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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Telomeres, tiny 'hairs' that split DNA for dupi (420 comments)

I did research on that a while back, and it is only problematic if you have acid reflux disease.

But then again, under that same argument, any kind of juice that contains citrus is worse for you than carbonated water, along with chocolate, alcohol, eating large meals, eating while laying on your back, and a list of other things I can't recall at the moment.

7 hours ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahh but (118 comments)

Sounds like you need sickrage and deluge.

yesterday
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahh but (118 comments)

Live for the swarm!

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (420 comments)

Actually neither causes obesity. What causes obesity is consumption of calories well above your basal metabolic rate and not using them. That fat is literally just stored energy.

Calories are a sum of protein, fat, carbohydrates, (minus fiber) and alcohol, which are the building blocks of basically everything you eat. Doesn't matter if you consume only one of these or any variation thereof; all that matters is that an excess amount will lead to weight gain, and a deficit will lead to weight loss.

It actually doesn't get any more simple than that, but too many people think there's some kind secret or potential magic cure for weight loss. Other than liposuction, there really truly isn't, and also genetic factors only play a role in how high or low your basal metabolic rate is, and they alone don't make anybody obese (obesity can't physically happen without an abundant fuel source.)

2 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

ArmoredDragon Re:Ahhhh.... (484 comments)

I doubt it. The US has a policy of not extraditing for doing things that are protected by the US constitution. This would be one of those things.

Granted, they have on a few occasions gone against this policy, but all of those occasions were against immigrants who were already in violation of some other law in the US and were already in the process of getting deported anyways, so even if they hadn't broken the law in their country they were still going to be sent there.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (420 comments)

I'm not sure where this fear campaign about HFCS comes from, but there's no credible evidence that it is any more harmful than ordinary sugar. Although it is chemically different when it's on your plate or in your drink, by the time it enters your blood stream it is chemically indistinguishable from any other sugar.

Any substance that isn't in your blood stream isn't ever used by your body, by the way, so it really doesn't matter what form it is in before then..

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Telomeres, tiny 'hairs' that split DNA for dupi (420 comments)

I highly doubt it's the carbonation. Carbonation is literally just CO2 compressed into the water. Your body not only already has a large quantity of CO2, but depends on it as part of your blood's buffering solution for maintaining a specific PH level. If there's too much CO2 in your blood, your kidneys will simply remove it without consequence.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Cumulative? How about other quantities? (420 comments)

A lot of things can cause heart palpitations. One example I can think of is too much potassium in your blood, which is certainly possible if you eat a lot of potatoes, bananas, avacadoes, etc, at a faster rate than your kidneys can filter them.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

ArmoredDragon Re:Overly broad? (420 comments)

You think a beverage that can be used to degrease objects is healthy ?
Coca-Cola is about as effective a degreaser as you can find.

Not only is that stupidly wrong, (it just so happens mythbusters actually found that while it can remove rust, it doesn't remove grease) but it's also meaningless.

Alcohol is by far more effective for degreasing, yet drinking it in moderation is proven to be healthier than not drinking it at all.

2 days ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

ArmoredDragon Android TV (77 comments)

From the sound of things, Android 5.0 would probably make a good OS for an HTPC because the user experience puts Windows based HTPCs to shame, and has a lot more application support than e.g. Mythbuntu or anything similar. Have any developers done any work towards running it on an ordinary x86 desktop/nuc PC?

4 days ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

ArmoredDragon Re: The amazing part (201 comments)

Hmm...have to say I didn't find any points in this conversation to be amazing.

about a week ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

ArmoredDragon Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

In a naive calculation, one can easily determine that the charging cable would be way too heavy and unwieldy for a person to use.

More unwieldy than today's petrol hoses? I could see a scenario where we use 6 AWG cabling with two hot and one neutral wire, which would be capable of a LOT of amperage (say about 120 combined amps, which is enough to e.g. power two pretty heavy duty HVACs at the same time with room to spare) and would still be thinner than a typical petrol hose. As for how heavy...eh...about the same I'd guess.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

ArmoredDragon Re:WTF? (261 comments)

you can VOTE. one man can make a difference!

If I lived in Utah, I'd sure as shit vote for whoever the fuck that is running for that office that isn't Jim Dabakis, but I can't.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

ArmoredDragon Re:WTF? (261 comments)

I joined gmail way early into the beta, so I got an email address that was simply my last name with first initial. Nothing else. Very simple, which I thought was great rather than adding a bunch of crappy letters/numbers to it.

Problem is, I end up getting subscribed to mailing lists all the time because a lot of people with the same last name and a similar first name don't pay the fuck attention to what address they're typing in.

The worst ones are the politician mailing lists. It's very rare that their unsubscribe feature even works at all, and when it doesn't, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Sure I add their address and name to my filters, but those fuckwads share your email address with each other. For example, I first got subscribed to Jim Dabakis, and he's since passed it to a bunch of other politicians in his fucking party so that they can send me messages from their stupid campaigns that are in another fucking state that I don't even care about. So periodically I get political emails from Democrats in Utah, and there's nothing I can do about it. Now I have no fucking idea how many lists I'd have to unsubscribe from, assuming that is even possible.

Oh and they keep asking me for campaign contributions, which is SPAM by definition because it's very much an unsolicited advertisement, except every law that makes spam illegal conveniently excludes the very politicians who wrote those laws.

So what can I do about it? Jack shit.

Though there are a few times where I've done some things that aren't very nice with this. For example, somebody bought a Hyundai in Vancouver Canada (a place I don't live anywhere even remotely close to) and then gave them my email address. The dealership sent me one of those surveys that makes or breaks the salesman and counts towards the dealership itself with Hyundai, so I gave it the most negative review I possibly could. Somebody from there sent me an email asking if I was sure I wanted to submit a review like that, and that it would have to be submitted anyways if I didn't respond, but they'd like to "speak with me" about it first, so I just ignored them. Serves them fucking right for not verifying who owns the address.

Another time some girl I don't even know sent me her nudies, but I just ignored the email.

about a week ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

ArmoredDragon Re:No Google (210 comments)

Try startpage.com. It uses results from Google, but isn't Google. As far as I can determine, they don't log anything you do.

It also happens to be the default search engine of the Tor browser, which should say something as it goes way out of the way to make sure your activity is completely anonymous.

about two weeks ago

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