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Offline VacuumTan

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Smalltalk
« on: February 17, 2013, 06:00:09 PM »
Um, so... I dunno if making this thread is okay, so if it's not, then just go ahead and get rid of it...

On a forum I was a member of back in the day, we used to have a thread for whatever little conversations we would have. There was a bunch of drama going on every two months or so, but that's probably because the people on that forum were a little... immature, in some ways. And since there's a lot of smart and nice people on here, I don't think any mindless drama would be caused.
Overall, I think this is the kind of thread where you talk about the weather or your upcoming tonsil-surgery.

Unless it's not needed, of course. Then, just kindly delete it, NeeNee.
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:19:18 PM »
It's alright, I guess. It won't hurt to have a place to discuss things that are noteworthy, but not important enough for their own topic. :)

I don't want to see pages of natter though. So no "I'm watching tv" or "I'm ordering pizza." Tell us something that's interesting for other people to read and comment on.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:02:11 PM »
Nifty!

Err, I mean... I've been pacing around, mentally, since I really need absolution whenever I want to start a discussion. Talk about little confidence.

But, usually, these threads always end up being kind of interesting to read. Many use them to blow off steam and others help them with the reasons for the steam they had to blow off.
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »
... Oh wow, I feel pathetic for being the one that has to use this thread...

Err, anyways, I have a question. You see, in less than a month I'll have my tonsils removed. I don't know anyone in my grade that doesn't have them anymore, so I wanted to ask online. And, since you guys are almost all older than me, I thought that maybe some of you had them cut out already.
So, for the question: how awful  does one feel after the surgery? The promise of eating ice-cream all the time is, apparently, not too great after all, since you won't be able to swallow without it hurting terribly. And how high is the risk of puking blood and dying?
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 08:49:17 PM »
^ Haha, you really don't have to. My life just isn't interesting enough to talk about ^^;

I was really close to having my tonsils removed when I was younger, but in it wasn't necessary in the end. I heard the worst part "only" lasts for a week, and during that you'll probably just sleep most of the time anyway. And you don't really have to worry about blood loss if the surgery goes well xD I'd be careful about sneezing or coughing in the first few days though.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 09:56:54 PM »
When I was little, I had nine or ten infections a year and they always said that it wasn't as bad as that they'd have to be taken out. Now they have scars all over them and need to get out of there as fast as possible.

Err, anyways. The first week after that, they'll keep me in hospital, anyways, so that I don't do anything stupid. And for checking up on me not bleeding to death, since I bleed easily. Sleeping sounds okay, though.
 
My mom said that I probably won't be allowed to shower or wash my hair in that time, too, since warm water makes the blood-circulation go round and round and that causes me to puke blood.

Sneezing and coughing... ah, now you have me worried about that. Since... you can't control sneezes at all. ´^`

But that all sounds so much like it was a serious danger and I could die from anything.... It's alright to be a worrywart, isn't it?
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 10:39:27 PM »
Yes, as long as you don't let it get to you. When I had surgery about years ago I never thought about how I'd feel afterwards. So when I woke up I felt really stupid for not expecting to feel like shit xD It's somehow surprising, though, for I'm the type of person to worry about a lot of things...
In the end I lost 3-5 dl blood because of a bloody nose (during a few hours) three days later... But that was because they cut away too much of my turbinate.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 07:41:20 PM »
All of a sudden my fics got a lot of hits from people in the Russian Federation. Wait, what? Most of my readers have been from the US for months. What the hecck's going on...

My life as a college club activities officer: talk to teachers, email students, and buy pizza. I feel like such a purveyor of interest in physics.

I don't wanna do homework on my paper corrections. But I'll have to.

That flipping Josephson junction probe better work today! Or I swear, I will Hulk smash it! (The other group did that before us though, the little twitfaces...) It is an immense pain in the butt not to get the signal from a probe immersed in liquid helium because you have to replace the superconducting element every time!
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 03:30:52 PM »
^ I think I found some T-shirts you might like.
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Yeah, wacky instruments can be so much fun. It's especially fun when the university knows about the problem, but chooses to let it drag on anyway. I mean, I know stuff costs a lot and they aren't rich, but it somehow damages your impression of a highly professional investigation instituation when the fridge (yes, an ordinary common fridge) with your samples has a note: "Ventilation system broken in summer - If the alarm goes off, put a box of ice in front of the grid."

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 08:12:52 PM »
Our microwave just burst into flames.

Oh well, the thing was almost 20 years old, so it was bound to happen sometime. Still, there were no signs of malfunctioning before, so it still kinda came as a surprise... I guess we'll go buy a new one tomorrow. A microwave is one of those things that's too practical not to have, even though we're usually not big on electronics.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 10:59:12 PM »
Our microwave just burst into flames.

Oh well, the thing was almost 20 years old, so it was bound to happen sometime. Still, there were no signs of malfunctioning before, so it still kinda came as a surprise... I guess we'll go buy a new one tomorrow. A microwave is one of those things that's too practical not to have, even though we're usually not big on electronics.

Sorry bout your microwave. My family bought a new one but the old one decided he didnt want to kick the bucket yet. So the new one is just waiting for its turn to shine. Too bad you are far away or I would help ya out.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 01:13:43 AM »
Our microwave just burst into flames.

Oh well, the thing was almost 20 years old, so it was bound to happen sometime. Still, there were no signs of malfunctioning before, so it still kinda came as a surprise... I guess we'll go buy a new one tomorrow. A microwave is one of those things that's too practical not to have, even though we're usually not big on electronics.
oh wow... at least it's fairly easy to replace.

speaking of things bursting into flames, I actually wound up losing my first car when my dad decided to tinker with the engine, then turned the engine on and, holy crap, flames everywhere!
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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 03:06:21 AM »
Our microwave just burst into flames.

Oh well, the thing was almost 20 years old, so it was bound to happen sometime. Still, there were no signs of malfunctioning before, so it still kinda came as a surprise... I guess we'll go buy a new one tomorrow. A microwave is one of those things that's too practical not to have, even though we're usually not big on electronics.

Did the fire just go out by itself? That's scary. Our's is a little old but not 20!

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 03:16:03 AM »
^ Yeah, it didn't really catch fire, thankfully. Just had flames coming out of the side when we turned it on. We immediately turned it off again and the flames went away.

A lot of our apparatuses are really old. Our TV's 22 years, the toaster and the like even older. We just don't replace anything as long as it still works, and this old stuff used to work really long.

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Re: Smalltalk
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 04:22:54 AM »
^A couple of years ago I was assigned to our ER. One of the ceiling mounted air conditioners suddenly spewed flames.  The entire place was blanketed in ash.  wah.