Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 

xpd

Budget Gamer
10599 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2435266 9-Mar-2020 18:51
Send private message

Hunter: volka ?

 

Vodka ?

 

 





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter

 

My TradeMe Goodies

 

Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.


10325 posts

Uber Geek


  #2435268 9-Mar-2020 18:57
Send private message

xpd:

 

Hunter: volka ?

 

Vodka ?

 

 

Nope "volka".  It's what happens when you drink it.  I'm washing my hands of this conversation.


 
 
 
 


1431 posts

Uber Geek


  #2435285 9-Mar-2020 19:23
Send private message

A friend bought recently a 50 pc packet of BZK antiseptic wipes distributed by DTS Medical. The packet includes this information:

 

Active ingredients Benzalkonium Chloride 0.133%

 

Do not use with electrocautery procedures

 

Stop use if irritation and redness develop

 

Can anyone advise please whether this product is recommended because on the other thread there were some warnings against the use of BZK. However, perhaps the rather low concentration of BZK in this product may make it OK for hand cleaning?


Stu

Hammered
5464 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2435304 9-Mar-2020 19:30
Send private message

Vodka and other consumable alcohols are only good(?) for helping you temporarily forget the effects and existence of Coronavirus/Covid-19. Hand sanitiser needs a minimum of 60% alcohol content, apparently.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size




19 posts

Geek


  #2435349 9-Mar-2020 19:39
Send private message

Thanks for the reply

BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2435372 9-Mar-2020 20:50
Send private message

Soap is indicated. Wash your hands for twenty seconds or more.

 

Do not use vodka.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


10325 posts

Uber Geek


  #2435798 10-Mar-2020 16:43
Send private message

I saw a headline in Stuff and thought they'd plagiarised one of my posts.

 

But no, a more eloquent and complete explanation - with diagrams:

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2435809 10-Mar-2020 16:48
Send private message

Which is, if you don't (want to) follow Twitter like Stuff does, what I posted above





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


1828 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2435852 10-Mar-2020 17:58
Send private message

Everybody is buying the toilet paper because if one person sneezes everybody else craps themselves.





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


95 posts

Master Geek


  #2435892 10-Mar-2020 18:32
Send private message

Make your own hand sanitiser:, isopropyl alcohol or 95% ethanol (from paint section at hardware store) plus Glycerin (some chemists).

 

See WHO guide: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

 

 


10325 posts

Uber Geek


  #2435909 10-Mar-2020 19:08
Send private message

robocat:

 

Make your own hand sanitiser:, isopropyl alcohol or 95% ethanol (from paint section at hardware store) plus Glycerin (some chemists).

 

See WHO guide: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

 

 

 

 

Yup.  It's often thickened/gelled with methylcellulose, which you'd disperse by mixing in the ethanol (or isopropanol) first, then I'd add the water, then the other ingredients (peroxide and glycerine). If you do it the other way, you'd likely end up with a lumpy mess.

 

I'm pretty sure I've seen food grade methylcellulose for sale in health food shops.  Maybe start with 0.01% w/w - shouldn't need much.  You'd need to experiment. Maybe 0.01% would be too much, maybe not - so you'd need to find out for yourself - as grades vary etc.

 

WHO make a comment that they have no data on whether it has an impact on activity.  However, I very much doubt it would, and when thickened it's going to pump properly out of dispensers, and is probably safer from a fire risk point of view - if there's spillage etc.

 

None of the commercial stuff I've seen here has peroxide in it as a preservative (maybe some has - but I haven't seen it), and I've had a 500ml bottle on our boat for years which is still crystal clear, but throw some in if you want - that's what they suggest.

 

 


10325 posts

Uber Geek


  #2435912 10-Mar-2020 19:18
Send private message

freitasm:

 

Which is, if you don't (want to) follow Twitter like Stuff does, what I posted above

 

 

You don't have to "follow" (have an account - so you can interact) twitter to view it.  On a computer web browser it's no problem, and a nagging nuisance on mobile (android) where apart from messages pleading at you to load the app, it won't display messages with a "not authorised to view message" (or whatever).  Refresh the page (ie on chrome for Android) and the message should display fine.  Sorry - a bit off-topic.  I despise twitter, but I also have a bit of an aversion to Stuff as well - so never clicked the link you posted.


BDFL - Memuneh
67436 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2436001 10-Mar-2020 20:52
Send private message

@Fred99:

 

freitasm:

 

Which is, if you don't (want to) follow Twitter like Stuff does, what I posted above

 

 

You don't have to "follow" (have an account - so you can interact) twitter to view it.  On a computer web browser it's no problem, and a nagging nuisance on mobile (android) where apart from messages pleading at you to load the app, it won't display messages with a "not authorised to view message" (or whatever).  Refresh the page (ie on chrome for Android) and the message should display fine.  Sorry - a bit off-topic.  I despise twitter, but I also have a bit of an aversion to Stuff as well - so never clicked the link you posted.

 

 

Just show how you were not paying attention, because the link I posted is not to Stuff.





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Amazon | My technology disclosure 


10325 posts

Uber Geek


  #2436020 10-Mar-2020 21:46
Send private message

freitasm:

 

Just show how you were not paying attention, because the link I posted is not to Stuff.

 

 

True.  I probably just have an aversion to clicking links or get distracted or got lazy.  I got very frustrated trying to explain to people about the benefits of soap and water vs "antimicrobial" disinfectants etc in these Covid-19 related threads.  I wish you'd put  a sticky or header at the top of the forum, with links to credible sources, contacts etc.  It's a bigger issue than Measles vacc - which gets a place there - and subject to more incorrect myth and CT, and the main Covid thread is 115 pages already.


357 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2437701 13-Mar-2020 20:41
Send private message

I'm totally set if I need alcohol-based disinfection - the still in the laundry puts out 3-4 liters of 90%+ ethanol, which should be enough to see us through :) 
It's also good for making limoncello and vodka, which will help if things truly turn to custard.


1 | 2 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.