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by Coder
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think you could??
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Think you could??

Not to... derail this thread... but yesterday a train went by and it looked like it was carrying steel beams spanning two cars. Was this an optical illusion? Possibly not, depending on the dimensions of the beams. Note that "ribbon-rail" (welded rail) is transported in several-hundred-foot-long seg...
by Coder
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think you could??
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Think you could??

Not to... derail this thread... but yesterday a train went by and it looked like it was carrying steel beams spanning two cars. Was this an optical illusion?

Also, WOW - those tracks are crazy.
by Coder
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

Or this article: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/travel/a31981983/we-got-stuck-in-the-county-north-carolina-closed-for-covid-19/ Good thing they had gas! Yesterday a reporter asked the president why, if it was such a threat, why everything didn't just shut down - I got the impression the re...
by Coder
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

Not yet, and while I would be surprised to experience that around here, it would take more than that to make me worried. If you are in the USA, there are much more insidious things than this happening. Can you elaborate on the things you are talking about? I may be aware of them but not sure exactl...
by Coder
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Fashion advice (of sorts)
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: Fashion advice (of sorts)

Now on a very casual note - who the hell wrote the bible on fashionable wear and what kind of biblical admonishment is going to occur for non compliance ? I think women did? And one will be scorned if they don’t comply :D In all seriousness it feels like a cultural thing. There is color theory - wh...
by Coder
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

Carl, Looking on from afar as I do, I don't see there being any chance of the truth being published, or believed over there. When you have the Leader of the U.S. denying the truth for as long as he did, and still twisting everything he says to try and talk the situation up, while also behaving like...
by Coder
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

B&B had some very good observations about masks -- very few people know how to wear them properly, or what to do with them when they're no longer serviceable. They also don't work if you've got a beard because there's no way to get a good seal. Too, unless you're after droplet-capture, cloth masks ...
by Coder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

I’m going to have to start reading about the 1918 Flu pandemic - supposedly social distancing played a role in it, but perhaps not the extent that we are practicing now. I agree - we’ve given up freedoms due to 9/11, and in the name of “safety” and “for your protection” we’ve left them in place. It ...
by Coder
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?

Somehow with working at home I have less time to watch Netflix :P I have a million projects to work on (stuff I’m making), a barn to electrify, and basically squandered the past two weeks, so this weekend I am going to try and finish one project. Either the skirt alteration (will post here) or finis...
by Coder
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

The virus has an incubation period of up to 14 days,... The incubation period is 4 to 5 days, the recovery time is about 14 days and after 21 days you will either be completely back to normal or fighting for your life in hospital or dead. That is not correct. The incubation period is thought by the...
by Coder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

moonshadow wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:35 pm
The virus isn't what concerns me the most... it's 1984 ceasing to be fiction!
I feel like we've been there for years, you just feel it when "your person" isn't in power. I'm evidently hard to please, as I've not been happy with any of them.
by Coder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

I rarely go to twitter, people usually send me stuff. Saw this one though, all on my own: https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1242121620250144771 For those privileged enough to work from home at this time, I have one mental organization tip to offer about working from home after doing it for two y...
by Coder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

The U.S. has been shut down for a couple of weeks now and yet cases continue to skyrocket. I don't think it's working.... The virus has an incubation period of up to 14 days, so everything is delayed by that much. Our actions a week/two weeks ago will be felt a week or two from now, unfortunately. ...
by Coder
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

I’m just looking forward to the antibody tests. They will tell us how prevalent this things was, whether I or my family members had it in February, and just how over - or under - the reaction to it was. Looking at Italy we certainly want to flatten the curve - but perhaps a different strategy could ...
by Coder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 240
Views: 3164

Re: Corona Virus

Went to a CVS for my dad the other day (in pants). The two people in front of me were properly keeping their distance, as did I. The two fellows behind me, as well as the family with small children, were nearly breathing down my neck. I suppose in a different world I would have calmly turned around ...