To be honest, I would probably say I partially trust them. They are likely based on some data, and the UK actually comes right out and says they are incidental to COVID and not directly related.

It's all in the small print, though, and BBC and others run with the numbers as if they were something else. It's intentional.

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Evergreen: If it's as bad as they claim, they wouldn't have to make up bullshit top prove it.

I'm gonna write a book.

I figured I'd do some test runs with different word processors to see which one felt best writing long-form. So I tried a couple of different ones.

So anyway, long story short I wrote 40,000 words in WordPerfect 5 on an old Atari ST this week

Did Pfizer forget to pay their advertising invoice or something? Can't remember the last time I saw a negative headline in the M5M

telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/0

When your friends do dumbass shit you know will come back to you, 80 years ago today version

About half-way through The Mote in God's Eye and I can't believe I never read this -- when men wrote sci-fi while drinking whiskey and smoking stogies

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote

Going to the doctor is:

1. you say what's wrong with you
2. he says it back to you in latin and gives you ibuprofen

"Hey doc I can't move one side of my body"

"Hmm... might be hemiparesis. Take some of these."

👆 true story

Why, yes the high score club game this month is Millipede, why do you ask?

About a month ago, I was setting up a new USENET environment environment, and signed up for an account at eternal-september.org which I wasn't familiar with.

It was the first time in probably 10 years I had looked at USENET.

A week later, Omnibus podcast did an episode on Eternal September, for which the site is named.

This kind of thing happens all the time nowadays

Remember, when they tell you to trust the doctors, they really mean trust the TV doctors

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