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    Agreed. Here's the advice we put out to a local...

    Agreed. Here's the advice we put out to a local seniors' group (well before the CDC, by the way) - part of five steps to reduce the chances of catching the virus:

    2) Current...
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    The US is getting close. We have this...

    The US is getting close. We have this purposeful patchwork of what various State and the Federal governments do. Driver's licenses (or just ID's provided by motor vehicle agencies for...
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    Note that J&J said this was a "very high risk"...

    Note that J&J said this was a "very high risk" program. It's not yet a break thru. And even in the best of cases, they're looking for a roll out a year past when the virus was first sequenced. ...
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    Not just the 1%. Over the last couple years...

    Not just the 1%. Over the last couple years scores of 'em (wild turkeys) have taken up residence.

    Jut got to figure out where my old bow is (and someone willing to spend the time plucking 'em)...
  5. Chances are your three jaw has a removable...

    Chances are your three jaw has a removable backplate. Can always make a new one, not that you have a lathe :)

    As others are likely note, there's lots to recommend a 4 jaw and once you get used to...
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    I'm not so pessimistic. Especially if we follow...

    I'm not so pessimistic. Especially if we follow a middle course of keeping essential businesses open and using social distancing based on numbers from actual testing.

    Already laid out elsewhere...
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    Geez, Bill. You used to make sense. Once in a...

    Geez, Bill. You used to make sense. Once in a while even a factual basis rather than 5000 years of past anecdotes and opinions to share.

    I will give you an interesting factoid to ponder. ...
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    Not that logic will do much good, but the topic...

    Not that logic will do much good, but the topic of all those illegals streaming into the country in order to vote in our next election keeps coming up.

    We could start by maybe agreeing we ought to...
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    Meaning, you're talking through your vent hole? ...

    Meaning, you're talking through your vent hole?

    Debt's an issue, but has nothing to do with voting by mail. Likely that those voting by mail are older home owners, stable residence and all, who...
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    Care to tell us where you heard that? Source? ...

    Care to tell us where you heard that? Source?

    Here's one analysis: All-Mail Elections (aka Vote-By-Mail)

    In California and many other states, mailed ballets are only for those who've...
  11. Thread: Early micrometer

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    Don't know about the SteveM's. I"m guessing...

    Don't know about the SteveM's. I"m guessing it's not entirely ancient and more along the lines of the W.Fox & Sons micrometer I once had. Asquith's with it's bright green finish maybe a later...
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    Curious if you think that (voting by mail) would...

    Curious if you think that (voting by mail) would be a bad thing?

    In California much of the vote has been by mail for years. Virtually no gaming of the system.* Whole lot easier for citizens...
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    Yep, that was noted in the bit before the quote. ...

    Yep, that was noted in the bit before the quote. Another previous poster also agrees this probably isn't from Johns Hopkins but more like a somewhat-knowledgeable non-native speaker - maybe a grad...
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    Well, I had to look up mohel. Always something...

    Well, I had to look up mohel. Always something to learn , , ,
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    Dang TR. Take good care and best wishes from...

    Dang TR. Take good care and best wishes from all of us. We're planning on seeing you sit in an impeccably repaired Eames chair, trying to decide between nautical and stock charts.
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    Nah, I just thought you were a bit too...

    Nah, I just thought you were a bit too circumspect in your version.

    Over to you, Milland - sure there's a circumspection joke in this. Surely to come on shortly, even briskly?
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    Look out, TT. Pretty soon you'll be called a...

    Look out, TT. Pretty soon you'll be called a master debater, what with the self isolation and all . ..:)
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    Good link, Ox. Germany did what several of us...

    Good link, Ox.

    Germany did what several of us were suggesting we should have been close to two months ago. Have tests. Test widely, Isolate those with the virus. Have the health...
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    Stay reasonably well, get better, Cameraman. You...

    Stay reasonably well, get better, Cameraman. You too, MattiJ. And TR, you feeling exponentially better yet?
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    EG - have to say the 17 essay questions, graded...

    EG - have to say the 17 essay questions, graded by a government functionary, freaked me out. Can't imagine where i'd be if my admittance to a US college had been based on someone deciding if my...
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    OK, another tip - when they put you on a...

    OK, another tip - when they put you on a ventilator - roll on to your tummy to up your chances of living.
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    Denis - hard to "like" the content, but...

    Denis - hard to "like" the content, but appreciate your posting this.
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    I get the potkettle argument. Flip side is...

    I get the pot<>kettle argument.

    Flip side is that the average US citizen lives mostly in harmony with their neighbors, enjoys their life and freedoms, loves their kids, wants them to thrive,...
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    It was magic and it did work. Went viral and...

    It was magic and it did work. Went viral and then miraculously made zillions of venture capital disappear. We'll likely see dozens of smaller scale efforts at wallet extraction over the next...
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    Wait, wait. Isn't the middle of the hurricane ,...

    Wait, wait. Isn't the middle of the hurricane , the eye, the place where everything seems wonderful until all hell breaks loose?

    Here's some Google bashing for you. Sort of thing that gets...
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