Out of the Blue

I managed to find a booster yesterday. Our local CVS was able to take me as a walk in. It was kind of crowded, but I got in and out pretty quickly. I got the Pfizer booster, so I'll just wait for it to combine with my J&J shot (and the DNA of that radioactive spider that bit me) to turn me into some form of hybrid superhero. I had a tough choice to make in picking which arm to victimize. I'm basically a righty, so I usually get shots in my left arm. But I'm still putting my left arm through hell with physical rehab, so I chose the other. And the right arm was probably the correct arm, as it's killing me at the moment, and this probably would have interfered with my physical therapy. But otherwise I feel fine, so I'll just lay low this weekend and hope it stays that way.

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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 6, 2021, 11:36
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 6, 2021, 11:36
Dec 6, 2021, 11:36
 
Blue wrote on Dec 6, 2021, 11:27:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2021, 10:50:
Youtube "When you're the only person in band that practices" has been removed by the uploader.

Videosift's copy is still live.
A point for VideoSift? It's a weird error though. May have been on my part. I updated the YouTube link and it seems to work again.

Thanks for the heads-up.
I'm thinking it was on youtubes end.
I'd watched it on youtube and emailed it to a friend and he replied with the removal info.


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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 6, 2021, 11:27
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 6, 2021, 11:27
Dec 6, 2021, 11:27
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2021, 10:50:
Youtube "When you're the only person in band that practices" has been removed by the uploader.

Videosift's copy is still live.
A point for VideoSift? It's a weird error though. May have been on my part. I updated the YouTube link and it seems to work again.

Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 6, 2021, 10:50
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 6, 2021, 10:50
Dec 6, 2021, 10:50
 
Youtube "When you're the only person in band that practices" has been removed by the uploader.

Videosift's copy is still live.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 5, 2021, 10:53
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 5, 2021, 10:53
Dec 5, 2021, 10:53
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 5, 2021, 02:55:
Daehawk wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 10:44:
Had all 3 shots as Pfizer. Nothing but a little sore arm for a day or two. No other effects.
Same here.

Meanwhile, in some European countries there were riots in the last few nights because of more pressure to get vaccinated.
We always pointed with our fingers at countries like Afghanistan and Iran because of the "stone age" behavior of many people in those countries. And now we can find out that we have a good share of stone age people amoung us. It seems that being an idiot is problem that has not much too do with nationalities, religions, races, and so on. Being an idiot is a human problem. A SPREADING problem.

Look on the bright side, in my direct vicinity 2 people are covidiots, I have socially ghosted them. I don't give a fuck what happens to them anymore. If they think a pandemic is a good time to pull stunts like that they have no place in my monkey sphere. So i think this is an amazing opportunity to be able to tell who in your direct social circle is a toxic elements that needs removal.

So if anything, the pandemic made that very easy, and I am glad for it. It requires a crisis to see the true shape of someone and we can finally see it again, the last time we could is already 30 years past.
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time.
Dec 5, 2021, 09:21
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time. Dec 5, 2021, 09:21
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1badmf wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 22:19:
there's a japanese competitive card matching game that they made an anime out of a few years ago. you have match them face down. they give you time to memorize where they are, but we're talking a grid of 100+ cards. the mental gymnastics required, yes, 6000+ calories a day. the only thing that would fuel them was pure sugar - soda, chocolate, whatever they could get their hands on. i'm curious if carlsen and the other GMs consume calories like that.
Sounds like the game we called "Concentration" as kids. I haven't watched a complete match, way too long for me. But in all the clips I have seen I've never seen food at the table/board. I assume that is specifically against the rules. But it isn't uncommon for players to be off-camera and away from the board. So, they could easily be snacking on just about anything in small rooms near the stage.

Found an article from 2019 which talks about how Carlsen switched from drinking orange juice and water which was causing sugar crashes to "a mixture of chocolate milk and regular milk, which provides nutrients like protein and calcium that help him sustain his energy levels longer". Apparently he also travels with a personal chef who tailors meals to make sure he is consuming sufficient calories, and the correct types to help him sustain long periods of concentration.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 5, 2021, 04:59
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 5, 2021, 04:59
Dec 5, 2021, 04:59
 

Booster still isn't available here in my age bracket for now. Glad to see the reactions aren't that bad for most people.

Guess I'll have to wait!
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 5, 2021, 02:55
El Pit
 
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 5, 2021, 02:55
Dec 5, 2021, 02:55
 El Pit
 
Daehawk wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 10:44:
Had all 3 shots as Pfizer. Nothing but a little sore arm for a day or two. No other effects.
Same here.

Meanwhile, in some European countries there were riots in the last few nights because of more pressure to get vaccinated.
We always pointed with our fingers at countries like Afghanistan and Iran because of the "stone age" behavior of many people in those countries. And now we can find out that we have a good share of stone age people amoung us. It seems that being an idiot is problem that has not much too do with nationalities, religions, races, and so on. Being an idiot is a human problem. A SPREADING problem.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time.
Dec 5, 2021, 02:15
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time. Dec 5, 2021, 02:15
Dec 5, 2021, 02:15
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 22:19:
there's a japanese competitive card matching game that they made an anime out of a few years ago. you have match them face down. they give you time to memorize where they are, but we're talking a grid of 100+ cards. the mental gymnastics required, yes, 6000+ calories a day. the only thing that would fuel them was pure sugar - soda, chocolate, whatever they could get their hands on. i'm curious if carlsen and the other GMs consume calories like that.
You mean Chihayafuru? The 3rd season came out last year, in case you didn't know!
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 23:55
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 4, 2021, 23:55
Dec 4, 2021, 23:55
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 15:04:
My second Moderna shot made me sick as a dog, but the booster I had on Thursday didn't affect me much at all. Had a bit of a fever last night before bed but that was pretty much it.

I got my Pfizer booster yesterday, and while I'm still sick today it's waaay better than even the first shot was...the second one was straight hell, I felt like I had a severe case of the flu for two weeks, so I'm grateful that this doesn't seem to be anywhere near as bad as that one. I have Parkinson's, so I'm a bit of an outlier when it comes to the effects as they tend to be felt a little more strongly than healthy people; even a tetanus booster I got was a little rough. I'd still take this over the effects of Covid any day.

It has made me a little curious if there would have been differences in after effects mixing vaccines for the booster shot, but they didn't really offer the option where I went to get it.
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time.
Dec 4, 2021, 22:19
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Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 19:42:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 19:38:
Apparently it is a lot of calories:
Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day. Based on breathing rates (which triple during competition), blood pressure (which elevates) and muscle contractions before, during and after major tournaments, Sapolsky suggests that grandmasters' stress responses to chess are on par with what elite athletes experience.
Haha, cool -- thanks for looking that up. It makes sense, the reason I asked was because I was aware the brain can use a lot of energy...

there's a japanese competitive card matching game that they made an anime out of a few years ago. you have match them face down. they give you time to memorize where they are, but we're talking a grid of 100+ cards. the mental gymnastics required, yes, 6000+ calories a day. the only thing that would fuel them was pure sugar - soda, chocolate, whatever they could get their hands on. i'm curious if carlsen and the other GMs consume calories like that.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 22:06
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Dec 4, 2021, 22:06
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 18:27:
Has anyone seen the new Ghostbusters? I have some friends that liked it but their tastes are different than mine.

It's...okay. Could've been worse. I would recommend watching it at home, especially if you have an OLED TV with infinite contrast ratio. The dark scenes look gray in a theater and broke my immersion.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not Shakespeare. But something to watch that isn't a total waste of time.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 20:10
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 4, 2021, 20:10
Dec 4, 2021, 20:10
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 19:35:
opie wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 15:04:
congrats, you are protected from.... something.
Something that has killed more than 700,000 Americans. Glad I'm protected from whatever that is.
You might even be protected from glass particles because hopefully you won't need this since you're vaccinated and boosted -
Gilead recalls vials of its Remdesivir covid drug in U.S. due to glass contamination
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Cooking Joke
Dec 4, 2021, 20:04
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Dec 4, 2021, 20:04
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Chef: What's Allspice?
Spacing Guild: Life!

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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time.
Dec 4, 2021, 19:42
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time. Dec 4, 2021, 19:42
Dec 4, 2021, 19:42
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 19:38:
Apparently it is a lot of calories:
Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day. Based on breathing rates (which triple during competition), blood pressure (which elevates) and muscle contractions before, during and after major tournaments, Sapolsky suggests that grandmasters' stress responses to chess are on par with what elite athletes experience.
Haha, cool -- thanks for looking that up. It makes sense, the reason I asked was because I was aware the brain can use a lot of energy...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Carlsen Wins Game 6, Longest World Chess Championship Game Of All Time.
Dec 4, 2021, 19:38
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Dec 4, 2021, 19:38
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 11:54:
Just under eight hours playing world championship level chess. It would be fascinating to know how many calories they burned by simply concentrating for that long. Both players were under clock pressure at various points in the match. In the end, Magnus lived up to his reputation for being a killer in end game situations. If anyone is looking for game summaries I recommend Gotham Chess. He does a good job of explaining the thinking behind "key" moves, even for a complete causal player like me.
Apparently it is a lot of calories:
Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day. Based on breathing rates (which triple during competition), blood pressure (which elevates) and muscle contractions before, during and after major tournaments, Sapolsky suggests that grandmasters' stress responses to chess are on par with what elite athletes experience.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 19:35
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Dec 4, 2021, 19:35
 
opie wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 15:04:
congrats, you are protected from.... something.
Something that has killed more than 700,000 Americans. Glad I'm protected from whatever that is.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 18:27
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 4, 2021, 18:27
Dec 4, 2021, 18:27
 
Has anyone seen the new Ghostbusters? I have some friends that liked it but their tastes are different than mine.
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 16:34
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Dec 4, 2021, 16:34
 
Lorcin wrote on Dec 4, 2021, 16:13:
Had both astrazeneca jabs earlier in the year and had to take time off after both. My immune system doesn't seem to like it. Not bothering with booster as my wife got covid about a month ago and the two of us were sharing a nasal spray the day before she got symptoms.

I work night shifts making engine blocks with about 10 other people in the factory. If I didn't catch it from my wife I doubt I'll get it at work!
A month ago isn't today nor a month from now, and you can doubt and calculate probabilities all you like as so many, many did.
None of that will help you if you catch it, only a vaccine most probably can.

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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 16:13
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Re: OotB: My Shot Dec 4, 2021, 16:13
Dec 4, 2021, 16:13
 
Had both astrazeneca jabs earlier in the year and had to take time off after both. My immune system doesn't seem to like it. Not bothering with booster as my wife got covid about a month ago and the two of us were sharing a nasal spray the day before she got symptoms.

I work night shifts making engine blocks with about 10 other people in the factory. If I didn't catch it from my wife I doubt I'll get it at work!
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Re: OotB: My Shot
Dec 4, 2021, 15:04
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Dec 4, 2021, 15:04
 
congrats, you are protected from.... something.
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