtbf-31702)
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-18, 15:40
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health...

Courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services (560K PDF), COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-18, 13:54
Replies: 99
Views: 11,206
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Not from what I've read. MTBF is just total...

Not from what I've read. MTBF is just total service hours divided by number of failures. Say you take a thousand HDD's and run them all for a thousand hours, and one of them fails. MTBF is then...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-18, 13:00
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Eight hours? Bah! The nasal spray in the NY...

Eight hours? Bah! The nasal spray in the NY Post article a year ago (https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/covid-19-blocking-nasal-spray-may-be-available-by-summer/) promised protection for two days!
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-17, 22:16
Replies: 1,848
RIP
Views: 196,871
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Charles McGee...

Charles McGee (https://apnews.com/article/kamala-harris-race-and-ethnicity-bc701d5f060a826a49e6fe88c53657c5)
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-17, 20:49
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yup....

Yup. (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=597770&postcount=1585)I've heard similar things. They must be true. Facebook is absolutely rigorous about fact checking.The quotation in this post...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-17, 19:56
Replies: 1,650
Views: 170,697
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't doubt your numbers. IMO it's the...

I don't doubt your numbers. IMO it's the unvaccinated (a lot of them, anyway) who have been brainwashed. I think Fox News is one of the instruments of their being brainwashed. So is (now was)...
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