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Re: Protein from blood of exercising mice rejuvenates brains of ‘couch potato’ mice
Jul 11, 2020, 17:59
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Re: Protein from blood of exercising mice rejuvenates brains of ‘couch potato’ mice Jul 11, 2020, 17:59
Jul 11, 2020, 17:59
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 15:02:
So... Dracula prefers sporty young people to stay young and healthy?

I thought we already knew about this, years ago, when Peter Thiel and some others were getting blood injections/transfusions regularly from younger people? They even had a bit about it in Silicon Valley.
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Re: CARRION Next Week; Demo Right Now
Jul 11, 2020, 17:58
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Re: CARRION Next Week; Demo Right Now Jul 11, 2020, 17:58
Jul 11, 2020, 17:58
 
I'm going to get this game, but... I played the demo back when they first released it.. this game is going to be frustratingly hard.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jul 11, 2020, 12:24
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Re: etc., etc. Jul 11, 2020, 12:24
Jul 11, 2020, 12:24
 
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 11:49:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 11:38:
You are right, it'd be nice if people all around de-escalated. Please inform the police to stop treating the people they ostensibly exist to protect as the enemy, killing and assaulting them at will. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, who supports BLM also supports Farrakhan, but it seems disingenuous to say he's in any way connected with the majority( or even 'many' as you say) of BLM supporters. Farrakhan is old enough that I doubt most BLM protesters even really know who he is. Antisemitism seems to be a problem all over right now, I'll agree to that. Unfortunately it seems to crop up any time people are pissed off; traditional group to irrationally blame? However you, and TenNapel, are making the same prejudiced mistake that seems to be occurring quite often, sometimes deliberately: confusing the actions of some statistically insignifcant portion of violent rioters with what has been an overwhelmingly non-violent (on the protestor side) movement. I know, it's human to have a hard time to separate individuals from a group, mentally, but it's something everyone has to work on, so you don't end up judging many by the actions of a few. It's easy to get confused by this last bit, as right wing media loves to focus on an individual bad actor and claim all the millions of protestors across the country are the same way.

As far as TeNapel, anyone who calls Covid19 "fake"at this point should be seen as somebody who has lost touch with reality. TenNapel also seems to ignore overwhelming evidence of systemic racism in the United States, but once again, he's ignoring reality.


Perhaps I am misunderstanding you and I welcome some clarification. However, it seems to me that in the first part of your post you are doing the very thing you are criticizing in the latter part of your post. That is, you are assuming all police are bad rather than a smaller subsection (which definitely exists and is a problem).

Well, you incorrectly interpreted me as saying "all police" but yes I could probably have stated that better. However the data we have backs up the interpretation that the police, in general, are overly mlitarized and excessively violent in the US, compared to other developed nations. Whatever percentage of 'good' police there are, refuse to cross the blue line or speak out against their coworkers, either for fear of their jobs or even personal safety. Also, when you have the police unions or conservative media, or even the president of the United States publicly encouraging the police to be violent, it would seem to indicate a massive problem, that the police nation wide have to recognize, and that citizens of this country who suffer under their brutality have known their entire lives. We have decades of recorded history for most police departments across the country, of excessive violence and racism. It's not a 'few bad apples,' if we were even going to incorrectly use that analogy here anyway. Systemic, top to bottom issues, for almost every police department acros the country indicates a majority of police are the problem. Anyway, as long as you recognize that at least SOME police are part of the problem, you can see how there is a need for reform, of training and procedure, and potentially civilian oversight of police behavior. I would say the solution to these problems is going to be difficult and probably complex, but that doesn't mean society shouldn't try to fix these problems. The first step seems to be at least getting the majority of the nation to admit/recognize there are problems in the first place. Unfortunately the only thing that has drawn any real attention to these problems are these nationwide protests. *shrugs*

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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 11, 2020, 12:05
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 11, 2020, 12:05
Jul 11, 2020, 12:05
 
Isn't it ALWAYS a terrible time to buy a video card?

There's always something new/potential price drop coming around the corner. I usually just buy I'm building a new system or all the new games I'm trying to play start chugging.
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Re: On Sale
Jul 11, 2020, 11:48
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Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2020, 11:48
Jul 11, 2020, 11:48
 
Are there any additional green man gaming coupons/codes out right now that stack on that 22% off ? Looking at coupon sites always makes me paranoid about viruses.

*EDIT* Also they are always invalid.

This comment was edited on Jul 11, 2020, 12:03.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jul 11, 2020, 11:38
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Re: etc., etc. Jul 11, 2020, 11:38
Jul 11, 2020, 11:38
 
ududy wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 04:29:
TenNapel could be wiser, humbler and more humane in his criticism of others. No doubt about that. But he's also motivated from seeing some obviously dark sides to the phenomena discussed - if you can't see any you are blinder than him. BLM, for example, is a movement ripe with racism. Farrakhan is a hero of many of the people swearing by BLM (sorry for any generalizations, I'm sure there are many there who aren't fans), and he is an unabashed antisemite who operates freely on social media. People everywhere need to de-escalate themselves and stop demonizing other people - whether they are cops, black, white, christian or homosexual.

You are right, it'd be nice if people all around de-escalated. Please inform the police to stop treating the people they ostensibly exist to protect as the enemy, killing and assaulting them at will. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, who supports BLM also supports Farrakhan, but it seems disingenuous to say he's in any way connected with the majority( or even 'many' as you say) of BLM supporters. Farrakhan is old enough that I doubt most BLM protesters even really know who he is. Antisemitism seems to be a problem all over right now, I'll agree to that. Unfortunately it seems to crop up any time people are pissed off; traditional group to irrationally blame? However you, and TenNapel, are making the same prejudiced mistake that seems to be occurring quite often, sometimes deliberately: confusing the actions of some statistically insignifcant portion of violent rioters with what has been an overwhelmingly non-violent (on the protestor side) movement. I know, it's human to have a hard time to separate individuals from a group, mentally, but it's something everyone has to work on, so you don't end up judging many by the actions of a few. It's easy to get confused by this last bit, as right wing media loves to focus on an individual bad actor and claim all the millions of protestors across the country are the same way.

As far as TeNapel, anyone who calls Covid19 "fake"at this point should be seen as somebody who has lost touch with reality. TenNapel also seems to ignore overwhelming evidence of systemic racism in the United States, but once again, he's ignoring reality.

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Re: etc., etc.
Jul 10, 2020, 19:33
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Re: etc., etc. Jul 10, 2020, 19:33
Jul 10, 2020, 19:33
 
Wow, is it that difficult to not be a racist piece of shit for the duration of an interview?

*EDIT* Ah, he's also a Covid-19 denier. Real class act.
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Re: On Sale
Jul 10, 2020, 19:29
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Re: On Sale Jul 10, 2020, 19:29
Jul 10, 2020, 19:29
 
Hrm... tempted to pick up Death Stranding, but that's still a little high, perhaps.
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Re: Evening Interviews
Jul 10, 2020, 19:28
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Re: Evening Interviews Jul 10, 2020, 19:28
Jul 10, 2020, 19:28
 
Well, they probably don't need to, they will do 2-3 DLCs, then sell a couple of versions, multiple times, plus maybe a GotY/Director's Cut after awhile. Their fan base is huge from the Witcher series, so why would they take a paycut by putting it on Game Pass or Origin's subscription thing, etc.
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Re: Ubisoft Confirms Giancarlo Esposito Far Cry 6 Leak
Jul 10, 2020, 19:24
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Re: Ubisoft Confirms Giancarlo Esposito Far Cry 6 Leak Jul 10, 2020, 19:24
Jul 10, 2020, 19:24
 
I love Mr. Esposito's work, but I'm sure his character will end up having long monologues while your PC character is locked in place/captured/unarmed whatever, 3-4 times during the storyline. Far Cry is long past formulaic at this stage.
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Re: Japan is paying Night Clubs to Shut Down...
Jul 10, 2020, 19:21
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Re: Japan is paying Night Clubs to Shut Down... Jul 10, 2020, 19:21
Jul 10, 2020, 19:21
 
also known as, the Japanese government is stuck paying Yakuza-run clubs protection money effectively, to get them to try to help contain the coronavirus.

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Re: Blightbound Early Access This Month
Jul 10, 2020, 18:53
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Re: Blightbound Early Access This Month Jul 10, 2020, 18:53
Jul 10, 2020, 18:53
 
Hrm, looks pretty good, I'll keep an eye on it, depending on how playable it is solo, how much of the game is going to be locked DLC heroes, etc.
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Re: PUBG Discord Reporting System
Jul 9, 2020, 22:15
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Re: PUBG Discord Reporting System Jul 9, 2020, 22:15
Jul 9, 2020, 22:15
 
Lol! I don't play PLUNKBAT, but having to go on Discord to report cheats in the game is hilarious. If only they had some coders, or something.
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Re: • Cell-like decoys could mop up viruses in humans – including the one that causes COVID
Jul 9, 2020, 22:13
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Re: • Cell-like decoys could mop up viruses in humans – including the one that causes COVID Jul 9, 2020, 22:13
Jul 9, 2020, 22:13
 
Maybe it was just some online speculation I read, but I thought they had narrowed down the 1918 flu to some farm in Kansas? Anyway, definitely not Spain, they were just the first country to openly report on it.
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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle
Jul 9, 2020, 22:11
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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle Jul 9, 2020, 22:11
Jul 9, 2020, 22:11
 
561mb sounds bloated, then I look at my relatively new Corsair mouse's iCUE bullshit 'drivers' which are over 1gb. I fucking hope there is some good tracking software in there, reporting to some shadowy corporate/government entity, damn.
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Re: Into the Black
Jul 9, 2020, 22:09
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Re: Into the Black Jul 9, 2020, 22:09
Jul 9, 2020, 22:09
 
Hopefully there is a detailed investigation of that suicide.
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Re: New Epic Games Store Freebies Include The Killing Floor 2
Jul 9, 2020, 22:05
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Re: New Epic Games Store Freebies Include The Killing Floor 2 Jul 9, 2020, 22:05
Jul 9, 2020, 22:05
 
If people have skipped Killing Floor 2 so far, I can highly recommend it. I've played it on and off for... 2 years now? Greatest of the horde mode shooters, even if they've started to add far too many paid DLC weapons and emphasis on cosmetics. It has gotten a little bloated though, last time I installed it from Steam it was 80-90gigs or so.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 9, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 9, 2020, 14:19
Jul 9, 2020, 14:19
 
Ugh, another fucking USB standard, I'm already looking forward to the day this is made obsolete, in about 2 years.

In the meantime I'm sure Thunderbolt 4 devices will refuse to work correctly on AMD based systems, etc.

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Re: Viking Vengeance This Year
Jul 9, 2020, 13:55
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Re: Viking Vengeance This Year Jul 9, 2020, 13:55
Jul 9, 2020, 13:55
 
Ah yes. Why bother making a game at all, if you aren't going to make it rogue-lite/rogue-like?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 9, 2020, 00:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2020, 00:41
Jul 9, 2020, 00:41
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 15:58:

I found the following SEAL team physical fitness stats here.

PST Event . - Minimum Standards - Competitive Standards
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500 Yd Swim - 12:30 . . . . . . - 8 Minutes
Pushups 2M. - 50. . . . . . . . - 80-100
Sit-ups 2M. - 50. . . . . . . . - 80-100
Pull-ups. . - 10. . . . . . . . - 15-20
1.5 Mile Run- 10:30 . . . . . . - 9-10 Minutes


Although this sounds pretty hard, it doesn't really comport to what former SEAL Jocko Willink has said on various podcasts. He actually went into SEAL training being able to do most of that fitness test and found it woefully inadequate. IIRC, he said training has involved hundreds of pullups, thousands of pushups and situps, 20 mile runs, etc.

This illustrates my point, I'm sure she could do whatever the green beret requirement was, which was probably LESS than the Navy SEALs one, which is actually doable for me at 40+. Cutter's GI Jane reference I referred to as not a valid measurement, because the actual military doesn't have obscene strength requirements, just endurance and general fitness requirements, which are actually easier to do when smaller. The real life female green beret probably flew through those basic requirement tests. (not to be confused with whatever Green Beret version of Hell Week there is)

Cutter, there is no affirmative action like you seem fear in the military, they will take anyone gullible or poor enough to join up. The Special Forces requirements are a bit higher, but not superhuman. The US military's main problem these days is most of the candidates, male and female, are too fat and out of shape, so they've been dropping physical requirements for decades. It hasn't been the best of the best, since... ever. Unless you have a major chronic condition requiring regular doses of medication, you can probably stumble into the military. That's about all they wash people out for now.
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