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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Monoman Re:Does HFCS count? (245 comments)

That may be true. However, I find that for me avoiding HFCS leads to eating healthier foods.

2 hours ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Monoman Re:Nope they are clever (286 comments)

Exactly what strategic cleverness does it take to release something that many other people already have, where your success is based on you being the biggest company in the room?

It's just enough to keep their loyal customers and make more money from them. They know most of their customers prefer new things simplified before being added. That's how Apple does it. It isn't for everyone (including me) but it works for them.

13 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Monoman Supply IS GREATER THAN Demand (261 comments)

Shocker. Economics 101. As the the pool of COBOL programmers is reduced the shops still needing them are going to have to pay more.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:Whiners (608 comments)

I wasn't lying. I was mistaken based on what I had been reading about the issue. I refuse to use iTunes. It is absolutely one of the worst applications I have ever used.

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:Whiners (608 comments)

Spoken like a loyal subject.

The issue isn't how easy it is to undo it. The issue is that you have to take action at all. Apple is taking advantage of a default setting in a way the user never thought it was intended.

You sound just like some of the people in the early days of the spam wars "just delete it". Everyone knows that doesn't work and the problem only gets worse in the long run.

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:911 was down for us Friday night (608 comments)

"More importantly everybody knows Mac OS X needs multiple gigabytes free as memory swap space on it's startup disk. The general recommendation is 15% of the drive"

Emphasis mine

They may be lying but you are also being dishonest claiming that EVERYONE knows OS X needs 15% free space. I'm sure the number of people that know it is much closer to "No one" than "Everyone"

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Monoman Re:911 was down for us Friday night (608 comments)

No, it actually becomes one of your biggest problems. Apple is showing a complete lack of respect for its customers ... uh I mean subjects.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Monoman Re:Worst annoucment ever.... (730 comments)

and their aging customers who are having trouble reading the smaller screen .. .even with font sizes bumped up.

Follow the money.

about two weeks ago
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Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Monoman Slime loss / long term survival (147 comments)

I would think they need to do more testing. Sure it looks cool and they appear to survive because we see them swimming afterwards. However, not all fish can tolerate a lot of handling and if they lose too much of their slimy outer coating they don't do so well.

about two weeks ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

Exactly. Even if someone dies it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't hurt the bottom line.

about three weeks ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Monoman Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (316 comments)

One of the SAN vendors we met with a while back was arranging their drives within each drawer in such a way that it supposedly minimized/neutralized the RV effect.

about three weeks ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re:Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

Outsourcing to the lowest bidder and then not adequately sampling items to verify they were made to spec.

about three weeks ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

Monoman Re:Turn it around: (130 comments)

The library doesn't have unlimited porn, social media, music, etc etc but that is what the majority of the students are using the network for at the school. There isn't nearly as much "personal research" going on in a library as there is on the Internet.

I'm not saying network access should be restricted. I'm just saying let's be honest about how it is being used.

about a month ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Monoman NFL is a business/monopoly (216 comments)

FCC should pull the rule to let supply and demand work it out.

about a month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

I like your style but I think we might have better luck starting small at first.

about 1 month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

My experience is different. My parents smoked 30+ years and they didn't die immediately from massive heart attacks as YOU would think. They developed quite a few health problems later in life which required many many meds and doctor visits over their last 10-15 years. Sure, insurance covered much of it but I gotta think the medical industry definitely makes out better if most of their patients are like my parents were.

about 1 month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

Do any of those have effect nearby non-users like smoking and "second hand" smokers?

about 1 month ago
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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

Monoman No reference checks (178 comments)

If only the journals could run some kind of check to determine if "peers" are who they claim to be.... and only them.

about 2 months ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

Monoman Good and bad for Aereo (147 comments)

Good for them for not giving up. Now they don't really have to stick with just local channels either. It will be interesting to see what the cable companies do to compete if Aereo starts doing well.

about 2 months ago

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US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 7 months ago

Monoman (8745) writes "The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?"

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Looking for a cancer cure the open source way

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 2 years ago

Monoman (8745) writes "When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at artisopensource.net/cure."
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