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by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1699

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Why am I not surprised that you losers watch anime? While I'm not surprised you have that opinion Vrock, I'm more disappointed in the moderation team who seem to have decided to leave this up without intervention. It is clear to me that flames, even outside of political forums, will remain tolerate...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

If it caused a blood clot in your lungs and it moved to your brain it could cause a stroke. It's not too unreasonable. How frequent it helps in healthy/young people is more interesting than a story about limited occurrences. Would love to know how it causes blood clots, which is my point. This is t...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

They are There are many "they"s in here. There is the CDC, there are 50x States, and there is the Media. Although singular sources of information are standardized to some degree (CDC is self-consistent), it is inconsistent to use data across groups. That is to say, CDC's statistics are in...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

But people all think it's 7% not .7% Then those people are wrong. But I haven't seen any posters here suggest anything higher than 3% for the USA. I know I pushed some statistics showing Italy's unusually high 8% or something death rate, but I used that as a demonstration of why I wanted to ignore ...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

What death statistics are you relying upon to make your opinion? Can't answer for dragontamer5788 obviously, but they are clearly pushing up the deaths percentage. Turns out that if you undercount the number of infections by an order of magnitude, you exagerate the death rate by an order of magnitu...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

tfp wrote:
Sure might as well round up on everything, they are doing so with the deaths right now.


What death statistics are you relying upon to make your opinion?
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

What do you mean "let's say"? Those are the estimates from an earlier post I thought this was interesting. Based on an anti-body study of 3,500 people an estimated 13.9% of New Yorkers (8,336,817 people total according to Google) probably have had the C19, that works out to 1.15M people. ...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

And an infection rate 10x reported statistics slides the decimal point on death rates one digit to the left. Lots less scary when you do that. 11,267 deaths in NYC. Lets say 15% were infected in a city of 8.4 Million, or a total of 1.26 Million infected as of this study. That's a mortality rate of ...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1699

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Record of Lodoss War is probably my favorite Anime. Record of Lodoss War was simply a D&D campaign that was animated. There have been a few other D&D-campaigns turned into anime... "The Slayers" (at least, season 1) is my favorite of that genre. The Slayers is very different howev...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Still nowhere near herd immunity levels though. :( Herd immunity with R0 of 2.0 would be 50% of the population. Herd immunity with R0 of 5.0 would be 80% of the population. You don't need 100% to get herd immunity, just enough to counteract the R0. R0 of 5 means that every infection spreads to 5 ot...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1699

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Recently finished mob psycho. I did not think I would like anime. I did. A lot. The writer for Mob Psycho also wrote One Punch Man. I found OPM season1 to be better than Mob Psycho season 1. OPM Season 2 however is bad to mediocre, while people say Mob Psycho Season2 is pretty good. Yeah, I've hear...
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1699

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

JDPP wrote:
Recently finished mob psycho. I did not think I would like anime.

I did. A lot.


The writer for Mob Psycho also wrote One Punch Man. I found OPM season1 to be better than Mob Psycho season 1.

OPM Season 2 however is bad to mediocre, while people say Mob Psycho Season2 is pretty good.
by dragontamer5788
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.16.20065920v1.full.pdf In this VA study, Hydroxychloroquine treatment has a 22% mortality rate, compared to a 11% mortality rate without the drug. In short: the cure is worse than the disease. And just on cue, Fox News stops reporting on Hydroxychloroq...
by dragontamer5788
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)

No. C doesn't have registers. Registers are an assembly thing and you can almost completely ignore them in higher level languages. (Exceptions: volatile memory locations, obscure threading issues, memory barriers. The stuff of experts. Beginners simply will not come across these situations). ------...
by dragontamer5788
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)

The OS does a bit of virtual-memory magic to move the stack around physically, while the programmer only has to think of logical code addresses. But ultimately, the OS can move the stack around (even to the hard drive temporarily with "swap"). And the OS is very good at moving memory arou...
by dragontamer5788
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)

I actually dislike using Fibonacci (and factorial) examples to illustrate recursion. Not because they don't illustrate recursion, but because in the real world, they tend to result in excessively deep recursion which will typically cause a stack overflow error unless the inputs are small. I have al...
by dragontamer5788
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)

I actually dislike using Fibonacci (and factorial) examples to illustrate recursion. Not because they don't illustrate recursion, but because in the real world, they tend to result in excessively deep recursion which will typically cause a stack overflow error unless the inputs are small. In the re...
by dragontamer5788
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Recursion (split from Dynamic Programming Tips and Tricks)

Even though I don't understand recursion (how the computer does it), I heard someone say that it helps to visualize a problem in terms of stuff being pushed onto a stack and once the base condition is reached, the computer will automatically start popping stuff out of the stack in LIFO order and do...
by dragontamer5788
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Everyone remember this post?? https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122761&start=90#p1417939 I've sent them an email. Lets see where this goes. If they tell me no, then I don't think I've wasted anyone's time. Keeping my fingers crossed... Well, I got the "final response&quo...
by dragontamer5788
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: How do you pick a motherboard ?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: How do you pick a motherboard ?

Buy the cheapest motherboard that does the job. This is dangerous advice. A cheap motherboard that looks good "on paper" may not be the bargain it seems to be if it is from a dodgy brand with poor QA and support. I'd qualify this statement with "...from a Tier 1 or 2 vendor". Fa...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: How do you pick a motherboard ?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: How do you pick a motherboard ?

This is one of the absolutely toughest things I've ever tried to research, and I would know... I am a graduate student who does constant research. But I am dumbfounded. There are thousands of motherboards each with their own non-descriptive name like MSI G563-M4 or EVGA 3XCLP40.... and I have no id...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Are you just going to ignore the hospitalization / ICU rate of 20-year olds? Given the death numbers (which in your graph ignores co-morbidities), yes. I edited the hypothetical in. But I'll emphasize again: these hospitalizations and ICU admissions are the opinions of thousands of doctors. I'm sur...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

How many tests do you need to trace it? The effort of contact tracing is proportional to the number of infected. The fewer the infected rate, the easier it gets. If there are 0 cases in America, then we don't need to test anybody. If there's 1 case, we need to test all the people that person was in...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

This is literally all you thing we need? No. But Captain Ned keeps focusing on the death rate. So its an argument tailored for his discussion point. I've already said what the general public needs: a large scale testing framework so that we can accurately detect who, where, and when the virus is ge...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

We simply don't have enough ventilators to do the strategy you propose. Keeping the death rate at 1% requires the 5% of patients that come in to go into ICU care / ventilator support. What part of this are you not understanding? Isolate the high-risk population and the hospitalization/ventilator cu...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Are you willing to end lockdown before this? If not, you're not helping. Yes. Which is why I'm talking about the testing framework needed before we end the lockdown. Over 22 million Americans (and counting) are losing their livelihoods and dignity over a virus that has an unknown, but so far quite ...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

If we made up a plan, would we have more reagents? I don't know the reagent supply line. But Trump has the authority under the Defense Production Act to compel American Companies to create the materials needed for this country's national defense. And I'd argue that reagents for testing are a nation...
by dragontamer5788
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

Dr. Osterholm's podcasts are full of useful information: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/podcasts-webinars/episode-4 There won't be enough reagents for tests, and half of the tests that we currently have are junk. That means that any plan that relies on widespread 100% accurate testing as its b...
by dragontamer5788
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

One of the things that I hate most about this virus is the huge error bars associated with all the numbers. And yet, you sure love quoting said numbers. :-? Even on the optimistic end of estimates, this virus is bad news and supports what I've brought up throughout this thread. Every expert is chim...
by dragontamer5788
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?
Replies: 634
Views: 20011

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
and that between 80 and 1,500 people were infected without knowing it.


One of the things that I hate most about this virus is the huge error bars associated with all the numbers.
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