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by Solt
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend an Android Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 2680

Re: Recommend an Android Phone

i have a Galaxy S2 and the dual core isn't that great, at least for gaming, as in, i tried running Doom on dosbox on it, and it's unplayably slow, (Wolfenstein works fine though), it does make using normal apps work like a dream though, i just think the pressures of emulating dos are probably too m...
by Solt
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Morning Gym Ettiquete
Replies: 16
Views: 3727

Re: Morning Gym Ettiquete

Shower before sleeping and change your sheets more often? I never understood people who are ok with rolling around in their own sweat, accumulated dead skin cells, and the day's dirt for 8 hours straight just because they'll take a shower before interacting with anyone.
by Solt
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 175053

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Wow, interesting discovery.

Keep up the self observation! And the good progress!
by Solt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sit ups with weights
Replies: 9
Views: 4648

Re: Sit ups with weights

Full situps engage the extensors in your leg for most of the second half of the motion. Probably not what you care about. Crunches are the part of the situp that use your abs. As far as extra weight is concerned, ab muscles grow just like any muscle- by lifting heavier weights. If doing a shit-ton o...
by Solt
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Burying a cat5e UTP cable
Replies: 12
Views: 3990

Re: Burying a cat5e UTP cable

I buried a long length of the grey pvc for a few runs of cat6 out to my shop. It has a few curves and bends in it, so I used a pipe size that a ping-pong ball fits into. After the pipe was assembled and glued up, (glue to keep water out!) We tied a ping pong ball to a long spool of string. Put the ...
by Solt
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Too much exercise bad for you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Too much exercise bad for you?

You're probably not getting enough protein but recently I've been feeling quite fatigued and feel that I struggle a bit on my lower weights. In fact, you're probably not getting enough calories at all! If you ever feel fatigued at the START of your workout (say, after the warmup, on your first heav...
by Solt
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Looking for opinions on a new laptop CPU/Graphics.
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: Looking for opinions on a new laptop CPU/Graphics.

Nothing you will be doing will require the power of the i7. Save a bundle and go with an i5.
by Solt
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: gaming hardware - most bang for the buck?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: gaming hardware - most bang for the buck?

Any reason you wouldn't consider a console the best bang for the buck when it comes to gaming?
by Solt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Systems of propulsion on motorways
Replies: 36
Views: 3749

Re: Systems of propulsion on motorways

US suburbs are not that bad for commuting. You'll find that Americans have relatively short commutes on average. It probably depends on the city. From my little experience in Canada and the East coast of the USA, suburbs are significantly larger and less dense than what I saw in Europe. The 100km f...
by Solt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So, I've obtained $200 for college
Replies: 26
Views: 4784

Re: So, I've obtained $200 for college

scarecrovv wrote:Twine is useful for everything. Get a roll of it. Vice grips are useful for everything too, get a pair of those. Duct tape too of course, but that goes without saying.


What the hell did you do in college?

Save it. Buy posters and art for your walls when you get there.
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder
Replies: 85
Views: 8731

Re: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder

He has mental problems and the murder should be placed on the person who abused him and caused this mess. You can't expect a kid (and that is what he is) to be able to rationalize and think things through. he was likely transferring the frustration and anger at said abuser to the baby. The kid need...
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple WWDC 2011 stuff. iOS, iCloud, iMessages, etc
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Apple WWDC 2011 stuff. iOS, iCloud, iMessages, etc

Damn you Apple for shamelessly taking Android features, then waging a patent war regarding all the features others are taking from you!
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 175053

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Nath wrote:and tire flips.


Exactly what I was going to say. With a giant tire.
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Keeping in touch with professors after graduation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Keeping in touch with professors after graduation?

Wouldn't hurt if you went to your professor for advice too, if you need it. It's totally within the bounds of your relationship. Is the advice the point? Maybe, maybe not, depends on what kind of challenges lie in your future. But it never hurts to maintain relationships with smart, successful peopl...
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 175053

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

it's gonna be on the OUTSIDE of the shed. Really for a squat rack I could just use the firewood pile. Punching bags are waterproof? Is a typical barbell waterproof? The idea of a squat rack is to catch the bar if it falls too, though I guess being outside it doesn't matter if you drop 300+ pounds f...
by Solt
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 175053

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Success is getting up just ONE more time than you are knocked down. Right? uh... that's not an analogy that I would expect to find in the fitness world, but now that I think about it it makes sense. So yes. Definitely. I am installing a punching bag on the back of the shed. You have this kind of sp...
by Solt
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First-time cellphone-buyer
Replies: 23
Views: 3648

Re: First-time cellphone-buyer

If defy is on the cheaper end of new androids I don't wanna know what the other end is like. Even though it's not me that's gonna pay for the phone, 350 euro is a little bit too much. Closer to 550. Don't forget this is really high technology stuff that 10 years ago barely fit into an entire deskto...
by Solt
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Systems of propulsion on motorways
Replies: 36
Views: 3749

Re: Systems of propulsion on motorways

Creating hydrogen, from hydrocarbons the way it's done today is not sustainable, It's more sustainable than gasoline, that's for sure. When you say "hydrocarbons" that's really misleading because right now cars cannot be fueled by "hydrocarbons" either, only a specific type (liq...
by Solt
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Systems of propulsion on motorways
Replies: 36
Views: 3749

Re: Systems of propulsion on motorways

Solt, every possible solution is going to be expensive and unwieldy. You talk about hundreds of billions of dollars as if that is an off-the-scale number. But oil consumption in the US alone runs in the many hundreds of billions. Note: each year, not a one-time investment. Investments worldwide in ...
by Solt
Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First-time cellphone-buyer
Replies: 23
Views: 3648

Re: First-time cellphone-buyer

If android is an option there are some ruggedized phones like the Defy, which is also on the cheaper end of new-ish androids, I believe.
by Solt
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Systems of propulsion on motorways
Replies: 36
Views: 3749

Re: Systems of propulsion on motorways

I like the idea of charging while driving, but my thoughts have always moved towards inductive charging buried in the road Why not simply have overhead power, like a trolleybus? That would allow for electric vehicles with a limited amount of batteries, that can still travel long distances on the hi...
by Solt
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: *shamefaced* I like Windows XP.
Replies: 38
Views: 10258

Re: *shamefaced* I like Windows XP.

On principal, I dislike Microsoft as a company because of the unethical way in which the company started, and the unethical business practices they employ even today. Microsoft, through Bill Gates, has donated Billions of dollars to extremely noble causes. Buy Microsoft, help a dying kid in Africa!...
by Solt
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Systems of propulsion on motorways
Replies: 36
Views: 3749

Re: Systems of propulsion on motorways

You're theoretically safer than having all 20 people in your "convoy" drive themselves because there aren't 20 drivers that need to stay awake and avoid distraction, just one... and he/she is being monitored by computer systems and is a professional driver! Oh, it gets better! Once autono...
by Solt
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled
Replies: 63
Views: 7322

Re: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled

Pretty much this right here. I've been researching costs for my incoming honeymoon, and 9 months out, it costs 600-800 dollars per person to fly from Texas to California. It also costs 600-800 dollars to fly to Puerto Rico and Europe and South America. WTF? The international flights would be hours ...
by Solt
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: general fitness advice
Replies: 22
Views: 4148

Re: general fitness advice

That is not always the case. Depending on what your eating and your hormonal profile your metabolism could simply drop. I doubt a difference of 200 calories a day is going to cause any such issues. Yes, if you really mess with your body your metabolism will change and you could end up worse off. Th...
by Solt
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5098

Re: Minimight!

I don't think I'm out of line saying it's a little rude. You are completely out of line in my opinion. I could go into detail why but that wouldn't be very constructive. Suffice to say, I think if you go back and read over what people actually said, in detail, you won't find anything rude unless yo...
by Solt
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: WHO unable to prove mobile phones don't cause cancer
Replies: 42
Views: 8105

Re: WHO unable to prove mobile phones don't cause cancer

What's interesting is that most cellphone-cancer studies have not found any correlation. If this statement alone were true, the issue could be dropped right now. The problem is that studies that look at long-term heavy user populations DO tend to find links, albeit weak ones. Short term studies do ...
by Solt
Tue May 31, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5098

Re: Minimight!

I'm not sure what I expected by posting here. I don't know either. You seem to be a stubborn person who doesn't want to hear any advice that's different from what you already decided to do. If you knew what you were doing, you would have gotten results in the last three years. As noted, exercising ...
by Solt
Tue May 31, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I am angry - yet another keeping-track-of-stuff-thread
Replies: 100
Views: 63946

Re: I am angry - yet another keeping-track-of-stuff-thread

What you eat isn't that important. If you want this log to be useful, you have to also note how much and with enough details that you can calculate calories. As it is, if you can add that little extra bit of information you will have a very powerful data set here that will definitely help you lose t...
by Solt
Mon May 30, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5098

Re: Minimight!

Wahp waah. :? Guess who didn't go to the gym? THIS GUY! Easiest is not necessarily the healthiest. I am very sedentary. I sit all day at work and then come home and play video games. Exercise will be of more benefit and weight loss to me. No, the actions that you actually follow through on will be ...
by Solt
Mon May 30, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Orbital Paths
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Orbital Paths

One way I could do this is pre-compute the path everything, but these pre-computations get wasted if the player *ever* changes the path, making me wonder if there's a computationally cheaper way to do this. C'mon man, this isn't 1965 anymore. It's actually not very computationally intensive for the...
by Solt
Wed May 25, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Minimight!
Replies: 34
Views: 5098

Re: Minimight!

Yea, diets don't really work. Because then you are on the mindset of "diet" vs. "not on a diet". That means even if you do meet your weight goals you will then "end" the diet and very likely gain it all back. You need to eat what you can live with eating, but eat less o...
by Solt
Wed May 25, 2011 3:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 34512

Re: Gifted Education

Zcorp, can you propose an alternative to tracking? If I had to guess, I would say you are thinking of those new charter schools they talk about in "Waiting For Superman" that you have to apply to get into, that don't do tracking. Unfortunately such schools have a selection bias. Only stude...
by Solt
Wed May 25, 2011 2:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standing for the flag + clubs
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Standing for the flag + clubs

I'm not particularly interested in mob exercises. My parents told me stories, and I would read accounts, of the daily marches and pledges required of students under the communist regime in China. While the practices in the U.S. are not to that extreme, they are clearly meant to rouse the same kind ...
by Solt
Sun May 22, 2011 6:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standing for the flag + clubs
Replies: 46
Views: 6357

Re: Standing for the flag + clubs

what is talking to the flag gonna do? nothing. plain and simple. I just don't understand really, flag represents America, yes, but talking to it every morning in a classroom.. kinda pointless You don't seem to have thought through this very much. If your objection was that people, especially minors...
by Solt
Wed May 18, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to design weapons?
Replies: 134
Views: 18019

Re: Is it right to design weapons?

1) A Dis-nationalist group attacks the compound where the ultimate weapon is stored and manages to capture it. They activate it, and kill the entire population of Arcadia for reasons of ethnic prejudice. Because the ultimate weapon is so effective, the Arcadians have no opportunity to defend themse...
by Solt
Mon May 16, 2011 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it right to design weapons?
Replies: 134
Views: 18019

Re: Is it right to design weapons?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the weapon to end all weapons- the nuclear bomb. I think the people who designed the bomb did more to create a peaceful world than the UN ever managed. For almost 60 years now, no two nuclear armed countries have directly killed each others' soldiers on the battlef...
by Solt
Sun May 15, 2011 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting into a healthier and more fit lifestyle
Replies: 16
Views: 3027

Re: Getting into a healthier and more fit lifestyle

I think it's solid general advice for any physical activity to NOT let your ego take control. If you add too much intensity too fast, you will hurt yourself. It doesn't matter if it's free weights, running (I've gotten close to hurting myself pretty badly by going too far too soon... my lungs could ...
by Solt
Sun May 15, 2011 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Electronics Education and Experimentation
Replies: 13
Views: 6223

Re: Electronics Education and Experimentation

oh, and I broke a 7805 once, along with the LEDs connected (no cooling to 7805, no resistors to LEDs, then accidentally broke half the pins on everything trying to remove them, and adjusting them. oh, and this was on a breadboard...) Totally melted a bunch of breadboard holes with a 7805 once. Thos...
by Solt
Sun May 15, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Private Space Enterprise
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Private Space Enterprise

So yeah, is there a van Huyten in the house? That was an annoyingly obscure reference. From Amazon: "An asteroid threatens to stomp the glitzy high-tech Earth of the 21st century into so much interstellar road kill in this sturdy follow-up to Flynn's Firestar and Rogue Star. Flynn populates hi...

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