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  1. Cubism

    Have you seen any cool movies lately??

    Anyone seen 'Trial of the Chicago 7' on Netflix? Hadn't even heard of it until the ABC interview with Sacha Baron Cohen this week. I thought it was great, especially if you're familiar with Abbie Hoffman.
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    Spellcheck ramblings

    Gotta admit, I was skeptical and thought this might be just the musings of a bored ex-porn star, but reality is...this is actually pretty fun! kip wiped cocoa fury swoop dims flux agape oozes sick ballads alcalde quiz pikes
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    Did a bit of post processing on orion.
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    That's awesome. Are those lines lightning? And what's that moving in the opposite direction on the right hand side in the last half of the video? Gonna have to give the timelapse a try now I reckon.
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    Couple new ones from this week. Quality pretty shitty but having fun trying. All with cheap Nikon and kit lens's Mars and a moon just visible if you look hard enough. Orion nebula. Star trails - didn't occur to me to find the celestial pole
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    "Longifolia group" and DMT

    Hey Moogy. There's plenty of people with better knowledge than me but if you're in WA why not go with a local one like A. acuminata. Native to the conditions you have and lots of positives - nice looking tree, easy to grow from seed, nice smelling wood, great wood for crafty stuff, host plant for Sandalwood like Gimli's plantations, I think Gimli also mentioned using it for smoking meat, and then whatever else you might be interested in. Even goes well in places a bit cooler like the south west.
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    What TV series would you recommend as a much watch?

    Definitely agree with The Boys, was heaps funny. Great to see supes as the bad guy assholes for a change. Agree as well on Utopia, UK version only, didn't like the US one though. They changed it way too much and was nowhere near as dark as the original. The Expanse if you like space opera scifi shows. Probably my fave show for a few years now. Follows the books really closely too. Seriously hoping Amazon (I think its on Amazon???) keeps it going right to the end of all nine books. Counterpart was really good if you like parrallel world stuff. Dark was pretty good too, another parrallel world one from Germany but totally different to Counterpart. Just watched the new Brave New World which was really cool too. Has anyone mentioned Westworld? First two seasons were awesome, not so much the third. Then finally, can't go past a bit of Doctor Who. I like most the new reboot that started in 2005. Not all episodes are great though. Hard to go past the classics from the original Doctor Who, like lots of folk, love a bit of Tom Baker, especially 'Genesis of the Daleks'. Pretty much loved by most Whovians that one. Remember growing up with Tom Bakers Doctor, Sarah-Jane and K9.
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    australias original languages

    Can you get in touch with some local elders or community organisations? I remember hearing there's some Noongar language stuff going on here in the west. Maybe there's something near you? Or maybe check out the linguistics department at a local uni to point you in the right direction? There's one guy at UWA I know of who's been working with the Arrente people in Central Australia for decades. Might be worth a try?
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    ahh a post a did not want to be making...

    Geez dude, sounds pretty rough. Super happy to hear your getting some good help though. Often easier said than done but don't forget to be kind to yourself too. Wishing you all the best.
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    This isn't elaborating on the statistics. I just want to know what you're talking about. Maybe your talking about descriptive statistics???? How do they test all cause mortality rates versus now vs before covid? What statistical test??? And yes all statistics are meaningless out of context. That's exactly what I already said to you (I do appreciate you reinforcing my point though, as it is a very important one). For ease of reading I quoted myself below for you. I've quoted myself again for you too, to answer you statement about me not stating what a 'clinically meaningful outcome is. Apologies for not making it clearer though as I often forget that not everyone understands abstract terms I hear or read almost every day. So, that is an example of clinically meaningful outcomes, albeit a pretty basic (and vague and crappy) one. Try this, a group of patients with 'physical disorder B' report that their quality of life is extremely poor and they can no longer deal with their symptoms without serious psychological distress. They are given 'intervention X' and following 'N' amount of weeks of treatment they report that their symptoms are still extreme, but psychologically they have improved and they now have an improved quality of life. Depression ratings have improved and all patients report a reduction in suicidal ideation. The assessment of this improvement fails to meet statistical significance, but as they are experiencing a much reduced level of distress, they report their life is now a much better experience, hence a clinically meaningful outcome. What you have said here has absolutely nothing to do with clinically meaningful outcomes. It's ok to admit you don't understand something. I don't understand a lot of the stuff you post, so I ask for you to explain it, because I'm happy to admit I don't understand. An example being asking you about the statistics you keep mentioning. I don't understand what your referring to with all the 'statistically meaningless' statements, so I asked. It would be really awesome if you could explain it for me though, as it certainly interests me, but I just don't understand what you're referring to, and your replies have not explained it. It's just that saying 'all cause mortality rates', 'Daniel Andrews is spouting...' really is meaningless in terms of what I was asking, and doesn't actually say anything about statistics in itself. To be honest, I know nothing about almost everything, but I do know about medical research. BTW, for full transparency, yes I am in medical research, and I am based in a hospital. I have no money, no assets, no preferrential treatment by governments, big pharma etc, and have no idea how I can exploit my knowledge for personal gain. Neither do any of the academics or physicians I know, outside of their paychecks. Yes, physicians often get approached by big pharma about getting incentives, conference trips, pushing drugs on them etc. Outside of GPs, I have not met an academic or physician that is not disgusted by this. My experience is with public health though, not private practice, so whatever happens in the private medical sector I can't comment on. In fact academics and public health physicians (and nurses of course, I definitely shouldn't forget to mention nurses), they all work ridiculous hours, far more than they are paid for, and get little to know recognition or even a 'thank you' for that work. They all have lives, family, children, bills, health problems, mortgages etc., the same problems every 1st world person has to deal with, but how often is this recognised in the public forum. I also know about how to critically assess claims of statistical significance, appropriate use of statistical tests in different settings and appropriate forms of data cleansing and analysis, and how to elucidate statements about statistics clearly without misdirection. Finally, can you please provide some further, hard evidence of this? If I understood it correctly, the document Amazonion posted suggests the opposite. If you're indeed correct, this is really serious and certainly warrants concern and further investigation, but it's hard to accept without some evidence (such as Amazonions post). It would be really helpful, and I'd be extremely thankful, if you could provide documented evidence for me to support your claim. However, I don't watch youtube, bitchute or any other of the internet video platforms. It's just not my cup of tea, so documented evidence would be awesome if you can supply it. This is an just attempt to understand that which I clearly don't, I'm not trying to start a shit fight with you. After all, I completely agree with what you said about both sides of the story. That's what I am aiming for, understanding your side. All the best mate.
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    Cmon Sally, if you made 'concessions' for me for whatever reason I'd hate to see what an unconstrained response would be. I simply attempted to fact check your pcr claim. If this is a discussion forum, and you start a discussion, you really have to be ready to consider alternative opinions. Otherwise its not a discussion. What I would like to ask though, all in good spirit of course, is if you could elaborate on these statistics. All statistics are meaningless when used with no context. Are we talking probabilistic, bayesian, or some other form? We use somewhat more abstract models in our lab such as permutation tests and latent factor analysis, w are often far more robust. This isn't a challenge though mate, it's a legit que from a stats nerd. In medicine perhaps the most relevant indicator is 'clinically meaningful outcomes' as in if an intervention stops someone dying that would be clinically meaningful. There's often far more important factors than simple significance testing. Again, this is a legit question, I honestly don't care about the theme of this thread, I just like to understand things better, which is what discussion is all about.
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    All good Sally. Certainly not trying to offend or am offended myself. It's all just opinions after all.
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    Cheers for the info humboldt really helpful for getting me started. Will try and remember to let you know how the camera goes once I get a crack at it.
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    I just bought one like this but for nikon. The t ring goes on your camera instead of a lens and the adapter screws onto it. Just have to make sure that the t ring is the correct one for your camera I think. Will check out darktable and stellarium too. Thanks for that mate.
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    Fluffy bunny rabbits

    If there's no viral dna (or cat dna) then there would be nothing to amplify other than human dna (and of course whatever other viruses etc may be present). So unless there's 15000000+ instances of covid lab contamination worldwide, this view just doesn't stand up to scrutiny.