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by AnalyticalEngine
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ultimate nutritious, easy to make, easy to package, inexpensive everyday meal?
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Re: Ultimate nutritious, easy to make, easy to package, inexpensive everyday meal?

@ertyu - Do you cook those veggies before mixing them into the rice and beans or mix them in raw? I've been eating a 3 egg omelette for breakfast and oatmeal+pb for dinner. Lunch however has been rice + battered and fried meat I make in batches. This has the advantage of tasting good at room temp so...
by AnalyticalEngine
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

Italy is now exporting cases. They've found it in Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, and Brazil. All tied to travel from Italy.
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

Clade X: http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/events/2018_clade_x_exercise/livestream Whitehouse Task force has just mentioned they expect COVID-19 to go into a second season next year too, hence major need for a vaccine. The technology they're using for the vaccine is pretty cool stuff. ...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

Yikes, according to the study JP posted, the 80% of "mild" cases includes cases that only got "mild pneumonia." If even the mild version of this disease includes mild pneumonia, I'm gonna have to take a hard pass in contracting it. I can think of a whole bunch of better uses for three weeks than lyi...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

@bsog - Thanks for the clarification/references. Although now I can't help but feel we are truly doomed. :?
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

@bsog - Oh I agree with you. I think we should be doing more, not less, to try to slow it down now. It's just an incredibly difficult balance between shutting things down and keeping them going. Oh and also, the CDC has officially said "it's not a matter of if but when" and that "Americans should be...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

@bsog - The economic fallout you're describing is one argument you could make for just giving up and letting the disease run its course. Because at a certain point, the economic costs of containment are higher than the loss of life from the disease. This is the difficult balance the global leaders h...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

@chenda - That's an instance where averages can be misleading. It doesn't matter what the average density across the country so much as what the density is in a given town or community. There's a huge number of cities that are just as densely populated as Europe. Plus even rural areas have supply tr...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

@bsog - I agree with you that by that point, it would be too late for containment. However, that might not really matter because I believe we're already look at when the virus gets here, and not so much if . If you take extreme sanitary precautions now (wash hands, assume everything you touch is con...
by AnalyticalEngine
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

It would not surprise me if we have community spread going on already in some places in the US. The only think that makes me feel somewhat better is the influenza monitoring network already in place from the CDC. Most hospitals are hooked up to this and report severe "influenza" cases in nearly real...
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

Having watched all the WHO press conferences so far, I get the distinct feeling they are still waiting to call it a formal pandemic due to the sheer amount of irrational panic going on right now. COVID-19 is a serious illness, but from a global perspective, hoarding supplies and posting conspiracy t...
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Struggling with problematic Internet use
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Struggling with problematic Internet use

As I saw it put recently, "The Internet used to be an escape from real life. Now real life is an escape from the Internet." :lol: :? I do want to get on top of this before I quit FT work. My worst nightmare is retiring to a life of Internet. It's the one thing that made me rethink going jobfree if I...
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Struggling with problematic Internet use
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Struggling with problematic Internet use

Funny enough, traveling is the one thing that's helped. My PC is a desktop, and I don't own a laptop. All my social media passwords are super long random strings written in a password book, and I don't bring the book, so I can't log in. I'm usually so busy traveling that I don't even miss it. It's m...
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Struggling with problematic Internet use
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Struggling with problematic Internet use

Has anyone else here struggled with problematic Internet use? That is, where your Internet habits start to impact your "real" life. How did you curb the habit? In my case, the problem is both quality and quantity. I've been using an app called Rescue Time for a few years now. It tracks how you spend...
by AnalyticalEngine
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE as secular monasticism?
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: ERE as secular monasticism?

The slowdown is procreation in developed nations is a pretty interesting development really. Since species are ""supposed to"" consume all the resources and reproduce until the resources are gone. I can only concluded that the ""supposed to"" argument of evolution is not exactly true because numerou...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

I ended up buying a pulse oximeter, but I'm not going to bother getting oxygen. If only because I am personally in the low risk group, and the family members I would be concerned about have comorbidities that are FAR beyond my "First-aid certified once in 2009" abilities to treat. I do think stockin...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

That's some interesting stuff on H1N1 flu. I am seeing a somewhat similar thing play out now. There seems to be quite the disconnected between the public health understanding of epidemics/pandemics and the public reaction. I was also thinking today how different the public reaction is to COVID-19 vs...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

The contagion of fear has been one of the most interesting and concerning aspects of this entire outbreak. I don't remember there being nearly this much panic for 2009 H1N1 flu, even though at the beginning of the outbreak, it looked much scarier. (H1N1 being the same flu species as Spanish flu, bei...
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 1633

Re: Investing for Collapse

Red state vs. Blue state is also a thought terminating narrative. You want to focus much more specifically on policy than that. This is why it's better to focus on specific details and scenarios. Otherwise narrative bias will hide the blind spots.
by AnalyticalEngine
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 419
Views: 22001

Re: COVID-19

Spreading asymptomatically only becomes problematic depending on how often it happens. Again the goal is not to get every case. It's to put R0 below 1. The paper I linked earlier said only 1% of cases are completely asymptomatic.