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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1450 on: October 30, 2023, 09:47:46 AM »
French, was once the "lingua franca" how'd that work out in the 21st century, other than for ordering off the menu de jour at Le Café de la Paix?

don't rely on the status quo, cuz it changes like the weather
rely on your own knowledge and skill set, which requires LEARNING, which is something you should EMBRACE and not fear...
quick thinking and command of multiple languages is a potential life saving skill set when you're travelin in much of the world
and this gives you the ability to go to places tourists NEVER go to, and THESE are the places that you can make incredible discoveries and profit$

but not everyone will need this, most travelers are dilettants without any real commitment to a purpose, so they don't need to invest the time and resources for this
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1451 on: October 30, 2023, 11:26:04 AM »
 Learning python and C++ will probably be more profitable than learning Ukrainian or Russian for most people.
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Programming Languages
« Reply #1452 on: October 30, 2023, 05:15:34 PM »
Learning python and C++ will probably be more profitable than learning Ukrainian or Russian for most people.

Exactly correct.
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1453 on: November 01, 2023, 01:16:05 PM »
Learning python and C++ will probably be more profitable than learning Ukrainian or Russian for most people.

Naw man, Fortran and COBOL is where it's at! Maybe a splash of PASCAL.

Probably SQL and babysitting databases is about the the coushiest high paying job on the planet. Everything is in a database. Everything. Talk about job security.
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1454 on: November 01, 2023, 02:18:48 PM »
if I were a young engineering student TODAY, instead of being a retired one, i'd have some DEEP concerns about the AI programs, such as chatgpt4 that are being used to create "AI Coders", not to mention all the other white collar jobs that may be effected by this new type of  AI

the traditional approach of combining education plus experience to develop commercial "skill sets" that you can use to find employment, will be impacted by this, possibly it will completely invalidate it, I think at most, you're lookin at about 10 years for this to happen

this is why I tell my children, do not rely on the existing employment model for your future
instead, rely on skill sets that are "physical" and individual, a simple example being auto and appliance repair

oh, and the best choice of all, being a criminal...
example, whatever the government prohibits, find a way to make and sell it and avoid detection

the big AI Large Language Models will have "guard rails" to prohibit criminal use
leaving an area of opportunity for humans

i've worked on "both sides of the fence"
crime definitely PAYS!!!

note:
see for yourself the power of AI Coding Today below
http://towardsdatascience.com/from-punch-cards-to-chatgpt-42c2a09ac01a

wanna play around with some of the low end LLMs?
try this
http://chat.lmsys.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=gamma&utm_campaign=-lmsys-2023

knowing how to distill alchohol or convert CBD to THC will be a much more profitable skill set than seeking employment as a "developer"


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Muslims to boycott Jewish items
« Reply #1455 on: November 01, 2023, 08:03:27 PM »
A Jewish Boycott

A short time ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything  and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:

"Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

"A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.

Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.

If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.

Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.

Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.

Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick" reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

"Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.

They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.

"Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.

Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.

"In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott."

Oh, and by the way, don't call for a doctor on your cell phone because the cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1456 on: November 01, 2023, 08:17:27 PM »
Since Judaism is about 2000 years older than Islam, does that mean Muslims must boycott kosher food and only eat halal foods that are not kosher? 

I hope they are hungry for horsemeat and shellfish.

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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1457 on: November 02, 2023, 06:15:05 AM »
you left out a buncha jews
for example, Waldemar Mordecai Haffkine (1860 - 1930), a Jewish bacteriologist, was born in Odesa
see http://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21122347/

and don't forget the guy who trolls the repugnant republican Trump voters on RWD is a half-Jew!!!

arabs without oil money are a buncha goat herders cooking dinner over a camel dung fire, and when the oil's gone they'll revert to that once more...
there's a sect of wahabism (sp?) that believes the use of ANY medical procedures invented after the time of Mohammed is immoral to use
deep philosophical thinkers they are(n't) the only thing they read is the Q'uran
just religious zealots with AKs and rockets
who are easy puppets to manipulate (easier than Russians) by their Iranian puppet masters and their Russian allies
this war is to block the Abraham accords, so as to not isolate Iran from the rest of the arab world
it's a war of propaganda, "look! Israeli war crimes"
at the moment Israel doesn't give 2 phuques about public opinion
so all the public agitation about it is for local consumption

if I were in charge, I'd get flame thrower tanks and a couple of battalions of soldiers with flame throwers and start on one side of Gaza and go all the way to the other
but eventually Israel is gonna have to take down Iran's nuke program, USA has no balls for this and sought appeasement, how'd that work out?
there is no diplomatic solution to the mideast, only a military one

look how weak the Russian military is today, compared to WW!!
USA is in the same position

israel needs to be completely self reliant
and needs to go after Hamas's money
see this
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/far-from-war-in-gaza-hamas-chief-oversees-vast-financial-network/ar-AA1jg5oa

on the eve of the Oct 7 attack, Hamas mysteriously received 100 million USD$, some of it from Russia
was that the payoff for the attack to their chief?


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Ireland’s Tax-Cutting Success Story
« Reply #1458 on: November 02, 2023, 09:31:01 AM »
Ireland’s Tax-Cutting Success Story
It slashed its levy on corporations and became a magnet for business and jobs.

By Stephen Moore and Steve Forbes  Nov. 1, 2023 6:19 pm ET

European Union officials and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are pushing for a global minimum corporate tax, and no wonder. High-tax countries are getting bled to death, while low-tax ones experience stunning growth.

Ireland, whose economy grew by 12.5% last year—faster than any other European nation—is one of the greatest tax-cutting success stories of modern times. The Journal recently reported that Ireland is “swimming in money.” It’s a vivid example of the Laffer Curve, which shows that lower tax rates can result in faster growth and higher revenue.

In the 1990s, Ireland had a dismal welfare-state economy. Between 1971 and 1991, its national debt as a share of gross domestic product rose from 40% to 95%, and its unemployment rate topped out just shy of 18% in 1987. But in 1995, Dublin implemented a controversial about-face economic plan. The country replaced its 40% corporate tax rate with a 12.5% rate, phased in over about a decade. Ireland became a magnet for new business and capital investment.

It worked. Even the most optimistic architects of this low flat rate couldn’t have imagined the economic recovery it would launch. The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland reports that the number of U.S. multinational companies operating in Ireland now stands at about 950, with 209,000 employees. Only five million people live in Ireland. This is the equivalent of a U.S. policy creating 10 million jobs.

Ireland is an industrialized country with one of the world’s largest budget surpluses, thanks to new tax revenue, especially from big tech and pharmaceutical companies domiciled in Dublin. The mystery is why other nations haven’t imitated the Irish. The left has ridiculed international tax competition as a “race to the bottom,” even as Ireland has raced straight to the top.

The Biden administration—which has proposed raising the U.S. corporate tax rate from 21% to between 25% and 30%, as well as higher tax rates on capital gains and dividends—doesn’t get this at all. These are self-defeating policies that the Irish rejected, to their great benefit.

Mr. Moore is an economist with the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Forbes is chairman and editor of Forbes Media and co-author of the book “Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It.” They are co-founders of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity.
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1459 on: November 02, 2023, 10:17:45 AM »
ireland's personal tax rate is 20% and 40%, higher than the USA
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money-and-tax/tax/income-tax/how-your-tax-is-calculated/
and don't forget Ireland has a 20% VAT also higher than usa's sales tax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporation_tax_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland
U.S.–controlled multinationals, either legally based in the U.S. or legally based in Ireland (e.g. tax inversions), dominate Ireland's economy.  In January 2018, Eurostat used 2015 data to show the gross operating surplus of foreign companies in Ireland was almost exclusively from U.S. companies, with the UK was a distant second, and little other foreign firm activity.

so the purpose of this low tax was to encourage foreign countries (mainly the usa) to relocate corporations there to hire Irish workers
and NOT for existing domestic irish corporations
that's not the situation in the USA, hence we don't need to follow ireland
cuz the only foreign corps we'd get would be Chinese lookin to steal our IP and water

anyway, glad I was able to clear that up for you

also, a great number of large US corporations already pay ZERO taxes like Donald Trump did thanks to tax lobyy loopholes
http://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/how-companies-like-amazon-nike-and-fedex-avoid-paying-federal-taxes-.html


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Free Meals on Veterans Day in USA
« Reply #1460 on: November 10, 2023, 01:52:24 PM »
Veterans, remember your chance to get free food and other items tomorrow November 11, 2023.

Available items can be found here:

http://www.military.com/veterans-day/restaurants-veterans-day-military-discounts.html
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Stop Aid to Ukraine so USA Military Men and Women can actively start fighting.
« Reply #1461 on: November 16, 2023, 11:25:19 AM »
Stop Aid to Ukraine so USA Military Men and Women (and allies) can actively start fighting.

The sooner Russia can take over Ukraine, the sooner they can move against NATO countries.

This, in turn, will allow USA Military Men and Women (and allies) to actively start fighting rather than just training with boring war games, etc.

Most are not even aware that Putin's goal is not just to take over Ukraine, but to re-establish the the Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) with the new name of Russian Empire and to expand it to include other countries that were controlled by the Soviet Union (Albania, Bulgaria, Czech, Slovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania).

And most are unaware that Putin's death or loss of office will not change this goal as the vast majority of the Russian people fully support this goal.

Prime Minister Chamberlain of UK proudly proclaimed in September 1938 . . . we have agreed to let Hitler take over the Sudetenland (a geographical area of Czechoslovakia which had a large population of German speakers).  That is all he wants and we will have peace in our time.  Within a year Germany waged war on Poland followed by Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, France, UK, et al.

However Russia won't follow this path, if we just let them have Ukraine, because they are more trustworthy than 1930s Germans.

And the rules about consequences of giving in to bullies no longer applies.

But, if they do move past Ukraine, USA Men and Women (and allies) can actively start fighting rather than just waiting around.

Then USA and allies can expend more than just paper money.

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The West has failed to recognize that Mr. Putin’s 2007 speech at the Munich Security Conference amounted to a declaration of war on the West. What happened in Georgia in 2008, Ukraine in 2014, Syria in 2015 and Ukraine again in 2022 has been a series of kinetic campaigns in that war.

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/not-just-ukraine-putin-wants-to-remake-the-world/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/22/putin-speech-russia-empire-threat-ukraine-moscow

http://www.cnn.com/2022/06/10/europe/russia-putin-empire-restoration-endgame-intl-cmd/index.html


   
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Good info re origins of current conflict in Israel
« Reply #1462 on: November 16, 2023, 07:51:56 PM »
Very, very informative for those, like me, who are mystified about what is going on and why.
Important take-away . . . it was/is arab/muslim countries outside the area that caused the problems just as much as Hamas is doing now.

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PROXY WARS FROM SPARTA TO UKRAINE
« Reply #1463 on: November 18, 2023, 09:12:54 PM »
This is probably pretty deep reading for some here, so sorry for that.
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PROXY WARS FROM SPARTA TO UKRAINE
Wall Street Journal interview November 18, 2023

Paul Rahe is one of the world’s top scholars of ancient military history.  When we meet, he wants
to talk about war in the present tense: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Hamas pogrom in Israel and China’s covetous eye on Taiwan.

He likens Vladimir Putin’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine to Athens’s attempt to conquer
Sicily from 415-13 B.C. And he says it is great sense for the U.S. to back Ukraine as it was for the Spartans to help Sicily—which is to say, it’s a no-brainer.

For Mr. Rahe, antiquity isn’t merely academic. Embedded within it are truths that can help us
sidestep present-day minefields and steer us toward common sense and smart strategy. These
are qualities he finds in short supply on America’s “isolationist right,” in whose ranks he includes Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy.

Mr. Rahe believes that the Athenian and Russian invasions, 2,436 years apart, were both acts of
“madness” and “greedy overreach” as well as expressions of  “an erotic desire for grandeur.” The aggressors not only scorned the resolve of their targets—the Syracusans of Sicily and the Russians of Ukrainians, respectively—but also overestimated their own “capacities and chances of success.”

For the Athenian leaders, the allure of Sicily was so great that they ignored “logistical difficulties of waging war on an island 800 nautical miles away.” Mr. Putin “didn’t ever ask himself what could go wrong.”  Mr. Rahe would like current U.S. leaders them to learn to appreciate the strategic utility of proxy wars.  “Why can’t they see that the United States is fighting just such a war against Russia in Ukraine?” he says. “And they’re fighting it on the cheap. It’s just like Sparta used the Sicilians as proxies to cripple the old enemy Athens by 413 B.C.”  Proxy wars are a great bargain because they can cost so little.

Hamas’s invasion of Israel says Mr. Rahe, “ is also a proxy war. Who trained them? Who planned it? Who funds Hamas?  The Iranians. What does it cost the Iranians, a little bit of money?”  How many Iranian soldiers died?  “Probably next to none. They’re doing it cut-price, and they gain an enormous amount because they’ve got the entire Arab world up in arms over this.”  From an Iranian perspective, he says, “it’s brilliant. There was an alliance forming between Israel and the Sunni Arab states against Iran. That alliance is now in question, not because the Arab leaders have any sympathy for Hamas at all, but because of the Arab Street.”

History repeats itself: “There’s nothing known to grand strategists today that Thucydides hadn’t already worked out.” The first great historian, Thucydides would have grasped right away why the U.S. backs Ukraine with political support and military equipment. But Mr. Rahe thinks he’d have wondered why the support isn’t full-bore. When your rival “gets enmeshed in a war with another power, shouldn’t you provide that other power with all the means to bleed your rival?”

Proxy wars are the result of a politico-military impasse, Mr. Rahe says. History “is no stranger to enduring strategic rivalries in which neither power can deliver a knock-out blow to the other.” Athens and Sparta are the first significant example. Rome and Carthage were exquisitely stalemated a short while later, as were England and France in the 18th century and the U.S. and the Soviet Union for nearly half a century after World War II.  That last conflict has resurfaced as the West grapples with Mr. Putin’s revanchist Russia.  The competition with China for global supremacy guarantees a strategic stalemate for the ages, unless there’s a conflagration over Taiwan.

Stalemate doesn’t mean paralysis, Mr. Rahe makes clear. “So, what do you do in situations like
that? You can bleed your opponent if they foolishly, or out of necessity, get into a war with a third power—even a small power—in circumstances where you can supply that power with what they need to fight.” That doesn’t have to be done covertly—as in Ukraine, “it’s usually apparent.”

Sparta’s intervention in Sicily was remarkable. It took the form of a single general, Gylippus, who was smuggled into Sicily in 414 B.C.  “Within a week of arriving,” Mr. Rahe, says, Gylippus “stiffened Sicilian resolve with his generalship to such an extent that he turned the tide of the war decisively against Athens.”  Rarely in history “has a power gained so much at so little cost through the efforts of a single man.”

Cut to Ukraine. The U.S. has stiffened Ukrainian resolve with a supply of advanced weaponry that has hit the Russian army hard. European countries have joined the effort, “some more enthusiastically than others, even as it should be acknowledged that our own supply of weapons has been unimpressive.”

Yet he thinks U.S. politicians, even those who support Ukraine, have been too risk-averse. “Are there dangers in a proxy war?” he says. “Yes, sure, you can get drawn into it and then your people begin to die.” Asked for an example, he says: “The American Revolution. It was a proxy war of the French, the Dutch and the Spanish. They wanted to knock the Brits down.”  But the French “got drawn in. At the Battle of Yorktown there were more French than American troops.” The American Revolution “was a great victory for France.  But there was a price to pay.  The French Revolution,” which was brought on in part by the fiscal ruin that resulted from overreach in projecting power.

“Some people argue that we’ve got the same problem now in the U.S.,” Mr. Rahe says, “and that the price of our bleeding Russia may be a breakdown of our economic system. I don’t happen to agree with them.”  The Cold War was a series of proxy wars, starting with Korea and Vietnam, where “the Chinese began but the Russians had more resources. It was very effective, and did us enormous damage. The American army was a mess after Vietnam.” The U.S. was able to “re-
turn the favor in Afghanistan, and that, arguably, brought down the Soviet regime.” Losing Afghanistan “was particularly humiliating because of the ideological commitments of the Soviet Union. Communism can never fail. It can never withdraw. Once a country is socialist, it’s socialist forever.”  Withdrawal from Afghanistan was “unthinkable,” but “they ended up having to do it.”

Is President Biden a modern-day Gylippus in his defense of Ukraine? The question makes Mr. Rahe laugh out loud. “It’s hard to think of him in those terms,” he says. “If anything, it is Volodymyr Zelensky.” The Ukrainian president famously refused a U.S. offer to evacuate him from Kyiv, saying, “I need ammunition, not a ride.”  That “put Biden in an impossible position. After the withdrawal from Afghanistan, he couldn’t be humiliated by a brave Ukrainian patriot wanting to defend his country and asking for help. Zelensky drove Biden.”

Mr. Rahe regrets that the West is fighting a “half-hearted” proxy war in Ukraine, but he says it’s
better than not fighting at all. He also cautions against arguments that the Ukraine crisis is the West’s fault and that aiding Ukraine has driven Russia into China’s arms. Russia “was already solidly aligned with China,” Mr. Rahe says. He contends that such arguments  “ignore Russian political culture, and ignore the fact that it will never be ‘saturated’ ”—a term Otto von Bismarck coined to describe a country that feels it has enough territory and therefore enough swagger.

Is the war in Ukraine also a proxy war for Beijing? “Well, you could argue, if you looked at it
from a Chinese perspective, that getting the Americans to expend resources in Ukraine strengthens China.” But Mr. Rahe thinks that would be counterproductive for the Chinese, inasmuch as it has galvanized Japan. “The Japanese response to the Ukraine war is to double its military budget,” he says. The Japanese have recognized “that wars have not been abolished and that we’ve gone through a 30-year period of delusion since the end of the Cold War.” Japan could acquire nuclear weapons and “will go nuclear if China moves on Taiwan.” The southernmost islands of Japan, he points out, are “closer to Taiwan than the Chinese ports are. Furthermore, the Japanese are also psychologically close to Taiwan.”

Mr. Rahe has a message to Republicans like Messrs. Trump and Ramaswamy:
“Listen to the Europeans. Listen to the Estonians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Poles, Czechs and Romanians.  Listen to the Swedes and the Finns. They think this is highly significant.” If Russia isn’t stopped in Ukraine, it may advance farther, drawing the U.S. in through its obligations under the NATO treaty. And “all the talk about the money we’re sending over, that’s cheap rhetoric. We’re not sending very much at all, in terms of our overall budget.”

As for Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Rahe thinks he’d “sober up in office.” He will see that “the first function of government is national defense, and that America’s longstanding policy is that if there’s going to be fighting, we don’t want it here. We want it over there. America’s defense perimeter? We want it way out there.” A proxy war in Eastern Europe is better than a war in
North America. It’s time for us to think like Spartans.
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« Reply #1464 on: November 21, 2023, 09:12:08 AM »
Just as week of Thanksgiving break at university started, wife decided to start Covid on the first day (last Saturday).

We were planning a week of solid work on renovating our second house here in the city.
Now she has an excuse.

All this surprising as we both got 4th covid vaccine 5 weeks ago.
No vaccine is ever 100% effective, but newstories indicate less severe Covid for those vaccinated.

Also surprising since she has lasted several years without getting Covid despite teaching classes with several infected students present in each class (before they were detected).

Anyway she is not in terrible shape, but not feeling great.

If and when (most likely) I catch it . . . it will probably be a different situation as I am in highest risk group based on multiple factors.

No need to isolate from her as she was spreading it toward me on days leading up to Saturday when we didn't know she was infected.
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Now I have Covid
« Reply #1465 on: November 24, 2023, 01:46:03 PM »
I tested positive for Covid today.
This despite multiple Covid vaccines, the most recent being the super-duper lastest formulation in October.
But, if all goes according to news reports, I will only suffer mildly for a week or so and not die of this.
Today was my first test, although I started not feeling well 2 + days ago.  Thought it was just seasonal allergies.
Wife tested positive a week or so ago and is slowly feeling better, but still not well.

Info says a person usually displays symptoms 5-6 days after contact with someone who is positive.
But catch is, the other persons don't know they have Covid at that earlier contact time.

Wife just heard today that another of our Ukrainian friends here was just diagnosed today.  He was at a medical research conference last week.  His two parents are living with them, and they are in high risk category for multiple factors.

Another local friend thinks infection for her occured at dental cleaning visit.
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Re: Four Year Wonders Got Married: Ochka and ML
« Reply #1466 on: November 24, 2023, 05:21:24 PM »
 I hope your wife and you have a speedy and full recovery.
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Next year ALL illegal immigrants in California will be eligible for Medicaid
« Reply #1467 on: November 29, 2023, 12:04:34 PM »
Next year all illegal immigrants in California will be eligible for Medicaid.

Currently such coverage goes to illegal immigrants under the ages of 26 and over 50.
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Very interesting view inside the mind of Elon Musk
« Reply #1468 on: November 30, 2023, 08:11:50 PM »
A super interesting, just happened, interview with Elon Musk.
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Florida State - - - ouch !!
« Reply #1469 on: December 03, 2023, 01:19:52 PM »
But I think they got it right.

With the players who can play . . . Florida State could not put on a good game against any of the 4 chosen.

And their schedule was not as tough.
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Ukrainian sniper sets new world record by killing Russian officer 2.5 miles away
« Reply #1470 on: December 05, 2023, 11:56:52 AM »
Ukrainian sniper sets new world record by killing Russian officer 2.5 miles away.
http://www.wsj.com/world/europe/ukrainian-sniper-breaks-cover-to-claim-world-record-hit-of-more-than-2-miles-2b1c820e

Vyacheslav Kovalskiy’s 12,468-foot shot Nov. 18 traveled further than the length of two Brooklyn Bridges in about 9 seconds to kill the enemy soldier, according to footage of the incident reviewed by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

The sniper was given the go-ahead after his colleague used a laser to measure the distance and specialist software and meteorological data to calculate the effects of the wind, humidity, temperature and even the curvature of the Earth. The wind was projected to alter the trajectory of the bullet by about 200 feet.

After a test shot 1,000 feet to the side of the target revealed that they had gotten the wind speed wrong, Kovalskiy reset, reloaded and fired his bullet — half a foot long at 6.2 inches — at a speed of 960 mph.“You have to [shoot] immediately because the wind changes constantly,” Kovalskiy explained to the outlet.  

This time his aim was on target, breaking the old record for a kill shot by more than 850 feet.

But before it was even confirmed in the field that he had hit his target, Kovalskiy said, he was already packing up his rifle, a Ukraine-made Volodar Obriyu, which translates to “Horizon’s Lord.”

Kovalskiy has already won long-distance shooting competitions in Europe and North America.

US ballistics expert Brad Millard told the paper that the 9-second timing of the shot’s trajectory in the video was accurate.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12770127/Ukrainian-sniper-claims-new-world-record-picking-Russian-soldier-2-36-miles-away-using-Lord-Horizon-gun.html
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/video-ukrainian-sniper-breaks-world-record-after-killing-russian-soldier-from-3-8-km-away-4591145

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Re: Florida State - - - ouch !!
« Reply #1471 on: December 05, 2023, 08:22:56 PM »
But I think they got it right.

With the players who can play . . . Florida State could not put on a good game against any of the 4 chosen.

And their schedule was not as tough.

No, FSU doesn't belong but I would replace Texas with Georgia. I know Texas beat Alabama at one point but I don't think they would now and I believe Georgia is still a top 4 team.
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Blues Fairy
« Reply #1472 on: December 13, 2023, 09:32:21 PM »
Blues Fairy used to post here.

I remember she posted once that men would honk horns at her even as she was pushing baby carriage.

With that body . . . I wonder why !!
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« Reply #1473 on: December 31, 2023, 10:23:20 AM »
Thanks for keeping the light on with snippets of your happy marriage. 

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Ever wonder how the mess in the Middle East got started ?
« Reply #1474 on: December 31, 2023, 06:28:17 PM »
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