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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:20:12 PM »
Iím finding myself getting more paranoid again. I ordered some parts from tayda with expedited shipping, got them in four days then decided I didnít want to touch the package for a few days  :-\

Most of the surface contamination worry has been downgraded.  This has really alleviated a lot of my anxiety over the whole pandemic.  I have some molecular biology in my background and consequently have been trained to remember what my hands have touched and what surfaces are likely to be contaminated.  It was a lot of extra mental CPU usage that I don't have now.

WSJ had a great article summing up the consensus view of the virus (link below).  Basically, you want to avoid sharing indoor air with people, that's how the virus is moving.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-exactly-do-you-catch-covid-19-there-is-a-growing-consensus-11592317650?mod=hp_lead_pos5

I have a pdf copy I can email if people are interested and can't get it.

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Build Reports / Re: Boss BF-2 Flanger
« on: June 27, 2020, 12:50:20 PM »
That looks killer!  I'm glad you got it built up.

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Global Annoucements / Re: Summer releases are out
« on: June 23, 2020, 02:01:01 PM »
Thank you, Brian! 

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Build Reports / Re: A klon it is not!
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:13:31 PM »
That's great!

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Yes! Airwolf was my jam back in the day.  Build looks awesome!

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Excited!  ;D

To MB: Can you post the BOM for the remaining projects?  SB is open next Tuesday and I wanted to order stuff if I need it  8)

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Build Reports / Re: The Cliff
« on: June 19, 2020, 12:15:03 AM »
Wow, that look great!  Those guts are beautiful. 

I missed the boat on this one and now I have the FOMO


I'm doing a revision with C16 actually on the PCB (DOH), so you still have another chance. Hard to say when, though.

Cool, count me in!

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Build Reports / Re: The Cliff
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:53:52 PM »
Wow, that look great!  Those guts are beautiful. 

I missed the boat on this one and now I have the FOMO 

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Open Discussion / Re: Honeydripper
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:02:07 PM »
Put a post in the WTB section of the forum, someone might have one they can sell you.

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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: June 05, 2020, 09:59:07 PM »
Just wanted to put a few cents in.  My company has a project concerning COVID-19 and I've been reading quite a bit about it.  I thought awhile ago that the concern about surface contact infection seemed overblown, the CDC has since adopted this stance.  This thing is transmitted through the air.

My take (I'm not an MD, BTW) is that it's all about shared/dead air.  The virus can stay suspended in air a few hours. A study I read measured virus in the air at a hospital in China.  They found that the virus was virtually undetectable a few meters away from an actual COVID patient (with regular hospital ventilation).  However, when they measured the air in the public bathroom at the hospital it was completely loaded with virus.

So, in my opinion the equation for infection is the volume of air people are putting out (yelling and singing being worse than talking), multiplied by the time of exposure (you need a minimum number of viral particles to get sick and doubling that number gets you much more sick, etc.), divided by the volume (so, outside is best), times the percentage protection you get from your mask (cloth mask is about 50%, medical mask is better, and N95 is ~95%). 

A side note about public bathrooms (Personally, I take the most precaution here). The virus enters lung cells via a human receptor called ACE2.  This receptor is in the GI tract, so, an infected person might be putting it out of both ends.  Felt I had to mention that, because of the hospital bathroom example I gave above. That might be the reason for their observation, but I'd bet on high traffic/ poor ventilation.

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Build Reports / Re: OcJAvia (Retrograde)
« on: June 03, 2020, 05:32:37 PM »
That's great! I bet he was stoked.

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Build Reports / Re: Bloodstone Phaser (with extra fairies)
« on: June 03, 2020, 02:02:51 PM »
That looks great!  I'm not a Phaser Overlord but I also love this build.

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Build Reports / Re: Aztec Factory
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:14:17 AM »
Really incredible! Beautiful etch and the guts are super.

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Build Reports / Re: Hoof
« on: May 27, 2020, 10:16:07 AM »
That came out awesome! The color reminds me of Silly Putty. 

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Agreed!  I have several projects waiting for those few parts you can't get anywhere else. 


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