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Re: Random randomness

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 am
by Brian
tjg_marantz wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Just watched The Long Shot and we both loved it.

Def recommended.
Oh boy!

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:27 pm
by tjg_marantz
Brian wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Just watched The Long Shot and we both loved it.

Def recommended.
Oh boy!
Not gonna lie, when Boyz ii Men yells out cracker down! mrs tjg and I both lost it.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:47 pm
by Zarathud
My kids have a pact that if one of them is going to have 24 hours left to live, they will rob a bank. They haven’t even played Grand Theft Auto yet.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:16 pm
by dbt1949
Neighbor's big dog got loose today. Got to meet the owner. Seems like a nice guy but pretty frustrated with his dog.
Funny thing is he couldn't catch him but I could. He carried that big oaf in his arms back home. Didn't yell at him or anything. So I think he treats him right.
Fortunately I paid my grandson to install the screen door so we don't have to worry about "big red" getting in the house anymore.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:12 am
by Daehawk
So has anyone thought about naming their wifi network 'FBI surveillance van' ?

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:34 am
by stimpy
Daehawk wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:12 am
So has anyone thought about naming their wifi network 'FBI surveillance van' ?
Welcome to 1997.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:03 am
by hepcat
I'm pretty sure at this point that it would be more original NOT to name it that.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 pm
by Brian
I kinda liked Wu Tang Lan.

Ours is named Tardy's Party.

Tardy is our box turtle.

Tardy was also my favorite character on Greg The Bunny.


Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 pm
by dbt1949
The weather man loves to talk about "heat index". It may be 98 but it feels like 100 degrees he loves to pop off.
I've been in 120 degrees in the desert. The heat index was probably 120 because there's no humidity.
120 degrees in the desert feels a lot hotter the 98 with a heat index of 120.
I guess it makes the weathermen feel more important that way.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by ImLawBoy
dbt1949 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:53 pm
120 degrees in the desert feels a lot hotter the 98 with a heat index of 120.
I've been in Phoenix when it's 115F with no humidity and in Chicago when it's 100F with high humidity. Neither is exactly pleasant, but Phoenix is much more bearable to me. (Of course, Phoenix stays like that for months at a time while Chicago typically only has to deal with that combo of heat and humidity for a few days at a stretch before a cool front comes through.)

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:08 pm
by Daehawk
96 today with an index of like 116 . Humidity is super high so its oppressive and makes breathing tougher even.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:54 pm
by Jaymann
Here it is 82 but feels like an ungodly 84.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:02 pm
by Exodor
Image

This is the time of year when I really appreciate Portland weather.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:03 pm
by Brian
Been cooling off here the last few days. Today is only 104.

And now having lived in the Phoenix area for two years now, I can definitely say that summers at 120 with no humidity is definitely more bearable than the summers at 105 with 80-90% humidity I left behind in Omaha.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:07 pm
by LordMortis
I don't think I could deal with dry 120 at this stage in life but I think I could deal with dry 100 easier than muggy 85. My tolerance for heat keeps going down. I'm getting to the point that working outside in the sun at 75 means going inside to cool off hydrate rather quickly and often. That ain't right. I keep my AC at 75 when I'm at home and 82 when I'm out. I'd like to drop it to 72 but this summer's electric has already been insane on my pocketbook.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:30 pm
by Anonymous Bosch
Heat index: gibberish, mostly uttered by TV weather-simpletons when they want to lie about the actual temperature.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:50 pm
by Daehawk
Our local weather guy is great. Many years ago they started a 3 degree guarantee. If they missed it by more than 3 degree money went into a pot. At the end of the month they drew a winner. After a few months they had to change it because there was little to no money in the pot haha. They then made it get it right within 3 . And it was full of winning money. I think they dropped it all a few years back. I still think of it each weather cast and look to see the difference in predicted and real.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:38 pm
by Blackhawk
I've lived most of my life in three places. Two were desert, one routinely hits 85%+ humidity.

I'll take the desert any day. When you get hot in the desert, you get damp, and you cool off when you get out of the direct sunlight or there's a breeze. When you get hot in the humidity, you get sticky instead of damp, and neither shade nor breeze will cool you off, as there is nowhere for the sweat to evaporate to.

90 degrees with high humidity isn't like sweating in the desert. It is like soaking in a hot tub full of sweat.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm
by Skinypupy
I’m headed to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Forecast shows 113 on Thursday.

I. Am going. To die.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 pm
by Anonymous Bosch
Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm
I’m headed to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Forecast shows 113 on Thursday.

I. Am going. To die.
As long as you don't plan on hoofing it from Sky Harbour to your intended destination, there's AC-aplenty so there's nowt to worry about.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:32 pm
by Brian
Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm
I’m headed to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Forecast shows 113 on Thursday.

I. Am going. To die.
How long will you be here? Long enough to grab something to eat one night?

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:05 pm
by Daehawk
My wife spent the summer with her cousin there right before we met in 87. She lived in Gilbert which basically is Phoenix. I think she still lives there but in Phoenix itself now. As I recall Donna said the heat was bearable without the humidity.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:14 pm
by Skinypupy
Brian wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm
I’m headed to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Forecast shows 113 on Thursday.

I. Am going. To die.
How long will you be here? Long enough to grab something to eat one night?
In really late Wednesday, out first thing Friday morning. Got a packed schedule while I'm there, but will let you know if anything falls through.

I had dinner with MHS in DC a couple weeks ago. It'd be rad to meet the entire Metalhead clan in the space of a month. :)

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:24 pm
by Daehawk
It seems easier to gain weight than lose it.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
by Isgrimnur
Eat less, move more.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:42 pm
by Isgrimnur
The prodigal MIL has returned.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:43 pm
by Daehawk
Eating more and sitting around is much easier.

Random randomness

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:47 pm
by Isgrimnur
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Bread without end. Ramen, ramen.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:07 am
by MHS
Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Brian wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm
I’m headed to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Forecast shows 113 on Thursday.

I. Am going. To die.
How long will you be here? Long enough to grab something to eat one night?
In really late Wednesday, out first thing Friday morning. Got a packed schedule while I'm there, but will let you know if anything falls through.

I had dinner with MHS in DC a couple weeks ago. It'd be rad to meet the entire Metalhead clan in the space of a month. :)
Yes, I had a super enjoyable evening, 8/8 tentacles, would meet again. :binky:

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
by Kraken
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
How's that working out for you? :wink:

While it's undeniably important, especially for those who eat junk and hardly move at all, calories in/out can only take one so far. Our gut microbiomes, and their interaction with our immune systems and antibiotics, are shaping up as a large factor in obesity. I understand you're good at google so I'm not going to link this stuff; if you see contradictory evidence, please contradict me.

Oversimplified: Your gut has fat bugs and skinny bugs in a ratio determined at birth. Your immune system likes that balance and tolerates them both. But fat bugs are tougher, and insults such as antibiotics can wipe out your skinny bugs. Your immune system decides that fat bugs are its friends and skinny bugs are not to be trusted, so bacterial transplants from skinny people to fat people ("probiotics") only work if the immune system plays along.

At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.

God wants you to be fat.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 am
by dbt1949
And that's why I've always hated her.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
by gilraen
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.
Except recent studies show that we can...through exercise.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:02 am
by Isgrimnur
Kraken wrote:
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
How's that working out for you? :wink:
Do as I say, not as I do. :P

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm
by Kraken
gilraen wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.
Except recent studies show that we can...through exercise.
Interesting, although not very encouraging; the greatest improvement was in already-lean individuals, while obese participants responded only modestly, and both groups returned to baseline when they stopped exercising.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 pm
by stessier
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm
gilraen wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.
Except recent studies show that we can...through exercise.
Interesting, although not very encouraging; the greatest improvement was in already-lean individuals, while obese participants responded only modestly, and both groups returned to baseline when they stopped exercising.
That stands to reason, though, doesn't it? Why would we expect anything different?

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:23 pm
by Daehawk
Right now its 99 degrees and 50% humidity. Supposed to storm tonight.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:57 pm
by morlac
Heat index is 106 by me. 96 plus 70% humidity makes it good and sticky plus take your breath away hot. I told my wife this last Sunday it was too hot to go swimming. I'd rather just sit in my chair in my boxers, thank you very much. She still went swimming...shrug. I guess the mild July we had was temporary as it's been pretty miserable for the last 2 weeks. I'm ready for Fall.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:01 pm
by Kraken
stessier wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm
gilraen wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.
Except recent studies show that we can...through exercise.
Interesting, although not very encouraging; the greatest improvement was in already-lean individuals, while obese participants responded only modestly, and both groups returned to baseline when they stopped exercising.
That stands to reason, though, doesn't it? Why would we expect anything different?
Because once a population of microbes becomes established, it generally takes some sort of shock to dislodge them, whether that means antibiotics or a change in their environment (temperature, acidity, nutrients, immune response, etc). The salient question is which of those parameters exercise affects; knowing that might explain why it's transitory...and ultimately how to make it last.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:11 pm
by LordMortis
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Because once a population of microbes becomes established, it generally takes some sort of shock to dislodge them, whether that means antibiotics or a change in their environment (temperature, acidity, nutrients, immune response, etc). The salient question is which of those parameters exercise affects; knowing that might explain why it's transitory...and ultimately how to make it last.
I can't find what I was looking for so I fund this instead, only I have no idea what their credibility is.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 69201.html

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics ... uction.htm

The short is the people, the industry, and health care don't really understand probiotics (yet) but it's a big money maker.

Re: Random randomness

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:00 pm
by LawBeefaroni
stessier wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm
gilraen wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
Kraken wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Eat less, move more.
At present, we can't do squat (heh) about our gut flora, so calories in/out is all we've got, and that works up to a point. But it almost always fades in the long run. Even if your discipline holds (doubtful, especially if it involves an unnatural diet), your body adjusts to and bypasses its new regime, because for most of our evolution holding onto fat was good.
Except recent studies show that we can...through exercise.
Interesting, although not very encouraging; the greatest improvement was in already-lean individuals, while obese participants responded only modestly, and both groups returned to baseline when they stopped exercising.
That stands to reason, though, doesn't it? Why would we expect anything different?
You mean I have to keep doing this exercise crap? They should make some kind of fun, possibly competitive, recreation that incorporates exercise so it isn't as crappy.