Out of the Blue

I'm a little bummed today, as this was supposed to be the day I got my final implants from the Dentist, but this has been postponed. Apparently the lab is a little overwhelmed by all the work that's flooded in, so I got a call pushing things back. It's just a two-week setback, but I was so ready to be done with these clunky temporary teeth after well over six months that I was counting the hours to today's appointment. I'll just have to deal with this, but if there turns out to be another delay I'm going to track someone down and give them a gumming they'll never forget.

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Re: • First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing.
Jul 16, 2020, 11:00
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2020, 03:37:
fakespyder wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 22:47:
It is of some consolation that scientists around the world are doing their best to find a vaccine. I'd like to think they are all working and sharing results in a bid to end this pandemic. Maybe I'm being naïve.
Just don't let people like Martin Shkreli near them.

Related.

A judge denied Martin Shkreli’s request to be released early from prison to both avoid catching the coroavirus and to work on a treatment for Covid-19.

I don't wish CV-19 on anyone, but I can't help feeling like there's some kind of poetic justice here.
Some pharma companies have signed on to the “no profit” pledge, Meaning vaccines will be offered at no profit during the pandemic. I’m sure that’s up to them to determine when the pandemic is over.
Skip to 5:20 for the big pharma vaccine ad.
A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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Re: • First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing.
Jul 16, 2020, 08:58
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Re: • First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing. Jul 16, 2020, 08:58
Jul 16, 2020, 08:58
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2020, 03:37:
I don't wish CV-19 on anyone...
I know I shouldn't, but I have to admit there are several prominent politicians I wouldn't mind seeing at least get ill enough from CV to need a ventilator...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: • First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing.
Jul 16, 2020, 03:37
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Re: • First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing. Jul 16, 2020, 03:37
Jul 16, 2020, 03:37
 
fakespyder wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 22:47:
It is of some consolation that scientists around the world are doing their best to find a vaccine. I'd like to think they are all working and sharing results in a bid to end this pandemic. Maybe I'm being naïve.
Just don't let people like Martin Shkreli near them.

Related.

A judge denied Martin Shkreli’s request to be released early from prison to both avoid catching the coroavirus and to work on a treatment for Covid-19.

I don't wish CV-19 on anyone, but I can't help feeling like there's some kind of poetic justice here.
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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• First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing.
Jul 15, 2020, 22:47
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• First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing. Jul 15, 2020, 22:47
Jul 15, 2020, 22:47
 
It is of some consolation that scientists around the world are doing their best to find a vaccine. I'd like to think they are all working and sharing results in a bid to end this pandemic. Maybe I'm being naïve.
Just don't let people like Martin Shkreli near them.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 22:36
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Jul 15, 2020, 22:36
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PhysicalEd wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 17:43:
Maybe this will cheer you up Cutter - Gloucester Massachusetts Osprey Cam. Three chicks being very well taken care of by their parents. I leave it up all day on another monitor while I'm working: https://ecga.org/osprey-cam Note that they turn it off at 6pm EST everyday for some reason, so it might be off for the day by the time you see this.

Though it does get rough sometimes when the fish the male brings in is still alive when they start eating it

On the good side, within a 2-3 weeks these guys will be starting their first flights!

Cool beans. Thanks!
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Jul 15, 2020, 21:13
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Jul 15, 2020, 21:13
 
Blue wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 20:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 12:30:
Reminds me that I gotta put out more TomCat Rodenticide blocks in the shed, under the house, in the chase, storage, and barn.

Blue, does the dentist require a recent COVID-19 screen before digging around in your mouth?

No, but they have extensive precautions. I'm pretty sure they are at the extreme end of best practices for this.
I'd read what your dentist was doing and it's thorough. For a covid test to be useful it would probably have to be taken no more than 3 days before a procedure, so I was just wondering if they had changed anything due to current events.
It's hard to believe that you've been waiting over 6 months for the real thing. That would be maddening.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 20:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2020, 20:33
Jul 15, 2020, 20:33
 
Oh, and another thing on eliminating the penny. Simply allow businesses to round up to the nearest nickel for cash transactions. First, how many people actually pay with cash these days? I know I do because I am a curmudgeon, but I gotta think overall cash transactions are a small minority. Second, allowing businesses to round up will get businesses behind the idea of eliminating pennies. This can't happen soon enough, and yet I'll be surprised if I live to see it.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 20:24
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RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 12:30:
Reminds me that I gotta put out more TomCat Rodenticide blocks in the shed, under the house, in the chase, storage, and barn.

Blue, does the dentist require a recent COVID-19 screen before digging around in your mouth?

No, but they have extensive precautions. I'm pretty sure they are at the extreme end of best practices for this.
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Re: UnBeLiEvAbLe
Jul 15, 2020, 20:11
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Re: UnBeLiEvAbLe Jul 15, 2020, 20:11
Jul 15, 2020, 20:11
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 19:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 18:46:
UNBELIEVABLE

A dell computer with a manufacturing date of 7/19 would not accept Windows 10 v.2004
and I had to search for an older version.
v.1909 from here https://www.itechtics.com/windows-10-1909/ worked.
This was not some bargain basement pos dell, i5-9400 6c/6t, 8GB DDR4, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

Even more unbelievable was that I had to reinstall the OS completely because it was mega corrupted by malware.
And it was running the full paid version of Malwarebytes.
And I had told them that it would be safe with that.
Just goes to show ya that any antivirus and or malware can be undone by a gullible novice at the wheel. (clients wife has a tad bit of dementia)
Was the old version requirement due to the lack of a recent driver for the NVMe?
I don't know JD, it could have been. I stuck the 2004 USB in and it ran for 15 minutes downloading updates (shitty internet) and doing its checks before it said nope, "Mickeysoft won't install the latest version of 10" on your new box.. It never got to the "Do you want to save your stuff or nuke it" portion of the install.

The lesson I continually re-learn is that it's just as quick to save data and reinstall the OS vs. Running scan after scan and repair after repair when things are really fubared.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 19:54
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PhysicalEd wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 19:05:
That shouldn't be a problem anyway:

Small rodents like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs including rabbits and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/other.html

Also, once I was bitten by an abandoned pet rat I was trying to rescue. My doctor told me not to worry about it beyond normal infection risk.

Good to know.
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Re: UnBeLiEvAbLe
Jul 15, 2020, 19:54
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Re: UnBeLiEvAbLe Jul 15, 2020, 19:54
Jul 15, 2020, 19:54
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 18:46:
UNBELIEVABLE

A dell computer with a manufacturing date of 7/19 would not accept Windows 10 v.2004
and I had to search for an older version.
v.1909 from here https://www.itechtics.com/windows-10-1909/ worked.
This was not some bargain basement pos dell, i5-9400 6c/6t, 8GB DDR4, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

Even more unbelievable was that I had to reinstall the OS completely because it was mega corrupted by malware.
And it was running the full paid version of Malwarebytes.
And I had told them that it would be safe with that.
Just goes to show ya that any antivirus and or malware can be undone by a gullible novice at the wheel. (clients wife has a tad bit of dementia)
Was the old version requirement due to the lack of a recent driver for the NVMe?
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 19:05
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Jul 15, 2020, 19:05
 
That shouldn't be a problem anyway:

Small rodents like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs including rabbits and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/other.html

Also, once I was bitten by an abandoned pet rat I was trying to rescue. My doctor told me not to worry about it beyond normal infection risk.
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UnBeLiEvAbLe
Jul 15, 2020, 18:46
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UnBeLiEvAbLe Jul 15, 2020, 18:46
Jul 15, 2020, 18:46
 
UNBELIEVABLE

A dell computer with a manufacturing date of 7/19 would not accept Windows 10 v.2004
and I had to search for an older version.
v.1909 from here https://www.itechtics.com/windows-10-1909/ worked.
This was not some bargain basement pos dell, i5-9400 6c/6t, 8GB DDR4, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

Even more unbelievable was that I had to reinstall the OS completely because it was mega corrupted by malware.
And it was running the full paid version of Malwarebytes.
And I had told them that it would be safe with that.
Just goes to show ya that any antivirus and or malware can be undone by a gullible novice at the wheel. (clients wife has a tad bit of dementia)
A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 18:25
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2020, 18:25
Jul 15, 2020, 18:25
 
Well, yeah -- there is that too. But his being a sexual predator had nothing to do with his being against the elimination of the penny. The former is a crime, the latter is simply stupidity.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 18:07
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Jul 15, 2020, 18:07
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 16:57:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 15:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 14:02:
It has been time to kill the penny for a very long time. They should kill paper one dollar bills at the same time. Doing both at the same time is actually useful, the penny slot in cash drawers can be swapped to be for dollar coins. It is such as win the fact it hasn't happened yet is barely short of being criminal...
"But he kept facing resistance — for example, from the speaker of the House at the time, Dennis Hastert, who represented a district in Illinois, the home state of Abraham Lincoln."
↑↑↑ As long as we have asinine shit like the above ↑↑↑, we will have the Penny forever.
As someone who has lived in Illinois since 1974 (minus my time in the USAF) let me say, Dennis Hastert is an ass and that reasoning is complete hogwash.

He's much worse than an ass, which is why his ass was sent to prison.
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Jul 15, 2020, 18:05
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The Half Elf wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 17:27:
Hey Cutter, I worked for Lowes and Home Depot and they don't use poisons like that in their stores (at least not here in the US and would assume the same in Canada), they use the boxes that trap them inside due to say for example a mother came in the store carrying a child and set the child on the floor and the floor would eat it scenarios. Also they use 3rd party companies to do this not the stores directly. Next time you go look around on the floor look for the traps. Google Ecolabs Mouse Traps and check the pictures so ya know what to look for. ALSO make sure to scrub the shit out of anything the rodent came in contact with, it may have not been poison that killed him.

Good point, rabies can make you extremely thirst as well as unafraid of danger. Hope Cutter didn't get bit.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 17:43
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Jul 15, 2020, 17:43
 
Maybe this will cheer you up Cutter - Gloucester Massachusetts Osprey Cam. Three chicks being very well taken care of by their parents. I leave it up all day on another monitor while I'm working: https://ecga.org/osprey-cam Note that they turn it off at 6pm EST everyday for some reason, so it might be off for the day by the time you see this.

Though it does get rough sometimes when the fish the male brings in is still alive when they start eating it

On the good side, within a 2-3 weeks these guys will be starting their first flights!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 15, 2020, 17:36
Cutter
 
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Jul 15, 2020, 17:36
 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 15, 2020, 17:27:
Hey Cutter, I worked for Lowes and Home Depot and they don't use poisons like that in their stores (at least not here in the US and would assume the same in Canada), they use the boxes that trap them inside due to say for example a mother came in the store carrying a child and set the child on the floor and the floor would eat it scenarios. Also they use 3rd party companies to do this not the stores directly. Next time you go look around on the floor look for the traps. Google Ecolabs Mouse Traps and check the pictures so ya know what to look for. ALSO make sure to scrub the shit out of anything the rodent came in contact with, it may have not been poison that killed him.

I left them my email so we'll see. Plus he wasn't sickly looking per se. No sweats. He didn't look to be in bad shape. Just disoriented and woozy. It's why he was sitting out in the middle of the floor during the day. And he got progressively worse until he died, which was several hours later so I'd be utterly amazed if it wasn't poison. Perhaps he got into some where they actually stock the stuff. I kept him in large old plastic tote - on a pile of folded paper towels - I had so I'll just leave it outside for a few days and any bacteria or anything will have died by then. Then I'll give it a wash. Thanks for the heads up on that however. I'm just pissed that such a cute little guy had to die like that. That so many people think nothing of killing certain animals that they decide are pests. It's part of why I like animals and detest people so much.

"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
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Jul 15, 2020, 17:28
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I think my sodium count is high after viewing this thread. So much salt. (Also, should there be a salt emoji?)
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