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I love their cover of 1,200 Balloons, Dalmatians, and Miles.
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Lythimus
135 days ago
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21+5+4+2+100+3+9+1+1+30 = 176
astw56
134 days ago
If he left out GECS, would've been 76 (Trombones).
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smarkwell
135 days ago
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Stupid Horse
mareino
135 days ago
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Re: alt text: just realized that there are popular songs titled 8 mile, 25 miles, 500 miles, 1000 miles, and 2000 miles.
Washington, District of Columbia
jlvanderzwan
134 days ago
So "3533 miles" would have sufficed, no need for the dalmations or balloons

Log Cabin

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I'm sure the building inspectors will approve my design once they finally manage to escape.
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Lythimus
168 days ago
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This would fit so well in my resort next to my Tan Lodge.
lograh
168 days ago
It would be a sin not to applaud your comment. Well done!
tdknox
168 days ago
"Why did you say that?" "Just cos".
spongbeaux
167 days ago
let me cosine for a lease!
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fxer
168 days ago
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Hard to beat the aesthetics of natural log
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Bug Thread

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After some account issues, we've added 6 new people from the beach house rental website support forum.
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Lythimus
191 days ago
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I haven't read an xkcd that rang so true in awhile. What's best is when you post a solution to one of those threads and you get people for years thanking you profusely. I definitely agree with the sentiment though. I'd probably be friends with anyone who has drudged through that kind of technical nuance to overcome an issue.
iustinp
191 days ago
+1 to that. I think it's one the few aspects left of the internet that resembles the early internet. Most everything else has been taken over by big corps, but such conversations deep in some forum threads remind me of the 20-25+ years ago…
splungedude
190 days ago
It is a shame traditional messageboards died out, those are a treasure trove of problem solving and bug finding. Reddit kind of filled that hole but with it's enshittification that is no longer the case. Many users switched to Discord which is impossible to search.
chrisrosa
190 days ago
same. really feeling this one.
trekkie
189 days ago
I posted how two fix something in a reddit thread two years ago and get one reply a month on average with 'oh my god it solved it thanks'
acdha
189 days ago
I haven’t used Stack Overflow much for about a decade but every time I login I see points accumulating from a couple of answers I made back around 2010. Now I kind of feel sorry for anyone who’s still finding at least the jQuery one useful.
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vhtc
182 days ago
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Check VHTC https://www.vhtc.org/
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Manzabar
190 days ago
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My problem with threads like this is there tends to be one person at the bottom who replies "Never mind, fixed it" but never provides their solution!
Cedar Rapids
roblatham
190 days ago
What did you see, DenverCoder9!! https://xkcd.com/979/

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hood

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It's uniforms all the way down, man.


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Lythimus
215 days ago
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Is he barefoot? I'm told bay area tech culture is to wear Sperry Topsiders, but that's probably out of date.
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GOP voters had higher excess deaths rates after COVID vaccine rollout

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A woman watches white flags on the National Mall on September 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. Over 660,000 white flags were installed here to honor Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Enlarge / A woman watches white flags on the National Mall on September 18, 2021, in Washington, DC. Over 660,000 white flags were installed here to honor Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. (credit: Getty | Chen Mengtong)

Amid the pandemic, Republican voters in Ohio and Florida had a significantly higher rate of excess deaths after the nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines compared with those who voted Democratic, according to a study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

As the pandemic coronavirus spread between March 2020 and April 1, 2021, people from both parties saw similar surges in excess deaths—that is, deaths above what would be expected had there not been a global health crisis. But after April 1, when all adults in both states were eligible for vaccination, a gap emerged in the rate of excess deaths between Republican and Democratic voters. Republicans had an excess death rate 7.7 percentage points higher than their blue counterparts, amounting to a 43 percent difference in the excess death rates.

The study is just the latest to find a connection between political party affiliation and deaths during the pandemic. But, it takes the connection a step further, going beyond county-level political leanings and looking at how party affiliation linked to deaths at the individual level. The authors—all researchers at Yale University—focused on Ohio and Florida because those were the only two states with readily available public data on voter registration.

The study involved death data on 538,159 people in Ohio and Florida, age 25 and older, and their linked voter registration files. The researchers did not have complete data—the linked data didn't contain a cause of death or vaccination status. But, they could evaluate excess weekly deaths by age, state, county, and party affiliation. They found that the gap in excess deaths was larger in counties with lower vaccination rates, suggesting that lack of vaccination among Republican voters may partly explain the higher death rates.

Thus, they concluded "well-documented differences in vaccination attitudes and reported uptake between Republican and Democratic voters may have been factors in the severity and trajectory of the pandemic."

But, of course, there are limitations. Political affiliation may be a proxy for other underlying risk factors, including medical conditions or socioeconomic status (although the gap in excess death rates only appeared after the vaccine rollout). The adherence to other health measures—social distancing and masking—may also contribute to the political divide. The researchers suggest more research will need to detangle all the possible factors.

In the meantime, they suggest that the increased health risks to Republicans could continue as the pandemic virus carries on. Although over 270 million Americans (81.4 percent) have received at least one dose, more than 50 million adults have not completed a primary series, putting them at higher risk of death and severe disease. Public health efforts moving forward should focus not just on booster campaigns for the vaccinated but also on addressing vaccine hesitancy and refusal among the unvaccinated. So far, over 1.1 million people in the US have died from COVID-19.

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Lythimus
365 days ago
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Democrats are playing 3D chess with this plandemic. It was bioweapon all along. It controlled the population by allowing Republicians to believe it was population control, thereby not getting the vaccines.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Earned

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Kelly didn't like this one, but twitter did, and twitter, let me tell you, is very smart.


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It's the last day that sales of Bea count toward our NYT bestseller total! The list is normally dominated by major franchises, but we are trying to squeeze in - I have a post about it here.

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Lythimus
481 days ago
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It's similar to Dave Chapelle's "He rapes but he saves" stand up act.
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