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by williaty
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 29832

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

In St Louis more people than ever are wearing masks in stores. Several stores, like Menards, Best Buy and Micro Center demand masks to enter. My sweetie was in Menards last weekend and police was actually called to ask a man to leave the store who wasn't properly masked. Which seems a little extrem...
by williaty
Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Either way you are still making assumptions based upon the Chinese not coming up with anything different such as figuring out a way to cover their tracks by hiding what a researcher would normally look for. This is pure hubris. It's far less absurd than, in the complete, utter, and total absence of...
by williaty
Sun May 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

lurkshere wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:28 pm
It's an RNA virus.
Yeah, I wasn't paying enough attention when I was writing. I'm so used to my friend's gene-editing work being in DNA that I sort of default to that because that's what I hear babbled about several days a week :lol:
by williaty
Sun May 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

The stuff I've read said "there is not evidence of engi because when we asked our datasets what would be the optimal way of attacking a human, we got a different attack method than the virus uses." The simplest rebuttal is "Wuhan might be using a different data set than your model used. Especially ...
by williaty
Mon May 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

That said IMO the origin/evolution of the virus itself (whether man made or natural) is irrelevant as to the question of was it used as a weapon. If it is man made that does not mean it was developed as weapon and if natural that does not mean it cannot be used as a weapon. The current claim I see ...
by williaty
Mon May 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

2008 according to Snopes. But Snopes also says the virus is not man made. Which is uncertain. Genetic assay of SARS-CoV-2 shows it to be unbelievably unlikely to be man made. The genome lacks telltales of deliberate modification and has a lot of the traits of natural evolution. SARS-CoV-2 is about ...
by williaty
Sun May 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?

Hmm, that's not a bad idea. We do own the place, so we can get destructive/creative. Right now, I'm considering taking a solid core interior door, cutting it down to fit the tiiiiiny closet I have, then using a proper deadbolt in that. It's an outswinging door, so I could reinforce the stops so anyo...
by williaty
Sun May 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?

Due to some good fortune, I now have guns I have no place to store securely. In the long run, I'd like to get a SturdySafe as they're the cheapest thing I've found that actually would give someone a hard time getting into it. However, that good fortune I mentioned didn't come with 2 grand to buy a s...
by williaty
Fri May 01, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

We did just get a fairly low price on a Generac propane-only generator to make 240V to power the well pump but that's the hardest-starting small engine I've ever used. There's no way my wife could start it and it nearly kills me on a good day (I have spinal problems and have a lot of not good days)...
by williaty
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

We had a Clicklist pickup at Kroger today. None of the meat we had on our order was fulfilled. My wife went in and there was literally nothing in the meat section except the veggie fakes. Drove to a 2nd Kroger about 10mi away and they had some frozen fish and some whole chickens with bones in and so...
by williaty
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

In early January, when I saw China's manufacturing was getting all messed up, one of the things I worried about 6-9-12 months down the line was the economic fallout, supply chain shortages, and likely infrastructure problems. So we took the hardware we had from back in the "if we lose power, our hou...
by williaty
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Just tried to buy a second freezer for the garage. Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and Best Buy are all sold out until the middle of July at the earliest. Even the few that were on Craigslist have all been sold, including ones that needed repairs. About 5 weeks ago, I had the same experience. No new f...
by williaty
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 29832

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

100% correct. Which is an unprecedented move by the CDC. This wasn't done a couple years ago for H1N1, despite having a pretty high death count. Which makes many skeptical. Maybe every one of those 3,700 people had covid. Maybe some died of the flu or something else. Maybe all of them did. When the...
by williaty
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Just out of curiosity...did you read this in full before you posted it? Yes, I did and I freely admit that I'm not a financial expert so there's really none of it I'm qualified to critique. Does your overall objection boil down to economic fortune tellers are now predicting an even worse downturn t...
by williaty
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

This study: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561934 shows a net economic gain of $5.2 Trillion via the social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders compared letting the economy run wide open and having the pandemic burn like Australia (jesus, that was only a couple of month...
by williaty
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 29832

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

I do not know about Stercutus but I doubt that claim for the simple reason that the intense heat and UV light in the summer causes bare skin to sunburn in ~15 minutes. I cannot imagine a virus that could be alive after an hour in the July sun in LA. Fewer contaminated surfaces should logically tran...
by williaty
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 29832

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

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:50 pm
The expert talking heads say the warm weather will not affect the virus like influenza.
They are wrong.
Really? What magic expert hat gives you information that epidemiologists don't have?
by williaty
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 377854

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Do you reload? Might do the math on a couple boxes of loaded bullets, and reloading supplies. If you're only shooting, say, 3-5 rounds a year, it might be practical to just reload. Just to point out an option (and not necessarily dissuading you against an AR, but rather offering a potentially less ...
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 377854

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

The sticky wicket with 350 legend is it uses 9mm (.355") bullets instead of .357 bullets, so there are very few choices that hold up to the velocity for hunting. I've been hitting the research pretty hard. Seems like companies are loading both .355" and .357" bullets into their .350 Legend cartridg...
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 377854

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Hmm.. maybe not. Just found a good numbers-based analysis of the 3 calibers. They're pretty similar in terms of killing power (though with the .350 L at the low end of the pack) but the recoil of the .350 L is way, way lower than the other two. That's a big deal honestly.
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 377854

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

After another day of reading, that's pretty much the list everyone is talking about: .350 Legend .450 Bushmaster .500 Beowulf I'm trying to figure out if there's really a meaningful difference between them to a noob like me. Looks like they're all going to be better than the 20ga slug I'd otherwise ...
by williaty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7887
Views: 377854

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Can an AR-15 upper be built chambered in something that would meet the following regulation?
All straight-walled cartridge calibers from a minimum of .357 to a maximum of .50.
by williaty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52516

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Found this on Reddit a few days ago titled, "If only someone had warned us sooner" https://preview.redd.it/quwx10n0z4o41.jpg?width=768&auto=webp&s=f06d66f9d6c72263f721542c83a0a1f871deeb8a If anyone wants to read the article, the full text PDF is available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
by williaty
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 969
Views: 29832

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

How are you guys handling de-contaminating groceries once you get them home?

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