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Just a Mort wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Mine was dead at night. It amazes me how many people hear a fire alarm and there first reaction is to call the front desk for 10 minutes instead of Oh I don't know evacuate the building. It was within my first month here too mind you.
They're hoping front desk will tell them it's a false alarm so they can all get to bed. Our school some joker broke the fire alarm panel while moving chairs. The chair leg hit the press glass to trigger alarm part of the alarm.

Yeah the thing about it was I'm actually going to check and see if there is in fact a fire while like 50 people are calling to see if they should get out of a potentially burning building. I probably didn't start answering the calls till everyone would be good and trapped and passed out from smoke inhalation. Just saying had it been an actual fire they would all be dead except those people on the 1st floor. the other people I was amazed by was the ones using the elevator to come down. to ask me if there was a fire.

Well I think my cloths burned off this time.

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Actually as a fire warden I'm told NOT to evacuate the office until there's an announcement to do so. The last time we were little too trigger happy during the fire drill and went down when it was the building next to us having a fire drill instead.(Yes we heard the alarm and decided to start moving down). Oops.

But of course if I smelt smoke or felt any heat, I'd get everyone to get moving anyway.

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I may have told FAWTL about it before but at my building I saw a dustbin on fire, and the guy at the front office was like, oh I need to tell the building manager about it.

I was like, "Dude do you want me to grab the fire extinguisher and put it out for you?!"

He said, "Nah it's far away from everything, the fire shouldn't spread."

And I was Wtf, do you want to wait a wind picks up and blows some thing flaming from the dustbin?

As a matter of fact I had to show him where the fire hose panel was...

Yes as fire wardens we are taught to spot where fire hoses and fire extinguishers are kept.


I know where they are at my hotel. (because the fire alarm randomly went off and I learned quick.)


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Just got home in the last 15-20 minutes or so. Still no diagnosis, and they've ruled out a lot of the obvious stuff. It's not a stroke. It's not a blood clot. Not pneumonia. Not mono. Not influenza. Kidneys are fine. CT scan of her brain came back clean. CT scan with contrast dye of the rest of her body came back clean too. Chest x-ray showed nothing obvious. Blood work looked fine, all numbers in the normal ranges.

Every damn test keeps coming back negative.

Yeah, that's good news, except we still don't know what the fk is causing this. Everything that gets ruled out increases the probability of more and more obscure, harder to treat ailments. We aren't there yet (nowhere close), but it's reminded me of an old medical joke: "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is we've named a new disease after you."

Her mental state was greatly improved when I left the hospital, but it was no different than she was Tuesday night, and physically she's no better except that they gave her a different pain killer which is doing better for her. She doesn't remember Tuesday at all. She doesn't remember anything from today until about 7:30pm. She's still slipping in and out of consciousness.

That is crazy. Keep us updated. First thing it made me think of was head trauma. I had a friend with a delayed reaction to a light bump like that once. but CT scan of her brain obviously nixed that.

It sounds like something out of house. Which if it was her improving from being at the hospital they would say it might be environmental or you know the hospital gave her some antibiotics then it would be bacterial or something. if she gets worse at home and better elsewhere then then it would be fungal I think. or lupus it seems like it was always lupus (those aren't the symptoms of lupus btw just how house worked.)

Anyways enough distraction keep us updated. watch her close!

Dr. House says it's never lupus.


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alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.

Couldn't get your link to work probably work fire wall but I assume its the It isn't lupus meme

Which is really what made
Season 4 Episode 8-You Don't Want to Know.
House even said its finally a case of lupus...


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Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I am not good at breads and they are a lot of work and I never noticed a big difference from homemade and store bought.
I do, but mainly because I only bake crusty breads (sourdough, italian, french) and only buy regular sandwich bread. Sometimes I do cinnamon bread, but not often. I also like to make rolls. I have a recipe I like that uses instant mashed potatoes to replace some of the flour. It makes the rolls a little softer and gives a very slight potato flavor to them. I don't make rolls very often, though, because a recipe generally makes 2 or 3 dozen, and I am only one man.
Have you tried halving the quantities involved to get less rolls?

Sure. But then I still end up with 12-18 rolls, which are more than I should be eating. Especially since I have difficulty stopping once I start eating them. I'm pretty good at not eating things, but I suck at eating only a "reasonable" amount of certain things.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.

Couldn't get your link to work probably work fire wall but I assume its the It isn't lupus meme

...

Actually it was instruction on how to find buried treasure. And you missed it. Too bad.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.

Couldn't get your link to work probably work fire wall but I assume its the It isn't lupus meme

...
Actually it was instruction on how to find buried treasure. And you missed it. Too bad.

You live in a House of lies!


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.

Couldn't get your link to work probably work fire wall but I assume its the It isn't lupus meme

...
Actually it was instruction on how to find buried treasure. And you missed it. Too bad.
You live in a House of lies!

How do you know?


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
alright I looked it up and apparently it was lupus only once.

It's never Lupus.

Couldn't get your link to work probably work fire wall but I assume its the It isn't lupus meme

...
Actually it was instruction on how to find buried treasure. And you missed it. Too bad.
You live in a House of lies!
How do you know?

call it a feelings. instinct maybe. maybe just keen observation.


Snoop dog lives in a house of highs
Jeff Goldblum lives in a house of flies.
Winston Churchill lived in a house of ties.


Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:

Snoop dog lives in a house of highs

Jeff Goldblum lives in a house of flies.
Winston Churchill lived in a house of ties.

I don't think those actually count as puns bear. -_-

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I am not good at breads and they are a lot of work and I never noticed a big difference from homemade and store bought.
I do, but mainly because I only bake crusty breads (sourdough, italian, french) and only buy regular sandwich bread. Sometimes I do cinnamon bread, but not often. I also like to make rolls. I have a recipe I like that uses instant mashed potatoes to replace some of the flour. It makes the rolls a little softer and gives a very slight potato flavor to them. I don't make rolls very often, though, because a recipe generally makes 2 or 3 dozen, and I am only one man.
Have you tried halving the quantities involved to get less rolls?
Sure. But then I still end up with 12-18 rolls, which are more than I should be eating. Especially since I have difficulty stopping once I start eating them. I'm pretty good at not eating things, but I suck at eating only a "reasonable" amount of certain things.

I think it's a problem with us cooks and bakers. We always have a problem eating only a "reasonable amount" of certain things. It's just that the certain things are different to each of us. Like mine's cake, though I had a mild papadam problem yesterday. Had to tell myself I'm not eating up the papadams I bought for my aunt...


Sampling the wares. big problems for drug dealers and cooks.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Sampling the wares. big problems for drug dealers and cooks.

A good chef tastes everything.


Never trust a skinny chef.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Why is "W" pronounced "double u", but "M" isn't "double n"?

The Masked Pedant writes:

Isn't that because the Latin alphabet didn't have a letter W, and since U and V were considered to be the same letter at one time (like H, I, and J), when we wanted a letter to represent that particular sound, we chained together two Us?

I don't really know, as I am not a very cunning linguist.


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I. Am. Alive.

Apparently the issue was such the CS had to write a code fix to get to my account on their side because it was borked so deeply.

Possibly, the PMG's AI tried to use my identity to take over the world... Or it was have been merely a ruse to have the CS focus on my account while the AI moved into a new vessel.


I find etymology fascinating sometimes...
"w" is the double "v" form of the letter, but we kept the double "u" name. It was created because the anglo-saxons had a sound that Latin lacked, and switching to the latin alphabet required us to add a new letter to the alphabet to represent it. for years, it was marked by a vv or uu, until we added the two together. there is a uu combined form for it, but since we kept the double "u" name, we kept the vv form.


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Oh, and it took so much time because the tech team is focusing on preparations to inevitable catastrophe that will be tens or hundred of thousands of gamers trying to download their Beta Playtest files the moment they go live.


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Midwestern practicality at it's best.

On one side of a building in Token Creek, Hot air balloon tours

The other side of the building, life insurance.


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And to complicate matter, apparently Romans pronounced "v" more like modern English "w"...


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captain yesterday wrote:

Midwestern practicality at it's best.

On one side of a building in Token Creek, Hot air balloon tours

The other side of the building, life insurance.

Best I ever saw was a mortuary across the street from hospital.


Time to catch up with the Monkey's Treefort... 195 posts, not bad.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Mine was dead at night. It amazes me how many people hear a fire alarm and there first reaction is to call the front desk for 10 minutes instead of Oh I don't know evacuate the building. It was within my first month here too mind you.

Yeah, I've had co-workers get furious with me for, y'know, actually getting up and leaving in the middle of a meeting in response to a fire alarm.

I understand the engineering principle of the things: False alarms hurt no one, whereas not being sensitive enough kills people.
The trouble is, false alarms are so ubiquitous that they actually DO endanger people nowadays because everyone's trained to ignore fire alarms as either false alarms or drills.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Midwestern practicality at it's best.

On one side of a building in Token Creek, Hot air balloon tours

The other side of the building, life insurance.

On BART (the SF subway) a few weeks ago, I saw the standard subway platform anti-suicide billboard right next to this one.


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I woke up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and, because packing material is *everywhere*, stepped on one of those air pillow things in the dark.
Why is everything so much louder at 3:00 a.m.?

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The Game Hamster wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Midwestern practicality at it's best.

On one side of a building in Token Creek, Hot air balloon tours

The other side of the building, life insurance.

Best I ever saw was a mortuary across the street from hospital.

Yeah it's really convenient for body disposal...

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Drejk wrote:

I. Am. Alive.

Apparently the issue was such the CS had to write a code fix to get to my account on their side because it was borked so deeply.

Possibly, the PMG's AI tried to use my identity to take over the world... Or it was have been merely a ruse to have the CS focus on my account while the AI moved into a new vessel.

Yay Drejk, welcome back!

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Sampling the wares. big problems for drug dealers and cooks.

Tell me about it >.< How do you improve on your cooking? By tasting it to see where you went wrong...


NobodysHome wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Mine was dead at night. It amazes me how many people hear a fire alarm and there first reaction is to call the front desk for 10 minutes instead of Oh I don't know evacuate the building. It was within my first month here too mind you.

Yeah, I've had co-workers get furious with me for, y'know, actually getting up and leaving in the middle of a meeting in response to a fire alarm.

I understand the engineering principle of the things: False alarms hurt no one, whereas not being sensitive enough kills people.
The trouble is, false alarms are so ubiquitous that they actually DO endanger people nowadays because everyone's trained to ignore fire alarms as either false alarms or drills.

fire drills are normal at my job.


Drejk wrote:
Time to catch up with the Monkey's Treefort... 195 posts, not bad.

DJEJK!


Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Mine was dead at night. It amazes me how many people hear a fire alarm and there first reaction is to call the front desk for 10 minutes instead of Oh I don't know evacuate the building. It was within my first month here too mind you.

Yeah, I've had co-workers get furious with me for, y'know, actually getting up and leaving in the middle of a meeting in response to a fire alarm.

I understand the engineering principle of the things: False alarms hurt no one, whereas not being sensitive enough kills people.
The trouble is, false alarms are so ubiquitous that they actually DO endanger people nowadays because everyone's trained to ignore fire alarms as either false alarms or drills.

fire drills are normal at my job.

Right. But has it reached the point that you and your co-workers just ignore the fire alarms and keep right on working?

Because in my experience that's what 90%+ of my co-workers or co-guests (at hotel stays) do: They simply assume it's a drill or a false alarm, so they stubbornly ignore it, and have even taken to ridiculing/taking offense at those who actually listen to the alarm and take the appropriate action.

It's a massive tragedy waiting to happen.


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Vany,

You and yours ('specially Aiymi) are in my thoughts and prayers.

Many hugs.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Mine was dead at night. It amazes me how many people hear a fire alarm and there first reaction is to call the front desk for 10 minutes instead of Oh I don't know evacuate the building. It was within my first month here too mind you.

Yeah, I've had co-workers get furious with me for, y'know, actually getting up and leaving in the middle of a meeting in response to a fire alarm.

I understand the engineering principle of the things: False alarms hurt no one, whereas not being sensitive enough kills people.
The trouble is, false alarms are so ubiquitous that they actually DO endanger people nowadays because everyone's trained to ignore fire alarms as either false alarms or drills.

fire drills are normal at my job.

Right. But has it reached the point that you and your co-workers just ignore the fire alarms and keep right on working?

Because in my experience that's what 90%+ of my co-workers or co-guests (at hotel stays) do: They simply assume it's a drill or a false alarm, so they stubbornly ignore it, and have even taken to ridiculing/taking offense at those who actually listen to the alarm and take the appropriate action.

It's a massive tragedy waiting to happen.

FDNY has nonsensical amounts of power, they can demand to see our fire drill records at any time. If we fail too many drills, they can shut the building down to inspect it to make sure everything is up to code. No, we are not paid during that time.


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A few pages back, NobodysHome brought up the oddity of wire guages, and I'd like to share my joy of them. First of all, yeah, lower guages are bigger than higher, because manufacturing history. Learning this just a couple of years ago on the job was one of those "Electricity actually flows in the opposite direction of electron drift" moments. WTH.

Anyhow, one of my tasks at the solar plant is to clip insulated conductors (aka thick power cords) to the solar panels they connect. At my plant, ten to fourteen panels are seriesed (connected) together and then that series is paralleled (a different kind of connected) together with hundreds of others. Now the short conductors that go panel-to-panel are 12-guage, and fit easily into the clips I use to clip them to the panels' undersides. But the long conductors which carry current to other electrical equipment are 10-guage, and inexplicably there is an entire array of ~1,800 panels that is connected exclusively with 10-guage.

And those 10-guage conductors turn an otherwise easy and satisfying task into OMG,MYARMSARESOTIRED,HOWCANANEXTRAMILLIMETERORTWOMAKESOMUCHHASSLE?!

Guess what I did this morning.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Just got home in the last 15-20 minutes or so. Still no diagnosis, and they've ruled out a lot of the obvious stuff. It's not a stroke. It's not a blood clot. Not pneumonia. Not mono. Not influenza. Kidneys are fine. CT scan of her brain came back clean. CT scan with contrast dye of the rest of her body came back clean too. Chest x-ray showed nothing obvious. Blood work looked fine, all numbers in the normal ranges.

Every damn test keeps coming back negative.

Yeah, that's good news, except we still don't know what the fk is causing this. Everything that gets ruled out increases the probability of more and more obscure, harder to treat ailments. We aren't there yet (nowhere close), but it's reminded me of an old medical joke: "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is we've named a new disease after you."

Her mental state was greatly improved when I left the hospital, but it was no different than she was Tuesday night, and physically she's no better except that they gave her a different pain killer which is doing better for her. She doesn't remember Tuesday at all. She doesn't remember anything from today until about 7:30pm. She's still slipping in and out of consciousness.

Ugh.

Sounds terrifying Vany.
I really hope Aiymi and you get some answers soon.
My thoughts and well-wishes are with you two.


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Somehow I missed Vany's latest update, sorry you're having such a frustrating medical experience. Getting test negatives and a shrug from doctor after doctor is incredibly anxiety-inducing, I know this from personal experience.


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The offer still stands to put on a pair of glasses and cover for you.

Crookshanks was only too willing to pose as me. ("I get to drive, right!!" "of course, we don't want to arouse suspicion")


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Working outside, I'm not overly concerned about where the fire exits are.


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Vany, While Ayimi's in the Hospital, have the house checked for mold. At the very least, you can eliminate that as an environmental factor for Ayimi's malady.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

A few pages back, NobodysHome brought up the oddity of wire guages, and I'd like to share my joy of them. First of all, yeah, lower guages are bigger than higher, because manufacturing history. Learning this just a couple of years ago on the job was one of those "Electricity actually flows in the opposite direction of electron drift" moments. WTH.

Anyhow, one of my tasks at the solar plant is to clip insulated conductors (aka thick power cords) to the solar panels they connect. At my plant, ten to fourteen panels are seriesed (connected) together and then that series is paralleled (a different kind of connected) together with hundreds of others. Now the short conductors that go panel-to-panel are 12-guage, and fit easily into the clips I use to clip them to the panels' undersides. But the long conductors which carry current to other electrical equipment are 10-guage, and inexplicably there is an entire array of ~1,800 panels that is connected exclusively with 10-guage.

And those 10-guage conductors turn an otherwise easy and satisfying task into OMG,MYARMSARESOTIRED,HOWCANANEXTRAMILLIMETERORTWOMAKESOMUCHHASSLE?!

Guess what I did this morning.

Wire maintenance.


Hi Drejk! Welcome back. :)


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Hot again today, I'm beginning to notice a pattern...


captain yesterday wrote:
Hot again today, I'm beginning to notice a pattern...

Sounds like Summer.


John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Hot again today, I'm beginning to notice a pattern...
Sounds like Summer.

Not any summer around HERE that I've ever heard of...


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And this one is just for Tiny T-Rex: They truly ARE evil!

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