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  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    One change I think we'll see in many countries is a reset of the attitude towards unemployed people, and likely a recalibration of just have far they should be driven into poverty. That's not just from all the people who...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Apparently there was also a fuckup where a plane with 30-odd doctors on it got the run-around and most of them just flew on back to where they live in Australia. Lots of finger-pointing, but it's fun when politicians and...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    https://youtu.be/8BA9eTXwGIk...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    I'm surprised that Trump judges that maximizes his chance of reelection. You're giving him too much credit for long-term thinking. He appears to be reacting or operating on rule one: you be nice to me. Daily Sift asked the obvious...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    The latest deposit from the Strayn gummbermint is that people are "advised" to limit gatherings to two people. There's still no official declaration that everything has to shut and everyone has to stay home, so people who want to do...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Greg: DEFINE "lockdown"? The ruling class have a consistent message: the country is locked down. Stop what you are doing, listen and obey. The new laws forbid you leaving the house unless you are travelling for one of a small...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    (also, I don't think the nice lady on the teevee has actually said STAY THE FUCK AT HOME. Don't push her on that, though). Meanwhile in Australia... {laughs}. It has been suggested by various authorities that we don't go out...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    How long can we all wait, hunkered down in our hovels, eating groceries delivered by drone and watching low-resolution YouTube videos? As with the zombie apocalypse, you stay inside until you're ready to die. Who's going to pay for...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    One annoying thing is that all the pandemic volunteering local to me seems to be organised strictly through facebook. The organisers aren't even making most of the pages public. So I can't volunteer without an account (which seems to require...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Any boat at sea needs a minimum of two people to be operated safely for any length of time Not disagreeing at all. But I'm assuming that people who want to isolate will avoid going to sea where possible,...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    A colleague of mine was dismasted You work with a boat ;) I know that's the common phrasing, but it's one of those things that seems weird to me. I'm also reminded of the front fell off sketch [Senator Collins:]...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    I lived on a 36' sloop for about 3 years and found it quite comfortable. So ... four ... of those for enough people to be worth surviving with :) My preference/suggestion, BTW, would be to follow the sailing-apartment people...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    People have certainly sailed round the world non-stop in boats which are unquestionably "small" (say People have also died while not quite sailing around the world, and a lot more have bailed out at some point and headed to port....
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    handle the requirement that he nominate a possible successor Jared and Ivanka are available. If they need to be elected there is likely to be at least one senate spot open that could in some circumstances be filled by...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    high-end yachts are harbour queens in the main, they're not designed for endurance There are lots of little cruising yachts who are struggling to find a port that will accept them right now. Even most of the deep water cruisers...
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    the SIDH... "Why does that guy have a 5-string bass when he's only ever playing on the top two strings?" Other tracks he plays more conventionally, but dubstep is pretty stripped back even at its most decorative. Bare dubstep you...
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    Rare Air I hadn't heard before, they're good. Thanks!...
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    I was (and am) talking about classic triage Sorry, I meant my remarks as a contrast to classic triage/your comment. Viz, pointing out that some (other, nasty) people are pushing for triage based on "how much labour value can we...
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    Laibach are hilarious There's a whole lot of bands that are (often unintentionally) hilarious if you have that sort of sense of humour. Sisters of Mercy, for example, or The Jesus and Mary Chain ("at 25 I have mastered teen...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    triage ... in the contexts of limited medical budgets One scary thing is seeing quite serious people refer to "working age population" and "people aged 80 with other serious conditions are not a significant fraction of the workforce" while...
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    A very similar but subtly different explanation is that it's about maintaining plausible deniability. Why admit you raped someone, or caused significant distress or whatever, when you can persuade onlookers that the other person was at fault, or at worst...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    a social construct, where girls were taught never to speak straight One explanation that makes sense to me is that it's an evolutionary race to display social skills. We're a social species and being better at that than the...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    How does one get essential supplies in those circumstances Either delivery when your government gets serious, or you go out to shop but with caution. Or in Australia you pop into one of the many crowded supermarkets on your way...
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    I have hot cross buns, chocolate ice cream and (frozen) hot chips. So I'm all good :) Out today shopping for a friend who is a nurse and is currently in stay-home quarantine after a patient tested positive. Sadly he...
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    tampons, pads etc are also "luxury items" in this category. USAians seem to have a phobia of even talking about menstruation and related products, but they are important. The cause is over-broad categorisation, and hopefully internally they are being a...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I mostly thought "no-one punched her? How very Canadian". For all that there are lots of Australians out and about, the shops are mostly open and people are having to be told "yes, going to the beach counts as a...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Google maps is a snooping application, and insists on knowing where you are The version I have on my phone is not like that. It works off either wifi or mobile data with GPS turned off, but doesn't show my...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    the population is following suggestion/orders regarding social distancing Possibly they haven't had 30+ years of the government telling them repeatedly and with enthusiasm that the government can't help them, and that there is no community, just individual citizens? Either of...
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    I was out buying baby chickens today, because it's that time of year and I'm down to two. Well, one and a silkly (a ball of white fluff that is too stupid to know that it's a chicken). Now I...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I'm kind of amazed at how far Siouxsie Wiles and TheSpinoff have spread. It seems that somehow a weird science geek* and a web-only so-called "media outlet" have been able to present things so clearly and simply that they stand...
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