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Back to school 2021 Open Thread

by Bernard Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 06:44:44 PM EST

A COVID Autumn, season 2.

Netflix announces final, final, truly final season of "Lucifer". This is the only Bruckheimer production I've ever enjoyed. The script and ensemble had a good run and delivered plenty of yucks. After this weekend's binge, I will promptly cancel my subscription.
by Cat on Wed Sep 8th, 2021 at 08:29:26 PM EST
Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

"Since the pandemic began, children represented 15.5% of total cumulated cases. For the week ending September 9, children were 28.9% of reported weekly COVID-19 cases.

Moral:  enough virus overwhelms more re-active immune system

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 05:20:22 PM EST
Following yet another "social media" scandal, "journalists" have discovered that their "platforms" principal business is publishing.
by Cat on Fri Sep 17th, 2021 at 09:16:29 AM EST
or not. Facebook is down. Anyone else?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 4th, 2021 at 04:30:44 PM EST
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The whole Facebook colonies "properties": Whatsapp, Instagram...
by Bernard on Mon Oct 4th, 2021 at 06:31:59 PM EST
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by Bernard on Mon Oct 4th, 2021 at 06:58:05 PM EST
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Is there a French version?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 18th, 2021 at 08:33:28 PM EST
The brands are at it again.
by generic on Sat Sep 18th, 2021 at 08:53:39 PM EST
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The French version was non-nuclear powered (at Australia's request).

Also that was 90 billion Australian dollars (about € 50 billion), not USD.

by Bernard on Tue Sep 21st, 2021 at 09:34:59 PM EST
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So can you get 40 billion $ in change then?
by fjallstrom on Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 at 06:25:23 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 at 07:13:30 PM EST
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In related news
COVID racial disparities also affect kids, report says
stop the presses
by Cat on Sat Sep 18th, 2021 at 09:25:48 PM EST
by Cat on Tue Sep 21st, 2021 at 05:36:15 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Sep 21st, 2021 at 10:21:33 PM EST
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Jury convicts R. Kelly on sex-trafficking charges
The conviction on all counts could mean life in prison for Kelly, who is scheduled to be sentenced next May.

In the top count -- Kelly was charged with 14 acts violating federal anti-racketeering law -- jurors found that the government proved all except for two kidnapping and Mann Act allegations pertaining to a woman who testified as Sonja that Kelly had sexually assaulted her in 2003 while she was drugged and unconscious. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was also charged and convicted of all eight counts against him under the Mann Act.

R. Kelly fate now in jury's hands at sex trafficking trial
"Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex and mental torment."

archived sex work, NXIVM "cult", Mann Act revival, SOSTA/FESTA, Avenatti

by Cat on Tue Sep 28th, 2021 at 01:34:41 AM EST
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You all probably know that the concept comes from Venice. But what I just learnt today, at the exhibition on Venice's 1600 year anniversary at the Palazzo Ducale, was that the traders objected to the restrictions and quarantine was lifted on two separate occasions.

Both times, capitalism won. And about a quarter of the population died.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 11:05:49 AM EST
My comment was based on the captions on the wall. I've just read the catalogue: The traders turned to compliant physicians at the University of Padua, who ruled that the cases of plague were not plague (just a bad flu?). When it turned out that they were wrong, the authorities did respond with a proper lockdown.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 02:48:22 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 08:29:20 PM EST
by Cat on Tue Sep 28th, 2021 at 02:52:45 PM EST
by Bernard on Wed Oct 6th, 2021 at 08:40:16 PM EST
Full item
The Sackler School of Medicine was named for Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, the developer of oxycodone (OxyContin®). All three were medical professionals who made substantial donations to the school. Each year the school presents the Sackler Prize for a significant contribution to the fields of physics or chemistry.
Spot what is missing.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Oct 7th, 2021 at 07:42:22 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Oct 7th, 2021 at 10:17:23 PM EST
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differential "women and minorites diagnoses
by Cat on Fri Oct 8th, 2021 at 03:10:40 PM EST
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The Top Diaries list was stuck for a couple of weeks. Colman fixed it (percussive maintenance? We don't want to know...) All good now.
by Bernard on Wed Oct 13th, 2021 at 08:02:56 PM EST
I Don't Understand
hosted by Captain Kirk
by Cat on Thu Oct 14th, 2021 at 11:58:22 AM EST

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