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  1. I play college baseball, and we lift almost year round. Right now we lift three days a week, MWF. I think there is a better approach. Here's what I do when I lift on my own, and I've personally seen drastic results in this approach. Lift one day Upper body and arms, next day lift lower body and back, next day rest, then repeat. On a three day cycle like this you can really lift hard on your large muscle groups. It's been shown that large muscle groups, legs, chest, even biscep and tricep need two full days of rest the fully recover. One day isn't good enough. However, for smaller groups like forearms you can lift them everyday without much trouble, if you really wanted to. A lot of people try to do as much weight as they can for 4 reps or something stupid like that. Maximum muscle growth will occur after breaking down the muscle for 8-12 reps for 3-4 sets. It's also important to eat a lot of lean foods, but make sure to get a well balanced diet. I take two protein shakes per day when I work out along with three square meals a day and healthy snacks in between.
  2. If you all have taken enough math you'll find that pretty much everything is approximations. Just like Ilici said.
  3. Believe it or not they have compilers for writing compilers. I saw an article about it a few years ago on an old site. I'm sure you can use a search engine and come up with some good information.
  4. You'll probably get a better paying job with a degree in Physics than a degree in just CS.
  5. This may be a little off topic, but why does everybody here say vs6 is a piece of crap? sure it's outdated, but it's still a much cleaner IDE than .net. And, btw, I would argue that .net is a piece of crap because it's so bloated. If a beginner can get vs6 cheap I would go for it, it's not like it's unuseable, and it's 10 times the IDE that Dev-c++ is.
  6. Even in the old days they only used lookup tables for sin, cos type of functions or for sqrt()'s. It's just not neccessary for a simple operation like multiplication.
  7. Quintessential Player
  8. thanks, sounds like downgrading might best.
  9. When I set a breakpoint, and run the program in debug mode it runs over the breakpoint, where I know the code is being run, and I can't step through my program.
  10. hi, I've been trying to enable the debugging feature on Dev-C++ to no avail. What I've done is what the online FAQ said to do: Tools->Compiler Options->Settings->Linker and set "Generate Debugging Information" to "Yes". Then I rebuilt my project. Debugging still doesn't seem to work. To those who have used Dev-C++ before what else do I need to do? Thanks, Joe
  11. Fur Elise by Beethoven is a classic.
  12. OMG