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

Ol Olsoc Re:What they don't tell you (188 comments)

Tell me about it. Large rocks are so much tastier.

The proper way to prepare small rocks is to heat large ones in a campfire until they glow, then toss them in a cold bucket of water. Then they become small rocks, and unlease their rock-star like nutrition for your eating pleasure.

5 minutes ago
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

Ol Olsoc Re: If yellow stone blows (99 comments)

It erupts every 600 thousand years... While things like bears are probably somewhat different over that span, they certainly could not have evolved completely in that time.. Which to me means there must be plenty of survivors when this occurs.

The hot spot moves over time.

about an hour ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Ol Olsoc Re:What they don't tell you (188 comments)

Were is the science that backs your theory?

The whole situation is a little complex, but we might start out with what we evolved to deal with. This seems to work with wild animals. It is obvious in the case of frank carnivores, and frank herbivores. Horses seldom seek out a juicy steak, and Cheetas don't often beg for loaves of bread.

With omnivores like humans, it is a little more complex. We're designed to eat a lot of different things.

So what has happened? Why do people have so much trouble maintaining a healthy weight?

Ever since I can remember, we have been bombarded by th e concept that there is a scale of healthy eating, and that elimination of as much fat as possible is desirable, and the ne plus ultra of healthy living is veganism, followed by vegatarianism, then low fat/high carb, then the unwashed masses of high protein, and the soulles spawn of Satan - the Atkinists.

So here's one citation from the NIH:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm... Less central obesity in men consuming a high milk fat diet. It's a narrow study, but interesting.

Here's one from Harvard. An opinion piece, but well done:

http://www.foodandnutritionres...

Here's a nice link with references.

http://authoritynutrition.com/...

I tried a low fat vegetarian diet for a time in the very late 80's, specifically, I ate eggs for protein, otherwise, all "healthy" veggies and starches.

Aside from being hungry all the time, losing only 2 pounds, and having my GI tract all bitched up for months, it was awesome. After 6 months, I gave up and ate a nice juicy medium rare steak. In around a week, I was back to feeling normal,

Interestingly enough, my parents ate probably 4 times the fat I did. And had absolutely no weight problem at all.

Where did we go wrong? Just an educated guess on my part:

Bread and pasta. That stuff is awesome and versatile. It's also a great way to fill a person up with not much more than empty calories.

Sugar. Likewise great tasting stuff. But seriously, just how fucked up is it that we as a nation are debating how Mexican Pepsi is healthier than US Pepsi? It's sugar asswipes.

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. And we are consuming a whole lot more of that stuff than we should. And I'm not certain that the rise of testosterone supplements isn't a backwards way of trying to treat men with bitched up hormone levels.

1 hour ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Ol Olsoc Re:What they don't tell you (188 comments)

A low fad lifestyle, strictly speaking.

Don't forget though, that the high carbohydrate/low fat diet is in itself a fad.

And veganism is completely unnatural and artificial for humans. We're designed for protein, fat, complex carbs, starchy carbs, sugar, and small rocks, in that order.

1 hour ago
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

Ol Olsoc Re:If yellow stone blows (99 comments)

Won't impact anyone.

10 years? We'll all have long past starved to death. Yellowstone blowing big is a mass extinction event, period, for many species. It's probably safe to say that most large carnivores, globally, wouldn't survive.

Maybe it's the Rapture.

yesterday
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Ol Olsoc Re:Where are these photos? (275 comments)

What a bunch of nonsense. How do they "really really really" push iPhoto on Macs? It's there and it launches if you don't have photo imports associated with another app instead. I guess you would prefer that Macs come unable to handle photos out of the box?

When a person hates Macs, they can't stand the color of the power cord.

yesterday
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Ol Olsoc Re:Where are these photos? (275 comments)

You don't need to take photos using an iDevice to have them end up in iCloud. All you need to do is use a Mac.

What? The cloud can never fail! It is perfectly secure, and any problem is our fault.

Except of course, in almost every instance. If it is in the cloud, it is looked at and readily available. Mac or Android, or ubuntu one, or, or, or

yesterday
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

Ol Olsoc Re:If yellow stone blows (99 comments)

How many miles away you are and how much ash you get will be the least of your concerns.

Once the ash cloud encompasses the globe, we all freeze/starve to death within 10 years anyway. Unless someone comes up with a way to clean the air out before its too late, then how far away you are will matter..

Won't affect me. I don't believe in global cooling either.

yesterday
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

It's easy to tell the difference between a ballistic missile and a orbital trajectory after a short period of time. Ballistic missiles achieve a far lower speed then something going into full orbit.

Yes, there are things that can seem obvious.

Now.

But back in the day, they were just sorting things out. Late 50's? Ask anyone about the difference between ballistic and orbital trajectory. Hell they were just finding out you have to restrain the rocket a few seconds to allow it to build up thrust. Perfectly good rockets rose a foot or so and fell back to earth. Went all kablooey, to use the technical term.

The moon almost accidentally triggered WW3 once.

As did a sounding missile launched in Norway. More germane to my point.

Citations, you ask? Here ya go: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/m...

When a mistake means we turn most of the world into radioactive charcoal, The libertarian rant of "I can't do rocket research in my garage, kinda pales.

People who hate government and blame it for every ill can some times become indistinguishable from anarchists.

yesterday
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

Look, if it upsets you that much, post your address and I'll be glad to mail you a hankie. A nice pink one to go with your politics.

Upsets me? No. I liken you litmus testers as material for public ridicule. I'd be lost without idiots like you to make fun of.

2 days ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

Oh! somewhere there's a campus town where they drum and chant all night. They protest for the rain forest, and demand the polar bear’s rights. And somewhere bongs are being passed, and somewhere radicals shout; But there is no joy at Old State U -- Gay Ol Olsoc has Wiped Out!

Wow. That's kind of cool, Hanzospam!

2 days ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:but, but, Benghazi... (198 comments)

or some other boringly predictable rant.

Argh - I forgot that one. I do understand though, that the faith based physics rocket launchsite hereafter known as the "Palindrome" will be based at the Cliven Bundy Ranch.

It will consist of approximately 500 million Estes rockets inside a drainpipe all timed to go off at once. Coupled with a lot of prayer, this should go like gangbusters.

The first test pilot will be Mitt Romney's dog - the one that traveled on top of his station wagon.

2 days ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

unfortunately when you went off the deep end, you missed the pool completely.

So tell us all about the likely age of Space travel with zero (read inefficient and bad) Government involvement. Where will we be?

Remember, none allowed, all free market. Every other nation does as it will, but all our efforts must be by private business.

2 days ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

Like the US banning private launch vehicles through to 1984?

I'm not allowed to have an unshielded reactor in my backyard either. Fucking liberals.

Yours is just more of the Science as ideology. How about a couple minutes for you to understand exactly why it wasn't allowed.....playing that time passing song....

Times up, BZZZZT! - No it wasn't evul democrats or Beyonce flashing the Illuminati sign at a burning man festival. Not even free birth control for women.

1. Understand that the amount of energy let loose in even a small rocket launch is pretty impressive. So it sort of makes sense to limit especially early private launching, as failure was not only an option, it was pretty likely.

Note of course, if you support second amendment rights to own artillery and hand grenades, you might have an argument there. I mean come on - Just assault rifles does not make for a well armed militia. Sheesh - next thing you know, we won't allow little children to mess with fully automaitic weapons.

Sorry - had one too many cups of coffee this morning. But rocketry is dangerous work, kinda accidentally kills people once in a while. That's no biggie, but it might level a job creator's house, and then the economy will fail , you betchya.

2. There were some hatey people who wanted to kill us, thad they were launching these flamey explodey things. Perhaps we were a little afraid that we might accidentally set off World war 3 when an early private launch of our own, unfettered by government regulations, failed and wiped out a town?

Eventually though, we'd all settle back down and figure out the sticks and stones we were going to fight World War 4 with.

Or maintaining a launch oligopoly funded on the public dollar through to the last decade? Or paying a few tens of billions to develop a huge rocket while not paying a few billion to get someone like SpaceX to develop said rocket.

So what you are telling me is that for some odd reason, despite private rocket launches in their own facilities using their own rockets is now considered okay, and done on a regular basis, you are still in a white hot seething astrorage anger and feeling much butthurt because of the way it used to be a long time ago?

Do you have any newsletters about the evil radical-diabolical Communist Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how he is spreading soclialism from his gravesite? It's important to get that news out.

Think I'm making fun of you? You got that right.

2 days ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Ol Olsoc Re:Competition is good. (198 comments)

But that's government "progress" for you. Compare 60 years of spaceflight technology from 1955 to 2015 (OK, the years were cherry-picked) and it's still basically the same: LOX/Kerosene or LOX/LH2 and some engines are bigger and some are smaller.

It's short of amazing that you can attempt to attack the evul guvmint on this one. And be so mind bogglingly wrong at the same time.

There are many different types of engines out there. Aluminum perchlorate mixture engines, Hybrid nitrous oxide/polymer engines, some really interesting combos where the fuel is paraffin and with mixed other additives like Al, or Li. Hydrazine rockets, Ion thrusters, solar sails, there are hundreds of designs. Many of which haven't happened yet due to one or another limitation.

The Kero-LOX and Liquid Hydrogen-LOX rockets are just examples of the most powerful liquid fueled rockets.

Lot's of different types of rockets out there.

And lack of any new and more powerful engines that exist that exist are almost certainly not caused by jackbooted thugs, just itching to put loyal citizens in FEMA Death camps while installing a new world order. where we all pay 300 percent of our salary in taxes that go to urban thugs.

It is a matter of physics, which turns out to be remarkably resistant to the invisible guiding hand of the free market. We can build the biggest, bad-assed, Chuck Norris rocket engine that we can dial up the power the whole way to 11, but if we can't pump in the fuel quickly enough, or the resultant temperatures are beyond the melting point of any available material, And neither Grover Norquist not Ayn Rand can fix that.

Maybe the answer is in teaching Intelligent design in school?

Anyhow, I went off the deep end on your idea to illustrate just how silly the idea that the government is holding back progress on rocketry. Hopefully humorously, but that's for others to judge. None of the engines in use by the commercial outfits are some dramatic new design, and it's all physics and material design, not ideology. Now look at aircraft development from (another cherry-picked 60 years): 1910 to 1970. That went from wooden biplanes to the 747. Sure, there were a few "helpful" eras in between - like 2 major wars and lots more lesser ones, which kicked development up by several notches. But those developments were still the result of commercial companies, just as NASA contracts out work, today.

2 days ago
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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

Ol Olsoc Re:Good news everybody (89 comments)

. I'm still anxiously awaiting another test of the infinite monkey hypothesis.

The last time a test was attempted, we just got a few letters typed over and over and over, and the typewriters ended up full of poo. :(

Essentially a J.K. Rowling novel.

3 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Ol Olsoc Re:Just proves the point (1223 comments)

Well, no. Not with you and the reason is you are clearly very very bigoted:.

You just have to be patient. In the end, women will win this "war". Given the advances in biology, and reproductive science in general, the male of the species is becoming quite redundant. Perhaps men will be first reduced to some manner of parasitic thingy, or even made completely unneeded, as women will be able to reproduce asexually, as the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... all female gender lizard does.

I might be accused of being a smartass here, as I often am guilty of that. But I am dead serious, the male gender of the species will go away, my guess is around 200 hundred years or so. Not in our lifetimes, and probably only in a few countries at first, but as testosterone based problems are faced - there will be increased pressure to engage in pathogenesis.

3 days ago
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African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

Ol Olsoc Re:wrong priorities (27 comments)

Erm, nope.. I'm just asking a simple question. No need for all this rudeness.

I'm sure 95% of the population of Africa won't give a toss about faster or better internet, or even know or care what that is to begin with. There are more important things to work on and solve over there..

Well then, let us make sure they have no internet until they solve all their other problems.

You might think it's rude, but perhaps that is because of the way you use the internet. If I had to produce food, lest I die, Rain, and or crop information might just be of real interest to me.

So who is the arbiter of what these people are allowed to have or not have. Should they be converted to Christianity first? Some look at that as job number one.

Should we just give them food? Feed them forever and ever?

Medical information - No, wouldn't want anyone to have that, would we.

Or should you personally be allowed to determine what is or isn't allowed for these people to have access to. Are you willing to make life and death decisions for them?

You might think I'm rude. I think you are so shortsighted that it stinks.

4 days ago
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African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

Ol Olsoc Re:wrong priorities (27 comments)

Shouldn't they focus on human rights, eradicating corruption, poverty, disease, getting rid of the so called debt they `owe` to Europe and the west? Instead, they want to improve their internet connection.. They really have the wrong priorities set at the moment...

Are you the guy who is always bitching about research projects? The one who can't see past your own prejudices? Maybe one of the people who want every problem on earth fixed before we went to the moon?

So how does your system work?

No internet for them until they improve human rights, end corruption, poverty, disease, and debt?

For immediate purposes, how might the internetz be helpful in eliminating poverty?

Maybe the farmer might be able to get a good idea of what the weather is going to be. Maybe information about diseases that will help people. Not only cures, but preventative measures. Maybe understand the relationship between mortality rates and population growth.

Maybe more people wanting to learn how to read, in order to use teh intertoobz.

Now suddenly you have a much more literate populous. And literacy and knowledge are dangerous for the "bad guys".

Then comes the disruption - your corrupt leaders aren't going to just step aside, the populous will need to fight for their rights. Seeing how other parts of the world live will be a positive influence. But all this will take many years.

5 days ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Ol Olsoc Re:What's so American (525 comments)

\ It is a wonderful example of the effectiveness of propaganda. I assume that you aren't part of the press, but here you are, repeating the "Big Lie" as if it were fact.

Are the selfish pricks that I know who call themselves Libertarians repeating the big lie also?

Assuming you are a Libertarian, you are using one of the pervasive Deep Right Republican tactics. Aways the media's fault.

Okay, then why not start up your own news networks?

about a week ago

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