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Scientists Advocate Replacing Cattle With Insects

CaptSaltyJack Re:oh my (760 comments)

Bread is a grain, regardless of how "dark" it is. Yes, you've gotta have roughage, but you can get plenty of fiber from fruits and vegetables (raspberries, kale, and avocados are super high in fiber, but the list is much longer than that).

Grains are completely unessential in our diet at best, and at worst, detrimental to our health in the long run.

pure basic logic says that you have to burn exactly the same amount of calories that you absorb for maintenance and cutting fats to reach that is generally pretty easy.

Completely false. Cutting fats and/or calorie-counting is not how one maintains a healthy body weight. The body is far more complex than people think, it's not as simple as "calorie in, calorie out" and "eating fat = getting fat." Like I said above, pick up "Good Calories, Bad Calories," it will blow your mind and change how you view calories, fat, and diet in general.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Advocate Replacing Cattle With Insects

CaptSaltyJack Re:oh my (760 comments)

Your earlier "misinformed" jab at roman_mir is kind of ironic, because actually it's you who is misinformed.

...varied diet complete with...grains...lean meat etc. keeps me as healthy as possible.

There's plenty of evidence that grains are actually not good for us, that they lead to inflammation in the body, which can in turn lead to all sorts of ailments (Crohn's disease, IBS, arthritis, skin problems). Not to mention refined/processed carbohydrates spike insulin levels and encourage fat storage as opposed to fat-burning. Also, there is nothing wrong with saturated fat (fatty cuts of meat, coconut oil, bacon fat, cheese, butter, etc) or cholesterol. Start here:

http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/526-skinny-on-fats.html

And then pick up a copy of Gary Taubes's "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and Mark Sisson's "The Primal Blueprint." Prepare to have your tree shaken.

more than 3 years ago
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Wi-Fi WPA2 Vulnerability Found

CaptSaltyJack Michael Jackson said it best (213 comments)

"I'm starting with the man in the middle
I'm asking him to change his ways
Every packet is encrypted just a little
If you wanna make your network a safer place
Find the man in the middle and punch his face."

more than 4 years ago
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Passwords That Are Simple — and Safe(?)

CaptSaltyJack PwdHash for me (563 comments)

For web-based stuff, I use the PwdHash add-on for Firefox, which works great. Basically, you just choose a single password and it hashes it based on the domain it's meant for. So, e.g., I could have a single password such as "shitfaced55" which actually gets hashed BEFORE being sent to a particular web site. This results in having different passwords for each web site:

Slashdot.org: 2g1bYcfwf3n3D
Facebook: 6VO3LkHWNvbZW
Twitter: GAPMnL7GtD0wk

All I have to do is, in a given password field, type @@ followed by "shitfaced55" and when you tab out of the field, PwdHash hashes it for that particular site. Works great!

more than 4 years ago
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Avoiding GM Foods? Monsanto Says You're Overly Fussy

CaptSaltyJack Re:Please give me GM everything. (835 comments)

It's very unlikely that it is worse than the stuff people willingly expose themselves to - drugs, alcohol, sugar, fried foods, etc. Hell even vegetables can be bad for you. As a non-obese diet caffeine free soda drinker in his early thirties that has recently found out he is diabetic I can tell you that damn near everything you could want to eat seems to be cursed.

If you knew how to eat properly, you wouldn't have these problems and you most certainly would not have adult diabetes. And please clue me in on which vegetables are bad for you, I'd love to hear about that.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4's "Retina Display" Claims Challenged

CaptSaltyJack Re:Eyestrain (476 comments)

However, 12 inches is still comfortable

That's what she said!

more than 4 years ago
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Your Computer Or iPad Could Be Disrupting Sleep

CaptSaltyJack It's blue light (351 comments)

The sleep disruption is due to "blue light" in LCD displays. It's a certain temperature range (around 5000K-6500K) that the human body perceives as daylight (which is about 5600K I believe), so it tricks your body into staying awake.

Someone above mentioned F.lux which is a great app to change your screen's color temperature as the sun sets. I've used it and it indeed does work, I'm actually able to get sleepy while using the computer, whereas before, I could easily stay up all night.

more than 4 years ago
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jQuery Cookbook

CaptSaltyJack Re:File size of jQuery (85 comments)

You're adding 10 seconds to the download time of people on 56kbps modems.

What the heck is a 56kbps modem?! Wait, wait, it's coming to me. Ahh yes, I just saw one of these at a technology museum. Quaint!

more than 4 years ago
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Best Seating Arrangement For a Team of Developers?

CaptSaltyJack Save your asses (520 comments)

Not quite related to layout, but this is rather about the desk setup: do everyone a favor and get adjustable height desks that allow you to use traditionally (seated), or raise up and use standing up. Developers sit all day, and as a result, their glutes sustain a lot of damage and atrophy. Basically they're in a static stretch all day long, which is not good. Standing workstations are great, but sometimes people will want to sit, so I think adjustable height is the way to go. Better for your backs, and you'll save your asses. Literally.

more than 4 years ago
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South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version

CaptSaltyJack Re:I wonder how long until it "accidentally" leaks (1224 comments)

May I remind you of the Iranian cleric who blamed earthquakes on promiscuous women. Many of these idiots live in the dark ages, at least mentally.

Besides, it was a joke! You know, humor? Sarcasm? Of course fanatical religious terrorists can be tech-savvy.

more than 4 years ago
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South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version

CaptSaltyJack Re:I wonder how long until it "accidentally" leaks (1224 comments)

By the way, if you happen to be a techno-savvy hard-line Muslim reading this post

Sorry, the techno-savvy hard-line Muslim can't come to the phone right now. He's out to lunch with the gadget-hoarding Amish electrical engineer.

more than 4 years ago
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Blind Soldier Uses Tongue To "See"

CaptSaltyJack Blacklisted (107 comments)

This guy wouldn't last 5 minutes in a strip club.

more than 4 years ago
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Things To Look For In a Web Hosting Company?

CaptSaltyJack FluidHosting (456 comments)

Wow, no mention of fluidhosting.com? These guys are the best, in my opinion. No overselling (UNLIMITED HARD DRIVE SPACE!!!11), no BS, no waiting around for days for an answer on a support ticket. Great service, great hardware, fast network. Been with them for several years.

more than 4 years ago
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Learning JQuery 1.3

CaptSaltyJack Re:Functional programming (153 comments)

Dudes. Then get a real editor that handles auto-indentation. "Highly indented code" is a GOOD thing, I've worked with enough developers who slack on their indentation, and it makes the code a bitch to read.

more than 4 years ago
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Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

CaptSaltyJack Re:Where's the... (507 comments)

"will" is being used as a verb here. (I will you to depart)

Rephrase: "Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, suggest that it should become a universal law."

more than 4 years ago
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Average Gamer Is 35, Fat and Bummed

CaptSaltyJack Re:Chicken, Egg (439 comments)

HAHAH.. oh man, thank you for that. I'd mod you +1 funny, but you're already at 5. And.. I don't have any mod points. Bummer. Man, now I feel like eating.

more than 5 years ago
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Feds May Soon Be Allowed To Use Cookies

CaptSaltyJack Re:No problem (181 comments)

1. Extremely rare with today's processor power. Really, I'm just telling it like it is.

2. Maybe. Depends on the site and the developer's skills. Ajax (which requires Javascript) can really add value by shortening load times by only loading necessary data, rather than doing entire page refreshes. Even if some of it is cached, there's still page rendering time involved, and sometimes there are network hiccups that prevent the page from coming up right away. When I talk about Javascript improving usability, 95% of the time I'm talking about Ajax. Specifically, I'm a jQuery advocate.

more than 5 years ago
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Feds May Soon Be Allowed To Use Cookies

CaptSaltyJack Re:Last Measure (181 comments)

But let's be realistic, who would normally visit that site, throughout their usual daily routine? I've had Javascript and cookies enabled always, for my entire time of browsing the web (15+ years?), and never had a web-based attack of any kind. And I surf a lot.

more than 5 years ago
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Feds May Soon Be Allowed To Use Cookies

CaptSaltyJack Re:No problem (181 comments)

From the perspective of a web designer/developer who uses Javascript to enhance and optimize the user experience: people like you drive me up a frickin' wall. There's no need to disable all that stuff, unless you have a paranoid personality disorder.

Look, it just takes some common sense. Don't surf to sites that may be malicious. 99% of the time, it's completely obvious what those sites are. Also, it helps to not use IE, which is more susceptible to attacks than Firefox and other browsers.

Someone please give me a valid reason why anyone should be blocking cookies (1st party, NOT 3rd party) and disabling Javascript, other than paranoia and/or a bad case of nerd grump.

more than 5 years ago

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Ergonomicizing our office, need suggestions

CaptSaltyJack CaptSaltyJack writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CaptSaltyJack writes "I've been tasked with coming up with a budget proposal to "ergonomicize" our entire office. Currently we have desks that are not meant for computer work (they're higher than they should be), and our chairs suck. I'm sure my company wouldn't be happy if I told them we needed to spend US$20,000, so I have to keep it reasonable. We've got 16 people in our building.

So I'm looking for good desks and chairs that meet ergonomics standards (back support, forearms parallel to the floor, all that good stuff). Any advice on specific products?"
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Looking for XHTML/CSS/PHP e-commerce software

CaptSaltyJack CaptSaltyJack writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CaptSaltyJack (1275472) writes "I'm a seasoned web designer/developer who's looking for a solid, dependable, e-commerce package that I can offer to my clients. I'll cut to the chase and list out my requirements:
  • PHP/MySQL
  • XHTML compliant
  • 100% CSS based, NOT the antiquated table-based stuff
  • Easy to create custom CSS themes
  • Easy enough to make code modifications to if needed
  • Reasonably easy admin interface so the client can do their own product management
  • Use of Ajax would be a plus

Any advice would be greatly appreciated it. Currently, Magento has my attention, but I've heard it can be a resource hog and I don't want to piss off my web host too much."

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