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I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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The South African variant of the coronavirus is notably more adept at “breaking through” the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine than other variants are, Israeli scientists have found, in a first-of-its-kind real-world study. Israel has used the Pfizer vaccine almost exclusively to vaccinate... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at MaxRedline
LA SALLE, Colo. — Juan Panzo Temoxtle, 44, died after a manure vacuum truck he was operating sunk into a manure pit at the Shelton Dairy on March 31. He was in the cab when it went nose-first into the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at MaxRedline
Officers are leaving the Portland Police Bureau in droves, citing reasons such as city leadership, budget cuts, and protests, The Oregonian reports. Many officers, according top the Police bureau, are moving to other agencies around the state. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at MaxRedline
The City of Portland, Oregon has lost 115 police officers since July 2020. 74 retired and 41 resigned. The situation for police officers in Portland is so bad that nearby Spokane, Washington is advertising for cops in Portland in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at MaxRedline
Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at MaxRedline
Virgin Galactic Unveils VSS Imagine, The First SpaceShip III in its Growing Fleet. Give him credit, he certainly thinks big. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at MaxRedline
"Overall impression from the Biden press conference: It was well staged but I'm not sure they made a good choice by going open casket." Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at MaxRedline
The IRS says face masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes are tax deductible ... if your medical expenses are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income, that is. You were thinking of getting that lobotomy done, anyway.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at MaxRedline
Pork Gyoza Potstickers Price: $2.99 Serious Eats says Trader Joe's potstickers are "the only one we'd stock in our home freezers" of the store brands they tried, and The Daily Meal says they're No. 1 among TJ's appetizers. To fancy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at MaxRedline
A study showed how our smell can change when we age. According to Healthline, this has "nothing to do with personal hygiene" or how much we wash. So there's nothing for it, unless you get killed in a car wreck... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at MaxRedline
The initiative's aim, which could begin as early as this upcoming fall, is to create a "nonessential experimental population" in the Pacific Northwest — where the birds haven't lived in the wild for a century. Up here, they mostly died... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at MaxRedline
Coronavirus deaths surpassed fatalities from heart disease, cancer & strokes. DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new report from the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation said mortalities due to the coronavirus pandemic are now the leading cause of death among Dallas County... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at MaxRedline
That servant seems to have been spared, but many others had their "bowels torn asunder" by the eels. And that's just one of the many horrific ways the ancient Romans devised to kill those who displeased or offended them, from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at MaxRedline
Medical experts think we will need a vaccination rate of around 80% to reach the point where infections are dramatically reduced in the US, and projections show that 70% of Americans will be vaccinated by late June. But those projections... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at MaxRedline
This year's tax season is shaping up to be a gnarly one. The IRS has agreed to give Americans an extra month to file their taxes — but that's barely going to be enough to help them and their accountants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at MaxRedline
Nothing coming thru? Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at MaxRedline
The future leaders of our country (assuming they live that long). Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at MaxRedline
BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a lawsuit over his treatment at a supermax prison. The hand-written complaint, originally filed in January, was amended March 5. Among other things, Tsarnaev claims the defendants – which include... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at MaxRedline
An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of an extraordinary fossilized nest in China, preserving at least eight separate dinosaurs from 70 million years ago. An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of an extraordinary fossilized... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at MaxRedline
It's been a number of years, but it still seems curious. I don't follow football at all, but it does seem odd that a team from the Midwest plays for a team on the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at MaxRedline
I suppose that's good. The health risks from Covid-19 infection increase exponentially among older age groups. The death rate for people ages 65-74 is 1,100 times higher than people ages 5-17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at MaxRedline
When surveyed, Americans of all political stripes -- but especially liberals -- hugely exaggerated the number of unarmed black men wrongly killed by police in the US. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at MaxRedline
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain’s northern Cantabria region are investigating how an elephant killed a worker at a local zoo. The Cantabrian regional government says 44-year-old Joaquín Gutiérrez died in a hospital on Tuesday, several hours after a female... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at MaxRedline
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Long Island cemetery employee was killed when a grave he was leveling out collapsed on him Thursday morning, authorities said. The man was leveling out the bottom of a grave at Washington Memorial Park... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at MaxRedline