Boneflour's Random List Of Useful Things To Know

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  1. BiceBiceBice

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    Breakdown of employment prospects by IQ. Note you still need to pick something that fits your personality traits. Looks about right at first glance:

     
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    I wonder if he lurks here (or lurks/ed the other older ones), he looks like Koanic but older. Always good stuff.
     
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    @Aeoli Pera

    Please move the flat earth conversation to its own thread. Interesting stuff, enjoying the discussion, and not quite on topic.
     
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    TL;DR Distance Running (esp. in tennis shoes) fucks your joints and craters your testosterone. Once a week cardio in the gym is probably fine. Strength training uber alles.

    If you've ever looked at weightlifting resources online, you'll know that "cardio kills your gains, brah."

    I'd wondered off and on... Is that true. And if so, how true is it?

    True enough, looks like (for running at least):
    America's fastest marathoner retires due to low testosterone and chronic fatigue - Rogue Health and Fitness | http://roguehealthandfitness.com/americas-fastest-marathoner-retires-due-to-low-testosterone-and-chronic-fatigue/

    The best marathoner in the country had to retire due to low testosterone and because he was tired all the time.

    But what about non-elite runners?

    Hormonal responses to marathon running in non-elite athletes. - PubMed - NCBI | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19046725

    "In this particular group of non-elite, middle-aged marathon runners, the race resulted in an acute increase in serum cortisol and prolactin levels and in a concomitant decline in testosterone level. The aforementioned changes returned to baseline 1 week later."

    A marathon will drop even the average joe's testosterone for a solid week. If you're spending half an hour on the treadmill, you're probably getting the same effect but smaller.

    I'll probably look at this more in depth later, but it's looking like the old bodybuilder adage has some truth to it.
     
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    Not enough to worry about at your level of cardio. If you're running three miles three times per week on the regular, that's the minimum for where you start getting tradeoffs IMO.
     
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    Sounds about right. This is a specialization problem that doesn't matter at the lower general fitness level... But starts kicking in before the elite level. Someone running three miles three times a week is past jogging, past general fitness, and getting into suppressive territory.
     
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    Running long and fast is a great display of fitness. Counter to intuition though, doing the activity is not the best training for improving the ability. Far as I know, the best training for improving cardio is short bursts as high intensity. Therefore you should not need to run long more than once a month. Or once a year. Just to prove that you can do it and that your HIIT is effective.

    No sources at hand. Please do contradict.
     
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    This is not correct at all. To train for running distance, you run distance. Sprinting is only marginally helpful. The two specific issues with training long distance are: 1) it wears your body down, particularly your joints and hormone profile, and 2) overtraining is very common because of endorphin addiction.
     
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    Water Filters:

    Look man, city water is gross
    . Flint, Michigan is just an extreme example of how shitty water ends up. And it's not just lead from the pipes that's the issue, there's fluoride added in, and tons of trace pharmaceuticals. The trace pharmaceuticals are a issue because you're constantly exposed to feminizing hormones like estrogen from all these people on the pill. Water treatment plants don't pull estrogen out, so you get it back in your tap water. (A good bit of drinking water is just filtered tap water, by the by)

    "They" are putting chemical in the water to make the frogs gay, but really "they" is just the multiplied actions of society. 1000 women * 21 pills a month = 21,000 doses of estrogen in your water supply. If even a tiny amount leaks in, that tiny amount is multiplied by however many thousands of women are in your city. And that's just for the pill, not for Xanax or prescription meds.

    Don't get me wrong, city water beats ditch water or lake water... but I've been looking for water filters that can clear out some of that extra junk.

    When I lived in a different state, we had a Culligan water treatment system, with a big outside unit, pump system and everything. Everyone would compliment our tea, but we just used basic Lipton tea. The difference is the water. So even if you don't care about your sperm count or T levels, you might care about all your drinks tasting better.

    A giant water treatment unit is too much for me right now, though. I don't care about the shower and toilet water, I care about drinking water. So what do?

    It's looking like Berkey filters are the way to go to pull that shit out.

    You get a big tank that works kinda like a coffee maker. Fill it at the top, clean water filters into the bottom. It comes with a couple of top end filters.

    Berkey® Purifiers - New Millennium Concepts, Ltd | https://www.berkeywater.com/berkey-purifiers/

    The main filters are supposed to be good for 3,000 gallons, I want to say that's per filter. Their calculations bring the cost to 2 cents a gallon or something for filter replacement. The tank is stainless steel, so that's a one time buy.

    They also have fluoride and arsenic filtration elements.

    I looked into this one, and some random water blog did tests on the filters and only got 50% fluoride reduction instead of 95%. "Only" 50% ain't bad... but it's looking like this thing is just a solid system instead of the magical unicorn horn their marketing team wants it to be. Still some protection... but if you really want to kick fluoride for good... you want a big fancy 7-stage reverse osmosis setup.

    This guy tested Berkey filters with ditch water, freshly treated pool water, and bright red food coloring water. Itz good TV:



    Initial purchase is something like 260-400 bucks, after that the filters average out to like 2 cents a gallon. Not bad for 20 years of clean water.
     
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    Thanks. I did wikipedia-level reading on it, and sprinting IS roughly equal to endurance training for something, while requiring less time. But they use terms like "cardiovascular health", "aerobic performance", and "vo2max" to describe what they're comparing. It doesn't seem that they're comparing actual-factual performance on the ground. Someone made that inference though, and sure fooled me. #sciencebeinguseless
     
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    Let reason be silent when experience gainsays its conclusions. It just means that messy systems respond poorly to long chains of deduction relying on reductionist models.
     
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    "Forgetting curves" and reminder schedule.
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    Red-root (salix humulis) used to be the Creeks daily medicine. It's a brush willow. Dig up the roots, wash them, shred them, and soak it (tea). Drink it every day. Major component of the medicine mans living.
     
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    There is a tendency to (loosely) fist up at all times just to avoid banging your fingers around or tangling them, which is instant pain and possible degradation of function. No tension involved.
     
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    I don't want a ton of hatefacts in here. That said:

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    You can get along with most people, so long as you know what they are. Trying to treat blacks like White people is going to get someone killed. Already has, many many times.
     
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    I have a hundred dollar water distiller from fleabay, and I'm waiting on an "aquarium" brush so I can properly clean it.

    My tap water smells strongly of chlorine and other muck.
     

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