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Out of the Blue

We haven't had a repeat incident with Jedi the Jindo since I wrote about the recent incidents where he turned on the Gunnar-man. A couple of bits of advice on the topic suggested this may just be play fighting for Jedi, and the more I consider this, the more I believe it's correct. It pretty nicely explains the paradoxical aspects of this, from why he would attack his best friend to why Gunnar has escaped each time unharmed. Jedi has another doggie friend that's an absolutely crazy poodle/sheepdog mix, and he roughhouses with her in a similar way, and nobody thinks much of it because they are both so young and active. Gunnar is dealing with this by being extra-cautious when everyone's off the leash, but our walks continue to work fine, so I'm a little less alarmed by it all at this point.

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21. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 12:58 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 13, 2018, 04:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2018, 15:18:
Giving blood every six weeks is about all I can take (I give since I am O-, universal donor), giving plasma once a week? Clearly he deserves a sainthood...

Did it twice a week for 3 1/2 years. But he donated blood, not plasma. You'd be surprised what a person is willing to do to help keep other people alive.

Nah, he was doing plasma donations (link to Sydney Morning Herald article, which describes the apheresis procedure).

Every fortnight, his blood (like that of all anti-D donors) is extracted at the blood bank, then his plasma is separated from his red blood cells; then his red blood cells are reinjected to prevent anaemia. The whole process is "a major impost", points out the Red Cross's Robert Flower. "It's not just five minutes every 10 years; it's half a day once a fortnight. It's an extraordinary level of dedication."

The plasma donation is a bigger production, as it takes hours instead of minutes. But I don't think he could have donated whole blood instead of plasma twice a week even if he wanted to, especially not for 60 years straight, not unless they took 1/4 size donations for his special case.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 12:05 eRe4s3r
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2018, 18:20:
The first book barely touches on it, but one of the odd/interesting things in the "Altered Carbon" universe is humans have found significant evidence for a seemingly extinct but highly advanced Martian civilization. The "stack" technology is adapted from discovered Martian artifacts. All the planets which have been populated by humans were found via coordinates found in Martian relics. The second and third novels feature Martian technology much more prominently. I haven't seen much sci-fi which featured a significant Martian civilization outside maybe War of the Worlds and John Carter of Mars...

Mass Effect.... anyhow the show touched very little on this (much more interesting) element.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 11:34 Mr. Tact
 
Wow. Twice a week. Bet you have some nice scar tissue built up...  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 04:27 The Half Elf
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2018, 15:18:
Giving blood every six weeks is about all I can take (I give since I am O-, universal donor), giving plasma once a week? Clearly he deserves a sainthood...

Did it twice a week for 3 1/2 years. But he donated blood, not plasma. You'd be surprised what a person is willing to do to help keep other people alive.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 02:22 Muscular Beaver
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 12, 2018, 14:54:
Future proof that Syphilis fucking sucks, we got the god awful Lost in Space, the even worse Altered Carbon from Netflix, proof that Netflix still doesn't even come close to making good sci-fi shows, and then a big empty shitty plain of crap (in the sci-fi genre)

The Expanse is literally the only good sci-fi show on right now. How this can be canceled is absolutely beyond me.
I cant believe it either. Either SyFy is notoriously incompetent making deals like that, or has no fucking clue what a good show is.
At least theres still a chance that it gets picked up by others. But many other awesome shows didnt, so you cant be sure.
If this gets canceled and Discovery keeps going, I am losing my hope in humanity.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2018, 00:24 Cutter
 
scarlet wrote on May 12, 2018, 16:31:
2.4M babies lives saved? Doesn’t quite make up for the 6.8M Planned Parenthood has taken though.

And who's going to pay for them all? Anti-choicers? No? Didn't think so. So have a nice cup of STFU.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 21:00 Beamer
 
scarlet wrote on May 12, 2018, 16:31:
2.4M babies lives saved? Doesn’t quite make up for the 6.8M Planned Parenthood has taken though.


And nowhere near the 64.8M King Kong and Godzilla destroyed combined! As long as we're going with non sequiturs to try to troll.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 19:46 Mr. Tact
 
Orogogus wrote on May 12, 2018, 19:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2018, 15:18:
Giving blood every six weeks is about all I can take (I give since I am O-, universal donor), giving plasma once a week? Clearly he deserves a sainthood...
In the US, at least, I think the Red Cross and most local blood banks (mine, at least) make you wait eight weeks between whole blood donations. Platelets are once a week, plasma is twice a week.
Now that you say it, I think you are right. I just have an appointment set in my Goggle calendar and do a walk-in when it comes up. Plasma is a one week wait in the US also.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 19:43 Orogogus
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2018, 15:18:
Giving blood every six weeks is about all I can take (I give since I am O-, universal donor), giving plasma once a week? Clearly he deserves a sainthood...

In the US, at least, I think the Red Cross and most local blood banks (mine, at least) make you wait eight weeks between whole blood donations. Platelets are once a week, plasma is twice a week.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 19:01 RedEye9
 
scarlet wrote on May 12, 2018, 16:31:
2.4M babies lives saved? Doesn’t quite make up for the 6.8M Planned Parenthood has taken though.

Lives saved in Australia has nothing to do with the excellent work Planned Parenthood does in the USA.
Australia averages 3.7 million abortions a year, all thanks to the fine men and women of their version of Planned Parenthood, which is the god awesome best.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 18:55 RedEye9
 
El Pit wrote on May 12, 2018, 17:26:

I have never watched The Expanse but really dig Altered Carbon. It is a great show in my opinion.
If you liked AC you'll like The Expanse. You can watch it on amazon prime.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 18:20 Mr. Tact
 
The first book barely touches on it, but one of the odd/interesting things in the "Altered Carbon" universe is humans have found significant evidence for a seemingly extinct but highly advanced Martian civilization. The "stack" technology is adapted from discovered Martian artifacts. All the planets which have been populated by humans were found via coordinates found in Martian relics. The second and third novels feature Martian technology much more prominently. I haven't seen much sci-fi which featured a significant Martian civilization outside maybe War of the Worlds and John Carter of Mars...  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 17:41 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on May 12, 2018, 17:26:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 12, 2018, 14:54:
Future proof that Syphilis fucking sucks, we got the god awful Lost in Space, the even worse Altered Carbon from Netflix, proof that Netflix still doesn't even come close to making good sci-fi shows, and then a big empty shitty plain of crap (in the sci-fi genre)

The Expanse is literally the only good sci-fi show on right now. How this can be canceled is absolutely beyond me.

I have never watched The Expanse but really dig Altered Carbon. It is a great show in my opinion.

I liked Altered Carbon as well but it isn't a space opera like The Expanse. Which is what I really crave currently. Krypton is there, sure, but that's not really... I mean, they didn't even enter space once yet.

And with worse I mean the feeling. Altered Carbon was neat but it had no greater ambition behind it. Maybe a season 2 will change that.....
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 17:26 El Pit
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 12, 2018, 14:54:
Future proof that Syphilis fucking sucks, we got the god awful Lost in Space, the even worse Altered Carbon from Netflix, proof that Netflix still doesn't even come close to making good sci-fi shows, and then a big empty shitty plain of crap (in the sci-fi genre)

The Expanse is literally the only good sci-fi show on right now. How this can be canceled is absolutely beyond me.

I have never watched The Expanse but really dig Altered Carbon. It is a great show in my opinion.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 17:06 jdreyer
 
scarlet wrote on May 12, 2018, 16:31:
2.4M babies lives saved? Doesn’t quite make up for the 6.8M Planned Parenthood has taken though.

As an opponent of abortion, I'm sure you support free and ubiquitous contraception and comprehensive sex education. Prevention is the best cure, as they say.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 16:40 Mr. Tact
 
mag wrote on May 12, 2018, 16:17:
Did you really not like Altered Carbon? I haven't watched it, but I read the novel, and I was kinda iffy on that. But everyone seemed to love the Netflix series.
I watched the TV series and then read the three books. I enjoyed both, but thought they were only okay to good, not great.

The series is based on the first book alone. There were some changes, but I thought it followed the book about as closely as you could expect. Both the book and the series were punctuated with violence and sex. This is neither good or bad, simply a matter of taste.

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5. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 16:31 scarlet
 
2.4M babies lives saved? Doesn’t quite make up for the 6.8M Planned Parenthood has taken though.

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 16:17 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 12, 2018, 14:54:
Future proof that Syphilis fucking sucks, we got the god awful Lost in Space, the even worse Altered Carbon from Netflix, proof that Netflix still doesn't even come close to making good sci-fi shows, and then a big empty shitty plain of crap (in the sci-fi genre)

The Expanse is literally the only good sci-fi show on right now. How this can be canceled is absolutely beyond me.

Apparently SyFy only had first-run-rights to the Expanse. It was a shitty deal for them. Tons of money and they were really limited in how they could profit from it.

Did you really not like Altered Carbon? I haven't watched it, but I read the novel, and I was kinda iffy on that. But everyone seemed to love the Netflix series.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 15:18 Mr. Tact
 
Giving blood every six weeks is about all I can take (I give since I am O-, universal donor), giving plasma once a week? Clearly he deserves a sainthood...  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2018, 14:54 eRe4s3r
 
Future proof that Syphilis fucking sucks, we got the god awful Lost in Space, the even worse Altered Carbon from Netflix, proof that Netflix still doesn't even come close to making good sci-fi shows, and then a big empty shitty plain of crap (in the sci-fi genre)

The Expanse is literally the only good sci-fi show on right now. How this can be canceled is absolutely beyond me.
 
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