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  1. Original La Scalas were approx. 125 lbs. Mine are up from that as I did some other work on them. My MWM cabinets are around 288 lbs. each. I don't move them much. 😉
  2. I agree with Randy on this. Even though the cabinet is ported, you don't want any air leaks around the compression drivers. I can't tell how far they protrude, but a piece of 3/4 inch ply with a cut out and then another piece to cover it would be fine and not hard to make.
  3. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    I hear ya! However, the US has around 1 million docs.
  4. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    It does... 😉 Researchers in those countries are trying to make sense of it all, like here, but can't say scientifically, exactly why their numbers work out differently.
  5. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    That's why I had posted the link to the Al Jazeera article about lower death rates in south asia. Pakistan has a median age of 22.t, plus the do different vaccines for those in the under 18 month age group. They don't know why, for sure, but think those things may play a part. Let's face it, westerners tend to have higher incidence of diabetes, obesity, heart disease...
  6. Peavey has a paper on balanced power. It has been included in the NEC for year, and legal. Doesn't deal with the high voltage problem, though. https://peavey.com/PDFs/PWRDIST.pdf
  7. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    Should read it all, and you are correct. Average age in Pakistan - south asia median age is 22.5. "Pakistani children receive expanded immunization, with vaccinations against nine different diseases being administered in several rounds before the age of 18 months. Dr Sultan agrees that this could be a factor, but cautioned against jumping to conclusions - as many have hastily concluded that use of the BCG tuberculosis vaccine gives greater resistance to COVID-19. "People talk about how our exposure to various pathogens or patterns of immunisation change how our immune system is," he says. "All of these things are possible, but no one has been able to categorically prove it." Another possible factor could be the environment in South Asian countries, he said, indicating that regions with higher average temperatures and levels of sunlight and its associated ultraviolet radiation have shown relatively lower death rates so far. Researchers have, based on the data available so far, downplayed the possibility that the strains of the virus affecting South Asia are different in any meaningful way from those hitting European and other countries where death rates are higher. "Biologically we know that the coronaviruses do not mutate that much - whenever a virus replicates, there is a bit of mutation built in, but the coronaviruses have error-proofing enzymes, so they tend to mutate less," said Dr Mahmood. "And these mutations don't always affect how virulent the virus is […] they are more useful in terms of identifying the strain than affecting its [lethality]." Whatever the reason, all researchers that Al Jazeera spoke to said it was far too early to say categorically why certain countries were seeing lower levels of deaths from the coronavirus. "I want to be clear: we don't know exactly what is going on right now [with the lower deaths]," said Dr Sultan."
  8. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    Very good read about some of the rest of the world. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/curious-case-south-asia-coronavirus-deaths-200518090320358.html
  9. We finished Ozark last night. Excellent writing, acting and cinematography.
  10. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    From what I have read, the polio virus has been rather stable, although the outbreak in the Congo in 2010 had mutated enough that there was a problem.
  11. It's been a while since I've seen it. I think it might have been the brand of mouse combo with specific PCs. It was in office setting at the college where I worked in IT. I'm trying to recall if I ever have the problem with optical mice or only those with a ball. It seems there may have been some electrical noise created from the rotary encoder on the mechanical mice.
  12. Dave... over the years have had numerous mice make noize in the auduo when movingthe cursor. It could be the driver, bur the mouse woulss also be suspect. You could try a wireless mouse.
  13. A couple years ago, I started inserting my knives with the spine down and blade edge up. Works for me...
  14. Marvel

    QSC amps

    They make great amps... in California https://www.qsc.com/about-us/
  15. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    We've placed all our eggs in one basket. Having diversification in a world economy would be a start. Classic division of labor. If all follow the rules, we all win. With the large population in the US, we could make everything here, but there are some resources that would still need to come from places outside our own borders. I doubt you will find knitting mills back in business in the US, at least not on the scale they were in the past. Some industries probably could be rebuilt. It wouldn't be quick.
  16. Tom Brennan was another one who quit posting a long time ago. I emailed him him about a month ago but not got a response.. As I've gotten older, I have tried to touch base with old friends. One is a guitar playing friend I've known for 50 yrs now. We're suppoed to meet up this summer, but that might not happen now given the current situation.
  17. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    The Netherlands has better pumps
  18. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    Sure... why not. Every link I've tracked down says false. They funded research on a universal flu vaccine (a corona virus), and animal vaccines. Haven't found anything else (other that the other millions they have given away for all kinds of research. You probably don't trust USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/03/27/covid-19-fact-check-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-did-not-patent-coronavirus/2919503001/
  19. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    The "healthy issue" doesn't seem to apply to infected children. JJK One of the doctors at the facility where I work, has been doing webinars, one of his recent ones was for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), who work with people with speacial needs, or disabilities, etc. He had over 20k people listen in on one of them. He just emailed our staff this article about people with speacil needs and Covid-19. It is an opinion piece, but talks about isolation. It is written by Timothy Shriver. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/13/isolation-isnt-new-those-with-intellectual-disabilities-covid-19-still-poses-threat/
  20. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    I wouldn't know, we were on a nice bus.
  21. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    China is pretty heavily invested in wind turbine technology, too. The KNOW they need to get off of coal. The whole world is breathing better after the country was shut down for a while. My wife and I (actually, before we married), took a ferry to Macau from HK, and spent a few days. Had a wonderful time. Crossed to the mainland, and to a bus back to Dongguan or Shenzhen to catch the train up to Nanchang, where she was teaching. The highway could have been anywhere in the US. Green signs with white lettering... much the same, except the roads were in great shape and the signs were in English and Chinese.
  22. Marvel

    Covid19 redux

    Of course, we all hate to admit that not ALL products made here are the best made products. They may be made in England, France, Italy, Brazil, etc.
  23. The eutectic solder would be better for the parts, as the melting/solidifying are the same temp. Silver solder has a higher melting temp, requiring a bit more care to not damage parts. I've been using 2% silver solder for over 30 yrs, as the old company I had worked for used it for all the electronic repairs we made. I've simply become used to it, and I use a temp controlled iron.
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