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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Feb 01, 2010 at 23:11 UTC ( #820858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread poll ideas quest 2010

Iron has killed a lot of kids. They don't even put it in children's vitamins in any quantity anymore. I think RPGs should be household items though so just saying.

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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 19, 2010 at 19:28 UTC
    Hi, I thought the major way that iron (steel) killed was through being turned into knives and guns!! (No that's not a gleeful ! but a :-( ! ) Ish
Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010 (toxic metal)
by DancesWithBumbleBees (Novice) on Jun 13, 2010 at 16:19 UTC

    Good observation.. Have had health issues for many, many years.. Wasn't until giving blood that it started to come together..

    My blood reacted anemic in that quickie drop test they do so they spun it in an onsite centrifuge.. Somehow, they determined on the spot that it turned out to have a HIGH abundance of iron, instead.. Reading up on it occasionally is where other health issues finally made more sense, not to mention falls right in line with what you share.. :)

    I comment therefore I am (procrastinating elsewhere)..

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[Corion]: "flag problem" to me sounds like "contains UTF-8 bytes but was never properly decoded to an UTF-8 string"
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[choroba]: yeah, sounds like one of the strings is not flagged as UTF-8
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[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly
[LanX]: and the problem only occurs since we changed the emails to base64

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