Wednesday, June 16, 2010

[quotes] "W leju po bombie" by A.Sapkowski

Będzie wpis w całości po polsku, więc się cieszcie :D

W leju po bombie - IMO najlepsze opowiadanie ze zbioru "Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna" (obok tytułowego opowiadania). Można podpiąć pod SF, choć jest bardzo realistycznie. Pewien młodzian opisuje drogę do szkoły, podczas której zastają go na ulicy jakieś zbrojne zamieszki. Zajebista narracja, beka co chwilę. 10/10

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Friday, June 11, 2010

[food] Eggs are GOOD for cholesterol

Why People Say Eating Lots of Eggs is Unhealthy? Eggs contain high amounts of cholesterol. 1 large egg has about 200mg cholesterol and 5g of fat. Almost half of that fat is saturated fat.

The logic is that since eggs are high in cholesterol, a high egg consumption will increase your blood cholesterol. So by cutting eggs from your diet, your blood cholesterol will decrease. This, however, isn’t how your body works.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

[food] Goodbye chewing gums? =(

Conscience from Sweatshop Union raps:
"(...) And our souls will be numb if we take this beating
Harass your brain with aspartame, MacDonald's beef, and acid rain"

Aspartame is the second most widely used artificial sweetener in the world. It is found in more than 6,000 products including carbonated and powdered soft drinks, hot chocolate, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, and tabletop sweeteners, as well as some pharmaceutical products like vitamins and sugar-free cough drops. More than 200 million people worldwide consume it. The sweetener has been used for more than 30 years, having first been approved by the FDA in 1974. Studies of the carcinogenicity of aspartame performed by its producers have been negative.

Quote from article. More on youtube, also in polish.

[music] Short METAL genres introduction

If you think that metal genres division is too complicated this post is for you. Take with a grain of salt.

[life] New Age introduction

In 2008 I've became interested in New Age movement because its philosophy turned out to be close to mine.

The New Age is a decentralized Western social and spiritual movement that seeks "Universal Truth" and the attainment of the highest individual human potential. It includes aspects of Occultism, astrology, esotericism, metaphysics, alternative medicine, music, collectivism, sustainability, and nature. New Age spirituality is characterized by an individual approach to spiritual practices and philosophies.

Some of its principles:
> everything in the world is connected with each other, is a unity
> everyone is equal, they have no master or guru
> energy = absolute = god (impersonal)
> eclectism and equality of all cultures, religions, etc.
> but the fall of catholic church is inevitable ;)
> movement doesn't command anything anyone, human's greatest tool is free will
> there was no start and end of the world, whole matter passes through every possibilities and the cycle goes on - which is going to take a looooot more time than our life, here
> life on Earth is only a transitional state

More here.

[gym] HIIT vs aerobs

Hight Intensity Interval Training is 3x more efficient than aereobic training. Why?
All because of the phenomenon called Afterburn. 20min of appropriate HIIT work out burns the same amount of calories as 60min of aerobs.
It also means that shorter lasting intervals are less likely to cause muscle mass decrease.
Fat is burned during physical exertion but mostly during regeneration. Conclusion?
Greater physical exertion = greater regeneration = more fat burned.

Time to end the stereotype that aerobs are the best ways of burning fat.

[gym] Fat burners - ABS vs a6w

ABS and a6w are both exercises sets, which carve abdominal muscles.

ABS is more efficient than a6w, because is more exacting, 'wiser' planned and not so long and monotonous at a time.
Secret of the program isn't only excersise collection, but the way they collaborate which each other: reciprocal influence is grater, than as if excersises were done individually.

[food] Brain boost

Functioning of brain can be improved by eating:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

[video] Living 1 year in conformity with the Bible

Agnostic, liberal and reporter, Arnold Jacobs tells how he struggled to live one year in conformity with all injuctions of the Bible. It turned out to be very difficult or even impossible. But the experiment brought also surprising results.

Funny as hell :D especially when you reach the Jehovah's witness and whiskers part xD

[food] Protein sources comparison

a key to body-builders' diet arrangement

[life] Reasons to leave Poland

Beside abstinence, another question I'm being constantly asked and on which I'm becoming being bored to reply constantly the same answers. So I made this short and clear, universal reply.

[games] MMOs I recommend

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

[food] Eating sweets calms you? FAIL

Topic dedicated to my sweetheart ;)

Eating sweets in order to calm yourself is a vocious circle. Not even they don't lower the stress, but they lead to a greater stress and other negative feelings. Why?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

[life] Why I don't drink alcohol?

Topic very on time, because I'm going to a party tomorrow ;>
I haven't drink even a drop since 27.09.08. Proud of it :D and Non, je ne regrette rien. Had some good time while being young, pretty and dumb, but that was enough. After one party I've just started to think deeper why people drink. Made myself a cold composition of advantages and disadvantages of drinking and my rational nature won. At first I decided to just cut back a little (as many times before ;), but after some time it turned out I don't want and don't need to drink at all. So...yeah, that was my own, unconstrained decision.

So why I don't drink?

[IwD2] Drow vs Svirnfeblin

Some sub-races in Icewind Dale 2 are significantly more powerful than the core races present in AD&D Third Edition; these sub-races must earn more experience points than others before leveling up. Two most powerful of them are Drow and Svirnfeblin.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

[IwD2] Who's the mastah?

Looking for the strongest items in the game, I was inspired to think who might be the greatest munchkin in Icewind Dale 2. Talking about HoF mode, solo.

At first, I thought it'd be a 'clean' sorcerer, but I've made few experiments with class combinations and singled out my new munchkin winner:

1lv Paladin - for Cera Sumat (strongest weapon in game), saving throws from Charisma
4lv Fighter - for Dwarven Ogre (belt, str +6), hit points, feats, specialization
25lv Sorcerer

Thursday, June 3, 2010

[HoMM3] Why I love "Wake of Gods" mod

following :
"Heroes of Might and Magic 3 In the Wake of Gods is a free fan-made expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death. Making of this add-on began on February 2001 because WoG's creators were disappointed with the map editor that shipped along with the original HoMM III. These fans then began creating their own improvements to the map editor, which gave more flexibility in map making, but it was only when members of the WoG team came up with ERM scripting that WoG slowly began taking shape. The Event Related Model (ERM) gives the mapmaker the capability to change the function and appearance of any standard map object in the game, for example, a chest could be altered to give more gold/experience than usual. More complex scripts can also be written to create completely new objects, or modify or enhance the rules of the game. With improved tools at their disposal, the makers started building a whole new game on the top of the old HoMM III."

[Morrowind] Mini-review

I used to play Morrowind quite much, but when I returned to the game lately I became quite dissapointed after few hours. However, before I dish out this cRPG I'm going to create a clear statement showing what pleased me and what didn't.

[HoMM3] My deadly strategy

For me works well even on the highest difficulty level.

Town preferred: Dungeon, why?
- magic whirl (restores mana + mana x2)
- heroes from Dungeon learn mainly Power and Attack skill
Main hero: Gunnar (logistics - mobility is a key to success)

Tactic is quite typical and logical:

[Gothic 2] ALL in-game chest codes REVEALED

Is there anyone that wasn't irritated while attempting to break into those chests' padlocks and wasting his skeleton-keys? I doubt. That's why I created this list that includes every chest code in the game. Well, almost every, because, in fact, a part of chests in Gothic 2 are not worth visiting.