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Things get done, but damned if any of us westerners can figure out how... o_O
I remember my first impression when I flew from Japan to Thailand. The scrap heap of old rusting iron at the end of the runway, :eek: Holy heck, how does anything get done here?

So we leave the airport, find a cab to take us the 20 minute drive to the ferry, which is leaving in 20 minutes. If we miss this boat we have to overnight until the next one. "Can you get us to so-and-so before the ferry goes?" The driver nods. "I think so." He then drives at maybe 1mph faster than the speed limit. Everyone is driving really nicely (by my London measure). We're sweating in the back, and not just the humidity. The driver reaches back. "Gimme 20 (whateveritis)" We're like, OMG, we're bing mugged in the cab! "It's for the environment," he explains. "There's a tax on the ferry dock ..." and goes on to explain there's an environmental recovery project running around the little ferry. So we pay up. When we get to the jetty, with literally a minute to spare, he throws the money back at us. "No-one collecting today ..."
Unload cab, race to ferry, leap on board. Sit down. Relax ...The ferry left about 40 minutes later.
 

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I remember my first impression when I flew from Japan to Thailand. The scrap heap of old rusting iron at the end of the runway, :eek: Holy heck, how does anything get done here?

So we leave the airport, find a cab to take us the 20 minute drive to the ferry, which is leaving in 20 minutes. If we miss this boat we have to overnight until the next one. "Can you get us to so-and-so before the ferry goes?" The driver nods. "I think so." He then drives at maybe 1mph faster than the speed limit. Everyone is driving really nicely (by my London measure). We're sweating in the back, and not just the humidity. The driver reaches back. "Gimme 20 (whateveritis)" We're like, OMG, we're bing mugged in the cab! "It's for the environment," he explains. "There's a tax on the ferry dock ..." and goes on to explain there's an environmental recovery project running around the little ferry. So we pay up. When we get to the jetty, with literally a minute to spare, he throws the money back at us. "No-one collecting today ..."
Unload cab, race to ferry, leap on board. Sit down. Relax ...The ferry left about 40 minutes later.
Hahaha, when was this? Recently?
 

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That was a couple of years ago.

My wife insisted we have compression stockings for the long-haul flights out to Japan, and back from Thailand. Got out there OK, but when I was going thru customs on the way out of Thailand (wife was going on to visit her sister in Malaysia), I stepped through the metal-scanning doorway, and set off the alarm. Check pockets empty, no belt, no metal, no nothing. Again the alarm goes off. The female Thai customs staff are shaking their heads. They get a wand, which beeps loudest at the top of my thighs. She looks at me. "What's that?" Now the compression stocking had some patterning at the top. Turns out (who's stupid idea was this?) that it's a very thin metal foil. Never triggered any alarm flying out. "Compression stockings," I said. "What?" She had no idea what they were. "Show me."
Luckily, I'm wearing cargo pants, so just pull up the leg, to stand there flashing a shapely leg. She and her companion start giggling, and wave me on. As I walk away, I realise they think it's some old Brit tourist who likes wearing woman's stockings!
 

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My wife insisted we have compression stockings for the long-haul flights out to Japan, and back from Thailand.
Yeah, Fiji's a long haul too. Problem we have now though, the mother in law's health is declining rapidly due to her advanced years and with the current Covid restrictions there, we can't get a flight to Fiji. That and should the inevitable happen, they won't be able to have a traditional Hindu service for her as large gatherings are still restricted. Quite down heartening. :(
 

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they won't be able to have a traditional Hindu service for her as large gatherings are still restricted. Quite down heartening. :(
Yes, has happened to three folks and families I know already...and 170k fellow citizens and hundreds of thousands around...just passing during covid is tough...zoom weddings and funerals...we live in interesting times.

Most amazing to me is it is almost exactly a century since the last one.
 

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Odd things you discover sometimes. Due to Corona we've been using Lysol pretty liberally around the house. Accidentally got some on the bathroom window. Turns out, it's a pretty good window cleaner. Did the bedroom windows too. Crystal clear and germ free! :D
 
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That and should the inevitable happen, they won't be able to have a traditional Hindu service for her as large gatherings are still restricted. Quite down heartening. :(
Problem here too. Various restrictions, 20, 25, etc. Lost a nephew for some other ailment, only my wife could go, when normally a 100 would gather.
Cost factor with Lysol, though my son is using a lot of sanitizers.
 

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More than half our states are on the rise...fall? Loosening of regulations? Or people.cant stand being cooped up?

I think you have it .. summer has finished and "the fall" has arrived :(
Viruses spread faster in the damp,
 

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I think you have it .. summer has finished and "the fall" has arrived :(
Viruses spread faster in the damp,
They predicted before spring...once we test, contact trace.and quarantine and contained the disease (oops we forgot to do that part) that it may come back. Now it appears we might still have a couple years to.go.
 

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Cost factor with Lysol, though my son is using a lot of sanitizers.

CDC:

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EPA:

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Apparently diluted hydrogen peroxide performs better than Lysol.
 

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Because hydrogen peroxide decomposes, 0.5% AHP has a finite lifetime. Once it is opened, it is good for a few weeks to a month, if resealed. Something to keep in mind. Also, while 0.5% AHP is effective against a number of enveloped viruses, I notice that while EPA mentions that Lysol is effective against the COVID-19 virus, the CDC quote does not specifically mention that virus.

EDIT: A Canadian company called Virox claims that their proprietary AHP (which is accelerated hydrogen peroxide) kills the coronovirus.
 
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Mayo clinic:

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ncbi:

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Evidently these hypothetical claims are lacking in up-to-date research results.
 

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Stay safe guys! Hoping this will pass soon, so we can get our lives back. Where I live, we are entering the next wave and stuff are starting to go in to lock down again :(
 

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Stay safe guys! Hoping this will pass soon, so we can get our lives back. Where I live, we are entering the next wave and stuff are starting to go in to lock down again :(

Maybe we are living in the same country? My country is well-prepared. We have an excellent disease warning system, a reaction system to notify about cases of illness, and disaster response plans that would be implemented in case of an emergency. (yes, I'm bitter, in case this didn't come across)
 

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Stay safe guys! Hoping this will pass soon, so we can get our lives back. Where I live, we are entering the next wave and stuff are starting to go in to lock down again.
Same here in India. Don't know when we will get our lives back.
 
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