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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Does HFCS count? (197 comments)

The metabolic pathways that apply to alcohol are totally different than those that apply to sugars, though they are both metabolized by hepatocytes (alcohol exclusively so). I recently learned this by studying the impact of alcohol (as opposed to carbohydrates) on a ketogenic diet. Is it possible for liver failure to be caused by eating too many cookies?

Anyway, I wasn't trying to make any health claims. I avoid HFCS for entirely political reasons and couldn't care less about the impact of HFCS on my health (since I don't eat it anyway).

about half an hour ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

NoImNotNineVolt Re: I never thought I'd say this... (237 comments)

Nobody has to work longer — nor harder — than they want to. Everybody is welcome to work exactly as much, as they need to in order to be able to afford, whatever they want.

And yet they do. Your response doesn't even attempt to explain that. I can speak for myself only: I work longer and harder than I want to due to the fact that I live in a society which ensures that this will happen by allowing for extreme stratification of wealth.

Irrelevant. No one — not even a billionaire — can be ethically forced to give a crumb of bread to a starving infant. Convinced — yes. Compelled — no...

Perhaps according to your system of ethics, which seems to value the inviolability of private property over the well-being of fellow humans. Many people don't subscribe to this form of ethics. For a long time, the Robin Hood of folklore was considered a hero for violating the private property of the wealthy for the benefit of those less fortunate. I suppose, based on your ethical system, that you'd consider him a villain?

49 minutes ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Does HFCS count? (197 comments)

I lived in Greenbush. I didn't notice any little kids because the 2 bedroom house I was renting (for <$800/month including heat) sat on hundreds of acres of forested land. By some unbelievable stroke of luck I was able to get decent DSL service.

When I was moving there, I almost bought a 15-year-old 8 bedroom house with 2 huge ass living rooms, giant 4 car garage, and detached shed, etc., because it was only $105k. This was circa 2006 while property values were still quite inflated. Maine is unbelievably cheap if you look "in the middle of nowhere", and with population density so low you never have to worry about kids. The Internet connectivity is indeed very hit or miss, and I was honestly expecting to be stuck with satellite or dialup. The employment situation is even worse. If you're not involved in healthcare or education, you're fucked. When I dropped out of grad school, my only options for income to finish out my lease were either door-to-door meat sales (?!?!) or taxi driver. I ended up driving cab for 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week, which yielded almost enough to pay rent. Everything else (daily ration included 1 packet of ramen, 1 tallboy Budweiser, some loose tobacco and rolling papers) went on my credit cards, which were quite maxed out by the time I escaped. Great weight-loss plan, though :P

about an hour ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Does HFCS count? (197 comments)

For more information, see here, here, or Rush's song Subdivisions.

While I myself am not a developer, I think it's based on the idea that a piece of land with an expensive structure on it is worth more than that same piece of land without that expensive structure, as long as there is demand for said structure. Since the structures we're talking about are housing units, and people generally prefer to not live outdoors, it stands to reason that there would be demand. Perhaps you're one of those people that prefers to live outdoors?

1 hour ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

NoImNotNineVolt Re: I never thought I'd say this... (237 comments)

Neah, I'm a USSR-raised atheist, thank you very much.

Cool, me too! Well, Soviet-satellite-state-raised atheist, at least.

The cost of the "War on Poverty", since bla bla bla...

It's 2014. I've been hearing about tremendous productivity gains in the US labor market every year since I was granted asylum here (which was over 30 years ago). I've been hearing about amazing technological developments (and contributing to them, hopefully) that are letting fewer people do more things for equally long. And yet here we are, with you explaining to me that we need as large a percentage of our population to be working today as we did hundreds of years ago. Only after you explain how that can possible be will I entertain a conversation about trillions of dollars given to the poor.

1 hour ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

NoImNotNineVolt Re: I never thought I'd say this... (237 comments)

And this is bad because... ?

Explain to me why we still need as large a percentage of our population working as we had 600 years ago? Are all these productivity gains a myth? Does technology not actually enable us to do more with less?

2 hours ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

NoImNotNineVolt Re:We have (237 comments)

So is Russia in Europe or not? You say it is, but then don't seem to include the 17.1 km^2 of Russian land in your size comparison. What's up with that, you disingenuous fuck?

2 hours ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

NoImNotNineVolt Re: I never thought I'd say this... (237 comments)

You people and your protestant work ethic. I just don't get it.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe some people really don't feel like busting ass every waking moment of their lives? And that maybe in "the greatest nation in the world" we could actually afford to ensure they get Internet access (not to mention a phone, vehicle, decent shelter, and food)?

No, that would be horrible. That would mean people get to not work their asses off. What a shame that would be, right? I mean, who would pay for it? Clearly the hundreds of billionaires we have in this country couldn't possibly afford to fund this kind of utopia, and even if they could, it would be so wrong of them to support people that are so lazy.

2 hours ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Does HFCS count? (197 comments)

If you own your own property, that neighboring tract housing would likely result in a tremendous increase in property value for you, at which point you'd be able to sell and relocate to an affordable area that's free from the blight of little damn kids and freeloading farmers. I recommend Maine if you don't hate cold.

3 hours ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Does HFCS count? (197 comments)

Hunts ketchup used to use sugar instead of HFCS. It no longer does. They still have a Hunts "Natural" ketchup that uses sugar, but I believe all of the other Hunts ketchup has reverted to once again using HFCS. Tell your hippie friends to read the label before simply assuming their Hunts is HFCS-free.

There's other reasons for avoiding HFCS besides wanting to lose weight or trying to be healthy. I avoid it because I hate corn farmers and wish the Cuban embargo would be lifted to dramatically decrease the cost of cane sugar.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Dial up can still access gmail (302 comments)

With the last, they can keep all their stuff on drive (and you can just log into drive to help them), and you can chromote in to see their desktop and help. Even video-chat while chromoting.

Did dialup get that much faster since I last used it? I remember 56K, but I didn't know it'd gotten all the way to megabit connections now. Impressive!

4 hours ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

NoImNotNineVolt Re:35K CDN would be awesome (366 comments)

Generally speaking, commuting to and from work is considered personal use. I travel to client sites frequently for work and get reimbursed at the federal rate (currently $0.56/mile for cars), but there's no way I'd get reimbursed for commuting to my normal place of business.

5 hours ago
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Really? (68 comments)

It's an expression of agreement, synonymous with "okay", "fuck yea", or "amen". It was popularized by Archbishop Don 'Magic' Juan and Snoop Dogg. Here, Snoop explains:

To me, that means to have God in everything you do. For example, "I'm trying to holla at these dizzles fo' shizzle, chuuch"

Amusingly, in that same segment (I remember watching this on television many years ago), Marylin Manson is asked what he thinks is meant by "chuuch". The above link lists his response as "I don't know. That might mean ass.", but the actual segment was much funnier in video form. Apparrently he was only shown the word in writing, so he pronounces it "chooch" (it's actually pronounced more like "church" with the 'r' removed) with a very quizzical look on his face. "Uh, chooch? I don't know. That might mean ass." Priceless.

yesterday
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

NoImNotNineVolt Re:35K CDN would be awesome (366 comments)

Ah, that makes sense then. For a second I thought Canadians were even more considerate than I knew them to be!

yesterday
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

NoImNotNineVolt Fuck Beta (366 comments)

You're a horrible person for linking to Beta. Worse than the goatse guy.

yesterday
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

NoImNotNineVolt Re:35K CDN would be awesome (366 comments)

Wait, your employer pays your fuel costs? And you're driving a Yaris instead of an F-450?!

I'll never understand Canadians.

yesterday
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Really? (68 comments)

Also noteworthy for prominently featuring a pogo stick and Packers helmet. That alone takes it way out of 'shitty' territory.

yesterday
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Really? (68 comments)

Then perhaps you're too old to understand?

yesterday
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

NoImNotNineVolt Re:Really? (68 comments)

An article about something that nobody gives a shit about

Son, you're too young to understand.

yesterday
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

NoImNotNineVolt Re:If you can't beat 'em, join 'em (195 comments)

If you actually look at the SpaceX launch manifest that I linked to, you'll notice that there is a CRS-8 mission scheduled for 2015, which will indeed carry the BEAM module, AS WELL AS A SEPARATE "BIGELOW AEROSPACE" MISSON that is totally distinct from CRS-8 and will likely launch Bigelow's first operational private space station. This "Bigelow Aerospace" mission is not an ISS resupply mission and it will not carry the BEAM module.

yesterday

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All-in-one Digital Credit Card

NoImNotNineVolt NoImNotNineVolt writes  |  about 10 months ago

NoImNotNineVolt (832851) writes "Coin, a Y Combinator-backed startup, has started accepting pre-orders for a device as slim as a standard piece of payment plastic that can hold eight credit, debit, and gift cards in its dynamic magnetic stripe. Paired with the Coin smartphone app via Bluetooth low energy, card details can easily be swapped in and out of the device. A minimalist user interface on the device itself allows the owner to toggle between the loaded cards and then swipe just as they would their ordinary card. All card details are encrypted (both on the device and in the smartphone app), and the device's on-board battery is expected to last for two years of typical usage. No support for chip&pin (EMV) yet, so this may have limited utility outside of the USA. They expect to start shipping in summer of 2014."
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