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Coca Cola. Pour it down yer gullet.
Coca Cola. A drop on the car paint.
...try dropping an extracted tooth in it
and see how long it lasts.
Our Friend: Phosphoric Acid.
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Coca Cola. Pour it down yer gullet.
Coca Cola. A drop on the car paint.
...try dropping an extracted tooth in it
and see how long it lasts.
Our Friend: Phosphoric Acid.
:)
Great for cleaning corroded battery terminals in a jiffy.
 
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What if your CHOICE places other people at risk - what is your duty of care, if it is not to minimise the risks to a tolerable level ? 'No man is an island' regardless of Ayn Rand.
 
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Great for cleaning corroded battery terminals in a jiffy.
Both Coca Cola and orange juice have a pH of about 4. - You choose between phosphoric (food acid) and citric ( from the orange tree).
Coca Cola contains caffeine which does not do much to battery terminals.
 
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What we need in Australia, is for our federal government to set a reasonable deadline beyond which our national border will probably be open. Then our people would know the time by which they must be vaccinated. The current situation is where the cart and the horse take turns in pushing each other.
 
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Not so good.

Ahh the Guardian, left wing paper owned by Trust fund financed by the sale of Autotrader (a CO2 emitting car selling magazine) who use off shore companies to reduce their tax bills. Also used by the BBC for all their recruitment ads'

As Boris said, 'If not now then when'
 

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Ahh the Guardian, left wing paper owned by Trust fund financed by the sale of Autotrader (a CO2 emitting car selling magazine) who use off shore companies to reduce their tax bills. Also used by the BBC for all their recruitment ads'

As Boris said, 'If not now then when'
at least it is not the Daily Maul.

"According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, the majority (72%) of The Guardian’s readers hold political values to the political left or left-of-center. 9% of The Guardian's audience is right or right-of-center (compared with 26% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 20% of The Guardian's audience is considered mixed or center (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey)."
 
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But they've been cancelling operations for months now, so it's hardly news here, is it? Just more sensationalist headlines that sell papers and create controversy.
As Private Eye said back in the day: 'This one will run and run.......'
 

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As Boris said, 'If not now then when'

Dunno. Now ain't looking too great.


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Not so good.

This has been obviously going to happen for some weeks now, sadly…

For a few weeks already, even with the lowest Covid hospitalisation cases since it started, hospitals have been ‘at capacity’. Some declaring a ‘crisis’.

It’s summer remember, so no seasonal ‘spikes’ either.

One of the bigggest reasons for this is that hospitals are trying to reduce the massive backlog of patients (understandably).

I was in hospital myself recently and was told ‘now that Covid has died down, we’re flat out trying to reduce the waiting list’.

Now, as anyone who has worked with process design, theory of constraints, etc, will say, if any system is run at capacity, it has zero scope to cope with any increase in demand… however small… period.

The current Covid hospitalisation numbers are still actually low in real terms. But they do still tip the balance and put some already stretched hospitals over the limit (Inevitable if they were already being run at capacity).

Personally, I just don’t understand all of the current logic, we have dismantled all of our nightingale hospitals (built for EXACTLY this reason), we have run hospitals to max capacity to reduce backlogs, and then we act shocked / surprised when a story like this emerges.

It. Was. Inevitable.
 

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Pfizer Sees Diminishing Immunity in Vaccine; Seeks FDA Approval For Booster Shot​

"[A] decline in efficacy over time was expected, especially as new variants popped up. The necessity for a third shot, a booster dose taken within 6 to 12 months of the second shot, is also not a surprise. Pfizer’s CEO talked about the likelihood of a third dose being necessary back in February."

 
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This has been obviously going to happen for some weeks now, sadly…

For a few weeks already, even with the lowest Covid hospitalisation cases since it started, hospitals have been ‘at capacity’. Some declaring a ‘crisis’.

It’s summer remember, so no seasonal ‘spikes’ either.

One of the bigggest reasons for this is that hospitals are trying to reduce the massive backlog of patients (understandably).

I was in hospital myself recently and was told ‘now that Covid has died down, we’re flat out trying to reduce the waiting list’.

Now, as anyone who has worked with process design, theory of constraints, etc, will say, if any system is run at capacity, it has zero scope to cope with any increase in demand… however small… period.

The current Covid hospitalisation numbers are still actually low in real terms. But they do still tip the balance and put some already stretched hospitals over the limit (Inevitable if they were already being run at capacity).

Personally, I just don’t understand all of the current logic, we have dismantled all of our nightingale hospitals (built for EXACTLY this reason), we have run hospitals to max capacity to reduce backlogs, and then we act shocked / surprised when a story like this emerges.

It. Was. Inevitable.
If only someone in government had the guts to commandeer available capacity from the private health sector, always been an option in my experience!
 
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Both Coca Cola and orange juice have a pH of about 4. - You choose between phosphoric (food acid) and citric ( from the orange tree).
Coca Cola contains caffeine which does not do much to battery terminals.
It just "sweetens" the terminals!:)
 
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What if your CHOICE places other people at risk - what is your duty of care, if it is not to minimise the risks to a tolerable level ? 'No man is an island' regardless of Ayn Rand.
and it turns out the new UK Health Minister is a Rand fan......!
 

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If only someone in government had the guts to commandeer available capacity from the private health sector, always been an option in my experience!
I don’t see how that would help, capacity is capacity at the end of the day !
 

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A little while ago, whilst looking at our govts plans, I said this to some friends:

“What would you do if you WANTED to engineer another lockdown”?

Of course, they looked at me blankly (quite common in fairness). So I went on to explain what I would do…

First, I would remove all extra NHS capacity (ie dismantle all the nightingale hospitals).

Second, I’d encourage the NHS to go flat out in trying to reduce the backlog of patients and fill all hospitals up to 100% capacity.

Third, I’d relax the covid restrictions. I don’t need much of a spike because if all hospitals are already at 100% capacity then even a small spike is gonna bust the system.

Fourth, I’d sit back and wait for the inevitable sensational headlines.

WTF is my point? That’s EXACTLY what we are doing here !

Now, I’m not seriously suggesting they are deliberately wanting another lockdown, but the fact remains, if I look at this situation objectively as a person whose spent a career looking at systems capacity, flow and bottleneck analysis, it is simply the best way of engineering a crisis.

I hope I’m wrong. Let’s wait n see. If I’m right we won’t have to wait long…
 
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A little while ago, whilst looking at our govts plans, I said this to some friends:

“What would you do if you WANTED to engineer another lockdown”?

Of course, they looked at me blankly (quite common in fairness). So I went on to explain what I would do…

First, I would remove all extra NHS capacity (ie dismantle all the nightingale hospitals).

Second, I’d encourage the NHS to go flat out in trying to reduce the backlog of patients and fill all hospitals up to 100% capacity.

Third, I’d relax the covid restrictions. I don’t need much of a spike because if all hospitals are already at 100% capacity then even a small spike is gonna bust the system.

Fourth, I’d sit back and wait for the inevitable sensational headlines.

WTF is my point? That’s EXACTLY what we are doing here !

Now, I’m not seriously suggesting they are deliberately wanting another lockdown, but the fact remains, if I look at this situation objectively as a person whose spent a career looking at systems capacity, flow and bottleneck analysis, it is simply the best way of engineering a crisis.

I hope I’m wrong. Let’s wait n see. If I’m right we won’t have to wait long…
Or, like The Kinks said, "Give the people what they want".
 
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