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by trackstar
February 15th, 2020, 7:40 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 295
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Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Taking a few days to let the numbers settle down, but looking at other corona news and this is interesting: The WHO gave a press conference in Geneva yesterday and one of the the comments was this: “Smoking’s Role in Coronavirus Merits Study, WHO Says (11:40 a.m. NY) Smoking may play a role in the s...
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 10:39 pm
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 295
Views: 56284

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Take care. I have been fighting off psychosomatic symptoms with a little pear brandy each night.

Has worked so far.  Also chicken soup and just staying warm under fresh blankets, even while working on stuff and posting here. 

Strength and courage to you! 
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 10:17 pm
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Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 191580

Re: Sexism in the city

Some music to augment your VR - ER. ; )

Ancient Music for the Irish Harp - Derek Bell

I'm off to a concert tonight. There will be a selection of red wines, a wide array of chocolate desserts, and the dulcet tones of Celtic harps. 
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 9:17 pm
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Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 191580

Re: Sexism in the city

Like many similar events, the Academy awards are an endless, American-centric, self congratulation machine. That's why the indie festivals are much more interesting. In the years when I was focusing on the film industry, I went to Sundance three times and saw a wide range of films with diverse persp...
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 7:19 pm
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Topic: happy valentine's day
Replies: 72
Views: 45577

Re: happy valentine's day

As the title says - to all of you. 

White roses for friendship and red roses for vitality in life. : )

Enjoy your evenings! 
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 4:42 pm
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Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 191580

Re: Sexism in the city

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic Laugh if you want - that is a very cool island festival!! Also, just to be clear, naturally I sympathize with the women of MeToo, but I was able to avoid it myself. Exit stage left! And if in doubt about a meeting or location, keep a ...
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm
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Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 191580

Re: Sexism in the city

A couple of ideas for you, but it might make the project too complicated for your purposes. 1) Pipeline of films even being considered for those awards - it's hard for either gender (any gender?) without a track record to make a film, really, but especially hard for those with less access to diverse...
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 6:16 am
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Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 295
Views: 56284

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

And then there is always human error...

They have now written off 108 of the reported deaths due to a problem with double counting.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/02/14/chi ... error.html

I’m going skiing - enjoy your weekends!
by trackstar
February 14th, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3297
Views: 139265

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Unrelated, but if they're going to subpoena John Bolton, they have to subpoena Hope Hicks. Why? Oh come on :D ... https://i.4pcdn.org/pol/1519870931505.png       I have some news that will make both of you happy.   Hope Hicks expected to return to White House - CNN Feb 13 "Long seen as a stabilizin...
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 7:23 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Here is a deep and comfortable recliner for all of you. I love that mahogany leather - so lustrous and inviting.  You can watch rugby, European football, American football, Wimbledon, even international chess tournaments from there. And you will be SAFE in its arms! https://images2.imgix.net/p4dbimg...
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 7:18 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

I remember British actor Roy Kinnear dying. There’s a UK newspaper with a regular column by a quadriplegic ex rider. Not much fun to read. Riding seems to come with overconfidence. That’s not good. Maybe for some.  As with any sport, you have to understand your limits and assess  your current abili...
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 7:13 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present



Where's Julian's rugby ball?
Haha! Talk about a dangerous, but noble sport!
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 6:41 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Driving does not meet the conditions for the CDT. Besides racehorse jockeys and Christopher Reeves (who survived a very bad fall in a Grand Prix jumping accident, but was paralyzed and did die younger than he might have otherwise), I don't know of any fatal celebrity riding accidents. Madonna broke...
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 6:19 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Riding is v dangerous. Badly fails my Celebrity Death Test. LOL - driving car is dangerous too. Anyway, I'm not trying to live forever and I have generally tended to avoid tempting but dangerous things like hang gliding, becoming a private pilot, and motorcycles (though I did get my motorcycle perm...
by trackstar
February 13th, 2020, 5:57 pm
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Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 174
Views: 8968

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Very cute! Still a little young for a pony of his own, I guess. If I had had children, ponies would have been at or near the top of the list (if requested). Kids, barns, and ponies are an excellent combination for several reasons.  Not the least of which is that mother gets to rest in relative peace...
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