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by Tortoise
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

The splitting of messages is a phenomenon of different carriers having limits on characters and is extremely annoying. Almost as bad as the new Apple feature of 'liking' a text which quotes an entire message if you have Android. It's actually not the splitting of a long message into multiple SMS te...
by Tortoise
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

Over the past few years, I've noticed that most of my friends and family have almost completely stopped using email and phone calls as forms of communication and have replaced them both with texting. I knew that younger people have basically grown up on texting and were never really big on email or ...
by Tortoise
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Schools and Covid
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Schools and Covid

No school-age kids here, but my wife's cousin is a teacher at a private school, and apparently her school's enrollment for the coming academic year is much lower than it typically is at this time of the summer. The implication seems to be that a lot of the parents just aren't willing to pay the stee...
by Tortoise
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Finally someone pushes back!
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Finally someone pushes back!

White Castle has to go. Also Burger King, Muffler King, and any other patriarchal institutions like that! If you really think about it, language itself is divisive . It serves mainly to draw distinctions between things, i.e., to conceptually divide them. For the sake of unification and equality, we...
by Tortoise
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life
Replies: 32
Views: 615

Re: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life

Smith1776 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:53 pm
His latest one which is my favourite one by FAR: https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
Absolute classic.
by Tortoise
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life
Replies: 32
Views: 615

Re: Jordan Peterson's Influence On My Life

Agreed, Smithers. Boys and men in recent times have been starved for empowering messages, especially ones that articulately draw from the deep intellectual well of history, myth, and archetype.

Jordan Peterson has been scratching that itch.
by Tortoise
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65648

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

More evidence that “many people with mild or asymptomatic Covid-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have not tested positively for antibodies”:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06- ... shown.html
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65648

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My wife Susan and I have come up with a plan to replace at least some of the missing sports events. How about having a league in which all the blue cities compete to see which one can have the highest total of carnage every weekend? Among other statistics, they could have total injuries (hits) and ...
by Tortoise
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Trump's Phone Calls w/ Foreign Leaders

On a related note, Scott Adams (one of the biggest Trump supporters) officially endorsed Biden yesterday. No joke.

The reason? He doesn’t want to be murdered by a leftist mob. Apparently he also officially endorsed Hillary in the 2016 election for exactly the same reason. ;D
by Tortoise
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65648

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This one's for you, Pug! It's an article written by a dental researcher back in 2016 that argues that face masks are essentially worthless for the purpose of protecting dental personnel from airborne pathogens: Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review Conclusions The primary reason for mandatin...
by Tortoise
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2128
Views: 65648

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Nice job trying to cherry pick data. But no. We have less than 200 ICU beds available now, and that's after they activated overflow plans over the last week. Screen Shot 2020-06-30 at 3.13.22 PM.png For proper context, do we know what that same graph looked like this time last year, and the year be...
by Tortoise
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil
Replies: 67
Views: 1161

Re: An outsiders perspective of the politcal turmoil

Pugchief, I wonder how exactly the Democrats will manage to do away with debates? I can understand the motivation but that would hardly go unnoticed. My guess is some kind of COVID excuse, like Biden can't leave his basement. It won't look good tho; Biden will look weak. TV shows and podcasts have ...