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Old 05-13-23, 12:12 PM
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I just had 600mg of calcium carbonate. DougRNS
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Originally Posted by datlas
BTW “thin” blood is not an actual medical term.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Locally. By me.
Show your work.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I wonder how Usain Bolt would have done on the velodrome or BMX.

His peak power was reported to be about 2600 Watts, or about 27.7 W/kg.

Compare that to elite track sprinters and BMX racers: 2500 Watts, 25-26 W/kg.

Hmm, pretty close.
In case you didn’t notice I was being silly, but I bet that guy could still rip the boards off a track with a little practice. .
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Originally Posted by datlas
BTW “thin” blood is not an actual medical term.

Most people on “blood thinners” like Coumadin/Xarelto/Eliquis/Heparin are taking anticoagulants which inhibit blood clotting, typically through blocking action of certain proteins in the blood that are involved in the coagulation cascade. Other “blood thinners” like aspirin or plavix work by inhibiting platelet function.

Thin blood could also conceivably refer to anemia and/or low proteins in the blood, but again this term is not medically accurate.
Ha! You just used it! Water is a good blood thinner.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Ha! You just used it! Water is a good blood thinner.
Air quotes around “thin blood.”

Ever try distilled water? Supposed to cause RBC lysis but I have not tried.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Air quotes around “thin blood.”

Ever try distilled water? Supposed to cause RBC lysis but I have not tried.
One summer as an undergrad I worked in a receptor biochemistry lab, chopping the heads off rats, and drank double-distilled, deionized water every day. I think we made coffee with it too. Maybe just the distilled stuff. Anyway, I remember no clinical signs of hemolysis.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
One summer as an undergrad I worked in a receptor biochemistry lab, chopping the heads off rats, and drank double-distilled, deionized water every day. I think we made coffee with it too. Maybe just the distilled stuff. Anyway, I remember no clinical signs of hemolysis.
You can drink it, silly goose!

But put some blood into distilled water and POP! goes the weasel.
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Similarly put blood in hypertonic saline and witness shrinkage.

Because osmosis.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
One summer as an undergrad I worked in a receptor biochemistry lab, chopping the heads off rats, and drank double-distilled, deionized water every day
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Originally Posted by datlas
You can drink it, silly goose!

But put some blood into distilled water and POP! goes the weasel.
Oh, I think anything hypotonic will do that!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Just started watching Citadel, no spoilers.

Accidental Peter Gerety double feature today, as I'd watched Working Man earlier.
I just watched that last weekend and had never heard of him and now this. Mind blown. I thought it was a nice little movie with enough complexity to be interesting.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I just had 600mg of calcium carbonate. DougRNS
I had 600 mg of calcium citrate at lunch.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I think the reel mower is due for some maintenance, sure hope it's serviceable. I haven't done anything besides the occasional blade sharpening and cutting bar adjustment since I got it maybe 4 years ago.
Non- motorized?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
10 hours of rest with a minimum of 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. FAR 117
I rarely get even six hours of uninterrupted sleep anymore. The bathroom calls.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I just watched that last weekend and had never heard of him and now this. Mind blown. I thought it was a nice little movie with enough complexity to be interesting.
I haven't IMDB'd him but he looks very familiar, like he's probably played lots of small parts.

Citadel is awesome, ACTION PACKED! I have a feeling he's only in SE1 EP1.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
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It's the only way to fly. I still wanna mow when we all run out of gas!


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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's the only way to fly. I still wanna mow when we all run out of gas!

When I was a kid we had one with a wooden T handle on it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Similarly put blood in hypertonic saline and witness shrinkage.
Like a frightened turtle?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No, I would never operate an aircraft without adequate rest. Commuting home is a different story.
You ever ride your bike to work?

I'm wondering if the pilot of this plane did.

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I had a nice ride with 4 others but it wasn't what I had in mind. Been wanting to do some longer rides but my one friend doesn't want to go longer and has stopped going to club rides altogether. He wants to try and retrieve some of his past glory. He tolerated me through years of slowness so the least I can do is support him in his hour of need.
I'll probably abandon his ass next week and try something longer.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's the only way to fly. I still wanna mow when we all run out of gas!
There's nothing to mow.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's the only way to fly. I still wanna mow when we all run out of gas!

I have a fancy Fiskars push mower but less and less grass, so I’ve gone to a 18V string trimmer. Need to put that hing on the neighborhood listserv and get rid of it.
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It’s virtually impossible to mow our grass with a push mower.
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