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  1. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    Today, 09:06 PM

    View PostCyphon, on 11 August 2020 - 08:52 PM, said:

    My twitter feed suggests she's a mixed bag from a progressive view point. But maybe that doesn't matter for electoral success.

    She is literally the 4th most progressive in the senate apparently.

    Also, she's going to utterly destroy Pence in the eviscerate him with words.
  2. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    Today, 08:20 PM

    Fucks sake. The point is that the variables makes that a very specific situation, and it muddies the waters for barely any real benefit. Other than to say "Surgical masks are 93% effective, but N95s are 95% effective!" okay...that's fine. Is it enough to muddy the news with shit about the difference?

    View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 11 August 2020 - 07:59 PM, said:

    For people who spend more than short amounts of time indoors with strangers (not just patients coughing in their faces), N95 or P100 masks would most likely make a substantial difference in infection rates.

    Where the the fuck is this really happening other than the healthcare industry where someone is in your face for 15min or more speaking moistly at you, and all other preventative measures are failing as well?

    Or have doctors and surgeons been wearing regular surgical masks for years for no reason? Should they not all have been wearing N95s? You would figure if surgical masks were not so great that hospitals would have outlawed them and demanded the use of N95's across the board, especially during flu season, and on immunocompromised floors, no?

    And again, N95's need to be properly fitted to be fully one is doing that except health care workers. Do you think the average Joe knows about that? I doubt it. There is also a very specific way to don and remove the N95 you think anyone but health care workers are doing that? No.

    Wear a fucking mask. These constant articles are doing exactly what Macros said, giving fodder to assholes to not wear one by giving breaks in the chain of "wear a mask" the give to shove a wedge into. It's doing no one any favours.
  3. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    Today, 07:24 PM

    View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 11 August 2020 - 06:39 PM, said:

    In case it wasn't sufficiently clear, the take-away from the studies and articles I quoted today is not that people shouldn't wear cloth masks. It's that wearing N95 masks would most likely be better, particularly if you're in an indoor space with other people for more than short periods of time. As East Asian countries have demonstrated, producing enough N95 (or better) masks for both medical personnel and the general populace is possible. In nations where shortages continue valveless N95 masks should still be reserved for those with greater need, but those shortages can be overcome as production ramps up.

    Right, but my point is the devil is in the details.

    N95's are for close quarters, for long periods, with COVID patients. Who mostly is that going to fall into that category? Health care and frontline workers.

    The idea that you're safer with an N95 VS a surgical (the next one down on the list) in a close quarters normal situation (a mall, or restaurant) is only relevant by minor degrees.

    Here's a study: https://advances.sci.../sciadv.abd3083

    The relevant info here is that an N95 and Surgical (and even cloth ect.) are so close in nature of droplet-spread as to be indistinguishable by the average citizen, compared to no mask at all, with an 80% reduction in the number of actual droplets from speaking.


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    Fun extra fact: N95's are a "fitted" piece of PPE. This means that for a true fit, you are to be fitted with them and that is for you individually. Buying N95's in bulk and wearing them isn't the same as being fitted with them as Healthcare workers are (normally) testing that fit.

    And in most east Asian countries, regular citizens wear surgical masks, not N95's. So I'm not even sure where you get that.
  4. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    Today, 06:21 PM

    View PostSlow Ben, on 11 August 2020 - 05:47 PM, said:

    Just had a first. Face to face with a skunk in a crawl space.

    Iíve never crawled so friggin fast in my life.

    I think Iím lucky I scared him too cause he ran the other way instead of spraying me.

    I THINK Skunks have a bunch of stuff/warning things they do before they spray. It's why dogs get sprayed because they can't interpret the other signs.

    That said, it's good your instincts turned you round and didn't get sprayed. That shit stinks! LOL
  5. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    Today, 06:19 PM

    View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 11 August 2020 - 06:17 PM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 11 August 2020 - 06:05 PM, said:

    These stories are garbage and depend on people not following the protocols that should be adhered to along WITH masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing, and all the rest of it.

    Is everyone going to be safe in every situation? Obviously not. Does that ratio outweigh the reasoning of wearing masks? Also no.

    Do we need studies about masks keeping everyone 100% safe in prologued situations? Fuck no. Why? Because healthcare workers wearing N95's are getting sick and have been this whole time! Like holy hell.

    I'll say it again, these articles are worthless...being in a salon with an infected person for hours? Yeah, you're probably getting sick. This is not rocket science.

    Like this is just what the media wants to do right now...they want clickbait articles, and this sort of fear-based, anti-science propaganda "Is it REALLY helpful to wear a mask? You'll never guess the answer!" is perfect fodder for them and their advertisers.

    Follow doctors and scientists on the front line. Find ones you trust, who can show you real studies about things without weird ass caveats about the situation, and stick to those.

    You seem overly fixated on the clickbait headline, which has little to do with the actual article.

    And you assume I didn't read the article.


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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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    02 Feb 2014 - 08:47
    Wow, you're old. ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Jun 2013 - 11:46
    Where iz you? Haven't seen you for ages on the forum!
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    13 May 2013 - 15:24
    I've not actually watched it yet. I've been awaiting the English dub (and a theatre release in Canada)...but I hear it's insanity and sets some things on their ear.
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    09 May 2013 - 03:38
    Oi, you and I need to talk some Evangelion 3.33
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    Salt-Man Z 

    08 Apr 2013 - 15:40
    Looks like he got in a fight with Illy (not a particularly difficult feat) and decided to take some time off. Miss you, buddy! At least I still see you on FB and Twitter. :)
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    11 Mar 2013 - 22:41
    you discappeared
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