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The Second Annual [Quarantimes] Thread

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    The steroid stuff they gave me for my breathing issues seems to be helping a bit? Like even just sitting around and not walking to much I seem to be breathing better? Hopefully that'll help them find the issue.

    If steroids are helping then it's an autoimmune issue.

    What? No. It means it's immune related, but not at all necessarily auto immune. It could absolutely be environmental exposure.

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    "Autoimmune issues" include things like allergies and asthma, Uriel. It's not something to freak out over.

    Not at all dunk, just correction, auto means self in this case, so some allergies COULD be auto immune, but your reaction to pollen/other foreign things is decidedly not.

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Ah ok. Yeah. I'll probably just stop posting about it for a bit unless something big comes up that's an actual diagnosis from a doctor.

  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Ah ok. Yeah. I'll probably just stop posting about it for a bit unless something big comes up that's an actual diagnosis from a doctor.

    And apologies for the bat signal, but you're a capital person and I was worried you'd worry.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Ah ok. Yeah. I'll probably just stop posting about it for a bit unless something big comes up that's an actual diagnosis from a doctor.

    And apologies for the bat signal, but you're a capital person and I was worried you'd worry.

    No big deal, turk.

    Honestly it just initially I googled what munkus meant and you know googling medical stuff is a bad idea in general especially for those of us with anxiety disorders...

    The immune thing makes me think maybe I need to clean my CPAP machines better somehow though? Maybe I'll invest some of my stimmy into one of those ozone cleaner devices to really make sure nothing bad is getting in there.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The steroid stuff they gave me for my breathing issues seems to be helping a bit? Like even just sitting around and not walking to much I seem to be breathing better? Hopefully that'll help them find the issue.

    If steroids are helping then it's an autoimmune issue.

    What? No. It means it's immune related, but not at all necessarily auto immune. It could absolutely be environmental exposure.

    Yeah I don't know why my message ended up being declarative to that degree, I had meant to say "likely" and had already edited my post.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry. If every human gets vaccinated, it can still spread in animals and be transfered to humans that way.

    The Flu is zoonotic, small pox was not.

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry. If every human gets vaccinated, it can still spread in animals and be transfered to humans that way.

    The Flu is zoonotic, small pox was not.

    Fuckin' bats man. It became the joke answer in our virology course. "What animal..." "whole class says bats at once" I don't know if virologists or immunologists have any real clue why they seem to have so many things we can catch compared to other animals, or if we are just in closer contact with them then we realize or what, but they need to get their shit together. Cute little bug eaters need to work on their immune systems or something. Get some acai in their diet I dunno.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I think the thing with bats is they don't need to work on their immune systems because the diseases they carry aren't particularly harmful for them for whatever reason, maybe because of their high body temperature or something.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Someone explain how to get into comic books to me. I want to try to read the immortal hulk.

  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry. If every human gets vaccinated, it can still spread in animals and be transfered to humans that way.

    The Flu is zoonotic, small pox was not.

    Fuckin' bats man. It became the joke answer in our virology course. "What animal..." "whole class says bats at once" I don't know if virologists or immunologists have any real clue why they seem to have so many things we can catch compared to other animals, or if we are just in closer contact with them then we realize or what, but they need to get their shit together. Cute little bug eaters need to work on their immune systems or something. Get some acai in their diet I dunno.

    I mean, the bats aren't sick. It's doing its job as far as they're concerned.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry.

    If you need further elaboration on this, here is a good video about it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34oI0yd5YUc

    and if this makes you feel like you need to learn as much about this as possible, my wife recently read this book and said it was fascinating, but also super approachable
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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Are you sure it is approachable because that cover is scary!

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Someone explain how to get into comic books to me. I want to try to read the immortal hulk.

    Marvel Unlimited has a seven-day free trial where you can read all the digital comics you can binge, and it's ten bucks a month after that or $69 a year (nice.)

    For The Immortal Hulk in particular, check your local library. If they subscribe to Hoopla, you can read all the trade paperbacks for free. You only get 5 or 8 or 10 borrows per month, depending on your library's subscription, but you can work your way through them over a few months, and the interface is pretty nice for digital comics.

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    3clips3 wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry. If every human gets vaccinated, it can still spread in animals and be transfered to humans that way.

    The Flu is zoonotic, small pox was not.

    Fuckin' bats man. It became the joke answer in our virology course. "What animal..." "whole class says bats at once" I don't know if virologists or immunologists have any real clue why they seem to have so many things we can catch compared to other animals, or if we are just in closer contact with them then we realize or what, but they need to get their shit together. Cute little bug eaters need to work on their immune systems or something. Get some acai in their diet I dunno.

    I mean, the bats aren't sick. It's doing its job as far as they're concerned.

    But what about meeeeeee. Bats not a team player. I'll grow strawberries or something! I already feed the mosquitos!

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Someone explain how to get into comic books to me. I want to try to read the immortal hulk.

    Marvel Unlimited has a seven-day free trial where you can read all the digital comics you can binge, and it's ten bucks a month after that or $69 a year (nice.)

    For The Immortal Hulk in particular, check your local library. If they subscribe to Hoopla, you can read all the trade paperbacks for free. You only get 5 or 8 or 10 borrows per month, depending on your library's subscription, but you can work your way through them over a few months, and the interface is pretty nice for digital comics.

    Thanks! I'll check my local library for sure.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    My vaccine appointment is a week from tomorrow!

    Claw has one ten minutes after me

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Please be careful about weighing in on medical issues. I know a lot of us have experience dealing with the medical community, but the amount of information you're gonna be working on here is way less than anyone should feel comfortable speculating on.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    I want to say one of the reasons why bat-bourne illnesses tend to be so nasty is because bats have a particularly high body temperature due to, I dunno, being bats? All flapping around n shit, having to eat like 20,000 mosquitoes a night. They're basically constantly in a fever state, so whatever little critters get inside them and don't immediately Terminator 2 thumbs up melt become like, the Marines of viruses.

    Which is why people are generally discouraged from eating and or interacting with bats in general.

    Also maybe pangolins? I gotta be honest I never really paid too much attention about where this shit came from. Something about a wet market and then I heard "bats" and at one point "pangolin."

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    most ideally as everybody's immune system becomes trained to respond strongly quickly by the vaccine, the virus is unable to create sufficient viral loads to spread to new hosts and the virus can't jump to a new host and dies out.

    The virus is zoonotic and therefore will never die out, sorry. If every human gets vaccinated, it can still spread in animals and be transfered to humans that way.

    The Flu is zoonotic, small pox was not.

    Fuckin' bats man. It became the joke answer in our virology course. "What animal..." "whole class says bats at once" I don't know if virologists or immunologists have any real clue why they seem to have so many things we can catch compared to other animals, or if we are just in closer contact with them then we realize or what, but they need to get their shit together. Cute little bug eaters need to work on their immune systems or something. Get some acai in their diet I dunno.

    I thought the problem was that bats had an amazing immune system, because nothing they get seems to bother them.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    And you're telling me that I shouldn't be drinking bat blood to gain their powers?

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    The only way to gain bat powers is to be a Dracula and/or have your billionaire parents murdered in an alley there are no other shortcuts to bat powers.

    Magic Pink
  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    The only way to gain bat powers is to be a Dracula and/or have your billionaire parents murdered in an alley there are no other shortcuts to bat powers.

    tell that to Dr. Michael Morbius, who pretends to be a dracula but is in fact a science mistake

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    What about that Man-Bat guy from the Batman comics

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    What about that Man-Bat guy from the Batman comics

    Most of the batman beyond villains are science gone out of control

  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    So partial good news? BC has accelerated the first doses of vaccines, so looks like I'll get my first jab sometime in May

    The not so great news is that they're pushing the second dose out to four months, which means I won't have the total package until September :/

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Someone explain how to get into comic books to me. I want to try to read the immortal hulk.

    Marvel Unlimited has a seven-day free trial where you can read all the digital comics you can binge, and it's ten bucks a month after that or $69 a year (nice.)

    For The Immortal Hulk in particular, check your local library. If they subscribe to Hoopla, you can read all the trade paperbacks for free. You only get 5 or 8 or 10 borrows per month, depending on your library's subscription, but you can work your way through them over a few months, and the interface is pretty nice for digital comics.

    Thanks! I'll check my local library for sure.

    Hey this worked. My local library had it on hoopla. Thanks again @Jedoc !

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Usagi wrote: »
    So partial good news? BC has accelerated the first doses of vaccines, so looks like I'll get my first jab sometime in May

    The not so great news is that they're pushing the second dose out to four months, which means I won't have the total package until September :/

    Yeah, it means that, with partial protection inside more residents, case numbers should nosedive which means community transmission will also nosedive and some normalcy will return during the summer

    but it also means that, without two doses and complete protection, it'll take longer for international travel to be a reality.

    It's not ideal, but I'd rather not get sick, personally.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Someone explain how to get into comic books to me. I want to try to read the immortal hulk.

    Marvel Unlimited has a seven-day free trial where you can read all the digital comics you can binge, and it's ten bucks a month after that or $69 a year (nice.)

    For The Immortal Hulk in particular, check your local library. If they subscribe to Hoopla, you can read all the trade paperbacks for free. You only get 5 or 8 or 10 borrows per month, depending on your library's subscription, but you can work your way through them over a few months, and the interface is pretty nice for digital comics.

    Thanks! I'll check my local library for sure.

    Hey this worked. My local library had it on hoopla. Thanks again Jedoc!

    Hell yeah. Once again, the answer was libraries inexplicably giving away valuable intellectual property for free. Even we have no idea how we still get away with it, we're just happy nobody has managed to stop us yet.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Hell yes I got my stimulus! now I just want to go back to bed

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular


    My tribe's done a really remarkable job handling the pandemic (and now, the vaccine rollout), so this could have been so much worse. But any loss was still too much, and I'm glad to see some ceremony for those lost.

    Also, man, that fourth picture has given me quite the collection of emotions.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Partners parents bought us really good BBQ today, I had a take home box of brisket and spare ribs, left it on top of the car, realized it while still in the neighborhood, so we turned around. Busted open all over the street.

    You know that horrible pit of despair you get in your stomach when you have like a bad breakup or a pet dies? I'm having that for spilled BBQ.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    GF is getting her second shot sunday

    eldest is getting her shot tomorrow

    only me and the kids left in our house!

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Partners parents bought us really good BBQ today, I had a take home box of brisket and spare ribs, left it on top of the car, realized it while still in the neighborhood, so we turned around. Busted open all over the street.

    You know that horrible pit of despair you get in your stomach when you have like a bad breakup or a pet dies? I'm having that for spilled BBQ.

    :bro:

    I feel you man.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I have yet to get my shot as everytime they do a shot clinic on this side of town it's chaos with people jumping line and cars for miles

  • LabelLabel Registered User regular
    I took my dad in and got him his first shot today.

    One step closer to making it through this.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Over the weekend we adopted a new pup. Meet Samwise!

    Our older puppy is Sprocket they're both spaniel mixes, but very different mixes! Sprocket has Pomeranian and Tibetan spaniel heritage, Sam is dachsund and spaniel.

    Oh also the Georgia eligibility opened up so the partner and I are getting our first Pfizer shots this week!

    I have some bad news, folks. Samwise turned out to have come with some unresolvable issues when it came to possessiveness which led to him injuring our other pup. Both are okay now, but Sprocket sustained a pretty bad scratch on his lower eyelid when Sam took a swipe at him. We were starting the work of training him out of his defensive behavior (he is a rescue from a hoarding household so he probably didn't get enough attention before now) but we couldn't risk a more serious injury. We brought him back to the foster home last night and they will arrange for his future home to be a single-pet household.

    It was a rough note in what has already been a very bad week.

  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    :bro:

    that sucks.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    aw sorry to hear that tank :(

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Moderna jab #1 get

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