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by midtskogen
27 Sep 2021 21:20
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 119
Views: 28483

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

37944 An other possibility mentioned in the article is that the crater could exist and be buried in the nearby Dead Sea. One could also argue that, but it's pretty unverifiable and since it's unlikely given the dominance of dry land in the area, such an assumption will be fitting the observations t...
by midtskogen
27 Sep 2021 01:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 119
Views: 28483

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

37940 air burst so it means there would be no crater since it didn't make it to the ground? My understanding that, like in Tunguska, there is no evidence of a ground impact.  However, there could be still have been fragments reaching the ground which would leave no crater or craters small enough to...
by midtskogen
26 Sep 2021 00:24
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Norway just removed all restrictions despite the new cases numbers currently being close to the highest during the entire pandemic (~200 per 100,000 nationwide last 14 days, ~500 in the capital).  The crowds are back.  The situation is still being monitored with public testing still being offered, b...
by midtskogen
17 Sep 2021 00:10
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 476
Views: 129752

Science and Astronomy Videos

It's fascinating how the entire intuitive concept of time and contemporaneity falls apart.  Once crossing the horizon, we can still see the spaceship and the universe, but we've detached from that universe which in one sense is expired and gone.
by midtskogen
15 Sep 2021 04:26
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37861 I just found out today of a 20 something year old doctor who died from COVID even though she was fully vaccinated; she suffered a blood clot after getting COVID I thought that was a rare, ill effect of the AZ and J&J vaccines? So my 13 year old daughter just got out of isolation with covi...
by midtskogen
13 Sep 2021 23:50
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

A more optimistic outlook would involve a mutation which is highly transmissible but only giving mild or no symptoms whilst also giving immunity against other variants, in which case the population would self-vaccinate.  The problem with that, however, is that after several billion infections, the l...
by midtskogen
13 Sep 2021 08:33
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37839 What else did you think from the interview? You expressed some frustration that experts had lead you or others to expect various measures to essentially end the pandemic much more quickly. What I say is that they could have been more honest about things.  One thing that he did get wrong in th...
by midtskogen
13 Sep 2021 04:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37836 I highly recommend rewatching that interview He recommends the elbow bump.  Soon two years into this and the bump doesn't seem to have been questioned.  The virus is airborne, so why recommend a greeting which brings people at half an arm's length rather than a full arm's length as with a han...
by midtskogen
09 Sep 2021 10:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 418
Views: 137013

Unusual weather

37798 NYC Central Park the records go back to 1869, so it's roughly 150. Do you really think that they checked the rain gauge every hour around the clock back in the 1800's?  Precipitation intensity was very rarely recorded before electronic sensors, which have been deployed for the last few decade...
by midtskogen
09 Sep 2021 10:14
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 418
Views: 137013

Unusual weather

<snip> (I accidentally double posted, this post should be deleted, actual reply below)
by midtskogen
09 Sep 2021 05:20
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 418
Views: 137013

Unusual weather

A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost Broke two hourly rainfall records that have stood for over 150 years

Surely hourly rainfall hasn't been measured for 150 years?
by midtskogen
08 Sep 2021 23:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

I think there is a growing credibility issue.  First, the message was "flatten the curve, and gradually we'll have herd immunity".  Then "bear with the restrictions a little bit more, the vaccines are soon here and we'll be out of this".  Then "once 2/3 of adults are vaccina...
by midtskogen
08 Sep 2021 13:33
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37787 What is the vaccination rate there? Currently (entire population) 72.7% for first dose, 61.5% for two. Number of doses per 100 in different age groups: 85+   182.9 75-84 196.2 65-74 189.2 55-64 164.9 45-54 136.3 40-44 114,5 25-39 96.6 18-24 104.5 16-17 22.1 0-15  0.2 As for self medication, i...
by midtskogen
08 Sep 2021 12:17
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 83502

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

37784 New research seems to show the vaccines aren't effective for long with the new variant.  My contacts in healthcare have been telling me they are even getting fully vaccinated patients into their hospitals and having to intubate them. (Moved from another thread) Well, I suppose I get to test w...
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