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Comment Re:The Fish Rots From the Head (Score 1) 143

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @10:01PM (#59776326) Attached to: US Health Workers Responding To Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says

   I think we're safe from the aliens though. Anyone getting within four light years of Earth will see we elected a senile orangutan for a leader and pass us by.
    
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Comment Re:Stock up now (Score 1) 143

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @09:48PM (#59776298) Attached to: US Health Workers Responding To Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says

   A jackknife is a tool. A kitchen knife is a tool. A skinning knife is a tool if you're hunting. A Kbar is an penis replacement for the poorly endowed.
    
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Comment Re:Where's the fun in that? (Score 1) 59

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @06:12PM (#59775630) Attached to: Walmart is Quietly Working on an Amazon Prime Competitor Called Walmart+

   No way in hell, for me. We were at a friend's house when they got a delivery from one of the grocery stores (Albertsons I think). Tomatoes that were a light pink, bananas so green they were a week from being eatable, and sprouting potatoes. She said that she had learned already not to buy meat for delivery.

   I like eating good food, and my wife is an incredible cook. For good food you need good ingredients, and for that you need to be able to pick them out. Much as I may loathe shopping it's still the only way to have quality food without growing it yourself (which we also do in the summer).
    
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Comment Re:Ah... If only they lived in a rich country. (Score 1) 234

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @06:02PM (#59775600) Attached to: US Confirms First Case of Coronavirus From Unknown Origin

   Wasn't aware that they had revived it in 2003, I guess some moves are too obviously stupid even for a Bush. Of course now it's under Fatherland Security rather than the CDC so the gods only know what management of the program is like at present.
    
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Comment Re: Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @03:07PM (#59775038) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Different model then, not much of a Porsche fan. Just googled some images and apparently it was the 924.
    
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Comment Re: Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @01:11PM (#59774550) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Yet another interesting VW product that isn't available in the US. I could buy an Amarok or Polo in Peru, but not in the US.
    
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Comment Re:Ah... If only they lived in a rich country. (Score 2) 234

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @12:37PM (#59774384) Attached to: US Confirms First Case of Coronavirus From Unknown Origin

   Umm . . . are you really proposing the involvement of the Pentagram as a way to reduce waste?

   The CDC had the program pretty well mapped out and managed, and the contents would have been adjusted to the most current or upcoming threat according to the latest data. Medicines that were approaching expiration would be donated to VA hospitals so the actual cost of drug upkeep to the government was minimized. It actually seemed like a fairly well-run program, which is probably why the wingnuts felt compelled to do away with it. After all, according to Grover Norquist how are you going to convince people that the government is broken if you don't break it first?
    
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Comment Re:Not a complete study (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @12:27PM (#59774352) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Electric bikes, scooters, and skateboards are getting common enough that laws are being reexamined to take them into account, as they can be powered by muscle and/or electricity. I'll be interested to see where this goes, I imagine laws will vary rather dramatically from one location to another but be uniformly ignored everywhere.
    
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Comment Re:Every Rowdy drives an Audi !? (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @12:23PM (#59774336) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily
    
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Comment Re:Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @12:19PM (#59774318) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Used to regularly walk past the T-Mobile headquarters about the time that people were leaving for the day. Drivers would be sitting at the exit, watching traffic coming up the hill, blissfully unaware that I was walking down it. If they started moving while I was in front of the car (once or twice a week) I would slam my open palm down on the hood to keep from getting run over.

   Drivers of inexpensive or older vehicles always looked shocked, startled, and embarrassed that they had almost hit me. Drivers of BMWs and Mercedes were pissed off that I had touched their baby.
    
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Comment Re: Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @12:09PM (#59774272) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   The profile of people who purchase Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche as always interested me, since in many cases they're essentially identical vehicles with different brand names. Riding in a boss's Audi A6 was exactly the same as in my wife's VW Passat. My coworkers Porsche 911 was identical to my wife's VW Sirocco (he used to buy Sirocco parts for his 911).
    
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Comment Re: Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @11:59AM (#59774214) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Or you live in northern Michigan.
    
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Comment Re:Or (Score 1) 264

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @11:56AM (#59774198) Attached to: Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely To Yield For Pedestrians, Study Finds

   Are you the asshole who insists on riding in the middle of the car lane, even though there is a clearly designated bike lane just to your right? If so then I can't really sympathize much, you make life harder for the rest of us who ride with the intent to stay the hell out of other people's way. If there's no bike lane but there is a paved shoulder then you need to be there. Sitting out in the traffic lane just because you feel you have the right to that portion of the road makes you as much an asshole as the guy who hit you in the nose with the bottle.
   /rant

   If that's not you, then never mind. I'd advise moving somewhere that the people are generally nicer, like Seattle.
    
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Comment Re:That is expected. (Score 1) 234

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @11:28AM (#59774068) Attached to: US Confirms First Case of Coronavirus From Unknown Origin

   Give me a source at least more authoritative than the Weekly World News and I might consider clicking through, but since the Moonies' sites have been known to host spyware in the past I'm not even going to bother.
    
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Comment Re:Ah... If only they lived in a rich country. (Score 1) 234

   by cusco on Thursday February 27, 2020 @11:25AM (#59774052) Attached to: US Confirms First Case of Coronavirus From Unknown Origin

   Using fear to drive government policy is always a bad idea.

   So complacency is better? The Push Packs had antibiotics, antivirals, respirator filters, biohazard suits, test kits, and many other rapidly-exhausted consumables. Modern just-in-time inventory practices ensure that there is **very** little extra capacity in the system.

   burning alive the sick and elderly

   Hyperbole much?
    
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