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by Pauldog
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1265
Views: 158615

Re: What are you reading?

I've been spending a lot of time with two books lately, re-reading and pondering many parts several times over. One is fiction ("First Person" by Richard Flanagan) and one is non-fiction ("What is Reality?" by Adam Becker). "First Person" is about a young, struggling writer who gets a break through ...
by Pauldog
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Sudoku anyone?

On rare occasions I'll do one that's so hard that there doesn't seem to be any way to go forward at a certain point except to guess a square that has two possibilities. I need to mark every square thereafter so I can erase it if I get a contradiction. If that happens, then I change the first square ...
by Pauldog
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sustainability
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Sustainability

Wait a minute - you can't make a brush out of (organic, non-GMO) tofu? Damn!
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3228-air-ionisers-wipe-out-hospital-infections/ "Repeated airborne infections of the bacteria acinetobacter in an intensive care ward have been eliminated by the installation of a negative air ioniser. "In the first such epidemiological study, researchers found...
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

This is similar information to what I was reading about a month ago: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1254044/coronavirus-uk-face-masks-not-safe-covid-19-cdc-who-coronavirus-resistant-mask "The coating is a Japanese patented molecular nano-technology is proven to destroy 99.9 percent of viruse...
by Pauldog
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique Every-Ready with stropper
Replies: 6
Views: 3345

Re: Antique Every-Ready with stropper

...but my heart belongs to this old SE...
by Pauldog
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique Every-Ready with stropper
Replies: 6
Views: 3345

Re: Antique Every-Ready with stropper

DIRVING79, are you who you seem to be? http://forum.shavemyface.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4207 Actually, I can answer my own question, since I did some more looking around. Yes, you are back (!!!!), but changing your name slightly, which qualifies as a hybrid resurrection/reincarnation. ...
by Pauldog
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

The story so far: Last time the issue of face coverings came up, I had mentioned my use of a face shield. Since it has a foam pad sealed against my forehead, it offers a fair amount of eye protection from above. Chris shared his practical medical experience about their usual use, and I also found th...
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1273

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

I had a surprisingly easy and decent shave, considering I had last shaved a couple of weeks ago. I usually use a small electric clipper first, but in a combination of laziness and curiosity, I decided to go right to the razor. I used a Maggard slant head, a Gillette Sharpedge blade with a few shaves...
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How to write a perfect essay
Replies: 13
Views: 4362

Re: How to write a perfect essay

John Rose wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm fit them with a GPS tracking collar before you release them back into campus life, so you can study their movements.

John, you were just a tiny bit ahead of your time, anticipating the pandemic spreading among wayward students, causing a great need for accurate contact tracing.
by Pauldog
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Making Hummus
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Re: Making Hummus

At first, I misread it as "okra," which would be very weird. But if you don't mash them up, using okra instead of beans might make this work as a side dish, rather than as a dip. Or lentils. Or use Indian spices instead of the spices (and lemon juice) mentioned above, either your own mixture or gara...
by Pauldog
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Ball-end Tech
Replies: 0
Views: 973

Re: WTB: Ball-end Tech

Message sent.
by Pauldog
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Sudoku anyone?

To be technical, Sudoku is math, since logic is a branch of math, but it's not quantitative. You could replace the digits with any set of 10 different symbols. The first thing I do is fill in the easy unfilled squares, ones where it doesn't take too much effort to see there's only one choice of digi...
by Pauldog
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 4824

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

fallingwickets wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:10 am sorry to tell you, but the razor or at least the handle part is absolutely nothing like the one being sold at walgreens.

You mean the "Heritage" razor in late 2019 made by Muhle is different from this one at Walgreens? This new one is something different? The price is so similar, too.
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 40
Views: 4243

Re: Face masks

What I was hoping by using a face shield was to gain more protection for myself, have lower maintenance, and to breathe more easily, while not changing much the protection others get from me. I'm supposing that a cloth mask could absorb possible aerosols from the air. In the countries where the use ...
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 40
Views: 4243

Re: Face masks

Chris (or anyone else with some familiarity with them), what do you think of clear plastic face shields instead of masks? A friend got some to try, and I've been using one lately.
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 4824

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

I did find it at the Gillette website after all: https://gillette.com/en-us/the-latest-from-gillette/king-c-gillette It's officially available only at Walgreens drugstores, but I first saw it on eBay. According to the description at Walgreens.com, the razor is made in China and the blades are from R...
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 25
Views: 4824

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

It looks like the same razor is now repackaged for current sale as the King C. Gillette razor. Surprising that Gillette.com doesn't list it among their Father's Day gifts.

There are also blades under the same name, but I haven't yet looked into who makes those, or where.
by Pauldog
Wed May 06, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Kai Original Captain blade
Replies: 24
Views: 8064

Re: Kai Original Captain blade

Could the Schick and the Kai be the same blades? If I remember right, the Kai DE blades have no markings, so maybe they contract out all their blades.