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    Irish charter boat vacation question

    Well, our San Juan Islands charter got pushed (by the charter company) to June 2021. I'm of the opinion that it won't happen until 2022. Look at the (overly optimistic, IMO) roll out rates of the vaccine(s), and do the math. It would be nice to have 60-70% of the population with some combination of vaccinated or exposed. I have a sneaking suspicion next Thanksgiving might look a lot like this past Thanksgiving. . .
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    Ignore please

    . . .still looking for the "ignore" button. . .
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    what do you call 1 lith ??? Lillith?
  4. I reckon you have not seen the suckers pilfering our sunflower hearts from the bird feeders!! No, I have not. Just the wild ones I've eaten during the season. Scrawny beggars.
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    Well, lessee: 1. It isn't a solid, one-piece construction 2. It isn't stone. Ergo, it's not a monolith.
  6. Yeah, but there ain't much meat on a squirl. Jes' sayin'.
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    Stargazing app?

    . . . and here I thought that was Uranus.
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    Ignore please

    But the Syndicate will take care of everything. . . .and everyone has a share.
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    Mail Jumpers

    Now, if it were to pick up some Johnsonvilles and a 12-pack of New Glarus, I could see it. . .
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    More Darwin. . . .

    This guy should get like crossed palms with oak leaves or something. . . https://www.kmov.com/news/biker-with-meth-falls-during-race-accidentally-shoots-himself-before-getting-hit-by-car/article_9a7882cb-ac6d-5bf9-8d45-96b6d7825e7d.html#utm_source=kmov.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Flists%2Fheadlines-noon%2F%3F-dc%3D1605895215&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline
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    Wok recommendations?

    Peanut oil is ideal for seasoning the work. Use only peanut oil for the first 5 years or so of cooking, and you should be good to go.
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    Wok recommendations?

    Go to a local Chinese dry goods store (if you can find one), and buy a hand-hammered one. I've had the same wok my brother bought me in 1984. Hand-hammered from PROC, thick-gauged mild steel. Once it's seasoned, it's good to go, forever, approximately.
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    turning aluminum into Nickle

    So, you're saying P on it?
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    More Darwin. . . .

    Or just not able to procreate. Might be iffy in this case.
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    Ignore please

    My favorite are the Fighting Banana Slugs........ Where my daughter went to school, they used to be the "Fightin' Christians". Now they're the Phoenix. Boring.
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    The Shit People will Study

    yeah, they seem really absurd until some dolt says "MaSkS dOn'T wOrK!", and then someone has to prove that they do.
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    Ignore please

    And Guilford College are the Fighting Quakers. Go figure.
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    lockdown sooner or later depending on GOP sociopathy

    I would argue he has not changed his view. A mask does not provide "the perfect protection that people think that it" does. And at that point in time, surfaces were considered the primary vector, as we didn't have enough solid scientific evidence to make a determination on airborne transmission. We do now. Good scientists modify things based on new, good data. That is what is happening here. And since we have better data now, while a mask still does not provide "perfect protection", it can certainly provide *some* protection, and one is better off with a mask than without. While others may live in bucolic paradises of compliant citizenry, I live in a mostly rural red state. Outside of the cities, compliance is a nightmare, and our governor won't mandate anything -- "people will do the right thing." Uh huh.
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    Paul Hornung, DTS

    Article here. A man of many football talents.
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    RIP Austin1972 1972-2020

    Truly saddened by this. I never met him in person, but we had some things in common that we discussed on the boards and via PM. 2020 does indeed suck.
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    Vaccine rollout plan

    I am not aware of any vaccine that protects the recipient but allows contacts to be infected, is there any evidence that this has ever happened? Yes, I think most influenza vaccines are like this -- don't prevent infection, but prevent disease. The measles vaccine, on the other hand, is sterilizing immunity -- it prevents infection. that's how I understand it. Also, +10 on TWiV -- This Week in Virology podcast. If you have an interest in learning more about viruses, this is really a good thing to listen to.
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    Autistic Artist

    The photos are really cool, but what caught my eye was the modeling. Used to built a lot of models as a kid, and making dioramas was a keen interest. Trying to get your piece of extruded polystyrene to look like a real, rusted, used M3A1 Half Track took a lot of doing. This young man's work is fantastic.
  23. You clearly didn't use the new header for the TPS reports.
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    YouTube is down

    How would we know?
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    Craigslist Finds

    Look into surfboard foam. Similar stuff, but denser. I built a rudder for my Banshee out of the stuff, but it was pre-cut by a company called Flying Foam (now out of business, but has been sold and still operates under a different name). I covered it with CF, and it has been rock solid.