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« Reply #8685 on: October 29, 2013, 06:41:37 PM »
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« Reply #8686 on: November 02, 2013, 06:24:35 PM »
Is Vor a military term?  If so what does it mean?

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« Reply #8687 on: November 02, 2013, 07:24:19 PM »
Is Vor a military term?  If so what does it mean?

Yes. It's from Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga books and refers to a military (and aristocratic) class on the fictional world, Barrayar. One of my favourite series ever.

http://vorkosigan.wikia.com/wiki/Vor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_McMaster_Bujold

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« Reply #8688 on: November 02, 2013, 08:34:38 PM »
What does bird-dogging someone mean?  A person used it in a comment on FB the other day, and I can't figure it out from context - they just said something like "stop bird-dogging me". 

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« Reply #8689 on: November 02, 2013, 08:55:34 PM »
What does bird-dogging someone mean?  A person used it in a comment on FB the other day, and I can't figure it out from context - they just said something like "stop bird-dogging me".
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« Reply #8690 on: November 03, 2013, 01:18:12 AM »
Stupid question: when there's a time change and we gain an hour (like tonight), do police logs and the like have to specify?  Like "Burglary at 1:15 AM (the first one, not the second one)"?  How do systems like at hospitals cope with it, for things like when people are supposed to have medication at strict intervals?  Do they just bump the interval back an hour, or do they assume an extra hour won't kill the patients, or do they gradually work their way into it, or what?

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« Reply #8691 on: November 03, 2013, 01:50:39 AM »
Stupid question: when there's a time change and we gain an hour (like tonight), do police logs and the like have to specify?  Like "Burglary at 1:15 AM (the first one, not the second one)"?  How do systems like at hospitals cope with it, for things like when people are supposed to have medication at strict intervals?  Do they just bump the interval back an hour, or do they assume an extra hour won't kill the patients, or do they gradually work their way into it, or what?

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« Reply #8692 on: November 03, 2013, 03:58:15 AM »
Stupid question: when there's a time change and we gain an hour (like tonight), do police logs and the like have to specify?  Like "Burglary at 1:15 AM (the first one, not the second one)"?  How do systems like at hospitals cope with it, for things like when people are supposed to have medication at strict intervals?  Do they just bump the interval back an hour, or do they assume an extra hour won't kill the patients, or do they gradually work their way into it, or what?

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Not sure about medication but I'd guess with logs you put the notation for the time (in the UK we use BST or GMT+1 and GMT).

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« Reply #8693 on: November 03, 2013, 04:04:22 AM »
Stupid question: when there's a time change and we gain an hour (like tonight), do police logs and the like have to specify?  Like "Burglary at 1:15 AM (the first one, not the second one)"?  How do systems like at hospitals cope with it, for things like when people are supposed to have medication at strict intervals?  Do they just bump the interval back an hour, or do they assume an extra hour won't kill the patients, or do they gradually work their way into it, or what?

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Not sure about medication but I'd guess with logs you put the notation for the time (in the UK we use BST or GMT+1 and GMT).

DH said something similar for keeping train logs (as is his job, he's not a train spotter :)). The continuous graph just goes "1 am - 1.30am - 1.59am - 1am" because it's obvious where it changes, but in written records and reports they write (say) 1:17 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) or 1:17 am DST (Daylight Savings Time)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8694 on: November 03, 2013, 09:35:42 AM »
Stupid question: when there's a time change and we gain an hour (like tonight), do police logs and the like have to specify?  Like "Burglary at 1:15 AM (the first one, not the second one)"?

When I had to write duty reports and guard reports, we would make a note: 11:59 pm - Beginning of Summer time. From that point on, all times were written in the new time.

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« Reply #8695 on: November 03, 2013, 08:53:16 PM »
At least in the US, all time zones have a "standard time" and "daylight savings time" code. So in the Pacific timezone, we just switched from PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) to PST (Pacific Standard Time).

For things like medication, I don't know what hospitals tend to do, although I imagine it depends on the medication. Some medicines probably do need to be taken on a very specific interval schedule, but not necessarily at precisely the same time of day. For others (like medicine you take either with or without food), the interval between doses might be less important than the time of day those doses are taken.


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« Reply #8696 on: November 03, 2013, 09:49:27 PM »
I was in hospital when daylight savings finished one year. They just wrote AEST or AEDT on the chart.  Mind you I was in maternity so it wasn't  a huge deal if things weren't exact.

When I worked in TV our logs either had 2 lots of 2-3am or skipped from 2 to 3 am.

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« Reply #8697 on: November 13, 2013, 05:50:03 PM »
I have a stupid question!  :)

I need a good manicure kit, high quality, something that will last longer than a few months.  By "manicure kit" I mean 1 or 2 good (sharp) nail clippers, maybe tweezers, emory boards, cuticle stuff.

Using my "best" clippers last night, the hinge slipped and the blades twisted and sliced up the side of one finger.

I don't buy the cheapest clippers, but still, I'd love to find something high-quality I could use for a long time.

Any brand/product ideas?  I don't have a *huge* budget, but I'd gladly pay for a high-end set of clippers that won't maim or leave me requiring stitches. ;)

Thanks in advance!!

(nail-biter trying to break the habit) 8)

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