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by the_stabbage
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What road trips would interest you?
Replies: 31
Views: 2761

Re: What road trips would interest you?

Oh man, that is pretty cool! I already wanted to see Lake Baikal because it's so damn deep and contains like, 1/5 of the world's fresh water.
by the_stabbage
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What road trips would interest you?
Replies: 31
Views: 2761

Re: What road trips would interest you?

Being from Canada, there are tons of trips that I would love to do. I definitely want to see James bay . The remoteness of it fascinates me. I was looking around for a huge thread on another forum where some guy posted his pictures. He made it there from somewhere in the Northeast US. At one point h...
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I play guitar and stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Re: I play guitar and stuff

How do you play power chords? Two strings or three? I find them more versatile/faster to play with two strings. There are a lot of variations on the ol' power chord that can make your sound more interesting. -Play them with your middle and pinkie. This way you can move up one fret without shifting y...
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

I found a cool-ass band! Skagos They're from British Columbia, and sound a lot like Wolves In The Throne Room. Although I don't like WITTR :? Environmental themes, basically it's hippie black metal which is strange-sounding until you consider themes of nature (especially "nature is awesome ...
by the_stabbage
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Exercises to help with holding arms above head
Replies: 9
Views: 2985

Re: Exercises to help with holding arms above head

STRETCH! Get to know the muscles in your back as well as your shoulders: lats, traps. Stretching your back will help your arms stay vertical by increasing their range of motion. If the position of keeping your arms vertical is at the edge of your range of motion, your muscles will have a harder time...
by the_stabbage
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178669

Re: What are you listening to?

The official Papua New Guinea song celebrating World Statistics Day.

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/wsd/download ... Jingle.mp3
by the_stabbage
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

I have a question to pose to my fellow metalheads: When did Metal and Nerd merge? When did it become standard procedure to listen to Meshuggah while playing Final Fantasy? To blast Strapping Young Lad on the way to Akon? I, as a lang standing metalhead, did not get this memo. I mean, I guess I fall...
by the_stabbage
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

Agalloch has decent production. Well, maybe not their first, but The Mantle is pretty good. Perhaps I've been listening to too much Darkthrone lately. I love the fuzz, and that their vocalist sounds like he's wasted. I saw a film about Darkthrone and the drummer hadn't bought a new cymbal in 13 years!
by the_stabbage
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

Thanks for the help. Considering I can see movement at the part where the spokes are bent right at the hub, I guess I'm sitting on a broken spoke waiting to happen. I'm riding an old 70's road bike. There's an old 80's road bike I've been raiding for parts (rear derailleur, and front wheel when that...
by the_stabbage
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: Understanding philosophy?

I don't get it. If you're determined by a free agent, you're still determined.
by the_stabbage
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

Those wheels will likely have spokes of 3 different lengths - the front, rear drive-side and rear non-drive-side. Of those, the rear non-drive-side are the most likely to break, as they are by necessity the loosest. It looks like you know a lot about this kind of stuff, so would you mind helping me...
by the_stabbage
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

How will you support yourself on the trips? Living out of a backpack? Carrying panniers?

From what I've read (I've never toured myself), people usually average 100km a day for long trips, if they're loaded with camping gear plus food.
by the_stabbage
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: Understanding philosophy?

Unfortunately what is the most enjoyable isn't necessarily the most accurate. The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus might be a pain to wade through, but it is still essential philosophic reading. For those who don't know, the author of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is Ludwig Wittgenstein. That bo...
by the_stabbage
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: existentialism
Replies: 20
Views: 5285

Re: existentialism

Theist-agnostic existentialist is not a contradiction in terms: Some type of god creates the universe, but leaves man to do what he will. That's actually a lot like Deism, as well. Please correct me, if I am wrong. I didn't say it was a contradiction. Existentialism's main theme is something like &...
by the_stabbage
Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: existentialism
Replies: 20
Views: 5285

Re: existentialism

Besides Kierkegaard, who you could say was also agnostic anyway (theist agnostic) - are there even any theist existentialists?
by the_stabbage
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

Go on the right side. Cars will avoid you.

Plus it's fun going faster than them!
by the_stabbage
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

Dark Angel is the shit.

We are your new Priesthood!

That is all.
by the_stabbage
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

Heh, I'm used to expensive booze (I live in Ontario, which has the world's largest alcohol monopoly). I might have to save up a bit more than I thought to make it to Scandinavia then. England is bloody expensive to the rest of the world, you know. So if you averaged 53 miles a day (like what you did...
by the_stabbage
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

Expensive compared to what? I wanna go to Norway some time, so I can climb a mountain and blast some Black Metal at the summit.

How did you deal with your bikes on the airplane?
by the_stabbage
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: Understanding philosophy?

Which would you place Nietzsche in to? :) Or would you not consider him to be a philosopher? I'd say he falls into this category: 3.) Precision: Kant and Heidegger believed that reality was complex, and that the truth could not really be stated in simple terms. They allowed themselves to be difficu...
by the_stabbage
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: Understanding philosophy?

Now, in connection to your statement in the first post that philosophy or religion may deal in sentences with no connection to reality, I have this to say: words are part of reality, so sentences must be. Even the sentence "colourless green ideas sleep furiously" is part of reality, even ...
by the_stabbage
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Understanding philosophy?
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: Understanding philosophy?

I'm not sure where you live, GoC, but the big chain bookstores in my area carry mostly works of modern Continental philosphy, which is so caught up in terminology as to be incomprehensible. Any fans of Derrida et al. please forgive me, but they are not the easiest works to pick up and understand. Wh...
by the_stabbage
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Econophysics
Replies: 45
Views: 5274

Re: Econophysics

So let me make a big list of concepts that people have misunderstood so far in this thread: -Ideal -Rational and rational agents -Models and the uses for them I wonder if anyone has made an economic model for the unproductive activity economists must do when the general population isn't educated abo...
by the_stabbage
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas does something right for a change?
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Texas does something right for a change?

So why don't they teach self-confidence, self-control and empathy in high school English classes? Turn them into applied ethics courses, in essence. It'll engage more students than "LOOK THE SHARK IN OLD MAN AND THE SEA IS SYMBOLISM GUYS".
by the_stabbage
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: What do you use to shave?
Replies: 74
Views: 8349

Re: Poll: What do you use to shave?

Obsidian blades are still used in some surgery because they can be made sharper than steel. Your choice of shaving equipment sounds sensible to me. That reminds me of the pocketknife I saw online that had a handle made of fossilized mammoth bone . Imagine if they made a straight razor with mammoth ...
by the_stabbage
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary income?
Replies: 40
Views: 4707

Re: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary inco

I am a huge jerk about spending money. I hate doing it. I will easily blow $50 at a time on a shopping trip, but I can't handle triple digits without serious thought first. Damn, that reminds me I might have to take a part-time job in the Fall to be able to buy a winter jacket and boots, both over ...
by the_stabbage
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary income?
Replies: 40
Views: 4707

Re: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary inco

I think I spend my money the exact opposite way than you, OP. Other than that I also transport myself with cheap bicycles, and haven't bought expensive furniture yet: I drink, smoke the odd Cuban, and use recreational drugs. I love buying clothes. I don't play video games so I don't spend money on t...
by the_stabbage
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Advice needed: my workouts
Replies: 13
Views: 3536

Re: Advice needed: my workouts

It's probably a good idea to do some kind of leg exercises. Try leg press machines, they shouldn't hurt your back. Try strengthening your core, too. It might help your back. Planks, sit-ups, leg raises, etc. But if you want more upper-body stuff, here's a tip: If you get stuck on one weight and can'...
by the_stabbage
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 154225

Re: cycling

When I started out, I went from my suburb to the downtown core - a trip of 25 km. This was on a shitty department-store mountain bike. It took me 1 1/2 hours, including breaks for water, rest, and to admire the view. Eventually I got used to it and rode downtown and back for a round trip of 50 km. I...
by the_stabbage
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

demian wrote:And i recently heard "Death Metal" BY Posessed and found it awesome.


If you like that song you'll probably like a lot of similar 80's thrash. Older albums by Celtic Frost and Bathory should hit the spot.
by the_stabbage
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve
Replies: 42
Views: 13276

Re: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve

Gotta love those heävy metäl ümlaüts. Though those are correct usage. They've fallen out of favor with even the pretentious crowd though, as the use of the umlaut to separate the pronunciation of pairs of syllables no longer applies in English. (In French though, you've still got proper nouns like ...
by the_stabbage
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Masters, PhD., and Interdisciplinary Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Masters, PhD., and Interdisciplinary Programs

I'm asking this on this forum because there seems to be a larger than usual stratum of graduate and post-graduate students here. What are interdisciplinary programs like? Specifically, I'm interested in M.A. programs in the Social Sciences, but I would welcome all contributions. I'm interested too i...
by the_stabbage
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve
Replies: 42
Views: 13276

Re: Accents and style in written English: naive vs. naïve

Am I the only person here who writes "café"? I write it café too. Unless I'm writing in "Internet Casual", in which case capitals, quotations, and accents get dropped (but not commas - I friggin' love commas). I also write naïve and résumé. Funny thing is that for the French a r...
by the_stabbage
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363751

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Anyone in Ontario should go to the LCBO and grab some Schneider Hopfen Weisse. It's a wheat beer with extra hops - not extremely bitter though (40 ibu). I love the way the hops balances out the wheat beer's tartness. I'll be looking for more hoppy wheat beers in the future.
by the_stabbage
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 281753

Re: Recommend one artist

Great Lake Swimmers have been gathering quite the reputation here in Canada. But as is the case with a lot of Canadian bands, even ones that have been around for decades, they have been getting little press outside of the true north strong and free. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kr6L22w7H8 Here's ...
by the_stabbage
Mon May 17, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14290

Re: The 50 book challenge

I'm sure I did this in my teenage years. But now that I read philosophy I have to slow down. With certain works, I could spend a year reading and rereading them and not be done.
by the_stabbage
Mon May 03, 2010 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105261

Re: Metal

I think Christopher Lee's also worked with Rhapsody/Rhapsody of Fire/whatever they're called now. But for his solo album he's got a 100 person orchestra! Holy balls! On another note, anyone who likes black metal should like these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeuKwAUtZBs The high-quality vide...
by the_stabbage
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363751

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

TNP isn't even their strongest. After a German brewery beat them, they decided to Sink the Bismark! The only thing I find ridiculous about that is the government official decrying the brewery as "irresponsible." Nobody calls a distiller irresponsible! High alcohol beers have been on the s...
by the_stabbage
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 138283

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

A few posts up I mentioned I did deadlifts at my body weight and squats at 3/4 of my body weight.

I now do them at 135lbs each, for reps of 8-10. This is 10lbs more than my body weight. Pretty good improvement for a month!
by the_stabbage
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Question About Accents
Replies: 9
Views: 1823

Re: Question About Accents

When I moved to North America I dropped my old accent in about six months; my sibling did that in a year. Now we both speak the same accent, with a few odd word choices eg. "boot"/"trunk".

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