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#5851 9 months ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

Thanks Doc for answering some of my questions...makes sense.

Just to pile on a bit, Doc, I appreciate you answering my "give it back to bats" question a little earlier today.

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

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#5852 9 months ago

I find it HIGHLY ironic that the US mints latest special quarter has a bat on it...

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#5853 9 months ago

Something about pinball. And the economy.

I had been viewing a particular part (new parts) on Ebay from a name brand pinball part seller. Ebay has just sent me an email that this seller is offering me a 48 hour buy it at a a 5% discount. I don't know if this shop's business has slowed down, or if he has too much in inventory for this particular part. I have no clue at all about this 5% discount offer.

But I think it is strange to even get a discount. This guys is usually pretty stiff with his prices.

I have no opinion. Just passing this on.

#5854 9 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I need a Haircut....My wife will be watching videos today....Im scared!

Mohawk goooo!

#5855 9 months ago

Here’s an informative video, it’s a bit long but worth it

#5856 9 months ago

I'm very lucky that Paul has been cutting his own hair long before we met, so he need not fear my hair cutting skills for him.

As for me, I've always been a tomboy and also cut my own hair. Saves a lot of money and I don't like fancy haircuts, too much upkeep for me.

I can't imagine what high maintenance ladies are doing right now, they must be freaking out. They can't go to the hair dresser or get their nails did. I'm sure many are making home visits, as dumb a move as that is.

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#5857 9 months ago

I don’t want to get moderated for being a “broken record”, so I will not say this again. The reason for my post #5806 was NOT a flu argument. I know this IS worse than the flu. The comparison between influenza and COVID-19 was meant to show the seriousness of the flu, NOT minimize the seriousness of COVID-19. I just couldn’t understand why we do not treat the flu in the same way as it is killing tens of thousands in the US annually.

Thanks to those that answered my questions. I have dealt with anxiety issues my entire life and I have found, especially during this uncertain and scary time, knowledge eases my anxiety because it reduces the fear of the unknown. Everyone be safe and stay healthy!

-Wayne

#5858 9 months ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

I don’t want to get moderated for being a “broken record”, so I will not say this again. The reason for my post #5806 was NOT a flu argument. I know this IS worse than the flu. The comparison between influenza and COVID-19 was meant to show the seriousness of the flu, NOT minimize the seriousness of COVID-19. I just couldn’t understand why we do not treat the flu in the same way as it is killing tens of thousands in the US annually.
Thanks to those that answered my questions. I have dealt with anxiety issues my entire life and I have found, especially during this uncertain and scary time, knowledge eases my anxiety because it reduces the fear of the unknown. Everyone be safe and stay healthy!
-Wayne

Everyone’s a bit tense, understandably, don’t take things personally. We’ll all get through this.

#5860 9 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I find it HIGHLY ironic that the US mints latest special quarter has a bat on it...[quoted image]

Those bats are a little suggestive in their pose. No wonder George is looking away.

#5861 9 months ago
Quoted from RTR:

Hit dog always hollers.
But if you are serious - Flu is endemic. For various reasons we cannot eradicate it. It will always be with us. We have developed ways to fight it - Tamiflu, flu shots, herd immunity, partially immunity, etc. We are not defenseless against it and the mortality rate has gone down to roughly .01% due to our efforts in fighting it.
Coronavirus is pandemic, but will likely become endemic. And we have ZERO proven defenses for it, except our own immune sytems and our over-large brain - which if used correctly - can allow many of us to avoid catching it for a while. Add to this that the mortality rate is much higher than flu and the % of people requiring hospitalization is higher as well. Therefore it takes up an inordinate amount of resources to fight it as compared to flu.

Thanks for the info...good explanation. So do you think we will get coronavirus shots in the future like we do for the flu?

#5862 9 months ago

Personal experience:

We are still only testing those who are high risk.

PPE is still in short supply.

Other parts of the country may have different experiences, I can only speak for myself.

#5863 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Personal experience:
We are still only testing those who are high risk.
PPE is still in short supply.
Other parts of the country may have different experiences, I can only speak for myself.

Not first had experience, but a my daughters' closest friend's mother was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Sunday. She is an MD and was unable to get a test until she had been symptomatic for a week.

#5864 9 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I don't know how effective they are but I'm using what's called a Buff and some are called a Neck Gator. Its very long so I can double up its thickness maybe even triple it. Easy and convenient to raise and lower as needed. I also wash it with bleach after each use.
It's gotta be better than nothing. Maybe?

Surely better than nothing, I have also seen people cut rectangles out of 2300 rated or higher furnace filters then add them in as a layer between the folds of your Buff

#5865 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Personal experience:
We are still only testing those who are high risk.
PPE is still in short supply.
Other parts of the country may have different experiences, I can only speak for myself.

MN: Testing is getting better. PPE situation is degrading rapidly.

#5866 9 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Someone forgot to tell Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas about Coronavirus. I know casinos are shutdown in Nevada so striking them from this list.
Coronavirus is real and Coronavirus is here. Everyone is being asked to comply with their state or local laws about keeping 6 foot social distancing, no group functions, only essential workers going into work and washing hands frequently to wearing a mask in public places now.
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I was listening to Dan Patrick on a radio station out of Bismark, ND and city official's met and decided to go ahead with the fair this year. Tickets on sale Sunday. Lol. Do they not watch the news and think they're immune to it coming there?

#5867 9 months ago

Hey, I just got my government mail today too

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#5868 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I was listening to Dan Patrick on a radio station out of Fargo and city official's met and decided to go ahead with the fair this year. Tickets on sale Sunday. Lol. Do they not watch the news and think they're immune to it coming there?

It's frustrating to say the least. Many here don't get the magnitude of the situation. One thing we do have going for us is very low population density.

#5869 9 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

This global event will change how we work, play, travel and eat for centuries to come.

Hopefully it will be like the last few weeks, except without the sickness.

#5870 9 months ago

While dropping off tp and water for family member, I went down to T street where I grew up. These 2 brothers were pretty fun to watch how they interacted with their friends from a distance. Made me feel good. Awhile back I rented a truck to pick up a pin. Had out of state plates. Local kids yelled at me to go back home. I grew up on the street and still owned a part of a home on the street. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Hasn't changed much after all these years.
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#5871 9 months ago
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#5872 9 months ago

Does anyone else find themselves watching the sign language person? I zone out on whoever is speaking and am fascinated trying to figure out the signs.

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#5873 9 months ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

Thanks for the info...good explanation. So do you think we will get coronavirus shots in the future like we do for the flu?

I do think we may be looking at CV vaccine in the future as long as they can make one that is effective.

My apologies for being bitchy. I'm a little frazzled too.

#5874 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Does anyone else find themselves watching the sign language person? I zone out on whoever is speaking and am fascinated trying to figure out the signs.[quoted image]

I figured out masks so far

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#5875 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Hopefully it will be like the last few weeks, except without the sickness.

I just got the call from the owner of my company, offered 2 for 1 on vacation time if I’d sit for awhile, so he didn’t have to lay off the guy with a young family, I gladly took him up on his offer. I am now sitting until further notice, paid.

#5876 9 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I may finally give in and at least start using a scarf or bandana or something. Seems like everybody else around here is.

That's been popular around here for some time.

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#5877 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Does anyone else find themselves watching the sign language person? I zone out on whoever is speaking and am fascinated trying to figure out the signs.[quoted image]

Reminds me of this legend...

#5878 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I figured out masks so far[quoted image]

....or he really likes heavy metal?

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#5879 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

This is wrong, AGAIN.
Evolution does not state that the young survive while the old and sick die. That’s just life.
Evolution states that an organism that can adapt to a change in environment survives while one that can’t adapt or adapts less well dies out.
So a good example of evolution would be if an organism failed to recognize the change in environment or wasn’t intelligent enough to recognize the change and then died due to the change. Examples I can think of are college kids who went to a COVID party or congregated on a beach in Florida and then contracted coronavirus. Also, someone who refuses to accept the reality of this pandemic and goes about their business without any regard for their own well being or that of others.

Actually you’re wrong. Show me your stats here. Vast majority. Pretty sure last time I checked, you didn’t cure anything. So quit grandstanding

#5880 9 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

if you ever get a chance, try to get someone to give you a tour of one of your local TV channels where you can see a TV set for a news show. On TV, it looks all glittery and upscale. But up close you will see some of the backdrops are held together with scotch tape. The news caster is sitting there with his/her jacket and tie on while below desk level he is wearing a pair of Bermuda shorts and flip flops. And on either side of the set, you will see the brick walls of what is basically a warehouse building..

Missing in your whole comparison is the key point... the point that the backdrop is INTENTIONALLY CONTRIVED. It's setup to project some image or thought. That's the point. If you're doing that in your youtube video... it's because you're trying to project something.

TV stations do the same - but for different reasons. If you found a TV station trying to roll images of 'credibility' or 'awards' in their backdrop... you'd probably have similar skepticism on why...

#5881 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I figured out masks so far[quoted image]

Nope that’s the international sign for Ozzy Osbourne

#5882 9 months ago
Quoted from wolfemaaan:

So quit grandstanding

But people that can't search the internet on their own need a resident doctor's advice.

#5883 9 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

For the billionth time:
it’s far more contagious and deadly than the annual flu. The annual flu doesn’t quickly overwhelm our hospitals causing massive disruption to our health care system, causing even more deaths and misery. We don’t need pop up morgues and hospital ships and triage in the park to deal with the annual flu.
This answer and awful truth won’t change no matter how many times people ask the same question.

I just looked up that between 2013 and 2017 a total of 68,000 died of the flu in Italy. A little over 12,000 per year. They’re at 12,000 after 6 weeks with Coronavirus. It’s not the flue.

#5885 9 months ago

York County Weis employee tests positive for COVID-19
Not a very descriptive article but what is worrisome is they never mentioned if they closed the store for decontamination. And they only have one other employee that worked with this person in quarantine.

https://www.fox43.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/york-county-weis-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19/521-b0b70091-bf4c-4edf-80a9-f3aa1f882414?fbclid=IwAR1v1YsT5GoEIXpULZpHMNrcZrPGS9E_R8IrBkQkJblDnNwYKpxkZbIwLU0

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#5886 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

But people that can't search the internet on their own need a resident doctor's advice.

Doctors are glorified tour guides. Mainly responsible for the opioid epidemic which was the largest killer of humans in the past 2 years. It was so bad the life expectancy decreased for the first time in hundreds of years. The facts are clear, the only thing curing this disease to date is the human immune system. But this “forum doctor” here is going to deny that? Where’s the vaccine? Doctors aren’t even working on it, scientists & biologists are. Last time I checked it was still in the works. But this grandstanding forum doctor here just doesn’t want to give credit where it’s due. Human Immune System 170,000 (in the US) Doctors 0

#5887 9 months ago
Quoted from wolfemaaan:

The facts are clear, the only thing curing this disease to date is the human immune system.

But isn't putting them in a medically induced coma and sticking a tube down their throat helping?

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#5888 9 months ago
Quoted from wolfemaaan:

Doctors are glorified tour guides. Mainly responsible for the opioid epidemic which was the largest killer of humans in the past 2 years. It was so bad the life expectancy decreased for the first time in hundreds of years. The facts are clear, the only thing curing this disease to date is the human immune system. But this “forum doctor” here is going to deny that? Where’s the vaccine? Doctors aren’t even working on it, scientists & biologists are. Last time I checked it was still in the works. But this grandstanding forum doctor here just doesn’t want to give credit where it’s due. Human Immune System 170,000 (in the US) Doctors 0

Do you ever get tired of being an ass hole?
You work so hard at it, that it must be exhausting.

#5889 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

But isn't putting them in a medically induced coma and sticking a tube down their throat helping?

Actually yes, it buys time for their immune system to defeat the virus.

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#5890 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

But isn't putting them in a medically induced coma and sticking a tube down their throat helping?

Ha! Now I give full credit to doctors for that scotch tape cure

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#5891 9 months ago
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#5892 9 months ago

He is appealing to my never going to see doctors train of thought.

Let's get some more prescriptions for antibiotics to cure all these viruses.

#5893 9 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

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That probably flew right over his head

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#5894 9 months ago
Quoted from Coindork:

Do you ever get tired of being an ass hole?
You work so hard at it, that it must be exhausting.

Tell the truth hurts you doesn’t it? There’s a crew of you here, and the 5 of you are just trying to pat each other on the backs and only hear what you’re being fed. So go ahead and believe whatever you want. But I’ve only posted facts, so if you don’t like it, don’t look here

#5895 9 months ago
Quoted from wolfemaaan:

Actually you’re wrong. Show me your stats here. Vast majority. Pretty sure last time I checked, you didn’t cure anything. So quit grandstanding

This post of yours set a new record of downvotes between when I pulled up the page (10) and when I added my own (15). Congrats on being completely wrong, again.

#5896 9 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I figured out masks so far[quoted image]

That is a VERY metal sign!!

#5897 9 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Missing in your whole comparison is the key point... the point that the backdrop is INTENTIONALLY CONTRIVED. It's setup to project some image or thought. That's the point. If you're doing that in your youtube video... it's because you're trying to project something.
TV stations do the same - but for different reasons. If you found a TV station trying to roll images of 'credibility' or 'awards' in their backdrop... you'd probably have similar skepticism on why...

True enough. I was not looking at it that way. And it was me who said I did not trust youtube or Facebook..

#5898 9 months ago
Quoted from RTR:

I do think we may be looking at CV vaccine in the future as long as they can make one that is effective.
My apologies for being bitchy. I'm a little frazzled too.

No apologies necessary! I’m trying to make sense of all of this...we all are. I’ve had more questions than answers and have been trying to do my own research as well as listen to people here in an effort to answer them. I tend to easily get defensive and take things personal, which I am working on. I’ve honestly got more answers and understanding here in a pinball forum than I get watching the news! There has been a lot of good humor and good cooking shows, o-din’s lasagne, here too that lightens things up! I’m appreciative the mods kept this thread open and have squashed most of the political bs.

#5899 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

That's been popular around here for some time.[quoted image]

All I want is a Pepsi Odin.

wait, Pepsi is disgusting! Make it a coke.

#5900 9 months ago

15,000 Opioid deaths Average, and you have mastered How this has happened, ignored all Human
Patient errors, any and all the good they do for people who need them.

Blame All Doctors, and are a National Expert. Good for You.

I hope you Just keep that in your wallet, and be sure you reject ALL Medical treatment going forward.
Live what you believe, and Doctors will have no problem passing you by.

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