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Peter Todd
Applied Cryptography Consultant (what the cool kids call 'blockchain tech') PGP: 0x7FAB114267E4FA04, pete@petertodd.org
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Peter Todd 48s
I was initially all for masks, pointing out how HEPA filters can in fact filter out virus particles - contrary to what many medical experts were claiming - and saying that even cloth masks may have some benefit. As I saw more data, I changed my mind. Shocking I know.
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Peter Todd 15m
You know, even if that was to say goodbye, why not use Zoom? I mean, apparently Zoom calls are good enough for people whose loved ones are literally dying alone...
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Fred Martin 🇫🇷 🇭🇹 13h
Fuck yeah my brothers , we got promoted !!!!
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Peter Todd 19m
Replying to @cryptonadafomo
Possibly nefarious. But really, you don't need to assume that at all: politicians looking for a quick fix, combined with face saving and unwillingness to change course, is more than enough reason.
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Peter Todd 26m
Replying to @cryptonadafomo
Remember, I have *nothing* against rushing these novel vaccines into use for the elderly people actually at high risk, provided informed consent is given. It's not likely at all for the vaccines to be worse than COVID. But trying out novel tech on 100% of the population is nuts.
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Peter Todd 28m
Replying to @cryptonadafomo
Very strong correlations between UV index and covid: Not proof of causation. But sure is suspicious... and it's not controversial to say that we're on average deficient in Vitamin D anyway; very well-accepted science. Fixing that will probably help.
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Peter Todd 30m
Replying to @cryptonadafomo
Flu is roughly 99.95%... For when it's *actually* 99% it'd make plenty of sense to vaccinate. But the actual risk to healthy young adults is *way* less than that. It's so low in healthy children, that well-tested vaccines may still be more dangerous, and that's saying something.
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Peter Todd 34m
Replying to @taylortylerr
Gotta agree with you. Elderly? Sure, it'd be hard for this to be worse than COVID-19. And if we fuck up... fact is, that won't end society. But ~100% of healthy young adults? WTF are you thinking? Wait a few years for long-term data to come in.
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Peter Todd 36m
Replying to @peterktodd
“hotline with a nurse triaging … figuring out if you need to go to the hospital or not. Will your medical expenses be covered if you do?” 1%-10% of vaccinations may have severe enough side effects for a sick day. Maybe 0.1%, hospitalization. That's _really_ expensive in the US.
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Peter Todd 43m
“I was sitting by the phone all night long thinking: ‘Should I call 911?’” 1) RNA vaccines have severe side effects. 2) Science doesn't know why. (!!) 3) Maybe the never-before-used lipid nanoparticles? Injecting ~100% w/o long-term safety tests:🤦‍♂️
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Peter Todd 2h
Heh, first lawsuit over a claimed COVID-19 vaccination side effect. "He also had Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency, and had a probable “connective tissue disorder”." You need to test it on sick people, but they're also likely to get sick by chance...
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Peter Todd 2h
Replying to @pedr0fr @DrBitcoinMD
Yup. Brute-force timestamping every short phrase is absolutely feasible. Even more so if you use something like GPT-2 to generate them.
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Peter Todd 2h
Replying to @traderCXV
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Peter Todd 7h
Good read from the only ISP I've ever used.
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Peter Todd 8h
Replying to @adam3us @TuurDemeester
Better to archive; screenshots can be faked. isn't perfect either mind you. But at least it's a trusted third party rather than a trusted first party.
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Peter Todd 8h
Replying to @verretor
...and inflation is a tax by another name.
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Peter Todd 8h
Replying to @DJThistle01
Note how we are much more concerned about a lack of female surgeons than we are male nurses. Though the concern isn't zero! Male nurses are in demand. One reason is because they're on average stronger than female nurses... oh wait, that's sexist right?
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Peter Todd 8h
Replying to @peterktodd
Meanwhile, of the gay, biological males, I knew in highschool/university, I can't think of a single one whose gender identity has changed over the last 20 years. Might be missing one or two. But it's much less common. There's something very different going on between the sexes.
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Peter Todd 8h
Replying to @peterktodd
...back then those biologically female friends mostly all identified as either bisexual or lesbian, with one being trans. (it was obvious that Page was at least bi-curious many years before he came out as a lesbian publicly in 2014) Now tons of them are transitioning.
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Peter Todd 8h
One odder thing from this decade is increasing proportions of conservative lesbians, maybe because it's the only way they can preserve a distinct identity in the face of the trans movement. I had mutual friends with Elliot Page - formerly Ellen Page - in highschool/university...
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