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25A = 25th Amendment, etc...
2A = Second Amendment (to the US Constitution)
abbr = abbreviation
AI = artificial intelligence
A = amps
BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation
BFG = Big Friendly Giant (or Big Fucking Gun)
blm = Black Lives Matter
btw = by the way
CCP = Chinese Communist Party
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDCP = the correct abbr for CDC
deco = decompression (scuba diving)
DFS = Dynamic Frequency Selection
disam = disambiguation
DS9 = Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
EMI = elecromagnetic interference
EM(R) = electromagnetic radiation
epr = Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox
FDR = Franklin D. Roosevelt
fedi = fediverse
FWIW = For what it's worth
HGV = Hypersonic glide vehicle
IR = infrared
JFK = John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JPL = Jet Propulsion Laboratory
lol = (I am) laugh(ing) out loud
ms = millisecond
N95 = NIOSH rating for respirators (95% filtration)
N99 = NIOSH rating for respirators (99% filtration)
N100 = NIOSH rating for respirators (99.97% filtration)
NASA = NASA (everyone knows what NASA is)
NIOSH = National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPR = National Public Radio
OP = original post, original poster (the first post in this thread)
potus = President of the United States
qcd = quantum chromodynamics
qed = quantum electrodynamics
qm = quantum mechanics
ROC = Tiawan, Republic of China
scifi = science fiction
scotus = Supreme Court of the United States
scuba = self-contained underwater breathing appartus
STE(A)M = science, technology, engineering, (arts), math(s)
TIL = Today I learned
tmux = terminal multiplexer (a Linux utility)
TNG = Star Trek: The Next Generation
TOS = Star Trek: The Original Series; also, "Terms of Service"
u = micron (or micro-)
usec = microsecond
UTC = Coordinated Universal Time
V = volts
vax = vaccine
W = watts
wrt = with regard to
wtf = a profane exclamatory interrogative
www = World Wide Web

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What's wrong with this picture?

This is a frame from the movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

Should Trump's body be allowed to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda?

ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
AS = Asperger's Syndrome
DSM-5 = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

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Who let the dogs out?

Biden reveals that microphones can prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

(Note: Microphones or food do not prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.)

Play video clip below, link to the full 2021/11/29 presser is at
youtube.com/watch?v=fTzOB11JIw

Play clip below...

Protesters yell, "This is what democracy looks like!"

(Vote for no more than two)

Also...

TFW = that feeling when

UI = user interface
UX = user expereience

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CDC has published their new guidance for respirators for the public. It's 2707 words long and nearly incomprehensible.

Here's a summary:

"If you don't want to get infected or die from COVID-19, wear a properly fitted N95 or better respirator. Otherwise wear a cloth mask."

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

More details on the release of N95 respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile. They will be made available for free to all adults at the same locations that the vaccines are given, per wapo.

washingtonpost.com/health/2022


The truth is...

The heat from lava is mostly from radioactivity.

= A statement that is logically or literally true (or partly true), but seems to imply something that isn’t true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies… or just for fun)

clips from "The Blob" (1958), courtesy Sony Pictures Television via fair use.
youtube.com/watch?v=yPcENicggB

25A = 25th Amendment, etc...
2A = Second Amendment (to the US Constitution)
abbr = abbreviation
AI = artificial intelligence
A = amps
BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation
BFG = Big Friendly Giant (or Big Fucking Gun)
blm = Black Lives Matter
btw = by the way
CCP = Chinese Communist Party
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDCP = the correct abbr for CDC
deco = decompression (scuba diving)
DFS = Dynamic Frequency Selection
disam = disambiguation
DS9 = Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
EMI = elecromagnetic interference
EM(R) = electromagnetic radiation
epr = Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox
FDR = Franklin D. Roosevelt
fedi = fediverse
FWIW = For what it's worth
HGV = Hypersonic glide vehicle
IR = infrared
JFK = John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JPL = Jet Propulsion Laboratory
lol = (I am) laugh(ing) out loud
ms = millisecond
N95 = NIOSH rating for respirators (95% filtration)
N99 = NIOSH rating for respirators (99% filtration)
N100 = NIOSH rating for respirators (99.97% filtration)
NASA = NASA (everyone knows what NASA is)
NIOSH = National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPR = National Public Radio
OP = original post, original poster (the first post in this thread)
potus = President of the United States
qcd = quantum chromodynamics
qed = quantum electrodynamics
qm = quantum mechanics
ROC = Tiawan, Republic of China
scifi = science fiction
scotus = Supreme Court of the United States
scuba = self-contained underwater breathing appartus
STE(A)M = science, technology, engineering, (arts), math(s)
TIL = Today I learned
tmux = terminal multiplexer (a Linux utility)
TNG = Star Trek: The Next Generation
TOS = Star Trek: The Original Series; also, "Terms of Service"
u = micron (or micro-)
usec = microsecond
UTC = Coordinated Universal Time
V = volts
vax = vaccine
W = watts
wrt = with regard to
wtf = a profane exclamatory interrogative
www = World Wide Web

Sat image of the Tonga volcano eruption showing the pressure wave. Total elapsed time shown is 100 minutes.

**** Next Week's News ****

CDC makes free respirators available to all Americans.

Over 737,000,000 respirators have been gathering dust in the national strategic stockpile, but now they will be distributed to Americans to finally end this pandemic in the US.

(Watch what happens to case rates as these respirators begin to reach people.)

The truth is...

The electoral college offers no master's degree programs.


= A statement that is logically or literally true (or partly true), but seems to imply something that isn’t true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies… or just for fun)
Photo has been modified; Original photo by DAVID ILIFF; CC BY-SA 3.0

The truth is...

If the Earth was the size of a grape, the atmosphere would be about the thickness of a human hair.

If the atmosphere was the thickness of a human hair, then
we'd all quickly suffocate.


= A statement that is logically or literally true (or partly true), but seems to imply something that isn’t true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies… or just for fun)

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