Monday, March 16, 2020

Fun to see "it's just the flu" bros still all over the place. There is no possible way we could have locked this country down a month ago.

People have to start dying for this to be taken seriously. Rumor is in Seattle - they won't even do cashless deliveries anymore. Remember a week or two I talked about the paranoia between neighbors. Well... that has started.

11 comments:

leaperman said...

Too bad there wasn't a virus that attacked just by intelligence. The lower the intelligence the more deadly ....
Damn...
Evil ain't I?

But DAYUM people...

I can dream can't I?

Rob said...

Just saw this...

Mar. 16, 2020
Six Bay Area counties will be ordered to shelter in place
(the url was for the LA Times)

Six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — will be placed under a shelter-in-place directive today by public health officials in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals said.

she said: said...

Yup. I'm in that cluster. I even got a push message on my old timey landline. Usually amber alerts come over the cell.

she said: said...

I wonder what the stores are like now. It was crazy ~before~ they thought they were getting locked down.

leaperman said...

shit! My boss is still not back. He probably is caught in that shit.


she said: said...

Modesto is in Stanislaus County. I don't think they have announced lockdown yet. Even mine doesn't start until midnight.

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

"The lower the intelligence the more deadly ..."

Actually, I could tell you how it'd work without sounding like a dystopian health care fiction novel set in a hypothetical England of 2021.

No, I'm not going to tell you how it'd work.

Oppenheimer was right about having remorse about what he had done.

Even joking about it and having what-if games can be problematic.

[REDACTED]

The collapse of quantum states is really a bitch, so if you want to read what was there, you'll have to figure out how to access that alternate quantum reality before it decays into noise after the removal of energy from it and the inevitable entropic decline that follows. :-)

Let's say that some hypotheticals of yours are not all that hypothetical.

Also, this virus actually does select for a limited form of intelligence, which you'll come to understand if you think about where it came from, where it's been, and where it's going soon ...

What was it that Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote in "Oath of Fealty"?

"Think of it as evolution in action."

leaperman said...

Hey Tex

https://youtu.be/YNDrKzkOCM4?t=2

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

Yo, leaperman ...

I have the perfect dystopian movie for you to watch right now.

There may even be a full copy of it (for now) on YouTube.

"Yeah, but I don't want to be here, I want to leave, I want to go home ..."

LITTLE BUG, I AM NOT STUCK HERE WITH YOU
YOU ARE STUCK HERE WITH ME
I AM COMING FOR YOU, LITTLE BUG
YOU THINK I AM GOING TO VIOLATE YOUR CAPSIDS?
JUST WAIT 'TIL YOU GET A LOAD OF THIS

:-)

leaperman said...

"You leave my capsids alone you capsid eater! Get out of my penicillin ring!"

:)

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

Would that be penicillin thorium G? :-)