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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Till last night, I had not really heard of Billie Eilish! In passing references, I had thought that the radio and such were referring to some guy called Billy Irish! Then to my surprise, I found out that it's actually a young girl with green tinted hair! Sucks to be older and outta the swag loop!
     
  2. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    There's a family of 5-6 in China who all tested positive for 2019-nCoV after visiting with relatives from Wuhan. The 10 year old was asymptomatic, but popping him in the scanner showed his lungs had signs of pneumonia.

    They've confirmed multiple cases of 2nd and 3rd generation transmission. That's why I stated that we'll know for sure in about 2 weeks.

    There are still a lot of flights coming in from China. The mayor of Wuhan stated that a few million residents had left the city for Chinese New Year, before the quarantine took effect, and we aren't flagging the flights that aren't directly from Wuhan.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...holding-information-coronavirus-outbreak.html

    Not trying to start a panic, but keep your ears to the ground. If you're in a position to do so, consider stocking up on essentials ahead of time. A little extra stored food/provisions and sanitary products won't hurt, and are things that will be used anyway, even if this ends up blowing over fairly quickly.

    If we DO see a sudden jump in cases here in the next 10-14 days, the news cycle will blast it 24/7, and folks trying to stock up then, will be competing with the panicked hordes.

    The rate of increase in numbers in China is alarming. The CDC's statements of "low-risk to US citizens at this time"...

    - the incubation period for 2019-nCoV seems to be as long as 10-14 days
    - infected persons are contagious before becoming symptomatic. Some infected may not even become symptomatic, but are still contagious
    - an increasing number of doctors and other healthcare workers in Wuhan, are confirmed to have caught 2019-nCoV while tending to patients
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
  3. Phoynix

    Phoynix Basic Member Basic Member

    323
    Dec 21, 2013
    Its more infectious then SARS, both SARS/MERS Primary transmission was by droplets. The Chinese have claimed its airborne for more then a week. You are right in that we are at about the time people should start showing symptoms.

    on that note now a 110 new suspected cases are currently being tested in the USA.
     
  4. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    368
    Jan 6, 2018
    I got my Uppababy stroller lesson a couple years ago.
     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Just had a crazy observation. It has only been 2020 for 28 days. Ho Lee fuk this decade is dragging out...
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    High entropy.
     
  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    The boy asked for a sous vide setup for Christmas, so of course we obliged...where has this been all my life?! Never doing another steak any other way:cool:

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  8. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I sort of watched the news last night. The breathless talking head said that face masks have sold out in many areas. The CDC says not to bother. A face mask will not protect you from the Coronavirus.

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  9. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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    ...mine will...
     
  10. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I’d like to get one of those plague doctor masks and modernize it by filling the nose with some kind of baffles with nano-structured antimicrobial surfaces, covered with tiny spikes that physically rip the pathogens apart as they tumble over the surfaces through the baffles. Ingesting and breathing the torn up viruses might even inoculate me. Actually, maybe just filling the nose of the mask with baffles made of dragonfly wings would be easiest.
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    edit- actually I think the spikes on dragonfly wings might be too big to rip up viruses
     
  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    ETA: I think that someone was wearing that tuca-bird mask in my fave hedonistic flick Eyes Wide Shut.

    ETA2: Come to think of it, I think that mask will go down really well in KSA since the burka already exists. Maybe you're onto a huge money-maker here Eric :)
     
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  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Nothing in this world is ever final—no one ever ends—we keep on bouncing back and forth in time, we go on and on ad infinitum.
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  13. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
  15. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    fill mine with waffles please
     
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  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I bet maple syrup covered waffles are amazing at particulate capture...high surface area, extra tacky;)
     
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  17. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Thanks for questioning the man Mat, that one just passed me by.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Oh man you guys are a trip. That's just a DEF that didn't make it.

    my random thought for the day. I genuinely enjoy and appreciate late 20th century Japanese engineering and manufacturing. it is a joy to work on these things, they're both simple yet fantastically refined.
     
  19. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I like this point of yours. I think it is a well-accepted fact that three dimensional entities like us don't perceive time in its entirety. To us it's linear and moves in one direction, but basic physics and math tells us that in reality it's not. The beauty of this of course is that anyone who has ever lived will have always have lived. And in a way that's immortality. If you were ever born and breathed, that is a point in the space-time Continuum that is permanent.
     
  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
     
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