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« Reply #60 on: March 09, 2020, 04:27:10 PM »
As a Jew, I gotta say too many jews throw around antisemitism as a quick way to shut people down. I find it disgusting. Its like using your mother as a human shield.

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« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2020, 04:39:38 PM »
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As a Jew, I gotta say too many jews throw around antisemitism as a quick way to shut people down. I find it disgusting. Its like using your mother as a human shield.

Agreed, but even though we may find it abhorrent, the fact that, like those other words, it's so useful at killing conversations is all that tends to matter these days.

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« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2020, 10:44:34 PM »
Hyperbole is apparently a sin in the eyes of several people in this forum.

There's a very real discussion that could be had on whether or not Social Media has been worse for the world than Coronavirus, but at this point, I don't think anyone saying "Twitter is worse than the Coronavirus" actually means that. It's the same as saying "X is the Cancer that is killing Y". It's Hyperbole. It's fun, and it has more of an impact than saying, "Gee whiz golly, that D&D Twitter sure is the pits, ain't it?"

Getting huffy about it, and going "Oh well, how dare you say it's worse than the Coronavirus! How can you be so insensitive!" is just another form of Virtue Signaling.

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« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2020, 11:07:55 PM »
I have told you a million times that I just can not stand hyperbole.
"There can be no middle ground with bigots. Bigots want to deny the rights and livelihood of people different from them. They want them to cease existing, either by going underground or by murdering them. There is no "let's meet in the middle" with that. To suggest there can be is ignorance" RPGNet

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« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2020, 11:57:02 PM »
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There's a very real discussion that could be had on whether or not Social Media has been worse for the world than Coronavirus,


Please start that thread in RPGPundit's forum!


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I have told you a million times that I just can not stand hyperbole.


In the Munchkin game, some cards grant you +1 Level. Shasarak's post is what that looks like in real life.

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« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2020, 09:20:31 PM »
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I can think of one. Ever heard of Zweihander? The guy in charge of the Twitter handle for it is a good indication of how much of a dumpster fire it is. The ones supporting his behavior in the comments below this tweet are much worse.

https://twitter.com/ZweihanderRPG/status/1235562042116931585

Also, when OneAngryGamer covered what that company was doing, a bunch of TTRPG hashtag squatters and ZH 'players' came and said more companies should act like this, I.E. outright tell potential customers to get lost and that they don't want their money. (Look for the ones with more Likes on their comments.)

EDIT: I look forward to the moment when these folks attempt to shame Billy and the other commentators on the site itself. They'll run away crying relatively quickly.

https://twitter.com/OneAngryGamerHD/status/1236283076973678592

  The best part is how many supporters of acting like a dumbass (trying to lose money on a game) do not actually have a copy of the book themselves....His cheerleaders have given him zero dollars, and the guy who feels trying to make real world sjw claptrap into game is a bad idea is the only one on the thread who I think has ACTUALLY BOUGHT THE GAME....

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« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2020, 07:53:21 PM »
This thread is not aging well.

Erik Tenkar in the hospital on oxygen with pneumonia, from what he thought was con crud from TotalCon in Massachusetts but which may turn out to be Corona Virus. Waiting now for his test to come back but he's in the ICU and in isolation.

But you know, it's all media hype, right?

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« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2020, 08:17:17 PM »
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Erik Tenkar in the hospital on oxygen with pneumonia...

Damn. My thoughts go out to him, his friends, and family. May he roll a critical success and defeat this thing!
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« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2020, 10:33:01 PM »
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This thread is not aging well.

Erik Tenkar in the hospital on oxygen with pneumonia, from what he thought was con crud from TotalCon in Massachusetts but which may turn out to be Corona Virus. Waiting now for his test to come back but he's in the ICU and in isolation.

But you know, it's all media hype, right?

Greetings!

OMG! I hope he gets better fucking soon! ICU and isolation? Geesus. That's terrible, Mistwell. I shall pray for Erik tonight.

Damn. That's so fucked up. I hope the doctors are doing everything they can!

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« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2020, 03:46:09 AM »
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But you know, it's all media hype, right?

1000 cases with a 98% recovery rate in a nation of 350 million?

Yeah, it's unbelievably overblown media hype.

I hope Erik recovers quickly and pneumonia is absolutely no joke (it killed my dad last year), but there's plenty of ways to get pneumonia without the Wuhan bat soup special. In fact, the current flu season in the USA has whacked between 20,000 and 50,000 people with more than 350,000 hospitalizations. That's not me pulling numbers out of my ass. That's the CDC talking.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm

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« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2020, 04:00:08 AM »
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ICU and isolation?


That's standard for pneumonia.

Hospitals don't fuck around with pneumonia because you can easily become septic, and swiftly go from sick to dead. Isolation is required because pneumonia is highly contagious and people in hospitals are already sick with weakened immune system so "hospital acquired pneumonia" is extremely common. As for ICU, that's because pneumonia patients are put on 24/7 heart monitors and the nurse's station has a RN doing nothing but watching screens for weird blips that might warn about a pneumonia patient going septic.

Fortunately for Erik, pneumonia treatment has advanced tremendously in just the past two decades.

Here's some nasty facts about hospital acquired pneumonia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_pneumonia

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« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2020, 06:18:34 AM »
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That's standard for pneumonia.

Hospitals don't fuck around with pneumonia because you can easily become septic, and swiftly go from sick to dead. Isolation is required because pneumonia is highly contagious and people in hospitals are already sick with weakened immune system so "hospital acquired pneumonia" is extremely common. As for ICU, that's because pneumonia patients are put on 24/7 heart monitors and the nurse's station has a RN doing nothing but watching screens for weird blips that might warn about a pneumonia patient going septic.

Fortunately for Erik, pneumonia treatment has advanced tremendously in just the past two decades.

Here's some nasty facts about hospital acquired pneumonia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_pneumonia

Only some forms of pneumonia are contagious, just as only some forms of meningitis are contagious. It all comes down to the causative agent. Hospital acquired pneumonia is not always one of the contagious varieties; quite often it is simply related to prolonged immobility (from bedrest and lack of ambulation) resulting from other diagnoses, and thus is something that is considered a fully preventable condition through proper care.

Also, in a full service range hospital, a pneumonia patient would typically requires ICU when needing a ventilator. If all they need is remote telemetry monitoring, they can be kept on PCU or med-tele floors with considerably less costs and personnel requirements. Of course, some smaller hospital systems lack such intermediate levels of care and suffer for it by having to send patients to unnecessarily higher levels of care (with associated higher costs too).

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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2020, 07:02:41 AM »
I keep hearing of cases of Con crud. WTF is is with gamers and basic hygiene. Wash your fucking hands you lazy bastards/bitches!

It makes me not want to go to conventions. Then again in the West it seems we have a very naive attitude when it comes to this kind of thing "nah  everyone else but me will get sick am I right".

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« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2020, 08:24:05 AM »
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But you know, it's all media hype, right?

100% media hype with the intent to induce mass hysteria. Erik Tenkar already had health problems from what I understand and he's not exactly a young guy; the poster case for coronavirus. He should recover in a week or two.

People are so stupid they've turned what is really just a bad flu into a Black Plague-level disease in their minds but won't do simple things like stay home if they're sick or wash their fucking hands. I can't buy toilet paper but the shelves are stocked with food. Do any of these morons realize you're not going to be taking a dump when you're starving? Idiots.

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« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2020, 05:05:20 PM »
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1000 cases with a 98% recovery rate in a nation of 350 million?

That recovery rate is garbage. The median time to death from someone first showing symptoms is 14 days, and 14 days ago, the US had less than 20 infected. Even 7 days ago, the number was under 200. There's no way to measure a recovery rate because most of the initial wave are still fighting the disease.

Yes, China contained it. But they used draconian measures, and we're seeing community spread in many other nations, who have not imposed similar controls. The WHO's case fatality rate for COVID-19 is 3.4%, and the Spanish flu affected 27% of the world's population in 1918. If a similar spread is reached, we could be looking at worldwide fatalities in the 70 million range, or about 3 million in the US, which is century's worth of typical flu seasons. The one promising piece of evidence is South Korea, where they tested the hell out of everyone and ended up with a CFR of 0.8%. It's quite possible that they were better at catching all the people who were asymptomatic or had milder cases, and the CFR is higher in other countries because they're missing all those cases. Which is good news for the final death toll (drops to 15 million worldwide, or 700K in the US), but bad news because it means for every case we've identified, there are another 4 or 5 unidentified people out there spreading the disease.