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Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 April 08, 2020, 01:59:31 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

Yeah, we're in our 4th week of stay-at-home order over here, and the weather has been fantastic all along, and now the government is sad that people have started going out last week-end as well. We've been pretty obedient and supportive of the stay-at-home order for 3 weeks, but last week-end was just too good to pass - but still very reasonable in my city. I went out for restocking today and it's still a lot more empty than usual (it's usually absolutely jam packed where I live, and it's a decently large mall), but there's noticeably more people than the last 3 weeks.
Health workers are afraid that we'll see numbers shoot up again by Thursday because of that week-end - and it was beginning to go down too, we touched a thousand deaths a day for a couple days last week but we were down to just over 600 or so.
The counter at worldometers was super weird at that point, almost doubling the numbers we're getting officially, I haven't even seen any particularly alarming report today yet right now the counter says 1400 deaths, so I'm not sure what's going on there. We were at 500 deaths in a day this week-end, but now I'm seeing conflicting reports about going back up to 900 and 1400, and other reports saying it's still at 600 deaths today. Someone's messing up something. Maybe because they've started also giving numbers of deaths in elderly care places, and it's not clear if that's in addition to the hospital total or if it's included.
    

Re: Undiscovered Smells of the Shit Thread

 April 04, 2020, 05:35:06 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Undiscovered Smells of the Shit Thread (Started by Do not even ask October 28, 2012, 10:37:23 AM
 Board: All That's Left

Those documents are always peer-reviewed, that's why real scientific documents never have unexplained garbage like that.
    

Re: Undiscovered Smells of the Shit Thread

 April 04, 2020, 02:29:25 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Undiscovered Smells of the Shit Thread (Started by Do not even ask October 28, 2012, 10:37:23 AM
 Board: All That's Left

lol a 1688 paper talking about carbon footprint reduction
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 April 04, 2020, 02:19:22 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

lets not pretend that china is all that innocent here.
Stop being a dumbass, no one on the fucking planet thinks China is innocent. Just because people tell you to stop being racist, doesn't mean they think China is innocent. Get off with that shit.
    

Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread

 April 04, 2020, 03:27:37 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Final Fantasy MegaThread (Started by DatKofGuy December 20, 2012, 07:06:40 AM
 Board: Gaming


They're trying real hard to bury the lead about how much of the original game we're getting in this part 1...

edit - preorder is delivering physical copies early, it's go time for me.
Feels like the  ATB gauge charges a lot faster, it's much easier to pump specials and potions more regularly.
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 March 26, 2020, 01:43:02 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

The $20 pack has 30 tickets and 150 souls, that's the entire SP card right there without the randomness of the roulette. It doesn't look so bad if you're actually rolling to complete her (and not just trying to stock up on AS souls).
In the Halloween shop I picked up the set cards but I'm keeping the tokens for now, I'm waiting to see if I get lucky in the gacha with any of the characters, and I don't know yet if I'll bother with the option cards.
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 March 26, 2020, 12:42:27 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

Since they remove the Soul Quest for collab characters once the collab is over, expect it to take a while to get enough AS Gold souls and purple souls to max out your Genjuro.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 25, 2020, 09:22:50 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 07:18:27 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

What ? Nothing of what I said is directed at you specifically. It's a generic "you". In this case, it's about JKA, but I don't even care and I'm not even calling him xenophobic. I'm just saying it's obvious people might take what he says as xenophobic.
So you basically accuse me of cherry-picking when I just provided you with MULTIPLE cases that the scientific community decided to coin certain diseases based on its origins
But they didn't do that for this one, they gave it multiple actual names and none of them are based on its point of origin.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 07:09:50 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

What you're referring to are "opinions"
No, I'm referring to people deciding what facts to use and what other facts not to use, so that they can justify their opinion.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 07:07:06 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

What's compelling you to use that as a name instead of the many other names it has ? Coronavirus, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2. If you wanted to go by where it came from, you could even call it the Wuhan virus. But no, let's not use any of that, let's not use its actual birthplace, let's use a much broader term for no real reason (and pretend that this is more fitting to designate as its birthplace rather than Wuhan), no matter how you try to justify it after the fact.
This is a decision you made, and it's very easy for anyone who hears that to form a conclusion on why you made that decision.
How do you not get that this is a conclusion people wil inevitably make about you, no matter how you try to explain to them that you are only driven by facts and logic (which you're cherry-picking) ?
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 06:47:00 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

There's no such thing as stating facts, especially on the Internet. People only say things for a specific reason, and only ever cherry pick the facts that suit what they want to say. That's why people will interpret what you say differently and may decide to call you xenophobic.
And viruses don't have nationalities.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 06:04:18 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

"Kid" lol
That's literally how the real world works, this has nothing to do with online forums. If people who hear you talk think you're being xenophobic, they're going to judge you and call you xenophobic, no one cares what your background is. Go back to school or something.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 05:18:07 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

So, now you can judge me because my point of view?
Yes ???
The Chinese government wasn't just negligent, they were criminal as usual, shutting down and vanishing the people ringing the alarm bells. But you want to talk about negligence when you're from Brazil with Bolsonaro as your president ? The guy who's still denying the threat of the virus even though he himself is infected by it ?

It's everyone's fault, everyone on the planet found out about it in mid January at the latest and yet the governments of the world still waited a month and a half to do anything about it. Only after Italy cracked, people started saying "let's wait another 2 weeks to see how that goes".
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 05:05:53 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

Yes ???? It's everyone else's decision. It's not for you to say, it's for everyone else to judge you.
Nobody thinks they're saying or doing something bad.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 24, 2020, 05:03:08 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 23, 2020, 10:07:05 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

Influenza doesn't cause mass levels of self-isolation.
Uh ? We're doing isolation to slow this down. If isolation is done properly, then it might not get as bad as that. but then again, the US is obviously not doing isolation properly.
Second thing is, isolation is done to slow it down, it's unlikely to stop it. Contagion will happen, it's just that it'll happen much slower if people do this right, and if it's slow enough, then it can very easily be handled in hospitals and early care, even if there's still a 1~3% mortality rate. But the total numbers who will have gotten it will still be very high a year and a half from now. It's just that if it's slowed down enough, you won't hear much about it because people will be able to go to the hospital a few at a time and they'll all get proper treatment and most of them will make it out easily. If it doesn't work, they'll all get it at the same time and they'll clog the hospitals and a lot of people who didn't have to die from it will die.
    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 23, 2020, 10:26:36 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

Finally, frivolous numbers given the overall gravity of the situation, but I feel it must be said. Experts claim that up to 70% of Americans will get infected in the next 18 months. That's laughably inaccurate, and the natural skeptic in me wonders why they'd use such a crazy high number. Current number of cases in the US are at 35,000. To get to even 1%, that number would have to spike to 3 million. Even that number is lofty, much less 210 million. Even Italy, which inexplicably got hit real bad, is not a the 1% mark yet. So yeah, be careful believing what media tells you and stuff.
The flu hits dozens of millions of people a year in the US, and that's with a vaccine AND just counting the people with symptoms. If you think these coronavirus estimates are crazy high, it's because you don't realize how easily those things spread, and how even with proper testing, you still would miss a lot of people that don't have symptoms. I don't know if 70% is accurate, but it's definitely way in the double digits. The flu is in the double digits, and that's contained with a vaccine. This is not fake news, this is not fear mongering.
    

Re: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Xbone)(PS4)(PC)

 March 22, 2020, 10:47:28 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Dragon Ball FighterZ (Xbone)(PS4)(PC) (Started by Moon Girard June 09, 2017, 04:33:13 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed

 March 22, 2020, 08:56:51 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Corona virus...where do you live and how have your life changed  (Started by Cong Fu Man March 13, 2020, 01:36:56 AM
 Board: All That's Left

and yes media is over blowing it
No, they're not. Here in France we've been hitting a hundred deaths per day even though we've been in total isolation for a week, and Italy is at over 600 deaths a day. Germany seems to have just started reacting, after a week of every local state saying "I'll decide if I'm in danger at my own pace, thank you very much" which is exactly what a virus like that needs to propagate super fast, so they'll have a pretty bad curve in a couple of weeks too. People in Florida were partying around like they don't give a fuck, that's going to change real fast.
Different countries are at different stages, but this is serious and yes the media everywhere need to take it as seriously as it is, because every hospital is crumbling already. It's not the Black Plague, but we shouldn't need to compare it to that, it's not a hurdle we're supposed to look at and say "see, it's not as bad as that, so it's fine". We should be able to handle it much better than the worst period in the Middle Ages, if we could all just react a lot faster and take it seriously.
And yes, that worldometer site is accurate.