Heat Intolerance, Life Intolerance

I’ve been pretty extreme lately with my weight loss. I don’t really need to lose a bunch of weight really fast, but I just felt like doing it for “fun”. I’ve been doing everything extreme. I’ve been eating very little, doing up to 10 hours of sweaty exercise a day, and taking super cold and super hot baths.

I won’t list the exact things I did, but the last couple days were extra hardcore. The main reason it wasn’t as hardcore in the first few days is because I hardly did any exercises in recent years and my muscles were getting shitty. After pushing through the first days, my body is now capable of doing even more exercises, so I proceeded to do more. The last few days were extra bad because I had difficulty sleeping. All the conditions aligned for something almost bad to happen today.

Given the title, it’s shouldn’t be a surprise that one of my extremely hot baths almost went awry. What I do is boil several pots of water and mix it in the tub with the hottest tap water to get water that’s really hot. I’ve done this at least 3 other times before and things went pretty normal for all those times. After all those times, I’ve learned how to get into even hotter water. Last time I did a hot bath a couple days ago, I discovered that even though I dip my foot in and it’s too hot to keep the foot in there, if I sink my entire body in the water, it’s actually more tolerable. I put that to the test today and repeatedly attempt to keep my whole body in the water. I had to get out a few times because it was really too hot, but then I was finally able to stay in there.

I had thought that once I can keep my body in the water, it’s smooth sailing. Turns out, it was too hot for my body and I was suffering from heat intolerance or multiple sclerosis or something. I don’t really know what that is, but that’s what came up when I did a google search on it. My hands and feet started getting numb and at first I thought it was cute. But then it kept getting more numb, along with my chest too. Soon, it felt like my body was vibrating uncontrollably. I’ve never felt this level of numbness before. Because I was fully aware that I was doing something extreme, I was smart enough to push my limits only a little bit at a time. I could’ve kept enduring the numbness, but I figured I’d cool off a bit first and make sure I’m really okay. If I’m fine, then I can push harder next time.

When I got out of the tub to spray myself down with cold water in the shower, I found that I was a bit weak and sleepy. I thought it might be because I over-exercised and didn’t get enough sleep. Turns out those were symptoms of heat intolerance. I don’t know if I would go as far as to say I was losing my consciousness, but it was definitely foggy. But then maybe it was just because of all the steam. I basically just felt sleepy but I tested and made sure that I can use my mind to wake myself up. It sounds weird, but basically, I’m only sleepy if I let my body be sleepy. I can always focus and give myself a burst of wakefulness. I was still able to do that. I guess that means I wasn’t too close to death’s door yet.

After cooling down and getting less numb, I got back in the tub and my body got numb again so I got back into the shower. That repeated four more times until finally, the water cooled down enough that it was no longer giving me extreme numbness. When I googled “hot bath numb” after the bath(s), it turns out that people have died this way. I could have died this way. I wonder if maybe I should’ve. It would’ve been a pretty painless way to go. The actual dying part is painless, but it hurt like hell getting into the hot water.

After I finished the whole bath business, I had dinner with my dad. My mom was still sleeping. She slept through the whole day. She always does that when she’s depressed, which is always. My dad tried to talk to me a bit. For this dialogue, bear in mind that my dad is often times an angry asshole. He lightheartedly and disappointingly questioned why I didn’t go to the doctor with my mom yesterday when she asked. I told him that she never asked. She only asked me to do some other dumb shit for her and I did it for her. Then my dad continued to give a speech about why I should’ve gone to the doctor with my mom if she asked me to. It wasn’t even a speech. It was just repeating misinformation. So I told him again that my mom never asked. Then he called me an angry cunt or some other stupid name for raising my voice. I didn’t raise my voice. After that, he kept making fun of me for being an angry person who will never meet any girls. That’s what he defaults to when he has nothing else to say. He also complained that I never go out and simultaneously disapproved of me biking to places because one time he saw a cyclist scratch a car and the driver came out and threw the bike down the street, bending the tires in the process. The lesson of the story, according to my dad, is that white Canadian people are crazy and will irrationally attack you if you provoke them even a tiny bit.

That’s a typical Saturday for you. It makes me wonder if I would’ve been better off dying in the tub. I know talks of suicide are depressing and I don’t really mean it. I want to want to live. (yes, want to want to) Um… wow, I don’t know how to end this less depressingly. I guess the moral of my story is that you can die in a tub if you’re stupid and try to cook yourself in almost boiling water. I guess I’ll also point out that I’m aware that the title is a little weird. It kind of makes sense, but kind of doesn’t. My titles are often like that. Get used to it.

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Reading Challenge

I just received a long ass message from someone who played my game and I don’t understand how someone can write something so long and confusing. I get what he says, but every sentence is severely grammatically incorrect and hurts my head to read it. As much as I appreciate players giving me feedback, my head is hurting now. If you think you can tough it out, try reading it. I gotta say though, I highly don’t recommend you read it.

hi ted – i send you one messages

well i have to say your game is great allthought i did not play all of it ( it mining too much but the complexity of the game system is great )

well strangely but i pick up your game from arcadeprehack — yes sorry about that if you don’t like someone who play your game being hack by some stranger and there website is full of nasty adult and teen who do nothing but let say making themself like boss over your advice for good .

but i play it — since i getting a bit interested in the game since about 1 month ago — yeah it took that long , since i am not a type of person who wait for game i just doing something around abit , that is good for me in the real world , but anyway i caught the game , once on new ground , so i started to look for it — and most of the time i pick prehack because — it save you the long time to play the game plus , you can test the game right there and see if anything goes wrong without the horrendoues dying and waiting for each failer , you could just walk right in .

so i wanted to comment on your game ( is it your game exactly? — you really do developed it in nearly 2 year straight? everyday , wow , because the game doesn’t have that much area around , so it must be the menu and the stock market system and level up then )

and too talk about the prehack community .

well let talk about the bad people first — well before we talk , i wanted you to know and understand that , you done nothing wrong and you are not a troll in those comment , in fact you are the one who try to talk and sharing about your game view one of which you created , so it turn out all the bad thing is came from them .

so what happen here is the community of prehack is not one and only but everywhere — what they do inreality is call — isolation tactic , they dish you out in huge number , of let say a loyalty group of people in side a supposedly forum or a community website . These people are extremely selfish , hater , bully , and mostly coward , they band in group and gang to attack on other — the bigger older of the group( most likely old player ) is the one who do the most mocking with let say (unlogical explanation , they call you anything to suit there need to dish you , like trolling you are messing the forum , anything that would make you become a target for the other group of there gang to come in ) these gang inreality is just either the same time playing game as the old player or the new but slowly let say (degenerated view in game playing , like cursing and depressing and usaully wanted to harm other people ) infact more likely a herd a hive , so what happen is — when one of them disagree with you supposedly ( someone who have nothing to do with them , and mostly talk about them straight on included questioning there motive )

what would they do is massing around and prove to other that you are the bad guy instead , while the real bad guy is a bunch of people who let say sit at home somewhere doesn’t have a life or a job or let say atleast be friendly or repsecfull included( a fake personality — not real one <—– you can guest this easy by see someone who talk and acting like his or her avatar or profile picture )

they will bully you as best as they can , and to try to confront them is to be control your word and the way you talk — don’t answer back at them by being (invited in like , they make you angry like curse you or lying about you , like you do something bad but infact they one who is talking is the one who did it not you — and make you come in and talk back at them ) don’t throw brick at them , instead try to stay at the fact as most as possible(meaning planning your word <– don’t let them caught your let say failer , because it not them but a whole group will hussing in on it — and mostly the community moderator <— is the worse one , they will banned you and secure the let say — gang status if you break a rule or a law or being blame on – it easy and you can’t defended yourself then ) so try to used logic against them , and knowing that they all are bullies , don’t ever think they are strong , they just bad lier , try to flip there personality and slowly with fact and logic they will basicly silent <—— and this is the best defences you have for some one who call you a trolls ( what i see mostly is =- the way people used to denominated a person by saying they are troll , in modern communities chat and forum is infact <– not the correct word or used anymore , but likely only used to REMOVE certain unacceptable person from there view and there present , so watch out , they can everywhere — and the real trolls is them , or you could say they are provoker or a lier , or a bullies , it never changes , they just changed name and used the degeneration of a forum or a community to attack you <—which is all game website become more badly over time because they are housing bullies , and hidden stalker — they really love to harm you , even with there own word ) so watch out then and stay strong , and knowing that you are the one who they are victimized you are not wrong in anything .

you might see what i say here is insignificant but i hope slowly when you travel out and talk into many forum you will see – not everyone do a extensive explanation about these form of gang bullies and criminal behavior on innocent and gullibile people on the internet , be it young , or old , new or old person on the internet — and i have to say , i hate see people like you being bullies by them <— they make you live in grudge because you know they are wrong but you couldn’t defended yourself .

well , atleast you are hearing from some one who understand your situation .

well it pretty long but i think i try talk about tek tactical.

so what was this game actually about? what was the story? i got in the middle of it having weapon and level and it got really bored — is there a ending ?

200 word left , well next messages then

ted second messages sent to you

so it about the game —- can you give me a detail how did you let say programmed it in nearly 2 year ? no summary no need to the detail because i am just curious about it .

and what i found is this .

your game is alot let say , complex in coding but bad graphic and bad game play mechanic — which if you can see what happen mostly is — while it have very complex menu , infact i am confused alot because suddenly it have a stock market in a game flash game <– that mean it huge because of the complexity of it to actually be a small minimal simulation of what stock market be , and then the customization and the leveling up and alot of stuff to buy and sell and the interaction inventory Great job ted .

but what the error i see in the game is this , , here goes :

– first of all the game is having a very wier graphic , some soft of slow , smush and let say — very small window to do anything at all but only look to left and right , walk about 30 foot each left and right and that is all the game about .

and it not even detailed graphic — but it kind of like , you added a complex code system to the game and then you skin on it a small let say graphic system on the main character which we play on .

-the character and the enemies moving rather oddly — slow — and some how not even follow up into what the mouse would be or the control button — it as if the walking mechanic and the moving mechanic of all character is in some soft of SLOW motion , but it infact what the game mechanic is hahahaah ( if you can just check the new game , earth taken 2 <— the game graphic move with the character with the arrow button correctly , while in your game it move kinda odd way , it like 1,2x slower than orriginal control button speed )

– the game is , don’t have any story at all ( when i thought TEK tactical is quite a name for you to make and set up room , level , storyline and battle and real one — it a mix up of let say unborn baby , the game have extensive system , but only play as some soft of competitive arena style game , and idon’t think you can play it multiplayer at all — since the map and the screen scale is so so small )

– the game arena is extremely generic with nearly none changes — let see each level i can only see between either the enemies getting more numerous or strongger and the limit of there number on each screen( not even 20 or 30 in one screen and yes more would make the game not working ) 2 box of break able with cargo or equipment ammo inside , back ground which infact — could be replaced with a white or a black screen , because the whole background were used mainly to simulated the feeling of combat inside some soft of secret facility but , it just a skin while what only matter of the game play is shooting the same 3 type of enemies always with not much changes than leveling up , cusomized gun , buy and sell ammo ( oh and note you should make a stash not make the character overweight like that — there is a bug in the game , even when i play on prehack is i need to dumb and i mean sell all my inside inventory in order to removed the overweight effect —- say i have 100 space or room for equipment , what supposedly do when i overwieght is i need to remove a certain thing to get atleast 50 room free , but when i did that the game still — overweight — i can’t even buy one bullet , hahaha but i have to sell some soft of equipment i need and then press max <– because it not exactly player friendly menu<–where the picture of a word like buy or sell is too big — while the real number and importance figure is too small , and next to it is it very hard to decided how much i wanted to buy at all , when the — weight menu i see is not so accuratedly advice me to even count each weight at all ) so i buy it and it still have that bug , and thought out the game i used the toggle ammo for the heavy launcher which i play after 3 to 5 round ( to see all the weapon and upgrade for your weapon — the game graphic is pretty good , but as i say , the real stuff is too small while the front is too big )i play it till getting bored , because — basicly all you need is big weapon with all ammo and you won the game .

and next to it is — YOU HAVE SO MANY MENU button , yet there real used is nearly pointless — look the stock market is almost un used because — i don’t understand why it was there ( althought i do understand that you wanted to make the game some how , like a stock market so you buy here and there stuff and have lucky crashing market to earn money ) but the game doesn’t have REALgameplay content enought to hold you at all to it .

next is the shopping — too small arhhh the interacting is too small , i can only see square of figure in it , and why bother even added level up when most stuff you buy nearly the same thing ( you know more better more damages etc.. not much .

i thought that i can buy specific thing like added 2 cannon on one pistol , or 3 or 4 — and it not like 4x but each gun have different used —- the pistol should have been able to have something like penetration upgrade(rather than flash game one shot kill 2 because they stay in the same tile ) having … well you know that kind of specific stuff , included atleast — a new room <– yeah that sound more likeable , buy new room and new enemies , so it encourages you play more , even storyline .

and one impression i have is it seem you base your menu in some soft of old anime or nintnedo kind of game isn’t it . or old play station , like armored core — lot of menu — yeah those game also have — not much game play at all but only point ugprade .

well i think since you the one who developed it , you also see alot of this aswell , and infact you might know more about the game flaw in playing than me , so i guest if you take consideration , the game become bored really really fast .

so i think i wanted to support some idea then , hopefully you added it in the future .

ted messages 3 i send you

what i wanted to give you support idea about is

let say — if you look at the game , first of all make all game function fit with complexity of the menu , meaning the game must be balanced in everyway , you already have a good set up menu so now try this .

make the menu smaller — and neat ( the game graphic make me felt vormit and blurry some how — it not look neat like earth taken 2 — so make it neat , no need to base on other game , just make it squareist abit and smaller let say each menu now shrink to size able — like on the front of what i am writting to you now — make it in black and white , clear visual for player to see ) save the menu size for IMPORTANCE thing like actually show the comparision between each weapon and how it actually work ( example the endurances strength need some pop hint — i have no idea what it increased if i am a new player , but since i play sometime i know that it generic like increased strength speed and damages like other game , you should atleast added some more hint about each function of each level up would be rather than just give it there like that .

give the game a storyline ( make it 50 level or 15 level base on you choosing ) give us about 20 room , and interactive adventure — meaning it not just a room but you can move too A to B but also A to C and D and having some option in the story so it actually a interactive game )

give the game depth of level — meaning it does not look like arena anymore , but having like up and down places ( like when you play game of contra or some other game you have a level , like level 1 and 2 up and down setting where you can go up and down right in combat — and since the game i see mostly only to left or right base on even if it near 3 d , i think you should make a game goes to left till right story and adventure and game play type of game — oh this might a example http://www.kongregate.com/games/agate_studio/raid-mission.

or killer robot factory 2 — if you can , and i think i like it more since you have a small neat detail character going out and killing 100 or dozen of enemies , it more awesome than some guy in the same room that you shoot many time.

the screen should either shrink into — 2 d left to right complex playthought , with multiple hard core menu for weapon selection ammo type ( yes so you might give one weapon many type of ammo instead of one — this make the shopping more exited )

or top down game play to cover more game play active way , or a mix of both with camera movement choosing button , like when you see the game call –the last stand deadzone <– althought that is abit way off from your ability.

or do a simple thing — first pull the entire screen let say 3 x far away from already existing screen — i mean the combat screen , and shown the character is at small as this ///////////////////

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yeah so it kind of like that , now the character become smaller like that meaning the whole screen you have can be increased very good — which mean you can added atleast 30 to 40 enemies in the game play so player can shoot them , and cover ( yeah actual cover using )( oh and i mean the size above when you in fullscreen , so it started to mimic nearly about -5x less size of killer robot factory 2 character which is quite small hahah , but you are atleast 5 time bigger than that )

now what happen is that you can have complex menu while maintainted great game play at your disposal ( iam neither a game programmer or developer so , i can only suggested near in game graphic that most other game have )

now to the main course , the enemies is way off bored or outdated — you should atleast have 10 type or 15 type of enemies base on light , medium , heavy , and devastating , and boss type of enemies .

with all light unit is low health , appear the most harrashed you the most with light weapon even light rifle and light grendae , ( so it included the red guy in your game to merge with the blue one , while the yellow is the medium — and yeah the heavhy devastating and boss is seem far off too much)

you should play the game more stratetgicly , meaning set the game up with — demanded of player to used cover ( and yes also fix the 1,5x speed less than original mouse or button movement — so you don’t dies ) next is fast intereactive game –you know like when you play game like earth taken or sift head animation , the way each shot landed even bounch off and also — real effect on player character .

NExt is some soft of resident evil mimick theme of inventory — MAKE US THINK TO PLAY , yeah it not just shooting anymore , but must included like break in , set up plan , hacking , even used vehicle , and added some soft of friend as well or comrade , say 5 of them travelling with you . so the game become nearly a squad game , but right now i think 1 or 2 is enough because mostly the real guy in action is the main character ( so you should added order button and programming )

with real level up , that give you advantages over your enemies .

let say at first of the game — you are stealth combat unit , meaning you are 1/2 weaker than a normal blue shirt infanty , light infantry and then later on more level up <— but not just point but ingame mechanic you become more accurate , and more powerfull to take on bigger enemies even masses of them , while survived , with used of multiple weapon.

so even weapon must become unique now , where you don’t carried too much ammo , but pick gun from enemies to fight .

well maybe this the last one

anyway , you will have small and let say stealth weapon in the beginning until you move up to higher weapon — but due to unique of each weapon you will need ot changed it in each situation depended .

but it sound to far off for dreaming to made a game like this , in my opinion because you say 2 year to developed a game like that — programming alone , i am not sure if you can changed it once fast into a good top down many room to play game in no time but take many month .

so it your choice , it just my idea .

so now can i know what game you currently working on and what you have in mind in future? any tek tactical 2 <– where it actually tactical ?

any improvement?

well that is about it

Cheating

Cheating is the act of breaking a rule and trying to get away with it. If you’re not trying to get away with it, then you’re not cheating. I can think of two reasons why someone would want to break the rules on purpose. The first reason is that the consequences for breaking the rules is desirable. An example would be if someone got stuck in a competition that they don’t want to participate in, they can break the rules and get disqualified to get out of it. The other reason for blatantly breaking rules is to show disrespect towards the entity that is sanctioning the rules. Just to be thorough, I guess there’s also a third reason where the person is breaking the rules due to ignorant dumbassery.

Cheating becomes ambiguous when the rules are not clearly defined. That is the case for couples. Now I’m not suggesting that new couples should clearly define what constitutes as cheating for them. That doesn’t work because once you define a set of rules, that means everything else is fair game. It would be silly to expect horny people getting together to design airtight rules. Even thousand page laws have loopholes.

Without the exact set of rules, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re cheating or not. Just because you have sex with another person, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re cheating. There are happy wife swappers and swingers out there. It’s within their rules, so it’s not cheating. The only other way to determine whether a person is cheating is to see whether they’re being sneaky about it. If they’re doing something that they don’t want their partner to know, then it’s probably cheating. It might not be, but it probably is. It all depends whether you believe a person should be innocent until proven guilty, or guilty until proven innocent.

Distraction Cardio

I don’t know about you, but I hate cardiovascular exercises. I know they’re the healthiest and best exercises for the body, but I just hate them. A couple minutes in, I start to feel a combination of tired, bored, lazy, and want to quit. However, I have recently found a way to use the power of distraction and easily do hours of cardio.

First, I tried watching TV while I pedal away on my stationary bike. It didn’t help. I end up just watching TV while sitting on the bike until my ass starts to hurt. I would pedal for a few minutes, work up a little sweat, and then I want to stop. I didn’t purposely try this, but one day I decided to play some shitty ipad games while pedaling and it surprisingly worked wonders. Sure, I still feel like stopping every so often but it’s definitely much easier to resume biking. Before I know it, I’m dripping sweat and literally more than half my shirt is covered in sweat. (I sweat a lot. A few years ago, every time I run 10km, my entire shirt gets covered in sweat.)

Somehow, casual gaming has just the right amount of distraction to make exercising much easier. It probably won’t work for everyone, but if you have trouble keeping up with cardio exercises, it might be worth it for you try different distractions to see if maybe one of them will work for you. To be clear, exercising will not magically become effortless. It will still take a bit of willpower, but it’s definitely easier. For the record, my bike is set to fairly heavy. Actually, it’s stuck there either because I didn’t assemble the bike properly or it was broken to begin with. I didn’t exchange it because I knew I would mostly use the heavy setting anyway and it’s not too heavy. So this distraction exercise thing I’m doing is actually not great cardio because my heart rate doesn’t rise too much, but my sweat proves that it’s still good exercise.

…This post feels too “feel-goody” and I don’t like that. Let me include something I wrote on facebook yesterday to change the mood a little and hopefully end this on an entertaining note: I just looked out the window and saw a teenage kid playing basketball a couple houses down. He attempted to do some fancy dribbling and then proceeded to shoot an air ball. He’s so lucky that he doesn’t know somebody saw that.

SFT Podcast Episode 43 – First Time Excretions With Justin

We spent a lot of time talking about first times with pissing, shitting, masturbating, you name it.

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n4063xhuydgvglv/SFT-0043-First_Time_Excretions_With_Justin.mp3

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-wrFEM1lsk

If the above link doesn’t work, you should always check here (https://tedgaming.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/where-to-download-sad-funny-truthful-podcast/) for the updated links to download the podcast. I will also provide the link to download all the episodes there and it might even have newer and better links.

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Losing Weight With Cold Baths

Today, I began experimenting with cold baths. I did a little research on it so let me start off by summarizing what I’ve read and heard. A lot of elite athletes supposedly do it. I’ve heard that NBA players do it too, but I think they use NO2 or dry ice or something for a quick burst of cold air instead of sitting in a tub of ice. There haven’t been any known scientific research on it, but there’s a lot of empirical evidence that it helps, or at least doesn’t make things worse. Among several benefits, the main one is that the cold water helps your muscles excrete its lactic acid which is responsible for the sore feelings you get after a workout.

The main reason I’m trying out cold baths is for potential weight loss. The most compelling evidence that suggests it might work is by comparing athletes’ diets. A healthy average adult male should consume about 2,000 calories a day. NBA players consume around 5,000 calories a day and olympic swimmers consume around 12,000 calories a day. Assuming the NBA players aren’t slacking off, the difference in calories is insane.  The most obvious difference you can find is that the swimmers spend a lot of time in the pool which is relatively cold. During my brief googling research, there doesn’t seem to be any scientific research on cold water and weight loss but the empirical evidence is pretty convincing.

Even if it works, it’s not an easy ride because cold water is quite uncomfortable. Today, I first filled around 10% of the bathtub with slightly warm water and then I filled the rest of the tub with the coldest water the tap can get. Next time, I will do all cold water. I don’t know what the actual temperature is and I’m too lazy to find out. Cold tap water seems to be colder during winters so it was pretty damn cold. When I spray my arm with that water for several seconds, my arm begins to feel frozen already. It’s obviously not frozen but I’m just using that as shitty biased evidence that the water is very cold.

It’s pretty interesting to sit in cold water. If I don’t move, I can get pretty used to the cold. But as soon as I move, it feels super cold right away. I think my body warms up the water surrounding it. I didn’t time how long I was in there. I’m extremely unscientific with my cold bath experiments. All I know is, I spent roughly 8am to 3pm alternating between riding a stationary bike and sitting in the cold bath. I went in the bath 3 times. I don’t know how that took 7 hours. Time flies when I procrastinate. If I had to guess, I think the first 2 baths were around 20 minutes and the 3rd one was around 40 minutes. I find it hard to believe that I biked for 5 hours today. I’m pretty sure I didn’t bike for that long. Maybe I’m forgetting something…. Oh yes, I masturbated a couple times too but that couldn’t have taken more than an hour.

Anyway, it’s not really important where my time went. The main reason I wrote this blog was to report one thing. Other than the fact that I feel a bit colder than usual (because I didn’t warm up after the baths) my body mostly feels fine. However, there’s one really odd thing I’m experiencing. For some reason, my bottom jaw feels very sore, especially when I eat. I might be able to explain it by saying it was tired from shivering, but I actually didn’t shiver in the tub. It might just be a coincidence because I know I’ve been occasionally feeling mild cavities in there. I guess I’ll see if a hot bath tomorrow will fix it. I think cold baths are more likely to burn more calories, but I tried a couple hot baths too. I’m a pretty extreme person. I used pretty cold water today and I’ve used pretty hot water in the past too. The hottest water from the tap isn’t hot enough so I boil two giant pots of water and dump them in the tub. It’s hot. I constantly dip my feet in the water until it cools enough to get in. For the first 10 minutes, I can’t keep my feet in the water for more than a couple seconds before it hurts like hell.

Just like most of my blog, I don’t really have a point here. Even if I do lose a lot of weight in the next couple weeks, it doesn’t mean the cold baths worked. I’m also doing a lot of exercises and eating less. All I know is, if I keep this up, my body is going to look awesome really soon.

The Nature of Time and Numbers

Time exists. It would exist one way or another whether we understand it or not. Most people think they understand time but they probably don’t. It’s easy to understand the units in which time is measured and it’s easy to see the effect that time has on things, but it’s hard to really grasp what time is. If you look up the definition of time, you’ll begin to get an idea of how abstract the concept of time truly is. Google defines time as “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole”. Some guy on yahoo answers defined time as “the changing states and relations of matter and energy”. When I try to truly understand time, I realize how little I actually understand it.

Different countries tend to have different units to measure things. You can measure weight in grams, pounds, stones, poods, and the list probably goes on.  I’m surprised at how standardized the measurement of time is. In science, we use seconds as the unit of time when calculating things. Until we reach the final answer, we avoid using minutes and hours because you divide by 60 and that either messes things up or makes it more confusing.

Numbers are weird. I was about to rant about the division of time into 24 and 60 instead of 10 but then I actually bothered to do a little bit of research and the whole topic just got even more mind boggling. Let me write out my original rant anyway. I wanted to say that seconds is a weird unit of measurement. When inventing a way to measure time, where do you start? “Day” would be a good place to start. Then we need to break it up into smaller units and some fucktard decided to divide it into 24 hours. We still need to break that down into smaller units and some other fucktard (or maybe the same fucktard) decided to use 60 instead 100. I speculated that it might be because 60 divides nicer into 360 than 100 and time was probably measured in a circular clock early on. Now that I thought about it more, first off – my brain hurts, but also, more and more units of measurement are becoming questionable. There’s 360 degrees in a circle, but what the fuck is a degree? Why couldn’t there just be 100 degrees and each degree is bigger. Also, even approaching the measurement of time with “day” as the base is bad because that only makes sense because of the distance between Earth and our sun. If we move to another planet or the distance between the Earth and the sun changes, then the unit of “day” would become completely arbitrary.

Anyway, I did a bit of googling and it turns out that the reason for dividing a day into 24 units is because of ancient civilizations like Egyptians who would count in base 12 instead of 10. 10 makes sense to us because of the way we write numbers and the way we count our fingers. Apparently, Egyptians used to count finger joints instead of fingers. There are 3 joints in each finger so you can count to 12 on one hand. Base 10 is also a weird concept if you think about it. It only seems natural to us because the person who designed numbers went up to 9 and decided to not draw a new symbol. It was probably arbitrary. Even on Earth, different civilizations understood numbers differently. If there is alien intelligence out there, it would be very likely that their units are completely different than ours as well. I’ve coded working programs that kept track of numbers using base 256 instead of base 10 so I have a better understanding of numbers than the average person and this shit I’m writing is still confusing as fuck to me.

I actually started off with the intention of writing about something quite different than what this turned out to be. I was going to write about TV frame rates going to 60 frames per second to 120 to 240. When does it stop? What’s the frame rate of real life? I think the next level of displays would not use the current light technology that has a refresh rate. Instead of a frame rate, the colored pixels could physically move from one position to the next so that there are infinite “frames” in the smoothness of the motion. I was going to write about the division of time into small units to perform calculations in a simulation. Because you can always use a smaller unit, there will always be a certain level of inaccuracy. Now that I’ve examined the nature of numbers itself, everything else seems kind of pointless.