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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:09 pm

I grind the gears at work!

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:44 am

Dukasaur wrote:I grind the gears at work!

:lol:

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:19 am

get the f*ck out of my thread you two
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby fadedpsychosis on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:35 am

people who start threads in public forums then whine when people post in them grinds my gears...
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:35 am

Funkyterrance wrote:That's a nice rig.

(It's a stock photo from a dealership, although the one I've been running recently is very similar.)
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Army of GOD wrote:get the f*ck out of my thread you two


I'd really like to know what you are going to do about it, tough guy. :lol:
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby x-raider on Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:05 pm

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:57 pm

this stupid copypasta on facebook
"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"


I'm sorry but we all can't play fucking violin for a living.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby thegreekdog on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Army of GOD wrote:this stupid copypasta on facebook
"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"


I'm sorry but we all can't play fucking violin for a living.


What? You don't have time or something?
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:26 pm

Also, why does a 3.5 million dollar violin exist? Did they make it out of the penises of Bigfoot and his family or something?
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby john9blue on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:12 pm

if you read the original WP article, you'd find out...
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:20 am

john9blue wrote:if you read the original WP article, you'd find out...


Oh. So it was made out of a Polish guy's penis.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:44 am

It was probably made from a particular pollution free first growth tree that was hundreds of years old and basically can't be replicated.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:51 am

from the article is says that the violin belonged to a famous Polish musician who had it stolen twice. I mean, I guess if you jerk off over violins that is worth 3.5 million. I, personally, would've bought saxitoxin's first born.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:55 am

iirc there's been a few double-blind studies where even the most talented musicians can't tell the difference between one of those "priceless" violins and a high-quality modern one. It's art snobbery at its finest.

Although I don't know, my violin is a cheapie and it sounds like crap.

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Postby 2dimes on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:59 am

Fast posted.

I sort of get you here. I don't have any violins, never mind an expensive one. Doubt I could tell which was which if someone played them both.

Reminds me of watching loony toons with my kids and their cousins that don't watch much television, one of them says, "Bugs Bunny isn't very good on the piano. This sounds terrible."

I suspect at the time the person who played the piece was a pretty good player. Maybe one of the best available.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:37 am

People who request Back in Black on the radio.

Or any AC/DC song, for that matter. Not that I have a problem with them, but can't you just wait, like, 5 fucking songs and hear any other AC/DC tune?

I was listening to Alice Cooper a couple of weeks ago and some twat requested Back in Black. So, not only do you choose to request a song that gets played probably numerous times daily on each rock station, but you choose to waste this request on a DJ who'll actually play something that's not commonly played on the radio? Douche chill.

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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby muy_thaiguy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:08 pm

People who complain about the Almighty AC/DC. :p

But seriously, reality TV. Screw it. They make idiots into TV celebs, and even if I never watch the show, I STILL have to hear about them. Paris Hilton and Honey Boo-Boo come to mind. Hell, I had to freakin' google Honey Boo-Boo just to know what people were talking about. Ended up watching the South Park episode on the matter, which, as usual, was awesome.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Lootifer on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:02 pm

People who drink Powerade Zero.

Seriously I hate stupidity when it manifests itself in consumption of a pointless product.

[rant about how pointless powerade zero is]
Right!

The thing with powerade zero is it contains electrolytes, but no calories. On the surface that seems fine. Many products are like this. HOWEVER unlike coke zero or pepsi max or other zero calorie drinks powerade zero is marketed as a sports supplement; you dont see ads for coke zero on the wall of a gym.

Now marketing it as a sports supplement is fine; free market and all that. But my problem is people consuming it as a sport supplment. These people are flat out fucking retarded. They should have their voting rights disabled as they have quite clearly shown the inability to critically think. Let me explain why.

Electrolyte sports supplments are very useful things. In fact many coaches and sports nutritionists will actively tell their athletes to consume them. The reason is they work: during hard exercise your body depletes many things, two of which are energy and electrolytes (basically salts). Within 20 minutes of exercise your body is going to want these things, in fact our bodies have been created or evolved to have the ability to absorb these things at a much quicker rate than we normally would stright after exercise - by doing so we are also assisting the training process (i.e. building muscle/improving CV system etc).

Now there are two types of exercisers: those who work hard, and those who turn up to the gym and do f*ck all*. Only those who work hard actually need to drink powerade or any other sports drink; those who do f*ck all dont because they dont deplete their electrolyte or energy levels in any meaningful way. Powerade Zero is useless to both these types (but is aimed at both). The first group would be shooting themselves in the foot by drinking powerade zero because they need the glycogen injection into their muscles - regardless of motivation (weight loss/fitness/whatever) you dont really want to neglect this as it will hurt your progress - in fact the energy top up is more important than the electrolyte top up. The second group should just be drinking water; they do not need the electrolytes; in fact if they want something other than water drink coke zero or some other low-cal fizzy drink: it usually tastes better (I dont drink either, but generally speaking).

TL;DR: There is no one who needs to drink powerade zero for sporting purposes. Thus anyone who does is a fucking toolface moron.
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby john9blue on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:09 am

i drink PZ cuz it tastes good
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 am

Lootifer wrote:People who drink Powerade Zero.

Seriously I hate stupidity when it manifests itself in consumption of a pointless product.

[rant about how pointless powerade zero is]
Right!

The thing with powerade zero is it contains electrolytes, but no calories. On the surface that seems fine. Many products are like this. HOWEVER unlike coke zero or pepsi max or other zero calorie drinks powerade zero is marketed as a sports supplement; you dont see ads for coke zero on the wall of a gym.

Now marketing it as a sports supplement is fine; free market and all that. But my problem is people consuming it as a sport supplment. These people are flat out fucking retarded. They should have their voting rights disabled as they have quite clearly shown the inability to critically think. Let me explain why.

Electrolyte sports supplments are very useful things. In fact many coaches and sports nutritionists will actively tell their athletes to consume them. The reason is they work: during hard exercise your body depletes many things, two of which are energy and electrolytes (basically salts). Within 20 minutes of exercise your body is going to want these things, in fact our bodies have been created or evolved to have the ability to absorb these things at a much quicker rate than we normally would stright after exercise - by doing so we are also assisting the training process (i.e. building muscle/improving CV system etc).

Now there are two types of exercisers: those who work hard, and those who turn up to the gym and do f*ck all*. Only those who work hard actually need to drink powerade or any other sports drink; those who do f*ck all dont because they dont deplete their electrolyte or energy levels in any meaningful way. Powerade Zero is useless to both these types (but is aimed at both). The first group would be shooting themselves in the foot by drinking powerade zero because they need the glycogen injection into their muscles - regardless of motivation (weight loss/fitness/whatever) you dont really want to neglect this as it will hurt your progress - in fact the energy top up is more important than the electrolyte top up. The second group should just be drinking water; they do not need the electrolytes; in fact if they want something other than water drink coke zero or some other low-cal fizzy drink: it usually tastes better (I dont drink either, but generally speaking).

TL;DR: There is no one who needs to drink powerade zero for sporting purposes. Thus anyone who does is a fucking toolface moron.
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* I am being unfairly harsh on casual or low-pain exercisers: dont get me wrong, I like what you are doing and encourage you to keep doing it; but just think: If you could get another wear out of your gym gear at a push (you wouldnt of course, but its not dripping in sweat) then you dont need to drink powerade.


Actually, Powerade/Gatorade/sports drinks (anything that tries to sell you "electrolytes") are pretty much modern day snake oil and are a waste of money unless you're a marathon runner or strenuously exercise more than 6 hours.

From my a&p book:

Unfounded notions and rumors about water and salt requirements during exercise abound. Sweat is a hypotonic solution that contains Na+ in lower concentration than the ECF [extracellular fluid]. As a result, a person who is sweating profusely loses more water than salt, and this loss leads to a rise in the Na+ concentration of the ECF. The water content of the ECF decreases as the water loss occurs, so blood volume drops. Clinically, this condition is called volume depletion. Because volume depletion occurs at the same time that blood is being shunted away from the kidneys, kidney function is impaired and waste products accumulate in the blood.

To prevent volume depletion, exercising athletes should drink liquids at regular intervals. The primary problem in volume depletion is water loss, and research has revealed no basis for the rumor that cramps will result if you drink while exercising. Salt pills and the various sports beverages that claim "faster absorption" and "better electrolyte balance" have no apparent benefits. Body reserves of electrolytes are sufficient to tolerate extended periods of strenuous activity, and problems with Na+ balance are extremely unlikely except during marathons or other activities that involve maximal exertion for more than six hours. However, both volume depletion (causing acute renal failure) and water intoxication (causing fatal hyponatremia [low sodium concentration in serum]) have occurred in marathon runners.

Some sports beverages contain sugars and vitamins as well as electrolytes. During endurance events, solutions containing less than 10 g/dL of glucose may improve one's performance if consumed late in the event, when metabolic reserves are exhausted. However, high sugar concentrations (above 10 g/dL) can cause cramps, diarrhea, and other problems. The benefit of "glucose polymers" (often cornstarch) in sports drinks has yet to be proved. Drinking beverages "fortified" with vitamins is actively discouraged: Vitamins are not lost during exercise, and the consumption of these beverages in large volumes could, over time, cause hypervitaminosis.


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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:19 pm

So electrolytes is not what plants crave?
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Lootifer on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:17 pm

I was talking about post workout. Not pre or during.

And yeah electrolytes are pretty meh. But im paying the same for a bottle of coke as I am gatorade and I would prefer non carbonated. You can mix sugar with water and drink that as far as I'm concerned. Just dont drink ssalt solution with sweetner and claim its because ur sporty
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:27 pm

I like some lemonade with a lil salt. Mix about 2 liters of that, and a day of outdoor labor will be manageable. To hell with those corporate electrolytes! Grinds my gears! And those damn consumers and their individual preferences!
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Re: You know what really grinds my gears...

Postby Army of GOD on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:26 pm

I don't drink Gatorade for the electrolytes (though they are what I crave) but because it tastes damn good while playing a sport.
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