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  1. 1 hour ago, Sheryl said:



    Does not quantify risk, just proves that transmission can and does occur inflight in  some cases



    modeling exercise only. There are others as well. These look only at inflight though and do not factor in the risk at the airport and in boarding/disembarkation


    It is impossible in any case to quantify rate of infection since it will vary greatly by individual flight depending on whether any infected people are inboard and if so how many; how infectious they are; whether they (and you) wear a mask; seating arrangements etc etc etc.


    What I can tell you is that you are going to be safer if

    • passengers were required to show a negative COVID test
    • mask wearing is required and enforced both in the plane and in the airport
    • middle seats are kept empty
    • you fly business r first class. This not only means better spaced seats but most importantly means you can avoid the crowded embarkation/disembarkation and crowds at security checks in the airport etc

    For me, I am going to go business class and I would recommend that if possible. And of course wear a good quality mask

    DARPA in the U.S did a study to get a more accurate idea of the risks involved in traveling commercial air, & catching COVID-19. They found that the risks are pretty minimal, due to the high filtration standards on commercial airlines, & because of how the air ventilation flows through the cabins. Hope that puts some people at ease! 

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  2. I was wondering if anyone has tried putting up bat houses around their house/farm to help control mosquitoes, & flies?

    If so, how effective was it, were you able to notice a decline in the amount of mosquitoes? I was thinking of making some

    to help reduce the population around our farm, along with some other measures (mosquito traps, insecticidees/larvacides).



  3. Thanks for the information about the Tricare Facebook group! Ubonjoe, I'm coming over there on an OA visa, unfortunately I can only stay for 3 months maximum. I found some information on the JUSMAGTHAI website that says a lot of effort has been put into trying to get Tricare approved for acceptance by the Thai government for the visa, but unfortunately it just hasn't happened.

  4. On 1/1/2021 at 9:02 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

    A few more pictures of french cleats in action use and making 

    Being made





    on a Sysport



     Holding up a set of cubbyholes



    Some of the wall storage 



    tool holders






    Ready use wood storage 


    This is not comprehensive at all I have quite a lot more places where they are in use. An example is a wall cabinet I made as a test piece about 10 years ago, it was in our old kitchen, talking it off the wall and putting it up in my workshop was extremely simple and fast as it was hung on a french cleat, getting it perfectly level was also trivial as I only had to level the cleat on the wall then the cabinet was automatically level, I have also allowed for sideways movement.



    Very nice work, where do you get your plywood at?


  5. You can purchase the transformers at Ace Hardware stores, I saw them at the location in Pattaya. Likely to be better quality than local brands.......

    There are no Ace Hardware stores in Thailand

    There are True Value stores in Thailand, for a list see their web site:


    BTW. The transformers at True Value are sourced locally, so why pay the premium, for what you can easily get at any Thai store

    I stand corrected! Thanks for that, I had thought that they were "imported models".

  6. Even though you would need an electrical convertor, I would definitely purchase and bring a cordless impact driver (18volt),and make sure to pick up all the accessories that you use with it (nut drivers, drill bits, screwdriver bits). They are a real time saver, especially when you are building a house, or remodeling.

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