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  1. Comment on Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visions may finally be published, after five-decade wait in ~books

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    Wait this sounds like it is just trading on a name with no real content. Is this the Duke Nukem Forever of Sci-fi anthologies? A lot of short Sci-fi stories are by design hyper sensitive to the...

    Wait this sounds like it is just trading on a name with no real content.

    “Many of the stories were withdrawn, because Ellison acted like a dick. Of the ones that remain, most of them are by writers who are now deceased, so the rights have expired and the estates would have to be traced. A lot of the writers have disowned their stories as juvenilia, or outdated, or simply because Ellison was acting like a dick.”

    Is this the Duke Nukem Forever of Sci-fi anthologies? A lot of short Sci-fi stories are by design hyper sensitive to the cultural conversations of the day and don't age well with time.

    I think I will want verification this produces something good before I pay anything into this endeavor.

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  2. Comment on Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95% effective in ~health.coronavirus

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    Not often. This really means only one vaccine will be broadly used, because of the difference in Temp requirements. Also you would not 'just come in off the street' to get a second dose, that...

    Not often. This really means only one vaccine will be broadly used, because of the difference in Temp requirements. Also you would not 'just come in off the street' to get a second dose, that would all be setup with the first appointment and the clinic would know what was given last time.

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  3. Comment on Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95% effective in ~health.coronavirus

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    This really cannot be overstated enough. This is the important information to take away from this vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine would have been logistical nightmare with the requirement of keeping...

    This really cannot be overstated enough. This is the important information to take away from this vaccine.

    The company also said that the vaccine could be stored at refrigerator temperatures for up to a month — compared to Pfizer's vaccine candidate, which requires ultra-cold conditions.

    The Pfizer vaccine would have been logistical nightmare with the requirement of keeping the vaccine at -70° C. This means that almost any distribution model is possible. This really means that there is a light at the end of the tunnel

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  4. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 9 in ~health.coronavirus

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    with $1.95b investment from federal government, Pfizer's covid vaccine "will be distributed to front-line workers, the elderly and high-risk Americans immediately" Vaccine will be available to...

    with $1.95b investment from federal government, Pfizer's covid vaccine "will be distributed to front-line workers, the elderly and high-risk Americans immediately"

    Vaccine will be available to general population by April

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  5. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 9 in ~health.coronavirus

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    President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed This might be another minor update with him blathering on about how great he is and other ego stroking press news conference....

    President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed

    This might be another minor update with him blathering on about how great he is and other ego stroking press news conference.

    *interesting he is using a sign language interpreter

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  6. Comment on What's something you don't understand the appeal of? in ~talk

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    Its pretty simple. Found this video (10:19) that explains thing pretty well. He shows how quickly it can be done go once you have everything. He also uses the same 'whirley pop' roaster that I...

    Its pretty simple.

    Found this video (10:19) that explains thing pretty well. He shows how quickly it can be done go once you have everything. He also uses the same 'whirley pop' roaster that I have and gets his coffee beans from the same supplier so I can vouch for all of that stuff. I also don't use a thermometer don't really think it is needed.

    The only other thing of note is that it can get pretty smokey.

    I'll answer any questions if you have them

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  7. Comment on What's something you don't understand the appeal of? in ~talk

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    Side note on exploring coffee, I have started roasting my own beans because of utter boredom during the pandemic, and I cannot believe how cheap and easy it is. Also surprised I am able to get...

    Side note on exploring coffee, I have started roasting my own beans because of utter boredom during the pandemic, and I cannot believe how cheap and easy it is. Also surprised I am able to get such good results.

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  8. Comment on Why mainstream progressives have a strong incentive to 'sanewash' hard leftist positions in ~misc

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    You fell for propaganda that was custom fit for 'you'. I have done it myself. Sorry if my response to you came across has harsh.

    You fell for propaganda that was custom fit for 'you'. I have done it myself. Sorry if my response to you came across has harsh.

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  9. Comment on Why mainstream progressives have a strong incentive to 'sanewash' hard leftist positions in ~misc

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    Reading through your other post I think we are arguing the same side, and I must have misread some of your points in the above post.

    Reading through your other post I think we are arguing the same side, and I must have misread some of your points in the above post.

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  10. Comment on Why mainstream progressives have a strong incentive to 'sanewash' hard leftist positions in ~misc

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    It may be tired but I think it is accurate. Dems lost how many seats in the house? How badly did they do in the senate races? How badly did the Dems do in the State House and Senate races? All...

    are very tired in response to the data

    It may be tired but I think it is accurate. Dems lost how many seats in the house? How badly did they do in the senate races? How badly did the Dems do in the State House and Senate races? All that but they won the Presidency? That means that we had a lot of people splitting the ticket. Voting for Joe but choosing Republicans on the down ballot. What does that tell you about the Dems overall messaging.

    You are correct that the "progressives policies" have a done well when disassociated from that socialism or "Demoncrat" moniker. And that is something to think on.

    Interesting thought experiment: I wonder if instead of trying to get people elected to implement Progressive strategies it would be better to fund ballot initiatives.

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  11. Comment on Why mainstream progressives have a strong incentive to 'sanewash' hard leftist positions in ~misc

  12. Comment on Joe Biden is the next President of the United States in ~news

  13. Comment on 2020 Election News and Information (Week of November 1st) in ~news

  14. Comment on 2020 Election News and Information (Week of November 1st) in ~news

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    I don't know how to post this one, as it is mostly speculation at this point, I do believe that is is important to get familar with people who will be making news in the coming weeks/months. NY AG...

    I don't know how to post this one, as it is mostly speculation at this point, I do believe that is is important to get familar with people who will be making news in the coming weeks/months.

    NY AG Tish James On 2020 Election, Trump Org Investigation, NYPD + NRA

    Whether for good or ill, a person hardly anyone knows, Tish James
    is fast rising to the forefront of the news as the Trump family businesses prosecutor from Hell

    Watch @TishJames. @JoeBiden may make her the Attorney General. But even if she stays as NY State Prosecutor, she will be leading the effort to prosecute Donald Trump and his enterprises on multiple charges. She will be trying to move him from the Oval Office to prison. #election

    Twitter

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  15. Comment on 2020 Election News and Information (Week of November 1st) in ~news

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    Take this with a Large grain of salt, but it is interesting that it is being pushed out Trump won't concede until December 14 - report EDIT: Trump says will pursue election-related legal...

    Take this with a Large grain of salt, but it is interesting that it is being pushed out

    Trump won't concede until December 14 - report

    United States President Donald Trump doesn't plan on conceding defeat to Joe Biden until December 14, when electors will vote for president, Fox News reported on Friday.

    According to people familiar with the Trump campaign's plans, the idea is to ask for a recount in every state where the president narrowly loses in the meantime.

    EDIT: Trump says will pursue election-related legal challenges; 'will never give up fighting' for the nation

    5 votes
  16. Comment on 2020 Election News and Information (Week of November 1st) in ~news

  17. Comment on US government seizes $1 billion worth of bitcoin linked to Silk Road dark web marketplace in ~tech

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    Does it go into how some of the investigator(s) embezzled/stole bitcoin from the silk road account during the investigation

    Does it go into how some of the investigator(s) embezzled/stole bitcoin from the silk road account during the investigation

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  18. Comment on Donald Trump gives remarks regarding the US election results in ~news