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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Kazoo the Clown Re:The reason why you're told to cut salt for high (291 comments)

My physiology professor explained it to me years ago. There's two reasons. First, we're told to cut salt not because salt is bad, but because we eat shitty food filled with salt. Telling people to avoid salt is easier than telling them to avoid bad foods.

Yeah, that's what I did. Avoided salt and went for the carbs instead. Now I've both high blood pressure AND am type 2. Worked great. Protein, often high in salt, or carbs. Choose your poison.

about a week ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Kazoo the Clown Re:Lisp, Forth, APL, J, Prolog, PostScript (380 comments)

That's no excuse for their lack of readability. The only excuse for that is a low baud rate. Or perhaps, hunt & peck typing ability.

about a week ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Kazoo the Clown Lisp, Forth, APL, J, Prolog, PostScript (380 comments)

And of course x86 or RISC Assembler...

old languages never die, the programmers just start charging a prohibitive amount of money to code in them. Forth is only justifiable doing embedded programming when you don't have an OS. APL and J are only justifiable if you don't have a popular OS, AND you're stuck with a low speed printing terminal.

about a week ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

Kazoo the Clown Science is not consensus (769 comments)

Science is not consensus, and therefore my favorite random blog rant is equally credible? Somehow, I just don't see the former point supporting the latter...

about two weeks ago
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Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed

Kazoo the Clown Why grid-tied home solar is unsustainable (245 comments)

The theory behind grid-tied home solar systems is that you can give your surplus power to the utility company who will give you credit in return for times when you need more power than you are generating. In effect, you are using the utility company as your storage battery, so you don't have to buy and maintain your own. This only works as long as there are always enough customers paying for electricity rather than generating their own. Eventually it's no longer cost effective for the utility company to provide storage service for free. They make their money charging for electricity, but if enough people only need them to store it temporarily, they are going to have to start charging for that service.

about two weeks ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

Kazoo the Clown Opt out? (215 comments)

Given these things are going to be noisy-- I live in a quiet neighborhood. If that ends up being disturbed by the buzzing of drones I won't be ordering products from companies that use them.

about two weeks ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Kazoo the Clown Mansplainapedia (579 comments)

Men are the ones most pressured by their careers to 'splain shit. If you can't 'splain shit, you are shit. Women aren't expected to 'splain shit.

about three weeks ago
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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

Kazoo the Clown I think it's called "getting old" (109 comments)

Why should they be immune to what's happening to the rest of us?

about three weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Kazoo the Clown Teaching what to think (528 comments)

And not how to think. You only need to do that if your ideas are not convincing and yet you have a vested interest in getting people to believe them.

about three weeks ago
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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

Kazoo the Clown Re:NG/Coal kills. Nuclear might in an extreme case (216 comments)

And this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

the area around Chernobyl is uninhabitable. Before the accident, 120,000 people lived there. The Fukushima exclusion zone is currently a 30 km radius where all residents Were evacuated and is also a no-fly zone. The US Embassy subsequently advised Americans to keep a 80 km distance. Radiation induced cancers take decades to play out, and the claim that "no one died from Fukushima other than a few plant workers" is complete hogwash, as it's too soon to tell the longer term effects.

about three weeks ago
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Future Hack: New Cybersecurity Tool Predicts Breaches Before They Happen

Kazoo the Clown What a coincidence. (33 comments)

66% of all websites get hacked. So if you predict EVERY website will get hacked, you'll be right 66% of the time.

about a month ago
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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

Kazoo the Clown Re:Not surprising... (80 comments)

The FBI and NSA knew it was shit years ago.

Just sayin...

So did I. I gave up in Firefox once they moved away from the "less is more" school of design, several years ago. Same reason I gave up on Netscape before that-- creeping featurism. What I want in a browser is lean and mean. REALLY mean. The more complicated a browser is, the bigger the risk of security flaws.

about a month ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Kazoo the Clown Re:This is not a bad thing... (457 comments)

The actual disturbing trend is for the news agencies to stop placing comment sections on their articles. They don't really care what you think. And frankly, in that case I don't care what they think either, and won't patronize such sites...

about a month ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Kazoo the Clown This is not a bad thing... (457 comments)

It's probably good that we are regularly reminded that the world is full of assholes, and that walled gardens are not the sum total of reality. It may be that many people are assholes simply BECAUSE they are excluded from some of these gardens-- no doubt many of those within the gardens are assholes too, just of a different type. And if you can't figure how to deal with assholes without becoming one yourself, you deserve what you get...

about a month ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

Kazoo the Clown Re:SEARCHABILITY (249 comments)

It doesn't much matter, Google's UI skills really suck. The only reason the original Google search was a success is because they essentially didn't even have a UI, it was just a text entry box. When they try to add UI elements, it's all downhill. Microsoft's Ui often sucks too, but at least with Microsoft, I can at least usually tell what they're trying to do. With Google, I can't even tell what they were trying to do at all, it's pure WTF?

about a month ago
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Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

Kazoo the Clown Re:Do nothing (249 comments)

I would agree with this, what the heck is the problem with it? Maybe you just need to bone up on your search word skills...

about a month ago
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

Kazoo the Clown REALLY SLOW motion... (94 comments)

Stretch those femtoseconds into hours, nice...

about a month ago

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