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Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

Kokuyo Re:Exception to the rule? (137 comments)

I have lost 23 kilos. I know how it works. But at the time, I've had no job. I was sleeping whenever and as long as I wanted, on most days I didn't have to be anywhere.

Then I found another job. 10kg returned in no time.

I'm telling you, what makes me fat is job induced stress and there is just no way getting around that, unless I want to get out of IT (which, in turn, would bring a lot of anxiety with it).

about two weeks ago

Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

Kokuyo Exception to the rule? (137 comments)

Obviously, I am once again an exception. I take the bike to work and I do it most of the week during spring, summer and fall. I have 30+ minutes of exposure to light in the morning. I'm still a fat fuck. That despite balanced meals, carbohydrate consciousness and aforementioned 3 to six hours of physical exercise per week.

So frankly, fuck all those weight 'scientists'.

about two weeks ago

3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Kokuyo From what I understand... (251 comments)

I could use a printer that let me produce custom stuff. I have a wood workshop and such a thing would be neat for jigs of all kinds.

Problem is, I am very bad at using 3D programs, unless you count sketchup. And AFAIK, these printers take input from very expensive and complicated 3D software... or have they added support for sketchup now?

about three weeks ago

NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Kokuyo Re:**criminal elements of...** (320 comments)

Switzerland's half-direct (!) democracy is prone to some of the very same failures the US republic is.

If you get the media on board and if you manage to put the people in a state of fear (mostly by going "Won't somebody please think of the jobs!"), you get just about anything pushed through.

We have equal rights clauses in our constitution... nobody gives a fuck. Married people pay more taxes than unmarried couples and they get a quarter less money once they retire, unless they get a divorce first.

If you manage to buy a house or a condo, the money you could potentially make off of it by renting it out is directly calculated as income... even if you live in it yourself. This has the effect that a lot of people who retire simply don't earn enough to pay the vastly increased taxes their by now paid for property incurs.

So no, please don't take Switzerland as a shining example. We have our fair share of problems as well.

about a month ago

43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning

Kokuyo Seems logical (187 comments)

We can't keep elephants and rhinos alive, so let's clone us some mammoths...

about a month ago

XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Has Already Become a Best-Seller

Kokuyo I'm sorry to say... (129 comments)

I'm not smart enough for some of the XKCD strips...

about a month ago

Wildstar To Launch On June 3

Kokuyo Wildstar is awesome (64 comments)

Not as a game, mind you... I got bored out of my skull way before level 10... but the marketing videos were super. I enjoyed those. Had they made this franchise into a 3D cartoon instead of an MMO, I think they might have hit a veritable gold vein.

But as an MMO? No thanks. I have better things to do... such as staring at my wallpaper.

about a month ago

Thief Debuts To Mediocre Reviews

Kokuyo Let's Play (110 comments)

Thank god for Let's plays on Youtube. If I happen to find that the reviewers are right, I don't need to buy it and if I find that I disagree, I can order it after having watched a bit of gameplay. In that case, sure, I have to replay already viewed scenes, but it doesn't top the amount of frustration I get from having spent good money on yet another crappy game...

about 2 months ago

Reporting From the Web's Underbelly

Kokuyo Does that make me sociopathic? (74 comments)

A thought just came to me: If drugs are sent to his home often enough while he has plausible deniability, if the SWAT turn up often enough without cause... at which point does this man have immunity from law's scrutiny? At some point, the police will begin to just roll their eyes and tell him to just flush the coke down the drain, won't they? It's only human.

At that point... think of all the possibilities.

about 2 months ago

Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles

Kokuyo Surprise (102 comments)

Being able to populate the planet with 8 billion people that are all able to travel at greater than walking speed is bound to have an impact.

You can bet your booty that if we invented a way to power our vehicles with unicorn farts, in some way the release of so many unicorn farts would, yet again, harm the environment.

Basically it's not about having no impact but about distributing and minimizing it.

By the way, what exactly is the thought behind replacing one fossil fuel with another?

about 2 months ago

The End Is Near for GameStop

Kokuyo Re:Gamers tend to be... (393 comments)

While the wording is pretty excessive, I do not think this post deserves a flamebait mod. Only that it's not limited to gamers.

And I even count myself as one of those idiots... I'm still buying Assassin's Creed games on PS3 even though I've been burned by Ubisoft repeatedly AND there hasn't been an AC game I've truly enjoyed since AC2.

So yeah, I'm pretty dumb. I acknowledge that fact.

What I'm going to do about it, though, is hack that damn console and pirate each and every game. I'm done paying before I can evaluate the quality.

about a year ago

Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games

Kokuyo Re:Always on = !on (592 comments)

How was it the reason you bought the console? If he lent you the game without having the console, how on earth did you play it?

about a year ago

Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games

Kokuyo Well... (592 comments)

No new console for me then *shrugs*

about a year ago

Peugeot Citroen To Introduce Compressed Air Hybrid By 2016

Kokuyo Re:Compressed air. (204 comments)

On the other hand, excess heat from the gas engine could be used to raise efficiency on the compression, no?

about a year ago

Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

Kokuyo Mathematical question (264 comments)

If card A has a performance of x (which I'll define as 1) and card B a performance of x+2, wouldn't that mean it's two times better?

The article keeps saying three times better, but wouldn't the correct way to phrase that be "It's three times as good?"

Similar things with percentages. If something has 200% the value of something else, it's twice as valuable and not two times more valuable, right?

I notice similar things in German, which is my main language. Am I just a grammar Nazi (badum-tis) or does that bother you too?

about a year ago

Scientists Create New Gasoline Substitute Out of Plants

Kokuyo Re:hmm (419 comments)

I think that's exactly what the parent poster said: Without storage capabilities or the means to redistribute the energy across the world from anywhere to anywhere at any time, base load is still the most important factor. And in this, I absolutely agree.

Not that we shouldn't use wind and solar, mind you. We should just stop fantasizing about it replacing nuclear anytime soon.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: DIY 4G Antenna Design For the Holidays?

Kokuyo Re:30$? (135 comments)

Nerds build stuff nobody else thought of or with material nobody ever expected to work that way.


Nerds like to build things in unusual ways for the enjoyment of succeeding at it.

What nerds don't do is spending hours building stuff they need that they could have shipped to them for little money and is plug and play. At least the intelligent nerds don't do that.

Now if these products do not satisfy, that is a completely different matter.

about a year ago

Global Warming Felt By Space Junk and Satellites

Kokuyo Re:Faulty headline (224 comments)

No, no, no... we are quibbling as much about the actual cause as we quibble about semantics... and if we can't quibble about those things, we'll quibble about the effects. And during all those shenanigans, we're playing the blame-game.

You didn't really think this was about identifying and solving a problem, did you?

about a year and a half ago

Kim Dotcom's Next Venture: Free Broadband To New Zealand

Kokuyo Re:Best of luck to him. (279 comments)

It's called choosing the lesser of two evils. The Yanks know a thing or two about that ;).

about a year and a half ago



How to get out of IT

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "Well, I've seen a few questions around here about how to get into IT. So why not ask for ideas and thoughts on how to get out?

Here's the thing: I am 28 years old and I've been in IT since I was seventeen (being from Switzerland, I didn't go through College or something similar but completed an apprenticeship). When I completed my education it was the year 2002 and you guys surely know what the market looked like at the time. Now I find myself in a company I don't like, doing things I don't like, working for people I don't like while getting a salary that is about three fourths of what is the norm.

I'm also in the middle of a bore-out, which doesn't make things any better. While I, at first, assumed it was the company, I've come to realize that I actually came to hate IT as such. I hate the hours, the psychology involved (always being at fault, never doing anything right, never doing enough, costing way too much... you know, the usual) and I just plain don't find the motivation in me to go on.

So where do I go? If at all possible, I'd like to get out of the office. I'm not a sales type, but I am good at improvising, learning on the fly and I like to think of myself as pretty handy with tools. What would you do in my place? And remember, I have rent to think of and no parents with a basement, so just going back to school isn't quite in my budget."

Big Brother ante portas in Switzerland

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "Well, yesterday Helvetians moved their lazy bums and put in their vote on new legislation requiring biometric passports. While the biometric passports were only a question of time (as we would have had to adopt them eventually due to the Schengen agreement), a disturbing part of this law is the creation of a central database for the data held in those passports. This clearly goes beyond the requirements of the Schengen agreement. I, for one, do not welcome our new biometric overlords; I WILL be getting a new passport before the biometric ones are rolled out. This, at least, gives me another ten years (as opposed to the five years the new, more expensive, passports will be valid for). A"
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Methods to catch file size explosions?

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kokuyo (549451) writes "We've come across a certain problem for which there is an easy solution we cannot use: Users throwing gigabytes of data onto our home and group shares, filling them quickly. We do realize that quotas are meant to help you keep exactly this in check, unfortunately the users with most of the data load are VIP users such as the CEO, CFO and marketing and are as such exempt from quotas anyway.
Our approach today involves waiting for monitoring to warn us of full disks and then scouring the whole file system manually.

So my question to Slashdot is this: Without quotas and without company policies, how would you solve that issue on Windows 2003 servers?"



Woohoo, just discovered journals

Kokuyo Kokuyo writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Well, d'uh, you'll probably say, but I've never bothered to look here, actually.

I mean, I just added my first friend and realized that I had people who view me as a foe. Not that this surprises me, mind you, I have plenty of those in real life. It's more something along the lines of buying a new gadget and locating the most important functions through trial and error only to later realize, had I looked into the manual, I could have used this really cool feature I don't want to live without anymore all along.

Well, let's see how long this feature will be cool and used. Probably until the first fool annoys me with a comment ;).

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