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radar71

Member since Jan 2018 • Last active Nov 2020
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some guy who luvs sum bikes

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  • in COVID-19
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    yeah. i wasn't suggesting you wear that in any serious way. Don't wear those while cycling, that's for sure.

  • in COVID-19
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    Post truth is basically the internet. It’s a problem. I’m not using a laptop, nor am I believing in a Ww conspiracy (by whom?). I have posted a few links to research institutions at Oxford uni. If you wish to wear a mask, go right ahead... while you still have the choice. Personally, if I were to believe that it was necessary to use one, I’d go for something pretty serious. If my life, and my neighbour’s lives were at stake I’d use something that works. Like this.. Or this.

    Those links are not to be taken too seriously friends, i think covid is bio security level 3, not 4 btw. That’s in a laboratory environment, when you are handling the agent (virus) and doing so all damn day long.

    Now, if you can’t imagine EVERYONE wearing a face mask that works (and i can’t imagine that), then we’ll have to move on to other strategies for managing risk.

  • in COVID-19
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    Jeez man. This is what a convo looks like. We don't agree. That's cool. I REALLY don't agree with you, but I think we've reached the limits of an online forum. I like this LFGSS chat and don't want it to turn into some twitter horror. No?

  • in COVID-19
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    https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/masking-la­ck-of-evidence-with-politics/

    I think this is a reasonable assessment of the situation. All they claim is that the issue is massively undecided. which is all i've been saying my friends.

    As far as ending a pandemic goes. It will end, as all pandemics do. Whether or not it ends as a result or aided by interventions will also be unknown. The virus will not be suppressed by interventions, that's just basic. It will become, or already has become endemic. Let's hope that the interventions we have collectively been subject to will not remain endemic.
    let's end it there.

  • in COVID-19
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    right, i'm aware of that being the intention. And that video is perfect because it makes an intuitive argument, that demands for liberal freedom are absurd when they elevate an individual liberty above a collective good. Problem is that it's tricky to draw the right line between individual freedom and collective good. Seems to me that this line is being massively violated. Covid is just a part of a trend, but presents as a mutation leap in the evolution of us being controlled.

    I also wear a helmet. Feels cool, and you look more like a pro. I reckon it's only a matter of time before that's no longer something we can decide on for ourselves. mandatory in seattle and melbourne etc. fucks sake.

  • in COVID-19
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    haha. true.
    why the fuck am i required by law to wear a seatbelt?
    Like bike helmets... what we want for a government, a strict nanny?
    You want to wear a seatbelt, wear a seatbelt. Oh, sorry, the restriction is now built into your car so you have no choice.
    The wider argument is about safteyism. That seat belt video is so perfect.

    This is what we're moving towards of course.

    Don't get me started :)

  • in COVID-19
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    Is there any evidence that would make you change your stance on masks were it to be released?

    Yes of course. A repeatable, randomised controlled study that demonstrates that the benefits of mass face covering (with all kinds of assorted techniques and materials) outweighs the detrimental effects. So far the RCS that exists indicate the opposite. Of course all studies are subject to interpretation. I'd just be happy if there were more effort to actually understand these things before imposing them.

    Do I support the intention? Yes. So I'll keep doing it until something better comes along.

    Yeah. i'm with you here. I know that my friends think that wearing a mask is like an altruistic gesture. They kind of know that the mask doesn't work to stop the virus, but it is a signal to others that you are with the fact that some serious shit is going on.

    I am all for altruistic gestures, but not coerced. Here we are subject to coercion. There is a consensus to wear the mask. Sorry to say, but mass consensus always rubs me the wrong way. I think that most people believe it's bollocks but do it because to NOT do it is to stick your neck out.

    I'm concerned that we are entering coercive authoritarian political conditions under the cover of COVID. Am I alone in having that concern?

  • in COVID-19
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    Thanks for letting us know what discussion to be having boss. Good to hear that you’ve decided the truth.

    Personally I’m buying a couple of the ASOS masks that @ltc recommends below. Not because masks work mind you, but because masks are mandatory.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I haven’t found any great route. Tried it twice. It’s a shit area.

  • in COVID-19
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    There’s a good book on this

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7632­329-operation-mincemeat

    Totally insane story.

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