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Dleg last won the day on February 13

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  1. I'm talking about what you name yourselves. The Japanese already have you beat with the "Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular People (RAUP)" Maybe "Girls Against Genitalia Related Eating and (by the way) Fellatio is not Love it is EXploitation" (GAG REFLEX)
  2. Yes but what would you name your resistance movement?
  3. The Expanse is really good. I only watched Seasons 1 and 2, though. Been planning on re-watching so I can get into Season 3. The building plots and relationships were complicated enough that I feel like I need to watch again, but maybe we can manage with the re-cap episode. It's not boring at all - tons of action. It's just fairly realistic action, which makes it even better.
  4. How about this one? I got one of these several years back when I started grad school, to run through some practice calculus work as a refresher. Seemed pretty cool, but I haven't touched it since then (not even for the actual grad work) https://education.ti.com/en/products/calculators/graphing-calculators/ti-nspire-cx-cas
  5. I'd like to see the studies on that.... Hey let's just get kids high. Weed is the new ritalin?
  6. I couldn't see your picture, but for some reason it displayed as your search term "badly taxidermied lion" and those results are hilarious.
  7. Dleg

    Movie thread

    We watched "Mud" on Amazon Prime last night. I am not sure why I never heard about this movie when it came out in 2013. What an excellent film, and great to watch with a teenager, too. If you haven't heard of it, like me, it stars Matthew McConnaughy (sp?) as a mysterious drifter type that two teenage boys find on an island in the Mississippi river. Sort of a modern Mark Twain-ish, southern tale.
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    Happy Birthday PE-ness!

    @PE-ness have we all forgotten about your February tradition? With all this cold, the world needs to know: How long was your shadow? How much more of winter can we expect??
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    Movie thread

    The last one that really had me laughing was Superbad.
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    Movie thread

    We caught up with Venom and Hunter Killer on Amazon over the weekend. Venom was better than I expected based on the reviews, and actually was pretty entertaining. But it could have been so much better, if they had spent a little more time developing the relationship between Venom and Tom Hardy, which was the best part but just sort of thrown at you to accept without the work that should have gone into it. Hunter Killer was a passable military action flick that my wife loved, but I was rolling my eyes through almost the whole thing, whether it was super wrong tactical details (even I could see that), terrible leadership examples, or just plain extreme hokeyness. But it was still fun.
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    Flu season - who's catching?

    I think it's not a matter of losing immunity over time, but to the virus mutating over time. If I understand it correctly. But those mutations are natural, not caused by the vaccine. I believe some types of flu mutate less and your vaccinations stay "good" for those types, but that i stretching the limits of my engineer's understanding and I may be wrong on that aspect. The CDC page I linked to had an explanation of all of this. But since we're talking anecdotally, I have not had a severe cold or flu since I began getting the yearly vaccinations as a requirement for my job. Seriously - even when literally everyone else in the office has been sick, including this year both in Alaska where I was before and overseas where I moved to. I don't know if it's just me or the vaccine, but I feel like I got sick more often before I began getting these every year.
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    Flu season - who's catching?

    Well see that's the beauty of science. You can prove things. You can't prove things in politics. Now, the science of epidemiology might seem foreign to an engineer, but it is indeed a science, but one that comes with confidence intervals, because biology is a lot less predictable than gravity and electrons. Again, if you read up on the process from the actual people who develop the vaccines (hint, hint, read the CDC web page I originally linked to) you will see that - as I stated in my first response - the flu vaccine can only provide protection against three or four strains of flu at a time. The CDC, working with other health organizations world-wide, uses surveillance data to make their best professional guess as to which three or four strains will be the most prevalent the next year. So yes it is indeed a factor of where you live and which strains are circulating, and no they don't always match up. And for certain types of flu viruses, the vaccine is less effective because mutations occur so rapidly in nature that the actual strain that circulates may not be affected by the vaccine. All of this equals "sometimes the flu vaccine will not prevent a person from getting the flu" but none of it equals "the flu vaccine is not effective".
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    Flu season - who's catching?

    It's all right there in the link, doctor. Including links to each of the several studies they used that back up those numbers. So please go ahead and review and get back to us with what the researchers did wrong. Better yet, talk to your expert friends - it looks like most of the studies were performed in your neck of the woods.