I am posting this in public so that I won't break a promise that I
made to myself.
I have reviewed the manual for the HF Digital Scale that I just
I hereby promise to heed the following warning:
"Do not operate the product if under the influence of alcohol or
I further promise to read the warning labels on prescriptions to
determine if they will impair my judgment or reflexes. If there is any
doubt, I will not operate the product.
On Sat, 9 Apr 2011 20:51:36 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
That's good. That two-inch drop might kill you.
I rarely have to take a drug, but I got a prescription last month. I
looked it up to read about it and see what it looked like, to make
sure they gave me the right one. I coudn't find any pictures, maybe
because it was generic and they don't bother? Days later I finally
looked at the plastic bottle, and there was an outline with colors
Well, maybe you can now. Try to find a picture of Tamsulosin hcl .4
mg in a capsule colored light olive green on one end, and orange on
the other. And hopefully, with W 516 written on it. Or even a
description like I just gave.
I just tried google images and by the time I got to "page 26", really
part of the first page, it was displaying Vardenafil and Prosolveln.
So I removed hcl .4 m w which I figured was giving false
positives, and somehow the number of results went from 9760 to 72,600!
So I switched to tamsulosin 516 and got 6880 results. Only
about 5 of them were pictures of pills on the first webpage (Up to
so-called "Page 32")
So I went back to the 72,600 results for Tamsulosin .
And indeed the very second one has colors something like mine, for a
capsule with the same ingredient as ine, but it also has other writing
on it, and not W 516. I'm a lot happier with what is printed on the
bottle label, that includes the W 516, though now I see that my
refill, from another branch of the same supermarket, doesn't have the
separate label with the description. Instead it has a small label
saying what the main label said, take 1/2 hour after eating; another
that says Swallow whole; and third and fourth small ones that says
Careful with machinery, and May cause drowsiness.
Even though I don't think you can find a drug identification website
that has this capsule in this color, google images would have given me
encouragement that I had the right drug.
I followed the two images and got:
Hmmm, one thing even more intersting is that
http://cheapxdrugs.com/product_flomax.htm calls itself cheapx, but
wants 36.86 for 30 of them, when the supermarket charged 17.85 or
Yet this place says it charges only $1.06 more for another 30, but
then 89.44 for 90, a lot closer to the price for 30!
They also call it Flomax at the top and then "Generic Flomax" at the
ordering lines. I'm not sure this is really honest. Flomax is a
tradename for tamsulosin. Is it honest to say that tamsulosin is
generic Flomax? Is it honest to put just Flomax at the top of the
so confusing and it's a lot more money than the local supermarket too.
With none of the volume confusion that the site just above has.
One shouldnt' assume that mail order drugs are cheaper. It's about
200 dollars a year at the supermarket, so I hadn't shopped for
something cheaper. My nephew is now taking something that is 1200
dollars a month and my brother's insurance pays 300.
I also thought the drug had a long term effect on my prostate, but I
see that it "works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and
prostate". I would think it would have done that within a month, so
that means it's not working at all. I'll ask the doctor.
No image, but from your description
Also available for 53 bucks for 90 through a private site that I'm a member
i beleive he will take referals, if interested
Thanks a lot. Of course, the doctor told me to tell him what effect
it had, but I haven't been back in the first month.
I've been a very lucky guy in that just about every drug I've ever
taken has had the intended effect (except 2 prescribed for a condition
I never had) and none have side effects (except two which had the most
common of their side effects.) But this one isn't working. Maybe the
doctor will convince me it to might, and maybe it will. So I'll save
your post.... Wait, your price 90 for $53 is not much different from
30 for 18 or 19 dollars, that the supermarket charged. Thanks anyhow.
I have never had an illegal drug, and resist taking even aspirin or
Looks to me like you got the suppository version instead of
the oral version....... usually you can tell by the shape....
I hope you read the directions on the bottle....
:>)))) Andy in Eureka, Texas
You'd better. Come home drunk and decide to bake a cake and you measure the
ingredients in grams instead of ounces and you'll have a problem. Baking
drunk is a growing problem in this country. Just say NO!
I bought one of those last year to weigh out thinset/water and grout/water
for my tile project. It worked perfectly for my purpose.
My only beef is that to save energy the unit shuts itself down too quickly
(even when you use the adapter!!!), so if you are doing a multiple weighing,
you can't dawdle between coffee cans. This is easily worked around,
however, by keeping a consistent first weight so that if it does shut down
you know how much you had in the first weighing.
Otherwise it was very precise and stood up well to throwing coffee cans full
of stuff on it outside, and then throwing it into a bucket when I was done
for the day.
We buy meats and poultry in the "club packs" 'cuz they're cheaper than
the smaller packages. 10 lb pork loins when they're on sale, etc.
Once we get them home, I divide them up into smaller packages for
freezing, usually 1.5 to 2 lbs, which I then mark with the weight and
If a recipe calls for 2 lbs of ground meat, I just grab the correct
I also mail small packages using the USPS Click-To-Ship service by
printing shipping labels at home. This scale is perfect for what I
There are often other times that a bench-top scale comes in handy.
I have an old "analog" dial scale but it's accuracy is not consistent
and it's inconvenient to use.
I used my latest 20% coupon on the digital model and picked up
(another) free flashlight while I was there.
P.S. If I were dealing, I'd also have bought this one, which is
probably more accurate at smaller weights:
I don't think my digital had that warning-- or maybe I was drunk and
didn't see it?<g> But I've gotta say-- If you bought this for
cooking, you're in for a treat. I'm slowly converting my recipes to
grams and using cups and spoons less and less. [weighing a cup of
honey or a cup of crisco right into the mix is a real treat-- weighing
5grams of salt is just easier than reaching for the right spoon.]
re: "I don't think my digital had that warning"
Not only did they list the warnings on the inside under the heading
! IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS !
They also stated on the cover:
"Read this material before using this product. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury."
Now, even if this next comment will sabotage my own thread, I will
point this out:
While I will most likely be using the scale with batteries, it does
come with a wall-wart. It is certainly possible that a impaired person
could be seriously injured when plugging the wall-wart into the
We bought a hamburger press at Harbor Freight a while back. So I'm getting
ready to use it... unpack it... to find "Assembly and Operating Instructions".
(WTF? It's a hamburger press, for Pete's sake!)
The following is directly quoted from that document:
Safety Warnings and Precautions
WARNING: When using Hamburger Press, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to equipment. Read
all instructions before using this product!
1. Avoid working alone. If an accident happens, an assistant can bring help.
4. Keep children away. Children must never be allowed in the cooking area. Do
not let them handle Hamburger Press.
5. Store idle equipment. When not in use, Hamburger Press must be stored in a
dry location to inhibit rust. Always lock up Hamburger Press and keep out of
reach of children.
7. Maintain Press with care. Inspect Hamburger Press periodically and, if
damaged, have it repaired by an authorized technician.
8. Use the right Press for the job. Do not attempt to force a small Hamburger
Press or attachment to do the work of a larger industrial Hamburger Press.
There are certain applications for which this Hamburger Press was designed. Do
not modify this Hamburger Press and do not use the Hamburger Press for a
purpose for which it was not intended.
9. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, use common sense. Do not operate
Hamburger Press when you are tired.
11. Do not operate Hamburger Press if under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Read warning labels on prescriptions to determine if your judgment or reflexes
are impaired while taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not operate
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