billryan
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June 17th, 2020 at 11:29:32 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

You could just cut the shoulder belt in your own car and leave the lap belt.



You could, but what would that do for the resale market when I sell?
In all seriousness, I asked a mechanic about that and he thought the seat belt buzzing thing would be problematic.
I've been driving since 1976 and the only accident I have been in as a driver was in 1979 when I was stopped at a red light and a buzzed guy trying to make a right turn misjudged the road conditions and smacked into my front end. St. Christopher guides me.
rxwine
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June 17th, 2020 at 11:48:44 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

You could, but what would that do for the resale market when I sell?
In all seriousness, I asked a mechanic about that and he thought the seat belt buzzing thing would be problematic.
I've been driving since 1976 and the only accident I have been in as a driver was in 1979 when I was stopped at a red light and a buzzed guy trying to make a right turn misjudged the road conditions and smacked into my front end. St. Christopher guides me.



Seat belt extenders! I forgot about them. Under $20.

edit, actually, that might not help if your shoulder is bothered by any pressure.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
darkoz
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June 17th, 2020 at 12:06:51 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

You could, but what would that do for the resale market when I sell?
In all seriousness, I asked a mechanic about that and he thought the seat belt buzzing thing would be problematic.
I've been driving since 1976 and the only accident I have been in as a driver was in 1979 when I was stopped at a red light and a buzzed guy trying to make a right turn misjudged the road conditions and smacked into my front end. St. Christopher guides me.



Taking the bus an option?

:)
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
billryan
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June 17th, 2020 at 12:21:41 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Taking the bus an option?

:)




When I lived in NY, I got rid of my cars and traveled by bus or subway, renting on a few occasions, as needed.

I tried using a seat belt extender on my Mazda but couldn't figure out how to get it to work. The belt on the Beemer is set higher and is more comfortable but I find that car is too low and is hard to get out of.
The closest train is about sixty miles away. Bisbee has some sort of shuttle bus I've been meaning to ask about, but not when there is a deadly virus circulating.
darkoz
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June 17th, 2020 at 3:11:13 PM permalink
I suspect this will be a taste of what to expect from the new Vegas

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/florida-bars-are-shutting-down-again-after-new-positive-coronavirus-cases-1510906%3famp=1
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ams288
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June 18th, 2020 at 3:38:14 AM permalink
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
gamerfreak
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June 18th, 2020 at 5:19:42 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EawlxMHUMAEpTsn?format=jpg&name=medium


My first thought is those barriers have to have some amount of reflection if the lighting and angle is just right
racquet
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June 18th, 2020 at 7:39:06 AM permalink
I'm taking the under on enforcement by the casino. Not at first, but give it two weeks.

I know... I know... It's the rules, the gaming commission or whomever will crack down, yada, yada, yada.

The dealers and floors are going to become Mask Police? On a Saturday night at 1:00 AM in July? Not likely. Telling a drunk, "Hey mister, that mask is not properly covering BOTH nostrils! Fix it!"

Spare us all the "it's the right thing to do" platitudes. I agree with you, or with anyone who is of the opinion that the mask is the only way to go.

Before this edict, it was just as appropriate, life-saving and proper attire, but the Wizard reported just today that his anecdotal count is somewhere about 20% of customers wear masks. People vote with their feet, or in this case with their faces. A rule from the Gaming Commission won't effect what people do or think.

I'm just placing a bet, just like I would bet on anything else, without regard to whether or not it's right, makes sense, or if I agree with the action involved. I'd bet on the 2020 presidential election without regard to who I think is the better candidate. It would just be - who do I think will win.

I'm not investing in any mask manufacturing futures.

Hey Mike! Take another stroll through downtown on the Fourth of July and give us another report.
DRich
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June 18th, 2020 at 7:43:36 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz



It's even more weird because DRich has said he doesn't rate life too highly and would not take Coronavirus seriously unless the world suffered at least thirty MILLION deaths from Covid-19 alone.

But now suddenly he is concerned with one million car crashes in the world and 34,000 in the USA annually



You are not worng, I place very little value on human life. My point is that if human life is the concern, aim for the bigger issues. If 30 million people die it is still a tiny percent of the world population and life on earth will contine just fine. I actually think it would be interesting to live in the era where human life is extinguished from the planet, We could be part of the last generations and how many people can say that?
Order from chaos
LuckyPhow
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June 18th, 2020 at 9:44:45 AM permalink
Quote: racquet

I'm taking the under on enforcement by the casino. ... the Wizard reported just today that his anecdotal count is somewhere about 20% of customers wear masks.



I agree. I agree that masks are important, especially if you are indoors or where you cannot maintain Safe Distance. I also agree that far too many have decided -- for whatever reasons -- to refrain from wearing masks. Perhaps they do not take the "unseen" danger of C-virus seriously.

However, a serious C-virus event can result in a doubling of the number of new cases every two or three days. When this occurs, the C-virus danger -- to one and all -- becomes more apparent. If a local C-virus event gets bad, the casinos may decide that tough enforcement is the only path to remaining open. Casinos compromising on C-virus health issues may find themselves with expensive lawsuits for their lax enforcement. That's the over, to your under.

So, how is it playing out? As the economy reopens, we see increases in new C-virus cases. We are starting to see what happens when states reopen the state economy before the state health infrastructure is ready to handle the C-virus surge. As a retired health professional, my contacts tell me that Florida was surprised at its recent big jump in C-virus cases. I suggested (in seriousness) the current -- seemingly large -- total might appear very small compared to new-case totals in three weeks.

I dunno how it will play out. I do know that everyone will have their own front-row seat for the Great American Pandemic. Please, everyone, stay safe.

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