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  1. 1 minute ago, Tommy T. said:

    Cool... you sound like a pocket survivalist... Good to know I am not the only one around here...!

    Nah, I just like tinned sardines and tuna on skyflakes! :hystery: Got the generator the day after Ursula and the following day my electricity was back!

  2. Forget the rice for brownouts, takes too much water to cook.  Instead keep a stock of skyflakes or something similar, be sure to rotate/use as they do go stale.  Tinned sardines and/or tuna.  I generally have several different varieties/flavors around to break up the monotony.  Do you have a generator or motorcycle to get around?  In that case a 5 gallon/20 liter container of gas can come in handy.  FYI my 3100kwh generator uses about 5 liters of gas every 7 hours of use.

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  3. 41 minutes ago, RBM said:

    This guys is worth looking at.


    Chest infection can be caused by viral or bacterial infection.  What percentage caused by viral????

    Vitamin  D is produced by being in the sun.  I seem to remember 15 minutes in the sun per day satisfied your Vitamin D requirement for a day.  

    You have to be careful with fat soluble vitamins, you can overdose with them if you are not careful as they are stored in fat and not readily excreted.

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  4. 5 hours ago, Guy F. said:

    I wonder how good a silk scarf wrapped around ones's face would be as a substitute for a surgical mask.

    I don't normally pay attention to Indian gurus, but this dude makes a lot of sense with his take on the coronavirus:

    (Facebook link removed)

    Depends on how tight the weave is.

  5. Apparently China is trying to do an end run on Giliad;




    A spokeswoman for the Foster City, California-based company said it had invented remdesivir, and had filed patent applications for the compound and its uses against coronaviruses globally, including in China, in 2016. The application in China is still pending.

  6. Cool, the LTO website has changed:



    General Qualifications
    1. Must be physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle / to work as conductor
    2. Must be able to read and write Filipino and English
    3. Must have passed the written and/or practical examination
    *For new Driver's License (DL), conversion of foreign DL to Philippine DL (expired foreign DL to NPDL, valid/expired foreign DL to PDL), change classification from NPDL TO PDL, renewal of expired DL (more than two (2) years but less than ten (10) years)
    *For new and renewal of expired conductor's license (more than two (2) years but less than ten(10) years) : must have passed the written examination
    *For additional restriction code 1 (RC1) : must have passed the practical examination
    *For change classification from expired PDL to NPDL: must passed the practical driving examination
    4. In addition, for foreigner, the applicant must have been in the Philippines for at least one (1) month and will stay in the country for at least six (6) months from date of application

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  7. I also experience low to no water pressure on weekends during those times, sometimes to the extent that I turn on a tap and hear air being drawn in!  

    I suspect that it is a combination of too small a water supply (read water main) an too many people using booster pumps sucking all the water out of the supply piping in my subdivision to fill their storage tanks.  

    The water main running along the road to our subdivision is 5" blue plastic.  I don't know what is within my subdivision but suspect smaller.  

    I wonder how much negative pressure the joints on the blue piping can stand before the seals fail an dirt is drawn into the piping.

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  8. 16 hours ago, hk blues said:

    You're lucky - that way you get access to the US library - I signed up here so it 's the local library.  That said, way more than enough choice so no complaints from me,

    Not correct.  The library you can access is based on your IP address, not where you signed up.  To get the US library you need to use a VPN that isn't blocked. 

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  9. 12 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

    I brought a Ryobi 18v nicad cordless set (drill, sawzall, small circular saw, vacuum) with me that I had for a long time.  I bought 2 new batteries when I moved.  They have since died and won't take a charge.  I have seen You Tube videos on "zapping" them so they will take a charge again, but so far, no success.  Has anybody ever zapped the NiCads to bring them back?

    I have and had a 50% success rate with Ryobi.  Not the easiest thing to do and instructions vary.  Essentially you are bypassing the circuitry to get a minimal charge in the cells and then let the circuitry take over.


    If you have a dead cell or cells in your pack it will not work.

  10. On 12/6/2019 at 7:38 AM, Tommy T. said:

    I believe nothing beats quality sets of Sears Craftsman hand tools

    Craftsman tools are now made in China and have been for at least the last 5+ years.  I believe there are now 3 grades.  The hardest to find, and the most pricey, are the Lifetime Warranty ones.  The most common ones are the ones that are warranted until they break, then you need to buy a new one.

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  11. If you are a Filipino by birth what aren't you getting your dual citizenship?

    Bring your receipt showing you paid for the acr-i card.   No need to bring photos if they didn't take one when you applied for the card.  The photo that will be used is the electronic one from your passport.

    My acr-i card took 2+ months before it was available to be picked up.  Your experience may vary.....

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  12. 5 hours ago, bastonjock said:

    Panasonic won a vote here in the UK,  I found the cheaper machine to make the bread a but in the heavy side 

    If you buy one , I guarantee that you will float out of bed In  the morning as the waft from the machine drifts over to your nose ,there is just something indescribable about the smell of bread waking you up ,

    P.s. you put the ingredients in the night before,  set the timer and happy days 

    Mine was a Panasonic also...  And agree the bread was on the heavy side.  Mixed well but the loaf needed to proof longer and higher.

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  13. In the States I would use a bread machine and then transfer to a loaf pan to bake in the oven.   Was better able to control the rise and the bread wasn't as dense as when totally made in the bread machine.  I also had branched out into making baguettes and sourdough breads, yummy!  In addition to SM I have heard you can get your flours in S & R stores, an Italian friend of mine who bakes bread mentioned.  

    Have not baked since I came to the Philippines though,  no oven.  Will be moving in a couple of months, hopefully to a place with an oven!:thumbsup: 

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  14. 10 hours ago, Guy F. said:

    Sometimes I think only veterans should be allowed to hold office and vote. I think unnecessary wars would thusly be avoided.

    Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito were all veterans of their respective militaries.  Hirohito was not prosecuted after WWII because it was thought he was more a figurehead, the actual instigators in Japan were the military heads.

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