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Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:56 am
by atomtengeralattjaro
I've got a life advice for everyone:

Chew your food.

I was watching mythbusters on netflix last night, while eating dinner. I usually eat too fast, and I was distracted so I tried to swallow more than I shoud've, and a large piece of potato got stuck in my throat so I had to go to the hospital. It was not fun!

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:46 am
by ThingerDudes
you are a submarine not a snake you can't just go around not chewing food like that

I hope you're ok now!

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:17 am
by Uly
Whenever I eat potatoes I brutally mash the everloving shit out of them with my fork before I eat them as a precaution

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:25 am
by Anonymously Famous
My wife had something similar happen to her when she was a kid. Her dad ended up doing the Heimlich maneuver on her.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 am
by Uly
This is why first aid is important and everyone should learn it, it's unbelievable how many deaths are due to ignorance,

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:35 am
by Anonymously Famous
Knowing basic first aid is super important.

Today is the day that people in the US who care about such things wear green.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:30 pm
by atomtengeralattjaro
ThingerDudes wrote:I hope you're ok now!

No, I am dead.
Jk I'm ok.

Nobody tried the Heimlich maneuver on me, but the solution was unique - they did an x-ray to see where's the obstruction, and for that you need to swallow some disgusting contrast fluid to help the visualization. The fluid was so gross I ended up puking it out along with the potato :)

Uly wrote:Whenever I eat potatoes I brutally mash the everloving shit out of them with my fork before I eat them as a precaution
I'm gonna do that as a form of vengeance from now on.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:48 pm
by Anonymously Famous
atomtengeralattjaro wrote:Nobody tried the Heimlich maneuver on me, but the solution was unique - they did an x-ray to see where's the obstruction, and for that you need to swallow some disgusting contrast fluid to help the visualization. The fluid was so gross I ended up puking it out along with the potato :)

I'm glad it was effective.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I looked at my family tree. Two people in the last 10 generations were Irish: My great great great grandparents. My oldest daughter is named after their granddaughter.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:49 pm
by Uly
atomtengeralattjaro wrote:
ThingerDudes wrote:I hope you're ok now!

No, I am dead.
Jk I'm ok.

Nobody tried the Heimlich maneuver on me, but the solution was unique - they did an x-ray to see where's the obstruction, and for that you need to swallow some disgusting contrast fluid to help the visualization. The fluid was so gross I ended up puking it out along with the potato :)

Uly wrote:Whenever I eat potatoes I brutally mash the everloving shit out of them with my fork before I eat them as a precaution
I'm gonna do that as a form of vengeance from now on.

That was good, I guess. Not the most disgusting thing that has happened in a hospital, I'm sure.
Also, remember vengeance is a dish best served cold.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:38 pm
by Shai'tan
atomtengeralattjaro wrote:
ThingerDudes wrote:I hope you're ok now!

No, I am dead.
Jk I'm ok.

Nobody tried the Heimlich maneuver on me, but the solution was unique - they did an x-ray to see where's the obstruction, and for that you need to swallow some disgusting contrast fluid to help the visualization. The fluid was so gross I ended up puking it out along with the potato :)

Uly wrote:Whenever I eat potatoes I brutally mash the everloving shit out of them with my fork before I eat them as a precaution
I'm gonna do that as a form of vengeance from now on.


Good that you're OK, sound horrible :(

Today I spent the entire day travelling home from Gran Canaria. Had to get up at 5 (am). :|

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:42 pm
by Anonymously Famous
Shai'tan wrote: Had to get up at 5 (am). :|

My kids are early risers. Waking up around 5:00 is pretty much the norm for me.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 pm
by Shai'tan
Mine's not, luckily.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:02 pm
by Anonymously Famous
I woke up today, and the internet wasn't working.

I switched over to these guys right before Christmas, and when they did the installation, they didn't bury the DSL line immediately - I think it was because the ground was still frozen or something like that. Anyway, they still haven't been out to do that, and I've always been paranoid that that thin cable would be damaged or something. This morning, my paranoia was proven to be justified:
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Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:58 pm
by Shai'tan
That sucks :(

Today DnDBeyond beta launch and I'm super excited :D

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:04 pm
by Anonymously Famous
It was determined that a neighborhood dog (or some other thing with teeth) chewed through it. It's been repaired, and efforts have been made to expedite burying the cable.

Is D&D Beyond going to be a free service? Subscription? Is it necessary to have a Twitch account?

All important questions.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:09 pm
by atomtengeralattjaro
Anonymously Famous wrote:DSL line
DSL? What year is it?
Anonymously Famous wrote:It was determined that a neighborhood dog (or some other thing with teeth) chewed through it.
Well how about making the cables less tasty?

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:07 pm
by Anonymously Famous
atomtengeralattjaro wrote:
Anonymously Famous wrote:DSL line
DSL? What year is it?


Yeah, I know... We live just outside of fiber optic coverage... We'd get the best speed with cable internet, but we had to get away from them for a while because their price became too expensive after the promotional pricing ended. There's also pretty good speed with a company that does some sort of radio tower thing, but it's line of sight, and I hear that a heavy snow storm is enough to knock out coverage. I've heard their services described by "It's great when it works." We want something more reliable than that. So DSL it is, for now. We get around 40 Mbps download, which is good enough for us for now.

Here's a list of countries by internet connection speeds, just for fun.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:03 am
by atomtengeralattjaro
Well hopefully in the near future (within a decade maybe?) the SpaceX LEO constellation might be up and running to provide broadband everywhere.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 am
by Shai'tan
Anonymously Famous wrote:Is D&D Beyond going to be a free service? Subscription? Is it necessary to have a Twitch account?

All important questions.


Looks like some of it will be free, but you might have to buy the books to unlock stuff that's not in the SRD :(

There are talks of subscription.

For now yes, hopefully they will change that.

Re: The Daily Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 am
by Anonymously Famous
Shai'tan wrote:
Anonymously Famous wrote:Is D&D Beyond going to be a free service? Subscription? Is it necessary to have a Twitch account?

All important questions.


Looks like some of it will be free, but you might have to buy the books to unlock stuff that's not in the SRD :(

There are talks of subscription.

For now yes, hopefully they will change that.

Thanks for the answers!