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  1. T_R_Oglodyte

    Los-Angeles Class Submarine: The Stealth Submarine Russia Feared

    In The Hunt for Red October, the US submarines are Los Angeles class boats.
  2. T_R_Oglodyte

    Kauai-what to do. Which TS?

    Don't worry about finding enough to do. We've been going to Kauai almost every year since 1999 and we're still finding new things. We've also spent time on every major island except Lanai, with the Big Island and Maui being the ones other than Kauai that we've visited the most. The first thing...
  3. T_R_Oglodyte

    U.S. EPA approves use of Lysol Disinfectant Spray against COVID-19

    Well .... we've been using it routinely for several months now. When I was at Costco just as the COVID things were taking off, they were cleaned out off cleaning and disinfection supplies except for some gallon-size containers of Lysol disinfectant. So I grabbed a couple (I could have grabbed...
  4. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    Not humorous response. We recognized that she was being the subservient wife while he was alive. When he was dead she could be herself. Reflecting on this years later, as an adult, I realized he was abusing her, at minimum emotionally, if not physically.
  5. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    I remember in sixth grade. There was one teacher in a classroom of 25-30 students. No teacher's aide. Teachers got about a 20-minute break time in the morning, when they would assign some work and leave the classroom unattended. Some students did the assigned work diligently; others less...
  6. T_R_Oglodyte

    Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients

    Jumping back into this thread briefly. My thought is that evaluation of protocols and responses should be based on reasoned analysis of available. That means applying high acceptance thresholds to anecdotal and uncontrolled evidence, with use of that information as suggestive of controlled...
  7. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    This triggers memories. *************************** I grew up in suburban Minneapolis in the 1960s, in a suburb consisting almost entirely of homes constructed soon after WWII for new families. On the block where we lived, there were 16 houses, 12 of which had children born between 1945 and...
  8. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    memories of a pre-COVID lockdown event ...
  9. T_R_Oglodyte

    Non-COVID Topic - Julia Stiles in the Bourne Ultimatum and the power of silence.

    An interesting detail about the second and third movies. Originally the second movie supposed to end after the apartment scene with Neski's daughter, when Bourne tells her that he killed her parents. In test screening that came across too bleak, so the added the ending scene where Bourne calls...
  10. T_R_Oglodyte

    Non-COVID Topic - Julia Stiles in the Bourne Ultimatum and the power of silence.

    Watching again the Bourne Ultimatum. I was struck by the scene between Jason (Matt Damon) and Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) from 1:12:39 - 1:13:39. It's almost exactly one minute long, and Stiles doesn't say a single word. But her silence coneys so much more than she could have conveyed...
  11. T_R_Oglodyte

    Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients

    Except that hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for years, under physician supervision. Usage conditions and risks are well known. As with any medication, it should only be used under medical supervision. Just like remdesvir, I would add. I trust, Jim, that you are not really...
  12. T_R_Oglodyte

    Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients

    If that is your standard, Jim, then you should be equally dismissive of claims about the benefits of remdisvir. The reality is that there has not been enough time to conduct replicated double blind studies of any treatment, published in peer reviewed journals. Given the urgency of the...
  13. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    "The Fourth Horseman: The Tragedy of Anton Dilger and the Birth of Biological Terrorism" by Robert Koenig Note - the author is an old college roommate and we remain personal friends to this day.
  14. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    There's also some discussion of this on his wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Tufte#Criticism_of_PowerPoint
  15. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    Another aspect of Broad Street well. There was a preacher who didn't believe at all that the well was the source of the outbreak. He began helping Snow, because he expected that by doing so he would help prove Snow wrong. In the process the preacher became convinced and was a key figure in...
  16. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    For those who aren't familiar with the chart ... The tan depicts the advancing army, the black is the return. The width of the line is proportional to the size of the army. So compare the width of the tan line at the start to the thickness of the black line at the return, and you get a sense...
  17. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    As I recall, his beefs were that PowerPoint facilitates bullet pointing in lieu of presenting meaning graphical displays. Key information and qualifiers are pushed down to the fourth or fifth levels where no one is paying attention. He was involved in some the post-mortem on the Challenger...
  18. T_R_Oglodyte

    Edward Tufte (a non-COVID related thread)

    Just curious how many TUGgers may have intersected with Edward Tufte, perhaps through his books or through having taken one of his seminars? For myself, I first learned of Dr. Tufte about 1990, when I read an article about him in Forbes. It piqued my interest, and I bought and devoured his...
  19. T_R_Oglodyte

    Face Shields

    DW is a teacher in a private school that provides services to children with language-based learning difficulties. Those kids have learned to cope by leaning more on visual cues than actual words (because they have language processing weaknesses). Using face masks appears to be incredibly...
  20. T_R_Oglodyte

    Pizza Hut's largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    There may be some pandemic-related winnowing of the herd going on. ++++++++++++++ What I'm hearing from my food service processing clients is that companies that sell to retail outlets are seeing little to no effect - some have increasing sales. Those are the brand name companies...
  21. T_R_Oglodyte

    Far-UVC light to the rescue? Unique ultraviolet tech can safely kill coronavirus in crowded areas

    https://www.studyfinds.org/far-uvc-light-to-the-rescue-unique-ultraviolet-tech-can-safely-kill-coronavirus-in-crowded-areas/
  22. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    More Chapelle: goodness - Wu-Tang Financial. (Uncensored and NSFW). Also backstory for the "diversify y'all bonds" line in the Racial Draft episode.
  23. T_R_Oglodyte

    Stay At Home Humor

    a memorable Chapelle satire that hasn't lost a bit of relevance since it aired 16 years ago. Uncensored - so NSFW.
  24. T_R_Oglodyte

    Any Tuggers contracted Coronavirus? [MERGED]

    There is a very common statistical misconception that is made in circumstances such as this. I did it in a post a couple of months ago after I got tested for antibody. The point is that with a single test, it is more likely than not that the test is wrong if a positive result is obtained...
  25. T_R_Oglodyte

    Buying in a LLC or c/s-corp

    Good. Based on your questions and your sophistication, I think that your bigger issue is how strong the corporate veil is between business activity and personal activity under the various options. That's a legal question, that you should ask of an attorney who is savvy and skilled in that area...
  26. T_R_Oglodyte

    Buying in a LLC or c/s-corp

    LLCs and S Corps do not generate tax returns. In most cases they will generate a Schedule K, and each owner then includes the Schedule K information in that owner's tax return. (I was a partner in an S Corp for ten years and that was how it was done.) One exception is if an LLC has a single...
  27. T_R_Oglodyte

    7.7 mg Oaxaca Mexico

    That's a generalization but is often inaccurate in the specifics. Even a small quake can generate an off the chart MMI depending on the location of the quake. This is a big issue in the Los Angeles basin. Just because of where faults lie, most strike slip quakes (e.g., most of the San...
  28. T_R_Oglodyte

    7.7 mg Oaxaca Mexico

    If the 7.4 magnitude is Richter, that would be a quake capable of causing significant local damage, especially in with unconsolidated soils and shallow groundwater. Areas with dense soil and rock will be much less affected.
  29. T_R_Oglodyte

    7.7 mg Oaxaca Mexico

    You can't directly equate MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) to Richter magnitude. Richter is a measure of energy released. Mercalli relates to ground shaking, and is related to both Richter and geologic conditions. For given earthquake, there is only one Richter measurement. But there will...
  30. T_R_Oglodyte

    Restaurant appears to be getting rid of employees by offering unsuitable jobs

    Journalists are always expected to show at least some effort to get both sides of the story. How they do that and what they do with that information is a different matter.
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