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  1. Dingfelder

    What Are Your Favorite TV shows?

    Black Mirror is fantastic. (The show, haven't bothered with the movie yet.) One Punch Man can take a bit to get your head around, but it's pretty good also. A favorite from way back is Mushi-Shi, probably my favorite anime series ever. Did Disenchantment start picking up as it went along? It started so slow and bereft of surprises for me that I quite after two or three episodes. I watch a lot of cooking shows, too. Not competitions, though. Can't stand those.
  2. When I was a teenager I took a header over my bike's handlebars and landed on my shoulder. Was going very fast downhill, and wow did that hurt. Had my arm in a sling for a few weeks. Anyway I can testify that there certainly is a place for shoulder protection! Nobody wore any protection back in those days ... Rehab1, I'm surprised that you got hurt there too. The fall looked pretty benign. Then again, Natasha Richardson died from falling down in the snow, and Gary Busey got bad head injuries from being on his bike while it was parked. We humans are fragile. We also get more fragile with age, unfortunately. We have to compensate by being extra careful. Good luck with the doctor visit!
  3. I have had frozen shoulder before. A fair number of people can get it simply from office work done with bad ergonomics. Took me quite a long time to get over it too. Probably something like the year and a half your doctor spoke of. Watch out with those cortisone shots. Supposedly they are not very good for the body. Some doctors refuse to give them after a certain number, because of that. My mother got through her frozen shoulder with rehab-recommended flexibility exercises like putting her fingertips on the wall and then using her fingers to slowly walk, so to speak, her hand up the wall, a couple of times a day. She had been in a lot of pain, but said it rapidly helped her healing. You might want to try that if you haven't already. It's not completely pain-free, but then rehab rarely is.
  4. Dingfelder

    What Are Your Favorite TV shows?

    The Orville, helmed by Seth McFarlane, is fantastic. Often very funny, and, on the serious side, a true tribute to Star Trek. Also unafraid to take on SJW-sensitive matters in a way we can't expect from current media otherwise. Dororo, on Amazon, is also a good one, though too new for a true binge watch yet. I've also enjoyed the first season of Cheo Yong on Netflix, about a detective who solves cases by dealing with the ghosts of the murdered. And Lilyhammer, with Steve Van Zandt, the bar manager in The Sopranos and also Bruce Springsteen's long-time guitar player, is really fun. I thought it would be just a dumb retread along Soprano lines, but it is a fish out of water story, mobster style, that takes place in a smallish town in Norway. The contrast makes it fun, and there are some good characters. Some decent horror on Netflix lately too. And on Amazon, I just saw Hereditary, which was amazing but a grueling watch in some ways. The family dynamics are pretty grim. But it's authentic traditional horror, which I like much better than the usual slasher or torture porn stuff that passes for horror these days. Yes, I already know people can be psychotically bad. Everyone knows that. But I don't want to revel in it. For horror, gimme real supernatural monsters, not aspiring human ones.
  5. Dingfelder

    THE HELMET THREAD

    It's not that one kind or another kind of person is the way to be. Everyone is different, and there's nothing inherently wrong with that. The rule that your right to swing your fist ends where another person's nose begins still holds true, though. There's never such a thing as total freedom, and it would be pretty bloody if there were. We do live in a community, which means everyone's needs and preferences have to be reasonably accounted for. In big city life, quiet is a huge luxury, usually only afforded the well-to-do. There is a good reason for noise ordinances and community rules. No one should be able to impose total silence on anyone and impinge normal activities, but it's up to people to make sure their normal activities aren't a huge pain in the ass to everyone else, too.
  6. 1. If you put skateboards on there -- something with no motor or engine -- then regular bikes and regular unicycles should probably go on there too. You might as well have trikes, too, of which there are quite a few kinds. And recumbent bikes/trikes. 2. Re rollerblade safety, you can have some nasty crashes on them. I know I did. They are pretty big, and when they twist, they can very easily wrench your knees very, very hard. I'm great at rolling and was never able to roll out of a fall, either. 3. I think skateboard safety is under-rated, or rated too heavily according to its most extreme riding options. Skateboards can be ridden in a very tame way. Everybody I knew who rode one spent plenty of time on them just cruising around the neighborhood, and almost all the time doing nothing special, and doing it at a slow speed. Not that you can't get hurt on one at low speed (people die slipping in the shower, so ...), but ordinary skateboard riding is something that can be done pretty safely even very early into the learning curve. 4. What's that thing you ride on the street, lying down a couple of inches from the road surface? That thing has got to be way way up there. 5. Skiing might need to be up there a bit higher? I've read that spleen injuries are common among skiers, among other things. Also skateboarders, for that matter. Maybe snowboarders too? Plus the other kinds of injuries that go with the sport.
  7. Dingfelder

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Hey great, glad you liked them! What kind of surface does your tub have? Plastic or tile or what? I was thinking of getting some real tough bristles but wasn't sure our plastic/fiberglass/whatever cheapo tub could take it.
  8. Dingfelder

    In the news...

    Chief Haro is a stud.
  9. Dingfelder

    In the news...

    At that low speed, with two lanes to drive in, the hit was completely on purpose.
  10. Dingfelder

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    That stuffz not for me, unfortunately. As the old joke goes, I get seasick looking in a glass of water. FPS's make me want to barf, literally. I used to put Doom 3, I think it was, on just to feel my stomach churn when i felt bloated and wanted to take a long-overdue poop. Worked like an absolute charm, five minutes at most. I seriously believe it is worth buying for many, many people just for that.
  11. Dingfelder

    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    No, it is force equals mass times acceleration (F=MA), not momentum.
  12. Dingfelder

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Beautiful waterfall pic. One of the things that always struck me in reading about Vietnam was Stickman's claim for some reason, Vietnamese refuse to use mosquito screens, though every other country around it does. Seems perverse, like when an Indonesian friend told me that because of the Indonesian tradition of using your hand to wipe your butt, even Indonesian bathrooms with toilet paper dispensers usually don't stock any toilet paper. Just unnecessary to the point of being perverse. Mosquitoes can be unbearable in tropical countries. Re laptops being able to use external graphics cards, thanks Hunka. I remember reading some years ago about such set-ups, but they were ridiculously expensive for what they did, and specific to the manufacturer, as in, HP or Apple might have something like that, but it would only work with their own computers. But it's been a long time since I needed a topflight computer anyway. I mostly play games from GOG.com, short for "good old games," and the vast majority of them are at least a few years old, so they tend not to push the limits graphically. These days I'm playing an action RPG, Grim Dawn, which is a lot like Diablo and its clones.
  13. Dingfelder

    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    Impact is impact. There are also likely injuries caused by things like momentum alone, even without impact, and from changes in pressure. An example of the latter is that divers -- scuba, not the kind who jump off diving boards or cliffs -- are known to accumulate eye injury. You can even be injured by blood thinners.
  14. Dingfelder

    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    That's a nice thing about your choice to get a desktop rather than laptop -- upgrading is so much easier. I think laptops usually have the graphics chip permanently attached to the motherboard, but putting a new card into a desktop is a simple matter.
  15. Dingfelder

    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    I mean if you don't protect your brain sufficiently, every room might become the bathroom.
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