I found nothing definitive, but here's what I gather (using US as baseline since we're talking American football):
- weight: 163 lbs
- Bench Press (untrained): 80 lbs
- Bench Press (novice): 90 lbs
- weight: 163 lbs
- Bench Press (untrained): 135 lbs
- Bench Press (novice): 175 lbs
- weight: 245 lbs
- Bench Press: 370 lbs
My results are inconclusive but my best guess is that linebackers are modestly larger and stronger ((26% & 111%) proportionally to average men, versus men to women (18% & 94%).
I don't think I've ever heard of a reviewer actually attempting to replicate research themselves as part of the peer-review process.
My wife actually had a reviewer go out into the bush and collect data to counter one of her assumptions, despite numerous publications making the same assumption. Some people just can't help themselves.
I do, but I learned to code on ultrasparcs in the computer lab, so vim was about all that would run. I probably never gave emacs a fair shake in later days, but I never saw a compelling reason to switch and enjoy the benefits of vim (I'm a minimalist at heart). I almost always have an instance of gvim running for quick data manipulation beside visual studios in my daily grind, in addition to the vsvim plugin for visual studios. Age 33.
doing just a few things well might be enough:
-good timepiece. Obvious clock, but also timer.
-dead simple integration with select phone apps. Less is more as long as quality is high.
-be rugged, I don't want to have to baby a thing I wear all the time.
-look attractive, I'd say mimic non-smart watch look as much as possible.
-not require me to do a lot to charge the thing or haul around another charger. I would love to see something like kinetic charging.
-do something novel. Synth display with ambient sound in a club? NFC ring? Just a few ideas done right might put it over the top.
If money is speech then let's just bypass the circus and get payed directly to vote. We could even have a government marketplace for buying votes, to make sure the rich don't have to pay extra. Of course, our legislators would never allow that level of competition.
Personally, I find the label "snob" largely applied to anyone with a modicum of discriminating taste. It doesn't take a chemist to see the difference between folgers brewed in boiling water with a paper filter and a decent cup of coffee. Hell, the coffee oil itself is visible on the surface if you don't filter it out. But what do I know, I'm a snob.
Just to clarify the 100% comment:
The letter from the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that there just weren't many progressive groups who even sought special tax exempt status. A total of 20 sought it, and six were probed. All 292 Tea Party groups, meanwhile, were part of the IRS witchhunt.
Still a scandal, but nowhere near as important as the NSA. Getting tax exempt status to do political bribery is small potatoes compared to the flagrantly unconstitutional NSA spying, in my mind.
The spoilage of your argument by brazenly comparing the tea party and gun owners to the KKK and Nazis is only surpassed by your rejection of correlations that directly contradict your assertions.
I would like to know more about any studies that have been done that show the benefit of HFT. I'm not adequately convinced of this, the only examples seem to correspond to other advances in technology and don't isolate HFT.
I am a gun owner and supporter of the 2nd amendment, but I believe it's a fair reading of the 2nd amendment that the "well regulated militia" can be interpreted to not include folks who can be judged incompetent to own a weapon, though there should be due process on this decision. Even if such a provision did not exist, I would imagine other provisions would justify limited gun regulation. if the govt can take away your children for incompetence, surely they can take away your weapons. I agree with you on the modern weaponry question, however.
We've allowed corporations to take over the process, and so our security guards are better described as legislators-for-hire. The blame belongs to citizens (us) for allowing the system to get subverted in this way and not voting out the crooks. We can still fix it, but the perverse incentives that exist will not right themselves.