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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Derek Pomery Re:What they don't tell you (588 comments)

Eh. There's a hell of a lot of variety of beer nowdays. You're probably thinking of a doppelbock there.
There's a legend about monks brewing it to help get them through fasts.

But I'd certainly not recommend using that approach to pacifying babies to moms â

Usually if you keep a baby fed and changed and comfortable they are pretty calm. Teething can be rough..
Unless they have some other problem like thrush or something.

Looks like I might be wrong about the hops tho...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...

Anyway, apparently alcohol in milk falls off at the same rate as in blood, so probably the easiest way to do it is enjoy the beer immediately after a feeding.

about 3 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Derek Pomery Re:What they don't tell you (588 comments)

Hey, I've been following this ever since I saw his comment, mostly due to my interest in the beer angle.
But, while you're right that fermenting is important for the digestibility of tofu, it has no impact on the phytoestrogens.

Ditto beer fermentation, the phytoestrogens in the hops make it through the process juuuust fine.

I think the large number of pseudoestrogens out there is due to the fact that estrogen is a pretty simple molecule and a hell of a lot of stuff in nature gets confused by the body as being it.

If you're pregnant, you're generally advised to avoid a bunch of these estrogen mimics.

By contrast, it can be handy in women who are breastfeeding. One of the ways to help with production is apparently drinking hoppy beer. (obviously not just before feeding the kid)

about 3 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Derek Pomery Re:What they don't tell you (588 comments)

"Now the latest and weirdest one. Soybeans. Seen how many American men have tits now? Even ones who aren't obese?"
"Our friend the phytoestrogen, brought to you by soybeans and peas."

I'm going to bet for the typical American guy that's probably more due to hops in their beer than tofu.

'course, there's various estrogen compounds in the water supply too, so, maybe that as well?

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Derek Pomery Re:Latest version (194 comments)

Yeah, that's fair. But, I really do like the addons, and most of the time, the browser features.
So, I suspect if this addon got abandoned, I'd probably just put up with australis or whatever the flavour of the day at that point had become.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Derek Pomery Re:restarting pulseaudio fixed the stuttering prob (194 comments)

Yeah, unsurprising that restarting Firefox had no effect. Stuttering seems to be pulseaudio thrashing wildly in its buffers. I've had it happen with our game too. Can also leave application windows hanging as they wait for audio closes.
It is possible that just pulseaudio -k might have been enough without the restart, even.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Derek Pomery Re:Latest version (194 comments)

Welp, then downgrade or whatever can be an option if-when that happens. For now, I'd prefer using the addon over dropping back that far.
Hell, there's always ESR to drag that window out even further if indeed the addon gets abandoned.
But given how many people (me included) are annoyed with Australis, I expect the addon will have a reasonable shelf life.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Derek Pomery Re:Latest version (194 comments)

Haven't noticed that personally. Have you tried killing off pulseaudio? I occasionally get weirdass audio problems with pulse that get fixed by that.

I guess a full on logging out and logging back in might do the trick too.

about 3 months ago
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Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

Derek Pomery Re:More government control, that's the ticket (160 comments)

BTW, the caveats on health habits, immigrant populations, rural areas inaccessible to doctors in the US etc, France has a stillbirth rate twice that of the US. That's probably related to lack of extraordinary efforts for preemies.

about 6 months ago
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Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

Derek Pomery Re:More government control, that's the ticket (160 comments)

Oh, BTW, those 2 are pretty much same thing.
Child mortality drives life expectancy waaaay down. Is like, countries where life expectancy is 30. Isn't like people die at 30. If you made it to 30, most of the time you'll make it to 70. Is just that so many kids die it drives down the average.

There are calculations of life expectancy excluding under 3 or somesuch, but they are hard to find, and not as comprehensive.

about 6 months ago
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Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

Derek Pomery Re:More government control, that's the ticket (160 comments)

I've also read, although I'm too lazy to google for it, that where the US gets hit hard is infant mortality.
While part of that is immigrant population, poverty, another interesting factor is supposedly the US tries a lot harder to save preemies that would simply be considered stillborn elsewhere and not counted as infant mortality.

about 6 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

Derek Pomery Re:So this is what happens when Brendan Eich leave (361 comments)

http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

Well, here you are standing on principles. :)

You wanted to watch Youtube vids, so you run Google Chrome, which has even more liberal implementation of this DRM.

You didn't boycott Youtube.

So, this is why Firefox is implementing it. They no longer have the leverage. Google Chrome is bundled with Flash, with Adobe Acrobat, with Oracle Java. It is pushed on every google website people interact with - Search, Plus, Docs, Youtube, Translate. There's the google app store, ChromeOS, Android...

I doubt Brendan would have held out against this either. Firefox' choice is to accede to its users, or become even more marginalised.

I'm glad they are using their limited remaining leverage to try and at least ensure user privacy and security and offer something that is cross-platform, with an open source auditable wrapper and actually works under Linux.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

Derek Pomery Re:Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

You'll get such things in any old red noise, which plenty of aspects of climate are.
I'm asking you what the cycle is... what is the length of time for example that you're claiming, and what do you think might be triggering it.

There *is* a sharp spike in ACE, and it might be related to, oh, who knows. Maybe the unusual strength of the solar cycle the past couple of cycles. Or maybe, oh, PDO or something.

But those aren't even necessarily cyclical. We don't know why the sun goes into depressions from time to time, and it might be simply chaotic.

The graph I was looking at, was really short. I'm curious how you could reliably extract any kind of cycle from just looking at it. So I wanted to know what your justification was.

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

Derek Pomery Re:Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

Huh. What cycle? And, not aware of anyone bringing up any pattern in cyclones... You have a citation of some kind, or a bit more elaboration on your theory?

about 6 months ago
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US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

Derek Pomery Re:Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

Hum. I did a quick google for "accumulated cyclone energy"
http://policlimate.com/tropica...

I don't see any particular upward trend there.
I'd guess that 2014 isn't going to be that dramatic.

about 7 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Derek Pomery Re:It doesn't have to supply all our power (769 comments)

Mm. Not only that, but Germans really do have very little airconditioning. Probably for this reason, but there's even a cultural avoidance of it.

What's amusing is encountering that same thing in, like, the south of France where you really could use it..

about 7 months ago

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