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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #255 on: March 27, 2020, 03:56:58 PM »
I fixed my microwave with Legos last year. Works like a charm
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« Reply #256 on: March 27, 2020, 04:11:31 PM »
I fixed my microwave with Legos last year
Is that true, or are you joining me in losing your sanity to the pandemic situation?  I'll be mad as a hatter in a month, personally.  :P
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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #257 on: March 27, 2020, 04:17:53 PM »
I fixed my microwave with Legos last year
Is that true, or are you joining me in losing your sanity to the pandemic situation?  I'll be mad as a hatter in a month, personally.  :P
Sorry, I should have added my proof before I posted. I attached a pic. It was the door switch being forced down and making the switch arc so It burned. The Legos were a shim so the switch connector didn't get forced down anymore everytime the door was opened. Either bad design or planned obselecense

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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #258 on: March 27, 2020, 04:28:51 PM »
I normally have very little against Mr Trump
But honestly, he needs to listen to the people around him. On this subject, he is a complete life noob and is gonna get a lot of people dead.
I saw a legitimate quote where he was questionning the need for 30k ventilators, stating that large hospitals only have about 2....
Most small vet surgeries have a couple for christ sake.

I am on day 15 of lockdown, fortunately I can work from home. My wife who is 35 weeks pregnant is an anaesthetic specialist, and she started her maternity leave 3 weeks ago also and that is probably the biggest blessing. Selfishly her skills are locked away at home; she knows how serious this stuff is and she wants no part of it, especially with our unborn child to consider.

Our biggest concerns right now, other than basic supplies which seem to be improving after a rush bulk buy of idiots, is the fact that half the country (UK/England) doesnt seem to take this seriously enough, and whether I will even be allowed to accompany her in labour  :-\

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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #259 on: March 27, 2020, 05:21:58 PM »
I normally have very little against Mr Trump
But honestly, he needs to listen to the people around him. On this subject, he is a complete life noob and is gonna get a lot of people dead.
I saw a legitimate quote where he was questionning the need for 30k ventilators, stating that large hospitals only have about 2....
Most small vet surgeries have a couple for christ sake.

I am on day 15 of lockdown, fortunately I can work from home. My wife who is 35 weeks pregnant is an anaesthetic specialist, and she started her maternity leave 3 weeks ago also and that is probably the biggest blessing. Selfishly her skills are locked away at home; she knows how serious this stuff is and she wants no part of it, especially with our unborn child to consider.

Our biggest concerns right now, other than basic supplies which seem to be improving after a rush bulk buy of idiots, is the fact that half the country (UK/England) doesnt seem to take this seriously enough, and whether I will even be allowed to accompany her in labour  :-\
Remember in January when he said this was another democrat hoax? Yeah....but that’s enough of that, that LEGO bracket is just genius.


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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #260 on: March 27, 2020, 05:30:48 PM »
I should've taken a picture, but I once fixed our drier by replacing a broken switch with a momentary footswitch.  I got tired of the cheap manufacturer ones and the footswitch had a high enough amperage rating, so in it went.  It was still working perfectly when we moved.

That would have made a great build report!  ;D

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« Reply #261 on: March 28, 2020, 02:19:37 AM »
This seems a good and nerdy video...

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« Reply #262 on: March 28, 2020, 08:20:47 AM »
I'm going on my first post-apocalypse supply raid today.  Costco.  My list is long.  Beer is a priority.  Might put some TP in my cart in case I have to throw some to distract any zombies.
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« Reply #263 on: March 28, 2020, 10:53:23 AM »
I'm going on my first post-apocalypse supply raid today.  Costco.  My list is long.  Beer is a priority.  Might put some TP in my cart in case I have to throw some to distract any zombies.

In the least you might be able to trade your TP for real supplies like... food.

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« Reply #264 on: March 28, 2020, 01:14:42 PM »
Back from Costco.  It was a little scary, but mostly ok.  There are definitely some idiots there, like the guy who lifted his surgical mask so he could fit his index finger into his nostril better.  That same guy just a few minutes later lifted his mask to sneeze directly into the palms of his hands.  Lesson of the day: a surgical mask does not always indicate a person who is taking more precautions than necessary.
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Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« Reply #265 on: March 28, 2020, 03:30:22 PM »
Back from Costco.  It was a little scary, but mostly ok.  There are definitely some idiots there, like the guy who lifted his surgical mask so he could fit his index finger into his nostril better.  That same guy just a few minutes later lifted his mask to sneeze directly into the palms of his hands.  Lesson of the day: a surgical mask does not always indicate a person who is taking more precautions than necessary.

I went to Kroger this afternoon. Besides the employees and myself not a single customer was wearing gloves. Kids, too. Everything I brought home got wiped.
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« Reply #266 on: March 28, 2020, 04:31:28 PM »
Yeah we just got take out from a great Vietnamese place.  it was super tasty, but we were joking that it might not have been worth all the hand washing and wiping things down.

I hate to say it but a lot of people are gonna probably have to start dying for people to start taking this things as serious as they need to.

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« Reply #267 on: March 28, 2020, 04:34:55 PM »
I still have that "Bring out yer dead!" skit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in my head.
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« Reply #268 on: March 28, 2020, 10:13:32 PM »
He was right all along:
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« Reply #269 on: March 29, 2020, 12:36:51 PM »
I went to Kroger this afternoon. Besides the employees and myself not a single customer was wearing gloves. Kids, too. Everything I brought home got wiped.

I saw this yesterday at Lowes. Had to run for a part because my sink sprung a leak. LOTS of parents roaming around with their kids. No one social distancing. Kids just grabbing and touching everything. Parents oblivious.

Bottom line is that parents are finally having to actually parent their kids on a full time basis (no teachers to do it for them) and they are hauling them out of the house to actually do something.

People are stupid!