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by spudtheimpaler
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What are you working on?
Replies: 45
Views: 4587

Re: What are you working on?

Without trying to sound like a dick (though failing I'm sure) I code 8 hours a day at work, and when I stop I generally do something that involves other people or the great outdoors. The work is dull, I'd rather have fun stuff to code and have done in the past, but in the height of German summer, co...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: Keyboard

Carnildo wrote:I'm using a Microsoft Natural: the one that simply warps the keyboard, not the one that re-arranges the arrow keys.

I had that one for a while as well, and whilst I've no qualms with people trying something new, it didn't work, and that keyboard didn't last.
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Headbands
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Headbands

Can't you just take a small towel?
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: Keyboard

The learning curve (hehe) for the M$ ergo 4000 keyboard is steep, but I swear by it. I already ranted about it in the thread about ideal keyboards, however, so wont bore you with details.

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by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5856

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

which is empirical, no one knows for sure if it helps or not, but it helped me not be hungry all the time if nothing else It does help. Ha... I agree, but our opinions aside, I think it has come up a couple of times in the forum and no one has yet, IIRC, come up with any scientific evidence or stud...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Ashes, 3rd Test: Edgbaston
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: The Ashes, 3rd Test: Edgbaston

This forum was the closest that i could find to a sports forum on this site! So I feel that the big question is not who'll win or lose, but rather: Will there be any play at all? I used to work in a pub in Brum and last time the ashes was at edgbaston we had these aussie guys come in every night ca...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5856

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

The thing about diets and why they fail is because of the mentality of, "I'm going on this diet to lose x pounds and/or look better. Once I achieve my desired results Ill quit the diet and keep the results." People go back to eating and living how they were before the diet and the weight ...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: About C++/C and Java
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: About C++/C and Java

Someone shoot me, please. ...Why are you being shot? =/ If i did something wrong can you please explain what it was. You should probably do a search for questions like these, I feel that other people have done a better job explaining in the past. He phrased it a little nicer than I did, but then hi...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 190094

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Allrighty, I've decided to change my focus / bent here a little bit, and this is going to be reflected in the Great xkcd FatBet. My weight has fluctuated, and is back up again, so all in all I've only lost something like 3 lbs over the past 2.5 months. This might seem to be a bad thing, but some ot...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Regular expressions: the dataset
Replies: 16
Views: 1732

Re: Regular expressions: the dataset

Yes, real (DSL) parser generators/combinators are much better than regexes in most situations, provided you have such a parser on hand, of course. The good thing about regexes is that they're easy to use (compared to the potential complexity of context-free grammars), short and fast. However, they'...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: About C++/C and Java
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: About C++/C and Java

Hey, I have a question. In general which programming language do you guys prefer out of C++ or C? Is C++ growing more popular or is C still winning. And as an aside, what do you guys think of Java in relation to C/C++ and the questions above. In addition, are more programs being written in C, C++, ...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [C++] One line for loops.
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: [C++] One line for loops.

Are you currently learning about / Studying optimisation? If so you can pretty safely ignore the below... I tend to work on the assumption that the compiler is smarter than me. (Java professionally, don't be a hater...) This basically means that coding to the norm means not only do you get the benef...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How should undo/redo be implemented?
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: How should undo/redo be implemented?

0xBADFEED wrote:Here's another method, look into the Command pattern.
In this model everything that effects the program state is a self-contained command. Each command knows how to undo itself. Store a history of the commands and undo/redo them as needed.


Seconded
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with bash scripting
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: Help with bash scripting

... or if you have seq you can do this: Xmax=10 Ymax=10 for x in $(seq $Xmax) do for y in $(seq $Ymax) do ./runprogram blabla${x}bla${y}.h5 done done or this: Xmin=1 Xmax=10 Ymin=1 Ymax=10 for x in $(seq $Xmin $Xmax) do for y in $(seq $Ymin $Ymax) do ./runprogram blabla${x}bla${y}.h5 done done Lear...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

Hearing that your commute on a bike isn't going to take any longer than your commute on the underground is a pretty good motivator. Thanks a lot :) Will be a while before I get it, but I'll try to update on here too if I get around to it!
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3611

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

joek wrote:Something like beer or cider has a sufficiently high water content that the adverse affects of the alcohol are counteracted.


Something to add to the list of things I wish I didn't know.
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

I use 2007 here at work, but you right click on the axis and choose format axis. It's deffo poosible in earlier versions. Thanks. that did the trick. I went for another ride tonight. This time I went a little slower but rode a longer distance. My knees felt a lot better after tonight than yesterday...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3611

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

Of course if you use any of the online facilities to monitor yoru food (e.g. thedailyplate ), you know pretty acurately how much sodium you're putting into your body... Sorry, I'm a big fan of thinking that by measuring everything, you get a better idea of what you're doing healthwise. I thi...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

What app are you using? I use Microsoft Excel 2002. I use 2007 here at work, but you right click on the axis and choose format axis. It's deffo poosible in earlier versions. Anyway ... I have good news. I got my bike back today, and repairing it cost a pittance (less than I expected, at least). Whe...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

ams wrote:I can't figure out how to limit the Y range to my ideal weight. It either starts at zero, or starts slightly under the lowest data point. In either case, I think you lose a lot of sense of the scale.

What app are you using?
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3611

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

Hobgoblin wrote:
<<<snip>>>

That's probably because pickles are hella delicious.


http://xkcd.com/386/
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

Graphs are an awesome idea. two points a) are you recording yoru weight as well as your eating? then why aren't you using thedailyplate ? which aggregates the info for you and produces the shiny chart? You should be recording what you eat to some degree, imho. b) the graphs are a little more motivat...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 135485

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

What do you mean exactly with balance? As in, do diffrent muscles on different days. Or the amount of crunches vs pushups? More the latter. For most muscle sets in the body, you have two opposing groups. Triceps vs biceps etc. It's often said (says me, after not looking up any sources) that you sho...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 135485

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

Didn't exercise for a week due to knee being annoying. then last night. 5k in 25minutes. 900 crunches in three parts 50 pushups in three parts(that's good for me. shut up :mrgreen: ) I'm not one to judge normally, but seeing as people post here for advancement of health and fitness I want to say th...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Strengthening Wrists
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Strengthening Wrists

have you seen these http://www.powerballs.com/ ? they work and are surprisingly really fun. They work, but they give me tennis elbow quicker than anything else I've encountered in the world evar. I bought one for climbing. Can't argue about them being fun though, and if tennis elbow isn't something...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.
Replies: 44
Views: 6686

Re: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.

once upon a time i used to have one of these, which was a pretty good, if entirely superfluous device. pretty though :)

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powermate

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by spudtheimpaler
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.
Replies: 44
Views: 6686

Re: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.

I actually wet myself a little bit over the Micro$oft ergo 4000 keyboard. I get RSI like symptoms if I type on a standard kb too long but this is by far the most comfy I've ever used. 5 hotkeys, dedicated calc button, scrollwheel and back/forwards buttons (that are so frikkin useful when you bind th...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue May 19, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ITT: Awkward Gym Moments
Replies: 23
Views: 4103

Re: ITT: Awkward Gym Moments

...Someone told me once that trying to pick up women at the gym is generally a bad idea, because they are generally exhausted and sweaty and not really at their most attractive - or something like that, anyway. I have used this excuse for never trying. The eternal battle between what one sex thinks...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu May 14, 2009 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Wanting to develop some muscle (biceps)
Replies: 30
Views: 3771

Re: Wanting to develop some muscle (biceps)

...I think people worry too much about biceps. For most purposes (sport, general fitness etc.), I think chin-ups are enough unless you work your triceps a lot and need to balance them out. I agree, I think you'll be having as much issue with your back muscles holding something out in front of you w...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu May 14, 2009 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Wanting to develop some muscle (biceps)
Replies: 30
Views: 3771

Re: Wanting to develop some muscle (biceps)

If you don't have access to dumbells then anything else would do. Tin of soup? litre of coke? small stool? younger sibling...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue May 12, 2009 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Lunch
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: Lunch

I can also be really lazy - so I'd want something I could throw together very quickly. Do you cook the night before? If so, cook too much and keep the rest for the day after. Live off takeaways? Easy, just order large... Personally I just have a sandwich (easy to make, and you can make them all on ...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon May 11, 2009 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting fit tips for 14 year olds.
Replies: 41
Views: 8264

Re: Getting fit tips for 14 year olds.

I'd talk to a fitness expert before attempting strength training with weights, because it's likely you're still growing, and you could damage your joints. Seems good, I think. But check with a professional that the weight exercises are OK for you, and I again I suggest to go gradually lifting heavy...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon May 11, 2009 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting fit tips for 14 year olds.
Replies: 41
Views: 8264

Re: Getting fit tips for 14 year olds.

Weight-lifting will not help you lose much weight, if at all. Plus, I hear it's not very healthy for teenagers without proper instruction. I would contest that weight lifting will not help you lose weight, the fat you'd lose will greatly outweigh the muscle gained. Not only will it help, but it is ...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu May 07, 2009 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: My Plan

Well, I ditched the planks and situps. Now it's: Sunday - Off Monday - Pushups Tuesday - Off Wednesday - Pushups Thursday - Hockey Training = Interval running Friday - Pushups Saturday - Hockey game = Interval sprinting Plus 10-30 minutes of trying to sit on a unicycle every couple days. Update on ...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed May 06, 2009 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: My Plan

Hrm... I figured that because most of the things are only 10-20 minutes, that I was better off doing one small thing a day. I deliberately spaced things out that hit the same spots (Running is two days apart, plank/situps are separate, pushups have a recovery day each) because when I started pushup...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue May 05, 2009 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: My Plan

Sweet jesus. Rest days. You don't improve your physical fitness by doing exercise, you improve whilst you recover from physical exercise. Personally I think you're doing about twice as much as is reasonable for steady weightloss and fitness improvement. Something like the hundred pressup challenge w...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue May 05, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JDBC Help
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: JDBC Help

Sorry, that wasn't too helpful, I didn't have the time to explain, but I got a couple of minutes to quickly elaborate now... executeQuery does that, its executes a query. Queries retrieve information. You're talking "select info from table" so you're are querying table for info. With inser...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JDBC Help
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: JDBC Help

by spudtheimpaler
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My weight-loss efforts
Replies: 61
Views: 8524

Re: My weight-loss efforts

This week I basically held on to my progress, but didn't really make any more. My weight this morning was 235.2 lbs., and I have a 7-day average of 234.3 lbs. I definitely need to make a conscious effort to start working out. Changing my diet helped me get started, but the progress from that is rea...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How do you stay fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: How do you stay fit?

That definitely sounds interesting to me... one of the main reasons I haven't gotten into climbing since the opened the wall on campus is because I don't feel like dealing with all the ropes and stuff... I could really use an upper body strength workout, since pretty much all my exercise is running...

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