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    Here locally they closed the cancer center at the...

    Here locally they closed the cancer center at the hospital for 6 months and offered existing cancer patients "virtual visits" instead of treatment. As with your unfortunate sister in law many were...
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    Slimy, Assuming you weren't drunk when you...

    Slimy,

    Assuming you weren't drunk when you posted that, the disease that threatens you most is already inside your brain and rotting you from the inside out.

    Calling you a fucking libtard would...
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    Correction: The US has topped 500,000 deaths WITH...

    Correction: The US has topped 500,000 deaths WITH Covid-19, which if you read the fine print in the CDC guidelines actually means that many of them died from cancer, influenza, bacterial pneumonia,...
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    Exactly why I've said that hybrids are today's...

    Exactly why I've said that hybrids are today's technology, with plug-in hybrids getting a toe wet in the EV world. And contrary to what has been said here, hybrids do not decouple the engine from the...
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    Gas pumps don't require a lot of amperage and can...

    Gas pumps don't require a lot of amperage and can be run by a small portable generator. The terminals where tank trucks fill up usually also have backup generators and the trucks run on diesel.
  6. You both missed the point about Paul’s piece. Due...

    You both missed the point about Paul’s piece. Due to federal emissions regulations they needed permission to crank the fuel-fired plants up to full capacity. Approval was delayed for days while...
  7. With all the finger pointing over the recent...

    With all the finger pointing over the recent Texas electrity disaster it seems one culprit has been largely overlooked - the federal bureaucracy. Apparently there was considerable delay before the...
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    Yeah, it's definitely not something you can ride...

    Yeah, it's definitely not something you can ride in today but for short hops there is no reason a scaled up drone couldn't fly a couple of passengers. If and when it's built, tested and approved I...
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    You make it sound so easy but are ignoring the...

    You make it sound so easy but are ignoring the fact that most EV owners have a charging setup at home. ALL of the Tesla owners I know own their own homes and have a charger in the garage.

    You...
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    It's worse than that. Back when horse-drawn...

    It's worse than that. Back when horse-drawn wagons were used, large cities employed teams of street cleaners who removed tons of horse manure daily.

    EVs aren't for everybody, despite what the more...
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    I suspect it will be an expensive ride so...

    I suspect it will be an expensive ride so economic success will require enough well-heeled passengers willing to pay enough to cover costs plus profit. Anything aircraft is heavily regulated,...
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    In China they use Tianmen Square protester skin.

    In China they use Tianmen Square protester skin.
  13. As atomarc said, not as tough as dedicated two...

    As atomarc said, not as tough as dedicated two part paints but tougher than with no hardener. Also used for striping enamels that will be topped with two component clearcoat. A friend had a VERY...
  14. My stove has electronic ignition but it's easy...

    My stove has electronic ignition but it's easy enough to use a match and I keep a battery operated spark igniter handy because we've had numerous short outages over the years including one just a...
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    I guess that's something that we will only know...

    I guess that's something that we will only know in time. Most of the people I know aren't tripping over themselves to buy electrics and even the trendier types are largely motivated either by status...
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    I think it comes down to quantity, cost, and...

    I think it comes down to quantity, cost, and speed needed. For small quantities, especially when needed ASAP these processes will probably see increasing use, but for larger quantities it's hard to...
  17. Because with gusty EVERYTHING is about politics.

    Because with gusty EVERYTHING is about politics.
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    I suspect it's a regional thing. Around here...

    I suspect it's a regional thing. Around here packages seem to come and go more or less as usual.

    FWIE, I think a lot of employees all over the country are using Covid as an excuse to miss work,...
  19. Best way is to capture the dust in a 5 gallon...

    Best way is to capture the dust in a 5 gallon bucket with a standpipe that goes into a few inches of water and an outlet that connects to a shop vac. Easy enough to make from a bucket and lid. All of...
  20. For a one-off I'd grind it with the largest...

    For a one-off I'd grind it with the largest diameter drum sander I had after scribing the desired ID on the end. I'd use my old Starrett hermaphrodite caliper to scribe it.

    Probably best with the...
  21. Except that he is trying to do a rip cut and the...

    Except that he is trying to do a rip cut and the jig is for end work on narrower work.

    However, if he were to make a similar fixture out of Baltic birch except much longer he could do that rip cut...
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    I've also used high quality soap as an anti-scale...

    I've also used high quality soap as an anti-scale when heat treating tool steel with a torch.
  23. Difference between pride and openness vs clinging...

    Difference between pride and openness vs clinging to a substandard "leader:" while pretending to be "middle of the road".
  24. Related to the subject of energy, here in...

    Related to the subject of energy, here in Massachusetts Bruce Ismay, the Governor's undersecretary for climate change recently resigned after being called out for saying the state needs to “break...
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    Annealing with a torch may or may not work. The...

    Annealing with a torch may or may not work. The trick to hot bend aluminum is not to overheat it because there is no color change to guide us. An old timer's trick is to take a small piece of Eastern...
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