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Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,446
Posted By txprep
you can somewhat test it by seeing if a cellphone...

you can somewhat test it by seeing if a cellphone can get a signal in the locker.

The new keyless entry keyfobs are an interesting test. Put it in a cookie tin and you can still open the car...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,446
Posted By txprep
tough say. The longer the wires, the more current...

tough say. The longer the wires, the more current that is induced. But being off isnt protection, being disconnected will be some protection.

I doubt anyone can say definitively what would happen.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,416
Posted By txprep
Ok here is a paper which summarizes her thought...

Ok here is a paper which summarizes her thought process. She essentially believes the way math is taught and tested is racist. The idea that math education is neutral and then when you are graded...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,416
Posted By txprep
Im a skeptic so I went to the source rather than...

Im a skeptic so I went to the source rather than relying on breitbart. What she actually said was this:



She also said the following statements to defend math as being pure reek of patriarchy....
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By txprep
It is hard to know if they actually have power....

It is hard to know if they actually have power. They are media darlings, just like the media loves/is hollywood. They get media airtime which is how you even know about them, but that doesnt mean...
Forum: Political News and Discussion Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By txprep
immigrants are amazing for the US. If we can get...

immigrants are amazing for the US. If we can get the worlds best and brightest to come here that is good for america. Even the menial laborers who take huge risks to come here have personality traits...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-10-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By txprep
They would tip the balance of the supreme court...

They would tip the balance of the supreme court and definitely go for all guns.

They would go for gun manufacturers by removing liability protection

They would have full free healthcare for...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
you have to remember people are stupid, their...

you have to remember people are stupid, their attention span is short, they have confirmation bias etc. So the messages have to be exceedingly simple. Public health pretty much contains zero nuance...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
Here is one study which supports the point you...

Here is one study which supports the point you are trying to make. the study mainly focuses on whether cloth masks worn by well people protect well people from sick people (they dont).
...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/26/14857 ...

https://www.pnas.org/content/117/26/14857




Universal mask wearing. Most studies to date have been studying whether well people wearing masks are protected, there is some protection. Very few...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
do you have any data that shows that substantial...

do you have any data that shows that substantial spread is through the eyes? There is no doubt that it can happen, but I question whether it happens at any impactful level.
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
You might be a doctor or a medical professional,...

You might be a doctor or a medical professional, but your epidemiology is crap. When I was in my md phd program, my experience was medical students were great at memorizing and pattern matching, but...
Forum: Coronavirus 08-10-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
the hard thing to understand that each...

the hard thing to understand that each individuals probability is actually quite low. Yet everyone is susceptible which means a lot of death if we just let it run its course. That is a fact.
...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 08-03-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By txprep
cheap manual labor and a much higher tolerance...

cheap manual labor and a much higher tolerance for risk than most americans.

Ill take an illegal over a welfare recipient any day.
Forum: Financial Forum 08-03-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,480
Posted By txprep
the chinese are incredibly corrupt. The...

the chinese are incredibly corrupt. The government probably has 1 million corrupt civil servants taking bribes, hiring cronies, diverting money etc.

They may still surpass the US, but to portray...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-01-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By txprep
I have about 80 eth and 2 btc. I originally got...

I have about 80 eth and 2 btc. I originally got into eth at $10. obviously I regret not buying more LOL.

Just got into bitcoin, though a friend tried to get me to mine it when it was 25 cents. I...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-30-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,002
Views: 186,919
Posted By txprep
I have many friends that are ridiculing texas,...

I have many friends that are ridiculing texas, florida etc for opening too fast. At some point they and many others were posting flattening the curve memes non stop. Those memes have stopped and the...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-30-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 287,655
Posted By txprep
some retired friends of mine had all their...

some retired friends of mine had all their brokerage accounts drained. The brokerages were saying it was their fault. It was incredibly hard to litigate because they didnt have any money because it...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 287,655
Posted By txprep
I do own crypto, but agree it is gambling not an...

I do own crypto, but agree it is gambling not an investment. Just like currency trading is gambling not investing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By txprep
asians in the US are more susceptible than...

asians in the US are more susceptible than whites.

asians have a very high prevalence of dry earwax, which somehow correlates for the gene for armpits that dont stink.

One look at the NBA and...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 13,537
Posted By txprep
he has been saying to wear masks all along...

he has been saying to wear masks all along...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-24-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By txprep
america has had social security for almost 100...

america has had social security for almost 100 years now, the US is as strong as ever.

Most of the people want free stuff, not full blown socialism. Democratic socialism seems to be working on...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-24-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,110
Posted By txprep
this is 100% true. Im in tech with a lot of...

this is 100% true. Im in tech with a lot of "woke" liberals. If they know you are conservative they can destroy your business.

Employees will quit and clients could drop you if faced with a...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-24-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,903
Posted By txprep
if things are so bad that the govt had to issue...

if things are so bad that the govt had to issue new currency or something. I can 100% imagine them revaluing mortgages so homeowners get screwed.

If we get into hyper inflation, I would probably...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 18,900
Posted By txprep
You cant fake flooded hospitals. In my area once...

You cant fake flooded hospitals. In my area once we fully opened up ICUs and hospitals were flooded and the death rate spiked. (you can look at excess death numbers if you believe death numbers are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 18,900
Posted By txprep
1) is 1 million people dead from a disease in two...

1) is 1 million people dead from a disease in two years the same as 1 million people dead from a disease over 20 or 100 years? In total numbers yes.

2) ICUs in italy were flooded from covid. Flu...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,986
Posted By txprep
pure socialist/communist? no. But capitalism isnt...

pure socialist/communist? no. But capitalism isnt the key, the key is competition. So a communist country that fosters competition (e.g. china) can actually do reasonably well. Or a capitalist...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 07-21-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,598
Posted By txprep
no. I do disagree with most on here in that...

no.

I do disagree with most on here in that these people dont want to destroy america. They do believe policies like nationalized health care and free movement of labor (globalists) are good...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-19-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19,944
Views: 1,784,920
Posted By txprep
You argument is one I see a lot, I call it...

You argument is one I see a lot, I call it qualification without quantification. The principal you are talking about is correct, but you numbers are completely wrong which invalidates your proposal....
Forum: Coronavirus 07-19-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19,944
Views: 1,784,920
Posted By txprep
yes if you are outside I agree that you dont need...

yes if you are outside I agree that you dont need to wear a mask. At least in texas our mandate is only for inside and for inside where you cant distance by 6 feet.

I think that is reasonable.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19,944
Views: 1,784,920
Posted By txprep
As a society we all adjust to some extent for...

As a society we all adjust to some extent for everyone else. Sometimes it is no big deal, sometimes it sucks, sometimes it really sucks and we resist.

Everyone has to determine where that line is....
Forum: Coronavirus 07-19-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19,944
Views: 1,784,920
Posted By txprep
the tests are also not accurate. I thought the...

the tests are also not accurate. I thought the PCR test would be close to 100%, but it is only 80% accurate at best. Meaning if someone is infected, it will only be positive 80% of the time.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By txprep
it was always legal to carry one, the...

it was always legal to carry one, the constitution made it illegal to make it illegal to carry one.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By txprep
legalized racism existed until the 60s and...

legalized racism existed until the 60s and existed unofficially for a long time after that.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 13,151
Posted By txprep
Seriously can you not understand why the masks...

Seriously can you not understand why the masks work? Even if a mask is only 60% efficient (for the wearer) and 90% to others if enough people are wearing them they stop the virus as a whole. It is...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-17-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 14,046
Posted By txprep
because you dont need 100% compliance or correct...

because you dont need 100% compliance or correct usage for them to work epidemiologically.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-17-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 14,046
Posted By txprep
1) it shows weakness 2) it is harder to...

1) it shows weakness
2) it is harder to communicate
3) they dont have to because everyone around them is getting tested regularly
Forum: Coronavirus 07-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 14,046
Posted By txprep
you can get it via the eyes, but it is low...

you can get it via the eyes, but it is low probability. It is one reason why healthcare workers are wearing face shields.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-17-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 14,046
Posted By txprep
Lots of things can happen in theory, and some of...

Lots of things can happen in theory, and some of them probably do happen at extremely low statistical rates. You are obviously being silly, but most of your questions can be answered by that is not...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 14,046
Posted By txprep
This is texas. So it seems like only if someone...

This is texas. So it seems like only if someone (excluding the perp) has an intent to arouse/gratify.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-16-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 13,151
Posted By txprep
I never thought we would be able to get mask...

I never thought we would be able to get mask compliance. I worry about my own actions and dont let non mask wearers bother me.

I have read plenty of posts on liberal forums where liberals are...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By txprep
you can buy an covid survivor band from this site...

you can buy an covid survivor band from this site

https://covidsurvivorstories.org

My neighbors are wearing them.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By txprep
exactly, the epidemiology is pretty clear that...

exactly, the epidemiology is pretty clear that immunity is definitely generated and it is not just a few months.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-15-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By txprep
antibodies always fade to a low level. Your body...

antibodies always fade to a low level. Your body doesnt produce antibodies to things you are immune to in large numbers.

There is also cell mediated immunity which doesnt use antibodies.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-15-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By txprep
there is a sars vaccine. Because there is no sars...

there is a sars vaccine. Because there is no sars virus in the community it has never been fully challenged. It is safe and it does generate antibodies. The existence of coronavirus vaccines is why...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-14-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By txprep
the data suggests that cloth masks work. It isnt...

the data suggests that cloth masks work. It isnt definitive from one study.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,085
Posted By txprep
the challenge for china is that dictatorships can...

the challenge for china is that dictatorships can be very efficient but they can also implode *very* easily. China also has a tremendous amount of corruption.

The US has corruption but because of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By txprep
apparently oily rags used during renovation...

apparently oily rags used during renovation commonly start fires.
Forum: Coronavirus 07-14-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By txprep
surprisingly when looking for data about masks, I...

surprisingly when looking for data about masks, I found these articles which suggest that masks have an unproven benefit during surgery. There is substantial evidence that masks do slow the spread of...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-14-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By txprep
surgical masks have been proven to work. ...

surgical masks have been proven to work.

This is one study from 2007
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