Out of the Blue

I keep meaning to mention the significance of the Black & White themed logo that popped up here last week. This is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of this god game from Peter Molyneux, Steve Jackson and the rest of Lionhead Studios. It feels like one of those "where does the time go?" moments, as the game was first released on March 30, 2001. As always, hats off to Walter "2" Costinak for creating the original logo, and a thank you to Scott for fixing it to work properly with our current format.

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Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 21:30:
I'll admit I was cautiously concerned about the AZ version of the vaccine. But then today on NPR they compared the risks to some other medical risks, like those associated with taking aspirin or birth control pills. The risk is so low on the AZ vaccine, if it is causing you to not take it -- you should probably not be taking any medications, ever.
If you took birth control pills, you would probably have some complications Mr. Tact.
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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 22:47:

The CDC has issued its highest travel alert level for Canada.

Travel to Canada from the United States is being discouraged by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, saying that even those who are fully vaccinated could be infected and spread COVID-19 variants.
Source

What a different story if CDC hadn't been muffled and hobbled (fear of leaving it in the hands of political dummies, etc) for a whole critical year ...

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The CDC has issued its highest travel alert level for Canada.

Travel to Canada from the United States is being discouraged by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, saying that even those who are fully vaccinated could be infected and spread COVID-19 variants.
Source
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I'll admit I was cautiously concerned about the AZ version of the vaccine. But then today on NPR they compared the risks to some other medical risks, like those associated with taking aspirin or birth control pills. The risk is so low on the AZ vaccine, if it is causing you to not take it -- you should probably not be taking any medications, ever.
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Apr 7, 2021, 21:19
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Would take the AZ vaccine in a second. Any vaccine I can get works for me.

The blood clotting effect chance is like getting hit by lightning or your airplane going down.
If no other vaccine is available, your real life-threatening chances go way up with Covid.

And *that's* what scientist are saying.
Cutter, every so often you spout some weird ones, man

To jdreyer:
Yes, games and food, some media, what else is needed !
Oops, correction. Cristina Kirchner was president 1 time, before, her husband was president.


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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 7, 2021, 16:10
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Apr 7, 2021, 16:10
 
Intentionally ironic lack of perspective?

Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 11:45:
Rolleyes

Guess not then.
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 10:36:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 16:14:
Brazil has become South America’s superspreader event

For weeks, César Salomé, a physician in Lima’s Hospital Mongrut, had followed the chilling reports. A new coronavirus variant, spawned in the Amazon rainforest, had stormed Brazil and driven its health system to the brink of collapse. Now his patients, too, were arriving far sicker, their lungs saturated with disease, and they were dying within days. Even the young and healthy didn’t appear protected.
The new variant, he realized, was here.
“We used to have more time,” Salomé said. “Now, we have patients who come in and in a few days they’ve lost the use of their lungs.”
The P.1 variant, which packs a suite of mutations that make it more transmissible and potentially more dangerous, is no longer just Brazil’s problem. It’s South America’s problem — and the world’s.

Isn't WannaLog from Brazil? I hope he's staying safe.

So kind as always jdreyer !
From Argentina.
Better, for now, but our Peronist government is the zenith of inefficiency, and they aren't getting vaccines.
Their focus since assuming a year ago is dismantling the judicial power so the vicepresident Cristina Kirchner -the real power, president 2 times before- can avoid prison for scandalous corruption.
I've been in bunker mode for a year, fine by me, except for the *boring* prepper food that will last some 6 months more

As long as you've got video games, prepper food, and toilet paper, you've got paradise.
Sorry I misremembered your country.
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Apr 7, 2021, 12:12
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Ignoring the maths and the readie parts. :-facepalm-:

The regulator has consistently said the benefits outweigh the risks as it investigates 44 reports of an extremely rare brain clotting ailment known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) out of 9.2 million people in the European Economic Area who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

A causal link with the vaccine is not proven, but is possible and further analysis is continuing...

many scientists say there is no definitive evidence and it is not clear whether or why AstraZeneca’s vaccine would cause an issue not shared by other vaccines that target a similar part of the coronavirus

In my opinion we can now say it, it is clear that there is an association with the vaccine. However, we still do not know what causes this reaction,” He did not provide evidence to support his comments.
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subx wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 07:21:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 21:30:
Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 20:26:
No one wants it anyway.

I'd take it. The clot risk is like 1 in 100000. Your COVID hospitalization rate is like 1 in 10.
Don't let the overwhelming benefits get in the way of people's lack of perspective.


None of the other vaccines have presented any danger so you can have all the AZ vaccine you want, but I'll pass thanks.

Edit: Oh, there ya go....

Clear link between AstraZeneca and rare blood clots in brain, EMA vaccine chief says

"In my opinion, we can now say it,' said Marco Cavaleri, chair of the vaccine evaluation team at the European Medicines Agency"

Yeah, but what the Hell do a bunch of doctors and scientists know when we have geniuses like subx to tell us what works and what doesn't.
Rolleyes

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Apr 7, 2021, 10:36
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 16:14:
Brazil has become South America’s superspreader event

For weeks, César Salomé, a physician in Lima’s Hospital Mongrut, had followed the chilling reports. A new coronavirus variant, spawned in the Amazon rainforest, had stormed Brazil and driven its health system to the brink of collapse. Now his patients, too, were arriving far sicker, their lungs saturated with disease, and they were dying within days. Even the young and healthy didn’t appear protected.
The new variant, he realized, was here.
“We used to have more time,” Salomé said. “Now, we have patients who come in and in a few days they’ve lost the use of their lungs.”
The P.1 variant, which packs a suite of mutations that make it more transmissible and potentially more dangerous, is no longer just Brazil’s problem. It’s South America’s problem — and the world’s.

Isn't WannaLog from Brazil? I hope he's staying safe.

So kind as always jdreyer !
From Argentina.
Better, for now, but our Peronist government is the zenith of inefficiency, and they aren't getting vaccines.
Their focus since assuming a year ago is dismantling the judicial power so the vicepresident Cristina Kirchner -the real power, president 2 times before- can avoid prison for scandalous corruption.
I've been in bunker mode for a year, fine by me, except for the *boring* prepper food that will last some 6 months more
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It is becoming clear my local county health office "is having problems." Other counties in the state have started vaccination sites but not ours. Not sure if our county got shorted on doses or if something more serious is wrong.
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 21:30:
Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 20:26:
No one wants it anyway.

I'd take it. The clot risk is like 1 in 100000. Your COVID hospitalization rate is like 1 in 10.
Don't let the overwhelming benefits get in the way of people's lack of perspective.
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Apr 6, 2021, 23:37
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Went to a Walmart here in Austin and it was like looking for toilet paper during lockdown.
I told one of the young gals there, I 'know' this is a dumb question, but ...!
Why are your shelves so bare, at least 30% to 40% empty?
She said, 3 reasons.
1. We are still trying to recover from Easter.
2. Everyone just got their stimulus checks.
3. Austin is a big multi college town.

Oh well, time to log into Amazon then.

Really looking forward to Kung Fu, but hate weekly shows and cw.

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‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably.
Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
Ain't no tweetin, in jail jammies!
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Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 20:26:
The AZ vaccine is only approved for people 55-64 here, and 55-60 in Europe I believe. No one wants it anyway.


I'd take it. The clot risk is like 1 in 100000. Your COVID hospitalization rate is like 1 in 10.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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The AZ vaccine is only approved for people 55-64 here, and 55-60 in Europe I believe. No one wants it anyway.
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 15:27:
Sugary beverages consumed in childhood can lead to memory loss later: Study

I drank five or six cans of 7-Up per day as a kid, and my memory is A-okay.

it did say may on a side not it probly not the sugar then as well if its a sugary beverage and not sugary candies and sugar in your cereal soo the title sugar is like super clickbait
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 15:27:
Sugary beverages consumed in childhood can lead to memory loss later: Study

I drank five or six cans of 7-Up per day as a kid, and my memory is A-okay.

You're like, "I couldn't think as slow as you if I tried.*"

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Zangief the Gray
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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 18:29:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 18:22:

No worries, brah. America's gonna hook you guys up.
We got 300 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine they can have for free.

IIRC it's approved in Canada and Mexico, but not in the US. So, yeah, we should be giving those away.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 18:22:

No worries, brah. America's gonna hook you guys up.
We got 300 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine they can have for free.
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