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by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Aah, forget it. I already know how this one ends.



I'm Mr. Blissful Ignorance. I'm capable of being blissfully ignorant of absolutely anything negative that happens to me.
by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

I can make people pay no attention at all to me They were already doing it anyway. All right, time to bring out the big guns. I'm Leto II Atreides, God Emperor of Dune, first human / sandworm hybrid, who walks the Golden Path, and can see all possible futures simultaneously. Any crazy, unexpected o...
by Samik
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

It's technically true because you're the only survivor of a global apocalypse, so there's not actually any competition, or anyone to appreciate your accomplishments. On becoming aware of me, people are irresistibly motivated to see me gratified. They would never dream of doing anything to reduce my ...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

I do it quickly, without malice. As the blade slides in, you see in my eyes that, so far as I can, I understand. You feel the pain, in an abstract sort of way, but this is far from your first violent death; your mind is elsewhere now. As your blood pressure drops and your vision fades, your inner mi...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Darn. I tried.


Ginger wrote:BUT: I am deathly afraid of dying so.

Would it get me anywhere to point out that I can save you from infinite future deaths?

You are going to die. Over and over and over again, forever.

I can stop it.

I'm the only one who ever can.
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

The idea being that I'd stay anonymous and low profile, train in all sorts of conventional combat techniques, then stalk a super hero, and when I sprung my trap, they'd find themselves suddenly a totally ordinary person, and have no time to react or understand what's going on as I bear down on them...
by Samik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 701
Views: 76669

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

There's a serious problem with this thread. In order to participate, you have to read the previous post. But then, you're on a cliffhanger unless you read the post it's responding to, and so on. You end up either having to embrace a cliffhanger you'll never get the answer to, or reading all the way ...
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A new my number is bigger
Replies: 137
Views: 2104

Re: A new my number is bigger

Meowers wrote:Don't go too fast (judged by me)

Must experiment.

Marki wrote:2.25×π4
phillip1882 wrote:1000

Largest uncontested single-post expansion factor so far ~= 4.56


Meowers wrote:2018

14,126
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 535
Views: 57591

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Hm. I guess that must be it. I was defining "extremities" in my head pretty much the same way as "limbs". M-W and wiktionary both seem to have it in both senses, but, further searching has revealed nothing more suitable. Was just surprising to me, that there isn't something as pr...
by Samik
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 535
Views: 57591

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Arms and legs are limbs.
Fingers and toes are digits.
Hands and feet are ____ ?

I feel like it's going to be a facepalmer when someone tells me, but, it's driving me nuts.
by Samik
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fat Curse -- a metaphor
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Fat Curse -- a metaphor

I will interpret this thread in the same way as PAstrychef. Apologies if that's off-the-mark. My advice is that the most important characteristic of any fitness regimen, diet, etc., is stick-to-it-ability. The best program in the world is worthless if you fall off after a week or two. A modest progr...
by Samik
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ...In my pants
Replies: 225
Views: 19524

Re: ...In my pants

Put my entire library on shuffle... first six results or so neither made sense nor were amusing. Then I got:

Danger Zone in my pants.

I am satisfied.
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: How many posts can you get in a row?
Replies: 4602
Views: 228640

Re: How many posts can you get in a row?

Unless I'm mistaken... 597! New Record! Woohoo! And if anybody is interested in the runner-ups: Samik 500 Idont_know12 200 Davean 163 Keozen 155 Pkuky 91 Joshz 85 Le4dGolem 82 Pr1mu5 60 Ansain 50 I can't freaking believe it. I thought I'd have that record forever. I thought this thread had been for...
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1894
Views: 117557

Re: One Letter Word Game

shalm
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 51
Views: 7517

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

This was nice to see. Hope everyone here is well.
by Samik
Mon May 29, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2670 + 54 = 2724 Our complex's little gym finally added a bar, but it's rather wide grip. Incredible how much more difficult it was for me. Anyway, that's probably my last contribution for a while. My travels begin on Wednesday. I'll have to see how I do at the end of the summer, when I'm probably h...
by Samik
Sun May 14, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2504 + 132 = 2636
by Samik
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2386 + 88 = 2474
by Samik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2264 + 77 = 2341
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

04 APR: 41.1 + 3.1 = 44.2 - Eight weeks left before I head out on my trip, and my strength/cardio balance is all wrong right now. I'm in a mini addicted-to-lifting phase at the moment. Have to have to switch gears; the weeks are slipping away. (I guess doing something is better than doing nothing, b...
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2108 + 79 = 2187

Hit 17 last night, good and strict. Which is a high-water mark since '15JAN when I got 19.

Was a long slog to go from 16 to 17, but I'm also up in weight a bit, so, I'll take it I guess.

Now let's see if I can go from 17 to 18 in less than 2.5 months...
by Samik
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1900 + 92 = 1992

Going to make an attempt at another high-water mark soon. (Is there a more generally used term for something that's not a pb, but is a best in a recent time frame?)



sophyturtle wrote:I am helping
You are!
by Samik
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1599 + 30 = 1629

Zapheod wrote:We are moving this along pretty quickly. 10k will come in no time.

Yup, this one and the pushup one tend to scream by. Nothing wrong with that!
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 11240

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Why is picking the wings of a fly a dick thing to do? I spent a month this past summer backpacking in Colorado. The black flies there, in some places, are absolutely unreal. Slather yourself in 98% deet all day long - forget about it, they don't even care. I got incredibly good at killing these thi...
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Still working. Just elliptical the last couple weeks. Also variable durations and programs, so nothing to track really.

But, putting in good work.



I guess some would find ellipticals dull too, but I really like being able to just close my eyes and submerge.
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1220 + 75 = 1295
by Samik
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Hi all! I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd! I have a fantasy that many years in the future, after the comic has ended and the community has dispersed, this place will survive in a vestigial form as a fitness forum for nerds. 27.3 + 4.8 = 32.1 Three laps up and dow...
by Samik
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

827 + 64 = 891
by Samik
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3285
Views: 599192

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Had another end of the world dream. These are not a common thing for me - this is the third one, lifetime, that I can remember. (Spoiler alert: I'm now 0-3 in saving the world.) So, in this dream, the universe is created and managed by intelligent entities. It is implied that these are neither divin...
by Samik
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

I wish I was hitting 16. 2 months ago I was barely hitting 4. Now I'm barely hitting 10. I would say that once you're hitting double digits, you're officially good at pullups . Everything after that.. just becomes a grind to keep besting yourself by one every now and then. I'm not sure I'm ever goi...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ab Roller vs Situps
Replies: 17
Views: 3329

Re: Ab Roller vs Situps

http://startingstrength.com/articles/abs_rippetoe.pdf Rippetoe has his faults, but his Abs article is dead on, as far as I can tell (dramatic language aside). Agree with his position on abs. Very rarely do anything special for them beyond the work they get in deadlift, squat, pullups, etc. Never no...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

This time I did ~ 7:00 / 9:00 / 5:00 / 11:30, and finished feeling like death. I'll bet! That 5:00 in the middle especially's a real increase over what you were doing before, nice one! Good luck if you do opt for distance instead of speed next time :) Well, the first and third split are the downhil...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Nice. That's a solid week.

603 + 40 = 643
by Samik
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

The siren's song of the elliptical is powerful. Just so easy to put music on, close my eyes, and go to work.

Still need to do real ground miles or my feet and lower legs won't be ready for the trail...
by Samik
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

347 + 16 = 363


Feel awful. Intended to do a full workout anyway. Got through one set and tapped out.

Still, haven't hit 16 in a while. Very strict, full range of motion, right through #16.

Can live with that as today's small victory.
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Unfortunately had to work on Saturday so didn't get around to start. Hopefully this week goes better. Also, do sit-ups/push-ups count? Well, there's a 10,000 pushups thread as well, that actually made it all the way to 50,785 , but has not been posted in for over two years (used to contribute, but ...
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!
Replies: 116
Views: 71499

Re: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!

Followup to last year's saga: Shortly after that last post I shifted gears to trail work as I started to make plans for a summer of backpacking. In one sense (the sense of lugging myself and a pack up and down mountains), I got in without question the best shape of my life over the summer - by the e...
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

120 + 58 = 178

Turns out housemate had a decent doorframe bar, so back in business.



Sabrar wrote:Will also join to get some peer-pressure for motivation. Trying to start this weekend.

Peeeeer pressure.
by Samik
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 265843

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6.9 + 3.2 = 11.1 mi Same route as last time: a 0.8 mile hill that climbs 400ft, going up and down twice. Went ~32:30 this time, which doesn't actually reflect an improvement, as all the time gained was on the downhill. Last time, since it was the first time out, I took it real easy, especially downh...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 145682

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

24 + 30 = 54 Don't have time to go to the gym today or tomorrow, couldn't really find anything great to hang off of around my house. Wound up just hanging off a wallish thing and dragging my way up and down, for a kind of half pull-up half bicep-curl motion. Stayed pretty strict on depth and height ...

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