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Old 10-31-2015, 09:43 AM   #1096
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And MIDI looks like S-VIDEO to me
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:53 AM   #1097
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:25 PM   #1098
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Hmm... what they call "TS" and "TRS" are more commonly referred to as "quarter-inch" and "stereo quarter-inch." I work with that particular plug a lot and I've never heard it called by that acronym.
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And MIDI looks like S-VIDEO to me
Ya damn whippersnappers and your slang, disrespecting the King's English. Why if TS, TRS, and MIDI, were good enough for Jesus, then by golly they're good enough for me.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:43 PM   #1099
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:40 AM   #1100
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This periodic table was assembled by a MIT grad student, showing the country where each element was discovered.

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Old 11-01-2015, 09:26 AM   #1101
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Hmmmm.... I thought Mme. Curie discovered Radium and a couple of other elements in Poland.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:59 AM   #1102
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First, I despise graphs/charts that display % of apples and oranges, even when done by the NY Times.

Today's NYT article starts out with maps of the states (apples) showing %'s of un-insured (oranges).
The geographic size of various states over-shadows the percentage value.

But eventually the authors get to the core of the matter - politics


We Mapped the Uninsured. You'll Notice a Pattern
NY Times - QUOCTRUNG BUI and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ - OCT. 30, 2015


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They tend to live in the South, and they tend to be poor.

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Politics matters.

Though several states with Republican leadership have expanded their Medicaid programs, many have not.
Over all, Republican-leaning states continue to have more uninsured people
than Democratic-leaning ones. But they also tended to have many more uninsured people at the start.

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Old 11-01-2015, 10:05 AM   #1103
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Hmmmm.... I thought Mme. Curie discovered Radium and a couple of other elements in Poland.
They may be basing it on this guy's earlier discovery of radioactive rays in general, which were what inspired Marie Curie to look into radioactivity and isolate the different elements which might be causing it. I agree that radium and polonium were pretty clearly identified by her work, not his, though she and her husband did it in France, not Poland.
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:51 AM   #1104
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Yes Clod, you're right.

I just read the Wiki article on Mme. Curie, and her/their work was done in Paris.
As a woman, she had a very hard road to travel.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:59 PM   #1105
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Today's NYT article starts out with maps of the states (apples) showing %'s of un-insured (oranges).
But eventually the authors get to the core of the matter - politics
Good thing they call it "insured" and not "covered" because as I've recently learned - in 2016 I'll have to spend $6000 out of pocket before anything is actually "covered" by my new insurance. Even better - its only costs twice as much as I was paying a couple years ago.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #1106
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Hmmmm.... I thought Mme. Curie discovered Radium and a couple of other elements in Poland.
Poland wouldn't let her get an education. Naming Polonium was a political statement, the first and only element named as such.


Classic, Bloomberg explains why it's so hard to get good numbers.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:13 PM   #1107
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Massive increase in deaths of white middle-aged Americans: drugs, alcohol, suicides.

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Between 1979 and 1999, Case and Deaton show, mortality for white Americans ages 45 to 54 had declined at nearly 2 percent per year. That was about the same as the average rate of decline in mortality for all people the same age in such countries as France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. After 1999, the 2 percent annual decline continued in other industrialized countries and for Hispanics in the United States, but the death rate for middle-aged white non-Hispanic Americans turned around and began rising half a percent a year.
Me and my generation are hurt, broken and tired. I know I feel it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:44 PM   #1108
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #1109
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UTís link is something of a lay-manís version of the original article by Case & Deaton of Princeton.
This author, Paul Starr, included a moralist argument that went beyond the original authors.

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...On the right, in a 2012 book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,
Charles Murray argued that a decline in moral virtue since the 1960s
has led to the deterioration of life among low-income whites....
But then Starr rejected that argument:
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...These trends put new light on current debates about disability insurance and retirement policy.
Contrary to those like Murray who attribute the growth in Social Security Disability Insurance
to a decline in the work ethic, Case and Deatonís data suggest that the
increased number of beneficiaries reflects a real deterioration of health in middle age.

Raising the Social Security retirement age may seem to be no problem for the educated
and affluent who are in good health and do little physical labor,
but delaying retirement poses a much bigger problem for workers
who are experiencing increased burdens of pain and disability in midlife....
Case and Deaton were more cautious in their discussion:
They first discussed time-correlations of pain-reducing drugs in society,
and secondly the increased rates of suicide among this population.

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But then they added this paragraph:
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The mortality reversal observed in this period bears a resemblance
to the mortality decline slowdown in the United States during the height of the AIDS epidemic,
which took the lives of 650,000 Americans (1981 to mid-2015).

A combination of behavioral change and drug therapy brought the US AIDS epidemic under control;
age-adjusted deaths per 100,000 fell from 10.2 in 1990 to 2.1 in 2013.
However, public awareness of the enormity of the AIDS crisis
was far greater than for the epidemic described here....
Even before reading the original article, I had wondered about AIDS and HIV in this cohort of men.
It was in the mid-1980ís that effective HIV therapy (HAART) was introduced,
and reduced the incidence and mortality rates of AIDS significantly.

This seems an attractive idea to me because any long term, effective, therapy
is difficult to maintain, and compliance correlates with education/income/gender.

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:11 PM   #1110
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The recession hitting people living on credit, and women using the internet have become more adept at making it look like an accident/suicide.
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