Marauder

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  1. You calling my wife smut? Really? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Here’s what a bigger leak looks like: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. He’s just faster at Googling than the rest of us. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  5. Here are some pictures of my failure of my 630053-511 Did a nice job of torching the plug. Interestingly only this riser is showing this kind of deterioration of the inner wall. The risers are all the same age. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. They found a cure for COVID-19. Or is that “fake news”? I get confused easily these days... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Actually we hope you do an event this summer. It would be nice to travel to somewhere else than our annual pilgrimage to Quakertown. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Happen to know a little bit about this. My son is camping out at John Hopkins (may need to rescue him at one point since Amazon food delivery in Baltimore is lagging - big time). If you look at the sources section, you will notice that the typical sources are there WHO, CDC, etc. They also gather information from “other sources” like Twitter, news services releases, etc. When they discover new cases through one of those “other” sources, their practice is validate it through a validated source (local health department, CDC, etc.). So, there may be a lag from a news source and it being reported in the dashboard. Since I live in Delaware with Danb and 12 other people, it is pretty easy to see that the news reports of new cases precede the Hopkin’s dashboard by roughly a day or two. Their mechanism is explained here: https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. That graph is showing the onset not necessarily the number of actual cases (look at the footnote). When HCPs talk about the “curve”, they are looking at the confirmed cases. Those are known cases and have nothing to do with mortality. Here is China’s curve: I’d say we still have a ways to go to flatten the U.S. curve: Data is from 9:46 AM EST today. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I don’t normally post anymore and if you read some of the threads on this site lately, you know why. I would like to give you a perspective from someone who manages people in Singapore, Spain, Denmark, Italy, China, the United States and few other places in this world. The reason China, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea are fairing better is they have a disciplined culture. Of course some of that discipline is placed on them. But none the less, they took this situation seriously from the start and reacted accordingly. Taiwan was the role model in this pandemic but Singapore’s DEFCON approach also was solid. China is opening back up for business. I have an employee in Singapore who’s spouse is traveling to China for business. What discipline is applied? Upon arrival in China, they are sequestered, go through a medical screening and if okay, they are handed a barrier suite, mask, gloves and are bussed to a hotel where they are isolated for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks and they are clean, they can conduct business in China. Upon their return to Singapore they reverse the process. My employee is pleased they will see their spouse in 42 days. That is a discipline. Hell, in this country we can’t even get Hank to buy into ADS-B, how well do you think this discipline will be accepted by Americans? I was on a briefing last night on China. Wuhan’s Hubei is still locked down but other provinces are relaxing restrictions. Wuhan only reported 1 new case last week and it is expected their restrictions will be relaxed shortly. This is a country that has been in lockdown mode since before the beginning a year. They have flattened the curve but are standing on top of that curve. As for Italy comments, wow! The reason Northern Italy was hit hard was not only because of an elderly population (oldest population behind Japan) but because Northern Italy is a favorite ski resort for people all around the world. And by the time they recognized what was happening, it was already entrenched and soon overwhelmed the medical capacity. My Italian employee’s father is a physician. They certainly are not attributing all deaths to the virus, in fact they need to know the cause to help determine whether untested deaths are virus related. And for you, it’s a “normal flu” people. You don’t convert ice rinks to morgues in a “normal flu” season. This is a “novel” virus. There ain’t no cure (asked the guy who died taking chloroquine phosphate thinking it could ward off the virus). The best we can hope for is containment until we have good treatments and a vaccine (and let’s pray it doesn’t mutate too many times). And for you members of Darwin’s Club. Please, by all means, go out with Lt. Governor Patrick and get yourself infected. The rest of us monkeys will be watching from the trees. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. You do a stealth mission to Delaware and steal mine while I am hold up like a 1930s bank robber? Based on what I saw when I looked at mine, I wonder if it can be welded. It is a pretty small area, but the attachment is the area around the blue shaft. Also, can a small flat washer and screw drilled into the middle work? I’ll let the mechanical geniuses comment. I’m too busy counting my latest haul of toilet paper. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. The spring provides an over center pressure that keeps the lever outright when you flip it up. Can’t tell from your picture because it’s blurry, but it looks like the attachment point has sheared off of the blue inner shaft. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. See if this helps any. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro