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  1. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Yeah, all 3. As I alluded to before, in a...

    Yeah, all 3. As I alluded to before, in a not-as-shitty world patients would have a second visit scheduled at least a few days after the first. with more to follow as needed. Too much to absorb in...
  2. Sugar Bowl has delayed opening. No new date. I'm...

    Sugar Bowl has delayed opening. No new date. I'm sure we're all shocked.
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    I got kicked off a jury panel for saying that the...

    I got kicked off a jury panel for saying that the billing department at UC Davis Med Center was a bunch of crooks.
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    I agree with Wooley--6 months, because that is...

    I agree with Wooley--6 months, because that is what the CDC is saying. With vaccines, for durable immunity a certain spacing works better than too close together. Someone else will have to explain...
  5. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    I think every doc does that, but I was thinking...

    I think every doc does that, but I was thinking about businesses set up specifically to offer patients advice on cancer treatment without providing any treatment themselves. Having never dealt with...
  6. Thread: Wildlife

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    The lakes and rivers here don't freeze or freeze...

    The lakes and rivers here don't freeze or freeze rarely. Wouldn't it have to do more with water temps and the availability of fish near the surface? If talking with fishermen at Donner Lake the last...
  7. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    There are people who do this for a fee. But it...

    There are people who do this for a fee. But it shouldn't be necessary if the docs are doing their jobs. Many if not most cancer cases should be discussed by a multidisciplinary tumor board to...
  8. Thread: HOA's

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    What the fuck is wrong with you? Don't bother...

    What the fuck is wrong with you?
    Don't bother to answer, I already know.
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    No need to phish to get batch numbers. I'm sure...

    No need to phish to get batch numbers. I'm sure they're easily available on the dark web, and maybe the bright web.
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    I didn't appreciate that. Thanks for pointing it...

    I didn't appreciate that. Thanks for pointing it out. And yeah, single author is definitely suspect. We don't have supplements and online symposia and other such silliness in surgery, (although we...
  11. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    The head of our hospital was a pediatric...

    The head of our hospital was a pediatric oncologist. The most mild mannered, calm, unprepossessing, low key, almost passive guy. I have no idea how anyone can do that job, let alone be that way.
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    I'm not sure why people think being the Jeopardy...

    I'm not sure why people think being the Jeopardy host is a great job. Sounds boring, although it does pay well--but a number of the people who supposedly wanted the job didn't seem to need the...
  13. Thread: No warmup

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    Vasodilators per se aren't a problem....

    Vasodilators per se aren't a problem. Vasodilators that are beta blockers, like Bystolic, which slow the heart rate, are, as far as exercise goes. When you do a cardiac stress test they make you...
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    Did he have his teeth in or out? I remember...

    Did he have his teeth in or out?

    I remember one game where they stopped the game to look for Pavel Datsyuk's teeth. Real ones. Only time I ever saw him penalized for roughing. He was pissed....
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    The one that gets me, at least in France, is that...

    The one that gets me, at least in France, is that when indicating a number with your fingers the thumb counts, so when I order one beer by holding up one finger I wind up with two. Which I guess...
  16. Thread: Wildlife

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    Saw an osprey yesterday. Shouldn't it be...

    Saw an osprey yesterday. Shouldn't it be somewhere warmer by now? Bodes ill for the ski season.
  17. Thread: HOA's

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    Both have the problem of maintaining reserves and...

    Both have the problem of maintaining reserves and making decisions regarding major maintenance and repair. Obviously in a development with multiunit buildings the exposure is much higher but the...
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    While the first author sounds a little sketchy,...

    While the first author sounds a little sketchy, this is a peer reviewed published study in a top tier medical journal and should be taken seriously.

    I can't find anything in Pubmed about the PULS...
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    Austria and other European countries use periods...

    Austria and other European countries use periods as thousands separators instead of commas. (And commas instead of periods as decimal separators.)
    I didn't know that--I had to look it up.
  20. Thread: HOA's

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    The shit show with the Florida condo building...

    The shit show with the Florida condo building that collapsed because the residents couldn't agree on needed, very expensive work should tell you all you need to know about HOA's.
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    You must have good blackout shades.

    You must have good blackout shades.
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    The 1955 gear was a lot more expensive if you...

    The 1955 gear was a lot more expensive if you factor in hospital bills.
  23. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Are you sure you mean the down throw and not the...

    Are you sure you mean the down throw and not the throw down?

    BTW, you have an impressive memory.
  24. Thread: HOA's

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    Got a lawyer friend who can write 'em a letter...

    Got a lawyer friend who can write 'em a letter insinuating expensive consequences if they refuse to approve some kind of dog run per the CC&R's?
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    I'm skeptical that that thing could get you up a...

    I'm skeptical that that thing could get you up a steep enough slope in deep enough snow to be worth the trouble.. Or it could be the first avalanche self rescue kit-=turn it on and the pulls you out...
  26. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    I would add Wikipedia to the list of reliable...

    I would add Wikipedia to the list of reliable sources.
  27. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Exploding cigar.

    Exploding cigar.
  28. Thread: Wildlife

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    Nature on PBS has been running a series about...

    Nature on PBS has been running a series about wildlife in the Rockies. Lots of good video from GTNP, Jellystone, and Glacier. The usual sappy narration. Bear 399 and her 4 cubs feature prominently...
  29. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Nothing to feel guilty about. Two days later...

    Nothing to feel guilty about. Two days later won't harm the other patient. Chemo doesn't work that fast. Trying to bump one chemo patient for another doesn't make a lot of sense. My guess is that...
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    I agree. Good quality knives honed frequently...

    I agree. Good quality knives honed frequently shouldn't need sharpening very often. My chef friend brought me her knives to sharpen maybe once a year.

    BTW--I reground my western style knives to...
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    Weird things happen with K and T/ no ground...

    Weird things happen with K and T/ no ground circuits when you try to put occ and motion sensors and the like in them.

    Our doorbell ran off a transformer in the attic that became inaccessible...
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    There's no advantage or disadvantage to mixing...

    There's no advantage or disadvantage to mixing mRNA vaccines. It's mainly a question of convenience and logistics. No need to drive an hour to get one vaccine if the other is available 5 minutes...
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    400 meters of surface lifts sounds painful,...

    400 meters of surface lifts sounds painful, although I guess you never have to practice lift evacuations.
  34. Thread: No warmup

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    If you'd met Rod and read one of his TR's you'd...

    If you'd met Rod and read one of his TR's you'd know know of the above is the case.

    Before I had to stop running about 10 years ago --when I was 60 (back issues) --it took me 3 miles to max my...
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    Dog did it on purpose.

    Dog did it on purpose.
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    I can only imagine what the people in Asia who...

    I can only imagine what the people in Asia who make them think about American women and their 60 inch waists.
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    Probably not. Looks all second degree if it...

    Probably not. Looks all second degree if it doesn't get infected. The new skin will be delicate and sensitive for a while--probably a year. Maybe a good season for Jay to go New School with the...
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    BTW---great thread title. Right up there with...

    BTW---great thread title. Right up there with physical terrorists.
  39. Thread: No warmup

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    Yeah, Rod. You're no spring chicken. Takes longer...

    Yeah, Rod. You're no spring chicken. Takes longer for the microscopic arteries in the muscles to dilate and for your heart rate to increase when you start exercising, so you compensate by trying to...
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    That inflation started well before the flu...

    That inflation started well before the flu pandemic. It is arguable how much the pandemic contributed. The govt had fewer means to understand and mitigate the business cycle. I could still happen....
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    Trade you. My wife won't throw out...

    Trade you. My wife won't throw out anything--dead batteries and light bulbs go right back in with the good ones.
    BTW how the hell do you spend $100 on a paring knife?
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    When they're hospitalized is by far the best...

    When they're hospitalized is by far the best chance you have to get them vaccinated. (Pro* tip, if you're ever hospitalized for anything serious make sure all follow up appointments, tests and meds...
  43. I still have a brace--a lot faster than a ratchet...

    I still have a brace--a lot faster than a ratchet to drive lag bolts (before electric impact wrench were available). I built an outside staircase with treads sitting on steel angles with it. First...
  44. The bits in the box are both for using in braces....

    The bits in the box are both for using in braces. The top is just an auger bit, the bottom is an adjustable forstner (flat bottomed holes). Neat adjustment mechanism. Mine you have to slide by hand...
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    Joke. But if I wasn't afraid of sending the...

    Joke.

    But if I wasn't afraid of sending the thread to polyass I'd tell you about the push in Wisconsin to file felony charges against 5 of the 6 members of the bipartisan (3/3) election...
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    My dentist is a woman. Fortunately all her...

    My dentist is a woman. Fortunately all her assistants and hygienists are too.


    The hygienist when I was a kid and teen liked to rub her large boobs on me. Nowadays they stand in the next room...
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    Washington Post, November 18, 2021--Texas State...

    Washington Post, November 18, 2021--Texas State Department of Health Services fired en masse and charged with felony criminal conspiracy.
  48. So many mountains, so little time.

    So many mountains, so little time.
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    Science has published a paper by University of...

    Science has published a paper by University of Arizona evolutionary virologist Michael Worobey — a specialist in the origins of viral epidemics--that says the pandemic started at the Wuhan wet...
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    Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory, unlike...

    Tylenol is not an anti-inflammatory, unlike aspirin, motrin, naprosyn. (Whether taking any of these drugs before or after covid vaccine is good, bad, or doesn't matter I don't know.)
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