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by fizzgig
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Gardening Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 9934

Re: The Gardening Thread

Look, pictures! https://plus.google.com/photos/107580700748477688941/albums/5714718621012329201 I want to do composting, but I'm kind of nervous that it'll smell up the apartment, or something. Is it something that can be done small scale? It might be worth looking into something like bokashi, whic...
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

1188.712 + 20.278 = 1209
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199597

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Thanks! Love how they have 3 different words just for telly.
by fizzgig
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199597

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

I'd like to see the explanation
by fizzgig
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 50039

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

The Wikipedia page on Evidentiality might be what you're looking for
by fizzgig
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573566

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Giant Speck wrote:I cut my hand open while pumping air into my bike tires. :shock:


Oh good, I'm not the only one who manages to injure themselves doing that. Although I acquired a blood blister rather than a cut.
by fizzgig
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 17169

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

I've got the little Kindle, and I'm being really careful to not visit the Amazon site too often as it is so easy to buy a book without really realising it, the one-click thing is much harder than my old way of "Take out money from an ATM and go to Cambridge and search waterstones"... I'd ...
by fizzgig
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...
Replies: 22
Views: 6343

Re: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...

Don't forget that your weight will fluctuate a kilo or so during the course of a day, depending on when you last ate, how dehydrated you are etc. So it's possible that you were closer to your daily minimum the first time you were weighed, and closer to your max the second time.
by fizzgig
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bike advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

Re: Bike advice

You might also want to look into getting racks for panniers on your bike rather than carrying a pack. A lot of people ride with backpacks over short distances (like commuting to work), but I don't think they're as popular over long distances. I think having that weight on your back can get a bit unc...
by fizzgig
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9348437

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

In Australia, all things being equal, you give way to the right. You also drive on the left though, so in countries where you drive on the right perhaps you give way to the left? Of course if there were four cars all stopped simultaneously, giving way to the right/left wouldn't help. I've only ever ...
by fizzgig
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 18891

Re: Milk is bad for you!

Koyaanisqatsi wrote: Then, plants evolved fruit, which are technically ovaries, not fetuses


Is this correct? Aren't fruit produced post-fertilisation? So fruit are maybe like a womb that the fertilised seeds live in? Yeah ok, so maybe anthropomorphising plants wasn't such a great idea.
by fizzgig
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 18891

Re: Milk is bad for you!

Human breast milk is for human babies. Cow's milk is for cow babies. No milk is for adults. So what, exactly, should we eat then? I mean we can't eat meat because muscles are for moving the animal around, and fruits are for propagating the species. Eating apples is really like eating fetuses, so we...
by fizzgig
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527546

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

I boil mine in a cooking pot after each Shark Week. And I got around the whole irrational not-wanting-to-use-a-food-container by thinking that if boiling water is sterilising my cup, then presumably it's also sterilising the pot, so it's really ending up cleaner in the end anyway.
by fizzgig
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9348437

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Maybe it can just weigh its own contents? That way it could use the one sensor to tell if it was filling up or emptying, and how full of clothes it was. I've certainly owned a washing machine that would make a best guess about how full of clothes it was and adjust the water level accordingly. And I ...
by fizzgig
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

This week's riding:

987.15 + 26.71 (Mon) + 14.26 (Tues) + 36.07 (Wed) + 25.3 (Thurs) + 32.82 (Fri) + 20 (Sat) = 1122.312
by fizzgig
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Sunday ride:

959.03 + 12.52 = 971.55
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

849.77 + 23.27 = 873.04
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

gears? pffft.

My commute for the week:
819.77 + 30 = 849.77 (yay for a 2-day work week)
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 309722

Re: The radical idea that women are people

We often use "have a cup of concrete" (as in, have a cup of concrete and harden up)
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527546

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

The vaccine is actually a vaccine against some of the strains of human papilloma virus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. I can't comment on whether it would be a good thing for you personally to take, but it does require 3 injections, spread out over a number of months, which might be ...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 309722

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Kewangji: Do you still have something you think might be worth discussing regarding naming conventions of boys and girls? Well, I would like to know why the difference in naming convention is there. But I don't have any ideas on it, so … :( A thing that I recall reading somewhere was that tradition...
by fizzgig
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

597 + 80.77 = 677.77

If only I'd ridden another 30km, I could have made 100 miles...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fizzgig gets Fitter
Replies: 15
Views: 5271

Re: Fizzgig gets Fitter

So yeah this week was pretty bad with the whole eating junk food thing. We'll call it carb loading for the race on Sunday though... Next week will probably not be all that great either because I have a feeling that recovering from said race and trying to lose weight at the same time would just resul...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

My commute for the week:

584 + 75 = 659
by fizzgig
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fizzgig gets Fitter
Replies: 15
Views: 5271

Re: Fizzgig gets Fitter

Thanks again, Nate. Some quick research suggests that weight training is not a good idea for endurance athletes within 2-3 weeks of racing, and I've got a couple of races coming up so I might have to hold off on the weight training for now. I've ordered a copy of Starting Strength to read in the mea...
by fizzgig
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

406.6 + 24.9 = 431.5
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922788

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

...And I say this because the study, if I remember correctly was performed on a tribe in South America who have little to no concept of time or deep mathematics past one, two, three, lots. If it's the group I'm thinking of, a lot of the popular understanding of the study is not accurate - that is, ...
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Sorted:

379.4 + 27.2 = 406.6

I would have gone further but this giant ball of burning gas appeared in the sky and superheated the air to like 25 degrees C! (Yeah we're just coming out of winter here. It was a bit of a shock to the system)
by fizzgig
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031517

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I think you hit it. IosContext is giving out its internal Calendar instance - an easy to make mistake for novice to intermediate programmers. When it was noticed that this means anybody can set the program-wide date, it got fixed by tellling everybody they have to copy the returned Calendar before ...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

352.7 + 20.1 = 372.8
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573566

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Menacing Spike wrote:Picking objects with our feet is efficient and all, but there must be a reason other people do not.


Heh. I do this. The only reason I don't do it when I'm out in public is that I'm usually wearing shoes.
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922788

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

But you don't really have to do it all in one glance. You just have to make sure that you've got one sheep for each finger. And as long as you always use up all your fingers in the same order, you can count. You might end up with something like "I've got ring-finger-on-my-right-hand sheep"...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031517

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I think you hit it. IosContext is giving out its internal Calendar instance - an easy to make mistake for novice to intermediate programmers. When it was noticed that this means anybody can set the program-wide date, it got fixed by tellling everybody they have to copy the returned Calendar before ...
by fizzgig
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922788

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

But you don't really have to do it all in one glance. You just have to make sure that you've got one sheep for each finger. And as long as you always use up all your fingers in the same order, you can count. You might end up with something like "I've got ring-finger-on-my-right-hand sheep"...
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Everyday Bike Recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 6143

Re: Everyday Bike Recommendations

Well, I've acquired a crappy bike for the time being - it was $30 so I really couldn't argue with that. It functions, mostly. I'm thinking of attempting to sell it for $15 or something at the end of the semester as the bike isn't worth lugging around. I'm still kind of looking for a bike though as ...
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031517

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

We're using that function to get the date because our test environment typically has its date set to some time after the next production release, presumably to allow for things that only become relevant after a specific date One possibility would be if getIsisSystemDate returns the future date in t...
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 166558

Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

322.6 + 23.5 = 346.1

How good is daylight savings and being able to go riding after work :-D
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031517

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

We're using that function to get the date because our test environment typically has its date set to some time after the next production release, presumably to allow for things that only become relevant after a specific date (I work for the government, so we often deal with legislation with a specif...
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031517

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Sometimes I wonder about my workmates. For instance, the following piece of Java code is scattered about in a number of places Calendar isisDate = Calendar.getInstance(); isisDate.set(IosContext.getIsisSystemDate().get(Calendar.YEAR), IosContext.getIsisSystemDate().get(Calendar.MONTH), IosContext.ge...
by fizzgig
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573566

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Yeah free parking at shopping centres is not a thing that exists where I live. Well, you get 2 or 3 hours for free, which would probably be enough for visiting someone in hospital, but not enough for flying somewhere.

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