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Do you wear a mask? submitted by yaksarefinetoo to AskVoat

sgtnoodle 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

2020 wasn't exciting enough on its own so my immune system went ahead and destroyed all the atrioventricular nerves in my heart. Now I'm a Bluetooth enabled cyborg. I spent 5 days in the ICU without a mask and none of the doctors or nurses cared. The room had a negative pressure hepa filter though. I'm now on immune system suppression drugs, so I'm wearing a mask when in crowds and using hand sanitizer whenever I walk by a bottle. I believe that to be a rational precaution on my part considering my circumstances. I'll still walk down main street and buy an overpriced cup of coffee without thinking twice. In general I think the mandatory mask enforcement is silly. A pet store employee tried to tell my wife she needed to put a mask on our 22 month old daughter the other day. She wasn't necessarily rude in her response, but she did talk to him like he was an idiot. So many people like to larp and feel like they're part of the bigger drama going on. I just want to keep my family happy, do meaningful and productive work, and not die prematurely from systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease.

I don't know what it's like where you live, but in my town, there has been a CONSTANT rumble of fireworks now for 2 hours. This is easily 100x a normal Independence Day. submitted by Nosferatjew to whatever

sgtnoodle 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

In the suburbs of the land of fruits and nuts. Set off one CA approved firework, and a geriatric neighbor flipped out threatening to call the sheriff. I am getting pretty tired of it all.

Do you wear a mask? submitted by yaksarefinetoo to AskVoat

sgtnoodle 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

That doesn't make sense. If someone is actively infected with the virus, having them wear a mask to minimize the spread of bodily fluids seems like a good thing even if the mask itself gets nasty.

If someone isn't infected with the virus, then their mask can't be saturated with the virus unless an infected person is actually coughing on them; if a sick person coughs in your face, wearing a mask is better than not wearing a mask even if it gets nasty.

Masks are useless when you have a bunch of healthy people standing around not coughing viruses on each other. No one's masks are getting saturated in that case. Everyone's just breathing less oxygen and getting more anxious. Long term, the masks might incubate nasty bacteria.

If you have a mixture of healthy and infected people interacting with each other, there's clearly some optimal balance of precautions to take to minimize spread of the infection. The problem is that no one knows enough information to responsibly strike that balance for the current situation, and there are tons of bad actors shamelessly manipulating people for their own selfish interests.

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God damnit everything built anymore sucks balls submitted by MrPim to whatever

sgtnoodle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That sounds like undervoltage protection kicking in on the battery.

Does anyone remember when the sole quality that determined when speakers were good was whether or not they had a lot of bass or am I just imagining that? submitted by yaksarefinetoo to AskVoat

sgtnoodle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Low frequencies are best produced by large driver elements, high frequencies are best produced by tiny driver elements. Traditional audiophile speaker design consists of pairing together a bunch of drivers of different sizes, and then wiring them up with appropriate circuits to get a flat frequency response across as wide of a range as possible. High frequencies are easy to produce because the drivers are tiny. It's hard to directly produce below 40-50Hz without a comically huge driver, like in Back to the Future part 1. So, folk use smaller more practically sized drivers and then engineer clever speaker enclosures that passively resonate at low frequencies. This gives you more bass for the size of the overall speaker. The smaller a speaker is, the more impressively engineered it is if it has good sounding bass. With modern engineering and optimization techniques, there's some truely amazing sounding speakers for their size. Perhaps it's comparatively less impressive than what folk were doing 50 years ago, though, because they were using slide rules rather than massively parallelized computer simulations. Folk now expect any old crappy speaker to sound good because even crappy modern speakers sound pretty good compared to 50 years ago.

Just saw an old man put on a mask to walk into a gas station and buy 5 packs of cigarettes submitted by clamhurt_legbeard to whatever

sgtnoodle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

It's sounding like severe covid symptoms are due to inflammation caused by excessive immune system response. Tobacco use suppresses the immune system, as does hydroxychloroquine.