Point Break

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    Careful where you step...

    Thank you sir.
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    it'sa pizza anarchy

    I don’t know, it’s about the surface (stone) and heat (really fricking hot)......Then you put on the stuff you like.....and that’s about it. I like our homemade just as good if not better.......
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    Sous-Vide Cooking

    You are certainly right about that. Chicken especially stays wonderfully moist when cooked to 145 or so. Before ya’ll freak out at less than 165......killing the pathogens isn’t just about temp, it’s about time at what temp. A couple hours at 145 is just as good for that as 30 minutes to 165......and a hell of a lot moister. Some pork as well benefits but I still favor low and really slow for lots of pork cuts!
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Have to agree with hatin on this, although he should realize Ease is just yanking his chain . I’m equally at home with both (at least in physical distance measures). Still takes me a moment to sorta mentally convert approximates such as “oh yeah 5cm is about 2 inches”. I mean I still have a lifelong mental Imperial reference so I think imperial natively. But going back and forth is pretty easy and I have a ton of metric stuff in my woodworking tools/equip. I do like just moving the decimal etc but I just know that half of 5/8 is 5/16......it’s easy in both.
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    If You Love dogs......

    Since I've had 6 Boxers now over my life....I found this especially poignant...............
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    Careful where you step...

    I'm not falling for that.... Oh......those two are well played.........WFD
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    Sous-Vide Cooking

    Well.......although I won’t be trying this......and try to keep from retching........let’s just say there are some Sous vide extremists in the world........ https://anovaculinary.com/5-tips-for-sous-vide-baking-with-your-anova/
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    Sous-Vide Cooking

    I have a sous vide, I have a instapot, I have a smoker, oven, some copper, some cast iron, a few stainless, even a microwave. There is a time and place for all of them. “Cooking” is either just heating things, or sometimes a creative fun process. It’s all good. BTW.....steaks sous vide finished in cast iron are indeed pretty damn good. Dont even get me started on baking.......
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Exactly!! That and speed of production was listed as a couple of the driving factors to push into the possibility of RNA vaccine. Interesting times. We're all gonna owe the nerds big time when this thing is over.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Saw a piece on..........I don't remember which show........about the attempts to utilize the viral RNA strands as the antigen for the virus to produce the immune response and resultant antibodies. Apparently the timeline for production of RNA based immunizations instead of protein based vaccines is much shorter but fraught with lots of problems as its been done - I think never for human use before. Chances of failure are not small..........upside of production and distribution ease makes it a really attractive research target. Figuring out which strands might produce appropriate antibodies.............jeepers...............
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Viral load looks to be a important factor together with time if exposure which seems to be settled - at least preliminarily - on 5 minutes. Really interesting is the current research and speculation (scientific speculation, not media speculation) into not only supers readers and their characteristics, but specifically asymptomatic super spreaders AND.....interesting part.....the phase of their own infection/course. Seems there may be some period during the asymptomatic phase where the virus is especially present in respiratory droplets and aerosolized exhalations. Sorta makes sense...............
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Yes, besides......there is a small study out of Wuhan that shows a significant number - 40+% of asymptomatic infections and 13% of hospitalized infections - actually LOST any detectable antibodies after 3 months of follow up testing. Testing error? Probably not in an entire group (although certainly possible). Still there but at undectable levels given current testing sensitivity? Perhaps. They don’t even know for sure what if any levels of which types of antibodies might confer immunity. We just don’t know enough about this critter yet. Way too early in the research curve to be very sure about very much.
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    "2019-nCoV"

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    "2019-nCoV"

    Here in Cali the covidiots have cost us every bit of the last 4 months. We are not only back to square one but things are much worse and accelerating. Here in my county the number of cases is way up with a positive testing rate above 10% even though the number of tests given is falling. The real indicator (IMHO) is hospitalizations are up from around 360 only 7 days ago to nearly 500. Bed capacity is up to 68% full and climbing. Surrounding counties are worse.......meanwhile the elected sheriff in Hell-A county says he will not have his deputies enforce the the governors statewide beach closure order. Oh.........and meanwhile the LAPD is taking @ a 200 million budget cut to appease the defund the police proponents. Eliminated the gang unit, the major crimes unit, the sexual assault unit among others. It’s safe to say not much enforcement of the new closures will happen in the city either. Still I see people everyday not in masks and behaving as if nothing is different. It won’t stop till we are seeing mass graves and bodies laying in the streets. Even then the covidiots will claim it’s their right to endanger and kill the rest of us through their irresponsible behavior.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    For the last time........the mask isn’t to protect you......the mask isn’t to protect you......the mask isn’t to protect you......it’s marginally effective at that. What it does is protect others from you should you be ill........it protects others from you should you be ill..... it protects others from you should you be ill.....it’s pretty good at that.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Stands for "Permanently Antagonistic".
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    Country Music

    So I'm working overtime in another Battalion (regional area in a large fire department) and sit down with the engine, trucks and medics for a Mexican food dinner. Being perennial practical jokers, especially with guys on OT and especially especially visiting Battalion Chiefs, one of the guys said "Hey Chief you like hot sauce? This is a pretty good one. I've never been shy of some heat so, "thanks" says I and grab the bottle. I did not recognize and the label which was partly missing anyway and got ready to slather it on the tacos and I noticed a sudden quiet of anticipation at the table. I looked up and a guy I had previously assigned in my Battalion who had transferred up there looked at me and ever so slightly shook his head no..............so I took just drop on my finger and tasted it. OH MY GOD!!!! The table roared with laughter and expressed their disappointment I didn't take the full brunt. I love those guys............
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    "2019-nCoV"

    This some else’s post in FaceBook, I cannot take credit or blame except for sharing: The 1918-1920 flu pandemic came in three major waves. After the first wave in the US, the virus subsided, and Americans were restless to have businesses reopened and for social life to resume. There was a growing movement to stop wearing masks, which had become ubiquitous - so much so that The Anti-Mask League of 1919 was formed. These were protests from those who thought the public health ordinance violated their liberty. The virus came back with a vengeance in the fall and was much deadlier than the first wave, eventually killing more than 675,000 Americans and killing around 100 million of the 500 million it infected worldwide before it was over. This was before mass vaccination, before the electron microscope; this is the tragedy of herd immunity and stubborn ignorance. Viruses aren't political; they don't care about your theories or speculations or projections. They're unthinking parasites only wanting to replicate and use your body as a host. Wear a mask.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    I did! And thankfully I am the only one who is infected although Mrs PB is the only family member exposed for......going on 4 months. How she has avoided it is a mystery to us both.....but I’m very thankful.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    I don’t go into PA anymore so I can’t say.......but your other observations are right on. In 6 southern Cali counties the governor has just issued orders to recluse all bars because.......you guessed it, no physical distancing and no masks inside and our case count and hospitalizations are accelerating tremendously. I’m shocked.
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    Country Music

    You know when I was younger, I really did not like country music. Not sure why, just wasn't interested I guess but now...........as I get older.........I find more and more of it resonates with me. Been listening to Brooks and Dunn a bit.........also a bit of Arron Lewis and quite a few others.
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    Tracking app on your phone

    Yep.........just look at the options for share your location on the iPhone.......don't think that info isn't available to Apple whether you choose to share it with others or not you are sharing it with Apple.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Absolutely agree!
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    "2019-nCoV"

    I really don't wear my mask when outside (the science says that is not necessary), so like you I would not have put on my mask in that setting. I have been using a glove when I handle the pump and keypad stuff. The emerging science does not seem to support much more than theoretical transmission via those surfaces.........still I have not been able to shake the habit. However.......and its a big however......I have zero objections to those who require in excess of the requirements based on the research. None of those requirements shake my day. I'm happy that people care enough to contribute to the community health and slowing/halting the pandemic and saving lives.
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    "2019-nCoV"

    Well...............after two pretty shitty days....not as shitty as the first round mind you, but still pretty shitty.....with the exact same symptoms but less intense, today I feel better. Not 100% but the fever is gone and the exhaustion is pretty much gone. Slept most of Sat on and off, stayed in bed resting till noon yesterday and forced myself to get up and watch some golf and at least sit upright till about 8 then off to bed. This morning all vitals an o2 levels are mostly good again. dSo...............I'm tinkering around the house again today just a little bit but nothing physically stressful. I get bored SO EASY, and not much of a "sit" person but I'll keep the level low. There is plenty of evidence that people do experience relapses of varying severity. Most reports seem like the relapse is less severe like mine was/is but some small number are more serious. The biggest number of relapses I have seen - which is to be distinguished from constant low level lingering - is 3. I hope mine is limited to two. It wasn't as physically bad but the specter of doing it again as the symptoms emerged was oppressive. At any rate..........things are good and improving. Thanks again for the good thoughts, this virus is a son-of-a-bitch!