How does someone contact a poster here?

How does someone contact a poster here?

Joined: October 6th, 2004, 6:46 pm

August 27th, 2009, 4:18 pm #1

I wanted to speak with Melody on procedural things...
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 8:27 pm

August 27th, 2009, 5:21 pm #2

Depends on what the poster has made available. You can click on the name and view the profile, some posters include their email addresses in it. In the case of Melody, she has made hers public via her CryoNet posts: perfusion333 (at) comcast (dot) net .

Some folks like me post theirs here frequently. Some you just about have to post a public request for them to contact you, and give your own email address for it - maybe they will, maybe they won't.

FD
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Joined: April 30th, 2006, 1:38 am

August 27th, 2009, 5:22 pm #3

I wanted to speak with Melody on procedural things...
You can go to my blog at: http://cryomedical.blogspot.com/, scroll down to the bottom of the "About Me" section and click on "View My Complete Profile" and then click on the email link, or you can string the following altogether, in the usual format:


perfusion333

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Joined: April 30th, 2006, 1:38 am

August 27th, 2009, 5:25 pm #4

Depends on what the poster has made available. You can click on the name and view the profile, some posters include their email addresses in it. In the case of Melody, she has made hers public via her CryoNet posts: perfusion333 (at) comcast (dot) net .

Some folks like me post theirs here frequently. Some you just about have to post a public request for them to contact you, and give your own email address for it - maybe they will, maybe they won't.

FD
FD beat me to it. I'll know who to blame, if I get spammed to death. (Just kidding FD, I don't mind you posting the email address. I was just taking the advice of a friend who told me to try to avoid typing my email address in the regular format.)

***Edit: It appears that one can access my email address by simply clicking on my name at the top of any of my posts.
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Joined: October 6th, 2004, 6:46 pm

August 27th, 2009, 6:27 pm #5

You can go to my blog at: http://cryomedical.blogspot.com/, scroll down to the bottom of the "About Me" section and click on "View My Complete Profile" and then click on the email link, or you can string the following altogether, in the usual format:


perfusion333

at

comcast

dot

net
Melody:

I sometimes feel you're the only intelligent source of information here.

I understand you are a medical professional and had worked at one of the cryonics organizations. I've seen you argue that procedures should be performed by qualified medical people, not the "amateurs" the cryonics groups seem to employ. You seem to think there is plenty of money in the companies to allow that to happen.

I'm trying to understand the reluctance... people are paying a lot of money for a procedure they believe will allow them future life. You'd think they'd want that to be done to the highest standard possible.

Why do you think that is not more important to the industry or society even?

Second, if it is important, why isn't it regulated like everything else in the marketplace people pay good money for?

And, third, if it was, who would regulate it?

I agree with cryonics in not wanting it overseen along with cemeteries and mortuaries.

I think regulation and oversight would go a long ways towards making cryonics more believable, less like a ponzi scheme or just leaving all your money to the church of your choice.

I realize cryonics is not guaranteeing resurrection, but shouldn't they be providing their "product" at the highest level humanly possible?

I wouldn't want my auto mechanic, skilled as he may be at some things putting a stint in my heart when I needed one.

Again, I'm not putting cryonics down, just trying to understand. Anyone else can chime in if they chose.
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Joined: October 6th, 2004, 6:46 pm

August 27th, 2009, 8:11 pm #6

I see the following credentials:

an administrator, a membership director, former paramedic firefighter, fabricator, a participant in a record number of cryopreservations, a bookkeeper, an EMT-Basic, a facility surveillance monitor, a volunteer and an administrator.

Does that mean there are others behind the scenes handling the cryopreservations or the pool of scientific talent comes from this list?

I also don't find any financial information on the site. Is that not public information?
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Joined: October 6th, 2004, 6:46 pm

August 28th, 2009, 12:07 am #7

Just trying to understand the process.

So, after the member's body is processed (fluids drained and replaced) and brought down to the optimum temperature (I'm sure its quite complex, but from a layman's view that's what seems to be involved) the frozen body is placed in a sleeping bag and placed in the dewar?

The dewar is just a sealed, protected, insulated container designed to maintain the low temperature?

Are there any other requirements to the future storage beyond maintaining the safety of the dewar and the correct low temperature required? Additional gas is periodically added?

About how long does the body preparation take, and how many people are involved in the process?
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 8:27 pm

August 28th, 2009, 4:49 am #8

FD beat me to it. I'll know who to blame, if I get spammed to death. (Just kidding FD, I don't mind you posting the email address. I was just taking the advice of a friend who told me to try to avoid typing my email address in the regular format.)

***Edit: It appears that one can access my email address by simply clicking on my name at the top of any of my posts.
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But you want a gourmet spam recipe? Try this:

Spam and Refried Beans

1 12-oz can Spam (or generic "luncheon meat" equivalent), cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 16-oz can refried beans
1/2 of a 14.5-oz can chopped tomatoes with green chile
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
Vegetable oil

Add enough oil to cover bottom of large frying pan. Bring to a low heat (about 250F), add Spam cubes and onion, keep heating and stir frequently, allowing to cook until both Spam and onion are heated through. Add the beans a glob at a time and cook, mixing with Spam and onion, until beans are warm. Add tomatoes and garlic, heat until entire mixture is hot.

The combination of flavors in the above is not to be believed! Even I, a non-cook, can open 3 cans and mix them together following directions. You could even leave the 3rd can out.

Or do you want it in a soup?http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/2 ... 3451.shtml

Finally, the ultimate treatise on Spam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

Now who said you do not want Spam?! I adjusted your email address tho. Now you can blame CryoNet if you get Spam Spam ...

Cheers,

FD
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 8:27 pm

August 28th, 2009, 4:57 am #9

Just trying to understand the process.

So, after the member's body is processed (fluids drained and replaced) and brought down to the optimum temperature (I'm sure its quite complex, but from a layman's view that's what seems to be involved) the frozen body is placed in a sleeping bag and placed in the dewar?

The dewar is just a sealed, protected, insulated container designed to maintain the low temperature?

Are there any other requirements to the future storage beyond maintaining the safety of the dewar and the correct low temperature required? Additional gas is periodically added?

About how long does the body preparation take, and how many people are involved in the process?
I don't mean to be blunt, but you have been on CF for years now, and are suddenly asking a very lot of questions, most of them about pretty basic stuff in cryonics.

If you do not get many answers here, I would suggest you first look at the archived resource info on alcor.org and cryonics.org. Then come back and ask questions based on what is not covered there.

Most of us here have done that already long ago, and are talking about things with that as an information base for them.

As always, I consider your being here with the utmost respect, and I'm sure you know that from our past interactions.

Kindly,

FD
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Joined: April 30th, 2006, 1:38 am

August 28th, 2009, 12:34 pm #10

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://www.ninjacloak.com/index.php/101 ... 3a32d15239">
But you want a gourmet spam recipe? Try this:

Spam and Refried Beans

1 12-oz can Spam (or generic "luncheon meat" equivalent), cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 16-oz can refried beans
1/2 of a 14.5-oz can chopped tomatoes with green chile
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
Vegetable oil

Add enough oil to cover bottom of large frying pan. Bring to a low heat (about 250F), add Spam cubes and onion, keep heating and stir frequently, allowing to cook until both Spam and onion are heated through. Add the beans a glob at a time and cook, mixing with Spam and onion, until beans are warm. Add tomatoes and garlic, heat until entire mixture is hot.

The combination of flavors in the above is not to be believed! Even I, a non-cook, can open 3 cans and mix them together following directions. You could even leave the 3rd can out.

Or do you want it in a soup?http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/2 ... 3451.shtml

Finally, the ultimate treatise on Spam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

Now who said you do not want Spam?! I adjusted your email address tho. Now you can blame CryoNet if you get Spam Spam ...

Cheers,

FD
FD,

You are apparently unaware of my (nonexistent) cooking skills. Then, again, you claim to also be a "non-cook," so maybe I can manage it. It must have been 40 years since I've even noticed a can of Spam, much less opened one.
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