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by Confucius
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 39
Views: 614

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

As it happens, I owe Uncle Sam 1200 this year, so pulling the old uno reverse card trick...


The other 1200, idk, either throw it in savings or buy some company stock, it's quite undervalued right now, and once demand returns, could see that netting a few grand...
by Confucius
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: COVID-19 Thread

moab wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:17 am
Do you think we'll get to the point where they ban travel state to state?
If they're seriously considering opening some areas up in the very near future, I feel like it's unavoidable...
by Confucius
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11161

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Well, 2 week lockdown in Montana...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: COVID-19 Thread

boskone wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
flybynight wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 am
U.S. now has the third highest number of covid19 infected in the world. Right behind Italy
What is that as a proportion of the population, though? Seems like a more useful metric; the US does have 5 or so times Italy's population.
166/million for the US vs 1144 for Italy
by Confucius
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Yeah, it feels the way most places have gone through with "lockdowns" is pretty counterproductive. They should really be enforcing a max occupancy for stores. Folks are getting so stir crazy they're going to the grocery store more often just to get out of the house. Crazy packed even now that most o...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99394

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I, ah, gassed up the car again even though it was only down a quarter of a tank. No evidence I can see that any kind of fuel shortage is in the offing. But I'm just anxious in general lately and keeping the car topped off seems to help. It would be a distribution failure if that were to happen, not...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Well... It's in the top ten causes of death for the US...

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by Confucius
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Threw this together because I was curious about the effects of the lockdown in Italy. Doesn't really seem to have done a whole heck of a lot yet...

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by Confucius
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 1258

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

FlashDaddy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:04 am
This is true of Grabagun.comwhich also adds "Firearm Shipments to PA & CA are Paused". Not sure what is going on there.
Both are under lockdown. Would have to look at the specific exemptions, but I'd be surprised if FFLs meet their definition of "life sustaining retail"
by Confucius
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11161

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Fucking weird time to be living in. My work (an oil refinery) just distributed stickers to put on our badges so we can show police if the city gets quarantined...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

About two weeks ago I made a prediction in this thread about how things would look in two weeks. How did I do? ... In the data so far, the lag has been pretty consistent: the number of known outcomes was approximately the total number of cases from two weeks prior. If that trend holds, in about two...
by Confucius
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 599
Views: 11161

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Six cases in Montana. Weird mix of "it's a hoax/flu" and "OMG the world is ending" restaurants and bars are packed, shelves are getting stripped quick.


Every local facebook page is completely intolerable now. Just constant bitching about people hoarding toilet paper.
by Confucius
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Bolsonaro is positive a few days after meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

https://www.foxnews.com/world/brazil-bo ... oronavirus


Man, you think the markets have been hit hard now, just imagine Trump testing positive...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Welp, travel and trade banned with Europe. Just travel from the EU. The UK is not closed off for the time being. Trade of goods is not restricted. You could be forgiven for making that mistake if you listened to the speech announcing travel restrictions: "and these prohibitions will not only apply ...
by Confucius
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Italy reported more deaths today than the worst day in China


Eesh
by Confucius
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Few things about Germany that may be contributing to the 0 deaths so far: - They have a ton of ICU beds, something like 3x per capita compared to the USA. Hospitalization is apparently pretty important with this disease, because folks can go from minimal symptoms to needing oxygen within hours. - Mo...
by Confucius
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

This is what worries me: Status of the cases in Italy: https://i.imgur.com/e5gUa8W.jpg From top to bottom: Deceased (2.6%) Intensive Care (9.3%) Symptomatic in Hospital (35.5%) Home Quarantine (48.1%) Recovered (4.4%) Even if most of those symptomatic folks could just be symptomatic at home in a wid...
by Confucius
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

by Confucius
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: I want to spend $100 on rice, black beans and...? Need help locating it.
Replies: 30
Views: 810

Re: I want to spend $100 on rice, black beans and...? Need help locating it.

Go to a hispanic market. Big bags of white rice and pinto beans. Super cheap. Pick up a big jug of oil while you're at it and salt. May not be the tastiest, but you can live a long time on a hundred bucks of that. Most hispanic markets will have bags of dried spices cheap too. Onion and garlic powde...
by Confucius
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

2% death rate may not sound alarming. But if everyone in US gets it. 2% x 300,000,000 = 6,000,000 That’s a lot of American deaths. That's 2% with relatively few infected. In China at least, upwards of 10% of infections ended up on ventilators. There's just not the medical infrastructure to support ...
by Confucius
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: coleman "white gas" and my 2 stroke generator...
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: coleman "white gas" and my 2 stroke generator...

Very much going to depend on the compression ratio of the engine too. I actually work at an oil refinery. For shits and giggles I just looked up the octane of our straight run Naptha, last sample was 56. Might successfully run in a small, low compression engine, but anything remotely resembling a mo...
by Confucius
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

New confirmed case in Japan, symptoms developed while he was in Hawaii https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200214/k10012286491000.html According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, it has been confirmed that men in their 60s living in Aichi Prefecture are infected with the new coronavirus. ...
by Confucius
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 29944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Another H2H transmission in the US, Husband to Wife again.

https://twitter.com/AaronGroffTV/status ... 3397550080

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