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  1. Just wrap it in tin foil. If you can't find any around the house, use some from your hat. šŸ¤£šŸ¤£
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    Being Prepared

    BTW RPS, good on you! (Australian version ) Any one of those masks could be the one that keeps somebody on the right side of the dirt. You need to switch the shades to wrap-arounds though, never know when to expect a sidearm spitball. They keep your fingers away better too. Like all of you, I've pondered my best course of action for the near future. I've settled on; Help others when I can. Stay out of the way when I can't Keep my head down, my eyes open, and my mouth shut.
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    Being Prepared

    I went there for gas last Saturday, having already given up on TP. On the way to the pumps I saw 2 carts with TP, so, expecting to be disappointed again, I parked and trotted in one more time. The guy was putting the last of several cartons on the rack (most already gone), and I scored a 12-pack of Charmin! Never in my life would I have expected to be so happy about something as seemingly trivial as TP. When I was a little farm kid in No. Mo., we still used an outhouse, and I couldn't wait till the latest Sears Roebuck catalog came in the mail so we'd have a new batch of thin paper pages... those slick, shiny pages really sucked!
  4. I can deal with the zombies, it's those gnomes that freak me out.
  5. bfishn

    Messin' With Sourdough

    Last time I'm going to suggest it. Pancakes! If they aren't the best cakes you ever ate, I'll meet my cat. Hot, runny, brown sugar syrup.
  6. Congrats! After 6 failed attempts in a row, I've given up. Been thinking about it, I think social distancing might actually be much easier to accomplish with an unwiped butt... šŸ¤¢
  7. Might kill some too. The walters near the dam in TR are still gravid, and less likely to survive the ride.
  8. For perspective: (102 years ago) https://www.nkytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Photo_01.jpg
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    Just funny stuff

    Time to buy stock in Roto Rooter.
  10. Neither of the trucks in my driveway would start this morning. I couldn't decide whether to just have O'Reillys deliver 2 batteries or to lift the hood(s) with a voltmeter in hand first. So I went to my favorite Mex. place and had juevos con chorizo (sausage & eggs drizzled with a scorching hot tomatilla sauce) and a 44oz Patron margarita. Then I read this thread. The choice is clear now. Thanks!
  11. I dunno man, I just happened to hear a lady from CDC give the stats you asked about last night while I was stuck in traffic. šŸ™ƒ I do think if we assess contagious diseases purely by mortality rates we're missing a big part of the picture.
  12. ~2% mortality for COVID19, 0.1% for the flu. It's possible the COV rate may be artificially high, due to mild or asymptomatic cases going unreported. The comparison can be viewed two ways; only 2 out of 100 COV cases die, or, you're 20 times more likely to die from COV than the flu.
  13. Buck Perry defined structure fishing and its' terminology in his old books, "Lunkers Love Nightcrawlers", "Spoonplugging", and excerpts from those books that were published as articles in old "Fishing Facts" mags. You can find copies on eBay occasionally, or someone may have posted excerpts online. Probably the most valuable fishing information I ever read.
  14. Don't think tagging trains goes unnoticed by the RR. A few years back my fishing buddy's son (then early 20's) did 2 years plus in a Boston jail for it, plus a hefty fine. When they released him, cops from Illinois were waiting there to haul him off to a different jail, where he did 6 more months plus another fine. It didn't turn out all bad though, once he'd squared up, Nike, Google and others were willing to pay him well to paint murals on buildings, streets, etc. And he has some pretty cool stories to tell about his "railroad days". Added; Oh, and the RR cop that got the goods on him took photos of him taking photos of his (alleged) handiwork at 3:45 AM in a switchyard. The report didn't say if he was in a chair at the time or not.
  15. The Feds donated any federal land required to construct railroads as needed to promote settlement & growth in the mid 1800s. The remains of those lines reverted to public domain upon abandonment. Anywhere those lines crossed property that was privately owned at the time may have been purchased and subject to title, or subject to sale or deferment on abandonment. Lots of lawyers retired on the proceeds of railroad land disputes.
  16. PSA for OAF readers of this thread; Zerohedge, one of several questionable sources linked in this thread, has been banned from Twitter and Facebook in their respective campaigns to eliminate the spread of misinformation related to the coronavirus outbreak. Knowingly promoting misinformation on such a serious subject is fearmongering. Unknowingly promoting misinformation is just plain stupid.
  17. bfishn

    Good sign

    In my yard today. Hope it's a sign of things to come.
  18. https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-streamflow-measured?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
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    Have you seen an F22 maneuver? The ability to essentially stop in midair, fall out of the sky in a controlled manner, then kick it in the a$$ and scoot away in the direction of choice is pretty amazing. Guess it oughtta be at $40-60K an hour to fly...
  20. Saw a foot-long copperhead on the street as I pulled in to work this morning.
  21. I'm gonna guess regulations. Like for 16' & over you need a throwable PFD, or something similar. Kinda like why there are 9.9HP outboards.
  22. It's just money & mobility man. When I was a kid in the '60s, fish were purely a welcome, secondary food source. Dad built & stocked our ponds for 2 reasons; to keep erosion from wasting productive soil, and to provide additional food. The fact fish were fun to catch was cool, but not necessary to the equation. The occasional community fish fries with friends and neighbors are some of my fondest memories. Fast forward to 2018, when the NMMA evaluates the recreational boating industry alone at $170B. Can't justify having a $50K fishing boat unless you use it a lot, right? And if you use it a lot you probably can't regularly keep your catch without negatively impacting your future fishing. It is what it is, and it ain't what it used to be.
  23. There's been some interesting research on knots of late, Popular Mechanics version at; https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/math/a30393601/math-knots/ Particularly interesting is the actual research (not particularly the PM article) was focused on explaining the "why" of empirical, observed knot characteristics, rather than predicting superior examples of pure math models.
  24. ^^what Devan said. 62 bridge +/-100 yds is the practical end of a prop's upstream run. With the recent generation trout should be scattered downstream a bit more than normal.
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