Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#281329 - 07/12/16 08:35 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Tjin]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 851
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: Tjin
It's not officially out here in europe yet. Yet I have seen more people walking around starting at there phones.

News are reporting people having to be removed near train tracks while they were looking for pokemons, a hospital tell people to not enter (closed) spaces, etc...

I remember almost having run over a person who ran a red light on his bicyle, wearing head phones and having both hands on the phone and staring only at the screen with 3 lanes of moving traffic... Now we get more people staring at a screen. Ugh...


Yet another variant on the "distracted pedestrian". Plugged in, tuned out, and commonly turned into bumper paste by passing trains, busses, and cars. I remember one experience where a jogger, in the middle of the road, was completely oblivious to the stake bed truck on his ankles.

We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.
_________________________
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

Top
#281331 - 07/12/16 09:06 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Mark_R]
Doug_Ritter Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1967
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
[quote=Tjin]
We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.


I think you could argue that it is essentially Condition Black
_________________________
Doug Ritter
Editor
Equipped To Survive®
Chairman & Executive Director
Equipped To Survive Foundation
www.KnifeRights.org
www.DougRitter.com

Top
#281332 - 07/12/16 09:08 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
haertig Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2057
Loc: Colorado
I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.

Top
#281333 - 07/12/16 11:32 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 851
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: Doug_Ritter
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
[quote=Tjin]
We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.


I think you could argue that it is essentially Condition Black


I thought Condition Black was panicking or moving purely on instinct. Your Lizard brain taking control from the OODA loop. Maybe Condition Clear? "Clear" as in empty or nothing there. i.e. clear skies, a clear road, etc.
****************

Originally Posted By: haertig
I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.


I don't mind the natural selection so much. But, it tends to be a messy affair when involving moving vehicles.


Edited by Mark_R (07/12/16 11:36 PM)
_________________________
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

Top
#281336 - 07/13/16 06:36 AM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
Phaedrus Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2211
Loc: Great Plains
I think Condition Black is already taken (Black on ammo means your ammunition supply has been depleted, I believe).
_________________________
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

Top
#281338 - 07/13/16 01:12 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
unimogbert Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 857
Loc: Colorado
Condition Rainbow?

(LEO use it for indications of mental problems in the subject under discussion)

Condition Butterfly? (as in - chasing them....)

Top
#281339 - 07/13/16 01:55 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Mark_R]
M_a_x Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1040
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Mark_R

Originally Posted By: haertig
I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.


I don't mind the natural selection so much. But, it tends to be a messy affair when involving moving vehicles.


There is a dark side to that kind of selection too.
When a driver hits a person on foot or bicycle, it often does not end with the immediate mess. There also are law suits and maybe even trials for injuring or killing a person. Most people suffer from such an event even when they could not have avoided it.
I am not so fond of natural selection when it involves people other than the ones not selected.
I would really appreciate when law enforcement gives those Pokemon players an appropriate lesson about negligence. In Germany that might earn a person suspension or loss of the driver license.
_________________________
If it isn´t broken, it doesn´t have enough features yet.

Top
#281348 - 07/14/16 01:25 AM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
Russ Offline
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5053
Loc: SOCAL
"Pokémon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim
"Motorist, 28, slammed auto into tree while he was playing game"

Top
#281353 - 07/14/16 03:02 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
ireckon Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
People have bumped into me a couple times playing that game. They did not even notice they bumped into me. It pissed me off pretty good. I was thinking that they would make good marks for a robber.
_________________________
If you're reading this, it's too late.

Top
#281354 - 07/14/16 03:13 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: M_a_x]
ireckon Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: M_a_x
Originally Posted By: Russ
Who would agree to that? Someone who maybe doesn't read the agreement???


People often do not realize what "full access" means. They do not realize the value of personal data either. They desparately want to play the game though. That is very common. I often get offers for some "free" things I would have had to pay for them with personal data. So far I declined those offers.



It is also a bit of "Hey, everybody else is doing it; so the IV connection to my private data cannot be that bad."
_________________________
If you're reading this, it's too late.

Top
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Who's Online
0 registered (), 258 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Claire, JHurley, Highwayman, Janysboy, FlyerOne
5279 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Earthh Shaking News
by hikermor
Yesterday at 10:38 PM
Chaosmagnet's "modular" main emergency kit?
by chaosmagnet
Yesterday at 12:15 PM
Jess Roskelly presumed dead in BC avalanche
by clearwater
04/18/19 09:03 PM
New portable Solar charger
by haertig
04/18/19 03:52 PM
Hotel / Motel Security
by UncleGoo
04/17/19 11:34 PM
Can't use it if you don't have it
by albusgrammaticus
04/16/19 06:11 PM
Darn Tough Socks
by Russ
04/15/19 03:01 PM
Hypothermia Claimed The Life Of Woman
by Phaedrus
04/11/19 04:48 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.