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2013-04-02 04:35:59 PM

radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.


Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.
 
2013-04-02 06:25:32 PM

MadSkillz: radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.

Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.


Well, I reckon life is all about cost benefit analysis.  Sometimes you've just gotta ask yourself if a solid night's sleep is worth spending an extra sixty seconds cleaning your ears in the shower, you know?

/you, as a person, are composed not only of Homo Sapiens bio-matter but also that of over 10,000 different species of microorganisms, including many species of bacteria that help to keep you alive.  Thank the lil' fellas and try not to think too negatively of them, for they are you.
 
2013-04-02 06:37:53 PM

MadSkillz: radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.

Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.


Cheap = replace after single use thus no bacterial growth risk?
 
2013-04-02 06:51:05 PM

al's hat: MadSkillz: radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.

Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.

Cheap = replace after single use thus no bacterial growth risk?


I assume that he's concerned about the bacterial growth that accumulates after a single night's use of a disposable pair, which I can only see being about twice as bad as sleeping on one side of your head during the night.  Again, I wouldn't think it would be anything that proper morning hygiene wouldn't fix in a jiffy.
 
2013-04-02 06:51:31 PM

al's hat: MadSkillz: radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.

Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.

Cheap = replace after single use thus no bacterial growth risk?


Cannot replace ears. Can't yell at neighbors! (They're violating by laws about noise after 10 PM, but going at them that way will spark a war)
 
2013-04-02 07:01:03 PM

MadSkillz: al's hat: MadSkillz: radarlove: MadSkillz: This is like how my neighbor installed a noisy cheap piece of shiat Trane heat pump, and so it starts up every fifteen minutes and runs for about 5 each time, making it really hard to go to sleep(because the sound of the compressor starting is very startling). But my neighbors are assholes.

I highly recommend cheap foam earplugs.  They really will kill the sound and aren't uncomfortable to sleep wearing at all.  You can find them in any supermarket in the OTC medicine aisle.

Not good to sleep in- bacterial growth in them would be significant.

Cheap = replace after single use thus no bacterial growth risk?

Cannot replace ears. Can't yell at neighbors! (They're violating by laws about noise after 10 PM, but going at them that way will spark a war)


I've honestly never heard about bacterial growth risk due to using earplugs.  Does the same risk apply with hearing aids?
 
2013-04-02 07:13:06 PM

WTFDYW: Just Another OC Homeless Guy

Yes. I have smelled that too. Mostly in Marlboros. What causes that?


Weed growing in the tobacco fields.
 
2013-04-02 07:16:14 PM

radarlove: 3.  Anyone who argues over the agricultural classification of tomatoes is a pedantic f*cking twit.


What about people who argue over the classification of Fark posters?
 
2013-04-02 07:33:23 PM

al's hat: Does the same risk apply with hearing aids?


Even worse!  Just look at those people- the bacterial buildup is so severe that they can't hear shiat!


untaken_name: radarlove: 3.  Anyone who argues over the agricultural classification of tomatoes is a pedantic f*cking twit.

What about people who argue over the classification of Fark posters?


Only slightly less pedantic, and I never claimed to not be a farking twit.
 
2013-04-02 07:42:52 PM

radarlove: Only slightly less pedantic, and I never claimed to not be a farking twit


Touche.
I yield the point.
 
2013-04-02 09:50:39 PM

radarlove: al's hat: Does the same risk apply with hearing aids?

Even worse!  Just look at those people- the bacterial buildup is so severe that they can't hear shiat!


untaken_name: radarlove: 3.  Anyone who argues over the agricultural classification of tomatoes is a pedantic f*cking twit.

What about people who argue over the classification of Fark posters?

Only slightly less pedantic, and I never claimed to not be a farking twit.


I was actually being nice instead of snarky for once.  Really, bacterial buildup from wearing disposable earplugs while sleeping?  Right, it's not like people wear them during 12 hour shifts (or more) at work...not to mention hearing aids...and I've never ever heard of anyone getting bacterial infections from wearing earplugs or hearing aids.  Hey guys, I got toxic shock syndrome from wearing earplugs over night while sleeping!  MadSkillz needs to work on logic skillz...
 
2013-04-02 10:15:43 PM

The Snow Dog: BarkingUnicorn: BarkingUnicorn: doglover: BarkingUnicorn: Yup, legal MJ is going to mean new laws.

I hope not. We have to cull the laws, not add new ones for every pedantic little problem.

So, just legalistic-magically classify MJ as alcohol?  Tomatoes are fruit, according to the  gubmint, and pizza sauce counts as a vegetable.

Whoops, my mistake.  FDA says tomatoes are veggies.  Actually, they're berries.

And berries are fruit.


Like a cat is a vertebrate.
 
2013-04-02 10:51:07 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Yup, legal MJ is going to mean new laws.


basemetal: There should be zoning laws, fire code inspections, electrical inspections, regulations for this in general.  Residential areas should not be used to grow marijuana on a scale to sell to dispensaries.  Personal use is one thing, enough to make for selling is another.


There's an illicit grow house in a ramshackle garage two doors down the alley from me.

When they change out their air every evening, it's slightly qualitatively better but quantitatively equivalent to a dead skunk in the middle of the road.
 
2013-04-02 10:51:17 PM

al's hat: radarlove: al's hat: Does the same risk apply with hearing aids?

Even worse!  Just look at those people- the bacterial buildup is so severe that they can't hear shiat!


untaken_name: radarlove: 3.  Anyone who argues over the agricultural classification of tomatoes is a pedantic f*cking twit.

What about people who argue over the classification of Fark posters?

Only slightly less pedantic, and I never claimed to not be a farking twit.

I was actually being nice instead of snarky for once.  Really, bacterial buildup from wearing disposable earplugs while sleeping?  Right, it's not like people wear them during 12 hour shifts (or more) at work...not to mention hearing aids...and I've never ever heard of anyone getting bacterial infections from wearing earplugs or hearing aids.  Hey guys, I got toxic shock syndrome from wearing earplugs over night while sleeping!  MadSkillz needs to work on logic skillz...


Sure, my logic skillz.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/ent/202925.html

http://www.ojhas.org/issue26/2008-2-4.htm


Cerumen impaction (earwax blockage):
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/earwax/hic_cerumen_impaction _e arwax_buildup_and_blockage.aspx

...can lead to infection.

Basically, the mechanism of drying the wax to make it fall out (which it always seems to do to me at dinner) doesn't work well when it's constantly moist in there. It needs air.

I'm pretty sure most people can wear earplugs occasionally at night without problems.

However, since my ears will plug themselves up at least once a year without any known cause, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't.
 
2013-04-02 11:02:40 PM

MadSkillz: al's hat: radarlove: al's hat: Does the same risk apply with hearing aids?

Even worse!  Just look at those people- the bacterial buildup is so severe that they can't hear shiat!


untaken_name: radarlove: 3.  Anyone who argues over the agricultural classification of tomatoes is a pedantic f*cking twit.

What about people who argue over the classification of Fark posters?

Only slightly less pedantic, and I never claimed to not be a farking twit.

I was actually being nice instead of snarky for once.  Really, bacterial buildup from wearing disposable earplugs while sleeping?  Right, it's not like people wear them during 12 hour shifts (or more) at work...not to mention hearing aids...and I've never ever heard of anyone getting bacterial infections from wearing earplugs or hearing aids.  Hey guys, I got toxic shock syndrome from wearing earplugs over night while sleeping!  MadSkillz needs to work on logic skillz...

Sure, my logic skillz.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/ent/202925.html

http://www.ojhas.org/issue26/2008-2-4.htm


Cerumen impaction (earwax blockage):
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/earwax/hic_cerumen_impaction _e arwax_buildup_and_blockage.aspx

...can lead to infection.

Basically, the mechanism of drying the wax to make it fall out (which it always seems to do to me at dinner) doesn't work well when it's constantly moist in there. It needs air.

I'm pretty sure most people can wear earplugs occasionally at night without problems.

However, since my ears will plug themselves up at least once a year without any known cause, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't.


That puts you in an unfortunate minority.  None of your links caused my ears to ring in alarm.  I wear earplugs on a fairly regular basis, sometimes in excess of eight hours at a time.  With a fiance who snores on occasion, target shooting, chainsaw, tractor, and other machine use, I can't imagine not using them.    ;)
 
2013-04-03 01:36:36 AM

MadSkillz: However, since my ears will plug themselves up at least once a year without any known cause, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't.


You should check out ear candles.
 
2013-04-03 02:20:56 AM

radarlove: MadSkillz: However, since my ears will plug themselves up at least once a year without any known cause, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't.

You should check out ear candles.


No.
 
2013-04-03 08:03:44 AM
A  little bit of hydrogen peroxide will "fizz" out any junk. Just lie on your side and drop a capful in.Cheap and works well.
 
2013-04-03 11:42:32 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: To me too - thanks. So the negative attitude a person has towards an aroma can lead to themselves making themselves ill. Now I need to find a construction way to explain to them they are way too critical of anything they disapprove of and would actually feel better if they learned to lighten up a bit and maybe pull the sticks out of their butts for health reasons.


It's a lot like arachnophobia.  Sure, being afraid of something that can poison you when you are 5, have little control over your body and what "pain" means, and are bad at detecting warning signs, makes sense.  However, we tend to forget that even a lot of what we'd consider to be HIGHLY venomous spiders are still little more than painful to adults.  We just learn to fear things when we're kids, and we never learn to turn off the fear response as adults.  We should be able to overpower things with our health, and learn not to fear almost anything.  Instead, most of us never reach anywhere near our potential health, and are at risk to a lot of things that should be extremely unpleasant at worse.  Yes, explosive output from your orifices is really unpleasant, but a guy with the build of an NFL player should be able to eat almost any tainted food and expel it from his body with physical means (ie fiber and water flushing) before too much damage is done.  A guy with sufficient muscle should literally be able to burn most bacteria out of his body just through force of will and exercise, just by more or less leaning into his immune response and taking control of it.
 
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