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  1. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Didn't realize you were a Democrat V! :couchhide:

    Didn't realize you were a Democrat V! :couchhide:
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    This is the 'End Game' question. Once this is all...

    This is the 'End Game' question. Once this is all over, this is all that will matter. Was it worth it? Not sure there is a right answer. Like most things, it'll come down to one's perspective.
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    Labour or a miscarriage? I'm going to need to see...

    Labour or a miscarriage? I'm going to need to see a doctors note. Oh wait, there is one, death by CV. Next...
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    Sure, I can see Italy's aging population...

    Sure, I can see Italy's aging population contributing to their higher death rate. Just as I can see the USA's well established population with overall poor cardiovascular systems (ie fat people), not...
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    Thank you for the detailed response Space....

    Thank you for the detailed response Space. Sincerely appreciated.

    I agree on all points listed under, "In such situations, we need to:" Where I take issue, in reference to CV, I think we have a...
  6. Thread: Corona Virus

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    So why all the hoopla and makeshift morgues now?

    So why all the hoopla and makeshift morgues now?
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    Care to elaborate? Would it not be reasonable to...

    Care to elaborate? Would it not be reasonable to say, the 'modelers' are part of the research groups? Are you saying the modelers work in complete isolation from say the virologists with no input?
    ...
  8. Thread: Corona Virus

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    My work has laid people off and also given...

    My work has laid people off and also given furloughs. I'd say we're at 50-70% of what we were a month ago.

    Like you, I have work. If anything, busier than usual this time of year. Partly due to...
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    (Not specifically aimed at you Vin, just chose...

    (Not specifically aimed at you Vin, just chose this post since you are less 'triggery'.)


    What's the infection/mortality rate of the flu if we had no vaccine and/or treatment? Those flu stats...
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    Well, there goes that argument. :couchhide:814987

    Well, there goes that argument. :couchhide:814987
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    Has been a while since I took a course that...

    Has been a while since I took a course that covered UV sanitation, but I seem to remember a preference towards having the light shine on the evap coil, rather than the ductwork?

    That said, many of...
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    I think you've stumbled onto 'proof' that this CV...

    I think you've stumbled onto 'proof' that this CV thing is a hoax. Take a look at the symptoms of breathing O3 below. It's not CV at all, we have too much ozone!!! Lets all release some CFC...
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    Sticky: My wife and I hit 12 years of marriage on April...

    My wife and I hit 12 years of marriage on April 1st. That bit isn't a joke, we like to laugh at life and each other.

    Here's a pic of us getting ready to 'celebrate'. :)...
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    What you are describing is 'waste heat'. It only...

    What you are describing is 'waste heat'. It only represents 1% of the forces causing global warming. Where waste heat is more pronounced is the 'heat island effect' that can be observed around...
  15. Listening to 'poll-cats' is not a reliable source...

    Listening to 'poll-cats' is not a reliable source of information. ARP taught me that. :/

    https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
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    Is not this CV thing an evolutionary event...

    Is not this CV thing an evolutionary event happening before our very eyes? https://www.genengnews.com/news/coronavirus-evolved-naturally-and-is-not-a-laboratory-construct-genetic-study-shows/

    Our...
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    Remember that time we were all worried about a...

    Remember that time we were all worried about a measly 2 deg C temp rise by 2100? Man, hope when can get back to that 'easier' problem sooner than later.

    ......
    When it comes to climate change,...
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    LOL. Random caller on Rush's Ruse. Sounds...

    LOL. Random caller on Rush's Ruse. Sounds credible. Inconvenient truth time. Climate models have been overwhelmingly accurate....
  19. Thread: Corona Virus

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    This is exactly what I heard from my Chinese...

    This is exactly what I heard from my Chinese neighbour over the weekend. His (and wife's) family are all still in China.

    He said there is zero chance of the west being able to enforce such drastic...
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    So no alternative solution to replace models? How...

    So no alternative solution to replace models? How disappointing. :)

    Define "fine"! A bet needs to be based on a binary outcome for it to be valid.

    Regardless, why wait until 2040? Once the...
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    Unfortunately, in the case of modelling used to...

    Unfortunately, in the case of modelling used to predict CV outcomes, it will take a post-mortem to determine their accuracy. Fortunately, decades of climate research can already be reviewed... so far...
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    Is it safe to say you are biased against models?...

    Is it safe to say you are biased against models? :)

    If not models, what would you recommend? Prayer? Shooting in the dark? Oh wait, I know, good old conservative common sense?

    Can models be...
  23. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Have been using this for a consistent reference:...

    Have been using this for a consistent reference: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

    Heaps of info...
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    Well this is disappointing news. 'He' still owes...

    Well this is disappointing news. 'He' still owes me the bike I asked for in '79.

    I guess I'll have to buy it with my own money... which is a really hard thing for a 'liberal' to do! :gah:
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    LOL. WWE isn't fighting. It's stage theatre.

    LOL. WWE isn't fighting. It's stage theatre.
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    I'm afraid due to social distancing requirements,...

    I'm afraid due to social distancing requirements, all forms of live fighting are cancelled. Online gaming however is more popular than ever... May the combatant with the fastest fingers (and internet...
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    In the 80s we were going to freeze? That's an...

    In the 80s we were going to freeze? That's an interesting position to take.

    Please consider starting here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_cooling

    "Global cooling was a conjecture,...
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    [Cross reference to COVID - 19 thread. Moved here...

    [Cross reference to COVID - 19 thread. Moved here to limit disrupting that thread.]

    "The green crowd refuses to admit solar flare activity has an effect on earth's climate."

    But of course, this...
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    With global attention currently focused on CV,...

    With global attention currently focused on CV, it's easy to forget about our other problems. But of course, they haven't gone away. Though emissions have measurably reduced during this pandemic, in...
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    Are you implying he isn't straight?:couchhide:

    Are you implying he isn't straight?:couchhide:
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    Lol, think I've got it now. I do go over the line...

    Lol, think I've got it now. I do go over the line sometimes and feel like I'm loosing (sic) it of late, so thought I better check. :)

    Cheers.
  32. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Olympics postponed:...

    Olympics postponed: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tokyo-2020-olympics-postponed.html

    (Sorry if already mentioned, no time to keep up with HVACtalk today.)
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    I read this and thought, "Who's name starts with...

    I read this and thought, "Who's name starts with L?" :) Took me a minute to come up with one... Yeah, long long day at work and never occurred to me I'd get a post deleted.

    Who's other name that...
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    A 'looser' is a loser, who can't spell 'loser'....

    A 'looser' is a loser, who can't spell 'loser'. Saying that, this is a super common spelling mistake in ARP and American society as a whole, not specific to the looser (sic) in question. :)

    Your...
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    It was noted and appreciated. :) How you guys...

    It was noted and appreciated. :)

    How you guys going on the coast? All but a standstill here. Company laid a considerable number of people off due to a shutdown of large construction jobs. I've got...
  36. Thread: Music thread

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    That's where we are at now. That's what wins...

    That's where we are at now. That's what wins awards... Song of the year in fact.

    On reflection, Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' was also critically acclaimed 30 (?) years ago. Which is a somewhat...
  37. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Right. But did it prevent dying from zinc? :)

    Right. But did it prevent dying from zinc? :)
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    Read on the internet that a 20% mercury 80% lead...

    Read on the internet that a 20% mercury 80% lead mixture prevents dying from zinc poisoning in 99.9% of cases. :/
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    Admittedly, this is a long read. But since...

    Admittedly, this is a long read. But since everyone here is so into 'the truth', it's time well spent. This isn't a news article. It's one of the many research papers that governments around the...
  40. Thread: Music thread

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    https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM

    https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM
  41. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Australia is in trouble too. With all the travel...

    Australia is in trouble too. With all the travel restrictions and reduced flight paths, if I want to get back home to Oz anytime soon, it'll probably involve consulate help. If a loved one dies, I...
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    Let's crunch some numbers:...

    Let's crunch some numbers: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

    See those battleships off the coast of California and NYC (soonish). They are there...
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    Mine supposedly start in a week and a half. It is...

    Mine supposedly start in a week and a half. It is going to be a mix of live webinars, sent out printed material and computer worksheets. Update on how it rolls out when can.

    One thing I had not...
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    Best of luck with the back and returning to home...

    Best of luck with the back and returning to home soil David. Thanks for sharing.
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    Define 'big media event', then I'll give a...

    Define 'big media event', then I'll give a reasoned response.
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    On CBC radio just now... Canada and USA border...

    On CBC radio just now...

    Canada and USA border to be shutdown for everything except goods and trade. No visitors!! Possibly as early as tomorrow morning.

    Edit: Can't find it on CBC yet, CNN...
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    Great topic Hugh! Today, the BC government...

    Great topic Hugh!

    Today, the BC government closed the schools for the 'foreseeable future'. My children had just started 2 weeks of spring break, which gives the school system some time to put...
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    Wait. "Watched a minute of it?" Have we gone from...

    Wait. "Watched a minute of it?" Have we gone from transcript, jumped past audio and now have a video of the call??

    Have YOU heard the audio recording of the call between Presidents?? No one on...
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    And just like that, Lahrs gets smarter. Sheerly...

    And just like that, Lahrs gets smarter. Sheerly through disassociation with a 'grown man' that has little self control and even less self awareness. I feel so free, almost American...

    Oh, say can...
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    I've got this one Gary.... Context. Imagine a...

    I've got this one Gary....

    Context. Imagine a world beyond paper. A world where we don't have to rely on emojis to convey a message beyond just words. A magical place where you get to hear the...
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