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by Jeremy
13 Aug 2014 22:40
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Define Feminism
Replies: 20
Views: 3322

Re: Define Feminism

Sorry no edit. It's important to remember how broad "feminism" is too though. When Nick says some people are "too serious" about feminism, I think depending on what is meant by that, most people calling themselves feminists would look at movements like "separatists feminism" and "revolutionary femin...
by Jeremy
13 Aug 2014 22:17
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Favorite Band + Album
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Favorite Band + Album

Juno Reactor - Shango

Best song - Pistolero

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZqNUo6y52Q[/youtube]
by Jeremy
13 Aug 2014 21:58
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Science and Autodidacticism
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Science and Autodidacticism

I think it's really difficult to teach yourself a general but good broad knowledge of science. There are so many important gaps that you'll miss because you won't even know to think of them. If I were you I'd try to acquire basic textbooks on broad topics. It's possible to acquire most textbooks onl...
by Jeremy
13 Aug 2014 21:34
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Define Feminism
Replies: 20
Views: 3322

Re: Define Feminism

I think Allan's distinction is really important, because when you come across academic papers claiming that Einstein's theory of relativity is sexist, or that we live in an "ocular centric regime", or any of the other absurdities of post-modern philosophies, you can be sure that most people who call...
by Jeremy
12 Aug 2014 15:22
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: 2014 Book Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 7913

Re: 2014 Book Challenge

11. Spook Country, William Gibson, 373 pg. The second book in the Blue Ant trilogy, after Pattern Recognition. Out of all the books I have read by Gibson, I judged this to be his weakest contribution. The characters and plot were not very captivating, and the ending was anticlimactic. However, it i...
by Jeremy
10 Aug 2014 21:20
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Cant do knee kicks. I just started.
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

Re: Cant do knee kicks. I just started.

It's kind of boring, but a good way of learning the first kicks is throwing or dropping the bag straight to the kick and then catching it again. When you're confident with that, move to doing 2 or 3 in a row and then hand catching. The aim is to work on being able to do one well, and then a small nu...
by Jeremy
04 Aug 2014 17:09
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Modified Book Club
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Modified Book Club

Ok so I'm still reading Don Quixote, but slowly. I did really enjoy it to begin with, but I'm starting to fee like it's just iterations of Don meets people, invents chivalric story, gets beaten up, repeat. Anyway I'll struggle on, only 500 or so pages to go :P, but as the challenge topic shows, I've...
by Jeremy
04 Aug 2014 16:58
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: 2014 Book Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 7913

Re: 2014 Book Challenge

1. Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell - 126pp 2. Brain-Based Parenting: The neuroscience of caregiving for healthy attachment by Daniel Huges & Jonathan Baylin - 272 pp [ebook - google] 3. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon - 152pp 4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 600pp 5. 2312 by Kim Stanle...
by Jeremy
31 Jul 2014 18:54
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: 2014 Book Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 7913

Re: 2014 Book Challenge

1. Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell - 126pp 2. Brain-Based Parenting: The neuroscience of caregiving for healthy attachment by Daniel Huges & Jonathan Baylin - 272 pp [ebook - google] 3. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon - 152pp 4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 600pp 5. 2312 by Kim Stanle...
by Jeremy
15 Jul 2014 22:28
Forum: The Kicking Circle
Topic: Mycology
Replies: 44
Views: 12599

Re: Mycology

I've been doing a bit of amateur mycology again, mainly inspired by the growth of location specific taxon specific facebook groups (ie Tasmanian Fungi :) ). Here is a macro of Oudemansiella gigaspora . https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o5wkjtr5x6k/U5wGULicIoI/AAAAAAAADAA/UWP73n4yY3E/w1313-h875-no/_...
by Jeremy
14 Jul 2014 15:29
Forum: General
Topic: FOOTBAG GOLF.
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: FOOTBAG GOLF.

I reckon it's to stop people from leaning out too far, especially if there's an obstacle in the way that is obscuring the shot from the true position. We've usually be a little loose rules in Australia though, although we have had golf at each Aus Champs since the late 2000s. I think the influence o...
by Jeremy
13 Jul 2014 15:51
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cu

Ah well, tournament over. The final was a good game. I'm sure everybody expected Germany to win, but Argentina had their chances. I heard a few suggestions that the extra day rest and Argentina's harder semi final had an influence, but I was unconvinced. Argentina also had probably the easiest draw ...
by Jeremy
13 Jul 2014 15:17
Forum: General
Topic: IRL Terminology Capture Game
Replies: 80
Views: 12737

Re: IRL Terminology Capture Game

New Zealands' second finest orange product.

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by Jeremy
10 Jul 2014 19:06
Forum: Trick Tips
Topic: Nemesis/genesis
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Nemesis/genesis

Ales' advice on these tricks was to transition into the second foot dexes while the first foot is going down, so you should be in the air with the barraging set going down and the dexing foot coming up. A lot of people, especially with good sets, plant both feet before the second set of dex(s), but ...
by Jeremy
10 Jul 2014 18:56
Forum: General
Topic: FOOTBAG GOLF.
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: FOOTBAG GOLF.

Yep, lots of fun. Your rules seem pretty close to the official rules. I guess the concept is pretty straight forward. One thing I'd add is that you can increase the fun of a course by nominating particular ways you have to interact with objects. For example in the local park where we played we would...
by Jeremy
09 Jul 2014 20:56
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cu

Yay Argentina! I bought an Argentinean flag today to celebrate :P. Hard to go past Germany though. Hopefully it's a close game though.
by Jeremy
09 Jul 2014 19:03
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Modified Book Club
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: Modified Book Club

Pattern Recognition: Thoroughly enjoyed this. I agree with Dave about it being one of his best books. It dealt with a number of themes that I'm interested in. Particularly, as the name suggests, the pursuit of patterns where none exist. I think the link of this theme with 9/11 is very good, given th...
by Jeremy
09 Jul 2014 18:47
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: 2014 Book Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 7913

Re: 2014 Book Challenge

1. Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell - 126pp 2. Brain-Based Parenting: The neuroscience of caregiving for healthy attachment by Daniel Huges & Jonathan Baylin - 272 pp [ebook - google] 3. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon - 152pp 4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 600pp 5. 2312 by Kim Stanle...
by Jeremy
29 Jun 2014 16:08
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cu

Brazil were a bit unlucky though, with the Hulk "handball".

Epic win by Costa Rica this morning, and they were unlucky too. I think the Aussie ref has been the worst of the tournament. I've mainly stopped watching the 2am games, and am just getting up for the last game (5 to 6 am start).
by Jeremy
18 Jun 2014 18:15
Forum: Arts & Leisure
Topic: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: Asmus and maybe others talk about the 2014 FIFA World Cu

Yeah the Aus v Ned game was awesome. I think not having Tim Cahill in the future will be massive, because he's been our only consistent goal scorer for the last 10 years. I just don't know who we have that can fill that spot well enough for Australia to be competitive. Also his goal last night. 8O R...