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    Mike Soda reacted to dizmo in Adjusting Pain?   
    At least it'll be a great arm workout
    If only it had cranks on both sides so you could get both arms going!
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from dizmo in Adjusting Pain?   
    Thanks, I'm gonna try to go to the Chiropractor soon anyway to hopefully speed up the process.
    Thank you too & yeah haha it was pretty bad before, everything I've ever owned in years prior was some junky hand-me-down from family or friends who couldn't afford better or care to give away anything decent. Unfortunately I built the desk a little too short, 27" is the max it's leveling feet can reach. Next time I plan on just buying a Baltic Birch Butchers Block & mounting that on some telescopic crank adjustable steel legs. Unfortunately that's about $700 away so probably wont happen this year. I've realized that for my height, unlike many sites claimed at the time of building. The minimal I need is 28" otherwise there's more pressure on my rear & not legs when it should be even.
     
    P.S: Don't ever buy Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating, it's dents easily, still smells horrible & has even chipped/pealed in some spots despite my obsessiveness when applying.
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    Mike Soda reacted to Anghammarad in Adjusting Pain?   
    some quick easy workouts to do while sitting on your desk.
     
    Sit upright, stretch both arms outside, make fists, first palms pointing to the front. Then flex your arms, shoulder and back muscles and try to pull the outstretched arms in, while keeping them straight. The same with palms pointing back. Each time you'll feel the muscles left and right from your spine to flex and harden. Just like your biceps would lifting something. 
     
    Hold that posture for 5 seconds, than change direction, 5 seconds again. 5-10 repeats. No other weights needed. If you move your head the same time your back is "flexed" in that pose, the neck my crack badly. but that is a good thing. No worries.
     
    Another workout like the last one but with another posture. 
     
    Lift your arms to your sides as if you would hold them for push ups. elbows the height of your shoulders, underarms out front (like a 90° angle on the elbows), palms out front just like with push ups.
     
    Now do a "push up" without moving your arms. Flex the needed muscles and keep them flexed for 5 seconds. you will feel a whole other muscle group to get used.
     
    Now after the first one, turn your hands palms to the outside and hold your hands as if you would hold onto a open window pulling yourself out. Now instead of pushing, you try to draw yourself out. Again only flexing the needed muscles without moving your arms at all. 
     
    do those two like the first workout. Holding both "stances" for 5-10 seconds, then switch to the other posture. Repeat 5-10 times.
     
    This will strengthen your muscles without putting strain due to weights onto your back.
     
    I just did them to explain them better and well even the bloodflow in the back and neck is better. You'll feel it getting warmer.
     
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    Mike Soda reacted to PCMasterDebater in Adjusting Pain?   
    Not sure what you did to your back but linustouchtips is on to something.
    For my computer set-up I have 3 different chairs depending on what sort of pain I'm in. Personally, I have injuries to my both knees, lower back, right shoulder, right hand, right wrist, and right foot. These injuries cause me a significant amount of discomfort and pain but I refuse to go on any type of pain killers.
     
    I use:
    1. a knee chair. - this keeps my back straight but hurts my knees; typically Ill use this first
    2. a office chair. - Big butt area so it lets me relax - removed arm wrests so I can't slouch
    3. a gaming chair. - smaller butt area but it has arm rests; so I can rest for my wrist/hand
     
    Then I have a foot stool under the desk to prop my feet up occasionally to help with the foot and knee pain. I took 1.8inches off each leg of my desk to make it the PERFECT height. Last but no least I use a gel wrist pad to keep my wrists up which keeps the shoulder pain down.
     
    I swap between them before games, during games, and after games. Surgery is not always the right answer. I know quite a few people who have gone through back surgery, most say they are worse off after the surgery. Low impact workouts are far more effective if you work with the right doctor/teacher/trainer.
     
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    Mike Soda reacted to Anghammarad in Adjusting Pain?   
    Yep your back isn't used to sit upright unsupported from a comfy cushion... it will take a while and the muscles from your neck to down your shoulder blades will cramp/hurt every now and then for a few weeks, until they got strengthened enough to carry the new weight.
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    Mike Soda reacted to dizmo in Adjusting Pain?   
    I think you're body just isn't used to proper posture....which in itself isn't a good sign. Just keep sitting properly, and your body will eventually adapt.
    I love how your set up went from grandma's computer to something more modern
    Yet...the box of tissues stays
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    Mike Soda reacted to ultimatemythbuster in S7 Protection & Usability Upgrade   
    I have had that happen, and I remove the phone from the case about once a month to clean it.  The dirt hasn't scratched the screen at all though, so it's not an issue for me.
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    Mike Soda reacted to ultimatemythbuster in S7 Protection & Usability Upgrade   
    I've had an Otterbox Defender on my S7 since new and have no complaints with it.  I've never used the other ones you mention, so I can't say how they compare.  
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    Mike Soda reacted to minibois in Image Creation Questions   
    I think you would be better off with just 720p in general, downscaling with such weird numbers wont look great.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from SansVarnic in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    I don't know but one time when I was about 17 & had just gotten a speed-o-meter for my bike. I was testing how fast I could go down various massive paved hills where I used to live. While doing about 30 for a test run I decided to try again but as I slowed down I saw my 3310 slidding across the ground beside & past me. It crashed into a cement drainage ditch. Had some scratches but kept workin' fine for the next 6 years.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from BingoFishy in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    I submitted Other because everyone ages differently (mentally), unfortunately. I've met some 6 y/os that're more responsible than people in their 20's. More importantly so the parents need a good set of values too. Which sadly not many do, growing up I saw some kids with $700 smart phones. I'm not against giving a little extra to someone you love if ya can afford it. However that'd be like me using a 1080Ti to play RuneScape in 900p, way too OP even beyond "future-proofing". IMO if the parents are buying the phone for their child/teen, should be in the $200-$350 unless the kid is willing to help pay for it then sure go a bit higher.
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    Mike Soda reacted to Minbari in Image Creation Questions   
    .png shouldn't have issues unless the output file exceeds the maximum size youtube allows and it ends up getting compressed. Maybe try saving a file locally and opening it in your file explorer and seeing how it looks or what the issue is. That can help narrow down where the problem lies
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    Mike Soda reacted to Minbari in Image Creation Questions   
    Those X and Y 72.000 numbers are px/inches, which is directly related for print media alone, so that shouldn't be the cause of your issue. Keep your image size as 2560x423 for the youtube banner. When saving, make sure to save in the highest quality. I have no experience with GIMP, but in most photo editors when saving as a jpeg you can choose the quality to save as, so always make sure to save in the maximum quality, and in the full resolution. 
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    Mike Soda reacted to Minbari in Image Creation Questions   
    If you know your banner will be 2560x423 px then use exactly those numbers or an even integer multiple of them to scale up, and maintain a constant aspect ratio. 
     
    However, 2560x423 is a weird resolution unless that's what you're going for. To fill a standard widescreen monitor you want a 16:9 ratio. That's where the 1920x1080 and 3840x2160 resolutions of 1080p and UHD come from. Trying to use the maximum resolution possible really won't result in any image quality enhancement unless you have the means to display that content. 65000 pixels in any dimension has almost no practical use, so sticking to a lower number will reduce the load on your computer and lower file sizes with (very likely) no reduction in visible quality. 
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    Mike Soda reacted to KyberKylo77 in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    You dont go to jail just because you watch porn lol... prisons would be full if all the kids who watched porn were put behind bars.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from LienusLateTips in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    I don't know but one time when I was about 17 & had just gotten a speed-o-meter for my bike. I was testing how fast I could go down various massive paved hills where I used to live. While doing about 30 for a test run I decided to try again but as I slowed down I saw my 3310 slidding across the ground beside & past me. It crashed into a cement drainage ditch. Had some scratches but kept workin' fine for the next 6 years.
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    Mike Soda reacted to LienusLateTips in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    Did it survive a drop from Taipei 101?
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from Megah3rtz in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    I submitted Other because everyone ages differently (mentally), unfortunately. I've met some 6 y/os that're more responsible than people in their 20's. More importantly so the parents need a good set of values too. Which sadly not many do, growing up I saw some kids with $700 smart phones. I'm not against giving a little extra to someone you love if ya can afford it. However that'd be like me using a 1080Ti to play RuneScape in 900p, way too OP even beyond "future-proofing". IMO if the parents are buying the phone for their child/teen, should be in the $200-$350 unless the kid is willing to help pay for it then sure go a bit higher.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from Slurpy in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    Nice man, haha this is making me think back to my 1st cellphone, a hand-me-down I got when I was 16. A gold Nokia 3310, on T-Mobile too ugh XD.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from Slurpy in What age should kids get a phone(POLL)   
    I submitted Other because everyone ages differently (mentally), unfortunately. I've met some 6 y/os that're more responsible than people in their 20's. More importantly so the parents need a good set of values too. Which sadly not many do, growing up I saw some kids with $700 smart phones. I'm not against giving a little extra to someone you love if ya can afford it. However that'd be like me using a 1080Ti to play RuneScape in 900p, way too OP even beyond "future-proofing". IMO if the parents are buying the phone for their child/teen, should be in the $200-$350 unless the kid is willing to help pay for it then sure go a bit higher.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from vanished in FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules   
    Thanks to whoever for merging my topic with this one.
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    Mike Soda got a reaction from Versti in FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules   
    Please watch this & share it if you haven't already, plus encourage anyone who can CBA to contact whoever. If you disagree I can't say I understand, but I will always respect the varying opinions of others. If this has been posted on the forums already I'm sorry & would appreciate a forum mod deleting it if necessary.
     
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    Mike Soda reacted to minibois in Does Ryzen Get Stuck?   
    I personally removed the cooler when it was in my case, by just laying it flat, unscrewing the cooler and screwing the new cooler (with it's backplate) in with it the case up right.
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    Mike Soda reacted to minibois in Does Ryzen Get Stuck?   
    Nah, it's alrighty I replaced my cooler some time ago with an aftermarket one and removing it's was ez. In the past I replaced some AM3 CPU coolers too and that paste was older so stuck more.. but on my Ryzen system it was a breeze. If you can't however remove it, give it a tiny twist when removing it, or just turn on the system for a minute before removing it: that heats up the CPU, which makes the past easier to work work and better to remove the cooler.
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    Mike Soda reacted to WoodenMarker in Does Ryzen Get Stuck?   
    You'll be fine if you lightly twist it loose before pulling the heatsink off. The pins won't be damaged if they're still in the socket.
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