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  1. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Yes, specifically the knees. Unfortunately I'm living in an area that's small enough to run safely, but not large enough to get the benefits of cycling I believe. And the road that I would cycle...

    Yes, specifically the knees. Unfortunately I'm living in an area that's small enough to run safely, but not large enough to get the benefits of cycling I believe. And the road that I would cycle on is rather unsafe for the two-wheeled. Hopefully whenever I buy that new house we'll have a better area for exercising!

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Unfortunately, it's the least desirable of the three options for me right now. I think I have some leg problems or something so running really makes my legs complain, and I don't even go that far!...

    Unfortunately, it's the least desirable of the three options for me right now. I think I have some leg problems or something so running really makes my legs complain, and I don't even go that far! Like maybe a mile and a half when I'm really feeling it. I would like to get back to running eventually for both mine and my dog's sake, but for now I might ease into cardio with the swimming.

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  3. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've been drinking a lot of water for sure! It's definitely within the usual weight fluctuation range for me. By next week it'll either drop or continue up, which will tell me which option is...

    I've been drinking a lot of water for sure! It's definitely within the usual weight fluctuation range for me. By next week it'll either drop or continue up, which will tell me which option is happening. Either way, certainly nothing to raise a stink about yet.

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  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Well I seem to have gained 5 lbs. Not sure if it's muscle or gut, but I'm sitting at juuuuust under 200. Which isn't terrible for being 6'2", but I'm hoping it's the muscle. I certainly feel a...

    Well I seem to have gained 5 lbs. Not sure if it's muscle or gut, but I'm sitting at juuuuust under 200. Which isn't terrible for being 6'2", but I'm hoping it's the muscle. I certainly feel a little more "filled out" around the shoulders and upper chest, which is nice.

    Still haven't gotten a routine down yet, just yesterday I did squats (5x3), bench (8x3), and face pulls (8x3). From what I've heard, general consensus is focus on one big lift, and other smaller lifts after per day.

    Skipped gym this morning, so now I have to go tomorrow morning to fill my 3 a week quota. I should start running, swimming, or hitting the heavy bag on my days off so at least I get some cardio too.....

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  5. Comment on I will pay you cash to delete your npm module in ~comp

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    I wonder if this is going to cause any more outages..... Do you think ~$1K USD is enough motivation for someone to pull their package from NPM? Will this cause "a great flattening" of NPM...

    I wonder if this is going to cause any more outages..... Do you think ~$1K USD is enough motivation for someone to pull their package from NPM? Will this cause "a great flattening" of NPM dependencies or simply make people laugh and move on through their day? Will NPM change? Find out next week!

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  6. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Absolutely wouldn't mind...... But I don't have one currently. It's been about 3 weeks back, so I'm still "warming up" so to speak. I really want to make sure my body is ready for lifting again, I...

    Absolutely wouldn't mind...... But I don't have one currently.

    It's been about 3 weeks back, so I'm still "warming up" so to speak. I really want to make sure my body is ready for lifting again, I have a previous back injury that flared up this week doing barbell shrugs of all things.

    I'd like to do 5 a week exercises but I'm gonna start at 3. So what I'll most likely end up doing is either an upper/lower or push/pull 2 week split. Still haven't decided on that. Last time I was lifting I was doing 3x8 vs the 5x5 which certainly makes progress feel slower.

    Since I don't have much to offer now, lemme get back to you in another couple weeks. I'll have hammered something out by then to really get going 👍

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  7. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I found Guilhem Desq somewhere randomly, can't quite remember where. (If it was from here, I apologize for not remembering, but I thank you for expanding my music tastes!) He plays an electric...

    I found Guilhem Desq somewhere randomly, can't quite remember where. (If it was from here, I apologize for not remembering, but I thank you for expanding my music tastes!) He plays an electric Hurdy Hurdy. It sounds amazing. I'd recommend listening to the whole album, but the standout songs for me are Break your Crack, and Sand Sailor.

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  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've finally made it back to the gym! After a long, probably year and a half or so, I've signed up for the YMCA, and been hitting the gym 3 times a week! It feels great to get back into it, I...

    I've finally made it back to the gym! After a long, probably year and a half or so, I've signed up for the YMCA, and been hitting the gym 3 times a week! It feels great to get back into it, I forgot how heavy 135 was for benching 😅 I have 2 or 3 goals for getting back to this:

    1. I'd like to be able to lift 1/2/3/4. As in 1 plate for overhead press, 2 plate for Bench, 3 for squats, and 4 for deadlift.

    2. I'd like to get my 'V' back. Before the pandemic (well if I'm being honest with myself, shortly after I got out of college), I had that nice V where the thighs meet the groin. I'd like that back, but I'm sure it'll take more cardio than weights to get it back. And eating single portions of meals instead of seconds.

    3. Hitting 195lbs of muscle would be cool. I'm currently at 195 with no muscle, so a body recomp over the course of 1-2 years is deffo doable.

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  9. Comment on Marc Rebillet - i want to die (2021) in ~music

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    Man, the 80's are coming back with a vengeance, and I love it!! I freakin love Marc's music. Really gets you moovin' and groovin'.

    Man, the 80's are coming back with a vengeance, and I love it!!

    I freakin love Marc's music. Really gets you moovin' and groovin'.

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  10. Comment on Psycho Pass - S01E01 "Crime Coefficient" in ~anime

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    wooooow I can't remember how long ago I saw Psycho-Pass, this show is awesome. Even crazier that Funimation released it on Youtube! Might have to give it a rewatch sometime next week.

    wooooow I can't remember how long ago I saw Psycho-Pass, this show is awesome. Even crazier that Funimation released it on Youtube! Might have to give it a rewatch sometime next week.

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  11. Comment on Timasomo 2021 Thread #1: Roll Call and Beginning! in ~creative

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    I'm here! Gonna build my Naked60 board. Only thing I don't have are the keycaps that I ordered, but everything else should be ready to build.

    I'm here! Gonna build my Naked60 board. Only thing I don't have are the keycaps that I ordered, but everything else should be ready to build.

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  12. Comment on The new puritans in ~humanities

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    That's not a bug, it's a feature. Word against word can not be trusted when big consequences are on the line. People will, and do, say anything to: win, get what they want, avoid the consequences...

    While the presumption of innocence is important it becomes problematic when it is a case of word against word.

    That's not a bug, it's a feature. Word against word can not be trusted when big consequences are on the line. People will, and do, say anything to: win, get what they want, avoid the consequences of their actions.

    Who do we as a society choose to believe when someone comes and forward and accuses their supposed assailant if there is no physical evidence left?

    It feels like there's a hidden kernel of assumption that some action needs to be taken in the above situation. Something bad has happened to an individual and they're seeking recourse; (which they should be able to do) but with no way for us to tell who the perpetrator is, or if the accused even did it we're shooting in the dark. Does the potential condemning of an innocent person to pay for a crime they didn't commit outweigh punishing the offender? Some will say yes, others will not. I fall into the former category but can certainly understand the opposite position.

    It comes down to what we find easier to stomach: punishing innocent people, or not punishing guilty people. It's easy to say that someone who has committed a crime should be punished for it, but when there is no clear answer to if someone has committed a crime or not, should anyone be punished? And how? Without enough evidence, how do you decide who to punish? Our legal system was built on the idea of "innocent until proven guilty" for minimizing suffering of the innocent. (I'd like to not get into the real world execution of the theory, obviously that's lacking, but that's aside the point of this comment.)

    Take a contrived example: Person A claims Person B stole their Crockpot, which in this imaginary society, comes with punishment of 6 months prison time. A did not bring enough evidence forth to make a solid case against B, and as such nobody is sure if B actually committed the crime or not. Meanwhile, B claims that the Crockpot is actually theirs! They lent it to A 2 years ago, and A never returned it, meaning that A is the one who "stole" the Crockpot. Again, not enough evidence to support the claim is available, meaning nobody is sure who's telling the truth. Should the court serve punishment to either of them? There's 3 paths forward from here:

    1. They punish the correct person, by chance.(50/50) A actually did borrow the Crockpot 2 years ago and never returned it. B's been leaving the trash cans a little too close to A's driveway and A has had enough. A knew if B got the chance, they would take their Crockpot back, but then could be blamed for theft meaning no more trashcans in the driveway! A goes to jail, B gets their Crockpot back, and everyone lives happily ever after. Roll credits.

    2. They punish the incorrect person, by chance. (50/50). B, having done nothing wrong, goes to jail for 6 months, while the actual perpetrator, A, kicks their feet back, cooks with a Crockpot that isn't theirs, and enjoys a trashcan free driveway for 6 months. Bad ending. Everything goes wrong here for the right people, and right for the wrong people.

    3. Nobody is punished. B doesn't get their Crockpot back, A doesn't get a trashcan free driveway, nobody goes to jail for 6 months. A doesn't get punished, sure, but neither does B. B has to buy a new Crockpot now, but A still has to deal with a driveway with trashcans in it. Nobody is happy with the outcome but also, nobody has been unduly punished either.

    Yes, letting people get away with doing bad things is, well, bad, but I would argue punishing people for doing nothing wrong in the first place is worse.

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  13. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Tried 3 different gyms near me this week, Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, and The YMCA. PF is only $11/month, ATF is $45 and YMCA is $52. You get what you pay for with PF for sure, they don't...

    Tried 3 different gyms near me this week, Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, and The YMCA. PF is only $11/month, ATF is $45 and YMCA is $52.

    You get what you pay for with PF for sure, they don't have squat racks or benches for bench pressing. Only dumbbells, cable machines, and smith machines. They do have a lot of cardio stuff, but were lacking in what I was looking for.

    ATF was smaller, but did have two deadlifting platforms, several squat racks, and a "General Purpose room" which had a bike, heavy bag, and some other things. Still, for what you're paying vs what you're getting, I don't think it was worth it.

    YMCA on the other hand seems like the most bang for your buck. Huge weight room (Benches, racks, deadlifts platforms and more), indoor and outdoor pools, heavy bag, treadmills, bikes, steam sauna, and a freaking pottery studio 👀

    Safe to say, I'm going with the Y.

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  14. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2021! in ~tildes

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    This is a great opportunity for me to finally build the Naked60 that I have sitting around. I bought it maybe half a year ago, and I have the soldering equipment and everything, I just never got...

    This is a great opportunity for me to finally build the Naked60 that I have sitting around. I bought it maybe half a year ago, and I have the soldering equipment and everything, I just never got around to actually building it out!

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    If you like Snarky Puppy, have you heard of The Cat Empire ? They're good, but not quite the same genre. I always mention them because I imagine them as competitors to Snarky Puppy due to their...

    If you like Snarky Puppy, have you heard of The Cat Empire ? They're good, but not quite the same genre. I always mention them because I imagine them as competitors to Snarky Puppy due to their names.

    I found out about them asking some dude at the bar what bands he would recommend while I was waiting for my then girlfriend to arrive. Unfortunately, they were the only suggestion of his that turned out alright.

    Edit: Favorite song from then is "The Crowd" from their self titled album.

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  16. Comment on Former US president Donald Trump launches 'TRUTH' social in ~tech

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    I'm pretty new to the "idea of" Mastodon, but isn't a large portion of the benefit of using Mastodon is that it's federated? Why wouldn't they spin up their own instance instead of forking the...

    I'm pretty new to the "idea of" Mastodon, but isn't a large portion of the benefit of using Mastodon is that it's federated? Why wouldn't they spin up their own instance instead of forking the code base? That could have entirely sidestepped the license issues. Do you need to fork to change the branding? Side note, do you think other servers can still federate to this one? I'm curious if that functionality was removed or changed at all. I can't imagine that team putting in the effort required to make deep changes to the core

    Also, naming the site "Truth" is just so on brand for these jokers. I expect to see a slogan for it saying something along the lines of "You know it's the truth, because only we know the real truth."

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  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've been making inroads into custom Dirt Rally 2.0 Clubs. I found two clubs on reddit that seem pretty chill and have joined the rally they're hosting. First club is hosting an R5 class rally,...

    I've been making inroads into custom Dirt Rally 2.0 Clubs. I found two clubs on reddit that seem pretty chill and have joined the rally they're hosting. First club is hosting an R5 class rally, held in 13 locations, with 6-10 rallies per location and each location lasting 7 days before moving to the next. I've made it through 5 stages in New Zealand so far and have some pretty bad damage to the Ford Fiesta MK II, so I'll need to take it much slower in the second half if I even want to finish. I'm a little disappointed because I started out top 10 in the first two stages and then lost hella time to spins and car damage. There's certainly a lot left for me to learn how to drive properly.

    The other club is a Historic Only rally club, meaning they're not going to be driving modern cars. I don't know where the delineation is, but the first rally location was NZ (again) with the H2 RWD class. I crashed out and had to retire at stage 6 I believe, which is, again, rather frustrating. I can't seem to figure out how to drive RWD properly, I always feel like I'm fishtailing more than driving straight. I might need more pedal control to reduce the lack of traction or something.

    Either way, I'm having a great time racing against strangers and getting some tips during it all!

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  18. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Helped my partner's brother and his gf move out of our apartment into their own on Saturday! Luckily they had very little to move, whole process took about 30 minutes which was great. After that I...

    Helped my partner's brother and his gf move out of our apartment into their own on Saturday! Luckily they had very little to move, whole process took about 30 minutes which was great. After that I took my partner out for a little anniversary celebration! We went shopping for nice bras, since she hasn't gotten re-measured after a reduction several years ago and hasn't bought any new ones since either. She's over the moon about the new ones she got, they fit her much better now than what she's used to wearing.

    As an aside, so many good present ideas can come from really paying attention when your partner is bitching about something. I've got 3 different present ideas for Xmas and birthdays just from the past month 😂

    Sunday we had a wedding to attend for one of her friends. This was the "second" wedding that they had since their first last year was such a small affair, and they wanted to do it right with more people. Had a fun time, but I'm definitely feeling a little useless at work today.

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    The birthday present I got for my partner back in May finally shipped and arrived over the weekend as well.

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  19. Comment on Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Pack in ~games

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    A very nice collection of js puzzles that I stumbled upon somepoint during the pandemic. It has the classic game minesweeper which is what I mostly use, but the game Untangle is also a great one.

    A very nice collection of js puzzles that I stumbled upon somepoint during the pandemic. It has the classic game minesweeper which is what I mostly use, but the game Untangle is also a great one.

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