Recent content by Beebo Brink

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    Covid-19 vaccine thread

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-second-dose-delays/
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    Cats are jerks

    That, plus cats do that ALL THE TIME with each other. One minute they're lazily grooming each other and then in a milliseconds they're smacking each other around. It's some kind of cat thang.
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    This winters' infrastructure catastrophe in Texas

    Not that long ago, a few hundred years at most, every person on earth knew how to do that, even children. We've undergone an amazing transformation into the industrial/digital age, but the consequent loss of knowledge is deeply disturbing. In the event of widespread infrastructure collapse --...
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    This winters' infrastructure catastrophe in Texas

    You can also make a quick tent space by throwing sheets and blankets over some chairs or a table. Add some flat boxes or books to the table surface after the first layer and then drape a 2nd layer, creating an air pocket between for even great insulation. Or bring everyone into a walk-in...
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    This winters' infrastructure catastrophe in Texas

    My take-away from this commentary, as well as many others along this line, is concern at just how many basic, I mean REALLY BASIC, survival skills have been lost in current generations of 1st world residents. Your average homeless person knows how to stay warm in freezing temperatures when you...
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    WTF Climate Change News

    As it happens, this just popped up in the news! https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/a-major-ocean-current-may-be-hurtling-towards-collapse/ar-BB1dWPCc
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    WTF Climate Change News

    https://phys.org/news/2021-02-getz-glaciers.html
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    WTF Climate Change News

    https://www.arctictoday.com/a-new-3d-model-bolsters-the-case-that-climate-change-is-causing-mysterious-siberia-craters/
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    WTF Climate Change News

    Only in some locations, and not on a global level. The thermohaline circulation moves warm waters from the equator up to the northern latitudes, buffering places like the British Isles from the cold temperatures that they would otherwise experience. So if infusions of fresh water disrupt the...
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    WTF Climate Change News

    At some point in the future, what is left of humankind will view the world like this. with habitable land falling inside the Arctic Circle. The ice will be gone, and the Arctic Ocean will be as balmy as the old Mediterranean Sea. Residents of these upper latitudes will fight off the hordes of...
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    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    Ah yes, some things never change.
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    WTF Climate Change News

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/restarting-texass-frozen-energy-heartland-will-be-a-climate-mess/ar-BB1dSsDl?li=BBnbfcL
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    WTF Climate Change News

    Ironically, concrete itself is an enormous issue. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-the-most-destructive-material-on-earth
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    The Make us Laugh Challenge Thread

    :ROFLMAO:
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    WTF Climate Change News

    I've never understood the appeal of nihilism. Everyone dies eventually. If we're all going to die, might as well jump off a cliff now? Be my guest, but I'm doing my best to enjoy life, even if under trying personal circumstances. I'm invested in the journey, not the destination. And whether...