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zupertramp

Oh and one n95 mask is preferable or two of just about any other cloth or surgical masks. 3 masks seems excessive. But then, it might depend on where you are and what you're doing. If you're eating in somewhere masks seem pointless entirely imo.

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LieutenantFatman

@Zeldafan79
Yep, Wesker is bang on the money. I would actually suggest gloves are a bad idea in most circumstances. They install a false sense of security, people will touch their faces with contaminated gloves without thinking.

The advice to wash hands regularly is there for very good reasons, which really should be followed to keep everyone safe.

As for wearing a mask alone in your own car.. Constantly adjusting a mask through the day is best avoided, so there are good reasons for people doing that.

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colonelkilgore

@LieutenantFatman man I loved me some Mask as a kid, my number 1 Christmas memory is of me at maybe around 6, opening all my presents and feeling more than happy with my haul... then my folks left it for about 30 minutes before suggesting that there was ‘another’ present behind the couch. It was only frikking Boulder Hill, ‘the’ toy that Christmas that was probably more difficult to get ahold of than a PS5 was this. My mind was blown... gives me chills just thinking about it!

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LieutenantFatman

@colonelkilgore
Nice! Sounds like a great memory. I watched a few episodes of it, so many classic 80s cartoons, my favourites at that age was TMNT or Hero Turtles as they had to rename it here. Was also a big fan of He-Man. Probably two of the most hilarious cartoons of those times, the villains are just fantastic.

I remember both MASK and He-Man as well as a few others would have some of the protagonists give a little lecture to the viewer after the episode was finished.

LieutenantFatman

colonelkilgore

@LieutenantFatman yeah the 80’s was so cringe (but in a cool nostalgia-ish kinda way) I watched all those toons too... He-man was my fave before Mask. I also loved ThunderCats too... would go ****ing nuts if some massive movie company produced a ThunderCats series of movies.

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nessisonett

@colonelkilgore After the CGI in Cats, I’m not sure I really want to see how they would butcher Thundercats 😂😂

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colonelkilgore

@nessisonett good point actually... as I grew up and watched a lot of Eastenders in my teens, I always saw Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) as the perfect Panthro. Just imagining him with the ‘cats’ style cgi is giving me ‘kittens’ 🤣😂🤣😂

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nessisonett

@colonelkilgore I will never be able to scrub the image of furry Ross Kemp out of my brain 🥲

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MightyDemon82

@colonelkilgore I bought The Thundercats box set a few years back for nostalgic reasons. Never made it to the end of the first series before gifting it to my nephew. Good memories though!

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MightyDemon82

colonelkilgore

@MightyDemon82 yeah similar to me, I picked up the box set up around a decade ago and really struggled with it as an adult... it was so my jam as a kid though. I don’t know why but out of all the stuff I was into as a youngster seeing a live action Thundercats would be the ultimate (apart from the MCU which has obviously already happened).

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MightyDemon82

@colonelkilgore Same, I loved Thundercats and He-Man but to do both justice the writing would have to be good and that 80's campiness can stay in the 80's where it belongs.

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Zeldafan79

@LieutenantFatman
I remember that show! I even had a few of the toys. Catchy theme too! This virus has ruined masks. They used to be cool. You could hide your identity while looking mysterious or scary or bad ass. Now they're just some weird obsession. You can't tell if someone is a Ninja assassin or a doctor.

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zupertramp

Popping in to say that in my 4 days without power I stupidly did not think to travel to Cancun.

As if we needed something else on top of covid.

Anyway hope everyone stateside impacted by bad weather is doing okay, whether they can log in or not. Positive vibes and all that. At least that's all I've got to give.

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nessisonett

@zupertramp 4 days without power? We’re only hearing bits and pieces about how bad it is this side of the Atlantic but that’s seriously messed up! Hope you stay safe, can’t be easy.

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Th3solution

@zupertramp Bro, so sorry man. Hope you and yours are safe. Electricity is definitely one of those things you don’t realize how critical it is until it’s gone. Sucks.

But yeah — an elected leader fleeing the country in the middle of a crisis... not a good look. The ire of his constituents is about to reign down.

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RogerRoger

@zupertramp Yeah, like Ness says, us Brits only really got the headline yesterday, and it was focused on the political fallout for Ted Cruz rather than the plight of anybody else. It did make me hope that nobody from here was directly affected, so I'm sorry to see that you have been.

Stay as warm and as safe as possible, and I hope things are better for you soon. I know that's a bit of an empty sentiment, but it's all I can send via this reply box.

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Jimmy_VNC82

Proof that fossil fuels and other sources of energy will always be needed. Relying on one source is dangerous, when it was time for consumers to switch electric companies couldn't meet demands and here we are. Praying for the best in Texas.

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Octane

@Jimmy_VNC82 Not really true. There are wind turbines on Greenland and Antarctica, and they work perfectly fine. It's just depends on whether you prepare them for the cold weather. Wind and solar energy don't even make up a majority of the energy supply in Texas. And despite all of that, gas and coal energy have also failed to meet demand, by double the amount of wind energy. So there's not one energy source to blame here.

In fact, it reality is that they were unprepared. It were the energy providers that cut off the electricity to avoid monetary losses, and the lack of preparation for cold weather because it wasn't mandatory as the power suppliers aren't state owned. Meanwhile Cruz hopped on a plane to Mexico, and another Texas mayor told its citizens that only the strongest will survive, and people shouldn't knock on his door for help.

Fossil fuels and gas aren't renewable, so they can't be used indefinitely. And ironically, it's the rising carbon-dioxide levels and increasing global temperature that cause these strong fluctuations in the polar vortex that allow the cold to travel this far down south. Extreme weather like this is only going be become more frequent if carbon emissions keep going at this rate.

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