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by steelmole
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The mental side of fitness
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

The mental side of fitness

I have two different problems (and I'm sure other people experience them) when it comes to exercise. They both seem to me to be mental problems, rather than physical ones. The first is actually motivating myself to do exercise. Now, I think I've pretty much got this one cracked. I joined a team to g...
by steelmole
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 170244

Re: The Official Running thread!

Having never run before I'm wondering what is a good thing to do to start? Distance? Time? What is a good time to run a mile for a beginner?
by steelmole
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bicycle Etiquette: Drafting
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Bicycle Etiquette: Drafting

I live in a bicycle heavy city, and no one seems to mind. Just make sure you're paying attention to the road ahead and have good enough brakes to avoid any trouble.
by steelmole
Fri May 15, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 148500

Re: cycling

I'm planning on doing a cycle tour this summer. Possibly Land's End To John O' Groats (one corner of Britain to the other). I cycle everyday, but only a leisurely commute so I'm going to step up training when I'm past my exams. I've only done ~50 miles before, so I'm hoping to ease into it. Any tips...
by steelmole
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 87784

Re: Mnemonics you love

Oh oh oh to touch and feel virgin girls' hymens and vaginas. For remembering the cranial nerves: 1. Olfactory Nerve 2. Optic Nerve 3. Oculomotor Nerve 4. Trochlear Nerve 5. Trigeminal Nerve 6. Abducens Nerve 7. Facial Nerve 8. Vestibulocochlear Nerve 9. Glossopharyngeal Nerve 10. Vagus Nerve 11. (Sp...
by steelmole
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "1 in 10"
Replies: 28
Views: 2411

Re: "1 in 10"

If I had to nitpick that sentence, I'd complain about "hospital" versus " a hospital". You just wait until you see an Englishman write "an hospital". It's weird, because I do this for certain words starting with 'h' where I feel the h should be pronounced softly enough...
by steelmole
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"
Replies: 24
Views: 4271

Re: "Piracy" or "Maritime Terrorism"

I'd quite like to call it "maritime piracy". I know it's redundant but I think the gains in clarity are worth it. I keep hearing about piracy on the news and thinking "Which kind?".
by steelmole
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427327

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Oh, looks like I'm not coming now. I'm off to pursue a woman, a far less noble cause. Sorry if I got your hopes up (I didn't btw).
by steelmole
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427327

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Crikey Felstaff, will you be next to the 'Beware of the Leopard' sign too?

You'll see me easily: red headband and big hair. I should be there between 6 and 8, depending on how interesting the rest of the day is.
by steelmole
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427327

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Ah, suddenly things went complicated again. Moo: You'll be coming directly from work? I take it that you will be wanting something to eat then. Felltir, Steelmole and Felstaf: What are your thoughts about food and communal eating as concerned with the event at hand? I've sent a text to RobinS btw. ...
by steelmole
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427327

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

I think pub is the main idea at the moment but if you have an idea that has the potential to be more fun I'm all ears :) The plan I had at the begining of this week was to have some kind of board game day as rainy weather was promised but now that the weather has gone the other way that doesn't fee...
by steelmole
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 427327

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

So: Pub-meet Thursday the 5th "Where" and "when" are the next two things to determine. How was that pub you visited last time and when did you meet up then? I feel that going on past experiences would be good in this case. I'm house sitting in London and it's all rather dull (10...
by steelmole
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: One Hundred Push-ups Challenge
Replies: 144
Views: 15847

Re: One Hundred Push-ups Challenge

I'm on day 1 of week 3. I did 30 press ups in the test, so I started the right hand column. I just couldn't manage anywhere near 17 press ups on the third set. It seems like it has suddenly become much much more difficult. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
by steelmole
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

Well, my weight is pretty much the same. I wasn't expecting to lose any to be honest. I do feel a bit fitter, I've managed to do 6 bursts of cycling in a row now. I still worry that I just can't push myself hard enough to really complete that kind of exercise properly. As for the strength type train...
by steelmole
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: types of milk - what's best?
Replies: 80
Views: 10194

Re: types of milk - what's best?

How does someone physically drink that much milk? I enjoy milk, I have a pint on my breakfast and sometimes a pint in the afternoon, but to drink nearly 8 pints a day seems insane. Even if I replaced all the water I drink with that I couldn't manage it. Do you simply feel much more hungry after doi...
by steelmole
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: types of milk - what's best?
Replies: 80
Views: 10194

Re: types of milk - what's best?

How does someone physically drink that much milk? I enjoy milk, I have a pint on my breakfast and sometimes a pint in the afternoon, but to drink nearly 8 pints a day seems insane. Even if I replaced all the water I drink with that I couldn't manage it. Do you simply feel much more hungry after doin...
by steelmole
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is file sharing wrong?
Replies: 75
Views: 6457

Re: Is file sharing wrong?

It's quite unlikely you'll be targeted personally. The ISPs just put this whole crackdown about to A Look like they're doing something and B scare a few people. It looks like it has worked. On the whole right vs wrong front, yes I think copying things that you would normally have to buy is wrong bec...
by steelmole
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: weird social roles you find yourself in
Replies: 106
Views: 9231

Re: weird social roles you find yourself in

The "am I friends with these people yet" role. I'm never quite sure if I'm friends with people, or if they even like me. I mean they seem to do stuff with me and I invite them to parties and what not, but do they do that more to people who are there real friends or am I in the category alo...
by steelmole
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?
Replies: 76
Views: 5802

Re: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?

If I had a few hours I would probably go on a killing spree. Or at least kill one person. I've always wondered what it would feel like and if the world was about to end then I could do it relatively comfortably. In the event of having a few days I would go down South and see this girl. She's not my ...
by steelmole
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738763

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

The latest Anti-Piracy advert in the UK *snip* Among a number of other things, "Knock off Nigel" would "even rob his own gran". Obviously downloading movies is linked to robbing family members. :| Oh, and we're also likely to steal cars, break into and steal the contents of peop...
by steelmole
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 15848

Re: Little Things That Make You Happy

*When I change channel for the advert break on TV and then change back at exactly the right time (I like to imagine I have super powers) *Jokes in toilets (In a starbucks in London I saw a sign that said "Please only put toilet paper in the toilet" underneath which someone had written &quo...
by steelmole
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

I'm not srue if I should do updates as edits or new posts. Guess I'll do new ones so the original post remains unchanged. I've been cycling for a few weeks now. Doing short rides in the morning every other day (sometimes I let it slip, please forgive me) and I did a 50 mile bike ride a couple of wee...
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 51136

Re: UK meetups

I was thinking about going to the Lakes this summer with some mates (all XKCDers) where we could geohash the coords around there for a couple of days and hang out etcetera. I haven't got a date or anything yet but I'm waiting for an extra person to pass their driving test so that more of us can go....
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Cursive
Replies: 115
Views: 12687

Re: Cursive

Everyone at my school had to learn joined up writing by around year 3 and as far as I'm concerned it has been enforced all the way through school after that. I learnt it a bit later than most (the same as my other language skills) and it generally means my handwriting is illegible. I think I'll try ...
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738763

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

"I got life" by Nina Simone has now become "that yoghurt song" in the UK. It annoys me how adverts can push the popularity of a song up so much. All the anti-aging creams and associated science tend to be terrible. Putting in words like boswelox so they sound sciency. The only up...
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reminder
Replies: 43
Views: 4863

Re: Reminder

I think putting in a time capsule could work well. Make a big fuss about putting all these important artifacts in then slip a note in at the bottom with your information on. Whack a plaque above the time capsule so it'll definitely be dug up. Or you could encode the information in an incredibly catc...
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HALP! I have forgotten how to surf the internet
Replies: 30
Views: 3337

Re: HALP! I have forgotten how to surf the internet

It's kinda sad how the little sites have been swallowed up by things like wikipedia. On the other hand having that amount of information at your fingertips is really brilliant, remember trawling for things on the internet when all you could find was a page about a woman's cats? If you really want li...
by steelmole
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1690101

Re: Today You Learned

I learnt how you spell ceilidh. Bloody hell, that knocked me for six, kinda like the epitome incident.
by steelmole
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Desert Island-What to bring?
Replies: 67
Views: 7483

Re: Desert Island-What to bring?

Definitely a sturdy knife. Gonna help you out in building a shelter, starting a fire, staying alive (or not). You could make some squirrel type snares from the string for a bit of meat. Of course all this survival seems a bit pointless if you can get rescued, so I'd just take some lube.
by steelmole
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8923974

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

benjhuey wrote:
kriel wrote:Ew... how the hell do people enjoy coffee...?

How can you not like the taste of hot, liquid dirt in the morning?


I'll take my liquid dirt in tea form thank you very much.
by steelmole
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8923974

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I always wonder how loud my sneezes are. I'm sure other people do. You know when you hear people sneeze and it rocks the room, is it like that? Is it merely loud? or is it quite tame.
by steelmole
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

While Thai boxing does sound interesting I don't think I can handle martial arts again. I used to do Judo regularly, it really did make me very fit but the downside was it ruined my sleep. If I tried to sleep after a session I only got 2 or 3 hours of very broken sleep so I just had to give it up. ...
by steelmole
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

Ok, I got off my arse today and started. I did about 25 minutes on my bike, not quite as long as I would have liked to but I kept the pedals turning fast for the whole time and was at a much faster pace than when I commute. At least I've started, that's the important thing. Try and find yourself a T...
by steelmole
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8923974

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Does anyone else get a tight uncomfortable feeling when they browse the Love, Sex and Relationships board? It's indescribable. Probably means I want a girlfriend. That's a long way from Kansas.
by steelmole
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1373258

Re: Man Thread: BOLLOCKS!

Fat Tony wrote:1st: Make-outage
2nd: Gropage
3rd: Fingerage/Mouthage
Home: w00tage


Locker room: anal.
by steelmole
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 87049

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I'm considering the switch to Dvorak. I get wrist pain when trying to type on QWERTY (I use my index and middle fingers to type mostly. 48wpm at 97% accuracy.) and that's bad for a guitarist. Verrrry baaaad. I saw that little Dvorak - QWERTY switcher up there, and I guess I could pop the keys out o...
by steelmole
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8923974

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I wondered if the news started using SI prefixes more often, for instance after a tragedy you end up with 2 kilodeaths. My downfall would be waiting for a megadeath...
by steelmole
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Furthest Travelled
Replies: 104
Views: 8966

Re: Furthest Travelled

From Nottingham, UK.

North: Scotland properly, not very far north either.
South: Morocco.
East: Italy.
West: California, USA.

I'm not a huge fan of travel, but that doesn't seem bad at all.
by steelmole
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1373258

Re: Man Thread: BOLLOCKS!

Fat Tony wrote:Sticking your hand in your pants for comfort is different than holding your balls.


Which kind of pants do you mean? underwear pants or trouser pants?
by steelmole
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 87049

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I learnt dvorak on my second attempt about 6 months ago. I first learnt to type on a qwerty keyboard with typing of the dead, I'm a very secure qwerty typist, for me it's fairly quick and the easiest thing in the world. With dvorak I still have to think about what I'm typing quite a bit, even though...

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