We had plans a week ago (seems like a year ago) for a PoSSW coronavirus post. But, God, there is so much stupid right now. Who could possibly keep up?
Here is a dedicated post for coronavirus-related stupidity. Commenters are welcome to point to and give links to specific idiocies, or simply to vent. We’ll update the post with the hyper-stupids. (So, standard Morrison/Trump/Johnson incompetence doesn’t cut it, but unloading a whole fucking boat of sick people most definitely does.)
PoSWW 2 (26/2) Courtesy of occasional commenter Franz, cardiopraxis.de gives us a graph showing what “uncontrolled exponential spreading of the infection” would look like:
PoSWW 3 (27/2) The Guardian royally fucks up their 96pt bold headline:
PoSWW 4 (1/4) Richard Epstein, scientist extraordinaire.
PoSWW 5 (8/4) Peter Navarro, social scientist extraordinaire.
PoSWW 6 (8/4) Media Watch hammers Australia’s right wing loons. (Andrew Bolt wins the Loon Gold Medal at 8:00).
PoSWW 7 (8/4) The leader of Wisconsin’s psychopathic Republicans tries to convince voters that “you are incredibly safe to go out”:
PoSWW 8 (15/4) ScoMoFo in a radio interview:
“The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced that he would suspend funding for the WHO while they investigate whether it’s handled the COVID crisis properly. Good move, bad move?”
“Look, I sympathise with his criticisms, …”
Wrong. The answer is “Bad move”, you useless, greasy dickwit.
PoSWW 9 (21/4) Uhlmann or IPA or Creighton or Lovick or Goward or Farrelly.
PoSWW 10 (21/4) The Wall Street Journal on a problem we can all understand:
PoSWW 11 (21/4) ScoMoFo indicates how much he appreciates teachers.
PoSWW 12 (21/4) Trump supporters demonstrating (their level of intelligence):
PoSWW 13 (1/5) Way to send the message, Ponce:
PoSWW 14 (11/5) The DCMO compares Cook to a virus. And what kind of third rate whiny little shits would pretend to give a fuck? These assholes. And this born to rule batfucker. And of course this racist, Ruby-Princess-Docking, fascist fuckwit.
Just how dumb do you have to be to buy the garbage that these motherfuckers are selling?
PoSWW 15 (11/5) Melbourne’s best and brightest, spurred on by Batfucker Smith, think they’re “spreading the word”:
PoSWW 16 (11/5) God help us:
PoSWW 17 (18/5) French muslims can simultaneously be fined for covering and not covering their faces.
23 Replies to “The PoSWW Coronavirus Post”
Yup, seeing a whole bunch of “young people”/”youths” flock to a beach, with no regard to how the virus spreads, all in the name of “having a good time” is just about as stupid as it gets.
Then, watching the interviews of a couple of the aforementioned makes me feel like this:
Yes. But what was the age of those geniuses who boarded the Rubella Princess? Not to mention the ages of the GOAT fuckwits who permitted them to unboard.
Just the other day, I was told, in no uncertain terms, by some young people what they think of this virus stuff. I stress that these are the views of some young people.
Now recently I have been reading Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the oppressed”, and I started to wonder: are these young people oppressed in some way by educated, middle class elites? People like me.
Terry, the young people are not the villains here. If they are not taking serious things seriously, who the fuck trained them to be that way? And, why the fuck should they, or anyone, pay attention to the meaningless, brainless, directionless blather coming from ScoMoFo and his team of quarter-wits?
I was not suggesting that these young people are villains; quite the opposite as Freire suggests. People like me want these young people to think the way we do; we want them in school, taking school seriously; we want them heeding all the advice being given to them by people like me; after all, we are the experts on how to live.
They do like the fact that the government has given them a long holiday from school. Many of them don’t want to be there in the first place.
Sorry, yes. I know you well enough and should have read more carefully, that you wouldn’t be casting young people as the villains. Of course your equal failure to cast certain older people as villains is another matter.
But, more importantly, what is this “we” you speak of? How could a young person possibly hope to identify, or even believe in the existence of, such a “we”?
I was really trying to understand how these young people develop their scornful views on society.
Really? You think that’s a difficult question?
A disease of stupidity spreading along with corona seems to be young people spitting at others:
There were various incidents involving spitting over here in Germany recently.
And then there’s the famous “exponential growth”:
the left hand curve in red describes “uncontrolled exponential spreading of the infection”, whereas the green one is “non-exponential”.
Jesus H. Christ, times 2.
What is the precise meaning of these curves?
Terry, there need not be a precise meaning to the curves for the curves to be valuable. The message is clear (albeit with insane labelling).
I assume that the curves are based on some sort of mathematical model; hence my question.
I doubt it, except in the most naive manner.
May be useful:
Thanks, Terry. The article on the Imperial College study seems useful (although that study has been updated). I’ll add it to my CV links page.
Was watching Media Watch and it had gags Andrew Bolt on it saying: “And the chance of you being one of the dead if you are under 60 years old is zero. Zero.”
Jesus. Thanks, Craig. I’ll update the post tomorrow.
Still waiting for the release of the methodology behind the governments social distancing strategy.
Uni of Sydney gives a little background and a link to the first paper here
Has anyone got a more upto date link on the model?
Hi Steve, I see ScoMoFo has deigned to release the modelling. I’ve added a link on my coronavirus post page.
Thanks, Steve. It’s unclear whether ScoMoFo and his clown gang are actively hiding something, or if it’s just their instinctive authoritarianism. I have no idea of the value or the prominence of the particular study to which you link. I’ll note that “peer-reviewed method” means a hell of a lot less than “peer-reviewed”.
Some simple maths from the abc on estimates on growth factors on reported cases in various countries with a 5 day moving average
Clearly the numbers will have some errors given the lack of complete testing etc but the curves still give some indication of whats happening
Thanks, steve. I’m not quite sure you put the comment on this post, but I’m less than impressed with the article.