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Some might already know, as it's not really new, but the Dreamcast game PuyoPuyo apparently can give the Dreamcast a different 3D-style start menu:

I recently started playing Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces II again, and it appears someone made it in Unreal. Looks much more fancy compared to the patched&modded original game:
 

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As the original topic was locked: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic.99292/page-150
Some covid-19 related news:
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Source: Some random quotes from the WHO:
"At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID-19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19."

Topic: Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses
TLDR: New research shows there is no direct evidence masking prevents the spread of respiratory viruses, just like WHO stated before and during covid.
Source: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006207.pub6/full
Quote: "There is uncertainty about the effects of face masks. The low to moderate certainty of evidence means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited, and that the true effect may be different from the observed estimate of the effect. The pooled results of RCTs did not show a clear reduction in respiratory viral infection with the use of medical/surgical masks. There were no clear differences between the use of medical/surgical masks compared with N95/P2 respirators in healthcare workers when used in routine care to reduce respiratory viral infection."

Topic: Origins of covid-19
Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64806903 https://nypost.com/2023/02/26/chinese-lab-leak-likely-behind-covid-19-outbreak/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/02/26/covid-19-lab-leak-us-energy-department-concludes/
Quote: "FBI chief Christopher Wray says China lab leak most likely"
Other references: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...rd-dearlove-conspiracy-theories-a9547851.html https://2017-2021.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/index.html
 

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In the US the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsed and Silvergate halted it's operations due to financial problems. SVB is marked as the second largest failure for a financial institution in US history.
I wonder if this is the start of a much larger issue, just like in 2008 causing a financial crisis. This crisis hit Europe to, which would add on top of all the ongoing financial problems.
Source: https://www.investors.com/news/sili...-sends-shockwaves-through-financial-industry/

Btw. SVB was tied to the USDC (Stablecoin USD Coin) which backs some crypto currencies, which can also cause instability in those markets.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/cr...-bln-exposure-silicon-valley-bank-2023-03-11/
 

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King Charles is certainly looking different these days.

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I hope @levi is well and just away from the forum for a while. I think he was interested in sodium batteries. I know nothign about metallurgy, and I'm not sure how much this reporter knows about it either, but if the article is roughly true, they've found a way to make steel at a third of the temperature, without CO2 as byproduct and cheaper, just by putting sodium in place of carbon.
 

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Title: 2-year Treasury yield posts biggest 3-day decline since aftermath of 1987 stock crash
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/13/us-treasury-yields-investors-assess-the-state-of-the-economy.html
Quote: "The yield has fallen around 100 basis points, or a full percentage point, since Wednesday, marking the largest three-day decline since Oct. 22, 1987, when the yield fell 117 basis points. That move followed the Oct. 19, 1987 stock market crash — known as "Black Monday" in which the S&P 500 plunged 20% for its worst one-day drop. The move was bigger than the 2-year yield slide of 63 basis points that took place in three days following the 9/11 attacks."

Next economic crisis coming up?

Bitcoin prices spiked: (up-to-date charts on google) https://www.google.com/search?q=bitcoin+price
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Finally the NAS asks for discarding race in science, as I once said.
On unrelated news, swearing makes good code. I think it's easy to explain, programmers who feel confident enough not to be fired/ignored/modded down censor themselves less, and those who feel more confident at something are the ones who write better code for that (if you only consider the code that was finally accepted).
 

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As the original topic was locked: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic.99292/page-150
Some covid-19 related news:

Topic: Adverse events for mRNA vaccines
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36055877/
TLDR: Risk of adverse event after mRNA vaccination is roughly 1 in 800 (Pfizer = ~1 in 1000, Moderna = ~1 in 650).
Quote: "Results: Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest of 10.1 and 15.1 per 10,000 vaccinated over placebo baselines of 17.6 and 42.2 (95 % CI -0.4 to 20.6 and -3.6 to 33.8), respectively. Combined, the mRNA vaccines were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest of 12.5 per 10,000 vaccinated (95 % CI 2.1 to 22.9); risk ratio 1.43 (95 % CI 1.07 to 1.92). The Pfizer trial exhibited a 36 % higher risk of serious adverse events in the vaccine group; risk difference 18.0 per 10,000 vaccinated (95 % CI 1.2 to 34.9); risk ratio 1.36 (95 % CI 1.02 to 1.83). The Moderna trial exhibited a 6 % higher risk of serious adverse events in the vaccine group: risk difference 7.1 per 10,000 (95 % CI -23.2 to 37.4); risk ratio 1.06 (95 % CI 0.84 to 1.33). Combined, there was a 16 % higher risk of serious adverse events in mRNA vaccine recipients: risk difference 13.2 (95 % CI -3.2 to 29.6); risk ratio 1.16 (95 % CI 0.97 to 1.39)."

Topic: UK government released data for 2023 on covid-19 vaccination to prevent hospitalization
Source: UK government (see attachment), link: https://assets.publishing.service.g...-19-vaccination-programme-8-november-2022.pdf
TLDR: To prevent 1 severe hospitalization many people need to vaccinated, for 16-19 year olds it's 185100 people, for 70+ it's 7500.
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Same type of information, but now in a video format:
 

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This is the most accurate cosplay of Gura I've seen yet, she even got the height correct. :D

 

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News from a pre-print (/not peer-reviewed) study from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences:
Title: Is there a Link between the 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Europe and 2022 Excess All-Cause Mortality?
TLDR: Yes
Source: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202302.0350/v1
Abstract: "We primarily study a possible link between 2021 COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Europe and monthly 2022 excess all-cause mortality, i.e., mortality higher than before the pandemic. Analyses of 31 countries weighted by population size show that all-cause mortality during the first nine months of 2022 increased more the higher the 2021 vaccination uptake; a one percentage point increase in 2021 vaccination uptake was associated with a monthly mortality increase in 2022 by 0.105 percent (95% CI, 0.075-0.134). When controlling for alternative explanations, the association remained robust, and we discuss the result emphasizing causality as well as potential ecological fallacy. Also, the study shows that 2021 all-cause mortality was lower the higher the vaccination uptake, but this association became non-significant when controlling for alternative explanations."
 

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Just casually skimming the news is enough to tell me this without conducting a study. More and more young folks, especially in sports, just keel over and die. Sudden death - *snips* - just like that. Not that I'm living a healthy lifestyle, but I'm still glad to not have partaken in those shots.
Not glad, on the other hand, that our "great leaders" accepted the vax-producers' preemptive demands of impunity. Our much lauded "German" producer has left the country. Wonder why. Might have experienced friction in the formerly blissful neighbourhood. Wouldn't put that past open eyed, free thinking people unaffected by state media, or youtube etc. propaganda.
I remember loads of videos critical of corona measures being demonetized or straight up deleted, even people losing their channels. I remember politicians and artists being cancelled. Especially the latter groveling in response, desperately trying to save their livelihood. I remember the outcry in state financed media, its goons outright calling unvaxed citizens things I will not mention here. Those outlets always were outspoken about Na*is. Yet that is exactly what they turned into. It was propaganda, and they were looking to blame a common enemy - the free and sovereign citizen.
Just thinking back to how demonstrations - the right to which we should be guaranteed by law - were deemed illegal due to even just a single person: sometimes caused by a planted agent provocateur - there's video evidence on the webs.

One of the "funniest" things I've heard fom the mouth of state media recently: reading George Orwell's 1984 turns people into right wing extremists.
If that's what it takes - just call me that. You know - I have this sore in my throat. It makes swallowing painfully difficult.

Dunno where this came from. Must be the alcohol. And all of the other drugs. That's what the newly-German rapists and knife-robbers say. So far that seems to work out well for them.

Thx chatgpt for tipygn ths otu <3
 
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@TrashyMG Part one of the Miku documentary is now out.

 
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