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by Team503
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 400178

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I must say that I adore this fic, and it really got me thinking about rationality in ways I hadn't before. Which is, honestly, at all.
by Team503
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Battery Not Recognized on Dell Inspiron 1501
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Re: Battery Not Recognized on Dell Inspiron 1501

Drain the battery completely, then update your BIOS to the latest version.
by Team503
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Yet another progress thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Re: Yet another progress thread

Nuts are a good snack food. You should really add 2 eggs to your breakfast, as well, for the protein. You need it when you wake up. (I am such a hypocrite here, I hate eggs :P) I do not like eggs very much either :-(. Actually, I am mildly allergic to them, or so I was told. Is there any reasonable...
by Team503
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

I was referring mostly to the force and speed of his "striking", which I used to signify kicks and... fist strikes? Is there an English word for that? Anyway, just clarifying. You are not wrong, certainly; I am not saying that a person who rules at TKD sparring will invariably win against...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

Hi everyone; I've got a hygiene/health question (Warning: it's kind of icky because it involves feet). I spar/practice barefoot (the better to feel the floor, and also because I'm too cheap to buy shoes). Over the last 6 months I've developed thicker-than-usual calluses on my feet, especially under...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Avoiding day-after soreness/stiffness
Replies: 24
Views: 3212

Re: Avoiding day-after soreness/stiffness

Soreness is because you haven't been exercising. Keep exercising, don't complain, and it will go away, and you will stop getting sore in probably 2-3 weeks. Everyone gets it and everyone deals with it. Harsh, much? The OP is just looking for advice and doesn't sound whiny in the least. There's a wa...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Healthy Diet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Healthy Diet?

Doesn't matter what age he is, weightlifting is perfectly safe as long as he does it properly, exactly the same as anyone else. I still wouldn't advocate too much physical activity until the diet is sorted, though. While I would tend to agree with you, I feel that an untrained lifter given free acc...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Healthy Diet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Healthy Diet?

I'm not sure about wieght lifting, but I am attempting to get up half an hour earlier and go for a run around the block each morning (it's a fairly large block). I can't quite run the whole thing yet, but I'm slowly improving. On top of that, I also do the same block most nights from now on, with t...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93108
Views: 7161253

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

Just because, well...

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by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Belly/Leg Fat
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Belly/Leg Fat

I tend to agree with jbn, but here's a few suggestions for indoor cardio that requires little or no equipment: Jumprope Step-ups (just a plastic step and dumbells to hold) Jog in place (in front of the TV!), holding heavy things - try big books if you don't have weights. Jumping jacks! Jog up and do...
by Team503
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3325

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

Also I'm not sure how Yoga is going to help with weight loss. IMO it's a bunch of mysticism and BS. Oh my I almost missed that! Have you ever actually tried yoga? The amount of exercise is dependent on what type of yoga and how intensely you do it. I've been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over year. ...
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20347

Re: I'm getting married...

It's never all ruined. You do, however, need to focus on being more consistent with eating! A bagel a day is not nearly enough food, hot cocoa or not.
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Healthy Diet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

Re: Healthy Diet?

First off, you need to see a professional therapist if you have an eating disorder. Period. Eating disorders are psychological, and need to be treated appropriately. This should be your number one priority, NO MATTER WHAT. Tell your parents; have a talk with them, explain what's going on, and that y...
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8355

Re: My weight-loss efforts

Do you own a bike? If not would you be able to afford to rent an eliptical or rower? 3 good cardio options that won't hurt your knees as much. It'd be a good idea to get a gym membership when you can though, strengh training with a barbell is one of the few types of exercise where having a bit of e...
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight loss and such
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Weight loss and such

While better shoes aren't required, I would highly recommend them. I hated running with my daily wear Adidas tennis shoes. Once I purchase actual running shoes, it changed my world - I like to run now.
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weird lent challenge - 4kg in 40 days!
Replies: 32
Views: 3462

Re: Weird lent challenge - 4kg in 40 days!

Red meat is high in iron, no? It's healthy in that regard. It does have iron, but also happens to be very much not a lean meat. There are other options for iron that are leaner. And I'm not giving it up entirely, just for Lent. After Lent my plans involve a very large, large pot roast or buffalo bu...
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

I would claim that the pants are also a very much valid reason to practice aikido. Any occasion which warrants those pants is a good occasion. Fun and fitness seem to me the generally best reasons for practicing martial arts. I tend to appreciate the way it makes me focus in my daily life as well, ...
by Team503
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20347

Re: I'm getting married...

Shocklocks, you're probably right? I'm going to make an appointment with another nutritionist soon. I think the first one just *didn't believe me* that I was already eating sensibly (and not very much to begin with!) and working out on a regular basis. I encounter this problem a lot. People go on t...
by Team503
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

I'm not training at the moment, but as soon as I'm free of high school I'm planning to start training in aikido again. I'm trying to find a place without a grading system, but it's not that important. I would choose a martial art that is better experimentally verified. In what manner? If you mean a...
by Team503
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4358

Re: weight loss study

The primary problem of what you're saying (it doesn't matter what, just eat less) is that it's just plain wrong. I promise you that if you and I both eat 2,000 calories a day and don't exercise, and mine is beans, rice, veggies, and soy proteins, and yours 100% fried meat and beer, I will be health...
by Team503
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Five weeks to get in shape.
Replies: 39
Views: 5020

Re: Five weeks to get in shape.

*smiles softly*

Believe what you will, my metallic angry friend.
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

MT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbjChQ__rWA TKD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5MKDnYS8f0 Barring the front foot/back foot difference, to me, those kicks look the same. Both fighters are lifting the striking leg, leaning back to counterbalance, keeping their hands up in a guard, and throwing t...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4358

Re: weight loss study

The study is based on a series flawed premises: 1. The study only observed the obese. 2. The study included multiple variables - diet and exercise. 3. The study included no control group. The participants could have easily lost the weight - an average of 10lbs total weight loss over two years (!) -...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

The comparison of the two roundhouse kicks, MT and TKD, was interesting. Especially since I don't share your view of the comparison. In Muay Thai (which I'm familiar with as I practice it) it's clearly visible that the rotation of the hip drives the kick making for a rather heavy kick with a lot of...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Five weeks to get in shape.
Replies: 39
Views: 5020

Re: Five weeks to get in shape.

You may be efficient, droid, but the Force is my ally. And a powerful ally, it is.
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4358

Re: weight loss study

The study is based on a series flawed premises: 1. The study only observed the obese. 2. The study included multiple variables - diet and exercise. 3. The study included no control group. The participants could have easily lost the weight - an average of 10lbs total weight loss over two years (!) - ...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

this: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/met/drink.html Not recommended. Really not recommended. If you consume enough of that stuff to replace a 2000-calorie diet, you'll be overdosing on iron. Keep it up for a few months, and you can add hypervitaminosis A to your problems. If you've got kidney pr...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 148733

Re: cycling

erm...I did most of the organising/planning the night before and forgot the camera :? I can take a picture of the cycle computer/speed/distance measurer thing though, that says 325.77 miles I really need to pick up a bicycle and get on this bandwagon. On a side note, Paranoid__Android, you're quite...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20347

Re: I'm getting married...

As an active vegetarian like you, I really, really, really, REALLY need to point out how important it is that you consult a nutritionist regularly about your diet. Yes, this means you need to go back. Don't have a casual chat - log your food intake and your exercise habits, turn it over to your nutr...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My progress thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7149

Re: My progress thread

Don't worry about putting on a pound. Weight fluctuations of a few pounds are a normal occurrence in the human body. Good job on the reduction of alcohol! That's a tough one - beer is a weak spot for me, too. On the motivation front - remember to stay focused on each individual step, and not let the...
by Team503
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

I doubt there are many, though I'm sure they're out there. Spend some time on YouTube. Or find a Tai Chi Chu'an master to fight - I recommend mine, but you're welcome to pick your own. If you happen to stumble on one, could you post a link? I'm curious about what good Tai Chi looks like in a combat...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

The first clue to me that you're on a bandwagon is that you find the need to coin a term to describe something that has existed for millenia. What you call "aliveness" I call "situational awareness." That, and you use the term to mean two clearly different things - situational a...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The problem here is motivation
Replies: 84
Views: 7997

Re: The problem here is motivation

Yeah, exercise should be the easy part... the diet is going to be hell though. First: almost all the foods I love are bad for me. Second: I have yet to come across something that's good for me that I liked. :/ The healthy choice thing is interesting, though... that would help me out a lot just beca...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Wearing a helmet during alpine activities.
Replies: 67
Views: 6464

Re: Wearing a helmet during alpine activities.

I can appreciate that, and, from what I understand, concussions fall under your "first degree" brain trauma, correct? Concussions specifically were brought up, and I'm not convinced that anyone has sufficiently explained how ski helmets prevent concussions. It would make sense that they'r...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 27689

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

c) TMA schools, again especially in the USA, tend to focus more on children and teens than adults. I agree with the previous two points, but not this. If anything, I've noticed the reverse -- modern, sporty martial arts like taekwondo and judo tend to have a lot of kids, and more 'theoretical' arts...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Inside Out Weight Loss
Replies: 23
Views: 2916

Re: Inside Out Weight Loss

I'm at work, and thus can't listen to the podcast (this office is... picky... about traffic), but I can share a few basic thoughts. I tend to agree with the principle the OP is espousing; all behaviors root in psychological conditions. Addressing the root issue tends to most effectively eliminate th...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: First climbing comp!
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: First climbing comp!

Eat healthy the day before. Get lots of rest, and avoid alcohol or drugs (of any kind). Eat a healthy breakfast that's low on oils and fats - make sure to intake good amounts of protein and carbs to provide energy for the day. Drink lots of liquids, preferably with some kind of electrolyte, during t...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

404: Insufficient information found. I cannot assess your diet without further information. What is your current state of health and fitness? What are you attempting to achieve with this diet? What kind of exercise are you doing? How long do you intend to follow this diet? I presume that you are try...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Should I go dancing?
Replies: 20
Views: 2466

Re: Should I go dancing?

Life's a dance, you learn as you go.... No, that's wrong. Save the last dance... Nope, that's not it, dammit. OH YEAH! I hope yooouu DAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEE! I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger May you never take one single ...
by Team503
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke
Replies: 28
Views: 5282

Re: Gain weight w/o eating crap or going broke

All of the skinny guys in here have fairly bad dietary habits. First off, stop skipping meals. EAT SOME BREAKFAST. Second, stop eating low-fat, lean protein meals. You're trying to GAIN weight, and good muscle development requires a healthy amount of fat intake. Third, try eating five or six smaller...

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