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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:50 pm UTC

tms wrote:Just use third.

Shifting?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:47 pm UTC

Heisenberg wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Permanently deleting the account, though, seems to be a viable option.

No, permanently deleting the account seems to be something that only Facebook can do. So unless Mark Zuckerberg owes you a life-debt, all you can do is beg and plead and hope.

The permeant deletion of Facebook may be a big decision for some people.

In their great wisdom, the Makers and Stewards if Facebook think it should not be done on a Whim.
That makes sense. Some people use it. When they disappear from Facebook, they digitally die.

How upsetting to The Community.
Does Facebook send a notice of your choosing to all of your Facebook contacts?

Like a eulogy, you write yourself?
How much of a man's life is on Facebook?

Only the parts you would have published in a Book?
Facebook is the exciting parts of a life?
With Photos, Movies and Critique?

Gee. In some cultures you might not be allowed to delete Facebook.
It allows the People of the Future to Know you.

Oh! Oh!
The people of the Future will be able to Thread Dive into nearly everything that was ever on line. right?
If your Facebook is needed, in the future, can your decedents reactivate it?
If your Facebook is needed to solve a crime, can it be reactivated?

Questions.
We all have questions.

Where was That Facebook photo taken?
It says SunRise, West Coast, US.
Spoiler:
Does that make him a lair?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:39 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:But are you Everyday People?
Or a Normal Person?
Generation Y. I don't remember the First Gulf War, but do remember floppy disks.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu May 01, 2014 12:31 am UTC

bigglesworth wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:But are you Everyday People?
Or a Normal Person?

I can put his mind to rest.
No. No. He is Not a Normal Person.

Thank the Gods for EarBuds.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Thu May 01, 2014 4:02 am UTC

Facebook Delete Account button. All your public posts will remain, and there's no guarantee Facebook will actually delete all of your private info from their servers, just that you won't be able to access it anymore. Some more info.

IIRC, actually clicking on "delete account" puts you in a sort of deletion-pending state... if at any point after that, you log into Facebook for any reason (either Facebook's page itself, or any other site that uses the "Login with Facebook" button, or uses Facebook-powered comment threads) then they'll assume you want to come back, and cancel the deletion without telling you. You need to avoid Facebook seeing you for a couple of weeks before they actually finalise the deletion. I recommend deleting all your Facebook-related cookies just to be sure.

justdelete.me is a good resource for this sort of thing.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu May 01, 2014 3:08 pm UTC

phlip wrote:Facebook Delete Account button. All your public posts will remain, and there's no guarantee Facebook will actually delete all of your private info from their servers, just that you won't be able to access it anymore. Some more info.

IIRC, actually clicking on "delete account" puts you in a sort of deletion-pending state... if at any point after that, you log into Facebook for any reason (either Facebook's page itself, or any other site that uses the "Login with Facebook" button, or uses Facebook-powered comment threads) then they'll assume you want to come back, and cancel the deletion without telling you. You need to avoid Facebook seeing you for a couple of weeks before they actually finalise the deletion. I recommend deleting all your Facebook-related cookies just to be sure.

justdelete.me is a good resource for this sort of thing.

Thank you.
I have wondered about that log in option.

There are sites that Require a Facebook log in.
I did not Do that. Why a Facebook log in?

If it is an interconnected web, Facebook provides the Guide Wires?
Facebook. I had a frightening experience with Facebook.

I leave That Thing alone.
What did I learn?

That day I learned that Facebook is a Wonderful Tool for Friends and Family to track and care about each other.
Facebook can also be a way for Horrible People to track and impact my 3D life.

I had an experience that makes the Screaming Goat and the Ugly Clown of the Internet look Mundane.
Those things are 2D and can not Get You. The AssHole that showed up on my screen is Real!

Spoiler:
So funny.
Different people respond to fear in different ways.

I was frightened of that AssHole and his Friends.
(of which you may be many)

It took a great deal of concentrated self control for me to undress and shower.
That is so silly. (shrug) Some people will not expose themselves when frightened.

Other people get Naked and Scream.
It must be Genetic.

In nature those Naked Screaming Women may get pregnant at a fairly high rate.
In nature those Quiet Dressed in Layers People may have a fairly high survival rate.

It seems to be a Wash.
We have both kinds.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby KrytenKoro » Thu May 01, 2014 7:01 pm UTC

That despite saying coming up with "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.", Thomas Jefferson never served in any respect beyond being named Colonel of a county militia.

Similarly, that Benjamin Franklin was still in support of keeping slaves when he came up with "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Shocking, innit.
From the elegant yelling of this compelling dispute comes the ghastly suspicion my opposition's a fruit.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu May 01, 2014 10:17 pm UTC

KrytenKoro wrote:That despite saying coming up with "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.", Thomas Jefferson never served in any respect beyond being named Colonel of a county militia.

Similarly, that Benjamin Franklin was still in support of keeping slaves when he came up with "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Shocking, innit.

Not really.
They were thinking within the framework of their time.

They may or may not have been able to think of Black men and women as Fully Human.
To be fair, White men and women that did not distinguish themselves intellectually were considered of so much less value than any Black man or woman.

The Black people were expected to be ignorant.
With White people ignorance was seen as willful.

Of course, those guys we among our first Liberals.
They were thinking, "If we taught Them something, they might Know something."

Schools.
The idea of schools was not a New Idea.

I think some forward thinking Scott came up with it.
(No! Not really! It was meant to be a Joke! (jeeze))

I know a Fairy Tail.
I don't know it very well.

There is a voice of reason that belongs to all of us.
He hear it in the voices of one another.

Some of us consider some works of man to be Inspired.
I have a short list.

Spoiler:
Shill Silversien made my personal list of Inspired persons with Where The SideWalk Ends.
Max Erthman made my list with The Deserata.
Tom Pain made my list with The Age of Reason.
Don McMillan made my list with Gift of the Spirit.
The Bible made my list with the Gifts of the Spirit.

Never mind.
It's a long list.

Ben Franklin made the list at about 30 or so.
That only considers Americans + Bible.

Loads of Idiots said and wrote stuff that is Smarter than the Creator.
The guy that writes it is sometimes surprised at the clarity of voice.

It is possible the words of our Heroes do not define Them.
We use those words to define Us.

We are not measuring ourselves against a weird guy from 17something.
We are measuring ourselves against an ideal he described for us.

Like a Math thing.
If it works and ya' like the guy, fine.
If it works and ya' don't like the guy, fine.
It Works!
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby KrytenKoro » Thu May 01, 2014 10:23 pm UTC

addams wrote:Not really.
They were thinking within the framework of their time.

That wouldn't excuse Jefferson at all, and it's not convincing for Franklin. Abolitionist movements existed in his time, and the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
From the elegant yelling of this compelling dispute comes the ghastly suspicion my opposition's a fruit.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu May 01, 2014 10:50 pm UTC

KrytenKoro wrote:the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't mean the ideal of liberty is any less valid, just that that individual might be a less valid source for philosophies regarding liberty.
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Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu May 01, 2014 11:52 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
KrytenKoro wrote:the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't mean the ideal of liberty is any less valid, just that that individual might be a less valid source for philosophies regarding liberty.

oh...I don't know...

I am not an expert on the Philosophies of Governance and Liberty.
That is Complicated Stuff. That is Law School stuff.

It is a subject that should be taken seriously, if taken at all.
The Human Animal has a very few ways of organizing its self.

Why we do it one way and not a different way; That is almost the same, is Important.
Those little differences in behavior come from large differences in foundational theory.

Or; Maybe it is the other way around.
Large differences in Behavior come from small differences in Foundational Theory.

Why do we do what we do?
Because we Worship The Framers?

(jeeze) The way I learned it, they were, just, men.
Men that dreamed of a Just Ideal.

Maybe they were Nuts.
Something in the Wheat.

They wanted Peace and Prosperity.
They were trying to float Reagan's Boat in 17something?

"A rising Tide Floats all Boats."
"Time and Tide wait for No Man."
"A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned."

Those guys were bubbling over with One Liners.
Frustrated Comics?

maybe! I know they cracked jokes.
I, just, didn't think they were funny.

Law School is Boring.
I know it is important and quiet.

I have been to Law School.
I may have passed one Con't Ed class.

Lawyers seem to know all about the Framers and their personal and interpersonal lives.
I don't care. I don't care who Lindsey LoHan is having sex with, either.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby EMTP » Fri May 02, 2014 1:01 am UTC

So I had a patient with unilateral papilledema a couple of days ago.

Spoilered for large images and . . . close up views of the eye, I guess?

Spoiler:
Papilledema is swelling of the optic disc on the retina of the eye. To see it, opthamologists, neurologists, and studly physicians generally use one of these:

Image

But us ordinary mortals will have better luck with one of these:

Image

This is what a retina looks like:

Image

So the retina, interestingly, shares a blood supply with the brain. So the vessels in the retina are kind of a window on the brain. If the vessels show signs of atherosclerosis or the characteristic changes of hypertension, for example, that's significant.

In papilledema, what's usually happening is that there is increased pressure in the brain, which leads to swelling in the retina. It looks like this:

Image

Notice how before the disc was nice and sharp; now it's all fuzzy.


As I say, this is usually caused by increased intracranial pressure from a variety of causes, most of them bad -- tumors, infections, bleeding, hydrocephalus. But that gives you papilledema in both eyes, not one eye! What gives you papilledema in one eye? I had never seen it before.

MS can do it, along with all the other weird things MS can do. Diabetic retinopathy can cause it, but this guy wasn't diabetic. Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) can do it, with one in particular, temporal arteritis, being a bad actor in that particular region. A few hereditary things.

As is often the case in my job, I never figured it out. ("You are not dying, and do not need admission to the hospital. Follow up with your primary care doctor.") But I saw something new and got to work through the differential. It was interesting to me; sorry if it's kind of a boring story.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Fri May 02, 2014 3:01 am UTC

Not boring.
You said what?

Where do you practice?
In an ER? US, ER?

A patient in a civilized nation may have access to a Primary Care Professional.
I worry about people that are told, "Talk to your doctor." You are the Doctor.

Referral? You don't make referrals?
For some reason I thought that was The Job.

Keep them from dying on your watch is Job One.
Provide an avenue for continuing care is Job Two.
Chart and clean up the mess are Jobs of the unending type.

Nope. I don't understand that part.
The part about the vessels in the eye is understandable.

Diabetes robs people of their sight that way.
To treat Hyperglycemia is very important.

What caused that in only one eye?
How can you stand not knowing?

Referrals are Great that way.
You are the Referring Agent.

You get to know all about the Dx and Tx.
That's Job Satisfaction. That's fun.
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We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby KrytenKoro » Fri May 02, 2014 2:00 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
KrytenKoro wrote:the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't mean the ideal of liberty is any less valid, just that that individual might be a less valid source for philosophies regarding liberty.

If the war had been fought for liberty, that would be absolutely true.

It weren't though. It was for handing more power to the white, wealthy landowners who weren't quite part of the British aristocracy.

It should have been fought for liberty, and liberty is in general a really great thing -- but I'm not gonna get gung ho to give up my life on the quotes of another rich guy asking me to die for his right to pay less taxes.
From the elegant yelling of this compelling dispute comes the ghastly suspicion my opposition's a fruit.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Fri May 02, 2014 2:23 pm UTC

KrytenKoro wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:
KrytenKoro wrote:the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't mean the ideal of liberty is any less valid, just that that individual might be a less valid source for philosophies regarding liberty.

If the war had been fought for liberty, that would be absolutely true.

It weren't though. It was for handing more power to the white, wealthy landowners who weren't quite part of the British aristocracy.

It should have been fought for liberty, and liberty is in general a really great thing -- but I'm not gonna get gung ho to give up my life on the quotes of another rich guy asking me to die for his right to pay less taxes.

Yes, to That.

You can and should put on some kind of Uniform and stand ready and tall.
Not to die. Not to kill. But, to Live and Serve.

What if Those Guys are Shooting at You?
(fuck, man. why would they shoot at US??)

The Poetry of our Nation is all we have, sometimes.
Spoiler:
"Give me Liberty or Give me Death."
What? How bad was it? He was waxing poetic.

You are correct. Like a Rich Guy, now.
Keep in mind It was No Cake Walk.

He was dealing with Economic Sanctions.
That shit pisses people off. Then and Now.

Even laid back Americans living in their little Paradise across the waves.


Yes. I know. I am Sooo boring.
We knew that stuff the way you know "Shits and Drizzles" talk, today.

I swear! Without TV, Wi-Fi, Radio, MP3, 4, 5, What would You Hear??
The same stupid Joke over and over, until it began to make sense?

Don't be too hard on those people.
They had been driven insane by each other.
As we have been driven inside by each other.


Don't be a Zombie. Be a Frankenstein!
Live!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8GRQHsAVjI
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri May 02, 2014 4:18 pm UTC

EMTP wrote:
Spoiler:
So I had a patient with unilateral papilledema a couple of days ago.

Papilledema is swelling of the optic disc on the retina of the eye. To see it, opthamologists, neurologists, and studly physicians generally use one of these:

Image

But us ordinary mortals will have better luck with one of these:

Image

This is what a retina looks like:

Image

So the retina, interestingly, shares a blood supply with the brain. So the vessels in the retina are kind of a window on the brain. If the vessels show signs of atherosclerosis or the characteristic changes of hypertension, for example, that's significant.

In papilledema, what's usually happening is that there is increased pressure in the brain, which leads to swelling in the retina. It looks like this:

Image

Notice how before the disc was nice and sharp; now it's all fuzzy.

As I say, this is usually caused by increased intracranial pressure from a variety of causes, most of them bad -- tumors, infections, bleeding, hydrocephalus. But that gives you papilledema in both eyes, not one eye! What gives you papilledema in one eye? I had never seen it before.

MS can do it, along with all the other weird things MS can do. Diabetic retinopathy can cause it, but this guy wasn't diabetic. Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) can do it, with one in particular, temporal arteritis, being a bad actor in that particular region. A few hereditary things.

As is often the case in my job, I never figured it out. ("You are not dying, and do not need admission to the hospital. Follow up with your primary care doctor.") But I saw something new and got to work through the differential. It was interesting to me; sorry if it's kind of a boring story.


I don't want to be a negative Nancy, and this is very interesting, but any chance you can Spoiler this with a trigger warning? It makes me a tad uncomfortable for reasons I will not go into, and don't know if other people will feel the same.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri May 02, 2014 5:08 pm UTC

KrytenKoro wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:
KrytenKoro wrote:the ideals of the War that they fought fall pretty flat once you start saying "but not these guys, they're not good enough to lead themselves".
No they don't. Just because one person's interpretation or application of liberty is "freedom for Us and not for Them," that doesn't mean the ideal of liberty is any less valid, just that that individual might be a less valid source for philosophies regarding liberty.

If the war had been fought for liberty, that would be absolutely true.

It weren't though. It was for handing more power to the white, wealthy landowners who weren't quite part of the British aristocracy.

It should have been fought for liberty, and liberty is in general a really great thing -- but I'm not gonna get gung ho to give up my life on the quotes of another rich guy asking me to die for his right to pay less taxes.
Then I misinterpreted your initial post.
"There's spray paint on the teleprompter
Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby EMTP » Sat May 03, 2014 2:51 am UTC

A patient in a civilized nation may have access to a Primary Care Professional.
I worry about people that are told, "Talk to your doctor." You are the Doctor.

Referral? You don't make referrals?
For some reason I thought that was The Job.


Insurance companies typically require a referral from the patient's primary care doctor before they will pay for a specialist visit. I will often suggest that they discuss whether their PCP a possible referral to X, X in this case being neurology.

One of my pet peeves is doctors who send their patients to me and tell them I am going to do Y, be that an MRI or a treatment or admission to the hospital. I find that really unprofessional, treating me and my clinical decision-making as if I were an adjunct to their office and subject to their direction, as well as setting me up to disappoint and anger my patient when they discover that I am, in fact, an independent practictioner who is going to do as he damn well pleases.

Because this bothers me, I try not to do it to other doctors by saying "Your PCP will have to refer you." Maybe they will, maybe they won't. I just need to see the relevant issue is addressed.

As to how I can stand not knowing, that is the job. Many of the things people think are difficult about medicine are not difficult, and many things that might not immediately seem difficult are. It is difficult that the human body is comprised of between 7 and 11 trillion self-organizing, self-powered, self-repairing and self-replicating nanomachines, and science has only a rudimentary understanding of how the system actually works, how is is regulated or how the different elements interact, how we develop, how the immune system works or how it goes wrong in allergy or autoimmunity . . . .

Even in 2014, a considerable amount of what we do has been discovered by trial and error and even when it works, the reasons why we think it is working often turn out to be completely wrong.

There a gap between public expectation and reality that is a little like this:
Spoiler:
Image


. . . but, as in science, you learn to treasure even the little flashes of insight your work provides.

I don't want to be a negative Nancy, and this is very interesting, but any chance you can Spoiler this with a trigger warning? It makes me a tad uncomfortable for reasons I will not go into, and don't know if other people will feel the same.


I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be? ("Warning: Pictures of the eye (and other pictures of things that take pictures of the eye)." "Warning: Dull medical story lacking blood, violence, death, disability, contagious disease, or even a proper diagnosis"?) I don't mean to pry, but if it makes you uncomfortable perhaps you could say why, which would help me know what might be disturbing to you and/or others in the future and require a trigger warning.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Sat May 03, 2014 4:01 am UTC

First, No. No. No.
I think they are asking for Large Images to be behind Spoiler Tags.

The reason is not because people are freaked out by EyeBalls.
I'm Not! I like a good EyeBall photo.

It is mostly the Size to the Image.
For some Naked Body Parts freak them out.
(shrug) (i won't show you a Pig's Eye, you don't show me That)

For most it is the Size of the photo as well as the content of the photo.
The Screens can effect us a great deal. Our screens are almost like having friends.

To be surprised by an image can be a bad surprise.
There was a Goat Screaming and a Scary Clown that surprised many people.

Some people want to have a choice.
They can skip or foe Text. Many do.

When a poor little innocent poster has arrived home from a Rough Day fighting who knows what battles,
That poster rarely wants Another Fucking Frightening Surprise.

For the uninitiated that photo might be AnyThing.
I knew it was an Eye.

How many seconds before Tom figured out its an Eye?
So funny. What was going though his head?

"BIG! Oh, God!" (no. i'm an atheist)
What The Fuck IS It??"
(i'm still an atheist. no god would make something that ugly)
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon May 05, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be? ("Warning: Pictures of the eye (and other pictures of things that take pictures of the eye)." "Warning: Dull medical story lacking blood, violence, death, disability, contagious disease, or even a proper diagnosis"?) I don't mean to pry, but if it makes you uncomfortable perhaps you could say why, which would help me know what might be disturbing to you and/or others in the future and require a trigger warning.

Mostly "freaky bloodvessel stuff" which isn't too too bad and "Graphic desciprion of eye injuries, tumors, and bleeding".

Im not offended or anything, just mildly disturbed. Its my problem really, its fine.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Mon May 05, 2014 4:09 pm UTC

EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be?
I can't speak for others, but putting very large images behind spoilers is something that I request.

I found the story interesting.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whizbang » Mon May 05, 2014 4:12 pm UTC

EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be?


What about, "Warning: You now cannot stop thinking about your eyeball."

:D

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dason » Mon May 05, 2014 4:25 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be?


What about, "Warning: You now cannot stop thinking about your eyeball."

:D

Of course I can stop thinking about my eyeball. But trying to stop thinking about how I'm breathing manually right now... that's another matter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Tue May 06, 2014 12:29 am UTC

Dason wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
EMTP wrote:I suppose, but what would you like the trigger warning to be?


What about, "Warning: You now cannot stop thinking about your eyeball."

:D

Of course I can stop thinking about my eyeball. But trying to stop thinking about how I'm breathing manually right now... that's another matter.

How long did it take for you to start breathing, again;
After you saw the EyeBall?

Did you have a Sheep EyeBall all to yourself in school?
I didn't. Other people did.

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My teachers were a bunch of Commies.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Fri May 09, 2014 4:34 am UTC

I learned a whole new thing.
I did not learn very much about it.
Still...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_perchlorate
That stuff is Vigorous. It goes Boom not Pop.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri May 09, 2014 3:56 pm UTC

TIL that Civil Engineering is called this way because it's non-military engineering. I've never thought about it before.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Angua » Fri May 09, 2014 4:42 pm UTC

TIL that orthopaedics means straightening children.
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Postby addams » Sun May 11, 2014 3:09 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:TIL that Civil Engineering is called this way because it's non-military engineering. I've never thought about it before.

That is so great.
It does not change the world, at all, for you to know that.

One more person knows.
Big Deal? Yes!

That gives you a lot to think about.
That gives you a lot to rethink.

The Europeans have a mixed bag, At all times.
Thay have Castels. Military.
They have Palaces. Civil.

So great.
When you look at your world,
can you see examples of both?

Can you see where they blend?

The US Highway system is Military.
It was designed to be used by Civilians when the Military is not actively using it.

That is some impressive engineering.
Civil Engineers design most of it.

Spoiler:
I have seen it used As The God's Intended.
I was one of the Civilians.

The traffic on a five lane freeway near Sacramento, California was stopped by one Police car and Two Men.
There were thousands of us civilians. We were more helpless than most of us knew.

Trapped between Hundreds of Chunks of Metal and Two Uniformed Armed Men with Back Up.
The other drivers were irritated and confused. They would not abandon their cars.

Of course, we were talking among ourselves.
I may have started some of those Car-to-Car chats.

I find it fascinating and frightening what other people think is Going On.
My nearest neighbor, as we sat at a dead stop, was a large Black Man.

He was so innocent and confused by the whole situation.
I watched the expression on his face change.

He went from Active Interest to Fear.
It was when he got out of the car, stood up and could see.

His car was little and he was big.
What he was saw a sea of cars behind us.

A Police car with Two Armed Men.
And; Nothing beyond them.

An eerie empty five lane freeway.
Concrete barriers on both sides and a drop of 50 feet or more to Terra Firma.

He was looking at our situation and fussing.
"What The Hell is going on?" He fussed.

I looked up at him and said, "It's an Exercise. I hope."
His face changed. Maybe, I did a mean thing.

I think I frightened him.
I liked him.

If it was Not an exercise,
I had decided to hang out with my neighbor.

I think he would have let me.

Angua wrote:TIL that orthopaedics means straightening children.

That is a good one.
I remember being surprised, too.

I do not remember the reasonable explanation.
Bones and children?

Something about bones and children.
It may come from an old idea of some kind.

Do you know Why?
Why is it called Proper or Straight Child?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Mon May 12, 2014 12:30 am UTC

Angua wrote:TIL that orthopaedics means straightening children.

Apparently there are camps for that.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Suzaku » Mon May 12, 2014 8:02 am UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:TIL that Civil Engineering is called this way because it's non-military engineering. I've never thought about it before.


Old (I assume, I got it from my dad) engineering joke:
Mechanical engineers build weapons, civil engineers build targets.

And one more:
With all that damming and blasting, its a wonder they call it civil engineering.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby bigglesworth » Mon May 12, 2014 6:14 pm UTC

Huh. I guess I assumed it came from Latin for building cities, but 'city' doesn't even come from the Latin for city, it comes from the Latin for citizen.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon May 12, 2014 6:27 pm UTC

WE BUILT THIS CITY

Well that's stuck in my head now. Hopefully yours too.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Mon May 12, 2014 9:47 pm UTC

Suzaku wrote:
PolakoVoador wrote:TIL that Civil Engineering is called this way because it's non-military engineering. I've never thought about it before.


Old (I assume, I got it from my dad) engineering joke:
Mechanical engineers build weapons, civil engineers build targets.

And one more:
With all that damming and blasting, its a wonder they call it civil engineering.

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Well that's stuck in my head now. Hopefully yours too.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby oxoiron » Wed May 14, 2014 4:48 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:WE BUILT THIS CITY

Well that's stuck in my head now. Hopefully yours too.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed May 14, 2014 6:09 pm UTC

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

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Postby felltir » Wed May 14, 2014 8:13 pm UTC

Now, this is a story all about how
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Wed May 14, 2014 8:17 pm UTC

..my life got flipped, fuck you Felltir

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PM 2Ring » Thu May 15, 2014 12:41 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:WE BUILT THIS CITY

Well that's stuck in my head now. Hopefully yours too.

That song's proof that LSD can cause brain damage. How a former hippy acidhead can go on to do a song like that beats me.

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu May 15, 2014 5:01 pm UTC

Hippies did one of three things - sold out, bought in, or became irrelevant.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Sat May 17, 2014 4:50 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Hippies did one of three things - sold out, bought in, or became irrelevant.

Most did all three.
It was an adventurous generation.

I hear a lot of complaints.
I heard a woman refer to herself as a 'Kippie'.
She said it means, Kid of Hippie.

Like every generation, they complain.
"No culture.", they whine. (shrug)
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