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  1. byhisello99
    09-24-2016 02:38 PM
    It's not so much that the OP didn't understand math, he begins with a conclusion and then hunts for information that he thinks proves his point. That's his normal modus operandi.
  2. Kisai
    09-23-2016 08:11 PM
    Thank you so much. I whipped out my stats textbook and was planning on creating a direct standardized rate.. but its Friday and I have no motivation. Love the Bayesian analysis.
  3. AnnieS
    09-22-2016 12:03 PM
    AnnieS commented on Five words or less
  4. Monte314
    09-19-2016 09:29 PM
    You are correct, of course.
  5. ness2361
    09-15-2016 05:59 PM
    ness2361 commented on Banned
  6. larkin
    09-15-2016 09:42 AM
    should have written "urban concentration," but even then better described as population density, so thanks for noting - changed. See if that answers your question?
  7. byhisello99
    You're talking to the deaf.
  8. zeroemission
    09-04-2016 09:04 PM
    zeroemission commented on Let's try limericks!
    now you're just trying to be rhyme-proof difficult
  9. K27
    09-04-2016 05:45 AM
    K27 commented on Wanna' be published? Sirius17 begins!
    You live in Vancouver?
  10. wolkenkraetzer
    09-03-2016 10:17 AM
    Mission accomplished! (Finally!)
    Many thanks for the avatar!
  11. wolkenkraetzer
    09-01-2016 10:12 AM

    Now...How do I switch out the avatars?
  12. Monte314
    08-30-2016 09:11 AM
    Thanks! Fixed it.
  13. K27
    08-29-2016 05:50 PM
    That's too great a compliment I'm not sure whether I deserve it!

    I just recalled that e = lim n-> infinity (1+1/n)^n, so it looks like it's the product of infinitely many number which are all larger than one. But since limit is taken, so I don't know how valid the thing is ... Your Pippenger's product is a more compelling one IMO.
  14. SkyBright
    08-29-2016 02:00 PM
    Well it could be as it sounds like going full chimp and of course going full retard, both of which are highly offensive to some. Likewise, the use of Drumpf comes across to me as being anti-German in its usage. That would be offensive to some. I see Autumleaf's point but when the conversation is about Urban Dictionary offensiveness is going to be an inescapable characteristic. That's why I posted the video. Haters gonna hate. And Franco shows his method of dealing with haters. Just smile (and put a joint in their mouth, I guess. Haha.)
  15. zeroemission
    08-29-2016 10:18 AM
    zeroemission commented on Banned
    you can find almost ANYTHING with a search engine, or at least stumble upon something great if you just put a few extra minutes into it. (HINT: visit college humor and start a collection of URLs and save any other great GIF URLs you stumble upon)
  16. wolkenkraetzer
    08-28-2016 04:41 PM
    I wouldn't worry about portion control in the cooking phase--unless you're a chef who has to constantly sample the product...or when making spaghetti sauce, has a cup of wine for him/herself, in addition to adding one to the pot of sauce. Portion control on the plate is another matter--as are second helpings. One has to change habits gradually.

    There are plenty of running or weight lifting web sites that can give you suggestions as to portion control and ideas for meals, snacks, smoothies, etc. Like the physical training, the diet modification has to be gradual, so be patient with yourself as far as that goes too.
  17. wolkenkraetzer
    08-28-2016 04:38 AM
    Running down hills can be as challenging as running up them at times...Your program sounds balanced. I suggest "mixing up" your running: short distances (include a minute or two of sprinting) on some days and longer slower distances on others. This way, you're not settling into a routine, and (in effect) confusing your metabolism, causing it to work more. Also: Do NOT over-train at this point, tempting as that may be.

    Trail running is too tough for me, so I can't advise you there. I will hike trails, not run them. Be sure to get lots of protein into your diet: eggs, cottage cheese/yogurt, chicken, tuna as well as fresh vegetables and fruit. Don't deny yourself the occasional sweet, and if you haven't already done so, cut down on your alcohol intake.

    If your goal is to lose weight, you are actually succeeding at that. Do not be taken in by the supposed success of The Biggest Loser TV show. Most of the folks who lost all that weight gain it back over time (and often more) because they (1) lose too much weight too quickly and (2) fail to continue the concerted effort of heavy workouts and altered dietary patterns. Doing that day after day takes planning and effort. All too often, one returns to the convenience of fast food, be that pizza, Mickey D's, or binging on chocolate... The temptation is always there...and most people believe they burn extraordinary amounts of calories by walking 10-15 minutes--which just isn't true. People fail to realize that there are 3500 calories in one pound, and losing that much weight takes a lot of work--both with exercise and diet modification.

    You are actually doing a smart thing with "just" one pound per week. (This is actually a healthy average.) Your body is doing a gradual (as opposed to a "sudden shock") adjustment, so you're more likely to keep the weight off as you continue to train--and modify your diet. The other thing to bear in mind is that as you continue your program, you're building more muscle and losing your percentage of body fat. Muscle gain means that you're burning more calories. You will also have plateaus, where you lose weight slowly or not at all. Whenever that happens, you need to change up your training program a bit. It's also a good idea to "mix things" up occasionally in order to lessen the injury from repetative motions--another reason people quit their training.

    Weight loss is an ongoing effort--a marathon, rather than a sprint. You're doing a lot of "right things". Keep up your work, and you will succeed. Best of luck with reaching all your goals!
  18. INTJane
    08-27-2016 11:12 PM
    I'm just as bad in the limericks, too. Oh well.
  19. INTJane
    08-27-2016 09:57 PM
    Ah, well, I tried.
  20. wolkenkraetzer
    08-27-2016 09:20 PM
    Ness has a tendency to exaggerate, I'm afraid. I run 5 and 10K races and take part in an occasional pump and run competition. I'm training for a half marathon now, so I'm afraid I won't be of much help. (I'm 59.5 myself.)

    If you feel pain, you are definitely pushing yourself too hard and need a day or two off to rest/recuperate. Are you doing any weight training in addition to running? How many miles per week do you run? Do you mix your running pace to build stamina? Do you follow a training program? (There are several good ones available online.) Do you have a trainer or running partner/group? Are you running outside or on a treadmill? Do you have rest days built into your program--to avoid injury? How's your diet? Are you losing weight/developing muscle as you run? Are you developing stamina as you train? Are you getting enough sleep? These are some of the things you need to consider.

    You're almost there with your miles! Congratulations!!! Remember to give yourself at least a one day resting period before the half marathon. Remember, too, that you're doing this for the first time. This race will be your base line, and you're competing against yourself, not other individuals. Good luck!

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