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Posts posted by ryoder

  1. I thought I knew how low patent trolls could go, but I was wrong:

    So, let's summarize: The firm that basically created the mess that is WeWork by dumping billions of dollars into the company, also owns a patent troll that bought up the patents from the sham medical testing firm Theranos, and is now using those patents to sue one of the few diagnostics companies that is actually making a Covid-19 test... in the middle of a pandemic. And, demanding the use of those tests be blocked:

    Source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200316/14584244111/softbank-owned-patent-troll-using-monkey-selfie-law-firm-sues-to-block-covid-19-testing-using-theranos-patents.shtml

  2. 1 minute ago, yoink said:

    Queues around the block at my father-in-laws gun shop yesterday.

    So what is the bag limit on coronavirus?

  3. Out of curiosity, I just checked the websites of all the ski areas within driving distance of the Front Range. It appears the only one that didn't shut down this weekend is Eldora, (outside Nederland). 

  4. 7 minutes ago, jakee said:

    I can't really agree on that since I don't know what you mean by politicizing the football. the level of disaster response and preparedness is ultimately in the hands of politicians, and to honestly critique what you have inevitably involves criticizing the decisions made by those politicians. For instance, Obama put in place a pandemic office in the NSC and measure to better coordinate all relevant agencies during a Pandemic. Trump, who never seems to learn anything, dissolved that office and those measures without replacement and then blamed Obama for not leaving the country better prepared when this pandemic did hit. 


    It seems to me it is less political to point that out than not.

    If you really want to see what a shit-show it was when the Trump administration took over from the Obama administration, read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifth_Risk

    There was one person in the Trump transition who was making a serious effort to make use of all the preparations the Obama administration had assembled, but he got canned. (Chris Christie was canned because Prince Jared still holds a grudge that Christie prosecuted his criminal daddy).

    Michael Lewis is one of my favorite authors, but this was the first book from him that I didn't finish, because it was so depressing.

  5. Just now, gowlerk said:

    I’m not an expert, but I was under the impression that influenza and common colds are all coronavirus.


    Coronavirus is responsible for 4 types of colds, and SARS, and MERS.

    Not influenza.

  6. 39 minutes ago, airdvr said:

    If you think the markets are reacting to Trump you're just being silly.  What they're reacting to is the hyped up media coverage that has everyone running for cover.

    Marmalade Moron gives a speech one night, containing 3 major falsehoods, and the S&P500 futures take a nosedive. The next morning, the market plunges 9% on opening, while the Moron's handlers frantically walk back the falsehoods.


  7. 26 minutes ago, billvon said:

    The stock market will calm once someone competent is leading the shots, and the CDC will not suffer from Trump's whiplash-inducing reversals on the pandemic response.

    The stock market would surge if the Orange Halfwit would just resign.

  8. 19 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    My second and current wife is a nurse and a skydiver. My ex wife is an ex skydiver and a retired nurse. I am a man of habit.

    I knew a skydiver married to a nurse.  He met her in the hospital when they hauled him in with a broken leg from a botched landing.  Is that how you meet your wives?

  9. 20 minutes ago, airdvr said:

    People will start spending again when the media finds it's next crisis to bloviate about.  Today is Friday the 13th.  I predict this will be but a memory by the first week in April.

    Note to self: Set reminder for April to rub this post in Airdvr's face.

  10. 6 minutes ago, SkyDekker said:

    All of a sudden going to be a big reliance on those liberal elite, edumacated folks to come up with a solution, a vaccine, an effective treatment etc.

    I thought Trump was going to do this. He loves this stuff and has a natural ability. And his uncle went to MIT!