Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
hey, it reduces end-of-life welfare costs by killing off the population more quickly. The "food pyramid" is good policy if you're a sociopathic bankrupt program.
I got a full blood panel before and after doing a ketosis diet for four months. All my numbers were much better, but to be succinct my total relative risk metric for coronary heart disease (1.0 is average) fell from 0.8 to 0.3. I was using a half gallon of heavy cream and several cups of coconut oil every week. Some bacon and steaks too. Plenty of nuts and cheese.
Most people see similar results. None of these blood tests are new science. All of these studies could have been done in 1980. I wonder if they were.
Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google
With 90% of their revenue coming from Google yet they just signed a 5 year deal with Yahoo how is this going to work out?
I guess we'll see, but Yahoo is probably guaranteeing at least as much revenue as Google, for the opportunity to be the default search engine.
So that gives MoFo five years to have FirefoxOS take over the smartphone market.
I'm sorry, that was wrong.
The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google
Population count (507 mio. vs. 319 mio.) and GDP (18.4 trio. US$ vs. 16.8 trio. US$).
Given their superior regulatory environment, why does the EU only make less than 70% per-capita of what the US makes? Especially given that many US-headquartered companies are recognizing most of their revenue in Ireland.
Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate
The whole global warming scare made it abundantly obvious that the current state of science (plus politics) is incapable of intelligently managing the climate, or perhaps even managing it at all, much less intelligently.
But, hey, look what Harvard Economists have done with engineering the economy! Can't we have some ivory tower academics "fixing" the planet too?
But seriously, an upper-bound projected sea level rise of 4 inches is completely unprecedented, so we should seek to thwart the productive capacity of humanity, and whatever happens, don't put one tenth of that money into ensuring clean water for every human on Earth, eliminating malaria, or building fusion reactors. Where the regulatory victory in that?!
Aereo Files For Bankruptcy
If you must be entertained, find alternative sources, from indie stuff all the way to pirating.
Or - I know this will sound crazy - getting out and involved with your community instead of passively receiving 'entertainment' from the glowing screen.
Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?
and a matching array of iOS and Android apps that will read all the engine stats off the dongle onto pretty dials on your phone or tablet.
Yet some OBD2 ports output certain data elements and other don't.
I was looking for battery voltage with Torque on my Forester, and it's a non-reported value, though other cars support it.
I'm sure somebody maintains a wiki with the matrix of models and values.
Though when he said "most hackable" I was thinking '82 F150 - no special tools required at all.
Aereo Files For Bankruptcy
They were taking OTA signals and retransmitting them across the internet for profit without paying the broadcaster a dime.
So, exactly like broadcast.
You don't see a problem with this?
Of course not - do you have a problem with broadcast? That's the very business model the broadcasters are in. Aereo was in the business of being an outsourced antenna provider - what problem could you possibly have with that?
If anything, Aereo was bringing them additional customers to watch their ads.
All this is is the broadcast corporations wanting to get in on some sort of nebulous not-yet-defined Internet business model that they think will make them even richer. A company (Aereo) is now out of business, all those jobs lost, the advancement of science and the useful arts is diminished, customers no longer have a service they value, and what - for the possibility of further enriching six multinational corporations?
The government fucks up again, news at 11. Or not, because all the news is owned by six multinational corporations.
Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust
government sponsors the basic research, then they kill it, then they prevent industry from commercializing it when it would threaten extant corporate profits, especially in energy, and by extension military spending and petrodollar advantage. Google 'integral fast reactor', Branson, etc.
We've known how to make all the clean energy we need and clean up our nuclear waste problem at the same time for the past 20 years. We have a government problem, not a technical one.
US Intelligence Unit Launches $50k Speech Recognition Competition
Only 50k to sell my soul for having them spy on more people... including myself?
Of course not you - but the kinds of people who will submit are going to get job offers from the NRO. They are willing to make that deal, they're not bright enough to run off to industry, and they might have a glimmer of talent that cannot be cultivated in the university system. Plus, $50k isn't enough to quit and start a company, so it's a well-considered recruiting effort.
What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?
There's ways to MAKE more, and improve nuclear power at the same time. But nobody wants to talk about it.
You mean like France, which has lots of nuclear power, active plutonium extraction and reprocessing capability? I don't want to get the ESA all tangled up with France or anything, but if they asked nicely...
Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House
Jefferson used to complain about the long line of people at the White House who were there to see him - most of them looking for a job hand-out, but some with legitimate issues for him to deal with.
Perhaps Congress could start by dissolving the enivronment that has caused so many people to want to do antisocial things like harming a President, who is mostly supposed to be a CEO of the government, and occasionally lead a defensive war against the country.
Oh, nm, that's just crazy-talk. Might as well fill the moat with hunter-killer boats from Lockheed.
Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans
No, they can't and it shows.
A STRANGE GAME ... THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS NOT TO PLAY.
HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power
Does it make me a crony capitalist or a welfare queen when I decide I'd rather the power go to those I can vote out of office than those I can't?
If you think voting significantly changes the government, that just makes you naive. The bureaucrats run most things and are unaccountable.
If the entire government became Libertarian today, it would take less than 10 years for corporations to take total control of governance
Do you mean they'd have private armies in the streets? Like in the US from 1776-1870, before permanent corporations were legal?
Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund
I already pay a small fortune in school tax. Let them find the money for it from there.
Last I checked, my local government school has a 3 meg connection because that's what Comcast gives them for free. They have a three million dollar budget but can't find $3000 a year to upgrade that to a hundred meg.
It could be that after all the teachers' salaries and benefits are paid for they don't have any money left (and considering the reams of copy paper we get home...) or it could be that high-speed internet allows remote teaching which is seen as a threat to union jobs.
I do work for one private school (area towns tuition their kids there) and they paid a lot of money to get fiber brought to their facility.
The incentives are aligned differently.
Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility
I fail to understand the reasoning for choice as well.
I think I get this.
One example: I have a handful of shell and perl scripts that I use to manage virtual machine interdependencies at startup time - this vm needs to be listening on this port before I can think about starting this other vm, etc. and I express that in a JSON tree for configuration.
I've recently been noticing that the dependency "engine" is a bit buggy and also duplicates much of what systemd already provides (pre-dating it by some years), so I'm going to look at making it work with systemd instead and cutting out a bunch of the code. That also gets me pretty easy dependency tracking on various filesystem mounts, network status, etc., so it could be better than 'sleep 20' in some spots.
Now, if I wanted to offer that up to the community, somebody could choose to package that into Debian. Assuming my experiment works, systemd would be a hard requirement to use this particular system.
Somebody in the Debian community proposed that for this package to be accepted I would also have to [re]write another dependency engine and support that. I can't see doing that if the systemd approach works.
Does it make sense that people who don't want to run systemd (which is fine) also can't impose additional work on developers who do want to use systemd?
US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins
especially since storing the bitcoin keys can't really be seen as presenting any sort of hardship to them
I would have just guessed that Lockheed Services is charging them $400K/mo to store them.
I was going to say $40K/mo, but you know, the first rule of government contracting.
Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows
in a nice posh fortune 500 org where such resources are available to HIM
In many cases this can be true, but consider a case where there's a zero-day in the MS TLS implementation. The only possible thing that can be done here is to have a pre-existing TLS interception mechanism deployed (local CA root on workstations with on-the-fly cert regeneration on the proxy) and have that be on a non-MS platform.
Even if that's a good idea, many F500 companies won't have that deployed, much less the F50000.
There are some situations where not only is extensive testing not possible, it's the stupid decision. I realize many corp-o-drones have CYA policies to hide behind while they make bad decisions, but I still would not want to be the guy who followed policy and got his internal network completely infested.
Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (Critical)
Since XP and 2003 usually go together. I didn't find a technical discussion link on the advisory but if this is the buffer overflow in the TLS library that has been making the rounds recently, this could be the one that finally kills the XP machines on the 'net.
Unless Microsoft backpedals again and enables the XP holdouts for a while longer.
Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows
If you roll out your patches the moment they come in, you are a retard ... do you enjoy running around like a headless chicken when theres a compatibility conflict?
If only security were so binary - in the real world it's a constant process of risk/reward calculations.
Is this the vulnerability the boards have been buzzing about that gives a remote code exploit by merely visiting a malicious TLS server? If so, having all your end-user machines pwned inside the firewall is not better than the risk of a compatibility conflict. One cripples an organization, the other, at worst, breaks one app.
Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists
Have they been learning from the politicians and lobbyists?
Of course - who do you think has been attacking them for the past couple years? Now, they will say that Uber started it by threatening their 17th-Century business model of cartels and thugs, but only one actor is holding the guns.
There's an outside chance that some journalists 'investigating' Uber full-time are completely independent and not colluding with the thugs, but let's not be naieve about how the government-media complex operates.
That said, this dope from Uber should just shut up about it, and they should uncover those ties, not the personal foibles of the opposition (if for no other reason than that nobody cares).
Idle Friends Purge
I'm removing non-fan friends who haven't posted in two years since I'm at my limit and I use friends to game the scoring system to see more interesting posts.
Any of you who have been discontinued - send me a note if you start posting again and I'd be happy to re-friend you.
Signal to Noise Ratios
Slashdot user padonak discontinued his relationship with me today. I have no idea if he was a fan or a freak, but I went to look at his page and found this:
wow. And his account is still active.
Addicted to Slashdot?
iPod Shuffle Clone Shown at CeBit
An outfit out of Taiwan, Luxpro, has introduced a digital music player, the Super Shuffle, that's a no-tradedress-barred physical clone of the iPod Shuffle. Available in .5 and 1GB models, it lacks AAC but adds WMA, FM Radio, and Voice Recording. Playlist has the story.
Atlantic Mega-Tusnami to Hit North America
Massive Solar Flare Headed Straight For Earth
At 1110 UT this morning, the third largest solar flare on record erupted from the Sun, sending a coronal mass ejection directly towards Earth at 5 Million MPH (picture, animation), and starting a solar radiation storm. We may see bright auroral activity tonight. Passengers on high-altitude airplane flights may receive chest-x-ray-level dosages of radiation.
You're In A Political Party's Database
The Democratic and Republican parties have 158 and 165 Million voters in their databases, "DataMart" and "Voter Vault", respectively. They track how you vote, what issues you're concerned about, demographics about your home and family, and who you associate with. From it they mount door-to-door, telemarketing, spam, and junk mail campaigns offering customized versions of the political party to appeal to your passions, while avoiding issues that might offend you.
W32.Blaster linked to Blackout