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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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According to Maimonides (Hamada, De'ot, 4;5), one should wait at least 3-4 hours before going to sleep after eating.


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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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The answer is that only half of MS Bob is on the Windows XP disk. Raymond Chen gets it wrong in his blog. Dave Plummer, the employee that implemented it, spoke about this on a recent YouTube video. However, even Dave gets it wrong. OEMBIOS.BIN is the dummy data. There are two versions of it that correspond to the retail and OEM version of Windows XP. Each is ...


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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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Everyone is missing point. Zenneck is not radiation. You must calculate fields same as inside micro-waveguide. Better to think like a power engineer. Think how much power can I get from 220vac plug. You can get entire power plant till wires melt. The fields around plug are very small till a load is applied. Receiver local fields go up with load applied. Same ...


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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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I have managed to gain access to the full text of the referenced article. I can't pretend to understand it fully (not being a biochemist), but the authors do not state whether the vitamin C they used in their experiments was synthetic or a plant extract, and none of the results in the paper feature a comparison of different types of vitamin C. Therefore I ...


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Do dramatic cases of body shaking and trembling in religious settings have supernatural causes? [closed]

There are many examples of people experiencing dramatic body shaking and trembling in religious settings, such as the ones below: Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 Example 6 Example 7 ...
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Short answer: No. It's possible to save as much, but probably not average. It depends on what the vegan eats. However, it'd be fair to say an average vegan diet saves about 300-500 gallons of water per day. Initial investigation The source of the quote links to National Geographic, "Water Conservation Tips". This article says: On average, a vegan [...


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Did Pakistan lose each and every war it fought with India from 1947 to 1999?

The speaker in this video says that: The Pakistani army has lost every war it's fought with India from the original war in 1947 until the latest war in 1999 ... This is a recurring narrative that ...
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What is the reason that the moon appears larger on the horizon?

According to the Wikipedia article Moon illusion, it has apparently been "proven" that the moon's larger appearance at the horizon is, indeed, an illusion, and not a magnification of some kind. I ...
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Do facemasks cause CO2 poisoning?

I came across this video on BitChute purporting to test the CO2 levels of what appears to be a KN95 (a Non-NIOSH Approved Respirator) whilst the mask is in use. The video shows a device displaying CO2 ...
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I've looked for any confirmation of this around the internet every few days since first posting. The only thing I've found is people asking for sources for the initial claim. Unless something concrete appears in the future, I'm going to say Barr did not visit Ghislaine Maxwell the day she was arrested.


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My take on this is that it's a misunderstanding based on the Protestant numeration of the 10 Commandments. The original commandments given to Moses, which number 17 or more distinct commands, were not numbered the "10 Commandments" as they are known today until many centuries after they were written down. The Catholic (and Lutheran) numeration of ...


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edit: I need to clarify: This is not a complete answer to the question. But it contains relevant information for reaching a conclusion. JPMorgan has a new study (paywall) showing the strongest correlation to new cases is eating in restaurants. The firm analyzed spending by 30 million Chase credit and debit cardholders and coronavirus case data from Johns ...


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More than most card games, poker is a game of psychology and reading other people. There is an element of chance to each individual hand, but the game isn't just one hand, it's a whole series. The winner isn't the person who won the most hands, but the one who wins the most money. The best players learn to read cues from their opponents, to gauge just ...


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Maybe, but this article doesn't show that. It is deeply flawed. It is a reiteration of the "sacrifice the elderly" argument with more statistics. The article uses the incorrect points of comparison in various ways, it presents a rosy picture of their proposal that was known to and is being demonstrated to be false, it fails to demonstrate their ...


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Article claim: Specious on its own terms Contra the excellently researched answer from Paul Draper, the claim in the article is untrue at the time it was written. The article's central claim is that the COVID-19 lockdown has led to 700,000 years of lost life per month, of which 200,000 are due to rising mortality from unemployment and 500,000 are due to ...


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This article from New York Magazine summarizes the answer to your question(s) quite nicely. Note: all the bolding within quotes is my own. Did Trump order the protestors cleared? Yes. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that Trump had directed Barr to personally “lead” the response to the unrest. (via the Washington Post) Barr then directed the ...


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The document was found in 2005 by archivist Isabel Aguirre in the General Archive of Simancas. So far, nobody has disputed its authenticity and a renown expert on Columbus, Consuelo Varela, published a book and several scientific publications on it. TL;DR; Yes, the document is deemed authentic. Disclaimer: the document being authentic and the events ...


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The Complaint Counter indicator has several flaws, as stated in the question: It does not address how long the officer is in service. The newbie with 5 complaints cannot be compared to a veteran with 10 complaints over their whole career. It might be accurate only if all the complaints are justified and properly processed. Some moron filing complaints ...


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There are several ways to formalize this question: Type I: Did any political entity, with its capital within the territory covered by modern-day India, invade any territory outside modern-day India? Type II: Did any political entity, which originated within the territory covered by modern-day India, invade any territory outside modern-day India? Type III: ...


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The final peace treaty (It was not called a Peace treaty) between Germany and the Soviet Union along with France, United Statrs and United States, was signed again in 1990, drafted in the late 1980s, towards the end of the Cold War, even as the two intact areas of Germanies (East and West Germany) were uniting. As the two Germanies were reuniting, the final ...


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First off, most mental illnesses aren't "Cured" they are "treated." I suffer from combat related PTSD myself, and in the past struggled with depression. There have been experiments with using drugs like MDMA to enhance regular therapeutic sessions. The thing is, people in these studies aren't just dropping 3 tabs of acid or getting blitzed off their ass on E ...


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That book is pretty much garbage. There’s an interesting RationalWiki article about My Genes Made Me Do It, however it’s rather incomplete. Regardless, I believe the author used Laumanns 1994 self reporting survey of Americans, and simply because less old people reported a gay orientation he used it to infer that people’s homosexuality declines with age. ...


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Yes, this is correct, at least some of the time. Here is an image of an LCD display taken with a microscope: The black/white parts at the top of each pixel are the hardware for controlling each of those pixels. On mobile displays the manufacturer should use the smallest control hardware possible to maximise the amount of light that passes through the pixel, ...


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The ownership of Drudge Report does not appear to be public information. There is no real documentation that I can find one way or other. The widespread speculation about the sale is supported by circumstantial evidence. We will not know unless and until someone with first-hand knowledge discloses and documents ownership. Here is a guide from the US Library ...


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So I actually learned this from my medical science class...What happens when your sick is that your body detects a foreign suspect (a virus) that is attacking your cells to multiply. Helper T cells help activate B cells for antibodies and macrophages to kill ingested microbes. Also they help activate cytotoxic T cells to kill infected targeted cells. In a ...


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The Australian standard is complicated. But what stands out is a factor 1000 between “peak” and “time average”. There are also numbers for “mW per cm squared”, which you can obviously not just multiply by a factor 10,000. So as stated, with just a number without context, it doesn’t make any sense. The people in Luxembourg, Switzerland etc. could probably ...


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Well, if you take a town like Nembro (in the province - not the city - of Bergamo) that has a population of 11,518 and then use a ratio per 100,000, of course one single death will show up as way out of the baseline roughly 10 times more). However, if you do analyze excess mortality in absolute numbers (and I believe this is the original question), there ...


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