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Forum: Coronavirus Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,071
Posted By country_boy
As of this morning, 528 cases/14 deaths/40...

As of this morning, 528 cases/14 deaths/40 recoveries. But itís too early to calculate anything as deaths lead recoveries, China is the best sample with a 3 month history, but recoveries outside...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-26-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,071
Posted By country_boy
3.4% as of this morning. I stand corrected. But...

3.4% as of this morning. I stand corrected. But not enough of a swing to sway my opinion.

Based on previous discussion with experts on past events, Chinese numbers over estimate fatality due to...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-26-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,071
Posted By country_boy
Given I have no major health problems, and the...

Given I have no major health problems, and the disease has a 2% mortality rate- and that tends to be higher risk populations, I wouldnít conceive of quiting work. Added to that, Iím a senior level...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-25-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,821
Posted By country_boy
Everything Iíve heard, the flushing issue is only...

Everything Iíve heard, the flushing issue is only a problem in flushometer toilets ( the tankless ones in commercial/institutional construction), and itís never been proven to be much of a problem.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By country_boy
My employer is forcing a few thousand of us to...

My employer is forcing a few thousand of us to upgrade from iPhone 6 to iPhone 10 because there wonít be any more security patches to iPhone 6s. They pay my bill, so Iím not complaining, but it was...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-25-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By country_boy
I have a homemade firepot ( of 3/4” steel) but...

I have a homemade firepot ( of 3/4” steel) but mostly I use a ~4lb Hofi hammer or a 2 lb craftsman cross pein I bought in Jr High. I have a 4lb Nupla cross pein as well. The craftsmen feels best in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By country_boy
Actually some of them do. Lots of chip plants and...

Actually some of them do. Lots of chip plants and some saw mills burn the bark to generate power and heat for the plant. We even had a Fortune 500 textile company buy wood chips to burn-they made a...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 02-24-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By country_boy
No, electrical engineer. I know it was...

No, electrical engineer.

I know it was really windows 7. As long as Microsoft supported windows 7, we were COV19 free.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-22-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,514
Posted By country_boy
Pets are a great way to spread upper...

Pets are a great way to spread upper respiratorydisease diseases- the tendency to touch/ lick faces, and move to another human.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-21-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By country_boy
Really not readable. My wife had a few similar...

Really not readable. My wife had a few similar books from her med school and pHD classes- they assume a whole lot of chemistry and

I asked a vet med professor in college- I wanted a better...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-19-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By country_boy
Just a note, Iíve bought enough SW paint, that I...

Just a note, Iíve bought enough SW paint, that I can get it at trade prices- otherwise I think itís over priced (SW is almost a mandatory source when using exotic coatings like DTM, or the tougher...
Forum: Food and water 02-19-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By country_boy
So some pumps use the angular space between the...

So some pumps use the angular space between the sucker rod and the casing to bring water to the surface- I have zero experience with these and it seems to be risky.

Other pumps typically mount to...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-19-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By country_boy
I guess you have never actually been a manager. ...

I guess you have never actually been a manager. ADA is the only guaranteed protection across all 50 states. Well, GINA could provide very limited protection, but not for infectious diseases. It is...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-17-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,429
Posted By country_boy
On my work computer I used to get FBI warning...

On my work computer I used to get FBI warning about having downloaded illegal porn ( via a DNS stack). Itís funny because the closest thing to porn on my work computer was when I tried to buy my...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-17-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By country_boy
No. The law requires the employer make...

No.

The law requires the employer make reasonable accommodation in the case of a disability, unless he claimed to be suffering from an auto immune disorder ( and can show itís a disability), the...
Forum: Communications 02-17-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By country_boy
Not sure what your use case is, but antennas...

Not sure what your use case is, but antennas inside commercial buildings leave a lot to be desired. So Iíd plan on running to a mag mount outside, or a ground plane. You can buy ground plane kits...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-15-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By country_boy
You want wet heat to ensure destruction, you can...

You want wet heat to ensure destruction, you can certainly use dry heat, but the higher temp and time increases risk of damage to the traps.

Remember the goal is COV inactivation, not sterilizing...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 02-14-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,457
Posted By country_boy
Actually the math is going to be close to 0.25...

Actually the math is going to be close to 0.25 shielding factor( 4 PF) - round drums leave big uncovered spaces between drums and that quickly dominates. Drums are only 36Ē tall also
Forum: Coronavirus 02-14-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,100
Posted By country_boy
Only one of the claimed characteristics is true,...

Only one of the claimed characteristics is true, highly contagious. There is no good proof itís airborne, thus not durable in the open air, 5 days is not a long incubation period ( unless compared...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-14-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By country_boy
I put my miller stick welder n a HF furniture...

I put my miller stick welder n a HF furniture dolly- great in the shop, but not going to roll across dirt. I really like caster wheels on concrete. Both my 7x12 band saw, and stick welder store...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-14-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,752
Posted By country_boy
Well, CDC discusses freezing specimens at -70...

Well, CDC discusses freezing specimens at -70 deg C... so no.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-14-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,173
Posted By country_boy
Rayovac, Duracell, everready. We currently buy...

Rayovac, Duracell, everready. We currently buy Industrial packaged energizer from Office Depot, and all have been US made

Took a quick look at granger ( because the will show US origin if the mfg...
Forum: Communications 02-14-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,312
Posted By country_boy
Scotch 88 or scotch 33 will last for 15 + years...

Scotch 88 or scotch 33 will last for 15 + years in the south east. The outermost layer will fail in all respects except shielding the layer underneath from UV. The Layers underneath will still...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 02-12-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,514
Posted By country_boy
No I get it, some idiot who flunked geometry or...

No I get it, some idiot who flunked geometry or geography posted it on the internet. But youíd think they would not make up science out of thin air.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 02-12-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,514
Posted By country_boy
Horrible quote. There is exactly one spot in...

Horrible quote. There is exactly one spot in North America where you get 6 months of sun- the North Pole.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-12-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By country_boy
For an unintended aerosol exposure, N-95 are...

For an unintended aerosol exposure, N-95 are considered good enough, A level A hazmat suit with SCBA would offer better protection, but at what cost ( dollars, Efficiency, fatigue, thermal stress,...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-11-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By country_boy
Iíd agree those are a real seal, but be aware...

Iíd agree those are a real seal, but be aware that N-95s are available with a fabric seal, kind of like a gasket. They clearly are an improvement over stock N-95s- in fact thats all I use in the...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-08-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By country_boy
OK, but it barely gets press. I forgot which...

OK, but it barely gets press. I forgot which state it was, Iowa maybe booked , a billion dollar loss due to bird kills a few years ago due to H5N1
Forum: Coronavirus 02-08-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By country_boy
It’s been the credible threat for some time. ...

It’s been the credible threat for some time. First is was SARS, then pandemic bird flu ( H5N1/2), them MERS. SARS/MERS caused far greater death ( only in one year were there more than 100 deaths). ...
Forum: Food and water 02-08-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By country_boy
They are rarely stored on their side. ...

They are rarely stored on their side. Restaurants and cafeterias often use a sloped rack so they can rotate inventory. With the use of angle iron, it’s more efficient and more hygienic storage when...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-08-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By country_boy
CDC released their copy within a few days of the...

CDC released their copy within a few days of the first US case. Does that mean CDC was playing with a stolen bioengineered virus?

And there is no way this was the first BSL-4 lab in China. The...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-08-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By country_boy
Not claiming my credentials as a virologist- but...

Not claiming my credentials as a virologist- but some idiot did claim he was an expert virologist- since he is neither a virologist by degree or experience I’m calling BS. I say barely credible,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-07-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By country_boy
Just have chickens, too busy right now for cows,...

Just have chickens, too busy right now for cows, but I had the cows on intensive grazing- ie they get a few thousand sq ft to eat each day- forces them to eat everything- then after 2 weeks they get...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-07-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By country_boy
Iím not sure Iíd believe a barely credible anti...

Iím not sure Iíd believe a barely credible anti vaccine researcher and his fan girl, until someone with actual virology credentials weighs in.

The question needs to be asked.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-07-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
It’s 200 kits, each kit for 700-800 specimens, so...

It’s 200 kits, each kit for 700-800 specimens, so about 3000 persons per state.

Not sure where you are getting the 4 tests from, CDC is clearing symptomatic individuals after a single negative...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-07-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
So if CDC is refusing to test, why did they just...

So if CDC is refusing to test, why did they just send out 200 test kits to the states?

Or do you mean CDC tests samples, not people.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-07-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By country_boy
Just FYI, Iíve worn N-95# for hundreds of days,...

Just FYI, Iíve worn N-95# for hundreds of days, both as an engineer and first responder. Never had any issue with N-95s. For non healthcare use, you don/doff it more than CDCís 5 x daily just to...
Forum: Food and water 02-06-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By country_boy
Are trees not profitable? While I sometimes...

Are trees not profitable? While I sometimes question how profitable they are, a large pulp operation owns the land behind our farm, and Iíve made numerous offers to buy all or part. They have no...
Forum: Food and water 02-05-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By country_boy
The upside is if you do put it in pasture, the...

The upside is if you do put it in pasture, the slope is likely not a problem- cattle can graze land unsuitable for annual tillage. There is a point where they damage the pasture or just can’t walk....
Forum: Food and water 02-05-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,312
Posted By country_boy
Got one piece of data to support that? Solid...

Got one piece of data to support that? Solid dose forms, and normal primary batteries. The few liquid drugs stay in the fridge.

Freezers donít cause condensation. Condensation is caused when...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-04-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
Thai patient, treated with multiple antivirals,...

Thai patient, treated with multiple antivirals, and survived. Just a clue.

US 1st case was treated with fluids, ibuprofen, and APAP until he developed pneumonia, then treated with antibiotics (...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-04-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,012
Posted By country_boy
There not sterile either. That’s why you use...

There not sterile either. That’s why you use them ( if you choose to use them)behind a sterile dressing, which should address any chemical issue- though I suspect a wound is no worse than a vagina...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-04-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By country_boy
I think the second comma was a mistake. However,...

I think the second comma was a mistake. However, a steaming pot of coffee poured into a disposable cup is pretty safe- the typical hanging office coffee cups are ripe for contamination.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-04-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
While I donít agree with any of the above, the...

While I donít agree with any of the above, the CDC did file a EUA for the reagents used in the PCR tests. Soon as FDA signs off, reagents can ship to state health departments. I know from previous...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-04-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
I agree with the start showing, but the biggest...

I agree with the start showing, but the biggest risk of transmission is when a non hospitalized patient is most symptomatic- ie when his coughing, sneezing and runny nose is the worst. Thats going...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By country_boy
So just to be clear, thatís just posted on CDCís...

So just to be clear, thatís just posted on CDCís website- and itís a list of NIOSH approved surgical N-95s.

These are only on the list if a manufacturer wants them to be tested. 3M used to have...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
At worse, itís somewhere in between- contagious...

At worse, itís somewhere in between- contagious but asymptomatic .

I thank they already beleve this is the case. BTW the 14 days is a worst case number- according to the CDC:

The incubation...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-03-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
BTW, Iíd never escort someone from the passenger...

BTW, Iíd never escort someone from the passenger seat- way too easy for them to miss a Aircraft pushing back ( you look for wing walkers who are not particularly close to the traffic lanes), leave a...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-02-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,463
Posted By country_boy
Are you sure? That’s so bizarre for a terminal...

Are you sure? That’s so bizarre for a terminal cleaning person to have a SIDA badge, much less AOA access. Managers, sure they might need to haul something out there- you sure she’s a cleaning...
Forum: Coronavirus 02-02-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By country_boy
Alcohol wipe is the easiest readily available...

Alcohol wipe is the easiest readily available answer. A chlorhex disinfectant may leave a residual, but 90% alcohol isnít going to hurt the phone.

With 8 infected people in the US, you didnít...
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