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  Reply # 1919223 13-Dec-2017 18:15
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freitasm:

 

Behodar:

 

freitasm: That's how the market work.

 

Right, but my argument is around why the market needs to work like that. Several years ago they did some experimentation around releasing movies for rental at the same time as in theatres - I remember paying US$25 for Life of Pi while it was still running. It seems that the figures didn't add up as they're talking about doing it again, but for $50 this time. If I'm paying that much then I want to be able to keep it...

 

 

US$50 for a movie that is in the cinemas is too much. Again, that's the way the market works. To make it change everyone should do their part by not going to the cinema, thus forcing the distributors and producers to think about doing simultaneous releases.

 

I do my part - I pretty much don't go to cinemas anymore unless for a special occasion. I always wait until I can rent a movie, even if it means a lot of people saw it before me. I don't care, I'm paying less than others.

 

 

Blockbusters I generally watch at the cinemas, other stuff I might wait. Depends how much I want to see it. To me it would be a crime to see the new Star Wars movie on anything other than a massive screen with dolby surround sound, but I accept not everyone feels this way.


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  Reply # 1919225 13-Dec-2017 18:18
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Well I do have a home theatre - granted in absolute terms the screen isn't as big as at a commercial theatre, but considering that I'm closer to the screen it "feels" bigger in relative terms. Plus I can bring in snacks "for free" and pause it when I need to etc!

 

It's the fifth anniversary of The Hobbit this week so I've invited some friends around to watch it in 3D on Friday night, which they're looking forward to :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1919240 13-Dec-2017 18:52
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3D movies. It's annoying to wear 3D glasses over my own glasses. It's also annoying then they use a short depth of field and my eyes try to flick around the scene.





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  Reply # 1919246 13-Dec-2017 19:07
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networkn:

 

@msukiwi You will not have to wait till next year for a DSL fault to be repaired. 

 

 

YAY!!! I live in hope.


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  Reply # 1919247 13-Dec-2017 19:08
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MikeAqua:

kryptonjohn:


I thought up lots of replies that seemed witty to me but decided better to just say "Hope you are feeling better", @MikeAqua !



Quip away I'm not sensitive.


I'm all good.  I was the donor so there was nothing wrong with me until I had surgery.  A month later I barely feel like I had an operation.  Modern surgery is pretty impressive.   Recipient is doing well too.


I do feel there should be a premium-economy section in hospitals for organ donors though!



Amazing, well done!

I was just going to say I hope the re assignment surgery went well but you did something much better.

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  Reply # 1919263 13-Dec-2017 19:40
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People who who wait for the lift and charge at it as soon as it arrives, before you have had a chance to get out.


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  Reply # 1919315 13-Dec-2017 21:14
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Amazon reviewers who write negative reviews because a product does not have feature XYZ when the product was never sold as having said feature.

 

 


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  Reply # 1919330 13-Dec-2017 22:02
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Shadowfoot:

3D movies. It's annoying to wear 3D glasses over my own glasses. It's also annoying then they use a short depth of field and my eyes try to flick around the scene.



The headache I always get after watching one is annoying too.





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  Reply # 1919331 13-Dec-2017 22:08
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networkn:

MikeAqua:


kryptonjohn:


I thought up lots of replies that seemed witty to me but decided better to just say "Hope you are feeling better", @MikeAqua !



Quip away I'm not sensitive.


I'm all good.  I was the donor so there was nothing wrong with me until I had surgery.  A month later I barely feel like I had an operation.  Modern surgery is pretty impressive.   Recipient is doing well too.


I do feel there should be a premium-economy section in hospitals for organ donors though!



I am not sure of the specifics, but if you donated an organ, you sir, are a legend and my Geekzoner of 2017! 


Now I know who to call when I need something :) 


Unfortunately, due to a fight with the big C a few years back that I thankfully came out of largely unscathed, I am now not allowed to donate blood let alone anything else. A crying shame given I am a universal donor blood type



I’m banned due to having lived in the UK at the ‘wrong’ time.

Shame, because I had gallons of the stuff during open heart surgery (8.5 hours on the table) and would have been happy to return the favour but alas will never be allowed to. Also, since I am permanently on warfarin that might have stopped me being able to even if not for the other.





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  Reply # 1919381 14-Dec-2017 08:38
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Geektastic:
Shadowfoot:

 

3D movies. It's annoying to wear 3D glasses over my own glasses. It's also annoying then they use a short depth of field and my eyes try to flick around the scene.

 



The headache I always get after watching one is annoying too.

 

Rejoice:

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/shambling-corpse-of-3d-tv-finally-falls-down-dead/


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  Reply # 1919387 14-Dec-2017 08:58
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I bought a 3d capable projector 4 years ago, it came with four sets of glasses. The family has used them exactly never to watch a 3d movie.
This is made worse by there being no video stores any more to hire 3d Blu-rays from anyway. (Small annoyance).




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  Reply # 1919391 14-Dec-2017 09:11
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Had to have a plumber unblock a drain yesterday and while I was still at work I got a text from my partner that some neighbour we'd never seen had coming running to have a go at her about the mess the plumber left and threatening to call the council if it wasn't cleaned up immediately etc. From that I was expecting the garden to have been dug up and sewage spraying down the road or something but got home and it was just that some water had run down the road just like if someone had been washing their car and after a few hours it was dry. What he expected anyone to do about it I don't know. There's always some arse who can't mind their own business and who doesn't know what real stress and worry is isn't there?

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  Reply # 1919430 14-Dec-2017 09:40
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Geektastic:
networkn:

 

MikeAqua:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

I thought up lots of replies that seemed witty to me but decided better to just say "Hope you are feeling better", @MikeAqua !

 

 

Quip away I'm not sensitive.

 

I'm all good.  I was the donor so there was nothing wrong with me until I had surgery.  A month later I barely feel like I had an operation.  Modern surgery is pretty impressive.   Recipient is doing well too.

 

I do feel there should be a premium-economy section in hospitals for organ donors though!

 

 

I am not sure of the specifics, but if you donated an organ, you sir, are a legend and my Geekzoner of 2017! 

 

Now I know who to call when I need something :) 

 

Unfortunately, due to a fight with the big C a few years back that I thankfully came out of largely unscathed, I am now not allowed to donate blood let alone anything else. A crying shame given I am a universal donor blood type

 



I’m banned due to having lived in the UK at the ‘wrong’ time.

Shame, because I had gallons of the stuff during open heart surgery (8.5 hours on the table) and would have been happy to return the favour but alas will never be allowed to. Also, since I am permanently on warfarin that might have stopped me being able to even if not for the other.

 

The ban criteria list for solid organ donors is long and includes a naughty list component.  Google 'organ donor disclosure form nz'.  I don't think many politicians would qualify.

 

Also extensive health screening - if you aren't 100% with low risk factors, you can't donate.





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  Reply # 1919454 14-Dec-2017 10:40
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I wonder, would they relax this for recipients who will die without a donor organ? Not sure if that's ever the case but I'd rather get a dodgy bit of liver and risk hepatitis than die because nobody's got a perfect one.

 

I know about single kidney and partial liver live organ donations... are there any other kinds? 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1919480 14-Dec-2017 11:37
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kryptonjohn:

 

I wonder, would they relax this for recipients who will die without a donor organ? Not sure if that's ever the case but I'd rather get a dodgy bit of liver and risk hepatitis than die because nobody's got a perfect one.

 

I know about single kidney and partial liver live organ donations... are there any other kinds? 

 

 

Because organ recipients have their immune systems suppressed by medication, viral infection can be catastrophic.  For example the ubiquitous Epstein-Barr Virus that causes mono/glandular fever, which 90% of us have had at some stage can be very problematic in those circumstances.

 

For most activities on the naughty list they are only interested in the last 6 - 12 months.   If you answered yes to something they might undertake more tests and/or delay surgery until any disease potentially acquired by the donor can be detected.  Some viruses can be undetectable for months after initial infection.

 

If  a donor was positive for a disease of concern I'm guessing donation would not proceed.  If the donor was at risk of a disease of concern that might not yet be detectable, and the recipient was critical I'm unsure how the decision would be made. 

 

The transplant coordinator nurse did say to me that quite a lot of recipients end up not being well enough for surgery, so perhaps that situation never arises.

 

I'm not sure what they do with deceased donor organs?  Blood tests for sure, check for needle marks? medical records? and interview family perhaps?  Possibly some post-mortem checks are possible.

 

Other live donatable organs ... partial bone-marrow. 

 

I'm not aware of any other live-donor solid organ transplants undertaken in NZ.  TBH I only researched the kidney transplant.  I've read of living-donor partial pancreas transplants overseas.





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