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by fizzgig
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9395134

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Gopher of Pern wrote:Well, I only knew a couple of Shaun's, both spelt that way. 'Sean' is still stupid. S does not work that way.


Sure it does ;-)
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa
Replies: 61
Views: 8770

Re: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa

Returning to another point, I find it somewhat bizarre that although we, as a culture, rightly tend to value intelligence much more than mere physical strength, strength training is a so much better understood and developed discipline than mental training. As far as I can see, all these "menta...
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Describe What You Do
Replies: 58
Views: 10627

Re: Describe What You Do

I work for the Australian version of social security, which is called Centrelink. So when people ask me I just tell them I live off Centrelink money.
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587030

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck you Australian retail prices. The interwebs tells me that a new 3DS will cost about 250USD from ebgames in the US. The same thing from ebgames in Australia will be about 400AUD. That's like 405USD. And don't even get me started on prices of bike parts. I can buy things at retail prices from the...
by fizzgig
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318990

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Personally, I reckon treadmill miles are as valid as pavement miles. OK, pop quiz: I've got a minor cold. Not full blown man-flu but run down, achy, sniffy and throat like the inside of desert warriors combat boot. So, do I rest up or run through it? Does running make it worse or does relaxing slow...
by fizzgig
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 925464

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

Ah, well there you go. Well hopefully they taste similar enough to one day allow you to venture outside the US, should you choose to do so ;-)
by fizzgig
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 925464

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

If it is, then it's not the same as what we call sarsparilla here, as we have both ginger ale and sarsparilla (and I quite like ginger ale)
by fizzgig
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 925464

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

How could other countries not like root beer?! It's delicious! (Oatmeal & raisin cookies, too.) Well that settles it: I am never leaving the US of A, ever. I think it's not so much other countries not liking root beer as just they don't call it root beer. I think it's the same as what we call S...
by fizzgig
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587030

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

OBrien wrote:I, er... I'm one of those people who'd rather extra portions of my main course and not eat dessert at all. I'm not too into cake.
*runs away*


Does the main course involve bacon? Because that might be ok.
by fizzgig
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 925464

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

podbaydoor wrote:
fizzgig wrote:Fivefingers high five!

How can you have Fivefingers. You're just a brown fuzzball, you don't have feet or even legs. :|


Like so:

Spoiler:
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by fizzgig
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775550

Re: Today I Learned

Butter is kept in the fridge. If she ever learns how to open it, we're doomed. See, I cannot understand doing that. My butter most often goes on bread or toast, when not being used for baking. On bread, cold butter tears the bread and does not spread properly. On cinnamon toast, you absolutely have...
by fizzgig
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318990

Re: Run 10,000 miles

303 + 4.5 = 307.5

PT: 20km
by fizzgig
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 925464

Re: Awesome Thread (because we need more awesome)

Giant Speck wrote:
nehpest wrote:Slight derail: would you recommend FiveFingers to others?

Absolutely. It takes a while to get used to them and to really get your speed up with them, but I find that I can run a lot more in these shoes than I could in my old shoes. Plus, they just look awesome.


Fivefingers high five!
by fizzgig
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318990

Re: Run 10,000 miles

273.5 + 3.1 = 276.6

PT: 12.72km
by fizzgig
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The advantages of marriage.
Replies: 46
Views: 6940

Re: The advantages of marriage.

When you get married you change your primary social group. You new social group is well defined. The change is not absolute, but is a change none the less. When you have children you change to a subgroup within that larger group. And each of these groups have benefits and obligations. How does your...
by fizzgig
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775550

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: People will whinge about anything on Facebook. I've had one person complain about being told they're not seriously ill and will get better without any medication, and two people complaining about the weather in the city that I live in (neither of them live here - they're both over 1600km away, ...
by fizzgig
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The advantages of marriage.
Replies: 46
Views: 6940

Re: The advantages of marriage.

If you're confident that you're starting a family with someone you will be happy with for the rest of your life, why bother taking the pledge? For the same reason that it's a lot easier to get something done by Tuesday at 3:00 PM if you have a deadline at that time than if you just fee like getting...
by fizzgig
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The advantages of marriage.
Replies: 46
Views: 6940

Re: The advantages of marriage.

If you are confident that you are starting a familly with someone you will be happy with for the rest of your life, then why not take the pledge? If nothing else it's hell of an excuse for a party. If you're confident that you're starting a family with someone you will be happy with for the rest of...
by fizzgig
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Goals and Rewards
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Goals and Rewards

Would tying it to some sort of financial goal work? Like everytime you go to the gym x number of times in a week, you put y dollars towards whatever new toy it is that takes your fancy.
by fizzgig
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318990

Re: Run 10,000 miles

186.86 + 3 = 189.86

PT = 7.72km
by fizzgig
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318990

Re: Run 10,000 miles

176 + 1.86 = 177.86

It looked better in km...
by fizzgig
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 22561

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

“This isn't good enough. I want something that you put a little bit more time into.” This makes me sad inside. She says that it's become something of a joke in her family, but I wonder how true that is for the daughters, and if they felt that it wasn't such a big deal hearing their mother tell them...
by fizzgig
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2011 Floods in Australia
Replies: 40
Views: 4737

Re: 2011 Floods in Australia

I haven't seen if the Australian government has asked for assistance, have they? The Queensland government has set up an appeal which had raised over $30 million as of yesterday, but nothing has been said about asking for international aid. The Indonesian government pledged $1 million yesterday tho...
by fizzgig
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397414

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: The Australian government is not spending "a lazy $1 million" on flood relief in Queensland. And the amount they may or may not have spent on disaster relief in Pakistan and Indonesia doesn't really have any bearing on anything.
by fizzgig
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9395134

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Going for a walk (or doing some kind of exercise at lunch perhaps) might help. Or so I hear.
by fizzgig
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 346540

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Are there any tasmanians here? Because seriously, cascade draught... If I could get that shit on the mainland, I'd probably be drunk a lot more often.
by fizzgig
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9395134

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I don't know what my ring tone is. I got the phone a couple of months ago, but I've had it on silent ever since.
by fizzgig
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9395134

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Huzzah! I finally got paid for work I did a few weeks ago! Time to cash it, then withdraw all of the money so I can start paying off my debts and fill up my gas tank. Maybe once this is all over I'll finally have more than $.30 in my bank account. Is getting paid by cheque (or check, as you may pre...
by fizzgig
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9395134

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Huzzah! I finally got paid for work I did a few weeks ago! Time to cash it, then withdraw all of the money so I can start paying off my debts and fill up my gas tank. Maybe once this is all over I'll finally have more than $.30 in my bank account. Is getting paid by cheque (or check, as you may pre...
by fizzgig
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775550

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: Hypochondria comes from the Greek for "under cartilage" (referring to the upper abdomen), not anything actually related to being sick like you might have expected.
by fizzgig
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587030

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Does anyone have a link to an emulator that I don't have to worry about putting chlamydia on my computer? Someplace that has good old NES games? I need some serious stress relief at the moment, and I need to take it back to the Old School to find it, I think. The Wii has a NES/SNES emulator built-i...
by fizzgig
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587030

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

In his defense: broccoli is disgusting. Almost no child likes it, because children generally don't like bitter*. There's even a decent amount of adults that don't like it. Stop forcing your tastes on your children! There's enough non-disgusting vegetables to keep him healthy. * which supposedly is ...
by fizzgig
Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3540068

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Threading is pretty awful. I did it at first because I thought it'd be less painful than plucking.... Boy was I wrong. :roll: Plucking is good because your body anticipates it (like if you pinch yourself it doesn't hurt as much), it's only one hair at a time, and it's kinda numb after a bit. I find...
by fizzgig
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3540068

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hello Woman Thread! It's my first post here and I come bearing a cautionary tale. For the last couple of weeks my lady bits have been a bit unsettled - sort of like nausea, only in my uterus (or the same place that I always feel cramps anyway), and spotting. At first I thought I was just imagining t...
by fizzgig
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 397414

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: You don't need to post a hardcopy of all your documents, or your holepunch and stapler to the office you are moving to as part of a transfer. They will have a stationery cabinet there also! And access to the same file servers!
by fizzgig
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 11556

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

djkjr wrote:The more people there are, the more disease there will be, so we must constantly fight against it in order to prevent it. How is that not in itself unnatural.


How is that unnatural? You've pretty much just described evolution.
by fizzgig
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 27
Views: 3729

Re: Schadenfreude

Really, is there no English word for this? We use "leedvermaak" in Dutch (I think it's more awesome than 'schadenfreude' :P). Oh, to stay on topic: all those "cops" shows on tv ("Look at this perp beign a jackass and getting caught") is actually a form of 'schadenfreud...
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Balance excercises
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Re: Balance excercises

I've heard some vague mention of the Wii balance board being used to help with balance, although I don't really know any of the details. Might be worth looking into...
by fizzgig
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 155921

Re: cycling

This weekend I rode in the World Solo 24 Hour Mountain Biking Championships. And it was more fun than you could possibly imagine. Unless you've done solo 24 hour racing before, in which case you can probably imagine exactly how fun it was.
by fizzgig
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 139899

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

I had leftover sandwiches for my lunch. I sat and ate them in the canteen with my friends who all had chips or curry, which smelled great. I walked back to my desk, past the cafe, without buying a latte and/or a muffin. That is a truly admirable achievement. Nice smelling food is the worst distract...

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