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  1. Hey, what you describe sounds exactly like I've been feeling since the last 3 weeks - but I suspect I got a reinfection: I was sick at first, felt quite bad, then got better after about 10 days, went out and to work again, also went for extended walks and such ... then it got worse again and I feel like in another "10 day cycle" -- only strange thing was the bloody cough and the shortness of breath. It got better now, the blood is practically gone and the breathing feels better. Two tiny red dots in the morning cough today ... nothing to worry about. But I am staying alert ... if it worsens I will not hesitate to call the hotlines again. My dad (an old man and a risk person) has the same symptoms like you describe. A burn in the bronchi and a medium sore throat that gets very dry in the morning ... but he'd rather be carried out by the paramedics than call the hotline, I have tried to convince him already The fact that your tests were negative makes me some hope that it's not Covid-19 what we have. Maybe there is another weaker virus out there that causes these symptoms (*). The blood that I coughed is the only odd and worrisome thing. I will get this checked as soon as I can, but at the moment I must stay home. (*) and maybe - odd theory - if this weak undetected virus and covid-19 come together, there is a drastically higher risk to cause a hospitalization Another way how I put it is: if this is Covid-19, so be it ... but if it's not, I pray I never get Covid-19 because the outlook is grim when I already have such trouble with a weaker virus right now!
  2. unfortunately yes ... but I have not been coughing up any red today at least... Thanks ... I really hope the whole world will learn from this - and will be a better place afterwards... Thanks for the info ... yes, it also deemed unusal to me ... but I had about three weeks of slight "feling sick" before, so maybe that was it already? That's at least what made the doctor think it's a suspected Covid-19... I am flattered by the arguments from the people at our Covid-19 hotline ... they are nice and all, but denying that test is really bad. There are no drive-in tests in Vienna yet ... and even if there were, you'd need to pre-register via the hotline ... which they denied... I have no bloody cough anymore, but a serious shortage of breath when lying down - i.e. sleeping. This worries me a lot right now, because I cannot get enough sleep I can get up and even walk around in the flat without major problems ... there's slight pain in the lung area and an occasional cough, but I'd call it "mild symptoms" ... but when I lie down, "all hell breaks loose" - the problem is, I do have anxiety and this worsens everything a huge deal. Temperature is 37,3 by the way ... just slightly raised. Normally I wouldn't be concerned about this... I slept half an hour in the morning today and afterwards I felt like I had just climbed a mountain. What on earth is this?
  3. So I coughed up blood last night ... about a mouth full. Never had this before in my life. I was scared to death and panicked, called the Covid-19 hotline ... there they told me to calm down, coughing blood is no symptom (only 5% of Covid patients cough blood) ... test was denied, reason: I have not travelled to a risk zone (Italy or China or Tyrol) in the last 2 weeks. I have already been through some pretty bad ass lung problems years ago and never coughed up blood - so I suspect there is definitely something wrong with me here. I called up my doctor and he told me I am now a suspected case of Covid-19 because of the fact that I am practically feeling a little bit weak in the last weeks and now cough blood, but he says at the same time that he can't come over and do a check up because he has no protective equipment. In fact, not many medical units have the equipment, so I am specifically instructed to call ambulance and refer that I am suspected Covid-19 if my condition worsens ... then the people dressed in white overalls come... The borderline absurd: Covid-19 test can't be done ... I'd have to pay for it myself. I'd almost be tempted to do so, but I may not leave the house now and can't go to the lab that makes the test... I have no governmental order to stay in quarantine yet - but I am not leaving the house, risk is way too high. Plus I feel weak too... Stay safe people ... I felt a bit weak the last weeks but thought it's nothing ... turns out I'm wrong apparently.
  4. Great, so now you are immune to Covid-19 you can go face the next big thing: the financial crisis that is upon us. You already cleared the first obstacle: spending your money on sh*t (and actually getting the stuff in your hands - many people neglect that ... amazon's delivery time has skyrocketed up to 1 month) before it's worth nothing anymore
  5. Ha - I have now the same problem ... neighbours rummaging around the whole day ... today they drilled and hammered ... what the f... I am now blasting some Corona Crash news feeds against the music noise from the neighbours It is, however, economy news and that interests me a lot! You need to try stay safe and sane, read some books maybe if possible (you can also read even though there's neighbour noise by putting some ASMR on your headphones - there's everything from airplane noise up to medieval towns...) ... and don't take drugs... Drugs are bad mmmkay ... in the future "drug problems" can get even worse because of supply chain problems ... stop smoking (Covid + smoking = baaad combo anyways) ... stop drinking ... in fact, if you do take drugs, maybe try doing a detox now -- it can be almost impossible later on - and a cold turkey in the crisis is super bad...
  6. Yes it is - in fact it's not just around the corner, it's rather already at our door. Our workers and me have been asked to take holiday "to relieve stress from our company" ... and we are looking forward to short working hours ("Kurzarbeit" in german) ... which means 20% less money. Some of us are getting into trouble... I was one of the first who said, to my friends, that this might be THE opportunity for us young to middle-aged people to also make a contribution to this world ... they just laughed at me. But I firmly believe in it. Who knows what comes? Just three weeks ago you'd probably have labelled me crazy if I was telling you we'd get a lockdown ... I didn't predict one, but just wanna say, things can change big time nowadays... Yes, three times yes ... the government is super authoritan and they go to extraordinary measures to make people obey, even killing them ... it's tragic, really, but a death doesn't mean so much there, they've got enough people ... sorry, don't wanna sound so cold, but in the end, it comes down to this. And because nobody wants to get killed, you have loads of frantic followers willing to execute every order ... the "red banded" they call them. Oddly enough, in this crisis, it's exactly what is needed! A big people's force that supports police and community workers - plus a draconic punishment of people who do not respect the curfews issued by the government. We here in Europe do not have this, we value our freedom higher - and we will pay the cost in lives. Tragic! Tragic in both ways, because governments like the Chinese will also be "on the rise" after the crisis when we will still be down, licking our wounds. Europe is doomed, in my opinion... That is shocking news ... all the best to your poor brother. I hope he makes it. Concerning this and "conspiracy theories" ... well, I wouldn't have expected them to lock down practically all of Europe because of "just something a bit worse than the flu" ... there is some danger! It's especially dangerous for old people and for people with pre-existing illnesses ... but it can surely also be dangerous for healthy people aswell. Isn't there a 38 year old that needed to go into intensive care aswell? Or even younger ones. Youth won't make you immune. And every human is different! People don't get it... But I think much of this also comes from the "I'm sick and I still go to work /look how tough I am" mentality ... if I have a normal flu and I "try to overplay it" (which is a stupid move), I won't stand a chance, I'll be at work bleak as a corpse and sweating like that iranian health minister ... so I would probably not even be able to do that with Covid-19 ... but yet there are people who can overplay a flu and will probably also try it with Covid-19 ... and this is when their bodies just collapse ... I imagine! Just stay safe and stay in bed when you don't feel well, that should reduce the risk. Oh and take your vitamins and minerals to be able to hold up a good immune reaction.
  7. Exactly. I felt sick recently, well actually two weeks ago ... it was a strange kind of sickness, i felt like I had a flu but without the headache ... doctor let me at home for a week, no test was made. Well ... what can you say. But I'm not complaining. The only people I am genuinely worried about are my parents - they're 79 and both have pretty severe pre-conditions - mom had cancer, dad has a really (really, really) bad heart ... both of them are not gonna make it if they got sick with that new thing. We are trying our best not to have any contact - I am, however, the only person that can go shopping for them. Whenever I go to them and give them new groceries it's like we are exchanging hot potatoes ... it's all then wiped with a disinfectant cloth (I insisted on that). Guess that's all we can do. I really hope big time that I did not carry this to my parents as I was sick... this!! It is exactly the same here. You, sir, are one of the heroes of this time - kudos to you and please keep it up. That's also meant for @Aspartic Government-wise you and me are in the same boat anyway, both from Austria And I cannot stress your second paragraph enough - I am thinking the exact same thing! In fact I WANT to move to Asia after witnessing the ignorance and stupidity taking place around here. This Covid-19 will make us BIG touble and it's unclear whether Europe afterwards will still be around, honestly ... it's not gonna be the same at least, that's for sure. I am genuinely worried if this country or, say, the EU, can guarantee for my health and safety when I'm getting older ... granted, this is not sure either if I move to Asia, but the current handling of the crisis over there shows me that China is going to extraordinary efforts to stop this virus, which is remarkable to say the least and Europe is way, way behind on measures and mindset. Okay, the chinese government is very heavy on propaganda and we have to be very careful with the information they give, but having seen videos from "the zone" and what people do ... it's unthinkable here. For example, the little things: in China they realized the most common place to get infected is the elevator in people's own houses - sick people use it, you push the button, that's it, you get sick ... so they put up toothpicks besides the keypads - you take a toothpick, push the elevator button with it and throw the toothpick away. Who's doing that here?! And why not move to China ... at least you get a lot for your money there -- oh wait, *darnit*, this is gonna change !! --> which brings me to the last sentence: everybody, please consider that the Covid-19 sickness is only the tip of the iceberg, we are right now heading into the beginning of a financial crisis and into an uncertain future ...and when I really wanna move to Asia, I need to act pretty soon for afterwards I'll be too old to found an existence there!
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    Hello, yes I was going to say the same ... you made a really good decision. We will yet have to see how this turns out, I don't know. I hope you can get the money back - at least some of it. Austria is going to close all non-essential (food & medication) shops on Monday. People are panic buying, I was strolling through empty shelves yesterday - it's crazy.
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    uhhhh that would suck man, I wish you luck that all goes well and that you have a nice trip Extending the stay in Oslo is a good idea, maybe you can also visit Bergen? It's very nice up there. In April the polar night should be already gone.
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    Hi ... well, it was not intended of me to talk so much about Corona, but since I mentioned you to come here initially and feel that I should tell you if that changes: Breaking news today is that Austria is going to do measures aswell ... involving cancellation of indoor events with more than 100 ppl (I am very curious what's this going to mean for psy parties, raves, concerts...), sights closing down, universities closing ... measures are chaotic at this point, but need to be considered if you plan a trip. Italy should be left out of the equation unless you are a disaster tourist. Things seem to look substantially better in France because of various fundamental differences, so you might have luck there to have a good stay. But if you give something for an opinion from somebody that Cinos (one of the old ones here) once gave the title "doomsday prophet" - i.e.: me, then I tell you that doing that trip with whole family to an infected zone (and nothing less is Europe going to be at the end of March in my opinion) is maybe not the best idea. I wouldn't even worry so much about infection itself, but rather about secondary effects such as: sights closed, restaurants closed, people scared...
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    Hey, by the way, Italy went into lockdown today so I don't think it's a good idea to go there right now. As far as I have heard, borders will remain open, but you need special permit to travel - and even if you get in, whatcha gonna do in a locked down country anyway...? When do you plan heading to Europe?
  12. Please, take this sentence and put it up more visibly. On a transparent or something. Because this is a very good solution indeed - and I think for everyone! Starting to produce music yourself will make you see the whole thing quite differently. At least that was the case with me / us: Remember that bold sentence from my signature some time ago that went "We got tired of the way goatrance sounds today. So we created our own." Yeah. Now tell me, what has that "NPNK" track down there in my sig [at the time of writing] in common with goa ... man I have to laugh how stupid I was taking that all so seriously ... Granted, at first we DID make something in the line of "goa" ... (please have a look on our Soundcloud and you will see) ... we were set (in my head) to make a great "goa album" ... but when you produce more and more, you will see it is actually hard to make tracks "like you imagine them to be", not every melody fits, not every concept you can make sound like you want it to sound. And then you start experimenting and hey, suddenly you have some pop track made ... or dubstep ... and then? So what, why should we abandon it, just because it isn't true to that sentence that was once said...? Tolerance versus determination - what is better ... I think you have to use the right dose of both. Anyway, I'd in no way be so bold to commit to anything anymore at this point in time ... it's a fun project afterall. Other genres and styles also hold many secrets and hey, sometimes it's the other way round and what you believe to be hard becomes easy and what you believe to be easy takes AGES to get even remotely right... In fact these days I'd say, when something listenable comes out of all the experiments, we are happy men ...but at least we do no harm ... because we have no impact
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    Feel free to send a message if you came to Vienna. I could probably meet up if I'm not sick (which I just was, that's why I mention it ) ... Actually that's valid to any of you.
  14. Thank you! I deleted that thread ... it contained no content apart from these links anyway so just make a new one if you stil have the text. (and yes, please, links are a bad idea)
  15. So what about this? Don't you wanna tell us a little?
  16. ...since I just came home from one of the most epic "metal nights" ever - yes, ever - I confess, that, reading this, right here, right now, is the best it can get ... for me. Thanks. I am humbled Oh and ...yes, I am listening to Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now. Thanks for asking SCNR oh and NHJO
  17. @Diaks Our records state that the shutdown was in October 2008... @astralprojection Pavel is Frontier Psychiatrist by the way. And speaking of suicide in korean may even be on the lower level that the former OffTopic was... Pavel was the one who admitted to be NHJO - but there are people who believe that was a hoax itself. The NHJO character has evolved from kinda interesting to uninteresting to (perceived) disclosed, but then somehow back to interesting because the content kept coming after the reveal - and to this day. We have allowed this supposed "hoax" to become a supreme multi-layered "deception" (or something perceived as such) which goes so far that nobody of the parties discussing the matter can actually be sure of their standpoint anymore, because there are always signals that may contradict it -- all of this paired with a master mind of the character's creator, that some would label as twisted - and surely something even stronger, if the things that were once posted in an unsuspicious looking thread on that "underground offtopic" forum were true - author was Otto Matta himself and the content was bone-chilling, I tell you this. I remember I inquired after reading, if he was serious or what his claims were based on, but regrettably I did not insist strongly enough on an answer, because it was never answered. If only I could find that post again - or maybe it's better when I don't find it again... Or maybe it's all just trivially explained by Otto doing a hit of the wrong weed one evening and so he wrote that deranged rambling I remember to this day
  18. There used to be a shutdown of Offtopic because the trolling went out of hand. Mars did that shutdown many years ago. This is what drove the active offtopic users off. They founded an alternative "underground offtopic" forum under the lead of Otto Matta (Epic Automata?) as admin. I have unfortunatley no clue what became of it because after Mars resigned, together with Insejn I "took over" on this forum here and I went nowhere else but here. And yes, opening the Offtopic was the first thing that was done by us here ... but it never found back to its former glory... Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's the story
  19. THANKS for confirming NHJO is a troll account created by PAVEL I already thought it wasn't real because ppl stopped talking about it... Love the DOGECOIN blotter profile pic btw
  20. RTP

    Old Goa Videos

    * hereby exhuming this thread I will archive these old goa videos in a new playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkAqGLhQtsJ0HhhVXmufRE0WE3bFHMxdt According to the activity rule I will add them gradually You may keep 'em coming here in this thread cheers
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  22. new content is up ... this time it's the first part of an interview with Mars
  23. Suburban moms? I only know Suburban Trains. That was a tranceaddict'ish reply. Sorry for that
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