The_Alchemist

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  1. The_Alchemist

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Do you have a link, I can't get the video to play. Nevermind, I found a link. (https://m.facebook.com/groups/2272813296352961?view=permalink&id=2392065191094437&source=43) That is what they all have been telling us about this boat design It flies very good, but is a devil to get up on the foils.
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    Team NYYC

    If you would look on the webcam, you can see that they have already moved it into the base/tent and closed the door/curtain Jully 11th, 9:50 am Jully 11th, 4:20 pm
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    Team NYYC

    No, you are looking at the reflection of the container ship. The white crew portion of the the ship is what looks like the back end of a bustle. You can even see a reflection of the yellow crane just in front of the white reflection. It is the dark ship and its reflection on the water that give the line going to the bow.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    why use the rail? Just measure the time the boat passes by the post at about 0:15-0:17 seconds. We know boat length, it is parallel to the dock, just count the clicks in the video to get the exact time it takes to travel past the post. Voila, 40 knots....
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    Corona Virus

    And the shame is that with truly open borders, the infected people from the mis-managed states can easily drive over to a "cleaner" state and start the whole mess over again.
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    Corona Virus

    Please, dig deeper. The initial outbreaks were in those states. Back when the country was not prepared to handle the virus (for many reasons). Not it has spread out into more rural areas where the virus is not being taken seriously. Here is the data for NY and NJ, note that this is the start of the outbreak and how they were able to bring down the cases: OK, here is Texas and Florida. We have been in heighten state of awareness for months. The Governors of both of these states did not take the virus seriously and re-opened the states very early without much safe guards. In other words, they should have know what the virus is capable of doing, but they both subscribed to the virus is a "overblown hoax theory" As for your theory that the US is similar to Europe. Europe is similar to NY and NJ, etc, but Europe doesn't have a Florida, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, etc.. that ignores the warnings.
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    Corona Virus

    It is impossible to understand the dynamics of the outbreak in the US without looking at what decisions were made. The lack of any meaningful Federal response has made us unprepared for the initial outbreaks and continues to be disorganized and led by political reasons and not by the science. Most of the states do not have the resources to handle an outbreak of this magnitude and the fact that they were forced to compete against each other for limited medical supplies added to the problem. The outbreak started in the densely populated areas of NYC and NJ because of the high number of international travelers. It took a tremendous effort to bring the cases in the New England area down. What we are having now is major outbreaks in areas that were not taking the virus seriously and were told by the administration that is was a political hoax. The current administration is ignoring the problem and hoping that it goes away, the Federal task force seldom meets and the president has not talked to Dr Fauci in weeks. The current situation was easily preventable if we had real leadership instead of a clown that spends all his time on twitter or the golf course. He holds rallies indoors against local public policies, hands out token masks, but removes the stickers on seats that promoted distancing, refuses to wear a mask, touts dangerous medicine and bogus cures, he keeps telling his base that it will magically disappear. I could go on, but when 70% of the population things the country is going in the wrong direction and only about 30% think he has handled the virus properly that shows that it is obvious to anyone that is living it.
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    Corona Virus

    i suggest you watch a few of the interviews of the ICU medical teams in Houston or Miami. They would beg to differ with your "gross exaggeration" conclusions. And to make matters worse, they are again encountering a shortage of the proper PPE (having to use a N95 for several days).
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    At 0:15 seconds they are going 40 knots!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The F50's would never be able to sail in rough waters..... oh wait... I guess they did that already....
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    Corona Virus

    In general, the frontline workers are the ones taking the brunt of the situation. But this green line is directly related to not following the science and opening too early for politics.
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    Corona Virus

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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... wake me when all this crap is over and they are sailing.
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    INEOS Team GB

    The seagull flying from right to left is rocket powered, not wind assisted in the original posting....lol Here is the video slowed down to half speed, it looks much more natural (Britannia is traveling about 24-25 knots in this version). UK 0.5 speed.mp4
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    Corona Virus

    Please, again over simplistic summaries do not do justice. Here is a link to a paper with authors from the US Federal Reserve and MIT: Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu https://ideas.repec.org/p/fip/fednls/87691.html There are also numerous studies that report similar results that those cities that implemented stronger interventions had much less of an economic impact than those that tried to "work through it". Also, https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/03/31/lessons-from-the-spanish-flu-social-distancing-can-be-good-for-the-economy