On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Xynexyne@archlinux.ca wrote:
It's like suggesting to go to the beach and instead of someone objecting with "I think it's too cold today... have you checked the weather?" you get a 5 minute tirade about much it sucks to get sand in your clothes, how swallowing seawater is bad for you, that UV radiation is bad for the skin, that driving to the beach costs money and creates pollution, that people die in tsunamis on beaches, that you can be eaten by sharks, etc... which all boil down to the objector really saying "I haven't left the house in ages and I don't wanna.".
So my suggestion would be to go on a rock beach, with a snorkel, an umbrella, a lot of sunscreen, going by bike or by foot, checking the forecast to avoid tsunami, and avoid beaches populated by sharks. It requires some more work and put additional constraints, but it still achieves your goal, in a safer/better way :) (now you can try to make the link with my real reply earlier in that thread..)