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    And the other is trying to pass the Turing test.

    And the other is trying to pass the Turing test.
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    Conflicted. I'm less convinced that OP is a bot...

    Conflicted. I'm less convinced that OP is a bot than I am that buttflake is DSM. Unstoppable force meets immovable object: what does this mean?!?
  3. Thread: Goggles for Docs

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    Aren't you the one who started a thread...

    Aren't you the one who started a thread complaining about testers using up PPE? Never occurred to you that maybe those people could use ski goggles? Congrats on finally doing something, though,...
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    Not even a little bit. The frequency of these in...

    Not even a little bit. The frequency of these in the last few decades means Trump is lucky he only caught one. Not so lucky in terms of contagiousness, but it was going to happen.
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    Bases already established in ski towns.

    Bases already established in ski towns.
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    This can be a little overblown by the tendency to...

    This can be a little overblown by the tendency to confuse the needs of healthcare workers and those of the general public. You're not stopping 100% of anything anyway, so if you're just using it at...
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    Thanks OG that made sense. Not super relevant to...

    Thanks OG that made sense. Not super relevant to rat flu, necessarily, but as Riser3 might say, there is only one thread.

    And that was a beauty of a KQ post:
    "We think bobbleheads are the...
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    Question for docs: is there a contraindication...

    Question for docs: is there a contraindication for EPO (or similar drugs to increase red cells) in this situation?

    I have been wondering about this since seeing someone die of pulmonary fibrosis,...
  9. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    That video looks awesome for anyone with access...

    That video looks awesome for anyone with access to those parts.

    My readings also agree that cotton>poly. One found decent results from 8 layers of fully shrunk Haynes T-shirt material in case...
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    This seems to have more of a parallel in the rat...

    This seems to have more of a parallel in the rat flu data than it got credit for.
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    Sticky: Looking for a pair of boots for my nephew, sounds...

    Looking for a pair of boots for my nephew, sounds like size 1 if we can get him to hike this spring before his feet grow again. Anyone unloading?
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    Use of vader mask seems highly recommended for...

    Use of vader mask seems highly recommended for reminding others to keep an anti-social distance from you. Appearance is key. I'd black out the tape a little so it looks like a Halloween mask from a...
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    Taken alongside the Forbes story about all the...

    Taken alongside the Forbes story about all the domestic masks being bought up by overseas buyers (43M from a single lot in a NJ warehouse sounded to me like just a part of the day's sales) this whole...
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    Crazy but true: for once the science is unclear...

    Crazy but true: for once the science is unclear but the politics are undeniable. It doesn't matter which way you analyze the data or what model or thumb-in-the-air guess you pick, there isn't a...
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    Makes sense (since people are weird). Only...

    Makes sense (since people are weird). Only popular people become targets.
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    ^^Bears repeating. 3M: @ 35M masks/month,...

    ^^Bears repeating.

    3M: @ 35M masks/month, full production since January, touted their 100M orders from Asia on their website (and I think to CNBC) in February. Pence visited and they raised...
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    Essential businesses shouldn't need help.

    Essential businesses shouldn't need help.
  18. Using the freezer to draw some moisture out of...

    Using the freezer to draw some moisture out of your skin glue seems like a fine idea, but make sure you put them in a sealed bag/container. Should probably go without saying, but not just in there...
  19. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Selection bias on full display. You gotta be sick...

    Selection bias on full display. You gotta be sick enough to be tested or you miss the whole thing. And how long ago did you quit? Long enough to check "none of the above?" That means...very little....
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    Thanks for that. Good to hear you guys are...

    Thanks for that. Good to hear you guys are pulling through, I hope it continues!

    The frontline worker situation highlights a massive problem with just saying "flatten the curve:" it's not one...
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    Foggy basin living up to its rep yesterday. Grey...

    Foggy basin living up to its rep yesterday. Grey cloud hugging dust on a pretty lumpy crust. Anti-social distances and masks maintained, except this little Casper.
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    Did you miss the sarcasm there or are you...

    Did you miss the sarcasm there or are you misunderstanding "nihilism?" Your perspective of "it's everywhere anyway" meets that definition much better than mine does.
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    The fact that it spreads between humans is...

    The fact that it spreads between humans is exactly the point: in any given location some have it and some don't. Travelling between states is not more benign than going in to work. The potential to...
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    Honestly I don't know how they get fed. If you...

    Honestly I don't know how they get fed. If you are a non-resident your designated quarantine location is your hotel and you are not allowed to leave or stop off on the way to or from. No car rentals,...
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    Fuck that. It's in peoples' cells. If your just...

    Fuck that. It's in peoples' cells. If your just going to accept that it's everywhere then cancel all efforts to slow the spread. Your doorway is no different than your state border and you should...
  26. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Hawaii has imposed a 14 day mandatory quarantine...

    Hawaii has imposed a 14 day mandatory quarantine for all arrivals. If they can do it Utah can, too. Might not be as easy, but just as legal.
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    How about a tent? Company I work with makes glove...

    How about a tent? Company I work with makes glove boxes for nuclear stuff that would keep caregivers' hands/arms covered. But it seems like a little frame and a clear plastic (disposable) sheet/bag...
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    So what stops you from wearing something? Social...

    So what stops you from wearing something? Social stigma? Policy? Perception that only approved PPE has any effectivity?

    Serious question, not looking to shame you or anything. Just curious since...
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    That's fair, Jake. What's covering your nose and...

    That's fair, Jake. What's covering your nose and mouth holes?
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    Currently predicting peak death rate 15 days out...

    Currently predicting peak death rate 15 days out would imply we were at peak transmission 5 days ago (on average), right?

    Seems like a more granular view might be useful.
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    Do you actually think the amount of influx...

    Do you actually think the amount of influx doesn't matter? Math isn't this hard.
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    So what are you wearing?

    So what are you wearing?
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    Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? Do you even...

    Seriously, WTF is wrong with you? Do you even ski? Skiers have masks.

    The thinnest of fabric masks will change the humidity in your nose and throat and help keep your defenses up, especially in...
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    Where are the bullshit meters? "Save masks for...

    Where are the bullshit meters?

    "Save masks for healthcare workers because they don't work" = bullshit

    "No new cases in China, nothing to see here, foreign press go home" = bullshit

    "I can't...
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    Kinda curious if Yeti's favorite homeless guy is...

    Kinda curious if Yeti's favorite homeless guy is available?
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    In the spirit of your quest I'll offer my...

    In the spirit of your quest I'll offer my recollection of a bit of data I read someplace: researchers in Hubei checked the air for virus in a hospital or COVID ward or some such thing. They didn't...
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    Definitely driving an uptick in loonie futures ...

    Definitely driving an uptick in loonie futures


    https://youtu.be/oqRgISFuE0k
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    That country would be the US. Plant was built by...

    That country would be the US. Plant was built by American companies. At least one of which is no longer in the business. Thankfully, because they did tons of that kind of stuff: "backups aren't...
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    Poll: Well, that's the recommendation: sequester...

    Well, that's the recommendation: sequester infected people to their own room and give them their own bathroom etc if possible. Ouch.
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    So you're saying nationally we have a lot of high...

    So you're saying nationally we have a lot of high deductible plans and really shitty coverage with high copays and low employer contributions.

    Checks out. Thank you, captain. Carry on.
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    Cool respirator design contest in that link....

    Cool respirator design contest in that link. Kinda sad if immediate crowd-sourced R&D for local production anywhere in the world can be bought for CAD$200k while GM negotiates in the billions to...
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    Poll: Quantitative risk management. Odds of needing...

    Quantitative risk management. Odds of needing hospitalization are low, odds of both parents needing it are the square of that, which is not zero--could be 0.1%? So you multiply that probability by...
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    Definitely. The expert halo is just another...

    Definitely. The expert halo is just another example of Dunning-Krueger, and of course I'm not saying everyone in medicine is on the wrong side of that--more that those who aren't shouldn't have to...
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    Who's printing parts?

    Gotta be a few other tech talk maggots using Chinese robots to melt plastic into shapes. What you got?

    I've been using them (Prusas) at work to make tools but just got an Ender 3 Pro last week. A...
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    Spoiler alert: masks. It's masks.

    Spoiler alert: masks. It's masks.
  46. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    The blameworthy will blame others. Rule 1 is for...

    The blameworthy will blame others. Rule 1 is for all of us now.
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    When do we talk about the export halo as applied...

    When do we talk about the export halo as applied to medicine? Lots of little gods running around, self-assurred/ears closed, and too often allowed to be the deciders by the smaller-of-ego (who could...
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    Thanks again for that! It's reassuring to see it...

    Thanks again for that! It's reassuring to see it from a credible source. Having pieced some of that together from numerous sources, I've told family and friends to use the toaster oven at 175 to...
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    They have mask affinity and supply. They will...

    They have mask affinity and supply. They will bury us.
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    No mask = no entry Crappy masks on everyone >...

    No mask = no entry

    Crappy masks on everyone > a really expensive mask on you
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