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gas mask advice, very long 

So, if you're planning to use a military gas mask for larping or for actual protection, there are some things you should consider:

- if there's a risk something's going to hit you in the face (e.g. CS gas canisters, baton rounds, airsoft pellets), use ballistic outserts, or cover the lenses with something else protective, you don't want fragments of glass or plastic in your eyes (plus masks obviously don't work with holes in them)

- try to use a somewhat modern mask which has a peripheral seal (a flap of rubber running around the outer edge which conforms to your face) - it dramatically improves the seal

- try to use a mask with an orinasal cup (a valved cup on the inside which goes over your nose and mouth, reduces dead space, and keeps you from fogging up the lenses

- if you have facial hair, shave it, it compromises the seal

- if you ordinarily wear glasses, remove them, they will compromise the seal. If you can't see without glasses, some masks do have mounting systems for optical inserts, failing all else, you can probably improvise something that doesn't compromise the seal. Contact lenses may be a bad idea, since moisture is stripped from the air coming into the mask by the filter.

- older filters may contain asbestos (anything from the warsaw pact), or chromium (C2A1, probably a load of others), get a modern canister instead

- there are two different standards for 40mm filter canister threads, these are GOST (warsaw pact during communist period, russia, few other countries) and STANAG/DIN (most of the world). Make sure you pair the right type of filter with the right mask, it won't thread and seal properly otherwise.

- pick an appropriate filter for the danger, for CS gas an unsealed surplus military filter will likely be adequate, for industrial hazards you should buy canisters new from a reputable vendor. Check manufacturer data sheets to find out which type of filter you need. Remember that filters do not protect against carbon monoxide or low oxygen environments.

- filters often have caps on them - make sure you check where they are, and remove them when using the mask.

- If it feels like you cannot breathe at all, this is
not normal, breathing resistance is not that high. Remove the mask, check that there's no issue with the filter.

- familiarise yourself with your respirator in a safe environment, and practice taking it on and off. Remember, hold the harness with your hands, and pull it over your head, chin goes in first

- when you have the respirator on your face, test the seal:
- - cover the inlet valve or filter inlet, breathe in. the mask should be pulled towards your face, if air comes in from elsewhere, refit it
- - cover the exhale valve, breathe out, the mask should be pushed away from your face. if the seal breaks away from your face (prob accompanied by a hilarious fart sound), that's fine, if it breaks closer, refit.

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Wow, I totally missed this one! Red Hat Hires a Blind Software Engineer to Improve Accessibility on Linux Desktop: news.itsfoss.com/red-hat-acces

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RT @SkogNymfe@twitter.com

If you think climate protesters are inconvenient , just wait until you find out what continuous flood fires and plagues are going to do to your daily life.

Uspol, hail satan 

Shit is fucked. Whenever I get upset at the banality of evil I try to at least have some fun at their expense.

I hope everyone is willing to do satanic prayer in school in light of the new supreme court ruling. 30 kids in black robes chanting "hail satan" at a football games would hopefully make for some fun times.

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from Tor Books, Head of Zeus, McSweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

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gonna make a passive help post because I mean, why the hell not

I’m 36 weeks pregnant and could go any minute, trying to get our little family into our own housing before birth. My wife has good Union job prospects, we’re just running very low on time.

any assistance will go towards application fees, rent, and deposit. thanks so much y’all for getting us this far!

paypal.me/londonshine
$app: $glamorshark
venmo: @londonshine
revolut: @glamorshark

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the next person to tell me I overreact to stuff is getting psychically exploded scanners style

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my favorite moment in the new Obi Wan Kenobi series is where Darth Maul turns to Glup Shitto and says "Neil Gorsuch lives at 11521 Dalyn Ter, Potomac, MD."

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please boost, help wanted, roe v wade 

People have been rightfully pointing out that period tracking apps can collect data that might be used against you (as well as how you should turn your phone off while visiting planned parenthood etc. because of location tracking).

Does anyone know of any offline, encrypted-at-rest menstrual cycle iOS apps? FOSS, preferably.

I'm trying to help someone else. Either way, thanks for continuing to educate people about this awful dystopia we're in. It helps.

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@sexybenfranklin I like to think of the original leader of the Spanish fascist who was exiled to Portugal and when the coup started boarded a small plan that promptly crashed because he packed too many uniforms and medals

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For any kind of chemical contamination, the only two substances which are acceptable to use as eyewash are water and saline.

Posting this because a lot of people still suggest milk and antacid solution, and those people are fucking up.

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uspol, psa 

please do not post about crimes you are thinking about committing even if you are joking

i am not trying to be the fun police, people in places like FL have been arrested for social media posts in the past, please stay safe

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