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Old 07-25-2020, 03:14 PM   #241 (permalink)
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State level opportunity for mischief is missing in the case of D. C.

"Recovered off world vehicles not made on this Earth..." seems to have faded away.


So, you thought your first pocket calculator was cool?


Huizhou people's abacus complex
Faded away...???

I’m thinking baby steps.

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Oh, and the tiny Abacus is cool...😎

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Old 07-25-2020, 04:56 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Anyone up for some Schadenfreude? The threat we face:




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Old 07-26-2020, 02:06 PM   #243 (permalink)
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The District of Columbia is controlled by Congress, and any power that the City government has is granted to it by Congress. So while laws are laws, the city government does not have the authority to tell federal agencies what they can and cannot do on city streets (unlike, say, Portland, OR). The Bureau of the Department of Agency is well within it's rights to tell the DC Mayor to piss off if the Mayor issues a decree that interferes with the Bureau's operations.
Interesting, and quite different to what is usual in other countries (including mine). Brasília doesn't have a mayor, only a district governor which does pretty much what state governors do.
 
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It's a federational anomaly. Similar to the City of London and the Vatican.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:51 PM   #246 (permalink)
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I was more of a Dove Blue purist.

Saw that and thought of John Fogerty:



Seriously, the commercial signage on my 1954 23-window barn door had faded but when it was wet you could see it in the patina. It said "Miss Pratt's School of the Dance and Day Care Center". Chestnut Brown and Sealing Wax red, of course.

I told someone that story around the turn of the century, and they said "I haven't seen it but I saw a video of it under a tarp in [new owner's] back yard."
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greekcitytimes.com:Up to 3,000 Turks infected with coronavirus during Hagia Sophia’s opening as a mosque
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Some 3,000 people are believed to have been infected with the coronavirus during the ceremony of Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque on July 24, a Turkish public health expert at a leading university said on Saturday according to Ahval News.

Ahval News, who quoted the Turkish-language ANKA, quoted associate professor at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, Dr Sarp Üner, as saying.

“A simple calculation shows that there would be 1,000 patients there… If we consider the transmission rate, those patients would have infected between 2,000 to 3,000 others,’’ Üner said. “I believe that the gathering will increase the cases in Istanbul.’’

Although only 1,000 guests were permitted inside Hagia Sophia during the conversion ceremony, thousands more spilled out into the courtyard and surrounding area.

Those inside Hagia Sophia practiced social distancing and wore masks, but outside was a completely different story.
That's rough calculation. Infected equals the masked and distanced insiders vs some unknown number outside. Plus an R0 of 3.
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The high infection rate for those who attended Hagia Sophia’s conversion ceremony was revealed after the Muezzin of Hagia Sophia, the one appointed to lead and recite the Islamic call to prayer, died suddenly.

Osman Aslan who was assigned to Hagia Sophia died of a heart attack, as reported by Greek City Times.

In the statement made by the Mufti’s of Constantinople, “Our Kagithane District Uhud Mosque passed away due to a heart attack during the voluntary guidance service in Hagia Sophia Mosque. We extend our condolences to his family and relatives.”
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Give it a couple weeks and we'll see how bad Sturgis was.
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A better comparison there would be the peaceful protests. But we shall see.

My thoughts ran more to q=CIA+heart+attack+gun.
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That's rough calculation. Infected equals the masked and distanced insiders vs some unknown number outside. Plus an R0 of 3.
R0 = 3 is assuming no measures taken, no?

Masks worn by one person but not another reduces transmission by something like 30%. 70% if both parties are wearing them.

Basically, assuming perfect adherence to guidelines while in public places, the R0 still is somewhere around 1. Since there is no perfection, it's likely higher than that.

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A better comparison there would be the mostly peaceful protests. But we shall see.

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