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by Adam Preston
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does Strength matter in your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Does Strength matter in your opinion?

agreed, if it is a street fight by all means I'm not going to play fair, anything to survive right?
by Adam Preston
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would you go blind if you became invisible?
Replies: 65
Views: 22782

Re: Would you go blind if you became invisible?

By invisible you mean the ability for light to pass through you making you transparent, which of course yes you would be blind as no light would be picked up by the eyes.
by Adam Preston
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does Strength matter in your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Does Strength matter in your opinion?

Hmm, good point, it seems that peopl that would be alot heavier may be slower than me? Is this genrally true, that heavier fighters are slower than lighter fighters?
by Adam Preston
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does Strength matter in your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Does Strength matter in your opinion?

So, a descent amount of strength is good, very good is preferabble but, as many other things in life it pays to specialize in other areas is what your are saying? The reason I was thinking this is for example the weight divisions in boxing, they compare fighters pound for pound, but could a lightwei...
by Adam Preston
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does Strength matter in your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Does Strength matter in your opinion?

Hey, I live in an urban area, we aren't very wealthy but we survive, we do have alot of young people crime and drugs and so on. I'm 16 years old and I do kickboxing, I do weight training, exercise daily and have a healthy diet. I'm around 5 ' 9, and around 75kg. I'm simply wondering if I were to get...
by Adam Preston
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

I may start doing some boxing, what type of diet do you think I would have to have to maintain a fit, healthy and strong body in general?
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do we measure half-life instead of just life?
Replies: 62
Views: 14380

Re: Why do we measure half-life instead of just life?

by whole life does it refer to the whole chain of isotopes that it turns into throughout the atomic decay chain?
by Adam Preston
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unfair auction
Replies: 55
Views: 11620

Re: Unfair auction

I guess that could in fact work yes, thinking outside the box ^^
by Adam Preston
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Rising Cost of living in the UK*

Or like many people have suggested that we will have to eat insects to support the large global population.
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Rising Cost of living in the UK*

Couldn't agree more with post above on agricultural system.
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about really really small things...
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: Question about really really small things...

lol well my mind is fried... to wikipedia!
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

I dunno, i feel i'm a bit over weight...
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How practical is a B.S. in Math?
Replies: 20
Views: 7897

Re: How practical is a B.S. in Math?

You know, I feel sorry mate, I may be in the same dilemma, where as you wish to study a subject passionately but it's a matter of finacial security for the future, Einstein once said "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it." Well any subject is beautif...
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about really really small things...
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: Question about really really small things...

Excuse my ignorance if the answer for my question is above, but I must ask, what is a string? I understand quarks but what is a string? I have never heard of it until now. So any knowledge on it will be helpful.
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

Thanks alot for the advice man, I'm pretty sure my body will improve massively with your help. Thank you for the nutritional advice aswell, I may perhaps should add that I am trying to lose weight so I cut down on "fatty" foods, by that I mean chocolate, crisps and general junk food.
by Adam Preston
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Rising Cost of living in the UK*

I would have to question what sort of grass are you smoking?
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Rising Cost of living in the UK*

Even if we were to consider planetary government I believe most Xkcd members should be on it :D, we seem like a sensible bunch...
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

ok so my weight is around 75kg I'm 5" 9 and 16, I do a mostly chest, biceps, triceps and abs work. Mostly everyday I do different exercises. I always do bicep exercise thou.
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another economics puzzler
Replies: 31
Views: 7718

Re: Another economics puzzler

answer to the original question, the guy paid for the knives, like everyone else who buys stuff.
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

If I'm honest I believe I'm not getting enough protein and/or enough sleep.
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Rising Cost of living in the UK*

Sorry, title was misleading but on subject, I do think that yes we may be able to feed our populations with GM crops and so on, and we could take the 2X3 idea onboard, but whether people would accept this I question, in this world everyone is looking out for En Numero (themselves).
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Cleanest Energy
Replies: 42
Views: 7730

Re: The Cleanest Energy

I would say for the bicycle idea, we offer people to become fit for nothing, we allow them to "workout" for free, obviously the benefits for them will be to become fitter, for us we will get electricity. whether we will have a constant stream of people to generate the electricity is doubtf...
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rising Cost of living in the UK*
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Rising Cost of living in the UK*

Hey guys, I'm a 16 year old adolescent growing up in the uk, a stable and developed country yes. But the cost of living is increasing as global food prices rise and petrol prices, my family are an average family, but I can tell we are going to survive but what if this were to continue until no one b...
by Adam Preston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

No i'm not funneling protein into my body, just casual consumption of protein, but thx for the advice.
by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Too much exercise bad for you?

Hey I do quite alot of weight training and muscle development in my home, I do it mostly everyday, but recently I've been feeling quite fatigued and feel that I struggle a bit on my lower weights. Is too much exercise bad for you? I try and rest when I can, I eat a bit of protein so my body can atte...
by Adam Preston
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of my Math Degree
Replies: 21
Views: 4697

Re: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of my Math Degree

This is great advice for me on how to structure myself if I were to go to university for whatever course. I'm sure University will keep me busy, so thank you for making me aware of what I would need to look out for.
by Adam Preston
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repeating decimals represented as fractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2991

Re: Repeating decimals represented as fractions

Thank you very much, I also wish I did well :D.
by Adam Preston
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: sparring
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: sparring

Whenever i get hurt from physical exercise or muscle exhaustion, the best thing I do is eat food with a bit of protein to rebuild the muscle structure and just rest, don't eat fatty food, but eat healthy food and drink water. Always helps me, fruit seems relaxing to eat.
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What if Brazil became a superpower?
Replies: 36
Views: 8089

Re: What if Brazil became a superpower?

The USA should be proud of what they have accompalished with their influencing position of Democracy and military aid. Back to the original topic, I believe that if Brazil were to become a superpower, tensions may arise over perhaps the global share of profit and finance, Brazil may "steal"...
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repeating decimals represented as fractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2991

Re: Repeating decimals represented as fractions

I hope i got this technique correct as I needed to use it in my maths exam.
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 140
Views: 18922

Re: Nuclear Fusion

From what I've heard, scientists were thinking of creating the enviroment as seen on the sun, by that I mean an immense amount of magnetism and of course temperature. The magnetism isn't a problem to achieve, but the real problem is gaining the temperature. The core in fact is millions of degrees ho...
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question on Matter
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Question on Matter

Laws and mathematics are human expressions of observations made from the universe. For example algebra is simply putting a problem in terms where we can deal with it easily. Laws for example such as Avogrado's law which states that 2 samples of ideal gases at the same temperature, pressure and volum...
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: Entropy?

So in layman's terms radioactive material with a short half - life would have a high active bit rate?
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does entropy contradict Evolution?
Replies: 30
Views: 5763

Re: Does entropy contradict Evolution?

I wasn't intending on forming a valid argument, but rather ask Xkcd what their opinions were on the whole thing. This post is purely for my self learning or any one else who is interested in the subject.
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does entropy contradict Evolution?
Replies: 30
Views: 5763

Re: Does entropy contradict Evolution?

When you say isolated system, you mean a system which has no physical contact with matter or energy?
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does entropy contradict Evolution?
Replies: 30
Views: 5763

Does entropy contradict Evolution?

Hey guys, I was wondering as I have discovered what entropy is recently, does entropy contradict the theory of evolution? I have seen another forums, but I thought The Wise Xkcd community could surely pose a better argument? Here's the link to the forum http://forums.philosophyforums.com/threads/doe...
by Adam Preston
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: Entropy?

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out now
by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: Entropy?

ah right, I think I understand Entropy now, Thank you very much Xkcd community.
by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: Entropy?

so entropy is the ability of rearranging the particles and creating the original structure, thus complex structures have low entropy?
by Adam Preston
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy?
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Entropy?

Hey, I'm just a curious guy who's interested in any science, but rather I'm finding it hard to understand the Second law of Thermodynamics, which is I think where entropy increase in a isolated system. My question to the great Xkcd community is what is Entropy? I couldn't salvage much from the wikip...

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