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bobble last won the day on September 2 2019

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    Do Something Sinister ™
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    Buck Hill
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  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Donek FC I, 171, 9-11m sidecut, Coiler Nirvana
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    Deeluxe T700
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  1. it's not just saliva. there's been tests where they found the corona virus exists in stool samples too. can't find the original article i read but there was speculation that the corona virus might also be spreading via fecal-oral route due to china's use of squat latrines. there was previous history with SARS. "SARS spread through poop, too. During the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak (SARS is also a coronavirus), researchers documented an instance in which one sick person had diarrhea in a Hong Kong apartment building, and the virus then traveled through the pipes to infect other residents. (300 people) In that instance, an issue with the drainage pipes caused a situation in which running exhaust fans with the bathroom door closed created enough negative pressure to suck fecal droplets out of the sewage system and into the bathroom. Those virus-laden droplets then landed on floor mats, towels, and toiletries that residents touched." source: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-may-spread-via-poop-2020-3 but here's another article... "Coronavirus: pathogens linger in toilet for hours if you flush without closing lid – and some may still sneak through even if it is down, Hong Kong study finds. Polluted droplets can follow air flow and be carried to other rooms in a home. Running exhaust fan for 15 minutes will remove vast majority of airborne pathogens, study leader says." source: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3050502/coronavirus-hong-kong-study-shows-pathogens-can
  2. that brings back memories... yeah, my parents had these cocktail parties. the morning-after was like Christmas... all those cherries!!! bonus was the frozen desserts that weren't served.
  3. came across this website that measured the effectiveness of different materials for diy masks. they tested by bombarding different materials with "0.02 micron Bacteriophage MS2 particles (5 times smaller than the coronavirus)". tests results on the effectiveness of different materials surgical mask, 97% dish-towel 2-layer, 97% dish-towel 1-layer, 83% t-shirt 2-layers, 71% t-shirt 1-layer, 69% pillow case 2-layer, 67% pillow case 1-layer, 61 if surgical masks are the standard, then two dish towels are just as effective in capturing 97% of the particles. however, breathability is more difficult and therefore they recommend t-shirts as diy materials. https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/ in these mad max times, something is better than nothing.
  4. +1 the media needs to show videos of young people in intensive care gasping for air or intubated. there are many videos of people with mild symptoms of the disease post videos which gives a false impression that this is just a mild virus. meanwhile, people are dying. this article scares me. https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients direct quote from the article
  5. jg why not approach resmed with this idea? i *believe* these types of machines employ firmware. the original source code is compiled into firmware. without the original source code you're basically starting from zero. it might be possible to reverse compile the firmware but then you'd have figure out how it works. on top of that you'd have to reverse engineer the electrical circuits to figure out the port mapping. it would be helluva lot quicker for resmed to create software/firmware for the machine since they already have the source code. plus, resmed would sell moar machines. just an idea... maybe search linkedin for resmed electrical or software engineers? maybe ex-resmeds?
  6. there are days where I've hiked up the hill before the opened the lift. it takes me about 12-15 minutes. i'm sweating when I reach the top. so far no one has yelled at me for walking up the run. only once did someone ask to see my lift ticket at the top. anyways. I cannot recall ever seeing the lift operations drop off people at the top. they usually have a small meeting near the main chair and then afterwards disperse. one or two will ride up the main chair. others walk to the other chairs. guess things are a little lax.
  7. I see lifties riding the chair up to the top before lift is open. I just assumed that they download at close. I never see them with skis or snowboards. but I can see your point.
  8. wow... had to google that. yes, a couple times! https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article198829004.html https://gearjunkie.com/man-stranded-on-gore-mountain-ski-lift http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2017/01/03/the-real-life-frozen-woman-stranded-on-ski-lift-for-5-hours/ I would *think* that lifties would download which would guarantee that no one is still on the lift? but … yay for tiny bumps.
  9. 3/7/20 rode skis today with a friend. not my finest moment. it was snow cone. got into the 50's. some kids rode shirt-less. strange thing was buck removed the ski racks around the chalet. snow started to turn brown. last season I rode till March 31 2019. I don't think buck can stay open that long unless we get a dumping of new snow. I was told I need to see Frozen. it was featured in the Lifty Times Journal.
  10. 3/3/20 took only three runs and left. snow was nothing but piles of slush. rode upright. even the skiers were leaving 2-3 inch deep trenches. not much fun except for spraying slush around.
  11. 3/1/20 todays board: Coiler EC board. 2nd time out this season. conditions started out semi-soft then mashed potatoes. took me a couple runs to get used to riding with F2 bindings. hard to heel-side off the lift. still haven't figured out heel-side extreme carves. got a few complements on the chair. one guy asked my age, and then later said he was inspired. one run i blew out toe-side and my front knee hit the soft snow. my knee got knocked laterally. no serious pain. i dialed it back. wish I brought that board to Indianhead but then again it makes wide turns.
  12. 2/29/20 had low expectations for conditions. when I arrived it was foggy. my initial thoughts were that the snow would be glazed with ice. I was pleasantly surprised. the sun came out after an hour and turned into a beautiful day. on milkrun, the snow was groomed and almost on the soft side. must've been groomed early morning. near perfect. on crossroads I was bottoming out on ice but otherwise fine. Olympic was great. another surprise was that it wasn't busy for a Saturday. had I known i'd brought my coiler ec (I've only ridden it once this season).
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