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    [–] ulpt: You can forge a doctor’s note for anything you want/need, ANYTHING AT ALL, due to HIPPA laws. No employer, landlord, airline or company of any kind can get your medical info without a court order, and it takes a LOT to get a court order, like proof of damages. So start forging now! I 💕 hippa LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in UnethicalLifeProTips

    A doctor verifying they wrote a note that was given by an employee to an employer is not a violation. That's utterly ridiculous and not at all how that law works. The doctor can't give out your personal information or discuss anything about the visit, but they can absolutely answer "did you write this note for XY on XX/XX/XXXX for a workers release?", that isn't personally protected information and has no identifying information. You obviously don't work in the field, and clearly haven't read the law or understand its practice. You really think a doctor can't verify if a note supposedly written by them is a fraud or not? Jesus dude, get your head out your ass and walk the fuck back to class, you don't know shit.

    [–] ELI5: If the human body uses fever to kill infections, why can’t a limb be heated up, say, in a container of water, to eliminate an infection? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    No, you don't boil steak, and you certainly don't cook it well done, if you want it well done just throw it in an oven until terrible. Sous vide allows you to get the entire steak cooked perfectly rare all the way through without any gray bands of overcooked meat. Sous vide prevents well done steak with a much wider margin of error allowing your steak to be warm all the way through without ever overcooking.

    [–] Roommate madlad LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in madlads

    Yes it is, it's literally night and day when you have ADHD. It's like going from a geo metro with 3 flat tires to a goddamn Ferrari. Everything is just so much clearer and smoother, and doing daily tasks becomes much less burdensome, adhd sucks.

    [–] Roommate madlad LemmeSplainIt 0 points ago in madlads

    Yes, you are fine, don't listen to these idiots. There is a huge difference between having ADHD and taking adderall and taking adderall for the fuck of it. I have ADHD and have been on adderall for years, I often skip doses (not advised) and never once have a craving for it, I don't like some of the side effects which is why I skip doses. Adderall works wonders at helping me be productive and calm, but if I have a day I can just fuck off, I won't take it. These are addicts talking to you, not people using it as prescribed.

    [–] Men of reddit, what NSFW male lifestyle hack can you share? LemmeSplainIt 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Or they think your wife is a murderer and/or a Karen, making it not worth the risk.

    [–] ELI5: what do anti-histamines do to the body that reduces allergies? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Are you sure it was seroquel? I've heard of that to prevent migraines but not as an acute treatment. However, many other common drugs in migraine cocktails can cause this reaction, called akathisia and characterized by an extreme internal restlessness. Benadryl is unlikely the cause as you said it normally makes you tired, and this is part of why its given in the migraine cocktails, to counteract the akathisia from the other meds. Reglan is a common migraine cocktail drug that causes this reaction, also compazine to a lesser extent (depends on the person), some others can as well, including seroquel given IV, but is a bit more rare.

    [–] What's going on with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? LemmeSplainIt 2 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Can you provide a non-doctored video of her doing such? I have not seen her bumble or slur like Trump, no. Does she sometimes not know what to say to questions? Yeah, everyone does, try taking a public speech/debate class and see if you fumble your words. That's not the same as sounding like a stroke patient though.

    [–] Why is the launch date of the James Webb Telescope always delayed? LemmeSplainIt 3 points ago in AskScienceDiscussion

    Kind of, replacing the mirror wasn't practical so they added more to correct the flaw much like wearing glasses corrects your faulty lenses in your eyes. But initially they actually used some fancy computer work which is how we got much better at image processing here on earth and the reason why Google's pixel series is so incredible at taking pictures, it corrects them through complicated image processing.

    [–] ELI5: what do anti-histamines do to the body that reduces allergies? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Unlikely, but you may have ADHD, I know I do and often caffeine calms me down rather than picks me up.

    [–] ELI5: what do anti-histamines do to the body that reduces allergies? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Maybe, but not likely, I personally get paradoxical reactions to benadryl which is a documented phenomenon thought to be do to hyper processing of the substances by an over abundance of enzymes. Consequently, I can take 4 benadryl and be wired as fuck, no amount makes me tired. Some people just process things differently.

    [–] What's going on with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg? LemmeSplainIt 9 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    You mean like this? Or this? Or this? None of which were doctored in any way and come from someone who claims to have never drank?

    [–] Sand Brewed Coffee LemmeSplainIt 3 points ago in blackmagicfuckery

    Often by dying, but water doesn't all boil instantly as soon as it reaches 212, it has a great thermal capacity. Humans also evolved to handle heat for short periods of time (not long if in water so I'm assuming these are dry saunas), we do this by sweating which takes advantage of the fact that when the water on our skin evaporates, it causes the surface it evaporated from to cool. This is the idea behind swamp coolers and also why when you spray a can of something containing a low-boiling point compound compressed into a liquid, the can gets very cold. As you press the bottom you allow the substance to boil within the can, which takes energy away from the can making it feel cold. Once your body can't produce sweat anymore, or you are surrounded by water that won't allow you to evaporate the water off your skin, you'll quickly overheat and die, which is why drinking water in hot days is so crucial.

    [–] What is an appropriate response when a guy offers to pay for my drink/meal? LemmeSplainIt 4 points ago in AskMen

    You, I like you. And are you stoned? Cause that is classic stoner meal. I would throw in some McDanks and/or McGangbangs for good measure though, and a taco 12 pack, of course.

    [–] What is an appropriate response when a guy offers to pay for my drink/meal? LemmeSplainIt 42 points ago in AskMen

    I would like 24 slices of toast, untoasted, in a bag. Also a half pound of bacon uncooked, two tomatoes, a dozen uncooked eggs, and a head of lettuce please.

    [–] Just caught my boyfriend cheating on me in our apartment, asking me anything :-) LemmeSplainIt 17 points ago in casualiama

    Fuck him, not literally of course, break up sex is for idiots. On a scale of 1-10 how surprised were you this happened? On a scale of "I still think he's a decent person that made a mistake" to "I'm going to castrate this mother fucker" how angry are you? Where/what do you plan to go/do next? What is your relationship to her? And what is your favorite "I'm feeling like shit right now" snack?

    [–] Sand Brewed Coffee LemmeSplainIt 7 points ago in blackmagicfuckery

    As low as 109°F can cause burns, 140-160 will almost certainly cause severe burns, above 212 and you will literally boil the person as the majority of human tissue is composed of water, which boils at 212.

    [–] I (27F) have strange markings (bruises ?) on my legs that multiply, but don’t fade. Going on now for about 8 months. Details in post! LemmeSplainIt 8 points ago in AskDocs

    That's very interesting, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked to clarify your symptoms, but that's something that should be covered by your doctor or a specialist, and again, I would consult a rheumatologist as well, or at least get some antibody panels drawn.

    [–] I (27F) have strange markings (bruises ?) on my legs that multiply, but don’t fade. Going on now for about 8 months. Details in post! LemmeSplainIt 62 points ago in AskDocs

    I would go back to your doctor and explain your concern while mentioning you have ruled out other causes like supplements, I would also recommend seeing a rheumatologist (maybe one can chime in here), as it very well may be autoimmune. Do you have no other symptoms whatsoever? Does anything seem to make them worse or appear more? (like diet, being in the sun, etc.)

    [–] Accurate LemmeSplainIt 2 points ago in PoliticalHumor

    Of course, I would agree that the conception isn't life arguement is ridiculous. I would also argue that being "alive" doesn't make you a person, my blood is all alive cells, yet, when I donate blood, that bag of blood isn't a person no matter how many alive human cells it contains. So is an embryo alive at conception? Yes. Is it a person at conception? Not in any practical sense, no. If I gave you a 1 month old human embryo and a 5 week old dog embryo, could you honestly tell which was which (without the context clues I gave)? Probably not, without genetic testing, most of us couldn't, this is part of the proof of evolution, we develop extremely similarly to the organisms with which we share semi-recent common ancestors with. I think a lot of what he arguments boil down to though is whether or not the potential future human's rights trump that of the mother's rights over her body. In my opinion, they don't, but I can see how reasonable people could think differently on the same issue. I don't believe it is a human til it can survive unaided as a human, but I certainly don't think it's not alive before that point either. Anyone who claims it's an easy question with an easy answer has not considered all reasonable arguments involved though, that is for certain.

    [–] Accurate LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in PoliticalHumor

    Life starts before conception, it's at what point is it human that's the question. Your son was an alive cell that has been alive since before you were born, in a dormant state inside your ovary. The egg cell is never not alive, otherwise it would never divide, the sperm was also never dead (though not alive nearly as long as your egg cell), and this is part of why according to the old testament you shouldn't masturbate and "spill your seed" outside a woman, it is killing life. But, obviously, that is a bit ridiculous in any practical sense. And obviously, no one should fault a woman for having their period (losing a live egg), nor for having a miscarriage after it fuses with another living cell (sperm). That being said, the difference between your son at 8 weeks and other embryos at that stage is pretty insignificant, we develop extremely similar to other animals for the first couple months. So at what point is it human? I personally think that's not a choice anyone should make other than a woman and her doctor, and it certainly shouldn't be a binary choice because life is not binary. Obviously its "alive" at and even before conception, but it's not viable til well after 20 weeks (though getting sooner with our technology advances), so when is it a person? For me, I would say after it can survive on it's own without outside life support, but again, I don't think it's my place to decide for other people.

    [–] Sand Brewed Coffee LemmeSplainIt 12 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in blackmagicfuckery

    Good question, I can't say specifically as I hadn't heard this claim nor know the history behind it, just know that it is technically plausible. We have been making glass for at least 5000 years though, which is formed from super heated sand often mixed with an alkali (like salt peter/soda ash) to lower the heat threshold. The exact origin of glass is unknown, but likely arose from similar heating technology available at the time, namely kilns, which were used to make ceramics and metal equipment. The Chinese were able to make kilns firing 1000°C (>1800°F) as early as 2000 BCE, and there are kilns found capable of reaching 900°C as early as 6000 BCE.

    Edit: another source on the history of glass.

    [–] Sand Brewed Coffee LemmeSplainIt 8 points ago in blackmagicfuckery

    The hotter you get it, the more fluid like it will become, so while pouring individual grains over the side would be pretty ineffective, pouring a cauldron of it over would keep enough heat on the way the way down as it would largely stay as one solid stream.