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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,654
Posted By Puppycow
Trump is saying...

Trump is saying (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/25/trump-white-nationalist-nick-fuentes-kanye-00070825) that West showed up at Mar-a-Lago "unexpectedly" with "three of his friends, whom I knew...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,654
Posted By Puppycow
I take his candidacy about as seriously as one of...

I take his candidacy about as seriously as one of the joke candidates, like Vermin Supreme or Lord Buckethead. Anyone is allowed to run; it's a free country. Doesn't mean they have widespread...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,654
Posted By Puppycow
Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to...

Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to Control Staff (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/kanye-west-yeezy-porn-bullying-kim-kardashian-1234635221/) (Rolling Stone)
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd November 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Puppycow
Bankman-Fried issues mea culpa in letter to...

Bankman-Fried issues mea culpa in letter to former FTX employees (https://www.ft.com/content/77abea4a-2fe0-4b45-9a95-8ccd48f56098) (Financial Times)
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd November 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Puppycow
Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself...

Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself (https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23462333/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-cryptocurrency-effective-altruism-crypto-bahamas-philanthropy) (Vox)

His DMs with a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd November 2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
I kinda see what you mean. No stars? Isn't that...

I kinda see what you mean. No stars? Isn't that something that the moon-landings-were-faked people go on about?

I think it's because of the way cameras work. If the exposure were long enough to...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,742
Posted By Puppycow
I Googled Trump Twitter and I see that his...

I Googled Trump Twitter and I see that his account has been reinstated, however I do not see any new tweets. The final (or most recent) tweet was from January 2021 saying that he would not be...
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd November 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Puppycow
Sam Bankman-Fried

As of this writing, as far as I know, he is a free man and no warrant for his arrest has been issued. But I can't imagine he won't end up in a court of law at some point. Certainly he will be sued....
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd November 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By Puppycow
In other words, there was some sort of plea...

In other words, there was some sort of plea bargain deal reached, which is how 97% of federal cases are resolved...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st November 2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Puppycow
Researchers Say They Are Close To Reversing Aging

There have been various threads on this topic over the years, but rather than reviving an old thread I thought I may as well start a new one.

This is a report by NBC News. I wonder if it's...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th November 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 174,937
Posted By Puppycow
Yeah, Japan had its biggest surge so far right in...

Yeah, Japan had its biggest surge so far right in the middle of the summer. It's not seasonal like flu is.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 19th November 2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,911
Posted By Puppycow
Well, energy prices are somewhat volatile, so...

Well, energy prices are somewhat volatile, so they are excluded from "core inflation" but I see in the news that oil prices dropped by 9%-10% this week, which might be a sign of inflation starting to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th November 2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
Fraser Cain covers the Artemis 1 launch (and...

Fraser Cain covers the Artemis 1 launch (and about future Artemis missions), some stuff about the JWST as well as the Air Force's "Secret Space Plane" (it looks like a small version of the Space...
Forum: Trials and Errors 18th November 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,146
Posted By Puppycow
And that sounds like victim-blaming to me. ...

And that sounds like victim-blaming to me.

How that makes a difference I don't see. Stealing is stealing and fraud is fraud. The corporate structure of the company is a minor detail
Forum: Trials and Errors 18th November 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,146
Posted By Puppycow
I'll split the difference. 11 years is enough, in...

I'll split the difference. 11 years is enough, in my opinion.

I agree that deterrence is something that should be factored into the sentence, not just how likely she is to reoffend.

I also...
Forum: Trials and Errors 18th November 2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,146
Posted By Puppycow
Well, I hope not. Again, she is having a baby...

Well, I hope not. Again, she is having a baby (actually her second child (https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a42004313/elizabeth-holmes-kids/)), so that would be the ultimate act of selfishness.
...
Forum: Trials and Errors 18th November 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,146
Posted By Puppycow
“Tops” herself?

“Tops” herself?
Forum: Trials and Errors 18th November 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,146
Posted By Puppycow
I thought "why only $400?" But it also says that...

I thought "why only $400?" But it also says that "restitution will be set at a later date." So maybe the low fine is just in anticipation of leaving more money to be available for restitution?


...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,961
Posted By Puppycow
Yeah, when you put it that way, it seems obvious,...

Yeah, when you put it that way, it seems obvious, but some politicians the only way they leave is in a wooden box. Strom Thurmond, Ted Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg etc.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
Fake it till you make it!! :thumbsup:

Fake it till you make it!! :thumbsup:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
Ken White (aka Popehat) and Josh Barro have a new...

Ken White (aka Popehat) and Josh Barro have a new podcast called Serious Trouble, and in a recent episode Ken explained that the idea of "tortious interference" began with rich people "stealing" the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
https://twitter.com/kejames/status/159349794886803...

https://twitter.com/kejames/status/1593497948868034560?cxt=HHwWgIC-iaP8np0sAAAA
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
Maybe Twitter can stay afloat from all the people...

Maybe Twitter can stay afloat from all the people rushing to tweet about the dumpster fire and all the people linking to said tweets.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
You could have left out the link to it. But...

You could have left out the link to it.

But let's give it a week or two and see if it's still working.
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,961
Posted By Puppycow
That's sort of big news, although maybe sort of...

That's sort of big news, although maybe sort of obvious in hindsight.

I wonder if she was planning to step down anyway or if the attack on her husband had something to do with it.

Either way,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 46,332
Posted By Puppycow
I finally got around to watching that recently...

I finally got around to watching that recently (on your recommendation). It was quite an eye-opener.

The thing that sticks with me is that basically the pilots and the aircraft were doomed if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 46,792
Posted By Puppycow
Something told me that was probably true, despite...

Something told me that was probably true, despite the check mark or tick mark, which are now meaningless as indicators of reliability.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th November 2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
There's also a mission blog: ...

There's also a mission blog:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th November 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 93,497
Posted By Puppycow
Very nice. It's labeled a protostar, which Google...

Very nice. It's labeled a protostar, which Google tells me is "a contracting mass of gas which represents an early stage in the formation of a star, before nucleosynthesis has begun."
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th November 2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
Harsh. According to the story, the president of...

Harsh. According to the story, the president of El Salvador, a poor country with per capita GDP of less than $5,000 invested a significant amount of public money in bitcoin, and that investment has...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th November 2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
Everybody? How could you possibly know that? I'm...

Everybody? How could you possibly know that? I'm pretty certain that's wrong, too because some people have lost their bitcoin wallets and others have had their bitcoin stolen. Just off the top of my...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th November 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
It says that they also named celebrities and...

It says that they also named celebrities and athletes who endorsed FTX as co-defendants. That seems like a stretch. They were paid to promote the brand, I don't think they had any knowledge or...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 16th November 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
Apparently bitcoin is worth 25% of what it was a...

Apparently bitcoin is worth 25% of what it was a year ago. Should I buy the dip?


Haha.


In my humble opinion the bitcoin has no inherent value.


At least the US dollar has an army, a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th November 2022, 03:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
I believe that this rocket, the SLS, is now the...

I believe that this rocket, the SLS, is now the largest rocket ever launched into space. It must have been intense.

I had the pleasure last year of seeing a rocket launch when I visited family in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th November 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
They are saying that it may be ready to start the...

They are saying that it may be ready to start the countdown soon.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th November 2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,574
Posted By Puppycow
NASA TV YouTube live feed...

NASA TV YouTube live feed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLD0Lp0JBg)

Launch window coming up. The countdown is paused right now while they are working on some (hopefully minor) glitches.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 15th November 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
I like this bit: :D

I like this bit:

:D
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 15th November 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 207,377
Posted By Puppycow
Vox has this article: Sam Bankman-Fried, the...

Vox has this article:

Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced boy king of crypto, explained (https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23458837/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-sbf-downfall-explained)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th November 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,658
Posted By Puppycow
Just saw this in Vox: This flu season is...

Just saw this in Vox:

This flu season is looking really scary, in one chart (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/23453765/flu-season-2022-2023-winter-influenza-shot-vaccine)

This is for the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Puppycow
Me too. It was 3.6 billion in 1970, the year I...

Me too. It was 3.6 billion in 1970, the year I was born
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Puppycow
Just rechecked. Over 8 billion now.

Just rechecked. Over 8 billion now.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th November 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,753
Posted By Puppycow
I wonder if that part is even true. I think...

I wonder if that part is even true.

I think maybe the concept of "now" is a completely subjective and local phenomenon according to GR. Even the concept of simultaneity may be wrong. Like, two...
Forum: USA Politics 14th November 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,961
Posted By Puppycow
For those wondering what is happening in Alaska: ...

For those wondering what is happening in Alaska:

Palin and Tshibaka are on track to lose but hint at election battles ahead...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th November 2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Puppycow
Life ain't fair. It's good to learn that lesson...

Life ain't fair. It's good to learn that lesson early on.

I find it amazing to contemplate that the population is increasing by 200,000 people every day. That's a medium-sized city every single...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th November 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 593
Posted By Puppycow
World population to reach 8 billion today

Yes, of course that is only an estimate. On an average day about 385,000 babies are born and 185,000 people die, resulting in a net increase of roughly 200,000 people per day.

If you look at this...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th November 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 174,937
Posted By Puppycow
I haven't looked at Worldometer...

I haven't looked at Worldometer (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/) in a while.

Looks like the 7-day moving average of deaths is below 1,000 per day now. For about 2 years from April...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th November 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 174,937
Posted By Puppycow
Audience capture is what they call it. ...

Audience capture is what they call it.


https://theportal.wiki/wiki/Audience_Capture

The Perils of Audience Capture (https://gurwinder.substack.com/p/the-perils-of-audience-capture)


I'm...
Forum: USA Politics 13th November 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,961
Posted By Puppycow
I posted about that earlier. It's between...

I posted about that earlier. It's between Murkowski and a Trumpster.

I think it matters. Murkowski was one of three Republicans who voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court....
Forum: USA Politics 13th November 2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By Puppycow
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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th November 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 93,497
Posted By Puppycow
Webb Mid-Infrared Instrument Mode Returns to...

Webb Mid-Infrared Instrument Mode Returns to Functionality (https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/11/08/webbs-mid-infrared-instrument-returns-to-full-functionality/)

The battle station telescope is...
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