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The Old Hack

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    The Old Hack reacted to mlooney in Things That Are Just Annoying   
    I have a headache that isn't a migraine and I have body aches.    I'm going to finish this cup of tea and then go back to bed.
     
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in This Day In History   
    There are so many reasons why this would not work, one of which is that the tests need not be applied in good faith. It would merely join gerrymandering as another tool in the toolbox of voter suppression. The only thing I personally see as working is better education for everybody.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in This Day In History   
    There are so many reasons why this would not work, one of which is that the tests need not be applied in good faith. It would merely join gerrymandering as another tool in the toolbox of voter suppression. The only thing I personally see as working is better education for everybody.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Scotty in NP Wednesday December 11, 2019   
    The game's probably like "See, what you just did will only lead to the bandits getting out and causing more problems later cus they're bandits and that's all they'll ever do, it would have been better in the long run to just kill them"
    Even Dan said on discord that the game is punishing Susan.
     
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    The Old Hack reacted to Darth Fluffy in This Day In History   
    "Tribal", huh, that fits.
     
    You would like this one too, I think. My take on it is "not even wrong" or "wronger that wrong" is about missing the point, being way off base. Fractally wrong starts there and aggressively builds on it. Wrong on many levels, it's a system, not just one thing. Jim was wrong about ... well just so much, his whole approach was wrong. I suppose it worked as a Chewbacca defense. Maybe there's a hidden level of brilliance in there.
     
    I like it as a resource. It is very biased, but it is honest and up front about it's bias.
     
    I don't doubt that it is a very small portion.
     
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in This Day In History   
    The increasingly tribal nature of politics. By now the divisions are so large that certain politicians assumed that the voters would prefer a Republican child molester over any kind of Democrat. As it happened, they assumed wrong.
    Ah, I see. Unfortunately I understood you as playing the Devil's Advocate, which is... not a good look when it comes to sexual predators of any kind, let alone on minors. My apologies.
    Hm. It is possible that we could both be right. One harm is psychological, the other is social and cultural. Unfortunately that merely means that the subject is caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea as far as harm goes.
    Possibly it makes him wronger than wrong?
    (Yes, once you sent me to RationalWiki, I got caught in a clickmare there. Take heed, everybody else -- do NOT click the above link if you do not wish to share my dismal fate. )
    I phrased myself badly here. I should have just said, 'was completely ignored.' My apologies.
    I greatly fear that that may be taken as a given.
    Me neither. But I am suspicious. That did not look right to me. Still, as you say, barring proof...
    Yeah. I do not actually object to him being dead. I do object to him not getting to pay for his crimes and to the people he associated with escaping from the consequences of theirs.
    They know too well what will happen if they speak up.
    Yes. *sigh* Statistics imply that something between five to seven percent of all rape charges are falsified. This is used as a convenient shield for the ninety-three remaining percent of reported perpetrators.
    And those are merely the reported cases. Given the unknown but most likely very large number of unreported cases, the actual percentage of liars is quite likely much smaller.
    'Boy who cried wolf...'
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Saw the vascular doctor today. She has no idea what's causing the swelling. However, she believes the skin numbness and the inner pain is caused by nerve damage related to the endovenous ablation procedure. Guess what she put me on?
    Gabapentin. 300mg 3x a day. w00t. Here we go again.
    So, I get to be ultra-careful with my diet for the next month to keep from gaining weight due to the gabapentin, plus I'm going to have tunnel/double vision off and on as a side effect. Lovely. As long as it makes the fscking pain go away, I guess.
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    The Old Hack reacted to mlooney in Things that make you sad.   
    My cat Suzan just died.  She was ill for quite a while before this.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Good. Stay lucky in the second part, too, okay?
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    I'm lucky in the cost part - both the 911 operator and the EMTs told me that they don't charge you unless they transport you to the hospital. I won't get charged for their visit.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    It did. But you know what? What I am really happy about is that you are okay. I don't know what motivated that nurse -- possibly she had dealt with a similar case that turned out to be something much worse -- but at least she had priority number one on mind, namely your health and safety.
    I hope this won't cost you a fortune and that you stay all right.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Well, that escalated quickly.
    I called the Blue Cross Nurse Help Line to ask if I should put heat or cold on my leg/ankle to get the swelling to go down. The nurse freaked out and called 911 on me. The 911 operator dispatched an ambulance to my house with three EMTs. They looked over my foot, took my vitals, and decided I didn't need to go to the hospital, which is what I told the Blue Cross nurse in the first place. The EMTs *did* tell me to use cold, however. Or hot. Whichever I wanted.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    I have an appointment with the vascular specialist this coming Wednesday (Dec. 11th) for my right lower leg and foot. The pain and swelling have been getting worse, to the point where my foot is feeling heavy. There's no obvious discoloration, so I don't know why it's doing this. I've spent a good amount of today with my leg elevated. I don't know if I should apply heat or cold, however. I'm confused.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Pharaoh RutinTutin in Favorite Quotes   
    Another quote from Freefall by Mark Stanley
    This one from the Savage Chicken itself (Sam Starfall's ship)
    "If we could get humans out of the loop, it would remove our greatest point of failure."
    http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3400/fc03367.png
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in What Are You Ingesting?   
    After eating (and thoroughly enjoying) turkey & dressing with lingonberries at IHOP after Thanksgiving this year, I decided I would take lingonberries to the family get-together on Mrs. Prof's side as my contribution to Christmas dinner. Of course, I had to buy a test bottle from Amazon to make sure I'd be buying the right stuff. The bottle arrived today, so I opened it.
    Whoops.
    Not only are they the "right stuff," they're downright smegging addictive! I've gone through two thirds of the bottle by myself already, on things like English muffins, leftover stuffing, and just plain eating them from the jar. Thank goodness that they're only 34 calories per serving, with 20 servings per bottle. I've ordered two jars for Christmas, otherwise I'll eat all of the single jar myself. Now, the trick is going to be getting people to try them next to the cranberry sauce.
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    The Old Hack reacted to hkmaly in Story Monday December 2, 2019   
    Also because he has just ONE General Shade Tail but those Goo nuclei could be mass-produced.
    That doesn't mean the objective is to kill Tedd. Perhaps the outcome Lord Tedd wanted was that the Goo will be destroyed BY TEDD and he was disappointed Ellen did it.
     
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    The Old Hack reacted to Tom Sewell in Story Monday December 2, 2019   
    Excellent points. Was our Tedd the actual target? The Goo never attacked Tedd, or even tried to. That would tend to support the "strengthen the other Tedd's" theory.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Had to skip today's follow-up blood tests / med checks. Mrs. Prof, a.k.a. my transportation, came back from the urgent care clinic last night with a diagnosis of borderline pneumonia. No way I was making her drive me to the doctor.
    My pre-op tests are still scheduled for Monday. They wouldn't let me schedule both the follow-up and the pre-op simultaneously, claiming insurance wouldn't pay for it. Bastages. I'll get the follow-up done later.
    A new issue is raising its ugly head, and it has to do with the endovenous ablation of my lower right leg. I'm starting to get some swelling and pain down the back lateral part of my leg, down to the curve of my ankle joint. It feels like something is stuck down there, like perhaps it's not draining properly. I'm going to call the vascular surgeon's office tomorrow to find out WTF is going on.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    For what it is worth, mine are, too.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in Friday, November 29, 2019   
    Unfortunately there is no escape from the bad science of Voyager.
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in The Unchanging and Inviolate Word of God   
    And here I thought those bits were in Doucheronomy.
    You forgot the part that read, "Until they start to cost money. At that point they and the mother are free to go die in a ditch."
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    The Old Hack got a reaction from Darth Fluffy in Friday, November 29, 2019   
    Unfortunately there is no escape from the bad science of Voyager.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Well, THAT escalated quickly. The scheduling nurse called. I have a surgery date: December 23rd, two days before Christmas. I know what I want for a Christmas present.
    Of course, there's a schedule leading up to it. On the 9th, I get pre-op testing done. On the 19th, I have a pre-op appointment with the surgeon, with whom I'll no doubt argue. (He still thinks that my kneecap arthritis is the root cause of my pain, despite all of the problems I have with my meniscus and the physical pain I have on my left side.) Then, finally, on the 23rd, I have the surgery.
    In the afternoon. NPO (nothing by mouth) from midnight. I don't know how I'll survive it. Hell, I don't know how they'll find a vein to introduce an IV. I have terrible veins. They told me to hyper-hydrate for 48 hours prior to the surgery date. All I can tell that'll make me do is piss a lot. (Guess I'd better discuss stopping my Lasix with my primary care doctor.)
    That's what I know for now. There may be more forthcoming. I don't know. I hope not. All of my fingers and all of the toes I have left are crossed for a good outcome.
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    The Old Hack reacted to ProfessorTomoe in Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)   
    Saw the knee doctor's physician's assistant today. Took with me a printout of the MRI report and the DVD of the MRI scan as artillery. Also made him listen to and feel the clicking in my left knee (he called it "crepitus"). Told him the GELSYN-3 injections did squat for my knee pain and suffering. Asked for arthroscopic surgery. He went to talk to the knee doctor.
    The knee doctor agreed. In fact, he agreed to do it before the end of the year, while my 100% insurance coverage is still intact.
    I've got to wait for a phone call from the scheduling nurse and a pre-op appointment with the doctor, but after those comes the surgery. I only hope to God it works.
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    The Old Hack reacted to Pharaoh RutinTutin in Friday, November 29, 2019   
    I hope you remember to clean up your workout equipment when you're done
    I hate it when the guy in front of me leaves the 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pound weight as a sweaty mess