Would self quarantine be a challenge for an Audiophile? Home detention even a punishment?


With all the talk about people having to self quarantine, I started to think about what that would mean for an audiophile, and Would it even be much of a challenge?
Normal human being - “I had to self quarantine for 14 days and I’m ready to strangle somebody.”
Audiophile version - “I cleaned so many damn records I had been meaning to.... adjusted my VTA and azimuth and my system sounds better then ever, and after listening to the entire Miles Davis and Coltrane’s recorded output, I realized I could have left the house 2 days ago.”

And would some white collar criminal on home detention even be considered being punished? I’d be so content stuck at home with great audio system, home theater projection, laser light and planetarium show, pinball machine, infrared sauna, massage chair, I may decide to commit some “victimless” financial crime just to play with the toys I don’t always have time for.
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This virus will not be contained, there never was a chance it could be it isn't  deadly enough. Viruses like the Avian Flu with a death rate of 60% are much easier to contain ones like this new Covid-19 where people can not show any symptoms or mild symptoms forget it, if it follows a traditional course once a vaccine is developed it will be another yearly vaccine like the flu vaccine.  
If the universe is deterministic and God didn't throw the dice then QM is nonsense.
What's your next project mahgister? I am thinking of putting one of those little raspberry pi together to make an endpoint streamer for roon. 
Be careful don't flap, flap, flap any wings. 
Funny how people can read the same story and one thinks it's hopeful news and another thinks what a travesty. Nurses have to beg for medical supplies and it takes a pandemic for the poor to get access to health insurance.  
I knew what you meant mahgister, and it is uplifting, I was just thinking of initial reactions. My first thought was what a sorry state of affairs and then how generous people can be. 
What is this? An unscientific novel? Cartoon script? Wishful thinking?


Trump's mental process.
Bonnie and Clyde would be a huge step up in honesty, integrity and morality. I am sure lieber führer will do a great job for white Americans during this pandemic and we'll come out of it healthy. Make the Fatherland Great Again. MFGA
It's been argued it infringes on their right of speech but the APA is a voluntary organization. They doctors who replied to the survey on Goldwater about half said he was unfit. That  made the AMA mad since they always lobbied hard for Republicans so the vented their outrage on the APA who made the rule. 
I said ABOUT half, 2417 responded, 1189 said he was unfit. 
Didn't know I would need to look it up I think those numbers are close enough to be called about half. 
I just downloaded the book from the library give me something to read while I'm staying indoors. 
My wife said Dr. Richard Hare was the man who gave the presentation at the conference she went to. 
Just spray it down with disinfect like they did the $20 I used  at the gas station  the other day. 
Very true mahgister, maybe I'll read it too. My wife went a conference a few years ago where they had a presentation on psychopaths, seems it's a trait of high powered CEO's so I guess Trump would fit right in. 
If this is minor I am not looking forward to anything big. 
Goldwater's was a Republican senator who ran for president in 1964, psychiatrists said he was unfit and he sued the magazine or newspaper I forget which , that ran the article.  Since then there's an ethical rule about diagnosing someone without examining then. 
 mahgister, doesn't matter if doctors break the silly Goldwater rule it wouldn't affect anything, he would still be President. Now if he wasn't surrounded by sycophants, the cabinet members and VP should have invoked the 25th amendment and had him evaluated by Psychiatrists then instead of listening to the guy and thinking this guy is freaking nuts we could have an actual diagnosis of freaking nuts. 
Bit strange to worry about antisemitism on the left when neonazis and end of the world evangelist who envision all Jews dying or converting are some of Dear Lears most ardent supporters.
Well, I was feelin’ sad and feelin’ blue
I didn’t know what in the world I wus gonna do
Them Communists they wus comin’ around
They wus in the air
They wus on the ground
They wouldn’t gimme no peace . . .

So I run down most hurriedly
And joined up with the John Birch Society
I got me a secret membership card
And started off a-walkin’ down the road
Yee-hoo, I’m a real John Bircher now!
Look out you Commies!

Now we all agree with Hitler’s views
Although he killed six million Jews
It don’t matter too much that he was a Fascist
At least you can’t say he was a Communist!
That’s to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria

Dylan
Teddy Roosevelt would be considered a RINO now so you might want to find a different President to misquote. 
Dear Leader wants everyone to get back to work the economy has suffered enough. Step to it people. Hustle. 
I went out and worked today felt pretty good to be out and about. 
The article I read the French doctors involved in that small test said they were only releasing their findings because of the urgency and they were hoping other doctors could do larger trials they were not advocating it was a miracle drug just that it showed some positive results but more information was needed.
Be nice if the federal government would let researchers give their surplus PPE's to hospitals. 
 Larry Kudlow was very reassuring that the economic problems caused by Covid-19 will only last weeks or a few months and we'll be back better than ever by the 4th quarter. He's always so accurate in his projections.
Shut down the gyms, hair salons, spa and movie theaters today. Day care centers have to close by Friday. Already closed inside dinning and bars. Fun times.
They don't use home made masks where I live they are still waiting on CDC direction.
^^ Post 666^^  did ,  "The Devil Make You Do It" 
Went from Covid-19 to the middle east conflict. I hope the first is settled faster than the second is taking because we got to get back to work in a week. Donnie is getting worried everyone is going to commit suicide if we don't get the stock market back up. 
Everyone is getting cabin fever. 
Yep, and even now during this human and economic disaster whose right on the front line asking for a $50 billion bail out? Airline industry,  who spent $54 billion on stock buy backs the last few years. There's Dependency for you. 
I didn't see where anyone mentioned the $1.5 trillion Fed policy on bonds. I did see where nonoise mentioned the $1.5 trillion TAX break from a couple years ago that was a massive tax give to corporations and high earners. The one where the Airline industry spent about $50 billion in stock buy backs while now looking for a $50 billion handout. 
Yeah, it’s not like the bumbling fool doesn’t contradict himself on a daily basis and need one of his sycophants out there explaining what Dear Leader really means.
Mini Me the VP said construction companies gave masks to the health care workers and we're ramping up production by millions why would we be buying them from Mexico is going to pay for the wall? . Everything is going to be very very good and the economy will pop back bigger and bestest than ever in the history of the world. 
I wouldn't worry about it tomorrow or this afternoon he'll say something different. 
True story, let’s say I know someone who works for a company that is part of the supply chain. They get a shipment of Covid-19 tests but they can’t move them, why not? Well remember the big orange fellow said we’re slashing red tape we’re moving things fast only problem someone forgot to tell the people and authorities who actually do this stuff. It’s like the keystone cops are in charge. All bubble head does is mouth off on TV, no one is in charge, the states are on their own.
Well since corporations as legal entities didn't exist when the constitution was drafted and the first 10 amendments added it doesn't  mention them.  The 10th amendment reserved powers not delegated to the federal government nor prohibited by it to the states and the people. The constitution does not delegate  buying a corporation to the federal government nor does it prohibit it, therefore the power is reserved to the people or owners of the corporation. If the federal government offers to bail out a corporation and imposes certain requirements then it's up to the owners of the corporation to accept or refuse. It's always been a convention for the federal government not to compete with the private sector but it's not prohibited by the constitution. If equity is acquired by the federal government it would be the same as the auto bailout with the condition they pay the government back with interest. Now you were saying? 
The National Emergency Act of 1976 formalized the powers before that it was kind of hodge podge. There is also the Public  Health Service Act from the 1940's not sure about one from 1915. Wilson declared an emergency in 1917 over maritime shipping. 
There is nothing in the constitution that says we must have a capitalist form of economy. Actually there is  nothing in the constitution that says the government can't take equity in a corporation. The government took equity in the auto industry in 2009. This notion of conflating economic principles with a form of government and that the US experiment mandates free market capitalism is nonsense.
Uh, the 10th amendment prohibits the federal government from taking equity in a corporation?? I'm going to need this one explained, should be a hoot.
LOL, that's it?? CATO ... never mind, the government will do what is needed and they can gripe about it. 
LOL war what is it good for ? 
There are other articles on the woman who devised the hack back in 2006. It’s been tested on artificial lungs this was the first time it was used on humans.

https://kottke.org/20/03/modifying-hospital-ventilators-to-work-with-multiple-patients
I assume  if the situation gets to the point where this would be the only hope the family will be given the choice, it's  what the doctor said she would only try it if everyone understood that. 

She said she’s not sure if she’d use the technique herself if she ran out of ventilators.

“That would be a true test,” she said. “Let’s say 10 people are dying in front of you and you have one ventialtor. That’s a tough call. I would talk to the family of the four best candidates and say, ‘Look, I could let three of you die or I could try all four, [but] we’re rolling the dice. It hasn’t been done before. And if it doesn’t work, we’re going to have to take three off, but this is probably the only chance they have of trying to survive.’”


Not to worry by Easter we'll be resurrected. Dear Leader has spoken that's the end of the shutdown and the economy will pop right back, it will be resurrected too.
It's summer in Australia now. I guess it just turned to autumn, and they have it though viruses tend to slow down in the summer. Who knows with this thing. 
I guess that crazy 10th amendment is why the states are on their own fighting the coronavirus? 
From the W H O website

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19.