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by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help name my child!
Replies: 83
Views: 12374

Re: Help name my child!

I think a great, gender-neutral first name would be: Doctor Snirsnaffensniggle, the Third If that's not quite distinguished enough then how about Generic Geritol (although you might face some sort of trademark issue with this one, but it'd be worth it) Palatine Euglena You could always go the Johnny...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate
Replies: 13
Views: 3368

Re: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate

We flash a "you really should upgrade" message to anyone that hits our site using IE 6 (and I think 7). The site still works well and we don't do anything crazy... but your experience isn't optimal. We also take pains to support screen readers and provide adequate ARIA markup (because we o...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate
Replies: 13
Views: 3368

Re: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate

So, an electronics shop probably gets less than the average # of IE 7 users. They looked at their logs and realized that IE 7 probably makes up < 2% of their sales. They spend a couple hours adding a feature to their site to add in a fake usage tax and immediately reap a large amount of Internet buz...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49358

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

"A couple three" Haha, Michigan has (along with Minnesota) the largest concentration of Finns in America, and this is obviously a translation from "pari kolme" which is AFAIK unique to Finnish and translates to "couple three". Nice, today I learned something. And, to g...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49358

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple (as a unit of quantity) = 2. Source: My grandpa always got malted milk balls that came two in a pack. He called them 'couples'. Example usage: "Go get us each a couple for a snack." A couple minutes (as a measure of time, normal) = generally about five minutes and not usually more...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 15335

Re: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?

(give me the name of your great, great, great grandfather on either side of you think I'm wrong). I don't think you're wrong... but my wife and I do have our family trees back quite a ways. I think someone must have played a Tolkien joke on her side though, a good chunk of names on her grandma's si...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974137

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Re: getters and setters (in general) I'm a bit mixed on this pattern. Besides slowing the code down (especially in an obtuse language like php), a lot of the supposed time-saving you do by using accessor methods typically seem to be dwarfed by the time taken adding them to the stuff that is never g...
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7111.7 + 1 + 3.1 + 5.5 = 7121.3
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: curious about historical (college) student wages
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: curious about historical (college) student wages

Only counting the years I was in university... and it's hazy (I'm old). Also, starting from age 12 through my junior year in college (age 19), my dad and I had a weekly paper route (it was a driving route, we delivered 700 papers). Took us about 3-4 hours a week and I think we split $110 every two w...
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 15335

Re: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?

I was born in '77... so, I do remember some of the 80's. I'm sure a large part of my childhood view of the world was shaped from growing up on a military base, but I was acutely aware of the signage for fallout shelters when out and about (fairly prominent at the mall). I remember sort of a morbid s...
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7083.7 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 0.5 = 7094.2

(5 miles at 9:30, 0.5 miles a few hours later to see what a 7 minute mile felt like... gah, I don't know how you 6:30 people do it. I'mma throw up now)
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JavaScript Cherry
Replies: 9
Views: 3203

Re: JavaScript Cherry

I'm going to suggest something a little odd. It really depends on what you want to learn, how much you want to learn, and what your focus is. Let's say you really want to do super-cool browser stuff. I'd very much agree with the recommendation for JavaScript the good parts and also jQuery. You can s...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)
Replies: 5
Views: 7577

Re: Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)

Between google maps and a high school track you should be able to have some sort of gauge pace/distance for that distance First off, thanks for all your help! You rock. I do have a 3.8 mile circuit I run outside. I'll try and lop some of it off so I get a better gauge for 5k. Your program is a bit....
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)
Replies: 5
Views: 7577

Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)

So.. I picked C25k back up probably a little over three months ago. Until two weeks ago, I was running a total of 8-9 miles. Two weeks ago, I went to a running clinic. After that clinic, I pretty much successfully transitioned to a mid-foot strike and also moved from a cross-trainer shoe with a 6mm ...
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7059.2 + 5.5 = 7064.7
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!
Replies: 116
Views: 83729

Re: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!

Maybe just your age bracket was small at the 5k you're headed to? 15:50 is a respectable 5k time (assuming there's nothing to run for aside from your pride/ego) so long as you aren't talking about NCAA Division I. Combination of things I think. Last year's overall winner for another local 5k that r...
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!
Replies: 116
Views: 83729

Re: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!

But isn't treadmill running much more boring? I would much rather be outside where there is at least scenery. It feels like you are running for a lot longer on a treadmill too. Even when you are watching a movie or something at the gym, I don't really enjoy it fully because i'm tired because of the...
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking to improve my over all health, want to feel better
Replies: 10
Views: 8702

Re: Looking to improve my over all health, want to feel bett

I hear that vegetables these days don't provide many vitamins, should I be going organic? Yes, in crops studied, the nutrient value is declining . According to the end of the article older, heirloom varieties will provide more nutritional value, followed by organic. For mental clarity: http://www.l...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Izawwlgood wrote:Dropping 100th place. For serious.


But I worked hard for that .02!

Ok, I'll make it up this evening.

7046.4 + 3.6 = 7050
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

So, 70% of the way there. What are we going to do next? Run 20,000 miles? Oooh, run every mile we've ran so far but in reverse! (so back on holiday with you) 7017 + 2.42 + 4 + 2.5 + 2 + .5 = 7028.42 Running my first 5k at the end of the month so time to get serious (doing tempo and interval runs 2x...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6961.7 + 3.7 + 2 + 3 + 3 = 6973.4

This is my first 20+ mile week so I'm pretty psyched. My time, over 3 miles, is getting much better too. Still not very competitive, but I'm down to a 9 minute mile...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Need to keep track of what I'm eating
Replies: 9
Views: 7168

Re: Need to keep track of what I'm eating

http://myfitnesspal.com http://loseit.com http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/ All three of these are really good for measuring caloric intake. Get a kitchen scale and measure everything that doesn't come in a pre-measured portion. Do this until you can look at a piece of steak and approximately...
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6942.5 + 3 + 3.5 = 6949
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6822.7 + 3.3 = 6826
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 160240

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

I need to get back on my bike. I don't know why I've ignored it for so long. You need some I-45 singing the Bike Song (the remix with Cult Ceavers of course) to get you back in the mood! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMyHnK_Sj-U Audio does contain swearing The original if you want it a little more...
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 160240

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Errands today

2051.5 + 8.5 = 2060
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 42812

Re: Was I too harsh?

I'm not sure about the 20 hours though. That seems like a lot! I have a family, two kids. I am 26. I try to read and work on new things as much as I can, but I am certainly not a "20%"er. I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen a *nix shell, I use Internet Explorer... [...] ...
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 160240

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

1969 + 8 = 1977

Couple errands around town.
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 42812

Re: Was I too harsh?

Ben-oni wrote:though the 20% are more likely to either be in or progress into the higher side of those curves.


Hmm, sounds like we're heading to the 1% vs 99%
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 42812

Re: Was I too harsh?

for what it's worth, or not worth, I hung up on a phone interviewer who started asking for trivial CS algorithms. In his case, I believe it was something like identifying where two linked lists with a common trunk diverged. Interviews like this may be useful and if they're useful to you in growing ...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 42812

Re: Was I too harsh?

for what it's worth, or not worth, I hung up on a phone interviewer who started asking for trivial CS algorithms. In his case, I believe it was something like identifying where two linked lists with a common trunk diverged. Interviews like this may be useful and if they're useful to you in growing y...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New York Mayor wants to ban fountain sodas over 16oz
Replies: 315
Views: 31540

Re: New York Mayor wants to ban fountain sodas over 16oz

As much shit as HFCS gets (and I'm not sure there is anything showing it is significantly worse than sucrose) http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/ The first study showed that male rats given water sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup in addition to a standard diet of rat chow...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6788.7 + 4 = 6792.7
by webzter_again
Thu May 31, 2012 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6779.7 + 2.8 = 6782.5
by webzter_again
Wed May 30, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 172547

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1205 + 15 = 1220

in sets :(
by webzter_again
Tue May 29, 2012 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Awesome way to make root beer floats
Replies: 28
Views: 9822

Re: Awesome way to make root beer floats

Das, root beer + creamer sounds a lot like an egg cream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_cream). While not a float, I'd certainly be willing to try it.
by webzter_again
Tue May 29, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overeating != Weightgain?
Replies: 25
Views: 16208

Re: Overeating != Weightgain?

I spent high school living on protein shakes and consuming about 1,5000 calories a day and I only went from overweight to obese. If it was a pure protein shake, your container probably says "this should not be consumed as a meal substitute" somewhere on the packaging. My guess is that pro...
by webzter_again
Tue May 29, 2012 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

c25k is going along well. I'm using it as interval training with a faster pace now and doing a < 10 minute mile for 2 mile runs and an 11 minute mile for longer runs. Here's my mileage for the week: 6757.5 + 1.2 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 1* = 6773.7 *I hurt something tonight and I have a running cli...
by webzter_again
Sun May 27, 2012 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 160240

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Visiting the folks this weekend. Took dad's Kestrel Talon out twice. Oh, and I'm using my bike for errands to the stores at home.

Adding in my mileage from this week:
1763 + 13 + 3 + 30 + 16 = 1825
by webzter_again
Sun May 27, 2012 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310065

Re: Run 10,000 miles

moving to end; was my first post so it wasn't approved until well after others had logged miles.

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