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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Shaman Hahahaha (405 comments)

That's rich.

about two weeks ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

Shaman Re:in the meantime : (204 comments)

Yes to both the points in your post.

about two weeks ago
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E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

Shaman I prefer FBReader (116 comments)

It's free, it's fast, it's regularly updated and the reading experience is quick and convenient. I've tried Moon+ and it's good too.

about three weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Bang-on. Thanks for the full text of what was in my head. :) I just didn't have time.

My mother-in-law spent a lot of time arguing with me once that the Costco (similar to Sam's Club if you're not familiar) muffins were not bad for her. She was eating half of one before bed. No harm, right? One muffin - that's *ONE* muffin - is 700 calories, 80 grams of carbs and 38 grams of fat. By the way, Costco takes full advantage of the 20% fluctuation rule, it's probably 800+ calories in reality... and it's not like the FDA or HC is policing them. She's 350 pounds, has minor T2D and won't listen to me. :(

about three weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Except that it doesn't actually work that way. And if you spent 3h a day exercising like that you would lose fast-twitch muscle mass, harming your joints and your body would go into panic mode where it burned muscle instead of fat, because fat means life to an organism that is doing intense exercise of that sort but not taking in more calories. Even if you DID take in more calories, you'd have an issue.

"pumping iron" will make you lean and STAY lean, so it's a good idea.

about three weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

That's because in actuality, you're eating healthier than someone eating two cups of rice with coconut milk in a thai chicken dish that most people think is healthy. A burger with fries is actually better in terms of protein:carb content and could be healthier. There's a lot of confusion about what "eating clean" means. It does not mean "eating low fat." The sushi on the other hand - not good for you, really. It's about 85% rice, which has virtually no nutrition beyond white carbs.

about three weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Anyone that has tried to exercise and eat what they want can tell you that it doesn't work. You also need to eat fairly cleanly. Phelps is like 7 feet tall, extremely active, very muscular and was taking both legal and not-so-legal supplements. You can't equate the nutrition needs of someone working out 2+ hours a day doing high-impact strength and endurance training with your average person.

about three weeks ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

Shaman Re:And well they should. (79 comments)

> You're right. Glad no government is doing that!

*sigh*

about three weeks ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

Shaman And well they should. (79 comments)

No government should be forcing its citizens into proprietary software which writes its data in proprietary ways without good, permanent ways to retrieve that data in the far future. Formats like OpenDoc are fully documented and open to public scrutiny. Not to mention the costs and risks of dealing with licensing; working with software that has no source code available.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Olivier Bloch Explains Microsoft Open Source (Video)

Shaman In my 25 years of professional computing... (101 comments)

...any time Microsoft has tried to pass itself off as reasonable and interoperational, it was a springboard attempt to find out who in the industry wants that from them, and then apply thumbscrews, handcuffs, hookers and blow as required to get those companies to see the world its way. That is, the Microsoft-centric, homogenous and locked-in up to their eyeballs, way.

Never. Ever. Ever. Ever.

EVER.

NEVER EVER trust Microsoft. They are the most self-interested company in the history of companies. Even Oracle looks shiny compared to Microsoft.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's Olivier Bloch Explains Microsoft Open Source (Video)

Shaman Re: Halloween Documents (101 comments)

Why was this modded down? It's insightful.

about a month and a half ago
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New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

Shaman Re:what should be off the table (204 comments)

This. Exactly this. Everytime I hear someone apologize for Microsoft, I can't help but stare at them blankly. It's like Dumbledore and Harry Potter (this is news for NERDS still, right?) .. are you sure you ever really knew them at all?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Dumping License Fees For Windows Phone?

Shaman A lot of this saw it coming (125 comments)

Honestly, Microsoft... why not just build some really nice Android apps and call it a day? NIH is a sickness.

about 6 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Shaman Re:The real truth? (574 comments)

And you got better. You're clearly uninformed, and I can't change fanboyism.

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"hardware doesn't support ipv6" - Sure, and it's all being steadily replaced
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It's *not available* in some cases, certainly fixed wireless equipment. I made that point twice, FFS.

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big ISPs don't seem to have any trouble with it
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Actually, they do. Many large ISPs don't support IPv6 or are in the stages of moving over parts of their network right now. They're having huge issues. They're just not sharing them with YOU. For an example, Bell Canada still has no IPv6 support on their network, even at the business-classed fiber/ethernet level.

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You mean like Aruba [arubanetworks.com] and Cisco [cisco.com]?
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Those are not ISP-level equipment. Those are WiFi. Again, you fail at comprehension.

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when the support guys realized that widespread v6 support would essentially eliminate all their "how do I forward a port" support calls, I bet they had to change their pants
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Wrong. Now they have people calling them up asking how they get static IPs on their Samsung TV. And why their home security system doesn't seem to be working when it supports only IPv4. They want more outbound bandwidth for their fleet of home cameras and an IP for each of them, and they want it for free, including technical support when something goes wrong. IPv6 means you go from people trying to force you to support their shitty, poorly configured wireless network at home to trying to force you to support 50 devices that they want available on the Internet at all times with their own IP addresses. You clearly don't think outside your little consumer box AT ALL.

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Maybe you get a jolly from shitting on v6. That's fine, go nuts. We'll all be over here using it happily, spinning up v6-only services in a few years, and leaving you in the dust.
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Could you be any more fanboy butthurt?

about 7 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Shaman Re:The real truth? (574 comments)

Again, not paying attention: in the wireless industry THERE IS NONE WITH IPv6.

Wireless equipment (not Linksys, ffs) is almost universally IPv4 only - right now.

about 7 months ago

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