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Thursday, January 19, 2012

MV: Hanna - 2011

Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

- Adapt ...
  • to adapt = to change your ideas or behavior so that you can deal with a new situation
Did you really want me to snap your neck?
  • snap your neck” = “break your neck”
If you think you're ready, and you want to leave here, all you have to do is flip that switch.
  • to flip a switch = to switch a light, machine, etc. on or off
A rocket was not designed to be retrievable, and Laika has always been, intended to die.
  • retrievable = to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find
We've picked up an unencrypted signal.
  • unencrypted = not encrypted, anyone can understand the signal (not secret)
Triangulated about 60 miles below the Arctic Circle.
  • to triangulate = to find a location using two points to find a third (like a triangle)
You're his handler, right?
  • handler = management of agents, principal agents, and agent networks by intelligence officers typically known as case officers.
He became integral to our Counter Intelligence Ops in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • integral = forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete
  • Counter Intelligence = the activities and methods used by a country to prevent other countries from discovering its secrets
  • Ops = operations
Interpol nabs him, that exposes him to BND, FSB, France.
  • to nab = to grab, to capture
  • to expose = to reveal, to be seen by
I'm Sorry, but we need to keep this contained, gentlemen.
  • contained = information not to be known by others
I appreciate your candor.
  • candor = honesty, even when the truth is not pleasant
I was told by my father to gain the upper hand.
  • to gain the upper hand = work to get a superior position
Plug the cctv through to Langley.
  • to plug = to connect
Hey, you should have a visual on the psych evaluation there
  • visual = able to see
  • psych evaluation = psychiatric test
I met him by a news kiosk at Alexander Platz. East Berlin.
  • kiosk = a very small store selling newspapers, drinks, etc.
  • to abort = to stop, discontinue, quit immediately
Tactical says she's in the desert, south east of vessel we're in.
  • tactical (unit) = a small group of soldiers/policemen who are trained to use special weapons and methods, as a team
Focus all operations on Heller.
  • to focus = to concentrate on
You need me? Little old me! I'm very flattered.
  • to be flattered = feeling pleased that someone notices and admires you
The devil is in the details, isn't it?
  • the devil is in the details” = whatever one does should be done thoroughly
For a Hermes Kelly bag or a boob job.
  • boob job = breast (boob) enhancement (to make bigger)
But that the Hermes kelly bag never depreciates in value.
  • to depreciate = to become less valuable than before
...you learn that red lipstick mimic arousal and suggests the geography of the labia minora.
  • to mimic = to behave or work in the same way as something else
  • arousal = a feeling of being sexually excited
  • labia minora = part of the female anatomy
Oh, because yesterday mum was saying how I shouldn't act beyond my years.
  • to act beyond my years” = to behave like someone much older
No, it does leave her with mixed messages, darling.
  • mixed messages” = something you say that is confusing because you behave as though you mean something else
Omg, That's appalling!
  • Omg = “Oh, my god”
  • to be appalling = to be very unpleasant and shocking
The most important muscle involved is the orbicularis oris muscle, because it is used to pucker the lips
  • to pucker = squeeze lips together and out (like for a kiss)
I mean, you're a freak and everything, but I like you.
  • freak = someone who looks strange or who behaves in a strange way, or who is very different than a normal person
The city stifles me, emotionally, creatively, spiritually.
  • to stifle = to stop something from developing normally
Oh, Erik! You're such a flirt.
  • flirt = someone who flirts (to behave toward someone in a way that shows your sexual or romantic interest in them) a lot
You know, I like to think that I have a rapport with kids.
  • rapport = a relationship in which people like, understand, and respect each other

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nike: Winter Treadmill Running

originally posted December 7, 2009 by Coach Jay

Coach Jay,
Let me start by saying that I love your Q&A section, and that you have some great advice for beginning and seasoned runners alike. My question has to do with treadmill training. I live in Interior Alaska and outdoor running is not ideal from mid-October to mid-April. This is mostly due to due to extreme cold (-30F by Halloween, and as cold as -40 to -50F in January) and the poor air quality that results from said temperatures, so I end up doing the majority of my training on a treadmill during the winter months. I am wondering if there are any negative effects from long term training on a treadmill that I should be cautious of, and how to avoid them. I am in my mid 30's, and I currently run between 50-60 miles a week as well as do yoga and light weight training. Thanks for all your help, Travis


Interesting question and a timely one given that the low tonight at my house is 9—not as cold as -40 or -50, but still a factor for a runner.

Alright, I don't love the idea that you run 50-60 miles a week on a treadmill, yet if you do it right and are honest with yourself about how you feel, both on a daily basis and on a weekly basis, you can lay a great base for the spring and summer.

First thing you need to be honest about is that the chance of stress fracture in one of the common places is a little higher on a treadmill, so you need to be honest about any "hot spots," areas about the size of a penny on your tiba or fibula that are sore to the touch. Also, you need to set the treadmill at a 1% uphill grade to make up for the fact the mechanical advantage the treadmill gives you because of the surface moving for you (rather than you "pulling the ground" under your when you run on the road or track) to prevent any of IT-band or abductor/adductor injuries. Then, you need to willing to more General Strength and ancillary work during these months for both injury prevention, but also as a way to gain fitness and burn calories without having as many foot contacts on the treadmill. Finally, be willing to do your warm-up and cool-down by spinning on the bike or hopping in the pool and saving the meat of your workout—the fartlek, the tempo run or even repeat 800's—for the treadmill. Too many runners think that they have to run for their warm-up and cool-down when in reality they simply need to run their quality portion of the workout on the treadmill; hopping in the pool for some aquajogging or some easy lap swimming is arguably a better cool-down for someone who ran hard on a treadmill than any other aerobic activity.

The bottom line is that you're a serious runner and you should continue to run on a treadmill in the coming months, but just be creative with tweaking the workouts and be honest each day and each week regarding your structural wellness.

Good luck Travis and stay warm!


*Coach Jay’s advice is provided as general training information. Use at your own risk. Always consult with your own heath care provider for questions relating to your specific training and nutrition.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

How To Find Your Own Online Classes

Originally by Alan Henry, posted on Lifehacker.com Jan 11, 2012

If you're looking for course material, here are some resources to help you find great, university-level online classes that you can take from the comfort of your desk, at any time of day.

  • Academic Earth curates an amazing list of video seminars and classes from some of the world's smartest minds, innovators, and leaders on a variety of topics including science, mathematics, politics, public policy, art, history, and more.
  • TED Talks are well known for being thought provoking, interesting, intelligent, and in many cases, inspiring and informative. We've featured TED talks at Lifehacker before, and if you're looking for seminars on the web worth watching, TED is worth perusing.
  • Education-Portal.com has a list of universities offering free and for-credit online classes to students and the public at large.
  • Open Culture's list of free online courses is broken down by subject matter and includes classes available on YouTube, iTunes U, and direct from the University or School's website.
  • The Open Courseware Consortium is a collection of colleges and universities that have all agreed to use a similar platform to offer seminars and full classes—complete with notes, memos, examinations, and other documentation free on the web. They also maintain a great list of member schools around the world, so you can visit universities anywhere in the world and take the online classes they make available.
  • The Khan Academy offers free YouTube-based video classes in math, science, technology, the humanities, and test preparation and study skills. If you're looking to augment your education or just take a couple video classes in your spare time, it's a great place to start and has a lot of interesting topics to offer.
  • The Lifehacker Night School is our own set of tutorials and classes that help you out with deep and intricate subjects like becoming a better photographer, building your own computer, or getting to know your network, among others.

The beautiful thing about taking classes online is that you can pick and choose the classes you want to attend, skip lectures and come back to them later, and do examinations and exercises on your own time. You can load up with as many classes as you choose, or take a light course load and come back to some of the classes you meant to take at another time that's more convenient for you.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nike: Running New Year's Resolutions

originally posted December 18, 2009 by Coach Jay

Give That Resolution the Ole’ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

It’s a given. Everyone has some variation of “get in shape” on their New Year’s to-do list. The problem is that most don’t have a plan of attack. Luckily, there are some guidelines that apply to every runner, from first-timers to marathoners. These 5 tips will help you stay motivated, avoid injuries, and keep you off the couch come February.

1. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Don’t say you want to “get in shape” next year. Set a resolution goal that is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. Picking a race in 2010 might be a nice place to start, but base it on what level you’re currently at, allowing enough time to reach it.

Or get an expert’s advice on how to get there with a Nike+ Coach program. Beginners can start with a Walk to Run program then upgrade to a 5K once they get the hang of things. The schedule is already written out for you and will keep you from taking on too much.

2. Practice Patience
Running 5 miles each day in the first week won't get you in shape faster. Your body needs time to adjust. Find a balance of how far, fast and often you can workout without throwing in the towel. Running a little each week is better than being burnt out by week two. Maintain a minimum, even if it’s 30 minutes, two or three days a week.

3. Tell Your Friends
Make your goals known. Find a buddy who can hold you accountable for your New Year’s resolution. Or better yet, find a buddy who can run with you. Nike+ has an entire community for this. You can join a challenge, post your runs to a newsfeed (or not), talk a little trash to your competition and much more.

4. Reward Yourself
If getting out the door is difficult for you, pat yourself on the back every time you do. Get a new pair of ankle socks, run to that pizza shop you wanted to try, or download a new song for your playlist. Get excited about running and use it to push yourself further.

5. Get the Right Gear
Don’t dust off those old sneakers and take them for a run. Shoes are your most important running tool and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Pick out trainers that best suit your running style to avoid injury. If you’re not sure where to start, Nike+ has a Shoe Finder that can help you find your perfect fit.

So there you have it. It’s not rocket science. It just takes some strategic planning and the right mindset. So gear up, set your goals, be patient, get some buddies and treat yourself every now and then. And, of course, don’t forget to stretch.