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If you used to love the smell of flowers, are you being scentimental?
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
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I suppose you'll petal flower-based puns all week, odor other option, aroma stinkers. That's a bloomin' horror about to take root that will soil my spirit as I cannot leaf them alone but must pun in kind. A thorny issue.
I am quite thoroughly disgusted with it. Every damned time it updates itself some setting or another is changed with no easily apparent way to revert it. This is very tiresome.
The latest is a utility program I have used for years on this very machine has now been "blocked by an administrator" yet my account is an administrator and I didn't do it. I changed no settings to allow this but that's the way it is now.
Visual Studio did something similar to me too. My software does NOT do this nonsense. Previous behavior is always the default.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
Last weeks update killed the network settings of an SMB customer. Twice. Today it forgot all the firewall rules including their own file share rules. Network is the same.
If I turn on my developer machine and the UPC/Vodafone box is not ready, I don't have an IP, not even after the box came to life (dual-boot W7 don't have this problem). W10's solution proposition is always to reset the IP stack.
My card is made of a relative unknown manufacturer called Realtek ...
This may rapidly degenerate to soapbox and a locked thread.
It would be best solved if those who wore masks, social-distanced, and etc., got priority when hospital beds get scarce (or scarcer in many places).
For those who call it a hoax . . . we'll be kind enough to send the meat-wagon.
It's all the continuing dialectic set up with the concept "your rights end where the next person's rights begin" - but everyone, some more than others, seem to want to spray more territory than is, in fact theirs. From each side . . . . obviously it's the "them".
I will suggest a difficult task: If you are particularly singling out my posts then perhaps you need to try to determine if there's a qualitative difference. I have no illusions as to how difficult this would be if you asked the same of me.
Now, if it's the topic as a whole and you're pointing it out to me for historical purposes, I do agree it's something I'd not have initiated, either. It's just begging for an outbreak.
At the least, take note of my final statement: fully recognizing that opinions vary and stealing a bit from Proverbs: ". . . every man is right in his own eyes . . ."
As I noted in my post and pointed it out - I understand fully what you mean.
As to how and why what happens to what? I don't know the full history of everything that goes on around here. I've made, certainly in the soapbox days, some pretty nasty posts. I hope they're gone from the data and not stored in the Wayback archive.
I have the weakness of not being able to leave some things unanswered/uncommented. Outside the soapbox I try to be more measured and an anti-inflammatory whilst still maintaining my principals. Or so I tell myself.
We are all trapped: we see the world from behind our own eyes.
You know, walking a few miles in someone else's moccasins and all that.
Several studies, including one released by Danish researchers in mid-November, have shown that masks will not prevent you from being infected by any virus, including COV-SARS-2. This is because viruses are simply so small that they can slip through the mask. Smoke particles from wild fires are much larger and masks don't help their either, so they're not listed as a method to protect yourself from smoke inhalation.
What masks can do is block viruses that hitch a ride on water vapor when you exhale. Staying at least 2 meters (7.8 feet) apart will provide the same gap for everything except a cough or sneeze.
Based on these repeated studies, we should be pushing masks as a way to prevent any viral particles someone is carrying from being spread.
I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, so I can
Watch you weave then breathe your story lines.
Gee thanks, now it's in my head. That's abuse I tell ya!
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Here you need to distinguish between different masks.
FFP-2/FFP-3/N-95/N-99 will indeed reduce the amount of virus particles by 95-99%, but also remember that i won't spread as single virus particles but as small droplets. So if worn properly, it works!
Medical masks such as those used in that Danish study aren't meant to protect the wearer, and they don't. They are meant to protect the patient from foreign particles breathed by the wearer, and they do.
So, what about home made cloth masks? Well there are no proper cluster-studies out on that yet. There's one study coming really soon, but it's not out yet AFAIK.
Anyway, a thin one layer neck gaiter probably won't do much good, but a multilayered mask will probably catch most particles you breath out, which definitely is better than not wearing one at all.
Wrong is evil and must be defeated. - Jeff Ello
Never stop dreaming - Freddie Kruger