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    Most likely it was a case of Paul unintentionally...

    Most likely it was a case of Paul unintentionally hitting the multi-quote button and not quite sorting out the consequences of that (multi-quoting is a bit tricky).... So, Woodhutt's start of quote...
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    And, the advice from Choice... "trying to get...

    And, the advice from Choice...

    "trying to get out of high risk investments at the peak and back in at the bottom is highly unpredictable and can leave you chasing your losses."
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    From my experience nobody can pick the very top...

    From my experience nobody can pick the very top or the very bottom, well not consistently. Try catching a falling knife, if you get it wrong it goes badly wrong.

    I did manage to sell out of tech...
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    Prexactly, Bob.

    Prexactly, Bob.
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    Wrong! Having been a successful investor I'm...

    Wrong!

    Having been a successful investor I'm self-funded.

    Very unlikely to ever be eligible for the pension.

    But, I don't like what you are IMPLYING.

    I've been fortunate to be a net...
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    Yes, for part of it. For example, I had a...

    Yes, for part of it. For example, I had a substantial role over twenty years ago in pioneering and managing online education in Australia. All three levels of education, but mostly with the TAFE...
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    You can buy them at Bunnings. You just have to...

    You can buy them at Bunnings. You just have to know where to find them.

    If I remember correctly, Bob has a doctorate. Where did you buy yours from Bob or were you just given it?

    Others...
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    If you express the 'known' infection rate as 1 in...

    If you express the 'known' infection rate as 1 in 6,000 residents that can lead to false thinking like, as an individual, I have a 1 in 6,000 chance of catching it. Besides the issue that you have...
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    Yes, it has gone a bit quiet. Have we all...

    Yes, it has gone a bit quiet.

    Have we all gone down with it?
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    Less one zero. And, if you compare that with...

    Less one zero.

    And, if you compare that with other regions with populations of about 60m then Hubei Provence did OK as a first responder without the benefit of learning from the experience of...
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    And the WHO are now also doing an hmmmmm... on...

    And the WHO are now also doing an hmmmmm... on that too.

    WHO considers changing guidance on wearing face masks | World news | The Guardian


    I have a few spare in my workshop, but they are not...
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    I used this formula from the WHO...

    I used this formula from the WHO webpage (I think Bob originally posted that) to make up my hand sanitiser mix. It adds just under 20% by volume of water.

    I think (but do not know) that the issue...
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    Yes, but if I was one of those who was going to...

    Yes, but if I was one of those who was going to die in Dec of this year anyway I sure would appreciate those extra eight months and not die in April struggling for breath hooked up to a ventilator....
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    Really! Respected economists like Chris...

    Really!

    Respected economists like Chris Richardson are saying the reverse....

    "One thing is clear, a decision taken today on addressing the public health
    crisis will be exponentially more...
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    Thanks for those observations, Ian. Yes, the...

    Thanks for those observations, Ian.

    Yes, the confidence levels are very wide, but to be expected when some variables are unknown and where the currently available known data set is small or of...
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    The time difference between North America, Europe...

    The time difference between North America, Europe and here partly explains why the data appears to lag at times. It depends in part on when the staff behind the different sites are awake and updating...
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    Many thanks, Brett. Those are going to be very...

    Many thanks, Brett.

    Those are going to be very helpful in judging how we and some comparable countries are performing.
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    I can now see where we need to locate our...

    I can now see where we need to locate our quarantine camp... just a bit north west of Woomera.
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    Thanks Bob, and yes very interesting for us...

    Thanks Bob, and yes very interesting for us non-epidemiologists.
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    Yes, that page and several others out there allow...

    Yes, that page and several others out there allow you to sort alphabetically by country, do a copy then re-order by whatever other column you choose when you have loaded that data into your own...
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    Yes, Paul, they didn't get that bit of Systems...

    Yes, Paul, they didn't get that bit of Systems Science and Engineering quite right....:U

    I just do a control refresh [Control R] on my Windoze computer. It is slow to reload, but like you it is...
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    I did something similar a while back, Brett. The...

    I did something similar a while back, Brett. The two figures I was after were cases per million of population and death rate/m pop.

    The first gives a comparative measure of the performance of a...
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    Yes, Brett, I happen to have an immunologist in...

    Yes, Brett, I happen to have an immunologist in the family.

    His advice: Go home and stay there, until advised otherwise.

    His mother and I have been in home isolation now for over two weeks....
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    Not quite sure, but he is possibly referring to...

    Not quite sure, but he is possibly referring to either my siblings or my children with expertise in virology and medicine or perhaps he is referring to my friend who is an epidemiologist, but he is...
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    And I also respect your rights to your opinions...

    And I also respect your rights to your opinions on this forum, Tccp.

    Apologies if you found my prose (too) opinionated. I was just responding to your invitation to make my own judgement on the...
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    OK, I watched that video and also looked up the...

    OK, I watched that video and also looked up the guy on Wiki. I invariably do that to get my own perspective on the author before investing any of my time on them. I was highly dubious about looking...
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    What I make of that is that the article failed to...

    What I make of that is that the article failed to include the qualifying words, "worst-case scenario" or other highly relevant caveats.

    viz: Assoc Professor Flasche at School of Tropical Medicine...
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    Latest estimates by whom?

    Latest estimates by whom?
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    A little well placed humour never goes amiss. ...

    A little well placed humour never goes amiss.


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    Checking in late on this thread. Ordered...

    Checking in late on this thread.

    Ordered ingredients for hand sanitiser three weeks ago and no problem sourcing back then. Was thinking ahead for family and friends who might not get themselves...
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    Lucky you on the bone density, Bob. One of the...

    Lucky you on the bone density, Bob. One of the upsides of having endless tests is that they invariably find at least one thing that your good on!

    Our immunologist son has also recommended that I...
  32. Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China...

    Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

    Italy's coronavirus response dramatically reduces air pollution emissions, satellites show | Space
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    And, if the tip can be rotated (not just off-set)...

    And, if the tip can be rotated (not just off-set) you can then do a shear scrape inside a form. The Woodcut pro-forme flexi scraper is excellent for this. And, of course, it can also be used on the...
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    Pre-xactly! By definition you are scraping...

    Pre-xactly!

    By definition you are scraping when the bevel is less than 90 to the wood.

    More than 90 and you are cutting, or maybe ploughing!
  35. One of my offspring ran a cryptocurrency mining...

    One of my offspring ran a cryptocurrency mining operation for a while. He lives in the world of high end graphic processing, so has the know how on the required technologies.

    Three issues...
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    Back when I bought my Atoma it was one of the few...

    Back when I bought my Atoma it was one of the few that was predictably flat. But, they are quite exy now and there are many other options readily available.

    See discussion in another thread on...
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    Rob As you already have a diamond plate,...

    Rob

    As you already have a diamond plate, depending on its grit and provided that it is flat itself, stay with that.

    I use an Atoma #600 to flatten my stones. A #400 would work equally as well....
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    This thread has evolved from its original...

    This thread has evolved from its original topic.... viz. Sigma Power Select II waterstones.

    Thought I would add before that focus is completely left behind that I have and like the PS-II for knife...
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    Yes, Ian, very happy with those CBN wheels. ...

    Yes, Ian, very happy with those CBN wheels.

    They have been one of the more significant developments for me as a turner (behind HSS and scroll chucks).

    Besides the carefully controlled...
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    Yes, thanks Poundy. I never hone a gouge after...

    Yes, thanks Poundy.

    I never hone a gouge after re-sharpening on the CBN, straight to the lathe.

    But keep in mind that we turners are constantly re-sharpening and for us a #360 might be...
  41. As fascinating as it is to solve the greenhouse...

    As fascinating as it is to solve the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation, it is not, IMO, a first order problem to solve.

    The global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced...
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  43. Yes, Paul, but I would think a slightly lesser...

    Yes, Paul, but I would think a slightly lesser evil than pure avgas.

    And, yes, there are other controversies around biofuels, not least being the displacement of food growing land where they...
  44. Dedicated on street parking for electric vehicles...

    Dedicated on street parking for electric vehicles that also provide charging points are already common in many areas in Europe.


    This one is in the very heart of Paris.

    469335

    This one in...
  45. You have raised some interesting challenges...

    You have raised some interesting challenges there, Paul.

    The challenge with air travel will be the technology, but I expect the issue with shipping will be more one of governance.

    Yes, bunker...
  46. Zactly, Paul. It's one thing to look at a...

    Zactly, Paul.

    It's one thing to look at a topographical map and nominate a potential dam site, but getting the social licence to construct it is another matter.

    Even in a dry continent like...
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    If I could only have one it would be the #180 ...

    If I could only have one it would be the #180

    Currently I have #120, #180 and #360.

    I run on full speed grinders.

    The #120 for reshaping.

    I turn off the #360.
  48. I just can't see how that can happen with the...

    I just can't see how that can happen with the topography of our landscape here in Australia.

    In mountainous west area of Canada, yes (392 TWh of hydro). With 35 peaks above 4,000m

    In...
  49. Angus Taylor to announce shift in climate...

    Angus Taylor to announce shift in climate investment away from wind and solar

    Scant, but no surprises there from Angus Trailer.

    We are going to keep using fossil fuels and capture the CO2.... a...
  50. I like the definition of baseload...

    I like the definition of baseload on Wikipedia:

    The baseload on a grid is the minimum level of demand on an electrical grid over a span of time, for example, one week. This demand can be met by...
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