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Old 05-06-2021, 11:10 AM   #3021
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They've done you all a favour. Golf is dumb and you shouldn't be doing it anyways.

You should be thanking them for saving you.
I don't want to agree with you, but damn if you don't make a great point.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:10 AM   #3022
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They've done you all a favour. Golf is dumb and you shouldn't be doing it anyways.

You should be thanking them for saving you.
My boy and I start golfing together last summer (he is 15).

It is an exceptionally good way to spend some time together and bond a bit.

My boy is pretty serious and athletically expects a lot from himself. He plays aggressive physical sports (rugby/hockey/lacrosse/wrestling) and after a few games last year he started to put it together "Golf is the only sport I play where it doesn't help the angrier I get" , a good teaching moment.
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So dumb. I'd like to ignore the rules here, but how can you? You can't just book a foursome and if you're a member somewhere they know that you live with these people (or don't). It's just entirely stupid.
No, you're right, but it's easy for 3 people to say they live alone and play as a threesome. It's more confusing doing it the way they are doing it. I live with one person, so I can only play with her (she doesn't play). If I'm single I can play with 2 others. If I want to have a 5 person BBQ, where it's even more difficult to distance than when golfing I can.

I have no issue with outdoor sports where you're coming into close contact with people and breathing hard, things like Tennis, and Golf etc, seems silly.

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I try to stay out of picking apart the inconsistencies of the rules, of which there are many, but this one does seem odd to me as well.

You can socialize outside with 4 other people, but don’t exercise or play a game while doing it?

And actually the wording is this “ All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited, except with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone.” which if taken literally means don’t do it alone either...only do it with members of your household.
Yeah I understand basketball where you're breathing on each other, but tennis is more socially distanced than going on a bike ride, walk, or having a bbq. It's bizarre.



I also try to stay out of nitpicking some of the little rules, but this just flies in the face of a bunch of other rules. Can I just classify golf as an outdoor gathering? I've basically followed all the rules to this point, (we've been locked down more than most due to my spouse's occupation) but this stuff should be better thought out, especially when we've been promoting getting outside.

I also get that there are a lot of people that given the chance would go out, get hammered, and play golf and likely not follow some of the rules as well.


Anyway, responding and posting about makes it seem like I'm really upset by it, I'm not, it just seems silly. Shut it all down, or don't.


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I'm frustrated as well, as playing singles tennis with my friend is far safer than having a 2m beer together outside.

I accept the blanket banning of everything to do something despite the fact it's pretty annoying.
It wasn't confusing last summer when they said don't share a cart. I usually walk.

I have no issue banning outdoor sports like basketball where you are breathing heavy and bumping into each other etc. It's easier to distance playing golf than it is when I have a 5 person BBQ in my back yard. I hadn't even thought of tennis until your post..

It's bizarre, you aren't near each other or breathing heavy playing golf. I find doing it this way is more confusing. Ban it or don't, but when the rules make zero sense people will ignore them.

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Old 05-06-2021, 11:27 AM   #3024
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They've done you all a favour. Golf is dumb and you shouldn't be doing it anyways.

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I don't want to agree with you, but damn if you don't make a great point.
Haha even I think it's a fair point many days.. I mean we're all here on a message board formed around Strapping metal blades on your feet, running around a sheet of ice, with an oddly shaped, taped up stick smacking around a piece of rubber. We do this in places where ice doesn't even exist outside of a freezer.
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I try to stay out of picking apart the inconsistencies of the rules, of which there are many, but this one does seem odd to me as well.

You can socialize outside with 4 other people, but don’t exercise or play a game while doing it?

And actually the wording is this “ All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited, except with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone.” which if taken literally means don’t do it alone either...only do it with members of your household.
Agreed. Little point picking apart the rules, and if everyone does their job (keep booking appointments) we are out of this soon.
But, church stuff is puzzling:
15 people at church (unless one is dead) then 10 people only, but if you go outside after, then only 5.
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I'm frustrated as well, as playing singles tennis with my friend is far safer than having a 2m beer together outside.

The way I look at it, analyzing the possibilities of outdoor sports would just lead to confusion.

- Basketball is banned
- Golf is ok unless you're sharing a cart. Then no.
- Actually, playing 21 or horse is ok on a basketball court, but no 3 on 3, unless it's full court, not half court
- Singles tennis is allowed
- Doubles tennis is banned. Unless each team is the same household

I accept the blanket banning of everything to do something despite the fact it's pretty annoying.
I think that these inconsistencies and rules that make zero sense just end up having people break those rules. Aside from the fact that my patience will only wear thinner as people have more opportunity to be vaccinated (and if they've chosen not to, that's really up to them), to think that a year into this we could have some thought put into the restrictions and regulations isn't asking that much. We did this last summer; golf had a similar battle and everything was fine. There's no reason to change that now.
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It’s too bad smart watches didn’t get on board with showing us early signs of covid.

Smart watches detect early abnormalities in skin temperature, an increased resting heart rate and hrv (which is heart stress). It’s really too bad people didn’t take advantage of all the health data right under their nose.

I haven’t had covid and have no plan on getting it. However recently i had an ear infection and my smartwatch showed changes to my resting heart rate, skin temperature and hrv before the pain even started. Something my thermometer didn’t even show.

I think there’s so much potential to the technology that we ignored over the last year.
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It’s too bad smart watches didn’t get on board with showing us early signs of covid.

Smart watches detect early abnormalities in skin temperature, an increased resting heart rate and hrv (which is heart stress). It’s really too bad people didn’t take advantage of all the health data right under their nose.

I haven’t had covid and have no plan on getting it. However recently i had an ear infection and my smartwatch showed changes to my resting heart rate, skin temperature and hrv before the pain even started. Something my thermometer didn’t even show.

I think there’s so much potential to the technology that we ignored over the last year.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you woke up to a notification that read “You have the flu. You are in day 1 of 7 of being viral. Your boss has been notified. Go back to sleep.”
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you woke up to a notification that read “You have the flu. You are in day 1 of 7 of being viral. Your boss has been notified. Go back to sleep.”
No doctors note required.
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It’s too bad smart watches didn’t get on board with showing us early signs of covid.

Smart watches detect early abnormalities in skin temperature, an increased resting heart rate and hrv (which is heart stress). It’s really too bad people didn’t take advantage of all the health data right under their nose.

I haven’t had covid and have no plan on getting it. However recently i had an ear infection and my smartwatch showed changes to my resting heart rate, skin temperature and hrv before the pain even started. Something my thermometer didn’t even show.

I think there’s so much potential to the technology that we ignored over the last year.
Apple watch would definitely show a drop in O2
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you woke up to a notification that read “You have the flu. You are in day 1 of 7 of being viral. Your boss has been notified. Go back to sleep.”
That would be amazing. Then you slip into the bacta tank for a few hours and come out good as new.

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you woke up to a notification that read “You have the flu. You are in day 1 of 7 of being viral. Your boss has been notified. Go back to sleep.”
The monkey's paw curls...

You are now required by insurance companies to wear a health wristband that tracks heart rate, temperature, O2 levels, and so on. If those metrics improve over your baseline, you get a discount on your insurance. If they get worse, your insurance cost increases. If it gets even worse, they drop you.
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The monkey's paw curls...

You are now required by insurance companies to wear a health wristband that tracks heart rate, temperature, O2 levels, and so on. If those metrics improve over your baseline, you get a discount on your insurance. If they get worse, your insurance cost increases. If it gets even worse, they drop you.
We've already seen this type of technology creep in the auto industry, but it's limited to "if you install this tracking device AND are a good driver, we'll give you a discount". I haven't seen any insurance companies require GPS tracking or punish drivers who don't have it
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:52 AM   #3034
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The monkey's paw curls...

You are now required by insurance companies to wear a health wristband that tracks heart rate, temperature, O2 levels, and so on. If those metrics improve over your baseline, you get a discount on your insurance. If they get worse, your insurance cost increases. If it gets even worse, they drop you.
There is insurance available that will use the data from your fitness tracker and give you opportunities for reduced premiums if you reach targets of activity and undertake certain health measures. On topic, you were/are given points for the Covid vaccine as well. And yes, you can have reduced activity and pay more for the coverage as well. (They can't drop you though, and I'm not entirely sure that would be legal, let alone a plan for the insurers!)
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We've already seen this type of technology creep in the auto industry, but it's limited to "if you install this tracking device AND are a good driver, we'll give you a discount". I haven't seen any insurance companies require GPS tracking or punish drivers who don't have it

Cabin occupant monitoring is going to become a big thing. Right now being marketed as helping alert drivers when they’re appear to be nodding off, but it will evolve beyond that.
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I don't know why I can't stop laughing at this picture. This is so Ric McIver

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I don't know why I can't stop laughing at this picture. This is so Ric McIver

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The buff seems to be the go to choice for the closet anti masker that doesn't want to go full monty.
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Apple watch would definitely show a drop in O2
I thought I read that only the newest version has this feature enabled. Older models have the capability but the feature isn't enabled for some reason.

As a diabetic, it was cool to note they think the same sensor that read o2 can also potentially read blood glucose

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/apple...r-measurement/
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The buff seems to be the go to choice for the closet anti masker that doesn't want to go full monty.
I saw a lady holding a fan in front of her face entering a restaurant a few months ago. That was particularly ridiculous, because we all know that was entirely useless.
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I thought I read that only the newest version has this feature enabled. Older models have the capability but the feature isn't enabled for some reason.

As a diabetic, it was cool to note they think the same sensor that read o2 can also potentially read blood glucose

https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/25/apple...r-measurement/
Yeah am not sure. I don't do Apple but mama's previous fitness band cratered and the red 6 was on sale for $100 off so I bought it tor her for mother's day.
It mostly tracks O2 while sleeping, or I guess any other times of reduced activity, and it's pretty interesting actually. O2 drops lower than I would have thought in deep sleep.
Having it read blood glucose would be outstanding for those that need/want.
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