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05-28-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

So I've read articles about how 'up next'...

So I've read articles about how 'up next' algorithms always lead in polarizing directions, leading people towards more radical extremes on both sides. I wonder if fasebuch/google/etc have considered...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By RubeRad

Dude, there is plenty of oversharing here on Foo,...

Dude, there is plenty of oversharing here on Foo, but this just feels like, 'why are you telling me this?' I guess that means I should just unsub from the thread and hope you get the feedback you...
05-27-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

I think it's pretty certain by now that Russia is...

I think it's pretty certain by now that Russia is actively working to influence american public opinion. They spread pro-Trump propaganda with Trolls in 2016, I wouldn't be surprised if they were...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,225
Posted By RubeRad

Does such a beast exist? Or do you mean such a...

Does such a beast exist? Or do you mean such a big hood that it handles side-by-side electric and gas ranges?

Why would you ever want electric?
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,155
Posted By RubeRad

Interesting. So is 'olek' the name of a chili it...

Interesting. So is 'olek' the name of a chili it is made from, or more like the name of a recipe?
05-26-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

The problem is, there is a large and growing...

The problem is, there is a large and growing segment of the population that distrusts academia and gets excited by obscure theories that paint themselves as the heroic underdog.
05-26-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

That's amazing. Here's the original article from...

That's amazing. Here's the original article from Carnegie Mellon's own website:
https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/nearly-half-twitter-accounts-discussing-%E2%80%98reopening-america%E2%80%99-may-be-bots
Forum: Commuting
05-26-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By RubeRad

hermanchauw, is that just a grub screw in a...

hermanchauw, is that just a grub screw in a standard braze-on, with a bolt and washer as locknuts? Or did you drill&tap your seatstay to screw that in?
05-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,278
Posted By RubeRad

I don't think it is possible to put pedals on...

I don't think it is possible to put pedals on backward since they are reverse-threaded
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,225
Posted By RubeRad

I've seen about coarse salt as an abrasive for...

I've seen about coarse salt as an abrasive for cleaning, but IIRC the Alton Brown recommendation for seasoning (which I always thought confirmed the general consensus) was to wipe with crisco or...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,405
Posted By RubeRad

Certainly you wouldn't want tool up just for one...

Certainly you wouldn't want tool up just for one board. But think of the money you could save on gifts long term, maybe even make some coin by selling them, plus with those tools you can make other...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,155
Posted By RubeRad

thx for the bump, this thread brings back good...

thx for the bump, this thread brings back good memories.

If you like habanero, check out Ainsley Harriot's jerk chicken: ainsley harriot's jerk chicken.

Or I found these jars of diced habanero...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By RubeRad

Actually, I love that I can completely surrender...

Actually, I love that I can completely surrender myself to its decisions, and the output will look good. Once in a while I need it to do something else, and it's a pain to look up how to make it do...
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10,634
Views: 2,209,842
Posted By RubeRad

Assuming each of those socially-distanced pockets...

Assuming each of those socially-distanced pockets is from the same household, what's the dahell? Better to be outside than in
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By RubeRad

I have a friend who is a serious road & mountain...

I have a friend who is a serious road & mountain cyclist. He took a girl on a first date on a tandem bike as a test if she was cool. She was, and they're still married, got kids in middle school now.
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By RubeRad

Is this still going on? I thought she pled guilty...

Is this still going on? I thought she pled guilty a long time ago
Forum: Commuting
05-22-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By RubeRad

I use wellgo MG-1, or maybe it's MG-3, I forget....

I use wellgo MG-1, or maybe it's MG-3, I forget. Pretty big platform, I got them for a little over $20 off ebay
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,266
Posted By RubeRad

Ran across this, https://xkcd.com/1977/ ...

Ran across this,
https://xkcd.com/1977/

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/paperwork.png
Mouseover: Plus, the photo was geotagged, my unlocked password manager was visible on the laptop, AND you could...
Forum: Foo
05-21-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,225
Posted By RubeRad

I bought a cheap ceramic frying pan for like $10...

I bought a cheap ceramic frying pan for like $10 to see what the hype is about, mine is terrible. My wife uses it because she read teflon is dangerous for women, but eggs stick terribly, even with...
05-20-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By RubeRad

thx, but not interested in paper, and not up to...

thx, but not interested in paper, and not up to sewing our own cloth. I'll check the fleabay, probalby find some options there
05-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By RubeRad

lol I don't want to put that on my face

lol I don't want to put that on my face
05-20-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By RubeRad

out of stock

out of stock
05-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 734
Posted By RubeRad

Where'd you get your mask?

So I have a simple white cloth mask that was given out at work, and I use that also going out to the grocery. We have some buffs and bandanas that the rest of the family are using on our rare...
05-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

Here's the original article...

Here's the original article (https://aeon.co/essays/the-intellectual-character-of-conspiracy-theorists), which Cassam expanded to become the little book.
05-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

From p29, the characteristics of Conspiracy...

From p29, the characteristics of Conspiracy Theories are "speculative, contrarian, esoteric, amateurish, and premodern"

A little unpacking of some of those:

"esoteric" p22 "The fact that the...
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,405
Posted By RubeRad

that's lovely needing planer and jointer,...

that's lovely

needing planer and jointer, too much for me, I can't spare the money or the garage space. thx though
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By RubeRad

Aw, I love that guy. Can't think of any...

Aw, I love that guy.

Can't think of any better Fred Willard showcase than Best in Show

Now even more looking forward to Space Force on netflix
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,405
Posted By RubeRad

That sounds cool. What kinds of wood do you use?...

That sounds cool. What kinds of wood do you use? What minimum equipment would one (I) need to try making a butcherblock as a home project? I suppose you need a good planer to make the pieces really...
05-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By RubeRad

yeah? I thought vox was pretty good. What aren't...

yeah? I thought vox was pretty good. What aren't you liking about them?
05-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By RubeRad

Or how about just blood doping? Extract your own...

Or how about just blood doping? Extract your own blood, wait for it to replenish, and then reinject it: boom more red blood cells
05-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By RubeRad

Thx, I didn't read thoroughly enough to notice...

Thx, I didn't read thoroughly enough to notice the dates.
05-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

The Qassim Cassam book I cited above has a useful...

The Qassim Cassam book I cited above has a useful definition of Conspiracy Theory. I will look it up and post it.
05-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, my son read that book, and I read the first...

Yes, my son read that book, and I read the first 10-20 pages before he gave it back to who loaned it to him. What I read was remarkably insightful
05-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

Well like many others, I am not worried for...

Well like many others, I am not worried for myself in terms of being a volunteer, but about others in my life I might affect.

That's an interesting Nature article. (However: sentence 1: "Momentum...
05-19-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By RubeRad

Maybe this altitude/EPO thing is significant, but...

Maybe this altitude/EPO thing is significant, but that summitdaily article is more caveat than substance.

Scientists need to sink their teeth into this and other promising ideas. I'm sure they are.
05-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By RubeRad

porphyria is what caused The Madness of King...

porphyria is what caused The Madness of King George (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110428/)
05-19-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By RubeRad

Here are many links I should have googled and...

Here are many links I should have googled and included in the OP

Many hypotheses: https://www.embopress.org/doi/10.15252/emmm.202012481

Maybe they're just starting late?...
05-19-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By RubeRad

A society that is generally more respectful of...

A society that is generally more respectful of authority, and thorough compliance to social distancing, mask wearing, and probably other things like hand-washing.

The same point could be made...
05-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

I think there are some very good points in the...

I think there are some very good points in the article though; defeating conspiracy theories is much less about attacking with logic, than drawing out with empathy. An attack only drives someone...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By RubeRad

That doesn't mean that symptom-checking is...

That doesn't mean that symptom-checking is pointless, it just means it is not as useful as we'd like
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By RubeRad

I always keep a rectal thermometer on me. I...

I always keep a rectal thermometer on me. I offered to prove my real temperature to the rent-a-temp workers, but somehow they weren't interested
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By RubeRad

I've been hearing that it's common to have...

I've been hearing that it's common to have artificially elevated forehead temp from driving with your windows up and no A/C, even here in SoCal where the mornings are relatively cool (60s)
05-18-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By RubeRad

US population like 300M, Japan population like...

US population like 300M, Japan population like 100M: about 3x. US deaths close to 100,000, Japan deaths under 1,000; over 100x. They must be doing something right!
05-18-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By RubeRad

Here's a Dr from NYC speculating that the covid19...

Here's a Dr from NYC speculating that the covid19 patients he's seeing are looking more like altitude sickness than ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?), and perhaps ventilators are the wrong...
05-18-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

conflict-of-interest aside, who can volunteer...

conflict-of-interest aside, who can volunteer themselves to test the vaccine? I bet tons of young, healthy, single adults who live alone and can easily quarantine themselves for a month would step...
05-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By RubeRad

Conspiracy theory prevention

This is a good (and not too long) article from The Atlantic about how to talk to people who are at risk of coronavirus-based conpiracy theories:
...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By RubeRad

Bike Commuting and covid19 temperature screening

Hey all,

Pursuant to state (or maybe it's county) regulations, my work has instituted mandatory external temperature screening for all employees showing up at work. Most days I can telecommute,...
05-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,091
Posted By RubeRad

I don't get it. The implication is that Ioannidis...

I don't get it. The implication is that Ioannidis is in the pocket of Big Air?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By RubeRad

Or, given that I had never heard of that movie,...

Or, given that I had never heard of that movie, and now I have, YOU are the viral marketer
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By RubeRad

Ah, good job reading between the lines, I bet...

Ah, good job reading between the lines, I bet you're right.

I did notice they're in San Diego, on a street I'm familiar with. I was thinking about going there with the babymaker wife just for a...
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