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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:21:25 pm »
yeah - we have almost exclusively 3 Phase AC motors and use VFD's where speed control is needed.  We do have a few DC motors in some high torque applications, I don't mess with them much, but they are also on drives (albeit not Frequency drives) - I thought they controlled speed by varying the field voltage, but maybe it is field current?  Honestly, as long as the motor does what I tell it to do, I don't really care how the controller gets it done.

High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:39:37 am »
I believe that is true of DC motors...

High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 23, 2014, 04:43:49 am »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:20:52 am »
Actually that hot dog thing probably irritates me more than anything else, because it's so emblematic of the fact that even though they parrot snippets of it endlessly, so many of these orthodox by-the-book Discordian types don't even seem to understand the meaning of what the book actually says.

I guess that's true of a lot of religious conservatives, though.


it all makes sense now

High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:02:33 am »
I absolutely loved this:

Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass

but didn't get much out of the rest of the Annals.

Literate Chaotic / Re: The inhuman organ
« on: November 12, 2014, 03:16:31 pm »
reminded me of that "bass, no treble" song

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Snowcrash has started
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:31:34 pm »
makes me wonder if the "what the fuck good is that" is how i would've felt if i was around when they first rolled out this new shit called "money"

Or Kill Me / Re: Am i being an independent thinker or just a coward?
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:14:07 am »
Just throwing this out there - getting more exercise will burn more calories and make you hungrier.  Having surgery to prevent you from taking in too much food might make you feel too tired to exercise.

I think committing to drinking a large glass of water before every meal will help prevent any over eating without starving yourself in the process.

Also, muscle burns calories *all the time* so if you focus on building more muscle, I think you will see results more soonly.

I don't even play a doctor on TV, but I think I make sense.

Good luck.

I would totally buy Ronny James Dio-dorant


i lol'd at the beautiful pizza

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Generation Y Can't I Do That
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:23:23 pm »
is this a good place to post some non sequiturs?

I want to play too, so I'm starting my poor person's weight training regimen.

So far it's been a backpack full of books with waist and chest straps on while doing a few sets of push ups and squats. Then I do some kettlebellish cleans, which work surprisingly well considering the bulkiness of the pack.

I'm starting with about 30 pounds of books, but I'm going to have to find something heavier to put in there because it's not quite enough.

More reps with a low weight is a better way to start.  THEN raise the weight.

Also, dumbells are surprisingly cheap, and they can be used to work complimentary muscles so you don't wind up all lopsided.

I'll check it out. My roommate might split the cost with me.

Yeah, a guy your size, you'd need a pair of the following sizes:  10 lb, 15 lb, 20 lb.  You should also have something resembling a bench, but it's not entirely necessary.

Probably can jerry-rig something with some pallets and foam.

I admire this thought process.

I might add that cinder blocks are stable, heavy, and cheap.

I was getting into a pretty good weight lifting routine this winter.  I work an 8 day rotating schedule, so it doesn't make sense for me to do like a M,W,F type thing.

Each workout I would do 3 sets of the following:

dead lift
leg raises (for abs)
bent over row
bench press
shoulder raises

I would follow this schedule:

day 1 - add a couple pounds and do 5 reps each set
day 2 - day off (I hate to say "rest")
day 3 - do 7 reps each set
day 4 - day off
day 5 - do 10 reps each set
day 6 - day off
day 7 - day off

by the time i get to 10 reps on everything, it's pretty difficult to finish a lot of the sets, but adding weight and starting over at 5 reps seems to keep me from hurting myself.

I work out at home so there's never a spotter around, so I try to keep from hurting myself.

I just got too busy with projects this summer to keep it up though - but, I can attest that putting in egress windows - digging the holes by hand and busting out the block with a sledgehammer - is quite a workout.  I also put a deck on my house - dug those holes by hand, too - post hole diggers are a great upper body workout.  Since I framed my deck with 6x6 posts and 2x10 joists with 2x12 rim joists, I got to muscle a bunch of lumber around, too.  I also helped my dad build a pole barn - that's about a thousand trips up and down a ladder, so I have been getting pretty good exercise.

One more egress window to put in my basement and I'll be getting back at the weight lifting, I think.  I kinda miss it and although I never felt like mush after my workouts, I always felt lighter and stronger and I was surprised at how much weight I was able to add to my workouts without hurting myself using this approach.

I was starting to feel like I was hitting a wall with weight, though - and was thinking I should maybe drop a little weight and do a few weeks of 10 reps without increasing the weight.

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