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@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.


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So does this mask look like a placebo, or not?


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#1 Kevin S

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 04:20 AM

Its a reusable mask for dust & pollution with replaceable charcoal filters.

Similar to this:
Zooyooart Washable Reusable Anti Air Pollution Face Mask with Respirator &2 Filters for Running Cycling Outdoor Activities https://www.amazon.c...i_seYEEb59V7QF0

Im wondering if Im helping myself or just possibly making myself feel better. (Or even worse, causing potential harm from inhaling carbon dust.)

Let me know, as Im second guessing my purchase & I know Amazon doesnt safety test all that they carry.
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Posted 25 March 2020 - 04:43 AM

If we knew what placebos looked like, they wouldn't work.



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:11 AM

Just don't accept any Placebos from Randall Munroe

 

 

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#4 Axaday

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:44 AM

Its a reusable mask for dust & pollution with replaceable charcoal filters.

Similar to this:
Zooyooart Washable Reusable Anti Air Pollution Face Mask with Respirator &2 Filters for Running Cycling Outdoor Activities https://www.amazon.c...i_seYEEb59V7QF0

Im wondering if Im helping myself or just possibly making myself feel better. (Or even worse, causing potential harm from inhaling carbon dust.)

Let me know, as Im second guessing my purchase & I know Amazon doesnt safety test all that they carry.

 

They have only been recommending masks for people who are already infected (to keep the virus from heading out) and medical personnel (who will have constant prolonged exposure to infected people).  The virus can be found in the mouths of infected people and when they cough it goes out in little wet droplets.  The mask will protect you if someone coughs in your face (hopefully not a likely scenario) and it might remind you not to touch your mouth and nose with dirty hands.  But this isn't an airborne disease.  I expect the mask is more trouble than it will be worth to you.  Keep 6 feet from other people when possible and wash your hands after touching things that others have touched.  And just don't touch your face if you can remember to.



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:44 AM

Any mask will have two benefits: 

1) Keeps you from touching your face as much.

2) If you cough or sneeze, you're less likely to spray droplets onto anyone else.  Nice if you have seasonal allergies and don't want to get Death Glares from everyone in earshot.

 

Only proper filter masks offer significant protection, but anything over your face will help some, if only for social reasons.  The one you're looking at will help with the seasonal allergies, at least, by filtering out some of the pollen.

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:30 AM

It's not a placebo. It'll do the job that's actually required right now.

Namely: Stopping you from getting everyone else sick.

This whole FYGM attitude needs to be dragged behind the shed and shot.

In this pandemic, EVERYONE needs to wear a mask. It won't help you. It helps us.

And if you're not with us, you're trying to kill us and should be treated as such
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Posted 06 April 2020 - 04:25 PM

Basically, what everyone said already. The mask will do two things: catch the junk you're shooting out on one side so hopefully you don't share it with anyone else, and catch the junk everyone else is shooting out on the other side, so you pick it up if you aren't extremely careful in how you put on, adjust, manage, remove and maintain the mask.

It's hard to find a wide consensus and like so many things these days, much of the advice changes frequently. But with a droplet-spread virus like this, the mask's primary purpose and possibly its only benefit is that it keeps your face shut and protects the people around you. Any benefit in protecting you yourself is questionable and it potentially increases your risk of enjoying the company of anything you bring home. And you really want to be sure you're not consuming a resource that somebody else needs more.

At least that's where the advice is at around me. I work in a hospital, but I'm sure every health service has different opinions.

Don't even get me started on how dangerous it is to go out wearing gloves!

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