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45 points · 22 hours ago

What is this now? YouTube?

P.S.: It works! Thanks mann!!!

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Wait is this real? I thought it was a youtube joke.

Us, too, because you're kind of a creepy asshole now.

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Did you creep his profile or were you there for that comment chain?

The very best thing you can do is get someone experienced to show you the ropes. Specifically, big compound exercises like benchpress, squats, deadlifts, and overhead press are heavily dependent of form for both a proper and safe workout. On the machines, as long as you read the instructions printed on them and don't kill yourself with the weight, you should be good to go without much risk of injury or fear of doing it wrong. That said, free weights and compound exercises are a very important part of a workout so you should learn to do them correctly as soon as you can.

As for the other people, just remember that everyone is there for themselves. Very few people are going to be worrying about how much you lift, and if anything they will try to help you if your form is bad. I know what it's like to be shy in the gym, so again it goes back to having someone else with you. When you're there with your buddy, you tend to be less self-conscious.

Best of luck in the gym, and don't let other people scare you out of working hard on yourself!

Well, as sad as it is, that's natural selection.

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18 points · 1 day ago

It's not natural selection unless it prevents her from having kids. If she's got kids already, it's just dumb people.

19 points · 1 day ago

Intern? This is literally everyone who wrote whatever code I'm working on.

-22 points · 1 day ago

does anyone actually think "do drugs to get sober" works?

11 points · 1 day ago

My ice cream truck sells choco tacos, does that count?

2 points · 1 day ago

Worst tldr ever. Just awful.

211 points · 1 day ago

Fuck that. If we fed ex drivers are already at your door the box is getting left unless it nerds a signature. If they say you were missed and didn't need a signature they probably didn't even go to your house

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5 points · 1 day ago

I have a nerd's signature if you need one

8.2k points · 1 day ago

But it's simple. Anyone under 25 is a teen, anyone over 20 is a MILF, and everyone are step siblings.

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Not Mother and Not Daughter having Not Sex

255 points · 2 days ago

Their problem is, we've never had to deal with Netflix to watch Netflix shows. Filesharing predates streaming.

If they forget that beating piracy is a service problem then they will lose to piracy. It's not like cable, where money comes from advertisers, based on fuzzy viewership estimates. Every subscriber who bails on Netflix is a direct loss - and they can track exactly how many people stop watching because of these intrusions.

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3 points · 2 days ago

True facts. Most of the people I know who used to torrent entire shows now have Netflix, because it's easier to have a fully compiled library of shows to stream, plus features like "skip intro" and watching on any device, than to download an entire show you don't even know if you want to watch. The reason is because Netflix didn't have ads, so the watching experience was equal or better on Netflix compared to downloaded. With ads though, those small quality of life features are going up against the ability to just watch the show uninterrupted, which for most people will not be enough to keep them with Netflix. I think the intertia of being a Netflix customer for so long is about the only thing that's going to be keeping existing customers around.

For about a second, mine was super into Elsa. But I think it was more the badass ice magic that she liked, lol

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2 points · 3 days ago

That's why I like Elsa

2.0k points · 4 days ago

INB4 the “the director asked the actors to write an essay about their characters. Emma Watson did the assignment as instructed. Radcliffe did it, but didn’t really try. And Ron didn’t do it. When asked why, he said it’s what his character would have done” comments.

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34 points · 4 days ago

did you know that the director asked to the actors to write... shit!

2 points · 4 days ago

My niece loves Pokemon but she only knows the original 150. I thought genwunners were supposed to be in their 20's and 30's, not 6.

Don’t get me wrong, I agree that he’s no major scientific authority, but I mean... he explains basic science concepts to children, and he has more credentials than my elementary school teachers, so where’s the harm in his moniker? He teaches science to a large audience of kids, that makes him the de facto science guy

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2 points · 4 days ago

It's the name of a show, it could have been called "Bill Nye Knows Everything And Teaches It All To Your Dumb Ass". No one should expect the title of a show to be a serious indicator of anyone's professional qualifications.

Does that make it better? Let’s have a fake scientist be the authority figure to teach our kids science? No. That’s why their public school teachers have science degrees. Not to mention, from what I can tell, his shows are like young adult fiction, they’re watched/read by more adults than kids.

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The most knowledgeable scientists don't make the best science teachers. Engineers actually tend to be better at teaching science to younger people because engineering is so much more about communicating ideas to people of all knowledge levels than physics or chemistry. They're still required to learn all the material that's taught at the grade school level, and they have plenty of experience with researching a new topic in science and being able to explain it to people.

Bill's show was entertaining and informative, regardless of his degree qualifications. To trust his professional opinion on things outside of his field with the same level you would trust an expert in said field, that's a different story. But as a scientist, Bill doesn't ever expect you to take what he or anyone says at face value, and always encourages doing your own research and checking the data yourself.

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618 points · 4 days ago

Shit like this pisses off Westerners. Imagine you're visiting the hometown of your Chinese girlfriend. You offer to pay. The father of the family says no. So you say, "OK."- Now your girlfriend is SUPER PISSED off at you because you didn't offer at least three times. Now she has lost face because you aren't polite and honorable, and you didn't pay.

Westerners feel like they're lying if they pretend-fight and make a big show instead of just being honest. In our society, no means no. You respect the word of another man at face value. But now you're making your girlfriend and yourself look bad because you're not pushy about chauvinism.

Watch the body language. She doesn't really want to pay. But she has to pretend. Her boyfriend is doing his role. She keeps her hand out, but it's not genuine. The clerk is like, "Fuck that." and takes her card. In China, this is fucking hilarious because it breaks all those social rules about faking it for face and chauvinism.

If this actually happened, she'd be mad at the clerk, and also mad at her boyfriend for not fighting the clerk. The boyfriend would be unable to just pay her back, because that would be kind of 'cheating'. Just like if you offered to give money to the father who just paid for dinner after you offered to pay for dinner. You already lost the game of face, and that game is what really matters more than anything else.

China is kind of fucked up like that. As a Westerner, it will piss all over your ability to have or maintain a relationship. She says no flowers, so you don't bring flowers. Now she's pissed. Dickish levels of insistent and incessant chauvinism is expected, except it has to be done with Chinese characteristics and there's an awfully big learning curve on Chinese culture.

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Dating a chinese girl for many years now, this is super true.

0 points · 4 days ago

I guess if my tuition dollars are gonna go towards all the other random junk I get charged for, might as well help some animals along the way.

Music education. The school got paid $200,000 dollars overall. With scholarships i only had to take out student loans for $20,000. Still, the school made a ton of money off me.

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12 points · 4 days ago

20,000? You can make that back in 2 years teaching band!

When I was in class one day, we had this guy, class clown-wannabe, wouldn’t shut up.... we’ll call him Dick.

Dick acted like such a huge Richard towards everyone, in attempt to be funny, I think? It came to a point one day, that on his way to class, he wanted to make a “grand entrance.” He was late already, and thought he’d totally steal the show by entering into class doing the more impressive cartwheel anyone’s ever seen.

So the door opens, he yells “ITS HUMP DAY MOTHERFUCKERS!!!” And attempts to cartwheel into the classroom. He ends up knocking the teacher in the face with his laced up Converse shoes, and destroying his knees on the border of the blackboard. Turns out he fucked yo his ankle pretty bad too. Came back to school 3 days later on crutches. Never cartwheeled again.

Does that count?

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5 points · 4 days ago

It was hump day, can you really blame him?

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The whole "pure bloodlines" thing is really making a comeback these days. And still most people would be more angry at someone calling this guy a nazi than the guy himself.

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21 points · 4 days ago

Draco Malfoy made racism cool again

Original Poster26 points · 4 days ago · edited 3 days ago

Not only is it not a bad joke but it's also asinine of you to assume the reference is in anyway indicating weight specifications. I suffer from endometriosis (among other things)--it's kind of a frustrating paradox because diet and exercise are important elements of managing it, but the side effects can make it so (even though I'm an avid hiker) chronic fatigue and pain impede my ability to workout. Furthermore-- due to exhaustion and depression I often have trouble eating and won't eat for days, and when I do I'll forego meal prep for something quick and easy. This can result in being underweight and loss of muscle mass.

I would really rather not have had to go into detail about this on a humorous post, but I'm illustrating the point that there's no reason to bring fatphobia and judgement into this.

Many people have physical and psychological conditions that effect their ability to exercise in eat properly weather or not they're over or underweight. Which is sad, but the OP was most likely trying to find humor in the darkness

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6 points · 4 days ago

if this happened at a party i would totally be cheering. make sure to toss your drink on them for effect.

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From my experience, if you kick a baby, they run.

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7 points · 4 days ago

Saved ya 3 babies

Or it's SO bad that all the people there are hardened

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10 points · 4 days ago

If you're running, you're the one guy without a gun

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I get how and why this is technically a weak statement, but his point remains solid. For the general public there is a small benefit to the stock market rising, but the stock market falling can be devastating. All you financial geniuses who have so generously educated us on personal finance do understand risk vs reward, right?

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26 points · 4 days ago

Point doesn't remain solid. The stock market as a whole isn't indicative of any particular company's well-being. If a company's value goes up, it can choose to reinvest some of that profit into itself, via new employees or raises for example, while the company losing value may result in layoffs. It's not correct to say that the company is only ever firing people and never hiring them, that's the quickest way to go out of business. If you have a job with a public company, then you have it because of the stock market.

That’s all well and good except for the people who have had generations of inheritances to throw into the stock market and have those numbers compound exponentially. Now we’ve got 6 people holding all of the money, and there is none left to sustain an economy... which is literally what money is designed for. Now we’ve got an entire population fighting over 5 percent of the money while the government prints more to feed the capitalists... further reducing our purchasing power. The money exists, it just isn’t circulating. But let’s ignore this because, dur hur, anyone can invest in the stock market. Don’t get me wrong, I’m contributing to my retirement accounts but I honestly think inflation is gonna get so bad they will be worthless in 30 years

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10 points · 4 days ago

The entire purpose of capital markets is wealth redistribution. The only reason anyone makes money is because people pay to borrow their money. In stocks, companies pay with ownership, and if the company grows so does the value of the stock. In bonds, companies pay with interest, paying back a fixed percentage of the total loaned to them. The reason small businesses can get started and the reason you can buy a house without having all the money up front are both the same: someone with a lot of money lets someone else borrow it now in exchange for more money later.

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And that little bit of muscle is all on the right arm

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40 points · 4 days ago

12% chance it's on the left arm

In time (2011)

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11 points · 4 days ago

Just in Time berlake

That's the dumbest thing I've laughed at today. Have a thumb.

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3 points · 4 days ago

This is the highest level of compliment I could ever hope for.

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