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Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 2:20:19 PM
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Re "We are being hoisted by our own petards, as it were...

Have you been watching that "Virus wipes out the world" mini-series:"

Since I have an aunt who is an Ivy League Professor of English Emeritus (and a renowned authority on Shakespeare), I feel compelled to point out that the proper citation is "HOIST by one's own petard...."

While I rarely watch much TV anymore (including scifi-ish programs, despite having been a voracious reader of that type of literature for a great many years), I suspect (without even having heard of said program) that such is likely as the ending of human history: "NOT WITH A BANG, BUT A WHIMPER..."   On a similar note (IIRC) EM Forster, "The Machine Stops."

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Re: Zinc
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 2:04:05 PM
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@Elizabeth: ...the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.

Tell them that you could personally introduce them to one of EE Times' brightest stars (if no one important turns up, you can introduce them to me LOL)

 

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Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 2:01:40 PM
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@mhrackin: Furthermore, those gels are a major contributor to the rate at which the little buggers mutate into anti-biotic resistant forms!

We are being hoisted by our own petards, as it were...

Have you been watching that "Virus wipes out the world" mini-series on TV caled "The Last Ship" -- the way I feel at the moment makes that seem particularly relevant to me.

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Re: Zinc
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:57:31 PM
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Re " the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.":  you might try volunteering to help them transport goodies from the boneyard home!

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Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:54:48 PM
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PS: I am writing from home whilst recovering from a cold that has been passed around my office..... milder symptoms than yours, but still annoying!

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Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:51:20 PM
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Max, you are on target!  Many recent studies show that old-fashioned soap and water works better than the "high-priced spreads" in terms of killing off the bad guys.  Furthermore, those gels are a major contributor to the rate at which the little buggers mutate into anti-biotic resistant forms!

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Re: Zinc
elizabethsimon   9/3/2014 1:49:49 PM
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Since the company president and two VPs are hams, I doubt that I could convince them that it was a working trip. On the other hand it does somewhat improve the possibility that the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.

I might have better luck convincing them that I could learn all kinds of useful things at EElive... Need to think about this.

 

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Re: Zinc
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 12:04:06 PM
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@Elizabeth: I need to make a count of vacation days etc.

Maybe you could persuade your boss that this was a working trip... making useful contacts... if they don't count this against your vacation, you'll pay your own expenses... just a thought...

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Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 12:02:10 PM
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@JCBond: ...I became very disciplined about using anti-bacterial hand-cleaners...

I've heard negative things about those -- that they kill some bacteria but leave others and that thsi is not a good thing -- personally I prefer soap and water for most occasions...

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Re: Real-time health checks
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 11:59:56 AM
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@antedeluvian: I spent the day in London hugging a toilet bowl.

We really need to find you some friends LOL

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