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Comment Re:Whatever (Score 0) 256

When you metabolize fat into energy, you get a sugar, CO2, heat and lactic acid. Your blood absorbs the CO2 and your lungs dissipate the CO2 to atmosphere. If you are only breathing half as much as you would normally do, CO2 would build up in your blood stream and you would pass out.

Once you passed out, you would start breathing normally again. You breath at the rate you do to flush your system of CO2 and gain the O2 you need to keep your system oxidized.

Comment Re:eating less (Score 0) 256

You are full of it.

It is your choice to be unhealthy. YOU and only YOU choose what to eat and how much. It is your choice not to exercise. Boo F'n Hoo you feel a little pain. .

Now I was not obese but I was heavy when I walked into my doctors office some 8 years ago suffering from the flu. My doctor took my blood pressure at 160 over 110 and told me that he wanted me to start taking blood pressure medication or I would die from a heart attack in 6 months. I told the doctor that I was not going to start taking pills every day and I was going to do something about it.

My doctor asked what could I do on my own. I said "I don't know but I am going to do something."

I had a bicycle in my garage and thought I would do that. I started out only riding to the end of my street some 150 yards and back every day. It only took a minute or so do ride that. That was it. If you can't ride a bicycle 150 yards, you need to give up on life now. Was it painful? Hell yes it was, but I was rolling the clock back on that heart attack in 6 months. I discovered what I call vitamin N, "naproxen sodium" or Aleve https://www.aleve.com/. Take some. Deal with the pain.

I did that for a month and it became easy. Easy as in I was not sweating profusely and out of breath. So, for the next month, I rode to the end of the subdivision for a total of .25 of a mile some double the previous distance. I did that for 2 months even in the cold of winter.

After that became easy as in not as painful as when I started the .25 of a mile ride, I decide that I would get serious about this and start riding every day to work. Here is a few picture of me for the first couple of months riding to work... http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashin... Notice the drastic weight loss. The weight loss was not intentional, it was just a side effect

Was it painful...?? Hell yes it was. I made a choice to do that and stuck with it through the pain.... Well also taking plenty of Vitamin N.

I've continued to ride though the years and now ride 5,000 miles a year. As of this writing I am short by 117 miles... https://www.lovetoride.net/atl...

You want to know what keeps me doing it? I now can do things that kids half my age can't do and I am 51. I went out for a ride with a bicycle shop to get in some extra miles this summer. 56 people signed up for the ride and I out rode everyone of them... https://connect.garmin.com/mod...

I own the second fastest time of everyone who as ever recorded a ride of the Alpharetta Greenway here in Atlanta Georgia... https://connect.garmin.com/mod...

In my current job I have only driven to work 5 times since I have started working here almost 9 months ago. I drive only due to heavy rain. I didn't drive to work this morning only because it is raining here this morning. The first day we have had rain in 47 days. But here is yesterdays ride to work... https://connect.garmin.com/mod...

It is faster to ride a bicycle to work now than it is to drive here in rush hour traffic.

I don't want to listen to any excuses any more from fat people saying it isn't their fault. I've been there, it was my fault that I was fat. It was my fault that I was doing nothing about it.

Now it isn't my fault that I can out ride almost everyone in Georgia. Notice me in 8th place... https://nationalbikechallenge.... Notice me in 593rd place of everyone in the country... https://nationalbikechallenge....

So Shut the F up and take some Vitamin N and get to it.

Oh, and if you want to know, I eat anything and everything that I want and still maintain the 180lbs at 6'1" tall. Riding 5,000 miles a year allows me to do that.

Comment Re:Rule of thumb: believe the man (Score 1) 410

You have ZERO(0) idea what you are talking about. Notice that I am not posting anonymous. Read the court documents... http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/...

She claimed that I raped her. She then claimed that I wanted to murder her... Read the final document where the court dismisses the entire thing and why.

The reason why she did that is because she didn't want me to have any thing to do with my son... Read this court document... http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/...

Yet she wanted 25% of my income for the next 18 years.

Previous girl friend that lived with me called the cops and claimed that I raped her when I wasn't even home. The cops showed up before I got home from work that evening and were waiting for me. They smelled something fishy and handcuffed me and put me in the back of a patrol car. I told police that I had no idea why she did that.

They took me to a near by police station where I called her and asked her why, while recording the conversation. She said that she was ending the relationship with me and moving her stuff out and wanted to take the brand new LCD tv that I had just purchased and needed me out of the house all night so she could do that.

The police let me go and ended up arresting her. I have searched the website but have come up empty as this happened in 2002.

To make a long story short.... All women lie.

Nathan

Comment Re: This is how it starts (Score 0) 163

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. I've been accused of rape 3 times by 3 different women all of them false.

The first woman called the cops to accuse me of rape because she didn't want me come to her apartment to find her with another guy. I had called her several times that afternoon when she had told me that she would be out the entire day. We had been dating for about 3 years. She never returned my call. I called just after dark and left a message that I was on my way over to her place because I was worried that something had happened. When I arrived at her place the cops where there and arrested me and put me in the back of the cop car. I was told that about 2pm that I had raped her and was coming back to beat her up. Fortunately I had a camcorder in my vehicle with a date and time stamp from slightly after 2pm from a company party that I was at. This was around 1999. The charges were eventually dropped.

My next girlfriend had lived with me a year and decided that she was moving out. She called the cops to say that I had beat her and raped her so I would be taken to jail and would be able to clean out my house with out problems. I was held by the sheriffs department for 12 hours all the time stating my innocence. I was able to call her from the sheriffs office and ask why she lied to the cops. She stated that she did not want me in the house while she was moving out and especially wanted the brand new 32 inch LED tv that I had just bought several weeks prior. The cops released me. Were charges pressed against her.... NOPE. This was circa 2005 or so.

The last woman lived with me for a year also and became pregnant. She moved out stating that the child was not mine. I let her go. I didn't contact her for more than 6 months. She started calling me after the child was born and we started going to dinner about once a month. I stayed in contact with her and occasionally dated her for the next year. She then went to family and children services and told them that I was the father. When I got notice of the now child support and the bill for arrears for the last 2 years, I decided that I wanted to see my now son. She refused. I tried several times to reason with her to see my son. One night she called me and said that I could come over and see my son. I thought that reasoning had prevailed. I drove over to her house only to have the cops pull up. She accused me of raping her and trying to kill her. I was arrested. I was released with a restraining order and told to never have any contact with her. http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/...

She lied about the entire thing. It was so apparent that she lied about the entire thing that the case was dismissed. I was told by the clerk of the court that about 80% of family violence cases are dismissed. I will put a foot note that in family violence court that the guy is guilty until proven innocent. I had to prove my innocence.

It took me then another several months to get to see my son... http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/...

So yea, all women lie.

Just a foot note: all illegal people in the US are granted legal status if they are victims of family violence. With out any recourse to lying to the courts, I know several illegal women here that have lied about family violence to get U.S. citizenship, including Rosalia. Too bad it didn't work for her.

Comment If you want to do it right... (Score 0) 189

Do it yourself.

Now this will not be cheap, but it will be industrial grade and last the lifetime of the house. You will need to do your own wiring and your own programming. If you have basic skills of pulling cat-5 cable and basic home wiring skills, you can do this your self.

You can do this for about $250 and a few weekends worth of your time. You can spend about that much and have a toy system or go this route and have an industrial system.

You will need to start with a parts list.

First, you will need a board to switch everything. Start here.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/OPTO-2...

This board already has some 120v output switching. $31 at current price, there are cheaper that you can find still. But what this board doesn't have is the 120v input modules, they are yellow... Here is a lot of input and output.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Opto...

You still should be able to find them cheaper.

You are going to need a 1000 foot roll of 4 pair 18 guage wire with wire colors white, black, red, green. This is an industry standard... http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Gau...

Start with that. Depending on your building codes if you can prove that you pulled this wire and it had been there for 5 or more years, you will not have to pull it out when you sell your home.

Now the fun part. You need to find a central location in your home to mount the G4PB24 board and possible others when you expand the system. This place need space to have a computer and a connection to the internet too.

Start with the light switches. You will need to run your wire from your central location to your light switches. Pull off the plate to the switch and run your wire in the wall to this switch. The switch will have two wires connected to it. One from power and one going to the light fixture.

The black wire(in the US) from the power line is connected to to the bottom of the switch.
Connect the black wire from the 4 wire cable you pulled and connect it there with the black wire to power. Do not remove the black power line wire from the light switch.

Disconnect the black wire that runs to the light fixture and wire nut it to the red wire in the 4 wire pair that you pulled.

Connect the Green wire to the switch where you removed the black wire from the switch. The Green wire will carry the switch power.

The white wire from both power and light fixture should be wire nutted together. Add the white wire from the 4 pair wire to those 2 wire nutted. That is your neutral.

Now on the G4PB24 board put a Black OAC5 in position 1 and a IAC5 in position 2 on the board. The black wire and the red wire will go the the 1 and 2 position of the Black OAC5 and the Green and White wire will go to the 1 and 2 position of the IAC5.

When you then throw the light switch, power will be applied to the green wire. That will flow through the IAC5 turning on the LED in the module and flowing out through the white wire. Nothing happens......

You will need this computer interface board to make the magic happen... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opto-2...

This one is for $199. I have found them as cheap as $35. Keep your eye out for them.

The software that you will write will constantly poll the input modules looking for input and then turn on the corresponding output module. The Black wire connected to the OAC5 is connected to the house current on the same circuit as the light bulb, so no overloading one circuit in your house to power all your lights.

OPTO 22 has a development kit for the PCI-AC5 found here... http://www.opto22.com/site/pr_...
It is FREE.

Turning on the OAC5 in software applies power to the red wire turning on the light bulb. The bad news is if your computer shuts down, then you can't turn on any of your lights. I have a patch panel that all my wires go to first, then I connect the G4PB24 with the input and output relays to the patch panel. That way if the computer ever does go down, I then jumper the green wire to the red wire and the light switch again works as normal.

Rinse and repeat for as many light fixtures that you have. You can use the OAC5 modules to switch anything in your home that runs off of house current. There are other modules that you can use with the board too. Once you have the basics down then start fooling with the others.

As for temperature readings Maxim has a 1 wire thermometer a DS18S20... http://www.maximintegrated.com....

They cost about 2 dollars each in small lots... You have to have a login ID to purchase them... https://memcenter.maximintegra... Registration is free.

You read them from a RS485 serial port. If you have had no problem pulling wire for the light switches, you can use the same wire for these. I use Black to the right leg, white to the center leg and the red wire to the left leg if you don't want to use the parasitic power mode. I've had one of these reading the outside temperature of my house since 1995. Source code to read them is posted on their website.

Read these IC and turn on your OAC5 modules as you see fit. If you want help with writing the software, I have some pretty extensive stuff written already. I have a windows 7 box at my house that is my web server to the world. Via ajax and javascript, my website polls the alarm server for statuses and can turn on and off lights/relays from anywhere in the world, including opening and closing my garage door and ringing my door bell.

Send me an email for help with the software.

Good luck

Nathan

Comment Re:I have a revolutionary idea.... (Score 0) 167

As I have mentioned before, I am an avid bicycle rider... https://nationalbikechallenge....

I have also ridden more than 100 miles in less than 7 hours... http://connect.garmin.com/acti...

I have also ridden at a speed of more than 20 miles an hour for almost 22 miles... http://connect.garmin.com/acti...

I would never plan a bicycle ride for where I was not prepared for proper hydration. I don't think any athlete would. I plan rides for where I can stop for water... http://connect.garmin.com/acti...

Any ride less than 50 miles for me even in the heat and humidity, a standard water bottle that will fit in a standard bicycle bottle cage, is plenty of water. I would say any ride more than 50 miles, any one would plan for stops where you can get water.

Carrying this device on long trips would not be practical, nor worth it.

Nathan

Comment Re:Doesn't distilled water taste horrible though? (Score 0) 167

I am a very avid bicycle rider https://nationalbikechallenge....

I came in 1,829 place of almost 50,000 bicycle riders entered into the challenge this year.

I have ridden close to 3,500 miles this year. I have ridden more then 2,300 miles from May to September of this year.

This device would be far to heavy to carry on your bicycle for the little water that it would produce. I also doubt that the battery would last that long to produce enough water. It would be far easier just to carry another water bottle in its place.

If you live in some very rural place with no water and your only means of travel would be by bicycle and you can carry batteries or keep some rechargeable recharged this might be viable. But you would have to wait a really long time for the bottle to fill. By that time you could have ridden to some place that actually had water.

Nathan

Comment Re:4-8 LITERS?! (Score 0) 90

Yes, all of those horror movies are wrong.
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I have given over 6 gallons of blood in my life time. The most you can give is a pint of blood. One time I was giving blood and the collection bag that his hung on a metal hook broke and dropped to the floor along with the needle that was in my arm. The person that stuck the needle in my arm(I can't remember the medical term for the person at the moment) wasn't sure if the plastic tab was ripped before its use or was torn when the plastic bag was hung on the medal hanger..
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But, I had only given 1/4 of a pint of blood, so they got a new bag, a new needle and stuck my other arm. Now I only gave a pint and 1/4 but when I was walking out of the place, I was dizzy, lethargic, and all I wanted to do the rest of the day was go home and sleep. Giving blood never affected me like that before or since. It was that extra 1/4 pint that did it to me. A pint and a half of blood and you would be passing out..
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So yes, those movies are all wrong. .
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The one movie that is really wrong is Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ". In the movie towards the end when he is being hung on the cross, it looks like Christ has lost about 2 gallons of blood. You don't have that much blood in you and well before that time, he would have passed out. Any one would have passed out..
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Nathan

Comment Re:Add up the facts and let Occam's razor decide (Score 0) 126

Surprise... Nothing was found..... Good guess though.

I can tell that you are highly knowledgeable about the subject. You may even be in the business. But, all the people searching for the aircraft are also in the business and have come up with ..... Nothing.

Sometimes being in the business prevents you from thinking outside the box. I'm not in the business. I'm not even that knowledgeable about the subject. To me as I see it, switching off equipment to avoid being tracked, in a certain sequence, not all at the same time, tells me it was planned.

True, pulling fuzes to avoid additional fires is common, but then you pull them all at once, every one of them. Not in a certain sequence. Even if you did start pulling them and it took time to find them all because of a fire, you don't go out of your way after that to avoid radar. If in a fire situation at that point, you are not concerned with radar, as you stated... you are flying the aircraft.

I know with you being in the business or even a pilot yourself, you probably think my theory is unimaginable. But place yourself outside of the box and an outside influence happened that is never likely to happen at all, like money being involved or something else, and the unimaginable happened.

You continue the think the most likely to happen as with everyone else, and nothing has been found at all. Now thinking the most unlikely and what do you get.... something like I am telling you.

Comment Re:Add up the facts and let Occam's razor decide (Score 0) 126

My point again. There was at least one person alive that knew how to fly the airplane that made the course corrections to avoid radar.

You don't avoid radar if you are under duress of a hijacking or looking for an airport to land at because of fire. You are avoiding radar because you don't want to be found. Then again, (as the parent states and the grandparent see differently) maybe the pilot was taking the plane to Africa to sell for parts, and the two people aboard had nothing to do with it.

It will still be found off the coast of Africa because it ran out of fuel.

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