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    https://www.quantamagazine.org/scientists-discover-nearly-200000-kinds-of-ocean-viruses-20190425/
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    Seeking medical advice on the internet is probably not a good idea and I think it is discouraged (forbidden?) by forum rules. So, I won't give you any advice, but instead tell you a story. A man goes to his doctor and says "Doctor, every time I put my hand straight up in the air my back hurts. What should I do?" The doctor replied, "Don't put your hand in the air."
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    This is a paragraph below the one you quoted above from the link I gave. Are you even reading the answers were posting?: ”Injecting a vaccine into the layer of subcutaneous fat, where poor vascularity may result in slow mobilisation and processing of antigen, is a cause of vaccine failure1—for example in hepatitis B,2 rabies, and influenza vaccines.3 Compared with intramuscular administration, subcutaneous injection of hepatitis B vaccine leads to significantly lower seroconversion rates and more rapid decay of antibody response.1 Traditionally the buttocks were thought to be an appropriate site for vaccination, but the layers of fat do not contain the appropriate cells that are necessary to initiate the immune response (phagocytic or antigen-presenting cells). The antigen may also take longer to reach the circulation after being deposited in fat, leading to a delay in processing by macrophages and eventually presentation to the T and B cells that are involved in the immune response. In addition, antigens may be denatured by enzymes if they remain in fat for hours or days. The importance of these factors is supported by the findings that thicker skinfolds are associated with a lowered antibody response to vaccines.1,2”
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    I have not read your entire post, but I have two points occurred to me from what I scanned. Firstly, you note that tides are higher far from the equator than close to it. However, the examples you give of large tidal ranges are unrelated to their latitude. The high tides are a consequence of local submarine topography. If that is all the evidence you have then your assertion is without foundation. Secondly, the word "whirpool" in English commonly refers to a small feature, whose diameter will be measured in yards or at most a few hundred yards. The large circulation patterns you are talking about would be better termed "gyres", a word you did use on one or two occassions. If you are intending to convey the vertical component of a whirlpool in your argument then you might be better to talk of mega-whirlpools. However, you will then have to explain why these mega-whirlpools or gyres have a stagnant zone at their heart, unlike their smaller cousins.
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    ! Moderator Note As per Strange's comment and swansont's previous mod note, this is being closed.
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    I'm not sure why you seem to be making light of this behavior. It's clear you think women are somehow more to blame for internet trolling. I was pointing out how observation and available data suggests you're wrong. Are your feelings towards your ex-wife becoming more general towards all women? The sarcasm you use suggests your stance on this is an emotional one. Sorry if I'm wrong about this. And if we stop pointing out instances where gender shouldn't matter, it will continue to matter too much to some people. I still don't understand why some of you aren't willing to acknowledge that men are far more likely to be the bad guys when it comes to this sort of thing, just because you're nice guys who wouldn't stoop to that level. It's almost as if you take criticisms of men's behavior in general personally, and for no reason. If a study shows that the vast majority of internet trolls are men, it's not claiming you're a troll just because you're a man. Stop worrying about being painted by the same large brush. As men with desirable behavior, we really need to stop defending undesirable behavior just because it comes from a fellow male. This is a good template to follow for lots of folks ("As Republicans with desirable behavior, we really need to stop defending undesirable behavior just because it comes from a fellow Republican").
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    Apparently Andrew is defending Katie so I say Kudos to Andrew. Well maybe something like an excerpt from your link: "It’s so easy to be excited about Katie Bouman. She’s the 29-year-old computer scientist whose utter glee at seeing a black hole for the first time was captured in a picture that warmed hearts around the world" Strikes some primitive souls as a good target for making fun and having some not necessarily civil comments in places like redit. I will only go as far as please provide the "disgusting reactions by arseholes" again so we can investigate. Nah, I take it back, it's too petty to try to get into the details of who/how much had most input (god that is petty isn't it?) into the project. It's pathetic that a wonderful advancement in science has to be entangled into a gender/pollitical discussion. In fact this makes me more sick than any dumb comments towards her photo. We should be ashamed as a species. "It’s the internet; things got worse. In what can only be described as a sexist scavenger hunt, people began going over her work to see how much she’d really contributed to the project that skyrocketed her to unasked-for fame. The trolls focused in on one of her colleagues, Andrew Chael, who was listed on GitHub as the primary developer for one of the algorithms that revealed the black hole, and started circulating his picture instead. Chael was having none of it." If in those circumstances finding out who did what in the BH project is the "disgusting reactions by arseholes" then boo hoo, I prasie the kids on redit for being "disgusting" I actually think this is a great thing that the younger generation doesn't give into the ridiculous gender war that we adults are feeding them. Whoever wrote the above quote is a venomous twat with an agenda. Yes, I will get downvotes for this as usual in these situations but screw it. PS. Still can’t see the „disgusting reactions by arseholes” where are they? I will be the first to condemn if I see any. I think people (including kids on redit) are tired of media force feeding feminine images/agendas wherever possible because its fashionable/trendy right now and thats why were getting these reactions. And its a very good thing...I don’t know whats worse, the artificial gender agendas being pushed all over media or the right wing freaks with their heads filled with nothingness or the botox filled lips I see every morning when I leave my kid in kindergarden.
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    Either way, I'm annoyed it was turned into a ''gender opportunity' by all sides. The BBC is a PITA for it. I think the anti-feminist element kicked off when the feminist element held it up as a pro-women achievement. We will see a lot more of this politicisation. Gender should have nothing to do with this.
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    It's absurd and surreally funny to me as opposed to say, Russian troll and bot systems which I don't treat litely. You gotta be kidding. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are not trolling me with a strawman...ofcourse I don't think that. And I pointed out an excerpt from the article you linked and made sacrastic passes at it. Thats all "Yakuza Mike" deserves...unless he's a payed troll on Putin's payroll that is but then he wouldn't be in that ridiculous interview now would he. You are somewhat right, I'm sure I am determined to a degree with my prior experiences. Not necessarily to the direction you assume but I'm sure we all are determined by our life experiences. I'll give you a hint... in the first few months when I was alienated from my twins 10 years ago I ended up in some local Father organization that claimed to help out. I lasted 20 minutes at their get along - a bunch of trully mysoginistic, agressive guys with whom I didn't want anything to do with even (or especially) when I was in by far the most pain I ever experienced in my life. Even when I was in the deepest holes years ago and my hate towards my ex wife ruled my world, I never tended to project that at other women, I always seemed to understand that all the women out there are not my ex wife - something that many people would benefit from understanding. As for my feeling towards my ex-wife you need to be more subtle man, Emily might read this and you'll get me in trouble
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