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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8130 on: July 30, 2013, 04:00:16 PM »
What's the point of a cell phone alert sound/vibration to inform you that you just missed a call? Not an alert that you have a voicemail, but an alert a few seconds after the call times out to tell you that you have a missed call.

If I'm in a position to hear/feel the ring/vibration, then I probably heard/felt the original ring/vibration indicating that I had a call. If I wasn't aware of the original call, then I'm probably not going to hear/feel the "missed call" alert a few seconds after the ringing stops, so I'll just see the "missed call" message next time I look at my phone. What purpose is the audible/vibration alert supposed to serve? It's especially odd when I hit a button to make the ringing stop...and a moment later, my phone "alerts" me about the call I just actively silenced.  ::) (BTW, I did turn that alert off on my phone--I'm just curious about the motivation for including it to begin with.)

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« Reply #8131 on: July 30, 2013, 04:37:36 PM »
What's the point of a cell phone alert sound/vibration to inform you that you just missed a call? Not an alert that you have a voicemail, but an alert a few seconds after the call times out to tell you that you have a missed call.

If I'm in a position to hear/feel the ring/vibration, then I probably heard/felt the original ring/vibration indicating that I had a call. If I wasn't aware of the original call, then I'm probably not going to hear/feel the "missed call" alert a few seconds after the ringing stops, so I'll just see the "missed call" message next time I look at my phone. What purpose is the audible/vibration alert supposed to serve? It's especially odd when I hit a button to make the ringing stop...and a moment later, my phone "alerts" me about the call I just actively silenced.  ::) (BTW, I did turn that alert off on my phone--I'm just curious about the motivation for including it to begin with.)

Mine does it for missed calls even when I specifically have to swipe the screen to send the call straight to voicemail. It's like, I KNOW I missed the call, I'm avoiding that person, do you REALLY have to remind me that they called?

I wish I knew how to turn it off. But my phone is so weird in all of its settings. It's a special little phone. I'll wait until I get a new one and deal with it for now.

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« Reply #8132 on: July 30, 2013, 05:03:41 PM »
On Saturday, following a memorial service we attended, we saw a very elderly woman wearing one out of terrycloth that was strapless and, um... drooping quite a bit. Then I noticed a few at the movie theater, and the grocery store, and around my complex at home. I had not realized how popular they are.

Yes! The drooping is the disturbing part! And nothing droops quite as threateningly as terrycloth with weak elastic!

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« Reply #8133 on: July 30, 2013, 05:20:39 PM »
What's the point of a cell phone alert sound/vibration to inform you that you just missed a call? Not an alert that you have a voicemail, but an alert a few seconds after the call times out to tell you that you have a missed call.

If I'm in a position to hear/feel the ring/vibration, then I probably heard/felt the original ring/vibration indicating that I had a call. If I wasn't aware of the original call, then I'm probably not going to hear/feel the "missed call" alert a few seconds after the ringing stops, so I'll just see the "missed call" message next time I look at my phone. What purpose is the audible/vibration alert supposed to serve? It's especially odd when I hit a button to make the ringing stop...and a moment later, my phone "alerts" me about the call I just actively silenced.  ::) (BTW, I did turn that alert off on my phone--I'm just curious about the motivation for including it to begin with.)
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« Reply #8134 on: July 31, 2013, 09:23:48 PM »
How does the vaccination for Shingles work?  I just do not understand how a vaccination for a virus you already have in your system (assuming you have had chickenpox) prevents you from getting shingles. 

Not that it personally matters for me because I absolutely cannot be vaccinated due to life threatening reactions, but I'd like to know to satisfy my own curiosity.
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« Reply #8135 on: July 31, 2013, 09:49:32 PM »
How does the vaccination for Shingles work?  I just do not understand how a vaccination for a virus you already have in your system (assuming you have had chickenpox) prevents you from getting shingles. 

Not that it personally matters for me because I absolutely cannot be vaccinated due to life threatening reactions, but I'd like to know to satisfy my own curiosity.

I'm assuming because they're different complexes of the same virus and thus one vaccination does not work for all.
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« Reply #8136 on: July 31, 2013, 10:35:35 PM »
How does the vaccination for Shingles work?  I just do not understand how a vaccination for a virus you already have in your system (assuming you have had chickenpox) prevents you from getting shingles. 

Not that it personally matters for me because I absolutely cannot be vaccinated due to life threatening reactions, but I'd like to know to satisfy my own curiosity.

I'm assuming because they're different complexes of the same virus and thus one vaccination does not work for all.

Same virus. It's just that your immune system eventually loses its resistance to the virus. The shingles vaccine reinforces that resistance. There's a similar issue with diptheria; The recommendation is every 10 years or so, in conjunction with your tetanus booster.
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« Reply #8137 on: August 01, 2013, 10:43:19 AM »
How does the vaccination for Shingles work?  I just do not understand how a vaccination for a virus you already have in your system (assuming you have had chickenpox) prevents you from getting shingles. 

Not that it personally matters for me because I absolutely cannot be vaccinated due to life threatening reactions, but I'd like to know to satisfy my own curiosity.

I'm assuming because they're different complexes of the same virus and thus one vaccination does not work for all.

Same virus. It's just that your immune system eventually loses its resistance to the virus. The shingles vaccine reinforces that resistance. There's a similar issue with diptheria; The recommendation is every 10 years or so, in conjunction with your tetanus booster.

At least here, that vaccine is known as dpt, with the p standing for pertussis.  With the ressurgence of whooping cough, it is a good one to get for all those who are able.  Because I'm a gardener and rarely work with gloves, I get a tetnus booster every 5 years, just to be on the safe side.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8138 on: August 01, 2013, 12:58:04 PM »
How does the vaccination for Shingles work?  I just do not understand how a vaccination for a virus you already have in your system (assuming you have had chickenpox) prevents you from getting shingles. 

Not that it personally matters for me because I absolutely cannot be vaccinated due to life threatening reactions, but I'd like to know to satisfy my own curiosity.

I'm assuming because they're different complexes of the same virus and thus one vaccination does not work for all.

Same virus. It's just that your immune system eventually loses its resistance to the virus. The shingles vaccine reinforces that resistance. There's a similar issue with diptheria; The recommendation is every 10 years or so, in conjunction with your tetanus booster.

At least here, that vaccine is known as dpt, with the p standing for pertussis.  With the ressurgence of whooping cough, it is a good one to get for all those who are able.  Because I'm a gardener and rarely work with gloves, I get a tetnus booster every 5 years, just to be on the safe side.

That reminds me...I should talk to my doc about a dpt booster.  I just reread "The Cruelest Miles" and was once again horrified at the description of diphtheria.  I won't be "due" for the shingle vaccine for several more years, but I'll be asking about that, too. 
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« Reply #8139 on: August 01, 2013, 03:34:50 PM »
I've had shingles. Not fun. Try explaining to college professors that you have shingles and can't come to class. A few outright called me a liar until I brought the doctor's note in. I can't get the vaccine even though I've been documented as having had it because I'm "too young to get shingles".

Some day once I find it I'll post a picture of my rash to the gross out thread. It was pretty epic.

I've been up to date on DPT for a while, mostly because of my last job. When you're as clumsy as I am and working with animals, the company ends up paying for it because it's not documented in my hire paperwork when my last one was (because I didn't know) and it had been more than two years, so they got it for me under workman's comp.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8140 on: August 01, 2013, 03:40:37 PM »
I've had shingles. Not fun. Try explaining to college professors that you have shingles and can't come to class. A few outright called me a liar until I brought the doctor's note in. I can't get the vaccine even though I've been documented as having had it because I'm "too young to get shingles".


LOL!  I got the shingles when I was 6.  The Doctor asked my Mom if he could take pictures.

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« Reply #8141 on: August 01, 2013, 03:58:40 PM »
I've had shingles. Not fun. Try explaining to college professors that you have shingles and can't come to class. A few outright called me a liar until I brought the doctor's note in. I can't get the vaccine even though I've been documented as having had it because I'm "too young to get shingles".


LOL!  I got the shingles when I was 6.  The Doctor asked my Mom if he could take pictures.

A kid in my 8th grade year got shingles, and had to miss a couple football games because he was sick and in so much pain.

Then again, I was surprised to find out that I had Meniere's disease, since I was so young when it eventually showed its full debilitating glory - my dad got it when he was in his 40's and was told it was an older person's disease, and teens and young adults almost never get it, and it almost never runs in families, so it was very unlikely Cabbage or I would ever get it. Well, surprise!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8142 on: August 03, 2013, 02:33:58 PM »
New question --

How difficult is it to drive a 17ft. truck when you've never done it before?

Are there any tips one should know? Things to be aware of? (Especially driving in city traffic.)


DD#1 rented a truck for the move to her apartment tomorrow. The person that was going to drive (he's experienced with this size truck) has been called out of town due to a family emergency. So DD#1 has all her friends lined up for moving day and nobody's ever driven a truck this size before . . . I know that I would be scared spitless (I don't even like driving my own car in the city.)


Oh, and in case you're wondering why such a big truck? DD#1's friend is also moving all of her stuff . . . my house looks like a furniture warehouse right now. :D


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8143 on: August 03, 2013, 04:00:08 PM »
New question --

How difficult is it to drive a 17ft. truck when you've never done it before?

Are there any tips one should know? Things to be aware of? (Especially driving in city traffic.)


DD#1 rented a truck for the move to her apartment tomorrow. The person that was going to drive (he's experienced with this size truck) has been called out of town due to a family emergency. So DD#1 has all her friends lined up for moving day and nobody's ever driven a truck this size before . . . I know that I would be scared spitless (I don't even like driving my own car in the city.)


Oh, and in case you're wondering why such a big truck? DD#1's friend is also moving all of her stuff . . . my house looks like a furniture warehouse right now. :D

Always give yourself extra room to turn; remember that your backend is longer so it will follow you tighter around the corner.  It really isn't that hard and sounds a lot scarier than it actually is.  Remember that you will take longer to stop because you're heavier.  You're also probably a bit wider, too, so don't hug the lines if you usually do because you don't have the same buffer you do in a smaller car.

I've been doing this since I was old enough to drive; you can do it, too!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8144 on: August 03, 2013, 04:28:27 PM »
What's the point of a cell phone alert sound/vibration to inform you that you just missed a call? Not an alert that you have a voicemail, but an alert a few seconds after the call times out to tell you that you have a missed call.

If I'm in a position to hear/feel the ring/vibration, then I probably heard/felt the original ring/vibration indicating that I had a call. If I wasn't aware of the original call, then I'm probably not going to hear/feel the "missed call" alert a few seconds after the ringing stops, so I'll just see the "missed call" message next time I look at my phone. What purpose is the audible/vibration alert supposed to serve? It's especially odd when I hit a button to make the ringing stop...and a moment later, my phone "alerts" me about the call I just actively silenced.  ::) (BTW, I did turn that alert off on my phone--I'm just curious about the motivation for including it to begin with.)

I don't always have my cell phone with me, so it helps me to discover that someone tried to reach me.  Granted, I usually assume that if they wanted to leave a message, they would have left a message.  But sometimes I'll call them back anyhow, to find out what they wanted.