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    09-08-2020, 11:51 AM
    Thirty one. Kind weird since I was most active here as a teenager.
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    09-08-2020, 11:46 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread Personal Woes in Discussion Forum
    Being in the hospital sucks at baseline. That hallucination thing sounds horrifying. I hope you keep improving. If you have a bed with a...
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    09-08-2020, 11:39 AM
    Where is the Discord?
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    09-03-2020, 11:22 AM
    In some sense, everything you experience of reality is a simulation running in your mind.
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    08-29-2020, 01:19 AM
    This has always been kind of a toxic place. Still, I do regret that social media has largely replaced forums. We've managed to construct society in...
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    07-13-2020, 05:10 PM
    His biggest qualification is that he isn't Trump. Why get off message by having a message?
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    06-09-2020, 01:52 PM
    So many people are incredibly lame. A lot of people's ambitions consist of buying an ugly house that's way bigger than they need in an awful,...
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    05-10-2020, 04:58 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    It's probably the biggest and easiest real thing we could do to stop carbon emissions.
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    04-29-2020, 09:45 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    This is a hypothetical situation. I don't think Boeing is going to go under right now for those reasons. However, a lot of civil aviation companies...
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    04-29-2020, 06:30 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    You say that, but you are drastically underestimating how quickly know-how and infrastructure disappear. Let's say Boeing goes under. If someone...
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    04-27-2020, 09:47 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    Labor isn't fungible.
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    04-25-2020, 08:39 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    I mean, that's kind of the argument for the fact that there is a deadline for opening things back up whether we are ready or not. At some point the...
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    04-25-2020, 08:34 PM
    And for all that, it's still a pretty successful system. Perhaps some kinds of success are not possible without accepting failure in other aspects.
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    04-14-2020, 10:41 PM
    I mean, sure, but that's just sort of riding on everything else. The market is still super volatile. Things are probably overpriced again. "A really,...
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    04-14-2020, 05:39 PM
    The market isn't up so much as it's less down. So it's not "wow, all the corporations are going to go under and there will be mass unemployment while...
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    04-14-2020, 05:34 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread Anything games in Discussion Forum
    My wife has been doing that game, and she really struggled with that part as well. She didn't find the rest of the game too bad, especially after she...
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    04-12-2020, 10:45 PM
    The market is trying to price stocks for where they think things will end up. People are losing jobs because it's illegal for them to go to work...
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    04-11-2020, 10:12 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    Yeah, it's not a great system. Like most things though, it's something that needed to be planned out before the problem actually occurred. We're not...
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    04-10-2020, 08:19 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    I think there are advantage to respecting the states' rights to an extent, but in a national emergency, I think it makes sense for a central power to...
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    04-03-2020, 08:57 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    This US has consistently seen a much lower death to case ratio than most of Europe, and I have yet to see a good explanation for why. I think if...
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    03-27-2020, 09:32 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    I don't think the stay at home orders are doing much, because everything's been pretty much shut down anyway. I think maybe it just gives a little...
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    03-25-2020, 08:49 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    I don't understand why you wouldn't use dispersed camping if it's an option. Being away from people is what makes camping a fun experience....
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    03-24-2020, 08:29 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    It takes a while for symptoms to develop. I'd bet that the majority of people will go home if they start to see symptoms rather than risking it at a...
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    03-16-2020, 08:46 PM
    That makes a lot more sense than stimulus. You can't be actively trying to stop economic activity on one hand, and stimulating in the other. It's...
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    03-16-2020, 08:59 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    What an unbelievably asinine argument. I'm not even going to point out why some arbitrary metric of urbanization isn't a sufficient statistic for the...
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    03-15-2020, 01:41 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    Doubtful. I expect the US to have a lower fatality rate than Europe, due to its lower population density and almost total lack of functional public...
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    03-12-2020, 09:04 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    I've got some schadenfreude toward Trump right now. His awful management style didn't have a huge short term impact when nothing went wrong, and for...
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    03-12-2020, 12:18 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    No, people are easily convinced to hoard perishable items. In the Midwest, every medium sized snow (we get several every winter) causes hoards of...
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    03-10-2020, 04:05 PM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    It is, however, a croweded major international tourism and cruise ship destination during a season where the rest of Europe doesn't have particularly...
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    03-10-2020, 10:01 AM
    Obi_Kwiet replied to a thread COVID-19 in Discussion Forum
    You misunderstand. Coronaviruses are literally a type of common cold. This is a *bad* thing. It's a highly infectious disease with a higher than...
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