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Nickname Proboscis
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Description A nice guy...but I'm married ladies, so please don't call me.
Signed On Dec 20, 2002, 18:31
Total Comments 24 (Suspect)
User ID 15577
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2008, 16:16 Proboscis
If you've had a tetanus booster in the last 8 years you should be fine. If you haven't, you should get one anyway just to be safe. It only takes a few minutes and if you do any type of yard work at all it's just a good reason.

....all just a good reason, except for the fact that a tetanus shot is an unnatural method of introducing a toxin like tetanus into the body. The human body was designed to have layers of protection: hair, skin, white blood cells, platelets, etc...; a tetanus vaccine (and ANY vaccine for that matter) bypasses the most resistant of these protections and exposes the blood and most vital organs directly to the foreign invaders; weakened or not, these toxins can pose serious health risks. Did you know that the only confirmed cases of Polio in the last 20-some years have been a direct RESULT of vaccinations. Yep, you read that correctly - there have been no wild reports of polio in the U.S.(I have seen one source that stated there was a wild polio case, but it was imported from another country).

I've digressed, though....the point is that the government is heavily (in)vested in the vaccine industry and most lawmakers who pass the advisories to increase vaccinations are actually found to have financial ties to the vaccine industry in one form or another. I always refuse flu shots, and have yet to give my child any's a government money-making scheme if you ask me, and there is mounting research to prove it. If anyone wants sources, let me know...I've got more than you would ever want. Oh, by the way, I'm a doctor, so it's not like I'm some wild hillbilly (no offense hillbillies) yelling from the mountaintops about governmental conspiracies left and right...

edit: nin, your late-night dog-biting statement is hilarious, by the way

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2008, 12:03 Proboscis
Hey Blue,
Your comment on tetanus is correct in that it is highly improbable that you have it - actually, tetanus bacteria are anaerobic, and cannot grow in a scratch; they need a deep, penetrating wound that closes off from the air in order to colonize, so you are 99.9% safe from that 'threat', if it can even be called that.

Rabies...where to even start. I'll just put it this way, the media exaggerates everything and I agree with you - you're fine. If that dog had to bite through your coat to get to your skin, the chances are good that its actual teeth or saliva didn't even touch your skin, but rather the fabric of the coat covered the teeth and was the actual material that broke the skin. And if the coat didn't tear all the way through, then it is guaranteed that is what happened. Basically, as far as the bite is concerned, the dog put on a rubber glove before biting you! Thanks for the consideration, dog!

It stinks about the coat, but glad to hear you're in good shape!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. hmm Feb 4, 2008, 01:36 Proboscis

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News Comments > FlatOut Ultimate Carnage Coming to PCs
28. Re: Flatout 2 Feb 4, 2008, 01:18 Proboscis
Didn't Flatout 2 have starforce or something similar? I can't get it out of my head that it did and I certainly won't be buying the new one if it follows suit...

...which would be a bummer because I would certainly buy it if it didn't have it. I loved Flatout 2, until I heard it was sabotaged.

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News Comments > Murder on the Orient Express Demo
5. Re: No subject Dec 20, 2006, 20:07 Proboscis
If the game follows the book at all, then everybody did it.

That's awfully nice of you to try and spoil it then...

They do, however, specify that the game has an all-new conclusion. They probably figured that anyone who hadn't already read the book would have a "friend" like you.

ZIIIIIINGGGG!!! Hahha, good one blue! I love sarcasm.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: SPAM Nov 7, 2006, 13:58 Proboscis
Yeah Enahs, I've only been getting about 1/5 to 1/4 of the spam I received even as recently as last week. It's like the spam isn't even coming through to outlook anymore...I was getting sometimes 50 a day and now it's rare if I even get 7 to 10. Whatever happened, I like it!

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Interesting... Jul 10, 2006, 22:23 Proboscis
space captain, it's a good thing you're not as stupid as Christianity (else you may have known the proper use of the word 'agenda')!

I'm thankful our race has intelligent people like you around...

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Oooohkaaaayyyy... Jul 9, 2006, 22:24 Proboscis

...looks like someone's got an agenda

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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Patch Notes
2. Re: Balance Apr 23, 2006, 00:56 Proboscis
Ditto...completely. Although I really hope 1.04 is not months away

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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Patch Plans
2. Re: A different opinion Mar 17, 2006, 12:50 Proboscis
I have really enjoyed this game. I'm not an RTS-junky or anything, so games that are very cliched to others are still incredibly new to me...I guess that's the payoff of not having any time to relax and enjoy a video game

On another note, this game has barely been out for 2 weeks - it was released in stores on 3.2.06 and now it is 3.17.06. 17-2=15 days, to be exact. I think EA has been pretty good about patching so far. Yeah, there are a few problems here and there, but nothing that has permanently ruined my experience. I can get over a crash or two, as long as it is patched in the next couple weeks, and it looks like that is what they plan on doing. However, as I stated before, I don't have time to play this game day-in and day-out, so what may only be a once-per-week glitch to me may very well be a thrice-per-day glitch for others...and I can easily see how that could get very frustrating very quickly.

I do not believe quick patching is an excuse for releasing the game with bugs, but they did (as most do). I'm just glad they see there are balance issues and bugs and they are working to fix them this early on.


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News Comments > Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka 2
15. Re: Ditto Mar 8, 2006, 10:37 Proboscis
Wow, I thought I was going to be the only one that thought this (of course, while eating breakfast)...looks like we're all on the same page after all - and I'm not sure if that is more reassuring or scary


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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
8. Re: Sophos Antivirus Feb 13, 2006, 01:28 Proboscis
Personally, I have found Sophos Antivirus to be an excellent choice. In the last year or so they have completely revamped their interface and made the updates much more user-friendly.

They have a free 30 day eval. on their website, if you can find's kind of hidden in there somewhere.

Here's the link:

I've been using it on my PC, as well as my parents'/friends'/other-illiterate-PC-user-aquaintances' and have yet to hear of anyone getting infected.

Whenever I work on anyone's PC and see Norton/Symantec/McAfee, I let them know that unless they are EXTREMELY attached to the program it will be removed first and foremost:)


---edit: fixed spelling

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Lesson 2 Dec 13, 2005, 14:01 Proboscis
-Don't flame a person for making a mistake until you no longer make them.

Seems pretty ironic that the same person who felt it was necessary to poke fun at the President made the exact same mistake just 5 posts above it...a little acceptance of others' flaws goes a long way - you know, that whole thing about how no one is perfect...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Another example... Dec 13, 2005, 13:38 Proboscis
(Then I suggest you complain to SomethingAwful, not to Blue.)

I'm pretty sure I wasn't complaining, just making an observation.

(...including self-acclaimed Evangelical Christians...)

Also, although I think you meant to say "self-PROclaimed Evangelical Christians", I unfortunately see your point and I'm not making any judgements on anyone as to where he/she places their priorities. I fully realize that for some people, there are only 1-2 times a year to see family/friends/etc...and, more importantly, it shouldn't matter what people do with their time for one morning a year IMO. That cuts right into the difference between those that have a religion and those that have a relationship.

Many don't know that there is a difference

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Another example... Dec 13, 2005, 12:41 Proboscis
Man, seems like a person would be hardpressed to find even ONE example of the word Christ in Christmas anymore.....even the links of the day have been successfully secularized. It's too bad.

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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Samorost 2 Dec 9, 2005, 03:09 Proboscis
Holy frustation, batman! Is anyone else having a heck of a time getting past the level where the alien is sitting in the chair watching tv (and the dog is in the treadwheel)? I must have sat here for an hour already trying to get past this place and I *know* it is some simple little thing I am just missing because it is 2a.m. and I am getting dilirious...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Frog Game Nov 29, 2004, 17:58 Proboscis
Thanks AirWreck....even after studying your diagram of the solution, it still took me 10 minutes to do it. Pretty frustrating, but satisfying when finally done. One would think that over ther course of 6+ years of college education I would have learned things like this - maybe I'll be to that point when I finish my next 2. I'm a common-sense moron.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Frog Game Nov 29, 2004, 09:27 Proboscis
Is this frog game even possible? Tried it for about 5 minutes before realizing I had made absolutely NO progress.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. X-Box Ad Nov 28, 2004, 13:54 Proboscis
Please remove the X-Box link with the porn on it. I don't care how small it is - too many kids (and adults, for that matter) come to this site to have that crap available to them. Thank you.

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News Comments > New Shade Demo
12. Re: No starforce Oct 5, 2004, 17:58 Proboscis
Now, in fact, THAT is the kind of (enjoyable) humor I love! Enjoyably, lol.

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