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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

Shaman Fred Weeks (164 comments)

I know Fred Weeks personally. He retired from his Zilog days a multi-billionaire and landed in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

2 days ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Shaman Re:Why not KDE (394 comments)

Eh.................. troll on.... troll on.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Shaman Why not KDE (394 comments)

Maybe Gnome is friendlier for noobs or something. Are there noobs left in the world?

about a week ago
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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 three 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 three 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago

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