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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

assertation Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

Nobody is forcing you to do anything and quite frankly, with no offense, it doesn't matter to us as it is not our health.

Just as a tip, for your health and to clear up misinformation, it is all about what you are used to.

If you start eating different types of food, your tastes will shift. Even for healthy food.

Exercise may feel like zero fun when you start, I know I have been there.

As you get in better shape you come to enjoy it.

As the OP mentioned, you don't have to do anything dramatic.

Minimize the # of your calories in the form of refined flour products and sweeteners. Get out and start taking a walk every day.

Those things done constituently will make measurable results.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

assertation Getting ahead of themselves (435 comments)

So, the FBI is doing such a great job, they are now concerned about a technology not yet in use.

about 2 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

assertation Re:France built something like this back in the 19 (379 comments)

Neither.

I learned about the wall on a History Channel documentary.

Nobody was an idiot back then, everyone knew Hitler was a problem. The wall wasn't finished because France was exhausted in resources from WW I. French politicians and people simply didn't want to pay for it.

about 2 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

assertation Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

I hereby declare this the best comment of the thread.

about 2 months ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

assertation What is the point? (159 comments)

I'm not a user, but my understanding is that pot is a very hearty plant, easy to grow and cheap to grow. Why invest money, time, and effort in learning to get the THC without it?

about 2 months ago
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New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

assertation Hope He Succeeds (204 comments)

Corporate culture has a way of pushing back.

Look at home lame Yahoo still is technically, even with former Google engineer Marissa Mayer as their CEO.

OTOH, engineers don't specialize in managing people and that is what is needed in changing a corporate culture. That is tough to do even with people who are talented with people, as well as people who aren't pregnant when taking over a company.

about 2 months ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

assertation Re:Germany gets 2.3% (389 comments)

2.3% is quite a distance from the 50% they momentarily achieved.

Would you care to break down your reasoning on how you came up with 2.3% ? Are you engineer and is this your field?

As far as solar power being variable, isn't that what a grid is for? Somewhere either the sun or the wind is out, when it isn't in another place, so the electricity just gets redistributed from where it is to where it is not?

about 2 months ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

assertation Solar vs Nuclear (389 comments)

"Up to 60 percent of power might come from nuclear sources"

Eh?

Germany recently got half of its electricity from solar for a few hours and will be able to get 1/3 permanently. Solar generated electricity is almost cheaper than coal generated electricity in Australia.

It those two countries can do that, the United States doesn't need nuclear power on the scale of 60% of our electrical needs.

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

assertation Re:Why yes, we should blame the victim here (311 comments)

That is like telling someone

"Don't want to be in a car accident? Quit your job and never leave your home."

about 2 months ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

assertation The end of Foxconn? (530 comments)

Supposedly, while fracking may turn the U.S. into a slag heap, fracking is also supposed to bring manufacturing ( not necessarily manufacturing jobs for more than a few people ) back to the U.S. by making energy cheaper.

I wonder if at some point American companies that outsource manufacturing to China will decide to just install the robotic factories in the U.S. to save on transportation costs.

about 2 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

assertation Documentary: FedUp & Suppressing Information (532 comments)

I'm fairly anti-soda, but I do not believe the government should start dictating people's personal habits. I am all for the government doing education campaigns to inspire people make better decisions.

The trouble with that idea is that private industry via the government is suppressing information.

I recently saw the documentary "FedUp", which didn't have much new to say about the evils of sweeteners and refined flour, but it had a lot to say politically.

At one point the U.N. was about to publish a report stating that to safeguard their health in addition to controlling their weight, people should limit their sweetener & refined flour consumption to no more than 10% of their calories a day ( 50 grams of sweetener in your food per day on a 2000 calorie diet. A bottle of grape Fanta soda has 80 grams of sugar, a cup of orange juice has 20 grams ).

In the documentary, it was described how the American food industry used its influence to get the George W. Bush administration to convince the U.N. to not publish that report.

While the grams of sugar might be on food labels, the percentage of the limit is not printed on there--- by conscious choice, making it harder for people to know when they are going overboard.

about 3 months ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

assertation Recycling pee (380 comments)

It could really be great if pee from livestock and people could become the precursor to people's fuel needs.

about 3 months ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

assertation Re:What are the byproducts? (380 comments)

Thanks for the very interesting post!

about 3 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

assertation The real question is ... (561 comments)

If you are so smart why are you still single?

about 3 months ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

assertation What are the byproducts? (380 comments)

What are the byproducts?

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

assertation Astroturfing Happens (142 comments)

I was reading an exchange on reddit between someone posting for an anti-gmo event and pro-gmo people criticizing the guy.

The anti-GMO guy pointed out that he recognized the nicknames of the pro-GMO guys from earlier threads. He went on to say the he was suspicious that they were cranks or paid corporate astroturfers.

I'm not taking a side on the GMO thing, but I was shocked that everyone in that thread seemed naive about the existence of corproate astroturfers.

This post was good for reminding people that they exist.

about 4 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

assertation Cinnamon/GNOME except for (611 comments)

1. Having to go to that weird app if I want a keyboard shortcut not included in the default list.

2. Not being able to change the name of a file or delete a file from a File > Save As dialog box

3. Having to do major hacking to make Monday the first day of the week in the calendar applet.

about 4 months ago

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Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

assertation assertation writes  |  about 3 months ago

assertation (1255714) writes "German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour — equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity — through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.

The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022."

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Bill Gates & Twitter founders put 'meatless' meat to the test.

assertation assertation writes  |  about 5 months ago

assertation (1255714) writes "Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are betting millions that meat lovers will embrace a new plant-based product that mimics the taste of chicken and beef.

Meat substitutes have had a hard time making it to the dinner tables of Americans over the years, but the tech giants believe these newest products will pass the "tastes like chicken" test. Gates has met several times with Ethan Brown, whose product, Beyond Meat, is a mash-up of proteins from peas and plants. Just don't call it "fake" meat."

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Why Don't Organizations Block Social Media Sites Like Facebook ?

assertation assertation writes  |  1 year,24 days

assertation (1255714) writes "Many organizations complain about lost productivity due to employees spending a lot of time on social media sites like Facebook. Many of these organizations have URL filtering. So, why don't they just block Facebook, Tumblr, etc? Is it that the boss also likes using those sites? What do you think?"
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Taxpayers Helped Apple, but Apple Won't Help Them

assertation assertation writes  |  about a year and a half ago

assertation (1255714) writes "The Harvard Business Review Blog: Apple & Google made their fortunes with taxpayer funded innovations, but neither company is giving back to the American taxpayer. Google's CEO has publicly bragged about his company's herculean tax dodging and Apple keeps its manufacturing jobs overseas."
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OSU students develop alternative to Facebook with more privacy

assertation assertation writes  |  about a year and a half ago

assertation (1255714) writes "It is not vaporware. It is up, running and growing in membership by 10% a week for the last month. Co-founders, Dustin Studer and Suprasanna Mishra were inspired by the desire to share good times with friends on the web, but were weary of reading that 69 percent of employers said they have rejected job applicants because of what they have found on Facebook. Privacy is #1 at CapStory.com, giving the users control over their information, even to the point giving the users the ability to set special permission on pictures. CapStory.com runs on servers that have the same level of security as bank websites do."
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Romney Family Buying Voting Machines

assertation assertation writes  |  about 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes "Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in the 2012 elections in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado. Both The Nation and New York Times confirm the connection between the Romney family, Solamere and the Bain Capital investment in the voting machine company, Hart Intercivic, whose board of directors serve H.I.G. Capital."
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Romney stands by pledge to shut down FEMA

assertation assertation writes  |  about 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes "We reported earlier this evening on a video from the Republican primary debates in which Mitt Romney responds “absolutely” when asked whether FEMA funding should either no longer be guaranteed and/or the agency disbanded and left to individual states to handle FEMA’s responsibilities.

Tonight, the Huffington Post asked the Romney campaign to comment on what appears to be the suggestion that FEMA be shut down, and the Romney campaign refused to deny the underlying allegation"

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Stanford Study Flawed: Organic Produce May Be More Nutritious After All

assertation assertation writes  |  about 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes "A few weeks ago an article was posted to Slashdot referring to a Stanford Study stating that organic produce, contrary to popular belief is not more nutritious. According to Mark Bitman of The New York times the Standford study was flawed. A spelling error skewed the results as well as the study ignoring several types of nutrients."
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Why is India so bad for women?

assertation assertation writes  |  more than 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes ""A poll of 370 specialists around the world voted India as the worst place to be a woman out of all the G20 countries. Saudi Arabia was number 2. In India, women and girls continue to be sold as chattel, married off as young as 10, burned alive as a result of dowry-related disputes and young girls exploited as domestic slave labour"
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Beyond 7 Billion

assertation assertation writes  |  about 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes ""After remaining stable for most of human history, the world's population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation in history is just entering its childbearing years. The coming wave will reshape the planet, and the impact will be greatest in the poorest, most unstable countries.""
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Chinese Kid Sells His Kidney for an iPad and iPhone, Now Needs A Transplant

assertation assertation writes  |  more than 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes ""Though you might say you'd give your left arm for an iPad, you only mean it figuratively. But one Chinese teen actually sold his kidney to make enough money to buy the Apple tablet and an iPhone. Today, Wang suffers from renal deficiency, meaning his kidneys can no longer filter out toxins from his blood. Doctors say he's going to need a transplant of his own""
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Chinese Kid Sells His Kidney for an iPad and iPhone, Suffers Renal Failure

assertation assertation writes  |  more than 2 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes "Though you might say you'd give your left arm for an iPad, you only mean it figuratively. But one Chinese teen actually sold his kidney to make enough money to buy the Apple tablet and an iPhone. Today, Wang suffers from renal deficiency, meaning his kidneys can no longer filter out toxins from his blood. Doctors say he's going to need a transplant of his own"
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Amazon Employees Forced To Work In Brutal Heat

assertation assertation writes  |  about 3 years ago

assertation (1255714) writes "Twenty current and former employees at an Amazon warehouse in Pennsylvania say they were forced to work in brutal heat at a breakneck pace while hired paramedics waited outside in case anyone became dangerously dehydrated."
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