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Everything posted by CaP'N GRuNGe

  1. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Depends on how you define protected and the level of your risk tolerance. The vaccines aren't perfect in preventing infection. They are pretty darn good for keeping you from getting very sick, being hospitalized, and kicking the bucket. That protection is waning over time, but still appears to be pretty strong if you got boosted. I have seen no real data that shows what kind of affect that vaccines have against developing Long Covid, which is a possible outcome for a fairly significant percentage of cases. That crap can destroy your long term health. Not really something I want to mess with personally. I'm one of those "crazy" people who still puts a mask on for most indoor activities and even usually going thru a drive thru. That last one is probably overkill. I usually wear just the surgical mask. It's pretty comfortable and I can breathe easily. Yes I know it's not the level of protection nof a higher rated mask but it gives me piece of mind. I'm doing some mitigation. I'm very happy that cases have dropped significantly. Not so happy they are creeping up. Have a feeling we're going to have another big spike in the fall. I may lose the mask soon but for now it's a minor inconvenience. I have a Pearl Jam concert coming up in two weeks. Honestly not sure if I'm going to mask. I really don't want to but I also don't want to get sick and would feel terrible if I brought it home to my family.
  2. One song

  3. One song
  4. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    And the "tyranny" calls are beyond stupid. Sorry but they just are. I fail to see an endgame where the big bad bogeyman government gains any sort of advantage over it's citizens by requiring masks, social distancing, or life saving vaccinations. Grow the (the really bad word) up and stop looking for black helicopters. Public health is an actual thing. The government actually does have a fiduciary responsibility in a pandemic to protect lives AND to protect the economy. Anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, etc only hold the rest of us hostage by dragging this thing out longer, costing lives and jobs.
  5. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    The OG shots weren't meant for Delta. Also this is a brand new vax and we weren't sure yet the staying power. Time and experience has shown protection does lessen somewhat over time and boosters have shown to help bring back immunity levels somewhat. It's proven to be a very safe vaccine making boosters even more of a sort of no brainer. The virus and our understanding of it changes over time. We need to be just as nimble or we will never overcome this thing. Good luck and stay healthy.
  6. Thank you Buster

  7. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Thrice Pfizered
  8. Saturday Night Poker

    Those were the days.
  9. Especially the stuff in the can on Ritz crackers.

  10. Cliaz. Like Cialis, only it makes you flaccid. If flaccidity lasts for more than 4 hours consult your pr0n source of choice. Cliaz should only be taken under a doctor's supervision. Failure to follow directions may lead to irritable bowel syndrome. All rights reserved.

  11. Widmer Hefeweizen

    First beer i've had in a long time. Very tasty stuff.
  12. Buying a cell phone thru E-bay

    I've narrowed down my cell phone search to the HTC Mogul with Sprint service. The phone is pretty pricey going thru Sprint ($300 after rebates). I've looked at and and no really great deal on this phone there yet either. I did notice there are a bunch of different sellers on E-bay who identify themselves as Sprint resellers. You can get this phone for $99.99 and then somehow work with them to sign the contract with Sprint. Anybody ever gone this route for a phone? Any other tips/ideas where to get this phone at a decent price? I'm actually wanting two of the phones with a family plan and an unlimted data plan.
  13. The SURGE

  14. Animate yourself Simpsons style

    Too lifelike eh?
  15. I've looked for interest in prior years to see if we have enough local huddlers to get a league going in the Phoenix area. Thought I might as well check again. I'm thinking small money, say around $50, redraft with pretty basic PPR rules, etc. Would be cool if we could get 10-12 owners (12 would be better) and have a live draft. So, I'm not aware of that many Huddle "regulars" in the Phoenix area, but maybe there are more of you out there who are lurking in the shadows. If you are interested, check in below.
  16. Phoenix area interest in a new BOTH league

    Sorry guys. This league appears to be dead. But one year...maybe it will rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.
  17. Best foreign rock band.

    I can't believe everyone forgot....The Darkness.
  18. Best foreign rock band.

    Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Beatles, and The Stones.
  19. Greatest American Rock Band

    Getting back to the whole grunge scene breaking, I'd like to see how anyone can throw out generalities like "Pearl Jam is the same as Nirvana, one was just discovered first". Sorry, but the sound, while all labeled "grunge" doesn't sound all that similar to me. For some reason, I kind of liken Nirvana to the Beatles and Pearl Jam to the Stones. Maybe having to do with the sheer popularity to the longevity, I don't know.
  20. Anyone use Helio?

    So you buy these online? Or would Sprint carry them?
  21. Anyone use Helio?

    From Wiki: Helio is an MVNO wireless carrier launched on May 2, 2006. It was founded by Earthlink founder Sky Dayton. It is the joint venture between SK Telecom (a South Korean CDMA mobile telecom) and Earthlink. On January 26, 2005, Earthlink and SK Telecom announced to the media that they had entered into agreement to launch a new US mobile provider. This provider would operate as a mobile virtual network operator and would lease network capacity from Sprint. The premise of this new company would be to bring advanced mobile devices in service from SK Telecom's home market of Korea to the US wireless market, where such advanced devices had been noted, by many, to be lacking.[1] Helio, as it was to be called, would market itself to the younger demographic, promoting itself using the latest in cutting-edge handset technology. They plan to avoid taking on the major US wireless carriers directly, and instead they intend to carve out a niche for themselves with technology-savvy consumers.[2] Earthlink and SK Telecom agreed to provide financing totaling $440 million US dollars, with each of the two owning 50% of the new company.[3] In addition to leasing capacity from Sprint Nextel, in the event that Sprint Nextel isn't available, their devices will go into "roaming" mode to use Alltel and voice-only service from Verizon Wireless. Even though Helio offers unlimited data plans, there is a "reasonable limit" of 160 megabytes of EVDO data usage, going over that limit is considered excessive and abusive. Going over the abusive usage limit could potentially result in the termination of the account.[4]
  22. Anyone use Helio?

    Who carries the phone? IE, what service?