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My local newspaper (Eugene Register-Guard} regularly publishes covid statistics for the local county (Lane). 2 months ago the ratio of hospitalizations for covid ran 10:1 unvaccinated:vaccinated. There has been a steady downward trend in this ratio since then. On 11/24 it was 2:1. I don't know if this is generally true, but if so at the very least it ...


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The question could be answered by comparison of the King James Bible (1611 version) with the Wycliffe Bible (1382) but would require some considerable research. Here are two examples I found myself, which indicate that 'they/their/them' was not used singularly prior to the 16th century: 2 Kings 14:12 1611 every man to their tents 1382 ech man in to his ...


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As Robb Watts' answer states, Facebook has acknowledged this was part of the problem, so we know the claim is true. ("...it took extra time to activate the secure access protocols needed to get people onsite and able to work on the servers.") Personal communication by unnamed sources to a credentialed tech reporter specifically made the claim that ...


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While reading the other answers, you might get the impression that fossil fuel availability won't be a problem for 100 years. According to this Nature paper ("Unextractable fossil fuels in a 1.5 °C world"), and based on the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, most of the available fossil fuels should stay in the ground if we don't ...


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Helix is just another steel fiber with a good marketing scheme that dupes most people. There is no such thing as micro rebar and all their claims of being ACI certified are fake. ACI does not certify products... if you don't believe me, here are their certification programs. What the company presents as design methods contradicts with what is presented by ...


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Summary: Diet drinks are less acidic, but still a problem for dental erosion. Acids can cause erosion of teeth. Saliva acts as a buffer to prevent it. Saliva is more effective against milder acids. [Ref: Wikipedia] The bubbles in fizzy drinks (a.k.a. soda, pop, soda water, etc.) is carbon dioxide (CO2) When carbon dioxide is dissolved in water, it ...


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The reported number of 14 adolescent "deaths from vaccination" is entirely consistent with the expected background mortality in that age group from unrelated medical reasons. The CDC database https://wonder.cdc.gov/ permits designing your own queries. The overall mortality from medical causes (i.e., no accidents, suicide and assault) excluding ...


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Can you breathe underwater using bubbles of air?

A very popular videogame character, which is famous for his sonic speed, is depicted breathing underwater by using air bubbles. Now since I've never heard anyone complaining about this, despite the ...
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The transaction rate is a matter of public record, and can be seen here for instance. It varies, but seems to typically be in the range of 200k-300k transactions per day. (This is close to the theoretical maximum, since the protocol is limited to 576M "weight units" of transaction data per day, and simple transactions require about 1k.) The cost of ...


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I could not find any information that Near (also known as byuu) took their life that does not cite the Tweet by Hector Martin. All news sources that I could find in both English and Japanese cited the Tweet as their source. There is no indication that Near is still alive, as their social media accounts have not been active since his supposed death. Null, an ...


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As so often, the claim has not been translated well into headlines, and makes a compelling soundbite without a very deep meaning. The actual central claim is this: adding 4,434 metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2020 causes one excess death in expectation globally between 2020 and 2100 This is compared against various things, among them the lifetime ...


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Getting "ripped" (or synonym of your choice) is an effort in body recomposition. This usually involves building lean muscle mass and losing excess body fat, although not necessarily at the same time. Building Muscle Building significant amounts of muscle mass requires two main things: Progressive overload Calorie surplus Progressive overload in ...


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The claim directly follows if we assume "elite professions" have a normally distributed IQ with mean = 126, standard deviation = 6.7. I will show that this a plausible hypothesis for the distribution of the IQ of University of Cambridge scientists. Namely, based on Gibson, Light's 1965 data for Cambridge scientists, we fail to reject the null ...


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This is what Fauci explicitly argued in 2012: Putting aside the specter of bioterrorism for the moment, consider this hypothetical scenario: an important gain-of-function experiment involving a virus with serious pandemic potential is performed in a well-regulated, world-class laboratory by experienced investigators, but the information from the experiment ...


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Adding to what @LangLangC said, the text makes absolutely no sense: Here is a transcription of the text in the following picture: ההאלאלה כמחההאלטלעאב הההאא תהאהא מחהטלעא סמבוא אדלעףא בתםההש בתשההש במההלאהאבבהה משההאלש This is clearly not a cypher of some sort, because the letter frequencies do not match the letter frequency of Hebrew. The most common ...


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The premises of the claim aren't true, and even if they were, it doesn't follow that we should refrain from vaccinating groups that currently don't spread the disease much. An "leaky" vaccine reduces symptomatic infections but not asymptomatic ones. For the Pfizer vaccine we see a dramatic reduction in asymptomatic infections as well (although ...


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Nope. 'Gun Violence Archive' has discredited themselves by padding the numbers. They include defense, suicide, and accidental deaths like this one in their list of "violent" deaths. It can be argued that these are not violence. While one can define 'gun violence' to include these as the GVA does, much of the audience will interpret violence as ...


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Yes, it was edited (and debunked by Australian historian Jeremy Salt in 2010). Since when human elbow goes great lengths that is 150% of normal arm length? Especially when its further from camera, it should look shorter. But, its 50% longer. There are a lot of forgery/fake image editing going on since the invention of photo-editing.


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Muzzle-loading, black-powder firearms firing solid shot, including cannons, such as the ones used in the US War of Independence and Civil war have never really been subjected to any regulations. You buy one today, with no license(or any other checks) required, from companies that sell antiques or make functional replicas for enthusiasts e.g: For example, ...


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tl;dr: The author of those tweets misinterpreted the CDC presentation. Yes, the presentation states that there is a notable increase, but it is only about 1/10th of what the tweet author claims. The CDC presentation lists numbers for the expected and actual rate of myocarditis and pericarditis for various age-groups, for male and female patients, and for 7-...


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Do young Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine recipients have 200x the background rate of myocarditis/pericarditis? No. The CDC has been investigating cases of myocarditis and pericarditis reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) after receiving doses of either mRNA vaccine approved in the US (Pfizer or Moderna). (Note: Cases reported to VAERS are ...


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It seems the claim is based on data from this slide, looking at Males 18-24 years old: Image from CDC slide deck found here The ratio of Observed to Expected counts ranges from 219 to 27.3. The claimant uses this data to suggest the risk ratio may be over 200x. This is a somewhat sensational interpretation of the data, as it cherry-picks the most extreme ...


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The commandment in Islam is that men should not wear gold, I.e. jewelry (https://sunnah.com/bukhari:5864) It is actually not forbidden to swallow gold for medical purposes, which was also occasionally done in the times of Muhammad (p.b.u.h) although the benefits were and still are disputed. (Renzo Console, 2013. "Pharmaceutical use of gold from ...


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No. This is a logical fallacy of the form: some men are tall, you are tall, therefore you are the man who stole $20 out of my wallet because because I think I'm supposed to have $20 more. There's a long chain of assumptions in the claim. They're not even looking for "Chinese paper" they're looking for paper made of bamboo. Bamboo paper = Paper ...


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107 to 130 cases of potentially deadly blood clots occurred each year per 100,000 Caucasian individuals from 1985 through 2002. This translates into about 1 to 3 cases per 1,000 people. https://www.stoptheclot.org/blood-clot-information/blood-clots-in-the-united-states/ Over a 13 day period, then, we would expect a background rate of about 200 cases among 6....


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Yes, but only as one of the charges and the fact that the lobster tails were undersized was considered the bigger issue(however, he could technically have been jailed just for the bags). Prosecutors insist the packaging issue is misleading at best, in part because the primary basis of the prosecution was on the size of the lobster tails, not on the ...


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Afghans are Muslims, and Islam requires you to know your exact age for the religious ceremonies and duties. girls for example at 9 and boys at the age of 15 (lunar calendar) will have certain duties. So in order to practice such ceremonies they either memorize it or write it down (usually at the back of Quran as its a sacred book and it will be retained and ...


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You seem to doubt that cars would be more popular among farmers "in remote areas" because you don't think there would be many people in those areas. The fact is that at the time that cars were new and farmers were "early adopters," the United States was more rural than urban - with farmers being the most "rural" of all because ...


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Lets consider some of the OP's claims. insect consumption is commonplace in the tropics, while in temperate zones it is often absent This just seems to be factually incorrect. Regardless of what you consider a 'temperate climate' insect have been consumed by many civilizations throughout mankind's history and in many climates. Entomophagy or the eating of ...


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Is true. The Vlasov army, for example, had thousands of people, all (including the General Vlasov) former Soviet soldiers and officers. The existence of Russian army soldiers and officers who switched sides was well known during the war, so there was no reason to cover that up. What was covered up by the British press was that after the war, the British and ...


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I am living in one of the major cities in China right now. And I think I'd better stay here for some time. People are still very alerted to the COVID-19 virus. And the television broadcast news about COVID-19 infection several times a day. Recently, there are some local infection reported in some northern cities. So I don't think this virus has been ...


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This statement may have been true before the rise of low-cost carriers, and indeed, in the 2000s I occasionally caught cheap fifth-freedom fares like SIN-HKG on United or KUL-CGK on KLM that were cheaper than the big boys (SQ/CX and MH/GA respectively). These days, though, low-cost carriers that cut costs to the bone and make up for it with ancillaries (...


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I am a brit whose family are doctors and am training to be one myself. The BMJ is run out of advertisements and out of subscriptions like any magazine. It is part of the British Medical Association which is the trade union for doctors (the medical board that tests and registers doctors to ensure they are up to scratch is the General Medical Council). The ...


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It is not the distillation so much as it is the key being to channel a pressurized influx of water where it is super heated in a surgical steel patented container and then cooled as a continuous cycle hundreds of times and this -John Ellis an engineer- found stabilized the hydrogen bond angle at 114. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25747486/ See other ...


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According to 3 million direct witnesses that can be scientifically independently verified through millions of people from the nation of yisroel right at the moment, the torah was given in the year 2448 from creation, which was approximetely 3332.5 years ago (current year being 5781 years from creation, according to scientifically verifiable witnesses) EDIT ...


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I'm not a doctor but it seems unlikely this treatment would work for 2 reasons: The proposed heat is very high in comparison to normal body temperature and temperature used in other heat-treatments There is no empirical evidence presented (are visitors of saunas less susceptible?). This can change of course. However it is not a strange idea as there do ...


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There is no credible evidence to support this. The only evidence here is a few guys talking on a video. We can't verify anything they say, not even that they were actually at a wedding in Oklahoma, never mind anything they claim about ballots. The most obvious deficiency is that anyone who seriously believes they have found evidence of voter fraud should be ...


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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law? Simple, uninformative answer: They apparently considerably deviate from it, at least on one of the presented charts. Caveat: This observation alone is not sufficient to jump to any conclusions yet. Two additional questions need to be answered before attempting any jumps: How (im)...


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According to Wikipedia: Benford's law, also called the Newcomb–Benford law, the law of anomalous numbers, or the first-digit law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits in many real-life sets of numerical data. The law states that in many naturally occurring collections of numbers, the leading digit is likely to be small. ......


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The reason that Benford's law often holds for real-life data is that real-life data is often fairly broadly distributed on a log scale. [Benford's Law] tends to be most accurate when values are distributed across multiple orders of magnitude https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_law To get from a distribution on a log scale to a distribution of the ...


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The key assumption, the ballots are randomly mixed together during transport, spanning areas occupied by multiple voting demographics, we can expect the ratio of mail-in #Biden ballots to mail-in #Trump ballots will remain relatively constant over time... Is false. Ballots are mailed to local election offices and not to a central state-wide office, and ...


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There has been a recent political agenda by Turkey's government to expose French violence in Algeria as Genocide, in response to France's recognition of the Armenian genocide. Consequently, English and Arabic sources like Wikipedia may contain major propaganda injections, like that quote of 10 million from Andulu Agency government news agency. Muslim-French ...


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[I edited this answer in response to the helpful comments in the chats. Thanks to everyone for their feedback!] ##0. Introduction TLDR: No, none of the order of evaluation conventions changed since the 1600s. As detailed below, the only change during this period was to switch from "overbar" to parentheses to denote grouping. Writers sometimes ...


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Here's a place where the artist has used a copy-paste option in the image editor:


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Fake / Illustration. (I know this answer does not cite sources, but it's so obvious that requiring to find the "original artist" to expose it as a fake would be an undue complication.) Community Wiki answer. Feel free to add more boxes to the image... Green and purple boxes: Repeating ground pattern Red boxes: Repeating rock or bush pattern Yellow ...


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The full quote itself (from your source) provides reasons for this being true (emphasis mine): Indeed, the ratio of time spent reading versus writing is well over 10 to 1. We are constantly reading old code as part of the effort to write new code. ...[Therefore,] making it easy to read makes it easier to write. It's very rare that a software application is ...


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Has Sweden beaten SARS-CoV-2 with herd immunity? [closed]

An article in The Australian newspaper titled "Coronavirus: Sweden ‘has beaten coronavirus with herd immunity’" makes the claim as per the title. Evidence is mounting that Sweden has beaten ...
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No. According to the chapter "Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Colon" in Human Colonic Bacteria (1995) : The large intestine contains about 220 g wet weight of contents (range circa 60–900 g), 35 g dry weight Authors of the chapter are Philip D. Marsh, Ph.D. and Michael J. Hudson, B.Sc. Department of Pathogenicity PHLS Centre for Applied ...


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Those Ads were popular on TV years ago. They all claim some permanent build-up of "extra poop" which only a cleanse can remove. I found a lovely 2018 quote from a skeptic medical office of McGill University from the head, a Chemistry instructor. The lead-up to it is quite funny and mentions earlier Ads. This part makes one embarrassed to have even ...


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D1 stands for 1:10 dilution so (even if those numbers are before dilution) it still contains large amount of active ingredient. The phrase "large amount" is a value judgement that needs to be quantified, but I'm fairly sure it doesn't qualify in this case. The dilution numbers of those ingredients is the exponent in the expression 1/(10^n) so D1 ...


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