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  1. Coronavirus

    Didn't he say few weeks ago that we must be prepared to lose the loved ones?
  2. Coronavirus

    murphaph, there is an excellent youtube video about how to get out of the situation. Don't be too optimistic, the producer ( Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim ) of the video estimates one year from now.It's in German, but also with German subtitles. Online for three days and already 3 million views.
  3. Some help with existing pipings in new kitchen

    You are right Spider, there is no tap for the dish washer. It must be a power outlet for hob and oven. I have never seen such an installation in a newer building. Looks cheap to me.
  4. Coronavirus

    ..and today:  
  5. Coronavirus

    @dembo: Ifrequently have a look on this Swiss site: The virus came from tessin. A lot of workers from Italy drive to Ticino (Tessin) to work there. Apparently they brought the virus with them. However, I read that they want to close the Gotthard and the San Berhardino over Easter to avoid that people from the north re-introduce Corona. The border between Germany and Switzerland is closed, status yesterday:  
  6. Some help with existing pipings in new kitchen

    A tap so close to a socket would make me nervous. The socket for the dish washer has a lid to avoid spray (where should it come from?) getting into the socket, while I see a much higher risk for the upper socket. I hope the RCD will always work! (In our kitchen we have 3-fold sockets in every corner, but no socket is close to water)
  7. Coronavirus

    I was also wondering what they are doing in Belgium (11m inhabitants ) and the Netherlands (17m inh.) 1300 and 1700 deaths. Extrapolated to 80m that would be approx. 9000 deaths in every country. There must be a high number of severe cases. Even Germany with its high number of ICU beds would run into problems with such high numbers . Do the people care about the death toll, or do they went to the pubs and drink beer (Belgium) or smoke marihuana (Netherlands)?
  8. Coronavirus

    Did not hear anything. Were they successful? I only heard that a Portuguese cruise ship successfully sank a 80m narco ship on their way to Curacao.  
  9. Coronavirus

    The Swedish goverment told the people that a lock-down or similar actions like in other countries is not necessary in Sweden. Now he told the people that the goverment might be wrong: "And so the prime minister believes that the epidemic will take thousands of lives in the country before it's over. He bases his view on the experience of other countries where the epidemic has been going on for a long time."   Boris planned to go the same way, however, eventually he was convinced that on that path the death toll might be too high.  
  10. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    No protests from the LGTPQGTE community? What about the d's? They should also introduce that in a gender concious country like the US. That would be fun!  
  11. Coronavirus

    Also with a shipment to Canada: "Thousands of KN95 masks to protect health care workers that had been ordered in China by a Chinese contractor in Montreal were oddly returned to the United States after being delivered to Quebec.      This situation comes at a time when Quebec is engaged in a real race to get its hands on masks, Premier François Legault revealed yesterday.          Fan Zhou, the owner of a manufacturing company in Saint-Laurent, says he placed orders in China at the end of March to obtain 10,000 KN95 masks to supply Montreal hospitals, including the Jewish General Hospital.  " "According to him, factories producing masks in China are currently operating at full capacity and orders from the Chinese government take precedence. The only way to get masks delivered is through local contacts and non-traditional channels.          On Sunday, an initial delivery of KN95 masks from Hong Kong arrived at the DHL centre in St. Lambert, Quebec, according to tracking at the DHL shipper's site, but yesterday the goods were strangely redirected to a DHL service centre in Cincinnati, Ohio.          The Journal was supposed to go and take pictures of the first masks delivered, but to everyone's surprise, we then learned that they were no longer in Quebec.    
  12. What made you laugh today?

    Venezuela navy vessel sinks after 'ramming cruise ship' A Venezuelan navy coastal patrol boat sank in the Caribbean after allegedly ramming a cruise ship that it had ordered to change direction. The owners of the Portuguese-flagged RCGS Resolute said the naval vessel Naiguata also fired shots in an "act of aggression in international waters”. The collision left the cruise ship, which has a reinforced hull for sailing in icy waters, with only minor damage. Venezuela accused the Resolute of an act of "aggression and piracy". It also said it "did not rule out" that the cruise ship "was transporting mercenaries to attack military bases in Venezuela".     "While the master was in contact with the head office, gunshots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed... and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute," it added. "The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship’s head towards Venezuelan territorial waters." Although the Resolute - a purpose-built polar expedition vessel - suffered minor damage, the patrol boat began taking on water after hitting its bulbous bow, according to the statement. Stability and Strength RCGS Resolute, our flagship vessel was purpose built (in Finland) for polar expedition cruising with the highest ice class (Lloyds 1AS).  Equipped with propellers of stainless steel, high density steel plating and small frame spacing on her hull, RCGS Resolute continues into the ice, when others simply cannot.  OOE’s fleet of ships are the most stable and carry an exceptional ice class made specially to navigate polar waters. This stability and strength are features greatly appreciated in ice laden large waters.  Unmatched stability, coupled with superior speed allows for more time at your destination and more flexibility with itinerary planning – a critical factor in polar waters where ice and weather conditions sometimes dictate daily plans.   Don't underestimate your enemy!  
  13. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    I would guess that the dead did not have a passport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  14. Coronavirus

    Just read this story in NYT why there are not enought ventilators in the US:   The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed. "Thirteen years ago, a group of U.S. public health officials came up with a plan to address what they regarded as one of the medical system’s crucial vulnerabilities: a shortage of ventilators.The breathing-assistance machines tended to be bulky, expensive and limited in number. The plan was to build a large fleet of inexpensive portable devices to deploy in a flu pandemic or another crisis. Money was budgeted. A federal contract was signed. Work got underway.And then things suddenly veered off course. A multibillion-dollar maker of medical devices bought the small California company that had been hired to design the new machines. The project ultimately produced zero ventilators. " The project — code-named Aura — came in the wake of a parade of near-miss pandemics: SARS, MERS, bird flu and swine flu. The federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile had full-service ventilators in its warehouses, but not in the quantities that would be needed to combat a major pandemic. It estimated that an additional 70,000 machines would be required in a moderate influenza pandemic. Companies submitted bids for the Project Aura job. The research agency opted not to go with a large, established device maker. Instead it chose Newport Medical Instruments, a small outfit in Costa Mesa, Calif. Then everything changed. The medical device industry was undergoing rapid consolidation, with one company after another merging with or acquiring other makers. Manufacturers wanted to pitch themselves as one-stop shops for hospitals, which were getting bigger, and that meant offering a broader suite of products. In May 2012, Covidien, a large medical device manufacturer, agreed to buy Newport for just over $100 million. Developing inexpensive portable ventilators no longer seemed like a top priority. Government officials and executives at rival ventilator companies said they suspected that Covidien had acquired Newport to prevent it from building a cheaper product that would undermine Covidien’s profits from its existing ventilator business. The executives complained that it was not sufficiently profitable for the company. It wasn’t until last July that the F.D.A. signed off on the new Philips ventilator, the Trilogy Evo. The government ordered 10,000 units in December, setting a delivery date in mid-2020.   Applied capitalism.    
  15. What made you laugh today?   A man allegedly teaching his dog to drive was arrested after leading troopers on a high speed chase A man was arrested Sunday after leading troopers on a high-speed chase with his dog sitting in the driver's seat, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said. The man from Lakewood, Washington, hit two cars on separate occasions and failed to stop both times, leading state troopers on a high-speed chase up Interstate 5, the spokeswoman said. No major injuries were reported in either crash. "He was driving very erratically. So erratically that multiple people called 911," trooper Heather Axtman told CNN. The suspect was driving "absolutely recklessly," and a pursuit ensued at 109 miles an hour, she said. One of the troopers attempted to corner the suspect's car, looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver's seat while the suspect steered, Axtman said.     driving "absolutely recklessly,"  what would you expect from a pit bull?