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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I wish my memory were better, because all I can remember of that book is the heroic mouse. … or was it a rat?

    I wish my memory were better, because all I can remember of that book is the heroic mouse. … or was it a rat?

    1 vote
  2. Comment on I've been on the hair loss drug Dutasteride for two years now. AMA. in ~talk

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    Do you think you'd ever accept yourself as a balding/bald person at some point?

    Do you think you'd ever accept yourself as a balding/bald person at some point?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My lifting is still progressing, slowly but surely... Boxing is getting more fun. Starting to work on defense some more (blocking+countering, parrying+countering, slipping+countering) and...

    My lifting is still progressing, slowly but surely...

    Boxing is getting more fun. Starting to work on defense some more (blocking+countering, parrying+countering, slipping+countering) and interpreting reads from the instructor. That is, he's no longer calling out what he expects from me, but giving me a little signal (e.g. shaking his mitt a bit before he throws a jab) and I respond in kind (e.g. slipping the jab and countering with a straight). He'll start slow but then begin to go faster and mix it up. Really tests the reflexes!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My compound lifts are looking something like this (max-ish... I don't really check my 1 rep max): Lift Weight (lb) x Reps Deadlift 275 x 3 Squat 230 x 3 Bench Press 185 x 3 Pendlay Row 155 x 5...

    My compound lifts are looking something like this (max-ish... I don't really check my 1 rep max):

    Lift Weight (lb) x Reps
    Deadlift 275 x 3
    Squat 230 x 3
    Bench Press 185 x 3
    Pendlay Row 155 x 5
    Overhead Press 100 x 3

    I've also added a buncha accessory work on top of that.

    More importantly, though, I've been doing boxing lessons for the past few months and it's been fun as hell! Albeit quite tiring... Anyhow, I really enjoy working on proper boxing technique, footwork, crisp combos, etc.. A new skill to develop, for sure.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I'd recommend Iron Culture podcast with the caveat that a lot of it gets into the nitty-gritty "scientific" aspects of fitness. However, they often address the psychological aspects and get...

    I'd recommend Iron Culture podcast with the caveat that a lot of it gets into the nitty-gritty "scientific" aspects of fitness. However, they often address the psychological aspects and get downright philosophical at times and they definitely have little-to-no patience for the toxic aspects of the fitness industry and generally take a pragmatic approach to fitness. They even admit their own past bad attitudes towards fitness and how they've grown in maturity. Often with a bit of dry sarcasm, if you can get with that.

    Here's a particular episode that touches on disordered eating/fatphobia topics that you may find interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfAbKeiAuII

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of March 7 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This question most definitely comes from a place of ignorance.. but I wonder: what does a Covid-19 test do for anyone at this point?

    This question most definitely comes from a place of ignorance.. but I wonder: what does a Covid-19 test do for anyone at this point?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Daily megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - March 1 in ~news

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    I've been enjoying American Prestige's Ukraine Explain series. It's kinda interesting, cuz they started the "explain" pre-Russian invasion and had to walk-back/update some of their expectations as...

    I've been enjoying American Prestige's Ukraine Explain series. It's kinda interesting, cuz they started the "explain" pre-Russian invasion and had to walk-back/update some of their expectations as the series goes on. However, overall I find it a pretty solid overview that avoids a lot of the jingoism I've been noticing on the subject.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Neil Young pulls his music from Spotify after his ultimatum regarding Joe Rogan and ‘fake information about vaccines’ in ~music

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    The web app functions pretty well… but some things seem to only be able to be done on iTunes, unfortunately. E.g, creating a radio station based on a song. Or… I just haven’t found the way to do...

    The web app functions pretty well… but some things seem to only be able to be done on iTunes, unfortunately. E.g, creating a radio station based on a song. Or… I just haven’t found the way to do it via web app. If it had feature-parity with iTunes, that’d be great… cuz iTunes is a fuckin’ slog on Windows.

    Any ideas, @ras?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    Seems like the keyword here is “rough.”

    Seems like the keyword here is “rough.”

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

  11. Comment on Native Americans: Portraits from a century ago in ~arts

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    Even discounting the photo quality, the composition is just fantastic.

    Even discounting the photo quality, the composition is just fantastic.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Native Americans: Portraits from a century ago in ~arts

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    This Edward S. Curtis feller sure could take a mean picture! Of course, he had great subjects to work with. Beautiful work all around. 🌈

    This Edward S. Curtis feller sure could take a mean picture! Of course, he had great subjects to work with. Beautiful work all around. 🌈

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Your two-day shipping is causing potholes in ~enviro

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    Think about how many packages a truck can carry vs. a drone. I feel like the sun would be blotted out by drones delivering packages (though I accept this feeling can be quelled by some cold hard...

    Think about how many packages a truck can carry vs. a drone. I feel like the sun would be blotted out by drones delivering packages (though I accept this feeling can be quelled by some cold hard compelling facts on air drone shipping).

    5 votes
  14. Comment on After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful in ~tech

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    Dunno why they’d have to create a new standard when XMPP already exists.

    Dunno why they’d have to create a new standard when XMPP already exists.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What were the best books you read this year? in ~books

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    well… my reading has been quite sparse this year.. sigh, etc. however, I do have one pretty damn good one under my belt: Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl. what a damn...

    well… my reading has been quite sparse this year.. sigh, etc.

    however, I do have one pretty damn good one under my belt: Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl.

    what a damn fine tapestry that was! intelligent immigrant mother recounting her history to a precocious daughter while shifting from the present to the past-as-present in what amounts to a bit of a familial epic that spans from pre-Nazi Germany to post-Eastern-Bloc Germany that feels kinda 100 Years of Solitude (sans magical-realism)… well worth a read.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on What were the best books you read this year? in ~books

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    I must admit I read this comment the day after it was posted and have been thinking of appropriate words to do this.. honor (for lack of a better word (so much for reading’s effect on...

    I must admit I read this comment the day after it was posted and have been thinking of appropriate words to do this.. honor (for lack of a better word (so much for reading’s effect on vocabulary…)) justice. Well, I still haven’t.. suffice it to say I’m very happy for you and that rekindled spark. ;)


    and..damn! this might be the coolest thing I’ve done for a person! def patting myself on the back for this one.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Finally got my YMCA gym membership last Monday and have been going every day since (in fact, twice a day that Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday). Mostly pyramiding up on the big compound lifts and...

    Finally got my YMCA gym membership last Monday and have been going every day since (in fact, twice a day that Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday). Mostly pyramiding up on the big compound lifts and dropping back down to starting weight and higher reps .. mostly because after doing higher weight/lower reps, dropping down feels easy and pads my ego 💪. Also adding a buncha accessory work as "extra credit."

    Still getting into the swing of things as this is the first time I've been lifting in ~2 years (though, I maintained a pretty decent bodyweight routine through 2020-present), so I'm not very strict on my programming, yet (though I am at least trying to up the weight, here and there). Hitting those compounds at least twice a week + the accessory stuff works for me, at the moment. Plus, it's pretty fun!

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I’d say you do code. :)

    I don't code or anything …

    … so I decided to slap together a function …

    I’d say you do code. :)

    3 votes
  19. Comment on The 250kb Club in ~comp

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    https://regex101.com/ is another good regular expression tester. https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/ isn't exactly singular purpose... but it has a lot of useful utilities baked in.

    https://regex101.com/ is another good regular expression tester.

    https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/ isn't exactly singular purpose... but it has a lot of useful utilities baked in.

    4 votes