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by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 40280

Re: Slurs

Reminds me a bit of teenage humour. I take it you just grabbed some random joke as an example, but I seriously don't know any better ones. Yep, exactly. That was meant as an example, not meant to be funny. I actually didn't find that one really amusing, but couldn't really think of anything like th...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Campaign for free sheet music (libre, not gratis)
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Campaign for free sheet music (libre, not gratis)

You now have to apply to the Performing Rights Society to perform anything "except in the course of divine worship." Please explain? (Trying to ascertain what you mean by "anything" and thus the level of absurdity of this requirement.) From the PRS Wikipedia article , it sounds ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weights!
Replies: 49
Views: 8139

Re: Weights!

On mixed grip: I don't think you should use it unless you have to, because you're significantly lessening a component of the exercise. (Grip strength, specifically.) If you're doing several warm-up sets building up to one maximal set, I'd recommend using an even grip on the warm-up sets, so that you...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 40280

Re: Slurs

Number Eight, Here's why I have a problem with your position. (In light of your second edit, I'm going to try to keep any criticism as objective as possible, so please don't take this as an attack.) Why is it that everybody's so damn aggressive about defending insulting language? You're asking them ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20583

Re: I'm getting married...

Here's a calorific requirements calculator.

http://walking.about.com/cs/calories/l/blcalcalc.htm

I have no idea how accurate it is though...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 10884

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

|Erasmus| wrote:That sounds awesome. I really like the use of sax especially in prog.

Have a listen to "Another Day" by Dream Theater, if you haven't already. :D
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Inside Out Weight Loss
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: Inside Out Weight Loss

About starving to "make up" for a binge: The rational part of me knows it doesn't work that way, but binges are very stressful situations to me (they usually bring on something akin to an anxiety attack), so my response is not very rational. Hmmm... In that case, is it possible to sort of...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

shocklocks wrote:He was defending himself and saving the OP from the opinions which differed from mine being posted in the thread.


Fixed. :P
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 10884

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

Some of my favorite bands have been many of the "classic prog-rock" type. Mostly Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, etc... [...] When I talked to my friends they recommended Porcupine Tree which I've been really digging so far. Go out, right now, and buy Porcupine Tree's "Stars ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Inside Out Weight Loss
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: Inside Out Weight Loss

I eat uncontrollably, then I starve myself to make up for it Holy shit, is this not setting off alarm bells for anyone else? Bianca, what you are describing is an eating disorder. You need to get out of this ridiculous mindset that your bodyweight is directly controlled by the amount of food that y...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146487

Re: Tea Snobbery

I have some loose-leaf, but mostly bag as I don't have a real teapot at the moment. When I'm at work, I use an in-mug tea infuser, which works quite well. You could try that. http://www.nbtea.co.uk/acatalog/ac01.jpg I'd avoid getting rooibos mixed with anything--the fruit and other things they add ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380431

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

@Meowgan: Thanks! I'd have suggested that I'd have probably met them if you were from Melbourne, but a few clicks of cyber-stalking indicates that you're not. :P (Also, binary heart knitting = awesome.) @ACU-LP: Shut up man, we don't want them realising that until at least phase 3 of the plan! 8) Al...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 146487

Re: Tea Snobbery

O wise xkcdians, I ask for advice on this topic: reusing tea bags. (Yeah, I'm cheap, but tea is an indulgence for me.) That's some serious necromancy there. :D As has been mentioned, using the same leaves of green (or oolong) tea for multiple (2-5) infusions is very common, with higher quality leav...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380431

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Dave. In a flagrant disregard for procedure, I'm going to post in this thread after having made 7 previous forum posts! :shock: I've been reading xkcd for a while now, and very occasionally glancing at the forums. See my first post if you want to know why I finally decided to sign up. I'm 26...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

For someone looking to increase their cardiovascular health, they're a perfectly acceptable approach. Perhaps, but who's looking to improve their cardiovascular health, and why? The OP has said that they're interested in getting better at running. (Also, I don't regard cardiovascular fitness that i...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour
Replies: 111
Views: 23804

Re: Parkour

THIS. I have never done a single unaided pull-up. I just can't seem to lift my own body weight from a hanging position. Does anyone know of some exercises I can do to work on this? A few options I can think of are: 1. Bodyweight rows aka rack chin-ups . Try to make the angle of your body more and m...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

As has already been said that isn't true in the slightest. It's also been said that the moon landing was faked, that doesn't necessarily make it true. :wink: In terms of getting better at running yes they're of little benefit, so's a barbell. Do you also believe they're essentially no benefit too? ...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

Treadmills are significantly better than running outside for a number of different reasons that include shock absorption, built in pacing, heart monitors, etc. A running watch with heart rate monitor is significantly cheaper than a treadmill, and provides pacing (assuming you know how far you're ru...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Learning to handstand
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Learning to handstand

I disagree. I find looking between the hands helps with balance, similarly to how it's easier to stand on your feet while looking at the ground than it is while looking up at the sky. (Not that either should be difficult!) I look up with my eyes as much as I can, and tilt my head at little as necess...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 10516

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

I'm amazed no one has posted this yet, but for recipes, I'd like to see anything that can beat this: http://humus101.com/EN/2006/10/14/hummus-recipe/ Also, try hummus on toast, topped with a couple of poached eggs, and then sprinkled with a generous amount of good quality duqqa (if you can find or m...
by TheSkyMovesSideways
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How far of a fall.
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: How far of a fall.

Hi everyone, this is my first post on the fora. I've been meaning to sign up for a while, and on one of my extremely rare glances through here I found this thread, which promped me to finally join. I should warn you all now that I wouldn't have felt compelled to join if I just wanted to agree with e...

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