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Post by hepcat » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:35 pm

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hepcat wrote:So a few months ago, I woke up to find myself suddenly an "outie". For all of my life I'd been an "innie", but I apparently have what's called an umbilical hernia. My doctor told me it wasn't serious and not to do anything unless it grows bigger or starts to hurt. But every single article i read on it on webmd and other medical sites say it's better to get it fixed rather than wait and see what happens. Thankfully, it seems to be a rather small surgery that doesn't even require a hospital visit.

I think I may get a second opinion as it does freak me the hell out. :cry:
It's not a big deal to have it fixed...quick nap and done in about 30 minutes as long as the hole (hernia) isn't big. You'll be sore for a couple weeks and no heavy lifting during the that time, but it heals quickly. As for when to have it repaired, it's not urgent, but waiting gives it time to grow and become a bigger problem. If it were me, I would see a general surgeon soon, get all the info about having it fixed, and then have the surgery when it's convenient.

I can see bring freaked out by it, but it's really not a big deal and pretty easy fix in the grand scheme of things.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:07 pm

If the doc was wearing a watched before they started make sure they still were when it was over.

A garbage truck crashed into a home here in town. The house was a 3 area home. By that I mean a bigger middle area then two smaller areas off the main ...like bedrooms. The truck went into the right one of those all the way to its read end. But Ive never seen a response like what they did. The house looked fine but that room then the city condemned the home that day and today they demolished it. Ive never seen them move that fast. Kinda crazy.
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Post by hepcat » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:07 pm

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If the doc was wearing a watched before they started make sure they still were when it was over.
Now that you mention it, he was eating a junior mint right before the operation.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:11 pm

brought in canned soup today without an 'e-z pull lid' - i looked everywhere for a can opener and couldn't find any in the work kitchen. i asked office manager if one could be acquired. she said to go ahead and fill out a form and they would see if they 'had the budget for it' (her words). i know we're struggling with only 332 billion licensed devices on Earth and all....

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Post by LordMortis » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 pm

If all goes according to management plan then I get a company phone tomorrow. I am so depressed.

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brought in canned soup today without an 'e-z pull lid' - i looked everywhere for a can opener and couldn't find any in the work kitchen. i asked office manager if one could be acquired. she said to go ahead and fill out a form and they would see if they 'had the budget for it' (her words). i know we're struggling with only 332 billion licensed devices on Earth and all....
That's why you ought to keep one of these handy:

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Or, for something cheaper, one of these:

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:13 pm

i miss carrying a pocket knife around, but my situation is kind of an outlier. i go to a lot of concerts (no knives allowed, yeah they search you/use metal detectors) and i ride my bike around, no car (so no place to leave the knife if i forget to take it off before i go to the show venue). i left my knife with security once and when i went to go retrieve it after the show they either lost it or it was stolen, they had no idea.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.

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i miss carrying a pocket knife around, but my situation is kind of an outlier. i go to a lot of concerts (no knives allowed, yeah they search you/use metal detectors) and i ride my bike around, no car (so no place to leave the knife if i forget to take it off before i go to the show venue). i left my knife with security once and when i went to go retrieve it after the show they either lost it or it was stolen, they had no idea.
Except for a brief time in basic in the service I've had a pocket knife on me my whole life.
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Post by LordMortis » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:27 pm

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i miss carrying a pocket knife around, but my situation is kind of an outlier. i go to a lot of concerts (no knives allowed, yeah they search you/use metal detectors) and i ride my bike around, no car (so no place to leave the knife if i forget to take it off before i go to the show venue). i left my knife with security once and when i went to go retrieve it after the show they either lost it or it was stolen, they had no idea.
Except for a brief time in basic in the service I've had a pocket knife on me my whole life.
I carried one in later elementary school and all of middle school and it was never a thing. In high school it was expulsion worthy, so I stopped carrying then. Somewhere in my 20s I started carrying again for utility purposes until about the 3rd knife I forgot I was carrying had to be thrown away at the airport. I haven't carried utility or pocket knife of any sort since. That would have been sometime after 9/11, I'd guess.

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P-38
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Post by Daehawk » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:37 pm

Carried a pocket knife since I was 5 but I stopped this year. I need my pocket space for other stuff now and ...ya.
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Post by Daehawk » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:19 am

This is the first month Ive had all my ducks in a row so to speak. Paid all my bills and have a whopping $88.00 left over to live on for the month. If I can do it and do it for 5 years Ill pay off the home.
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There was a time when I was living on less. It's tough, but it is doable.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:30 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
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Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
I have had one of those on my keychain for like the past 30 years. Been a while since I've used it for a can but it's surprisingly useful.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:53 pm

My mom used to have one on hers. I had her keys for something, passed them back to her, and the blade drug itself across my palm as she retrieved them.

Fun times.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 pm

LordMortis wrote:
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P-38
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
Indeed, a P-38 / P-51 (or the Australian F.R.E.D. miltary can opener, which provides superior leverage) makes for a terrific cheap and easy alternative. They're ideal for situations where a pocket knife would be frowned-upon, and are miniscule so adding one to a keychain is effortless.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
Indeed, a P-38 / P-51 (or the Australian F.R.E.D. miltary can opener, which provides superior leverage) makes for a terrific cheap and easy alternative. They're ideal for situations where a pocket knife would be frowned-upon, and are miniscule so adding one to a keychain is effortless.
They also look really cool.
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LawBeefaroni wrote:
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Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
I have had one of those on my keychain for like the past 30 years. Been a while since I've used it for a can but it's surprisingly useful.
Right up until you forget it's there and TSA takes it away at the security checkpoint (curiously enough, they missed it on the outgoing flight, but took it on the return).
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:59 pm

That’s why you buy them in bulk. :coffee:

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I would love to see someone attempt to commandeer an airplane with this:

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Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:35 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
Indeed, a P-38 / P-51 (or the Australian F.R.E.D. miltary can opener, which provides superior leverage) makes for a terrific cheap and easy alternative. They're ideal for situations where a pocket knife would be frowned-upon, and are miniscule so adding one to a keychain is effortless.
going to need to find one locally - shipping kills the deal

..unless someone here just happens to have a bulk container of these and can just drop one in an envelope in the mail to me? i'll reimburse that person.

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:23 pm

Geez. It's like you guys didn't even view the CIA spy kit video I shared in the Youtube thread. You have other travel options!

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:37 pm

Amazon sells these in multipacks. Like 5 of each. Shipping cant be too much on these little things.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:04 pm

Daehawk wrote:
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Amazon sells these in multipacks. Like 5 of each. Shipping cant be too much on these little things.
100 for $50, Prime eligible

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hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:35 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Just go cheap and buy a P-38 or 100.
Indeed, a P-38 / P-51 (or the Australian F.R.E.D. miltary can opener, which provides superior leverage) makes for a terrific cheap and easy alternative. They're ideal for situations where a pocket knife would be frowned-upon, and are miniscule so adding one to a keychain is effortless.
going to need to find one locally - shipping kills the deal

..unless someone here just happens to have a bulk container of these and can just drop one in an envelope in the mail to me? i'll reimburse that person.
Here's a 10-pack of P-51s for $7.49 w/ free shipping on Amazon.
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Post by dbt1949 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:12 pm

I had dozens of P-38s saved up from my army time. I gave a lot away and I'm down to my last couple.
They have been quite helpful for me during the years.
They came with C rations.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Kevin Hart injured
Hart was one of three people involved in a crash in Calabasas, California, early Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by CNN.

Hart and the driver, Jared Black, sustained back injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. The third occupant did not suffer any substantial injuries, the report states.

The three were traveling in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda owned by Hart when Black lost control of the vehicle, according to the report, causing it to go off the road and roll down an embankment.

Authorities said Black was determined not to be under the influence at the time of the crash. CNN has reached out to representatives for Hart for comment.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:37 pm

Been watching this story all week. Seems weird. Hart left the car then got a ride home from someone and left the other two trapped in the car. He got attention back at his house. Someone else said to the effect "There was something on his back, his spine was sticking out". Weird stuff.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:27 am

If one of you has half a million $ laying around you could own Darth Vader's helmet from The Empire Strikes Back.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:42 am

The birth / death clocks. Real time numbers of births and deaths today and this year.

https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

Just think...more people are born than die each day and the more people there are the more people are born. How long before the Earth is too full.
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It's already too full. We need a nuclear war!
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Post by Kraken » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:17 pm

If current trend lines continue, sometime between 2070 and 2100 global population will peak at 10-11 billion and begin to decline.

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Post by Max Peck » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 pm

Kraken wrote:
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If current trend lines continue, sometime between 2070 and 2100 global population will peak at 10-11 billion and begin to decline.
Do you know whether that projection factors in the impact of climate change?
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Today is the day that I can officially declare "Mission Accomplished" in my War on Hypertension®.
Goddamnit... Is it even possible to utter the phrase "mission accomplished" without it coming back to bite you in the ass? I'm guessing not.

Last Thursday, I got to take a ride in an ambulance and spend a few hours hanging out in a hospital ER for what turned out to be a kidney stone. Between the impressively high BP reading taken by the paramedics (and subsequent disappointingly high BP readings) and some of the bloodwork results at the hospital, my doctor has advised that I need to go back on antihyptertensive meds. I've been slacking off for the last while on monitoring my BP at home, so while everything was solidly in the normal range as of March, I don't know for sure whether my current hypertension has been building over some portion of the last 6 months or is just due to stress/anxiety stemming from the whole kidney stone thing. Either way, the doctor advised that I'd be better off on than off medication. So here I am.

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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:05 pm

I'm on three different pills for cardiovascular issues and my doctor just told me that all my blood work and measurements are perfect - as if I wasn't taking any meds. Some of us apparently just need chemical adjustment and he told me I'll be on 2 out of the 3 pills I'm currently on for the rest of my life. The third he will drop if I can lose more weight. Also, the last ~8 months have arguably been the most stressed I've been in over a decade. The fact that everything came back ok is a testament to better living through chemistry. If the meds help, take the meds.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 pm

i'm on perpetual medication for hypothyroidism as of the past decade. i was dismayed to learn i was going to be on a 'forever med' back then, but it really is part of my routine now.

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