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    [–] Struck a deer yesterday... burningatallends 41 points ago in Dashcam

    Since we know you are alright. How about answering questions 2 & 3 please?

    [–] Tick Testing for the People of Maine burningatallends 1 points ago in Maine

    We both agree that calling your doctor is the most important step, and I appreciate that you stated this. I also agree this test is not to be used in to diagnose someone with Lyme or other illnesses. As you mentioned, the reason the CDC doesn't recommend this test is because people might wrongly interpret the results, also there's no regulation on lab standards. Where I disagree with you is the value of this test. I sent my sample overnight and within 36 hours I received information on the tick's species, age, sex and engorgement. This information made it clear that my sample was not a Lyme carrying tick. Since I'm still asymptomatic, the tick was just a small dog tick, it was attached for no more than 2 hours, and I conducted a thorough tick check after I found this one, I agree with my doctor that I don't need antibiotics. I'm not certain if everyone would find value in this information, but personally, the more information the better.

    [–] Tick Testing for the People of Maine burningatallends 0 points ago in Maine

    Your doctor may have told you about the website out of curiosity but I don't believe there is any diagnostic benefit.

    I'm so glad you listened to my conversation with my doctor, because I must have misunderstood what my doctor telling me.

    Suppose you get bit by a tick, mail it in and a month later find out it had Lyme. What are you supposed to do with that information? It's completely unactionable.

    The result take 3-5 business days.

    By the way the prophylactic dose is not the same thing as the full Lyme antibiotic treatment. It's just a single one-time dose and has shown to be extremely effective in preventing Lyme from developing. A lot of doctors are recommending it now for deer tick bites that are engorged. But you must do it within 3 days of getting bit (i.e. you can't wait for any test results).

    Guess what this test identifies? The type of tick (deer, wood, lone star, etc), whether it's feed recently (possibly your blood) and the age of the tick. The cdc does state that a single dose of doxy is an option once they id the above criteria. https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/tick-bite-prophylaxis.html

    You know what's also bad? The other diseases that ticks carry where a prophylactic dose of doxy doesn't help. It's nice to know if there's been exposure to other diseases as well.

    [–] Tick Testing for the People of Maine burningatallends 3 points ago in Maine

    It was my doctor who recommended this website to me after I found a tick stuck to me last weekend. You're right this test does not determine whether you are infected with Lyme or not. However this test is useful for determining if you may have been exposed to a disease. Most doctors will not put someone on antibiotics just because they've been bitten by a tick. There are many factors involved, such as the type of tick, the duration of the tick being embedded in your body, whether it was engorged. Then there are medical signs such a aches, fever, fatigue, site rash etc. This information, in addition to the results of above test, an help your doctor make a decision regarding treatment. You're correct that it's important to see your doctor. but the medical community relies on labs like this one for the proper identification of the tick and any possible exposure to disease.

    [–] Removal of Maine’s ‘Open for Business’ Sign Ends 8 Years of Lying to Visitors burningatallends 7 points ago in Maine

    Do we though? I get it that people might not realize this is satire at first glance, but after reading the article its clear. Why would someone react wouthout reading the article?

    [–] From couch to 37 mile bike trail in 2 months. Is it possible? burningatallends 3 points ago in Exercise

    Hey that's great! These stops will be a perfect spot to take a break, hydrate and get a quick snack. You should definitely make this trip a goal. I love riding long distances on my bicycle. It's a great way to get into shape, even if you find you prefer other exercises later in life, cycling is a great place to start exercising. One thing that will help you is an anti-chaffing salve. There's a bunch out there, but I like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQV05Y4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_EQjXCb3WGQ20B

    [–] Do buildings count? burningatallends 1 points ago in CrappyDesign

    Looks like a prison.

    [–] Saccarappa Falls, Westbrook burningatallends 4 points ago in Maine

    It's been pinned in there all winter, which is surprising because those sign are big. I thought some heavy rain or snow melt would apply enough water to push it out, but it's really stuck in there. Westbrook is full of attractions.

    [–] Saccarappa Falls, Westbrook burningatallends 7 points ago in Maine

    Haha, there's still an orange construction sign stuck in the falls. It's been there for a while.

    [–] Earthquake resistant building model demonstration burningatallends 7 points ago in gifs

    Unfortunately there's no such thing as an earthquake proof buildings.

    If earthquakes only moved the ground vertically, buildings might suffer little damage because all structures are designed to withstand vertical forces -- those associated with gravity -- to some extent. But the rolling waves of an earthquake, especially Love waves, exert extreme horizontal forces on standing structures. These forces cause lateral accelerations, which scientists measure as G-forces. A magnitude-6.7-quake, for example, can produce an acceleration of 1 G and a peak velocity of 40 inches (102 centimeters) per second. Such a sudden movement to the side (almost as if someone violently shoved you) creates enormous stresses for a building's structural elements, including beams, columns, walls and floors, as well as the connectors that hold these elements together. If those stresses are large enough, the building can collapse or suffer crippling damage.

    https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/earthquake-resistant-buildings1.htm

    [–] Earthquake resistant building model demonstration burningatallends 3 points ago in interestingasfuck

    I'll definitely look at the houses you listed and I'll stop jumping to conclusions.

    [–] Earthquake resistant building model demonstration burningatallends 15 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Geologists classify seismic waves into two broad categories: body and surface waves. Body waves, which include P and S waves, travel through the Earth's interior. P waves resemble sound waves, which means they compress and expand material as they pass. S waves resemble water waves, which means they move material up and down. P waves travel through both solids and liquids, while S waves only travel through solids.

    After an earthquake strikes, P waves ripple through the planet first, followed by S waves. Then come the slower surface waves -- what geologists refer to as Love and Rayleigh waves. Both kinds move the ground horizontally, but only Rayleigh waves move the ground vertically, too. Surface waves form long wave trains that travel great distances and cause most of the shaking -- and much of the damage -- associated with an earthquake.

    If earthquakes only moved the ground vertically, buildings might suffer little damage because all structures are designed to withstand vertical forces -- those associated with gravity -- to some extent. But the rolling waves of an earthquake, especially Love waves, exert extreme horizontal forces on standing structures. These forces cause lateral accelerations, which scientists measure as G-forces. A magnitude-6.7-quake, for example, can produce an acceleration of 1 G and a peak velocity of 40 inches (102 centimeters) per second. Such a sudden movement to the side (almost as if someone violently shoved you) creates enormous stresses for a building's structural elements, including beams, columns, walls and floors, as well as the connectors that hold these elements together. If those stresses are large enough, the building can collapse or suffer crippling damage.

    https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/earthquake-resistant-buildings1.htm

    [–] Earthquake resistant building model demonstration burningatallends 7 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Yeah I don't know why people love Frank Lloyd Wright so much. His architecture was cool on paper, but often had issues. For example "Falling Water", a house built on a waterfall, is full of mold. Go figure.

    [–] Earthquake resistant building model demonstration burningatallends 38 points ago in interestingasfuck

    Harder, Harder, harder! Now slow down, wait, wait, wait! Ok, I'm done.