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  1. You won’t know the daily adjustment that is automatically applied. Nor would you be contributing to the data that helps set that adjustment.
  2. You once again missed the point.
  3. Uhm, no thank you. To ALL of that. Ridiculous position to take, IMO. I think you’re secretly a No voter because you’re doing such an awesome job of tanking the “yes” side of the argument.
  4. Awesome. So now when my car sensor malfunctions the police are going to pull me over and/or arrest me though I’ve done nothing wrong. Sign me up!!!</sarcasm> Oy. No.
  5. What's the form of play? Fourball? Did you look at 23.8?
  6. Your hands move out and up rather than tracing inward. That’s all. A little of that is fine. You’re bordering on a bit too much IMO. As I noted it does help you loop it back to the inside on the downswing.
  7. Wasn’t legal before 2019, still not legal now. Assuming by “behind” you mean on the extension of their line.
  8. No. And you’re making a bunch of assumptions yourself.
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  10. I mean this, particularly then first one:
  11. Yes it can. There's a slow-mo option right in the settings.
  12. Upset fans share frustrating stories about trying (and often failing) to buy 2020 Ryder Cup tickets online - Golf Digest Fans thinking they had an inside track at buying Ryder Cup tickets for Whistling Straits encountered snags in the process that caused many to vent online
  13. It does not change my vote. I didn't spend a ton of time looking into it, but it seems from a few sites that about 60-65% of the deaths in alcohol-related auto accidents are the driver. Another 20% are the passenger of the driver responsible (or irresponsible) for the crash, and another good chunk are motorcyclists. Surprisingly (to me anyway) few "other" people (innocent persons being on the road at the wrong time) are killed by drunk drivers. And that "wrong time" is basically the middle of the night. The odds of dying - when you're not the drunk driver himself - at 10am on a Tuesday are pretty freaking slim. Or 2pm on a Thursday. Or whatever. If you're a drunk driver that's drunk and driving between 9pm and 3am, then yeah, odds go up that you're gonna kill yourself. But you're probably not gonna kill anyone who's just standing around, because there are not actually many people just standing around between those times. And it might keep me off the road because it fails, or make me late for a meeting, or a wedding, or to catch a flight, and cost me a thousand bucks to have repaired, or… or… or… I see little point in playing games with stories. They're emotional, and you can make them up just like I could make up stories about how inconvenient, costly, detrimental, etc. these could be. Also, I notice how you gloss over the stuff that's inconvenient to you, like your complete misunderstanding of the word "bricked." In short… punish those who break the law, and let the punishments of those serve as a deterrent to others. Any and all reasonable measures to curb drunk driving (or bad driving in general), I'm in favor. But this isn't, IMO, reasonable. And that's all it boils down to, really. We disagree on whether this is reasonable or not.
  14. A few quick hits. I disagree. You're talking about inconveniencing millions of people. Auto deaths per year in the U.S.: ~37,000. Auto deaths involving alcohol: ~10,000. That's under 30%, and most of those are the driver. Very few of them are alcohol-related. If you want to say we should push back the driving age to 21 or 25 or something, you might be able to make a good case for it using these stats. How often are your kids out between the hours of 10pm and 4am, when most alcohol-related accidents happen? I agree, keeping them safe between the hours of 3pm to 6pm goes up if they're in a car (rush hour), but that's just automobile accidents. This type of device, when functioning properly, will have basically ZERO effect there. None. Except for the few bricked cars non-intoxicated people can't start. 😛 And then when they can get it to start, maybe they'll cause more accidents because they're now late. Here's another stat for you: ~3500 deaths are caused by drowning in pools every year. About 1/3 as many as alcohol-related automobile accidents. And far, far, far fewer swim in pools, and do so far, far, far less often than they drive or are driven around. It's still the real world. A device that works 99% of the time is unacceptably bad. "As expected" is not going to be 99.999% of the time with virtually no false negatives. No, it's not. One such reason why that's a poor analogy: choosing not to wear a seat belt doesn't brick your car. It doesn't stop you from going anywhere. You don't have to click your seat belt properly in order to go somewhere, physically, in your car. I don't think that number is at all correct. I think it's under 30%. Why should I have to? And you've done nothing to address false positives, false negatives, failure rates (again, 99% is NOWHERE near effective - there's a reason these devices are only installed in the cars of prior convicted drunk drivers - they've lost the right to have a car that is guaranteed to work all the time. I have not.) No, you're completely incorrect. It means rendering the car inoperable by failing the test. It means you cannot drive the car. No, it doesn't absolutely mean that. "Probably" had better be accurate to about 99.9999% certainty, or it's unacceptably high. Uhm, no, it isn't saying that. At all. That's one of the more ridiculous comments you've made. I'll end with this, and point out that what we're doing is working pretty well, it appears, and that this is an unnecessarily HUGE step that annoys and costs EVERYONE: Drunk Driving Fatalities Though progress has been made, our commitment to eliminate drunk driving is stronger than ever. Visit us for facts and statistics on drunk driving fatalities.
  15. You haven't shown that. If you fail the test, the car doesn't start. That's unacceptable.
  16. Pure speculation. You’re assuming it will work too. And by work I mean always. Without fail.
  17. No interest in Arccos until I can get the belt clip thing.
  18. Sure it is. He was claiming special insight because he was personally affected. And it was beside a green. Guy shanked it out of a bunker. P.S. Many more drivers of cars than drivers of golf balls, too. Also, 10,000/1,250,000.
  19. And I know a guy who lost sight in his eye when someone shanked a ball into him. Doesn’t mean I support laws requiring face masks for all golfers.
  20. The bulk of my comment was fairly clearly, IMO, directed at @Hugh Jars. The purpose of the forum is to discuss ways to get better, not to just say "you're all a bunch of idiots" and then leave for another two weeks before swinging by to ignore everything else said in the meantime.
  21. For the advancement in the "post-season"? Yes. Natalie (my daughter) had to win her District tournament (36 holes, Thursday and Saturday) to move out of District X to regionals. She had to be in the top five out of ten players at regionals to move on to States. WPIAL has their own system. I think you have to shoot a qualifying score to move out of WPIAL (basically their "district") to regionals, and then you're in the same regional tournament. So this girl is choosing to play against boys, but gets to play from only 85% of the distance of the boys.
  22. @burr, what does it say at the top of this forum? https://thesandtrap.com/forums/forum/12-instruction-and-playing-tips/ Besides, the description you quoted is for the site, and it's not "talking golf" to just rip on people, not reply to the questions asked of you, drive-by comment, etc. as @Hugh Jars has done. If you're going to talk golf, then talk.
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