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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:58:17 AM »
I have an N95 mask, I think it looks cool. I feel like cobra from GI joe or bane from the Batman series.
Mine make me feel like Chun-Li from Street Fighter 2.  I might also be wearing them wrong though....  ;D

Open Discussion / Re: One knob pedal suggestions please
« on: July 03, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Any fuzz face variant.  Find the sweet spot in the fuzz control with a trimpot and just have a single knob for output level.

A one-knob squeezer (either an Orange Squeezer or something more sophisticated).

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: July 02, 2020, 11:47:11 AM »
I have been reading articles that suggest a big reason for the increasing numbers is people spreading spreading Covid at family get togethers and small parties. If stuff like that is causing an uptick I think itís time to face the fact that schools wonít be able to safely open next month.
Agreed.  Our city schools are still trying to figure things out.  They've suggested allowing parents to keep their kids home for more remote learning or allowing kids to return on alternating days, which I consider more difficult to manage than keeping them home, especially when I have two kids who wouldn't necessarily have the same at-school days.  I'm imagining my daughter refusing to go to school on her at-school day and yanking her mask off so that I can't safely make her go.  I can't handle that.

Also, as I've said before, my comfort level is at Phase 0, regardless of what reopening phase my state is rushing into.  I'm still on mandatory telework, with the option to enter the office only for a very limited time with express written authorization (highly discouraged).

Seriously, WTF:

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 29, 2020, 04:09:26 PM »
Actually, I think it was Ted Yoho, representing Florida of all places.  He has a degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Just to be clear, I would call anyone who refuses to wear a face mask with the justification of "herd immunity" a total asshat.  This has nothing to do with his political views or affiliations.  Also, quarantine fatigue has caused me to have a shorter fuse than normal.  I apologize for using such impolite language in this extremely friendly place. I will try harder to restrain myself in the future.

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:46:21 AM »
It seems there's a widespread idea out there that if enough of us get this virus it will just die off and go away. That idea ignores the reality that the more people who get the virus the more potential for mutation and then resurgence, as well as the reality that some people will just never be able to breath the same again after it.
I remember reading about a total asshat walking around the U.S. Capitol Building simply saying "herd immunity" when asked why he refuses to wear a mask.  I think he may even have a medical degree (truly frightening).  I can't remember which state he represents.

Build Reports / Re: Swah
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:57:41 PM »
I have one of those boards laying around in my random collection.  Maybe I should think about building with it. 

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:56:53 AM »
I feel like itís only a matter of time before it grows to all of the states again.
It's been in every state constantly for months now, hasn't it?  ??? I mean, I know some governors are better at pretending than others, but still. 

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:54:33 AM »
Eh, horses and water and all that I guess.
Horses aren't real though.  8)

Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 26, 2020, 05:18:38 AM »
The climbing gym I used to go to (I still have a membership on hold) is now moving to the next phase of their reopening (allowing guest passes and day passes--essentially, opening up to non-members) before I am even remotely close to being comfortable enough with their first phase policies to go back. I have similar thoughts about restaurants (I'm not even close to being comfortable with patio dining, and now indoor seating is opening up everywhere). I think, due mostly to my anxiety, perhaps, that I'm going to always lag far behind accepting any business reopening phases.  I'll be the last guy still wearing a mask, maybe.  Anxiety and chronic stress are really exhausting.  I feel less and less safe the more people are told it is economically/politically convenient to venture out and do more. 

Global Annoucements / Re: Our new moderator - jimilee!
« on: June 24, 2020, 03:20:01 PM »
I hate to admit it, but most phaser jokes go right over my head.

Global Annoucements / Re: Our new moderator - jimilee!
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:47:30 AM »
I was getting fet up with the lack of celebrations around here.  This'll do nicely.

Build Reports / Re: A klon it is not!
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:02:41 PM »
You should see the labels that are under the knob; straight bitchin.
As long as the labels are at least 90% hidden, that's just as good visually as having unhidden ones. 

I like it.

General Questions / Re: Possible to socket an FV-1 chip?
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:50:36 PM »
I missed something.  Why do we need a socket again?

Open Discussion / Re: 3pdt toggle switch
« on: June 17, 2020, 07:54:39 AM »
On-on is the one you want.  Here, "on" just means each pole is connected to one of the throw terminals in each of the two switch positions, same as in the stomp switch.

Open Discussion / Re: New project: Signal tracer/injection pen
« on: June 12, 2020, 05:55:09 PM »
In theory, could I use this as a tiny, albeit not-great-sounding, guitar amp (ignoring the square wave injection bits)?  Just a weird thought, I suppose (thinking about basic listening tests to see if pedal controls are working, etc.)

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