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I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday season. In general, we had a great time visiting relatives back in Colorado ... other than a nasty fast-moving flu bug that caught us both by surprise on our last day at home! I'm now back in Oregon (where we have more snow than we saw in Colorado, go figure!), and things should soon return to normal relative to your daily dose of hints. There are a few new ones today, and I'll work on the backlog a bit over the weekend.

Next week, I'll be at Macworld on Tuesday to see the keynote and the show floor. If anyone wants to hook up and say hi, just drop me an email and we'll work something out. If the show floor wireless network is working and access is allowed, I'll post keynote updates during the presentation on Tuesday. Otherwise, daily updates should occur as normal on Monday and Wednesday...

-rob.
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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: olwylee on Jan 02, '04 11:26:11AM

Happy New Year everyone.



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: JudieKaren on Jan 02, '04 11:44:36AM

What part of Oregon? I'm in *Snowbound Salem*!



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: robg on Jan 02, '04 03:41:38PM

Portland area, mainly snow-free now (at least the main roads).

-rob.



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: ubrgeek on Jan 02, '04 11:40:53AM

Zinc, tons of zinc to get over the flu :)



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: macubergeek on Jan 02, '04 03:36:16PM

had my flu shot and I still got it ;-)
so much for modern medicine



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: gaudior on Jan 02, '04 08:15:09PM

Everyone I know who got the flu shot got sick. I've never had the flu shot, and I've never gotten sick. You do the math.



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Happy New Year ... and we're (nearly) back to normal...
Authored by: GEllenburg on Jan 03, '04 08:29:25AM

That's purely anecdotal, and dangerous.

Those friends of yours who have received the influenza vaccine most likely received the common cold.

Completely different viruses.

This link, which points to a CDC Website, provides a simple table which describes the differences between the common-cold ∓ the flu.

If you actually got the flu, like I did, and was laid up in the Hospital for three days with a Potassium drip in your i.v. (which has got to be the most God-awful thing in the world), then maybe you'd understand.

I didn't used to get the flu shot, because I never had the flu (until that year), but ever since (some 8 years later) I never miss a year.

I may still get sick (there is no vaccine for the cold), but my parents are now in their late 70's and their immune system is no where near as good as mine, so to reduce the risk of me passing anything on to them I get it, as well.

Now, this year was a little different because a different strain of the virus than the doctors originally predicted showed up. This link (again, from the CDC) explains why this season was so bad.

So, before spouting off like Chicken Little with claims which you can't substantiate, try doing a little research first.

I'm sorry for being such a pr*ck about this, but your comment has been the proverbial straw which has broken my back on this subject. Most citizens have absolutely no clue what goes into making the vaccine and making it available and it's freakin' sad. It's my firm belief that one of the reasons this season was so abnormally bad was because of people who thought just like you.

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He who does not challenge one's elected decisions today, may find himself challenged by them tomorrow.

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Whatever. Lighten Up, Francis. (OT)
Authored by: gaudior on Jan 03, '04 01:35:57PM

If you have to apologize about being a pr*ck, then perhaps you shouldn't have acted that way in the first place.

If someone is relying on a random post in a computer support forum for advice on health concerns, perhaps they get what they deserve.

I DO know the difference between the common cold, and influenza. My observations, and you are correct, they are purely anecdotal, are from this current flu season, and several years earlier.



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Where in Oregon?
Authored by: potuncle on Jan 04, '04 03:27:36PM

So where in Oregon? I'm here in Eugene and it's too bad the snow is finally melting away.

Jason



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