On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Dave <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
Will have a proper look when I am back from
having my mass checked....
(They call it weight watchers but really its the MASS we are interested in)
Do you routinely undertake any activities such that there isn't a very
strong correlation between your mass and weight?
As I think I mentioned some time ago, I was once asked for my weight on a
job applciation form. There was a space to fill i nthe value followed by
'kg'. As a physicist, I deleted the 'kg', wrote 'N' and filled in
Quite how my weight has any relation to my abilities (or lack of them) as
an electronic engineer is totally beyond ne, BTW... In other words, why
did this quesiton exist at all.
I fidn this obsession with body mass/weight to be curious. a lot of
health-related matters seem to be based on the idea that a correlation
implies causality (it does not, of coruse). So even if people with a
particualr range of mass tend to live longer, there is no a priori reason
to assme that if you get your mass itno that range it will alter your
And (as a high mass hobbyist in the first 2 senses ) I haev no
intention of worrying about such thigns. Since I have no dependants, no
close family, and to be honsest few people will miss me when I am gon, I
would rather have an enjoyable life than a long one.
 The 3 senses are :
1) A hobbyist who collects comptuer of above average mass, like minis and
2) A hobbyist who is, himself, of above average mas -- OK, a fatty
3) A hobbyis who is a practising Roamn Catholic and who attends High Mass.