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    Some pics

    Highly unlikely!
  2. Welcome, CD! Sounds like you're in the right place!
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    Land of the Lost!

    WXPN Robert Drake. LotL. Tonight! Siouxsie Sioux and more. 80's! Click on the top link.
  4. You can, too! It only takes money(and a secret shipping address) 😉
  5. I see where this is going... More than one TFM-42 into Klipsch KLF-10's in a 9' x 25' room is, well, overkill!
  6. Nope! Never had a C-19, TFM-22, TFM-24, TFM-25, TFM-75, DTL-50, SD/A-390t and maybe a few others.😎 Sadly, yes, the list of "Not Hads" is smaller than the "Hads".😛
  7. I could do that. I have the amps!
  9. C-11, TX-11a, TFM-42, Sony DVP-CX777ES, Klipsch KSF-10’s. Love it! Retired a Receiver 6250 I’d used for many years. Time for some love.
  10. My big Marantz was a 2385. Sold it in May of 2009. Pics are long gone, but it looked like new and had a brand new wood cabinet. Like this: If you're just going to look at it, it's the best receiver I've ever had. If you want to actually listen, I like the Carver Receiver 2000 better.
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    Please! If you are going to post "Facts", cite your sources for verification. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/ BMJ Open. 2015; 5(4): e006577. Published online 2015 Apr 22. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006577 PMCID: PMC4420971 PMID: 25903751 A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers C Raina MacIntyre,1 Holly Seale,1 Tham Chi Dung,2 Nguyen Tran Hien,2 Phan Thi Nga,2 Abrar Ahmad Chughtai,1 Bayzidur Rahman,1 Dominic E Dwyer,3 and Quanyi Wang4 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers (HCWs). The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between medical masks and cloth masks. Setting 14 secondary-level/tertiary-level hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam. Participants 1607 hospital HCWs aged ≥18 years working full-time in selected high-risk wards. Intervention Hospital wards were randomised to: medical masks, cloth masks or a control group (usual practice, which included mask wearing). Participants used the mask on every shift for 4 consecutive weeks. Main outcome measure Clinical respiratory illness (CRI), influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus infection. Results The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm, with the rate of ILI statistically significantly higher in the cloth mask arm (relative risk (RR)=13.00, 95% CI 1.69 to 100.07) compared with the medical mask arm. Cloth masks also had significantly higher rates of ILI compared with the control arm. An analysis by mask use showed ILI (RR=6.64, 95% CI 1.45 to 28.65) and laboratory-confirmed virus (RR=1.72, 95% CI 1.01 to 2.94) were significantly higher in the cloth masks group compared with the medical masks group. Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97% and medical masks 44%. Conclusions This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated. Trial registration number Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12610000887077. Keywords: Influenza, Cloth mask Strengths and limitations of this study The use of cloth masks is widespread around the world, particularly in countries at high-risk for emerging infections, but there have been no efficacy studies to underpin their use. This study is large, a prospective randomised clinical trial (RCT) and the first RCT ever conducted of cloth masks. The use of cloth masks are not addressed in most guidelines for health care workers—this study provides data to update guidelines. The control arm was ‘standard practice’, which comprised mask use in a high proportion of participants. As such (without a no-mask control), the finding of a much higher rate of infection in the cloth mask arm could be interpreted as harm caused by cloth masks, efficacy of medical masks, or most likely a combination of both. Go to: Introduction The use of facemasks and respirators for the protection of healthcare workers (HCWs) has received renewed interest following the 2009 influenza pandemic,1 and emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza,2 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-coronavirus)3 4 and Ebola virus.5 Historically, various types of cloth/cotton masks (referred to here after as ‘cloth masks’) have been used to protect HCWs.6 Disposable medical/surgical masks (referred to here after as ‘medical masks’) were introduced into healthcare in the mid 19th century, followed later by respirators.7 Compared with other parts of the world, the use of face masks is more prevalent in Asian countries, such as China and Vietnam.8–11 In high resource settings, disposable medical masks and respirators have long since replaced the use of cloth masks in hospitals. Yet cloth masks remain widely used globally, including in Asian countries, which have historically been affected by emerging infectious diseases, as well as in West Africa, in the context of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).12 13 It has been shown that medical research disproportionately favours diseases of wealthy countries, and there is a lack of research on the health needs of poorer countries.14 Further, there is a lack of high-quality studies around the use of facemasks and respirators in the healthcare setting, with only four randomised clinical trials (RCTs) to date.15 Despite widespread use, cloth masks are rarely mentioned in policy documents,16 and have never been tested for efficacy in a RCT. Very few studies have been conducted around the clinical effectiveness of cloth masks, and most available studies are observational or in vitro.6 Emerging infectious diseases are not constrained within geographical borders, so it is important for global disease control that use of cloth masks be underpinned by evidence. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of cloth masks compared with medical masks in HCWs working in high-risk hospital wards, against the prevention of respiratory infections.
  12. Congrats, Steve!
  13. Now what if all pick the same number?
  14. I have won so much from Charlie, and I have DSLR sitting unused, that I'll pass and good luck to all!🍺
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    Utah? Your Salt Lake County has the most cases of any in UT at 3,883 (HERE). My county of Camden, ranks 11th in NJ, having 4,758 (HERE) where 217 real people are DEAD from it. Utah as a state only has 80 dead, New Jersey has 10,356. That's not from shenanigans in counting. This is a result of physical distancing actually working. I know real people working in real hospitals and they have been going through hell for 2 months. It's not scared(look who's being condescending now), it's cautious. I'm taking appropriate safeguards as directed by informed individuals I trust. Let's see how October/November go...
  16. I'm down to only three or four tons now. Tube amps are heavy.
  17. Nice! and Welcome! I enjoy four Silver 7t's. Great Amps!
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    Fact: Half the people everywhere are below average, half above. (I'm just riling up the natives. See who's actually reading my posts anymore.) Nope. Healthy people have succumbed. Wait until you have hundreds or thousands of cases in your county. It changes your perspective.
  19. Nope got me a pile-o covers. Plus now I work at a body shop.
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    A guy was kicked out of a local store, made him go get a mask. Val talked with our friend Ginny Traynor who is a nurse in Philly. It's REAL. It's BAD. It's still really bad at all the hospitals around here. Around here, half the people are taking this seriously, the other half are below average intelligence. It's NOT political, it's about saving lives and not overloading our health care system. If you want to defy distancing and mask wearing, prepare to pay the price. It's not like stepping into traffic with immediate consequences, more like being dropped into the middle of a mine field, sure you can walk around for a while, but it would be much safer to stay still until the mines are found and disarmed, then walk right out unharmed.
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