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by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Don't ask for something easy. If it's easy, it's not worth doing. Ask for something for a beginner. Ok, will edit my post. You are scrawny, so you don't need much cardio. You want to bulk up with some muscle before you start cardio fitness, because doing the reverse makes it much more difficult to ...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Well I never said I wanted to train seriously. I just want something to do in the morning to get me more in shape. To clarify I won't want big shapely arms, I just want muscles that aren't super soft, and I want to make it not so easy to feel my bones. And that's why I made this thread. I really lik...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20423

Re: I'm getting married...

Lets try approaching this from a numerical angle. You're getting married in 240 days. You want to lose 20 pounds. That's a pound every 12 days. A pound of fat is roughly equivalent to is 453 grams of fat which is around 4077 calories. So to reach that goal, every day you'd need to burn 340 calories ...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Ok fine, not just the upper body, but mostly the upper body. By cheap weights I don't mean hacks like that. I can get my parents to buy dumbells, but I don't want anything fancy. However, you are a university student so I don't know why you don't just go to the gym. Because the gym isn't open when I...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I'm getting married...
Replies: 120
Views: 20423

Re: I'm getting married...

Where I grew up, in New York City, the weight of the average person you see walking around on the street is definitely below the American average. I wonder if any studies have been done regarding people who live in urban areas and don't rely on cars for transportation. How many more steps do they ta...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Pushups I can do. How many would you recommend initially and how should I increase the number?

Weights I can do. What type of weights would you recommend? What type of exercises?

Due to living in a dorm I have a short door and I'm not allowed to mount anything to it, so a bar is out of the question.
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

Re: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Does your college have a gym that you could use? I find it much easier to work out if I have a specific place to go to do it, where there are no distractions and all the things that I could want or need. Yes, but this is something I want to do quickly in the morning, going down to the gym takes tim...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 2009 marks the beginning of an era of change
Replies: 51
Views: 4945

2009 marks the beginning of an era of change

Hey, I'm scwizard and this is my personal thread here. Age: 19 Height: 5'11 Weight: I dunno, but scrawny I'm going back to college on Sunday (36 hours after the posting of this thread) and I'm going to make the biggest effort towards self improvement I've made in my (short) life. The details don't m...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

So, in short, I agree that fixing the imbalance in attitudes toward parenting is the most important part of fixing this problem. However, I do think there needs to be some examination of the assumption that the primary caregiver before the split is always the most suitable for custody. All that tex...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0534: "Genetic Algorithms"
Replies: 99
Views: 37122

Re: "Genetic Algorithms" Discussion

This type AI research seems very complex, difficult and time consuming. I'm surprised that it's had the modest success that it's had. EDIT: I'm not saying here "computers and maths are hard", what I'm saying is that this is the study of heuristics using heuristic methods in the area of com...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Yes. How many men do you say taking over the primary carer role at three months (when supply and latch should be well established unless there is something wrong), nine months (when most mums would need to express only once in a workday), two years (when most children wouldn't need breastmilk durin...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Er.. Two problems and something solved by a store bought product? How is that keeping Men from being the primary caregiver? 1. Breast milk is healthier and cheaper than forumla 2. It's hard to go to work right after you've given birth These are both biological factors that encourage women to stay h...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sigs abusing bio & cite tags break last post functionality
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Sigs abusing bio & cite tags break last post functionality

Meh, if there's a bug it doesn't hurt to have a topic about it in the bugs section, even if the mod team is aware of it.
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sigs abusing bio & cite tags break last post functionality
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Sigs abusing bio & cite tags break last post functionality

Heh! unread works as a quick way to get a first-unread-post link. To say nothing of the possible hijacking ability of the other side of the pair (must be tested in the wild because previews lack such links and I am not using firebug). I think I might need to update my sig. [bibliography type=notyet...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53053

Re: Global Warming or Global Cooling?

Global warming? Global cooling? Hell what matters is that we're causing rapid climate change by digging up millions of carbon dioxide absorbed by ancient life and releasing it once more back into the air, and that if we ever decide that changing the climate like this was a bad idea, it'll be a bitch...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Racism: Delusions

The problem with teaching kids that is that it's FALSE. It is that we should not teach them true information How about we don't teach kids about war so that they don't get the idea to become soldiers and kill people. Or how about we just teach the history that actually happened without glossing ove...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Racism: Delusions

There is a very simple reason there are less people from minority groups in colleges than white men: there are less of them! Dude, I meant proportionally ... No. No one ever said we should teach that there are no differences. What should be taught is that no race is better than another. So what you...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Racism: Delusions

What this thread seems to be about is whether color blindness is a good strategy for combating racism or not. I don't think that color blindness is the answer. It basically says that we should teach people that there's no difference between black people and white people. The problem with teaching pe...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Racism: Delusions

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Freedom of speech doesn't mean that you shouldn't criticize people for what they say. After all, you're doing the same thing right now.

Good point, disregard that section of what I said.
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Ok, so he's black.

Because failing to understand the problem won't make the problem go away. I don't understand how people could have thought it was ok to order around slaves; that doesn't cause me to go out and start subjugating Africans. But it does make you more susceptible to having problems related to racism...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism: Delusions
Replies: 36
Views: 5479

Re: Ok, so he's black.

Anyways the way I see it is that America has freedom of speech, and if people want to celebrate that this is the first person with African ancestry who has become elected president, I don't think that it's ok to tell them that they can't do it because it might possibly maybe theoretically contribute...
by scwizard
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Women aren't going to gain much if their only "allies" are just there to look after the privileged group. This is kind of a contrived example, but if some "nice guy" says that he'd like to help his local feminist chapter distribute literature that deals with stuff like "how...
by scwizard
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

And even used as a motivation, it can be a little bit problematic, since it can carry the implication that the only reason men (should/do) care about the patriarchy is because it hurts men. And that sort of thinking is kindof what got us here in the first place. You shouldn't overly concern yoursel...
by scwizard
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51066

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

Really? You know people who have female friends, even though they have no desire to have sex with those women? How exotic . Tell me more about this strange idea. No, really. I mean, I know some straight guys who have close male friends even though they have no desire to sleep with them, but this, t...
by scwizard
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I were to tell you that the world would end in an hour...
Replies: 65
Views: 5813

Re: If I were to tell you that the world would end in an hour...

It would mean that I wouldn't get this program finished >:(
by scwizard
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

If they ask you why you want the door open or anything you can always say you're claustrophobic.
by scwizard
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51066

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

I am curious, though. You seem confident that it is at least worth a try. Have you come across any information which suggests that there is a way to undo this (viz., to return the subject to a 'normal' sexual attraction)? From what I've observed there seems to a correlation between an attitude of &...
by scwizard
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9085023

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

sje46 wrote:There is also a FaiD group which I reapplied to a month ago and still haven't been let into.

I didn't think they rejected anyone as long as you applied correctly.

Protip, PMing someone asking to be added to the group != applying to the group.
by scwizard
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715509

Re: Today I Learned

emceng wrote:Today, via urbandictionary, I learned what fleshlight sex is. I also came to a fuller realization of the fact that there are many very disturbed people out there. Wow

Today I learned that there are still people on the internet who are disturbed by such things.
by scwizard
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51066

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

the damage is done and it's unlikely that it can be undone. You don't know how likely or unlikely it is that it can be undone until you try... I don't get your reasoning at all. If I had a problem this serious I would attempt to change it, only after trying and failing and trying and failing five t...
by scwizard
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51066

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

@lordogreus: If I am correct what you effectively said is "I'm pretty sure there is some environmental/psychological reason that I am attracted to children and not to adults. However I do not know what that reason is." If that is the case wouldn't what you have here by a psychological prob...
by scwizard
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Don't worry, people seem to get it Elennaro. SecondTalon already said you weren't doing anything wrong so no need to fret.

The examples people are giving don't relate to you.
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

And the only thing that Elennaro is doing wrong is getting annoyed at being seen as a threat. I see, and this reflects a general lack of awareness of other people's feelings. So what he's doing wrong isn't a bad thing in and of itself, but it demonstrates a area in which he should probably analyze ...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Elennaro: What your doing wrong is being annoyed that people perceive you as a threat. Which is a thoughtcrime apparently... @mochafairy: So what your saying Elennaro is doing wrong is talking to women he doesn't know without their permission? Would it be fine if he only talked to guys that he didn'...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

On a similar note, I remember when I was first made aware that women might be uncomfortable with my walking behind them at night (or on the same side of the street or whatever.) As a kid, that was fairly upsetting. I know people who were warned about assault and rape at the same age. Their fear and...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430825

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I often do social type things with my boyfriend, and the people at the corner store recognize us as a pair, but the train is were people get creepy. Like that guy who just stares at you. Through 4 stops. And refuses to look away until I give him my 'you look for one more second and I will stab out ...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt
Replies: 462
Views: 51066

Re: Paedophile comes out on DeviantArt

@lordogreus: Which is more of an attraction to you? Prepubescent innocence or the prepubescent body? People mainly attracted to the innocence aspect have the option of having a legal relationship that involves ageplay. If it's the body, then my second question is why do you think you find that attra...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Good stuff there, the only thing I don't get is: "I believe in innocent until proven guilty" Because by itself it's a very sane sentence. Yes, as are a lot of the other ones. The important thing for the bingo cards is the context. The impression I got from this one, for instance (along wi...
by scwizard
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Clearly you also need Bingo cards. These are key to keeping your sanity. You'll notice that a lot of arguments tend to get familiar after a while. The bingo cards help me by reminding me where I've heard a certain argument before and what I or others did to counter it, or realizing that an argument...
by scwizard
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302118

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

I guess that's another one of the big problems I have with enforced,exclusively majority spaces: Yes, the majority-factors do feel a certain amount of pressure from the kyriarchy, but it's already barely perceptible compared to the general awfulness experienced by the minority factors. Giving them ...

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