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By gzt (Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:40:21 PM EST) gzt, viktory ii, squats, snatch, excel (all tags)
Crap, I was going to bring the ibuprofen to work. Nothing nefarious, don't worry, I just have a minor twinge by my left scapula. I'll slow down on overheads, though I think it was the bench doing it.

I saw somebody filling up the vending machine, which is good, because they've been out of Cherry Coke Zero for over a week.

I'm usually not like this, but I didn't send in my taxes until today (ATTN: FOREIGN INFIDELS today is USian tax day). I owe money to the state, but the nation is paying me back far more.

Viktory II has an online interface now, apparently. Interesting.

The Excel file is up to 1.5GB.

I had a dream where I ate at a restaurant and paid with a $2 bill, an old-fashioned $10 bill, and a very old-fashioned $1 bill.

Speaking on money, Zachary Taylor on the $1 coin? I like the idea of $1 coins. Only government operated vending machine things, like transit systems and such, give them to me, though. I haven't gotten any of the other presidential dollar coins. I have a pile of Zachary Taylors.

So I bought a staple gun, staples, and tennis balls (to round out the $25 for free shipping) in order to fiddle around with my ethernet cable and, uh, play tennis. Well, no, actually to massage myself. There are some spots a foam roller doesn't hit well enough and I think that's the key to shoulder health.

Speaking of shoulder health, Simple 6 looks like it may be just what I need. The Agile 8 is also going to be good, too, but I don't have as many problems with the hips and legs besides tight hamstrings. I might alternate doing these every other day. I try to stretch out my pectoral muscles regularly throughout the day, too.

My dentist would appreciate if I did this.

My homework has a bunch of boring and tedious calculations in it. I don't like boring and tedious calculations, but I suppose I should do them.

I wonder how strong one has to be to enter a strongman competition. Much stronger than I am now, of course, and probably stronger than I'll ever be. Unlike powerlifting and weightlifting, which are infinitely scalable provided you can perform the lifts and therefore welcome just about anybody, strongman has certain rigid strength requirements. If you can't get 250# over your head, you can't finish an event that requires you to get 250# over your head, so you shouldn't enter the competition that has such an event. I suppose the easy answer to this question is to look at events in local competitions or to ask the competitive strongmen at my gym or on the Internets. It would be a sport I'd be interested in, I suppose, if I were strong enough, since it selects for people who are tall, strong, suck at/dislike benching, and like overhead lifts. I am tall, suck at benching, and like overhead lifts. Not strong, though. Apparently there are "novice" divisions in some contests, but that might still be too heavy right now.

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I'm going to get some coffee. | 23 comments (23 topical, 0 hidden)
stuff by garlic (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:45:16 PM EST
my viktory 2 has unfortuantely not come out of the box since around christmas. I need to address this problem.

re coins: I order mine directly from the mint in $250 dollar boxes. It's a little disturbing to have the box left unattended downstairs when it's delivered USPS, but it's turned out so far.

Mine too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:56:49 PM EST
DO you suppose you or gzt can get one of our way pricey printers, and have troubles with it, so I can come visit? Get the front end running Solaris.

I have to see if my corp blocks the Viktory II site.

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I'll doublecheck in a second by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 02:21:18 PM EST
I think we use your printers here, actually.

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no, HP. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 02:23:46 PM EST
Well, it was worth a shot. At least it didn't set off the smoke detectors.

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so what do you do by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 02:14:35 PM EST
with $250 rolls of coins ? Hell, the shipping alone must hurt..

hmmm.. mint page says they pay shipping ? hmm.. now wtf would I do with $250 of coins ?

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spend them by lm (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 06:14:07 PM EST
Not all at once, mind you, although there would be no small amount of hilarity in that.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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but there's no reward points by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 09:17:45 PM EST
for spending cash..

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I suspect that's neither here nor there by lm (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 06:13:15 AM EST
If ordering coins online from the US Mint is like ordering online from anywhere else, you'll get your points when you order the coins.

Unless the mint doesn't take plastic for online orders, you'll get your points.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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I imagine they wouldn't by gzt (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 07:08:22 AM EST
Because of the way credit cards work.

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I'm not certain why you would think that by lm (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 07:57:08 AM EST
Regardless of your reasons, their web page does say ``We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.''

I'll take that at face value.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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interesting by gzt (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 08:29:03 AM EST
I thought that because, when you buy something with a credit card, not all the money gets to the merchant.

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Sure by lm (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 06:06:54 PM EST
But I think it's been about a decade or so since merchants finally just accepted their processor's cut as being part of the price of doing business. It's not a whole lot different than any other type of overhead.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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well, they're required to eat it by law by gzt (2.00 / 0) #22 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 08:34:03 PM EST
generally. but here you're buying money, and, also, in my dealings with government, they typically don't like to eat that cost.

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You're buying money from /the mint/ by lm (2.00 / 0) #23 Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 08:39:49 AM EST
There is a certain level at which that is no different than buying mattresses from a factory. It doesn't cost them a dollar to make a dollar. It's not like buying a money order or getting currency from a bank where a dollar costs the bank a dollar.

Not to mention, the mint is keenly interested in getting folks to adopt dollar coins. Coins last quite a bit longer than paper money.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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I haven't brought mine out in a while, either by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 02:20:42 PM EST
Dudes, we should set up an online game and play. DUDES.

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INTERNET HIGH-5 by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 04:16:45 PM EST
Cherry Coke Zed is the fucking bomb, yo.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I'll boil my own water and flavor it, thanks by infinitera (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 04:27:27 PM EST
Mmmmm tea.

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It has a lovely licorice aftertaste. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 04:30:54 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Some cable channel was rerunning . . . by lm (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 04:52:03 PM EST
. . . the 2009 finals of the World's Strongest Man contest.

One event was how many times a 210 pound barbell could be lifted over the head one handed.

Another was how fast one could walk along a course with a half ton car strapped to the shoulders.

Although my favorite is always the pillars of Hercules. It comes the closest to measuring my favorite form of strength, tensile strength.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
yeah, it's cool stuff. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 05:24:12 PM EST
at the amateur level, especially local, the events are a bit less demanding, but still outside what I can pull off. It's common to see events requiring 600# deadlifts for reps in my weight class, which is a pretty good lift and more than I will probably ever pull.

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weightclass by garlic (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 08:48:10 AM EST
How big Are the weight classes? I remember in wrestling Height with a disadvantage Because of all that extra bone weight.

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pretty reasonable by gzt (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:03:24 AM EST
One common way of doing classes is 200, 231, 266, 266+. All the tall people compete in the superheavies. Powerlifting and strongman are a little more reasonable than Olympic weightlifting in that regard because the top weight class in the latter is 231+, which means everybody over 6' tall, pretty much, has to compete with people who may bulk up to 300+ pounds.

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I blame being sleepy by garlic (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 06:24:46 PM EST
and google voice to text for the weirdness of the above comment.

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