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MrMango last won the day on February 5 2019

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  1. I live on the western side of the big island of Hawaii, and the Island has one municipal golf course on the east side, about 90 miles away. The County gives private golf clubs on the west side a subsidy for each local golfer, but nothing for visitors.
  2. More relevant? I was responding to the usually gold plating on the chip that acts as a connector when you insert the card into the reader. Which is the point of the OP.
  3. Yes of course, the plating is very thin - A few microns.
  4. As I posted there are other noble metals other than gold, Rhodium is one.
  5. Gold and a few other metals that do not react to O2 are almost universally used to plate electrical contacts to prevent that.
  6. How can that be? Gold does not oxidant....
  7. I too have a mild astigmatism, but not enough to effect my distance vision, and of course, the brain automatically recognizes which eye to use when you view near and far things.
  8. Over the years, my eyesight deteriorated and I went to contact lenses, then to mono contact lenses, where one eye is for distance and the other for reading. But then cataracts set in, so I had inter ocular transplants using the same mono lens prescription. I now have 20-20 eyesight for both near and far and have no need for any glasses, other than sunglasses. Its like being 20 years old again (just the eyes)... A year later, my TW did the same and now, neither of us uses any sort of corrective vision.
  9. Actually, maybe 15-16 years ago, Hilly asked me to bring him some fresh Brussels Sprouts from the US and I did.
  10. Here is my favorite group that nobody has ever seen....
  11. Here in Hawaii, it usually is inpatient. In my case, they medivacted me from a neighbor island and they ran a bunch of tests that took a day or so, and then I sat for 2 days waiting for the machine to free up for the procedure..
  12. I have 2 stent's implanted at different times. Pretty much a piece of cake as they don't even put you under. The next day, they said goodby....
  13. I did the math, if the average rental is 1 week, then that makes the number of cars at about 38,000. If we assume that the rental companys decrease their fleet by 50% then the excess number of cars would be 19,000. I just checked and the latest figures I could find from 2015 was there were 3,858,000 so an extra 19,000 is not going to impact the market that much.
  14. Actually the US has several chapters in Bankruptcy - The main ones are chapter 7, chapter 11 and chapter 13. There is also a few others the address railroads, etc. but lets ignore them for the moment. Chapter 7 is where a debtor locks the doors and gives the keys to a judge, who oversees the liquidation of all of the unsecured assets. Chapter 11 lets a debtor continue to run the business under the courts protection from creditors seizing assets etc. Chapter 13 is for individual citizens, allowing them to submit to the court a repayment plan to orderly repay creditors. This chapter is not germane to this discussion.
  15. Of course there is a huge difference between commercial aircraft and automobiles. Air traffic and rental car traffic is down - Maybe 90% but the number of rental cars vs. the number of cars on the road is maybe 5%.
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