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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:25:26 PM »
rot in hell, jeff sessions.

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / si se vende!
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:24:21 PM »

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: July 14, 2020, 07:45:19 PM »

These people are remarkably awful.

Essentially Flyertalk / Re: travel thread
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:25:53 PM »
lounges are gonna offer tests and credit cards will refund the test fees within 3 months.

Essentially Flyertalk / Re: travel thread
« on: July 14, 2020, 02:08:39 PM »
someone should start up a lab to just run expedited tests for travelers.

if you are doing any sort of isolation or contract tracing for positive cases, then yeah. I don't know what you are going to do unless we get testing ramped up (which isn't happening).

yeah, if they're going to pretend they care about transmission, then it's just going to be constant starting and stopping as people pop up with positive tests.

Essentially Flyertalk / Re: travel thread
« on: July 14, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Croatia is begging Americans to come visit rn

given delays on testing and receiving test results, this seems like it might be difficult to schedule.

“Persons arriving from a third-party country are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).
Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure. As of July 13, 2020.”

My sled rolled past 250000 miles the other day.  A rough ridin' quarter of a million miles.  It developed a tiny oil leak about a month ago.  Still no plans to get rid of it though.

i have an elantra at 274k and a 4runner at 260ishk.  probably going to replace both before too long, but pretty up in the air about with what and when.  seems like there are precious few deals on new cars now.  hopefully the elantra can make it till fall.

Numbers and stuff explaining what the data is showing so far.

good article.  i've been frustrated by the heterogeneity proponents refusal to consider that you would see very clear herd immunity impacts at low level of infection when interventions reduce the transmission rate.

Kansas State Football / Re: No 2020 College Football :-(
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:28:08 PM »
i think you have to sue to realize those benefits.

I think airplanes have much more controlled airflow than most buildings so I question how much good a HEPA filter does at a place with poor circulation. Of course, we have some serious HVAC folks here so I'll defer to them...

yeah, my admittedly very layman's understand of airline filtration would suggest that it would take much more than just throwing a hepa filter somewhere along the air's path to replicate an airplane's turnover and lack of crossflow.

but i think it could help.

and if something like building a box around a teacher with their own personal portable hepa device or three to protect them from people's virus-ridden progeny could be the difference between having in-person instruction and not, it seems like it'd be worth exploring, even if it's no substitute for controlling population-level transmission.

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:15:47 PM »
never heard of them.  i'll give them a try.

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« on: July 13, 2020, 04:32:13 PM »
i should maybe put this in the predictit thread.  there's probably going to be some opportunities for easy money in state bets in the time span between election day and the when the vote count is final.

yeah, me throwing ventilation in was a red herring.

masks allow much larger particles through and the evidence still indicates that they are effective in reducing transmission.  the virus is (mostly? entirely?) traveling along inside or on larger particles, not free floating, and filtration doesn't need to be 100% effective to reduce the risk of transmission.

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: July 13, 2020, 02:41:37 PM »

The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« on: July 13, 2020, 02:23:36 PM »
another devastating attack.  date the comeback to 7-13-2020.

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Kansas State Football / Re: No 2020 College Football :-(
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:42:18 PM »
Are there already practices in place in which universities would pay for all medical bills if an athlete got COVID-19?

yeah, student athletes get medical insurance.  at least scholarship athletes do.

There is zero way we can HEPA filter our way out of this. Seems like an HVAC moneygrab to be honest.

i'm not sure if anyone in the industry is saying HEPA is the answer. I mean HEPA can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns and covid is ~0.12 microns. It will inevitably capture SOME covid, but i think everyone knew from the onset that mechanical filtration was not ever going to be a solution.

At best its a placebo

that makes absolutely no sense.  i have no idea on the cost efficiency or the extent solutions can be added in to existing systems or anything like that, but when you have 1) very few infections traced to airplanes and 2) and estimated 20x reduction in infection risk outside compared to inside, the idea that improving circulation and filtration in building would have no effect on infection risk just doesn't match up with really anything we know.

i'd like to hear from anyone working in education in any capacity, but my initial expectation is that widespread teacher shortages will force distance learning on a lot of the school systems now planning on in-person education.

I'd like to change my vote please.

you voted 145-155k, iirc.  that still has a decent shot of coming in.

i hadn't looked at the models for a bit.  surprised that this (historically pretty good) model is saying infections are now matching spring numbers.

You can grow dry land corn now because of the incredible GMO.

i didn't know that.  thanks, monsanto!

Essentially Flyertalk / Re: travel thread
« on: July 12, 2020, 02:56:38 PM »
Aruba or Barbados for a month remote working? Aruba seemed more expensive but outside of any hurricane zone.

aruba has an indigenous rattlesnake.

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