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    Fair point about coverage, so maybe the...

    Fair point about coverage, so maybe the much-loved POCs would be short there. But anything thicker than lycra should keep a brake lever out, shouldn't it? Hopefully. The '18 thread still has good...
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    Excellent. It was a good rant and well-stated....

    Excellent. It was a good rant and well-stated. Art of War reference seems quite pertinant on several levels, not least the admonition to choose battles that are to your own advantage and expect the...
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    Bump for powdork's ventilated knee

    Bump for powdork's ventilated knee
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    Damn, dude! Just about any of them should help...

    Damn, dude! Just about any of them should help with that one. Hope you're doing better!
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    ^^Unemployment makes a big cut into that, though....

    ^^Unemployment makes a big cut into that, though.



    I lean this way, too, but another alternative is "don't fight the Fed." If the taxi driver and the shoeshine boy are the last money in, ok,...
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    Smart looters. Get the stuff with warranties.

    Smart looters. Get the stuff with warranties.
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    New Zealand would be the people who killed it,...

    New Zealand would be the people who killed it, though, wouldn't they? Or are they still waiting for a case or two to resolve?

    I think they've won, though. At this point they can test anyone coming...
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    No data for my county. New cases announced here...

    No data for my county. New cases announced here last week but no data on testing that I can find anywhere. I keep hoping that site will offer something but still nada.
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    Temporarily--reducing COVID without killing off...

    Temporarily--reducing COVID without killing off the virus probably only lasts as long as the behavior, as oldgoat pointed out recently.

    I think it should be possible to at least come up with some...
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    Solid plan. Negative pressure in the duct means...

    Solid plan. Negative pressure in the duct means you won't need wax rings, too. Sneaky smart right there!
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    It seems like if we know the above for certain...

    It seems like if we know the above for certain then we know that at least on a statistical basis reducing the amount of exposure helps. Right?
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    Yeah, I think translation might make it hard to...

    Yeah, I think translation might make it hard to tell what they actually think the cause is. And I'm certainly not trying to discredit anyone. The article just seems to state it in a way that implies...
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    The doctors quoted describe changes in...

    The doctors quoted describe changes in presentation of COVID-19 using terms that imply changes in SARS-Cov-2, but the two things are distinct. A change to the virus should be detectable genetically,...
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    Hell yes. This is the kind of thing we need to...

    Hell yes. This is the kind of thing we need to move back toward normal. Well, that and good pressure at the hydrants, I guess.
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    We lack wax rings on our ducts, but if the fan is...

    We lack wax rings on our ducts, but if the fan is really needed I do tend to open a window. Sometimes it takes a little work to convince my wife that the open window shouldn't be the one right next...
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    Now I'm curious: what do you mean by ridiculous?...

    Now I'm curious: what do you mean by ridiculous? Did you shave a track for the edge of the mask?
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    Or just roll on to P100's and we'd only need to...

    Or just roll on to P100's and we'd only need to replace/produce the filters. USG spent enough money buying N95 sterilizers from Battel that they could have built a factory from a green field by now....
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    Yup. And population density. Ironically, it seems...

    Yup. And population density. Ironically, it seems that proximity to China actually turns out to be an advantage.
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    It's worth noting that Japan has been less...

    It's worth noting that Japan has been less draconian than the US in most respects. Helps to be ready up front, obviously, but nearly universal use of masks that are designed to work instead of for...
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    This post is not valid. Economic arguments are...

    This post is not valid. Economic arguments are quantitative, not qualitative, because choosing the best path always requires comparing actual numbers. You haven't offered any. You can stop now.
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    Entire reasoning of that is based on a very...

    Entire reasoning of that is based on a very unlikely combination: if those infected gain immunity it's because antibodies work (let's say we are 98% confident of that). If antibodies work and there...
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    That and fulfilling the social contract is what...

    That and fulfilling the social contract is what incents people to keep working past 40. If life expectancy fell to 55 the cost to keep 52 year olds on the job would skyrocket. Same thing happens if...
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    Two things: if Abbot tested 1200 samples and...

    Two things: if Abbot tested 1200 samples and found 99.5% specificity that's significantly better than 99%. Second, what matters is the actual spread among the tested population, not the spread among...
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    Too many pages to go back now, but one claim was...

    Too many pages to go back now, but one claim was that not more than 600% of New Yorkers were infected. I mean we know that's not true by now, right? Had to be at least 700%.
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    And there it is. Buster, do you have a big red...

    And there it is. Buster, do you have a big red button on your desk?

    Still waiting for that one, first stab at a quantitative economic analysis of killing more for a better economy.
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    That's what this moment needs: a little more...

    That's what this moment needs: a little more absurdity! So bizarre.
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    Yup. Kids who were on the street in Seattle...

    Yup. Kids who were on the street in Seattle report all was peaceful until some of the people near them started breaking things and would not be dissuaded by the still-peaceful majority. Too...
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    Wacky timing. I am having a very similar issue on...

    Wacky timing. I am having a very similar issue on a similar aged Kenmore, but not that model. My wife has decided that it's not worth the time and I think she's right, but the one she ordered is a...
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    Why would the police want to help you tell them...

    Why would the police want to help you tell them apart?
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    Obviously. Jong. :fm:

    Obviously. Jong. :fm:
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    The awesome thing about this thread is its...

    The awesome thing about this thread is its ability to demonstrate viral behavior. Waves of BS come through periodically, spread exponentially, and get put down by the immune system only to rise and...
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    Don't panic. This is the padded room. The walls...

    Don't panic. This is the padded room. The walls are soft here. Remember for a moment that you spent so much time in polyasshattery that you never even knew "the password is yes." It's going to be ok....
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    I didn't say "don't" :fm:

    I didn't say "don't" :fm:
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    Did you really just quote a BS post to shame KQ...

    Did you really just quote a BS post to shame KQ for quoting a BS post?

    No need to reply, I gotta go for a ride, I'm sure you guys will have it all worked out long before I can get back.
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    Why are you so much more personable on weekdays?

    Why are you so much more personable on weekdays?
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    The KGB funded protests 50 years ago because it...

    The KGB funded protests 50 years ago because it gave them good bang for the buck. Putin (and CCP?) could be hiring these types cheap, too.
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    Very valid point about our approach to math and...

    Very valid point about our approach to math and science, and probably technology. Our educational efforts seem to focus recently on broadening the spread of knowledge even if we can't deepen it, and...
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    Sig-worthy level of truthiness right there.

    Sig-worthy level of truthiness right there.
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    Say what you will about the tenets of national...

    Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, at least it's an ethos.

    Economics denier? Market value of a human life lost due to on the job risk is $10M at last assessment, taking...
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    Media still using "asymptomatic" to describe a...

    Media still using "asymptomatic" to describe a mixed population of true asymptomatic cases and pre-symptomatic. Not helpful that the author apparently misses this and warns that asymptomatic cases...
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    What's with all the "freedom" and anti-government...

    What's with all the "freedom" and anti-government people suddenly thinking there's something wrong with average citizens applying social pressure instead of relying on "the authorities?" It's like...
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    They post in as many as possible. Chinese trying...

    They post in as many as possible. Chinese trying to get clicks on their "study?"
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    From that poorly-translated Chinese study: "some...

    From that poorly-translated Chinese study: "some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak"

    Some. Might.

    From non-reading trolls: "it's proven!!!"

    FFS.
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    Damn. Two days in a row and today's isn't even...

    Damn. Two days in a row and today's isn't even contested. Truly, pointing out the logical consistency of someone else's viewpoint (and using a strawman to help!) and then trying to craft an insult to...
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    From the "I could have sworn it was here but now...

    From the "I could have sworn it was here but now I can't find it" file: there was a graphic posted last week showing average progression and magnitudes of various things. IMS it showed onset of...
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    Depends. Are you already infected?

    Depends. Are you already infected?
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    Go easy on the fear-talkers. Fear is a thing for...

    Go easy on the fear-talkers. Fear is a thing for them. Imagine how you'd feel if the only way you could put on a seatbelt or look before crossing railroad tracks was if you first worked up an...
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    Viva, have you seen evidence that would answer...

    Viva, have you seen evidence that would answer OG's question above? Can you post a link? Seems like everyone says this is more likely than not but seeing evidence of it would be really helpful....
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    Co-worker already tested positive. Incoming...

    Co-worker already tested positive. Incoming "Masks are worthless!!" from the false dichotomy crowd in 3...2...
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    Thanks for this. 10/10. Would visit backcountry...

    Thanks for this. 10/10. Would visit backcountry with this user.
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