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@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Yesterday, my son and I worked on our core. I had a huge headache all day, and it got worse when I laid on my back to do leg raises...so I ended up doing what I could and then wrapped up my workout doing a stair stepper routine while he walked.

 

Today, my wife worked out with me (going to have my son walk on the treadmill tonight after school). I also walked for .4 of a mile after we finished upper body.

 

Move calories burned so far this year: 5872

 

Miles:  35.08 + .4 = 34.48
Uppers:  935 + 225 = 1160
Lowers: 615
Core: 382 + 124 = 506


Edited by Kup, 09 January 2019 - 11:46 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Mmm,  corned beef wrap...Baby spinach, onions, corned beef, some cheese and mayo on a tortilla. Need to do this again soon.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

Happy new year! And welcome back!
 
I've actually lost count of how many of these we've done, but we all know the drill at this point.

 
I think that we started the first one in 2012.

Was it you, Wonko, who started it? I recall it was someone else but he disappeared and I was happy that the thread kept continuing.

Oh, should really show my appreciation for you guys here in the thread, being good company while keeping up the fight. Thanks so much :)

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#24 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.

 

Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

Miles:  34.48 + 3.6 = 38.08
Uppers: 1160
Lowers: 615
Core:  506

 

Didn't get my run in, but walked in absolutely miserable conditions to and from my brother's place. Then shoveled lots of snow. I am done for the day.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Yeah, someone else started it up. 


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.
 
Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.


Can't remember the name of the person who started it but I'm glad you carried it over :)

Anyhow, have a week to train myself to wake up early and go 5km cuz I have a fun run to do on the 19th.

Miles: 38.08 + 2 = 40.08
Uppers: 1160 + 90 = 1250
Lowers: 615
Core: 506

Been doing pull ups by the door whenever I remember to when I pass by under the pull up bar.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

Yesterday was lower body, and today was upper body with a .49 mile walk after.

 

Man, I crushed it today. It's one of those workouts where you want to stand in a mirror and yell like the Hulk afterwards, ha! I worked every upper body muscle group and did every exercise that I track (except pull ups and dips, which I need to buy equipment for at some point yet).

 

I also threw in 50 push ups (sets of 25, 10, 15, and finally 5) to wrap it up. I took off my shirt halfway through, which...okay this might sound dumb, but even though I don't have the body I want (yet), having the courage to work out on our porch with my shirt off (and this time, in the daytime where people can clearly see me) is a confidence booster. Basically, i've been gradually trying to get more comfortable in my body while trying to improve it over the past few years, and this is a step towards that.

 

It's like...yeah, people drove by. A lot today, actually. But why should I care? I'm trying to improve myself.

 

Other stats:

Day 439 in a row working out

7131 move calories burned so far this year.

Weight lifted so far this year: 56,895 pounds

 

Miles: 40.08 + .49 = 40.57
Uppers: 1250 + 425 = 1675
Lowers: 615 + 243 = 858
Core: 506


Edited by Kup, 11 January 2019 - 12:51 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

If I can get a period where things are at least halfway calm, I'm going to try and get in for a full physical. 

 

I was born with arrhythmia. 

 

Last summer, I was diagnosed with a series of spinal and hip conditions. I have a vertebrae that's somehow *forward* of where it should be, one hip is higher than the other, and my spine as a whole is off by just enough to where I meet the requirements for scoliosis. The physical therapist I met with said I've got the worst case of swayback she's ever seen. 

 

I've got nerve damage in both hands, and tendon damage in my right thumb. 

 

My left knee is pretty well blown, and my right ankle never healed right after an injury. 

 

This is just what I know is wrong with me. 

 

If I'm going to work on a full-fledged health plan, I need a full and proper physical to get it all together. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

Miles: 40.57 + 3.5 = 44.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:16 AM

4 on the elliptical on Weds.

 

 

Miles: 44.07 + 4 = 48.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

Alright folks! Join me on my adventure of the last 18 hours!

 

From the point I woke up yesterday, to round about 5 pm, I was perfectly fine. After five, I started feeling very congested, bloated, plugged up in general. Okay, it happens some times. No big deal. Have my dinner at about 6.30, and it feels like every single bite is sticking, refusing to go all the way down. quarter to 7, I need to abruptly stop doing the dishes as I was struck with a shudder than went my from ass to my toes. Toilet time! And I'm shitting water.

 

Quarter AFTER 7; done on the toilet, cleaned up a bit, and decide I am going to get some pyjama pants on, for comfort. I get half way through pulling them up when my body very subtly tells me to go back to the bathroom. Right now. I have just enough time to get comfy around the toilet and I'm passing everything I had eaten thus far back into the ecosystem. Joy.

 

About 8 oclock, I am back on my computer, and gaming. I don't feel great, but not egregiously bad either. I get contacted by my friend dave and he wants to jump into 7 days to die. SURE! I get everything loaded up, we both get on the server, and as soon as he knows where his character is: he states he's going to get a coffee (he's out in BC, where there's 3 hours of time difference.). While he's gone getting a coffee: I black out. I wake up after about 30 seconds to a minute. Just as dave comes back, I tell him I need to go.

 

So I head up to the living room, and go and sit with my mother. Where upon I black out AGAIN. I wake up to her yelling my name. Apparently, I looked like I was having a seizure. Alright, we ponder this out, and I start to take small volumes of orange juice. It's a blood sugar thing because I very NEARLY pass out twice more before I give up and head to bed, and nearly pass out again at 1 am while making a toilet run.

 

I'm tired, I didn't sleep very well at all. I'm ungodly sore, but I can get up, walk around, do stuff and not black out, so... on the mend, yeah. There's been a gastro going round up here, guess my plague bearer kin finally got me. I'm not worried about what has happened so far, it's happened before and usually under similar circumstances. So, nothing powerfully wrong, just sick.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 12 January 2019 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

Holy crap (pun intended). How are you feeling today?
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Better. I slept well, and everything seems to be settling down nicely. I'm not better yet, but certainly much closer than before. I was actually able to have breakfast! Granted, two slices of dry toast, but at least I was actually hungry.

 

Edit: what's actually striking me about all this is how quickly it hit, and how quickly it's retreating.

 

Edit2: Never mind, what's striking is how bad I stink right now. I feel like rhinox after the wild bean vines...


Edited by wonko the sane?, 13 January 2019 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

Dude, what the hex was that? Hope you've recovered, yikes!

Still trying for the fun run, which got moved to Jan 20. If my not-rival doesn't come, I have a shot at first place. But I'm so not ready for jogging, dang!

Miles: 48.07 + 3 = 51.07
Uppers: 1675 + 120 + 1895
Lowers: 858 + 10 = 868
Core: 506

Also went to gym. When I did squat, my left knee felt weird. Uh oh. Better take it easy.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

I wound up with a gastro. But running 3.5 miles, then NOT keeping your meal is counter indicated when it comes to keeping blood sugars normalize, so my sugars crashed and I went with it. Causally related, but not symptoms.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

1/12: 2.9 mile run
1/13: Flexibility routine
1/14: Chest day (mostly did incline reps to target my upper chest muscles) + .35 mile walk after
Today: Core

Total calories burned through yesterday: 9,210
Weight lifted to date: 47,450 (952,551 to go)
New stat* Ounces of water drank through yesterday: 995

Miles: 51.07 + 2.9 + .35 = 54.32
Uppers: 1895 + 250 = 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 506 + 242 = 748

Edited by Kup, 15 January 2019 - 09:15 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

3.6 on the elliptical Sun, mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 54.32 + 4.6 = 58.92
Uppers: 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 748 



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:05 AM

Oh, yeah, I should go swimming soon. Can't find my flippers though.

Miles: 58.92 + 3 = 61.92
Uppers: 2145 + 40 = 2185
Lowers: 868
Core: 748

Did a jog today. Will rest tomorrow. Then Friday, I'll jog the prescribed route for the fun run. Rest on Saturday. Hope to place first, or second on Sunday.

Also, two days at the gym, woohoo!

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

First non-cardio day of the year, and in a while in general. Chest/Back/Shoulder day.

 

Miles: 61.92
Uppers: 2185 + 285 = 2470
Lowers: 868
Core: 748 + 143 = 891





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