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by Ego
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 47
Views: 1765

Re: Protecting against dementia

HB isn't the first forumite to mention suffering after a traumatic bike crash. I'm not convinced that biking is worth the risk until cars and bikes aren't sharing the same roads. Had a similar post-bike ride epiphany while standing with a group of guys who went around the circle recounted their exp...
by Ego
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 559
Views: 144845

Re: Something From Nothing Log

One of my trashpicker friends showed up with a big box of vinyl records. He sold them to me for $5. https://i.imgur.com/9E18yXM.jpg I posted them on offerup for $50 with this one photo and the name of a few of the artists. Got a response the next day. Before responding back I checked out the guy's o...
by Ego
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 157
Views: 14278

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

I guess what I'm hoping for is less than a grand eutopia. I'd like to start with just having enough people with similar life strategies to work with, making the whole stronger than the individual parts. The billionaires were asking Rushkoff for tools to control the people they will need to perpetua...
by Ego
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 157
Views: 14278

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

Being human is not about individual survival or escape. It’s a team sport. Whatever future humans have, it will be together. This reminds me of the sort of thing Ego would have said. It's a nice thought, not even remotely accurate, but nice. New from Douglas Rushkoff https://onezero.medium.com/the-...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 453
Views: 137305

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

Some people have reported having very low oxygen saturation numbers from Covid without experiencing any symptoms so I've been using my pulse oximeter each day to keep track. Normally I am not big on measuring stuff like this and have been surprised to see my resting heart rate fall as I've increased...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

While the virus itself likely isn't a scam, you're correct that a lot of people see this as manipulation by the government to increase control, surveillance, and transfer more power away from the people. Thanks ST! I am still leaning toward the idea that we are simply a blundering, scared gerontocr...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Slowtravelling South America
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Slowtravelling South America

This last trip we visited Colombia, Peru and Chile. Colombia is fabulous. The coast is more expensive and not nearly as nice as the beach communities in SE Asia but Medellin is a great city. We rented near the stadium where there are some world class training facilities . The passion for cycling is ...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

Okay, I concede my gomer, with conditions... ;) @Jacob, the CFR of .14% for those in the 30-39 age group is based on the number who actually went to a doctor and tested positive as of March 24th. Since so many in that age group experienced mild symptoms, never went to a doctor and were never tested,...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:03 pm
@Ego:

Re: Assumption 2. Jacob clearly included a correction factor for age cohort in his math. Perhaps we should just call your response a “Gomer?”
Perhaps we should. Does that make you feel smart to call me a Gomer?

And what was the basis of that correction factor?
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

So for example, the 0.14/23.66=0.59% of 30-39 year olds who get tested and die out of a herd immune population of 46.94 million at 70% infection would be 46.94M*0.59%*1.17%=3249 individuals between 30 and 39 out of a total death count of 46.94M*1.17%= 549198 where 15.6/23.66 = 65.9% would be over 8...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

With the Spanish death count, this means that the IFR is 1-1.2% which is at the high end of similar numbers for other countries. Using the same data: Antibody testing in France/Spain estimate ~5% infected w/ COVID-19...10x higher prevalence than positive PCR tests Excluding nursing home deaths, all...
by Ego
Sat May 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

More evidence that those previously infected with one of the four seasonally recurring 'common cold' coronaviruses are showing cross-immunity to SARSCoV2. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.14.095414v1 we demonstrate the presence of pre-existing immunity in uninfected and unexposed huma...
by Ego
Fri May 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

Both MMR the BCG vaccine for TB are showing promise. The non-specific effects of the vaccinations may be the reason. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-specific_effect_of_vaccines BCG is not normally used in the US but has been used in Mexico and many other countries. https://www.nature.com/articles/...
by Ego
Wed May 06, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

I mean there are research centers out there that work on enhancing natural viruses. This is why there is shade being thrown at China. It's not outside the realm of possibility this virus came out of a research lab. This has happened previously. I don't think this happened in this instance. What is ...
by Ego
Wed May 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

I'm not getting this kind of experience in real life (not much of face to face interaction these days) nor among my friends whom I talk to mostly via whatsapp and sometimes telephone. @bigato, I don't believe any of those fit very well. I certainly do not think you are stupid and I am definitely no...
by Ego
Wed May 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

@tony, I encourage you to do so. I was the one who first posted Ferguson's paper here predicting 2.2 million deaths in the US and I am not happy for having been duped. So perhaps I should be calling myself an assumehole. I've since learned that Ferguson used the same technique of employing sensation...
by Ego
Tue May 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

Any effort to try to stop the spread is counterproductive. It simply slows down an inevitable and moves it to a time (fall/winter) when the most vulnerable are also more prone to flu, the common cold and other co-infections. We need to get the superspreaders infected and immune. The medications/ther...
by Ego
Tue May 05, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

There is a big flaw in the argument that we don't know if herd immunity works. If herd immunity does not work and we are waiting for a vaccination which by definition is the least lethal form of herd immunity, then there is little hope for the vaccine and little reason to try to stop the spread. The...
by Ego
Tue May 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

It wouldn't take much convincing to make me believe this is all one big alien practical joke. Wait for it.

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by Ego
Mon May 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325379

Re: COVID-19

The US media is pumping out stories to show how the innumerates (as we like to call ourselves here at ERE central) are man-boobed, alcoholic, Trump loving, neckbearded gun nuts. And a handful of African-Americans thrown in for the racists. What other characteristic am I forgetting? Ah, stupid, of co...