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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

doccus Re:More proof ... (241 comments)

Knowing everything you know is wrong, is right, then?Hmmm.. So one guy always lies, and the other always tells the truth..Must be a politician and a comedian...

yesterday
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

doccus Re:Goddamn it! (276 comments)

I justa bout choked on my sandwich thinking a 5 year old had passed MCSE. I guess I didn't read carefuly enough. Yeah, still im,pressive for ANY 5 year old.. when I was 5 I was the only one I knew who could even read or write..

about a week ago
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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

doccus Re:There is a difference ... (105 comments)

1 in 200,000 actually die? I think the figure is somewhat higher that that.. but be that as it may, the percentage of patients that actually wake up during surgewry is much much higher, less than 1 in 100, according to my ex, a surgical nurse. THey get as part of the anethesia, however, a member of the same family of drugs as the infamous "date rape" drugs, so they remember nothing about it. Even I did during my recon surgery, but I don't remember.. It's only because It was whispered to me what really happemned that I even know. Understandably, accurate numbers on the level of patients that wake up is.. er.. hard to find. Which brings to mind the old question, if trauma experienced is completely forgotten, are the effects also nonexistent? UFO abductees would answer with a big NO!, but the surgical profession seems to hold the opposite view. Or, perhaps, it's a "make work" program for their buddies in the psychiatric department ;-)

about a week ago
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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

doccus Re:I hear... (105 comments)

He's not talking about food: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Checked that link out. Good thing I never have any "neon meate dreams of a octafish", because I've just lost my appetite..

about a week ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

doccus Re:What could possibly (316 comments)

Hey you're not allowed to point this out. (!) The legislation has no exemtion for criticisims simply because they're true, ;-(

about two weeks ago
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How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider Music

doccus Re: "Limited beta access" (105 comments)

His "High Googleness" has no clothes?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

doccus So, chicken and egg scenario? (275 comments)

Was my old bandmate stupid as a log from to try to live off of Blue-green algae, or did the algae make him so stupid he believed the "patent medicine" claims given it? Frankly, I don't need anything that can cure "sluggish heart" , impotence, and "reluctant liver", plus cancer, baldness, emphysema, rash, zits, high blood pressure , low blood pressure, no blood pressure, etc etc. Good old Dr Foster's "Genuine Turkish tincture" can do that real good, already. Great for the "vapors", too ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

doccus Re:Land of the Free (231 comments)

I don't know just how "free" Germany really is.. almost every form of access that westerners take for granted, most especially on the internet.. comes up with a big "Verboten! You kann Nicht do. You are verboten to doenload!! verboten to see!! Verboten to tink about ze war!! " Of course these restrictions are mostly media related ones, but using copyright rules as a way of restricting freedom of information is becoming well established, already. There'sa other restrictions too, dealing with freedom of speech.. all to avoid "offending" anyone, that simply become another millstone to drag around. Anyone who thinks Germany has "freedom of speech" has never been there.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

doccus And this is posted in /. exactly, er...why? (461 comments)

If this kind of thing keeps happening I want the identity of the submitter included aliong with the title in my emails.. please.. so I can avoid wastiong my time.. TY.

about two weeks ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

doccus Re:My two cents (695 comments)

I am sure that several African countries could be entirely fed from the waste alone from fat over-fed walmart people alone ;-(

about three weeks ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

doccus Re:My two cents (695 comments)

So today they live due to frankengrain, and tomorrow suddenly the entire third world's grain supply will die off due to a weak genetic strain. Oh, wait, that's happening NOW.

about three weeks ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

doccus Re:My two cents (695 comments)

No, actually, that's correct. Rather, it's EXCESS CO2 that acidfifies the oceans. Excess is that which cannot be absorbed by the normal oceanic cycles responsible for maintaining these affairs.

about three weeks ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

doccus So you think transparency extends to.. (151 comments)

US? If there's a way to monitor the cops you can bet your sweet bippy thatit's only going to be the cops that have access to it. Utter hubris to think otherwise.

about three weeks ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

doccus Nice looking frisbee.. (136 comments)

.. But a butt ugly wheel hub. I can't see what's so special about it.. other hubs integrate with smartphones too, these days. Same as the Copenhagen wheel, all of the others also deliver more power on uphill runs (at least all of the newer ones). Many offer regen braking, and make a nice substitute for calipers in the rain. And they're not garish red either. Sorry. Not impressed. The concept is great though. I ride an electric myself, but don't bother with the "assist" feature. Too old ;-)

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

doccus Re:Haleluja ... (669 comments)

If the Pope is (according to the Catholic Church) the infallible representative of God on this earth, then logically now, how can two popes say two different things? Two contradictory statements cannot both be correct, .....

THey're both right. There is no conflict.THe church's position has long been supportive of the slow evolution of the universe and *some* of the basic tenets of Darwinism, simply because any idiot can see that it is true. When Benedict spoke of "not taking Darwinism too far", he was referring to the *overapplication* of it.. the misuse of the whole "survival of the fittest" concept, especially in areas that it has no validity - such as applied by Hitler etc ... Humanity, it can be argued, has entirely sidestepped evolution the very minute we developed self-aware intelligence. The very act of cooking food sidesteps it, for instance. The Church's position is that man only became a self conscious entity wben we became a "living soul". There is no reason to asume that the body didn't already exist in a more prehistoric form before that point, wherein the basic temnets of evolutionary adaptation still applied.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

doccus Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

I think your proposal is solid. That is precisely why it won't happen. Not, at least, until we have another occupy movement that is persistent enough to avoid being dissipated by the federal police.

The sociopaths that control our government do not respond to appeals to justice. They don't give a rat's ass about fairness or even sustainability. The *only* language to which they respond is force.

Until we force them to do what is reasonable, they will not. And mustering that force requires mustering agreement among hundreds of millions of complacent Americans.

Good luck with THAT!

That's precisely how it is in CAnada, at least here in B.C. Disabled persons get a monthly stipend of $900 here, but we are not prevented from working , if we can find an employer that will hire us. Most will not, repeatedly citing the "unable to afford another employee.. business is poor" line. However, they will pay the maximum we are allowed to earn ($500) for which we work ,often, full time. So , essenttially, they are subsidised by the government $900, and we earn a maximum of #1400.00, in a province where rent and utilities for one person can easily reach a mimnimum of $800. and the extra costs involved in working such as car insurance and gas equal $200 Per Mo. Sounds like a subsidy , to me...

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

doccus Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

This isn't about Non-OEM components, but counterfeit ones, gettiong bricked.After all, if you buy a phone and don't ask for any kind of warranty, it's your own fault. They're obviously using the consumers to build up a wall of complaints, knowing that consumers can (or should be able to) always ask for their money back.. And if the phonees are part of a package, the telecom company will be anxious to replace them quickly, to avoid the bad press of using counterfeit components. I do wonder how many of these Chinese made phones will show up with counterfeit chips in them!

about a month ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

doccus Re:Most hated character flaw (124 comments)

Problem with ice in beer, is that cubes melt. Not a problem for the first few, but if, like me, you teend to slow down after the first few pints, and can still tell the difference between stale and good beer at that point, the cubes definitely don't add to the bouquet after they melt ;-)

about a month ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

doccus Re:Prison population (407 comments)

"Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? If they'd rather die than go to those places then let them and decrease the surplus population" (par). When these words were first written it was to demonstrate the most evil example of humanity. Never in Dicken's wildest imagination could he heave anticipated this would become UN official policy (aka agenda 21)

about a month ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

doccus Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Well, that's it seems like witrh overcrowding in the ones being still used. That's so the neocons can point to it and say crime is at an all time high, as well. I bet there isn't a single US conservative that knows, or even believes , if you showed them the figures, that crime has dropped significantly.

about a month ago

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