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    It's been a while that I was on Chess.com, I...

    It's been a while that I was on Chess.com, I think I am in the 1500 there. Your bullet is better than mine.

    Try lichess. It is a very clean interface, tranquil I would say. Also, ratings are...
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    I actually can most likely not make the weekend...

    I actually can most likely not make the weekend after this one. @Utwig: We could play a couple of 3+2 at lichess.

    Edit: Speaking of gaming: Anyone here playing League of Legends? My 19yo kid got...
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    So I'll try and be there if I know about 24h in...

    So I'll try and be there if I know about 24h in advance. Saturday after 1200 to 2200 CET should be fine for me.
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    I might. I was on MURC IRC once. Took me a...

    I might.

    I was on MURC IRC once. Took me a while to get there. When I did, I immediately got into a fight with Greebe, some misunderstanding LOL.
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    I only use disposable masks. They look like what...

    I only use disposable masks. They look like what is used in hospitals as well but not sure they are, hard to find actual data/tests. They are 3-layer and I think the middle one is that meltblown...
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    So we're now at 45 daily positive tests per 100K...

    So we're now at 45 daily positive tests per 100K and it indeed seems we are getting R below 1. However, as we face increasing pressure on health care for a couple of weeks still, say 4 weeks at...
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    Yea! The Netherlands made it to WaPo!

    This actually happened... https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/11/02/rotterdam-whale-sculpture-train-crash/
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    It is a bit early to tell but it seems that...

    It is a bit early to tell but it seems that restrictions as of October 14th indeed have an effect on positive tests. My guess is that we will not have as many hospitalizations and ICU cases as we had...
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    You guys are rounding the corner. Clearly. What...

    You guys are rounding the corner. Clearly. What is behind the corner no one knows. It may be the biggest most beautiful best abyss since Lincoln I hear people say but we're not sure but it is...
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    I am not even sure what kind of restrictions...

    I am not even sure what kind of restrictions apply exactly currently. We're not where we were in March but I guess we're getting close. Restaurants, bars etc. are closed.
    We're at 47 positive...
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    Still, she has a postive favorability rating (51%...

    Still, she has a postive favorability rating (51% to 41%). Imagine if a group of people were planning to storm the WH to kidnap Orange Blob and put him on trial. I suspect he has been rebuked by the...
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    Actually, I am at 60% of the book and sofar it...

    Actually, I am at 60% of the book and sofar it was a very interesting read. I also intend to read his The Poverty of Historicism, even though I think the gist of that book will turn out to already...
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    I see. Our dashboard does not do 7-day averages I...

    I see. Our dashboard does not do 7-day averages I think but we're about the same, a bit over 255 I think. Our R is supposed to be declining a bit, 1.17 now but I guess it could be statistical noise...
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    LOL. So I am a Jack Reacher fan (not the movies)....

    LOL. So I am a Jack Reacher fan (not the movies). Lee Child is going to let his younger brother write them. Andrew Grant. So I'm like, OK, I'll check him out. Reading the David Trevellyan books....
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    So I am a bit confused. We are at 26.3 positive...

    So I am a bit confused. We are at 26.3 positive tests per day per 100K. We believe we have 840 contagious people per 100K. Still below where we believe we were in March. Our R is estimated to be 1.27.
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    Not sure. Positive tests have been going up since...

    Not sure. Positive tests have been going up since early August I think and it took longer for hospitalizations and ICU to catch up than I expected. But people find it hard to grasp the power of...
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    That was really funny.

    That was really funny.
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    How does that work? If you get enough signatures...

    How does that work? If you get enough signatures there will be a referendum? The quote makes it seem as if some 400K signatures are enough to led state congress repeal the law.
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    I'm about -4% but only because I have been...

    I'm about -4% but only because I have been cashing in on optionpremia. On the other hand, without those I would not have the equity portfolio I currently have.
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    Mostly equity funds slowly over time worldwide....

    Mostly equity funds slowly over time worldwide. Had a bit of bad luck as I became more active just prior to Corona so had some losses on individual stocks. Only Dutch companies. Still, all small...
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    I hardly ever do any soldering but what I do...

    I hardly ever do any soldering but what I do need/want to do, I do with really about the cheapest I can find such as...
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    Again, I am not saying Whitmer, or Cuomo for that...

    Again, I am not saying Whitmer, or Cuomo for that matter, implemented the right or, at the time, reasonable policies. I am saying that, based on what we know now, it may well be that they did. It is...
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    LOL, so that does not answer my question at all....

    LOL, so that does not answer my question at all.

    Anyway, it is the same accusation you leveled before here. I think it is worth while to really look at this but the presumption that Whitmers'...
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    There are still quite a few restrictions in...

    There are still quite a few restrictions in place, especially for restaurants, bars, cinemas, festivals etc. It may be that they have similar rules in Sweden. The big difference though, IMHO, is that...
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    Where? It certainly is not stated policy in the...

    Where? It certainly is not stated policy in the Netherlands.

    But that won't cut it because we have many elderly living independently who will be in contact with their 45yo children en 20yo...
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