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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/24/2009 :  04:15:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Happy HumanLight, everyone. (if you don't know what I'm talking about, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanlight) I hope you are all having a relaxing and not too annoying holiday season. Try to stay warm, eat well, and not spend too much.

Ditto, and belated congrats on the birth of the lovely Lysistrata!

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 12/24/2009 :  14:33:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Siberia

Been awhile since someone posted on this, eh?
It's been longer yet since you posted on this... We've missed you gal! Your posts have been too few and far apart the last year or so.


Also, any results, Mab? Are you OK?
The results came in the day before yesterday. Good news and bad news:
The bad news: polycystic kidney disease is confirmed on both kidneys, lots of cycts.
The good news: Doc said all the cycts looked small, and the blood-tests were excellent. No indication of failing kidneys.

He was sending a notice to kidney specialists, and they are going to get back to me eventually for an examination. But he said they would proabably just take regular blood tests to monitor function, as everything seems ok for now.


Also... hi! I'm not dead! And since I had no idea how to announce this grand fact, a post in the water cooler sounds suitable :)
We avait even more post from you now. Tell us how you're fairing in the new city...

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/27/2009 :  18:26:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by Siberia

Been awhile since someone posted on this, eh?
It's been longer yet since you posted on this... We've missed you gal! Your posts have been too few and far apart the last year or so.

Guilty as charged, I'm afraid. Alas.

Also, any results, Mab? Are you OK?
The results came in the day before yesterday. Good news and bad news:
The bad news: polycystic kidney disease is confirmed on both kidneys, lots of cycts.
The good news: Doc said all the cycts looked small, and the blood-tests were excellent. No indication of failing kidneys.

He was sending a notice to kidney specialists, and they are going to get back to me eventually for an examination. But he said they would proabably just take regular blood tests to monitor function, as everything seems ok for now.

That's good to hear, though cysts aren't fun, at all. Me, I've got a decent case of anemia (which is common in chronic illnesses like arthritis, but mine has been especially stubborn), so I spent xmas in a hospital, shooting iron up my veins. Very not fun, especially considering the bruises I left there with, and that I have to do it two more times - tomorrow and wednesday (I did yesterday, too).


Also... hi! I'm not dead! And since I had no idea how to announce this grand fact, a post in the water cooler sounds suitable :)
We avait even more post from you now. Tell us how you're fairing in the new city...

The new city is OK, pretty, well, arid (it's semi-arid, actually: a savanna, or cerrado as we call it, but we're in the wet season right now which means daily rain). The work is awesome, the coworkers are lovely (and I've since had the opportunity to start postgrad in criminal law - paid by the court, which is even better), but otherwise, same old, same old. My sister had a baby, a lovely baby girl I plan to subtly educate in the ways of skepticism as she grows, but don't tell her parents that I've also bought my first apartment (with help from sis and mother), which I shall be paying for the next 15 years, oi vey. We'll move next year, after restorations.

Other than health problems, though, how are you, dear Mab? I missed you (and everyone else, too).

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
Edited by - Siberia on 12/27/2009 18:30:22
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 12/28/2009 :  02:14:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Siberia
how are you, dear Mab? I missed you (and everyone else, too).

I'm really fine! We've got around 30cm of snow in my town. It's close to melting right now, but the weather-man promised -10C tomorrow and -20C on Wednesday. My holiday from work is until January 4th, so I'm basically doing nothing but reading forum, playing Guild Wars, and watching TV. Tomorrow I have an hour of massage mostly for relaxation.

It's been so long I don't recall if you were told I got married last year...


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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  08:24:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by Siberia
how are you, dear Mab? I missed you (and everyone else, too).

I'm really fine! We've got around 30cm of snow in my town. It's close to melting right now, but the weather-man promised -10C tomorrow and -20C on Wednesday. My holiday from work is until January 4th, so I'm basically doing nothing but reading forum, playing Guild Wars, and watching TV. Tomorrow I have an hour of massage mostly for relaxation.

Mine too, actually - except I've been doing photoshop art, watching Dexter, going to the hospital (bleck), and checking the forums :)


It's been so long I don't recall if you were told I got married last year...

You did! I saw the pics back in the day. How's the wife and life as a married man?

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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5309 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  08:33:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

You did! I saw the pics back in the day. How's the wife and life as a married man?


Her profile says she's a single female. She's either not completely committed to Skeptic Friends minutiae, or to her spouse. Which do you think it is?

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  12:29:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Gorgo


You did! I saw the pics back in the day. How's the wife and life as a married man?


Her profile says she's a single female.

You know, I don't even recall my wife registering here. What's her profile?


She's either not completely committed to Skeptic Friends minutiae, or to her spouse. Which do you think it is?

BEST WISHES on the whole marriage thing!
Thanks!

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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  12:58:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

BEST WISHES on the whole marriage thing!
Thanks!
It's not your wife? Why are you messing around with someone that's not your wife?

Just kidding. I'm the one that is confused. My mistake. Congratulations!

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2009 :  14:55:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Gorgo
It's not your wife? Why are you messing around with someone that's not your wife?

Oh, but my wife knows I'm flirting with Siberia. The good thing is, she's cool with that.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25801 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2010 :  22:23:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So it was news to me tonight that Terry Pratchet's The Color of Magic was made into a made-for-TV movie, but then I stumbled across it on Netflix, available instantly or on DVD. It is, of course, better as a book, but the movie doesn't completely suck (at least, the first half hasn't).

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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 01/24/2010 :  22:44:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

So it was news to me tonight that Terry Pratchet's The Color of Magic was made into a made-for-TV movie, but then I stumbled across it on Netflix, available instantly or on DVD. It is, of course, better as a book, but the movie doesn't completely suck (at least, the first half hasn't).
Thanks for the heads-up! "The Color of Magic" is now my next Netflix selection. I should be watching it Tuesday.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
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Posted - 01/24/2010 :  23:12:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Thanks for the heads-up! "The Color of Magic" is now my next Netflix selection. I should be watching it Tuesday.
I take it you don't do the "Watch Instantly" stuff, then? I do it for everything unless a film isn't available Instantly or I know that my wife would like to watch it. 'Cause I've gotten into the habit of working on my Web sites or doing other computer-type stuff (on the left half of my monitor) while watching movies (on the right half). I've seen 42 movies since January 1, plus a couple episodes of Heroes, plus a handful more movies that I quit on after a few minutes. I really should investigate a dual-monitor setup...

One of the suits where I work didn't know that he could "Watch Instantly" as many movies as he liked while also having DVDs at home. He thought it was a one-or-the-other deal. I got some brownie points for setting him straight on that one.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 01/24/2010 :  23:58:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Thanks for the heads-up! "The Color of Magic" is now my next Netflix selection. I should be watching it Tuesday.
I take it you don't do the "Watch Instantly" stuff, then? I do it for everything unless a film isn't available Instantly or I know that my wife would like to watch it. 'Cause I've gotten into the habit of working on my Web sites or doing other computer-type stuff (on the left half of my monitor) while watching movies (on the right half). I've seen 42 movies since January 1, plus a couple episodes of Heroes, plus a handful more movies that I quit on after a few minutes. I really should investigate a dual-monitor setup...

One of the suits where I work didn't know that he could "Watch Instantly" as many movies as he liked while also having DVDs at home. He thought it was a one-or-the-other deal. I got some brownie points for setting him straight on that one.
No, I wish I could use their "Instant" feature. I don't use that Netflix option because the sound was always screwed up whenever I've tried it. All I get is the video and the sound of an outboard motor.

Also, I've lost considerable ability to multi-task as a result of that stroke 6 years ago, so I do one thing at a time. (Not that I was ever especially good at doing that before the brain damage.)

Edit: With this one, Netflix fails to deliver the movie at all, and returns an error message:


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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2010 :  13:58:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by Dave W.

So it was news to me tonight that Terry Pratchet's The Color of Magic was made into a made-for-TV movie, but then I stumbled across it on Netflix, available instantly or on DVD. It is, of course, better as a book, but the movie doesn't completely suck (at least, the first half hasn't).
Thanks for the heads-up! "The Color of Magic" is now my next Netflix selection. I should be watching it Tuesday.
I can't believe I missed this...

They also made Hogfather. It was even better.
And Susan was gorgeous, espcially when she transformed into SUSAN. Gave me goosebumps.

Rumour has it that "Going Postal" is next.
Haven't read that one yet.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 02/04/2010 :  14:04:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today I tasted one of the hottest pepper sauces ever made. It's called Mega Death Sauce and is primarily made of habanero peppers. I got some on my fingers and took a lick. I will attest that the burning sensation in my mouth gave me visions of eating molten lava straight out of a vulcano.
I had some on my spagetti bolognese, and had to vipe the sweat out of my forhead and scalp several times during the meal.

I've washed my hands 5 times since then, but I can still taste the capsaicin if I lick my fingers. Man this cauce was hot...

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