PHIRKIN

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  1. Bad analogy. More like the fly is, sightless, drunk, constantly changing direction, and is flying through a large offset stack of fencing, with each strand of fencing coated in contact adhesive.
  2. For those that actually care, I cite some actual SCIENCE. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c03252 "Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks" Conducted at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Some relevant points: * Particles smaller than a naked "airborne" corona virus can be captured, (though it currently thought that aerosols and larger droplets are the primary transmission mode) * Close fit of mask to face is essential to gain full benefit, regardless of material employed (seems obvious, but apparently not to many)
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    It is better for the foil to break before the boat of course. But if the foil breaks in relatively moderate conditions, without hitting something, does that provide much evidence of the toughness of the foil case?
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    jeezus Talk about demoralizing. So much for the "spare". Very unsettling; they better have hit something. Something big. How could one contemplate a Southern Ocean transit otherwise?
  5. brushing did not help...nor alcohol.Try dentist or pharmaceutical purveyor? Decisions, decisions.
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    Michigan's starting to tank.

    I guess mandatory wearing of clothes is similarly unconstitutional? I don't know much law at operational level.
  7. OK, this sounds kinda...well, familiar...Last time somebody in the "inner circle" got diagnosed it was reported that Pence's spokeswoman Katie Miller was diagnosed. "Coincidentally" she is Stephan Miller's wife as I recall. Now we learn that Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fund-raising "official" for Trump's re-election campaign is afflicted. Just happens to be Donnie Jr's squeeze. The nepotic entanglement of Trump's immediate family is old news. But who hasn't gotten diagnosed? Is there a chart somewhere that exhibits all the just below the top interconnections like Katie Miller? This smells a bit foul, perhaps vile.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    Ease, your welcome, your link essentially states the same conclusion as I've quoted, I was perhaps a bit harsh with delivery.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    gawd...Mike, Ease, nice primer (pun unintended) on PCR: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/how-is-the-covid-19-virus-detected-using-real-time-rt-pcr "However, real time RT–PCR cannot be used to detect past infections, which is important for understanding the development and spread of the virus, as viruses are only present in the body for a specific window of time. Other methods are necessary to detect, track and study past infections, particularly those which may have developed and spread without symptoms." Antibody detection is an example of those other methods. For covid-19, the amount and persistance of antibodies produced is not yet understood. Are you both viciferously arguing from a position of ignorance, or sandbagging to try and entrap the other into saying something stupid(er)? I'm likely to be sorry to have stepped in this puddle, and unlikely to step in it twice.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    Riiiight. Did you get the memo? We've slowed down counting embers.
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    Here come the Florida deaths

    Sub Pop signed a bunch of cool bands. WTH, another timely tune:
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    Here come the Florida deaths

    Caveat: I am nearly 63 years old, without children (that I know of, but pretty certain). "Mandatory band camp" sounds like an oxymoron to me, the old fart. I understand that today, many colleges and universities value extracurricular activities, volunteerism, and the like more than in the past. But have we created our own version of the "Chinese Social Credit System"?
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    Well spoken and spot on.
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    “God and Donald Trump.”

    An identical sentiment has been previously expressed more than once. Merely substitute 'Trump' with malaria, herpes, AIDS, or...