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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Cheap good tasting food is bad for you. (283 comments)

I think you have to be a tool to eat the most common organ meats, especially right now. We're talking about the body's filters and so on.

What makes you say that? I'm not just talking about liver and kidneys, but heart, tongue, brains, etc. Such meat from more traditional or organic farmers shouldn't be too expensive if the normal sources are too questionable -- I'd never eat chicken livers from a factory farm.
It's not something I do often because I'm a bit of a slacker (and the people I live with probably wouldn't be into it, which makes it harder). From what I've read, more variety in the kinds of meat is beneficial, if you do it right (apparently, polar bear liver is not safe for human consumption due to high levels of vitamin A).

I do have meat every day, or I just don't feel right. I think you need to accept that not everyone is the same.

That's true. Although, people often say such things when it comes to diet changes and I think while sometimes it is true, other times they just haven't given things a chance because they don't want to. Not necessarily saying that's the case with you, as it also depends on a person's health. I also have meat daily, as I have trouble keeping my weight up.

It must be nice not to have to deal with farm subsidies. It's a big crock, and not the nice kind that's full of butter.

Sort of. We just have different industry pressures. It's all about dairy here (our major export, which I'm allergic to). They love to put milk solids into just about everything they can. I think the US has a similar attitude, but Europe seems to be different from what I can gather by reading the ingredients on imported snack food items.

Farming in many 1st world countries is in such dire straights. We're supposed to be Clean Green New Zealand, but it's a joke -- current dairy and beef farming is causing damage to our native environment. The sad thing is that there are better ways that are not only better for the environment and local consumers, but also fits very well into a true Clean Green marketing image. But almost nobody is interested in doing things properly, it seems.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Cheap good tasting food is bad for you. (283 comments)

What do you mean by quality meats, exactly? I think organ meats are neglected; they're very cheap and high in nutrients, and can taste great, too. As for grass vs. grain feed beef etc. I guess I'm lucky, because where I live, grass fed beef is the standard. Of course, we don't have a subsidised corn industry in New Zealand, so I think that helps.

Also, a lot of people think they need to have meat every day and for every meal. If you limit meat to 3-4 times a week, that's going to save you quite a lot.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Fish: Omega 3s good, mercury bad (283 comments)

That depends on the fish. The longer the fish lives, the more mercury they accumulate, IIRC. That's why Tuna is more of a concern than Salmon.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Why are Fruits and Vegetables so controversial? (283 comments)

Maybe it's because people don't know how to make fresh vegetables interesting (since they don't come prepared in a colourful box) and they've desensitised themselves to the sugar in fruit by eating highly-processed, super-sugary junk.

Not so sure about whole grains being part of our diet for the vast majority of our evolutionary history.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Yeah, yeah...everything enjoyable is bad for yo (283 comments)

Then you have bad taste. Because I enjoy all the healthy food I eat. Nothing better than fresh, well prepared meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruit.

more than 2 years ago
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Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Hitachi Makes a Touch Screen That's Pressure Se (330 comments)

That Ten One Design video doesn't say how it's done. I'm guessing it measures the size of the touch area. That's not the same as genuine pressure sensitivity that you can get from something like a Wacom stylus. I'm guessing that's also why Apple are keeping it as a private API -- it probably doesn't work as well as they would like it to.

more than 2 years ago
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Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:I kinda hope not. (330 comments)

What's wrong with the current case? I think it's the best iPhone case they've done and I'm glad they've stuck with it for a while longer. And what's wrong with the original iMac?

more than 2 years ago
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Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Hitachi Makes a Touch Screen That's Pressure Se (330 comments)

The only reason you need true pressure sensitivity is for art purposes--where you can control the thickness of a line, for instance, by how hard you press.

You say that as if it's a smaller market than basic written note taking.

You're also not thinking about all the potential uses developers will find for such functionality. One off the top of my head would be to press harder to write in bold -- much quicker and more intuitive than toggling the bold button at the edge of the screen.

more than 2 years ago
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Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:I kinda hope not. (330 comments)

I think it's more likely that there are more people for whom the 3.5" is the better size. Unless they're planning on having two screen size options for the next iPhone. No idea how likely that is. Apple certainly aren't going to make two sizes unless there they think it's more important than a marketing advantage, which seems to be the main reason some manufacturers are making larger phones -- to "differentiate" themselves", rather than because they spent more effort on R&D than Apple.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Surprised by the Negative Reaction (538 comments)

Many people simply don't believe MS is able to deliver. Trotting out a prototype/development tablet with a fan doesn't inspire a lot of hope. Are they really that far behind that they're still not running on their target CPU architecture, yet?

more than 3 years ago
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Delivering Medicine By UAV

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:This won't fly... (87 comments)

Wouldn't need much work to weather-proof it.

more than 3 years ago
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More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Dear Apple (345 comments)

Then why have all the other manufactures managed to differentiate their design?

more than 3 years ago
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HP TouchPad To Be Liquidated At Fire Sale Prices

SoupIsGoodFood_42 Re:Price Matters (368 comments)

Yeah, lets forget for a second that the TouchPad was actually quite a buggy POS -- yet another unfinished product. That wouldn't have anything to do with people still going with the iPad, surely? Normal consumers just love to feel like they're special beta testers for some fancy new tech product!

If they went for $200-$300 at the moment, they'd either have to compromise on hardware, or cut their profits substantially.

more than 3 years ago

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