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  1. Comment on Thinking about calibre in ~tech

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    I pronounce it like Caliber, but I had the epiphany last week that it's probably supposed to be pronounced like Libre lol

    I pronounce it like Caliber, but I had the epiphany last week that it's probably supposed to be pronounced like Libre lol

  2. Comment on Red Hat's CentOS Stream 9 Linux arrive in ~tech

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    I'm assuming it's version 9 but Stream9 sounds so smooth (like streamline).

    I'm assuming it's version 9 but Stream9 sounds so smooth (like streamline).

  3. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Weight update I'm finally back down to 250 (well, 250.4) lbs. Hopefully this continual trend of the past couple weeks continues! Diet Not great, but could be worse. I haven't been following things...

    Weight update

    I'm finally back down to 250 (well, 250.4) lbs. Hopefully this continual trend of the past couple weeks continues!

    Diet

    Not great, but could be worse. I haven't been following things too diligently, but I also remember why I really enjoyed my supper as just a big bowl of spaghetti. It's really quite filling, but I don't get super bloated. Praise be to the bachelor diet.

    Fitness

    Still not back at the gym. Still haven't replaced my headlights. This week fingers crossed

    Body Aching

    My ankle has been really bothering me lately, more than usual. A lot of pain from within the joint. The gout's got me doing a big ouch. Currently taking an ibuprofen before bed to help it relax while I sleep, so hopefully that helps overall. I need to drink more water, at the very least.

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  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Does it feel like your knee/kneecap is being pulled to the outside of the knee? Could be your IT band. It's a common issue for runners, apparently. I have it in my left leg, but in my case it's...

    Does it feel like your knee/kneecap is being pulled to the outside of the knee? Could be your IT band. It's a common issue for runners, apparently. I have it in my left leg, but in my case it's caused by tight glutes and tight hips, plus the myriad of brokenness I am.

    I'd see a doc or physiotherapist if you can to have them evaluate what's going on. What they had me do was the pigeon stretch, glute bridges, and then foam rolling my IT band (it's not comfortable at all). But I'd still recommend the medical professional first.

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Weight update I've changed my weigh in day, starting last week, to Mondays, as a way to start the week fresh every week. So, last week I weighed in at 254.2 lbs and this week at 252.2 lbs. I've...

    Weight update

    I've changed my weigh in day, starting last week, to Mondays, as a way to start the week fresh every week. So, last week I weighed in at 254.2 lbs and this week at 252.2 lbs. I've definitely plateaued in the low 250s, but I know that a big reason has been my diet.

    Diet

    I'm having trouble getting back on the horse. I think going to the gym has sapped a lot of the willpower I had come to use for eating less and cooking more. I did some meal prep for suppers this week (porkchops and spaghett) so they'll be ready to eat in the evening. I hate eating heavy in the evening so this, plus some steamed veg will be good. I have to make the steamed veg today, though, as my want to cook more ended yesterday after cleaning the dished used to cook with.

    Fitness

    I missed Monday (Nov 8) due to my knee acting up, but had a massage anyway so it worked out. I went to the gym on Wednesday despite not wanting to, and had a great gym session. However, I did not go on Friday as I was really not feeling it. I should have went anyway just to be able to say I went, but oh well. Back at it today, and I hope to make this week a hattrick.

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  6. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    A bit late but I weighed in at 252 lbs, so I somehow lost weight lol I'm not as hopeful for this coming weigh in but I've been proved wrong. Yay gym!

    A bit late but I weighed in at 252 lbs, so I somehow lost weight lol I'm not as hopeful for this coming weigh in but I've been proved wrong. Yay gym!

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

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    Weight update Catching this post before my Wednesday weigh in because it hasn't been losses the last couple of weeks and I expect that trend to continue. But, I'm otherwise not concerned as I'm...

    Weight update

    Catching this post before my Wednesday weigh in because it hasn't been losses the last couple of weeks and I expect that trend to continue. But, I'm otherwise not concerned as I'm going to the gym and I don't feel absolutely wrecked and exhausted going three days a week, so that's good. I weighed in last week at 252.2 lbs (~114.63 kg), and I expect likely another half pound to a pound as I've had a food and drink filled week. But we'll see. If it's a positive scale movement, I'll update with a reply lol

    Diet

    Really have fallen off the horse these last few weeks and gained back because of it. Hopefully I can collect myself and put a plan in place again.

    Fitness

    The following week after my Thanksgiving vacation, I began hitting the gym again. Starting on October 25th, I'm 4 for 4 haha. 25th, 27th, 29th, and November 1st doing a full workout routine, and other than my calves getting some rough DOMS from the 29th, they're doing great. My gout has been angry but likely due to drinkytimes at my friend's band's show on Saturday night.

    I will do better! I have to.

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

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    Looking forward to this. I made a game prototype in the first Timasomo, so I always appreciate the others who make games. :D

    Looking forward to this. I made a game prototype in the first Timasomo, so I always appreciate the others who make games. :D

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

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    My spirit is filled with determination! :D Keep on kicking ass, Adys! Show your body that it's made of strength, muscle, and awesomeness!

    My spirit is filled with determination! :D

    Keep on kicking ass, Adys! Show your body that it's made of strength, muscle, and awesomeness!

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

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    Weight update Due to Thanksgiving (the Canadian variety), I was away from my place of residence from Friday the 8th to Thursday the 14th. Visiting my parents, my sister's family, and my best...

    Weight update

    Due to Thanksgiving (the Canadian variety), I was away from my place of residence from Friday the 8th to Thursday the 14th. Visiting my parents, my sister's family, and my best friend's family. Despite the ease of being able to binge (and binging did happen on many a pastry and candy), I still somehow managed to keep the loss train chugging. As of today (October 15th), I'm currently weighing in at 250.6 lbs (~113.9 kg), bringing my total loss to 34 lbs (~15.4 kg) since May.

    Diet

    As mentioned above, many delicious foods were consumed. But I also was able to hold back on binging other foods during most breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

    Fitness

    Other than playing with my nieces and about 2.5-3 KMs walked while in my home town, there was no exercise haha. My full gym schedule engages next week, being on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As well, whatever cardio I do at home will help. Time to gain some and lose some.

    ED, EDD, and EDIT: 250.6 lbs, not 250.4. I know it's not a big difference but I noticed lol

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  11. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Phone restriction is tough but it feels good when you do it. I was doing it a while back, but I've fallen back into bad habits. Too much TikTak. Good job on doing it though! :D

    Phone restriction is tough but it feels good when you do it. I was doing it a while back, but I've fallen back into bad habits. Too much TikTak.

    Good job on doing it though! :D

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  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Weight update Short and sweet: 252.8lbs (~115kg). Nothing really else to say. It's about what I was expecting. Diet I've been enjoying my soup, and just finally pulled one container out of the...

    Weight update

    Short and sweet: 252.8lbs (~115kg). Nothing really else to say. It's about what I was expecting.

    Diet

    I've been enjoying my soup, and just finally pulled one container out of the freezer to thaw on Wednesday night, then finished the last unfrozen container of it on Thursday for lunch. I'm still, unfortunately, indulging in take-out, made worse by the use of delivery services. But it's less now that I'm cooking more.

    I had made chili last weekend and I've quite enjoyed it, though I have been really miss more than hit on eating it, and being diligent. I should also take out some pork chops to thaw tomorrow, as I quite enjoy having spaghetti and porkchops for supper. One of the easy dishes I made myself when I was a college student.

    Fitness

    Hopping on the bike has still been a rare occasion, but I get to it at least once a week at least. I decided on Wednesday to get a gym membership again, and went for my first session last night. I took it slow but my muscles are still sore, but that's expected since it's been almost two years since I was last at the gym.

    The plan is a 3 month run of three days a week, two different workouts. Workout A is Squat, Bench Press, and Rows, but I also added calves in there as a finisher before I leave. I can't do much for calves because my feet hurt pretty bad most of the time, but anything I can do helps. Workout B is Deadlift, Lat Pull-downs, and Overhead Press, with Rear Delt Flyes being added in as my finisher. Each exercise is a three set, 8-10 rep, with the exception of Deadlifts. Where I got the workout from was suggesting 3 sets of 6-8 reps, but knowing how hard deads will kill my back, I'm setting it at 2-3 sets, and may lower it to just one working set. That being said, I'll be taking it super slow when I get there, as my last workouts were doing a modified 5x5 StrongLifts, but I misread the deadlifts, as they're supposed to only be 1 working set of 5 reps. I was doing 5 working sets, on top of one or two warmup sets.

    The last day I did 5x5 on that, I had experienced a lower back pump and I did not like it lol Also worth noting, I had never experienced an actual pump before that day, so it was an overall new experience in the worst possible area.

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  13. Comment on Activision Blizzard settles with federal employment agency for $18 Million in ~games

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    So then the comparison is even worse on the fictional person. Since net generally only counts in terms of taxes for a regular person, not after paying bills, buying food, etc. God damn.

    So then the comparison is even worse on the fictional person. Since net generally only counts in terms of taxes for a regular person, not after paying bills, buying food, etc. God damn.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Activision Blizzard settles with federal employment agency for $18 Million in ~games

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    876 million net as in profit? So after paying their employees and bills and etc.?

    876 million net as in profit? So after paying their employees and bills and etc.?

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  15. Comment on File not found: A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans in ~comp

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    I can understand this. I think in the case of Windows, they have this constant drive to change everything even if the thing worked fine before. It's this modern mentality that everything must...

    I can understand this. I think in the case of Windows, they have this constant drive to change everything even if the thing worked fine before. It's this modern mentality that everything must change drastically from its last iteration, and that is something I don't understand, but I try my best to do so. My thoughts are the idea of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    I've no issue with updating the visuals, but when you have Settings and the Control Panel for Windows 10, they're both available, and they are not set up the same at all. So, as long as Control Panel exists, I won't take the time to learn Settings, as I just don't need to. Either update it so that Settings is the sole place to make those changes, or merge the two together, essentially modernizing the Control Panel.

    That being said, I wouldn't equate new technology or services with an existing technology/service/platform that changes. Learning new services or technologies that become commonplace and nigh-mandatory makes sense. Having to adapt to a lateral change of an existing technology is stupid and unneeded, UNLESS it can legitimately make the technology easier to use. Settings isn't any easier to use than the Control Panel, in my opinion, so that change seems silly.

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  16. Comment on File not found: A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans in ~comp

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    The biggest issue that I've come to learn about people is that at a certain age, they hate learning new things and new things make them angry, frustrated, or disappointed. They don't take the time...

    The biggest issue that I've come to learn about people is that at a certain age, they hate learning new things and new things make them angry, frustrated, or disappointed. They don't take the time to learn, even those who are more tech savvy.

    A friend of mine hates Snapchat with a passion. He thinks it's stupid, saying something akin to "why don't the kids just text like regular people". It's the same thing that people said about text messaging and instant messaging until it was just the norm.

    I think that some people when they get older just don't want to learn new things. Older can simply mean post-adolescence, too. Even the most progressive/liberal person likely still has close-minded views. I'm sure I even do, but I do my best to keep my mind open, even if it means prying that bitch open and dumping the knowledge in. I'll abuse me as I wish lol

    EDIT: and when I say progressive/liberal, I'm not trying to bring the actual politics into the discussion. I'm just using that as an example since those folks tend to have a more open mind to things, from my point of view and experience. BUT, they also have a closed-mind to other things that they disagree with, even if they don't understand the thing they are closing themselves off from. It's just human nature, methinks.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Their baby died in the hospital. Then came the $257,000 bill. in ~health

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    This shit is the reason I wouldn't want to live in the US. Not intending to offend Americans. I just can't understand living in a world like this, at least not in the modern world.

    This shit is the reason I wouldn't want to live in the US. Not intending to offend Americans. I just can't understand living in a world like this, at least not in the modern world.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Weight update After going back up to 258 lbs (~117.3 kg), I'm starting to lose again. I'm down to 253.8 lbs (~115.4 kg). For the most of the last week, I wasn't watching my calories (and really...

    Weight update

    After going back up to 258 lbs (~117.3 kg), I'm starting to lose again. I'm down to 253.8 lbs (~115.4 kg). For the most of the last week, I wasn't watching my calories (and really over eating on a few days haha), but the last three days I pulled it through, albeit a bit aggressively.

    Diet

    I'm starting to get back into cooking, having made some good soup (red cabbage stew) on Sunday. It made approximately 5 quarts, plus one bowl that I ate for a late lunch that day. That will normally be my lunch, though yesterday I ended up with no lunch due to work being a bit busy when I was hungry, and me not being hungry when I wasn't working. I ended up giving in and getting McDonald's for supper, but still it was under my approximate nominal calorie burn for the day of 2500-2600, at least based on one calculation. Today I also indulged and got McDonald's breakfast, but that was due to me actually being hungry right away in the morning as opposed to the usual where I'm not that hungry. Likely due to the binge around 6 pm yesterday.

    Supper will ideally be some soup, as well as some bachelor beans with hotdogs (because it's one of those nostalgic staples from my childhood that I love to this day). That will put me under my 2000 kcal max, and will also let me have a snack before bed if I want/need it.

    It's also worth noting that I usually only eat twice a day: lunch and supper, or breakfast and supper. It's something I've preferred for a long time, but I fell into a few years of the typical eating 3 times a day, and eating heavy at all meals without paying attention to what I was eating.

    Fitness

    Still trying to get used to my damn exercise bike, but to basically no avail. I just abhor using it for more than 5 or 10 minutes, but it (theoretically) is more useful for calorie burn in a shorter amount of time than walking, plus walking actually hurts. Due to my gout, my feet hurt often, and due to my weight and inactivity, my back hurts something fierce, as well. In 10-15 minutes on my bike, I can burn as much or more calories than walking 20-25 minutes. Theoretically, as I don't have one of them fancy bikes that tells you the exact effort used to expend the speed and distance. Mines just a cheap one from Amazon. I bought it cause it folds up lol

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Tesla wanted $22,500 to replace a battery. An independent repair shop fixed it for $5,000. in ~tech

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    This is why we need Right to Repair legislation. So that mechanics can get the training, the tools, the parts, and the manuals to fix shit properly. This extends to computers, phones, tablets,...

    God I hate that this article made me defend Tesla, but it's pretty irresponsible in how it glosses over how incredibly dangerous what it's advocating for is.

    There might be a middle ground where more information, training and tools are made available, but for the love of god do not go poking around anywhere inside an EV's power train without an actual expert around. And an expert who knows EV power trains specifically, not just 'cars' in general.

    This is why we need Right to Repair legislation. So that mechanics can get the training, the tools, the parts, and the manuals to fix shit properly.

    This extends to computers, phones, tablets, farm equipment, and basically everything electronic. The problem is that companies like Apple and Samsung make deals with their part manufacturers to only sell the parts to them. They make proprietary tools, keep their manuals in confidence, and scream about hackers and trade secrets anytime people want to get near them. I want to read your board schematics and change a chip, not study how your security software works and become elite hax0rz.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on What's a hidden health issue you live with? in ~health

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    I'm sorry to hear, Akir :( I hope she is able to get better, and get moving around again!

    I'm sorry to hear, Akir :( I hope she is able to get better, and get moving around again!

    3 votes