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  1. Read an article recently that antivaccine protesters have conducted their own trials using saline solution. Results returned 100% efficacy towards covid 19 of all variants. After further research it was discovered that the trials were conducted on a remote island with no previous recorded cases Sorry I just made that one up
    4 points
  2. With my bank the new credit card is just a piece of plastic with a microhip on it that is useless until I activate it. Once I receive the card I have to use online banking with has secure access. I then select activate card and go through more security before it can be used.
    4 points
  3. I've read a fair amount of the article but there was a lot of " could, may, possibly " used and also the little bit about a need for human trials. It's still early days yet and the scientists are still trying to pull together all the information. Interestingly enough too good an immune system has been found to be a bad thing with Covid Sars 2 as it can lead to a cytokene storm and this has been proven. There's been plenty of cases where healthy people and in some cases very healthy people have died of Covid. I'm pretty certain there are more factors involved than just diet. I had a tal
    4 points
  4. That sounds similar to when I lived in Puerto Galera. The LGU kept bragging about how for a few months Puerto Galera was covid free, proving their restrictions were working. Nothing to do with the fact no one was tested of course.
    3 points
  5. Whilst I love my wife dearly, of course, Tom - the happiest sleeping times of my life were the periods where I was living alone and had the bed all to myself. The idea that I could spread out as much as I liked without risking injury from an angry partner and the ability to find the coolest part of the bed when snoozing.
    3 points
  6. I particularly remember anchoring in a protected cove in New Caledonia many years ago... It followed a raucous sail from Vanuatu for a couple of days... We finally anchored and there was not even a breath of wind, but the temperature was cool. We ran the fans in the V-berth and the only sound I heard was that of my own pulse in my chest... it was really an incredible time that night... The water in the cove/bay was like glass - not a ripple... I will never forget that time...
    3 points
  7. Just found a report in the straits times They have found 16 cases of the UK variant in the Philippines. Some are not imported. Who knows how many more there are especially with the poor testing and analysis.
    2 points
  8. Don't think I need to add to snowys answer on the maturitas article As to the pace at which these vaccines have been developed and their safety The platforms for these vaccines had already been developed and approved To arrive at an effective vaccine involved global collaboration rather than the usual secretive development by individual labs After arriving at a lab proven vaccine moving on to trials and approval. A system of overlapping stage trials was approved and adopted to avoid trial interruption. Regulators received data as it became available rather than deliberating
    2 points
  9. I have my own (soundproofed !) room. No aircon. Point the fan at the bed (which I literally made myself)...and sleep like a log. No condensation either. All concrete construction. The human body wants to be cooler at night...with a slowed metabolism, for a good night's sleep...so I've read somewhere.
    2 points
  10. Can't beat some home-grown bananas, gently ripening on the kitchen table: Oh, and our nephew kindly dug up some of our Cassava: .
    2 points
  11. Well, I am a total fan of cool air, HK... and also love the feeling of getting into bed with the cold, crisp, freshly laundered sheets and my nice, warm, freshly showered honey...
    2 points
  12. Yes... Intrepid...usually had some breeze from the forward hatch. If not, then the low-flow fans did the trick. I did have so many very restful sleeps that way... but I always slept a bit lightly since I was concerned about wind changes or weather... That is what I really don't miss here. It can blow like hell and there can be a big thunderstorm - like starting right now - and I don't worry any more... After more than 20 years sailing or anchoring on the yacht, I really did get tired of the stress and constant vigilance required to keep safe always.
    2 points
  13. Bloody hell, Tom 16c is Baltic! We keep ours at a comfortable for us 27c all year around. In the bedroom it's often too cold even at that - the wife sleeps cowering under the duvet! Everything is down to local environment and personal preference of course but 16c surely cannot be comfortable for your partner? Sorry about the heater, like RBM I was a supporter of Stlbel Eltron and have had 1.5 years of no issues but there are always rogues or Friday Afternoon items as we call them. At least it wasn't expensive to fix but may be a recurring problem if it's down to the pressure/water etc -
    2 points
  14. Not so difficult. If your switch is like mine it will have two adjustment screws, one for low pressure (start pump) and one for the high pressure (stop pump). Your local hardware store will almost certainly have a new switch. You either take the old one end or take a picture with your phone.
    2 points
  15. A major issue that many overlook is if your contacts keep sticking is the capacitor on the pump is failing or failed. The capacitor prevents arcing of the points and improves the efficiency of the pump. Changing the contacts will just allow the pump to run again for a few more months before they arc up again. I'll attach two links. The first may be helpfull if you live in parts of England the second could help everyone. Be careful with capacitors as they can hold a charge which will spoil your weekend. A faulty capacitor can lead to sticking contacts on the relay.
    2 points
  16. My pump was doing the same, not cutting off. When I rapped the side of the pressure switch with the handle of a screwdriver it stopped. That told me the points inside were starting to stick so I replaced the switch. Over time most switches will fail as the arc of electricity will corrode the points over time.
    2 points
  17. It may be wise to have your daughter use it once before sending it to you. I have problems with fraud alerts when the first use of my newly issued card is in the Philippines. Cards can be read from inside a package when they are shipped, so after it is activated you will need an RFID card protector to put your card inside if shipping it via courier. I would suggest that your daughter send a bunch of your mail at once, via courier, and include the envelope your card came in. So long as it is covered by an RFID protector I doubt they will pick up on it.
    2 points
  18. The body has several different types of immune responses and it is theorized that a mild Covid infection might not generate a strong (and persistant) immune response but honestly it's still early days and there is a lot to learn about reinfection. It has also been suggested that some of the new more infectious varients are also more likely to cause reinfection which is somewhat of a concern.
    2 points
  19. Thanks for your comments, Jake. I always appreciate your thoughts. Yeah, Jake... There were, indeed, some incredible nasty storms several times when I wished I were anywhere but on the yacht... "Beam me up Scotty.... NOW!!!!" Sailing naked in 30-40+ knots of breeze, thunder and lightning and ridiculous seas on a 40 foot yacht in the middle of nowhere- thousands of miles from nearest land of any type?? Nah...no more! And more than five hurricanes/typhoons while at anchor - almost as bad mostly and a few times worse! What I really hated was the leaks from the deck - salt water everywhe
    2 points
  20. Or you could buy five or six multicabs for the same price and caravan to Jollybee.
    1 point
  21. Be very careful with casava as it is highly poisonous if not prepared correctly. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/food-poisoning-kills-27-in-philippines-sickens-100-children-who-ate-cassava/
    1 point
  22. Not just in the Philippines. Such corruption happens in the U.K. too . My City Councillor friend has inside knowledge.
    1 point
  23. I believe that's where they conducted the saline test
    1 point
  24. I'm not a fan of cool air, Tom, but I do love that feeling of getting into a bed with cold, crisp sheets even it doesn't last long. Never get that here though.
    1 point
  25. Maybe, HK... But, when I was growing up in Canada and then later in Seattle, I always had a window open for breeze and loved the cool air. You are right though, L does not appreciate that as much as me. However, her daughter loves the cold from the air/con... go figure... Yeah... L complains sometimes about the 22C too... She has a real problem with fan blown air or air con fan blown air... But she puts up with it and my extra benefit is that she snuggles closer to me always... I will keep the air cool now forever!!!
    1 point
  26. As is probably the case with most UK banks. That is why gave my son's (UK) address, and had him send the UNACTIVATED card on to me here...via the Balikbayan box. Couriers (except those used by the banks) probably have a blanket ban on handling cards, simply because...how are they supposed to know which cards are already 'activated', and which aren't ?
    1 point
  27. But, when on the hook the bow is always into the wind and those deck hatches are like wind scoops so usually you had air blowing across you. Some of the best sleeping I've ever had was like that in a protected cove with a light breeze.
    1 point
  28. My UK Bank sends the card by normal post, no special delivery. When it arrives here I have to go to an ATM and enter my PIN to activate the card. If this is not done the card is just a piece of plastic of no use to anyone. I don't see any security issue with that procedure.
    1 point
  29. Hi Jim... Pressure switches are usually or always pre-set for pressure. The are also usually just a screw-out, screw-in replacement... They only last for a few years before requiring replacement...
    1 point
  30. I have not used this for several months - since before the virus scourge...However, before this, I used DHL and had stellar service always.
    1 point
  31. The magazine item you have dug out I'll read in the morning In the meantime can you present a reasonable alternative as to how we work our way out of this mess. I don't think even you believe taking vitamins alone is going to cure the world.
    1 point
  32. Tommy have converted correctly....I mean 16c is blo.....freezing nobody would sleep at 16 unless no choice, we rarely use Air Con, when its 27c and thats just for a a few hours before sleeping. I was one of the posters recommending Stibel Eltron water heaters, this is the first time I have read about a problem with them, used them for years no issues, sorry to hear this.
    1 point
  33. That DD-214 (discharge document) is worth its weight in gold.
    1 point
  34. I don't know which bank you are using but I am always getting my ATM and credit cards sent to my Philippines address directly from the bank, free of charge. I am just calling them telling that I am currently not available at my regular mailing address, giving them my new temporary address and they just cancel the card they sent to the US address and send me new card to the Philippines.
    1 point
  35. When my brother was alive and living outside Ozamis city they had one and loved it. Got lots of service on there small coconut farm, hauling supplies. It is still in service today but just used to carry momma and papa to church on sundays.
    1 point
  36. I was having the same 'problem about 3 months ago. (Courier companies apparently won't handle them...unless direct from your bank) Anyway, my son had the card in the UK (where I'd asked the online bank to send it)....and the Mrs suggested sending it on to her friend there, who was about to send off a Balikbayan box to our village here in the Phils... Okay, it would take a couple of months, but I was in no hurry. Sooo....it arrived here yesterday.
    1 point
  37. Encouraging news from BI....Well positive news here. Went to the BI obtained 6 months extension, in and out in less than 15 minutes, all with smiles and politeness.
    1 point
  38. I'm kinda thinking much the same. My read on the sudden restrictions: up pops a new strain of COVID and very little is known about it. Best immediate action is a simple sweeping shut down until more is understood, especially considering the underlying fact that it wouldn't take much to totally overwhelm the Philippine medical infrastructure. My main hope is that, having gained 30 days to really understand the situation, common sense will start to rear its ugly head. Main disconnect in logic I am experiencing is that my Filipina wife can now fly to the Philippines and go through the ext
    1 point
  39. Shouldn't there be a pressure relief valve on these units also with a discharge pipe to the outside A failsafe to prevent damage through overpressured action
    0 points
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