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Date: 26 Jan 2008 09:40:34
From: J.D. Walker
Subject: Kramnik vs Carlsen
I really enjoyed this fine game. The talented young Norwegian squeezed
the python himself. :)
--

Cordially,
Rev. J.D. Walker, MsD, U.C.




 
Date: 26 Jan 2008 11:54:31
From: J.D. Walker
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Carlsen
J.D. Walker wrote:
> I really enjoyed this fine game. The talented young Norwegian squeezed
> the python himself. :)

From the round report at the tournament site:
"The talk of the town was obviously Magnus Carlsen’s resounding
recovery-victory over Vladimir Kramnik, who seemed to be suffering from
a cold."

Latex gloves anyone? :)

I hope Carlsen doesn't catch the cold for the next round.
--

Cordially,
Rev. J.D. Walker, MsD, U.C.


  
Date: 27 Jan 2008 12:34:02
From: J.D. Walker
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Bug
J.D. Walker wrote:

> From the round report at the tournament site:
> "The talk of the town was obviously Magnus Carlsen’s resounding
> recovery-victory over Vladimir Kramnik, who seemed to be suffering from
> a cold."
>
> Latex gloves anyone? :)
>
> I hope Carlsen doesn't catch the cold for the next round.

Mig at The Daily Dirt Chess Blog states, "Gelfand finally got a win by
beating his occasional second, the ailing Eljanov." It sounds like a
communicable disease was running around Corus. Eljianov and Kramnik...
I wonder who else.

I checked at the discount store the other day. A 100 count box of
sterile latex gloves cost about $4.40 USD. The vinyl ones are even
cheaper at 100 ct for $2.99 USD. The breathing filters are also very
cheap.

Maybe Kramnik would have won the tournament if he had defended against
the Corus bug. He was looking very strong earlier in the tournament.
--

Cordially,
Rev. J.D. Walker, MsD, U.C.


   
Date: 28 Jan 2008 11:19:18
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Bug
J.D. Walker <j.d.walker@comcast.net > wrote:
> I checked at the discount store the other day. A 100 count box of
> sterile latex gloves cost about $4.40 USD. The vinyl ones are even
> cheaper at 100 ct for $2.99 USD. The breathing filters are also very
> cheap.

You are aware that dust masks don't filter out viruses, right? Will
you be wearing your latex gloves and gasmask to the office?


Dave.

--
David Richerby Surprise Disgusting Chicken (TM): it's
www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~davidr/ like a farm animal but it'll turn your
stomach and not like you'd expect!


    
Date: 28 Jan 2008 05:44:42
From: J.D. Walker
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Bug
David Richerby wrote:
> J.D. Walker <j.d.walker@comcast.net> wrote:
>> I checked at the discount store the other day. A 100 count box of
>> sterile latex gloves cost about $4.40 USD. The vinyl ones are even
>> cheaper at 100 ct for $2.99 USD. The breathing filters are also very
>> cheap.
>
> You are aware that dust masks don't filter out viruses, right? Will
> you be wearing your latex gloves and gasmask to the office?
>
>
> Dave.
>

Often viruses will travel via droplets of liquid. For example when
someone sneezes or coughs, a cloud of such droplets may form in the air.
A breathing filter is a great help in such circumstances. Go ahead
and wear a gas mask if it makes you feel safer, I won't complain.
--

Cordially,
Rev. J.D. Walker, MsD, U.C.


     
Date: 28 Jan 2008 06:17:52
From: J.D. Walker
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Bug
J.D. Walker wrote:
> David Richerby wrote:
>> J.D. Walker <j.d.walker@comcast.net> wrote:
>>> I checked at the discount store the other day. A 100 count box of
>>> sterile latex gloves cost about $4.40 USD. The vinyl ones are even
>>> cheaper at 100 ct for $2.99 USD. The breathing filters are also very
>>> cheap.
>>
>> You are aware that dust masks don't filter out viruses, right? Will
>> you be wearing your latex gloves and gasmask to the office?
>>
>>
>> Dave.
>>
>
> Often viruses will travel via droplets of liquid. For example when
> someone sneezes or coughs, a cloud of such droplets may form in the air.
> A breathing filter is a great help in such circumstances. Go ahead and
> wear a gas mask if it makes you feel safer, I won't complain.

To follow up, check out this article from the CDC:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no11/06-0426.htm

Here is the abstract of the article, "Abstract
In theory, influenza viruses can be transmitted through aerosols, large
droplets, or direct contact with secretions (or fomites). These 3 modes
are not mutually exclusive. Published findings that support the
occurrence of aerosol transmission were reviewed to assess the
importance of this mode of transmission. Published evidence indicates
that aerosol transmission of influenza can be an important mode of
transmission, which has obvious implications for pandemic influenza
planning and in particular for recommendations about the use of N95
respirators as part of personal protective equipment."

Thanks for raising the question Dave. I had not explored the various
types of breathing filtration. The CDC is recommending a particular
type of filter to combat pandemic conditions. "So what is a N95
surgical respirator?" Here is an article at the FDA that describes them.

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/ppe/masksrespirators.html

"About surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators

Surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators are disposable devices that
cover the mouth and nose during medical procedures. They help protect
the caregiver and patient against microorganisms, body fluids, and small
particles in the air.

Surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators are regulated by the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA evaluates the performance of these
devices in areas including fluid resistance and filtration efficiency to
ensure that they are at least as safe and effective as similar devices
already on the ket. FDA encourages manufacturers to follow specific
performance standards for their masks, and FDA also requires that these
products be produced using good manufacturing practices.

Respirators may also be certified by NIOSH (the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health) in accordance with regulations in 42 CFR
part 84. When a mask is both cleared by FDA as a surgical mask and
certified by NIOSH as an N95 respirator mask, FDA calls it a "surgical
N95 respirator." "

On my next trip to the old discount store I will check into the details
on N95 Surgical Respirator prices.
--

Cordially,
Rev. J.D. Walker, MsD, U.C.


 
Date: 26 Jan 2008 19:53:02
From:
Subject: Re: Kramnik vs Carlsen
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 09:40:34 -0800, "J.D. Walker"
<j.d.walker@comcast.net > wrote:

>I really enjoyed this fine game. The talented young Norwegian squeezed
>the python himself. :)

It was an impressive game... its not easy to win with black against
Kramnik :) At the rate he is improving hes going to be the world
champ soon!

J.Lohner