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2021-12-17 1:05:43 PM  
What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?
 
2021-12-17 1:08:32 PM  

batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?


Don't care for that song, it keeps going in circles
 
2021-12-17 1:11:02 PM  
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2021-12-17 1:34:48 PM  

batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?


XTC?
 
2021-12-17 1:41:47 PM  
First, there is no Royal Road. No silver bullet. No magic wand. And now I've run out of clichés.

Do the kind thing, the prudent thing:  use common sense and a bit of love to help stem the spread of a disease that has killed twice the number of Americans who died in WW2.

In order of effectiveness:

Vaccination.
Ventilation of indoor spaces.
Good social distancing.
Properly worn masks.

Thanks.
 
2021-12-17 2:34:08 PM  

batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?


RATT
 
2021-12-17 2:39:21 PM  

yakmans_dad: First, there is no Royal Road. No silver bullet. No magic wand. And now I've run out of clichés.


you've scraped the bottom of the barrel have you?  Beaten the dead horse?  is a lack of cliches your cross to bear? would you say you've given up the ghost? have to admit your time has past and now you move on to greener pastures? No! No! I say.  Go not gently into that good night.
 
2021-12-17 4:02:56 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?

Don't care for that song, it keeps going in circles


Soul Coughing - Circle
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2021-12-17 5:15:54 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?

Don't care for that song, it keeps going in circles


no, youre thinking of billy preston
 
2021-12-17 6:11:24 PM  

batlock666: What is the name of the band that wrote a song about roundabouts?


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2021-12-17 7:45:43 PM  
The Roundabout Song
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2021-12-17 7:49:15 PM  
Don't Vacillate, Vaccinate!
 
2021-12-18 3:09:19 AM  

yakmans_dad: First, there is no Royal Road. No silver bullet. No magic wand. And now I've run out of clichés.

Do the kind thing, the prudent thing:  use common sense and a bit of love to help stem the spread of a disease that has killed twice the number of Americans who died in WW2.

In order of effectiveness:

Vaccination.
Ventilation of indoor spaces.
Good social distancing.
Properly worn masks.

Thanks.


Unfortunately, even with mediocre masks, social distancing beyond avoiding being right up in peoples' faces has very little effect.

Social distancing will prevent you from being exposed to the very largest droplets that are marginally aerodynamically coupled and sink quickly... IFF the room air is close to perfectly still. Almost any bulk motion or turbulence will carry them further than any realistic distancing. And, any kind of mask intercepts large (over 25 micron) droplets with aplomb, coming and going.

With the new versions of the monstrosity, which are capable of infecting you with only a handful of single particles, the threat is aerosols... And social distancing is of no use against them. Only high quality, multilayer masks with tight, uniform, gap-free fits will stop them.

Triple layer silk is found to be excellent. So are 2 layers of 600tpi cotton sandwiching cheesecloth; these approach 95% filtration of all particle sizes.

Nose wires/clips, and padding to complete the nose seal, are not optional: A cumulative gap of one square centimeter reduces an N95 from 99.8 to 80% filtration.

I would estimate the order and protections against omicron as,

N95 masks (protection factor > 20)
Omicron specific shot (P.F ~ 10)
Good cloth masks (P.F ~ 4-8)
Booster shot (P.F. ~ 4)
Ventilation (very difficult to quantify)
Poor masks (P.F ~ 2)

But note that the protection factors of masks compound... Two masks that each block 75% of particles on two people yield a protection factor of 16. Which is exactly why it is so important for everyone to wear one indoors.

Stay safe. Wear an N95 if at all possible. Get boosted. *sigh*
 
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