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I was in the Plumbing Trade over four decades. half of it working for two companies and the last half on my own. any day I came home with all my body parts or not injured, was a good one. ting hole in the nail, meh:)
We have some things in common, and yes smash a finger hard enough and you are begging for a hole in the fingernail :agreed:
 

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I'm a Carpenter. A Day where I haven't pulled a splinter out of my hands, I probably haven't worked at all. :nono:
But unlike others, I still have all 10 fingers, and I hope it stays this way!
10 fingers?? Wait...

OK, yeah. Sorry, haven't actually counted in a long time. I have 10 too. 'Cuz like, if I only had 9, I'd be wondering all day where that one finger was. :eek:
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Not sure what it looked like over there, but deaths were down here. The long hours were hell, I know people in that area. Thing is, it was not much worse than before - here at least. This only really brought them into the spotlight, or gave them a voice to be heard. With a lot of people quitting those jobs, it's only become harder on those who've stayed, which is tragic.



Try losing loved ones and being barred from entry to speak to them a last time. "Fortunately", I lost my father back in 2006 and I was by his side. I shudder when I think of what it must be like to have that denied. I don't think I would have accepted it. That's a non-negotiable situation for me.



Agree on the self-administration, though it's not as easy or 'easy to do safely' as one might assume. There's a very thin membrane back there, and damaging it is not too hard but extremely uncomfortable for a prolongued period of time. I avoid anything stuck in my body when possible. Syringes, swabs, drills.... stray nails from nailguns, you get the picture.... When a medical situation requires an exception, I may concur. If (and I pray this doesn't happen) I need a camera shoved up my backside like a buddy of mine did for example - well, so be it. On the other hand, "non-essential" invasion of my body is a no-no. I wouldn't let someone demand that I have a nipple pierced, neither will I allow anyone to shove anything in my nose until I deem it necessary. There are tests based on saliva, though they are not as accurate, as far as I know.

The US has one of the higher per capita death rates especially for a "developed" country.
At times many hospitals were over run and/or short staffed.

Yes, terrible that people died alone but if there is a shortage of beds you can't risk further infections. Here it's just the way the math breaks down- Only so many beds and only so much staff to administer care.
Our local hospital did a decent job of letting chosen visitors in for those near death but regular visits- no.

There was just a recent article about a Texas woman who was in the hospital for over a year. Only 34. Yeesh!

The self tests? Piece of cake. Not difficult at all, imo.
 

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I think I would post more often in this thread, if every song I did post didn't turn into a 3-7 day earworm. I'm one of those "fortunate" people who, when a song gets in my head, if it's still there 2 hours later, I'm like, "SHET! Here comes another one-weeker". :mad:

Can any of you relate to this? There must be thousands of you, if not hundreds. Or dozens.
I've had a couple songs that even do it in my sleep. annoying as can be too.
 

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I was in the Plumbing Trade over four decades. half of it working for two companies and the last half on my own. any day I came home with all my body parts or not injured, was a good one. ting hole in the nail, meh:)

Never mess with someone who makes a career out of rolling around in other peoples shit…
 

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I liked a lot of the posts in this thread.

When I first came upon this forum I simply could not understand the caution about politics, the wariness of the mods.

It seemed excessive to me.

Somebody (cross, I think) told me I just don't understand how bad it can get on a forum.

I suppose I still don't understand. I have never seen a forum like that.

And, in any case, Anarcho-Aristoteleans like me always discuss things in a polite manner.
 

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Oh, it can get *nasty*, which leads to issues between forum members which then translates into bickering and whatnot in other threads... You've been around the Internet, right. Plenty of keyboard cowboys. I've always liked this one American saying in particular which I believe originates from Texas. "All hat and no cattle". :D

It seems painfully easy for people to abuse the fact that you can't be punched in the kisser through a screen. I behave online roughly like I behave in real life. I don't spend the time and effort to put on an act. I think it was Muhammed Ali who said something like "I've got a pretty big mouth, but anything I say, I'm willing to back up". Do I get punched every now and again for dancing on the line of 'acceptable'? Yes.

It doesn't help that I enjoy a heated discussion. I've had plenty of conversations with people where onlookers would assume we're about to hit each other with a chair... only to agree to disagree respectfully at the end, shake hands and buy each other a beer. I guess that's what a lot of people do physically when they get in a ring with each other voluntarily. I'm not into physical violence, but verbal sparring can be great fun - and like a good sport - shake hands afterwards!
 

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Oh, it can get *nasty*, which leads to issues between forum members which then translates into bickering and whatnot in other threads... You've been around the Internet, right. Plenty of keyboard cowboys. I've always liked this one American saying in particular which I believe originates from Texas. "All hat and no cattle". :D

It seems painfully easy for people to abuse the fact that you can't be punched in the kisser through a screen. I behave online roughly like I behave in real life. I don't spend the time and effort to put on an act. I think it was Muhammed Ali who said something like "I've got a pretty big mouth, but anything I say, I'm willing to back up". Do I get punched every now and again for dancing on the line of 'acceptable'? Yes.

It doesn't help that I enjoy a heated discussion. I've had plenty of conversations with people where onlookers would assume we're about to hit each other with a chair... only to agree to disagree respectfully at the end, shake hands and buy each other a beer. I guess that's what a lot of people do physically when they get in a ring with each other voluntarily. I'm not into physical violence, but verbal sparring can be great fun - and like a good sport - shake hands afterwards!

We hear this saying: "people use online anonymity in order to behave in appalling ways..."

Well I greatly appreciate online anonymity, but not for that reason. What's the matter with people?

> You've been around the Internet, right.
I don't really know whether I have or not.
Off-topic I suppose but....
I have used Usenet years ago, I use Tor.
People who do not know what those things are tell me that I don't know about the internet, because I'm too old.

But if somebody says 'You don't really know what happens on the net these days' I will probably accept that assessment.

After all, I don't know what goes on at Reddit or Twitter or Facebook.

Sorry for lack of focus on topic but time marches on and tiredness sets in.
 

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I drilled a fingernail once, to relieve a fresh hematoma under it. If you don't do that, eventually you'll probably lose the nail and have to grow another one.

I use a fresh, sharp, CLEAN 1/8" drill bit and just spin it between my forefinger and thumb and drill through the nail in the dark spot. Slow and easy. Absolutely no reason to reach for a power tool. Finger powered is enough.

As soon as you break through, instant pressure relief, pain mostly goes away. Unless you push farther down and contact the nail bed, which is slightly painful and a strange sensation. With the pressure off, and an exit path for the blood, most of the blood just comes out on its own, and the rest can be rinsed out carefully. This means you'll probably never lose the nail. But still, keep trimming the nail short as it
grows out. Especially when the damaged area starts growing out.

I carry a med kit in my car. It includes a 1/8" drill bit for just such an emergency.
 

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We hear this saying: "people use online anonymity in order to behave in appalling ways..."

Yeah, that. ^

People who do not know what those things are tell me that I don't know about the internet, because I'm too old.

But if somebody says 'You don't really know what happens on the net these days' I will probably accept that assessment.

After all, I don't know what goes on at Reddit or Twitter or Facebook.

There was a topic? :D Nah, I get it, man. I hear the same because I don't use social media or hang about on Reddit. I like to think that I actually have a life. I'm not saying that I do, but I like to think that, haha. Sidenote, when people tell me I don't know about the Internet, I generally point out that I'm actually one of those people who RUN a part of the Internet. I have a RIPE number and am the tech contact for various IP blocks. I'm in charge of those ranges and the BGP announcements. No bragging, but people who tell you that you don't know how the Internet works, generally don't know how the Internet works. And the naked, horrible truth is - decentralized gentleman's agreements on a pretty vulnerable and fault senstive layer of BGP. That's the Internet. Most of the data is porn and advertising, both of which I tend to avoid. "Now get back on your social media and tell your 'friends', bud".

:cheers:
 

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I drilled a fingernail once, to relieve a fresh hematoma under it. If you don't do that, eventually you'll probably lose the nail and have to grow another one.

I use a fresh, sharp, CLEAN 1/8" drill bit and just spin it between my forefinger and thumb and drill through the nail in the dark spot. Slow and easy. Absolutely no reason to reach for a power tool. Finger powered is enough.

As soon as you break through, instant pressure relief, pain mostly goes away. Unless you push farther down and contact the nail bed, which is slightly painful and a strange sensation. With the pressure off, and an exit path for the blood, most of the blood just comes out on its own, and the rest can be rinsed out carefully. This means you'll probably never lose the nail. But still, keep trimming the nail short as it
grows out. Especially when the damaged area starts growing out.

I carry a med kit in my car. It includes a 1/8" drill bit for just such an emergency.

I thought that if a nail is completely gone, it doesn't grow back, no? Never had one completely gone, knock on [non-splintering] wood....
 

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I thought that if a nail is completely gone, it doesn't grow back, no? Never had one completely gone, knock on [non-splintering] wood....
When I smashed mine I waited till the next day to drill it. By then the blood was pretty dry and didn't relieve the pain completly.. then the nail came off a week or two later. When it grows back it does it from the whole nail bed and not from the bottom of the nail bed like you would think a new nail starts coming out.. It's like a pool of nail that slowly builds up from the bottom up as it gets thicker.. like you pour a little super glue in and let it harden.. the pour a little more.. and more until it looks normal again.
 

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A nail will fall off when a new one pushes it out as it grows from the base of the nail. Depending on what other damage has been done to it, you may have the whole damaged nail fall off quickly or it may stay partially attached for months. As long as the nail bed is not seriously damaged, a new nail WILL grow.
 

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When it grows back it does it from the whole nail bed and not from the bottom of the nail bed like you would think a new nail starts coming out.. It's like a pool of nail that slowly builds up from the bottom up as it gets thicker.. like you pour a little super glue in and let it harden.. the pour a little more.. and more until it looks normal again.
A nail will fall off when a new one pushes it out as it grows from the base of the nail. Depending on what other damage has been done to it, you may have the whole damaged nail fall off quickly or it may stay partially attached for months. As long as the nail bed is not seriously damaged, a new nail WILL grow.

One of you two is having me on.... I just don't know who it is...

Good to know they grow back (or again), though!
 

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One of you two is having me on.... I just don't know who it is...

Good to know they grow back (or again), though!
I guess it does come from the cuticle but it is so weird looking it kind of grows out thin and then fills in. This is like what happened to my finger but, of course, this is a toe.
 

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