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>Boomers

Honestly, I don't think there has been a more privileged (and consequently narcissistic) generation in US history.  There are exceptions of course, and I don't think it applies to the rest of the world.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: Today at 12:14:35 AM »
>Go dad!

Specifically, a 12 y.o., a 17 y.o. & two 19 year olds -- yet I am old enough that 19 is a  kid to me.


>Got a comment that "she's not old enough to train here

Yeah, that's BS.  Though I do pay particular attention to how our 12 y.o. lifts and how much weight she does.  I have to say, she has the best form of the bunch.

>hardest climbs

As I push my made for exercise weights in an air conditioned gym I keep in mind how much of a badass one has to be to do the stuff you do.  I am much too lazy.

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Water Cooler / Re: Vertigo?
« on: January 23, 2018, 03:07:37 AM »
Keano, thanks for mentioning BPPV and the Epley maneuve.  I hope that's what this is.  I'm taking her to a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning.  I'll update here when if they find out the cause.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:04:08 PM »
4/4 last week


I had 4 kids with me in the gym yesterday.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: January 20, 2018, 05:23:34 AM »
>Might be worth looking at adding K.

Right, I know K and D work together.   

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:57:47 AM »
Glad to have you on-board 2much!

I don't take any muscle-recovery supplements.  I do take a multi, some fish-oil, and D.

I know some IF people promote taking BCAA while lifting in a fasted state to preserve muscle mass -- I am not sure how good the science is behind the idea.

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Water Cooler / Vertigo?
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:50:38 AM »
I haven't really thought of the condition since I watched the Hitchcock movie years ago.  Yesterday I spent the day in ER with my mother as they ruled out a stroke as the cause of her vertigo.  Up until yesterday this condition was completely off my radar, now it seems every third person I talk to has had a bout of it.

Anyway, she seems better today.  They gave her a prescription of meclizine, which seems to be helping.  I was just reading that hearing loss can also be a symptom -- this would make sense as I wished I brought some earplugs with me today as I parent-sat and she was going nuts with the TV volume.

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This is something rarely mentioned in terms of strategies to do well. So many people go after chasing the action, moving to where living costs are sky high, whereas with the web you can live in places where your living costs are close to nil & do a bit of this and that to get by until something sticks.

Most of the folks I know who have done it have turned out OK.  Family ties are really the only thing that keeps me in this area, otherwise I'd move to someplace more sensible.  I actually like the far North bay quite a lot -- the places that are just a bit too far to commute into the city.

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I worked with a guy that was really into using it and was able to do quite a lot with the free version, but he ended up writing scripts and then feeding them to the plugin.

I just came across this too:
https://wildfire.ai/

Seems to have a lot of features, but I don't have any experience with it.

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iMacros might work for you.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:22:43 PM »
>"the only easy day is yesterday"

Yeah, working out as one gets older is about grit to keep at it even though it becomes harder to make progress. 

4/4 last week

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Wireless Skype Handset
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:22:34 PM »
Can't you just use a bluetooth headset with your cell phone or laptop?

Sorry, I misunderstood the question.  You want a dedicated wireless skype phone.  Why wouldn't you just use skype on your cell?

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Water Cooler / Re: tuning out?
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »
>Facebook

Where you go to find out how crazy your old friends have become.

I still have an active account, to keep a channel of communication open with old friends, but I guess I'm lucky in that the main activity of FB never really held me.

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Water Cooler / Re: tuning out?
« on: January 14, 2018, 02:58:57 AM »
Old movies and shows are great, I watch them half-way to see how things use to be.  I've also been getting into YouTube channels that deal with esoteric subjects.

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Water Cooler / How an artificial sugar may have caused thousands to die
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:12:07 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/the-curious-case-of-a-boring-sugar-that-may-have-unleashed-a-savage-plague/


tl;dr:
A lab-created sugar that is very stable and moisturizing started to get added to ice-cream in the 2000s.  Clostridium difficile seems to become a super-bug when it eats on this stuff in the get.  Twenty-nine thousand died from C diff in the US alone.

But you should probably read the article.

There have been many examples of the ingredients in manufactured food, often touted as healthy, that turn out to be toxic later.  Eating things that use to be alive, things your great-grandmother would recognize, avoids most of this.

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