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by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for reasons not to buy this car.
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Looking for reasons not to buy this car.

Whenever you buy a used car, you should always take that car to an ASE certified mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. It will probably cost you around $100, and most mechanics will do it. They'll do a fairly thorough inspection of it for you, and will let you know what, if anything, is wrong with...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 475595

Re: Favorite home experiments

I made a parabolic solar reflector out of cardboard and tinfoil, and I cooked a hot dog with it. That was cool when I was 10. Not really an experiment though...more of a demonstartion of focal points and deliciousness.
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why are people charged with a crime treated so harshly?
Replies: 22
Views: 3411

Re: Why are people charged with a crime treated so harshly?

To answer OP: Because people are self-righteous jerks. Nothing gives a person as much satisfaction as knowing that they are "Better" than someone else, so we (as a whole) feel justified in treating criminals (or those suspected) poorly because we're better than them. I feel the worst examp...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: AMD or Intel?
Replies: 34
Views: 6613

Re: AMD or Intel?

I prefer AMD. I acknowledge that AMD often doesn't have as much performance as Intel, but I really don't think the slight performance edge offered by Intel justifies the often much higher price.
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll
Replies: 87
Views: 141900

Re: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll

I don't invert, mostly because I'm just used to the non-inverted mouse movements. It doesn't make any more or less sense to me, I just can't be bothered to re-train myself to an inverted y-axis.
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Headphones vs. Earbuds
Replies: 66
Views: 20452

Re: Headphones vs. Earbuds

Also, anyone who calls themselves are audiophile is a pretentious douchebag (yeah, I'm sure your scratchy vinyl sounds better than my mathematically-proven-to-have-no-signal-degredation WAV file). Not necessarily. There's more than one type of audiophile. at no point did anyone say there isn't more...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The US Abolishes its Military: What would happen?
Replies: 80
Views: 12785

Re: The US Abolishes its Military: What would happen?

Also, China would have significant resources to gain by expanding to Southeast Asia in the form of shipping lanes, geothermal energy, and agricultural land. Also, China and Japan have a long history of conflict, so I imagine that without the US army to support it, Japan would quickly be invaded and...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Emergency refrigeration?
Replies: 46
Views: 5124

Re: Emergency refridgeration?

I'm only a part-time employee, a student. So I can't ask around to spend money on emergency generators, which are rather pricey. The best I can do is just have some makeshift solution in case the power goes out again. What part of being a part-time employee or student prevents you from asking, &quo...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Medical question - suggested remedy?
Replies: 37
Views: 3273

Re: Medical question - suggested remedy?

You're looking for a proposal on an appropriate course of action relating to the practice of the art and science of healing. Perhaps I'm missing something. First off, you are missing something, that I want data and not advice. Secondly you're assuming something, and erroneously. Namely, that I'm so...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Headphones vs. Earbuds
Replies: 66
Views: 20452

Re: Headphones vs. Earbuds

Also, anyone who calls themselves are audiophile is a pretentious douchebag (yeah, I'm sure your scratchy vinyl sounds better than my mathematically-proven-to-have-no-signal-degredation WAV file). so long as you're converting an analog format to a digital format, there is going to be some loss. If ...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reconciliation between Religion and Science
Replies: 92
Views: 9722

Re: Reconciliation between Religion and Science

I don't think there is an inherent conflict between science and religion. I think they address two very different aspects of life, the universe, and everything. The conflicts arise when one of them tries to step in the arena of the other. For example, religion has no business in the arenas of origin...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

thats the problem with having graduated...they revoke your access to their journal databases :( Well that, and you tend to undergo selective memory loss. ANd I'm always wary of the term "significant" when it comes to these sorts of things, as just because something is statistically signifi...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 173027

Re: The Official Running thread!

I really don't think it's my gait, I've made vast improvements on that since I joined last March. It might be your gait. No, seriously. Explanation is spoilered so my post isn't as obnoxiously long. If you need a 19:36 two mile, and you've been running a year doing hills and endurance and the b...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

This article would seem to contradict you. ... intensities of 30, 50, and 70% VO2max ... The study you've cited is on endurance training, and it validates what I've been saying. Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C., Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism, J. Met...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/68/6/2362 This article would seem to contradict you. Exercise intensity has very little effect on post exercise oxygen consumption, indicating very little change in energy metabolism post-exercise. However, this article does not address the composition...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

Then you're just wrong. You may want to read some research into the subject. Yeah, like enough research to get a degree in exercise physiology with an emphasis in energy metabolism maybe? Also, I edited my above post to make sure that I understood you correctly, so maybe we're arguing over just a m...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

That's not what I'm saying at all. For every calorie expended during high intensity exercise there will be a significantly greater loss of bodyfat as compared to cardio, even though high intensity exercise uses almost exclusively glycogen (not fat) as fuel. In other words, less energy expended duri...
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Skynet
Replies: 44
Views: 11742

Re: Skynet

I hope 4chan never becomes sentient. I just imagine a giant robot killing any woman who wasn't shirtless and yelling "DOUBLE N----!" at everyone.
by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94141
Views: 7351771

Re: Count to a Million

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by fooliam
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Headphones vs. Earbuds
Replies: 66
Views: 20452

Re: Headphones vs. Earbuds

Both? I like earbuds when I'm walking around, because I feel goofy wearing big ol cans on my head. However, when I'm just hanging out at my house and are more interested in the quality of audio and not so concerned about lookin like a goof, headphones are preferred due to the superior quality produc...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: Best Product/Tips to lose weight permanently

If do an exercise that keeps your heart rate between 55%-65% of your max heart rate you will burn the most fat. When your heart rate is in this range your body burns fat as the fuel source. You will even burn more fat after you have worked out for 30 minutes. That is not accurate. The fuel source u...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 173027

Re: The Official Running thread!

I'm in the Army. Running fast is part of my job's requirements. For the life of me, I cannot run fast. I work out five days a week, usually running about three of those. The runs end up being 2-5 miles each on a fairly even plain. I can keep up a jog the entire time, it's just always very slow, aro...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 173027

Re: The Official Running thread!

I was a 200/400 runner in highschool and college. But training for those kinda sucks, so I mostly just run 3 or so miles a day (working back up to 5-6 miles a day).
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 6-pack
Replies: 96
Views: 21325

Re: 6-pack

There is actually a trick to getting a 6-pack pretty quick. The first step is to get lean. If you a lot of subcutaneous abdominal fat, you won't get any muscle definition, so you won't notice you're 6-pack. So, eat right, run a lot, get lean is the first step. The 2nd step is to realize that a 6-pac...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The US Abolishes its Military: What would happen?
Replies: 80
Views: 12785

Re: The US Abolishes its Military: What would happen?

Also, China would have significant resources to gain by expanding to Southeast Asia in the form of shipping lanes, geothermal energy, and agricultural land. Also, China and Japan have a long history of conflict, so I imagine that without the US army to support it, Japan would quickly be invaded and ...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The best way for an individual to do good.
Replies: 33
Views: 4829

Re: The best way for an individual to do good.

best way to do individual good is to assume that an act is worthy due to its intrinsic value and not extrensic rewards. That is, acknowledge that doing good things, no matter how small, are worth doing because they are good, regardless of the effect they have on the rest of the world. With that as a...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internet and consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Internet and consciousness

Scary thought...what if 4chan was the id of the internet?
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Medical question - suggested remedy?
Replies: 37
Views: 3273

Re: Medical question - suggested remedy?

The only thing I could think of is if your cold/flu is leading to sinus congestion, then the H2O2 might open up the ear and then allow the eustachian tubes to clear? I don't know if that would actually happen though. If it did, it would just be symptom relief anyway, and not a cure to the actual ill...
by fooliam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calorific value of the typical person
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Calorific value of the typical person

You are correct, I am wrong. Also, I thought I'd add the following, just to further complicate things. The 4kcal/g for carbohydrates and protein and 9 kcal/g for fats is based off work done by W.O. Atwater ~1900, and are rough averages. They are not completely accurate because different proteins hav...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calorific value of the typical person
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Calorific value of the typical person

(Surely cannibal tribes must know whether it's possible to cook a human by burning another human....) It's certainly possible. For example, in Egypt mummified bodies were common enough that they were used as fuel for fires. There are even apocryphical accounts that they were used as fuel for boiler...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calorific value of the typical person
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Calorific value of the typical person

We don't have to worry about water weight, as that's accounted for in the 9kcal/g for fat, 4kcal/g muscle. Not so. For example, Wolfram Alpha gives a figure of 201 calories for 85 grams of beef. nutritional labels are subject to rounding error. there are actually 11.22 grams of fat in that 3 oz of ...
by fooliam
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is a word?
Replies: 77
Views: 9541

Re: What is a word?

I would define a word as "a series of phonemes which represent a particular thought." So "lol" would be a word, "haha" would not.

I'm just basing that off the idea that language is meant to communicate thought, so if a thought is not communicated it isn't language.
by fooliam
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calorific value of the typical person
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Calorific value of the typical person

A "Typical" person (non-sex/nationality specific) is generally put at 154 lbs (70 kg) for purposes of calculating caloric expenditure, so I'm gonna use that (and because 70kg is easy to work with). We'll also use 21% body fat, as thats a good average if we're not being particular about the...
by fooliam
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The brain: How do you think it works?
Replies: 46
Views: 5503

Re: The brain: How do you think it works?

Magic. The brain works by magic. Magic and thetans.
by fooliam
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Medical Diagnosis
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Medical Diagnosis

I've never even heard of a uterine ulcer. Are you sure it was that? Was that just how the doctor described it?
by fooliam
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What have you broken in the lab?
Replies: 48
Views: 7323

Re: What have you broken in the lab?

In 4th grade we were doing some "experiments" in electricity, by walking around with a circuit board consisting of a battery connected to a little 5W bulb with a couple of leads to determine what would and wouldn't conduct electricity. I decided to see if the wall outlet would conduct elec...
by fooliam
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Name your poison!
Replies: 94
Views: 11000

Re: Name your poison!

you'd want something that either occurs naturally, or decays quickly, or could be explained through natural human behavior. Autopsies include blood tests for poisons and heavy metals. A large injection of pure alcohol (something on the order of several hundred cc's. Get around .5% BAC would do the t...
by fooliam
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 58602

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

If you don't look at it in terms of geography, it makes perfect sense. Consider it in other terms. For example...all those places he named are largely populated by people who are various darker shades of brown. They places he didn't mention are primarily populated by various lighter shades of brown....
by fooliam
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sore joints: rest up or just work them easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 3786

Re: Sore joints: rest up or just work them easier?

generally speaking, if its soreness that gets better after 10 minutes or so of activity, you're ok to train. If it's soreness that gets worse after 10 minutes or so of activity, it's probably an injury of some kind and you'll need to rest it.
by fooliam
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cardio without the strain
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Cardio without the strain

Also, cross training is your friend if you're poorly conditioned. On the days you don't have track practice, get on a exercise bike, or a row machine, or do some olympic lifting (if you have the skills/equipment). 3 days a wk is really not enough training for competitive athletics.

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