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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135325

Re: cycling

Isn't it bad for muscular development to exercise strenuously for multiple days in a row? Well, at least I've been told repeatedly that you should alternate your days of exercise. Just saying, bike trip sounds like a bad idea considering that. Overtraining syndrome is barely applicable to exercise ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"
Replies: 56
Views: 11968

Re: 0909: "Worst-Case Shopping"

I don't know how it is for depths up to 50m, but I recall from my open water SCUBA training that you wouldn't actually need to find air pockets to inhale on the way up. In fact, you'd be constantly exhaling while gradually ascending, and the air in your lungs would keep expanding so you wouldn't ru...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 45920

Re: The Madness Begins

Oregonaut wrote:User was Branned for this Post.

Americans call it Raisin Bran? My mind is blown.
Spoiler:
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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied kid fights back and wins
Replies: 176
Views: 14165

Re: Bullied kid fights back and wins

Dauric wrote:
zmatt wrote:I'm hoping that the lawsuit gets thrown out and the court sees this for what it is.


From all accounts it's you, me, everyone here, and 99.999% of the internet hoping for that.

Actually, some people, myself included, are laughing the idea of a lawsuit off as nothing more than an internet rumour.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Religious Schools legally allowed to expel gay students
Replies: 27
Views: 2782

Re: Religious Schools legally allowed to expel gay students

Private schools do get a heap of government funding over here. I don't know the exact numbers, how much they get compared to public schools (reliable numbers aren't coming out of Google quickly... just highly politicised pages on both sides), but they do get it. In 2007-08, Victorian government sch...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon pulls out of Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 6484

Re: Amazon pulls out of Texas

In a relatively isolated country like the US, shipping costs (usually from europe or asia) are more prohibitive than sales tax. I'd think you'd know about that, being from Australia. What Zamfir is saying about the EU is necessary because that's a bunch of countries near each other, with lower ship...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon pulls out of Texas
Replies: 47
Views: 6484

Re: Amazon pulls out of Texas

In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its landmark Quill v. North Dakota case that retailers aren't required to collect sales taxes from customers who live in states where the businesses don't have a physical presence, or "nexus." On a related note, am I the only one thinking that sale...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 161261

Re: 0850: World According To Americans

That's the joke, yes. I found it funny. Of course, even the smart Americans apparently think that Finland is part of Scandinavia... :lol: I come here to post that, and find myself beaten by the first to respond to this thread. *sigh* Can I at least have pedant points for noticing the missing close-...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying
Replies: 24
Views: 2371

Re: Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

Vaniver wrote:And, attaching a camera and gps to a bird and letting it fly around is a pretty decent way to get recon utterly epic documentary footage.

Fixed that for you. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-_RHRAzUHM
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 152365

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

TaintedDeity wrote:They look like tentacles... brilliant :D

Meanwhile, I'm more concerned about the appearance of the liquid. :shock:

I'm sure it'll be delicious though. :D
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Bike trig: distance b/w sprockets connected by a chain
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Bike trig: distance b/w sprockets connected by a chain

Having thought about it a bit more, the problem can be simplified by calculating l c in terms of α c instead of l cs . However, it still looks to be unsolvable algebraically (getting α c in terms of l c ). \begin{align} l_c &= 2l_t + c_{cs} + c_{cc} \\ &= 2(r_c-r_s)\tan{\alpha_c} + &...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Bike trig: distance b/w sprockets connected by a chain
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Bike trig: distance b/w sprockets connected by a chain

I'm trying to build an application to perform some various calculations relating to bicycle gearing, and there's one problem I'm stuck on - how to calculate the distance between the rear wheel axle and the crankset/bottom bracket axle for a chain of known length and sprockets of known size. (It is p...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Set and Reps
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Set and Reps

Is there any point of repeating sets in the one session? Yes. Quoting Mark Rippetoe, from Starting Strength 2nd Ed: "Multiple work sets cause the body to adapt to a larger volume of work, which comes in handy when training for sports performance. One school of thought holds that one work set, ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britain increases tuition, met with violent protests
Replies: 148
Views: 10742

Re: Britain increases tuition, met with violent protests

In the UK you generally have one of three choices for paying for Higher Education: ⋅ Have rich parents ⋅ Take out a massive loan ⋅ Get commissioned in HM Forces, in exchange for their sponsorship But, the 2nd option (loan) refers to the SLC, right? In which case, isn't...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 120711

Re: Tea Snobbery

Less corporately, anyone familiar with Twig Tea ? I've tried it a few times at a place near my house, but never seen it for sale anywhere nor heard much about it all. It tastes exactly like it sounds, in my opinion, but in the good kind of grassy way. Yes. You can get it from http://www.specialteas...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 163564

Re: Cocktails

How could it possibly still be a Tom Collins if you're swapped out the gin with sweet tea vodka? That's an alcoholic Arnold Palmer . A John Daly , perhaps? Hehe. Yes, actually. :lol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Daly_(drink) [Edit: Dammit, could have sworn there was no reference to the drink i...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 249368

Re: The Liquor Thread

The Utilitarian wrote:
TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:Some recent spoils of duty free. :D

Is it wrong that a large portion of my looking forward to my next trip to vegas is the duty free trip on the way home for another large bottle of scotch?

Not at all. I'd consider returning home to be the highlight of a trip to Vegas as well. :D
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 249368

Re: The Liquor Thread

Some recent spoils of duty free. :D

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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: That's what a bubble means
Replies: 65
Views: 5216

Re: That's what a bubble means

The Reaper wrote:Humans: A Superior Magpie

Do your magpies hoard gold? Ours just attack people on bicycles.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour Workout
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Parkour Workout

I'm actually interested in parkour, but I need to build up my endurance. How do you work out for that? Do parkour. This is kind of like asking, "I'm actually interested in running/weightlifting/cycling, how do you work out for that?" Parkour is a system of exercise. It is designed to impr...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour
Replies: 111
Views: 22049

Re: Parkour

I went to my first Parkour class yesterday. I swear, I hurt in muscles that I didn't even have two days ago. I'll totally be back next time. Hahah, congrats. Yes, the pain ( DOMS ) is to be expected the first time or two. What city was this in? If Melbourne, keep in mind that classes won't be on th...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 24352

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

There are some birds outside that are peristeronic as shit.

*Sits back and waits for Google indexing bot.*
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781330

Re: Today I Made:

Fondant is actually really easy. I used the recipe here (PDF) , minus the sauce. You just melt together butter and chocolate, whisk together eggs and sugar, then fold the eggs into the chocolate while adding flour. I froze mine before baking, then baked for a little longer, to make sure the centre b...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781330

Re: Today I Made:

Faux-barbecue, faux-American pork ribs. "Faux", because the were chipotle-braised, not barbecued, and were neither cooked in America, cooked by an American, nor cut from the chest of an American. But delicious none the less. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5021534633_0f6d12af9a.jpg 5 m...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 249368

Re: The Liquor Thread

Rittenhouse, hands down. I went to two bars last night and amazingly both of them had Rittenhouse! I like it. It seemed a bit more neutral to me than Bourbon, lacking the distinctive sweet corn taste of that, in the same sense that Irish whiskey could be considered similar to Scotch minus the peat....
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope compares atheists to nazis
Replies: 84
Views: 9160

Re: Pope compares atheists to nazis

As you might imagine, Dawkins had something to say about this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0kFU7IfPM
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour
Replies: 111
Views: 22049

Re: Parkour

I am sorry, maybe the names of said muscles were wrong (that's how we call em in Holland, and I couldn't find their English equivalent), but I think I got their function pretty correct, right? Well, the function is correct in that higher-rep exercise will develop endurance more, while lower rep wil...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour
Replies: 111
Views: 22049

Re: Parkour

So my question is, what should I do? If anyone could help me, I'd be very grateful. Before anyone recommends that I join a parkour group, I live in Cyprus and afaik there's practically nobody here who does it - there is no organised group, as such, and the Facebook group for Cyprus Parkour has abou...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should drivers and passengers in automobiles wear helmets?
Replies: 99
Views: 15417

Re: Should drivers and passengers in automobiles wear helmet

Just an aside, does anyone else think that laws mandating the wearing of helmets/seatbelts don't make any sense whatsoever? I mean even the drug laws pretend to be based in public safety. Somewhat. They're kind of like mandating sunscreen. While I live, helmets are mandatory for cyclists. And they ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 249368

Re: The Liquor Thread

Oh, and regarding Duty Free, you can't. Australia will no longer allow liquids over 100ml to enter the country in hand luggage, even the specially-sealed DF ones. Noooooo, when did that happen? If we can't get cheap hooch, the terrorists have won. :( One more question. Is bourbon more common in Aus...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unfair restroom assignments
Replies: 24
Views: 6309

Re: Unfair restroom assignments

Unisex Thank you! Americans, please observe this word. It means "pertaining to or used by both sexes". "Co-ed" is not a synonym for this word, as it specifically refers to educational facilities that accept students of both sexes. Unless you get your education in a toilet, you s...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Radioactive decay rates not constant
Replies: 42
Views: 6056

Re: Radioactive decay rates not constant

"So, what we're suggesting is that something that can't interact with anything is changing something that can't be changed." Awesome. "Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 249368

Re: The Liquor Thread

So I want to try Rye Whiskey. My parents are in the US at the moment, so I could get them to bring me back a bottle, which is a good option considering that rye is difficult to come by in Australia, and when you can find it it's either going to be Jim Beam or something expensive. The question is, wh...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My chest...
Replies: 11
Views: 4122

Re: My chest...

Barring surgery, (it's too expensive, I don't have the time for recovery, and I don't want to potentially deal with unsightly scars on a botched job) is there anything I can do to reduce the size, or firm them up? I'd like to be back down at about a B cup if I could... Any suggestions? Unfortunatel...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135325

Re: cycling

Sounds like a good plan. Just make sure you check the rear derailer and rear brake adjustment, because the positioning of the gear and the width of the rim's brake surface may not be identical between the two wheels.
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135325

Re: cycling

Short answer: If you've got loose spokes, you'll very likely soon have broken spokes. It's a little counter-intuitive, but the tighter spokes are, the stronger they are. Take it to a shop that build wheels and get it properly tensioned. (Or if you're keen, buy a spoke wrench and learn to tension and...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135325

Re: cycling

My plans were to begin with bi-weekly 100k+ rides (I live right next to a bike path), then once year 12 finishes in a few months, start doing quite a few 2 or 3 day trips, doing 150 k's a day. Then maybe a 5 day trip closer to the date, to check out fitness levels. Any multi day trips I would do th...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 17651

Re: Australian Federal Election 2010

I spent the afternoon handing out HTV cards for the Greens in Epping (in Bennelong). Only got called a watermelon once. :P The Liberal Party were handing out a leaflet which looked like it was from the Greens, but actually tried to convince Greens voters to preference the Liberals. Nice work. (On y...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 17651

Re: Australian Federal Election 2010

webby wrote:(also put a 1 above the line for the Greens in case i epic failed below the line)

Wait... Can you do that? AEC doesn't mention it as either informal or legit... :?

http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_vot ... Senate.htm
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanics
Replies: 59
Views: 10850

Re: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanic

9. (from Mythbusters) Are two identical cars hitting each other head on at 50 mph equivalent to one car hitting a wall at 100 mph? 10. (Mythbusters inspired) Imagine a rigid beam on a pivot (see saw), with a light mass on one end, and nothing on the other. A large mass is dropped from a height h M ...

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