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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 21:37 HorrorScope
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 21:21:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 19:14:
Yep and it happens with age. I've had it for a good while, but it came to a point it was causing real issues. I didn't know about any of it, but then you start to realize, shit I was living with that for years remembering signs.

You ever sleep and then something snaps in your dream and you wake up immediately? I've been able with me to figure out that is a part of holding your breath and your brain saying, breath or wake the f up! The dream plays along with this pressing need.

Oh, I know. I'd either wake up with no air in my lungs, gasping for breath (like an asthma attack) or have dreams where I was underwater, drowning and couldn't make it to the surface (again, no air)...

The thing that finally brought me to the table was a stat that said something like 70% of stroke patients had previous sleep apnea symptoms. I pretty much went straight to the doctor after reading that...


In my case it took two episodes.

Sleeping in the middle of the night a loud gong went off in my head. Woke up and was dizzy beyond belief. Go to rest room, back to bed, felt like I was up all night hammering alcohol.

A couple nights later I was dreaming that this was going to happen again. And this is where dreams and the mind get very strange, a best bud and myself were building a massive shield like comic book levels as we knew a light beam was going to shoot up from below and hit my brain and we were going to stop this NOW! Well the beam came up and wiped out this shield no sweat at all, total fail and I woke up again, this time with a bang and dizziness not quite as bad as the first time. Looking back on that one, I assume if the shield was strong enough I would have passed away.

So yep, start going to docs, sleep studies etc. Another part of the equation I have a cat that likes to move up during the middle of the night and it laying close to me while sleeping seemed to amplify the situation.

So I was tested, I stop breathing around 25 or so times per minute, which isn't good, but several have it worse, it's a crazy number to think about, per minute that many times. I've now come to see I hold my breath when I'm deep thinking or putting a lot of attention towards something while awake. I notice sometimes if I nap, that again my breathing just wants to slow to a point of stopping. Mild headaches ensue.

So yeah it's messed up, but using standard solutions those are helping out. I do feel it could be shaving off a solid 10 years, sort of the inner feeling I have about it all, life policies strengthened up a bit more. I'm sure I've taken some membrane damage as well over the years, but not that anyone else notices, I think it has also mellowed me out a lot.

Then I find out I have a deviated septum at 95% up the right nose barrel. That I've had my whole life. By this time I sound like a broken wreck right? But I'm 175, 6', little bit o belly, don't really get sick, just a couple oxygen to the brain issues and some random aches and pains from time to time.
 
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4. Re: etc., etc. Jun 24, 2016, 20:51 HorrorScope
 
NetHead wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 20:20:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 20:06:
Oculus did the right thing.

No thanks to themselves. They've been digging a hole and only now realised it because of the crap people have been throwing into the hole after them.

If I were remotely interested in buying VR hardware, companies that pull that crap are the kind I scratch of the list before I start considering my options.

Right but it is so early on, I don't think a couple months of being on the wrong side of this issue will matter well down the line. The people spoke and in the end the company listened. That's good that it can happen.
 
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2. Re: etc., etc. Jun 24, 2016, 20:06 HorrorScope
 
Oculus did the right thing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 20:04 HorrorScope
 
edgar wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 19:29:
Necrophob wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 12:00:
Apparently there's something known as "Computer Elbow" (similar to Tennis Elbow). Might be that. I know I've had elbow pain on occasion, and my job has me typing all day.

I was going to mention this one as well. I was at a physical therapist for unrelated pain, mentioned my elbow, he poked and prodded as he asked questions about my job, then said, "You lean on that elbow while at your desk, don't you?"

"Um, yah." And that was it. Whenever it hurts again, I pay attention, and sure enough, I'm leaning on my left elbow again while pondering my next line of code.

Feel better!

Yes PC related ache's and pains. I think it is somewhat common for people to put their mouse elbow on a table to control the mouse. As you age that most likely will become an issue for your upper back or elbow. I've changed to a side table and my arm is free floating below with with my wrist on the tables edge controlling the mouse. This has worked for me, I would assume someone may have a wrist issue, but it cleared up a high back pain I was now getting, I don't have any ache's now do to mousing around.

Also put your monitor up as high as you can tolerate, it is much better for the neck looking upwards at your screen vs looking downward per a chiropractor I use from time to time. He did some xrays and attributes some of my current structure to using a lower pc monitor too often. It could be one of the reasons my apnea became a problem for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 19:26 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 18:14:
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 17:29:
That said, I do agree it's likely just "getting old." Random shit hurts for me just about every single day. You just get used to it like every other person that gets old.

No, getting old and things like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, Lyme, etc. aren't remotely the same. It's not like being tired after a hard day's work, it's feeling exhausted, constantly, like you've been going days without any sort of rest. You can feel that things are off in your body and it's not at all the normal part of the aging process. You don't just wake up one day in your 40s and you're exhausted for the rest of your days. It's deffo biochemical in nature.


Yeah I can't argue against that, but again the cost and finding a Dr willing to work with you figuring it all out... Good luck. So I think a lot of us, just take it as getting older. My wife has a thyroid issue, at least that was able to be diagnosed and now she's on a med the rest of her life to keep her balanced. Otherwise hot flashes and chronic fatigue kick in.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 19:14 HorrorScope
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 16:40:
let alone I stop breathing while I sleep way to easily

Yeah, that's called sleep apnea.


Yep and it happens with age. I've had it for a good while, but it came to a point it was causing real issues. I didn't know about any of it, but then you start to realize, shit I was living with that for years remembering signs.

You ever sleep and then something snaps in your dream and you wake up immediately? I've been able with me to figure out that is a part of holding your breath and your brain saying, breath or wake the f up! The dream plays along with this pressing need.

As for another saying diet and things like that, I would tend to agree, but imo it really depends on how good of a DR you have and how much they'll work for you to figure it out. I can't find one, I had one when I lived back east, ole Mom was able to find a good one and I just assume they all would be good, but over time, he proved to be exceptional vs anything I've come across out west and unless you got gold plated insurance this stuff can get costly fast.

Another funny I tell, is I have reports on my two dogs, what they are allergic to and it's a little booklet for each, really detailed. One is really allergic and you can tell when he eats something he shouldn't he'll scratch his ass all the time. When he's fed correctly that goes away in full. And then I look at myself... I don't have anything like that for me... but my dogs do! Great.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 16:38 HorrorScope
 
Dude I have it figured out if no one else has shared. This is what it is like getting old. With your new news of sourness, that is what happens when you get old for many people, shit just hurts and either your dementia is too strong to remember why or it just happens.

As for not feeling 100% you may never quite feel perfect again while straight.

I'm sort of half kidding but also not really. I have sore hips from time to time, foot, let alone I stop breathing while I sleep way to easily. Age. Dr's can't figure or really even try to figure it out. If you want to complain to them over and over they'll throw you some meds. I've sort of given up going to the doc's as well unless it is critical, not impressed with their level of care and then their costs... oy vay.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans
6. Re: American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans Jun 24, 2016, 16:32 HorrorScope
 
Euro truck is getting a patch that removes the UK. So it all balances out in the end.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
38. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 18:38 HorrorScope
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 18:04:
I've grabbed about 7 games so far but ironically seems the only places having Flash sales now, are the key sites.

Odd note, can't believe how much Dungeon Lords has been getting patched on Steam. Three times, in 6 months it's more than 11 years of the game! Zombie


Even mentioning the name adds a year in hell.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 16:27 HorrorScope
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:24:
Creston wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:10:
Ads would very likely kill Netflix for me. If they do that I might as well go back to just watching TV.

I agree. A few buck more a month is nothing compared to the constant interruptions.

And I think they know that. Or at least I hope they do.



Right, the dilemma is they know if they could show commercials they can make more than just a few bucks more per. I'd say if they do something like this, sell the stock and then buy it again once the revert back after the crash. Ya know... like last time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 22, 2016, 00:12 HorrorScope
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 23:49:
Milo? Eh... no.)

Greatly overstating what your product will do to impress people today, in hearts know there is no way. But still do it!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 21, 2016, 23:26 HorrorScope
 
It was Milo all over again. You can't just put on glasses and then just look at furniture and a game just somehow makes it self work on your layout. MS just can't be straight with people. They are starting to approach worst company in America.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 21, 2016, 10:20 HorrorScope
 
Interesting benches, games at max it seems the new generation is targeted for 1440p. Would be interesting to see what frames would be if you took off the top couple biggest frame eaters for each game to see if 4k is reasonable for most games then.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2016, 23:12 HorrorScope
 
Fantaz wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 22:33:
"Apparently announcing a new model for next year not so great for this year." ... only Nintendo can get away with doing that.

I wonder if that is why they started talking you must have 4k for scorpio to be worth it. To make that feel more exclusive and expensive and the slim more viable for many.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2016, 14:16 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 13:51:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 13:29:
Fully automated cars can't come soon enough. Would pay anything to get an extra hour or sleep while driving too and from work.
If the technology is already here to fly an Airbus A380 crammed with 853 lives sans pilot, Driving to walmart while you play candy crush or count sheep ain't nothing.
Crash-less cars are coming, now if they could only hand wax themselves.

Weather, pot holes, real traffic, the friendly skies are more predictable. But not saying impossible, they are basically pixilizing the world, I just don't understand how they think we can be alert if there is an anomaly that should be very rare. We won't be alert, we'll be human.
 
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4. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 20, 2016, 12:50 HorrorScope
 
Task wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 10:02:
Who would be liable for damage or injury then if the auto car is at fault? Or two auto cars colliding?

I think will be with assisted driving for quite a while and really that is a great first step forward, it handles those terribly timed mistakes what can happen to anyone.

They've been talking about fully automated cars but the driver would still be responsible for anything it can't handle. The issue is imo say 99.99% of the time the car can handle the duties by itself, like how in thee hell they expect the driver to keep focus for that .01% to occur? We'll be focused elsewhere.

But when/if we get there then insurance will be quite different that it is today. If we get fully there, it maybe a public trans type of thing as well vs owning. IMO still a long way off to where the general public really has access to totally automated cars.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 20, 2016, 10:54 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 09:50:
Jesus, just scroll down on that KTLA website. Every page you go to links to a dozen more stories of rape and mass-murder. Wtf is going on down there?

We don't have a gun problem here, everyone is responsible with their equipment.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 19, 2016, 15:06 HorrorScope
 
I'll I know is wave cable had an offer that I could go from 110mbps to 250 mpbs for no additional cost. I do have a 1TB cap and it isn't cheap. But life is pretty good at 250 mpbs, had to upgrade a couple switches to handle gigabit.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam
30. Re: Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam Jun 19, 2016, 11:33 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 21:04:
Dacron wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 14:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 13:52:
If true... MS acquisition forthcoming.

The one thing that could kill steam.

Why would Valve EVER sell its main source of infinite income though?

Why would Linkdin? Skype? Because it's worth billions. So ok I mean it's possible they are on the up and up, but we also know with MS there is always something more to it and not usually all that good for us overall.

So now they are all Steam is great yada yada out of the complete blue, it's very profitable, they buy shit up. I don't think it's out of the realm, by them buying Steam they own the main PC Gaming Store, they now own a VR device and they own the HL2 franchise. One of MS biggest PC blunders ever was not making the first and best digital distribution platform. They should have ruled long ago with that.

I'm not saying this will happen, but if they are head over heals for Steam all of a sudden... maybe it's because of something else on the horizon.
 
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