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Cybes last won the day on March 2

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  1. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    QFT. But chronic pain often wins out over kidney damage - particularly when you're old and your kidneys are on borrowed time anyway.
  2. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Heard (well, read) of a possible link between CoV mortality and painkiller use. Specifically, ibuprofen use. Mum relayed it to a friend, with a casual "Oh, that's interesting! I wonder if it's true?" and she opined that if so, it's probable that, being an anti-inflammatory, the vasoconstriction in alveoli (the air sacs which do oxygen exchange in the lungs) would be a major contributor. ie: - less blood to exchange oxygen, thanks to vasoconstriction - alveoli function already compromised, thanks to being full of mucous = not enough oxygen entering blood stream == better chance of dying. Ok, so that's the speculation. Supporting evidence? Two items: 1. Oxygen therapy has been shown to be at least somewhat effective. That would make sense. 2. The elderly are disproportionally hit by this bug, even after accounting for immunocompromisation. People accumulate aches and pains as they age, and elderly folks are typically on a pile of medications - usually including anti-inflammatories. Hardly good enough for a paper, but enough to ask further questions, I think.
  3. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That was the bit I was referring to. Sorry, should have made that clear initially.
  4. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I am aware of that, hence the mention of misting sprays. Those don't blow steam, y'know.
  5. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I can't help thinking that "6 feet / 2 metres" thing is a load of hooey. - The virus is droplet-borne, and can survive for a couple of minutes in that state. Ever walked past a mist watering system in even a slight breeze? You need more like ten metres before you can't feel it hitting you, and more in a stiffer wind.
  6. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    At least three YouTube channels make vids of showing a map (names removed, and sometimes borders as well) to people on the street and asking them geography questions. Now, this is entertainment, so I have no doubt they cherry-pick the results, but that they get *any* as profoundly ignorant as shown in a year (let alone the 30 mins one live cam had) is deeply worrying.
  7. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    A troublingly large proportion of them can't find their own country on a map!
  8. Cybes

    YouTube and The Age Of The Internet Apocalypes

    You did notice the date, didn't you? I've done that once or a dozen times.
  9. Cybes

    Free game World War Z till April 2

    Forgive me for distrusting Epic these days, but does that happen to require running on their own platform? I remember when Epic was a bunch of democoders... Those guys would rather have shot themselves than pull the sort of shenanigans as happened last year.
  10. Cybes

    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I'm certain that is a joke, but Poe's Law is a thing, and that terrifies me. "2700 Gentle RPMs"?? Cotton threads at that speed could give you a burn, and stiff plastic bristles like that... <shudder> Not to mention it'd fling feces (and blood and bits of meat that used to be your anus) all over the room.
  11. Cybes

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Because we all need a laugh:
  12. Cybes

    My leg and the last 2 months

    Been isolated since 1995 bar a few days here and there. I'm an urban hermit, though - I'm not complaining.
  13. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    He already declared himself King of the Jews. That wasn't a big enough clue?
  14. Cybes

    The coronavirus conspiracy

    It's a hormone, not a heavy metal - it doesn't accumulate.