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    What's on your mind?

    My immune system seems to like alcohol - probably just as well - saw Dimple was on special Ev, be getting some tomorrow, I hope.... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Y'know, hand sanitizer I can kinda grok - never even went looking for it, been using the excess of shaving stuff I have here, last me months, seems to be a family thing to give it to me for Christmas etc It has all the good stuff in it and is already liquid so no ache. But TP - ... fucked in the head morons... Saw a guy last time I shopped, Asian I hate to say, clutching a 24 pack and two packs of tissues, looked at him and asked him just what the fuck his problem was : "We run out" was all he had to say before he scurried away... I highly doubt it, the lack of education in significant portions of our population beggars imagination... BTW, the 'net is buckling under the pressure, when this is over we need a new deal on the fucked up NBN, like fibre to the household and none of this node shit. I dunno if Leo is even monitoring but I told you so, wanker... He never understood that the Net is evolution in motion and as fast as it is built out it is used up, only ubiquitous fibre will let us get ahead of it. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Santiago is not downtown Sydney but never the less, might give one pause "Here puddy cat.. . " Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    ...doesn't take long for wild life to take over... https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/deer-take-over-east-london-streets-left-deserted-by-coronavirus-lockdown/news-story/7883ae6026c7751c6d9c0b60b29ed836 Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hmm, Under normal circumstances no, the island is pretty much a fortress but very well supplied, they can easily provide for a couple of carrier groups and the big USAF base. However these are not normal times. Usually supplies come in via a mix of sea and air, predominately the former. There is nothing to say that crews of supply ships at sea are not also feeling the affects of the virus and USAF bases have been reporting their own cases which could impact air supply. I have not been there in decades but I doubt it has changed much - very artificial environment, even the local population stays pretty much at static numbers - it's just a water restricted military base in the end. It is really quite amazing how the consequences of this virus are impacting in unexpected manners globally. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    It's much worse on a carrier, triple and even quad stacked bunks and hot-bed sharing. The uptick is a much younger population but by no means all being the hyper-fit the USN likes to portray. Cheers y
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Thanks for the update , had not seen that. I suppose the captain has been fired after they docked which leaves open whether it was a scheduled visit or not although it appears it may be. There is no way the TR can stay on alert with a crew down to 1,000 and there is no way Guam can handle that sort of an influx of potential CV cases. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Interesting first salvo across the bows of the Trump floundering machine by Joe Biden's campaign: https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/us-navy-removes-captain-after-virus-plea/news-story/c334468ff59c0426b25112df43ee8a65#itm=newscomau|news|right-now-in-|1|Removal of navy captain 'poor judgment'|index|world&itmt=1585887830986 The name of the carrier is not there but I'd assume it is the Theodore Roosevelt which declared CV on board a few days ago although it continues on station in the Pacific fleet so far as I'm aware. Seems to be more of the same of Trump wanting to keep the lid on CV when actually it is breaking out everywhere in his country and amongst U.S. forces overseas. CV on a carrier would be a very bad scenario, around 5,000 sailors packed in much tighter than on a cruise ship, it will likely spread very fast, especially among a mix group of personnel in terms of average fitness. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That can be Darwin for you this time of year, I still remember it. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I do believe there can be a degree of psychosomatic influence going on as well. I spent a part of yesterday with my sister, who like myself has been essentially self-isolating with a very low prospect of being infected. I've had a bit of a sniffle with a scratchy throat for a few weeks, no idea why, was ignoring it. But after she dropped me off I suddenly had those symptoms coming to the fore and had to have a rather stern talk to myself Woke up just the same, no progress, therefore almost certainly psychosomatic. Weird feeling though - with the bombardment of CV information it does not take much imagination to be hyper-aware of the least potential symptoms. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I guess anything can be better than nothing but social distancing in a supermarket is basically a fallacy. They've been shrinking the aisles for years so now you just have to pass directly by people, often slowly because there is the inevitable slow shopper or someone trying to re-stock. Any thought of keeping 1.5 meters away from people is La-La land. Granted, quick interactions and likely nothing to be concerned over but any time you go out and go into a store right now you are rolling the dice. I really can't get too concerned about it, I go out in flu season, I was up in Asia during SARS but it is something to acknowledge. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Hmm, Funny really, a full mask is just that, seals at the neck usually, which is probably easier but these are really just breathing masks. I'd suggest if YOU are unwell but need to go out, wear one, but if you expect it to protect you much from unwell people around you, dream on. My bro wears his to protect him from inhaling paint dust but he still get a bit to contend with on a long job. Fortunately he has never smoked but he still has a bit of lung reduction, then again he is 64. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    N95 rings a bell. However I've seen lots of pics, especially of kids, wearing them where they are not covering their nose - seems like a waste of time. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yeah, Coles were doing that in a very friendly fashion today and proactively cleaning all the shopping baskets. I'd guess with the best will in the world it's going to be to a degree hit or miss but full marks for effort. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I would not know enough about them to comment, in general I had always thought of them as being more to protect others from my potentially being unwell - at least that is the way it seems to usually be in Japan. However the masks my brother uses are rated N-something and they are worn to protect him or his workers from paint and sanding dust so the opposite wuld apply. That said, it's not exactly rocket science, I guess they work both ways. Thing is my bro works frequently with airless sprayguns and the rebound from those is incredibly fine so I guess more than adequate protection. If anyone was thinking of a virus stopping mask, no way, this is about droplets. In an L4 lab they do not breath the lab air at all, basically they are in a space suit. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's what I thought, local pharmacy certainly doesn't have any. I wasn't particularly looking any way, if I ever need some my bro has oodles being a painter and decorator. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I suppose technically I'm at or close to being in the definition of an oldie but I plain and simply do not think that way. However a few months living with my mother has me completely understanding how they do think. I don't really mind a bit of staying in doors but then again I've worked from home for years, but I saw exactly the same thing as Ry today when I ventured out for all the shopping I need for a few days, even the chatty Coles check-out girl remarked about it. Sadly the oldies are a part of what is not getting it, there is a bit at the other end of the age spectrum as well with the youth who think themselves invulnerable. However overall and within the limits of our society, which is very different to that of China, or even Italy, I do think we are doing ok thus far, just need to keep it up. By the way, where the hell do people buy masks anyway ? I have not seen them at Coles and in fact the only people I have thus far seen wearing them were Asians. It was much the same during SARS if I recall, they seem to be more of a stock item for Asians than for most others - different mores I suppose. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's good to hear - you never realise how useful your knees are until you bugger one up I've mentioned elsewhere my younger brother has pretty much worn his knees out, will have to wait now for elective surgery to be reinstated but he needs replacements. Shame about this social isolation stuff or I'd buy you a beer, will catch up when it passes. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Gee stadl, going to make a full recovery ? What did you do, a cartilage ? Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I think that was why I originally took it out. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Only ever bothered with extras, between glasses and a few ambo trips a couple of years ago I think I'm about even. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Those magnets are damned strong... To look on the bright side the USN has two carriers in the Pacific fleet with Covid on board leading to quarantine of sailors and the Russians have two missile subs quarantined in port with similar concerns. The Danish navy has also had to quarantine a sub. Keep this up and we could have disarmament by virus... Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I'm not suggesting anyone engineered anything, most likely an accidental release although the evidence with Swine Flu is as conclusive that it began in the U.S. as it is that CoVid began in China. We live on an increasingly congested planet and some of the population areas are becoming very congested which allows new viruses once introduced whether by accident or design to spread very quickly. I do think China was probably being very laisse faire in having its Level 4 lab in such a high population area but Atlanta is not exactly remote either.Within the constraints of a small island England is more sensible in having Porton Down somewhat secluded. It used to be more so but Salisbury has grown. I'm not aware that Australia has any exact equivalent to those facilities, most of our research seems to be at University level. Cheers
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Unless things have changed you sort of do, the Feds are your main force backed up by Military Police but neither outfit probably wants to around enforcing social distancing. Cheers
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    how crap is this government ?

    If you can turn it off. I don't recall when I set it up but I think MyGov for example it is mandatory. Cheers
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