Metall

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About Metall

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality US
  • Hometown Key Largo, FL
  • Gender Not Telling
  • Interests Foreign languages (especially Japanese), history, historical reenactment (Celts, early Middle Ages), voracious reader of good science fiction. Great fan of things Unix.
    Cooking (almost any food) is a hobby and relief from my intellectual life.

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  1. Ohhhh, Marie Antoinette is *angry*! Jump, troll, jump!!  
  2. Cancel holiday over corona virus?

    I held off on my Easter travel plans when the first rumblings started, and am very glad I did. But I miss the people I was going to see...
  3.   Again, Marie Antoinette is not one for reasonable arguments. Or medical facts. *stir* *stir*
  4. Bought a cat

    OK, I'll correct myself - he's an ENGLISH (mind you, he didn't say British so I don't believe him) troll who enjoys winding us up. Putting him on ignore. Have fun talking to yourself.
  5. Just a thought - a floor can also buckle if the panels were laid too tightly against the wall, taking away any space to expand. All wood products (even cheap panel floors) do that to some extent, and yes, spills would make that worse. I can't see on your picture if that's the case, and I'm not an expert anyway - but do ask the specialist on Monday.
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Yeah. Pot stirrer again. Who cares what Marie Antoinette says.
  7. Coronavirus

      The Munich subways are disgustingly filthy now. They never were clean, as they only got a quick trash removal and floor mopping at the end of the day. No cleaning of handholds/bars/door handles, ever. These days, as tickets no longer are checked, homeless people are riding/living in the subway, making things much worse.
  8. Hydroxychloroquinine also has severe side effects, up to lethal toxicity (acute use) and blindness (chronic use). Off label use for CV is not (yet) recommended: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxychloroquine#Side_effects Don't listen to Trump! He has no medical background, and does not listen to his medical advisors.
  9. Coronavirus

      Exactly. There are indications (only that, not enough hard data yet) that the disease can trigger severe autoimmune responses (cytokine storms), i.e. the immune system going into *overdrive*, attacking the own body and causing multi organ failure. Severe autoimmune responses are wellknown in ICUs, and are treated (among other things) with massive doses of cortisone, but it's quite tricky and has lots of side effects. All this is one of the reasons certain German ICUs are accepting French and Italian patients (being flown in by the German Army as we speak) - they still have capacities to treat them with more innovative methods and learn more, giving the patients a fighting chance at the same time.
  10. Maybe our favorite troll just is pot stirring again and doesn't care about reasonable arguments. Classic case of cabin fever.
  11. What are you cooking today?

    Mr Metall taught himself to bake German style bread! Classic Mischbrot (mixed wheat and rye), very good.
  12. Random pointless comments

    In these times, it sounds like a sincere hope. I said something similar to my colleagues in a virtual meeting today, and meant it.
  13. Bought a cat

    This guy is a troll and enjoys winding us up.
  14. Coronavirus

      I sincerely hope you are being sarcastic.
  15. Coronavirus

      There still is divine justice...