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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
Homepage http://aqfl.net
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
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User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2015, 21:48 Ant
 
Retired wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 21:33:
David wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 19:22:
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 11:25:
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 11:09:
A doctor's time is apparently more important than yours. They overload their schedules, so you end up waiting 30 minutes in the big waiting room, then another 30 minutes in the small waiting room.

a) if there's one person on the planet I don't want rushing through his work it's my doctor.

b) there is a growing shortage of both primary and specialty care physicians in the US

c) diagnosing cancer and explaining the prognosis to a patient isn't the same as telling a mother her child's tonsils need to come out, and one is going to take a hell of a lot longer than the other

No one is questioning that. We're just saying, manage your fucking time better.

I can understand 5 minutes late but nothing beyond that.

I schedule 15 minutes per patient (which is VERY generous, and I'm lucky I can get away with that), and I usually run on time, sometimes ahead of time; however, there is no way for me to predict how long any given patient is going to take. Some take 3 minutes, some take 30. Some patients have 3 different rashes and 4 skin cancers, others just have 1 spot and 1 easy problem. To expect your doctor to never run more than 5 minutes late is ridiculous; frankly I'm surprised the practice puts up with that behavior. You have *much* more control of being on time for your appointment than your provider.

I guess I always ask when the lunch break is and make it right after that, or, *gasp* plan ahead and be the first appointment of the day.

Never have issues.
Yep, I do this too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Meh to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge... Dec 3, 2015, 20:54 Ant
 
I am using it for work (no SIM card), and I don't like it. I really hate its curved edge screens.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2015, 20:52 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 11:09:
A doctor's time is apparently more important than yours. They overload their schedules, so you end up waiting 30 minutes in the big waiting room, then another 30 minutes in the small waiting room.

a) if there's one person on the planet I don't want rushing through his work it's my doctor.

b) there is a growing shortage of both primary and specialty care physicians in the US

c) diagnosing cancer and explaining the prognosis to a patient isn't the same as telling a mother her child's tonsils need to come out, and one is going to take a hell of a lot longer than the other
Also, we see older doctors who should retire too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. 17 years for me! Dec 3, 2015, 20:43 Ant
 
1998 to 2014 without any physical exams for me. 2014's results show high blood pressures (family related :(). Yeah, appointments can be a pain! Blue, you should try going to dentist once a month.

This comment was edited on Dec 3, 2015, 20:50.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Is Redwood still around online? Dec 3, 2015, 20:40 Ant
 
I miss him and his Stomped(?) web site!  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
32. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 27, 2015, 13:03 Ant
 
Razumen wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 16:46:
I played SS2 first, so going back to SS1 was hard, the jump in quality and usability was extreme.
SS1 -> SS2 for me, but I got spoiled by easy controls in Wolf3D, DOOM, etc.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
31. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 27, 2015, 13:01 Ant
 
BS was pretty, but SS2 was better. SS2 should be ported to BS' engine!  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Nov 26, 2015, 02:17 Ant
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 13:44:
Aww that's too bad, Ant.
:~(
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: 39? Nov 22, 2015, 19:17 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 19:07:
Ant wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 17:54:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 13:39:
You're 39 and holding!

Happy BDay Blue!
Blue just leveled up to 39? I feel old now. I always thought he was older than me! :/

Yeah, I think he's a couple years past 39. I meant that as humor.
Oh.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. 39? Nov 22, 2015, 17:54 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 13:39:
You're 39 and holding!

Happy BDay Blue!
Blue just leveled up to 39? I feel old now. I always thought he was older than me! :/
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Released
71. Old Jedi games... Nov 22, 2015, 17:30 Ant
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 15:57:
edaciousx wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:40:
clearly you never played jedi knight online.
Jedi Knight Academy?

Yeah you're probably right. I heard it was fantastic. I played Outcast only, for some reason
Yes, outdated but fun. I still have this game installed even though I haven't touched it for years!
 
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News Comments > Space Engineers Free Weekend
5. Re: Space Engineers Free Weekend Nov 21, 2015, 02:04 Ant
 
I tried this years ago, but didn't like it.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. 1998->2015 Nov 15, 2015, 23:27 Ant
 
Hoop wrote on Jan 12, 2011, 02:08:
Great achievement Blue, still here & still the best.
Number1
And it is still here!
 
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News Comments > Jade Empire Free on Origin
22. Re: Jade Empire Free on Origin Nov 15, 2015, 23:25 Ant
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 23:00:
Great White Shark wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 22:50:
Krovven wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 20:56:
I don't care if I'm an irritating idiot troll.

You said it, not us.

Shush nooblet before we sell you to Red Lobster by the pound.
Mmm, great white shark fins.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible
47. SHODAN ftw! Nov 15, 2015, 21:01 Ant
 
"Look at you hacker..."  
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News Comments > Jade Empire Free on Origin
17. $14.99 Nov 15, 2015, 20:33 Ant
 
Uh, it shows a price for me. Did I miss it?  
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Launches
7. Re: Steam Hardware Launches Nov 11, 2015, 01:51 Ant
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 21:39:
My Steam Link and controller just arrived today. I probably won't get to spend any time with it until this weekend though. Stupid job... Furious2
Take time off? Welcome to the adult life. Haha.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launch Schedule
4. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launch Schedule Nov 6, 2015, 02:30 Ant
 
Xero wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 20:00:
Obviously it wasn't your type of game because those people playing it in 1998 were still playing it until Starcraft 2 launched... Some still didn't want to let it go, so I'm sure you don't get it if you weren't one of those.
o/~ ... let it go ... o/~
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Gunnar... Nov 1, 2015, 16:44 Ant
 
He looks like Santa.  
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
6. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 1, 2015, 15:16 Ant
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 1, 2015, 15:14:
LittleMe wrote on Nov 1, 2015, 14:20:
%20 increase in two weeks? Awesome. FWIW Blue I like seeing these Steam concurrent user records.

Blue, thanks again for being an all things PC related gaming website.
These steam records hopefully foretell an increase in the number of developers making games for the platform.
Ditto.
 
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