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  1. JoeFriday

    Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

    You need to provide a universally acceptable to the end user system. Email appears to be the lowest common denominator. Phone call and texts do not work for many people that travel.
  2. JoeFriday

    Do you really understand your computer, or is it a threat to you?

    And for those who like to connect the dots...and maybe give Uwatec computers a bit of credit... The co-author of Buhlmann's book is E. Völlm. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/tauchmedizin/author/buhlmann/ Enrst went on to found a successful company called Dynatron. Much later he...
  3. JoeFriday

    Do you really understand your computer, or is it a threat to you?

    Buhlmann published his research in 1983 and died in 1994. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BChlmann_decompression_algorithm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_A._B%C3%BChlmann
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    Do you really understand your computer, or is it a threat to you?

    Whut? Is ZH-L8 only half as safe as ZH-L16?
  5. JoeFriday

    Backup regulators on dive trips?

    It likely depends on where / how you dive. As vacation divers we always have the option of rentals / shop / LOB units. We always have more dive slots than we can do, so bumping one is not an issue as we do not consider it lost. Getting old changes your perspective? We had a hose failure during...
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    Wondering where your stuff from overseas is? Shipaggedon!

    Ok. But I am still very confused. My grocery store is still fully stocked. No exotic / imported food shortage issues. We have way too many Avocado... If food and lawn chairs use the same shipping system, why can I buy imported food but can't find a set of lawn chairs? If the lawn chairs are...
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    Do you really understand your computer, or is it a threat to you?

    Yep. This ^^. Have the algorithm's changed? Or just the implementation of them. Maybe too many marketing driven adjustment grommets are now confusing divers? For basic recreational scuba I claim no dive computer manual should be required. Does anyone read the manual that tells them how to suck...
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    Wondering where your stuff from overseas is? Shipaggedon!

    So how does food get here? Or there? Ontario grocery stores sell Californian and South American fresh food during the winter. How is that stuff transported? Last winter and spring the shelves were full of product.
  9. JoeFriday

    Hydro dipping regulator covers?

    https://www.finishtek.com/2019/12/does-hydro-dipping-wear-off/
  10. JoeFriday

    What happened to The Pub?

    I thought some of us were not allowed back in?
  11. JoeFriday

    Profile question

    Can I be an oscar meyer weiner? Or something special like that? Or not...
  12. JoeFriday

    Rejuvenating the Cool Vintage

    Maybe if they have a "honey I shrunk the kids" sized dolly? How To Use a Hammer and Dolly » NAPA Know How Blog
  13. JoeFriday

    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    I would not agree with your model about the visual selection by the airline agent. The airline agent at the check-in desk is responsible for enforcing the airline rules. Airlines do not control security. CATSA is responsible for airport security in Canada, not Air Canada or West Jet or Air...
  14. JoeFriday

    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    Agreed. There is nothing "visual" about this program. The decision is made before anyone sees you. The US and Canada have a subtle difference in their security process. The US has an extra checkpoint after the check-in as the first part of security. In Canada this is simply a "boarding pass...
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    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    That now makes sense. You offered to take them off, so they said "Sure, go ahead, knock yourself out!" Do you have metal in them? If not then there is no need to remove them. None of my footwear has metal. I never take them off travelling domestic. They will only force you to remove your...
  16. JoeFriday

    Seeking pressure chamber recommendations

    Correct. Not obvious. I am now guessing that you want to compare dive computer A to dive computer B. One of them being "gold". Which dive profiles do you want to match? All of them? That's a lot. That will likely take a very long time. Years? Decades? Especially as you are slowly doing the...
  17. JoeFriday

    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    With the information you provided this makes no sense? If you are connecting in Toronto you are already inside security. You are simply walking from one gate to another. No security involved. No one to show your socks to. What am I missing? Did you leave the airport while in Toronto...
  18. JoeFriday

    Seeking pressure chamber recommendations

    I am confused. I claim what you are asking for does not exist commercially as the market is extremely small. Only a dive computer manufacturer would need one? Or have I missed something? If you explain "why" you need one then maybe someone could come up with a more relevant answer than a...
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    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    Agreed. My question was in response to divinh claiming that a "visual" decision was made by an airport agent to direct someone to extra screening. I am curious where this happens. The normal random extra screening process used in North America is NOT based upon a visual inspection of the...
  20. JoeFriday

    Ever wonder why your carry on gets searched

    Uhm, not lately, or only if you fly via the US. Not required by CATSA for domestic travel. Footware removal is a US thing. Airline passengers can keep their shoes on at security
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