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General Discussion / Muffin lives
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:17:29 PM »
Howdy all, been a while. Just thought I'd stop by and see what everyone was up to.

I've been rather consistently busy with school, work, reading, working on cars, or going to races for the last year or so, but I'm gaining a little free time now.

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General Discussion / Re: Let's hear it!
« on: May 07, 2009, 01:02:11 PM »
We've had 4 days of Thunderstorms and 5 more are predicted. This sucks. Bring back the 80 degree weather and sun.

*looks outside* sun.
*looks at thermometer* 80 deg.
That's pretty coincidental.
Move to San Diego.

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General Discussion / Re: Foobar vs Winamp
« on: May 05, 2009, 04:25:05 PM »
Artillery is the shit.

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Deficits don't matter, lols.

Also: Martial law lols.

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Entertainment District / Re: Swine flu funnies
« on: May 03, 2009, 11:57:10 PM »
I'm quite familiar with that outbreak.

I really don't think it's reasonable to compare our knowledge and methods for handling a flu on an individual basis to those of 1918. People were dying from dehydration, that doesn't really happen anymore in America.

I don't think dehydration was what caused all of the deaths.  Certainly it was a contributor, but I think it caused an over-reactive immune system as well.  I think Influenza can cause a variety of symptoms beyond the mildly obnoxious ones like vomiting, diarrhoea, etc.

Regardless of the cause of death, the 1918 pandemic infected up to 50% of the population.  I'm not an epidemiologist, but I think that alone is a pretty serious cause for concern.  Don't viruses mutate pretty quickly?  Doesn't this mean new, more serious symptoms could arise because of this?

I think it'd be foolish to prepare for a disaster right now, but it'd be even more foolish to not take steps that prevent one.

I wasn't suggesting that everyone died of dehydration, I was just suggesting that our knowledge of how to handle a flu has gotten considerably better over the years.

This virus is as prone to mutation as last year's flu, and I would think a very large portion of the population got last year's flu.

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Entertainment District / Re: Swine flu funnies
« on: May 03, 2009, 11:54:50 PM »
We're prepared, but not this prepared. If the infection rate gets really terrible, then very few nations are even equipped to handle such a disaster.



It's a fucking flu! Like the flu last year. Lets say hypothetically the infection rate gets amazingly large: There's a lot of people with the flu.

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Entertainment District / Re: inverse of deficit
« on: May 03, 2009, 10:18:40 PM »
...from the ground.

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Entertainment District / Re: Swine flu funnies
« on: May 03, 2009, 10:12:10 PM »
The reason the death rate is so much higher is because of where it's hitting. Yeah, when a disease hit's a third world country, it's going to have a higher death rate than when it hits a first world country. But clearly I don't know what I'm talking about.

And yes, the pork industry was lobbying to change the name from swine flu, because people were uninformed and assumed that you could somehow get the virus from eating pork. They're considering shutting down SDSU because one kid had it. This is so fucking dumb. But clearly I don't know what I'm talking about.

It's potentially a serious problem.  Not all of the concern is illegitimate.

You're familiar with the Influenza pandemic of 1918, I assume?  The "swine flu" is of the same strain and subtype (Influenza A, H1N1).  I highly doubt this means with any reasonable degree of certainty that it's as virulent as the 1918 outbreak, but I still think it's cause for concern.  The misinformation about the pork was unfortunate, though.

I'm quite familiar with that outbreak.

I really don't think it's reasonable to compare our knowledge and methods for handling a flu on an individual basis to those of 1918. People were dying from dehydration, that doesn't really happen anymore in America.

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Entertainment District / Re: Swine flu funnies
« on: May 03, 2009, 08:49:53 PM »
The reason the death rate is so much higher is because of where it's hitting. Yeah, when a disease hit's a third world country, it's going to have a higher death rate than when it hits a first world country. But clearly I don't know what I'm talking about.

And yes, the pork industry was lobbying to change the name from swine flu, because people were uninformed and assumed that you could somehow get the virus from eating pork. They're considering shutting down SDSU because one kid had it. This is so fucking dumb. But clearly I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Entertainment District / Re: Swine flu funnies
« on: April 29, 2009, 11:35:41 PM »
If anyone honestly thinks the swine flu is a bigger deal than any other flu: go become an old feeble man and get it and die, please.

I swear, with how much this fucking flu has been played up in the media, you would at least think it's symptoms might be slightly worse than the flu that we had last year... How many people in the US died of the flu last year? 35,000?

1/35,000? I remember that from another thread...

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General Discussion / Re: Starting a local computer repair company..
« on: April 29, 2009, 01:46:01 AM »
LLC is pretty easy to set up, but I don't think the cost would be worth the benefit in this case. The co-owner of my cajon company decided to go LLC against my wish, but he's picking up the yearly cost of that, so eh... dumb move on his part, doesn't effect me.

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General Discussion / Re: Let's hear it!
« on: April 28, 2009, 09:04:36 PM »
brb swineflu

Umm, that's been my omglolfaceboooooox status for the past 2 days. Kinda' weird hitmen, kinda weird.

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Trash Can / Warrior Poll
« on: April 23, 2009, 01:01:37 PM »
Just kinda' curious.

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Trash Can / Re: Ron Paul on Secession
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:39:58 PM »
Provacative bullshit?
Your man is cheerleading for sucession.

You know what that is right? Leaving the union.
You're going to try to justify that as patriotic?
Did you not read my post on the subject?

Replying to a subject in a provocative manner is counterproductive. It just pisses people off and prevents intellectual discussion. This is why you're just as bad as CrAz3D. Learn to discuss.


So is leaving the union patriotic?


Bold = parts warrior didn't read.

Also, I'm voting Nihilist party of California next governor election. First goal: secession. California would make for a pretty badass nation.

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Trash Can / Re: Obama orders budget cut (1/35,000th)
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:35:09 PM »
@CrAz3D: The best way to avoid complaints of bias is to use news sources with a liberal bias, obviously. NPR is a good choice.

Liberal bias is also known as reality.

You seem to have gotten pretty good at pointing out hypocrisy lately... But apparently you don't have a complete grasp on the idea of what it is.

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