Posts by Mike Hewson

11) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 133002)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
... Not only is there a double post ...

Who ? Me ? Slinks away into naughty corner with stupid guilty look on face .... to write out one hundred times :

I will not be selfish and greedy, and I will wait and take turns properly with others in the future.

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Foley studio artists cut a cabbage to get the right sound for the head chop at the guillotine.

[ When they wanted the sound of cabbages being chopped up, they had to kill a guy to get that right. ]

Thanks for disclosing the back story on the outstanding functions there Bill ! ROFL :-)

4. High Power Laser Mode - If you need to cauterize the entire ear.

... you also need the WA-03401-S Otoscope Recoil Containment Shield for that.

Cheers, Mike.
12) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132973)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Here's a laugh : I bought online half a dozen of those little lamps* for use within my otoscope, the gadget the doctor looks in your ear with. To illuminate your wax loading, say. The retailer has now invited me to write a product review and give a rating on a five-star scale. Admittedly they've thrown me an automated email, but logically I can only think of a few merits to mention :

- the lamps fit the otoscope

- they light up when turned on

- is sufficiently bright

- they go dark when turned off

... which in the absence of otherwise undisclosed functionality probably covers it. Five stars it is then.

Cheers, Mike.

* click the 'larger photo' button. You will get a popup showing the exact same size graphic.
13) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132970)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
I like to think that we have a flexible moderation policy here at E@H ....

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) I found an interesting article in the current Science Magazine which probably defines the 'real' reason why the Soviets invaded Afghanistan some thirty-ish years ago : minerals by the mountain load. The Soviets studied the landscape in detail while they were there and also deliberately put about false geological maps in order to mislead Western powers. It turns out that those magnificent mountain ranges are absolutely chock-a-block with high grade ores : silver, gold, mercury, tin, copper, zinc, lithium, aluminium, tungsten, uranium and gobs of rare earth lodes like about a trillion dollars worth of niobium, say. The USGS has described Afghanistan as 'very, very mineral rich' ie. you couldn't dig up a spadeful without making money. For some metals the estimates suggest more than any amount ever mined elsewhere, or even reserves that could be mined elsewhere.

( edit ) Another Science Magazine article discusses the sacking of a Los Alamos researcher for an alleged breach of top secret material. The 'classified secret' in question was Israel having The Bomb. Really ? Do you think so ? In any case the Institute for Strategic Studies suggests it might be more to the point that the article that the researcher wrote for them was critical of the Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine and outlined several cold war incidents & misunderstandings that could have led to nuclear war. I guess you have to not diss your employer ie. not make them MAD. Assuming they are not already. :-)
14) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132968)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Official Moderation Directive : DO NOT EAT NON-CHOCOLATE COATED E@H CONTRIBUTORS*

Cheers, Mike.

* Even if they are tomatoes.
15) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132965)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
OK ... update

Rules Of Coffee

- Never get between <insert occupation here> and their coffee.

( eg. ice fisherman, firefighter )

- Don't diss the barista.

- Mess with my java at your own risk!

- never get between coffee and my path away from it.


Had to watch NASCAR for a bit to twig to the Blood-Lite, but it works either way. We are divided by a common language! :-)

Otherwise :

Official Moderation Directive :DO NOT EAT E@H CONTRIBUTORS*

Cheers, Mike.

* Even if they are tomatoes.
16) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132913)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Sorry. Gotta log this in. Serious faces please.

The W.H.O. aka the health kindergarten of our useless U.N. preschoolers is currently vetoing trials of medications that might, in at least theory, have a shot at saving lives of those with Ebola. Because, they claim, if insufficient stocks are available to give to all then some will receive while others won't. Hence if some drug actually works then discrimination has occurred ie. haves vs have-nots ( threatening an almost identical re-run of the scenario that sunk without trace US HIV research in the 90's ). This is their sole reason as disclosed ie. any strategy must first survive filtering through their philosophical mantras emitted from positions of comfort. Alas Medicin Sans Borders have gone along with that. The WHO and MSB are currently the only two organisations with realistic chances of effecting distribution, administration and monitoring.

I'd like, if I may, mention a couple of points ( spoiler alert : real world facts from this universe to follow )

- current Ebola death rate of ~ 55%

- now in four figure death toll.

- short incubation periods.

- short window of clinical opportunity.

- no known current cure nor even mitigator.

- uncontainable environmental reservoirs ( bats, porcupines, primates and antelopes )

- known safety of candidate compounds ( already extensively tested for other purposes )

- ghastly mode of death.

- yes, it is sneaking out of the initial zone.

Against the sheer pleasure the UN may feel at, yet again, upholding their dear principles of WhatEverWeThoughtOfLastWeek I would offset the utter tragedy in Africa. Social Justice Twaddle just doesn't cut it in the face of bleeding to death from every orifice.

No Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) My solution? Put anti-psychotics in all the water coolers down at UN central. Failing that give tutorials teaching about the words rational, consistent, relevant and useful.

( edit ) To be exact : this is not an issue of any social policy or resolution thereof. By all means flip a coin and/or resolve such matters how you please. It matters not one wit to Ebola victims. If MSB don't roll-over on this, I'll pull my subscription. This is paradigmatic ivory tower behaviour.

( edit ) The UN position is phrased in turns of solving an 'ethical problem' in an attempt to grab some moral high ground and thus deflect further inquiry, while neatly obfuscating the logic that their ethics in turn seat upon a shifting marsh of BS.
17) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132910)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
OK ... update

Rules Of Coffee

- Never get between <insert occupation here> and their coffee.

- Don't diss the barista.

- Mess with my java at your own risk!



My spine has "Dr. Jekyll Was Here" stencilled on it. Should I be concerned?

It's a typo, it should be Dr Jay Kill. He's a good mate of mine, we went through Hack n' Slash 101 ... sorry I meant basic surgical training ... together. Personally I think some of the Coroner's comments about him were so unfair.

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) Due to my sheltered upbringing I just got this :

I blame that pesky eye doctor, he installed my lenses upside down. Makes reading hard, but center mass is still center mass.

May I ROFLMAO back at ya Phil ? :-) :-)

[ .... can I use that ? ]
18) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132908)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Good morning and coffee re-booted ! A winnerer. :-)

May I kick off a wee challenge ? World beating. Plumb the breadth and depth of life experience within this wing of the asylum. I think we could make real progress to the sum of human knowledge*. I'll kick off with a couple of entries for this project, please add as you feel.

Rules Of Coffee

- Never get between <insert occupation here> and their coffee.

- Don't diss the barista.

Cheers, Mike.

* All the Digits Of Pi you ask ? Easy = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}. Now if you want them remembered, in the right order & stuff, that's extra man ! :-)
19) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132889)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
I've had midazolam myself for a minor matter. You sense a jump in the record* but no gap. In the original drug trials they had to show some participants a video record of the procedure to convince them they weren't being ripped off !

I just gotta mention this guy's work, calculating 527 correct decimal digits of PI over a 23 year period. As you do. Then he dropped a figure, literally omitted a single zero digit, and it snowballed. Darn! A hobby it seems. He probably didn't get out much. Given it would have been pencil, paper and logarithms back then .... what an effort.

Cheers, Mike.

* That was in the days before I'd taken The Red Pill.
20) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : LPTP Thread #7 - - and away we go! (Message 132887)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Well laughter is the best medicine eg. Patch Adams ( but you might be better off reading up on the real Mr Adams ). In that regard doctors are on a spectrum with two ends from the socially challenged to the semi-natural semi-fools. Scrubs did a brilliant portrayal of that variance. :-)

Ah. Toodle-oo as in good bye until you wake up ??? That's a lovely old time saying, good to see it still circulating. Midazolam doesn't give you much lead time to flirt though.

Cheers, Mike.


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