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randomsummer last won the day on September 30 2020

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  1. I have a feeling that this is a grift to keep those donations rolling in and to try and stay relevant. I'm guessing he's already strategizing on how to eventually avoid running but make it seem like he's being held out against his will.
  2. I discovered SFA on the Rings USA tour, a friend dragged me to the show and it was one of the best shows I've been to. Show was amazing, then we hung around after the show and the band invited me and some of my friends backstage where we hung out while they smoked some weed and spun some records. Really nice dudes. Got a tour poster signed and it's one of my prized possessions. Because of this experience, this album will always have a special place in my life, not to mention it's also awesome.
  3. https://superfurry.backstreetmerch.com/ To celebrate the announcement, they released the audio of Paul McCartney chomping on celery and carrots that they used as percussion on receptacle for the respectable (lol):
  4. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2021/07/tom-brady-joins-president-biden-at-white-house-to-mock-trump.html
  5. Did dis dude jus did dis? -John Starks
  6. I do it for the rush, the adaptation, and the general backwardness of the act.
  7. I work in a relatively narrow field of research that almost nobody has heard of (rheology). Been studying and working in that field for 16 years. I go to the annual conference every year and there's still tons of shit that I don't understand. My colleagues at work call me the rheology "expert". Sure, to them I am an expert but even in this narrow field, it takes a lifetime to become a true expert, and even then the expertise may only be in 2 - 3 subsections of the field. This is precisely why we can't just listen to one or two sources of information and form a rigid opinion, especially about something as serious as covid. You will have to trust the network of scientists and peer reviewers who have put huge amounts of human-hours into this problem.
  8. IMO the most important thing that is learned from a post-secondary education (primarily Ph.D.) is that you learn very quickly that you're absolutely clueless. You're forced to read mountains and mountains of publications from researchers who have made both large and incremental steps before you; and this mountain of papers is just in your own narrow area of research! You know when a Ph.D. student is ready to defend their dissertation when you ask them a tough question about their own area of research, and their response is that they don't know (and that it's OK to not know), but they do know where to go look for it and how to piece together different pieces of research to get the answer. It really causes you to think differently and more critically about things, and to have a more well-adjusted perspective on things like COVID research, even if it's far from your area of research.
  9. J&J looking like a stronger option, although with limited data at the moment.
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