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Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 138

He must be an absolute beginner.

I have Gracie signatures on two of my old belts, so go figure out how far, so far.

No martial artist worth his salt is retarded enough to wear anything but the required gear for that art.

Yes, I did point out in one of my other post how I could see people would come to that conclusion.

You know: "They also injure training partners."

Not as much as sharp fingernails.

Yeah, no shit, Sherlock (-GP).

jeez mate, chillout.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 138

Training at your level, you're probably so healthy that it should be pretty trivial to demonstrate to your insurance company that you're fit.

Indeed. Currently I'm missing it a lot.

Aetna covers wellness exams, and it probably wouldn't hurt to have one.

I'm still recovering from an extended injury period. I had to have surgery on my neck (C4) and recover from a head injury. So a few more months of doctors checking me.

you could always execute a gogoplata or flying omoplata on your doctor and then suggest he certify your fitness.

Ouch, nasty dude, that would really hurt someones shoulder at my mass. I don't think I'd have the agility or control to pull a move off like that without it coming across as something personal. I'd more likely meekly follow his advice and go home.

And who knows, implantable fitness detectors will come soon enough

errrh, you are right about that. The data is interesting to me personally however all the insurance company involvement often makes something cool, really, really, creepy.

Comment Re:Is this for real? (Score 1) 47

Whatever problem NASA has with bureaucracy and money-wasting, compared to the UN they are like Henry Ford and Jeff Bezos combined.

Yeah better to let the US run things than to actually let other people in the world have a say in anything.

So the people of the world have spoken, and they want bureaucracy and money-wasting? Interesting.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 138

You put on the chest-strap heartrate sensor, linked to a recording device (phone or watch) that's off on the side of the mat. Safe and easy.

Thank you for the problem solving approach. Does the sensor package get in the way when you're doing side control?

Is there one in particular you've used when training?


Comment Re:False! (Score 1) 47

Governmental scientific inquiry is a contradiction in terms.

Funny how most of the most egregious examples of biased science have come from corporate research. Even to the point where it has cost a lot of people their lives. But you already knew that and were just hoping your comment would slip under the radar.

Comment Needs more monitoring stations! (Score 1) 47

I took a look at the map and if you exclude the "Modeled annual mean" layer, you'll see all the locations where the samples are from. The US has a bunch, the EU has a zillion, India and China have a number of them but the rest of the world is quite sparse on sensors, especially northern Africa.

Comment Re:Passing the buck? (Score 1) 79

Here you go

Once police enter a grow-op, they order electricity to be cut to the building and register a Make Safe order against the property. The Electrical Safety Authority will only restore power when the building is made habitable according to a report from a qualified engineering firm or industrial hygienist.

Even suspected grow-ps have their power cut

A older home on No. 7 Road had its power off for three weeks after evidence of tampering was found on its old meter. But the tenant was never informed what the problem was, and instead was told BC Hydro suspected it was a grow-op.

Meter tampering usually means there's a grow-op.

Comment Re:First it was Uber. (Score 2) 113

If the gains from increased productivity had been distribute between the employers and the employees over the last generation, we'd be enjoying 2-day work weeks. History is no guarantee of the future. People used to say that house prices would never go down ... until they did. We're still experiencing the financial hangover. People used to say that a degree was a guarantee of a job ... until nowadays it mostly isn't. People used to say that oil the days of cheap oil were over because of decreasing supply ... now we're in a glut and prices tanked. North Korea used to be a pimple on the world's butt ... and now they have nukes. The US used to be the number one economy - now China surpasses it in terms purchasing power parity (ppp).

Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

Comment Re:Passing the buck? (Score 1) 79

How do you know what they'e netting on their operations? Oh, right, you don't. The cost difference between serving the files themselves and using CloudFlare might just be enough to put them out of business. Also, then it's easy to shut down the site because they're not hiding behind CloudFlare. So CloudFlare is definitely the difference between operating and getting caught and shut down, whether they'd still be profitable or not.

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