MN Transplant

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  1. 58 minutes ago, CAPE said:

    Ngakoue is back home, and he and Calais Campbell are reunited. More versatility and added depth on that DL. Wont have to depend so much on Judon pressuring from the edge now.

    Vikings are embracing the tank.  Ngakoue gone, Hunter is officially out for the year, and DT Pierce had already opted-out.  The remaining DL is full of backups or mid-or-late round rookies.

    I think Spielman has to go as GM.  While he's done some good things, he's long been faulted for not being able to put together an OL or find a QB.  But I think pretending like 2020 was a contending year and trying to rebuild on the fly will be his downfall.  He extended Kirk's contract to buy some cap space and traded a 2nd (which sadly will be a high 2nd) for 6 games of Ngakoue.  Now the Vikings are in cap hell and aren't even a good team.  Thankfully Jefferson is fun to watch, otherwise this would be even more painful.

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  2. 4 hours ago, losetoa6 said:

     

    Anyone catch this article about a teachers union in Virginia.  They are pushing for total cancellation of in person through summer of 2021. And the big thing that stuck out was they want 14 days of (0)  community spread as a metric . That's impossible.  

     

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/521945-teachers-union-in-virginias-largest-county-calls-for-virtual-classes

     

     

    VA doesn’t actually have Teacher Unions like most people think of them.  This is one of several “associations”, which looks like it accounts for 1/4 to 1/3 of the staff for Fairfax County.  They definitely appear to be way out there on the cautious side, to an absurd extent.


  3. 59 minutes ago, Yeoman said:

     

    They are essential and should be absolutely paid as such, and it should have been that way well before COVID hit. Unfortunately we will learn the hard way in 5-10 years when we see the real tragedy of this virus through how it impacted this generation of kids and ultimately the country..

    Virus transmission is a high risk for teachers in general, whether it be COVID or anything else, any of which could be deadly given unique circumstances. 

    Kids are resilient.  


  4. 3 hours ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

    One of the dumbest decisions I’ve ever seen. It’s a fireable offense IMO. You kick that field goal and you basically can’t lose in regulation 

    Disagree.  Analytics says go for it.  You need less than a yard and the game is over.  The ball never touches Russ’s hands again.

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  5. 1 hour ago, WinterWxLuvr said:

    I’ll just say this. I try to be respectful of people so I give them a wide berth, and I wear my mask when indoors in public. And of course I have to wear it in school. But this, for me, confirms what I’ve thought all along. We are all eventually getting this virus. So I will continue to be respectful of others but I’ll not spend a minute worrying whether I’m gonna get it because I’m already resigned to the fact that I will.

    The thing is, the longer that we can delay “everyone” from getting it, the better chance that we’ll have:  1) better testing, 2) better treatment, 3) a useful vaccine.  The President is already receiving treatment that wasn’t available months ago.  It is also possible that the virus strain could weaken over time throughout its mutations.  What we’ve been doing (distancing/masks/etc) hasn’t been a futile exercise.  It is giving people a better shot going forward.

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  6. 7 hours ago, Eskimo Joe said:

    A damn good thread on improving tornado warning accuracy, it includes a couple of radar grabs from Frederick County, MD. Big takeaway is this research so far is only valuable if the storm is within 60 km (37 mi) from the radar site. 

     

    I’ve actually read the papers on this one.  Effectively, they define a vector from the big raindrop region (Zdr) to the heavy precipitation region (Kdp).  If the vector is closer to 90 degrees from storm motion, there is much more likely to be a tornado.  The thought is that a narrower vector puts the Kdp region (negative buoyancy from the heavy rain) too close to the updraft.

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  7. 1 hour ago, WxUSAF said:

    Welcome to the last 48hrs of conversation! 

    It’s not just a little either. Aerosol optical depths around 1.

    ~100 w/m2 reduction from last year's Sept. 15th (800 to 700, both sunny days) on my VP2.

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