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by BeyondtheWrap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Cooperative as ERE Living Space
Replies: 15
Views: 5013

Re: Housing Cooperative as ERE Living Space

I grew up in a housing cooperative. A housing cooperative is when the residents are all shareholders in a corporation that owns the property. You seem to be talking about something different. Your first situation seems to be just...buying a house and renting out the rooms (possibly as SROs)? AKA Hav...
by BeyondtheWrap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

Workers are assumed to be 'fit enough/young enough' to withstand infection from colleagues, or perhaps not get ill enough to affect their work? I think their reasoning for not requiring masks in the workplace is a combination of: 1) Being around the same group of people every day (like in an office...
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Subsidizing mortgage with renters
Replies: 12
Views: 3905

Re: Subsidizing mortgage with renters

Mortgage and repairs are not the only costs to owning a house. You will likely also have property taxes, insurance, and multiple utilities, so it could still go over your $450 monthly limit. That being said, it sounds like a good plan especially considering you actually enjoy doing your own repairs ...
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?
Replies: 62
Views: 16595

Re: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?

@Dream of Freedom:
That's possible. I guess the carbon dioxide could also have played a role.

Nevertheless, though the inspiration may have been incorrect, caffeine ended up being an effective solution.
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Where to Get Bottle Caps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Where to Get Bottle Caps?

If you're willing to pay, eBay has a bunch of listings when you search bottle caps.
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?
Replies: 62
Views: 16595

Re: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?

I never liked the taste of coffee. I always preferred to get my shitting out of the way in the morning before my shower so I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Back when I was working as a cashier, I worked a variable schedule that could be as early as 8-4 or as late as 3-11. I no...
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

It's worth considering that different countries which have different genetic makeup may have different levels of immunity to the virus. Maybe they are less likely to pass it on once they have it, or are less likely to shed it asymptomatically, or they will have less severe symptoms after contractin...
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri May 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Life without a washing machine...
Replies: 45
Views: 11311

Re: Life without a washing machine...

@theanimal: Forum user IWantLess had (has?) one of those. He spoke positively of his experience with it. viewtopic.php?p=81252#p81252
by BeyondtheWrap
Wed May 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

Here the bank lobbies are closed only at some branches, so if you need a teller you might have to go to a location a little further away. Also the hours are reduced.
by BeyondtheWrap
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

My suspicion is that current deaths are divided by the infected population implied by the tests. This would fail to take into account that many more who are currently infected will likely die. So the death rates would be underestimated. Hmm, not necessarily. When comparing current total cases to cu...
by BeyondtheWrap
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

OK, so it seems you guys are arguing that, while containment may be possible at the beginning, once community transmission is reached and a lockdown becomes necessary, the numbers will never go down to the level where a containment strategy becomes viable (unless herd immunity is reached first). Do ...
by BeyondtheWrap
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

@Augustus: It’s really not 21% of NYC that’s immune. They only tested people at grocery stores. So it’s really just 21% of the people that are still going outside. From the virus’s perspective, the lockdown has reduced the effective size of the city’s population. People who stay home are mostly invi...
by BeyondtheWrap
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

The WHO is currently saying that a lot of people who recover don’t have antibodies, and it is still possible that antibodies do not confer immunity. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-who-warns-2-3-percent-population-have-antibodies-2020-4 So, if this is true, does this mean neither herd im...
by BeyondtheWrap
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

@Jin+Guice: NYC reports confirmed and presumptive deaths separately, so you are free to consider only the confirmed if you prefer. Confirmed: 9,562 Probable: 4,865 Confirmed means they tested positive. Probable means they did not test positive but their death certificate lists Covid-19 as cause of d...
by BeyondtheWrap
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

According to the survey, 61% of LA county was employed in mid March ... I'd be curious who they consider workers as I have a very hard time imagining LA county had ~40% unemployment prior to this pandemic. 40% not employed under normal times sounds reasonable. That would have to include children, r...
by BeyondtheWrap
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

Also, it means herd immunity is reached much earlier: not after 70% of the population is immune, but after people who are involved in 70% of all human interactions are immune. Interesting. I would guess that this group heavily overlaps with the essential worker class, particularly those with public...
by BeyondtheWrap
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What jobs/skills can my mom or dad do, ages: late 50's/early 60's ?
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: What jobs/skills can my mom or dad do, ages: late 50's/early 60's ?

Call center is also what I was thinking for your mom, as it is customer service while sitting down. You’re the only one here who knows what would be closer to home than her current job, so we can’t really give input on that. At Aldi the cashiers sit down. Though, those stores are understaffed so I t...
by BeyondtheWrap
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

To my knowledge, no "poor" country has been heavily hit yet. Presumably things will go very badly if/ when that happens. I hear Ecuador is pretty bad, but are there any other poor countries that look anywhere near as bad as Italy two weeks ago? I'm (pleasantly) surprised that shit hasn't ...
by BeyondtheWrap
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

@Ego: Do we have numbers for what percentage of the population in those countries has those conditions in the first place? We can’t really say whether those conditions are a factor or just prevalent in those groups. I can see the percentage of patients with diabetes is highest in the US, which makes...
by BeyondtheWrap
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 351165

Re: COVID-19

Here’s another website for those of us into this sort of thing: https://app.hospiq.com/covid19