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.
How can he take the oath IF he shares your opinion that the city is dammed ? Wondering how you as judge over millions will yourself be admitted past the gate ?

as for safety no. We continue to care for aged parents and take turns sleeping at the hospital oncology ward

as for Dotard, his crimes are manifest, only the ignorant, the racist or worse laud him.

"...and the food and supplies are there."
Wipe them clean before bringing them in. Lysol/Clorox wipes, or something like that, all over.

Good luck to your grandson. It is rough in there.
They just has a news blurb on how aspiring doctors at USC are forgoing their education for awhile to become ER nurses to help in the fight against this virus. Now that is commendable. 

Frank, I hope you weather this crisis as it's no laughing matter. I'm retired as well and am going stir crazy. Alas, I only have myself to get around but the stores are close and the people are nice so here's hoping that noting untoward happens.

All the best,


You may reach out to local high school and ask if any student is willing to do the shopping for you. It will be surprising if you do not get many offers. They can leave it at your door so you do not have to interact in person.

More Good News from the Technion!

Israeli researchers announce new, faster testing method for COVID-19

The new method, called pooling, allows for the simultaneous testing of some 60 patients, which should “greatly increase” the rate at which infections are identified.

(JNS) Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a new method, called “pooling,” that they claim will dramatically increase the country’s ability to test for COVID-19. Because the method enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples, its implementation will greatly accelerate the rate of COVID-19 testing and detection, according to the researchers.

COVID-19 testing in Israel is currently focusing on symptomatic individuals, because the current rate of testing—about 1,200 a day—does not allow for monitoring of asymptomatic carriers in the population, though such monitoring is vital to curb the epidemic.

To confirm the presence of COVID-19 virus in a sample, researchers must detect the virus’s unique genetic sequence. The test takes several hours, so testing individual samples thus generates a bottleneck.

According to Dr. Yuval Gefen, director of the Rambam Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, “Today, we receive approximately 200 COVID-19 test samples a day, and each sample undergoes individual examination. According to the new pooling approach we have currently tested, molecular testing can be performed on a ‘combined sample,’ taken from 32 or 64 patients. This way we can significantly accelerate the testing rate. Only in those rare cases where the joint sample is found to be positive will we conduct an individual test for each of the specific samples.”

Professor Roy Kishony, who heads the research group in the Technion’s Faculty of Biology, said that while the new method involves some logistical challenges, it will “greatly increase” the rate of sample testing, which in turn will help “flatten the infection curve.”

According to Technion president professor Uri Sivan, the experimental verification of this new testing method, which ordinarily would have taken months, was completed in under four days.

“This experiment conducted by Technion and Rambam researchers is complex, and under normal circumstances would take months. This is a remarkable example of the mobilization of an outstanding team in a time of crisis. The initial experiment was completed in less than four days. This achievement emphasizes the importance of the close relationship between Technion and Rambam and between medicine and engineering. Technion researchers have been enlisted in the war against the coronavirus and this is one of the many activities currently underway at Technion to combat the spread of the disease.”