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by Typeminer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Yeah. Plenty of herd mentality, all right. I've been reading an 1893 edition of The Diary of Samuel Pepys in the john since March. I'm up to August 1664. The plague's in Amsterdam. Not sure if Sam knows it's coming for London. (Say what? Why, yes. The old folks were from Ireland. :twisted: ) History...
by Typeminer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Audio Room
Topic: Cleaning vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Cleaning vinyl

Very cool.

I used to tape my LPs so as not to wear them out. Still have the LPs, but the receivers and speakers died.

Never yet figured out what's supposed to replace the old component systems. Seems like everything is geared for video or MP3 singles.
by Typeminer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991997

Re: More Stuff

Atomic wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:18 pm
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Ummm, yes you can.
Damn. You're right. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991997

Re: More Stuff

You can't ever have too much liquid xenon! :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991997

Re: More Stuff

In particle physics, every experiment for the past 10 or 12 decades has proven that they need a bigger accelerator. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

That Daily Mail article is hard to read through all the ads and popups, but the actual content is a deal more nuanced than the clickbait headlines. The actual discussion is whether a PCR test is useful for determining whether a person is infectious at the time of testing. PCR absolutely determines w...
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Here in Pennsylvania, reporting methods differ between counties and the Department of Health, but total deaths are north of 7700, and about 430 for the county where I live.
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: {... cricket ... cricket ...}
Replies: 46
Views: 627

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

(Tinitus background tone in my head :mrgreen: )
by Typeminer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

You know that about half the regular gang here is 65 or over, right?

Mere 40% chance of premature horrid death from a virus as contagious as the common cold? Why would that worry anyone ? :shock:
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: British cider strongbow
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: British cider strongbow

Concentrating cider by freezing is traditional, but I've heard that it's risky because it also concentrates the congeners that are discarded with the heads and tails in distillation.
by Typeminer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: British cider strongbow
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: British cider strongbow

I think Dave is generally right. It's a matter of process. And apple brandy (applejack here; calvados in Europe) can be very good. The U.S. had a great tradition of cider up till Prohibition. Cider orchards grew mixes of apples that were not particularly good for baking or eating out of hand. (You w...
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Quick Update and New Cast 2020-07-31
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: Quick Update and New Cast 2020-07-31

Well, I was thinking of this one. 8-)
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 205
Views: 60190

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

About 10 years ago, I got an elaborate offer for fake certificates to "recognize my professional achievements" from some scammer in England. Now, could be they sent this select offer because their extensive research found that I'm not great at page design. But I'm betting they had no fucking idea th...
by Typeminer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Quick Update and New Cast 2020-07-31
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: Quick Update and New Cast 2020-07-31

Got a rocket in my pocket
Fingers in the socket
No way for you to stop it, that rocket
C'mon, you get off on it

:mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

^ On the bright side, if you've been trying to get tested for 3 weeks, you were either uninfected or exposed and asymptomatic when this started.

Stay healthy, bro.
by Typeminer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991997

Re: More Stuff

There are two kinds of motorcycle riders. The ones who have wrecked, and the ones who are going to. I had a near-death experience on a motorcycle at 19, and I think that was the last time I ever drove one, though I've been a passenger now and then. My brother is a longtime deranged biker. He's as ca...
by Typeminer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

Well, that pjmedia piece is odious bullshit aimed at people who don't know anything about how molecular biology research is done, claiming that the worldwide research community doesn't know what it's doing. Hydroxychloroquine was investigated immediately in several countries, and it rapidly became o...
by Typeminer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Don't read this unless you're ready to cry
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Don't read this unless you're ready to cry

I have a very fine white-booted tuxedo cat and his calico sister right here in this room. Also had a very nice polydactyl cat in college, but he got run over in the street in front of the frat lodge, and I buried him in the back yard there. Hadn't thought of him in a long time. When cat get the oppo...
by Typeminer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5646
Views: 991997

Re: More Stuff

Well, it looks like I'll have to go to trade school after all. Nobody who is hiring apprentices without any experience will call me after I apply. At the very least, they could have the courtesy to a person why they can't (won't) hire them, even when the posting has been up for several weeks. That ...
by Typeminer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 294
Views: 31678

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

I work for the publishing office of a biology research society. Some of the editors and editorial board members, aside from their credentials as researchers, are practicing physicians doing COVID rotations in major university-affiliated hospitals. I'm not a biologist. I'm an overwound proofreader. B...