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2021-11-28 3:23:43 PM  
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2021-11-28 3:36:10 PM  
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2021-11-28 4:08:12 PM  
Yes, this should be an annual Fark thing now.  With Drew awarding some little Fark squirrel trophy around the time we also vote on the HOTY.
 
2021-11-28 4:24:00 PM  
The first two replies are perfect.
 
2021-11-28 4:32:20 PM  
I don't tweet so just take my word that I predict a celebrity you love will die next year.  That is all, my highly tuned mind is needed at the beer fridge if you'll excuse me.
 
2021-11-28 5:00:48 PM  
A couple of properly placed commas would be appreciated, Nate.  Parenthesis and a comma would work, too.
 
2021-11-28 5:23:51 PM  
Yeah, because nobody else saw this coming
 
2021-11-28 6:04:59 PM  
Pray for Omicron...
 
2021-11-28 7:19:52 PM  
Burn the witch
 
2021-11-28 7:21:37 PM  
Goddamint! I keep telling you people, our brains are quantum computers that can calculate quantum probability and manifest it into a finite outcome! The more you focus on an outcome of future events, the more you influence the universe to manifest it and make it happen! Nate Silver has doomed us all!

/kidding
//While it's obvious that observing/measuring/interacting with a quantum system necessarily changes the properties/finite state of that system (see Heisenberg, etc.), There is absolute no evidence whatsoever that we can literally think our way into changing the future/how the future manifests into reality. Yet.
 
2021-11-28 7:22:36 PM  
the variants have been named after the Greek alphabet. So Silver"predicted" a letter later of the Greek alphabet?

Hasn't the Greek alphabet been known and set for thousands of years?  What exactly is the prediction here?

Is this not on the order of predicting that we will eventually enter a month named February?
 
2021-11-28 7:23:34 PM  

leviosaurus: Yeah, because nobody else saw this coming


Well, of course not. Have you seen how small those viruses are?
 
2021-11-28 7:25:11 PM  
and how many predictions were wrong?

prognostication is only proven right after it happens.
 
2021-11-28 7:25:20 PM  
He inferred a joke. If he were actually good at those kind of things, a lot more people would give two shiats.

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2021-11-28 7:25:24 PM  
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"predicted" a subsequent letter in a preset sequence? wow.
 
2021-11-28 7:25:25 PM  
I'm more concerned with C-19 Omega, man.
 
2021-11-28 7:26:29 PM  

Doc Daneeka: the variants have been named after the Greek alphabet. So Silver"predicted" a letter later of the Greek alphabet?

Hasn't the Greek alphabet been known and set for thousands of years?  What exactly is the prediction here?

Is this not on the order of predicting that we will eventually enter a month named February?


Not if giant meteor has anything to say about it
 
2021-11-28 7:29:34 PM  
I got Twitter blocked on my phone because I can't use it responsibly. I keep wanting to knee cap trumpers and burn churches. So wtf is this about?
 
2021-11-28 7:30:14 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: [Fark user image image 708x404]

"predicted" a subsequent letter in a preset sequence? wow.


Aw, dude, you gotta include the frame with the fly crawling in her eye.

/Aeon Flux, right?
//That's a name I've not heard in a long time
///Long time
 
2021-11-28 7:30:19 PM  
The description of libertarians below is awesome.

House cats. They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don't appreciate or understand.
 
2021-11-28 7:31:36 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: The description of libertarians below is awesome.

House cats. They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don't appreciate or understand.


That's farkin' apt as hell.  Stealin!
 
2021-11-28 7:32:34 PM  

Bob Down: I'm more concerned with C-19 Omega, man.


The sky's alive with turned on television sets
I walk the streets and seek another vision yet
The echo makes me turn to see that last frontier
The edge of time closes down as I disappear

I'm the Omegaman
I'm the Omegaman
I'm the Omegaman
I'm the Omegaman
Always talking to myself
Oh!

- The Police
 
2021-11-28 7:32:38 PM  
I liked this one on the same page...

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2021-11-28 7:32:52 PM  

Doc Daneeka: the variants have been named after the Greek alphabet. So Silver"predicted" a letter later of the Greek alphabet?

Hasn't the Greek alphabet been known and set for thousands of years?  What exactly is the prediction here?

Is this not on the order of predicting that we will eventually enter a month named February?


Sort of, although there was no guarantee we'd get enough named variants to reach Omicron. It's more like predicting it will snow in New York City this winter. It's very likely to happen, but there's a chance it might not.
 
2021-11-28 7:35:57 PM  
poor Nate Silver,has to has himself up on twitter to get attention.
 
2021-11-28 7:36:12 PM  
I paid my astrologist $1300 to guess the names of next year's hurricanes and then it turns out there's already a list!!!
 
2021-11-28 7:38:35 PM  
Better not examine your Galting ways, Galtist. You might discover that the only difference between Atlas Shrugged and LOTR is that one is a fantasy that will never happen ever and the other has more believable things like Wizards and massive eagles.
 
2021-11-28 7:41:23 PM  

Doc Daneeka: the variants have been named after the Greek alphabet. So Silver"predicted" a letter later of the Greek alphabet?

Hasn't the Greek alphabet been known and set for thousands of years?  What exactly is the prediction here?

Is this not on the order of predicting that we will eventually enter a month named February?


But it's Nate Farking Silver, you frothing Malthusian!!!
 
2021-11-28 7:41:42 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: The description of libertarians below is awesome.

House cats. They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don't appreciate or understand.


That's fantastic, a winnar is you! ;)
 
2021-11-28 7:42:47 PM  

mochunk: I got Twitter blocked on my phone because I can't use it responsibly. I keep wanting to knee cap trumpers and burn churches. So wtf is this about?


I predict it's not about Trump so cool your jets.
 
2021-11-28 7:44:43 PM  
What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?
 
2021-11-28 7:46:19 PM  

packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?


We might as well use Chinese since they f*cking gave us COVID.
 
2021-11-28 7:52:03 PM  

Doc Daneeka: the variants have been named after the Greek alphabet. So Silver"predicted" a letter later of the Greek alphabet?

Hasn't the Greek alphabet been known and set for thousands of years?  What exactly is the prediction here?

Is this not on the order of predicting that we will eventually enter a month named February?


It's slightly interesting because we skipped Nu and Xi.
 
2021-11-28 7:54:17 PM  

packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?


Cyrillic, duh.
 
2021-11-28 7:56:07 PM  

valenumr: packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?

Cyrillic, duh.


Cyriously?
 
2021-11-28 7:58:55 PM  

The_Sponge: packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?

We might as well use Chinese since they f*cking gave us COVID.


They don't have an "alphabet"..It's a pictograph based written language...

The virus formerly known as COVID .. (novel symbol)
 
2021-11-28 8:09:34 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I don't tweet so just take my word that I predict a celebrity you love will die next year.  That is all, my highly tuned mind is needed at the beer fridge if you'll excuse me.


I predict that both Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert will be in the news separately for having each said something incredibly stupid, vulgar and untrue.
 
2021-11-28 8:10:07 PM  

Grumpy Cat: valenumr: packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?

Cyrillic, duh.

Cyriously?


Cyruly
 
2021-11-28 8:13:41 PM  
The fact that you have made some correct predictions that you can cherry pick doesn't mean that you actually know anything about anything.
I have accurately predict 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.
Does that mean that my presidential predictions have an 80% probability of being true?
And if you say "yes", could I trouble you to kindly kill yourself?
 
2021-11-28 8:14:12 PM  
Omicron has been confirmed in Canada. Only a month until Christmas. Hopefully this won't fark with Christmas plans. I was really looking forward to visiting my folks.
 
2021-11-28 8:15:32 PM  
Meanwhile from NBC,

https://twitter.com/NBCLA/status/1464731019664412675

Iago, Jafar's parrot, is sarcastically surprised...
Youtube wxlhyX-4qKI


Also, assuming NBC is correct, the fact that the difference in transmission is visible even at this stage means it is not at all an immune escape, so all worst case scenarios are now off the table.
 
2021-11-28 8:24:53 PM  
Wow. We can get extra credit for predicting future letters in a farking alphabet. I had no idea. Well here goes. There will be an tau variant. You heard it here first.
 
2021-11-28 8:28:55 PM  
I guess when your whole job is predicting something you have to come up with some way to pretend you are accurate.
 
2021-11-28 8:32:47 PM  

null: Yes, this should be an annual Fark thing now.  With Drew awarding some little Fark squirrel trophy around the time we also vote on the HOTY.


Making sure Drew sees this.
 
2021-11-28 8:33:42 PM  

Kit Fister: Goddamint! I keep telling you people, our brains are quantum computers that can calculate quantum probability and manifest it into a finite outcome! The more you focus on an outcome of future events, the more you influence the universe to manifest it and make it happen! Nate Silver has doomed us all!

/kidding
//While it's obvious that observing/measuring/interacting with a quantum system necessarily changes the properties/finite state of that system (see Heisenberg, etc.), There is absolute no evidence whatsoever that we can literally think our way into changing the future/how the future manifests into reality. Yet.


If you haven't read Anathem you need to.

\ Fraa Oloro agrees with you.
 
2021-11-28 8:47:32 PM  

jso2897: The fact that you have made some correct predictions that you can cherry pick doesn't mean that you actually know anything about anything.
I have accurately predict 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.
Does that mean that my presidential predictions have an 80% probability of being true?
And if you say "yes", could I trouble you to kindly kill yourself?


He made a joke.

It happened to hit.
 
2021-11-28 8:55:07 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: The_Sponge: packingheat: What actually happens when we run thru the Greek alphabet? Whose alphabet do we use next?

We might as well use Chinese since they f*cking gave us COVID.

They don't have an "alphabet"..It's a pictograph based written language...

The virus formerly known as COVID .. (novel symbol)


True.

Also:

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/Have no idea if it's accurate.
//Still funny, IMHO.
 
2021-11-28 9:03:49 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: jso2897: The fact that you have made some correct predictions that you can cherry pick doesn't mean that you actually know anything about anything.
I have accurately predict 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.
Does that mean that my presidential predictions have an 80% probability of being true?
And if you say "yes", could I trouble you to kindly kill yourself?

He made a joke.

It happened to hit.


Yes. That's true.
And...................what?
 
2021-11-28 9:06:20 PM  

jso2897: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: jso2897: The fact that you have made some correct predictions that you can cherry pick doesn't mean that you actually know anything about anything.
I have accurately predict 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.
Does that mean that my presidential predictions have an 80% probability of being true?
And if you say "yes", could I trouble you to kindly kill yourself?

He made a joke.

It happened to hit.

Yes. That's true.
And...................what?


And Fark posted it because Fark hates you!
 
2021-11-28 9:18:03 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: jso2897: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: jso2897: The fact that you have made some correct predictions that you can cherry pick doesn't mean that you actually know anything about anything.
I have accurately predict 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.
Does that mean that my presidential predictions have an 80% probability of being true?
And if you say "yes", could I trouble you to kindly kill yourself?

He made a joke.

It happened to hit.

Yes. That's true.
And...................what?

And Fark posted it because Fark hates you!


Uh........okay.
 
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