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cliffelam  ·  1600 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just Joined the Site

Conservative not republican.

With a peppery dash of little-L libertarian.


cliffelam  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Grubski Challenge #2: The New Green

King Arthur white bread flour recipe.

My "secret" is that I use a scale to measure ingredients. A bit less water in the summer, a bit more in the winter. I also let it rise (generally) longer than they say, at lease overnight.


cliffelam  ·  3129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Whats your result?

I can't even take the quiz, the questions are silly. They lost me on page one with...

"There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment." ?now? Myths, legends, holy books, good lord, does anyone thing the 200+ pages of nautical instruction in Moby Dick was an accident?

"Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified." I don't even know what that means, but I suspect that they mean "treaty" or "standard of behavior" rather than law.

So I'm off the chart then, thanks very much.


cliffelam  ·  3172 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Convoy trucks - not self driving

I think driverless cars will be most active at night, delivering themselves to the humans who ordered them for the morning. Per the comment below, I expect a bunch of "Whoa" lights on each car.


cliffelam  ·  3172 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Convoy trucks - not self driving

Those are great human factors ideas.

I suspect this will be a big deal at night in square states. And in countries like Oz where the distances are long and the trucks are even longer (five on a tractor).


cliffelam  ·  3175 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fitness Crazed

Don't be scared of the dads with guns, be scared of the dad who doesn't need guns....

I do actually always warm up with an empty bar to regularize my form and breathing. After 30+ years of lifting, I have a lot of muscle memory.


PS - If you meet a dad with a daughter and think: "that guy probably pulled when he was young," then you've met a dad who can see through you.

cliffelam  ·  3175 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fitness Crazed

I'm not a huge fan of barbells for a lot of exercises - you can easily pull small muscles if you have bad form and get off line. I use them for biceps because I have a bad left wrist (old break, badly healed) but otherwise I stick with bars and weights.

I do 6-10 sets of 10 reps on the flat bench, three sets of ten each incline and decline, working to failure on each set. Then I do three sets of back workouts - high row, low row, back extension. That is my chest/back routine.

I do 6-10 sets of 10 reps of alternating seated dumb-bell curls and super-set them with shoulder raises. Then I do 3 sets of ten isolation curls with dumb-bells super-setted with Arnold raises. Then I do three sets of preacher curls with dumb-bells and use a weighted bar to do shoulder pull-ups. That is my arm/shoulder routine.

I usually use a rope on a universal machine to do tricep pull downs/extensions, either three heavy sets of one or two sets of both.

I also run regularly, alternating longish (10K) and hard runs.

My goal is to scare the 16 year old boys that are around my daughter. The smart ones take me seriously. :-)


cliffelam  ·  3176 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The president we need

Could have been worse - could have been FDR's first 2.5 terms...

cliffelam  ·  3176 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fitness Crazed


I've been doing a variation on the same workout in the gym since, I dunno, 1982, when a steroid enhanced gay body builder from PR ("Jes call me Romeo") came rushing over to warn me about hurting my knees by doing squats wrong and showed me his core workout.

The only time I've ever injured myself in the gym was when a newly minted and super attractive trainer talked me into "dynamic patterns." Took me six months to recover from a six week "pattern."


cliffelam  ·  3176 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The president we need

I think the trick is not to find a person who can make the best of a bad situation, but a person who can ameliorate the bad situation.


cliffelam  ·  3177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The president we need

Oh, no, we tried to run a quiet guy last time and the Democrat media machine destroyed him. (Plus the ran an unorganized campaign.)

I have no idea who is gonna pop up in 2016. Not sure I care if the right side of the party controls the legislature since I think '16 is gonna be a bad year to run as a Donk.


cliffelam  ·  3179 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: User generate promo videos for ... a porn site

Did you really just say "wet dream?"



cliffelam  ·  3183 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The largest filer of copyright cases isn't Disney, or TWC, or Sony....

I got the impression that they are filing suits for other people as well.

IP is IP, you know?


cliffelam  ·  3222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Meetup in Chapel Hill NC this Saturday the 12th -Who can make it?

Love to but long drive from Naples.....


cliffelam  ·  3275 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "It Is Not Hard to Peddle Incoherent Math to Biologists"

I'd go farther: you can peddle bad math to almost any scientist but a mathematician who does other science. Doctors are the worst - they're not scientists but we treat them that way. Based on the krep models behind climate science, maybe they are the worst actual scientists.