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1690 clicks; posted to STEM » and Main » on 27 Jan 2022 at 12:20 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-27 11:35:29 AM  
10 votes:
Well, it sucks that the virus is doing this.  But it's good that we're starting to understand the underlying mechanisms.
 
2022-01-27 1:56:05 PM  
3 votes:
Mattix:

// Never deal with a dragon, chummer.

When Mr. Bright and I moved to the Seattle area about twenty years ago, we figured out where the corners of the achology would be the first time we went wandering around downtown.

Yes. We're nerds.
We admit it.
 
2022-01-27 12:45:17 PM  
2 votes:
I posted on this subject not too long ago, but for a different topic. Somewhere on the Internet is a good article about an outbreak of the flu in an expedition in Antarctica. The people had been isolated for many months when one of the team got the flu. There was speculation that it was dormant in the person all along, and popped up while his immune system was weak. Don't have the link.

But remember, almost ever single thing that Covid-19 can do, other viruses also do (it may be worse, but it is nothing new). See, scientist discover the cold virus can "hit and hide":

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/04/040426055429.htm

That's from 2004.

Other viruses cause blood clots. Other viruses can lower your IQ.

Again, COVID-19 may be better at it, but it isn't the first virus to ever do these things.
 
2022-01-27 11:51:15 AM  
1 vote:
I hope I de-evolve into something cool like a spider or Neanderthal.
 
2022-01-27 12:02:07 PM  
1 vote:
A /. thread in which a user with a 4-digit user ID actually posted? What millennium is it?
 
2022-01-27 1:28:39 PM  
1 vote:
So we have the Salish-Shide being created: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/26/us/california-redwoods-native-american-conservation.html

Volcano's blowing up across the world.
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Police departments turning into private security services (https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/private-security/overview .... Hello Lone Star)

The "Metaverse".....

So.. is this how the "latent dna" turns people back into Orcs and Elves and stuff?

So... how long before we have this?
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So which dystopian future universe are we living in? Will I need D20s, or will D6s do?

// Never deal with a dragon, chummer.
 
2022-01-27 1:37:45 PM  
1 vote:
I understand linking to twitter occasionally since the article is paywalled, but it's a farking phys.org article behind the post.
 
2022-01-27 2:46:54 PM  
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Tr0mBoNe: I hope I de-evolve into something cool like a spider or Neanderthal.


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2022-01-27 6:00:56 PM  
1 vote:
The good news: only about 20-30% of people infected with Covid appear to be susceptible.

Only?
 
2022-01-27 7:30:14 PM  
1 vote:
Can't wait to see what kind of cancer I end up with in 10 years.
/repeat? so foggy
 
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