atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7106: NO, NOT IT

Jeep did it to me again on my way to work today. Argh etc. And when I came home for lunch; so I reset the computer again and it was fine when I went back to work afterwards.

Fine coming home, fine when I sat in the driver's seat with my tablet communicating with the OBD2 dongle, fine when I drove to get Chinese food and all the way back with the tablet logging data from the computer. Of course.

I was hoping to catch it trying to die while I was logging data, so I could perhaps get an idea of what's happening in the computer when it's acting like that; but no.

Anyway, later I'll review what I logged and see if there are any clues. I am, however, betting "NO".


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...the 39 million masks didn’t exist, and that essentially a businessman in Pittsburgh and the SEIU had been duped by scammers using a slightly newer version of the Nigerian prince email scheme.

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The New York Times no longer bothers to hide its pro-Democrat bias. Hey, I'm fine with it. They can be as biased as they want to be as long as they're open about it and admit that they're anything but impartial. That way, we know they're just a propaganda organ of the Democrat party and can safely ignore anything they say.

They are desperately trying to spin away a very credible sexual assault charge against their guy, Joe Biden.

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By God, it is the Andromeda Strain!

"COVID-19 causes prolonged and progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) by binding to the heme groups in hemoglobin in your red blood cells."

...which is why ventilators don't help. And come to think of it, but malaria is a parasitic infection of the blood and the anti-malarial drugs do exactly the same thing to COVID-19: keep it from ruining the hemoglobin in the red blood cells!
The reason chloroquine works for malaria is the same reason it works for COVID-19--while not fully understood, it is suspected to bind to DNA and interfere with the ability to work magic on hemoglobin. The same mechanism that stops malaria from getting its hands on hemoglobin and gobbling it up seems to do the same to COVID-19 (essentially little snippets of DNA in an envelope) from binding to it. On top of that, Hydroxychloroquine (an advanced descendant of regular old chloroquine) lowers the pH which can interfere with the replication of the virus. Again, while the full details are not known, the entire premise of this potentially 'game changing' treatment is to prevent hemoglobin from being interfered with, whether due to malaria or COVID-19.
That is why hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) works against the damned thing! That's AWESOME!

I'm not kidding: I wanted to know why HCQ worked, and now I do, and it's COOL!

So the mandate seems clear from here: we don't need crash programs to make ventilators; we need crash programs to make HCQ, enough so everyone in the world can have a three-week course of the stuff. That will stop this shit dead and save millions of lives.

CNN says otherwise, of course, because "orange man bad".

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Incidentally, the doomsayers screeching about how many cases there are in the US versus various European countries? There are a lot more people in the USA than there are in those European countries.

Population of Italy: 60 million
Population of France: 67 million
Population of Germany: 83 million
Population of USA: 327 million


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Because there aren't any real hate crimes, they have to make them up. That's what it amounts to. It's as predictable as the tides: when some minority claims this or that happened to him, and it was white people hurling racial slurs who did it, it always turns out to be self-inflicted. Jussie Smollett was just the most famous example.

I don't think I've ever heard of a news story of a "hate crime" where the victim was black, the perpetrator was white, and an actual hate crime had occurred. They are always hoaxes.

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So, wanted to have Chinese food delivered, but got this message:

...which is very slightly less than six miles, 4,904 feet, and 7 3/4 inches. Make that 7 and 1523/2048ths inches, and I'm STILL a bit longer than that but I got sick of trying to find the end of that number, and by the time you get down that far it's essentially meaningless. (1536/2048 is 3/4.)

I was just amused that they felt the need to specify the distance to thirteen significant digits.

Wait! Metric! Here we go: 6.92891016446385 miles is 11.15099999971891 kilometers, and we don't need to get fancy with fractions here because metric is base ten.

11 kilometers, 15 centimeters, 999 micrometers, 999 nanometers, 718 picometers, and 91 femtometers! That is the exact distance from my house to the Chinese restaurant!

Man, that 91 femtometers really make the difference, right?

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