Added reply in a thread Big explosions in Beirut 8/5/2020 12:17 PM

2,750 TONNES, not pounds. That’s 6 million pounds...

Added reply in a thread Big explosions in Beirut 8/5/2020 12:13 PM

Wasn’t WTC concrete?

Added reply in a thread Big explosions in Beirut 8/5/2020 12:00 PM

How is the building right next it it still (largely) standing?

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/5/2020 11:34 AM

My mother-in-law had her 80th birthday party earlier this year (before lockdown). The manageress at the venue asked her if her secret was clean living. The whole room pissed themselves laughing. All she’s ever done is drink and smoke her whole life. ... more »

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/5/2020 7:54 AM

My buddy has been drinking beer regularly since the virus came on the scene. He’s not caught Covid at all. And he’s not dead either. Not even a little bit. Theres the problem in making claims without going through the proper studies and trials.

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/5/2020 6:16 AM

Wow, that was a long read. Cliff notes: Hydroxychloroquine cures 99% of Covid-19 cases. (But 99% of people survive Covid-19 if not treated with anything) Is that about it?

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/4/2020 2:04 AM

Thank you. She is. And I certainly am. No idea where she got her smarts from. I’m just a dumb motocross racer. Hmmm, maybe lends credence to her being a Reptilian after all.

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/4/2020 1:55 AM

I do remember Sophie saying that the mechanics of how it will work are standard, and there is no reason to think that it won’t be successful. However protocol dictates that it needs to go through testing. That means inoculating X people with the vaccine ... more »

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Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/4/2020 12:56 AM

I did, but it was better covered in the video already posted here. (The one from Sarah somebody at Oxford, who Sophie knows). However my recollection of what she said is as follows. Essentially the Coronavirus has spikes on the outside which make it ... more »

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/3/2020 11:55 PM

I’m gonna bet my daughter (who incidentally has herself been published in The Lancett) might know more about viruses than our elected officials. Unless she’s a Reptilian. How can I check?

Added reply in a thread Bel-Ray's new ad campaign 8/3/2020 10:37 AM

‘I could care less’ springs to mind.

Added reply in a thread Mystery Seeds - Updated 8/3/2020 1:24 AM

D’uh! The package would have an Alpha Centauri postmark!!!

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/2/2020 11:20 AM

Yep. She’s an actual PhD (well, strictly speaking it is ‘Dphil’ if you study at Oxford), and she worked specifically on viruses (HIV was her specialty). Currently she works for the WHO. So I’m inclined to trust her opinion more than a kook ‘doctor’ who ... more »

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/2/2020 9:57 AM

Interesting. Do you work in this field?

Added reply in a thread COVID thread 8/2/2020 8:36 AM

Asked my virologist daughter this afternoon about Hydroxychloroquine. She laughed. She explained to me (which I will try and relay but probably not as eloquently as she did) that Hydroxychloroquine is an existing treatment for Malaria. It’s been used ... more »

Added reply in a thread Metric versus Imperial in the US 8/2/2020 8:04 AM

Isn’t the 12 thing (time and imperial measurements and currency etc) because 12 is divisible into more whole numbers (6,4,3,2,1) than 10 (5,2,1)?

Added reply in a thread Metric versus Imperial in the US 8/1/2020 3:43 PM

1 stone = 14 pounds. Why? Nobody knows. But we all refer to our weight as X stone, Y pounds. Nobody uses Kg. Or just pounds either. 170 lbs means nothing to me. I’d have to convert that to 12 stone 2 lbs.

Added reply in a thread 2020 F1 World Championship 8/1/2020 3:39 PM

Jeremy Clarkson on F1 At -1.25 to go he could be talking about MXGP in terms of the overseas races. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=857822074744344

Added reply in a thread Metric versus Imperial in the US 8/1/2020 3:30 PM

Why is a tyre 120 (mm) x 18 (inches). That’s the real question... To be fair, I’m a Brit and I use both. Metric primarily, but it depends on what I’m measuring. If the object I’m measuring is right on 12 inches then I’ll call it 12 inches. If it’s just ... more »