2020-11-21

Ingraham: Get ready for the fight of your life

Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease, Growing Evidence Shows : Shots - Health News : NPR

Biden’s Covid Advisors Ignore High Costs of Lockdowns

There is evidence, actually

"Must Watch" DEMOCRAT Affidavits Detailing Significant Problems In Georgia Recount

FDA will consider Pfizer vaccine for emergency use on December 10th | Fox Business

The Food & Drug Administration announced Friday that its committee on vaccines will meet Dec. 10th to review Pfizer's request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its Covid-19 vaccine.

This comes two days after Pfizer, with their German partner BioNTech, released promising final results that show their vaccine is 95% effective and protects elderly adults who are most at risk of dying. Pfizer had submitted the EUA request earlier in the day Friday.

An FDA spokesperson told FOX Business the three-week window is necessary because "this amount of time will allow the FDA to thoroughly evaluate the data and information submitted in the EUA request before the meeting.

I was hoping for faster.

2020-11-20

M1 MacBook Air is Faster Than You Think! (Real Tests) - Krazy Ken's Tech Misadventures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVtQfsXLnSA

Apple has performed a minor miracle with its new M1 chip.  It has 8 CPU cores, 8 graphics cores, and RAM all on one chip.  It has a 5-nanometer process, which is better than the current Intel and AMD processors.  It might not be possible to make smaller circuits without developing new materials.  So far, there isn't much progress in this area.

What is surprising is that this same chip can run on the Macbook Air, which has no active cooling.  This is essentially a mobile processor.

You can buy high-end desktop processors that are more powerful, but this System On a Chip is at least 22% faster than my 2017 (14 nanometer Intel quad-core I-5) iMac desktop according to a benchmark that I saw.  That is not a reason for me to replace my desktop, but compared to their previous mobile processors, this thing is pretty impressive.

Reportedly Apple is going to come out with something better for their desktop computers.  It would make sense that a desktop processor would be more powerful.

The only downside is that they can't run Intel-based programs natively, but have a software solution for running those programs.  I'm not sure about Windows compatibility, but I heard something about being able to run some Windows programs through emulation.  


2020-11-17

Working from home is a PRIVILEGE that should be TAXED MORE!

Fwd: China prepares for war



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From: Larry Trout 

Chinese Soldiers Storm Beach in Military Landing Drill Amid Taiwan War Tension

The Chinese Navy released footage of a simulated beach assault on Tuesday as state media says President Xi Jinping is preparing for wars on multiple fronts.

Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times also voiced its support for the release of a so-called "Taiwan secessionists" blacklist, just two weeks after a former Taiwanese intelligence officer warned that such an announcement would be a precursor of a cross-strait armed conflict.

https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-soldiers-storm-beach-military-landing-drill-amid-taiwan-war-tension-1547910



2020-11-16

COVID

Over 5,000 new cases per day.  I really want a vaccine.  



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UNREAL: Far-Left Extremists Attack Trump Supporters in Washington D.C.

Tim Pool | The Ben Shapiro Show

I found this video very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwvr-YpU1g

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective, according to company data - CNN

Pfizer's vaccine has to be kept at minus 75 degrees Celsius. No other vaccine in the US needs to be kept that cold, and doctors' offices and pharmacies do not have freezers that go that low.

Moderna's vaccine can be kept at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Other vaccines, such as the one against chickenpox, need to be kept at that temperature.

That means Moderna's vaccine can be kept in "a readily available freezer that is available in most doctors' offices and pharmacies," Zacks said. "We leverage infrastructure that already exists for other marketed vaccines."

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

This $28 Android Tablet Isn’t All That Bad - The Cheapest Tablet on the Market

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfO2YYd-wRA

I'm not sure that people need tablets when they have smartphones, but I think that this is interesting. 

Last year, Amazon discounted their $150 10.1" tablet down to $99 during Black Friday.  During Prime Days a month or two ago it was $80.  For the money, this is an extremely nice tablet.  I might even get one if I can get a good deal.