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    I don't think there's a problem with an adult...

    I don't think there's a problem with an adult being vaccinated or revaccinated with it but I'm not sure. There are people here who know a lot more about vaccines than I do. As far as quality of the...
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    Next step is getting everything out of the garage...

    Next step is getting everything out of the garage except tools, work bench and skis.
  3. True mohel story--Jewish hospital in Detroit,...

    True mohel story--Jewish hospital in Detroit, they decided to hold brises (ritual circumcisions) in the basement. (Usually they're at home or in a synagogue). They thought they needed to upgrade...
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    I don't see how they could figure out how many...

    I don't see how they could figure out how many high risk individuals there are -- or even what that means, since by the usual definitions that's a huge percentage of the population. As far as...
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    Hard to go wrong with Old Vine Zin, whatever that...

    Hard to go wrong with Old Vine Zin, whatever that is. https://vinepair.com/articles/what-is-old-vine-zinfandel/
    We had an excellent bottle last night.

    ("For fans of the big and bold wine, those...
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    Aluminum works better for shin whacking.

    Aluminum works better for shin whacking.
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    I tried to make an apple pie while we were on a...

    I tried to make an apple pie while we were on a zoom call with son and fiance and her parents. I remembered the lemon juice which I sometimes forget, remembered the butter which I usually forget,...
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    Eyes? What eyes?

    Eyes? What eyes?
  9. I'd to see a mohel do a circumcision with a pole...

    I'd to see a mohel do a circumcision with a pole ax. Or maybe not.
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    Texans--First time I was at Taos--riding up the...

    Texans--First time I was at Taos--riding up the lift I see a cougar in a white one piece and furry cowboy hat makes a snow plow turn at the top of Castor, falls, and bounces all the way to the...
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    Don't forget the other 5 essentials--5 rolls of TP

    Don't forget the other 5 essentials--5 rolls of TP
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    Oh shit? I see what you did there. What is it...

    Oh shit? I see what you did there. What is it about your demography that makes you especially fear Cdiff?
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    Meanwhile, the CDC's recommendation for...

    Meanwhile, the CDC's recommendation for quarantine after exposure doesn't appear to apply to Rudy.
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    I built a 2 inch thick maple counter top with...

    I built a 2 inch thick maple counter top with slits in the back for my knives. Takes up less room than a knife block. One hint with knife blocks or my cutting board is to slide the knife back in...
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    One thing you have to say about the Donald--he...

    One thing you have to say about the Donald--he led by example. Now you might not care for the example . . .
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    Newsom is a Democrat with a Donald Jr. haircut.

    Newsom is a Democrat with a Donald Jr. haircut.
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    I used to love being handed a surgical instrument...

    I used to love being handed a surgical instrument and finding repair tape still on it--the tape I had put on the last time to tell them to fix it when I found the instrument broken.
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    That's interesting. If there's something in the...

    That's interesting. If there's something in the MMRII that gives partial immunity to Covid it would explain the dramatic age related increased mortality with the disease, since older adults didn't...
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    Not even Newsom defended Newsom. Massive...

    Not even Newsom defended Newsom. Massive entitlement. As dumb a move as that dinner was, though, CA is doing a little less shitty than most states. In places like the Dakotas the restrictions they...
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    RIP Diego Maradona

    Only 60 but he lived 9 lifetimes and finally ran out.
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    Interesting, thanks. I wonder why C diff...

    Interesting, thanks. I wonder why C diff up?--Shear volume of patients? I would assume that covid patients wouldn't be getting antibiotics to trigger c diff?
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    I would have liked to ski something steeper than...

    I would have liked to ski something steeper than I did on my one trip to AK, but since what we did ski slid on me I guess the guides made the right call.
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    Thanks for the info. Hopefully that means that at...

    Thanks for the info. Hopefully that means that at your hospital people were doing a good job before the pandemic. Nationwide people weren't--it was only towards the end of the 2000's that hospitals...
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    Probably should go in the things that amuse you...

    Probably should go in the things that amuse you thread but I'm here. My wife spent the entire morning the other day fixing the VHS. Successfully. We haven't watched a VHS tape or even a DVD in years...
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    Hiking out High T at Alpine on a powder morning,...

    Hiking out High T at Alpine on a powder morning, looking around, seeing a couple of bomb holes but not a single track or another human being.
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    Maybe I am your brother, My mom refused to get...

    Maybe I am your brother,

    My mom refused to get her cataracts fixed, so she would stop a couple of car lengths behind the line to make sure she didn't go to far. Finally rear ended some guy in...
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    Some good cleaver recommendations in the chef's...

    Some good cleaver recommendations in the chef's knives thread.
  28. Got it. You're just an ordinary shmuck like...

    Got it. You're just an ordinary shmuck like almost all the rest of us.
    BTW the CDC is finalizing a new recommendation for exposure--7-10 days, plus a negative test. They must be arguing about the...
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    good one

    good one
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    I hope not.

    I hope not.
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    Gonna do roast duck breast for the two of us this...

    Gonna do roast duck breast for the two of us this year. We're not huge turkey fans and with no kids to please . . .
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    We used to play bananagrams with the family, but...

    We used to play bananagrams with the family, but it's no fun playing with two sons who have memorized the scrabble dictionary. I refuse to play any game I can't win.
  33. "Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?...

    "Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?

    Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

    Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away...
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    and neck, and shoulders, and on and on Old...

    and neck, and shoulders, and on and on

    Old man--I got some of that Viagra
    Old women--Will that make it seem like your 18?
    Old man--No, it'll make i seem like you're 18

    My mom had a life...
  35. Not disagreeing, clarifying, or maybe...

    Not disagreeing, clarifying, or maybe unclarifying? And there are a few more scenarios to consider.
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    Next subject--English 101 ;-)

    Next subject--English 101 ;-)
  37. It's 24 days only if you count from the day of...

    It's 24 days only if you count from the day of exposure and then 14 days later you develop symptoms or have a positive test. It's 10 days from the onset of symptoms or date of positive test,...
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    Nope. Covid is good for MRSA. It's usually...

    Nope.
    Covid is good for MRSA. It's usually spread from patient to patient by doctors and nurses not washing hands. With everyone washing, wearing gloves and isolation gowns I expect there will be...
  39. Can anyone suggest a good bootfitter in Boston? ...

    Can anyone suggest a good bootfitter in Boston? For my future daughter in law. I'm suggesting having boots fitted this year not a great idea and maybe the shops feel the same way, but she's an...
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    Saw a fisher at the edge of the Truckee river...

    Saw a fisher at the edge of the Truckee river last year. I was shocked to find out that fishers don't eat fish.
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    Or just stick with the sawhorses, a sheet of...

    Or just stick with the sawhorses, a sheet of plywood, and the broomstick. All you would need to buy are the balls. Save a lot of money.
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    Now think about what you said. As I limp into...

    Now think about what you said. As I limp into old age I don't move fast enough to keep the spring loaded door from hitting me in the ass and knocking me down. And then I have to press the button on...
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    The immune system doesn't require regular...

    The immune system doesn't require regular "workouts". We won't lose our immunity to measles and polio because we haven't been exposed to anything for a year. The problem with flu is that it mutates...
  44. Quarantine 14 days from known exposure or 10 days...

    Quarantine 14 days from known exposure or 10 days from onset of symptoms. No test required at the end. My recollection is with symptoms you should isolate as well. The difference is that with...
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    OK, now things have gone too far....

    OK, now things have gone too far.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/sports/skiing/coronavirus-ski-patrol-beards.html
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    I would think you can get away with a foot or a...

    I would think you can get away with a foot or a little more of less- than -full- height headroom. The room you need is the length of the table plus the length of the cue, but if you're playing a cue...
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    I doubt most of us will have any choice in which...

    I doubt most of us will have any choice in which vaccine we get. It'll be whichever one that gets shipped to your neighborhood. (The best one goes to ND, the worst one to CA, if we get any at all....
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    My wife never closes doors. But never misses...

    My wife never closes doors. But never misses reminding me when I leave one open.
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    Also ferret pee. IME.

    Also ferret pee. IME.
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    I believe the general advice is that no repairs...

    I believe the general advice is that no repairs or maintenance increase the value as much as the cost of the work. Obviously you can't have peeling paint and a carpet that smells of cat piss if you...
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