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Old 09-19-2018, 03:33 PM
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That is neither flippant, nor glib.
Thank you.
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
That is neither flippant, nor glib.
Thank you.
I am sorry for your loss and for your suffering.

Take comfort in knowing that you are admired and valued by many people all around the world whom you have never even met.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Take comfort in knowing that you are admired and valued by many people all around the world whom you have never even met.
This. I am one of those people.
It truly sucks that such bad stuff happens to good people. I hope you’re OK and your wife’s computer can be resurrected. Very sad news about Mustafa.
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Chalk me up as another that admires your resilience and resourcefulness and values your contribution to our community. That's a huge load of shittiness, and I am sorry.

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:19 PM
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All that crappiness means you have exhausted your bad luck for the near future. Things can only look up from here.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:39 PM
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Thank you for your kind words.
My problems pale in comparison to a loss of life obviously, but all of this just sucked whatever energy and enthusiasm I have, at least for today.
I need to get back on the proverbial horse tomorrow.

On a brighter note, I did notice a very encouraging feature of this turbo setup I am building...
The assembly is bolted on the engine, oil feed and return lines are connected on both turbos, they are just not connected to the intercooler at this point.
As I was revving the engine past the 1200-1300 rpm mark, I started noticing a pretty serious whoosh of air from the turbo outlet.
I connected a vacuum pump to the bypass valve and activated it out of curiosity, to isolate the small, high pressure turbo, and the flow at those low rpms just amazed me.
Much more than my MP62 ever put out, and somewhat cooler, like 40C...

This is by no means a scientific way of comparing two different forced induction systems, but the rev range...
It will be a pretty sweet setup when I finish this engine.

Silver lining and all.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:25 PM
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This is over my head, and kindly need your help, guys...

https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...4/#post1503350

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Thank you!
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:20 PM
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Just got the bill for my second surgery, the one where they placed all the stents.

$128,000 for the stents themselves, $204,000 for the entire surgery. No wonder health insurance costs so much.
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Someone has to pay for ridethecliche's quest to ruin a Miata.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Just got the bill for my second surgery, the one where they placed all the stents.

$128,000 for the stents themselves, $204,000 for the entire surgery. No wonder health insurance costs so much.
Holy ****...

y8s, I told you Nitinol was expensive...

Seriously, this is highway robbery.
Hope you never have to through such an ordeal again.

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Old 09-26-2018, 10:11 PM
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I certainly didn't have to pay that much. $80 was my co-pay, which was cheaper than the hotel we stayed in afterwards. Insurance paid about $23,000, and the rest was "adjusted".

And, quite frankly, while it did involve some pain and some recovery time, it was nothing like the alternative, so I am thankful that I was able to participate in this study. I hope it saves many other people from the pain and trauma of the traditional surgery in the future.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Just got the bill for my second surgery, the one where they placed all the stents.

$128,000 for the stents themselves, $204,000 for the entire surgery. No wonder health insurance costs so much.
That's amazing, and tops my record. My surgery only totaled around $40,000.
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
Holy ****...

y8s, I told you Nitinol was expensive...

Seriously, this is highway robbery.
Hope you never have to through such an ordeal again.
No, it's not that expensive. Our healthcare system is just dumb.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
Our healthcare system is just dumb.
Devil's advocate:

Is it?

How many of that specific stent do you figure the company sells per year?

What do you figure were the R&D costs to develop it, the ongoing costs to comply with all of the requirements and regulations to manufacture it, and the legal costs to defend the company against claims arising from its occasional failure?


I'm not defending the system as a whole, merely trying to suggest that there are externalities to the healthcare system proper which cause it to spend money in ways not directly associated with patient care.

Divide B into A.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Devil's advocate:

Is it?

How many of that specific stent do you figure the company sells per year?

What do you figure were the R&D costs to develop it, the ongoing costs to comply with all of the requirements and regulations to manufacture it, and the legal costs to defend the company against claims arising from its occasional failure?


I'm not defending the system as a whole, merely trying to suggest that there are externalities to the healthcare system proper which cause it to spend money in ways not directly associated with patient care.

Divide B into A.
Legal costs are probably the biggest problem. Seems like a less litigous society might not have the same costs.
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y'all should go watch "The Bleeding Edge" lol
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y'all should go watch "The Bleeding Edge" lol
Downloading now.

In a strange way, I miss the days when I spent 90 minutes each morning and evening on a train. It gave me more time to digest this huge glut of media.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:29 PM
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There are huge amounts of gamesmanship because our healthcare system is not a free market system.

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Old 09-27-2018, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
How many of that specific stent do you figure the company sells per year?
Seeing as at least two of the stents were custom manufactured just for me, based on CT scans of my anatomy, just 2. Hopefully, forever.

The other 5 stents are standard, off the shelf ones used in all sorts of vascular surgeries. So, probably many thousands per year.

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For years, I've been trying to remember the source of a quote.

"Once, I built a raft out of dead monkeys. I had no wood, you see."

I think it was something stupid, like Beavis while in character as Cornholio. But it's driving me mad.

Does anyone recognize this?
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