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uziq
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a corvid is a type of bird. or do blue-collar americans pronounce everything like pirates, and you're doing an imitation?

in my experience over here, it's mostly the management and white-collar types who have seamlessly pivoted to WFH set-ups as if nothing has happened. disruption to my publishing business is almost nil.

it'll be another matter when corona breaks out in india and all the typesetters and suppliers have to shut down.
SuperJail Warden
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For some reason the virus isn't taking off in Africa, India, and Latin America like it did elsewhere. This has lead to the near conspiracy theory that malaria medication cures it.
uziq
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flu-type viruses do worse in warmer climates generally. god gave them their fair share of tropical diseases, for fairness.

i would be extremely surprised if an anti-malarial agent had any effect on a virus. but i am not a virologist.
SuperJail Warden
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From what I have read scientist already know it won't. COVID didn't come from space. We generally know what it is made up of and how different medications interact with its different parts. The news did say a medication they started to develop for Ebola that never got mass produced might work.
uziq
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it's not unheard of for some drug or medication to have some interesting cross-indication or unintended interaction. but, yes, definitely rare in immunology (as opposed to, say, mental health medication).
Dilbert_X
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From what I've skimmed anti-malarials are to do with treating the cytokine storm, not the virus.

When cold weather hits the southern hemisphere, which is soon, we'll be fucked.
I think I need a few more bottles of vodka.
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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cytokine storm is the first DLC pack of the coronavirus pandemic. we have that to look forward to in 2021. don't ruin the season spoilers, dilbert.

hopefully jay will have done his elementary school reading on the human immune system by then, so he can follow the discussion.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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uziq wrote:

a corvid is a type of bird. or do blue-collar americans pronounce everything like pirates, and you're doing an imitation?
There's a leftover Appalachian kind of  accent around old poor people here. They do like to add random R's to words, like wash. Warsh, warshington. Also 'ee' in words becomes 'i'.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
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RTHKI wrote:

uziq wrote:

a corvid is a type of bird. or do blue-collar americans pronounce everything like pirates, and you're doing an imitation?
There's a leftover Appalachian kind of  accent around old poor people here. They do like to add random R's to words, like wash. Warsh, warshington. Also 'ee' in words becomes 'i'.
I really hate non-rhotic speech patterns. I know the British are mostly non-rhotic but in the U.S. only poor people don't pronounce their Rs.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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uziq wrote:

hopefully jay will have done his elementary school reading on the human immune system by then, so he can follow the discussion.
By then reality will have caught up and Jay will part of the anti-fa pulling up cobblestones and throwing them at people in Mercedes.
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Jay is a white military veteran. If he ever goes broke he is not joining antifa. He is much more likely to pull off a murder-suicide as white men do. It's his culture. Asians eat bats. White men murder their loved ones.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

RTHKI wrote:

uziq wrote:

a corvid is a type of bird. or do blue-collar americans pronounce everything like pirates, and you're doing an imitation?
There's a leftover Appalachian kind of  accent around old poor people here. They do like to add random R's to words, like wash. Warsh, warshington. Also 'ee' in words becomes 'i'.
I really hate non-rhotic speech patterns. I know the British are mostly non-rhotic but in the U.S. only poor people don't pronounce their Rs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQNjgVfiJ_o
south-west of england is still heavily rhotic and 'non-flattened'. vowel sounds are rounded out. it's the oldest surviving form of english from the days of king alfred the great's wessex. the others were influenced by invading forces/kingdom merges.

Last edited by uziq (2020-03-23 11:01:58)

RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Turns out someone ended up here cause they got kicked out of last job for stealing tens of thousands of drugs
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Wow, so many questions. What kind of drugs? How did this topic come up? No one checks references?
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,676|5424|Oxferd
Opioids, there's not a high bar to work on the factory floor.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png

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