You are onto a winner.
I smell a Kickstarter ....
It only takes a minute to capture a 3D model of my orifices. They tell me it’s the only way I can be sure of a tight fit. Perhaps I could order a hologram of my 3D orifices that I can hang on my living room wall. It would make a nice conversation piece for visitors to admire. "Isn’t it creepy how my orifices seem to follow …
Shouldn't be too hard- you burn a lot of energy regulating your temperature, and the head is one of the places that looses most heat, so shave the head, mount a refrigeration unit in the hat, and Bingo, weight loss.
Also, a big heavy hat will mean you burn more energy carrying it around and strengthen core muscles trying to stay upright with a fridge on the head.
The deluxe model can have a couple of slots to insert beers, for relaxing after a heavy hat wearing session.
You could even recover some energy with a peliter effect layer between the scalp and the refrigeration unit, and potentially combine it with one of those neoprene belts, redirecting the extracted heat into the belly where it can raise the core temperature, requiring more heat loss through the head.
Perpetual motion, until you run out of fat. Or collapse under the weight. Whichever.
"Shouldn't be too hard- you burn a lot of energy regulating your temperature, and the head is one of the places that looses most heat"
When I did my D of E some years (!) ago some smartass made a comment about the amount of heat lost through the head, and the (ex miltary) instructor testily pointed out that this particular nugget of wisdom comes from arctic enviroment studies where the outside tempreture is in negative numbers and the person is wearing an inch thick insulation everywhere else on the body other than the head.
He suggested that this might not be quite so correct in the UK.
this particular nugget of wisdom comes from arctic enviroment studies where the outside tempreture is in negative numbers and the person is wearing an inch thick insulation everywhere else on the body other than the head.
He suggested that this might not be quite so correct in the UK.
Well... Except Skegness...
"Since noone has ever admitted to visiting "Skeg Vegas" I believe the place to be a myth but your point is probably well made."
No, no.... it really exists. But you need a DeLorean and a dead actor pretending to be a mad scientist to help you get there.
And believe me, it isn't worth the effort :-)
Me, I'm just a lawnmower. You can tell it from the way I walk.....
Dabbsy, you cynical bastard. That could have been me saying all that, although not nearly so eloquently.
I must confess to having purchased a sleep mask with very thin speakers in it to listen to binaural recordings while sleeping. This is the very first set of "cans" that don't make my lugholes either sweat or ache after ten minutes. These are connected to a bluetooth dongly thing which is fed audio from a 'droid tablet getting its files and playlists from my DLNA server. All very modern, new-age and plug'n'pray, except it's not as getting it to this stage was an experiment in self-inflicted alopecia and you can't use them as normal cans because you can't see. They also make you look a bit of a prat but, at night time when the general public don't have to put up with you, that's fine.
That's it for wearables for me. If I ever feel the need to record a 5 mile whatever it was euphemism you invented I'll be past the point of self-respect anyway...
becoming regrettably necessary now every ponce in a Toorak Tractor/Chelsea Combine has 5KW xenon plasma night light arc welder for head lights setting fire to trees 500 yards away. Not being night blind like most other drivers being blinded by fools with dimmed lights is bad enough, but some of the drunks driving these aftermarket equipped dangers are so visually incompetent they don't dip their lights either, then get annoyed and try ramming speed if headlights flashed at them. Safer to wear yellow filters.
For me, in a rural area, it's not so much oncoming cars / suvs which are the problem, it's the oncoming nitwit cyclists using strobing white front lamps after dark which just remove all possibility of seeing anything other than their light, and a glowing after image where my retinas have begun to char.
sunnies after dark becoming regrettably necessary now every ponce in a Toorak Tractor/Chelsea Combine has 5KW xenon plasma night light arc welder for head lights setting fire to trees 500 yards away.
OK, so you're advocating that you ought to screw up your night vision for the entire journey in case some idiot with misaligned lights comes your way? Having a pair of light sunglasses handy may be a better plan.
About the only vision-augmenting tool you should wear at night is clear glasses with anti-reflection coating, and make sure you keep them clean (I find ordinary soap and water + drying cloth to work better and safer than the tissue things they sell). If you already need glasses anyway, AR coating is good to have anyway for a whole lot of reasons.
The yellow tint thing does work, by the way, but only by daylight. Yellow tint + polarisation is, for instance, very effective at giving you more visibility in rain (especially if you're in the habit of keeping the inside of your windshield clean). Add to that a good quality rain repellent nano-coating of the windshield and you'll have to remind yourself at occasions that (a) others don't quite see so well at that time and (b) that being able to see well doesn't mean the physics of limited wet road adhesion have changed too..
Surely the solution to the nighttime oncoming beams of Hades - or BMW Laser Lights [TM], as I believe they're better known - is obvious.
Just get yourself a pair of Joo Janta peril sensitive sunglasses. You too can look as cool as President Zaphod Beeblebrox - and will also be spared the retina-burning sight of your impending death by Beemer.
> Just get yourself a pair of Joo Janta peril sensitive sunglasses.
Personally, I'd rather have a decent laser that I can use to burn out the oncoming Lights Of Doom(tm). And write something suitably scathing on the paintwork of the oncoming car too.
Combined with a focussed-EMP device to blow up the sound system of the car that drives round near my house with some dance crap at 5KW.
Why yes, I am old and crabby. Why do you ask?
I have an absurd amount of 3M's finest retroreflective fabric and a penchant for low cars.
This winter, I shall be covering my sun visors in the stuff and flipping them down when attacked by lights-o-death. A quick trial last year showed they were very effective, and if it wakes up just a few of these oblivious wankers, I'm happy.
Whether or not I trim the fabric into rude words remains to be seen.
My commute takes me over the undulating road round Windsor Great Park. Correctly aligned or not a Range Rover/ BMWX5/Whatever (and there are loads round there) on a crest coming the other way is straight into the eyballs. The worst aligned headlights, conversly, appear to be on MINIs (Kraut Krap ones, not Austin/Morris/BMC/BL ) which can blind even when they are coming down the opposing down slope.
Plus a thousand. While headlights are a great solution for the answer of "seeing where you're going while driving at night", it seems that a depressing number of people do not understand that aiming them directly into the eyes of oncoming traffic may prove less safe than driving with them off.
Short of wearing sunglasses at night, I've not come up with a solution for this. Well, not a socially acceptable one that doesn't involve taking a crowbar to the headlights of other people's cars, or in extreme cases to the drivers.
I did find that window tint is helpful on one's rearview (side or wing) mirrors. Just remember to go about half as dark as you'd think necessary, being a mirror the light goes through the film twice, of course.
okay, cyclist here who's used yellow tinted sunglasses after dark. I know the physics mean less light, but having used them, they're seriously effective in the (almost) dark of cities, and very good when it comes to
arc welders headlights, and being able to see. everything appears clearer even though the total energy of photons is less
might look a bit odd, but they do work
@quxinot. I used to have a Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited. The other feature aside from the ludicrous 3 litre V6 petrol engine that drank fuel at USA'an rates, was a rear-view mirror with a photo sensor that automagically dimmed an LCD layer over the mirror when lights behind me were too bright.
Only noticed it when I swapped the car for a lesser-specified diesel one.
"To this day, I fail to comprehend how anyone could be convinced that wearing sunglasses after dark helps you see better. All it does is make you look cool, as already famously demonstrated by the Blues Brothers a decade earlier."
Actually, Dabbsy, the problem was recorded a few decades earlier in 1958 as evidenced on YouTube here:
Somewhat related: I remember seeing a documentary about Roy Orbison a few years ago, in which he admitted that the reason he always wore sunglasses on stage was that in 1964(?) when supporting the Beatles on a tour in the UK, he realised he'd left his regular glasses on the plane, and the only prescription glasses he had were the tinted ones.
Judging by the talking heads they interviewed for the documentary, it seems I wasn't the only one who'd always assumed he had weak eyes or some similar affliction!
Having quite sensitive eyes that don't deal well with bright incoming light driving with yellow specs on after night makes things much more relaxed for me. Without glasses I get tired/strained eyes after about an hour of driving. With yellow sunglasses I see better and don't get the stabbing pain in my eyeballs.
Yellow lenses actually do work, as our eyes perceive greater levels of contrast. They're often used by people shooting in poor light. It's also why we have yellow streetlights (and other countries have yellow headlights).
Not sure that they can be classed as sunglasses, though.
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