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Comment Re: Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 173

Whereas I, who (amusingly enough, perhaps) have been a copy editor, had no trouble at all reading your post. But I also have little trouble reading text in a mirror, or letters that are upside-down. That seems to hint that this may be a cognitive thing, and for some people significant whitespace works and for some people it just doesn't and it won't, and the endless arguing about it might be pointless.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 134

Its great that you know the right way to do it and everyone else who wants to deviate is wrong.

"Knowing the right way to do it" is something beginners learn.

If you want numerical validation for your physical activity, then maybe cross-fit would be more appropriate than a serious discipline like jiu-jitsu. I guess it's just something you'd know if you'd ever seriously studied martial arts. It's qualitative, not quantitative.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 134

My point is they are inappropriate device for my use case. I *don't* want to be in a position where I *have* to wear one for insurance purposes

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. Aetna covers wellness exams, and it probably wouldn't hurt to have one. If there's any question, you could always execute a gogoplata or flying omoplata on your doctor and then suggest he certify your fitness.

And who knows, implantable fitness detectors will come soon enough, though I worry that if they're made by Samsung they might explode.

Comment Re:So Where Was the Board? (Score 5, Insightful) 81

Well, for starters, LinkedIn only leaked data for around 6 million accounts. Yahoo leaked data for half a billion accounts. Also, considering that people use Yahoo for their personal email and to track their finances, the data on Yahoo was potentially much more sensitive than anything on LinkedIn.

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 1) 318

Meh! Not for me though- I will stay on green-green earth; however, I understand the motivation for those who are more adventurous than you and I. Most people won't want to leave, but plenty will.

Just look at the number of people who are willing to risk their lives to climb Mount Everest. And nobody's planning to live there.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 134

If you're planning a comprehensive fitness and diet plan, it's generally considered helpful to know how many calories you're burning.

He wasn't talking about "a comprehensive fitness and diet plan". He was talking about the study of a martial art. The data you need for that will not (and cannot) come from an Apple Watch.

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 134

What makes you think people do jiu-jitsu for fun?

People who do jiu-jitsu (and other martial arts) will tell you that "fun" is a wholly inadequate word to describe the experience. I never said it was about fun. It's about something much greater than simply fun.

I wear it because I want to be better, to improve

If you want to be better, to improve, at a martial art, metrics (and especially a wristwatch!) is the wrong way to go about it.

Kind of like a coloured belt.

If you want to be better, to improve, a "coloured belt" is the wrong way to go about it. If you study jiu-jitsu from those Brazillian guys, you think they're giving out coloured belts? You ask them for a coloured belt and they will throw you the fuck out. By all means go to Wudang mountain and study with the Shaolin monks (I have) and ask them when you get your "coloured belt". Let me know what they say.

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