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  1. 58 minutes ago, Ole Duffer said:

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, state governments are flexing their emergency powers. Some states have issued orders requiring people entering the state to self-quarantine for at least two weeks. Some of these...


    Hmm.. I didn't know freedom of movement was a thing. 

    Yea, I have no issue with states baring travel from certain states. If Hawaii wants to shut down their airports and deny access, go ahead. 

  2. 26 minutes ago, iacas said:

    I'm glad you're in. You didn't want to wait until Friday for the deal?

    If you're starting off with the 18 months (which is under $300), it doesn't matter I guess.

    I just emailed them seeing if they can change my choice. 😊

  3. 8 minutes ago, iacas said:

    I'm glad you're in. You didn't want to wait until Friday for the deal?

    If you're starting off with the 18 months (which is under $300), it doesn't matter I guess.

     No, I just did the deal you offered. The $30 off for 6 months. 

  4. Yep. You see this play out in the olympics as well. Countries with huge populations dominate across the entire competition. While smaller countries need to be hyper focused on a few events. Volume matters. 

    If you take out Jack and Tiger, two outliers. Lets focus on just America. There was 205 million people in the USA in 1970. There was 295 million people in 2005. Lets say the probability curve is identical for golf skill level (which disregards things like advancement in sports medicine, training, golf instruction, etc..) In 1970, 0.000000075 of people were in the top 15. If you take that rate and multiply it by 295 million you get 22-23 golfers of of top 15 quality. That is at minimum 47% increase in the number of top 15 quality of players. Its easy to say that this 47% should be much more when considering other variables. 

  5. 2 hours ago, greatgolfahead said:

    The rest of the round went much better.  So my question is, what in the world happened to my swing?  I was fine at the range just 2 hours before and then suddenly I "lost it". 

    Keep a tripod on hand and record your swing at the range the next time you get the shanks. Then record your swing when you are doing well. 

    Most likely it's a path issue. Either way the path is getting sent out towards the ball so much that you are hitting the hosel. It could be you already heel the ball a bit, and then the change in swing path wouldn't need to be that much to cause a shank. 

  6. 20 hours ago, iacas said:

    Here's my question: why don't you have a "B" swing? Something that gets you around the course on a day like this?

    This is something I am trying to work on, especially for my driver. Right now its more of a tee it low and try to hit low-ish cuts. 

    There are also times when you hit the ball really well and never make a putt. You might actually shoot a better round with some bad swings versus having your swing on the entire round and feel like you got away with murder.

    For me, what I consider bad. Probably two to three times a year. 

  7. Just now, CarlSpackler said:

    In another week, science will say something else. I'm tired of trying to figure it out, so I've just been staying away from people as much as possible.

    Knowing this is spread through the air has been known for months. That is why there has been a big push to use masks. 


  8. 1 minute ago, CarlSpackler said:

    I agree that the seats are not an issue. I am referring to the table top itself. It's been like that for months, so I doubt that it is much of a contributing factor. I just prefer to eat on a table that doesn't have food residue from previous customers let alone their germs.

    I don't know where you eat at, but I can not remember the last time I had to eat at a dirty table. If they were slow in cleaning it, it is really easy to get someone to wipe it down. 

  9. 7 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

    Restaurants have been very lax on their cleaning between visits. Perhaps they need another shutdown to remind them how important this is.

    Not that big of a deal. The virus primary spreads through the air. I don't even wash my hands as often as I did and I don't wipe down stuff anymore. 

    8 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

    I'm not sure why he is hardening the requirement on retail businesses when this does not seem to be a problem anyway.

    You might get that at Giant Eagle or a Kroger, but you might not get that at a restaurant or some other small businesses. 

    He has to make it universal because it deters lawsuits. Ohio lost a lawsuit to gym owners who said it was unfair to close gyms and not other businesses. 

    9 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

    99% of people do not wear masks correctly.

    I don't see this at all. I maybe see 5-10% of people have their nose uncovered. Most people wear there masks correctly. 


  10. 1 hour ago, iacas said:

    And the app tells me that my HRV is low. But my autonomic nervous system didn't have to react to much yesterday, and I wonder how much caffeine affects HRV, too.

    I believe HRV is measured by a few different methods and algorithms. Does Whoop have any information on good HRV for their system, and what is a good number? 

    1 hour ago, iacas said:

    Also, I'm learning that "recovery" is mostly about HRV, and not about how long or how well you sleep? I say that because I did nothing yesterday and got 96% sleep performance, but my recovery today is 32%!

    It's crazy how good HRV is at telling us when we need to recover. There is a higher rate of injuries in athletes during times of low HRV. 


    Heart rate variability (HRV) is a valuable metric for determining physical fitness and your body’s readiness to perform. Here are 10 ways to increase...

    I agree with that list from what I have heard. 

    Maybe days of low HRV it would be advisable to do low intensity training and stretching. Work on some breath work and meditation. Make sure you eat well. 

    I think sleeping at a consistent time frame is good. Try to go to bed at the same time every night. Make sleeping a process and routine. There are studies with people who work the overnight shifts and they have higher mortality indicators. This is just due to being up during that time of day even if they get 8-9 hours of sleep a day. 

    I believe at one of the daylight savings time shifts, the one where you lose an hour of sleep, there is a 20%-25% higher rate of cardiac arrest. 

  11. 46 minutes ago, iacas said:

    So we're still talking about super spreader type situations accounting for much of the spread?

    I think so. 

    In Ohio it looks like the cases are finally ramping up in the rural areas. 16 out of the top 20 counties ranked by COVID rates, have lower than 50K population. 



  12. 6 minutes ago, iacas said:

    So cases are increasing. People are wearing masks mostly. What areas are the sources of transmission? Schools? Most aren’t kids. Restaurants/bars? Workplaces?

    Where are people transmitting that they weren’t in August?

    Ohio’s Governor said it was from large gatherings like weddings. 

    My cousin got it from a youth church group and then gave it to her immediate family while she didn’t show symptoms at the time. 

    I think it’s restaurants being lax, and people just gathering more often.

  13. 7 minutes ago, iacas said:

    I don't understand being able to sleep in until 8:30

    I wake up with the sunrise most of the time. Winters are really tough for me to wake up before 8:00 am. 

    8 minutes ago, iacas said:

    But I don't understand falling asleep in the car, either. Heh heh.

    Its easy to do. 😉

  14. 10 hours ago, iacas said:

    Also, I need to sleep more, apparently. 41% recovery is not very good.

    For me, it always when I fall asleep. I am programmed to wake up from 7:00-8:30 depending on the time of year. As we get into winter, it will get closer to 8:30. When spring hits, I will be up around 7:00 every day. 

  15. 1 hour ago, iacas said:

    The sleep stuff has been better than I’d have thought.

    These are two different nights.

    I should try it out to see how it compares to my Oura Ring. My Oura Ring says I get a stupid amount of deep sleep, and not that much REM sleep where you actually dream a lot. Which I think is true. I do not remember any dreams, and I always have been a deep sleeper. I slept through a the first minute or two of a fire alarm in college once. My roommate had to wake me up, and he was already getting cloths on to leave the building. 

    I am not a big fan of subscriptions. 

  16. Being an avid watcher of the show for over 20 years, I will miss Alex Trebek. It is going to be strange turning on the TV at 7:30 and not seeing Jeopardy (if they stop the show) or Alex Trebek as the host of Jeopardy. 

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