BaldwinP

BaldwinP

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11 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Midweek Mental Vacatio... · 0 replies · +2 points

I have basically no social media any more because it has just got ridiculous, anyone who pisses off anyone will potentially get their social media trawled and something 10 years old hauled out to use against them, and then companies are so scared of negative publicity they will fire for it instead of sticking by an employee.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Lazy Weekend Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Huh. I haven't seen any here in Australia since the whole panic buying fiasco. I thought it was just a casualty of a change in available shelf space in the pasta aisle.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Rolling Along Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

Colleen is right - it meant instead of a short sharp peak of infections which would result in overwhelmed hospitals, the curve would be flatter and more spread out but the total area under the curve would be about the same. It's a mathematical expression.

Flattening the curve was meant to reduce total deaths but not actually reduce infections in the long run, or not significantly.

In countries like Australia, the strategy kind of changed from just flattening the curve to squashing infections entirely because that option became open.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Lazy Weekend Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Derry Girls is fantastic. Go watch the cast's appearance on The Crystal Maze too, a show which is terrible in regular format but fantastic in celebrity format.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +7 points

Djokovic is a nut and Kyrgios talks sense, truly we live in interesting times.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - New Week Open Thread · 1 reply · +4 points

Congrats to you and Milk!

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 0 replies · +2 points

Dr Phil or Narendra Modi.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 0 replies · +4 points

Is that so?

My recollection of US copyright law is that public performance of a song at a live event (not transmitted over TV or radio) for non-commercial reasons and without an admission charge can't be blocked if they pay for the ASCAP licence. Generally people just stop using a song if musicians make a public stink about it just to avoid the negative publicity, but you wouldn't bet on that with Trump.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 0 replies · +7 points

That the real Trumpers didn't even show up for the overflow events for people without tickets though, that says it wasn't only the TikTok/KPop wetwork that screwed with the crowd figures. That's a good thing.

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Juneteenth Weekend Ope... · 1 reply · +6 points

Yeah, good point.

I know that the dipshits at work who've been complaining about "Chairman Dan" not ending restrictions fast enough will be the first to complain that the restrictions haven't been enforced hard enough, of course. I'm just getting pre-emptively annoyed at them.