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  1. oh Paul I remember your earlier post about...

    oh Paul

    I remember your earlier post about lamenting the absence of a beer fridge


    :wink:
  2. just on this Canberra, and Queanbeyan, are for...

    just on this Canberra, and Queanbeyan, are for want of a better description twin cities.

    The sorts of tools that Adelaide Tools sold would be just the sort of tools used by Canberra's major...
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    ah the big statistical "elephant" In most...

    ah
    the big statistical "elephant"

    In most (all ?) western countries, poverty is defined in reference to a person's ability to purchase a basket of goods. If you have the income to purchase said...
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    just some very rough numbers there's something...

    just some very rough numbers

    there's something like 26 million people in Australia.
    we're going to be under enhanced "self-isolation" for at least 90 days.
    if each person ventures outside...
  5. square needs to be square in two directions -- in...

    square needs to be square in two directions -- in reference to the reference edge and also in reference to the reference face.
    unless the face opposite to the reference face is exactly parallel to...
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    BobL you've left out the possible major variable...

    BobL you've left out the possible major variable -- exposure to communicable diseases like polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough, etc -- these are largely childhood killers get infected early in live...
  7. hi Ian Derek's shooting board with it's edge...

    hi Ian

    Derek's shooting board with it's edge strip would almost entirely correct your "my left hand is not my dominant hand" issue
    ...
  8. successful flipping of the board requires that...

    successful flipping of the board requires that both edges (front and back) be absolutely parallel to each other. In my experience this is rarely necessary as only one edge of the board needs to be...
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    Andrew I'm not sure whether to thank you or...

    Andrew

    I'm not sure whether to thank you or not.

    using your comparisons

    number of confirmed cases 1 million = 11.5 days
    1 billion because its a round number = 31.7 years with exponential...
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    regarding reporting from Japan ... this site...

    regarding reporting from Japan ...
    this site Coronavirus Cases in Japan by Prefecture | Nippon.com has a total number greater than that on the Worldometer site.

    Haven't done enough analysis to...
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    Is there any way you can get your son to unlock...

    Is there any way you can get your son to unlock his phone and give you access to his bank account login details / medicare number / private health insurance number, etc ?

    It will be a right royal...
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    I think it might be helpful if I posted this...

    I think it might be helpful if I posted this chart
    source Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Australian Government Department of Health (page 11 of...
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    There has been speculation that the sudden spike...

    There has been speculation that the sudden spike in cases for Tokyo in particular has more to do with previous deliberate under reporting of Covid-19 cases than any other factor.
    With last week's...
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    exactly I think you got my basic point --...

    exactly


    I think you got my basic point -- comparing gun deaths in the US to Coronavirus deaths in New York City or Northern Italy is more akin to comparing cars with oranges.
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    and the corona virus has only been killing people...

    and the corona virus has only been killing people for less than 3 months.
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    Well we "could" isolate everyone at risk. But...

    Well we "could" isolate everyone at risk.
    But then we would have the situation that WA is approaching.
    see Coronavirus infection rates begin to fall, but 'flattening the curve' may mean WA is...
  17. a frame saw is pretty easy to make out of what...

    a frame saw is pretty easy to make out of what might otherwise be described as "scraps"

    essentially you need two arms, a middle compression member and a means of tensioning the blade -- a twisted...
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    Paul, I believe that the AUS Government has...

    Paul, I believe that the AUS Government has already "taken over" the private hospital system -- increasing the ICU bed supply by around 50%

    posted in the thread about elective surgery being...
  19. hi Mountain ash my thoughts: a shooting...

    hi Mountain ash

    my thoughts:
    a shooting plane has two soles, the one the blade protrudes though and the side (sole) the plane rides on. If made from wood, there will be issues of seasonal...
  20. Thread: Surgery cancelled

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    Looks to me, as though it's already decided. ...

    Looks to me, as though it's already decided.
    Greg Hunt announces private hospital partnership to fight coronavirus - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    Private Hospitals to stay open...
  21. the 22" rip filed PAX saw is the same one as sold...

    the 22" rip filed PAX saw is the same one as sold by Lee Valley in Canada. As far as I know they come ready to use out of the box.

    However, the best saw for resawing is a frame saw -- but I'm not...
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    Palliative care is very not good. I truly hope...

    Palliative care is very not good.
    I truly hope that all the legal paperwork -- enduring power of attorney, end of life directives, etc -- has been submitted.


    As mentioned above, try and get...
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    Small prac. groups would sort of work. Split...

    Small prac. groups would sort of work.
    Split your classes into two or three so each kid gets their own piece of kit to work on. i.e. no sharing.

    Issue will be teacher burn out -- you can't...
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    I thought that your classes were >50% hands on...

    I thought that your classes were >50% hands on learning.

    I can't see how MS Teams (which is designed for on-line SOFTWARE collaboration) would be at all suitable.
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    I don't really know, but at my son's school...

    I don't really know, but at my son's school (admittedly the school is in Alberta) -- it's teachers work from their classrooms via video link while the kids have been told to stay at home.

    ...
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    I believe the appropriate term is "a zero...

    I believe the appropriate term is "a zero interest non-recourse loan" a.k.a. a gift
    But $140,000 per job is more than a bit steep.

    Standard and Poors have currently rated Virgin Australia at...
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    A week ago, who would have thought hat a Liberal...

    A week ago, who would have thought hat a Liberal PM would come out with this much cred
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison to spend $130 billion on wages scheme to support jobs during coronavirus pandemic...
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    I don't really want to spend the time going back...

    I don't really want to spend the time going back through this thread to find the reference or references from posters quoting John Hopkins as a primary source, but according to Worldometer, John...
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    Thank you Neil and a special shout out to Bill...

    Thank you Neil and a special shout out to Bill and Melinda Gates and their foundation.

    some comments on the attached file
    the modelling might only be a week old, but it is now well out of date...
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    How wide are the isles in your local Coles? In...

    How wide are the isles in your local Coles? In my local Coles, the isles are wide enough for two trolleys plus a bit. If they weren't that wide, there's no way of maintaining two-way traffic in...
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    you've been studying Google maps? BTW, the...

    you've been studying Google maps?



    BTW, the location is officially known as "Surveyor General's Corner"
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    Apple8 I see that you live in Campbelltown. ...

    Apple8
    I see that you live in Campbelltown.
    Are you prepared to say which Sydney hospital your son is in?



    thoughts and prayers are with you and your SWMBO.
  33. Hi Alex my recollection is that Langer was done...

    Hi Alex
    my recollection is that Langer was done for contempt of court for breaching what was probably a dubious injunction that acted to suppress his rights to vote as he pleased, including clearly...
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    IMO, well worth the investment of 20 minutes

    IMO, well worth the investment of 20 minutes
  35. you do realise that with Australia's compulsory...

    you do realise that with Australia's compulsory preferential system of voting your vote is ultimately going to one of the two major parties? At present I think there are but two (out of 151) House...
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    but that is assuming that no other operator...

    but that is assuming that no other operator (including Qantas) is willing to step in and make up the demand.
    Assuming that travel patterns return to pre-Covid-19 levels within 12 months -- not...
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    Just to emphasise the potential consequences of...

    Just to emphasise the potential consequences of the first wave of the H1N1 (usually, and incorrectly, called Spanish Flu) outbreak in 1918, subsequent waves of infection were much worse, but...
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    laugh out loud which just happens to be...

    laugh out loud



    which just happens to be the name of a radio show her in Canada
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    Fletty's next tool purchase ?

    I was reading John Economaki's blog this morning (John's blog is addressed to a Drivel Starved Nation) and came across this post. According to John, the pencil maker can be used by an eight year old...
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    99 years when the lease was about 5 years away...

    99 years

    when the lease was about 5 years away from renewal the UK Government Minister -- I don't recall which one -- completely dropped the ball and essentially promised China that the lease...
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    well CommBank has already made an "accommodation"...

    well CommBank has already made an "accommodation"

    "Defer your [mortgage] repayments

    Home loan customers requesting financial assistance during this time will be able to defer their repayments...
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    for what it's worth, I'm with BobL on this. ...

    for what it's worth, I'm with BobL on this.

    It's fair to draw comparisons between what's happening between countries.


    As BobL intimated in an earlier post in this thread our current...
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    I believe you and I are pretty close to the same...

    I believe you and I are pretty close to the same age born between 1954 and 1956.

    I retired at 60-1/2 but was rather ill for a bit just before retiring.





    Stricter quarantine measures...
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    Paul what I took away from the link I posted...

    Paul

    what I took away from the link I posted was that the tenant -- Kye Kemp and her daughter -- were being evicted so that the property's owners (who have allegedly lost their incomes) could...
  45. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    as long as it's walked quickly past a just...

    as long as it's walked quickly past a just snuffed out candle it would qualify as "Steak Tartare"
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    Can we not agree on returning to the topic that...

    Can we not agree on returning to the topic that this thread has morphed into ??

    I, for one, can ignore or similarly dismiss those posts that, IMO, should be treated so.



    some comments from...
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    let's see 1. your hair was cut more recently...

    let's see

    1. your hair was cut more recently than mine
    2. your hair hasn't receded as far as mine
    3. your beard has been trimmed fairly recently
  48. Thread: Idiots in 2019

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    Hi Pete you shouldn't be surprised ... the...

    Hi Pete
    you shouldn't be surprised ...

    the fast food counter jockeys only know how they have been trained to pronounce what is printed on the outside of the box they take the "fill-ays" from. ...
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    Forrest, I think that your memory might be...

    Forrest, I think that your memory might be faulty.
    My memory is that Rudd's "cash splash" was based on welfare recipients and those tax payers who lodged a tax return showing taxable earnings less...
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    so, from this I can conclude that you work for...

    so, from this I can conclude that you work for the Government in an occupation deemed in the current environment "essential".

    yes, or no?

    If no, and I seem to recall you mentioning in the past...
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