ShadowPryde
shadowpryde
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This right here is why communicating complex science to the layperson is such a critical skill set that isn’t given enough emphasis. What I’m seeing a lot out in public is the assumption that ‘6 feet’ is just a rough high guideline, not dissimilar to how people assume ‘use by’ dates on food are just conservative Read more

Jul 2
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No thanks.  I’ll continue to watch movies streaming a few months after ‘release’ in the comfort of my own home.

Jul 1
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Pfft. The market has had to deal with political wind shifting goal posts for the entirety of US history, and the market seems to have done ok the last couple hundred years. Life is uncertain and it’s unfair. The market knows that and adjusts accordingly. Over 130,000 people have died in just over 4 months. That’s on Read more

Jul 1
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Yes. And my response is exactly like when was 13 and I whined to my parents I was bored... “If you’re bored, I’ll give you something to do.  Go clean the attic!”

Jul 1
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I look at it like, say, raisins.  Or country music.  Not MY thing personally, but hey!  If it works for you, who am I to judge?  I got my own weird shit like everyone else.

Jul 1
1

Well, to be fair, I think our only real options were between 3-4 months at the quickest, OR we’re looking at 12-18 months (if we’re lucky).  However, I’m well aware that for an awful lot of supposedly “grown adults”, saying 3-4 months is tantamount to telling your average 13 year old they have to wait until the Read more

Jul 1
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The thing is in the age of streaming TV.... it doesn’t really matter what the owners of Brooklyn 99 “want”. Although I personally love Brooklyn 99, it’s not the only show on TV. I could go a lifetime and never see Brooklyn 99 again with only a faint sliver of disappointment. There’s just too much cheap TV that’s high Read more

Jul 1
10

Honestly, I’m not sure it’s an issue of “self-gratification” so much as the US, as a culture, have bought into our inherent exceptionalism sooooo much, that we assume we just won’t suffer any negative consequences. As a result, if you do suffer negative consequences, then you’ve lacking as both a human and a citizen, Read more

Jul 1
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Yes, but the alternative is exactly what you laid out..... but instead of 2 months it’s for 9 months or even 12 months. Which of the two do you think is going to be worse for the economy and businesses, not to mention people’s income?

Jun 30
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No, the lockdowns helped dramatically. That’s like denying gravity exists. Income SHOULDN’T have been a problem but because of a failure of leadership from the highest levels, it was one. Read more

Jun 30
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Not only that, there are hundreds and hundreds of shows from the last 75 odd years you can watch too.  Between that and all the movies?  I don’t need to spend much to get access to tons of great TV each month.  

Jun 30
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Sure it does. . There’s nothing inconsistent in those two statements. Just because you make something high quality doesn’t mean people automatically think it has value commiserate with what effort you put into it.

Jun 30
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That would show the value of TV shows then, wouldn’t it?  The market speaks pretty loudly here... I know Hollywood thinks their product is high value, but the market has pretty much said, “Nah.”

Jun 30
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People seem extremely confused, which baffles me. We can either drastically hurt the economy for a short period of time measured in weeks and minimize death OR we can drastically hurt the economy for an extremely long period of time measured in months if not years and drastically explode the amount of death. Choice is Read more

Jun 30
7

I don’t pay for channels. I pay for content. I watch shows, not NBC/CBS/ESPN/What have you.  I get they want to bundle it but honestly?  I couldn’t care less which ‘channel’ has Brooklyn 99 (for instance).  I just want to watch the show.  If that means I get the show a week, month, year later, so be it.  “Must see TV” Read more

Jun 30
1

Sure, more accurate assessment is always preferable. But best estimates suggest that accurately assessing that for every building in the United States would cost about $2-$3 trillion every 5 years or so. And that’s a low-ball number. Read more

Jun 30
8

Gets even more fun from there. The county is Monongalia, which is named for the river, “Monongahela”. Yes, you read that right... when the white settlers heard the Native American name for the river, they misspelled it. Read more

Jun 29
3

It sounds like your community doesn’t participate in FEMA’s Community Rating System. As your CRS improves, everyone in your community you get like a 5% discount on your insurance, which can add up.  You start at like a 9 and it goes up to 1.  Basically as you do more to mitigate the risks, you get rewarded with lower Read more