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  1. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    A couple more winter tips (for those of us in the northern hemisphere currently experiencing cold, icy weather). Ice on frozen door handles can be melted off with hand sanitizer. Likewise, a spray of WD-40 can keep a keyhole from getting frozen.
  2. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    Let's keep them coming.
  3. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    Now why didn't I know this before I threw away all those plastic hangers?
  4. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    ignore the typo, I didn't create the image. This might also work with Android devices. If someone could test it out and let me know, I would appreciate it.
  5. I was never that prepared when I played. LOL
  6. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    I present to you the fork fluff. This loosens up carpeting that has been crushed by furniture. You're welcome!
  7. ZJJ

    Hospital for New Years

    I remember that one hospital you were at during that time I visited. Is that one of those that closed. Must be since you were in-patient there and you said they were both closed. lol Since you get a solo room, you could just belt out your favorite songs for entertainment.
  8. ZJJ

    Hospital for New Years

    You got to celebrate New Years Day surrounded by a bunch of people! In retrospect I guess that isn't a great thing for a introvert. Glad you are well enough to be at home.
  9. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    Two more things to help your life to be easier.
  10. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    An excuse to use when gas just overwhelms you. lol
  11. ZJJ

    Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that can cause complications. It's not clear what causes myeloma; however, doctors know that it begins with one abnormal plasma cell in your bone marrow. The abnormal cell multiplies rapidly. Because cancer cells don't mature and then die as normal cells do, they accumulate, eventually overwhelming the production of healthy cells. In the bone marrow, myeloma cells crowd out healthy white blood cells and red blood cells, leading to fatigue and an inability to fight infections. The myeloma cells continue trying to produce antibodies, as healthy plasma cells do, but the myeloma cells produce abnormal antibodies that the body can't use. The abnormal antibodies build up in the body and cause problems such as damage to the kidneys. Cancer cells can also cause damage to the bones that increases the risk of broken bones. Signs and symptoms can include: bone pain, especially in your spine or chest, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, mental fogginess or confusion, fatigue, frequent infections, weight loss, weakness or numbness in your legs, excessive thirst. Factors that may increase your risk of multiple myeloma include: Increasing age: Your risk of multiple myeloma increases as you age, with most people diagnosed are in their mid-60s. Male sex. Men are more likely to develop the disease than are women. Black race. Black people are about twice as likely to develop multiple myeloma as are white people. Family history of multiple myeloma. If a brother, sister or parent has multiple myeloma, you have an increased risk of the disease. Complications of multiple myeloma include: Frequent infections. Myeloma cells inhibit your body's ability to fight infections. Bone problems. Multiple myeloma can also affect your bones, leading to bone pain, thinning bones and broken bones. Reduced kidney function. Multiple myeloma may cause problems with kidney function, including kidney failure. Higher calcium levels in the blood related to eroding bones can interfere with your kidneys' ability to filter your blood's waste. The proteins produced by the myeloma cells can cause similar problems. Low red blood cell count (anemia). As myeloma cells crowd out normal blood cells, multiple myeloma can also cause anemia and other blood problems. There are three stages: Stage I indicates a less aggressive disease, and stage III indicates an aggressive disease that may affect bone, kidneys and other organs. Here is a sample image of someone's bones who has multiple myeloma. All the black spots are holes in the bones. Standard treatment options include: Targeted therapy. Targeted drug treatment focuses on specific abnormalities within cancer cells that allow them to survive. Bortezomib (Velcade), carfilzomib (Kyprolis) and ixazomib (Ninlaro) are targeted drugs that block the action of a substance in myeloma cells that breaks down proteins. This action causes myeloma cells to die. Targeted-therapy drugs may be administered through a vein in your arm or in pill form. Biological therapy. Biological therapy drugs use your body's immune system to fight myeloma cells. The drugs thalidomide (Thalomid), lenalidomide (Revlimid) and pomalidomide (Pomalyst) enhance the immune system cells that identify and attack cancer cells. These medications are commonly taken in pill form. Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs kill fast-growing cells, including myeloma cells. Chemotherapy drugs can be given through a vein in your arm or taken in pill form. High doses of chemotherapy drugs are used before a bone marrow transplant. Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and dexamethasone, regulate the immune system to control inflammation in the body. They are also active against myeloma cells. Corticosteroids can be taken in pill form or administered through a vein in your arm. Bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant, also known as a stem cell transplant, is a procedure to replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. Radiation therapy. This treatment uses beams of energy, such as X-rays and protons, to damage myeloma cells and stop their growth. Radiation therapy may be used to quickly shrink myeloma cells in a specific area — for instance, when a collection of abnormal plasma cells form a tumor (plasmacytoma) that's causing pain or destroying a bone. The average life expectancy for Stage III multiple myeloma is 29 months. My mom has Stage III multiple myeloma, diagnosed 24 months ago... Borrowed heavily from Mayo Clinic website. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/symptoms-causes/syc-20353378
  12. ZJJ

    What's up?

    I thought I would check in and see how the gang is doing. Of course there are a lot of new faces, but I still see some familiar faces, too. I haven't been doing too much gaming since I left, but I have been seeing the new GR games in the stores and wondered if they were any good. Reading the forums has answered that question. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and that the new year is good to you.
  13. ZJJ

    Happy New Year Ghosts!

    Happy New Year! I'm hoping 2020 is better than 2019. What resolutions have you made?
  14. ZJJ

    Life Hacks

    Another use for duck tape. Screwdriver as a funnel
  15. ZJJ

    What's up?

    or the forum awards!
  16. ZJJ

    What's up?

    Hi Zeealex You certainly have come along way in the time that I've been gone. Congrats on working with Blackfoot Studios on Ground Branch! What up, squad_e? We need to liven this place up. Have a contest or do something fun to get people coming back. Especially those who may no longer play GR.
  17. ZJJ

    What's up?

    I am always open to long chats. I miss all the friends I made here. Wouldn't it be cool to have a lot of the ole timers show up for a reunion day? I just don't have access to do this.
  18. ZJJ

    The Mindset List

    Time to update this thread for a dose of "don't I feel old!" Members of the entering college class of 2019 were mostly born in 1997 and have never licked a postage stamp, have assumed that WiFi is an entitlement, and have no first-hand experience of Princess Diana’s charismatic celebrity. For this year’s entering class there has always been Google; Email, informal to previous Millennials, has emerged as “the new formal” for them, while texting and other social media serve as the wild and wooly mode of exchange. Teachers have had to work overtime encouraging them to move beyond the Web and consult sources in books and journals. And Poland has always been a member of NATO, suggesting that Mr. Putin’s heartburn about Western expansion is at least as old as the new college kids are. “The Class of 2019 will enter college with high technology an increasing factor in how and even what they learn,” said Charles Westerberg, Director of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center and Brannon-Ballard Professor of Sociology at Beloit College. “They will encounter difficult discussions about privilege, race, and sexual assault on campus. They may think of the ‘last century’ as the twentieth, not the nineteenth, so they will need ever wider perspectives about the burgeoning mass of information that will be heading their way. And they will need a keen ability to decipher what is the same and what has changed with respect to many of these issues.”” In fairness to the members of the entering class, this year’s Mindset List also includes an addendum of terms that faculty need to understand if they are going to communicate effectively. The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2019 Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1997. Among those who have never been alive in their lifetimes are Princess Diana, Notorious B.I.G., Jacques Cousteau, and Mother Teresa. Joining them in the world the year they were born were Dolly the sheep, The McCaughey septuplets, and Michael “Prince” Jackson Jr. Since they have been on the planet: Hybrid automobiles have always been mass produced. Google has always been there, in its founding words, “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible.” They have never licked a postage stamp. Email has become the new “formal” communication, while texts and tweets remain enclaves for the casual. Four foul-mouthed kids have always been playing in South Park. Hong Kong has always been under Chinese rule. They have grown up treating Wi-Fi as an entitlement. The NCAA has always had a precise means to determine a national champion in college football. The announcement of someone being the “first woman” to hold a position has only impressed their parents. Charlton Heston is recognized for waving a rifle over his head as much as for waving his staff over the Red Sea. Color photos have always adorned the front page of The New York Times. Ellis Island has always been primarily in New Jersey. “No means no” has always been morphing, slowly, into “only yes means yes.” Cell phones have become so ubiquitous in class that teachers don’t know which students are using them to take notes and which ones are planning a party. The Airport in Washington, D.C., has always been Reagan National Airport. Their parents have gone from encouraging them to use the Internet to begging them to get off of it. If you say “around the turn of the century,” they may well ask you, “which one?” They have avidly joined Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione as they built their reading skills through all seven volumes. Attempts at human cloning have never been federally funded but do require FDA approval. “Crosstown Classic” and the “Battle of the Bay” have always been among the most popular interleague rivalries in Major League Baseball. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny has never been the official song of the Virginia Commonwealth. Phish Food has always been available from Ben and Jerry. Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change. When they were born, cell phone usage was so expensive that families only used their “bag phones,” usually in cars, for emergencies. The therapeutic use of marijuana has always been legal in a growing number of American states. The eyes of Texas have never looked upon The Houston Oilers. Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online. In a world of DNA testing, the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington has never included a Vietnam War veteran “known only to God.” Playhouse Disney was a place where they could play growing up. Surgeons have always used “super glue” in the operating room. Fifteen nations have always been constructing the International Space Station. The Lion King has always been on Broadway. Phoenix Lights is a series of UFO sightings, not a filtered cigarette. Scotland and Wales have always had their own parliaments and assemblies. At least Mom and Dad had their new Nintendo 64 to help them get through long nights sitting up with the baby. First Responders have always been heroes. Sir Paul and Sir Elton have always been knights of the same musical roundtable. CNN has always been available en Español. Heaven’s Gate has always been more a trip to Comet Hale-Bopp and less a film flop. Splenda has always been a sweet option in the U.S. The Atlanta Braves have always played at Turner Field. Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have always been members of NATO. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips—slightly larger than a grain of rice. TV has always been in such high definition that they could see the pores of actors and the grimaces of quarterbacks. Jones and Mr. Smith have always been Men in Black, not their next-door neighbors. Their proud parents recorded their first steps on camcorders, mounted on their shoulders like bazookas. They had no idea how fortunate they were to enjoy the final four years of Federal budget surpluses. Amoco gas stations have steadily vanished from the American highway. Vote-by-mail has always been the official way to vote in Oregon. …and there has always been a Beloit College Mindset List. *** In fairness to the class of 2019 the following are a few of the expressions from their culture that will baffle their parents, older friends, and teachers. (Translations at www.beloit.edu/mindset and www.themindsetlist.com.) They need to plan ahead so they don’t find themselves “dankrupt.” 2. A heavy dose of “Natty Light” has always caught up with them in the morning. 3. As long as they can find a ballpoint pen they can use their “redneck teleprompter.” “Smartphone shuffles” have always slowed down traffic between classes. “Vatican Roulette” has always been risky but acceptable. A significant other who is a bit “too Yoko Ono” has always created tension. “Quiche” has everything to do with hot and nothing to do with food. “Trolling” innocents on social media has always been uncharitable. They’ll know better than to text their professors “TL DR” about assignments. Slurring “textroverts” have always been a fact of social life.” And Last, Your Personal Explainer Baffled by the Millennial jargon you’ve just read? Feeling old? Here’s a glossary that will end your bewilderment and make you feel hip! They need to plan ahead so they don’t find themselves “dankrupt.” One of a variety of painful declarations that we are out of weed 2. A heavy dose of “Natty Light” has always caught up with them in the morning. It may taste great and be less filling, but there are limits. 3. As long as they can find a ballpoint pen they can use their “redneck teleprompter.” The bigger the back of your hand, the more notes you can include, but don’t get caught looking. 4. “Smartphone shuffles” have always slowed down traffic between classes. One can avoid all eye contact as one moves through the madding texting crowd. “Vatican Roulette” has always been risky but acceptable. If you’ve got rhythm and like your planning natural, then Vatican Roulette is the game for you. A significant other who is a bit “too Yoko Ono” has always created tension. A partner too hard to handle…hard for your friends to compete with perfection “Quiche” has everything to do with hot and nothing to do with food. Turn down the heat. Some people are just so hot they enhance the appetite. “Trolling” innocents on social media has always been uncharitable. Cynical and bullying attacks on happy campers, preserved on the internet, may come back to haunt you They’ll know better than to text their professors “TL DR” about assignments. …and just hope their professor doesn’t scribble back to them, about their own papers: “TOO LONG: DIDN”T READ.” 10. Slurring “textroverts” have always been a fact of social life. If you’re too drunk to say it face to face, you probably should wait until morning before you start texting.
  19. ZJJ

    The Mindset List

    Born Before 1985? Then You Are... ...OLD! And here's proof. Every year Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin publishes what it calls "The Mindset List"--fun facts and figures about the incoming crop of freshmen so professors will be able to relate to their new students. So to better understand how the class of 2007 thinks, most of whom were born in 1985, read this and feel your age: 1. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985. 2. They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era and probably did not know he had ever been shot. 3. They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged. 4. There has been only one pope in their lifetime. 5. They were 10 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War. 6. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up on takeoff. 7. Tiananmen Square means nothing to them. 8. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. 9. Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. 10. The statement "You sound like a broken record" means nothing to them. (They have never owned a record player.) 11. They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong. 12. They may have never heard of an 8-track tape. The compact disc was introduced when they were 1 year old. 13. They have always had an answering machine. 14. Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black and white TV. 15. They have always had cable. 16. There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what Beta was. 17. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. 18. They don't know what a cloth baby diaper is or know about the "Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up!" commercial. 19. They were born the year that Walkman was introduced by Sony. 20. Roller skating has always meant inline for them. 21. Michael Jackson has always been white. 22. Jay Leno has always been on "The Tonight Show." 23. They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool. 24. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. 25. They have never seen Larry Bird play. 26. They never took a swim and thought about "Jaws." 27. The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as World War I, World War II, and the Civil War. 28. They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran. 29. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are. 3 0. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. (The correct answer, by the way, is Ork.) 31. They never heard: "Where's the beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," or "De plane, de plane!" 32. They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. was. 33. Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not bands. 34. There has always been MTV. 35. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
  20. ZJJ

    What's up?

    Thank you, Dannik! You have been missed, as well. We were quite a team when I worked here! Good to see you are still holding down the fort for me. ROFL
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