The claim that a school is ‘the safest place for our kids’ in a pandemic is grade-A Obvious Nonsense
I'm not sure about that. Covid isn't all that dangerous for children, and possibly a good portion of them would otherwise be in some unsafe kind of childcare.
Note that even if I’m allowed to get one, I don’t intend to get one if the peak has already passed.
Why is that? If I somehow make it through the next 4 months without getting Covid I wouldn't mind an other booster, to top up fading immunity and protection in case there is a more virulent Omicron-derived variant in the future.
A 2012 CFAR workshop included "Guest speaker Geoff Anders presents techniques his organization has used to overcome procrastination and maintain 75 hours/week of productive work time per person." He was clearly connected to the LW-sphere if not central to it.
Kids of dirt eating age will change their teeth in a few years anyway, so I think tooth-wear is less concerning.
I'm not sure I would call eating dirt a tenet of modern parenting. Most parents will stop their children if they see them eating dirt. It's more a question of how hard you try to stop them.
Is Zvi actually claiming McAfee didn't kill himself, or are there more layers of sarcasm than I could get through?
I got a feel of this growing sunflowers last year. They got quite big, significantly taller than me. They died in autumn as herbaceous plants do, but as I cut them down I noticed the part where the stem meets the root was seriously woody. Like, I could have cut out a small piece and convinced someone it was a piece of wood.
I think it's worth throwing some shade on Joe Rogan, despite the overlapping ingroups.
Things i have wondered about this week:
Do they think ‘oh the six foot thing was all a lie?’
I think everyone understood that six foot was not a magic line but a rule of thumb, and it can be relaxed now that things are better.
I didn't get the point about Walid Gellad's tweet. Is he someone I should recognize?
This looks sensible and will probably save you money compared to buying a car, as long as neither of you use the car very often. One option to consider is to have them keep full ownership of the car and you pay a per-mile rate. Employers pay a standard rate of $0.56 per mile when an employee uses a private car for work. This is probably a bit higher than true cost, but they are taking the risks of unexpected repairs and such. That arrangement would be easier to get out of if needed: You just stop driving it.