Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday night, and since I have more time on my hands due to the Wuhan idiocy,

the data collection did get done on time.

Our idiot mayor, having decided he hasn't done enough damage,

just ordered 'shelter in place'.  But I'm sure he feels very bad about the people hearing this and watching their job/business die.  He seems to be one of these politicians

I'm starting an experiment with a cartridge new to me

Which is being interesting.  It'll take a while to do enough messing with this to make a post, but I'll get there.

Among the reasons I don't want an Apple anything:

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation that accused it of slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models as a way to push users to upgrade their phones.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday night, it's nice outside,

do your studying after enjoying the weather

"You don't need a gun, the police will protect you!"

...Cincinnati police officers will no longer respond in person to the following reports:  criminal damaging, dog bites, lost property, lost or stolen license plates, phone harassment, property damage or found property.

Police will no longer respond to assault reports, unless a suspect is still present or the victim requires medical attention, breaking and entering reports unless a suspect is still present, menacing reports "unless suspect is expected or threatens to return or is part of the elements of domestic violence" or theft reports "where there is no possibility of immediate apprehension".
Make you a bet: especially if you use a weapon to protect yourself from someone they won't show up for, they'll be right on your ass.

Yeah, a faster, easier antibody test would change things.

A lot.  Among other things I think it'll whack on the panic mongers with a great big spiked club.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Much like I've been thinking

Professor Gupta lead a team of researchers at Oxford University in a modeling study which suggests that the virus has been invisibly spreading for at least a month earlier than suspected, concluding that as many as half of the people in the United Kingdom have already been infected by COVID-19.

If this is the case, fewer than one in a thousand who’ve been infected with COVID-19 become sick enough to need hospitalization, leaving the vast majority with mild cases or free of symptoms.

With so many in the U.K. (and potentially the United States) presumably infected, so-called “herd immunity” could kick into effect, dramatically limiting the number of deaths modeled by Ferguson and company.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

And the Professional Journalists wonder why so many people don't trust them...

How effing stupid is Californicated?

Yes, the state that removed criminal penalties for knowingly giving someone AIDS has imposed criminal penalties on anyone who might inadvertently spread Wuhanvirus. Yes, the open-borders governor who claims he has no moral authority to tell Mexicans to stay out has ordered all Californians to stay in.

And yes, the state that’s rapidly decriminalizing property crimes has criminalized going outdoors. A Californian who decides to take a walk in a park risks more severe penalties than an illegal alien who steals a TV. Cities like San Francisco have reclassified property crimes as non-arrest offenses (citation only, as if for jaywalking), and California as a whole has deemed theft of items valued at less than $950 a non-arrest offense (as a result, such thefts are rarely pursued by police). On the other hand, any violation of Gavin Newsom’s “stay at home” edict is “punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or by imprisonment for no more than six months” (L.A.’s separate “stay at home” order carries the same penalties).
At some point some actual working citizens are going to have to decorate a few trees to- maybe- get some control back.  Assuming they'll bother; they elected these morons in the first place(the idiots in the major cities, the people outside those areas are screwed).

Monday, March 23, 2020

I have brass to trim and such, and loading to do,

and hopefully something to actually write about instead of just bitching about the news.  So I shall now attempt to actually accomplish something.

Back later.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Among the reasons I refuse to join the CCP Virus panic:

According to Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, the country’s mortality rate is far higher due to demographics - the nation has the second oldest population worldwide - and the manner in which hospitals record deaths.

“The age of our patients in hospitals is substantially older - the median is 67, while in China it was 46,” Prof Ricciardi says. “So essentially the age distribution of our patients is squeezed to an older age and this is substantial in increasing the lethality.”
But Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities. 

“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.

“On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity - many had two or three,” he says. 
Throw in, as noted, that there's no good number on how many people have been exposed, either had no problem or fought it off("I had a cold/flu last month"), which means the death rate numbers seem to be artifically inflated.

Now if we can get a bunch of idiot politicians to pay attention and stop trying to destroy the economy in the name of 'saving' us...

I've mentioned I work part-time at a range

Allow me to summarize what that's been like lately:

Think of 'the week before Christmas' sales numbers.  That's what it's been like day after day.  Yesterday, due to the 'Panic Before The Kung Flu' crap they were limiting the number of people in the store, and we're out of a bunch of things and low on most else, and the weather kind of sucked,

and it still had that kind of gross sales at the end of the day.

I think if you took boxes of ammo- 9mm in particular- and broke them into baggies of 25 rounds each, you could sell them for $10 or $20 bucks each to a lot of people.

Due to circumstances the data didn't get published last night,

but here it is.