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  1. Rate of positive cases is about 3 times the...

    Rate of positive cases is about 3 times the Sacramento County rate--obviously how many people are tested makes the statistic fairly meaningless. Sounds like the hospital is basing their figure on...
  2. That would explain the market being out of beans

    That would explain the market being out of beans
  3. Just remember that when you assess the risk of...

    Just remember that when you assess the risk of skiing in avalanche terrain you are assessing the risk to yourself, your touring partners, your friends and family. When you assess the risk of skiing...
  4. The way it usually worked the one time we went is...

    The way it usually worked the one time we went is that you are promised a certain amount of flight time (Hobbs time). If you fly more you pay extra. If you fly less no refund; they advise you to...
  5. Given that under the state's stay at home order...

    Given that under the state's stay at home order it appears that operating a heliski operation this week would be illegal the operator can't claim that they would fly if people showed up. This isn't...
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    If your parents have a PC get an Apple. If they...

    If your parents have a PC get an Apple. If they have iPhones get a Samsung. Then at least you can claim ignorance when they ask you for help. Works for me with my wife. But I cannot get across...
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    I was wearing a mask. If I learned anything in a...

    I was wearing a mask. If I learned anything in a 35 year surgical career it's that you don't want to cough, sneeze or vomit inside your mask.
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    I was, but the danger has been highly overrated....

    I was, but the danger has been highly overrated. Verdun was much worse. But Pickett's Charge was by far the scariest.
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    Is it possible that Core Shot's obsessive revival...

    Is it possible that Core Shot's obsessive revival of dead threads is responsible for the technical difficulties the forum has been experienced. A cry for help to be sure.
  10. "What is a weekend?"--Violet Crawley, the Dowager...

    "What is a weekend?"--Violet Crawley, the Dowager Duchess of Grantham
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    At the store today that had marks on the floor...

    At the store today that had marks on the floor where you were supposed to wait for checkout. I'm standing on my mark and lady comes up the aisle and inserts herself between me and the person in...
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    I did, great show, but I knew about the eugenics...

    I did, great show, but I knew about the eugenics thing before. Another PBS show of course. In Sacramento they had to change the name of Goethe Park because it turns out he was a eugenicist (local...
  13. Crowding on beaches, in parks, on trails and in...

    Crowding on beaches, in parks, on trails and in parking lots is not a negligible problem but the closures of those areas, not to mention the closures of whole towns--mainly in the mountains it...
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    You should start a private ski hill so you can...

    You should start a private ski hill so you can ski with a handful of rich folks and not have to deal with the unwashed masses.
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    The Hitler got his ideas on eugenics from the...

    The Hitler got his ideas on eugenics from the American eugenicists. How come we don't get the credit?
  16. Mikey--what's wrong with wool pants and gaiters?...

    Mikey--what's wrong with wool pants and gaiters? (see my avatar--taken in the 70's on Mt. Washington)
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    1850 deaths yesterday. Still number one COD.

    1850 deaths yesterday. Still number one COD.
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    reminds me of a GF I had--told her she should...

    reminds me of a GF I had--told her she should watch Dr. Strangelove. She didn't realize it was a satire. We didn't last long.
    OTOH, my dad, who served in the Pacific in WWII, read Catch 22 and said...
  19. 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 6...

    4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 6 years of residency, and 1 year of fellowship--I could have avoided all of that if they had just invented the internet sooner.

    I would point out...
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    outlaw country was playing Sam Stone while I was...

    outlaw country was playing Sam Stone while I was driving home after getting my weekly dose of Covid at the grocery store. A singalong to be sure.
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    Hey I managed to do 4 real pushups. My goal for...

    Hey I managed to do 4 real pushups. My goal for this winter was 1. I doubt that will impress anyone but T2-4 spinal fusion last Feb messed up my back muscles and heart surgery in October messed up...
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    RIP John Prine

    What a wonderful soul he was. "Sam Stone" and "Angel From Montgomery" are my favorites. A sad day, and there are many more to come.
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    On PBS tonight--interview with an EMT in a virus...

    On PBS tonight--interview with an EMT in a virus hot spot--I didn't catch where but all his runs are COVID. $37K a year . . . an no health insurance. The shit salary doesn't shock me. The lack of...
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    I thought the RESPONSE of the current...

    I thought the RESPONSE of the current administration has been so incompetent--even malicious--and so exhaustively documented as to not need mentioning. But the lack of PREPAREDNESS goes back a long...
  25. Something wrong with that?

    Something wrong with that?
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    The lack of preparedness is the fault of multiple...

    The lack of preparedness is the fault of multiple administrations and of career people in the CDC, FDA, HHS. And there's nothing unusual about a country being unprepared for disaster. The old adage...
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    How about you assholes take it to polyass? The...

    How about you assholes take it to polyass? The only discussion of Trump that belongs in this thread are as relates to his hnndling of the pandemic.
  28. any rule on how far it's ok to drive to recreate...

    any rule on how far it's ok to drive to recreate is totally arbitrary. Everyone has their own number--based mainly on far they want to drive--and no one can defend that number rationally,
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    What's the deal with enamel lined cast iron dutch...

    What's the deal with enamel lined cast iron dutch ovens? Better non stick than unfinished seasoned cast iron or just fancier looking? Certainly a lot more expensive. I
  30. Thread: Itís 4/20!

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    I'd say better to celebrate now--you could be...

    I'd say better to celebrate now--you could be dead by 4/20 and miss it.
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    A reminder to the...

    A reminder to the "just-let-it-run-its-course-and-get-it-over-with" crowd--in that scenario in addition to truck drivers that were mentioned--think cops, emts, health care workers, grocery workers,...
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    Why do people troll? Some people just enjoy...

    Why do people troll? Some people just enjoy pissing other people off. Mostly people who have no life or a really fucked up one.
  33. I'm sure it's tempting but someone will just...

    I'm sure it's tempting but someone will just start the 20-21 thread. It's not like no one has ever jumped the gun. I'll be ready though. Starting leg blasters now--gotta get some decent exercise.
  34. whataboutism at its finest

    whataboutism at its finest
  35. Seems to me their attitude will fit in perfectly...

    Seems to me their attitude will fit in perfectly with a lot of folks in Truckee right now.
  36. America in a nutshell.

    America in a nutshell.
  37. let him make his own decisions about capital...

    let him make his own decisions about capital letters. now piss off.
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    It will tell us the number of asymptomatic...

    It will tell us the number of asymptomatic carriers which is important for modeling the increase in cases which is important in obtaining and allocating resources (as if we had any resources). It is...
  39. What we need is a virus that only infects trolls...

    What we need is a virus that only infects trolls and makes their dicks fall off.
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    I used to fantasize about pitching a perfect game...

    I used to fantasize about pitching a perfect game in the World Series. My fantasy sounds a lot more fun than yours. And more realistic.
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    The Chinese invented toilet paper. I hope we can...

    The Chinese invented toilet paper. I hope we can all appreciate the irony.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper
  42. Fauci was discussing this--viable virus on a...

    Fauci was discussing this--viable virus on a surface doesn't mean that there is enough virus to cause an infection. It usually takes a certain dose of virus to do it. A lot is known about potential...
  43. There aren't enough cases in the Tahoe area to...

    There aren't enough cases in the Tahoe area to make a meaningful graph but the number of cases is rising steeply, this was posted several pages back--look it up in the Truckee Sun if you like--and...
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    Oh, you're coming at it from the opposite side of...

    Oh, you're coming at it from the opposite side of where I thought you were. Sorry. I agree, just because the official figures say it's 0.02% of the population that has it is no reason to not take it...
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    The reported numbers are a very useful surrogate...

    The reported numbers are a very useful surrogate for the actual numbers both for deaths and cases. We can assume that the reported figures will represent a reasonably stable proportion* of the true...
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    To be clear, I was joking. I wear a mask if I'm...

    To be clear, I was joking. I wear a mask if I'm going to a store, doctor etc. I don't wear one on a walk because where we are now in Sacramento and where we live in Truckee there are very few people...
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    I have one of those Mardi Gras doctor's plague...

    I have one of those Mardi Gras doctor's plague masks, I'm going to have to start wearing it.
  48. OK, you convinced me. My kid is on the trauma...

    OK, you convinced me. My kid is on the trauma service at UCDavis med center. One of the busiest in the country. Things are very very slow.
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    hey, at least it sounds like he's acknowledging...

    hey, at least it sounds like he's acknowledging that there's a problem. I'd say that's progress.
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    The problem is not lack of oxygen carrying...

    The problem is not lack of oxygen carrying capacity. The problem is lack of oxygen. In order to function properly organs need to be perfused by blood with a minimum partial pressure of oxygen (pO2)....
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