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Percocet?? All I got was 800mg Motrins and 3 bags of frozen peas. Still got to spend the weekend on the couch watching sports, with a 2-hour cycle on the bags of peas.
Yup. The doctor offered me a prescription for Valium as well, but I declined.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:12 pm

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Yup. The doctor offered me a prescription for Valium as well, but I declined.


Generous doctors in OK, I guess.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:14 pm

In case anybody was wondering, getting a vasectomy isn't bad at all and Percocet is still awesome.


I gotta talk to my wife about that. If I can time my recovery to coincide with hers it'll reduce the, um, downtime.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:21 pm

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I gotta talk to my wife about that. If I can time my recovery to coincide with hers it'll reduce the, um, downtime.

If all goes right a Friday procedure will have you back to work on Monday. It's minimally invasive and Percocet is a major overreaction. IIRC it's one stitch in each side so even if you do need to do something it's not going to end up in splooshyness, just pain.

As for the bags of frozen peas I'm not joking. It's a moldable source of deep cold that helps keep down the inevitable swelling. Three bags at 2 hours each means 4 hours in the freezer before that bag comes out again, more than enough time to fully freeze the contents.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:13 pm

I've used frozen peas for other injuries; better than any ice pack. I once got hit in the testes with a baseball bat (and the kidneys, it was pretty painful and part of the reason I usually carry a weapon now) and used frozen fruits and veggies as packs for *days*


I can't tell if I'm old and out of touch or if there's a lot less chatter about the WiiU than the Wii. Or maybe I just don't remember well from when the Wii came out.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:24 pm

There's less chatter. Even my nintendo friends have nothing to say about it.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:24 am

Got two friends with fully outfitted Wii setups and while both of them are aware of it, neither of them is enticed enough to spend the money (so far).

IMO Nintendo's biggest mistake was not supporting HD, if only 720P. Now that 40" flat panel units are in stock at Walmart for less than the price of an iPhone5, everybody and their dog has a large HD set...and the Wii is odd-man-out with its crippled SD resolution support.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:28 am

I thought the WiiU did 720? If not that is catastrophically stupid in this day and age. When the Wii hit plenty of people didn't have HDTV sets but like you said, you can get a low end 40" 720p for less than the cost of a good smartphone now. I know more people that have HDTV's than don't, which wasn't the case 6 years ago.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:16 pm

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I thought the WiiU did 720? If not that is catastrophically stupid in this day and age. When the Wii hit plenty of people didn't have HDTV sets but like you said, you can get a low end 40" 720p for less than the cost of a good smartphone now. I know more people that have HDTV's than don't, which wasn't the case 6 years ago.

There are some tricks that can be applied to enable 480P resolution and widescreen support, and then you can zoom the display using the TV's scaler, but the Wii does not support actual widescreen resolutions.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:55 pm

We were talking about the WiiU that' slaunching this week, not the original Wii ;) Which according to the spec sheet, the WiiU does do 1080p.
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Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:27 pm

Oops, my mistake. I heard a bit about the new tablet-style controller but didn't notice that they had revamped the console.
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:00 am

http://www.rarebookroom.org/

Readable-quality (assuming you know Latin) digital photographs of many of the world's Great Books in their first editions.
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:44 am

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Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:55 am

grantmeaname wrote:
There's less chatter. Even my nintendo friends have nothing to say about it.


QFT. I know several die-hard nintendo fans that... just don't seem to care anymore. I have numerous theories as to why, but it really seems like a trend.
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:33 am

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/BaBar ... y_999.html

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Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:09 am

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grantmeaname wrote:
There's less chatter. Even my nintendo friends have nothing to say about it.


QFT. I know several die-hard nintendo fans that... just don't seem to care anymore. I have numerous theories as to why, but it really seems like a trend.

Realize that several people who grew up with a NES, SNES, and/or N64 already have children, and therefore a lot less time to devote to such things...

And as with most new consoles, the biggest games were not released on the same day. Zelda is slated for 2013, I guess (lol, Zelda always gets delayed), but it's going to take a year or two before the games that people, especially Nintendo fanboys, really want are released.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:35 am

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Realize that several people who grew up with a NES, SNES, and/or N64 already have children, and therefore a lot less time to devote to such things...

...and some of us are actually in between children and grand-children right now, but have other hobbies and are having a mid-life career crisis (and therefore have little time for gaming for other reasons).
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:50 am

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Realize that several people who grew up with a NES, SNES, and/or N64 already have children, and therefore a lot less time to devote to such things...


It's not like they don't have other consoles which they aren't avidly using.

superjawes wrote:
And as with most new consoles, the biggest games were not released on the same day. Zelda is slated for 2013, I guess (lol, Zelda always gets delayed), but it's going to take a year or two before the games that people, especially Nintendo fanboys, really want are released.


But, in the case of the people I am speaking of, they were excited for the Wii even beyond Twilight Princess.

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...and some of us are actually in between children and grand-children right now, but have other hobbies and are having a mid-life career crisis (and therefore have little time for gaming for other reasons).


Sure, but if it was something that blatant I would have mentioned it. Again, the people I'm thinking of are still regularly to be found at game-stores on certain Tuesdays. They're just not doing that sort of thing for Nintendo stuff anymore.
 
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:08 am

So basically your argument is similar to what I said: "People changed."

But in addition to that, the WiiU hasn't spun up to be in line with the multi-platform game launches, there aren't that many "great" games yet, and despite the tablet controller, there isn't as much to differentiate the WiiU from other consoles, while the Wii offered something completely different that could not be matched by the 360 or PS3 at the time.

I'm just saying that you shouldn't be surprised if there is little chatter at the moment. Each console release has its own quirks.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:28 am

so, I have some prescription decongestants I take when my nose gets plugged really bad. THey're kind of a last resort (mostly because they're more expensive than an OTC) but have never had any side effects until today.

Took one at 7am cause I could not frigging breath, and, well, it unplugged more than I meant it to :evil: And now I'm a shakey, sore, tired mess. But I can breath. Honestly, toss up on if it was worth it.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:34 am

Maybe you're getting sick and the additional symptoms aren't side effects from the decongestant.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:35 am

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So basically your argument is similar to what I said: "People changed."


Actually, no. If anything, I'm just implying what you just said yourself in the last two paragraphs: there are reasons pertaining to the WiiU that are why there is "less chatter."
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Somebody needs to come up with a way to provide me with an infinite supply of Diet Dr. Pepper.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:48 pm

No problem. As long as you have an infinite supply of money.
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Or...move south and work in the bottling plant. They will be happy to pay you in cases. :D
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:48 pm

Hmm Diet Dr. Pepper. My drink of choice, particularly when it's cut with Kracken rum.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:21 pm

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Hmm Diet Dr. Pepper. My drink of choice, particularly when it's cut with Kracken rum.

Would that be Phil McKracken Rum?
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:44 pm

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Would that be Phil McKracken Rum?

www.krakenrum.com
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:48 pm

Well the next month or so is gonna be really interesting. Not only are we being sold, my boss broke his hip yesterday and will be laid up for several weeks. I'm the interim department head until he's able to come back to work. Wheee!
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