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#31
(12-04-2015, 12:41 PM)DariaVader Wrote: * DariaVader wondering whether to feel insulted or flattered....
That's easy Daria's being flattered and Vader is being insulted.Bigwink
If I post quickly, I'm likely to say something stupid, if I wait till I can't say something stupid, I may never post.
If you are reading this I hope that I''ve achieved the right trade-off between signal and noise.
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#32
Your signature is "food for thought", it applies to many of us. Eat-popcorn
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#33
(12-05-2015, 05:25 PM)GregLawson Wrote: That's easy Daria's being flattered and Vader is being insulted.Bigwink

alrighty, then! Big Grin
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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#34
(12-05-2015, 12:43 PM)Mark Douglas Wrote: My dog says he cannot smell you therefore you are not.

As Descartes said, "I stink, therefore, I am."
Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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#35
(12-03-2015, 06:17 PM)GregLawson Wrote: I wait with impatience and frustration, and if I complain enough I'll make it to 8 posts soon.

(... if you don't get banished)

Hi GregLawson,

Welcome to the forum.

It's a helpful place and pretty troll-free as you noted.

Run by very savvy and generous host, staff, and moderators who are all volunteers that cope with the common condition and sometimes secondary conditions that are more debilitating. But they get beyond it and reach out to help others. Some pretty amazing people if you get to know them a little.

A lot of people who are tired and brain-fogged from lack of sleep come here to seek a little sympathy so they know they can talk freely, then maybe some clarity to make more confident decisions, and generally learn how to take control of this strange and sometimes life changing CPAP therapy.

First thing is they need to feel safe and not talked down to about how they reach out for help. Newbies flee a hostile environment, sometimes after they bare their souls to an unknown community.

The old timers mostly understand that sometimes people show up here in a cranky mood until they get to relax a little and get to know and trust the group. Maybe picking on stuff is a way to test the group, hope we passed and you get to relax and engage in some meaningful discussions about the stuff that led you to seek this place out.

If you want to spend your next seven posts not picking on little things, that would probably be okay with most people. Sounds like you bring some great skills, but to be honest, nobody is going to hand you the keys to the flagship sleepyhead software until they get to know you and develop a relationship of teamwork and mutual respect. I'm not the ones you have to win over, just making an observation.

best wishes,

Saldus Miegas


here's a non-technical take on the newcomer restrictions we all encounter on the way in the door. Smile

-- The Rule of Saint Benedict --

If any pilgrim monk come from distant parts, if with
wish as a guest to dwell in the monastery, and will be
content with the customs which he find in the place,
and do not perchance by his lavishness disturb the
monastery, but is simply content with what he finds,
he shall be received, for as long a time as he desires.

If, indeed, he find fault with anything, or expose it,
reasonably, and with the humility of charity, the Abbot
shall discuss it prudently, lest perchance God had sent
him for this very thing.

But, if he have been found gossipy and contumacious in
the time of his sojourn as guest, not only ought he not to
be joined to the body of the monastery, but also it shall
be said to him, honestly, that he must depart.

If he does not go, let two stout monks, in the name of God,
explain the matter to him.


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#36
You all are just plain crazy... Loco






... which is why I feel right at home here. Whistle

Bigwink



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#37
I'm trying real hard to be plaid crazy. Crazy


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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#38
(12-05-2015, 09:09 PM)AlanE Wrote: I'm trying real hard to be plaid crazy. Crazy

I believe I saw you... cycling and piping around my town! hahahaha (meet Portland's one and only "unipiper")

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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#39
and that seat was cold!


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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#40
(12-04-2015, 04:58 PM)justMongo Wrote:
(12-04-2015, 04:29 PM)GregLawson Wrote: Will there be another surprise limitation on my next post, too?

Yes, we start using decimal fractions: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 ...
(12-04-2015, 04:56 PM)pholynyk Wrote: I think your next post is limited to 140 characters.
Try to be brief. Smile
I think the best part of making it to eight posts was a surprise: I can edit my old posts. I can fix misspellings, typos, add links, etc. In fact I can edit the past and make myself look smarter than I am.
(12-05-2015, 11:05 AM)justMongo Wrote: Well Greg, you made the post count. Don't keep us in suspense. You can publish the draft of your Magnum Opus.
Unfortunately I discovered I haven't made my post count to become a wiki editor:
Quote:1. Must be an active Apnea Board Forum member for a period of not less than two months.
I can nap my way to this requirement.
Quote:2. Must have a demonstrated history of helpfulness and civility on the Apnea Board Forum.
Others will have to judge, but I'm trying.
Quote:3. Must have a minimum of 30 quality posts on the Main Apnea Board Forum proving a basic ability to write coherently in the English language.
By my count, I have 11 quality posts and about 7 silly posts. So I can generate quantity 18/11 times faster than quality.
(12-05-2015, 08:29 PM)SaldusMiegas Wrote:
(12-03-2015, 06:17 PM)GregLawson Wrote: I wait with impatience and frustration, and if I complain enough I'll make it to 8 posts soon.
(... if you don't get banished)
...
Maybe picking on stuff is a way to test the group, hope we passed and you get to relax...

If you want to spend your next seven posts not picking on little things, that would probably be okay with most people.
... to be honest, nobody is going to hand you the keys to the flagship sleepyhead software until they get to know you and develop a relationship of teamwork and mutual respect.
Actually my interests are in improving ApneaBoard not burglarizing its goodies.
(12-05-2015, 08:29 PM)SaldusMiegas Wrote: here's a non-technical take on the newcomer restrictions we all encounter on the way in the door. Smile

-- The Rule of Saint Benedict --

If any pilgrim monk come from distant parts, if with
wish as a guest to dwell in the monastery, and will be
content with the customs which he find in the place,
and do not perchance by his lavishness disturb the
monastery, but is simply content with what he finds,
he shall be received, for as long a time as he desires.

If, indeed, he find fault with anything, or expose it,
reasonably, and with the humility of charity, the Abbot
shall discuss it prudently, lest perchance God had sent
him for this very thing.

But, if he have been found gossipy and contumacious in
the time of his sojourn as guest, not only ought he not to
be joined to the body of the monastery, but also it shall
be said to him, honestly, that he must depart.

If he does not go, let two stout monks, in the name of God,
explain the matter to him.
I agree I'm not qualified for the monastery. I gave up on that goal decades ago when I learned they didn't have a Computer Science major. Also my wife won't let me sign-up for celibacy.
But all kidding aside, my reading of Stanley Millgram's classic book Obedience to Authority indicates the damage caused by obedience can be entirely offset by a little questioning of authority.
Actually I think the misunderstanding is due to the ApneaBoard consisting of two audiences: 'refugees from the tech world' and normal people. Refugees from the tech world have a strange, obscure form of gallows humor used in their odd bonding rituals (probing, challenging, teasing). Mostly harmless.
If I post quickly, I'm likely to say something stupid, if I wait till I can't say something stupid, I may never post.
If you are reading this I hope that I''ve achieved the right trade-off between signal and noise.
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