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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    The cardio doctors and the hospital are still making you wear one but most places around here don't.



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  • Big BatteryBig Battery Senior Member Central NCPosts: 22,850 AG
    Gardawg said:
    Gardawg said:
    Masks have multiple uses.

    Like filtering the air while riding in traffic.

    Makes perfect sense to wear a mask on a motorcycle.

    The diesel smoke alone is enough to warrant it.

    What kind of a noodle brain doesn't realize that?

    Lol..  Unless it is an N95, they are worthless for anything but splatter.

    You are wrong. 

    How many motorcycles have you worn out?

    Ahh.. the position of authority argument style.  Nice try. Maybe bug splatter, but I would prefer a full wrap around helmet. btw, probably have more miles in actual real dust and silt than most on here and my nose and mouth knows not much works.
  • GardawgGardawg Senior Member IslamoradaPosts: 16,418 AG
    So you have no experience riding a motorcycle.

     they are called full face helmets.

    Masks also keep the sun off your face

    They also help you stay warm in cool weather.

    Seems to me  like your opposition to masks is based on politics.

    And during the next pollen season ... don't wear one since they are totally useless.



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  • Big BatteryBig Battery Senior Member Central NCPosts: 22,850 AG
    Yea, no experience... i only raced them in the desert.  You said diesel fumes and now moving the goal posts in an attempt to always be right and label me. Just face it, they dont work against diesel fumes.
  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici Senior Member NW Italy (Laveno Mombello)Posts: 8,384 Admiral
    edited October 2022 #66
    I have a colleague who wears mask for pollution (obviously it’s a BS, he never wore mask before the hysteria) and who smokes about 30 cigarettes per day.
    I guess a lot of mask fans are smart people like him 🤣

    Edit: he also eat very often at McDonalds 🙄
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  • GardawgGardawg Senior Member IslamoradaPosts: 16,418 AG
    Yea, no experience... i only raced them in the desert.  You said diesel fumes and now moving the goal posts in an attempt to always be right and label me. Just face it, they dont work against diesel fumes.

    Yes, they do. I didn't say they were perfect. I said they helped. Which they do.
    I'm not moving the goal posts. I said they were useful for many circumstances. Which they are.  
    Wear a mask while walking around all day in Manhattan. At the end of the day it will be black with pollution. 

    did you wear a 'wrap around helmet'   LOL
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  • TarponatorTarponator Senior Member Under a BridgePosts: 19,743 AG
    kellercl said:
    CaptJ said:
    Anybody worried about what Alexa hears around the house?
    Yes.  I don't want it in the house, but I lost that battle with the wife.
    While hardly perfect, the Apple product is a bit safer from a data privacy perspective.

    Alexa has better function.
  • madm002madm002 Junior Member Posts: 212 Deckhand
    dave44 said:
    madm002 said:
    I'm in the IT business by day, and (arguably?) in the top ten scientists around here, and I'm not happy either....but I'm not about to give up my iPhone over it.

    I'm curious as to your thought process here, @madm002 .  Why are you going back to an old phone?  Certainly you're not under the impression that you can't be tracked with a regular cellphone, so it seems to me to be a privacy concern of some type.  But why?  What is it that really causes you concern?  Is it tangible or is it more fundamental/idealistic?  

    To be clear, I'm probably among the biggest advocates around here for the privacy of data.  Fundamentally, I'm of the opinion that users should own all their own data and be required to consent (or, without functional ramifications, not) in how it's used/shared/sold, so please don't mistake my questions as an argument against your position, but rather I'm curious as to your rationale in making that decision.

    Thanks....Mike
    You are correct Brother Mike, that the tech exists to track you on a normal GSM device with 2G technology.  But it is a lot harder and not as data rich for Big Tech.  I am not a Luddite by any stretch but maybe I am just sad about my participation for 25 years in this industry that has created so many addictions, so many traffic accidents, so much road rage.  There are other solutions for a smart phone that is off the grid, thinking about that.  Meanwhile I don't want google knowing exactly where I have been, what I searched, FB selling the same data, and wait until you start getting targeted SMS that are geo-located, so you are on TMO and near this GPS point you get an email from the store to come on in for a special sale price.
     What do you think of cellular signal boosters? I have a house in a very rural place and my reception is terrible.
    It is easier to get a strong wifi signal and use a phone that works on wifi as well as cellular.
  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,779 AG
    madm002 said:
    dave44 said:
    madm002 said:
    I'm in the IT business by day, and (arguably?) in the top ten scientists around here, and I'm not happy either....but I'm not about to give up my iPhone over it.

    I'm curious as to your thought process here, @madm002 .  Why are you going back to an old phone?  Certainly you're not under the impression that you can't be tracked with a regular cellphone, so it seems to me to be a privacy concern of some type.  But why?  What is it that really causes you concern?  Is it tangible or is it more fundamental/idealistic?  

    To be clear, I'm probably among the biggest advocates around here for the privacy of data.  Fundamentally, I'm of the opinion that users should own all their own data and be required to consent (or, without functional ramifications, not) in how it's used/shared/sold, so please don't mistake my questions as an argument against your position, but rather I'm curious as to your rationale in making that decision.

    Thanks....Mike
    You are correct Brother Mike, that the tech exists to track you on a normal GSM device with 2G technology.  But it is a lot harder and not as data rich for Big Tech.  I am not a Luddite by any stretch but maybe I am just sad about my participation for 25 years in this industry that has created so many addictions, so many traffic accidents, so much road rage.  There are other solutions for a smart phone that is off the grid, thinking about that.  Meanwhile I don't want google knowing exactly where I have been, what I searched, FB selling the same data, and wait until you start getting targeted SMS that are geo-located, so you are on TMO and near this GPS point you get an email from the store to come on in for a special sale price.
     What do you think of cellular signal boosters? I have a house in a very rural place and my reception is terrible.
    It is easier to get a strong wifi signal and use a phone that works on wifi as well as cellular.
    We don’t have cable internet in this area yet either, I’m hoping to boost the signal so that my “ MIFI” hotspot will be stronger, I figure my cell phone will go along for the ride.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Senior Member Central NCPosts: 22,850 AG
    dave44 said:
     What do you think of cellular signal boosters? I have a house in a very rural place and my reception is terrible.

    They work but get a good one, like a Wilson.  Dont get the kind that uses a docking station. You want a re-broadcaster. They arent cheap, good ones are in the ~$400 range.
  • TarponatorTarponator Senior Member Under a BridgePosts: 19,743 AG
    edited November 2022 #72
    In short, I agree with BB.

    They work very well, and the best ones have an external antenna -- preferably a directional antenna (or antennas) to get the best signal from the closest tower, particularly if you're far away.

    For instance, I used my system in Everglades National Park where the closest cell tower was about 60 miles away back towards Miami.  The two directional antennas sit on the top of an extendible 25 foot pole.
  • dave44dave44 Senior Member Chesterfield, Va.Posts: 18,779 AG
    60 miles is a respectable distance to a tower!
       Which equipment do you prefer, Tarp?
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