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  1. When the governor of PA said that candy factories...

    When the governor of PA said that candy factories are essential, I started looking for Rod Serling. Grocery runs are being made by some 2 and 3 times a day just to get out of the house. Yet...
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    What passes for the Pa State secretary of health...

    What passes for the Pa State secretary of health said tonight, was that cloth masks offer little to no protection from catching the disease. BUt MIGHT help prevent the spread. I am convinced that so...
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    a corona virus is approximately a half micron. ...

    a corona virus is approximately a half micron. What does your dust filter on your air cleaner or dust collector trap? Yes and an N95 mask is slightly better than a surgical mask apparently but...
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    Scientific studies in hospital settings have...

    Scientific studies in hospital settings have found that plain cloth masks only prevent about 5% of the virus from getting through compared to no mask at all. They can and do keep out some bacteria,...
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    hit the first hundred thousand cases in the US on...

    hit the first hundred thousand cases in the US on 2-26-2020. Will hit the 200,000 mark this afternoon (4-1-2020) Will hit 300,000 on April 4 or 5, 2020. per the current rates of infection...
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    Austria starting tomorrow, requires all shoppers...

    Austria starting tomorrow, requires all shoppers to wear masks. And they have a fairly low rate already.
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    I have started keeping track of figures on the...

    I have started keeping track of figures on the Johns Hopkins University "Corona resource site Called the Corona Clock by many on line. Yes we passed 100,000 cases last friday and as of 5:30 today...
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    I have four lathes currently set up. I hate...

    I have four lathes currently set up. I hate changing tooling around. One set for turning between centers, another with a standard chuck, a third with cole jaws. A fourth small lathe for really...
  9. Yeah we should hold up use and run ten years of...

    Yeah we should hold up use and run ten years of studies to see if any defects arise? The people who are dying because they can't breathe don't care. Things have gotten so desperate, the CDC has...
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    Frankly, both I and the Mrs had parents who grew...

    Frankly, both I and the Mrs had parents who grew up in very hard times. There was ALWAYS enough supplies in the house to survive for a few months if the stores closed. Mom canned and froze food,...
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    That is just a clone or borrowed from the map on...

    That is just a clone or borrowed from the map on Johns Hopkins' site

    It is updated every few minutes or hours. Not a pretty picture.


    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
  12. I am glad to hear about companies making...

    I am glad to hear about companies making ventilators. Mrs. is a Nurse at the local hospital. Masks and gowns are in such short supply that she is given one set for each potential infectious person...
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    I got a position as an intern back in 1973 with...

    I got a position as an intern back in 1973 with the state senate legal staff in Harrisburg PA One of the things going on back then was a feigned malpractice crisis that was going to leave us with no...
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    It's great news. I have always liked Harbor...

    It's great news. I have always liked Harbor Freight, even though I wouldn't use some of their products, others are extremely good values.
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    Gonna get worse before better. Here in PA we have...

    Gonna get worse before better. Here in PA we have some of the stupidest new rules imaginable. Paper pulp mills may stay open because paper is used in medical supplies, BUT loggers may not cut trees...
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    According to what I read on the WHO and Johns...

    According to what I read on the WHO and Johns Hopkins web site yesterday, as well as what an infectious disease doctor told me, a fair number of people get no symptoms other than a slight cold. They...
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    Well, I like those little cinnamon candy discs...

    Well, I like those little cinnamon candy discs sold at dollar stores and elsewhere. You know if you have one in your mouth and start coughing, your saliva is bright red on the handkerchief. ...
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    Like a month of Sundays

    I used to hate Sundays in March. Back in the 1960's and early 1970's, Pennsylvania had laws against businesses being open on Sundays. No movies, no corner stores, no malls, nothing open. That time...
  19. I got three forms in the mail with three...

    I got three forms in the mail with three different codes. Guess I'll have to fill it out three times.
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    Interesting question. The ultimate purpose of...

    Interesting question. The ultimate purpose of the threads is too hold the wooden chucks for metal spinning. The force is applied to the metal to cause it to form to the shape of the chuck and the...
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    Strange that this thread mentions a DIY movement....

    Strange that this thread mentions a DIY movement. When I bought this farm in 1991, there was a little country hardware store just 4 miles north. Open from 8 am to 7 pm seven days a week. They...
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    Poll: Local nursing home was screening all visitors...

    Local nursing home was screening all visitors yesterday for temperatures. The nurse at the front desk was running some thermometer gizmo over everyone's foreheads checking for fevers. Another nurse...
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    tool rest proximity.

    In the US we tend to keep the tool rest as close to the work as possible. Our tools begin to chatter and vibrate when we get too far over the rest and thin shank tools can break with a catch. In...
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    I had bath fitter do a cover in a rental almost...

    I had bath fitter do a cover in a rental almost 30 years ago. The plumber I had doing work, suggested them because it was cheaper than having him pull out the old tub and install new. (And back then...
  25. I noticed something troubling a couple years ago...

    I noticed something troubling a couple years ago with facebook. They frequently put up a parade of people I may know to be possible friends. I was using a computer that I sometimes used in my law...
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