I did a little googling and I did verify that there are CPAP machines that
will do remote status updates via a modem and phone lines. However that is
a long way from a state law that requires monitoring and pulling one's
I continue to be amazed and amused by the various claims, mostly from the
right, about how California regulates our life.
Yes, there is an ethernet port. Yes, the doctor can read your usage
from the machine. Yes, the dispensary can apply updates.
There's not a lot of granularity to the data captured by the machine --
time is use is recorded, but it may only be that the machine was on X
hours and X minutes during day X. Most likely, the doc is gonna say
"Oh, you're getting an average of 7 hours and 35 minutes (to make up a
number), and you're using the machine 99% of the time (i.e., almost
daily). Keep it up."
And then they'll say, "Do you need any filters? You know insurance will
pay for a new hose and headgear every six months? Oh, well if you don't
want that, how about some new nasal pillows? Insurance will pay for
those every three months!"
Occam's razor would suggest that the monitoring is most often used to
keep you coming back, and to keep you getting billable supplies.
BTW, my weekends greatly skew my average daily use numbers!
We had that conversation a LONG time ago. Let's not have it again.
A safety story (from a 50 year old who has his share of scars but all
My son is 14. When he was about three, we were sitting out in the back
yard building a robot costume for him from a few cardboard boxes. SWMBO
wanted to do some work so I handed her my Swiss Army Knife with large
blade extended. She did some cutting of boxen (easily, as I know the
most dangerous knife is a dull one. All my knives are kept SHARP.
Nick, the 3-year-old, reached over and started to grab the blade of the
I don't know how I knew she was going to try to jerk it out of his
closed fist, I just did. I seized her wrist and his simultaneously and
said "LOOK at what you're about to do!"
She went white and let go of the knife at he same time I sunk a thumb
into his arm and made him release his grip.
It's AMAZING what a quick hit of adrenaline can do.
Damn, hooked another one. ;-)
Hey, it was slow so I thought I'd troll for a bit. I remember...
Bad things can happen so quickly, and with such good intentions.
So you're cool under pressure. Good thing for Nick, eh?
I consider myself lucky that parents had little to do with my
upbringing - I'd surely have not survived otherwise.
Snakes, critters, tools, electricity, 150 foot trees w/antennas,
bikes, cars, and women - all that boy stuff. Only the latter resulted
in any permanent injury. Library good - average adult bad. :-o
Women often wear skirts. When they drop something their conditioned
response is to spread their legs and catch it on the skirt. Men do not wear
skirts (except in Scotland and Greece) and their conditioned response is to
put their legs together to catch it. Any man who has dropped a needle knows
why the female strategy is superior.
There is a lesson here somewhere but damned if I know what it is.
Wearing flip-flops quite a bit and soldering (yes, I do wear them when
soldering... but they're usually safely tucked away under a table) tends to
encourage the "just let it drop" response. :-)
Ethical question for woodworkers: If you just spent 8 hours tuning a plane
and it drops, is it ok to risk injury to yourself to prevent injury to the
There are approximately 1 kind of person in the world.
I'd say that's where the not-so-common common sense comes into play.
If you can grab it at the handle or body and avoid the blade, do it,
if not, don't. And if you're not sure, don't. Put a padded mat under
On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:49:57 -0500, the infamous Greg
Bite your freakin' tongue, Greg. _Never_ give the gov't an excuse to
take power or decisions away from you.
Think DARWIN! Survival of the fittest. Let the stupid ones kill
Seen on a bumper sticker: ARM THE HOMELESS
Well, a determined nibble at best...
I was lurking around when the first protracted and heated arguments
over the Saw Stop device patent holder soliciting government to
require the installation of these device on ALL tablesaws was fresh.
It was a slow Friday night and thought I'd see how many took the bait.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.