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02-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #5551
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QuoteOriginally posted by j2photos Quote
I guess you now have in body SR.
Now, that would be something!

As soon as the hociR has been sorted with some duct tape!

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QuoteOriginally posted by j2photos Quote
I guess you now have in body SR.
Nope, didn't cure the occasional shake but I have a lot fewer aberrations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Now, that would be something!

As soon as the hociR has been sorted with some duct tape!
How about using a soldering iron the same way as a branding iron to "over-mark" the "hociR" ... One could personalize their K-3 like a rancher does with his or her cattle ... ouch J
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How about using a soldering iron the same way as a branding iron to "over-mark" the "hociR" ... One could personalize their K-3 like a rancher does with his or her cattle ... ouch J
In this case we were talking about a (possibly) hociR branded artificial hip. Ouch indeed!

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You're making me feel guilty, now, for all the accumulated parts and pieces of the PCs that I intended to build/rebuild and never did...
Don't feel bad we had parts enough for five complete PCs plus two servers and boxes of odd junk! Finally donated all the obsolete junk last year! Really how many Pent. 4's do you need in reserve!
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With all those parts just lying around maybe Racer and will keep in touch - we obviously need spare parts and the occasional re-build.
What's the going rate for a 286 motherboard? Oh, that much?
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What's the going rate for a 286 motherboard? Oh, that much?
NASA might need it as a replacement part for the Hubble telescope!
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Speaking of computers and hardware.
I just spent a day redoing my WLAN , (some minor nail biting was involved).
Our old Net-gear router was constantly dropping off wireless connections. Wife finally got mad and gave me marching orders.
Replaced it with Linksys EA6300 and added a Linksys RE2000 extender.

I was on a tight budget, but still ended up spending 200 bucks. Money does not go as far as it used to.
Gould have bought some serious bacon and Velveeta macaroni and cheese with that.
So again, no money for hociR.

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NASA might need it as a replacement part for the Hubble telescope!
Good thinking...I'll have to hang on to it, just in case!
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What's the going rate for a 286 motherboard? Oh, that much?
I have a couple of boxes of 8" floppy disks if you need!

Good quality stuff too, BASF FD 8 2D. Probably cost a small fortune back when those were the thing...
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I have a couple of boxes of 8" floppy disks if you need!

Good quality stuff too, BASF FD 8 2D. Probably cost a small fortune back when those were the thing...
Aieee! My first computer was an IBM S/34, and we used 10-floppy magazines! (No, I don't have any spare parts for that monster)
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Replaced it with Linksys EA6300 and added a Linksys RE2000 extender.
What's your password, I'll see if I can pick up the signal
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What's your password, I'll see if I can pick up the signal
hociR?
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April 10, 2013. They didn't tell me the brand but I did see hociR packaging in the OR.
I did a lot of research before I gave the go ahead for the surgery. One thing I found was that every now and then they redesign the things. Apparently those things get installed, and then as the parts rub on each other and wear small particles are deposited in the joint area. Since the body has a difficult time carrying the stuff away, and also does not deal with foreign matter well, many problems develop.

Over the years different materials have been tried. Plastic on metal. Metal on plastic. Metal on metal. Since there is no longer natural lubrication, various materials have been tried.

Also, various methods for implanting and attaching them have been tried, screws, adhesives, etc.

After a few hundred thousand have been implanted and the patients get some miles on them, the problems begin to manifest themselves.

I decided if I was going to let some sawbones open a 10" to 12" gash in my hip, cut off the end of the femur and pound a stem into it, and then take a tool like a hemispherical cheesegrater (notice how I tied cheese into the discussion) and carve a cup into my pelvis for the acetabular cup, and then connect it together with a ceramic ball and a highly cross linked polyethylene cup, I needed to learn as much as I could about the whole process.

After all, there is no end to ambulance chasing barristers advertising on late night TV about "you or a loved one" having "complications or death" from a hip revision.

Mine is titanium, ceramic and highly cross linked polyethylene (plastic), made by a company called Stryker. The stem and the acetabular cup have a titanium coating on them that has some tooth to it, so that as the bone heals it actually grows to the coating, negating the need for screws or adhesives. The ball and socket are replaceable, without the need to remove the stem and acetabular cup, and thereby allowing for a much longer service life of the prosthesis and reducing the risks of running out of bone to attach it to.

I just wanted to be an informed patient and reduce the chances that I may need to contact some late night lawyer.

Or buy a K3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
<sigh> Sorry, I have plans for it (have to rebuild part of the orchid house), but that's why I can't toss any money to Hocir. For the time being, anyway...
Lucky you - your own Orchid House.

We can go as extreme as bromeliads, but they have to come in for a few months. We've never winterized the glass room. Orchids aren't possible
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