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Aww... That man posted an image of a cut up membership card. That must be how you indicate that you are quite upset in the UK.

You just gotta hit CAPSLOCK and stop repressing. That is how you show folks you are upset.
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The loudest whining cunt voices on the internet tend to be the same pricks who will do what they they're told, no matter what, on account of they're completely fucking spineless. It's the gormless ones I'm more worried about. Well, okay, no worried about exactly. More like eagerly looking forward to seeing their depressed little maskless faces when they kill the fucking arseholes who spawned them. :evil:
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Cramulus on Today at 01:44:46 pm »
I thought this was a good read:


How to read U.S. economic data, without the spin




As a random aside, I feel like I'm having an allergic reaction to evocative headlines. Readers of Illuminatus! will know what I mean when I say that 90% of economic, health, and political reporting is completely lousy with Fnords.
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Hopefully the reaction should be grudging acceptance. I hadn't seen masks around at all, but when they were brought in as mandatory for buses and trains, it seemed to make it socially acceptable to wear them
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Last post by Cain on Today at 01:17:18 pm »
So, the UK is going to implement mandatory masks in shops.

This is, of course, now another fault line in our ever-expanding culture war, because common sense is for cucks or something, IDK.











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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Last post by Ari on Today at 12:57:09 pm »
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Epstein's Little Black Book has been leaked.
« Last post by bugmenоt on Today at 11:37:38 am »
Whats the difference between this version and the one revealed by court proceedings in 2015?

It's unredacted.
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Im sorry and I also want to be precise in what im saying.

Yes, I got triggered by the article, I dont deny or debate the scientific information it contains (see Altered above for more info, I dont know about the subject)... it was just the quality of journalism.

Second, TWJ, i didnt mean to police how you express yourself and was not attacking the words you chose, i was still rambling on about the article exclusively, sorry if it came out that way.
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Ok I admit that it's not evident that any form of mitosis is involved in proliferation.

*ahem*

Airborne fucking harrably mutagenic novel virus that it is hoped cancer drugs may be some meaningful hindrance to.

That's just not as easy to say as "cancer", which may not be described here but I would certainly not rule out as possible long term. But I get it if you want to be painstakingly precise.
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Ah yes, speaking the language of a b-side movie, very serious and scientific article.

Cut out the ďzombieĒ shit, and itís fairly scary and accurate. Filamentous cellular morphology could easily behave this way, and in fact is often used this way by filopodous amoebae. Well, lysosomes instead of virions, but still.

The cancer part is scare mongering, because the fucked up morphology is due to viral load, and an effective antiviral course would cause them to return to normal function. Temporarily larger than normal, with possible related symptoms in rare cases... but cancerous, not likely.

More likely to create a very different kind of abnormal cell that gets very large but never reproduces. These are common after many, many viral infections. Check the swelling/clumping, Syncitium, and Focal Degeneration (sounds like the COVID cytopathy is a weird mix of the three, and the cellular spread is most similar to focal degeneration) entries: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytopathic_effect

And youíll note that non-degenerative/destructive cytopathy doesnít make a cell dangerous independent of the viral infection, or kill it. There are exceptions, but just for a good example: HPV is oncogenic and isnít known for its distortions of cellular morphology. No, itís retroviral in action: check E6/E7 proteins section under Virology for the mechanism, and note that the HPV directly interacts with cellular genome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus_infection That and toxins are the only way for infections to potentiate cancer, and viruses donít do toxins, because they literally canít, that involves nonexistent cellular machinery.

Now that weíve gotten cancer bullshit out of the way, the rest seems pretty solid, so I think you maybe were a bit harsh here Johnny.


EDIT: forgot to provide HPV link

Its just that fear mongering and clickbait language makes me go rabid blind... lot of people living in uncertainty about the future and the author making an ad-lib Resident Evil fanfiction spin.
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