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International / Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: July 07, 2020, 04:06:21 PM »
Saw this on The Daily Show
Shows all the data for COVID19 in one place.

Looks like it sources from
International / Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:32:44 PM »
Information regrading masks and how effective they are.
This document is only intended to help clarify some key similarities between such references, specifically to the following FFR
performance standards:
• N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
• FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
• KN95 (China GB2626-2006)
• P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL - 2017-64)
• DS2 (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)
An N-95 respirator is one of nine types of disposable particulate respirators.
Particulate respirators are also known as “air-purifying respirators” because they protect by filtering particles out of the air as you breathe. These respirators protect only against particles—not gases or vapors. Since airborne biological agents such as bacteria or viruses are particles, they can be filtered by particulate respirators.

Respirators that filter out at least 95% of airborne particles during “worse case” testing using a “most-penetrating” sized particle are given a 95 rating. Those that filter out at least 99% receive a “99” rating. And those that filter at least 99.97% (essentially 100%) receive a “100” rating.

Respirators in this family are rated as N, R, or P for protection against oils. This rating is important in industry because some industrial oils can degrade the filter performance so it doesn’t filter properly.* Respirators are rated “N,” if they are Not resistant to oil, “R” if somewhat Resistant to oil, and “P” if strongly resistant (oil Proof). Thus, there are nine types of disposable particulate respirators:

N-95, N-99, and N-100;
R-95, R-99, and R-100;
P-95, P-99, and P-100
In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the long list of differences, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.

United States / Tipping
« on: July 03, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
So this is a VERY passionate topic of mine that I feel most people don't truly understand why or when is the right time or way to tip. Some people say you should tip only in some situation based on performance and some say you should all the time and every time. I started a website ( to start a survey study but I don't think I'm getting enough or the right data. So I figured the best way for me to collect information would yet again be this forum since we can quickly post articles on it and report data.

My biggest issue is not having a system to go by. If there's one thing I can't stand is trying to do the right thing then having someone get mad at me for still doing something wrong. This all stemmed from when I got hair cut in my teens. I was just starting to drive and I never really have had to tip anyone besides a waiter before. So After my haircut I paid then went to leave. The cashier made a nasty comment about a tip and I immediately felt bad and started to reach for my wallet. I felt like shamed and started to do the math in my head but before I could grab anything the lady at the register made a second comment REALLY loud and I thought pushed it too far so I left without tipping at that point. In this particular situation I don't feel bad after being yelled at but rule one with tipping is voluntary based on performance and treating me like that just lost any tip I was going to give. Needless to say I ALWAYS tip and feel great about it. I always usually tip above the average because to me it just makes sense.

So what is the right thing to do? I'm going to post my survey and update this thread with links that I find. This should be tipping based on the area and the type of service. I don't want to see opinions outside of the survey and just use articles we find.

There IS actually a regulated system "on the books" for this but before I go into that I want to collect the information I'd mentioned. I also just want this to be based on within the United States since I know in other places in the world it can be drastically different.

How to Tip Surveys:

Sex workers already adhere to strict health safety regulations in the Netherlands, but the industry has compiled a list of recommendations, including sexual positions to avoid.

Even with new guidelines, sex workers will be more exposed to the dangers of CODVID-19 than other professions, said Debbie Mensink, a public health advisor in Amsterdam.

“There is a heightened risk. Sex workers already have a heightened health risk due to their line of work... because people get so close to each other.”

Mona, however, said she is not worried and will take precautions.
United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:19:30 PM »
Looks like this just passed

"N.J. lawmakers to vote on bill to decriminalize weed Thursday"

State lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on one of two proposals to decriminalize weed and curb arrests that disproportionately impact Black people.

"Bill to decriminalize marijuana just passed N.J. Assembly. Instead of arrest, a $50 fine."

Lawmakers took a major step in halting arrests for weed Thursday, as they voted on a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to two ounces.

The state Assembly voted 63-10 with five members abstaining to pass the measure (A1897), one of two decriminalization bills currently proposed in the state Legislature. It seeks to replace arrests for possessing up to two ounces of weed with a civil fine of $50, and also lessens jail time and fines for possession of larger amounts of pot on a sliding scale.

The other bill, which would decriminalize up to one pound of weed, was introduced in the state Senate two weeks ago. Neither bill would legalize marijuana, meaning those found with pot on them would still likely have purchased it from a dealer selling illegally. Instead, voters must decide on the ballot in November if the Garden State will allow legal weed sales.

But the changes would mean fewer people facing jail time for nonviolent offenses and clear records of those with past weed convictions. Those arrest records are hurdles for people applying to jobs, loans and public housing.
General Discussion (Public) / Re: DDoS and other misc IoT attacks
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:12:44 PM »
So I updated the list for as much as I could find up to date. Based on what I read I think this is the data that is pulled from end clients. Like when they said, "Do you want to share your data?" type of option. This is loaded to their server and then they display it on these sites.
How would I go about setting up this game?
United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:56 PM »
"N.J. lawmakers to vote on bill to decriminalize weed Thursday"

State lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on one of two proposals to decriminalize weed and curb arrests that disproportionately impact Black people.
United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:13:47 PM »
O’Fallon (town in Illinois) residents voted to allow sales of legal marijuana. The city may ban it anyway.

Speakers cited tax revenue for the city and questioned perceptions about “unfavorables” coming to the city, and that the businesses are highly regulated. Some argued alcohol was more of a societal problem than marijuana.
International / Re: Media Bias
« on: May 27, 2020, 02:13:43 PM »
Biased compared to what?
Academics have been trying to quantify media bias for some time, and researchers in the field say techniques are improving. Algorithms and artificial intelligence are allowing computers to read facial expressions and vocal tone. Researchers are analyzing larger and larger datasets for occurrences of specific phrases, which could show how an issue is framed or what sources are cited. For example, economists Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro analyzed the 2005 Congressional Record to find phrases frequently used by either liberal or conservative members of Congress, and compared these to the news content of over 400 newspapers over the same time period. Their 2010 analysis found that newspapers’ political slant correlated fairly well with the public’s perception of them: The Washington Times slanted right, The Washington Post slanted left, and so on.
International / Media Bias
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:53:02 PM »
One of the hardest things to understand is how to scale someone or a company's bias. We can feel it and think we see it but to truly be unbias to data. I'm going to compose a list of known sources that's sole job is to check sourcing I guess you can say.
General Discussion (Public) / Twitter Transparency with Government
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:05:08 PM »
So apparently Twitter is open about all the information they share with government. If you go to you can see it all. However the government apparently wants to block this now.
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