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What is your oldest item of clothing you still wear?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:13

I have a bowler hat that used to belong to my grandfather, no idea how old it is - could easily be 40 or 50 years.

I don't wear it very often though, I'm not a hipster.

Chatting up.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:48

Have you tried looking at local groups on ?

There are singles groups on there, but also all sorts of activities not specifically aimed at singles. At least it'll get you out of the house if nothing else.

USING phone for pseudo Fat timing?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 22:54
NewRunner2k14 wrote (see)

Thanks tom and gideon your answers are probably best. How would one see how many frames are in the movie they filmed? The pressure mat sounds interesting but 2 of them is probably still quite expensive (more than 200 once you include a stop watch with an external trigger)

Any half-decent video editor will display the time in hours:minuteseconds:frames. GoPro Studio (free) does, as does Adobe Premier Elements (fairly cheap), plenty of other software available.


USING phone for pseudo Fat timing?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 14:35

I'm not aware of anything off the shelf that's less than a couple of grand. If you want a DIY solution I'd suggest a stopwatch with an external trigger and a pressure mat (from a burglar alarm).

An alternative if you want accuracy and don't mind some inconvenience is to use a video camera (or film it with your phone) and then count the number of frames between start and finish. At 30 frames per second the accuracy over 10 seconds would be around 1/300 (i.e. 0.33%).

Cricket World Cup

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:17

How fast could you run a single mile?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 10:40

I've done a single 1 mile race, managed it in 5:46. Hoping to have another go sometime but there don't seem to be many 1 mile races around.

I reckon a 10% improvement over 6 months is probably realistic, so I reckon I could get pretty close to 5 minutes. If this hypothetical 6 months includes professional coaching, nutritional, physio, etc then under 5 minutes should be doable.

All this jogging is killing us

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 23:20

This article has the raw data -


Looks like the groups are too small to draw any conclusions. The 4 hours per week group has 50 people in it, one of them has died.

zombie cat

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 22:08

Can't believe this hasn't been posted already...

BBC News - Florida 'zombie cat' crawls out of grave


Anyone else Hate running

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 20:04

I hated training for a marathon. I enjoyed the marathon itself and loved the sense of achievement at the end, but I hated the long runs once they got beyond 14 miles or so.

Consequently I've decided not to run another marathon. Instead I've done a lot of parkruns and a fair number of races of half marathon distance or less. I've enjoyed that a lot more.

I'd suggest having a good hard think about what you get out of running, what you hate and how you can adjust your running to enjoy it more.

Shia LaBeouf song

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:05

Bit weird, quite cool:

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saw this in the Profanisaurus section of Viz 
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