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April 24, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers

What’s the deal with fighting in Hockey?

In hockey, fighting isn’t seen as a way to injure someone, like it would be in “real life”. There is a code of sportsmanship in hockey that goes beyond the rules of the game. When that code is broken, players will square off against the offender in defense of themselves or a teammate. For instance, it’s not a penalty to intentionally bump the goaltender after play is whistled dead, but occasionally someone will. This is viewed as especially unsportsmanlike, so one of the goaltender’s teammates will pick a fight with the player who bumped him in order to impress that behavior like that won’t be tolerated, even if there isn’t a rule against it. Essentially, if another player is acting in such a way that is considered unsportsmanlike, he might be challenged to a fight by a member of the opposing team. A player might also choose to fight as a means to motivate his team, especially during high-tension and high-pressure situations, and especially in the playoffs.

The code of sportsmanship also extends to fighting itself. Fights are usually agreed to (sometimes in advance) by players involved, and only occur during play. Except in extenuating circumstances, players will not fight with someone with whom they are mismatched (a 6’3″ 225lb player isn’t going to fight a 5’11″ 190lb player, unless the 5’11″ guy initiates it), and the fight is over when either of the players loses his balance or the officials interfere.

Also, fighting is technically illegal and carries a 5-minute major penalty (5 minutes in the penalty box, team is down 1 skater on the ice unless both players get the same [offsetting] penalty, in which case the teams do not lose a skater), plus additional penalties for instigating (an extra 2 minutes, team is down 1 skater [5-on-4]) and game misconduct (player out rest of the game, team is not down a skater) should the fight occur when it’s not agreeable to both players. Typically, a fight will result in offsetting 5-minute major penalties, the players involved sit in the penalty box for 5 minutes, and the teams carry on 5-on-5 as usual. Worst-case scenario is that one player unscrupulously picks a fight, gets a 5-minute major, a 2-minute instigation penalty, and a game misconduct so he can no longer play in that game, and his team has to send an additional player to the penalty box; the opposing player gets a 2-minute roughing penalty, which offsets the instigator, so play is 5-on-4 for 5 minutes. In the case of the example I gave above, it would likely be offsetting 5-minute majors with no instigator because the refs will view the bump into the goalie as a reason to start a fight.



What’s it like to be addicted to porn?

I have been addicted to porn all my life.

I started watching it (stealing it from my parents’ bedroom) at the age of 12. Watched almost every weekend (my parents were out on saturdays to work – leaving me home alone) in the beginning. Then, started exchanging it with older guys in the neighborhood. By the age of 15, I was scouting a 2 mile radius around my house on my bicycle – trying to find a “dealer” selling some “new stuff”

Now, I am 38 and I still watch it everyday.

Internet (and now smartphones) have only made it worse.

I spend about $100 every month on subscriptions to live cam websites. I spend probably 10 hours “wasting” every work day.

I search endlessly for “new” kind of porn every time I am alone with internet. I have membership of many underground private porn forums that cater to various fetishes and subgenra. (there is one forum dedicated to just audio files of women of a particular race.)

If its out there – I have seen it.

Now, how does it impact me?

  1. My sexual life: I can never find enjoyment in a sexual act with another person. When I am in a sexual act, I am thinking of a scene in the movie. In my entire life, I remember only one sexual act when I was thinking about the person. I can never connect sexually.
  2. My romantic life: In my romantic partners, I only look for a similarity with a pornographic character. No wonder, no relationship ever works out. I am just abusing people to be a stand-in for a character in the fantasy life in my head.
  3. My social life: There is little motivation to relate to people. I have no friends, no social skills and no family that I care about. I am quite sure I do not know how to talk normally to women.
  4. My work life: Most of the time in the office, I am watching porn (I run my own company so its easy). I waste entire days ( and sometimes weeks) doing nothing but watching porn. Many of my employees have seen me in the act. Mostly just ignore but word gets around. Many do not respect me at all.
  5. My career: I could have been widely more successful. Easily making 10x more. Possibly, 100x more.
  6. My health: I am massively overweight. have high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Everytime I am alone, I do not want to exercise. I want to watch porn.
  7. My family life: I worry that my kid will find out and I will lose all his respect.
  8. Most importantly, I know I am phony. Just getting by. No love, no relationships, no emotions, No feelings. Nothing.



What is professional gambler James Holzhauer’s strategy when competing on Jeopardy?

His gameplay strategy is deceptively simple, ballsy, and conniving all at the same time. His strategy is simple in that he plays horizontally (vs. the traditional vertical progression, or ‘one-category-at-a-time’ style of play that we’re all used to), so he starts by sweeping across the highest value clues first — no matter what the category is. Once he’s cleared out all the $1000 clues (first round), he usually starts climbing up the bottom left corner of the board where he inevitably hits on his first Daily Double. His strategy here becomes ballsy in that ~8/10 times he goes all in. At this point in his streak of 7+ shows, it’s definitely apparent that he isn’t competing against the other contestants, he’s going for something much greater. Finally, and this may be the most genius move of all, his strategy is conniving in that when you jump between categories horizontally you make it extremely difficult to grasp what a category is even asking in the first place. When you start from the easiest clue and work downward toward the most challenging clue you get some sense of how the category is working, but he subverts this by moving around the board horizontally (from the bottom up), making it that much more difficult for his opponents to gain any advantage whatsoever.



What physically happens to the body when one is crucified?

“The weight of the body pulling down on the arms makes breathing extremely difficult,” says Jeremy Ward, a physiologist at King’s College London. In addition, the heart and lungs would stop working as blood drained through wounds. One of the most severe methods of crucifixion put the arms straight above the victim. “That can [kill in] 10 minutes to half an hour – it’s just impossible to breathe under those conditions,” Ward says.

Someone nailed to a crucifix with their arms stretched out on either side could expect to live for no more than 24 hours. Seven-inch nails would be driven through the wrists so that the bones there could support the body’s weight. The nail would sever the median nerve, which not only caused immense pain but would have paralysed the victim’s hands. The feet were nailed to the upright part of the crucifix, so that the knees were bent at around 45 degrees. To speed death, executioners would often break the legs of their victims to give no chance of using their thigh muscles as support. It was probably unnecessary, as their strength would not have lasted more than a few minutes even if they were unharmed.

Once the legs gave out, the weight would be transferred to the arms, gradually dragging the shoulders from their sockets. The elbows and wrists would follow a few minutes later; by now, the arms would be six or seven inches longer. The victim would have no choice but to bear his weight on his chest. He would immediately have trouble breathing as the weight caused the rib cage to lift up and force him into an almost perpetual state of inhalation. Suffocation would usually follow, but the relief of death could also arrive in other ways. “The resultant lack of oxygen in the blood would cause damage to tissues and blood vessels, allowing fluid to diffuse out of the blood into tissues, including the lungs and the sac around the heart,” says Ward.

This would make the lungs stiffer and make breathing even more difficult, and the pressure around the heart would impair its pumping.

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