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Forum Games / Re: 2017 SGU Forums Deadpool: GAME ON!
« Last post by Morvis13 on Today at 09:16:57 AM »
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There are a bunch of ignoramuses at work. They are convinced you get flu from going out in damp, cold weather. And, of course, the same old "only time I ever got sick was when I got the flu shot" shuck and jive. As a manager, I try to get people to get the flu shot. It's a small manufacturing operation and if we lose a few people for a week with the flu, it'd put a wrench in the works.
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they have segment on why exercise doesn't help you loose weight and imply that its only relatively recently that science has figured this out.

lolwut?
I've literally lost 13lbs in 8 weeks from nothing but exercise (and eating more chocolate and protein)

Unless you dramatically up your exercise its likely your diet that's responsible.  Run(or any other vigorous exercise) for an hour and you burn slightly more calories than you have if you were just awake.  You can make that up with a light snack.  Nobody says don't exercise but if you want to lose wait, its all about the food.  Your results may vary but the math just doesn't work out for the vast majority of people.  Google "exercise and weightloss"  all you get are articles that explain why it won't work.

https://www.vox.com/2018/1/3/16845438/exercise-weight-loss-myth-burn-calories

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If a hypothetical 200-pound man added 60 minutes of medium-intensity running four days per week while keeping his calorie intake the same, and he did this for 30 days, he'd lose five pounds. "If this person decided to increase food intake or relax more to recover from the added exercise, then even less weight would be lost," Hall added. (More on these "compensatory mechanisms" later.)
Point being this has been pretty well known since the 90s. 

Still, there's many more English speakers in England, France and Germany than in Ireland. 



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One of my podcasts mentioned the Eurovision song contest and noted that Ireland had one a bunch.  Irish singers have one 7 times, the most of any countries.  That's crazy, they've only got like 6 million people.  There are at least a half dozen countries with 10x that many people.  Its as if Delaware had one the Miss America competition the most number of times.
I remember in the 90s there was some pressure in the lead up to the eurovision to perhaps not win, due to the expense of hosting for a 3rd year in a row.
There was some belief that perhaps the best song available was not chosen but that could be sore loserness.
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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #653
« Last post by GodSlayer on Today at 08:41:21 AM »
sending the new guy out to pick up some doughnut holes.

aren't those a thing?
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One of my podcasts mentioned the Eurovision song contest and noted that Ireland had one a bunch.  Irish singers have one 7 times, the most of any countries.  That's crazy, they've only got like 6 million people.  There are at least a half dozen countries with 10x that many people.  Its as if Delaware had one the Miss America competition the most number of times. 



since there's some sort of bias for English-speaking songs (which has seen the competition turn to shit in recent years with the rule changes), they should be considered among the favorites to win, since they're among the nations always sure to enter an English-language song, which have won over half the competitions.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by Noisy Rhysling on Today at 08:25:53 AM »
Yeah, the faint-hearted gets a bit overwhelmed there. Patrick's monster will out live him.

I am curious on something with war movies - I really liked Das Boot but not U-571. I have only seen U-571 once and wonder what your thoughts are?

Tempted to start a new thread called "War Movies?"
Someone complained that "U-571" didn't have enough Tom Cruise.  :D ("Mission Impossible: 571")

"Das Boot" was about as realistic as we're going to get in a U-boat movie. Thank Buddha it didn't include smell.

Maybe Genre threads?  "Movie Genre: War Movies". It would separate the sheep from the shepherds, hopefully.

I've seen Das Boot, but so long ago I don't remember much about it. I've put it on my NetFlix queue again.

I liked The Hunt for Red October. Having never been in a submarine except that tourist one that takes you down 100 feet to see the reef fishes, I neither know nor care how realistic or unrealistic it is. (Okay, I am curious, if any of you guys cares to comment, but if it's utterly and completely unrealistic it won't spoil the movie for me.) But my favorite submarine movie at the moment is Down Periscope with Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, and William H. Macy. Probably unrealistic enough that if I actually knew anything about submarines I'd call it fantasy  :D, but a great movie. It's not even ruined by the fact that I cannot dissociate Grammer from Frasier Crane, who I could never stand in Cheers, or Macy from that slimy car salesman in Fargo.
The story is out of whole cloth, but the boat games are good enough, not too many groaners. It's one of my "go-to" movies when I want to have something running in the background. I know when to stop running over pedestrian and pay attention to the TV. The producers got the USN's support by promising to change what needed to be changed. The set designers said that they knew how close they were getting to actual USN consoles and the like by the amount of things they were asked to change on them.  ;)
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they have segment on why exercise doesn't help you loose weight and imply that its only relatively recently that science has figured this out.

lolwut?
I've literally lost 13lbs in 8 weeks from nothing but exercise (and eating more chocolate and protein)
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Podcasts / Re: Ads on podcasts
« Last post by daniel1948 on Today at 08:21:51 AM »
Having only enough space for a limited number of copies was to be expected in an age when information was printed on physical media like paper. Nowadays it's just a matter of licensing. I'm not bothering with any online service that makes me wait 6 months to read a book. I'll just buy the damn thing on Audible.

I check Libby. If I can get the book I read it there. If not, I buy it on Kindle. I'm not going to abandon a free library ebook service just because it only has the book I want once in a blue moon.
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If an object could “jump” from one position to another in the universe - via wormhole or whatever...

...how would this “break time” and what does that mean?

It would break time in that from the point of view of some observers it would arrive before it left. This is patently absurd.

(Assuming you mean that it would get there before a photon could have gotten there. If you mean "jump" in the same sense that a cat can jump into your lap, traveling at normal cat speed, then we have no issues. But in the context of the FTL discussion, an object arriving before a photon is arriving before it left, violating causality. That's what I mean by breaking time.)

(Note, this might be my last post in this thread until I get back from my upcoming trip, as I won't be on line while I'm gone other than to check email.)
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