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1:16 AM
 
@tchrist Yeah, mine do that too. But sometimes one just gets on the other's last nerve, and then ... fur flying.
 
Blame the red-head.
He gets cranky when I don't let them outside, or when they don't want to go outside because of weather.
It took a long time to find the right color-coordinated background for them. :)
 
I think Bosco is not feeling well today, that's why he was ornery.
He hid under a pavilion of cardboard all afternoon.
 
It was nice of you to build him a fort.
 
I have one 3 year old that spends 95 percent of the time on top of the fridge when it's inside.
I have another 3 year old that likes to sit on back of my office chair while I type here.
 
1:23 AM
Yes, the red one likes to do that on my chair.
What sort of wildcat leaps to the top of a fridge?
Floor to counter, countertop to fridge top, I imagine.
 
Well she is big, thanks to her parents, but she will use countertop
 
@tchrist My wife's office is a veritable cat playground.
 
Their mama who is almost half their size at 4 years old would jump from computer desk. to 7 foot height of tv cabinet, until I made her a a cat tree house.
I just got a printer. And for 4 days I couldnt keep the cats from wanting to sleep on it.
 
I don't let the cats in my office, because they attack the computer cables.
 
Ive been lucky with that so far. No cable detechments yet.
 
1:30 AM
I have my desk in a T configuration with one edge on the wall, so that I can reach the back connections easily. So yeah, no cats.
When I had the desk's back against the wall they didn't bother with them, so I let them come in the room. No more.
 
and they are are crying to go out now, so i must go. im still happy they have allowed me into their home :)
 
@Robusto I had to have another word with Lorin just an hour ago about that. Attacking my charger cord.
 
@tchrist Yeah. Apart from it being a nuisance, it's actually a genuine danger.
 
@Cerberus Even more scandalous.
 
1:56 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected, potentially bad keyword in answer, toxic answer detected (159): Gender-neutral mermaid by alan on english.SE
 
2:09 AM
@Cerberus The California utility company that recently pled guilty to criminal negligence in 84 involuntary manslaughter charges because its power lines have caused devastating fires resulting in loss of life, limb, and property over the past few years have decided to bury 10,000 miles of power lines — at a cost of $1.5–3 million a mile.
 
 
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3:53 AM
A Hollywood actress and a granddaughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II, the one who abolished slavery in Russia in the 1860s.
Alexander II (Russian: Алекса́ндр II Никола́евич, tr. Aleksándr II Nikoláyevich, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ftɐˈroj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ]; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881) was the Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination.Alexander's most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia's serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator (Russian: Алекса́ндр Освободи́тель, tr. Aleksandr Osvoboditel, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɐsvəbɐˈdʲitʲɪlʲ]). The tsar was responsible for other reforms, including reorganizing the judicial system, setting...
 
 
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5:45 AM
@CowperKettle Was Tolstoi responsible in any way whatsoever for the Revolution in Russia? Or for the sentiment that was germinating in Russians against bourgeoisie and aristocrats?
@M.A.R. hello! How are you?

There is something important I want to ask from you. A morbid case has come in the village which is near to my town.
Someone got a very high fever and fatigue, he went to a doctor (and everyone knew that the doctor was not qualified but was practising because villagers didn’t have enough money for professional doctors and he was quite cheap).
That doctor diagnosed him with Diabetes and gave such a high dozed (they say it like that) tablets that he died in 4 days out of kidney failure.

Now, is it possible for some tablets/capsules to kill the kidneys in mere 3-4 days?
 
 
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6:58 AM
@ConGovDeIn No, he was not
 
7:38 AM
The Tolstoyan movement is a social movement based on the philosophical and religious views of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910). Tolstoy's views were formed by rigorous study of the ministry of Jesus, particularly the Sermon on the Mount. Tolstoy expressed "great joy" that groups of people "have been springing up, not only in Russia but in various parts of Europe, who are in complete agreement with our views." However, the author also thought it was a mistake to create a specific movement or doctrine after him, urging individuals to listen to their own conscience rather than blindly follow...
@ConGovDeIn
 
8:31 AM
@ConGovDeIn do note that I'm also not a professional doctor and very cheap. That said, yes, many drugs are nephrotoxic, and many drugs can cause acute kidney failure in case of an overdose or as an idiosyncratic side effect.
Drug dose isn't related to drug potency. You need to check out the therapeutic dosage and index for the drug, and confirm with a real doctor whether the dosage was medically justified.
The 'cheap doctor' may or may not be liable
 
9:15 AM
@ConGovDeIn You need to know the name of the tablets.
The person could have died 1) of the disease that manifested with the described symptoms, and was misdiagnosed as diabetes; 2) of the tablets prescribed to treat diabetes; 3) of some third condition that did not manifest in any symptoms up to the last days of life.
The human body is too complex to even try to guess without a good description of the person's condition, prior medications, etc.
 
10:20 AM
Word of the day: fire chopsticks (In Japan, traditional fire-tending device for a Japanese brazier (hibachi) is a pair of long metal chopsticks, called hibashi (火箸, fire chopsticks), used to pick up and manipulate the charcoal)
 
sounds like tongs with more steps ;)
 
11:28 AM
On ELL I am surprised to see that the following sentence is marked as odd by many. Do you really think it odd or incorrect?
> Tracy responsible for this incident is not here at the moment.
 
11:50 AM
Yes, it feels odd
I would say "Tracy, who is responsible for this incident, is not here at the moment.
Or "The Tracy who is responsible for this incident is not here at the moment", implying that there were more than one Tracy, and only one of the Tracies was responsible.
 
12:09 PM
> A Freudian slip is when you say one thing, but you mean your mother.
 
@CowperKettle This.
@CowperKettle Not this. Not with proper nouns, unless you were being a bit arch.
 
12:30 PM
Yes got it
 
 
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2:02 PM
@M.A.R. Can a medicine (a drug that is supposed to cure something inspire of side effects) cause a complete kidney failure in just 3 days?
@CowperKettle Yes, after all the required formalities it was found that he had typhoid and which caused the increase in level of sugar. But that doctor couldn’t catch typhoid and prescribed the medicines for lowering the sugar level.
 
 
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3:16 PM
Very sorry to hear that!
Misdiagnosis is widespread in medicine. The human body is very complex.
Russia has halted the use of section of the Trans-Siberian Railway due to immense floods.
I don't even know what Typhoid is. I mean the mechanisms.
> The 'holy grail' of batteries: Scientists develop an 'iron-air' battery that stores electricity for days through rusting - and is a fraction of the cost of lithium-ion equivalents
> according to statistics only 1 in 4 couples are happy
"Acute renal failure in patients with typhoid fever has been described in several case reports; dehydration, shock and rhabdomyolysis are the most likely causes."
 
 
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5:01 PM
An old Russian meme, from 2014. A real footage of a hapless young soldier who saved a cat from a tree.
In the process he managed to smash a window in the building, and leave the district without electrical power, because he felled the tree using an axe, and the tree hit the electric wires.
 
5:26 PM
 
@CowperKettle Was the tree attacking the cat so grievously that the soldier had to slay the tree to protect the cat? Did the cat bounce when the cat and tree hit the ground after the tree was felled?
 
Blue whale skull
 
@CowperKettle A giant's bunny-rabbit mask.
 
@tchrist It's all there in the video.
The soldier decided to shake the bough on which the cat was sitting
The event was turned into a song
24 million views
A four-person team of hospital employees in the Bryansk region was selling false vaccination certificates, destroying the vaccine instead of injecting it, in May and June. fontanka.ru/2021/07/23/70041413
A couple of lifters were taking away my old washing machine for disposal. I asked them whether they vaccinated themselves, and they said they would not do it. "What if I kick the bucket after the injection?" said one. "Haha! No."
 
@ConGovDeIn That's what acute means. If your kidneys fail you won't outright die, what happens would be no or very little urination, so urea and creatinine build up in the body fast. And of course, whatever other exogenous compound enters the body (like drugs) isn't excreted or poorly excreted
 
6:22 PM
> Scientists already knew sea otters rely on an extreme metabolism to maintain, on average, a 37° Celsius body temperature, eating 25 percent of their body mass in food every day (SN: 6/13/14). But researchers didn’t understand the cellular origins of “that revved-up metabolism for heat generation,” Wright says.
This is as if I ate 15 kg of food every day.
 
@CowperKettle . . . you don't?
Looks at belly
 
@M.A.R. I eat from 1200 to 2000 grams of food daily
I was having heavy feeling in the stomach, so I spent the whole winter eating bread, trying to keep the volume down to 1200 grams.
Now on the H.Pylori eradication scheme I'm feeling better thus far, and started eating more.
More in terms of food weight, but I try to keep calories under 2000/day to lose some weight.
Thus far I cut my bodyweight from 72 kg to 69.5 kg.
I want to reach 66 kg.
I remember that I was weighing 60-65 kg for several years in a row.
 
Oof, you're one of the feathery types
I weigh embarrassingly much more than that. But thankfully, I've never said I'm in the best shape
How on Earth do you find it in yourself to weigh your food? I can't even keep track of calories because it's so cumbersome and no one has any idea about Lavash and Barbari calories
 
6:47 PM
@M.A.R. I bought an electronic scale, made in Poland.
And I consider all "bread" to be roughly 210 Cal
1 g fat, 7 g protein, 50 g carbs
(50+7)*4 = 230
1*9 = 10 (roughly)
So, 240 Cal.
Hm. I was wrong about 210.
Well, so, bread is roughly 220-250.
When I don't have a scale handy, I just judge by sight
One apple is usually 120 g.
That's 15 g of carbs, 15*4 = 60 Calories
 
 
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7:57 PM
@CowperKettle well lavash is scrawny, but I think barbari would have way more calories than that
 
 
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9:02 PM
> Amid the rise of Indian residential schools as the new core of Canadian history and identity, to many, appointing an indigenous governor general seemed like an obvious step in Ottawa’s larger march of “reconciliation.” Yet Simon also reminds that there exist many diverse communities in Canada for whom French is neither familiar nor necessary.
The new core of Canadian history and identity is the rise of Indian residential schools?
How can a rise be a core?
 
9:13 PM
> The great sin of the Canadian Indian education system is said to be assimilation, especially the practice of forbidding aboriginal children to speak their Indigenous languages — a cruelty Simon herself endured. It’s thus odd to suggest Simon, who remains fluent in her native Inuktitut despite it all, should be commiserated for not being taught a second European language that was presumably at least as culturally alien, and even less relevant, to the Inuit-dominated community where she grew up.
She's the new governess general for ER2 in Canada. It's nice that she's bilingual.
> Unless we are to believe that grade school is the only phase of life in which a second (or third) language can be learned — something Ottawa itself does not believe, given it routinely subjects adult civil servants to French language training — then the most obvious conclusion is simply that Simon never found French all that essential to her positions as a Canadian ambassador, constitutional adviser, or any of her other roles.
Okay, you can't print that in Canada.
> [E]ither French fluency is important but the governor-generalship is not, or, conversely, the governor general is important but a lack of French fluency is not a significant obstacle to fulfilling its duties in a country where nearly 90 percent of the public can understand English. That conclusion would then imply that other public-facing positions — including prime minister, party leaders and senior cabinet ministers — don’t really need French either.
> Simon’s elevation is thus, in its own way, a victory for anyone eager to see these two ludicrous ideals of the Ottawa establishment, bilingualism and monarchism, enfeebled by the stubborn realities of the Canadian people.
But she is bilingual!
L’Ottawankers.
 
 
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10:50 PM
And the truth of the matter is that neither French fluency nor the governor-generalship is important.
 
11:29 PM
@Xanne Yeah, I don't think the Post was being playful when it called such ideals "ludicrous".
 

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