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April 30th, 2009

"Public toilets" or "Why you should only use the rubbing alcohol" [Apr. 30th, 2009|07:34 am]
Sarah
I think washing your hands in a *busy* public restroom is more dangerous than running for the door.
Imagine the following:

1: Swamp ass monster uses one layer of paper to swipe, and their finger goes through.

2: They shake their hand around a bit to get most off, splattering the surrounding walls, floor and door with poop.

3: They head to the sink, turn on the tap with their poop strewn digits, and wash their hands.

4: They then turn the tap off, coating their hands again with poop.

Wow, way to move the poop around.
The worst thing is you come in and do the exact same steps as they just have (hopefully minus step 2). Not only have you picked up the germs you left on the tap before you washed your hands, but you've also picked up the smears of poop the person before you put on the taps.

The next time you use a public toilet, use some paper to turn off the tap...

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3IWO18C3EXZ84
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Images of the day. [Apr. 30th, 2009|08:04 am]
Sarah
Real world curvy lesbians! - NSFW
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Unions [Apr. 30th, 2009|08:56 am]
Sarah
Doctors and lawyers have unions - why not programmers?

Have you also noticed that lawyers don't appear to be competing against each other? It's roughly £25 to send a letter via your lawyer here... How come it's not down to £1 due to competition?
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Combi-boiler... [Apr. 30th, 2009|10:04 am]
Sarah
Ours is a bit broke.

Sometimes getting a shower, or running the water for the dishes, the water will get really hot and then the boiler makes a "click" sound, and the emergency shut-off button pops out.
I can't press it back in till some cold water's run through the system for awhile.
I think it happens more when the central-heatings on.

Is this an "obvious" thermostat issue, or is it something a little more obscure?

I only ask because the man who was sent out by the landlady came out to have a look, and told my partner a few reasons including "The showers at the wrong height" ! wtf!? Seriously. It's a pressurised feed from the street, not a gravity fed system in the house.
Then he went away to order the part - 4 months ago, and the landlady chases him up and he said he "forgot".

Forgot? Really? He made a special visit to look at the problem. To me it sounds like he may have had this problem before and doesn't know how to fix it - I doubt he's a boiler engineer - so he was hoping if he "forgot" that it would go away.

If anyone knows better than it being the thermostat, let me know so I can "hint" when he visits today.

Ta!
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Do you have swine flu? [Apr. 30th, 2009|02:30 pm]
Sarah
http://doihaveswineflu.org/

Phew! It looks like I'm alright.
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Swine flu epidemic stabilising, say Mexican officials [Apr. 30th, 2009|07:18 pm]
Sarah
"MEXICO CITY - The toll from the swine flu epidemic appears to be stabilising in Mexico, the health secretary said late yesterday, with only seven more suspected deaths.
The new virus is suspected in 159 deaths and 2,498 illnesses across Mexico, said Health Secretary Jose Cordova, who called the death toll "more or less stable" even as hospitals are swamped with people who think they have swine flu.

And he said only 1,311 suspected swine flu patients remain hospitalised, a sign that treatment works for people who get medical care quickly."

Phew!
I was getting worried for a bit back then...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10569363
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Swine flu survivors talk about the disease... Flu Interviews World exclusive! [Apr. 30th, 2009|08:16 pm]
Sarah


I've hunted down some Swine Flu survivors who have been interviewed in this world exclusive report.*
It proved very difficult to find them!
Some of the people who eventually got better and have recovered have this to say about the symptoms:

Rachel Mele, Age 16
[She] saw her fever break yesterday for the first time in five days.
It had been hovering around 101F since the terrifying night when her parents rushed her to the hospital.
"I could barely even catch my breath. I've never felt a pain like that before," Mele said.
"My throat, it was burning, like, it was the worst burning sensation I ever got before. I couldn't even swallow. I couldn't even let up air. I could barely breathe through my mouth."
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10569363&pnum=2


Ryan Windsor, Age 26
of Richmond, has been identified as the second victim in B.C. He told CBC News Tuesday that doctors told him to stay isolated in his apartment for eight days.
"It's probably, definitely, the sickest I've ever been," said Windsor, who passed the isolation period.
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/28/bc-nurses-union-pandemic-concerns.html?ref=rss


Aaron Goins, Age 16
"I couldn't even touch my son he was so hot. I couldn't pick him up. His muscles were seizing up on him. He couldn't move. He had a fever of 102. He was throwing up, and diarrhoea. He screamed out when I touched him. My wife was freaking out. I thought I was going to lose my son. It's the hardest thing in the world."
At that point Goins, the director of an arts foundation in California, called an ambulance.
http://www.u.tv/News/Father-marvels-at-sons-survival-after-fever-put-down-to-swine-flu/08ba6eff-fe2d-457d-9fd7-27770ee698d1


Derek von Sturmer, Age 26
Currently living in Mexico City, was rushed to hospital last Saturday after what seemed to be the "normal" flu left him gasping for air, bedridden and with a scorching temperature of 40C.
"It just felt like I was on fire," he said. "It was incredible - I couldn't even see because of the heat. I was in complete agony."
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10569205



No wonder there haven't been many published interviews - it would scare people half mad!


*I Googled all these names together, and not one page showed up. So that must mean I'm the only one to have got all these people's interviews in one place. Go me! =D
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EU quarantines London in flu panic [Apr. 30th, 2009|11:36 pm]
Sarah
There has been a small outbreak of “zombism” in London due to mutation of the H1N1 virus into new strain: H1Z1.
Similar to a scare originally found in Cambodia back in 2005, victims of a new strain of the swine flu virus H1N1 have been reported in London.
After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8027043.stm
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