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    Iirc “let’s get tested” does a mail-off self swab...

    Iirc “let’s get tested” does a mail-off self swab test

    Edit: got the name wrong. Don’t forget to expense this.

    https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/home-coronavirus-test/
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    This is absolutely nothing new, IMHO. Humans...

    This is absolutely nothing new, IMHO. Humans are, have been, and will continue to be tribalistic in nature. People freely associate into groups that match their beliefs, creeds, values, and......
  3. On the Lupo panel line... it's pretty dang easy...

    On the Lupo panel line... it's pretty dang easy to slap a sheet of diffusion on them if more spread is necessary. I got a pair of the Smartpanels this year and they're marvelous little travel lights...
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    Yep... all part of The Great Reset, aka global...

    Yep... all part of The Great Reset, aka global corporate communism. “You’ll own nothing, but be ‘happy.” Read more about the future chosen for us via the World Economic Forum.
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    For balance, here’s a slightly less breathless...

    For balance, here’s a slightly less breathless reportage on the same general stuff

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/brazil-a-new-covid-variant-has-been-discovered-heres-what-we-know-so-far.html
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    Just research the source a bit. All I'm asking.

    Just research the source a bit. All I'm asking.
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    I wouldn't worry too much. Eric Feigl-Ding has a...

    I wouldn't worry too much. Eric Feigl-Ding has a pretty long history of exaggerating data for maximum freak-out effect.

    We have multiple vaccines, we have effective treatments, and we have...
  8. Readily willing to admit that. I have a mess of...

    Readily willing to admit that. I have a mess of Leica lenses and Lupo lights and Sony cameras and drive Subarus and Toyotas etc etc.

    However, I would not have bought a Volkswagen in 1938, and I...
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    Since when have bad ideas ever stopped a...

    Since when have bad ideas ever stopped a filmmaker? :D
  10. Yep. Any moral decision doesn't necessarily jibe...

    Yep. Any moral decision doesn't necessarily jibe with practicality. It gets more difficult when supply chains aren't clearly described to the consumer. My widget might say "assembled in Denmark"...
  11. Thanks for opening up this rabbit hole. My bank...

    Thanks for opening up this rabbit hole. My bank account tells me I'm terrible at understanding economics, but I keep trying nonetheless.
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    I for one forward that we should appoint a...

    I for one forward that we should appoint a blue-ribbon panel to research this issue, beginning with a series of talks with subject matter experts over several nice catered luncheons at a...
  13. Yep. Read a new story about how on recently,...

    Yep. Read a new story about how on recently, Walmart cancelled several contracts with USA-based suppliers and moved those contracts to China. Back to financing resort camps where people can really...
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    Exactly. Aputure doesn't give away lights to...

    Exactly. Aputure doesn't give away lights to every YouTuber with over 500 views because they're nice dudes/xudes/dudettes
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    also goes for Facebook likes, Twitter follows,...

    also goes for Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and everything else these companies do. They're in the money-harvesting business, not the information or truth business.
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    No particular reason. ...

    No particular reason.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXkicQRl6vg
  17. In 1914, Mlada Bosna (Gavrilo Princip et al) were...

    In 1914, Mlada Bosna (Gavrilo Princip et al) were of a decidedly socialist/nationalist bent, at the time a fledgeling ideology pitting itself against the quite horrible legacy monarchies of the day....
  18. I don’t know what you’re worried about, Worldwide...

    I don’t know what you’re worried about, Worldwide progressive socialism worked so well from 1914-1945+
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    Some of the blue light wavelengths emitted by...

    Some of the blue light wavelengths emitted by LEDs are particularly damaging to retinas. Never look at a bare emitter.... and no, I wouldn’t blast one directly at talent.
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    you and I must've been doing and thinking the...

    you and I must've been doing and thinking the exact same thing in between posts :D
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    To be honest, with as convoluted as supply chains...

    To be honest, with as convoluted as supply chains are nowadays, especially with the recent (and not at all unexpected) revelations about Apple, I can't be absolutely sure... however, when ordering...
  22. Every Euro/UK production company that's hired me...

    Every Euro/UK production company that's hired me this year has requested 25p
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    Nanny state discussions aside... COBs are...

    Nanny state discussions aside...

    COBs are used much like the old open-face lights of yore. These high-wattage daylight COBs are most effective for one thing, which is dumping metric buttloads of...
  24. does anyone remember the days when the biggest...

    does anyone remember the days when the biggest movies featured normal, everyday people challenging powers and systems far greater than themselves, vs. watching superhumans bash each other in an...
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    It's kind of a shame how little traction this...

    It's kind of a shame how little traction this camera got in video circles. If only it did more than 8 bit... but it's a better tool than A7III which is everywhere.

    FWIW I even slightly prefer its...
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