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by Bertz
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3653
Views: 321732

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Thanks for the info. I’m not one to get up in arms over privacy, because I think it’s being violated much more than I can possibly defend against, but pop up ads here and also on other platforms has become very...bizarre. For example, I was at work the other day talking to someone about how I want ...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...
Replies: 842
Views: 91235

Re: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...



Wonder if we see other major cities follow suit
by Bertz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 373199

Re: TV thread

https://twitter.com/wyattcenac/status/1266523071650856962?s=19 Given current events, this is probably a good show to revisit. Season 1 had different topics each week but policework and its relationship to the african american community was the through line. It's also not as heavy as the very seriou...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3653
Views: 321732

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

In the last week my pop up ads on this site have gone from asking me to wish Trump happy birthday to sites where I can order riot body armor and put it on layaway. What exactly is the algorithm in play here? When you're on most low and medium traffic sites, almost all of your ads are going to be se...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 26876

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Keith Law's latest mock 16. Chicago Cubs: Garrett Mitchell, OF, UCLA The Cubs seem unlikely to take a high school pitcher, and other executives have speculated that they’d go college given the new scouting director and the need to get some players into the system faster. Interesting on the HS front,...
by Bertz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36933
Views: 1975784

Re: Politics & Current Events

Things are scary as hell in Logan. Apparently there was a van full of white supremacist agitators half a block from me last night, breaking into cars and looting. All my favorites stores are boarded up, too, with cops on every corner Yikes. I knew that Sunday night got bad there but thought most of...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

is illinois just not updating testing stats anymore? https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore edit - looks like some were announced yesterday but with the testing centers closed right now who knows what's going on They do like a 3 day lag on that dashboard for some reason. So like this afternoon's upda...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 61
Views: 2684

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

https://twitter.com/FiveThirtyEight/status/1267525229695455232?s=19 Thought this was a good detailed breakdown, but the long story short looks is this: In other words, the owners’ proposed salary-reduction scheme looks like a clever sleight-of-hand designed to cause a shortened season — in the midst...
by Bertz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 26876

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/1267447372617060354?s=19 It's somewhat lucky that Paddack and Castillo are the new single best comps, because both are very successful young big league starters, but that also makes Bitsko's current ability sound a bit better than it is. Both Paddack and Castillo ...
by Bertz
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1267566882665705475?s=19 https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1267570437942362113?s=19 While obviously not the primary concern with what happened this weekend, it looks like in most major cities movement was not up a ton from the prior weekend. That may i...
by Bertz
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...
Replies: 842
Views: 91235

Re: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...

sent some cash over to bail funds for protesters. they split the payment between multiple bail fund locations throughout the united states. if you're looking to help out, this is a good place to start: Support these 37 community bail funds today. Also as a PSA, if you're going the bail fund route w...
by Bertz
Sun May 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 373199

Re: TV thread

The Logan wrote:Space Force is getting bashed by the critics, but I love it. I cackle like an idiot watching it.


Good to hear. I heard it compared to season 1 of the Office and I'm like "wait, since when is that a bad thing?"
by Bertz
Sat May 30, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 373199

Re: TV thread

https://twitter.com/wyattcenac/status/1266523071650856962?s=19 Given current events, this is probably a good show to revisit. Season 1 had different topics each week but policework and its relationship to the african american community was the through line. It's also not as heavy as the very serious...
by Bertz
Fri May 29, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...
Replies: 842
Views: 91235

Re: Guess what an idiot with a badge did this time...

U MN, my alma mater, is ending their relationship with MPD. More steps in the right direction, keep them coming https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200529/60e7e07da33b25f85a00dd916c878cce.jpg This is a pretty big deal. If Minnesota was utilizing MPD for events and they're pulling out their $, MPD wi...
by Bertz
Fri May 29, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs release 30 players
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Cubs release 30 players

JJ Cooper with a little additional context:

by Bertz
Thu May 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 373199

Re: TV thread

Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day. As someone who grew up ...
by Bertz
Thu May 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Not that it will matter to those who don't wanna know, but I find this impressive: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2562261/ I honestly had no idea Parkinson's was so prevalent and so deadly. Like I knew that it did a number on people's lives, but thought it was pretty rare and not all ...
by Bertz
Thu May 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 373199

Re: TV thread

Not sure if this is a positive or a negative but I found it really hard to do long binges of The Wire. The episodes are generally either dense enough or heavy enough that even as a college kid with all the time in the world I had a hard time doing more than about 2 in a day.
by Bertz
Wed May 27, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

https://twitter.com/BrennanSpiegel/status/1265119535901732865?s=19 I think there was some talk about this back in like late March, but this really interesting. This seems like it could serve as the canary in the coal mine. Does this mean that the timeline between the virus entering the body to symp...
by Bertz
Tue May 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)



I think there was some talk about this back in like late March, but this really interesting. This seems like it could serve as the canary in the coal mine.
by Bertz
Sun May 24, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1892
Views: 188040

Re: Video Game Thread

I finally finished Final Fantasy 7 Remake last night. It had some problems, but overall I really really liked it. - Combat is SO GOOD. ATB needs to move a little faster when you're guarding/dodging, and the camera occasionally spazzes out, but it's really satisfying. I also loved how distinct each c...
by Bertz
Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36933
Views: 1975784

Re: Politics & Current Events



Good thread on polling regarding partisan views of masks. tl;dr is that even among Republicans the anti-mask crowd is very much a minority, despite some very vocal dissent.
by Bertz
Wed May 20, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635167

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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by Bertz
Tue May 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635167

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat



2016 Cubs make the list
by Bertz
Fri May 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2437
Views: 71128

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

That's awesome, I was worried that Chicago/Cook county were going to be pushed back to be 2-3 weeks behind the rest of the state. He can be hit or miss, but I really like this article from Matt Yglesias on 7 things that can help improve the situation. The vaccine part was particularly interesting an...

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