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April 12, 2021

Sea of Daisies

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Mitoyo, Kagawa, Japan

April 12, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

BehindTheMedspeak: Why isolation at home for Covid fails

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Not a day passes that I don't read something like this:

      Isolation FAIL 1

When someone with a family or roommates gets the virus, they're advised to isolate.

But what does it mean to isolate?

What infected people do is try to stay in their room(s) and have food brought to their closed door, while everyone else does or doesn't wear a mask, except when they're sleeping.

But not once have I read about the virus-sized elephant in all these settings, namely the fact that if there's central heating/cooling/ventilation, everyone in the building is gonna be inhaling virus particles with every breath for the 10 day-2 week-long isolation period.

That's why the account up top is typical.

If someone in your home becomes infected, the only way to be sure they won't infect others is to get them outside the home's HVAC system.

No — the basement or attic are not safe places either, as circulating air reaches them.

A garage without shared ventilation; a patio; a porch: that's where the infected person, along with anyone else who gets Covid, needs to be.

Too cold/hot/exposed etc.?

Get a tent or small utility shed.

Break out the sleeping bag.

Cheap at 10x the price considering the risks of Covid, both acutely and the long version.

April 12, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Gluten Free' — Spaghetti Belt Table

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Made by Filip Berg.

April 12, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Looney Tunes Guide to Interactions Between Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner

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April 12, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tabasco Wood Chips

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From the website:

For over 150 years, Tabasco sauce has been made the same way as it was when it was created by Edmund McIlhenny in 1868.

The ripe red peppers are picked by hand, mashed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, and aged for up to three years in white oak barrels, much like fine wine.

After the mash is strained and bottled into Tabasco sauce, the empty white oak barrels are cleaned out and — unlike whiskey barrels — put back into the system for reuse.

Some of these wooden barrels may go through up to 10 to 15 aging cycles in their lifetime.

Tabasco wood chips are made with the wooden staves of these used aging barrels.

Use them when you grill or smoke your favorite meats or seafood.

Two pound bag: $6.89.

April 12, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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