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  1. MMQB is fun and perhaps the living learn a...

    MMQB is fun and perhaps the living learn a lesson. Thing is we're human. Life is short and uncertain. Most of us most of the time do what seems reasonable to us. Sometimes it's not enough. Plenty of...
  2. If there's no water, you can bury yourself and...

    If there's no water, you can bury yourself and wait for a cooler part of the day. Next time you're in the desert (or the beach or volleyball pit or playground), scrape off a couple inches of sand and...
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    I read little on the athlete issue and my...

    I read little on the athlete issue and my thinking might be poisoned by internet news. I don't train rigorously, though I try to get a good cardio workout every few days. I got my second shot from...
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    That too. Since I'm posting, Xi and Chi are...

    That too.

    Since I'm posting, Xi and Chi are distinct Greek letters. Used them both in engineer school. For what, I don't remember. Xi is the squiggly one. We pronounced it "Zai," rhymes with pie...
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    Stop with the optimism already. We need gloom and...

    Stop with the optimism already. We need gloom and doom to drive clicks and sell ads.

    Great thinking though! Would be pretty awesome to get a variant that spreads well, provides immunity, and...
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    That's a good number. There are other populations...

    That's a good number. There are other populations doing well. 90.3% of the 12 and up crowd in Santa Clara County, CA is fully vaxxed (the Asian population here, all ages, is also >90%)....
  7. The .22 is for shooting clouds, if we ever see one

    The .22 is for shooting clouds, if we ever see one
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    I see smoked salmon several months past due was...

    I see smoked salmon several months past due was covered. How about several years? Looks fine
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    Yup And get the booster when eligible....

    Yup



    And get the booster when eligible. Somatic hypermutation is your friend. Almost certainly grants good protection from all Covid variants, and likely SARS-1 and maybe some other...
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    Close. You missed they can't count. Else they'd...

    Close. You missed they can't count. Else they'd notice that >99% of visitors are not dirt poor immigrants. And maybe that Covid can't tell income status or nationality (Biden's travel ban will fail...
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    LA Times says >90% of federal workers got their...

    LA Times says >90% of federal workers got their first shot, and >95% complied with the mandate (an exemption application counts).
  12. Yes, that's a great source Abe found! Not...

    Yes, that's a great source Abe found!


    Not sure how they can use gallons of gas in Canuckistan though. Try to fit one of our gallons into your litre, you'll have a mess. Happy it's being sent....
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    Somebody upthread asked why CDC and other US...

    Somebody upthread asked why CDC and other US agencies don't count infection derived immunity, requiring vaccine immunity instead.

    Because dumdums would have Covid parties. :nonono2:...
  14. Two at-home tests allowed for flying to US. Dunno...

    Two at-home tests allowed for flying to US. Dunno about to Canada. Dunno about driving. Call them and ask?
    https://www.afar.com/magazine/cdc-approves-at-home-covid-tests-for-international-travel
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    Poked today. Arm hurts, not as bad as the first...

    Poked today. Arm hurts, not as bad as the first two punches yet, but getting there. Mode #3 engage!
    You chickens who haven't even started, get with the program already!
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    Hard to see where the problem is. A couple months...

    Hard to see where the problem is. A couple months ago I looked at container volume through LA and long beach, and it was 20% above 2020 and 2019. So, the triggering event was probably too many...
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    What a mess. I watched an older video where a...

    What a mess. I watched an older video where a hydrologist said the design flood (500 year) for Fraser River is something near 60,000 m^3/s. From poking around at various river gauges, the highest I...
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    First we vaccinated them all and boosted a few...

    First we vaccinated them all and boosted a few too. Second, scheduled mid-day so we can meet/eat outdoors if the weather allows. Third, if indoors we'll wear masks when not eating, open windows, run...
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    We can probably vaccinate our way out of this....

    We can probably vaccinate our way out of this. While your various statements about the math are correct, I disagree on the inputs. We simply don't know R0. So we can't accurately calculate the herd...
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    Yep. Hammurabi and Moses knew what they were...

    Yep. Hammurabi and Moses knew what they were doing. The dumdums need rules or they hurt their society.
  21. Any burned area will be slick like snot this...

    Any burned area will be slick like snot this year, and maybe next too.

    Anyone know what that means for avies? Springtime isothermal packs may not stick to the ground well. Winter snow??

    Good...
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    I'm way less qualified than she is, though I feel...

    I'm way less qualified than she is, though I feel she's been often over-optimistic (nice words for I don't trust her). However, other experts agree on the longer spacing, and cite the short spacing...
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    Sorry, made that up to describe a condition...

    Sorry, made that up to describe a condition deeply political to the point it impairs logical thinking. In their world, logic itself is political. Some have been calling it the thought virus, but this...
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    Altar your cosmetology, and your vaccine can be...

    Altar your cosmetology, and your vaccine can be better (quote from a contact):


    Sorry if that sounds political. Contact has chronic poli-virus infection. Maybe I shouldn't post, but it does...
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    Sadly there is some of that. Alaska's bridge to...

    Sadly there is some of that. Alaska's bridge to nowhere. California's train monument. Florida's collapsing condos. Need something in Maine to complete the corners.

    And I agree with your other...
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    It's the other way around. Covid causes...

    It's the other way around. Covid causes myocarditis at much higher rates than the vaccines. Covid also causes many other problems that vaccines don't. At risk individuals get more of these...
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    There's a table floating around from a mix and...

    There's a table floating around from a mix and match study published recently. Moderna boost was the best or very nearly so for all of J+J, Pfizer, and Moderna. However, the study used full dose...
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    Sounds like what DeJoy is doing at the post...

    Sounds like what DeJoy is doing at the post office. Slowing delivery just creates a storage problem, and complicates the logistics.

    My take is there's a substantial incentive to fix the problem....
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    teletech, this. I agree you've triggered...

    teletech, this. I agree you've triggered assholery here, but also brought it on yourself. Sorry your family got sick, and hope everyone recovers with no lasting effects.

    I also agree with you that...
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    Supply chain update Saw about a dozen cargo...

    Supply chain update
    Saw about a dozen cargo ships anchored in SF Bay.
    My snow tire order due last Wednesday shipped from the north bay to the central valley to the east bay, still not delivered....
  31. If it's just me, or just two of us, and we're...

    If it's just me, or just two of us, and we're primarily there to ski and return home, a room is fine. Otherwise, a cabin is much nicer. Place to sit and talk and cook and eat. And it's in the woods...
  32. For sure. Has Tahoe ever not had a short-term...

    For sure. Has Tahoe ever not had a short-term rental market? I remember renting for the weekend was a thing long before AirBnB or the internet became cool. Get some buddies together, find a cabin via...
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    Again on the antibody test is not a test for...

    Again on the antibody test is not a test for Covid protection.

    https://youtu.be/xgXFQkTotCM?t=340
    This timestamp is in the middle of the 2-3 minute discussion. The Google will find the source FDA...
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    When thirsty, when yellow pee sighted, and...

    When thirsty, when yellow pee sighted, and pre-drinking before a long hike or bike ride. I don't measure it. Altitude, yeah I try to drink a bit more, def one glass on arrival. I have a 6 cup filter...
  35. pd - congrats on emailing the land manager. The...

    pd - congrats on emailing the land manager. The more they hear from us users, the better. People, especially public servants, like to know others care. Many of us likely visit more often and more...
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    Kinda surprised no one goes "fishing" for those....

    Kinda surprised no one goes "fishing" for those. Maybe they're saltwater filled and mostly junk. And 200 year old maritime laws likely say nothing about dumping containers. So nobody wants 'em and...
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    Rephrasing somewhat as you'd like a test that...

    Rephrasing somewhat as you'd like a test that says how much booster you need and when. Laying aside technical issues for a moment, getting a shot is a $20 exercise (What Moderna/Pfizer/J+J roughly...
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    So I got kicked out of the Unthreadworthy...

    So I got kicked out of the Unthreadworthy Questions Thread... Thread post supply shortage over there.

    My question was about grocery shelves. As near as I can tell, we're still stocked like usual...
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    Yes! Seems looking down the barrel of a cowboy...

    Yes! Seems looking down the barrel of a cowboy pistol should be as safe or safer than an incoming photon torpedo. "Should be."
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    I've also seen plenty of movies with dinosaurs....

    I've also seen plenty of movies with dinosaurs. And car crashes, and spaceships blowing up.
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    There's much dodging of the primary failure....

    There's much dodging of the primary failure. Baldwin pointed a gun at humans (and pulled the trigger). I'm around guns very rarely and don't know shit about them. However, we all know you never point...
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    Certainly! KQ's making a mag order. 2 pills for a...

    Certainly! KQ's making a mag order. 2 pills for a nickel.

    Seriously though, TWiV's Dr Daniel Griffin on current Covid treatment protocols, with reference to BMJ and WHO, includes recommendations...
  43. re: testing Coming from Europe, a friend has...

    re: testing

    Coming from Europe, a friend has used a $30 version of BinaxNOW at home rapid test. The difference is you take the test via videochat. This worked for his entry requirement, and was...
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    So NBC says - a month ago parents say Brian...

    So NBC says - a month ago parents say Brian disappears to the Carlton Reserve. The car is found there. 2 weeks ago the parents (lawyer) say to look in the park. 2 days ago the parents say they will...
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    Leaving this here for anyone looking for...

    Leaving this here for anyone looking for monoclonals. HHS has a website and a phone number, to see if you qualify....
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    Cornucopia or Famine?

    So Q-hatter friend is on about grocery shortages. Anyone seeing actual empty shelves? Or thinly stocked?

    Most of his "articles" feature photos from 2020. I do see the usual media hype about supply...
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    Got the flu shot. No symptoms. Nice to have a...

    Got the flu shot. No symptoms. Nice to have a normal shot instead of the punch in the arm also known as Moderna SpikeVax.
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    I'd recheck and get a doctor opinion on that 91...

    I'd recheck and get a doctor opinion on that 91 O2. IIRC, they like to see 95 or better. I'm not saying 91 is bad, I don't know and it's low enough I would check. Oxygen therapy is standard Covid...
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    Sorry to hear it, hope they pull through. If...

    Sorry to hear it, hope they pull through.

    If you want to do something medically, check into monoclonal antibodies. Both parents should qualify, and the earlier monoclonals are given, the better...
  50. If you make it down to the bay area, Sports...

    If you make it down to the bay area, Sports Basement has a season rental program.

    side note: if anyone picks up unneeded Bear Valley tickets/vouchers at the various ski shows, I'm happy to have...
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