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3441  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 03:35:42 PM
Initial test: 17
Level of intensity: 3

WEEKDAY1st/target2nd/target3rd/target4th/targetlast/target
oneone10/1010/108/86/615/>7
two12/1212/1210/1010/1013/>10
three15/1513/1310/1010/1022/>15
twoone12/1212/129/97/715/>10
two16/1613/1311/1111/1120/>15
three15/1515/1512/1212/1220/>15
Exhaustion Test 2: 30
threeone25/2517/1717/1715/1525/>25
two27/2719/1919/1915/1525/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>27
fourone27/2720/2020/2017/1727/>27
two27/2721/2121/2118/1830/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>29
Exhaustion Test 3: 55
fiveone40/4032/3230/3025/2541/>40
two/20/20/18/18/15/15/14/>40
three /18 /18 /16 /16 /14 /14 /12 />40
Exhaustion Test 4:
sixone--/----/----/----/----/--
two--/----/----/----/----/--
three--/----/----/----/----/--

6/24 - Day 1. Pretty good.  Managed 15 at the end.
6/26 - Day 2. Harder. Managed 13 in the final set.
6/28 - Day 3. Getting easier... managed 22 in the final set.

6/30 - Day 4. Between this and baseball I've developed a seriously sore shoulder, and it doesn't seem to be the muscles, but the joint. Uh oh.

7/9 - Day 5. The small time off made a big difference... hitting week 2 again and feeling much better.

7/13 - exhaustion test two... 30... I didn't really exhaust myself though... I was worried about being screwed for week 3.
7/14 - Week 3, Day 1. Brutal.
7/16 - Day 2. Very difficult.  But I think I'll clear the week.  I can't go past the minimum on the max out set this week, as I have in the past...
7/18 - Week 3, Day 3... I actually did my new personal maximum at the end of this massive set... I'm stoked on myself.

7/21 - Week 4, Day 1.  For some reason, the hardest day so far, even though W3D3 was more pushups... I think because I got tons of exercise this weekend, not much sleep, and I'm just really tired.  Ouch.
7/23 - W4D2.  Did a bit better... went over the minimum on the last set by 5.  Still a rough week for some reason, even though it doesn't seem like a huge step from week 3... hrm.
7/26 - W4D3. Ugh. I matched what I did for week 3, day 3... only it was more difficult this time.  I think it's probably just fatigue from a show last night and lots of loading and unloading of heavy gear, enormous energy expenditure, and getting 5 hours of sleep.  I'm a day off of the MWF schedule now because of the show yesterday, and am supposed to do an exhaustion test tomorrow... when I have a baseball game... ugh.

7/28 - 4 Week Exhaustion: 55 whoo!

7/30 - W5D1. Holy shit that was rough.  I'm super proud of myself for actually completing it.  I didn't think I would be able to.
3442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 07:05:14 PM
I finally got around to my initial test... I did 17, on my knuckles instead of my palms to avoid the wrist injury...

Now I feel like I pussed out and could've done more if I'd really maxed out... I went until I couldn't just crank them out really fast.

Anyhoo... what's my knuckle handicap again? smile
3443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: African-Canadians? on: June 20, 2008, 08:29:19 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 20, 2008, 01:48:04 AM

Complaints about PC outnumber actual instances of PC to about 2 to 1, in my experience.  At least on message boards.

Ain't that the truth.  I'm so sick of telling someone I didn't appreciate their racist comment and then getting shit for being 'PC'.  Gag.
3444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 20, 2008, 05:30:40 PM
Good choice.

Hope you don't have to use it!
3445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Test your reaction times... on: June 19, 2008, 10:30:07 PM
Average: 0.1684
Best: 0.120

3446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 19, 2008, 10:17:03 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 19, 2008, 09:49:25 PM

I'm pretty sure it's because they suck.

gellar

Ding!
3447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 07:36:14 PM
I was recently comparing stuff because I've been wanting to get back into shooting... I was looking more at .40 SW stuff, but they generally have the same designs chambered for the big 3 (9mm, .40, .45). The HK USP was what I was originally looking at, but as I did more research the Sig P22x stuff seemed like it might be a little better, or at least on the level depending on what you like.  Are you going to a try before you buy place?  I don't know what you want to spend... they are both kind of pricey, but maybe you get a discount?  That Sig P220 Combat model looks like the perfect fashion accessory for a Marine.  Those S&W Sigma series pistols seem decent for what looks to be considerably less money.

Curious to hear what you get and what you think of it.
3448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 19, 2008, 07:24:35 PM
How about the one cock pushup?
3449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 19, 2008, 07:16:03 PM
I'd be in if I could... the last time I was doing regular pushups I discovered that I have bone cysts in my left wrist, so if I do them regularly I eventually end up in a brace for weeks at a time and unable to do shit.  I was up to about 50 when I figured that out.

Do I get a handicap if I try this on my knuckles?
3450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 07:14:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 19, 2008, 01:54:37 AM

Also I'll be heading down to YUMA Arizona to buy a new handgun, as long as we provide the ammo we are allowed to bring our own handgun of choice.

Whatcha gettin'?

Do they provide the ammo if it matches what they stock? 9mm, I would imagine?
3451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Too funny not to share! (pc game becomes all movies) on: June 19, 2008, 05:19:48 PM
Dumb.
3452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Our favorite, once-in-a-while guilty pleasures... on: June 19, 2008, 04:45:56 PM
Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.

Recognize.
3453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warren Spector: games are too long! on: June 18, 2008, 11:04:31 PM
Yeah, I kind of agree that a lot of games are too long... I get bored... I also think that while for a while it seemed like the really good shooter/action titles were getting super short, they've kind of hit a nice middle ground lately, where it's not so short as to be over in one sitting (for me, anyway), but not so long that it just feels repetitive and dragged out for the sake of falsely extending the length of the game...  COD4, R6 Vegas, R6 Vegas 2, Crysis... longer than stuff like Max Payne a few years ago...

I'm also much more likely to go back and re-play a really well paced, reasonable length game like COD4 than I am to finish a game like GTA4... though I'll probably eventually finish that particular one...
3454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favorite movie death scenes? (SPOILERS) on: June 17, 2008, 11:15:50 PM

Quote from: Orgull on June 11, 2008, 07:32:54 PM

There's nothing like a good death scene. Especially villian death scenes.  icon_twisted  My three favorite villain death scenes of all time are...


3) Death of Lord Cutler Beckett from Pirates of the Carribean 3



Yer fucking kidding, right?
3455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quiz: Star Wars or WWII Reference? on: June 17, 2008, 09:21:44 PM
80%

Spoiler for Hiden:
Slipped up on Hoth and Maquis, which I just guessed was also a Star Wars reference.
3456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] The Crappening (spoilers?) on: June 17, 2008, 08:08:02 PM
I'm surprised anyone actually went to this...

Zooey Deschanel is hot as fuck though.  I generally really, really like her, and wish she'd get cast more often in movies I would like.

She's #1 on the list.
3457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 07:50:42 PM
I'd pad that box on the left... that was the one I was originally talking about.

Think about using bolded font for the 'titles' of the sections in there (e.g. .Welcome to the...., and 'Tips').

I would suggest making the content section of the site a fixed width (say, to display well on a 1024w screen), then work with what you have in that width to get it just how you want it instead of letting it be dynamic and messing up your formatting.
3458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 17, 2008, 04:17:34 PM
The 30GB is the Zune 1.0 or some crap, and the 80GB is the 2.0... or some crap... the first model, and the newer model.

The 30GBs (which can at times be found for dirt cheap) will upgrade to the 2.x software, so you get the same features.

3459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 04:15:17 PM
That's better... still need some padding on that leftmost box, and padding around the main light blue box so that your search controls and buttons are not sticking to the side of it.

You are on the path... At this point I would look at getting some nicer looking button graphics (also some *consistent* button graphics in terms of vertical alignment), and a less jaggy rating graphic.  Maybe make your banner graphic representative of what the site is about - have a rock band screenshot or something with the name of the site over it, and even better, an accompanying blurb that says exactly what people are looking at... and remove 'beta'... that's like saying 'under construction', when really... all web sites are under construction.
3460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 03:54:21 PM
Well... compare it to the font size on this forum... it is bigger.  I think this size looks a lot nicer.

And if you just went with the default everything in HTML your website would look like poop, you know?
3461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 17, 2008, 03:53:38 PM
How the hell can you mention minimalist kits without mentioning Slim Jim Phantom?
3462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 17, 2008, 03:48:30 PM
Font is still too big. smile
3463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 17, 2008, 03:46:13 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 17, 2008, 03:12:03 PM

My MIL sells that stuff. Overpriced. WAY Overpriced. And all their products smell funny. Blech.

The 'smell funny' aspect is one of my big problems with most of it.

On the other hand, some of the cleaning products smell really good... and I actually made my wife do an item by item comparison before agreeing to it (and did a lot of poking around online as well, because I was dead set against it), and the prices worked out to be about even, or a little less.
3464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 17, 2008, 03:42:17 AM
Yeah, but not in an Amway sort of way... as mentioned, you don't sell products, you just get a commission for purchased by people you sign up... they just go to a website and order.  It's like online sam's club, but you try to trick your friends and relatives into it so you get a check... smile
3465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 11:02:28 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on June 16, 2008, 10:19:19 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 16, 2008, 01:19:48 PM

I have the 30 GB Zune. My biggest complaint is the way you have to sync the files from your computer to the Zune via the Zune software. There is no drag and drop functionality. This can make updating a bit of a pain. Otherwise I am happy with the player itself.

You can't drag and drop from windows to the device.  But.  You can drag and drop from Windows to the Zune Software itself, and then let it auto-sync everything you drag and dropped.

Yeah, that's what I said above.  Do any of the big players allow windows drag/drop by default?

Also, as mentioned, I know people have done some sort of hack that allows you do use windows to drag/drop w/ the Zune.
3466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 11:01:13 PM

Quote from: warning on June 16, 2008, 09:56:35 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on June 16, 2008, 06:15:11 PM

having used both - i would recommend the Creative Labs Zen.
Yep.  The fall Zune software was an improvement but the Zen is just a lot nicer/easier/more full-featured.

New software came out in the last month that addresses the tagging issues and adds some more browsing options...
3467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Melaleuca on: June 16, 2008, 10:59:50 PM
My wife has gotten into this... I can't say I'm sold yet, and the business model creeps me out a bit... on the other hand, she's well on her way to having all of our cleaning supplies and a big chunk of our toiletries paid for each month... and with money as tight as it is, I can't call that all bad.

Some of the cleaning stuff seems really good... some of the toiletries smell (to me) like hippies or something... dunno.
3468  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 16, 2008, 09:25:05 PM
Keep yer head down.
3469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 16, 2008, 05:17:19 PM
New SqlParameter("@sql", SqlDbType.Bit), _
                New SqlParameter("@recordset", SqlDbType.Bit), _
                New SqlParameter("@project_id", SqlDbType.Int, 4)
3470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Talk me out of getting a Zune? on: June 16, 2008, 05:15:22 PM

Quote from: Moliere on June 16, 2008, 01:19:48 PM

I have the 30 GB Zune. My biggest complaint is the way you have to sync the files from your computer to the Zune via the Zune software. There is no drag and drop functionality. This can make updating a bit of a pain. Otherwise I am happy with the player itself.

You can drag and drop in the zune software... just like with ipod, but better since you can do it on multiple computers.

If you mean in windows... yeah, neither will.  Though you can hack the zune to work this way.

I've been enjoying my zune more since the new software came out.
3471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 16, 2008, 04:59:40 PM
Or a flashy drummer who can keep time, but is just too damn busy...  those types need to be locked in a room with nothing but AC/DC for a month.
3472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 14, 2008, 10:44:13 PM
Better.
3473  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Driver Scavenger Hunt... help on: June 13, 2008, 10:28:21 PM
I need to find a network/ethernet driver for the onboard ethernet card in a Gateway from 2002...  full model name is:

ATXAEG LX2 700X

If you are able to find one, I will give you an imaginary cookie, and my thanks.
3474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tim Russert dead [confirmed] on: June 13, 2008, 08:49:23 PM

Quote from: SpaceLord on June 13, 2008, 08:31:53 PM

They apparently pulled Brokaw out of retirement to make the announcement, I don't have TV here, but Brokaw seemed pretty devastated.im

RIP, Tim.  tear

Yeah, it seemed like Brokaw was having a hard time keeping it together.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/13/tim-russert-dies-of-heart_n_107032.html
3475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: June 13, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
I just finished this in SP.

Holy crap was the final 'scene' frustrating and dumb...  I hate it when games feel like they need to totally change up the game at the end to make it interesting... I must've tried it 20 times before I made it through the helicopter part.  I would've enjoyed a huge pitched battle, WITH my team, so, so much more.  Having a team is a large part of what makes a game like this interesting and fun, and this game took them away way, way too much.

I still enjoyed the game overall, but it was a far cry from the previous title, which remains one of my favorites.
3476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 13, 2008, 07:06:23 PM
It's getting better...

Couple suggestions...

On that main section that lists everything, try applying the style to the table row instead of to the table cell for that single line border... the spacer TD you have in there looks a little weird.  If you really want a box around each TD, have a separate class for each TD so that it doesn't have a rounded left corner on each of them.

I'd also add some padding to all of your tables, because things look a bit cramped, especially those left side boxes.

Finally, I'd decrease the size of the font a couple of points.
3477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think Zyrtac might just be Jesus on: June 13, 2008, 06:48:06 PM
Can it cause massive wars and fanatical, organized retardation?
3478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How the hell do you promote a website? on: June 13, 2008, 04:35:28 PM
Use whatever layout works, but use CSS to style things instead of HTML... nothing uglier than an HTML table border, but CSS borders can be really nice and effective.
3479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 12, 2008, 10:58:51 PM
Yep. 'A band is only as good as its drummer.'
3480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a drummer! on: June 12, 2008, 10:43:16 PM
Yeah, finding a good drummer is the single hardest thing to do when forming a band... well, next to writing good songs...  That's why good drummers always have 5 bands. smile
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