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  1. Big fan of bread! The whole process is very enjoyable.
  2. True, but it does help not having everything load at once and not having a ton of programs running in the background taking resources. I suppose its a use case thing, can't tell you how many times I've helped with slow running pc's that had so much unnecessary stuff running.
  3. I would avoid using regedit as it is very easy to mess your system up. I wouldn't worry about defragmenting an ssd, it'll only take up a cycle. Thats not really a concern though with windows defragmenter because it "trims" your ssd which is perfectly fine. - https://www.crucial.com/articles/about-ssd/what-is-trim I'll need to find the article again, but windows defender is one of the top real time virus protection software. It also doesn't slow your pc down like 3rd party virus protection does. If you have a virus that defender cant find use malwarebytes, with kaspersy or bit defender. For active protection Windows Defender with an ad blocker is good. https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/best-antivirus/ Turning off startup apps helps speed things up. Push Ctrl-Shift-Esc to bring up task manager and click show more details (or expand? I forget the name). Once expanded go to startup and disable. Things you dont use everytime like spotify, discord, steam, and other none essential apps.
  4. Buy one of those portable usb chargers that are 10000 mah or more. Gives you a few charges.
  5. Im not denying or defending the Catholic church, but I know how the news is regarding us. So I looked at the article and found some interesting tid bits. "Sauve said the commission itself had identified around 2,700 victims through a call for testimony, and thousands more had been found in archives." "A wide-ranging study by research and polling groups estimated there had been around 216,000 victims, and the number could rise to 330,000 when including abuse by lay members" This was only france and there have been confirmed cases that they've already payed reparations at high numbers. 2,700 is a lot lower than 216,000 or 330,000. It could be that high being how they handled abuse cases and shuffled things around, but I have a hard time trusting polling data that anonymous. "and that there had been more than 100 reported allegations a year since 2016." - in Britain... You don't even have to skew numbers for things to be sad within the Catholic church.
  6. Its interesting how much man and science can know, yet how little they know too. They have the whole genome sequence of covid mapped out, but can't properly make predictive models. Though a pandemic of this scale hasn't happened for a hundred years.
  7. https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/moderna-may-be-superior-pfizer-against-delta-breakthrough-odds-rise-with-time-2021-08-09/ 👉😎👉 Its based on preprints so take it with a grain of salt. Ah yes the lovely flu 😒. Its why people get flu shots every year.
  8. From what I've read they are still gathering information for the booster. Seems like if you were at risk for the severe side effects like myocarditis you would speak with your doctor first. For others it seems like it'll react like the second shot. We'll find out for sure in the coming weeks.
  9. In a reply I made earlier that included sources for this. Googling " covid motorcycle death " brought the information up for me. It did happen, but it was quickly investigated and correctly fixed. That last part always seems to be missing from the story.
  10. A: Recent legislation pays hospitals higher Medicare rates for COVID-19 patients and treatment, but there is no evidence of fraudulent reporting. - https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/hospital-payments-and-the-covid-19-death-count/ Nothing for deaths, but they do receive money to treat cases and offset cost. https://fox11online.com/news/fox-11-investigates/fact-check-how-are-covid-19-deaths-counted-do-hospitals-get-money-for-covid-19-deaths https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/
  11. According to this factcheck.org, they site the cdc stating that - "The CDC specifically advises that “COVID-19 should not be reported on the death certificate if it did not cause or contribute to the death.”" - https://www.factcheck.org/2021/05/scicheck-viral-post-misleads-on-covid-19-death-reporting-vaccine-monitoring/ So the CDC advises on proper reporting when it comes to mortality. Also Covid itself doesn't necessarily kill people, but rather its what it causes that kills people. For example many died from pneumonia, but it was caused by the coronavirus. Alternatively they could have had risk factors such as obesity and had been overweight. Then when they contracted covid they had trouble breathing and their heart overworked which caused them to die from a heart attack. So yes, while they died from a heart attack I think its fair to say that Covid was an underlying cause of their death. "Signs of respiratory failure were most prevalent with 88.5%, while in 57.7% patients had clinical signs of bacterial pneumonia." - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-82862-5 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/02/16/fact-check-cdc-not-inflating-covid-19-deaths/6764078002/ - additional reading. This is true! This person lived in Florida and were incorrectly reported of having died from covid, despite dying in a motorcycle accident. However "They told us the death was initially recorded as a COVID-19 death after the victim tested positive. After the medical examiner and epidemiologist reviewed the death, they say they removed it from the COVID fatality list." -https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/verify/covid-deaths-car-crash-comorbidities-coronavirus-death-total-counts-john-hopkins-study/65-e3842ed2-f753-4a15-8b97-c2ae75c2b2ce https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/florida-motorcyclist-covid-death/ So they weren't just padding the stats of covid, but It was identified by the health department, Investigated, and once found to be incorrect they promptly corrected the certificate. I find it more convenient that Facebook groups, and different communities like to bring up the account of the motorcycle accident, but either didn't follow up on the story or are willfully spreading half truths that follow a narrative that they want to promote. I'm not saying that you are doing this at all, just that sourcing is very important. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/02/16/fact-check-cdc-not-inflating-covid-19-deaths/6764078002/ They actually have a mandated policy that staff need to be vaccinated and all of them have done so with other vaccines. So they were fired for a mandate that they knew was in place. It was only 153 workers in a hospital that staffs 25,000 employees. I doubt it was impactful. What would be impactful though is your unvaccinated nurse not yet showing symptoms coming in to treat you for something not covid related and giving you covid. Sadly this happened to a brother in my area that lead to his death. He go covid in the hospital. - https://news.yahoo.com/nurses-fired-for-not-getting-covid-19-vaccine-explain-their-rationale-202817653.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHelt6cHwALgygUr4fW6RU8NYThydzyzlbYKf9PYQvnhK5kiYMSy_Lz2eKjJ4-zNXWI02GsxqWY6CYyCu81F_noMSp8WGjc4AnpQq-YonhGvRzFY2XBiSrkKG1ldMbqqGhobQuAqoFnhGf3X1vpMx_IKMTA7TkRacil4g2RPvfwk Its important to note too that some hospitals firing staff is not equal to all hospitals. There is 6,090 hospitals in the united states - https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals There would have to be a lot of firings to affect the health care system. Not everywhere is having the same amount of cases either. In my smaller county for instance we have had a relatively small number of cases in comparison to the other counties of my state. If you were to take photos of the hospital here you would think nothing was going on. I caution from this logic though. Someone could easily say that Witnesses aren't being persecuted or arrested showing us being relaxed in our homes here in the United States, but we all know sadly the trials our brothers and sisters our going through in lands like Russia. Just because something is one way in one area does not make it the same in others. I found one article mentioning these "empty hospitals" and the video was filmed at night in a hallway. Not in the ICU ward where patients are. https://www.bbc.com/news/55560714 there is plenty of footage of filled hospitals so why is one more valid that the other? I sympathize with you, I really struggled not being able to see family and friends during lockdown and many could not fathom why we were being so strict. It sounds like you had anxiety from lockdown and i'm sorry to here that. I would caution from going from paranoid to doubting the virus or the severity. If I misunderstood what you mean I apologize. I would like to mention that you can still go out taking care of necessities while still being careful and "quarantined". Social distancing and masking has been effective for my family. Despite going into stores and work, me and my family have not contracted covid. Like taking a drive, we buckle our seatbelts and look both ways at a stop sign. We don't just sit in our driveway, rather we are responsible. https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/peace-happiness/physical-mental-health/- some good articles that I have personally enjoyed.
  12. My only comparison to the flu is explaining things like the delta variant. Its why people have to get flu vaccines every year. Even still the 1918 pandemic killed 50,000,000. That's a flu and it killed way more than covid. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html It was h1n1 and its still with us. In its mutations though it became less deadly to the flu we know today. We could've had similar numbers to the 1918 pandemic, but they remembered the lessons. And unlike 1918... The nation's aren't shipping off all the young men to fight a war while creating mass infection events at all the transportation facilities and trenches. I'll take the stay at home agenda over the kill yourself in the meat grinder agenda any day.
  13. We had a 1080i tube tv with component hookups it was interesting. How long have videos for jw broadcast been 720p? 2013?
  14. I could tell with 720p specially with larger screens becoming more common. A lot of scenes looked fuzzy for me. 1080p I think would be a great middle ground, but I know they have server costs. I thought a good compromise might be have a 1080p or 4k on only movies that way the extra bandwidth is limited to the dramas. Maybe even make that resolution download only so costs dont go up on streaming.

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