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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby plummeting_sloth » 09 Jul 2013, 17:54

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Only downside is that they're both Leaf's fans. Now, poor decisions run in our family, so I can understand that, but I certainly can't support that.


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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Metcarfre » 09 Jul 2013, 18:28

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Grickles » 10 Jul 2013, 05:59

I skipped the entire thread, what did I miss?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 10 Jul 2013, 06:22

A bit of this, a bit of that...
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 10 Jul 2013, 07:30

So, in the last couple of days, I've been getting a little concerned about the available space on my hard drive (hit my personal "10% free" threshold back on Monday), so last night I watched Spaced and started uninstalling stuff. Got 200Gb freed up last night, and decided to dig through Windoz' 'Programs and Features' to see what else I can unburden myself of.

As I was trimming away old games I never play, and other stuff I never use anymore, I came across a "Dual-Core Optimizer", by AMD...

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Hosk » 12 Jul 2013, 04:27

My cousin, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis and as such has been deteriorating over the past 30 years is at a point where she wont live another few months without a lung transplant. They told her parents when she was born, enjoy her now because CF children dont live past 5 years old. They told her husband 10 years ago, embrace the time you have with her because CF patients dont live more than 25 years. 4 years ago they told her daughter love your mommy now because she will be in heaven soon. She has fought so hard and beaten all the predictions, now she has one more hurdle.

I was informed about a half hour ago that she got the call, she is en route to the hospital to get her new (slightly used) breathing bags she should be in surgery in the next hour and recovering from the transplant for the next few weeks.

Since you guys are my family, and she is my family, that makes her yours family too, strong thoughts of hope and healing as well as all your prayers are requested.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby JustAName » 12 Jul 2013, 04:47

That's incredible. I hope her winning streak continues. All the best hopes for her.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby TheGhostOfZero » 12 Jul 2013, 04:48

As little as the prayers of a madman like me are worth, I offer them to your cousin wholeheartedly and without hesitation.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby ZePancakes » 12 Jul 2013, 04:49

Fayili wrote:That's incredible. I hope her winning streak continues. All the best hopes for her.


Ditto on that.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Jul 2013, 05:48

ZePancakes wrote:
Fayili wrote:That's incredible. I hope her winning streak continues. All the best hopes for her.


Ditto on that.



Amen.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Darkobra » 12 Jul 2013, 06:08

empath wrote:So, in the last couple of days, I've been getting a little concerned about the available space on my hard drive (hit my personal "10% free" threshold back on Monday), so last night I watched Spaced and started uninstalling stuff. Got 200Gb freed up last night, and decided to dig through Windoz' 'Programs and Features' to see what else I can unburden myself of.

As I was trimming away old games I never play, and other stuff I never use anymore, I came across a "Dual-Core Optimizer", by AMD...

...and I run a Intel quad-core CPU... Image


I know I'm late but I'm here now! NEVER USE ANY OPTIMISER! They're utter shit and tend to take more resources than they save. I used one. Once.

Once.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Metcarfre » 12 Jul 2013, 08:08

Lord Hosk wrote:They told her parents when she was born, enjoy her now because CF children dont live past 5 years old. They told her husband 10 years ago, embrace the time you have with her because CF patients dont live more than 25 years. 4 years ago they told her daughter love your mommy now because she will be in heaven soon.

I'm pretty sure now that doctors just say this to goad people on.

Well, sent one up to the Big Guy for ya.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Jul 2013, 09:31

Darkobra wrote:
empath wrote:So, in the last couple of days, I've been getting a little concerned about the available space on my hard drive (hit my personal "10% free" threshold back on Monday), so last night I watched Spaced and started uninstalling stuff. Got 200Gb freed up last night, and decided to dig through Windoz' 'Programs and Features' to see what else I can unburden myself of.

As I was trimming away old games I never play, and other stuff I never use anymore, I came across a "Dual-Core Optimizer", by AMD...

...and I run a Intel quad-core CPU... Image


I know I'm late but I'm here now! NEVER USE ANY OPTIMISER! They're utter shit and tend to take more resources than they save. I used one. Once.

Once.


Oh, GAWD - I don't use it; if I saw that show up in Task Manager's processes I'd go on a purifying jihad against bloatware.

...I'd just like to figure out how it got onto my hard drive :lol:

Oh, and I freed up 300Gb of space, without even touching all the image macros & reaction gifs in my /b/ folder. ;)
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Hosk » 12 Jul 2013, 09:32

Metcarfre wrote:I'm pretty sure now that doctors just say this to goad people on.

Well, sent one up to the Big Guy for ya.



In the 80's when she was born, the life expectancy for a child born with CF really was 5 years... every time she has gotten close to the "end age" there has been a new treatment or medication that has pushed the edge.

When she got married and they were talking to her doctor about having children he said "well as of right now, I do not know of any CF patients with children, however there are also no CF patients over the age of 23."

She is currently in surgery, we will hear soon.

If everything goes smoothly she should be able stable for another twenty plus years... we are so looking forward to this.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Jul 2013, 13:55

She IS a living prototype, you might say - pushing the limits of human endurance (apparently by force of will) and goading medical science to catch up with her! ;)

I really look forward reading mainstream media articles when I'm a really old man (of about twice my forty-odd years) of how <Lord H's cousin> was a landmark and icon in the successful conquest of cystic fibrosis...(hey, I'm a dreamer sometimes *shrug*)
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby CaptainEnder7 » 12 Jul 2013, 14:12

Wasn't really sure where I should put this, so it goes here!

Saturday and Sunday I'm testing for my Shodan (first degree black belt) in Shotokan karate. This is coming at the summit of a lot of training. I'm wicked excited and nervous and dreading all the damage I'm about to inflict on myself. Wish me luck!

Also, Lord Hosk, sending good thoughts your way.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Geoff_B » 12 Jul 2013, 14:26

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Hope it goes well!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Jul 2013, 14:43

That's S.H.O.D.A.N., you n00b. ;) (though I hardly ever have any complaint about the display of that wonderful artwork)

Cpt. Ender? I'm focusing my ki and directing good mojo your way throughout the weekend - I hope it will aid you in your incipient success!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Hosk » 12 Jul 2013, 16:03

Well the donor lungs were "mishandled" I dont know if that means in transport or in removal but for whatever reason they were "not fit for implantation."

so she continues to wait.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Jul 2013, 16:26

Oh well...

...mind you, I'm still holding onto the aforementioned hopes!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Metcarfre » 12 Jul 2013, 16:56

CaptainEnder7 wrote:Wasn't really sure where I should put this, so it goes here!

Saturday and Sunday I'm testing for my Shodan (first degree black belt) in Shotokan karate. This is coming at the summit of a lot of training. I'm wicked excited and nervous and dreading all the damage I'm about to inflict on myself. Wish me luck!

Also, Lord Hosk, sending good thoughts your way.

Good luck! I only ever got as far as first-level brown belt and was tremendously nervous with the stern Japanese guy who had come over to test us.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Darkobra » 12 Jul 2013, 17:04

My black belt test was land a single punch into my sensei. It was a long, long fight. And damn he knew how to punish.

So yeah! You're gonna have a lot of fun! Don't panic over the results! Just enjoy the moment!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Keab42 » 14 Jul 2013, 13:36

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Re: The General Chat thread

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Re: The General Chat thread

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