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(Poynter Institute)   And the hits keep coming: A glass shortage could be a huge problem for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine   (poynter.org) divider line
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2020-06-08 8:35:12 PM  
36 votes:
How can we make a lot of glass very quickly?
 
2020-06-08 8:40:38 PM  
11 votes:
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get in line, Private.
 
2020-06-08 8:38:24 PM  
11 votes:
Good lord, we've run out of good sand!
 
2020-06-08 8:40:27 PM  
9 votes:
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Inconsolable
 
2020-06-08 9:09:59 PM  
8 votes:

El Trolo: How can we make a lot of glass very quickly?


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2020-06-08 8:50:29 PM  
8 votes:

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Salmon: Not worried about glass up here, we drink a lot of bottled beer.

But what will you do when you have to choose between beer or a vaccine?


Kobayashi Maru!
 
2020-06-08 9:14:06 PM  
6 votes:
Corning's busy. Sorry.

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Gorilla out front shoulda told ya.
 
2020-06-08 8:56:01 PM  
6 votes:

Salmon: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Salmon: Not worried about glass up here, we drink a lot of bottled beer.

But what will you do when you have to choose between beer or a vaccine?

Kobayashi Maru!


Kirk gets his vaccine in a beer, but Spock dies of radiation inside a brewery vat.
 
2020-06-08 9:08:36 PM  
5 votes:
*looks furtively at all the beer bottles in my recycle bin*

Sorry. My bad.
 
2020-06-08 8:45:09 PM  
4 votes:
I know a guy who can help with that (nsfw audio).

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2020-06-08 9:04:07 PM  
3 votes:
Glass? Who gives a shit about glass?
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2020-06-08 8:53:35 PM  
3 votes:

El Trolo: How can we make a lot of glass very quickly?


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2020-06-08 8:50:40 PM  
3 votes:
I warned them!!
I told them - watch the glass! Don't get short on the glass!!
But did they listen?
Nooooooooooo!!!!

/Plastic man, myself
 
2020-06-08 8:45:40 PM  
3 votes:

solokumba: Vaccine?


Just give me autism and be done with it!11!!!
 
2020-06-08 8:42:35 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-06-09 12:43:16 AM  
2 votes:
I think there may be a few broken windows lying around that could be recycled.
 
2020-06-08 10:46:23 PM  
2 votes:

Prof. Frink: RogermcAllen: bd1709h9t: Well this is weird.  The city in which I reside has for years had recycling that has included plastics, aluminum and glass.  Two months ago, we received notice that glass would no longer be accepted for recycling due to "difficult economic realities."  Aluminum cans, plastic and whatnot still recyclable.  Not glass.  WTF ?

Glass is just melted sand.  There really isn't much of an energy benefit to reusing glass vs sand (as opposed to mining tons of earth to get a pound of aluminum).
Glass is heavy, so it is more expensive to ship than to just build a glass plant next to where sand comes from.
There isn't a great way to sort clear glass from colored glass, so it is easily contaminated.

It's economic viability is exactly in proportion to how severe the shortage of sand is.


These are the days of our lives.
 
2020-06-08 10:34:01 PM  
2 votes:

AbuHashish: [YouTube video: Glass? Who gives a shiat about glass?]


Came here for this, thanks Dwayne
 
2020-06-08 10:07:17 PM  
2 votes:

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Other than enraged people, morons and sickness, is there ANYTHING we have in ample smounts?


I thought for a bit about it and came to the conclusion that those three categories pretty much covered any other possibilities I could think of.
 
2020-06-08 10:05:45 PM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: albuquerquehalsey: Gyrfalcon: synithium: Good lord, we've run out of good sand!

How? HOW??

Vince Beiser: "So the sand that we use, is what you call 'marine sand.' It's the sand that you find at the bottom of rivers, and on beaches and at the bottom of lakes and oceans." I know what you're thinking, and no, we can't use sand from the desert. Wind erosion makes the grains too round for most purposes. We need angular sand that interlocks like pieces to a puzzle. Like the sand generated from mountain rocks, pelted by rain, wind, and rivers for over 25 thousand years.

There's no more sand in the oceans?!? How? HOW???


They took all our sands!
 
2020-06-08 9:27:49 PM  
2 votes:

Tad_Waxpole: [thesaurus.plus image 650x400]


For years I've warned that people might describe Cassandra as a fear monger irather than a prophetess telling people the actual truth, but alas, no one listened.
 
2020-06-08 9:19:04 PM  
2 votes:

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Other than enraged people, morons and sickness, is there ANYTHING we have in ample smounts?


Assholes
 
2020-06-08 9:24:50 PM  
1 vote:
dimebag the vaccine sure there is no lack of those.
 
2020-06-08 9:13:58 PM  
1 vote:

albuquerquehalsey: Gyrfalcon: synithium: Good lord, we've run out of good sand!

How? HOW??

Vince Beiser: "So the sand that we use, is what you call 'marine sand.' It's the sand that you find at the bottom of rivers, and on beaches and at the bottom of lakes and oceans." I know what you're thinking, and no, we can't use sand from the desert. Wind erosion makes the grains too round for most purposes. We need angular sand that interlocks like pieces to a puzzle. Like the sand generated from mountain rocks, pelted by rain, wind, and rivers for over 25 thousand years.


We need to start breeding more parrotfish.
 
2020-06-08 9:05:59 PM  
1 vote:

El Trolo: How can we make a lot of glass very quickly?


Well, it DOES start with an onerous healthcare system ironically....
 
2020-06-08 8:59:13 PM  
1 vote:

Ivo Shandor: erik-k: I mentioned this to dad when I first saw it in my news feed a while ago and got ever the engineer's response: "why can't they use plastic?"

Another approach would be to send out the first batch, then collect the empties and re-fill them as needed. If they could do it for milk bottles a hundred years ago, they can figure out a way to do it for vaccines in 2020. Put a $10 deposit on each bottle if people need an incentive beyond saving lives.


I suspect there is a giant raft of sterility issues with that particular plan.

Crap ike this is generally treated in a 'clean room' manner.
 
2020-06-08 8:52:47 PM  
1 vote:

El Trolo: How can we make a lot of glass very quickly?


Berkley springs, wv.

Oh and you can bet there are other ways if getting it in you
 
2020-06-08 8:47:30 PM  
1 vote:
I mentioned this to dad when I first saw it in my news feed a while ago and got ever the engineer's response: "why can't they use plastic?"
 
2020-06-08 8:45:07 PM  
1 vote:

Salmon: Not worried about glass up here, we drink a lot of bottled beer.


But what will you do when you have to choose between beer or a vaccine?
 
2020-06-08 8:41:51 PM  
1 vote:
So the wealthy countries will get all the vaccines, got it.

Not worried about glass up here, we drink a lot of bottled beer.
 
2020-06-08 8:41:20 PM  
1 vote:
There are 7 BILLION of us, FFS, and we can't make some glass?
 
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