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  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Well, I still have to answer some questions about the German school system, problem is, I'm currently working in a warehouse again till I get a job in IT or somewhere related to biology. I'm not planning to stay longer...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I just did some cooking with a lot of garlic; I'm quit sure it helps against COVID-19. At least, it keeps people apart....
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    Why do you thing it might be Covid-19? a) Because I'm a hypochondriac, at least part of the time (I can ignore medical emergencies quite well, thank you). b) The symptoms I had are somewhat consistent with a light atypical...
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    Concerning the background immunity, I finally found the paper Drosten alluded to, it hasn't been peer-reviewed yet, though: "Presence of SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in COVID-19 patients and healthy donors Short abstract of the abstract, 83% SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein (S)-reactive...
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    Well, at the moment I feel like I was still smoking, and I haven't for the last 15 years. Makes me wonder if part of the lower number of hospitalization is due to smokers not perceiving the symptomes. On another...
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    Take care, Thanks, I do. Actually I guess I'm somewhat back to normal, I still got some pain in my chest, but it's not that strong, and I can breathe quite well; I have no idea what it was, for...
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    I'm sure that Trottelreiner can correct my mistakes. Well, I did my driver license[1] back in 1996, when I was still 18, AFAIR the price tag was somewhat lower then, IIRC around 1000 DM, give or take 200 Deutschmarks, e.g....
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    Please note that antibody tests only show your body makes antibodies that bind to some proteins of SARS-COV2. How your body learned to make those antibodies is the 5000$/€ question. An infection by SARS-COV2 is ONE possibility; another one might...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Actually, "Ballardian" was the word describing my feeling during our semi-lockdown. I liked it somewhat....
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    Err, make that "why not W/m^2"...
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    One abstract you linked to suggests they were using 1400J/m2 intensity normalised per second which is Death Valley levels of light but purely in the UV-C spectrum. I'd like to know where you get the "per second" from? Please note...
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    What are they planning to do to keep students and staff safe? From what I got from my brother? Not much. Please note that using my brother as a source of information is subject to the "I'm not the only...
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    The coronavirus everyone's worried about currently is about the same diameter as a wavelength of UV-C light (ca. 230nm) so it's difficult to hit one with enough energy to damage/disrupt its capsule Err, I'd like to see the citation for...
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    To go into biologists' war stories... In my time at university, I did plenty of PCR, but IIIR[1] RT-PCR only once; the staff used to joke some people were excreting more RNases than others, because it never worked with them,...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Blue Peacock used to be one of the strange attractors on this blog that used to come up around the 300 posting mark or sometimes quite before that; IIRC, shortly after that a discussion about WWII aircrafts would show up,...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    STP was 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine, or DOM, which is somewhat similar to mescaline if you squint real hard, e.g. it's a 5-HT2a agonist. As for anticholinergics , apparantly Trihexyphenidyl or Artane was used recreationally in the 60s, in Germany, biperiden or Akineton...
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    "Always dark before Easter"... not so I ever noticed Depends; I guess April is usually the time I really get out of my SAD; actually, different cognitive domains might switch at different times, and my mood might be, err, too...
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    Let's just say anticholinergics are something of a rite of passage in psychonautics, usually of the "once, and never again" variety. Goes for the natural ones (scopolamine, e.g. Datura and like) and the synthetic ones like biperiden, mainly used in...
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    Or have things changed to artificially induce such? AFAIK not really. Of course, elevating prolactin is quite easy, but except inkecting the stuff itself, the best results are with domperidone, and I guess extra-pyramidal syndrome in cows (and customers) is...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Speaking about tactical nukes, I guess the commentariat is growing old; nobody mentioned the chicken-powered nuclear land mine yet?...
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    Believe me, involving the Bundeswehr in dealing with COVID-19 would be something of the straw that breaks the camel's back for quite a few Germans. Not that the Bundeswehr is in any position to offer help ATM but let's not...
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    I forgot that people nowadays don't remember the terminology of the time (or the history). Err, it's not so much that I don't understand the terminology, I just thought to add some context. Numerically, conventional NATO forces were less than...
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    West Germany was somewhat stridently saying NFW to such an option. Depends on your definition of "Wast Germany". Franz-Josef Strauss, the German minister of defence in the late 50s to early 60s, was a big proponent of the Davy Crockett;...
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    This is a horribly naive argument Well, naive arguments can be quite illuminating when you have to answer them; let's assume an egalitarian, collectivist society, you have to answer why primitive accumulation won't happen again; of course, one idea would...
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    To be fair, I have been going through nuclear strategies the last days, and apparantly it was H. "doomsday device" Kahn himself who called some "first strike" or "massive retaliation" scenarios "wargasm". Hm, there is already a thrash metal band...
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    Err, I found this comparison of NATO and WTO assesmants of their own strength vs. the other side; IIRC it concerns only conventional weapons....
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    On a potentially lighter note, from the Gruniard... Brazil gangs impose strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread. As one German political comedy news show said, it's a strange sign if your drug gangs are the voice of reason. (Minor note,...
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    Err, there are some who say capitalism is inherently anti-democratic, because the accumulation of economic power you get with it is anti-egalitarian[1]. There are others who say any measures to keep accumulation of economic power from happening would be coercion...
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    Err, that's because you haven't been invited to the top secret wormhole installation below, right? (Err, I was a regular poster to the German Stargate SG-1 group on usenet back in the day. Guilty pleasure and all that, compared to...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    OK, on the actual treatment of COVID-19... German FAZ has an interview with a pneumologists who says assisted breathing with overpressure in general and intubating in particular have some risks, so you shouldn't rush into them Makes me wonder about...
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