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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:18 am

Oh, Oscar. I hate to admit it, but that is almost exactly what I was going to say. Now I'm worried about both of us.
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Re: Random crap

Post by KPj » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:37 am

I have a "provisional" date for my first competition - 3rd March.

There's been a screw up in the federation because the calender for the following year is normally decided just before xmas but, due to people being away or whatever, this meeting won't happen till the 10th of feb so the calender for this year is delayed. People on the committee in my area have booked the gym for this date and it just needs confirmed now at this meeting. So it's pretty certain.

Nothing is ever straight forward with me. Getting anxious to get it paid for etc so it's all official but won't be in that position until after the 10th Feb.

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:21 am

where's the meet Kenny?

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:40 am

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1 ... ?limit=500" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

worth a read

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Re: Random crap

Post by KPj » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:42 am

robertscott wrote:where's the meet Kenny?
At the palace of arts, bellahouston park

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:36 am

ah ok, I think I know a few other folk that'll be there.

What time's it start? (if it's too early I ain't going)

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Post by KPj » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:54 am

robertscott wrote:ah ok, I think I know a few other folk that'll be there.

What time's it start? (if it's too early I ain't going)
Lifting starts at 11. I'm not sure how it works in terms of order of lifters, but pretty sure it's lightest bodyweight first. If it's busy it could go on till 4-ish in the afternoon. Some of them are quite quiet but this one is normally pretty busy.

I have a lot of clients who want to go, plus training partners and some friends, family, and other gym members (and staff). Plus one of my clients, who is now one of my training partners, is competing, too. She has a lot of people coming, too.

I went and seen a comp here a few years ago and it was quite busy. Think they're could be a decent atmosphere. The scottish competitions are a far cry from the american ones which always look very lively. Some of them let you choose entrance music!
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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Oh, Oscar. I hate to admit it, but that is almost exactly what I was going to say. Now I'm worried about both of us.
at least you are reading my posts before parroting them these days

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:09 pm

Hmmph.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:27 pm

XXIV x XIII = ... Math class must have sucked in Ancient Rome.

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:37 pm

Matt Z wrote:XXIV x XIII = ... Math class must have sucked in Ancient Rome.
http://turner.faculty.swau.edu/mathemat ... ary/roman/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:39 am

Matt Z wrote:XXIV x XIII = ... Math class must have sucked in Ancient Rome.
CCCXII ?

Ah cool link Stu.

but did Romans really use these or was it like caligraphy? Pretty but not used in everyday
They had the concept of p0wers of 10. Seems adding and multiplying would be as we do

Is that obvious, or am I as ignorant as I fear?

(<-- this guy has little knowledge of history)

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Re: Random crap

Post by ephs » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:51 am

yeah, they used it only for writing numerals. they had other systems for calculating like the abacus.
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Re: Random crap

Post by ephs » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:54 am

didn't find a video on yt, but a german newspaper features some scenes from the armstrong interview at oprah. the interview scenes are in english with german subtitles, just click play.

http://www.bild.de/sport/mehr-sport/lan ... .bild.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Random crap

Post by Proper Knob » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 am

Is it just me or does anyone else think Lance Armstrong is a piece of $h1t?
What if the Hokey Cokey really IS what it's all about?

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