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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:30 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
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Your pants are cut the wrong way for your anatomy and too tight in certain places?

It's from your busted back and/or some pinched nerves?
Tight pants are a pain. Why I wear silk boxers and cargos.

Could be that back problem I have...

What's your bet?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:33 am

TJrandom wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:06 am
Wearing pantyhose?
If you ever ride a horse and have hairy legs, trust me, there is no shame in wearing pantyhose.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:33 am

It's that new GF of yours. She cramps you at nite. :-P

Which is not good for your slipped disk. :(
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gord » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:14 am

Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:27 am
Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:58 am
Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:19 am
I reckon I know what it is. Anyone wanna place bets?
I'd like to place 1 million Goddollars on Diabetes, and another 1 million Goddollars on shingles, please!
One of the tests is for The Diabeetus, but there's none in my family history. And I'm not an American. I don't chug corn syrup from a petrol bowser.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:59 am

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First, are they YOUR legs?
Could be I've been walking around on my parasitic twin's legs this whole time, and he's carked it...

That would require further tests. Let's just wait for the first round results.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:03 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:28 am
Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:27 am
One of the tests is for The Diabeetus, but there's none in my family history. And I'm not an American. I don't chug corn syrup from a petrol bowser.
How's your starch intake?
Meat and potatoes.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:03 pm

This new quoting system is messy.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:04 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:28 am
Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:27 am
One of the tests is for The Diabeetus, but there's none in my family history. And I'm not an American. I don't chug corn syrup from a petrol bowser.
How's your starch intake?
Meat and potatoes.
Meat doesn't have starch. Potatoes do. Sugar converts to starch. So you need to drop the potatoes and eat beets or beans.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:05 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:
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This new quoting system is messy.
Que?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote: This new quoting system is messy.
Que?
:heh:
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:13 pm

Actually, I like it lots. I don't have to copy pasta the link to the quoted post into the user handle anymore, if I wish to link to where I picked up the... um...thing.



ETA Oops, wrong topic. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Poodle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Windows 10!!! I had to buy a new machine. It had Windows 10 on it (they all do now). It hasn't got it any longer, but it's taken hours and hours of sneaking up on it, lying to it, setting traps and making false promises. I finally killed it by doing something I didn't really want to do, but never mind - the point is that it's gone.
I've just had a war with a machine that I own.
There's something intrinsically wrong with that.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by landrew » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Poodle wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Windows 10!!! I had to buy a new machine. It had Windows 10 on it (they all do now). It hasn't got it any longer, but it's taken hours and hours of sneaking up on it, lying to it, setting traps and making false promises. I finally killed it by doing something I didn't really want to do, but never mind - the point is that it's gone.
I've just had a war with a machine that I own.
There's something intrinsically wrong with that.
Perhaps the prize wasn't worth the battle.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Poodle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:33 pm

landrew wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Poodle wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Windows 10!!! I had to buy a new machine. It had Windows 10 on it (they all do now). It hasn't got it any longer, but it's taken hours and hours of sneaking up on it, lying to it, setting traps and making false promises. I finally killed it by doing something I didn't really want to do, but never mind - the point is that it's gone.
I've just had a war with a machine that I own.
There's something intrinsically wrong with that.
Perhaps the prize wasn't worth the battle.
Oh it was, landrew, it really was. I was four hours short of a full day when it surrendered to the simplest technique in the world. It was an epiphany, second best only to a ... well, we'll not go there.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm

Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gord » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:46 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
And then what happened? :|
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
They let you use a chisel and hammer in an oxygen tent?

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
And then what happened? :|
He decided I was too incoherent to talk to.
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Post by Austin Harper » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:59 pm
Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
And then what happened? :|
He decided I was too incoherent to talk to.
So par for the course.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:59 pm
Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
And then what happened? :|
He decided I was too incoherent to talk to.
So par for the course.
Que?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gord » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:57 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Austin Harper wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:59 pm
Gord wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Phone rings.

"This is the scheduling desk at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Department. We need you to come in as soon as possible to speak with our doctors."

"Can't do it, busy."

"What's so important you can't make time for your health?"

"Well, right now I'm in an oxygen tent about four floors above you. The nurses won't let me go anywhere right now."

Ten minutes later the doctor knocks on my door. Shesh. :roll:
And then what happened? :|
He decided I was too incoherent to talk to.
So par for the course.
Que?
You should tell him to read the Skeptics forums.
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Post by Major Malfunction » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:18 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Actually, I like it lots. I don't have to copy pasta the link to the quoted post into the user handle anymore, if I wish to link to where I picked up the... um...thing.
I can see the usefulness, but it should be an option rather than default, IMHO.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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Major Malfunction wrote:
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scrmbldggs wrote:Actually, I like it lots. I don't have to copy pasta the link to the quoted post into the user handle anymore, if I wish to link to where I picked up the... um...thing.
I can see the usefulness, but it should be an option rather than default, IMHO.
You can opt out - either delete the "excess", or write the quoting yerself without it. :heh:
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Post by Major Malfunction » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:22 am

Seems like extra work.
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Post by TJrandom » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:23 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:30 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:03 am
Your pants are cut the wrong way for your anatomy and too tight in certain places?

It's from your busted back and/or some pinched nerves?
Tight pants are a pain. Why I wear silk boxers and cargos.

Could be that back problem I have...

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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TJrandom wrote:
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Oh.. it`s Nair...
Yeah, Nair.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:48 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:00 pm
TJrandom wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Oh.. it`s Nair...
Yeah, Nair.
Let it nair be said that faint heart strode this field of honor on such a glorious day!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 am

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I felt a bit left out with all the complaining about medical issues, so I developed one myself just to join in the bitchfest.

It started with a tingling in the tips of my toes, that turned into numbness, and over the last couple of months it's continued to progress up my legs. When it reached my knees and showed no sign of improving, abating, and even accelerating, I thought, "Well, probably time to see a doctor... I kind of need my legs."

Doc has a few ideas what it might be. One in particular I think he might be onto something. Something I'd never considered...

Anyway, had a battery of blood tests today, results Monday.

I reckon I know what it is. Anyone wanna place bets?
Results are in:
Liver & kidneys OK
Slightly elevated iron
Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B9 (folate) & B12 (cobalamin) deficiencies.

So Gord wins. Too much beer.

Those three Bs are all essential for circulation and nervous system, and absorption is reduced by alcohol, even if you have a seemingly otherwise adequate diet.

Time to say goodbye to my favourite B vitamin, vitamin Beer... *sigh*
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Tom Palven » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:58 am

Government Grants Go against my Grain and are Grinding My Gears.

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Red Bull commercialz.

Coud sumwun call them up and tell them that the inane 3rd grade grammarskool cartoon campane got old the week it came out 20 yirz ago?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 am

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Government Grants Go against my Grain and are Grinding My Gears.
You are posting on a website, for free, that exists because the Skeptic Society receives government tax exemptions.

I really hate right wing people, who fake evidence to promote Fox News propaganda and then get caught doing that........ that would be you.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gord » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:01 am

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Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B9 (folate) & B12 (cobalamin) deficiencies.
Dude! I had a B12 deficiency last year. Took a supplement for two months, it cleared right up. Got the bottle right here: 1000mcg vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin). Sublingual tablets. Subling--... wait a minute, sublingual?! I swallowed them with water!! I was supposed to dissolve them under my tongue?!? Dammit, where's my magnifying glass!

Blah blah blah, here we go: "DIRECTIONS: ADULTS: Dissolve 1 tablet daily under the tongue or as recommended by a physician." Well, {!#%@} me.

WHY DO THEY MAKE THE PRINT SO SMALL ON THESE BOTTLES!! :shakefist: Where's my ruler? Here we go: The letters are just over one millimetre in height. In fact, the lower case letters are just under one millimetre. Who the hell is supposed to be able to read that?!?

Great, now I have to walk across the room and get the bottle out from beneath the radio 'cause I threw it there.

Or maybe it can just stay there.

Anyway, what were we talking about again?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Gord » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 am

Dammit.

https://o.canada.com/news/hard-to-read- ... age-errors
...when it came to the all-important font size, only 44 per cent met the recommendation to use 12-point lettering, the smallest size considered to provide ease of reading....
12-point font size has letters that are 4.2 mm in height: https://www.google.ca/search?num=20&q=H ... 94&bih=436

A font with letters of approximately 1.2 mm would be a 3.5 point font. :irk: What demented idiot decided to use 3.5 point font on a medicine bottle!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Post by Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:16 am

Gord wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:01 am
Major Malfunction wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 am
Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B9 (folate) & B12 (cobalamin) deficiencies.
Dude! I had a B12 deficiency last year. Took a supplement for two months, it cleared right up. Got the bottle right here: 1000mcg vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin). Sublingual tablets. Subling--... wait a minute, sublingual?! I swallowed them with water!! I was supposed to dissolve them under my tongue?!? Dammit, where's my magnifying glass!

Blah blah blah, here we go: "DIRECTIONS: ADULTS: Dissolve 1 tablet daily under the tongue or as recommended by a physician." Well, {!#%@} me.

WHY DO THEY MAKE THE PRINT SO SMALL ON THESE BOTTLES!! :shakefist: Where's my ruler? Here we go: The letters are just over one millimetre in height. In fact, the lower case letters are just under one millimetre. Who the hell is supposed to be able to read that?!?

Great, now I have to walk across the room and get the bottle out from beneath the radio 'cause I threw it there.

Or maybe it can just stay there.

Anyway, what were we talking about again?
Doc wants me to have weekly booster shots for a month and quit drinking. It's important, he says. Hopefully no permanent nerve damage, he says.

Then another round of blood tests.

I went to the chemist and stood in the vitamin aisle for an hour trying to read the ingredients on all the many various brands and formulations, and comparing value for money. I'm sure they thought I was loitering. But like you, I was holding the bottles at arm's length, trying to read the microfiche print.

Apparently B1 deficiency can also cause blurred vision. Next time I'll take my {!#%@} pocket microscope.

The vast variance of concoctions and price surprised me. There were bottles asking $40 with half or none of the components of other brands for $10, and a quarter of the content. But those ones had words like "executive" "advanced" "energy".

Vitamin shopping is really hard. Next time I'll take my {!#%@} laptop and make a spreadsheet.

I ended up buying a bottle of 150x 500ug folic acid for pregnant women for $8. And some cheap bulk generic B-complex pills that has all the right numbers and even in excess, and some multi-vitamins.

Within hours of popping those few pills, the blood returned to my feet, most of the feeling came back, and my whole body is flushed with vitality. I feel young again!

My baby is going to be strong and healthy.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 am

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Dammit.

https://o.canada.com/news/hard-to-read- ... age-errors
...when it came to the all-important font size, only 44 per cent met the recommendation to use 12-point lettering, the smallest size considered to provide ease of reading....
12-point font size has letters that are 4.2 mm in height: https://www.google.ca/search?num=20&q=H ... 94&bih=436

A font with letters of approximately 1.2 mm would be a 3.5 point font. :irk: What demented idiot decided to use 3.5 point font on a medicine bottle!
The people who had to keep adding ever more information and warnings and thought that^ be better than to send the customer home with a container the size of a small car. Or simply add a piece of paper. :?
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Think I broke my right knee.

Wrong knee isn't having any problems. Odd, that.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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Que?
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Major Malfunction wrote:
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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Que?
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Never
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Post by Major Malfunction » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:41 pm

Don't think they hand out their security cam footage to just anyone that asks. Sorry to disappoint.
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