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bovineblitz 2 points ago +2 / -0

This means my elderly mostly computer incompetent parents are capable of modifying the election results

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bovineblitz 6 points ago +6 / -0

There's new stuff it just doesn't stand out much at first read. All military ballots went for biden, and there's a lot of absentee votes that were counted but didn't show up in the system as received.

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bovineblitz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I read them in like 35 min. You can skim over some parts if you've read this type of thing before, and there's some repetition.

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bovineblitz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do too. Their plan was to attempt to sideline those that are not compliant in a very heavy-handed manner, apparently.

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bovineblitz 2 points ago +3 / -1

I'm not even crushing it up, the cuts speed up the absorption

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bovineblitz 1 point ago +1 / -0

You just reminded me I needed to place a buy order. Time to stock up on XMR.

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bovineblitz 30 points ago +30 / -0

This comment had me laughing a lot more than it should, rofl. The tone is so fucking good.

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bovineblitz 2 points ago +2 / -0 (edited)

Good question. There's two things that are important here, the first being that once you get to about 34/35 cycles the product that's causing florescence isn't necessarily viral, it's likely to be noise. It's a physical process where a strips of RNA need to match up to become double stranded then polymerase enzymes attach and start making copies.

Basically, there's primer sequences that match up to the viral ones and the enzymes get going when they fit together. If there's no virus sequences present the primers can do funny stuff like match up to each other or you can get minor replication of sequences that they don't fit with very well. This won't result in clean replication but it can be enough to show up and produce numbers. A bad scientist could just see those numbers and use them, but a good one should look at some supporting quality control information to be sure it's the viral sequence. Good primers should not do this much, but sometimes they do it anyways and also sometimes you simply can't create ideal primers, you just gave to do the best you can.

The other important piece is that viruses need to be present in high enough numbers to cause an infection. You can figure out how much is needed through culturing viruses from the sample in petri dishes. From what I read, above 24-26 cycles it's basically impossible to get them to survive in culture which probably means that it's not a relevant amount of virus. You're right that if the virus is currently ramping up that you might be catching the leading end of the infection and it'll be much higher soon. Realistically people should be taking multiple tests always, at least two in a given day and they should probably be tested on multiple days.

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bovineblitz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I feel this post so hard. I always thought that these self important people especially in political positions are not actually good at much of anything and that I could go toe to toe with them on most things, and now after reading all these leaks over the years I could do so without any anxiety. The only thing they'd have on me is putting on airs and acting superior which does not phase me in the slightest anymore.

The part about insulting people when you're just trying to be real hits hom think of it as game players vs earnest people, I can't stand the game and it shows. I'm sure it hurts me in my career I work with people who want to seem self important and am starting to look to transition, the fake self-aggrandizing while dodging real responsibility is just so tiring to deal with.

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