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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 23rd, 2021, 10:00 pm

When any of my children express an interest in skiing or horseriding I point them in the direction of stamp collecting. It can be just as thrilling.
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 23rd, 2021, 11:56 pm

I used to collect stamps as a kid. Not the worst way to pick up some geography and history.
So, you were into philately?
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 24th, 2021, 3:30 am

I collected stamps when I was a child. I had about 5 big classers... With moderate enthusiasm I recommend Crying of Lot 49 to all philatelists.

Going back to the main subject - the best modern invention: intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. The serum from the blood of those who survived covid (original other diseases). It can work in several ways, but in the case of covid, it suppresses the immune reaction (rather than boosts it). It basically stops the cytokine storm which destroys the lungs in severe cases. I wrote about many times. I hope this research won't be stamped on by politics and greed...

Biomed Lublin Starts Talks With ABM On Commercialising Use Of Immunoglobulin On COVID-19 Patients

The Biomed folk saved my health and potentially life once, long time ago. After the Chernobyl explosion (seventh grade nuclear catastrophe, like Fukushima), Poland immediately started serving Lugol's liquid to newborns and pregnant women - Russians claimed that nothing had happened, which is a reason to get suspicious! Biomed quickly organused new production to rebuilt the shrinking supplies. My father fetched the liquid for my mother, when I was sitting in her belly. I sucked the non-radioactive iodine through the placenta into my thyroid gland, so that it couldn't absorb the radioactive one. My sister had to drink it herself. She remembers that it was red and tasted ugly. Actually I just had a vivid dream about it. I woke up thinking that I caused a nuclear catastrophe. In the dream I pressed the button leaving a black fingerprint and the explosion was a massive splash of juicy colours. You can relax, it wasn't real! I identified the source of the dream (see behind my potato head in the photo; the black fingerprint is actually that of the artist - a chimp). My boyfriend is right that I should be careful what I hang on the walls :-D
Or what if I caused the Chernobyl failure with my brain waves? Like Robert Burton in Medusa Touch. I'm pretty sure my mother believes it.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 24th, 2021, 4:21 am

What's the strange reason for allowing the users to edit posts? (And apparently delete them either - which is possible despite the communicate.) A bug or new rules in this tiny kingdom?
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 24th, 2021, 11:01 am

What's the strange reason for allowing the users to edit posts? (And apparently delete them either - which is possible despite the communicate.) A bug or new rules in this tiny kingdom?
It's probably classifies information, It doesn't hurt DB performance I suppose,

A follow on, cannot edit ==> cannot change the title of my thread.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 6:32 pm

se? Jeg spiste nøtter i mitt forrige innlegg! Det er ikke at jeg er allergisk mot nøtter, men det endrer hele betydningen!
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 6:34 pm

Dritt, wrongua lingua and I cant edit it!
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 7:54 pm

se? Jeg spiste nøtter i mitt forrige innlegg! Det er ikke at jeg er allergisk mot nøtter, men det endrer hele betydningen!
Suggest how you might resolve the staging difficulties inherent in a production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.

hint: would he have done it on radio?
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March 25th, 2021, 7:54 pm

se? Jeg spiste nøtter i mitt forrige innlegg! Det er ikke at jeg er allergisk mot nøtter, men det endrer hele betydningen!
Suggest how you might resolve the staging difficulties inherent in a production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 10:02 pm

Pygmalion.
i don't understand this Ibsen craze. It's allover Oslo: theatres, streets, shops... We went to a nice cosy library cafe with old books and found a lexicon of Norwegian poets and writers. Filled with good poetry by tusenvis av dem. I could understand it with some help. I can't wait to start thinking in nowregian. For now I can hardly think at all after work+2.5 hour Norwegian course :-)
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 10:59 pm

I can’t help feeling that I’m the intended audience for some of your posts, since aside from Collector (who is still on a major vitamin D kick), I’m probably about the only one around here who is fluent in your language. Not sure whether it qualifies as pidgin or creole at this stage, but it’s rapidly mutating!
 
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 11:29 pm

Pygmalion.
i don't understand this Ibsen craze. It's allover Oslo: theatres, streets, shops... We went to a nice cosy library cafe with old books and found a lexicon of Norwegian poets and writers. Filled with good poetry by tusenvis av dem. I could understand it with some help. I can't wait to start thinking in nowregian. For now I can hardly think at all after work+2.5 hour Norwegian course :-)
Happy vafler dag, btw! Viking food. Can you imadine they eat it with brunost!
he did his plays for voices, not theatre.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJNA0heZki8
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 25th, 2021, 11:58 pm

I can’t help feeling that I’m the intended audience for some of your posts, since aside from Collector (who is still on a major vitamin D kick), I’m probably about the only one around here who is fluent in your language. Not sure whether it qualifies as pidgin or creole at this stage, but it’s rapidly mutating!
Learning a foreign language is not made easy.

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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 26th, 2021, 5:29 pm

I can’t help feeling that I’m the intended audience for some of your posts, since aside from Collector (who is still on a major vitamin D kick), I’m probably about the only one around here who is fluent in your language. Not sure whether it qualifies as pidgin or creole at this stage, but it’s rapidly mutating!
Yeah, permafrost and darkness for 6 months of the year.
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Re: "Best" invention of the 20th century?

March 26th, 2021, 6:14 pm

"permafrost [...] for 6 months of the year." - oxymoronising ;-P