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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Just don't become an O'Douls drinker :)

    • Drinking single malt scotch and watching farscape chain-reaction.

      this is an off plan night. :-)

      • You do look good.

        I want to warn people about BMI though: it is designed for statistical purposes and is *not* -- I repeat *not* -- an accurate indicator of whether or not an individual is overweight or obese. It's a helpful guideline, but not accurate for an individual. It's accurate for a population.

        For example, I have a large build, and will naturally weigh 10+ pounds more than someone the same height as me with a small build, with the same amount of body fat. And it doesn't include muscle at all, so
        • It is true that BMI numbers can't be assess in isolation. For instance, is 174 lbs. that much worse for your health than 173 lbs.? Is 150 lbs. really a healthy weight for someone my size? Just look at the low side of "healthy BMI" and you'll see improbably low numbers. However BMI numbers for me helped to break down a rather persistent wall of denial about my weight. So they are useful. As a standing policy, it's a good idea to distrust what other people tell you to do. In my long winded and rambling blog,

          • Indeed. And you do look good ... not that I am a judge of guys or anything. Or, even if I were, as Jimmy Kimmel said on TDS last night, "not that there's everything wrong with that ...". :) But I digress.