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  1. Comment on Are you giving up anything for Lent? in ~talk

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    I'm giving up Lent for Lent. But in all seriousness, no. I never followed Lent before, and I don't expect I'll start now. I have a lot of my life I could give up for it but if I wouldn't normally...

    I'm giving up Lent for Lent.

    But in all seriousness, no. I never followed Lent before, and I don't expect I'll start now. I have a lot of my life I could give up for it but if I wouldn't normally give it up, Lent wouldn't make that any differ-ent.

    EDIT: Black Fast just sounds like a pescatarian version of Ramadan.

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  2. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    I use Protonmail and I don't have any issues with it, though I'm not a sec guy so I don't really know if there's anything I should be knowing beyond "it's secure, encrypted, and does email" lol

    I use Protonmail and I don't have any issues with it, though I'm not a sec guy so I don't really know if there's anything I should be knowing beyond "it's secure, encrypted, and does email" lol

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

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    I never knew about the TalkBoy so you learned me somethin'.

    I never knew about the TalkBoy so you learned me somethin'.

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

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    I read that as YakBax (and thus YakBak) and was wondering why (and how) you were using a '90s toy to traverse ice and snow.

    I read that as YakBax (and thus YakBak) and was wondering why (and how) you were using a '90s toy to traverse ice and snow.

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

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    It was a fairly relaxed weekend. Spent it with my partner and it was full of just sitting on a couch and napping, except for Saturday evening. We went out with some of her friends to a steakhouse...

    It was a fairly relaxed weekend. Spent it with my partner and it was full of just sitting on a couch and napping, except for Saturday evening. We went out with some of her friends to a steakhouse and unintentionally watched the end of the NLL game between Saskatchewan Rush and someone else (I don't follow lacrosse), and then watched the first two fights of the boxing matches that night.

    Watched the main event from that night on Sunday, and I feel bad for Wilder. It's a rough hit he took, but he did what he could afterward even if it isn't much. Then just more relaxing, some groceries in the late afternoon, and played some vidya gaemz while watching my friend's online D&D session she was streaming on Twitch.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Self promotion vs. Original content vs. Own content vs. User created vs. ...? in ~tildes

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    Well then, I had no idea about this lol I have joined!

    Well then, I had no idea about this lol I have joined!

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  8. Comment on Self promotion vs. Original content vs. Own content vs. User created vs. ...? in ~tildes

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    I'm in camp "You Choose." I like own content because it's a bit linguistically jarring (as a native English speaker) and stands out compared to user created. I also agree with the sentiments...

    I'm in camp "You Choose."

    I like own content because it's a bit linguistically jarring (as a native English speaker) and stands out compared to user created. I also agree with the sentiments regarding self promotion being related to for-profit, whereas the former two are not-for-profit. However, I don't see an issue with someone using self-promotion for not-for-profit things either. That's a choice on the poster.

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

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    Yeah I had heard this too. I think Lockstin&Gnoggin goes into that too. If I am remember right, he noted it was due to it being a more complicated process to break down protein. Same can go with...

    Yeah I had heard this too. I think Lockstin&Gnoggin goes into that too. If I am remember right, he noted it was due to it being a more complicated process to break down protein. Same can go with fat too, as it's a more complicated to break down, or something.

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

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    NOTES: I am not advocating any specific diet information in this post. I am not a doctor. I am not a dietitian. This information is based on things I've read over the past 10 years. Please correct...

    NOTES: I am not advocating any specific diet information in this post. I am not a doctor. I am not a dietitian. This information is based on things I've read over the past 10 years. Please correct me if I am wrong. I am known to be wrong on many a thing.

    Yeah I'm torn on CICO, because logically it makes sense, but also there's evidence that shows that your body will do whatever it can to burn off whatever you intake during a day, obviously to an extent.

    Excessive carb intake attributes to weight gain due to the process of converted carbs to glucose then gettingconverted to a lipid, once all glycogen stores are full and the body isn't yearning for glycogen. The carb intake also can eventually lead to insulin resistance which itself causes your body's new norm to be fatter, making weight loss harder. So when you cut calories too far, your body will lower its functions, which in turn lead to you being tired and exhausted. I don't believe this happens due to exercise, only intentional calorie reduction. So by exercising and eating your maintenance calories (based on a sedentary lifestyle), you should effectively lose weight based on your exercise. The same can happen when doing extreme low carb or no carb diets.

    While anecdotal, Lockstin&Gnoggin on Youtube did a video on it. He became Type 1 Diabetic due to a virus that his wife picked up and he caught, which caused immunodeficiency, leading to Type 1 Diabetes. After struggling with controlling it through doctor assistance, he did Keto and lost 140 lbs, and allegedly did so consuming upward to 6000 (IIRC) calories per day. I'm skeptical on that, but not so much on Keto. He also said that his exercise/daily function didn't change.

    Video for reference but no banana for scale.

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

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    New word for me. Nice! But on the rest of it, fun challenges are good challenges. If I want to try my hand at modding, is there a particular avenue you recommend, or just picking something I like...

    ameliorate

    New word for me. Nice!

    But on the rest of it, fun challenges are good challenges. If I want to try my hand at modding, is there a particular avenue you recommend, or just picking something I like that is moddable (i.e. Minecraft) and throw my entire self-worth into the ring?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Something something Firefox something something better. But that sounds really cool, the modding aspect. I hope you enjoy the project. I've never heard of the game before though, so I may look...

    Something something Firefox something something better.

    But that sounds really cool, the modding aspect. I hope you enjoy the project. I've never heard of the game before though, so I may look into it.

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

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    I just started a new gamedev project, "Arpeedjee." As you may be able to tell from the project name, it's an RPG. Just wanting to try some new things so I'm sure it'll be interesting. I'll likely...

    I just started a new gamedev project, "Arpeedjee." As you may be able to tell from the project name, it's an RPG. Just wanting to try some new things so I'm sure it'll be interesting. I'll likely start with just building out a battle system a la Dragon Quest (NES). Relatively simple when it's one player, one monster. Then we'll expand from there.

    Also started fiddling with Python, and made a number guessing game. Gotta start somewhere haha.

    EDIT: I'm also going to be playing around with a Rapsberry Pi 2b at some point. Borrowed from a friend. I want to see if I can make something to have as an excuse to buy a RP4.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    While I've been living away from home for over 10 years now, a huge part of me would love to move back. Small town/small city living has it's advantages.

    While I've been living away from home for over 10 years now, a huge part of me would love to move back.

    Small town/small city living has it's advantages.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Fly safe, you smitten kitten!

    Fly safe, you smitten kitten!

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  16. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    I feel that. I'm in the same boat. Right now I'm using sk-game.dev as my websites domain but I don't intend to brand myself as SK (Saskatchewan) Game Dev, as I feel it's a conceited take on...

    I feel that. I'm in the same boat. Right now I'm using sk-game.dev as my websites domain but I don't intend to brand myself as SK (Saskatchewan) Game Dev, as I feel it's a conceited take on myself.

    I just cannot think of any good type of branding that fits me and my game endeavours.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm sorry for your loss, HT... But now he's crossed the rainbow bridge and is living an exciting new life with animal friends! You clearly loved your cat, and I am sure that he loved you too. You...

    I'm sorry for your loss, HT... But now he's crossed the rainbow bridge and is living an exciting new life with animal friends! You clearly loved your cat, and I am sure that he loved you too. You did what you had to do for him, and now his pain is gone. I'm trying not to cry at work now lol

    Take care of yourself <3

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

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    Congrats eve! Definitely satisfying living with your partner haha

    Congrats eve! Definitely satisfying living with your partner haha

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    On Saturday, I spent the day with my partner. We just relaxed, watched TV, had some eats. Stayed til around Sunday at noon, where she went to hang out with her friend who just moved out of the...

    On Saturday, I spent the day with my partner. We just relaxed, watched TV, had some eats. Stayed til around Sunday at noon, where she went to hang out with her friend who just moved out of the city (was here for a wedding), and I went home and decided to start working on a new video game. The board game is on a slight hold as I don't have the physical space to begin working on a proto-game board.

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

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    That I don't know. I've not partaken in one yet. I never finish out any starter programs lol

    That I don't know. I've not partaken in one yet. I never finish out any starter programs lol

    1 vote