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.

Showing 50 responses by glupson

"Now that you mention it, they were starting to sag."
This new product could give them a nice push up.
"For sure it is foggy when one say something, and the day after that another thing...."
Situation changes. Many things are unknown and unclear. How could you decide something and stick to it? It is a fluid situation, it is not something protocols already exist for. If someone said something and than stuck to it until the end, you would have much bigger problem than assessing the situation and adjusting to it. You may not always get it right, but you need to try.

By the way, is there really a decision anywhere in the world that two weeks from now people will go back to work? Who even told them not to go to work in the first place?

3D printing is an interesting thing to watch.

I have earphones that claim that shells (or whatever the name is) are 3D-printed. It appears as something special in an advertisement, but I wonder if it is really anything else but a simpler way for manufacturer to shape plastic.

"I am a bit depressed by all the news..."
Do not read the news. Audiogon thread is all you need. It is filtered and edited to the level that you cannot take it too seriously and I mean it in a good way. It dilutes drama and makes it palatable.

"But who will donate ventilators? I don’t think they can be produced fast enough but maybe I’m just being paranoid."
It seems that ventilators are still ok. Face shields, googles, and masks are current problem. It may change, but it seems that way now. Gowns would also help.

I also wonder what oxygen situation may be.
I wonder if sales of tonic water will see some uptick.

"....Lend me 3M too .... :)"
You can get one. It should be enough for staying at home.

In case you contact Dr. Zelenko, could you let him know that Zinc is not a vitamin?

Has U.S.A. president really approved some medication as stated in that video? Do presidents approve medications?
"...were already shipped (some have already been delivered)"

"...hundreds of thousands of ventilators..."
Will there be enough oxygen?
I wonder if sales of tonic water will see some uptick
.If there’s alcohol in it, yes.
Wait until someone notices "contains quinine" on the label.
"Facebook donates emergency reserve of 720,000 masks..."
Facebook kept 720 000 masks in reserve???

Are they hiding face shields and goggles? Or Google will release those?
"A book by a great psychiatry doctor in US is published about..."
...Barry Goldwater?
"Bonnie & Clyde"
What on Earth are you talking about? Those died many decades ago.

"...will do a great job for white Americans during this pandemic and we'll come out of it healthy."
What is this? An unscientific novel? Cartoon script? Wishful thinking?
You guys are good at guessing, I guess.

I am not good at guessing so I am not sure I guessed it right, though.

Barry Goldwater was a man that Goldwater Rule was named after.

"It's been argued these past three years that we should abandon the Goldwater Rule..."
Flap, flap, flap is accepted standard, it seems.

Once you decide to bend reasonable rules to suit your current preference and one-sided opinion, you may get bitten back.
"They doctors who replied to the survey on Goldwater about half said he was unfit."
It was less than half. The other part said it was not something they could judge on in a survey. Pick and choose, and keep the modifiers hidden.

I know what you meant, but I think that having a book like that as a reference is not a strong argument. The book that was really never supposed to be written, if any professional dignity had been preserved and self-righteous money-making and publicity were not disguised under "I do it for the greater good".

How about this "Less than half of the respondents said he was not fit..."?

Or, "More than a half of respondents said that he was fit or that they could not evaluate him in a survey."

Maybe "Smaller number of respondents thought he was unfit..."?

All correct, and yet you are correct, too. It was about a half. Smaller half.
I admit I have no knowledge about Barry Goldwater, his dealings in the U.S.A. and ideas about the rest of the world.

However, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." eerily reminds me of calls to discard so-called Goldwater Rule in an attempt to save the world in times of percieved crisis.

Consciousness is a nice word, but reasoning is as nice.

You have good intentions, but in that desperate attempt you are mixing things. You are not the only one to decide when something is public interest, but you do not doubt yourself about it. Diagnosing people on the Internet is not a job you want. It takes much more time, much more effort, and much more open mind to do it right.
How about accepting that your animosity against someone may not be more righteous than preventing mistakes made by bending reasonable rules to suit your animosity.

"The crisis this week will not be about shortage of masks..."
Huh, no, it will not. Unless you are the one who is looking for one. Then it becomes a practical problem, not some philosophy about evil people doing it on purpose.
"Tomorrow how many will die because..."
You are really giving it way too much thought. Why are you not asking the same question about many many small companies who could have easily seen current situation coming and prepare their businesses for it? Your wife would not need to make masks and some would not have to tape transparent folders to their forheads because they have no face shields. You keep on beating on one guy who has nothing to do with utter lack of business sense by countless others. I know it is fashionable, but it is decadent, too. It has nothing to do with great public crisis you are implying. There is exactly same crisis in Italy, Spain, Germany, and wherever else in the world. Go and tell them who is to blame there.

"Are you serious? how can a small snack-bar guy can see trough world geopolitical events?"
The news coming from China were talking about shortage of personal protective equipment long time ago. It was not that hard to read.

"But the actual crisis which is a financial one first, unbeknownst to many, and a health crisis now also, will engulf the world...."
Just remember, you are hiding inside because of the second crisis, not the first one. You are nervous beacuse of the second crisis, not the first one. You are watching lectures by a microbiologist because of the second crisis, not the first one. You may have your numbers reversed. It has engulfed the world, you got that one right.

Hoarding CAPRs would seem like a much better idea.
The situation on the ground, on the upper floors actually, has become dicier overnight. geoffkait, where are our numbers? I rely on you.
"...three people in the country overdosed on the drug..."
At some point, someone will have to look up causes of heart complications/death in Covid-19 and possible association with quinine drugs. A number of deaths are heart and not lung related.
Will having good connections help skip the line?
"What will happen in Denmark after 13 weeks ?"
They will live happily ever after.

Gryphon has enough takers, Dali, too. Ortofon is hanging in there.
"It was not randomized nor blind."
Was it retrospective?

EDIT: It was not. Small study, not overly powerful, but supported by apparently more observed evidence from China. Given that chloroquine is well-established medication and complicated Covid-19 is nasty, it is not surprising that interest is high.
I am afraid what will happen if after Coronavirus dinosauri come back claiming their frozen assets. And then the Mammoth family. And then some huge birds, and then some protozoa, and then some virus....Hey, we already have that one.
They got the ball rolling and many are jumping on it so, in a few months, there will be more meaningful and, sadly, large number conclusions.
"If this were a TV plot for a series, it wouldn’t make it past the studio heads."
Not only that it would, it would be a very welcome twist for plot to thicken.
For some, it may be infidelitly. Wait, wrong spelling. Indefinitely.

In case of self-quarantine, would Internet connections get overwhelmed and impact music-streaming services and their quality?

Maybe connection becomes slow and it sounds like 45 rpm record being played at 33 1/3?

Sometimes gas stations, 7/11 and similar places do carry batteries. With a little luck, they may have the ones you need. 
"...everyone to get back to work..."

Hopefully not today.
I am not sure how to find the actual article, but it may hold the clues...


"This is very important ill let you know soon."
Can you keep your promise at least once? You always promise and never deliver.

By the way, is there any particular reason you chose "expressed breast milk" acronym for your name here?

Please do get back to me with that answer soon. It is of utmost importance.
Worrying about a virus which is hit-or-miss, but smoking which is hit-or-hit?

"With 3-d printing machine we can create mask totally safe with filter …."
It is doable in theory. It is way too cumbersome for practical applications.

Good news is that ordinary masks might have started appearing at end-users' today.

Also, the mask you have linked to does require a filter. It does not appear to be providing a good seal either, but that may be incorrect.

I am not lecturing you, I do not waste time with that. I am just noticing discrepancy in approach.

I am not convinced I could trust you on ebm, either.

Be nice, will you? Mr. MD of unusual views.
"...we got to get back to work in a week."
It seems that many here are retired so maybe not.

A few work these days, too.
"Three people in Nigeria who self-administered. And CNN blames Trump. Do these people have no shame?"
Why would they? Malaria medications are frequently over the counter in Africa and people self-administer it all the time. They might have taken it in the past, too. Every now and then you make a boo-boo. No need to be ashamed, as long as you learn.
"They are on their own."
Aren't we all?