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Comment: Re:Get your bicycle out of your garage (Score 1) 635

by trptrp (#43174819) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
I lol'd because I also got a 7 km bike commute but i do it in 30 minutes instead of 20, then I don't need to shower afterwards ;-)

But no offense, I know some people tend to sweat more and probably it's much warmer where you live.

What I also always find important is to take the nice tracks and if possible try to omit the crowded roads. One really shouldn't underestimate how much nicer and healthier (!!!) it is to go a little extra in order to be able to ride through a park or along a river, instead of breathing the exhaust fumes on the road. I hope in the future air of a certain quality will be seen as a right of the cyclists.

Comment: Try P90X (Score 1) 635

by trptrp (#43174731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
It's a workout programme you can do at home with only a few tools (pull up bar and resistance bands mostly). Each workout is of fixed length, you let it run and you can see the time on a progress bar also.It's fun, though I've to admit I don't do it as often as intended, but still, I like it because I save all the time and hassle and money going to a gym.

Comment: Stupid move (Score 1) 602

by trptrp (#40738183) Attached to: Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube
Regarding the current situation this seems like a dumb move. A good deal of the fun part of youtube comes from the comments and a lot of people don't want to engange in some minor trolling or posting funny comments with their real name. Of course there are a lot of really offensive comments and stupid discussions also, but what I see as a result of anonymous names are especially the top rated funny comments you often come across.

Comment: Re:After RAGE (Score 2) 118

by trptrp (#40237629) Attached to: John Carmack Is Building a Virtual Reality Headset
I don't play much, if so then mostly shooters. RAGE was by far the best game I've played since a long time. I liked it much more then Half-Life 2. It made me realize why I prefer id software to valve: there's some crazyness to it that makes titles like Half-Like 2 appear almost sterile in comparison. In RAGE, the movements of the muties for example, the 'british' bandits and all this stuff must have been designed by people with really cool phantasy and I appreciate that.

Comment: as a german.. (Score 1) 215

.. I'd actually welcome something as drastic as preventing german visitors access to youtube. Otherwise the populace will never get that GEMA is to be removed ASAP. But Google will just go least resistance with most revenue and bow. Damn, I hate how little political well doing is done by the powerful Google.

Comment: Visual appearance of Google Maps is supreme (Score 4, Interesting) 218

by trptrp (#39289085) Attached to: Apple Switches (Mostly) To OpenStreetMap
Every time I see a map rendered with different colors and a different style as Google Maps I immediately feel how much I prefer the Google Maps style. Is it only me or is the rendering really that refined that it's just so much easier to spot things and therefore feels better?

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