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Post by pipistrelle » Fri May 17, 2019 11:42 am

Do stupid things, accept the consequences.

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 pm

A dangerous delay
The University of Maryland waited 18 days to inform students of a virus on campus. That decision left vulnerable students like Olivia Paregol in the dark.

Story by Jenn Abelson, Amy Brittain and Sarah Larimer
MAY 16, 2019

It had been six days since Olivia Shea Paregol walked out of the University of Maryland health center without an answer for why she felt so awful.

Now, the 18-year-old freshman was curled up in the fetal position on the floor of her dorm room at Elkton Hall in College Park, her brown hair resting on the shaggy white rug. She warned her friends, Sarah Hauk and Riley Whelan, to stay away from a plastic bag where she had just vomited.

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In these cases, medical experts say, early detection can be key to treating severe adenovirus.

But the university waited 18 days to tell the community after learning the virus was present on campus. Officials discussed — but decided against — notifying students with compromised immune systems and residents living in Elkton Hall, according to records reviewed by The Washington Post.


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 pm

Well doesn't that just sounds like a whole bunch of really nasty law suits to come?
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:18 pm

tek wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Gonna toot my team's horn a bit more on that DECTalk Express thingy:
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Just had Youtube offering this to me


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Post by tek » Sat May 18, 2019 4:17 pm

That board had just gone into production when I joined the DECtalk group.. The person who did the hardware was old-school, so everything was thru-hole etc..

My first task was to do the portable version, I applied more modern tech (though not leading edge by any means):
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(this is a fairly late production unit, judging from the date codes)

When I did that (1993ish, I think), the only way you could get an x86 CPU with any sort of power management was in the laptop family.. so that portable is essentially a 386sx laptop.. because these were mostly used by people actually doing their job, a goal was 8-hour battery life. We actually hit 10 hours in typical use ;)

I later applied this stuff to the DECTalk-PC shown in that video, cut the board size and cost in half.. that's what went into the NWS Weather Radio system..
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Post by MsDaisy » Sat May 18, 2019 7:18 pm

I just had to walk back to the house from the middle of the top field (about 300 feet away) holding my right bottom eyelid down because there was the corpse of a bug floating in there I couldn’t get out without a mirror and I was afraid to rub to hard and squash bug guts into my eye, but that’s exactly what I did! That was disgusting! Ewwwwww! :swoon:
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Post by tek » Sat May 18, 2019 7:38 pm

:sick:
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Post by Whatever4 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Jez wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:52 am
RTH10260 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 pm
for our rock enthusiasts, video in the article
Spectacular landform discovered in China

A rare salt karst formation has been discovered in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on May 11. The spectacular video shows the incredible scene of the first salt-dissolved karst landform in the region. A karst formation is shaped when soluble minerals are dissolved over time to form unique rock formations and can form caves, cliffs and sinkholes. An engineer from the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources said it was the first time he saw the landform in his 25-year career.
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/video/viral/s ... vi-AABsMW7
Here's a fairly idiotic question for the rock hounds: How could they have missed a land form this big? And it seems in the beginning of the video that there are some structures next to it. I'm seriously curious. Was it just a matter of the geologists not sure what formed the karst?
It looks like there’s a big mesa with this formation in the middle of it. Maybe the top just recently collapsed to reveal it?
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Post by Lani » Sun May 19, 2019 4:32 am

I sorta follow horse races for the triple crown, but forgot there was a race this morning. Wish I had seen the Preakness this morning!

Bodexpress runs entire Preakness without jockey
http://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/ ... atform=amp

Horse ditches the jockey and runs the course. Twice.
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:50 am

Engineers up failure risk for dam protecting Disneyland, dozens of Orange County cities
By LOUIS SAHAGUN
MAY 17, 2019 | 12:15 PM

Engineers up failure risk for dam protecting Disneyland, dozens of Orange County cities

Federal engineers are raising alarms that a “significant flood event” could compromise the spillway of Southern California’s aging Prado Dam and potentially inundate dozens of Orange County communities from Disneyland to Newport Beach.

After conducting an assessment of the 78-year-old structure earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was raising the dam’s risk category from “moderate” to “high urgency.”

“Our concern right now is about the concrete slab of the spillway and how well it will perform if water were to spill over the top of the dam,” said Lillian Doherty, the Army Corps’ division chief. “We will determine whether or not it is as reliable as it should be.”


https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html

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Post by tek » Sun May 19, 2019 5:40 am

Lani wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:32 am
I sorta follow horse races for the triple crown, but forgot there was a race this morning. Wish I had seen the Preakness this morning!

Bodexpress runs entire Preakness without jockey
http://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/ ... atform=amp

Horse ditches the jockey and runs the course. Twice.
I missed the start (nature called), turned to the teevee at the first turn.. did a double-take.. He ran a pretty good race..
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Post by Lani » Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Want to see something sweet?

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Post by AndyinPA » Sun May 19, 2019 10:40 pm

Aaaaaaw. That made me cry. How sad and wonderful.

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Post by Lani » Sun May 19, 2019 11:14 pm

Tbh I cried, too. There is something so good and kind about it, I felt a little better for awhile.
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Post by tek » Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 am

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Post by Uninformed » Tue May 21, 2019 5:17 am

Lani wrote:
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Want to see something sweet?
Thank you for posting that.

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Post by Lani » Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 am

During this terrible time, we all need to reminded of the good things that are happening.
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Post by MsDaisy » Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Earlier I was in my work room cutting herbs for dehydration when I saw a European Hornet mucking around out the window near a wee hole that goes under the house. Last year we had an entire nest of the nasty bastards in the dinning room chimney and had to have exterminators come… again…

Anyway I grabbed the can of hornet spray, (that shoots 20 feet) and went after him. That stuff is like gold against those nasty things, it hits them and they drop like rocks. But for Gawd’s sake DO NOT EVAH shoot that shit in the house!

I live on a little 30-acre patch in the middle of thousands of acres of nothing but wilderness. We haz lots of critters great and small everywhere around here. Nearly ran over 2 big black snakes the other day cutting grass.

Anyway I shot the nasty thing and it too dropped like a rock. As it hit the ground it grabbed the base of an African violet stem tightly with it’s legs and it’s jaws chomped down on a stem and absolutely froze in a death grip on the spot, literally. AND with it’s stinger still fully deployed!

This photo was taken postmortem with the stinger still full extended. Talk about a death grip!
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BTW.. I got stung by one of those on the back of the head a couple years ago over by the woodshed, it was like getting shot in the head, a golf ball sized swelling appeared in seconds and I was dropped to my knees, literally.
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Post by AndyinPA » Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 pm

Yikes! I'm allergic to any of those stinging insects.

I used to carry an Epi Pen. They cost me $40 for two of them.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed May 22, 2019 9:53 am

Ms.Daisy- What a photo!!!! You need to sell that puppy!
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Post by ObjectiveDoubter » Wed May 22, 2019 12:05 pm

Didn't know where to put this post, but here seems appropriate enough.

Yesterday, I got my first Social Security "check" (well, deposit). It's not huge, but a nice little safety net that I've earned with 54 long but always interesting years on the job of one sort or another. Since I'm still employed, it's going straight into my credit union savings account for now.

I closed the door to my office and did a little jig, when I saw that it had arrived. I'm so damn lucky in so many ways, including being able to reach this milestone.

Here is the first and only place I'm sharing the comforting news, with my beloved fellow Fogbowsers. :dance:

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Post by Addie » Wed May 22, 2019 12:11 pm

Congrats, OD. Enjoy! :bighug:

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Post by AndyinPA » Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 pm

:fiesta:

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