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That hasn't been my experience. After doing some real cycling after a winter of spin classes my average speed on the road bike was much better than it had other times when starting out in the livable seasons.
If I'm going to man the hell up, then I plan to do it by moving to a place with a reasonable climate and experiencing enjoyable cycling all year round.
That's what gyms with stationary bikes are for. There's no way in hell you'd get me out in this miserable, fuck-all, if-mother-nature-were-an-actual-person-I'd-skin-her-alive weather.
2) Observe that technological progress seems to be accelerating. So, the reach of any predictive models we have today will be even shorter when used tomorrow.
I think LeCun covers this quite well when he quotes, "the first part of a sigmoid looks a lot like an exponential." There's nothing that says the acceleration of technological progress has to continue as it has.
I'm seriously regretting any anti-bacterial soap I've used over the years right about now.
"Is it true that you smoke eight to ten cigars a day?"
"Is it true that you drink five martinis a day?"
"Is it true that you still surround yourself with beautiful young women?"
"What does your doctor say about all of this?"
"My doctor is dead."
- An interview with George Burns
I don't think that's crackpot speculation - it's not a crazy idea. More like amateur speculation, and a really good one at that imho. Wish I had some mod points for you.
So, to get this straight, you are seriously wondering why someone would insist that the point of playing something called a "role playing game" would be to play a role. Probably because if they didn't then what you were playing would have to have another name.
But did they even know someone was stealing from them, or who was doing it? Just because the players knew what was going on doesn't mean the characters did.
Ack! No. The 5.500000 has seven significant digits. The zeroes following the decimal point count since by convention it means that the measurement has been taken to be that precise.
10K probably has infinite significant figures as that's an expression of an exact running distance, not an estimate. The 3.4 miles is probably an estimate (I haven't heard any of any 3.4 mile standard runs - but then I'm not a runner), so it would have two significant figures. But even if 10K and 3.4 had infinite significant digits the number of decimal places you use for the answer would hinge on how precise of a number you use for the conversion between the two units.
Er, I love Old Boy myself. But how on earth would you classify it as a comedy? (Though I must admit the dude jumping to his death through the car while holding onto his pet poodle as the main character just smiles and walks away did make me chuckle).
You want equality? When may men have the right to bodily integrity? Or are you suggesting women should enjoy living with mutilated genitals as well for equality?
For the record, just about any feminist I've heard give an opinion on the subject has been against male circumcision as well.
Domo arigato, fister roboto!
Maybe they're the more sane ones after all.