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05-30-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,370
Posted By skidder

I might be retired. My department director...

I might be retired. My department director mentioned corporate admin is looking at severance packages for those within 3 years of retirement age, and I'm in that group. Probably happen in Q1 of the...
05-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think there are a lot of factors and that means...

I think there are a lot of factors and that means no one number is going to be universally correct and safe.

How long you spend in an infected person's presence and how close are like sides of a...
05-28-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Odd, I tried making a martini and it turned out...

Odd, I tried making a martini and it turned out tasting like hand sanitizer. :twitchy: I now drink Manhattans. :)
05-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By nycphotography

Foreshortening. ...

Foreshortening.

https://www.google.com/search?q=foreshortening
05-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I tried to make hand sanitizer but it came out as...

I tried to make hand sanitizer but it came out as a martini.
05-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Helderberg

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is...

It's nice that you can do this for them. It is nicer that you do. Good for you.
Be safe, Frank.
05-26-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,348
Posted By wgscott

Conspiracy theories seek to explain essentially...

Conspiracy theories seek to explain essentially random events (like a disease outbreak) in terms of a hidden agenda implemented by powerful people (often ones whose own identity is also hidden). ...
05-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The anti-vaxx movement is stupid, harmful, and...

The anti-vaxx movement is stupid, harmful, and dangerous. I mean with vaccines that have been used to inoculate hundreds of millions of people, some of them in use for decades. They've demonstrated...
05-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By livedarklions

I've been riding with a regular face mask in my...

I've been riding with a regular face mask in my pocket in case I have to get off the bike and go in somewhere or run into an unexpected crowding situation. Maybe just try that first and see if you...
05-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By livedarklions

If you're riding on country roads where there are...

If you're riding on country roads where there are few people, following social distancing rules is so easy there's no need for face protection of any kind. The face protection for outdoors is...
05-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By skookum

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Poster describing Japanese methods to reduce spread of the virus.
05-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By Kapusta

My sceptacism about group rides comes from my...

My sceptacism about group rides comes from my experience riding occasionally with one other person, and also from what I observe (and sociologists observe) in group dynamics. And also from the few...
05-24-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By Hokiedad4

Thanks. Our plan is to start with small groups...

Thanks. Our plan is to start with small groups (<5), maintain distancing, require masks at stops, etc. We're using online ride check-in (Wild Apricot). You're correct that this is more of a challenge...
05-22-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By livedarklions

I see it a lot, it's one scenario we tend to...

I see it a lot, it's one scenario we tend to overlook. I'm riding on the right side of the road, FRAP. Car behind me decides to speed up and go way into the opposite direction lane to pass me instead...
05-22-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,537
Posted By Road Fan

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your...

I think it doesn't take an expert to know your chances of this disease are low if you don't ride too close, but I don't think anyone including we random Internetizens knows enough to make any...
05-22-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By gsteinb

movies last night ...

movies last night

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05-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By livedarklions

She never actually claimed how often it happened...

She never actually claimed how often it happened to her, so yeah, I think it was a bit of gratuitous "messenger killing" on your part to speculate about whether she was "part of the problem".

I...
05-21-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By skookum

I've seen lots of obnoxious cyclists. Not a...

I've seen lots of obnoxious cyclists. Not a majority, to be sure, but there is a certain demographic who appear to take great pride in it.
05-21-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Most of the people I've seen are...

:foo:

Most of the people I've seen are keeping "social distancing" when out and about.

Let's try to keep this in perspective a bit.

Oregon has had a total of 3,801 confirmed cases out of a...
05-20-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By rumrunn6

Oh interesting. I recently received an email from...

Oh interesting. I recently received an email from my favorite dune-top beach restaurant that they are opening this weekend for takeout only. But their food was never an attraction aside from the...
05-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By BNSF

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down...

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down hills" riding on the sidewalks, or are the pedestrians walking in the road?
05-20-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, looks promising but not yet definitive....

Thanks, looks promising but not yet definitive. Looking forward to developments on that research.
05-19-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

A friend of mine who developed polycythemia vera...

A friend of mine who developed polycythemia vera found that he no longer got altitude sickness.

However, people who have polycythemia vera typically die from the blood clots. My friend has...
05-19-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 613
Posted By nomadmax

I agree that the boom in bicycle sales will pass;...

I agree that the boom in bicycle sales will pass; Americans love their wheelchairs (aka cars & trucks). The upside for me and other enthusiasts is that in 12-18 months there will be some screaming...
05-19-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,348
Posted By wgscott

Or you could just apply very basic critical...

Or you could just apply very basic critical thinking skills.

One remarkably illuminating test is to just ask "under what conditions would the proponent accept that their theory is refuted by the...
05-18-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 613
Posted By wgscott

Bicycles are the new toilet paper

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/apr/22/bicycles-are-the-new-toilet-paper-bike-sales-boom-as-coronavirus-lockdown-residents-crave-exercise'Bicycles are the new toilet paper': bike sales...
05-18-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By berner

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I...

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I drove past two closed gyms. Even before the pandemic there were a noticeable number of closed businesses as a result of the last recession. A small...
05-18-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By wgscott

I think the company is legit. The problem resides...

I think the company is legit. The problem resides with the lack of any ethical standards in this government.

mRNA vaccines are a very promising technology.
05-18-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By genec

And so far, no zombies... Of course, as...

And so far, no zombies... Of course, as always... wait 31 days.
05-18-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By gregf83

I'm getting a little skeptical of these early...

I'm getting a little skeptical of these early press releases which I suspect are aimed primarily at investors. We saw similarly encouraging press releases from Oxford's Jenner institute. Subsequent...
05-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By genec

Positive news in early stage vaccine development

This is early human trials testing. The big question is whether the antibodies form a suitable resistance to later infection.



Business Insider: Moderna coronavirus vaccine releases first...
05-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By wgscott

Or the out-of-shape: ...

Or the out-of-shape: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/coronavirus-young-people.html
05-17-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By gsteinb

thank you. I'm a little slow on the uptake today

thank you. I'm a little slow on the uptake today
05-17-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By gregf83

You need to insert the slang term for native...

You need to insert the slang term for native Australians into the link. It's week old news granting Abott emergency use authorization for an anti-body test.
Time to get a more intelligent censor...
05-17-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 196
Posted By genec

FDA approves new test...

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/coronavirus-fda-grants-emergency-use-authorization-****tt-labs-antibody-test.html

A new test, and in these volumes could certainly be a game changer.
05-14-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Hondo Gravel

After a sweaty bike ride the cats make me a human...

After a sweaty bike ride the cats make me a human popsicle. I have no choice in the matter. If I start growing fangs and start going meow and purring then I’m infected. So be it. I’m starting to...
05-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By wgscott

One of the problems is completely pro-vaccine...

One of the problems is completely pro-vaccine folks are staying away from the healthcare system for totally legitimate reasons. Our dog is now late (a few days) for her vaccines, too. They need to...
05-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By berner

Hands Across The Sea

I've been reading news papers much more frequently than usual because they have more detail than other news outlets. Some stories are more interesting than others. In the NY Times today: 170 years...
05-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By CycleryNorth81

Men may be more prone to the corona virus...

Men may be more prone to the corona virus infection due to the ACE2 enzyme.
...
05-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Progesterone

I don't have a link, it's on the radio, and I need to do some work once my code finishes building.

It's become clear that men fare worse than women, in terms of covid outcomes. Nobody knows why...
05-12-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Olefeller77

As in some other places, inmates may be trying to...

As in some other places, inmates may be trying to up the infection rate to get early releases. Just seen an article in the paper the other day about that going on. Note- I did read that in a...
05-11-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If 90% of the people treated with HC recover, the...

If 90% of the people treated with HC recover, the death rate is about 1%, and it isn't a life long infection like AIDS (meaning you either die or recover), then that's a damning claim.
05-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

I've belatedly realized that there are many...

I've belatedly realized that there are many occupations we rely on to keep the wheels turning. I'm specifically referring to to transit workers and many others who can't work from home. Bless them...
05-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

Medical Pros Are Heros

The NY Times is running a series on the medical pros, the MDs, nurses and others in emergency rooms and ICUs dealing with infection at the risk of their own and their family's well being. The series...
05-11-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By etherhuffer

Double Whammy

Just an FYI. At the onset of the coronavirus my technician's husband became quite ill. After a week of fever he was admitted to the hospital. The upshot, he had H1N1. 12 days in hospital, a month on...
05-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By RubeRad

I don't. That article just says '0 deaths in 14...

I don't. That article just says '0 deaths in 14 days', I don't know if there are any qualifiers that would set an (appropriately?) lower bar for more populous counties.
05-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By RubeRad

That said, as tragic as that situation is, a few...

That said, as tragic as that situation is, a few bits of silver lining:

* 100% of prisoners are being tested
* Only 2 deaths (so far)
* 82 recovered

And perhaps most importantly, this is an...
05-09-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By skookum

That is how China beat it. I can't see that kind...

That is how China beat it. I can't see that kind of policy working in other countries.
05-09-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By FBOATSB

I think rates of infection are going to roller...

I think rates of infection are going to roller coaster with hotspots popping up here and there for the duration of this pandemic. While you can somewhat control US borders, state and local borders...
05-07-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,764
Posted By 79pmooney

I didn't ask but she is pretty both savvy and...

I didn't ask but she is pretty both savvy and stays up on the current medicine. I did make it clear when this happened. She will know the results in 24 hours. If negative, I'll ask her.

I'm...
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