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Signed On February 12, 2012
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

4. Intel might be about to launch some epic 10-core desktop processors to take on AMD Apr 6, 2020, 18:40  Simon Says 
 

Skylake v4 with 10 cores and a stupidly high power consumption running super hot.

#NotImpressed

#ExactOppositeOfEpic
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation

2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Apr 4, 2020, 15:56  Simon Says 
 
phinn wrote on Apr 4, 2020, 15:22:
The PS5 tech video from Mark Cerny was like 2 weeks ago, this article is more than a little late to the party.

And the title is purely misleading damage control, aka clickbait.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. ‘We can’t go back to normal’- how will coronavirus change the world? Apr 4, 2020, 15:47  Simon Says 
 
“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”

-Milton Friedman

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And so far, more often than not, those policies that are lying around and that get inside the system during Shock Doctrine times are of the school of Friedman ( Chicago boys / Austrian school voodoo economics ). That's been the case for decades and the more disaster capitalism measures get implemented, the worse it gets. Naomi Klein is 100% correct on this.

I'm wondering when we'll finally turn this around. Only crazy people do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

This comment was edited on Apr 4, 2020, 16:42.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2020, 19:48  Simon Says 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2020, 15:04:
You are welcome. Just keeping your post sane is all. People who only read your link text, and not the link actual, may come to an entirely wrong conclusion.

The reason I am a bit snippish at this news in particular is that you forgot one huge absolutely mind-boggingly obvious issue with that "therapy" and that is.. you do not know who the 20% that show symptoms are until they show symptoms which is 3-4 days after infection. Giving them even more anti-bodies might not cure them at all given lung inflammation is already an (way too strong) anti-body response no? Other and even more anti-bodies might make it even worse.

Let's just hope we got a vaccine or an actual medication against the virus specifically soon.. and not in 18 months or more...

There are different kinds of anti-bodies. The ones causing inflammation are the "local first responders". Perhaps the "non-local non-first responders" in the blood wouldn't cause as much inflammation if at all?

If it helped with SARS-1, maybe it's worth a try and see if it helps with SARS-2 too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 31, 2020, 18:53  Simon Says 
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2020, 18:22:
MT Silver wrote on Mar 31, 2020, 17:27:
Good thing we have Twitter to regulate human ideas for us.

No, just regulating thsir platform

When "their platform" is in reality the modern town square it really is "human ideas".
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews

1. Doom Eternal on Stadia looks great Mar 31, 2020, 14:30  Simon Says 
 

According to Digital Foundry at 1800p medium settings and looks worse than X1X... xD
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

16. Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead, the Company Is Mar 31, 2020, 14:26  Simon Says 
 

"Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead, the Company Is Selling Versions of It Overseas"

To file along with this in the annals of glorious capitalism:

Philadelphia Hospital to Stay Closed After Owner Requests Nearly $1 Million a Month - The New York Times
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits

4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 30, 2020, 08:14  Simon Says 
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 29, 2020, 21:49:
Intel: "We're gonna beat Ryzen 3000!"

AMD: "Here's Ryzen 4000."

Intel: <sadtrombone.mp3>

Beat me to it
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2020, 08:45  Simon Says 
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 21:52:
I stopped watching Picard after episode 4. Too boring. However, I may pick it up again after hearing good reviews even from "non-left-wing" (using air quotes here because they would have been considered far-left 20 years ago) people - apparently the show gets way better after the half-way point and was worth the slog through the mediocre first half.

With the overton window shifting so deep into the right for decades and only slightly abating recently thanks to a vocal centrist ( for the rest of the world, he's a centrist #dealwithit ) pushing policies the vast majority of US citizens agree with, you don't have a "left wing" in the US, you didn't have one since the McCarthy/red scare era.

Your "left wing" ( librulz ) is the rest of the world's center right and your current "far-left" is social democracy, aka the rest of the world's center.

When is the last time you saw center left dudes like Noam Chomsky on mainstream TV invited for a political talk? Late 70's? Early 80's?

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TBH, PIC was utter trash from the very beginning and continues to be utter trash, same as STD.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2020, 11:11  Simon Says 
 

Still prefer the old layout, but it's better than yesterday's.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 15:43  Simon Says 
 
In other news:

The bailout socialist corporate welfare package of 2 trillions for the rich? It's actually 6 trillions. 2 direct, 4 indirect.

Here it is from Larry Kudlow's mouth On CBS News

And the billionaires ( through the Republicans ) are trying to get the US gov to let people die to "save the economy" and they want them back at work even if it kills them

Combine that with the militarization of the northern border with Canada to prevent US citizens from escaping.

Are you starting to see the pattern/picture?

They're preparing you for the slaughter and they don't give a shit about a few dozen millions dying, mortality rate could go as high as 10% ( Italy are fighting it and are at 8% and no it's no just the age, the average age difference isn't really that great, just a few years ) if they let it get completely out of hand so that it passes as fast a possible to save the economy, 10% of 330 millions? 33 millions...

If I were a US citizen, I'd be afraid, VERY AFRAID.

Worst part? If we let too many people get infected, the epidemiologists predict the mutation rate will accelerate, if the virus mutates enough, not only will the vaccines won't work on the new mutation, but having recovered won't necessarily mean you'll be immunised VS the new mutation and it could happen ALL OVER AGAIN.

The rich are panicking and have gone batshit ( pun intended ) crazy.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 15:06  Simon Says 
 

On the news today in Canada:

US wants to militarize US/Canada border.

And I ask myself, why?

In the current context, Canadians have ZERO interest in going to the US, why would they go get bankrupt on health costs in the US during Covid?

If it's not to prevent Canadians from entering the US, it means it's to prevent US citizens from LEAVING the US.

A wall south, soldiers north.

Feeling boxed in yet?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

2. Amazon isn’t notifying workers about COVID-19 cases at their warehouses Mar 26, 2020, 13:17  Simon Says 
 

Shit is gonna hit the fan soon... Imagine ordering with 24 hour delivery. The virus survives for 3-4 days on some surfaces at room temperature, more when it's colder.

So people are ordering covid packages.

The US is so fucked. I guess the billionaires will get what they want after all, fuck the deaths, save the economy.

Doesn't surprise me one bit, they already sacrifice 36 millions yearly on the altar of money. 36 millions die of starvation on a 7.5 billions planet producing enough food to feed 12 billions.

Communism: "I can kill 100 millions in 100 years in a supply scarcity context"

Capitalism: "Hold my supply and demand, I can kill more in 3 years, in a supply overabundance context."

If they already willingly sacrifice 36 millions a year, what's a few more dozen millions?

BUSINESS AS USUAL.

#EatTheRich
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation

1. A hacker stole and leaked the Xbox Series X graphics source code Mar 26, 2020, 03:15  Simon Says 
 
"The self-proclaimed hacker added that she wanted $100 million for the source code and threatened to "leak everything" if there was no buyer."

LOL, that's one dumb hacker.

AMD has been open sourcing pretty much everything about its GPUs for a decade now, all the logic circuits and juicy bits so that console programmers can squeeze the maximum out of the hardware.

Only Nvidia remains opaque.

Hint: Next time hack Nvidia.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: John Luck Pickerd Mar 26, 2020, 02:37  Simon Says 
 
Cram wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 14:36:
The show has been VERY meh, but I'm still very much looking forward to tonights/tomorrow mornings finale. I just have to assume there will be a big twist of some sort, maybe leading into Season 2. I did read a leak (no spoilers I promise) that has been making the rounds the last couple weeks, sorta hope it's bogus.

It's Nu-Trek/Kurtzman-Trek, what did you expect?

Must say I was guilty of too high expectations myself, I thought "should be Enterprise level" at least, got a dumpster fire instead... Oh well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 02:25  Simon Says 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 00:52:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 22:18:
On a related matter, the more I hear about the proposed stimulus bill being debated, the more I dislike it and realize it is some serious corporate charity...
all 880 pages of it

And it's actually 6 trillions, not 2 trillions, they've said it themselves.

The 2 trillions are direct, 4 trillions are indirect.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

49. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2020, 05:10  Simon Says 
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 08:17:
Simon Says wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 03:23:
MxxCon wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 02:01:
Ya...NYC is not really that empty
18 Pictures That Show Just How Well "Social Distancing" Has Been Working In New York City. Hint: Not very well.

Quite the shitshow...

Might explain why New York has 12,315 confirm cases and growing. Seems like New Yorkers ain't getting the message. Perhaps the mayor and governor should treat COVID-19 like a terrorist and frame it like that. That's one thing New Yorkers know.

Quite ironic considering this thing's gonna kill a lot more people than 9/11.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2020, 03:23  Simon Says 
 
MxxCon wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 02:01:
Ya...NYC is not really that empty
18 Pictures That Show Just How Well "Social Distancing" Has Been Working In New York City. Hint: Not very well.

Quite the shitshow...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

6. Re: Into the Black Mar 20, 2020, 00:29  Simon Says 
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 19, 2020, 23:37:
On the other hand, if we let it run its course and it kills 20% of the olds and 10% of the poors, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid would be solvent again.
/s

Social security has always been solvent.

*****

Quote:

"The 2012 Trustees Report shows that Social Security is 100 percent solvent until 2033, but faces a moderate long-term shortfall. In 2011, Social Security had a surplus - revenue plus interest income in excess of outgo — of $69 billion. Reserves are projected to grow to $3.2 trillion by the end of 2020. Then, if Congress takes no action in the meantime, reserves would start to be drawn down to pay benefits.”

Why have these facts been ignored by Congress and the national media?

NASI continues:

“Since 1935, the Social Security Program has collected $15.5 trillion and paid out $12.8 trillion, leaving a balance of over $2.7 trillion in the trust funds at the end of 2012.”

The 2011 to 2012 increase was 64.5 billion dollars."

*****

Trillions in the green and adding surplus = "insolvent" ... Yeah... good, ok.

Myth = busted.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

5. Re: Into the Black Mar 20, 2020, 00:18  Simon Says 
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 19, 2020, 22:50:
Fuck did I say yesterday?

[url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/health/wuhan-coronavirus-deaths.html?action=click&module=moreIn&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer&action=click&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer&contentCollection=Healthoronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds[/url]

Researchers calculated a 1.4 percent likelihood of dying in the city where the pandemic began. Earlier estimates ranged from 2 percent to 3.4 percent.

And that's still going down.

Fuck did I say earlier?

Coronavirus Is Hiding in Plain Sight

For every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests.

Scientists tracking the spread of the coronavirus reported on Monday that, for every confirmed case, there are most likely another five to 10 people in the community with undetected infections. These often-milder cases are, on average, about half as infectious as confirmed ones, but are responsible for nearly 80 percent of new cases, according to the report, which was based on data from China.

What you say is irrelevant, you only need to take a look at the necrology section of journals to see that "the hype is real".

Is there a change in this section during normal flu season? Unnoticeable, it's business as usual.

Is there a change right now? HELL YES. Some journals necrology section went from half a page to FIVE pages in Italy, count'em. Youngest death was 14, there are hundreds of below 40 intubated and fighting for their lives, so it's not only 70+ either.

Anyone who claims this thing is "just a flu" is 100% in denial, period. Go out if you want, ignore the consensus of health experts and grab your chance to win a Darwin Award, but doing so you are almost guaranteed to also commit gross criminal negligence that can lead to death by infecting other people, last time I checked, that's a prison sentence and damn I wish Trump and Trudeau would man up and make it so in the case of COVID19. So please for your fellow citizens sake, don't try to get a Darwin Award ok? Thanks!
 
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