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(The Indian Express)   Man protects himself from coronavirus with facemask made of gold:"The metallic mask is light-weight with holes, ensuring that there is no difficulty in breathing". Coming up next: Man infected with coronavirus on medical ventilator made of gold   (indianexpress.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 7:36:48 PM  
3 lakh(s) is 300,000 Indian Rupee. Or about $ 4,000.
That is an astronomical amount of money for most Indians. For the upper crust and the nouveau riche (regardless of caste)  , that doesn't  even cover the food cost of a wedding.

It's a nice piece of gold working though.
India and gold have a long and interesting history. But India is interesting anyway.
 
2020-07-04 9:37:14 PM  
Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.
 
2020-07-04 9:49:43 PM  
I'd spend my fortune on a lap pool.  I may not live any longer but at least I'd be swimming in Pune.
 
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2020-07-04 11:50:57 PM  

tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.


Thing is, N95 works because it employs other chemical tricks of its constituent materials, it doesn't rely solely on hole-size.
 
2020-07-05 12:51:01 AM  
No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to live.
 
2020-07-05 1:00:13 AM  

tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.


From the pictures, it's about as porous as a woven basket.
 
2020-07-05 1:00:34 AM  
If a gold mask was built like an N95 or N99, but still had the attributes of such masks otherwise, it might work.
 
2020-07-05 1:02:27 AM  
Mr Goldmasker, do you expect it to work?

No, Mr Bond, I expect to die.
 
2020-07-05 1:03:15 AM  

blender61: India and gold have a long and interesting history


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I was laughing as I googled to get the image, but stopped laughing because he was beaten to death in front of his son in 2016 it seems.
Well, there's your random trivia of the day.
 
2020-07-05 1:04:38 AM  

TWX: tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.

Thing is, N95 works because it employs other chemical tricks of its constituent materials, it doesn't rely solely on hole-size.


I do rely solely on hole size when in the dark
 
2020-07-05 1:11:28 AM  
Some people are just begging to be mugged.
 
2020-07-05 1:13:08 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: blender61: India and gold have a long and interesting history

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I was laughing as I googled to get the image, but stopped laughing because he was beaten to death in front of his son in 2016 it seems.
Well, there's your random trivia of the day.


It's interesting that it only costed 250K.
 
2020-07-05 1:13:57 AM  

JuggleGeek: Some people are just begging to be mugged.


Just read up it. Doesn't sound like he got mugged.
 
2020-07-05 1:14:18 AM  
Silver or copper would have an anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect, perhaps. But this is just about the most Indian thing imaginable. Indians are obsessed with gold because they are obsessed with not paying their taxes and with portable wealth that is easy to carry and hide. Paper thin gold masks are just gold in fashion statement form. They make use of something most Indians above the poverty level would have any way, like those gold sequins Indian women wear on their clothes to display and carry their family's portable wealth to best advantage as invidious display.

Thorstein Veblen would approve--at least of the evidence for his satiric economic theory.
 
2020-07-05 1:15:19 AM  
He died of an OG.
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2020-07-05 1:32:47 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: because he was beaten to death in front of his son in 2016 it seems.



it happens to douchebags, yes
 
2020-07-05 1:33:42 AM  

tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.


Could there be enough of those holes to make it easy to breath without the mask loosing all physical integrity?
 
2020-07-05 1:53:01 AM  

mochunk: He died of an OG. [Fark user image image 425x233]


How did he go to the bathroom?
 
2020-07-05 2:09:19 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: blender61: India and gold have a long and interesting history

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I was laughing as I googled to get the image, but stopped laughing because he was beaten to death in front of his son in 2016 it seems.
Well, there's your random trivia of the day.


Let's be honest with ourselves, if you saw a line-up of people and one of them had a gold shirt and like 25 gold chains on, you'd pick him as the "which of these people is going to be beat to death by a mob in front of their son" too.
 
2020-07-05 2:09:34 AM  

talkertopc: tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.

Could there be enough of those holes to make it easy to breath without the mask loosing all physical integrity?


No. Any mask effective at keeping a virus at bay is by definition not easy to breathe through. Even simple fabric masks like I wore during my brief stint stocking shelves at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago are not easy to breathe through particularly when you are doing physical work. I did it, despite being both asthmatic and having my lung capacity reduced another 15% by Covid-19 earlier in the year. They started the mask thing a week after they hired me. It suuuucked big time. Some quit because they couldn't cope, already having COPD or other lung issues.

I also have an N95 and an O100 respirator, we bought them months before because my wife likes to play with resins and polishing the edges is kinda bad for lungs. They suck far worse than fabric masks.

Anything that doesn't suck for working in isn't going to protect you. It'll protect others, to a degree.

I suppose a SCBA setup might not suck so much for breathing. You probably would get a good workout from lugging the tank(s) along.
 
2020-07-05 2:13:13 AM  
FTHL:

Man protects himself from coronavirus with mask made of gold: "The mask is light-weight with holes, ensuring that there is no difficulty in breathing". Coming up next: Man infected with coronavirus on medical ventilator made of gold

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The gold mask was meant to prevent him from infecting others, so his getting sick or not says nothing about the efficacy of his wearing the mask.

Porous or not, we need to wear these things.
 
2020-07-05 2:17:01 AM  

JuggleGeek: Some people are just begging to be mugged.


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2020-07-05 3:44:38 AM  
"Pune man shells out nearly Rs 3 lakh for gold mask, leaves netizens baffled"

I'm guessing that all his friends are Indians or skeletons (or will be soon).

/Pune man
 
2020-07-05 3:44:45 AM  

PadreScout: God-is-a-Taco: blender61: India and gold have a long and interesting history

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I was laughing as I googled to get the image, but stopped laughing because he was beaten to death in front of his son in 2016 it seems.
Well, there's your random trivia of the day.

Let's be honest with ourselves, if you saw a line-up of people and one of them had a gold shirt and like 25 gold chains on, you'd pick him as the "which of these people is going to be beat to death by a mob in front of their son" too.


Credit for creativity, he achieved a level of "haha f*ck you right in your faces, poor people" that most rich douchebags can't even imagine.
 
2020-07-05 4:26:53 AM  
The worst part is realizing that's just a bowl. It's not shaped like a mask, to encase the bridge of the nose or follow the contours of the face.

Some poor bastard just shelled out about $4K for a gold incense burner to which a couple of loops were added for his ears.
 
2020-07-05 4:35:31 AM  

TWX: tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.

Thing is, N95 works because it employs other chemical tricks of its constituent materials, it doesn't rely solely on hole-size.


I'm sure there's a "unlike your mom" joke response to that somewhere.
 
2020-07-05 6:09:12 AM  
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2020-07-05 7:40:55 AM  

tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.


Nope.

Viral transmission is aerosol, the reason the mask blocks aerosol transmission is that droplets hit the fibers and are absorbed (or, depending on your material setup, adsorbed, but generally absorbed).  The "size of the holes" doesn't do a goddamned thing in itself, that just determines the mean free path of a droplet in the air moving through the weave to ensure that "all" (in statistical terms) of those droplets actually come into contact with a fiber and get absorbed.

If your material doesn't wick away aerosol droplets that hit it, like say if you made it out of an impermeable metal that doesn't even oxidize like some kind of complete and utter moron, the mask will not actually block anything.  It'll just collect on the surface and then be re-aerosolized by breathing in the damned thing.

// The water wicks off and evaporates, but vapor doesn't carry the virus (or really much of anything) with it.  Just in case anyone actually read my explanation and is now wondering where all that water goes if it's being absorbed and why their mask isn't getting soaking wet after long use.

// The N95 rating refers to the NIOSH standard 0.3 micron particulate test with a Non oil-resistant 95% filter rate.  Aerosols from human breath run between 0.3 and 8 microns so that works out fairly well by coincidence... but the masks are actually designed mostly to filter actual particulates, not aerosols, and in fact they're not recommended for chemical/biochemical situations.  They apply to this specific situation not because they're N95 masks, but because "accidentally" they happen to be made of cloth fibers with a weave of appropriate size.  Making an N95 spec mask out of a non-cloth material loses any relevance to this application.
 
2020-07-05 8:35:01 AM  
'The devil went down to Georgia', Bollywood edition
 
2020-07-05 8:45:46 AM  
Wonder if Pune man knows Assman
 
2020-07-05 9:25:39 AM  

burninbeaver: mochunk: He died of an OG. [Fark user image image 425x233]

How did he go to the bathroom?


More importantly, did he take advantage of....golden showers?

I'll let myself out....
 
2020-07-05 9:51:48 AM  
"What kind of a name is Pune, anyway?"

"Comanche Indian."
 
2020-07-05 10:37:31 AM  
Oh so it's disposable then.......
 
2020-07-05 10:57:21 AM  
How many quatloos is 3 lakh?
 
2020-07-05 11:08:22 AM  
Something tells me this isn't going to work
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2020-07-05 11:39:34 AM  

blender61: 3 lakh(s) is 300,000 Indian Rupee. Or about $ 4,000.
That is an astronomical amount of money for most Indians. For the upper crust and the nouveau riche (regardless of caste)  , that doesn't  even cover the food cost of a wedding.
It's a nice piece of gold working though.
India and gold have a long and interesting history. But India is interesting anyway.


I have heard that Indians LOVE GOLD, so this makes sense.

I can turn on the TV and buy socks and armbands and kneebraces "infused with copper!" so whats the difference?
I think they sell like crazy too, because they used to only have socks.
 
2020-07-05 11:44:11 AM  
Been seeing adds for over priced mask, interwoven with silver, copper, gold.
 
2020-07-05 12:54:59 PM  
Judging from all of the gold he has on, he might not want to venture into NYC, where he'd be robbed of it all before he even left the airport.

Talk about obvious consumerism.

In India, I wonder how many people just that mask could provide food, clean water and medicine for? Just the mask. Toss in the thick rings and the number goes up 3 times.
 
2020-07-05 1:13:09 PM  
Anything helps, right?
 
2020-07-05 1:20:08 PM  

brantgoose: Silver or copper would have an anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect, perhaps.


Came here to suggest copper, leaving happy.
 
2020-07-05 6:22:24 PM  

cryinoutloud: blender61: 3 lakh(s) is 300,000 Indian Rupee. Or about $ 4,000.
That is an astronomical amount of money for most Indians. For the upper crust and the nouveau riche (regardless of caste)  , that doesn't  even cover the food cost of a wedding.
It's a nice piece of gold working though.
India and gold have a long and interesting history. But India is interesting anyway.

I have heard that Indians LOVE GOLD, so this makes sense.

I can turn on the TV and buy socks and armbands and kneebraces "infused with copper!" so whats the difference?
I think they sell like crazy too, because they used to only have socks.


It is so much more complex than that. This goes back millennia.
It is about power, both religious and political.  It is about religion. It's about a women's ability  and access to wealth.
It is a transportable form of currency long before the banking system.

The nose chain to ear is longer and more ornate as a woman is more secure.
In the less secure, it is often made up of rings that can be clipped and spent.
The length and number of chains are social signals.
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2020-07-05 9:30:38 PM  

tjsands1118: Well gold can actually be pieced with smaller openings than fabric, it can also be woven like fabric, so a gold mask could work if done right.


I mean you're right.  This WOULD have worked if it was made by doctors or something.
 
2020-07-05 9:32:09 PM  

burninbeaver: mochunk: He died of an OG. [Fark user image image 425x233]

How did he go to the bathroom?


In his pants
 
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