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by psyck0
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays
Replies: 34
Views: 4304

Re: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays

They are no longer going to kill gay folks. They are just going to imprison them for life.

Also, to those of you yelling CONSPIRACY THEORY, here is an article in the New York Times about US involvement causing this.

Fucking religion.
by psyck0
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Dumbs Down Health Ins. Bill
Replies: 64
Views: 4816

Re: Obama Dumbs Down Health Ins. Bill

When will he learn to stop compromising with idiots?
by psyck0
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6665

Re: Sleep

"Some" DRASTICALLY overestimates the number of people who can function optimally on 5 hours of sleep.

Maybe most people are at 85% or so. I sure as hell don't like scoring 85% on tests.
by psyck0
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6665

Re: Sleep

Unfortunately, science(!) disagrees with you. 5 hours is not even close to enough for most people.
by psyck0
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan
Replies: 25
Views: 2597

Re: The Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan

I thought Turkey for a while, at least?
by psyck0
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan
Replies: 25
Views: 2597

Re: The Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan

About bloody time someone realised this.
by psyck0
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: post-SS workout
Replies: 21
Views: 3598

Re: post-SS workout

Cutting is all about diet. It has very little to do with what you lift. If you're doing a real cut your strength probably won't be increasing (or not increasing fast) so you just want to keep doing to the gym and doing max strength work and some cardio. Losing the fat is 90% diet, though, so there r...
by psyck0
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Me getting fit, take 2
Replies: 23
Views: 5092

Re: Me getting fit, take 2

I would go with more often for consistent amounts. That way you can adjust your calorie consumption to a regular level, instead of changing it to account for all the days you are going/not going. You want to maintain a steady 300-500 calorie deficit every day.
by psyck0
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: post-SS workout
Replies: 21
Views: 3598

Re: post-SS workout

For cutting, I think you're supposed to do fewer reps at higher weights to best maintain muscle mass. Am I right?
by psyck0
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court
Replies: 199
Views: 14680

Re: Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court

How the fuck can interpreting the law NOT be a political manner? Especially when the "law" you are interpreting is the American constitution, which contains no overt mentions to abortion or gay marriage, leaving ONLY the option to interpret ? And doubly especially when the American consti...
by psyck0
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court
Replies: 199
Views: 14680

Re: Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court

How the fuck can interpreting the law NOT be a political manner? Especially when the "law" you are interpreting is the American constitution, which contains no overt mentions to abortion or gay marriage, leaving ONLY the option to interpret? And doubly especially when the American constitu...
by psyck0
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM corn Varieties on...
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM corn Varieties on...

I'm surprised we're making GM foods that produce their own pesticides. That does seem risky without a crapton of testing. Expressing new proteins is different from overexpressing existing ones, as most GM foods do. The common pesticide used, BT, is a bacterial toxin that is widely used in organic f...
by psyck0
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM corn Varieties on...
Replies: 26
Views: 2683

Re: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM corn Varieties on...

You misunderstood that, I think. It has RoundUp in it because RoundUp has been sprayed on it, because it is resistant to RoundUp. I'm surprised we're making GM foods that produce their own pesticides. That does seem risky without a crapton of testing. Expressing new proteins is different from overex...
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown
Replies: 184
Views: 12937

Re: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown

Meanwhile our numbers are growing because of our activism. We just sit back and do nothing until our numbers are big enough? Yeah fucking right. People don't join you if you don't let them know you are there.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown
Replies: 184
Views: 12937

Re: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown

Telling people to slow down because they can't do everything at once is a time-honoured tradition of bigots everywhere. These bigots like to hide behind the bigotry of other people. As politicians, they say that they can only do baby steps because other people's bigotry prevents them from going too ...
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)
Replies: 41
Views: 7430

Re: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)

Bodybuilding, sure. Powerlifting, no. There's a huge difference.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

Of course it's not independently verified. He could be lying for all I know. It's a personal anecdote that I find humorous, given his position in research into flashbulb memories.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK: Stop and search without suspicion ruled illegal
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: UK: Stop and search without suspicion ruled illegal

England WAS (to my understanding) very liberal in terms of regulating its police forces until recently. Police didn't carry guns as standard issue for a very long time, for example, and police abuses were taken very seriously and punished harshly. I'm not sure when or why it all went to shit, but En...
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 29484

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

I thought you were differentiating between people who were depressed before seeing the movie and people who came out of the movie depressed, and calling the latter stupid. Which is still not really a legitimate reason to make fun of them.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pirate Party panty protest against airport body scanners
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Pirate Party panty protest against airport body scanners

OK, so all you people who don't care about this go on not caring and let the rest of us protest. We would gladly use alternative methods of transportation if there was any fucking competition for us to go to, but since all this bullshit is government-controlled, protesting is all we got.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown
Replies: 184
Views: 12937

Re: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown

I couldn't recall if the inmate was M->F or F->M trans, so I assumed that jackass was using the correct pronouns. Checking now, I was wrong.

Fucking bigot.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 29484

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

I don't give a fuck HOW stupid they are acting, making fun of suicide is out-of-bounds. Period. Exclamation mark.

"People who are just plain fucking stupid" is where you called them stupid, by the way.
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

gmalivuk wrote:
psyck0 wrote:He believed that for decades.

Was this also independently verified, or does he merely "remember" having believed that for decades?

I assume that was a joke (ha, ha, rather clever).
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 29484

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

I would not be offended by a survivor making jokes about their own suicide attempts, or even if they never attempted, making fun of their suicidal ideation. It's a coping mechanism- making fun of misfortune. Jokes about anyone else, or by someone who has never been in that position, however, are ext...
by psyck0
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown
Replies: 184
Views: 12937

Re: Transgender inmate removed from lockdown

OK, first, I really doubt saying you are female inside will get you a lighter sentence. The judge will just look at you like you're crazy because it is completely fucking irrelevant. The convict wouldn't go to a female prison unless they had some way of backing up their claim, like being an out tran...
by psyck0
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: People suicidal after watching Avatar
Replies: 215
Views: 29484

Re: People suicidal after watching Avatar

Just what we need, another bigot who doesn't understand mental illness and yet decides to make jokes about people killing themselves.
by psyck0
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

Even very basic memories can be wrong. Weaver says he remembers hearing about Pearl Harbour on the radio as an announcement that interrupted a baseball broadcast he was listening to. He believed that for decades. Then he realised that Pearl Harbour was in December and no baseball was being played at...
by psyck0
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: American Kids, You So Crazy!
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: American Kids, You So Crazy!

We didn't 'stop' doing psychoanalysis until into the 80s (we still do it, it's just a miniscule portion of total therapy). Psychoanalysis is about as effective as throwing a bucket of water at you and saying snap out of it. Comparing statistics today from statistics before then is therefore complete...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6665

Re: Sleep

Since you were asking about resetting your sleep schedule, the best way I know is to pull an all-nighter, then go to bed around 9-10 pm the next day. It's hard to get to sleep earlier than you are used to. If you don't want to try it, start getting in bed at 11 every night. Try to get plenty of exer...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

There is a fantastic study about flashbulb memories that you should read: Weaver, C.A., III. (1993). Do you need a “flash” to form a flashbulb memory? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 122, 39–46. He was having his psych 100 class do a memory test experiment thing by chance on the day the...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pirate Party panty protest against airport body scanners
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Pirate Party panty protest against airport body scanners

[u] passengers can opt to have a full-body pat down instead of being scanned. Yeah, being groped is so awesome. I'm sure the ladies will agree. -_- I am going to insist on a personal search every time I fly to the US, insist on seeing the security manager to complain, and state my displeasure very l...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

Just to clarify: I don't think there are "superhuman abilities" hiding underneath ordinary consciousness, just that we do notice and record more than we're usually aware of. In the article I linked to, the author went from stick-figure drawings of a cat to detailed sketches with facial ex...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's latest tool for poisoning American kids: Cadmium
Replies: 41
Views: 4292

Re: China's latest tool for poisoning American kids: Cadmium

I'm sure it was accidental. I was being snarky. Attributing this to chinese as a whole, as an act of chemical warfare, is racist*. The blame lies solely on the corporations and government <<<1% of the population. *racist isn't the best word but I couldn't think of another one that fit "offensiv...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do weights build strength >/= bodyweight resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: Do weights build strength >/= bodyweight resistance?

Some bodyweight workouts can build massive strength, particularly in your core. Still, if you want to put on mass (that is to say, muscle), freeweights will be several times as effective. There is just no way to get huge on bodyweight alone- you can't get the kind of resistance that you can with fre...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

There's some evidence that we do record everything but don't usually recall most of it. I just spent a couple of minutes searching for a reference to a documentary I once saw, but came up empty. It interviewed a young autistic woman who, when her mother gave her the past year's calendar, filled in ...
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's latest tool for poisoning American kids: Cadmium
Replies: 41
Views: 4292

Re: China's latest tool for poisoning American kids: Cadmium

Goplat, did you mean to be racist, or did it just come out that way?
by psyck0
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6665

Re: Sleep

Every study I know says >95% of the population performs optimally on a minimum of 7-9 hours of sleep. You can adapt to less, and you can perform well with less, but to be at your peak you almost certainly need 7-9 hours per night. That's why I laugh at all my friends in university who regularly pull...
by psyck0
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Brain= ???? Bytes
Replies: 74
Views: 8018

Re: Brain= ???? Bytes

3) Memory is HOLOGRAPHIC. This is the kicker, and I don't fully understand it. The basic idea is that each memory is added to each other memory by adding the activation patterns using matrix algebra, with the net result of a single activation pattern that represents all of our memories. Because of ...
by psyck0
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 136053

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

I was on my last set of squats, and I decided to go for it. Same weight, same reps. Second last rep, I fall onto my knees and dislocate both of them. That's what I get for going down so low & setting the pins low too. :3 But the "I did good" part about this is that I at least tried to...
by psyck0
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Me getting fit, take 2
Replies: 23
Views: 5092

Re: Me getting fit, take 2

If you NEED daily weigh-ins for motivation, OK, but they aren't very useful. You can retain 5 pounds of water weight, and if drink during the night one day and not the next, that'll be an illusory loss (or gain). Weekly is the MINiMUM that you can track with any meaning. Weekly menus are good. Stick...

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