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#126 gush your happiness in Off Topic

I'm down 56 pounds over the last four months after going carnivore (I had an ankle problem which kept me from exercising; even on a low-carb diet I gain weight slowly without exercise, so I decided to go to zero carbs). I was 352 just over a year ago; am at 254 now. We'll see what the future holds, whether I'll consume carbs again or not. I feel terrific, though there are at least another 30-some pounds to drop. My sleep has improved; my mood is far more positive; my rate of reading has more than doubled compared to the rest of the year (which is bonkers, considering that I had the summer off as a teacher and my carnivore diet coincided not only with my teaching duties, but with my time spent coaching football). I'm thrilled with the results so far.

I'm going to see my youngest bother for dinner tomorrow night before he gets deployed in two more weeks. We'll have a good time together.

Life's going pretty well, all things considered.

c]:- )

posted 1 day ago
#20 I need your terrible inventions in Off Topic

I think something along these lines might have been patented/made at this point; my youngest brother had an idea about 10 years ago for a toaster with see-through sides; you could pop the toast up once it was just right, no trial-and-error to find just the right time.

posted 1 week ago
#46 really good music thread in Music, Movies, TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4cuQP2T3EY

posted 1 month ago
#26 Would you kill Dumbledore if he asked you to? in Off Topic

Are we basically putting ourselves in Snape's shoes or is this a more general, "Would you kill him if he asked" question?

posted 1 month ago
#47 What would you choose? in Off Topic

Kitchen-6 (so that I can keep on the carnivore diet)
Movies and TV shows-4 (probably the first thing I would drop if necessary)
Computer-6 (to watch the movies and play games)
Games-4 (no internet, but plenty of good offline games to fill the time)
Gym-5 (pass the time, feel better, sleep better, etc.)
Library and Study-4 (not only will I have plenty of reading to do, but a study would have letter-writing materials, so the need for internet or a phone is greatly lessened. I prefer letters anyhow)
Gun-1 (I had one point left and deemed self-defense a worthwhile investment)

posted 2 months ago
#3 Torn Productions in Off Topic

Torn Productions made some frag movies for TF2/QL years back. I believe Justin was the lead guy on it; I know he made the 'zis is rapha' movie. They also made the official QL Steam launch trailer. Been inactive for some time.

No idea why it was done.

posted 2 months ago
#1 Torn Productions in Off Topic

It seems the YouTube channel is gone.

RIP.

posted 2 months ago
#26 Fitness goals in Off Topic

Get down to 220-230 solid pounds. 45 down, another 72-82 to go.

Slight reduction in carb intake + running stairs at least five times per week. Plan to add weight lifting down the line.

posted 9 months ago
#12 What's your favourite Insomnia Lan? in TF2 General Discussion

I have a fondness for i46. It was the first comp TF2 I ever watched; the production was filled with issues, but there was such excitement in it. I'm sure part of it is down to the fact that it was a mostly vanilla tourney; call it nostalgia, but it ages well in my mind.

All things considered, we've been pretty blessed with tight LANs at Insomnia.

posted 11 months ago
#41 what'd you get for christmas? in Off Topic

My mother found a Peabody and Sherman tie for me.

posted 11 months ago
#1 High ping when streaming in Q/A Help

Hello.

I've streamed TF2 off and on for almost two years. Lately I've had an issue with my pings being much higher than they should be when I stream. I use OBS Studio (always have), stream at 2500 bitrate, 30fps, and have fiber internet. When this has happened the issue has disappeared once I stopped streaming. I can't think of any changes I've made that might have caused this. Any stream wizards out there who can help?

Best regards.

posted 11 months ago
#76 what are ya READING? in Music, Movies, TV

Knowledge and Decisions by Thomas Sowell
Emma by Jane Austen
The Second World War: Volume 3 by Sir Winston Churchill (I've been plodding through this one off and on for several years)

Not sure what'll be next. Probably a book on law or mathematics.

posted about a year ago
#11 what's your major? in Off Topic

Mathematics.

posted about a year ago
#43 Remove sentries in TF2 General Discussion
wonderland
the opposite happens actually, its harder to push out cuz you only have 1 scout.

I meant that a team which pushes out unsuccessfully has the option of falling back on this tactic (assuming a scout lives), not that it would leave an engineer on last and deprive itself of forward force when advancing.

posted about a year ago
#28 Remove sentries in TF2 General Discussion

Might removing sentries have the effect of teams being more reluctant to push out of last? The ability to have a scout swap to engineer and throw up a gun acts as insurance against a failed push out. Of course, this isn't something one thinks about when pushing out, but as teams get punished for pushing out a bit more, it seems to me that over time they will be slightly more reluctant to make the attempt. Might this not also have the effect of prolonging last stalemates?

I don't claim any expert knowledge; this is merely a hypothesis for you more experienced fellows to examine, then affirm or refute.

posted about a year ago
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