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    No, that is not how it works. The virus cannot...

    No, that is not how it works. The virus cannot infect a cell just by dissolving and loosing RNA into the extracellular environment. An intact virus particle binds to an antigen on a cell surface,...
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    I thought the stuff lasted forever. My folks...

    I thought the stuff lasted forever. My folks sold their home in 2017, and the Formica on Mom's kitchen cabinets, which she had installed in 1968 or so, looked almost as good as new. It was a farm...
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    About $5000 will get you a BCS with 13HP Honda...

    About $5000 will get you a BCS with 13HP Honda engine and 30" tiller. With normal care, it'll outlive you and your kids.
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    Poll: You most definitely can become infected with...

    You most definitely can become infected with virus and have no or very mild disease. Indeed, most people who are infected do not get very sick. But a fraction of infected persons become seriously...
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    Poll: Which is why I said "poorly." It's not that you...

    Which is why I said "poorly." It's not that you don't become immune to a particular strain, but that coronoviruses, evolve new strains easily as they course through populations. So it's not...
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    Poll: Maybe. The common cold is caused by a group of...

    Maybe. The common cold is caused by a group of coronaviruses, and induces immunity very poorly. It Is not unreasonable to imagine the one behaving similarly. All speculative until the virus is...
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    I do almost anything not involving division to a...

    I do almost anything not involving division to a high precision in my head or on paper. Division past 2 digit precision, or involving more than 3 digit operands is beyond me anymore, and I reach...
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    I still use my 1973 vintage HP45 on occasion for...

    I still use my 1973 vintage HP45 on occasion for nostalgia. I had two at one time, but a bunch of LED segments crapped out on one, making it a bit of challenge to read accurately. Mostly I use an...
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    This is why I end up picking up heavy deliveries...

    This is why I end up picking up heavy deliveries somewhere other than my house. Usually the freight company calls before they send the truck out, 'cause they know a rural address around here can...
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    My parents put down (self installed) a...

    My parents put down (self installed) a Johns-Mansville tile in their kitchen in 1966. When they moved off the farm in 2017 - 51 years later - it looked as good as the day it was put down. That's in...
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    Once, at the pole, when an idiot drove a steel...

    Once, at the pole, when an idiot drove a steel post through the underground cable to the house.
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    More like 10. Although years vary a lot, it is...

    More like 10. Although years vary a lot, it is not uncommon that 10% of the population gets influenza. The vaccines run about 50% effectiveness (again, with considerable variation). That yields a...
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    Bascially, a very light weight ship saw:...

    Bascially, a very light weight ship saw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMD7aHlOyg8.
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    I am at the other end of my career - still...

    I am at the other end of my career - still working 60 hrs/week, but with retirement definitely just over the horizon. I don't rationalize. If I want a tool for a job, I get it. One consequence...
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    I congratulate you on your health. Sincerely. ...

    I congratulate you on your health. Sincerely.

    But I'm the same age as you, still able to work hard and contribute to society, only because modern drugs have saved my life multiple times. I...
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    I've never tried to get them via phone, but you...

    I've never tried to get them via phone, but you can under some circumstances reach a human through their chat-based customer support. It starts out with a bot, but it often goes to a person.
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    I'd like to believe that the manufacturers make...

    I'd like to believe that the manufacturers make honest engineering based recommendations, but I don't. If you buy a Toyota Prius in the US, the maintenance cycle says oil change every 5000 miles. ...
  18. I would guess the pink blossoming tree is a...

    I would guess the pink blossoming tree is a cherry of some sort. Most sweet cherries would not bear fruit if they don't have other cherries around to pollinate them.

    The "walnut" could well be...
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    Well, it is an awfully simplistic shortcut. They could make their website GDPR compliant as an information source, and block transactions from Credit Cards with a European billing address and...
  20. Believe me, I am aware. We see over 1 million...

    Believe me, I am aware. We see over 1 million patients/year, from around the world, and have 40M unique visitors to our website per month. E-commerce is a part of that. So, GDPR compliance has...
  21. GDPR compliance for systems generally, if you are...

    GDPR compliance for systems generally, if you are doing business with Europeans, is painful and expensive. The website complications aren't that bad, however.
  22. That doesn't surprise me. If they are not trying...

    That doesn't surprise me. If they are not trying to sell in Europe, it wouldn't be worth the cost.
  23. There are a number of things going on. Of those...

    There are a number of things going on. Of those mentioned in this thread so far, I think GDPR and other privacy regulations, and security generally are the least important. GDPR is a pain to...
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    In my experience, whenever someone shows me a...

    In my experience, whenever someone shows me a knife like yours - stays sharp forever - two things are true: first, it's not actually very sharp; second, it's made of a stainless alloy that is almost...
  25. I have an Amish friend who builds post and beam...

    I have an Amish friend who builds post and beam homes. He built a rail system similar to that used for bandsaw mills, took a 15" planer head and mounted a Honda 4 cycle engine on it to plane...
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