Notes for Sunday – October 12, 2014

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Surviving Kidney Dialysis in a Down-Grid Scenario, by G.C.

The power-grid goes down two hours before you are scheduled to begin your next round of hemodialysis at a clinic thirty-five miles away. Using the Ham radio, you discover through your III Percent communications network that all power is down across the southern sector. There is little hope of it being restored in the foreseeable future. The clinic should have a back-up generator in place, so (other than an inconvenience) your treatment should go ahead as planned. You lock the place down, turn on the alarms, and then you and the wife head for the clinic. As usual, when you …

Letter Re: A Few Thoughts on Water Storage

Hugh, I reuse polyethelene 2.5-gallon theatrical fog fluid tanks for water storage. The fog fluid is a glycol, and the tank will smell for a while. I first rinse the tanks to get all the gross product residues out. I then begin a leaching process by filling the tank with very hot water and let it sit until cool. I then repeat the process multiple times until there is no smell. I do two more leachings after that. Another point that I thought was missed is biofilms. These, like slimes, adhear to the walls and are almost impossible to get …

Economics and Investing:

After Abenomics Failed In Japan, It Is About To Be Tried In Europe o o o The stock market is finally recognizing severe global volatility: Stock market has worst performance in two years. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: S&P 500 Caps Worst Week in Two Years as Tech Shares Drop Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan S&P 500 Caps Worst Week in Two Years as Tech Shares Drop

Odds ‘n Sods:

Ebola = P.C. madness as Liberian Health Workers take Arriving Marines temperatures !. – T.P. o o o Drought-related or BATF incompetence? Castaic Lake so low that fisherman finds agent’s gun lost 22 years ago. – G.L. o o o How hackers took over my computer. – A.D. o o o Dr. Aileen Marty tells Fusion what she saw fighting Ebola in Nigeria. P.M. o o o Amid Ebola Crisis, Liberian Army Sees Its Chance at Rebranding. P.M.