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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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.

2020-11-15

We’ll Need More Than One Vaccine to Beat the Pandemic

But this is the first mRNA vaccine, and it turns out to be a precious little snowflake. Pfizer's vaccine has to be stored and shipped at ultracold temperatures, less than 80 degrees below zero—it'll keep for a few days at higher but still very cold conditions. And it needs vials made of a special glass that's able to tolerate the freezing temperatures.  

All that shipping and freezing requires a level of technical sophistication that, for now at least, mostly exists in hospitals and labs—posing significant logistical challenges in rural areas and in the developing world. These are the "cold chain" problems that Koff mentioned, the problem of refrigerated shipping. (A critical Ebola vaccine needs the same deep freeze, and engineers stepped up to create specialized coolers to transport it across western Africa—but that was a pandemic that affected tens of thousands of people, not billions, and the people who made the coolers have since gotten out of the cold-chain innovation game.)

https://www.wired.com/story/well-need-more-than-one-vaccine-to-beat-the-pandemic/

2020-11-10

This Poll Exposes the Democrats' Hypocrisy on Accepting Election Results

North Carolina Democrats: 'Thousands of outstanding votes to be cast' could swing races | Fox News

An eyebrow-raising tweet from North Carolina Democrats claimed Monday that "thousands of outstanding votes to be cast" could swing key races in the battleground state.

North Carolina is one of at least 18 states allowing voters to "cure" ballots rejected for deficient information or missing signatures. Democrats in the state say they're seeking volunteers to help cure absentee and provisional ballots that they think could prove decisive in some races.  

"Our team is helping cure absentee & provisional ballots -- and we need your help. There are thousands of outstanding votes to be cast -- and these could be the difference in determining crucial elections," the North Carolina Democratic Party wrote in a tweet Monday. 

2020-11-09

Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective - The New York Times

The company said that the analysis found that the vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing the disease among trial volunteers who had no evidence of prior coronavirus infection. If the results hold up, that level of protection would put it on par with highly effective childhood vaccines for diseases such as measles. No serious safety concerns have been observed, the company said.

Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of the two-dose vaccine later this month, after it has collected the recommended two months of safety data. By the end of the year it will have manufactured enough doses to immunize 15 million to 20 million people, company executives have said.

"This is a historical moment," said Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer. "This was a devastating situation, a pandemic, and we have embarked on a path and a goal that nobody ever has achieved — to come up with a vaccine within a year."

2020-11-06

Where the election stands at this minute.

Biden's lead in Georgia is currently .09%, with reportedly only 1% of the vote remaining to be counted. People are claiming that the uncounted military vote will give Georgia back to Trump.

It probably doesn't matter, because even if Trump were to win Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, it would not be enough to win without Arizona or Nevada.

Pennsylvania seems unlikely. Biden leads by only 0.3%, but with only 2% of the vote remaining to be counted, the trend has been strongly in Biden's favor.

Arizona has 235,000 remaining votes to be counted. Biden leads by roughly 36,800 votes.

I'm not sure how up to date the numbers are, but there are roughly 185,600 votes remaining in Nevada, and Biden leads by about 33,000 votes.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Whitlock: The 2020 Presidential Election Is A Story Of Love Vs. Hate

A blind unconditional love of their leader fuels the energy and action of Trump supporters. They risk their health (maskless rallies), reputation (accusations of racism and sexism), and safety (social media and Antifa harassment) to stand with their hero. 

A blind unconditional hatred of President Trump fuels the energy and action of Biden supporters. Their leader's ideas, policies, and resume are irrelevant. Biden is a tool to kill the Trump presidency. Nothing more.

I am not arguing that unconditional love of Trump is proper or healthy. I'm arguing that Trump and Biden supporters are tapping into two distinct energy sources. 

2020-11-05

Update on the numbers

I am updating my calculations from earlier today, and overall it does not look good for Trump.

By my calculation, in Arizona to win the state, Trump needs roughly 56.9% of the remaining 10% of the vote compared to the previous 58.8% of the remaining 12% of the vote . According to an earlier CNN report, he is getting roughly 59%. How they know this I'm not sure. However, it seems like Arizona is still in play.

In Nevada Trump needs 52.5% of the remaining 16% of the vote, compared to the previous 51% of the 25% of the vote.  As I predicted, Nevada is not going his way.

In Pennsylvania, Biden needs roughly 51.8% of the remaining 10% of the vote to win the state, compared to the previous 56% of the remaining 13% of the vote. 

In his speech yesterday, Biden claimed that he would win 75% of the remaining vote in Pennsylvania because they are counting mostly mail-in ballots. If Biden does win Pennsylvania then it is over.

All of a sudden Georgia is almost tied.  Trump's lead has shrunk to 1,800 votes with just 1% of the vote remaining to be counted, about 49,000 votes.  In theory, Biden could win Georgia.

Sometime tomorrow most of the counting should be close to 100%.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Voter Fraud?

Just to be clear, most Republicans are absolutely convinced that Democrats will use the massive number of mail-in ballots to cheat in the election.

The TRUTH About The Election Results That Democrats Want You to Ignore:   https://youtu.be/kHl09NumBBM

In this video, the presenter attacks the political bias of PA Secretary of State Boockvar:

A Crisis Of Trust And A Close Election:   https://youtu.be/oRvu1fzwVis

At 15 minutes into this video, PA Secretary of State Boockvar defends the election integrity in Pennsylvania.  I found her assurances convincing:

PA Secretary of State Boockvar holds election update press conference:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxU1pWtWFs

My only problem with Pennsylvania is that their state supreme court said that late ballots must be counted regardless of whether it has no postmark or a late postmark, as long as it is in by Friday.  This means that people could still vote today if they wanted to.  This violates Pennsylvania election law.  This definitely should be challenged in court if mail-in ballots cause Trump to lose Pennsylvania.



How states could flip.

By my calculation, Trump needs roughly 58.8% of the remaining 12% of the vote in Arizona to win the state.  According to CNN, he was getting 59% and a fraction. How they know that I'm not sure.  It seems like the state is still in play.

In Nevada Trump needs 51% of the remaining 25% of the vote.  My feeling is that Nevada will lean Democrat based on some recent state elections.

In Pennsylvania, Biden needs roughly 56% of the remaining 13% of the vote to win the state.  In his speech yesterday, Biden claimed that he would win 75% of the remaining vote in Pennsylvania because they are counting mostly mail-in ballots.  If Biden does win Pennsylvania then it is over.

We should see results soon.  The earliest we will know Pennsylvania is tomorrow.

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2020-11-04

Spider Silk Is Stronger Than Steel. It Also Assembles Itself.

From Fox News - Election unrest: Why were protestors out across country although presidential race remains uncalled?

Election unrest: Why were protestors out across country although presidential race remains uncalled?


https://video.foxnews.com/v/6207024219001/