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2021-11-30 12:58:45 PM  
This was an informative article, at home we were wondering how they got from delta to omicron
 
2021-11-30 1:14:51 PM  
Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?
 
2021-11-30 1:55:07 PM  

Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?


Yet over 1 billion people seem to have a good handle on it.
 
2021-11-30 1:55:21 PM  
Only 8 to go . . . 

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2021-11-30 1:55:23 PM  
... and in doing that we see their loyalties.
 
2021-11-30 1:55:38 PM  
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Soon ...
 
2021-11-30 1:56:06 PM  
NOAA stopped using Greek letters for hurricanes this year because we're too stupid to understand them.

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/980463​8​26/the-2021-hurricane-season-wont-use-​greek-letters-for-storms
 
2021-11-30 1:57:21 PM  
 
2021-11-30 1:57:25 PM  
IDK, but shiat's gonna get weird when we get to Omega
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2021-11-30 1:58:14 PM  

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Soon ...


Dagnummit...
 
2021-11-30 1:59:36 PM  

Atomic Jonb: Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?

Yet over 1 billion people seem to have a good handle on it.


But the Chinese don't pronounce Xi the same way the Greeks do.
 
2021-11-30 2:00:09 PM  
Also good job Subby.
 
2021-11-30 2:00:15 PM  
"And if even newer variants emerge, there are nine more letters in the Greek alphabet. The next one is Pi."

Odds on skipping Pi as well?
 
2021-11-30 2:00:36 PM  

TommyDeuce: Only 8 to go . . . 

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I would love my COVID Gangnam style
 
2021-11-30 2:00:58 PM  

Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?


Nu's on first?
 
2021-11-30 2:03:21 PM  
"And WHO best practices for naming new diseases suggest 'avoiding causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.' "

Some other article I read about it said it was something they adopted in 2015, so it does kind of align with the wokness run amok time frame, I'm willing to believe it is based on that and not because of China.
 
2021-11-30 2:03:51 PM  
this is a nice sentiment and all
"'avoiding causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.'

but mechanically will be an impossible game rule to really adhear to. teh in reality outcome is, you are just picking and chosoeing who you don't care about offending and who you do.

becasue
cultures come into existcne on their own spontainiously, culture is an emergant property that you cannot contorl in this way to prevent a new culture from comming into existence that you now also need to not offend.

mechancilly in reality this createas a situuaiot that you can reach a positon of no more progress, becasue it is possible for there ot be a culture that you will offend no mater what you do, even choosing not to do a thing is a choice you make that can offend some culture's sense of right.


That rule is miposible, that rule is not reasonable to act like is a rule you follow. Good spirit of intent to have, but relaity is reality and to ignore it is to invte problmes.

Keep saying that is the urle, while you still have to take actions in the world, and it wil eventually become clear, that's not a fooking rule at all, you just pick and choose who matters ot you and who does not.
 
2021-11-30 2:04:14 PM  

beezeltown: IDK, but shiat's gonna get weird when we get to Omega
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The Edgar Winter Band?
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2021-11-30 2:04:16 PM  

nytmare: "And if even newer variants emerge, there are nine more letters in the Greek alphabet. The next one is Pi."

Odds on skipping Pi as well?


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"Never skip the pie!"
 
2021-11-30 2:07:12 PM  
Every variant is the Xi variant, it's his country's failings in public policy that leads to these outbreaks in the first place
 
2021-11-30 2:10:35 PM  
Why not ask people if something is offensive to them, rather than assuming it is?
 
2021-11-30 2:10:48 PM  
China is doing everything right in regards to Covid-19.

With a population of over 1.4 Billion people, China has had less than 5,000 Covid-19 deaths.

The rest of the world should take notice and model their Covid-19 responses after China's.
 
2021-11-30 2:12:53 PM  
Yeah, nobody cares about the Omish.
 
2021-11-30 2:14:05 PM  

rfenster: China is doing everything right in regards to Covid-19.

With a population of over 1.4 Billion people, China has had less than 5,000 Covid-19 deaths.

The rest of the world should take notice and model their Covid-19 responses after China's.


Wrong.

They have engineered covid to start raising the dead. Even ones who didn't die of Covid. So the number is going negative as we speak.
 
2021-11-30 2:14:56 PM  

rfenster: With a population of over 1.4 Billion people, China has had less than 5,000 Covid-19 deaths.


Way worse than North Korea, a country of 26 million and not even a single case of Covid-19.
 
2021-11-30 2:15:52 PM  
Today I discovered that there are valid and invalid numbers for Social Security. A SSN that starts with 666 for example, is invalid.

Sometimes we humans make too big of a deal over symbolism.
 
2021-11-30 2:16:53 PM  

rfenster: China is doing everything right in regards to Covid-19.

With a population of over 1.4 Billion people, China has had less than 5,000 Covid-19 deaths.

The rest of the world should take notice and model their Covid-19 responses after China's.


Based on numbers reported by the CCP?
 
2021-11-30 2:17:10 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Atomic Jonb: Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?

Yet over 1 billion people seem to have a good handle on it.

But the Chinese don't pronounce Xi the same way the Greeks do.


That would be a feature, not a bug.
 
2021-11-30 2:19:11 PM  
My Gamma Eta is not amused.
 
2021-11-30 2:19:39 PM  

WhackingDay: Today I discovered that there are valid and invalid numbers for Social Security. A SSN that starts with 666 for example, is invalid.

Sometimes we humans make too big of a deal over symbolism.


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2021-11-30 2:20:04 PM  

thealgorerhythm: TommyDeuce: Only 8 to go . . . 

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I would love my COVID Gangnam style


Here is hoping that you get COVID Gangnam style\

Cheers!
 
2021-11-30 2:21:26 PM  

AlgaeRancher: This was an informative article, at home we were wondering how they got from delta to omicron


FTFA: They did use those letters, but those variants died out before they became newsworthy.
 
2021-11-30 2:23:00 PM  

jaivirtualcard: rfenster: China is doing everything right in regards to Covid-19.

With a population of over 1.4 Billion people, China has had less than 5,000 Covid-19 deaths.

The rest of the world should take notice and model their Covid-19 responses after China's.

Wrong.

They have engineered covid to start raising the dead. Even ones who didn't die of Covid. So the number is going negative as we speak.


Raising the dead?  Probably to fight in the upcoming war.  J'accuse la Chine!
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2021-11-30 2:24:27 PM  
Imagine the outrage if they had named it "Becky".
 
2021-11-30 2:25:57 PM  

nytmare: "And if even newer variants emerge, there are nine more letters in the Greek alphabet. The next one is Pi."

Odds on skipping Pi as well?


I never skip that.

/explains why I'm so fat
 
2021-11-30 2:26:12 PM  

nytmare: "And if even newer variants emerge, there are nine more letters in the Greek alphabet. The next one is Pi."

Odds on skipping Pi as well?


If I did that, I wouldn't be so fat!

/hyuk yuk yuk yuk
 
2021-11-30 2:26:36 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?

Nu's on first?


No, Xi's on first.
 
2021-11-30 2:26:37 PM  
goddammit
 
2021-11-30 2:27:09 PM  

cannibalparrot: AppleOptionEsc: Gubbo: Nu would lead to confusion, and Xi is a dick to pronounce?

Nu's on first?

No, Xi's on first.


Combine Nu and Xi.  Then  you could have NI!!!
 
2021-11-30 2:27:50 PM  
Ok snowflakes.
 
2021-11-30 2:28:02 PM  
Some Ting Wong?
 
2021-11-30 2:28:06 PM  

PvtStash: this is a nice sentiment and all
"'avoiding causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.'

but mechanically will be an impossible game rule to really adhear to. teh in reality outcome is, you are just picking and chosoeing who you don't care about offending and who you do.

becasue
cultures come into existcne on their own spontainiously, culture is an emergant property that you cannot contorl in this way to prevent a new culture from comming into existence that you now also need to not offend.

mechancilly in reality this createas a situuaiot that you can reach a positon of no more progress, becasue it is possible for there ot be a culture that you will offend no mater what you do, even choosing not to do a thing is a choice you make that can offend some culture's sense of right.


That rule is miposible, that rule is not reasonable to act like is a rule you follow. Good spirit of intent to have, but relaity is reality and to ignore it is to invte problmes.

Keep saying that is the urle, while you still have to take actions in the world, and it wil eventually become clear, that's not a fooking rule at all, you just pick and choose who matters ot you and who does not.


Your typos have to be a schtick, right? Should I farkie you?
 
2021-11-30 2:28:16 PM  

BretMavrik: Imagine the outrage if they had named it "Becky".


Too soon.
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2021-11-30 2:28:25 PM  

WhackingDay: Today I discovered that there are valid and invalid numbers for Social Security. A SSN that starts with 666 for example, is invalid.

Sometimes we humans make too big of a deal over symbolism.


I think you mean superstition.
 
2021-11-30 2:33:14 PM  
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2021-11-30 2:38:24 PM  
I'm having trouble understanding, it's all Greek to me.
 
2021-11-30 2:38:28 PM  

Headso: "And WHO best practices for naming new diseases suggest 'avoiding causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.' "

Some other article I read about it said it was something they adopted in 2015, so it does kind of align with the wokness run amok time frame, I'm willing to believe it is based on that and not because of China.


It has long been a topic of discussion.

But the proximate causes where swine flu and MERS.

Swine flu caused people to kill and dispose of hogs for no reason while MERS was used in anti-Arab / Muslim crap.

But we have also seen plenty of anti-Asian actions as a result of COVID. If it is encouraging bigotry that is reason enough to set up a policy to avoid it. And you also have a risk that someone will decide they don't want to be blamed for the next disease so they hide it until it pops up elsewhere (basically how the Spanish Flu got its name, but deliberately).
 
2021-11-30 2:46:37 PM  
They're worried about a Greek letter, transliterated into the Roman alphabet, and a Chinese family name, also transliterated into the Roman alphabet, albeit pronounced differently. I wonder: have the cross-checked all the possible ways to offend people? How can we be sure Omicron, transliterated into Hindi, doesn't resemble a national leader's name in Swahili when also transliterated into Hindi? Just by way of example.
 
2021-11-30 2:46:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: NOAA stopped using Greek letters for hurricanes this year because we're too stupid to understand them.

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/9804638​26/the-2021-hurricane-season-wont-use-​greek-letters-for-storms


Or how about instead of forcing people to recognize an alphabet or set of characters that the public doesn't normally use which could cause confusion, we just use names that are simple, and easily recognized and remembered by pretty much everyone.
 
2021-11-30 2:52:16 PM  

Lifeless: Every variant is the Xi variant, it's his country's failings in public policy that leads to these outbreaks in the first place


Because of course the United States has done such a bang-up job at stopping the spread of COVID variants.
 
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