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uhsguy  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Virus At Sea

Frontline devised a medium of presenting information more annoying than video. And yes surprise surprise being on a cruise ship during a pandemic sucks monkey balls.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Turbo Optima Frog Funco 1/10 RC Buggy project

With the FAA rules on drones I wouldn’t want to be caught operating one of these. Basically everything over 250grams is banned form anywhere near an urban area.

uhsguy  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 1, 2020

Had the opposite experience this weekend. Crossed the cascades and not a mask to be found except on the lost tourist and the poor chain store employee. Ain’t no social distancing in Trump counties.

uhsguy  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 1, 2020

Man that’s crazy, you must know some crazy number of people cause all sorts of wacky things seem to happen to people you know.

uhsguy  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Kat returns to the office." Welcome to her COVID hell.

Yeah F this distopian future I’d rather take my chances with covid. Luckily implementation of the above is actually quite difficult and expensive and most companies have shit IT infrastructure. Apple and google might be able to pull this off but everyone else will crash and burn

uhsguy  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Secret Lives of Police Wives — And the Abuse They Suffer in Silence

There was a cop on our street flirting with a gal and I joked to my wife that dating a cop is one step short of being a wife for a “prince” in the Middle East. You surrender all legal protection and you become his property, this just reinforces my point.

uhsguy  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: House Democrats poised to pass DC statehood bill

That’s silly a Republican Senate would never just add 2 democratic seats to it. You would need majority in both houses and a presidential seat to pass this

uhsguy  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Are Some Journalists Afraid of “Moral Clarity”?

I’m surprised the New York Times hasn’t run a opinion piece on bringing back slavery yet. I’m sure it would be good for reader engagement.

uhsguy  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 24, 2020

I didn’t mean to imply it’s Republicans or men. Plenty of women are not doing masks and plenty of democratic voters aren’t doing them either (though I’d argue that people voting for Joe Biden in the primary aren’t exactly liberals). I find that In my in my area it’s mostly older people 50+ that don’t want to wear them and a few young invincibles.

I just saw a post from the toxic waste pool that is next door where a 30yo Karen was screaming about masks and people had to remind here that we aren’t her friends. Clearly she wouldn’t fit the conservative male stereotype.

Some of it probably is just people out for a walk who didn’t plan or remember but you can’t exactly give them 50cent masks with a 2.50$ coffee.

Still my point is that while non mask wearing is not limited to conservatives that group isn’t big into masks in general and they see masks as an infringement on civil rights. That group is also in general pro police. If police start enforcing mask laws these people will also see the police as an oppressive force and join in on the police reform bandwagon which is not something that police unions want.

uhsguy  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 24, 2020

Not gonna happen people who have the blue lives matter bumper stickers are the same people not wearing masks buying ring cameras and complaining on next door.

uhsguy  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unintended Consequence; I'm getting a raise

Great unraveling was on temporary pause till after the 4th of July fireworks. The question is what’s next... I’m assuming some form of stagflation - wages going down prices going up. We’re already seeing 50% cost increases in child care 20-30% in food and I expect other shit to cost more soon. There may be a temporary blip where a bunch of assets show up on the market as people liquidate or go bankrupt but that will clear and new stuff will come with a hefty price increase.

uhsguy  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook Advertisers hit Pause

So you are buying Facebook ads to up your google search rank? How does that work I’m confused.

Also you can’t really get on the first page of google without buying a slot for most commercial search phrases. I usually have to scroll at least once now to get to even the first real result.

uhsguy  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook Advertisers hit Pause

I wonder how effective Facebook advertising really is. Google ads are effective because It cheats and replaces organic search results with ads. I’m searching for a certain product and it will charge the company a buck to save me 2 clicks. But if I see an Ad on Facebook it’s just an ad and I assume it’s for some scammy establishment I’d definitely not actually trying to buy anything and I don’t see how they convert viewers to buyers.

uhsguy  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 infect 80, it seems.

Public policy and science basically can’t coexist on a facts only basis. In order to get action done the severity of the problem is embellished as it goes from scientists to government official. It’s kind of like those dietary studies that you read about on the tabloids. Some minor paper comes out saying that in x decreases heart attacks by a small amount in a study of 30 people and the headlines reads x will help you live forever.

The point being in this pandemic the vast majority of communication about covid is “ends justify means” embellishments. Smart people understand how bad things could get and they overstate the actual facts to get others to act the way they think they should. It’s normal human nature and it occurs everywhere. Problem it’s really hard to back these embellishments out and figure out what the reality is.

uhsguy  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unintended Consequence; I'm getting a raise

For the next week right? After that the 600 gets cut off or is it next 5 weeks?

uhsguy  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: John Berger: The Nature of Mass Demonstrations

The recall elections and referendums are not simple. It requires a real effort to get this stuff done I think 256k signatures + buffer for challenges and you can bet whoever works the effort will be beaten arrested and otherwise harassed but that’s what it takes to get real change.

uhsguy  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 infect 80, it seems.

Who came out saying it was rare https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/06/09/873166418/who-creates-confusion-about-asymptomatic-spread-here-s-what-we-know then they came back and said nah just kidding. Which statement is true? Who knows... This shit is political every bit even maybe more than it is evidence based. It’s like the fed speeches it’s based on truthiness that is intended steer policy making.

If it’s true that asymptotic transmission is rare it would be a bad policy move to publicize that and thereby decrease mask usage and increase transmission. The move here isn’t to give you real truth or data it’s to feed you information that will cause you to behave in a way that policy makers think is the optimal result. That’s not even a bad thing but let’s acknowledge that it’s happening.

uhsguy  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: John Berger: The Nature of Mass Demonstrations

Here in Seattle these protests are just seem to be a the highest form of virtue signaling. Most people protesting in Seattle don’t want a revolution or really any actionable change. If they wanted that they would just put up a ballot initiative that forbids any state or local government authority from negotiation or any contracts with police unions. That would easily get a large set of the issues solved and allow for future resolution of some of the other issues. But I don’t see any real legislative action happening.

uhsguy  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 infect 80, it seems.

I wonder if these people are actually asymptotic or if that’s just a convenient excuse after the fact. I guarantee ever asshole that felt sick had a fever popped an Advil and went to a mass gathering is gonna say they were asymptotic.

Totally not institutional racism and fear of blacks. Absolutely no special treatment for him.

That being said the guy absolutely deserves prison justice because let’s be honest there is probably at least a 50% chance he will be acquitted and a 25% chance he will get his job back.

I love the term "Moral Hazard" because it only applies to poor people. If you are hungry and need food stamps tisk tisk tisk "Moral Hazard" why arent you selling you body or scrubbing my floors. If you just lost half a billion dollars in a real estate casino scheme - well clearly thats not your fault and you need a bailout.

I almost never use the food delivery apps but every time Uber Eats has a coupon, I use it and remind my daughter that 20% + of your meal was brought to you by stupid VC and Saudi money and it would be wrong not to take their stupid money. Maybe im just weird like that. My wife on the other hand wont take her hard eared unemployment bailout dollars because she believes in that shit dispute the fact that we will be paying it back 10x over the next decade.

I don’t get it... the maximum loss the kid could incur is the cost of a bakupcy lawer and 7 years of bad credit. Honest the smart thing to do is to turn 18 and do one of these highly leveraged yolo bets and then immediately go bankrupt if it goes south. Then you would basically be free and clear by the time you moved out of your parents basement or be filthy rich. This is the kinds of bets you want to take in life, high upside, limited downside and a bunch of idiot Robin Hood VC investors eat the loss

uhsguy  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GINSU HELLFIRE

I find it interesting that some of the windows are undamaged and the seats look rather clean I wonder if this thing is almost precise enough to target just front or back row passengers

uhsguy  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GINSU HELLFIRE

I’d say that’s one clean kill. Probably expensive as heck so hope he was worth it

uhsguy  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

There is no second wave because most places never ended the first wave. The only reason you are seeing anything close to a second wave is because newyork wa and some of the other blue areas did a good enough job with quarantine to level off and exponentially growth for a couple months

uhsguy  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bernie Sanders pushes back on idea of abolishing police departments

I don’t think they did a good enough job burning the AFL-CIO down but I appreciate the sentiment. AFL-CIO is marching right there lock step with the proud boys, only difference is that the assholes it that the AFL-CIO is using my union dues again me and someone else is paying the proud boys.

uhsguy  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bernie Sanders pushes back on idea of abolishing police departments

Well part of the problem is overtime. Police should be staffed at levels that require no overtime and then overtime used rarely and available to least senior first. Instead the most expensive police get the most OT because guilds.