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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-12-2020, 10:59 AM
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Bleach: Buy pool shock and make your own in tiny...

Bleach: Buy pool shock and make your own in tiny batches. Just avoid the ones with additives for algae. There was a controversial high-volume thread awhile back with links to how to do it. ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 15,476
Posted By Spock
Source is my own, first hand, direct, personal...

Source is my own, first hand, direct, personal experience in a city with 1M people. It is certainly not false. I personally have lost (as of now) 42lbs since mid-March driven by empty shelves and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 15,476
Posted By Spock
Lock down was never meant to stop the disease nor...

Lock down was never meant to stop the disease nor empty the hospitals.
It was to manage the curve to not overwhelm the hospitals.
Yes. AZ has an increase in the number of cases (test positive) and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-12-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 15,476
Posted By Spock
No. Most covid patients do not need ICU. ~35%...

No. Most covid patients do not need ICU. ~35% of cases (positive test) show now symptoms at all. Another big % manage their mild symptoms at home.
Of the patients that are hospitalized:...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-06-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 93,603
Posted By Spock
From May 26: Went back to the same Fry's...

From May 26:


Went back to the same Fry's Thurs 6/4:
* Rice has shot up again. Its now $16 for a 10lb bag or $1.60/lb.
The whole rice aisle had been camouflaged. It looked mostly full, but...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-06-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Spock
I'm not looking to "actively trade" TIPS. I'm...

I'm not looking to "actively trade" TIPS. I'm just trying to make the math work to prove I understand them before buying them. The first one of the list/shortest duration happened to have a...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-03-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By Spock
So I should have used "where the antibodies can...

So I should have used "where the antibodies can reach them" vs. "where the vaccine can reach them".
The bottom line is this:
Forum: Other topics 06-03-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,610
Posted By Spock
It never hits me as recognizing my own mortality....

It never hits me as recognizing my own mortality. More of a wishing we'd kept in touch.
But I'm finding trying to keep in touch is futile now days, for me anyway, unless it is only on the...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-03-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Spock
TIPS: I'm ignorant

I've been watching others chant about TIPS here for awhile, but whenever I go on Fido to poke at them, there is never any inventory. Secondary or Auction.
Today, there are 45 CUSIPs in secondary...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-02-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,458
Posted By Spock
I'm not a fan of the combibar... not sure why...

I'm not a fan of the combibar... not sure why other than I dunno if I would trust a chunk after it was broke off...
Now a new contender that I just found yesterday are the Maplegrams... 1 gram...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 06-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,968
Posted By Spock
Anybody who says we don't have inflation NOW...

Anybody who says we don't have inflation NOW needs to follow me through Fry's/Safeway/Walmart grocery store.

Food/household categories have gone from 30% of my spending in 2019 to 68% of my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,458
Posted By Spock
On a slightly tangential thread: I've been...

On a slightly tangential thread: I've been trying to accumulate 50 coins minted in the year in which we got married (pre-AGE, so its more of a challenge... leaves only Maples and Krugs) with the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,458
Posted By Spock
Switzerland: It all depends on where the promised...

Switzerland: It all depends on where the promised land is. But assuming is Switzerland, an oz or two in hand to get you on the plane and then a cache from a Swiss vault once you get there that you...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-01-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By Spock
PPE shortage: surgeries where being postponed...

PPE shortage: surgeries where being postponed back in January when corona was still just a bad beer....
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By Spock
As has been noted.. "nobody knows nothin" about...

As has been noted.. "nobody knows nothin" about this virus, so this goes under speculation more than information: but the early data suggested that certain blood types and genetic makeups were more...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-01-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,458
Posted By Spock
I just did some really fast math on the OUNZ...

I just did some really fast math on the OUNZ calculator and it's looking like shares redeemed for physical gold eagles can be had for 1855 each vs. 1872 on apmex. There has got to be a booger in my...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-01-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By Spock
"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV (the...

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV (the Internet)"

From what I've glanced, the pneumococcal vaccine is actually aimed at a bacteria, not a virus. And again, its not about where the symptoms...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By Spock
There are several reasons, probably as many as...

There are several reasons, probably as many as there are individuals making the choice.
* One big reason is certainly crisis fatigue. "To hell with it, I'll take my chances".
* The outright...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-01-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By Spock
Virus effects on the skin are not the issue. Its...

Virus effects on the skin are not the issue. Its the initial attack/infection site that matters. All the viruses you mention are active in the blood stream where a vaccine can get them. Corona...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-28-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 93,603
Posted By Spock
The Costco was just for the muffins. I did one...

The Costco was just for the muffins. I did one online order from Costco, which delivered great, but now the Costco website says they do not deliver to my address and won't let me place an order.
...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-27-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 93,603
Posted By Spock
No cereal, no bread, restricted milk and eggs...

No cereal, no bread, restricted milk and eggs (until recently), no flour, rice is back but at 3x-4x the price, now meat is going short. Yesterday I bought my first potatoes since March (and they're...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-26-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 93,603
Posted By Spock
I'm not eating. Thats why I need a new belt and...

I'm not eating. Thats why I need a new belt and smaller jeans.
Metro area of about 1M people
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-26-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 93,603
Posted By Spock
Totally depressing day shopping this morning. ...

Totally depressing day shopping this morning.
Fry's, Super Walmart, and TSC:
* nobody has the dog food our 7lb mutant will eat.
* no medicated soap for my wife.
* hamburger prices are going to...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-26-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,823
Posted By Spock
Cuz the scientists don't know squat about this...

Cuz the scientists don't know squat about this virus and its going to take civilian push back to stop the nonsense coming from a lot of governors and mayors. People think this is the movies where...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-25-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,687
Posted By Spock
speaking of a-holes who abuse rental property: ...

speaking of a-holes who abuse rental property:
There is a legend of an IBMer who had a thing for sports cars. Once on a business trip to FL he rented a sports car from Hertz using the company...
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