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  1. It rebounded today to almost its starting level,...

    Bitcoin is only down 10% today, which is a cryptocurrency burp. Granted, it is down 50% since its peak.

    I think the harms via the inability to use Bitcoin as currency after the Tesla reversal...
  2. It's not the criminals who are driving up the...

    Do you think they care? If non-criminals who are long Bitcoin think that criminals are driving up the price, then they will be eager for more criminals to get involved.[/QUOTE]

    It's not the...
  3. I recently explained what I was doing and how I...

    I recently explained what I was doing and how I was trying imagine the algorithms that led to all the transfers that somehow work out. The response was "How do you keep an idiot occupied?" My...
  4. WIth the FBI recovering most (all?) of the...

    WIth the FBI recovering most (all?) of the pipeline ransom today the only apparent use for bitcoin appears to be less apparent. Prices have already dropped some and I expect them to drop even more.
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  5. Copper is actually a better conductor than gold. ...

    I think gold was widely used in electronics back in the day. I don't know if gold is still used significantly that way. I remember years ago a company I worked for was getting rid of a Honeywell...
  6. Gold was in many respects the first fiat...

    Gold was in many respects the first fiat currency. A government decided that a worker's time was worth so many grains of gold, and prices were set relative to that. (A soldier's pay is often given as...
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    I would be far more inclined to believe that was...

    I would be far more inclined to believe that was from highly advanced alien (space-type) race with an excellent sense of humor than believe that any sort of "god" that transcends the laws of physic...
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    That's an imaginary number. (credit - Calvin...

    That's an imaginary number. (credit - Calvin and Hobbes)
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    If it makes you feel any better, yesterday...

    If it makes you feel any better, yesterday morning during the bike ride I couldn't remember the first line that Kirk/Picard said in the opening of their respective versions of Star Trek. All I could...
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    paper tiger

    paper tiger
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    drill bit

    drill bit
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    What part of Now published in Science doi:...

    Loren said Brazil. In any case, "thought to be" implies some opinion that is generally held. Your link is a single paper from a preprint server. [/QUOTE]
    What part of Now published in Science doi:...
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    It was the city of Manaus that was thought to...

    The two are not at all comparable. The level of natural immunity is lower, even if we give some wiggle room for likely lower testing rates in Brazil. Brazil has ~5% of the population as confirmed...
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    quickly fades

    quickly fades
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    And I'm about ready to kill my bat-shit crazy...

    And I'm about ready to kill my bat-shit crazy sister's bat-shit crazy daughter. I spoke to my 89 year old mother on the phone an hour ago. I knew that my niece had tested positive a month ago, but...
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    But here she is getting conflicting advise from...

    Getting all advice possible is good but that doesn't mean that all advice is good advice. I've learned a helluva lot from non-professionals over my life, some of it very good and helpful, in one...
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    You say earlier in the thread that the virus...

    You say earlier in the thread that the virus itself was much worse than the first dose, but here say that you couldn't tell if she had the virus in November because she already has bad days anyway....
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    See the CDC excess deaths page...

    Could you define "Covid death", for the purposes of this graph? Does it include everyone who tested positive before dying? What about people on the verge of death, from other causes, but went over...
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    I came on to say the same thing. The flattening...

    I came on to say the same thing. The flattening trend continued today, and worse yet, fatalities are going up the past few days. Maybe this is just a statistical blip, but I don't like what I'm...
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    joint agreement

    joint agreement
  21. The (incorrect) objection that will be raised...

    The (incorrect) objection that will be raised shortly is that 0.333... does not equal 1/3 but only approaches it. For some reason people have difficulty accepting that a convergent infinite series...
  22. That's not a correct interpretation. The 9s are...

    Not really. If a result in a series of calculations is 0.999... you can choose to round up depending on the situation. There are situations where you would not want to round up.[/QUOTE]
    It's 0.9...
  23. A classic algebraic "proof" that 1 = 2 I first...

    Aren't there things like 0.99... = 1.0, but not that specifically, that appear to show contradictions or two unequal numbers equaling each other indicating the math indeed was done wrong? Yes,...
  24. Here we go again. For those who really want to...

    Here we go again. For those who really want to understand, start at 0.999.... Note the proofs going all the way back to Euler. If you still believe that you can show that 0.999... != 1, submit your...
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    Yesterday's tally is up to 500,007 with the...

    No one gives a shit about the dead or the living; petty individual freedoms are worth any amount of suffering.[/QUOTE]

    So sadly true.

    The meter rolled over 9 short of 500,000. Guess we'll have...
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