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by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: hot enough for ya?
Replies: 1233
Views: 203193

Re: hot enough for ya?

Not interested in getting into this argument. Hell, I don't even know where you guys get the time to write all this. Nonlinear fluid dynamics is not my area of expertise. I do have enough experience with it, I'm guessing more than anybody on here, and its modeling to have a good sense of its utility...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Easy Full-Body Workout
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Easy Full-Body Workout

This is the kind of workout that I would have scoffed at 10 years ago, but now I think is just right for a lot of folks. Obviously this is not going to prepare you for strength sports, but it's plenty work for someone who wants to look and feel better and build some strength for outdoor fun. I've o...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Rucking Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Rucking Thread

Mostly everything covered already. A few reinforcements. As johno said, start slow, start light, start short distance. No need to rush. BD story is a cautionary tale. After the WWII, a guy named SLA Marshall did a study and wrote a book about it. "The soldier's load and the mobility of a nation." In...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

I had a stroke a little than 2 years back. Odd sort of stroke, effected the 3rd and 6th cranial nerves and I loss control over eye movement. So odd, as a matter of act, the the ER staff here in small town MT didn't think it w as stroke at all. Metrics weren't bad; 130/85 BP (even under the stress of...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method
Replies: 22
Views: 1803

Re: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method

Also, if you want to get all geeky, the math argues against the fat-burning zone. Walk two miles in an hour, and you’ll burn about 200 calories, with roughly 140 of them fueled by fat. Cycle moderately for that time, and you’ll burn about 500 calories, with about 250 of them fueled by fat — so you’...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method
Replies: 22
Views: 1803

Re: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method

What this article fails to recognize, and most people fail to recognize, is that the low intensity longer duration work is not just about burning calories. Its about a whole lot of physiological adaptations that are absolutely necessary in order to sustain higher intensity activities for longer dur...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Vanity Fair got this exclusive?
by Sua Sponte
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss
Replies: 16
Views: 1364

Re: Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss

Personal experience and mil service say adding hills burns calories faster than adding either weight or speed. After adding hills, add weight. While everybody loves mega-sized rucks, keep it below 35lbs, 25lbs is even better but build slowly. If no hills available, then some combo of a bit more spee...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: gun control
Replies: 263
Views: 13527

Re: gun control

I don't know the source for what you're posting but I'll take it on faith that you've done you're homework. Surprised about the absence of increased violence during Prohibition but it did give rise to the Kennedy dynasty so not without wanton loss of life on that account. Not surprised about the oth...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: gun control
Replies: 263
Views: 13527

Re: gun control

It’s a little known fact that Prohibition greatly decreased the incidence of alcoholism and related disease in the population. Here’s a good factoid... In 1830, on average, Americans consumed 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week, three times the amount consumed in 2010 Holy shit, that’s a lot of fir...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 19 Hours Of Stoic Practice In The ER
Replies: 37
Views: 3733

Re: 19 Hours Of Stoic Practice In The ER

It's also good to know what hospitals in your area are cutting edge in stroke treatment. Amen to that. Had stroke of an unusual sort about 8 months ago. Effected the 3rd and 6th cranial nerves. My eyes were no longer synced; nominally staring straight ahead my left eye pointed about 25-degrees to t...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

Saw another big brain talk about nonlinear and chaotic systems, and one snippet of his talk stuck with me. He gave an example of a simple function that did "significant digit mining", so for example if X is the input, the output is 1000*X with the digits to the left of the decimal point removed, so...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Same, same. Especially the part about being able to use a standard street bike over much of the dirt and gravel roads you're likely to find. Let's face facts, a 500+lb adventure bike is till a 500+lb bike. Tires matter more than any other single factor and it's that rear tire width that screws with ...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

What I'm struggling with is finding the right bike to take on a long adventure ride. I'm going to retire in the not too distant future and I'd like to take that solo ride to Alaska that I hear people do...haven't met anyone yet who's actually done it though. And I'm not doing it on a KLR 650 or Tri...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

Because YID is a bitch who can't answer a direct question, lemme help him out.....Here's my favorite (yes favorite...I'm not clever enough out-think this argument by any stretch it just feels like he might be going somewhere new) argument in favor of a mechanism for free will that avoid the causali...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Shape the reported problem son some years of shaft drive come down to an engineering screw up not a fundamental flaw. The claim was made the bearing was sealed and lubricated for a lifetime. Wasn't. Belts do fine with gravel in my experience. Even when punctured as long as the puncture isn't right a...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Shaft?

Belt?
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Yep. All that technology, all that evolution and we still get chain adjustments and chain oil. I bring up chain final drive to guys who insist their bikes are the highest form of technological advancement.
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

Otoh, the quantum theory business is almost a non sequitar. As a model for understanding very tiny things and possibly very big things in the physical universe it's a roaring good bit of science but no one who uses and understands quantum theory would ever attempt to apply it to a complex biologica...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Since we're all bros now, kinda, I've ridden this, 'Merica's only designed, engineered, manufactured sport-touring motorcycle. It was a blast to ride btw. http://www.motusmotorcycles.com/mstr And this past weekend I rode the piss out of this, the Ducati Multistrada Enduro: http://www.ducati.com/bik...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

From an entropic perspective, if I ran an experiment where I predict that I will do something very specific at a certain point in the future, and I do it, the chances of that thing happening randomly, and not because I choose to do it, is very small. So, the null hypothesis here is: I have free-wil...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

'15 R12R. Pretty staid bike by any measure but over the last year and half and 30k miles it's turned into my favorite all around bike in over 30 years of street riding. Still, the Super Duke GT makes my heart go pitter patt and my pitter patt go booga-wooga. My fav streetbike to own long term was a...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

The reason you'd want to start with the Turing machine as the paradigm is because it's the simplest universal computational tool we know and unless one can find something that it cannot do that the brain can, then there's no reason to look elsewhere. Since free will seems to have no basis then we ne...
by Sua Sponte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 12288

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

'15 R12R. Pretty staid bike by any measure but over the last year and half and 30k miles it's turned into my favorite all around bike in over 30 years of street riding. Still, the Super Duke GT makes my heart go pitter patt and my pitter patt go booga-wooga.
by Sua Sponte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 24587

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

Alright. Curious why you see the brain as something other than a computing device. As stated, all the current theories that have purchase view the brain as a Turing machine, whether they say or realize so. Minsky, the titular inventor of AI, to notable physicists such as Hawking to even questionable...